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Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Arthurwg
No, the Latitude jacket comes with a "CE-rated...

No, the Latitude jacket comes with a "CE-rated integrated armor system, with D30 armor upgrades available for purchase separately." That would be an additional $50.00 for the back protector, $32.00...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Arthurwg
BMW Tour Shell or Klim Latitude 840

I'm looking for a new riding suit (jacket and pants) for the season ahead. At this point I've narrowed it down to the BMW Tour Shell and the Klim Latitude 840. The money is about the same for both,...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,606
Posted By Arthurwg
Atlantis

I've been wearing my Atlantis suit for 10 years or so. It's the older style with zippers under the arms for ventilation. It's amazingly comfortable and good in light rain, but when it really comes...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 86,851
Posted By Arthurwg
Great Stuff

Love your ride report Nate. You've got a great writing style and an interesting outlook. Also enjoying this because I'm thinking of getting a DR650 for my own adventures. Two questions: what is that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 696,833
Posted By Arthurwg
Fully Equipped

I admire a man who travels with everything he needs....
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 66,008
Posted By Arthurwg
Great ride report, jrzguy. Your trip sounds...

Great ride report, jrzguy. Your trip sounds perfect! I'm wondering about your bike as I'm thinking of getting one like it. How did it work for you? Would you make any changes?
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,326
Views: 1,674,060
Posted By Arthurwg
Travel Bike?

This is probably obvious to most folks, but I'm wondering why the XR600R/L
isn't used more often as a travel bike? Seems like it would work as well as others.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 1,511,659
Posted By Arthurwg
Want One

OK, where can I get one?
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,483
Posted By Arthurwg
Great review, probably the best I've ever seen....

Great review, probably the best I've ever seen. Thinking about these for my bike. BTW, I wonder if the tax exemption applies to motorcycle clothing. I want a Rukka jacket and pants.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By Arthurwg
Although they are not a true enduro boot, I love...

Although they are not a true enduro boot, I love my BMW Santiago boots. Easy on and off, comfortable for walking. Had to remove the metal toe protectors, which slide too easily at the gas pump.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,824
Posted By Arthurwg
Klim

Great ride report. You are the MAN!

Any idea why the KLIM pants leaked? I'm thinking of buying that outfit but I don't want any leaks what-so-ever. Tired of struggling with a rain suit. At the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 413,609
Posted By Arthurwg
" Good thing I was wearing full gear, though....

" Good thing I was wearing full gear, though. I've often neglected the importance of waist down gear, being that when I have gone down on two wheels (mostly on mtn bikes), it's always the upper body...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26,300
Views: 4,718,893
Posted By Arthurwg
DRZ450 or DR650?

I'm riding a BMW R1200R at the moment but I'm thinking of buying a Suzuki single for some fun off-road. I'm wondering which would be better-- a DRZ450 or a DR650? I weigh 210 lbs if that makes a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,970
Posted By Arthurwg
Living here in Taos as I do it was great to see...

Living here in Taos as I do it was great to see your ride report and our beautiful landscape. I and a group of friends had just returned from an 860-mile trip through the backroads of Colorado and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,894
Posted By Arthurwg
By Land Rover 1974

Love your report. I did a similar trip in a Land Rover in 1974. Drove down from the UK, crossed into Algeria through the desert oasis or Figuig, Morocco, then down the central route with a detour to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,867
Posted By Arthurwg
Compression Release?

Just wondering: Does the Honda have a compression release? If not, can one be fitted?
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Arthurwg
Full-Face or Open-Face?

When I was a kid I road with an open-face Bell Magnum helmet with a flat shield, just like the flat track stars. These days I ride with a full face helmet but often think an open face lid would be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 433,571
Posted By Arthurwg
Sold the GS

I've had a 1200GS since 2005. Very fine bike and great for travel. But at some point it became too heavy and tall for me now that I'm older. Sold it with some regret but bought a new 2014 Dark White...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 433,571
Posted By Arthurwg
Ztech

Hi Bridge Builder,

I'm looking at the Ztech Sport for my R12R and it looks like it only comes with a dark tint. Is that what you are using?
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,883
Posted By Arthurwg
I had Touratech bars on my 2005 R1200GS. Although...

I had Touratech bars on my 2005 R1200GS. Although they were never tested, I liked them being there just in case. I might add that the TT bars were very well made and designed, something I don't see...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 433,571
Posted By Arthurwg
New R1200R

Just bought a brand new (2014) R1200R, Dark White, 250 miles so far. I sold my 05 R1200GS to buy it, not that it wasn't a great bike but after 10 years of ownership and my advancing age I thought it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,939
Posted By Arthurwg
I have a 2005 model from new and it runs...

I have a 2005 model from new and it runs perfectly-- now. That year the bike came with power "servo" brakes, which were problematic at best. My bike had several "Brake Failures," which certainly were...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 684,930
Posted By Arthurwg
This is the first RR I've read that's an actual...

This is the first RR I've read that's an actual page turner. Brought me back to my extended Land Rover trip through Africa many moons ago. Great fun that was, and much less difficult than what...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,258
Posted By Arthurwg
Reminded me so much of my Africa travels by Land...

Reminded me so much of my Africa travels by Land Rover in the 70s. Morocco to Mombassa via the Sahara, West Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, mostly sleeping in the truck....
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 224,636
Posted By Arthurwg
Great rig and RR. Could you please supply some...

Great rig and RR. Could you please supply some details about mods to the bike? Did you maintain the stock wheel sizes? Why the new rear wheel? How did you attach the sidecar to the bike?
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 803,819
Posted By Arthurwg
Can't believe you used that song for the video--...

Can't believe you used that song for the video-- one of my favorites.
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 441,908
Posted By Arthurwg
b3h, I've been thinking about Acerbis gear...

b3h, I've been thinking about Acerbis gear myself. Is Acerbis generally considered the best of its type? Would it have saved Dave's collarbone?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,079
Posted By Arthurwg
I used leather "gaiters" to cover the ball joints...

I used leather "gaiters" to cover the ball joints on the front end of my Series 3 Land Rover. Worked great in the Sahara and everywhere else. They were a Land Rover part, but you could easily make...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 441,908
Posted By Arthurwg
Enjoying your ride report and sorry you got a...

Enjoying your ride report and sorry you got a ticket for parking wrong. Got to say it, but this just proves once again the simple fact: cops suck! Yes, I'm sure there are some good ones, and I may...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 42,117
Posted By Arthurwg
Great RR! I toured 14 countries in Africa by Land...

Great RR! I toured 14 countries in Africa by Land Rover in 1974. Great fun. I'd love to do it again on a bike! One question: What kind of body armor were you using? What kind is that with the yellow...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 42,117
Posted By Arthurwg
Wow! Great story and pics. Brings back wonderful...

Wow! Great story and pics. Brings back wonderful memories of my Africa travels via Land Rover, 1974-75. Uganda looks like they've finally got their s**t together after so many years of trouble.
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 82,128
Posted By Arthurwg
Great RR! Poor Gerd. That looks like a very...

Great RR! Poor Gerd. That looks like a very serious injury. Your Bangkok guest house looks wonderful. Can we have the name please?
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 88,505
Posted By Arthurwg
Roger, great to see that you've fallen in love...

Roger, great to see that you've fallen in love with India. Me too. I've been six times so far and plan to go again soon.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 807,309
Posted By Arthurwg
What about the ability of fuel injection to...

What about the ability of fuel injection to respond to dramatic changes in elevation? I would think the 990 has an advantage there.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,689
Views: 2,037,040
Posted By Arthurwg
Please give us an evaluation of the bikes, which...

Please give us an evaluation of the bikes, which were best etc. Also gear, what worked best, what you could have left at home, etc. Thanks for a great RR.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 861,132
Posted By Arthurwg
How do you force someone to adopt your...

How do you force someone to adopt your lifestyle? Institute a tax where there was none before. This works best with a subsistence non-monetary or barter culture, where folks must then work for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,119
Posted By Arthurwg
I did a similar trip by Land Rover in 1974. I...

I did a similar trip by Land Rover in 1974. I wish I could do it again, this time by KTM.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Arthurwg
ADV Screen for GS

After thinking about it for a few years, I decided to swap my standard R12GS screen for the ADV item. When I first started looking at this I found that the swap would cost about $600. Now it seems...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 140,972
Posted By Arthurwg
You're lucky you made it to the hospital in that...

You're lucky you made it to the hospital in that ambulance. Any trip around the Grand Trunk Road reveals several severely wrecked ambulances, much like all those crashed medevac helicopters here in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 140,972
Posted By Arthurwg
Very interesting RR. I've been to India six times...

Very interesting RR. I've been to India six times but never on a bike. I love the place. But if I may say so, it's not so great for wealthy tourists to stand around goofing on the locals. Shows an...
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