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Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,311
Posted By Terence FFM
I tried getting used to the high stiff collar...

I tried getting used to the high stiff collar too. In the end, it and the über tight elbow armor straps convinced me to ditch the jacket.

I wrote an email to Klim because I was fairly convinced...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,758
Posted By Terence FFM
Thumb Daytona

I have been wearing a pair of Daytona Trans Open GTX's for 8 years now (daily commute, 40km one way, 10 months of the year). Still water proof, still in great shape. If that is too Adventure-ish for...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Terence FFM
similar issues

I had the same problem with the Badlands jacket I bought. I'm 5'9" and 150# although my weight is deceptive; I think my bones are hollow because most people guess my weight 15-20 pounds above what it...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,588
Posted By Terence FFM
Daytona

I can vouch for the Daytona Trans Open GTX. Gore Tex, not quite so off road oriented as the Sidi Adventure or Alpinestars Toucan, but lighter, while still offering more protection that a regular...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,405
Posted By Terence FFM
common sense

I think the biggest debate if you are looking at tents is dome (free standing) or tunnel style (better use of space).

The number of tent manufacturers boggles my mind, but with few exceptions each...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,036
Posted By Terence FFM
functionality IS beauty

I love the looks of the 9x0 because it embodies a purpose built form. Look at the Dakar bike it was based on. Don't see too many differences not mandated by the government to make it street legal, do...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 144,117
Posted By Terence FFM
Protectors

Hello again Matteo,

I am on the fence between the Tour S7 and the Hard Track, but that is another issue. More to the point, can you tell me if Spidi is considering an upgrade to EN 1621-1: 2012 ...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 144,117
Posted By Terence FFM
hard track / raid jacket question

Hello again Matteo,

thanks for your earlier answer regarding the abrasion resistence of leather versus Tenax. I interpret your answer to mean that although leather offers a higher level of...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 144,117
Posted By Terence FFM
leather versus tenax

Hi Matteo,
I have a question regarding the choice of leather versus tenax in the crash areas of the jackets (shoulders, elbows): why do the what I consider the higher end jackets like the Ergo 365...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,676
Posted By Terence FFM
Badlands is off the short list

Why? Cause I bought one after much deliberating and humming and hawwing and some more deliberating not to mention lots of research. To make a long story short: the Badlands doesn't fit me.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,709
Posted By Terence FFM
Absolutely right. KTM is a business with...

Absolutely right.

KTM is a business with the sole intention of selling bikes and the fact is that this recipe sells better than the 950/990 recipe. If I were a share holder, I would applaud this...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,426
Posted By Terence FFM
snobby

I don't agree with the assessment that wearers of Klim gear are snobs. To me a snob is someone who buys stuff to impress other people (others might call that insecure; both terms apply in my mind)....
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,118
Posted By Terence FFM
new products on revit website

Just in case anyone cares, I noticed that Rev'IT! has updated their website. A new jacket that is interesting for those looking for an off-road jacket along the lines of the a Klim Badlands (maybe...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Terence FFM
different approach

It would seem to me that from a purely suspension point or perhaps chasis geometry point of view the alternative approach, namely taking an "R" model and adding a set of 19/17s from a regular model...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,582
Posted By Terence FFM
Wow, that's a really slick system. I like the...

Wow, that's a really slick system. I like the cross-over strap idea a lot and think this is a area that is neglected by most if not all competing designs.

Price is also what I would consider very...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-20-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 436,454
Posted By Terence FFM
Eek I don't get it

What's with all the hostility from (some!) 950/990 owners towards the 1190 owners and vice versa? Personally, I don't need 150hp and while I am not bowled over by the new look, to call either it or...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,979
Posted By Terence FFM
OK, I'll bite.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but since the talk here is of Rukka, BMW R3, and Klim, clearly everyone here is dreaming, planning on selling a kidney, or is a close friend of the recent...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
silent movie

That movie was hilareous, even without sound. Another reason I really need to learn French.

What exactly is meant by the phrase low-spec rear shock? Is the model used for the electronically...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10,603
Views: 2,215,717
Posted By Terence FFM
new skins on new wheels

No pics. Put a pair of MT21s on my second wheels set (21x1.85 and 18x2.5 - basically a SE950R wheelset).

A big thanks to the Orange Crush Hall of Wisdom and specifically Neduro's "How to change...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Terence FFM
order big

I picked up a pair of TAs for an unbelievably cheap 175 Euro new (regular price around 320-350). Only catch was the Henry Ford motto was in effect: any colour as long as it was black. I can live with...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 436,454
Posted By Terence FFM
I just read the review in Motorrad (the...

I just read the review in Motorrad (the comparison test of the 19/17 wheeled travel enduros) and they complained that the steering damper was set too high (too much dampening). Perhaps this is what...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,708
Posted By Terence FFM
wolfman

I really like the new Wolfman Rocky Mountains. They are larger than the Ortliebs and the GL Great Basin for that matter. The debate about weight narrow and a bit higher up (GL philosophy) or lower...
Forum: Europe 02-27-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Terence FFM
International licence

I don't think you can do that, ride for 12 months on the international licence, I mean. I seem to recall that 6 months is the grace period you have to drive around with your former licence. After...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,311
Posted By Terence FFM
new Badlands availability

Has anyone heard from a dealer or Klim directly, when the updated Badlands will be available to the buying public? Or is it also affected by the quality issue that will result in the next generation...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,596
Posted By Terence FFM
not American but EU

The OP did't indicate a price range so I will assume he is a typical rich Yankee (relax, it's a stab at all the stereotypes floating out there in Internetland) with buckets of cash to spend.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
Considering where Norway finishes in the UN...

Considering where Norway finishes in the UN rankings of best places in the world to live (consistently in the top 5, and #1 in 2012), and where other countries (not mentioning any names) where...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,747
Posted By Terence FFM
What angers me the most about this post is that I...

What angers me the most about this post is that I 100% agree with it. :cry I hope that we are both wrong.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
German Prices available

On the KTM Germany site you can price out your dream 1190.

Base models come in a little more expensive than the 990's they are replacing but even optioned to the max, they are still somewhere...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By Terence FFM
Thumb liked mine too

I got about 18,000km or 11,000miles out of mine. New it was fantastic wet or dry. However, I found as it aged, it gave up some of the wet grip it had new as well as a lot of the feedback. This was...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,848
Posted By Terence FFM
It's most likely a cooling water-oil heat...

It's most likely a cooling water-oil heat exchanger that heats the oil up at start-up and keeps it cool when up to operating temperature, a la the very similar looking unit on BMW parrallel twin...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-07-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 31,516
Posted By Terence FFM
weird, in Europe, or Germany at least, the 350LM...

weird, in Europe, or Germany at least, the 350LM is a cheaper than the 660. OK, the 660 here doesn't have satelite radio, but I still don't understand why it is being positioned above the 660 in...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
market development

As much as the doctored photos of the various KTMs amuses me too, I think everyone has to accept or acknowledge that for all purposes, an RC8R could just as easily be inserted in the images. KTM has...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
Question Am I the only one here wondering if the new 19/17...

Am I the only one here wondering if the new 19/17 tubeless set-up will fit on a 990?

A 19/17 would open up a lot of new choices since I (mis)use the 990 for commuting and Anakee's don't come in...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,378
Posted By Terence FFM
wheels

I imagine that a swap to a 2.5" rear ought to shed a few pounds too, not to mention making it a off-road worthier. The switch from a 2.15" to a 1.85" or 1.6" is probably negligible but worth doing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By Terence FFM
another alternative

I am faced with the issue of wanting to upgrade my current gps (a Garmin Colorado) with something that is motorcycle friendly, does tracks, and feature lane guidance. The conclusion is the zumo...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,670
Posted By Terence FFM
Crap. And I wasted my money on the sasquatch...

Crap. And I wasted my money on the sasquatch version. :cry
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18,821
Views: 7,610,235
Posted By Terence FFM
Hey Beemakilla, could you provide some more info...

Hey Beemakilla, could you provide some more info regarding the case you have your GPS in? I am looking for alternatives to the overpriced Garmin motorcycle specific units and am still looking for a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
This is a good point. I think a lot of people...

This is a good point. I think a lot of people would like to see a smaller, lighter 2-cylinder adventure bike but making it lighter while still being able to load it up with it gear and slam it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Terence FFM
suggestion

Looks really good. Although I appreciate the decision to keep things simple and not have a locking cover that can jam up with mud or rust up, I think a lot of people would have liked at a provision...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,091
Posted By Terence FFM
My thoughts exactly. There is a DIN norm (don't...

My thoughts exactly. There is a DIN norm (don't know the number off hand, but trust me, there is a norm in Germany for EVERYTHING) regarding maufacturer claimed weights. It stipulates that all fluids...
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