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Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,058
Posted By Rocky_Road
I've used both, but the downmat only a couple of...

I've used both, but the downmat only a couple of times. The downmat is partially self-inflating - about 1/3 if you let it sit for half an hour or so, then you inflate the rest with the integrated...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,058
Posted By Rocky_Road
+1 It takes 1.5 minutes to inflate with...

+1 It takes 1.5 minutes to inflate with integrated pump and it's comfortable, warm, and packs small.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,328
Posted By Rocky_Road
Hey, isn't part of your business selling tools...

Hey, isn't part of your business selling tools for the R1200GS? :evil

I think a very small part of BMW's legacy of quality was a good stock toolkit. My 98 R1100R included a tire plug kit and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,328
Posted By Rocky_Road
Yes, the oil cap wrench is one of the few tools...

Yes, the oil cap wrench is one of the few tools that comes with the depressingly sparse, puny, paltry, pathetic, piss-poor tiny pile-o-dung R12GS toolkit. Did I already say that the GS toolkit is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By Rocky_Road
I'm 5'7" 29" inseam and I have no problem with...

I'm 5'7" 29" inseam and I have no problem with the R1200GS stock seat and shocks. One foot down is all you need. If you've got to be flat footed with a 29" inseam, it's pretty slim pickins when it...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By Rocky_Road
Denali National Park Hiking/Camping July 9-15

I have reservations for Wonder Lake in Denali NP on July 9-11 and another campground in the park on July 12-15. I'm planning on day-hikes and maybe a couple of ranger-led hikes. I'd rather not hike...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,353
Posted By Rocky_Road
I have an Airhawk, but I prefer my Alaska Leather...

I have an Airhawk, but I prefer my Alaska Leather Buttpad.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rocky_Road
+1 The latches take some getting used to, but...

+1 The latches take some getting used to, but other than that this works well as a top case.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 30,393
Posted By Rocky_Road
Good choice! I went with the Staika myself, but...

Good choice! I went with the Staika myself, but I do like that vestibule in the Nammatj 3GT.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rocky_Road
Caribou has an excellent lockable quick release...

Caribou has an excellent lockable quick release system for Pelican cases - side cases and top box.

http://cariboucases.com
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By Rocky_Road
What do you consider a very small pack size? ...

What do you consider a very small pack size? Going to a 2-man with vestibule is going to come with some pack size overhead that you don't face with your current setup. There are so many good...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By Rocky_Road
Looks like finlandthumper and I were posting...

Looks like finlandthumper and I were posting about the same product at the same second. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By Rocky_Road
I've used an older version of this Kryptonite...

I've used an older version of this Kryptonite retractable for years:

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/Kryptonite_4Digit_Retractable_Cable_Lock--619235.html


The Lidsafe is a lot more...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,594
Posted By Rocky_Road
If I'm following you, you're saying that the GS...

If I'm following you, you're saying that the GS is only suitable for the street and for the occasional dirt road or fire road. If so, why did you buy a GS? A Goldwing or just about anything smaller...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By Rocky_Road
Pour in baking soda, shake to spread around and...

Pour in baking soda, shake to spread around and let it sit overnight before dumping it out.

If that doesn't work there are spray products, but I've never tried them. Revivex is one:...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By Rocky_Road
Hmmm, that's good to know, and disappointing....

Hmmm, that's good to know, and disappointing. Longest I've been in a steady rain with mine was probably 2 hours, and they didn't leak, but I was planning on relying on them exclusively for a 6 week...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,312
Posted By Rocky_Road
I just wear glasses under my full face helmet,...

I just wear glasses under my full face helmet, but I saw a review recently somewhere (couldn't find it) of Ugly Fish Eyewear. They look interesting - even have an insert for prescription lenses if...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,119
Posted By Rocky_Road
I was at REI a couple of days ago and tried one...

I was at REI a couple of days ago and tried one of these. It's an interesting concept and could work great for some. I was very impressed with the pack size.

I think I could get used to the 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By Rocky_Road
I forgot about your "secure well" requirement. ...

I forgot about your "secure well" requirement. Maybe something like:
http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=48

I haven't seen this mesh up close and personal, but I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Rocky_Road
Welcome! I'd suggest that you sit down with your...

Welcome! I'd suggest that you sit down with your favorite beverage and some popcorn and spend some time looking at a couple of threads. One is under Equipment titled "let's see a picture of your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By Rocky_Road
If you're traveling without a passenger, removing...

If you're traveling without a passenger, removing the seat gives you a nice platform for a big waterproof duffel like the SealLine 75 liter ZipDuffel. If you have no side cases you'd have to run...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rocky_Road
Would a push button shifter possibly work? ...

Would a push button shifter possibly work? Here's a description of one:
Full Throttle Clutchless Shifts with the Touch of a Button

This unit allows full throttle clutchless upshifts with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,830
Posted By Rocky_Road
Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. :eek1 That...

Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. :eek1 That said, I'm singin' . . .

MagaleenaCagalenaHoopsaGanaWanaWanaHoganBoganLogan was her name.

She had two funny little eyes in her head, one was...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,515
Posted By Rocky_Road
They have maps for 49 states. All except Alaska....

They have maps for 49 states. All except Alaska. I wonder what's up with that?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rocky_Road
I haven't heard of it, but when standing on the...

I haven't heard of it, but when standing on the pegs I've thought that some sort of heel-toe shifter would be easier to negotiate than a standard shifter.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rocky_Road
That's a clever concept. I'd like to try one.

That's a clever concept. I'd like to try one.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rocky_Road
I'm 5'8" (weaing my shoes ;-) with a 29" inseam....

I'm 5'8" (weaing my shoes ;-) with a 29" inseam. I don't have any problem one-footing or tip-toeing at stops, and hey, I have an advantage in that I don't have to bend down as far as a 6'6" guy when...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,906
Posted By Rocky_Road
No problem. I didn't really take it personally. I...

No problem. I didn't really take it personally. I like my Olympia jacket, but truth be told, when I get a new Riderwarehouse catalog I have a little bit of roadcrafter-envy.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Rocky_Road
I have a Eureka 40 degree synthetic bag for...

I have a Eureka 40 degree synthetic bag for warmer weather and a Marmot Pinnacle 15 degree down bag for cooler weather. The Marmot compresses to a little larger than a nalgene bottle, the eureka...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By Rocky_Road
Lemon laws by state

This site has a summary of lemon laws by state, indicating whether the law covers motorcycles:

http://www.ohiolemonlaw.com/state-motorcycle-lemon-law.html
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Rocky_Road
COUGH! GASP! GAG!!! I guess not! :lol3

COUGH! GASP! GAG!!! I guess not! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Rocky_Road
Good deal, great bike. Grats!

Good deal, great bike. Grats!
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Rocky_Road
Thanks for the replies. All good news ... good...

Thanks for the replies. All good news ... good for heat and dries fairly fast.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Rocky_Road
Question Sheepskin Seat Cover Question

I'm a new owner of a sheepskin seat pad. So far it's been outstanding on 30-70 degree rides, but I've got a couple of questions for those who've had one for awhile.

1) Are they good for hot...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,906
Posted By Rocky_Road
Thanks for the pics and I think you've got a...

Thanks for the pics and I think you've got a great setup for your particular needs. You've taken some heat here, and I've got no problem with the guys who indicate their own preferences but then...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By Rocky_Road
I think it's the best for unbiased reports and...

I think it's the best for unbiased reports and reviews with tech specs in a consistent format. I get several moto mags free. MCN is the only one I pay for, it's the only one I really watch for in...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By Rocky_Road
I should add about the Olympia AST, I've had...

I should add about the Olympia AST, I've had several off-road getoffs, with the armor in, and it has held up flawlessly. A couple of those were fairly hard falls (pucker factor of 7) on very rocky...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Rocky_Road
I have the mapholder, and mine didn't come with...

I have the mapholder, and mine didn't come with the extra piece of velcro that you metion. Maybe it's because I got the mapholder at the same time as the Bags Connection GS bag, which does not...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,804
Posted By Rocky_Road
I personally think Mountain Hardwear is the best...

I personally think Mountain Hardwear is the best quality of those 3 brands. Marmot makes a good tent at a lower price than MH. I think the Marmot Limelight 2 or 3 are a couple of the best tent...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,485
Posted By Rocky_Road
True. When I see someone without a helmet I try...

True. When I see someone without a helmet I try to remind myself of this. To lots of people we're all idiots for assuming the risk of riding motorcycles. Who are we to criticize those who take on the...
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