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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,225
Posted By macbethandbanquo
RKA Pine Flat

I looked around for weeks and finally narrowed it to 2. The Wolfman and the RKA.
I BOUGHT THE 13 liter expandable 4point Pine Flat. Pricy at $154 but sits great on the GS tank. Not too high, not...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Have a couple of Opinels. Great steel and easy...

Have a couple of Opinels. Great steel and easy to sharpen

My favorite one was made by Cold Steel years ago. Rubberized handle and, I believe, Carbon V steel.

Leave it stored in my...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,434
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Right up there with you. Have both the Original...

Right up there with you. Have both the Original Belstaff Trialmaster and. Barbour Interntional. LOVE both those jackets. In fact I wear them OFF the bike more as a fashion statement too. Paired with...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I've got the Dry Spec set up. Wouldn't trade for...

I've got the Dry Spec set up. Wouldn't trade for anything else. Top opening NOT an issue. Tent fits well. Don't know what the hell all the fuss was about.
I don't like floppy compressed bags. The...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Moldex Softies

I found out you need to buy earplugs in bulk
The Moldex 6600 Softies with 33 DB rating are fantastic. Buy them in a box of 200 pair.
By the way, I wear these ONCE maybe twice, because of ear...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,021
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Toucan

Toucans were the best compromise for me too. The Crossfires were "too much" for my moderate dirt riding.
Bonus is they look and work fantastic!
One of my best boot buys!
Also get lots of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,061
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Thanks JR Yes they did say that about the...

Thanks JR
Yes they did say that about the piston.
Think he checked most or all those things you listed
But, the bike sat on the showroom floor for several months and I was wondering about the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,061
Posted By macbethandbanquo
6 months later

Well, Reaver, you were right. It is now 6 months later and 5,000 miles and has not leaked a drop since.
So far all is good with the 2012 F650GS. Only thing I question now is how it starts. It...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 85,123
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Tickled Pink!

Now that I have the 840 matching pants, I can really appreciate the Latitude suit. The Deluxe suspenders are a great addition also. I like the adjustable snaps on the pant bottom as I can wear Combat...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Wow! Nice idea! I just pulled a 1974...

Wow! Nice idea! I just pulled a 1974 Trialmaster XL500 out of the closet that has been there over 30 years and tried it on.
I had forgotten what a great jacket it is....looks very stylish. But...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,876
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Aero stitch Combats

I go with the Combat Touring. Extremely comfy and looks normal enough under jeans.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,075
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Those Formas are my "everyday" boot! And I...

Those Formas are my "everyday" boot! And I really like the Brown Nubuck. Very sexy looking to boot!!
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,075
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Alpine stars Toucan

I think the ALPINESTARS TOUCAN fits your needs extremely well.

I, too, wanted a little more protection. I can't see myself needing more.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By macbethandbanquo
First gear makes a TPG Liner for about $140 that...

First gear makes a TPG Liner for about $140 that is excellent under many jackets. I use it under a Klim Latitude and Klimt Traverse jacket.

Also is perfect under a BMW Santiago. I'm sure it would...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,922
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Very pleased with my Latitude 840 jacket and...

Very pleased with my Latitude 840 jacket and pants!! Perfect in every way. Great protection and fits close to my body.

Have Traverse jacket to go with Dakar pants for summer temps although...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,210
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I feel my new Alpinestars Toucan boots hit all...

I feel my new Alpinestars Toucan boots hit all areas well enough to be a good compromise.
I have 2 other pairs of boots that round out ALL my needs:

Forma Adventure Brown Nubuck

Aero...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,681
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Taught the book in my Advanced Placement English...

Taught the book in my Advanced Placement English classes. Lots of basic philosophy.

"Gumption Traps" was one of my favorite parts of the book. Also great tidbits about how to figure out a...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Any comment on Taichi E Heated Vest?

Today I was looking at a Taichi E Vest. 7 volt self heated. Around $260 or a bit less.
Anyone try one of these? Want to find how it heats, how long battery lasts and comfort.

I'm just...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,453
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Gotta say I'm loving my Forma Adventures I got...

Gotta say I'm loving my Forma Adventures I got from Brian. Very comfortable both on and off bike.

Just got some Astars Toucans from him a week ago and compared they are stouter and stiffer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Got mine in yesterday. Very pleased. Super quick...

Got mine in yesterday. Very pleased. Super quick and personal service from Lucas and son Robert.
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,590
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Hey, Randy, thanks to you and Mellow, I'm now...

Hey, Randy, thanks to you and Mellow, I'm now SURE I made the right choice with the D66!!

I thought about doing the bit with the tent and bags in the D28, and wondered if they would fit....now...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,686
Posted By macbethandbanquo
WooHooo! My Toucans are on their way to me...

WooHooo!

My Toucans are on their way to me from Brian at Atomic Moto!! Expect them around Christmas!!

So wonderful to get just what you want for Christmas!

And, I'm STILL enjoying my...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By macbethandbanquo
This is EXACTLY why I bought my Klim Latitude...

This is EXACTLY why I bought my Klim Latitude suit. Pretty obvious choice. Traverse would have been my second choice.
Only downside is expense. Sometimes one comes up on forum market
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,671
Posted By macbethandbanquo
This post and a couple down have convinced me...

This post and a couple down have convinced me that I MUST have a pair of Alpinestar Toucans. Talked to Brian at Atomic moto yesterday and he recommended them highly.
I already have 2 pairs of...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Old favorite: Camp Dry by Kiwi

Old favorite:

Camp Dry by Kiwi
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 186,833
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Read this entire thread and considered all the...

Read this entire thread and considered all the pros and cons of the right bag for my 2012 F650GS.
The one I finally decided on is the RKA Pine Flat 13 liter with 4 attach points. At $155 it seems...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Trekker

Fits my head well like my Profile which is for more oval heads.

I tend to believe they are similar. But....I think it would fit a wider range of head shapes.

I tried it today with a Serius...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,590
Posted By macbethandbanquo
After reading this entire thread, Santa Claus has...

After reading this entire thread, Santa Claus has just ordered the Twisted Throttle 66 kit for the 2012 BMW F650 in Sun yellow and black.

Of all things, the rigidity of the 38 bag is a...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Bought the Trekker, almost new, off the forum for...

Bought the Trekker, almost new, off the forum for $90 not expecting much. Wanted the Hi Vis and maybe later get the Arai.
I have Arais, Shoeis, AGV. Bell. Lots of helmets.

I wanted to see...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,840
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Soldier, what size jacket do you wear? I have...

Soldier, what size jacket do you wear? I have lots of jackets. I'm sure we could work something out. I have a 44 chest. Usually a Large in jackets.

What about you? And pants? I wear a...
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,994
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Visiting grand kids in SA this week. Just picked...

Visiting grand kids in SA this week. Just picked up a new Buick. Son lives off 281 and 1604. Off Evans. I can just hope I can get outta town to go back to Louisiana next week without totaling the...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,824
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Just bought a BAHCO 3/8 ratchet. Excellent...

Just bought a BAHCO 3/8 ratchet. Excellent quality!! The Bahco Crescent is one of best! I believe Bahco started in Sweden and went to Spain. If not mistaken I believe they are a source for Snap On.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,518
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I think awhile back I had Motoport pants. Very...

I think awhile back I had Motoport pants. Very we'll made but did not fit well. Gave mine to my brother and fits him perfect.
I'm not doubting the claim of Motoports strength: it is probably...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I found my Santiago pants and jacket on the forum...

I found my Santiago pants and jacket on the forum and love them!!

I have the Rev'it Air pants also. Snap on the waist came off before I even put it on. Revzilla sent me a new pair. Very nice...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,628
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Another vote for Hawks Vittles!! Just...

Another vote for Hawks Vittles!!

Just received my order of Moraccan Stew and African stew. Great!
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,290
Posted By macbethandbanquo
Decided to go "Whole Hog" and get a custom made...

Decided to go "Whole Hog" and get a custom made small hatchet from Lee Reeves.

The finest hatchet I've EVER seen! Super razor sharp....in fact you CAN shave with it. Doubles as a knife. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I've seen quite a few Ropers that flew off in...

I've seen quite a few Ropers that flew off in motorcycle accidents that I have worked. Look GREAT while on.....but don't STAY on in a get-off.

But, to each his own.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,845
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I really like the SOKz brand. Made in Italy, I...

I really like the SOKz brand. Made in Italy, I believe. Summer ones and winter ones. Fit and work well. Padding and channels in just the right place.

Also Revit Summer touring socks.....I...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,518
Posted By macbethandbanquo
I'm going to go against the grain here. I live...

I'm going to go against the grain here. I live in South Louisiana....hot and humid most of time.

Started off with mesh...Joe Rocket and Firstgear Tex Mesh. Found out they flowed too much...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,443
Posted By macbethandbanquo
MOD skidplate

I am now feeling MUCH better about just installing a MOD skidplate.

My heat exchanger was nicked in SHIPPING and I didn't notice until I got home just 37 miles of highway ride away.

My...
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