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Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,630
Posted By TBickell
My GT might be for sale soon..

Saw you were "thinking about" adding a GT to your stable. I did end up getting an FJR an I think my GT has to go ( I also have an F800GS ). It's stored in Montana now ( I am in Arizona for the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,630
Posted By TBickell
Thanks for the refreshing long term review. I...

Thanks for the refreshing long term review. I bought a slightly used (1200 miles) Sprint GT two years ago and have put about 11k miles on it mostly in the wide open and very fast roads of Northwest...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,035
Posted By TBickell
Yep.. been there done that.. even though I...

Yep.. been there done that.. even though I changed my front springs and fork oil to the Hyperpro set up I have bottomed my forks several times once resulted in a bent rim. However I did go with the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,145
Posted By TBickell
Man I hope not. I just popped for the Klim...

Man I hope not. I just popped for the Klim Latitude because of the Gore-tex properties. It is one of very few jackets that has full armor ( D30) plenty of vents and a Gore-tex outer that is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,944
Posted By TBickell
maybe the new new 2015 Multistrada... not the...

maybe the new new 2015 Multistrada... not the rest bro. 15k miles ( which is a lot more than Ducati used to be). it's not a big deal if you are riding a Ducati like intended and don't plan on racking...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,363
Posted By TBickell
I would have been half-way happy if the pants...

I would have been half-way happy if the pants just fit like a normal pair of pants.

Probably back to Rev-it for me and if I have to fuss with a drop liner so be it..
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,944
Posted By TBickell
Until those 15k service intervals roll around:evil

Until those 15k service intervals roll around:evil
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,363
Posted By TBickell
Klim pants are going back

So I ordered the Latitude Misano's from Revzilla ( thank God). They are a great company. Pants showed up 2 days later and I was eager to try them on. Keep in mind that I already have the Latitude...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By TBickell
Anyone know when Klim puts their new stuff out?

Looking at pulling the trigger on the Latitude pants now that they are on "closeout sale" but wondering what Klim has up their sleeve for 2015. They seem to make improvements every year and I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,944
Posted By TBickell
It is a bit of a pork chop but if the OP is going...

It is a bit of a pork chop but if the OP is going to riding any slab or long straight windy roads for hundreds of miles then that extra "pork" keeps things nice and settled.. I've done thousands of...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,363
Posted By TBickell
Yes Klim does kind of crazy with the logo's. I...

Yes Klim does kind of crazy with the logo's. I guess it's like when you buy a car and the dealer wants to staple his logo on the back.. ( well not quite that bad:D)

thanks for all the feed-back....
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,944
Posted By TBickell
Just sold my 2011 Multistrada because I am now...

Just sold my 2011 Multistrada because I am now doing the kind of riding you are describing. Long distance, lot's of western straight roads until I get to the good stuff. For that I chose the Yamaha...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,363
Posted By TBickell
So if you had to pick one:evil Aerostich...

So if you had to pick one:evil

Aerostich pants are confusing on their web-site and catalog. It's hard to know which ones are to be worn over jeans or pants and which ones are not. Kind of sends me...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,363
Posted By TBickell
Klim or Aerostich for waterproof pants?

I got the Klim Misano Latitude jacket from another inmate here and so far so great. I got hammered in a freak rainstorm here in Phoenix and even in stop and go traffic the kept me bone dry. It's a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 738,418
Posted By TBickell
I was all over that bike until I sat on one.....

I was all over that bike until I sat on one.. Felt like a barge to me. I have a Sprint GT and love that triumph triple but I do have to look at it when I am not riding it:puke1
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,402
Posted By TBickell
Agree on the FJR.. I know this is more about "2...

Agree on the FJR.. I know this is more about "2 up" but she is not going to always be on the back. The FJR is far lighter than the big BMW GT/GTL, far cheaper than those or a newer RT and far less...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,881
Posted By TBickell
Best "water-proof pants"

Instead of starting a new thread.. I'' jump in here with a question..

I've been through a few riding"outfits" and I have had a good run with Rev-it's stuff that has a water-proof liner and other...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,790
Posted By TBickell
The cargo pants I got from Cycle Gear have held...

The cargo pants I got from Cycle Gear have held up well and are priced right.
Kevlar and some knee padding. I only use them "around town" but they have held up well in 2 years..
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 738,418
Posted By TBickell
Your on the right track..

Unless of course you want to ride off-road. Other than that I think the FJR is the perfect bike for Wyoming and the west. I spend my winters in Arizona and my summers in northwestern Montana and I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,369
Posted By TBickell
For a more recent experience to consider. ...

For a more recent experience to consider.

I've got a 2011 Multistrada and a 2011 F800GS. Both great bikes in very different ways. I recently bought a used ( 2013) Yamaha FJR. Why would I do that?...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By TBickell
Shure makes some good options

I've had good luck with the Shure products. I had the EC2's in the past and just replaced them with the SE215's. The audio quality is very good and they are not stupid expensive ( about $130 bucks)...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,120
Posted By TBickell
Another Firmware update nightmare from Sena!

Why did I even try it? I went through this a year ago and said never again. It was working fine. My buddy updated his one year old unit with no issues. Mine.. not si much. It has completely blown the...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By TBickell
Hate to hear this as I just threw down on a Klim...

Hate to hear this as I just threw down on a Klim Misano. Damn thing better be waterproof. It's 90% of the reason I bought it.... Keep us posted. Good news for me is I drive by their headquarters in...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By TBickell
I was in the same predicament .I went with the...

I was in the same predicament .I went with the medium as I have that 50 year plus mid-section and I have to say after looking at your photos ( thank you) I am glad I did as that small looks too small...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,070
Posted By TBickell
Fjr

I've had a bunch of bikes. I currently have 5 of all sorts and countries but if I had to pick one it would be the Yamaha FJR ( 2013). It's not going to get me off-road much but it will go anywhere...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,387
Posted By TBickell
What happened to the ST?

I just bought a 2013 FJR. I would have loved to see Honda re-vamp the ST into a lighter sport touring bike. They seem to have gone down this " transformers" new school thing which leaves me cold....
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 84,350
Posted By TBickell
thinking about making the FJR jump

So there are some smoking deals on new( 2014) FJR's and some have the non-adjustable suspension and are in the 12k price range. A lot of bike for that money. Question is why are the suspension...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 103,613
Posted By TBickell
let us know how you like that Hi-Viz Misano. That...

let us know how you like that Hi-Viz Misano. That is what I would be ordering exactly.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 103,613
Posted By TBickell
thank you. So now I have to figure out if the...

thank you. So now I have to figure out if the Latitude that is now on sale is the 2013 or the newest version. What I still can't understand is why Klim has failed so bad in the collar/velcro area and...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 103,613
Posted By TBickell
Klim now on sale..

I see that Klim is now offering the Latitude( and others) on sale now. Decent prices. I have pretty much worn out my Rev-it Cayenne pro outfit ( very good kit) and want some gore-tex stuff without a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 738,418
Posted By TBickell
Thank you.. I am going back in tomorrow to see...

Thank you.. I am going back in tomorrow to see how bad they want to get rid of it? I am assuming it would come with the new bike warranty which is 1 year right? If I want to buy an extended warranty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 738,418
Posted By TBickell
Here's a good one... a "new" 2010 for sale !!

Here in the great state of Montana I found a "new" ( at the dealer) 2010 FJR with 59 miles on it and they are desperate to sell it. I have a 2011 Triumph Sprint GT and had not real thoughts of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By TBickell
If it's not too late a vote for the Sprint GT

I've had mine for a year ( 2011 bought it barely used) and in 10,000 miles has not had a hiccup. The motor pulls like a tractor and just sounds soooo sweet ( trident can). Not sure about longevity...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,050
Posted By TBickell
Ive gone thru 2 sets on my Multistrada and I...

Ive gone thru 2 sets on my Multistrada and I loved the feel and the comfort. Great in the turns but I am only getting 6k on the rear before its worn. I'm going PR3's next ....
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,766
Posted By TBickell
Sons of Anarchy...

did not hurt either. Great marketing for the brand. It's a lifestyle choice as much as a bike choice. I think it is also the first thing people think of when they want to get into the "bike thing"....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,519
Posted By TBickell
Triumph Sprint GT??

You might want to try and find a 2010-2011 Triumph Sprint GT. An often overlooked great sport touring rig with one of the best engines ever strapped on to a bike frame. Great panniers are stock. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,531
Posted By TBickell
Thanks for the reply. I am torn between the 23mm...

Thanks for the reply. I am torn between the 23mm drop or the 30mm. I am short with a 30" inseam but I really feel the stock pegs are way high. The install seems fairly tricky on this bike so I want...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By TBickell
yep..

And that's why I'm looking for a wing man or two. Some of the best roads up here are so remote that if you even have mechanical failure you better have a tent, some food and a .45 ..lol. It could be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By TBickell
Anyone want to do some twisty's in Montana?

Spending my second summer in the Flathead Valley area ( Somers) and looking for some folks to ride with. I have a Triumph Sprint GT that likes to go.:wink:
Looking to do some remote rides thru the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,531
Posted By TBickell
Thought I would kick start this thread..

Just got my 2011 GT out of storage in Montana and ready to rip some long rides up here in God's country. Changed the oil, put the battery back in, lubed the chain and it back on the road. What a...
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