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Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,982
Posted By Wise Guy
Sena 20s - first impressions...

Sena 20S dual pack - First Impressions

Disclaimer: The wife and I have never used an intercom system on bikes before. So we have nothing to compare to.

She rides her own bike, so we are using...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 65,300
Posted By Wise Guy
Here's the group buy link...

I don't think it's too late. Here's the group buy link:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988463&highlight=Sena

Just PM RocketMoto for pricing. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 65,300
Posted By Wise Guy
Revzilla has the dual pack in stock...

Just received an email from Revzilla that the 20S dual pack is in stock. I had asked for email notification - that was before I jumped in on the RocketMoto group buy. I'm not in a hurry, so I'll wait...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,061
Posted By Wise Guy
Found some Airwave Pants

I think I just scored the last pair of size medium short Airwave pants on the planet! Being shipped from FC Moto in Germany to US now. Psyched to be getting these just in time for the hottest part of...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,061
Posted By Wise Guy
Glove sizing question...

My palm circumference is 9", but most Rev'it size mediums are too long in the fingers. I tried on the Rev'it Striker glove in size medium however, and the fingers fit perfectly. I heard that the...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,061
Posted By Wise Guy
Sand 2 Pants

@lmychajluk: thx for the suggestion. How was the fit when comparing the Sand 2 to the Airwaves? Was one roomier than the other in terms of hips, butt, thighs? I have thin thighs and no butt, so this...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,061
Posted By Wise Guy
Awaiting Airwave Pants

Thanks for the update. Will do.

Another question: Your Tornado, or Gear 2 pants could work, but i don't think they come in a size small enough for me. Some retailers (like Revzilla) show a chart...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,061
Posted By Wise Guy
ETA on Airwave Pants?

Just picked up the men's Airwave jacket. Love it. Flows a ton of air.

Really disappointed though when I went to buy the matching Airwave pant in a men's size medium short. I contacted a dozen or...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wise Guy
Tourmaster Venture Air

I have a pair of these. And while they flow air nicely, they are clownishly baggy on me. Whenever I wear them, I feel like a little kid going sledding in my big brother's snowpants:D

I think this...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By Wise Guy
Key Fob

Didn't like sacrificing a jacket pocket to the big opener. Not to mention, I would often forget to transfer it when using a different jacket.

So I switched to a fob for my keychain. Now I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Wise Guy
Drinking bottle

Sparky,

I'm using the Primus aluminum bottle (black) that is specifically made for drinking water. Transmits virtually no taste to water, so should be fine with whiskey. :1drink

Now to the more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 88,855
Posted By Wise Guy
When Cy mentioned the "BMW 650" in post #509, not...

When Cy mentioned the "BMW 650" in post #509, not sure if he was referring to the 650 single, or the newer F650GS twin, which would have the same batt tray as the F800GS. Can anyone confirm?

Found...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,029
Posted By Wise Guy
Pronunciation

According to MX1Canada.com, it's neither. They say it's: mee-tas

See first sentence, in first paragraph on this page: http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-adventure-and-safari-tires/ :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 243,729
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm in for a 20S dual

Please add me to your group buy list for the upcoming 20S. Was leaning toward the SMH10, but this really looks like a nice step forward in technology.

Besides, I've been looking for an excuse to...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By Wise Guy
Possibly add a Skene Design controller?

I bought the MondoMotos MM10 as well, but like you, I wanted some dimmability (is that a word?). So I added the Skene Design Intelligent Controller IQ-175A for another $80. So after the ADVRider...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm hearing I need more tools...

"Drift Punch"..."Spud Wrench"...

Apparently I just needed more tools. :thumb

We'll see how that plays with the wife :wink:

I was hoping to get the crash bars on prior to shipping - in case...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Wise Guy
Mission aborted...

Maggott12: Tried that. Then the bottom was off by 1/4". :baldy

Concours: Good advice. Same as my wife's. It was a bit rushed as the shipping company showed up a day earlier than expected (on a...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Wise Guy
URGENT - Crash Bar Issue

Selling 2012 BMW F800GS today, and shipper is coming in a couple hours to pick it up. Promised buyer I would install GIVI TN690 Engine Guards and I can't get the bolt holes to line up correctly.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By Wise Guy
Reflective?

On the Humvee site, you can choose between standard vinyl or reflective for a 1.00 charge. But I don't have them, so I can't comment on reflectivity or on which type 67siia has in the photo above.
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 168,761
Posted By Wise Guy
MondoMotos MM10 Bullets on F650GS

Here are some pics of a set of new MondoMotos MM10 Bullets mounted on the horizontal cross member of my Adventure Spec crash bars on my F650GS.

Not sure if I'll like that location (kinda low),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Wise Guy
Before and after pics (affixed to rear plastic)...

Rather than putting them on the front fairing as recommended, I just pulled off my factory decals on the rear plastics, and used the ones from Adventure Decals in that same spot. Here are before and...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 168,761
Posted By Wise Guy
Just ordered a set...

Just ordered a set of the MM10 lights. I was thinking of mounting them to my Adventure Spec crash bars. I'll try to post some pics after I get 'em, and install 'em.

Can't wait cuz it's downright...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 168,761
Posted By Wise Guy
Question re: F650GS Wiring

Brian,

I'm considering the MM10's for my 2012 F650GS. I saw a prior post about how BMW owners could use ring terminals right at the battery to avoid messing up BMW's CAN-BUS system. Would the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Wise Guy
Another similar thread that might help...

Here's a similar thread discussing how installing TT risers has led to excess play or misalignment in the handlebars:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871907&highlight=Riser

I...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Thanks for all the great input...

I decided to just leave them in there, and sacrifice my better AS mounting bolts to whomever buys my GIVI crash bars.

I learned a lot though, and maybe this will help someone else someday -...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Ahhh, I see.

Got it. Doesn't fit with my grand plan to have new crash bars though.

And Sailah, thx for the great input! I'll check first with Givi re: buying the Givi parts.

I guess another option would...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Torque the bolts??

Not sure what you meant by torqueing the bolts.

Another option, would be to contact Givi, and see if they will sell me 2 new inserts, 2 new cones, and 2 new bolts. Then convert the AS bars to...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
thanks,

Cone is already set back plenty from the bolt hole on the insert (i.e., disengaged from the insert). Not sure that any quality/size pliers would get this beast out (see my installation note above...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Great input guys...

Long story...found a killer deal from a fellow inmate on some bigger/better Adventure Spec crash bars that come up higher and actually protect the ridiculously expensive BMW plastic fairings. I was...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Good suggestion...

Thanks. Great suggestion. I'll hit Harbor Freight on my way to work today and pick one up. Will let you know how it goes.

Got a chuckle when I read the warning in the pic of the instructions...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
What I've tried so far...

I've tried:

1. Attempting to pound in a "wedge" in the form of a flat blade screwdriver in between the tube insert and the frame. Just puts nasty marks on frame, but doesn't budge the insert

2....
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Wise Guy
Question How would you remove these Givi crash bar sleeves from frame?

Removed my Givi T690 crash bars from my 2012 F650GS, and now I can't get the "Expanding Tube Insert" (Givi's part description) out of the frame. :baldy

Same problem on both right and left sides. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Wise Guy
Anyone using HDB handguards on F650GS?

Considering the Highway Dirtbikes handguards for my 2012 F650GS...

Anyone using these on the stock 7/8" bars?

Any special considerations, or modifications needed to make them work?

Were you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Wise Guy
+1 on the credit union loan. A local CU is...

+1 on the credit union loan. A local CU is offering 2.49% for 60 months. That's cheap money for a used bike. And with the long, transferrable warranty from BMW, it's as close to new as you can get -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Wise Guy
I think you'll be pleased with any of the bikes...

I think you'll be pleased with any of the bikes on your list. Heck, you might even grow to love that crazy Lava Orange one! And if not, I think I saw an inmate on this forum hoping to swap out his...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Wise Guy
And to further narrow your list...

Upon further examination...Why pay the extra money for a NEW 2013, when you've found two low-mileage specimens within striking distance? I'd let the other guys absorb that depreciation!

So if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Wise Guy
Keep us posted on what you end up with...

Sounds like you're a logical thinking, left brainer, who makes well-researched, methodical decisions - :norton. It's actually possible that we were twins separated at birth :beer

I'm just back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,282
Posted By Wise Guy
Results are in...

Yesterday I tested the cricket bat grip solution pictured above.

Pros:

1. Slightly less hand cramping
2. Slightly smoother throttle control. I hadn't considered this benefit, but it makes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,282
Posted By Wise Guy
Those pics are huuuuuge

Wow, those are big pics :eek1 Sorry. I clearly have no clue what I'm doing. First pic post.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 40,282
Posted By Wise Guy
+1 For Cricket Bat Grips

Just used Yeehaa's method (and same cricket bat grip) on my F650GS. Found it on ebay from a UK company. Didn't have his fancy-shmancy bat grip applicator conemeister 2000, but a little hairspray...
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