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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
Maybe not:...

Maybe not: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14746906&postcount=2

"Crashed hard in the Cosmo suit, this Oct in Moab, and walked away from it... Well, OK a few broken ribs from my arm...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
The Astars A8 and the Leatt 5.5s have 360deg hard...

The Astars A8 and the Leatt 5.5s have 360deg hard shell rib protection. Others like the new Spidi Warror jacket and the Acerbis Cosmo Level 2 Protection jacket, covers partly, like half way around,...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By pingvin
Think the Fox bomber is cross between the Klim...

Think the Fox bomber is cross between the Klim Adventure and a normal MX glove. If riding a lot of tarmac/dual sport, the Adventure is probably a better/safer glove than the Bomber. Not convinced the...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
42" around chest. Except for the back protector,...

42" around chest. Except for the back protector, the protectors were big enough, more the fabric that was tight (tighter than I like anyway).

Think I will get a pressure suit from another brand....
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By pingvin
Fox Bomber

Very happy with Fox Bomber gloves. Feels lots more protective than MX gloves but still not stiff or bulky. Had pair for years and still almost as good as new.

...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
Leatt 5.5 Body protector

Ordered it from Revzilla and received it a week ago. Ordered it in Large according to height but was to small for me. Need to loose some weight but also to tight on arms and generally everywhere....
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 164,638
Posted By pingvin
Spidi Warrior Jacket

Will the Warrior jacket interface well with Leatt neck brace?
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 51,284
Posted By pingvin
Bullett proof

Litterally...

http://www.leatherman.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-leatherman-Site/en_US/Blog-ShowPost?p=130
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By pingvin
Just ordered Leatt 5.5 body protector, not...

Just ordered Leatt 5.5 body protector, not received it yet but maybe a bit extreme/bulky for other than pure enduro? Will let you know when got it.

One big advantage is that assume will interface...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,553
Posted By pingvin
+1. My favourite gear ever! Takes zero space when...

+1. My favourite gear ever! Takes zero space when packed so always bring it along, also on travels when skiing and so on. And zero bulk so fits under even the tightest leather jacket. Like others...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By pingvin
Chain Pickle Chain Cleaner and Degreaser

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/chain-pickle/

Never tried it myself, use the s100 which works great but not cheap.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-16-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By pingvin
OK, thanks! Will look more into maps you mention.

OK, thanks! Will look more into maps you mention.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-09-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By pingvin
Had Quest and Zumo 550 and normally use gdb...

Had Quest and Zumo 550 and normally use gdb files. No big thing but convenient with Garmin if no special reason to use something else.

Would normally buy 390LM or 590LM but just wondering if the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-07-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By pingvin
Garmin for South America

Planning a 2-3 month trip next year and need a New GPS anyway.

Should I go for the Montana line or the 390/590LM line? Or something else? Prefer garmin so can use all my old routes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By pingvin
OK, will try, thanks! (just changed another one...

OK, will try, thanks! (just changed another one last night...)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,623
Posted By pingvin
Cool :clap

Cool :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By pingvin
KTM - Light switch that works?

Changing light switch on my 2010 KTM530EXC several times a year and they're not that cheap. Trying to be careful when cleaning bike (not directing high pressure directly on switch) but suspect it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
Sounds good. Used to have a superduke sold 3...

Sounds good. Used to have a superduke sold 3 years ago including extra wheel set for track days. Emailed buyer and he hadn't used them and was happy selling them back for same price ($600 including...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
Perfect, thanks! Will a Superduke wheel...

Perfect, thanks!

Will a Superduke wheel with 320mm rotor fit without adapter or modifications using that bracket?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
OK. have some thinking to do. Then...

OK. have some thinking to do.

Then there's the question if should use the 690SMC front wheel or Superduke wheel.

Snowing today so have some months to figure out what to do. (Not that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
Any information would be appreciated if anyone...

Any information would be appreciated if anyone knows more
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
Actually got SMC forks as well and believe they...

Actually got SMC forks as well and believe they will fit on the SE so then it should all work out regarding brakes.

But then the geometry will be an issue with 21" as want to be able to swap...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,680
Posted By pingvin
Got complete 690 SMC brakes, that is, 320 rotor,...

Got complete 690 SMC brakes, that is, 320 rotor, caliper and master cylinder.

Any adapter brackets available so I can mount the radial caliper to my 950SE?
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By pingvin
See both jacket and pants get great customer...

See both jacket and pants get great customer reviews at Revzilla. Also they've got all the colors now. Like the light jacket but maybe use a darkerpair of pants, black least adventur-ish?
...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,657
Posted By pingvin
It' best to not delete those as then the finames...

It' best to not delete those as then the finames start counting from start again. So to avoid muliple files with same name, just keep the other files, doesn't take much space anyway.

Didn't know...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pingvin
For me it's 100% twisties and 0% urban assualt :D

For me it's 100% twisties and 0% urban assualt :D
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
It gets worse, they've got a helmet that looks...

It gets worse, they've got a helmet that looks super cool...also literally. Also like the new elbow guard with tdf and hard Shell (got the soft one and like it a lot) and the knee brace (got the dual...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pingvin
OK, sounds strange but believe you and also see...

OK, sounds strange but believe you and also see others report the same. Thanks.

BTW, for some reason got adventure rear wheel (was like that when bought it). Anyone want to swap so I get a SE...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
...AND this for the hot days (also brand New)....

...AND this for the hot days (also brand New). First ever vest with integrated neck brace?

http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/10207048/Products/Leatt-Fusion-30-Vest
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pingvin
Really? Thought the smaller front wheel would...

Really? Thought the smaller front wheel would make forks steeper and steering lighter but more unstable?

I was thinking opposite, that must drop forks through triple clamps to make it more...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
...OR buy the New Leatt Body Protector 5.5 :D So...

...OR buy the New Leatt Body Protector 5.5 :D So New couldn't even find it on Leatts web site.

http://www.fc-moto.de/Leatt-Body-Protector-55

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pingvin
OK, thanks. Tempted to try the 17/17 option, just...

OK, thanks. Tempted to try the 17/17 option, just sold my 690SMC so used to minibike feeling and a bit unstable front. Just need to get an adapter for the KTM steering damper.

Also got SMC 17"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By pingvin
950SE - 17"/17" or 19"/17" ?

Want a second set of wheels for tarmac only for my 950SE. Simplest would be getting 17" front and rear (Superduke wheels or similar) but front is unstable even with 21"/18" so fear it will be...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,141
Posted By pingvin
Got pegs from sw motech shown in pic below, they...

Got pegs from sw motech shown in pic below, they work well without the rubber and have good grip without being to agressive so not wearing to hard on my Alpinestars Toucans (which are great boots)....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 1,774,338
Posted By pingvin
Nice trip today. Got Karoo 3 tyres but rear is...

Nice trip today. Got Karoo 3 tyres but rear is wearing out VERY fast. Works fine on gravel but not much sideways grip if just slightly muddy. Also fine on tarmac but not confident pushing them as...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
OK, thanks. So not really a pressure suit...

OK, thanks. So not really a pressure suit alternative then, think will go for the adventure protection jacket.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,870
Posted By pingvin
Is the 5.5 Pro HD to bulky to wear under a...

Is the 5.5 Pro HD to bulky to wear under a jacket? The pressure suits I wear get too hot when warm but still want to be able to wear under jacket.

Is the 5.5 Pro HD cooler than, say, the Leatt...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By pingvin
Thanks for advices. I'm really terrible at...

Thanks for advices. I'm really terrible at handling heat (doesn't help being from Norway...).
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By pingvin
If stayed dry for 3 days I would say it's VERY...

If stayed dry for 3 days I would say it's VERY water resistant. Point with water resistant is that should stay reasonable dry if caught in a shower. If you know it will rain all day, then you need...
Forum: Latin America 09-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By pingvin
Routes for South America?

Anyone got routes to share, google maps, garmin etc? Also POIs

Starting to plan trip and nice to get some ideas and inspiration.

Probably will stay south of Colombia and North Brazil.
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