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Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By twasp
Sidi Adventure Boots

I have a pair, size 48 that fit my size 13 (US) wide feet. They do run a bit narrow, I believe they are a medium width. There is enough room for me in summer but a bit tight in winter with thicker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,203
Posted By twasp
research info

Hi Jake. I will try to give you some info. Your request seems to be biased towards what most of us would consider Adventure bikes. BMW and KTM are expensive marks that do not always come equiped...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By twasp
Challenger jacket

I have the Challenger and I like it with a reservation about the long sleeve leangth. It is warm down to 40 degrees F with just the liner on a wee-strom with a CalSci windshield. On the DR650 a...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,663
Posted By twasp
Winter Jacket suggestions

A little above your price range, but very warm , waterproof, (so they claim, haven't had mine in the rain yet) and lots of armor, particularly in the sleeves. BMG Challenger jacket. Sleeves are a...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By twasp
sidi width

I have a pair of Adventure goretex, they are much wider than the Crossfires I had. Still a little tight depending on sock thickness. The Crossfires were much narrower by comparison.
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,023
Posted By twasp
DR 650 seat.

Hi Francisco. I had a Corbin seat, it did not work for me. To narrow in the back and too wide in the front. Plus it was the dished one and the raised sides cut into the bottom of my legs.
I...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,436
Posted By twasp
Quiet helmet

Scorpion EXO 1000 is quiet. More so behind a windshield at the proper height. I believe it comes in some solid colors. Obviously more noisy with no shield. About on par with my older Scuberth,...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By twasp
BMG Challenger.

I have a Challenger jacket. I like it quite a bit but have a problem with the sleeves being way to long. Also the thickness of the ends of the sleeves makes at almost impossible to put a gauntlet...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,933
Posted By twasp
Gloves for sub zero weather

Pinnacle gloves, or mittens, from Cabella's.com have 150 grams of thinsulate insulation and are very warm in cold temps. They have a leather palm. Not particularly protective, but even cold wet...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By twasp
Gerbings Insoles

I have the insoles. They work well to add heat to your feet, but only add a small amount and are best used with insulated boots. The cords are an extra step to run up your pants legs. I also have...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,703
Posted By twasp
Long oval helmet

I currently use the Scorpion 1000. I believe I have an oval head shape and it is quite comfortable. I had to try on several to find the loosest fitting 2x. Most were too snug. It was about $400...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,391
Posted By twasp
best dual sport jacket

I have compared many jacket for dual sport use. For the money I think a Darien is close to the best. It is constructed of Cordura which is abrasion resistant and has thick and contoured to your...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,069
Posted By twasp
heated gear

I find that the Warm n Safe is heated all over and that the high output 105 watt model is very warm. I also have a pair of the Gerbings heated pants liners. They have areas of heated wire on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By twasp
BMG jacket for winter

Sorry I am a little late with this reply. But this may help someone else. I had a Belstaf Discover jacket, very heavy duty and a great liner but I found it did not keep me warm, even with a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,885
Posted By twasp
Adventure wheels

I went with a 2.15" x19" front wheel on my DR650. I am currently using a Metzler Karoo 2 in a 110/80x19 front size. With one inch lowering links on the rear it had a reduced castor effect on...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By twasp
Driving lighs to DR

I put a single Rigid six bulb light on my DR. It has the dual beam, the outside four lights act as fog lights and light up the sides and the two center ones act as driving lights and light up the...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By twasp
T 63

Chaparral had some at the store a few weeks ago. I don't remember what size. Could give them a try.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By twasp
Sidi Crossfire

I have a pair of size 15. Should have gone with the 14s. They are ok width wise but too roomy. Good for winter as their is plenty of room for extra socks.. I have the TAs with the non replaceable...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By twasp
Under jacket armored jacket

I use a Forcefield Tactical jacket. It is armoured in the torso, front and back, shoulders, elbows and all up and down the sleeves. CE approved armour rated at 70 joules.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,467
Posted By twasp
Best cold weather jacket

Slightly above your price range, but I am impressed by the BMG Challenger jacket at $279.

It is warm with liner and a sweatshirt to 40 degrees. Almost completely windproof. With a great...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By twasp
I have a 05' KLR. Different bars with risers,...

I have a 05' KLR. Different bars with risers, Bill Mayer seat. ( The only one of three that really works) Lowered the footpegs about 2" and a S0 8 sport shield, makes it comfortable for me. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,462
Posted By twasp
Olympia X-Moto

I have done a few short rides in one.
The venting is good. Flows a lot of air through the front and armpit vents. Quite a bit better with the rear vents open. It is a multilayered jacket and...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By twasp
15w50

I run the 15w50 in my wee. I live in the Mojave desert where the temps are higher. IMO the use of a higher viscocity oil to start with will result in a higher final viscocity after transmission...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By twasp
staintune spark arrestor

I added a spaky spark arrestor to the staintune on my KLR. That pipe OD is about 2 inches. I turned up a round aluminum bushing a snug ID to the pipe OD. then turned the bushing OD for a snug fit...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,000
Posted By twasp
BMG Adventure jacket

I have a BMG Challenger jacket. Not too much use so far but overall I like it. It is my winter jacket and is quite warm. I like the veticle zipper pockets in the upper chest. The front zipper and...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By twasp
vision x LED options

I have a pair of vision x 10 watt denalis on my wee-strom 650. They are a useful light enhancer, in that they light up the dark spots to the sides or in front depending on where they are aimed. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,631
Posted By twasp
Cold Weather Motorcycle Gloves

Tourmaster Winter Elite gloves are a very good winter motorcyle glove. They have armor in the fingers, a pull out rain gauntlet that fits over your sleeve for additional rain resistance and are...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By twasp
Gerbings heated insoles:

Gerbings heated insoles work very well. In insulated or non insulated boots they make the differance between cold or warm feet. A thermostat can keep your feet from overheating as the temperature...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,327
Posted By twasp
Life of clutch and throttle cables.

I had a overleangth clutch cable from motionpro break with less than 5,000 miles on it. Luckily I had a spare with me.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By twasp
DR fork upgrade for the Weestrom 650

The damper rods must be leangthened if using the DL tubes or shortened if using the DR tubes. The DR tubes are larger diameter and will flow more oil if using intiminators. The rebound springs are...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By twasp
I have the euro beam pattern mounted down and...

I have the euro beam pattern mounted down and slightly behind the main lights on my wee strom.. No side cowls. They fill in the blank spot when on high beam, but are not noticible when on low beam...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By twasp
I am currently running a Metzler Karoo II in a...

I am currently running a Metzler Karoo II in a 110/90x19 on the front of my wee strom 650. It is a good 50/50 tire IMO. I have used it in 21" on the KLR 650. It is a smaller outside diameter and...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,432
Posted By twasp
Spoked Hub

RAD manufacturing in Veyo,Utah lists a cush drive hub set up for spokes in their web site. I think its www.RADmanufacturing (http://www.RADmanufacturing) .com It lists for $500.oo plus rim and...
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