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Forum: Vendors 05-24-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,449
Posted By FrozenViking
Hey Mike, Just a little observation I've...

Hey Mike,

Just a little observation I've made in Norway: I think around 50% of the serious riders I meet in Northern Norway wear Rukka suits. I went with the BMW Streetguard 3, because I got a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,507
Posted By FrozenViking
I did the same, can't wait for them to arrive :D

I did the same, can't wait for them to arrive :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,099
Posted By FrozenViking
Groovy. Thanks.

Groovy. Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,099
Posted By FrozenViking
Since this is a stupid question thread ... ...

Since this is a stupid question thread ...

What is the black flexible plastic pipe the red arrow is pointing to?

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2135/dsc52921936x1296.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
We are, but most people think of this: ...

We are, but most people think of this:
http://www.visitnorway.com/ImageVault/Images/id_52/conversionFormat_13/scope_0/ImageVaultHandler.aspx
And bringing the F800 to that vantage point would have...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
I finally have a picture, but ... and there's...

I finally have a picture, but ... and there's always a but ... I'm not wearing the SG3 trousers and I'm not really pictured next to a fjord, BUT I am overlooking the North Sea.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,505
Posted By FrozenViking
Like so many other inmates, I'm looking for a...

Like so many other inmates, I'm looking for a good set of panniers for my F8GS. This thread has been very interesting, because it has highlighted many of the sets I'm looking at.

Besides the fact...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,814
Posted By FrozenViking
Nice write up and good pictures. Definitely food...

Nice write up and good pictures. Definitely food for thought. I'm scouring everything I can get a hold of trying to decide on which panniers to get for my F8GS. The price is certainly right!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,099
Posted By FrozenViking
Nice. It certainly did the job. So having a rear...

Nice. It certainly did the job. So having a rear rack, like the SW-motech one that you can take off easily, isn't a big point then, as you loose the rear "crash-guards"?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,099
Posted By FrozenViking
Rear crash bars?

This thread has been awesome. Being the proud new owner of an F8GS, I naturally have my share of dumb questions. I think I'll start off by asking an accessory related question:

I just bought a set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,212
Posted By FrozenViking
In Norway: $30,000 ... clean, without any extras...

In Norway: $30,000 ... clean, without any extras (though I believe heated grips and ABS are standard here).
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,608
Posted By FrozenViking
I have them and really like them. They do a great...

I have them and really like them. They do a great job of filtering the noise. The best thing I can compare it to is to turning the volume down on your stereo without any distortion. So they're...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
Hey Dave, All is good. Your lengthy email was...

Hey Dave,
All is good. Your lengthy email was very appreciated. I'm still hoping we can work out getting one of your skid plates to Norway. Glad to hear that you give the SW bars thumbs up as well,...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,795
Posted By FrozenViking
You should have gotten one of the "rolling bags"...

You should have gotten one of the "rolling bags" BeachMoto recommended above ... then you could have "dragged" it behind your bike, like the "friendly" people at Overboard suggested ... :D ... Sorry,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
Thanks for that info. That's awesome. I will...

Thanks for that info. That's awesome. I will definitely be using them for some kit in the future.

I did however just pull the trigger on a set of SW-Moto's, because the Norwegian dealer gave them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
It's good to hear that both you and your wife are...

It's good to hear that both you and your wife are happy with the SW-Motech and MOD set-up. I was thinking about getting the same, but will now with all probability opt for the Motech crash bars and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
Thanks. I doubt they ship for free to Europe, but...

Thanks. I doubt they ship for free to Europe, but I've fired them an email, to see what options they give me. :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
Well, a small update on prices. I've checked the...

Well, a small update on prices. I've checked the actual price to my doorstep and the results are ... expensive:

AltRider crashbars: US$612
Holan Pro crashbars: US$351
SW-Motech crashbars: US$312...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 213,697
Posted By FrozenViking
Eek Crashbars and bashplate

Hey fellow inmates,

I want to pull the trigger :2gunson a bashplate and some crash bars. I kind of wish there was only one set to chose from, because after reading countless threads, I'm closer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,836
Posted By FrozenViking
In the 8 months since you posted ... besides the...

In the 8 months since you posted ... besides the one bad review (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14492542&postcount=37), what is the consensus on the Altrider plate and crash bars?
I'm on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,918
Posted By FrozenViking
I'm expecting similar spills (Hey, I'm...

I'm expecting similar spills (Hey, I'm realistic), so I want to get the crashbars sooner, rather than later.


I really like the look of the AltRider bars. Definitely need to research them a bit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,918
Posted By FrozenViking
Are the guys at Holan aware of this? ... Could...

Are the guys at Holan aware of this? ... Could these parts be swapped out, to avoid the problem?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,918
Posted By FrozenViking
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just bought...

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just bought an F800GS and I need to get some crashbars before I go out there and do something stupid :muutt
Are people still as happy with their Holan's or are...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,188
Posted By FrozenViking
GoPro Hero vs. ContourGPS vs. Drift HD170 Stealth

I've read this link with a lot of interest, because I'm on the market for a helmet cam. From what I read, it seems like the HD170 Stealth is the hottest thing on the market. Are there other cameras...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,795
Posted By FrozenViking
Is it the Ortlieb medium Rack-Pack...

Is it the Ortlieb medium Rack-Pack (http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-62.htm), Dry-bag (http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-52.htm) or Travel-zip...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
No problemmo :D I get the bike on Saturday, then...

No problemmo :D I get the bike on Saturday, then it's a 5 minute drive to a nearby scenic "Fjord-spot". Pictures coming soon!
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
On a completely different note: I just bought a...

On a completely different note: I just bought a 2009 BMW F800GS today, so I am a very happy man :wings:happay:smile6
Now I will be able to test out my gear PROPERLY!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By FrozenViking
Very nice :D My girlfriend wants a KTM 690...

Very nice :D

My girlfriend wants a KTM 690 Duke as her next bike, while I want the F800GS as mine ... Hopefully I can get her to switch over to F800 as well, so that we can do it like you guys...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
My point when I mentioned eVent in the post you...

My point when I mentioned eVent in the post you quote, was that GoreTex isn't the only good option on the market. Though there are quite a few crappy alternatives, one shouldn't be afraid of...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By FrozenViking
Hey, My girlfriend and I just bought new...

Hey,

My girlfriend and I just bought new gear, so we just went through what you're doing. We live in Norway, so cold weather gear was definitely what we were looking for. We got a lot of help from...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
Yeah, the difference is that I've had some really...

Yeah, the difference is that I've had some really good experiences with some non-Gore-Tex stuff, so I'm not as careful as you ... I also feel that a sufficient amount of people had vouched for the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By FrozenViking
Hey, Don't know your price range, but I just...

Hey,

Don't know your price range, but I just bought the BMW Streetguard 3 and I'm very happy with the purchase, will soon post a review in this thread...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By FrozenViking
Do you want cheap or bulletproof? If you...

Do you want cheap or bulletproof?

If you want a bulletproof tent, look at Hilleberg ... I have one, my bother has one and we both used them in the military. Tough as shit and quality you can't...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
The SG3 suit arrived today! My first...

The SG3 suit arrived today!

My first impression is that this is the most solid piece of kit I've ever worn. I seriously feel like I could walk through a warzone and not have to worry about...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By FrozenViking
The gear arrived today :D The sizing was...

The gear arrived today :D

The sizing was perfect. The trousers are spot on and fit like a pair of jeans. It's a close fit though: I can't gain a pound around my waist, because if I do, they'll be...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
Over the weekend I hope to post some initial...

Over the weekend I hope to post some initial thoughts about the SG3. Today would be a perfect day to test gear: It's pissing down outside and the temp is around 4 Celsius. Still, I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,322
Posted By FrozenViking
I know I said that I had decided on the Rukka...

I know I said that I had decided on the Rukka Armas earlier, but then stopped ... I did some thinking, re-evaluated, re-re-evaluated and finally pulled the trigger on the :2gunsBMW Streetguard 3.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By FrozenViking
Options to look for on a used 800GS

Hey folks,

I'm on the market to buy a used 800GS. The price difference here in Norway between a new one and a used one is not big, but I'm hoping to find a used one with some intelligent options...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By FrozenViking
After much deliberation I went for the 52 jacket...

After much deliberation I went for the 52 jacket and 98 trousers. I was very unsure about the trousers, but after speaking to a friend of my girlfriend, who wears the SG3 in 102, I opted for the 98....
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,754
Posted By FrozenViking
Thanks guys. I think I nailed it! ... We'll know...

Thanks guys. I think I nailed it! ... We'll know in two weeks when it arrives :D
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