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Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By bmwmc
MotoQuest Guide Pants Armor Fit

Trying to decide whether to keep or return these. They check almost all the boxes for me. But the way the knee armor rolls to the inside makes me think of returning the pants. The pants are not...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 692,419
Posted By bmwmc
That is brilliant. I have been debating removing...

That is brilliant. I have been debating removing the switch. Your idea is much better.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,408,433
Posted By bmwmc
http://www.amotostuff.com/product/502-7505-00-01.h...

http://www.amotostuff.com/product/502-7505-00-01.html

amotostuff.com is the US impoter. Upper and lower guards are shown as "available". Almost $225 each.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By bmwmc
I have done very little two up in 50,000 miles on...

I have done very little two up in 50,000 miles on my 2006 Wee. But two weekends ago did 500 mlies in a weekend in North Georgia with my 120 pound wife. Most of the time I could not tell she was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,829
Posted By bmwmc
Yes. I owned a 1983 R100RT for 16 years. Sold and...

Yes. I owned a 1983 R100RT for 16 years. Sold and bought an SV650. Owned that less than a year. Traded it for a new 2006 Wee. The Wee really got me back into the game. I have put more miles on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By bmwmc
I have Pelican cases on my Wee. I drilled 4...

I have Pelican cases on my Wee. I drilled 4 holes in the back and bolted directly to SW Motech racks. I put rubber washers next to the case inside and out, with metal washers over those. Never got...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 77,887
Posted By bmwmc
I am not so concerned about the fuel mileage in...

I am not so concerned about the fuel mileage in and of itself. If the tank held another gallon or so I would be much more convinced to buy. I don't NEED to go over 200 miles on a tank as gas...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 77,887
Posted By bmwmc
I admit that range is the biggest issue keeping...

I admit that range is the biggest issue keeping me on the fence. My Wee's 250 mile safe range is adequate.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 308,022
Posted By bmwmc
I too have been following along since the start...

I too have been following along since the start of your trip. Now what am I going to do at work? Thanks so much.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 926,304
Posted By bmwmc
I will definately be following along. Best of...

I will definately be following along. Best of luck. May you inspire others to try something to stretch the comfort level.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-15-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 308,022
Posted By bmwmc
I have merely been a lurker, but have followed...

I have merely been a lurker, but have followed your RR since the beginning. Congrats on fulfilling a dream, that most of us never will. I have received a lot of enjoyment by tagging along. I wish...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By bmwmc
The only non-leather jacket I can find at Bates...

The only non-leather jacket I can find at Bates is "durable cotton canvas". Looks like Bates has dropped out of the textile market.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By bmwmc
As I said in my original post, I am not...

As I said in my original post, I am not interested in a mesh jacket. Any other Vanson offerings that meet my biased criteria?
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By bmwmc
The Vanson jacket, Odyssey, in your link looks...

The Vanson jacket, Odyssey, in your link looks very nice. But there is mention of "all weather". I imagine that means the cordura is PU coated. The site the link points to offers very little info,...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By bmwmc
My intent with this thread is not to debate...

My intent with this thread is not to debate fabrics. I only wish to know if any jackets besides Motoport are available in uncoated 1000d cordura. I believe this is what I want.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By bmwmc
Who Uses 1000d Cordura

I like Motoport's uncoated 1000d cordura. What other jackets use this material in the whole body. Many manufacturers list this material on "high impact" areas, but are less specific about the main...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 100,810
Posted By bmwmc
I bought the TM Synergy jacket last winter, so it...

I bought the TM Synergy jacket last winter, so it has gone through two winters. I went through several returned controllers and jackets at first. Finally got one that has held up well every since. ...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,947
Posted By bmwmc
I did go ahead and order the Med Tall Lombard. ...

I did go ahead and order the Med Tall Lombard. Now to just forget the thing for 6-8 weeks. I'll report on the fit in case it benefits someone else.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By bmwmc
BMW clothing is beyond my price range, although...

BMW clothing is beyond my price range, although its good looking gear. Full disclosure- I ride a V-Strom now, but its not worth the effort of creating a new log-in name.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By bmwmc
Clothing Fit for Stick People

I am 6'1", 170lbs. I have 38" chest, 38" around the belly, 32" inseam. Just got off the phone with a well know website asking about some jackets/suits. They recommend I only look at First Gear...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,947
Posted By bmwmc
I saw that in the chart. Its just not shown as...

I saw that in the chart. Its just not shown as an available size for the Lombard when you select that product.
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,443
Views: 624,947
Posted By bmwmc
Sizing

Looking at the sizing charts, it looks like I need a S or M Tall, but there is no such thing.

Height 6'1"
Weight 170
Chest 38"
Waist 33"
Inseam 32"
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-11-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
I've met Josh and he seemed like a genuinely good...

I've met Josh and he seemed like a genuinely good guy. I greatly enjoyed following his travels. Thanks, Josh. Hate to see you go (from this thread). To lighten things up, some bear advice:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-12-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
Jack Daniel's

I got a few days behind the post and this is a bit late. You were this close (fingers almost touching) to seeing another familiar face at Jack Daniel's. Wayne extended accomodations to me after the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-08-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
I Dropped My Strom Club

On another forum that I belong to we have an unofficial club. There are LOTS of us in that club. Now you have that out of the way. Ride on.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-05-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
I am glad to see you are still having a great...

I am glad to see you are still having a great time. I enjoy the trip reports which represent a big part of my daily entertainment. You did remember to locktite that shifter during your downtime,...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 654,832
Posted By bmwmc
Gringo, I have learned a lot from this thread. ...

Gringo,
I have learned a lot from this thread. Have been considering Motoport clothing. One thing has me curious that you did not elaborate on. Why the switch from a one piece to a two piece...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-12-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
What am I saying? Forgive me. Kaneman suffers...

What am I saying? Forgive me. Kaneman suffers from no such human frailties.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-12-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
Funny you mentioned those. When I was feeling...

Funny you mentioned those. When I was feeling the need for lunch, I ate the oatmeal balls. Actually quite good. Carried me all the way home, though my trip was about half yours. I know you were...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
Kaneman Sighting

I just pulled in from Gainseville, GA. Decided spur of the moment yesterday morning to ride down to meet Kaneman. Met some other great ADVriders there also. There were even some ZRXOA folks. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
Course laid in, Captain. ENGAGE!

Course laid in, Captain.
ENGAGE!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,962,956
Posted By bmwmc
LOVING this thread. Kaneman is my hero! Thanks...

LOVING this thread. Kaneman is my hero! Thanks for providing needed entertainment. I only watch the boob tube an hour or so weekly. Gainseville is only 4-1/2 hours from me. Seriously thinking of...
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