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Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By stegs
I had 2 620s ..fantastic bikes. Unfortunately I...

I had 2 620s ..fantastic bikes. Unfortunately I killed them both. The first when I hit a rock-slide in the early hours of the morning and the second when I met a doofus on the wrong side of the road...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By stegs
I wouldn't mind knowing this myself....can't...

I wouldn't mind knowing this myself....can't decide between hard top case and soft bags or vice-versa. Or all three soft. Or hard.:dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,434
Posted By stegs
Around $US7.60 per US gallon in NZ

Around $US7.60 per US gallon in NZ
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 64,834
Posted By stegs
Have shrunk to 5'4" in my old age. F700gs low...

Have shrunk to 5'4" in my old age. F700gs low seat standard suspension, flat foot no problem
Forum: New Zealand 03-18-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,278
Posted By stegs
[QUOTE=Mark_S;20959469]I don't think they've been...

[QUOTE=Mark_S;20959469]I don't think they've been mentioned but aren't they pretty rare in NZ?. A 1000S (flash suspension) Multistrada sold for $6200-$6300 in Kapiti a week or two ago. Problem was it...
Forum: New Zealand 03-14-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,278
Posted By stegs
620 Multistrada - does everything you want to do...

620 Multistrada - does everything you want to do and even fits the price range though not quite the 2007 deadline. But I am biased.

(Apologies if already mentioned)
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By stegs
Have had just rthe same experience with my BMW...

Have had just rthe same experience with my BMW gear.. could be something to do with my barrelly shape!!

Back to my Stich 1 pce I go.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,629
Posted By stegs
I crashed into a rockfall wearing my Spidi gear...

I crashed into a rockfall wearing my Spidi gear -- came down on one elbow and broke the armor. Also the elbow.

I would much rather it had been in my RC1 -- spongy though the armor may be I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,007
Posted By stegs
Been using it for about 4 years - aerosol in the...

Been using it for about 4 years - aerosol in the tank bag always. Great stuff.,
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-10-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By stegs
Haven't actually ridden with the 220 yet.....it...

Haven't actually ridden with the 220 yet.....it just arrived 3 days ago, but the fitting is more secure than the GPScity mount I use for my Nuvi 660. There is an additional clip that clamps down over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31,149
Views: 7,554,174
Posted By stegs
Oh yeah!

Oh yeah!
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,287
Posted By stegs
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,287
Posted By stegs
I think these are probably the nicest looking...

I think these are probably the nicest looking hard bags I have seen - not too wide looking and good shape.

Are they a true waterproof? What is their size please?

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 61,231
Posted By stegs
Is this feature available anywhere? As a result...

Is this feature available anywhere? As a result of 40+ years of working in noisy factories I am very hard of hearing and have no show of understanding what anyone is saying to me till I get my...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By stegs
Wet sleeves and chest/gut

While I was happy with the performance of my stich 1 pce (i.e always dry, comfortable but cold) I fancied a 2 piece suit and settled on Comfortshell jacket and Streetguard3 pants (to get a short...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,426
Posted By stegs
My stich leaked only once and that was because i...

My stich leaked only once and that was because i left a side pocket open. And not six months - more like 5 years and 100,000kms. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,642
Posted By stegs
Now that is what I have been picturing. Looks...

Now that is what I have been picturing. Looks brilliant mate.
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,066
Posted By stegs
have a look at the Givi X08 - I have one and...

have a look at the Givi X08 - I have one and wouldn't hesitate to get another if I had to. Way lighter (feeling- don't know actual weights) than the Shoei Syncrotec I had before, plus quieter, no...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By stegs
I agree with this, after limited experience with...

I agree with this, after limited experience with my new CS jacket. I have worn it down to around 7C with a long sleeved merino and a tee shirt underneath. With my warm n safe I would expect to be...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,928
Posted By stegs
And having the pants available in short sizes. ...

And having the pants available in short sizes. Because the jacket has been so good I wanted matching pants but had to bite a very frightening bullet and order a pair of Streetguard 3 pants in a...
Forum: New Zealand 10-31-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By stegs
Not sure about compliance plates but i know my...

Not sure about compliance plates but i know my Multistrada was supplied from Oz stock when I bought it in 2005 so I am picking the two countries share the same requirements.

It would be the...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By stegs
Thumb My E31 case has been around the globe a couple of...

My E31 case has been around the globe a couple of times as carry-on luggage as well as surviving a couple of offs. Battle scars only - it has never opened when I didn't want it to and is virtually...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By stegs
Not sure about the left-overs but I appreciate...

Not sure about the left-overs but I appreciate the confidence boost that my gear may last more than 2 years. I suffer from "why did I buy that one" syndrome - a few months on and it will be the best...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By stegs
Comfortshell after 2 years?????

It seems that some people are experiencing waterproofing problems with their Comfortshell jackets after a couple of years. Having just bought a jacket this is a bit of a concern.

Does anyone have...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By stegs
I recently bought a Warm 'n' Safe liner to wear...

I recently bought a Warm 'n' Safe liner to wear under my Roadcrafter 1pce and find it just the thing - as someone said "heat therapy". I run the cord out of the LH access pocket, at the top of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By stegs
I have a similar size inseam and found that the...

I have a similar size inseam and found that the short version of the revit pants was just too short - on the bike the bottom of the pants were about 6" above my ankle.

I will stick with standard...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,210
Posted By stegs
I've had no trouble using my E34 (?) Givi top box...

I've had no trouble using my E34 (?) Givi top box as a carry-on, even used it a couple of times when no bike was involved at the other end.

I'm not sure if it strictly fits the size requirements...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,513
Posted By stegs
Another vote for BMW Pro-Summer - my all year...

Another vote for BMW Pro-Summer - my all year round choice.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,528
Posted By stegs
Likewise - even after scraping along the road and...

Likewise - even after scraping along the road and grazing knuckles still no leaks.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By stegs
I guess the nozzle is against the sprocket, and...

I guess the nozzle is against the sprocket, and close to the chain? I cut the nozzle so that the opening was flat against the sprocket.

That made a difference as to the amount of lube that got...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,583
Posted By stegs
I have the original plus a lube tube(???) which...

I have the original plus a lube tube(???) which is mounted in behind the tail fairing on my Multistrada. I have about 2000kms since filling and I am not on to the main reservoir yet. I would guess...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By stegs
I'd go for it - fit and (sort of) forget. ...

I'd go for it - fit and (sort of) forget. Adjustment of flow is turning a notched wheel - if too much is coming out turn it down a bit. 10 seconds including the checking.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By stegs
On my 620 Multistrada I have the oiler plus the...

On my 620 Multistrada I have the oiler plus the extra reservoir called I think Travel Tube - doubles the capacity. I just fill and forget - adjust the flow up a bit when it is particularly wet or...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,027
Posted By stegs
And even if it is a dead horse we are flogging, I...

And even if it is a dead horse we are flogging, I still have to say that my RC1 only leaked once (in about 100000kms) and that was when I left the pants access pocket open.

It seems to me that...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By stegs
It sounds to be about the same level of warmth as...

It sounds to be about the same level of warmth as the Roadcrafter - can anyone comment on that?

I feel the cold through the RC but with the shrinkage over the years I can't fit a lot of layers :D...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,925
Posted By stegs
Mine has softened considerably in years 5 and 6....

Mine has softened considerably in years 5 and 6. Quite comfortable (but cold) now.

I struggled with it when it first arrived but was expecting some difficulties after reading all the posts on...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By stegs
Pelicans cost way more than $100 in NZ but it...

Pelicans cost way more than $100 in NZ but it isn't just the $ that appeals to me - I like the idea of rack and "basket" being in one Q/D piece and being able to carry any old dry-bag, wet-bag,...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By stegs
It seems worth thinking -- a welded mesh cage...

It seems worth thinking -- a welded mesh cage would certainly be strong as well as making it easy to secure your gear.

Just seems so simple that there must be something wrong with the idea ???
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,943
Posted By stegs
I am greatly impressed with my new Givi....

I am greatly impressed with my new Givi. Comfortable, quiet, great venting and feels quite light.

But I don't have a lot of chin so it may fit too close to suit a lot of people.

I am surprised...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By stegs
As a real shortar*e at 5'5" with a 29" leg and...

As a real shortar*e at 5'5" with a 29" leg and riding a Multistrada plus having a tin knee and an arthritic hip (not to mention being well into my 60s) I had to develop a way of getting the leg...
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