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Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Giuseppe
Klim Dakars or British Motorcycle Gear Adventure...

Klim Dakars or British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Pants are both good options.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,512
Posted By Giuseppe
I'm bumping this thread for the same reason. ...

I'm bumping this thread for the same reason. I've carried a helmet onboard many times on flights within the US, with no problems. However, I'm heading to India next month. The last time I flew to...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,417
Posted By Giuseppe
Both Olympia and First Gear are good solutions...

Both Olympia and First Gear are good solutions for commuting. I wear my Olympia Airglide 3 Mesh Tech Overpants (http://olympiamotosports.com/catalog/mens-airglide-3-mesh-tech-overpant-2/)almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,603
Posted By Giuseppe
Self-canceling turn signals. Useless and...

Self-canceling turn signals. Useless and dangerous. That should definitely be an option that the dealer can turn off.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,946
Posted By Giuseppe
FWIW, even with hip and knee pads, my Olympia...

FWIW, even with hip and knee pads, my Olympia Airglide pants fit quite easily into either of the stock BMW sidecases on my R1200GS. I've found overpants to be the most convenient solution for daily...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,531
Posted By Giuseppe
Another vote for the Vendramini Marathon Steels. ...

Another vote for the Vendramini Marathon Steels. They're very well-made boots and offer good protection. They're extremely comfortable, both on and off the bike (if you're touring, that also means...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By Giuseppe
FWIW, I use a set of IPF S6313 (not LED) lights...

FWIW, I use a set of IPF S6313 (not LED) lights on my 12GS. They've got a unique bluish/amber tint that really stands out; even more so than my high beam. I keep them pointed slightly lower than my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,006
Posted By Giuseppe
In Soviet Russia, motorbike tune up you! :D

In Soviet Russia, motorbike tune up you! :D
Forum: Trip Planning 10-25-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By Giuseppe
Yeah, no problem carrying on. I've got a standard...

Yeah, no problem carrying on. I've got a standard helmet bag like this one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TcBvvZZtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Gloves, sunglasses, etc. can go inside the...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Giuseppe
+1 on the BMW winter gloves. However, IMHO, the...

+1 on the BMW winter gloves. However, IMHO, the single best way to keep your hands warm in cold weather is to add hand guards. There are a variety of options out there for seasonal or permanent...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By Giuseppe
I can vouch that XPC does great work. They...

I can vouch that XPC does great work. They reworked the stock seats on my R1200GS. The best thing I can say about the finished seat is that I never think about it! Before XPC, I tried Sargent and...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Giuseppe
I've been using a Shoei RF-1000 for quite a few...

I've been using a Shoei RF-1000 for quite a few years and I've found that my large Hornet (2010 model) and large RF fit almost identically.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,444
Posted By Giuseppe
Badass, Yellow! Mine's a little more subtle....

Badass, Yellow!

Mine's a little more subtle. The black tape's almost invisible during the day, but lights up nicely at night:

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/486942976_hudGm-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,608
Posted By Giuseppe
Try a Kevlar mesh shirt from Draggin' Jeans. I...

Try a Kevlar mesh shirt from Draggin' Jeans. I wear one over my Forcefield gear and it works great. Add a rain shell, and you're set!
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,034
Posted By Giuseppe
No matter what you buy, if you have a later model...

No matter what you buy, if you have a later model BMW, the CAN bus may not be able to power it without overloading the outlet. The underseat outlet on my 2005 12GS wouldn't support the BestRest...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By Giuseppe
This. Check with your local community college to...

This. Check with your local community college to see if they offer EMT or paramedic training. Their budgets usually suck. I donated two of my old lids to the college where I took my EMT course, and...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Giuseppe
+1 on the Forcefield armor. Johnson Leather will...

+1 on the Forcefield armor. Johnson Leather will also custom cut Forcefield pads to fit the hip armor pockets on your riding pants.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,120
Posted By Giuseppe
According to this...

According to this (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260497) post, wire #1 (brown) is ground and wire #3 is hot. IIRC, the #2 wire was used for a speed sensor on the BMW GPS unit. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,142
Posted By Giuseppe
Duh, how'd I miss that? :doh Thanks,...

Duh, how'd I miss that? :doh

Thanks, Poolside.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,142
Posted By Giuseppe
Poolside, This reminds me of a question I...

Poolside,

This reminds me of a question I wanted to ask: If you're going to perform a tune-up, TB sync, or any other engine-related maintenance work, is there a benefit to returning the jumper to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,142
Posted By Giuseppe
Yeah, well, it was either that or explain to my...

Yeah, well, it was either that or explain to my wife why she needed to take the picture while I modeled the glove... :rofl

Besides, after she stuck her head into the garage, saw the GS's side...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,142
Posted By Giuseppe
I used the installation instructions from the...

I used the installation instructions from the Power FRK website (http://www.powerfrkusa.net/setup/bmw-installation-guides/r-1200-gs/). The connections are the same as those on the the IICE Air. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 588,142
Posted By Giuseppe
First off: Poolside (and Marketing), we all owe...

First off: Poolside (and Marketing), we all owe you a :freaky

I finally got to install my IICE Air last night, and tested it today. My bike is a stock 2005 R1200GS. I rode to lunch on the -0C...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,773
Posted By Giuseppe
I've been very happy with the quality and...

I've been very happy with the quality and construction of my Rev'It Turbine summer jacket. However, I have not crash tested it! :D

That being said, the BMW Santiago jacket is the one that I...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By Giuseppe
I've been very happy with the BMW Pro Winter...

I've been very happy with the BMW Pro Winter gloves. They're about $140.00, but fit well, keep you warm, and are very flexible in the right places. Much better than the First Gear insulated gloves...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,804
Posted By Giuseppe
I've been using the IPF H7 Super Low Beam...

I've been using the IPF H7 Super Low Beam (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-96-ipf-h7-type-x72-super-low-beam-65w-bulb-single-bulb.aspx) from BestRest on my 2005 12GS (same bulb for high and low...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,024
Posted By Giuseppe
Yup, and it'll do that a few seconds after you...

Yup, and it'll do that a few seconds after you shut off the bike. I only use my GPS on longer trips, so I wanted to be able to connect and disconnect it easily, without having the...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By Giuseppe
I commute pretty regularly year-round. During...

I commute pretty regularly year-round. During the colder months, I layer the following:

Uniform shirt w/t-shirt underneath,
Aerostich TLTec Wind Blocker Fleece Jacket #1655,
BMW carbon fiber...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,024
Posted By Giuseppe
I ordered the BMW repair plug shown above. ...

I ordered the BMW repair plug shown above. However, to me, that plug doesn't look like its made for regular plugging and unplugging. It's also a little hard to reach. So, I decided to install an...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,003
Posted By Giuseppe
FWIW, I tried the Airhawk. I didn't have any...

FWIW, I tried the Airhawk. I didn't have any leaking problems, but I could never come to grips with the sort of loose floaty feeling it gave.

The sheepskin buttpad works great in the summer. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,298
Posted By Giuseppe
Which would be fine, except for the fact that,...

Which would be fine, except for the fact that, depending on location, "the appropriate time" is often longer than BMW's estimate.

When approaching an intersection, it's my responsibility to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,298
Posted By Giuseppe
I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread here,...

I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread here, BUT...in last three years has anybody figured out a way to override, disable, or modify the 12GS's self-canceling "feature"?

Like others, I find the...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,003
Posted By Giuseppe
Alaska Leather sheepskin buttpad!

Alaska Leather sheepskin buttpad!
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,627
Posted By Giuseppe
Lowe's and Home Depot sell cabinet systems for...

Lowe's and Home Depot sell cabinet systems for use in garages. I use one of the tall cabinets (it has a hanger rod & shelves inside) for jackets, pants & helmets. Gloves, goggles, and other misc....
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,979
Posted By Giuseppe
I've had very good luck with the Alaska Sheepshin...

I've had very good luck with the Alaska Sheepshin pads. They don't make a bad seat great, but they sure do help! I wasn't as happy with the AirHawk, as I could never get used to that disconnected...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,683
Posted By Giuseppe
What he said. Definitely.

What he said. Definitely.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,063
Posted By Giuseppe
I think it's a Euro thing. I've probably driven...

I think it's a Euro thing. I've probably driven in 20 states and never seen it done. OTOH, I've seen the technique used effectively in at least four European countries.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,637
Posted By Giuseppe
D30 armor has been available for a while in...

D30 armor has been available for a while in SixSixOne's EVO knee and elbow guards. I tried a pair about year and a half ago. The D30 was thin, but seemed to work as advertised. The quality of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,637
Posted By Giuseppe
Capilene 1 long-sleeved base layer + Forcefield...

Capilene 1 long-sleeved base layer + Forcefield Adventure Harness + Draggin' Jeans Kevlar mesh shirt. Wicks, protects, and flows a bunch of air. :clap
...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Giuseppe
I've posted a couple of positive reviews of my...

I've posted a couple of positive reviews of my Marathon Steels here over the last few years. I've used them for everything from commuting, touring, and track days to two weeks in southern India...
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