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Forum: Vendors 11-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By Wise Guy
Sent you a PM

Just sent you a PM and email requesting that last Tour 2 in size 9/L. That's if no one scooped it up before me :doh
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,959
Posted By Wise Guy
That obvious, huh? :D In my defense, my life...

That obvious, huh? :D

In my defense, my life has been so busy this year, that 90% of its use has been commuting :waysad

When I have taken her in the dirt, I see the shortcomings in the tires...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,959
Posted By Wise Guy
Cases

They are 35 liter Pelican Storm iM2600 cases. No experience with SKB or the more beefy Pelican 1500 or 1550, so I can't compare. These are not from Caribou, but are mounted to my Wolfman racks (I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Wise Guy
Pete, Seems logical. Of course, those words...

Pete,

Seems logical. Of course, those words have gotten me into trouble before!! But I am all for the lazy way out. :lol3

And the bike is a 2012 with only 4k miles on it. So if a little of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Wise Guy
Thanks for all the replies!

Guys,

Thanks so much for all the replies.

The majority recommend trying the Intiminators only to start - so I'll stick with stock springs for the first go-round. Probably will be fine for me. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Wise Guy
F650GS: Intiminators only? Or should I "spring" for springs too?

Disclaimer: My knowledge of motorcycle suspension is limited only to bits and pieces I've read - mainly on this forum.

I picked up a pair of Ricor Intiminators at an unspeakably low price from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,959
Posted By Wise Guy
And for comparison...Givi Bars on same bike...

Below are some older pics of the same bike with the Givi bars on it. I was nervous that the upper part of the body panels might not be fully protected in certain crashes with the Givi bars.

A...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-12-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,959
Posted By Wise Guy
Adventure Spec Crash Bars on F65OGS

See pics below of the Adventure Spec crash bars on a 2012 F650GS. They do stick out farther from the side panels than they do on the F800GS. But personally, I like the look. I think it makes the bike...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 50,044
Posted By Wise Guy
Sena 20s - first impressions...

Sena 20S dual pack - First Impressions

Disclaimer: The wife and I have never used an intercom system on bikes before. So we have nothing to compare to.

She rides her own bike, so we are using...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 74,977
Posted By Wise Guy
Here's the group buy link...

I don't think it's too late. Here's the group buy link:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988463&highlight=Sena

Just PM RocketMoto for pricing. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 74,977
Posted By Wise Guy
Revzilla has the dual pack in stock...

Just received an email from Revzilla that the 20S dual pack is in stock. I had asked for email notification - that was before I jumped in on the RocketMoto group buy. I'm not in a hurry, so I'll wait...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,735
Posted By Wise Guy
Found some Airwave Pants

I think I just scored the last pair of size medium short Airwave pants on the planet! Being shipped from FC Moto in Germany to US now. Psyched to be getting these just in time for the hottest part of...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,735
Posted By Wise Guy
Glove sizing question...

My palm circumference is 9", but most Rev'it size mediums are too long in the fingers. I tried on the Rev'it Striker glove in size medium however, and the fingers fit perfectly. I heard that the...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,735
Posted By Wise Guy
Sand 2 Pants

@lmychajluk: thx for the suggestion. How was the fit when comparing the Sand 2 to the Airwaves? Was one roomier than the other in terms of hips, butt, thighs? I have thin thighs and no butt, so this...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,735
Posted By Wise Guy
Awaiting Airwave Pants

Thanks for the update. Will do.

Another question: Your Tornado, or Gear 2 pants could work, but i don't think they come in a size small enough for me. Some retailers (like Revzilla) show a chart...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,735
Posted By Wise Guy
ETA on Airwave Pants?

Just picked up the men's Airwave jacket. Love it. Flows a ton of air.

Really disappointed though when I went to buy the matching Airwave pant in a men's size medium short. I contacted a dozen or...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,999
Posted By Wise Guy
Tourmaster Venture Air

I have a pair of these. And while they flow air nicely, they are clownishly baggy on me. Whenever I wear them, I feel like a little kid going sledding in my big brother's snowpants:D

I think this...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,125
Posted By Wise Guy
Key Fob

Didn't like sacrificing a jacket pocket to the big opener. Not to mention, I would often forget to transfer it when using a different jacket.

So I switched to a fob for my keychain. Now I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,168
Posted By Wise Guy
Drinking bottle

Sparky,

I'm using the Primus aluminum bottle (black) that is specifically made for drinking water. Transmits virtually no taste to water, so should be fine with whiskey. :1drink

Now to the more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 93,355
Posted By Wise Guy
When Cy mentioned the "BMW 650" in post #509, not...

When Cy mentioned the "BMW 650" in post #509, not sure if he was referring to the 650 single, or the newer F650GS twin, which would have the same batt tray as the F800GS. Can anyone confirm?

Found...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,119
Posted By Wise Guy
Pronunciation

According to MX1Canada.com, it's neither. They say it's: mee-tas

See first sentence, in first paragraph on this page: http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-adventure-and-safari-tires/ :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 252,086
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm in for a 20S dual

Please add me to your group buy list for the upcoming 20S. Was leaning toward the SMH10, but this really looks like a nice step forward in technology.

Besides, I've been looking for an excuse to...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Wise Guy
Possibly add a Skene Design controller?

I bought the MondoMotos MM10 as well, but like you, I wanted some dimmability (is that a word?). So I added the Skene Design Intelligent Controller IQ-175A for another $80. So after the ADVRider...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Wise Guy
I'm hearing I need more tools...

"Drift Punch"..."Spud Wrench"...

Apparently I just needed more tools. :thumb

We'll see how that plays with the wife :wink:

I was hoping to get the crash bars on prior to shipping - in case...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Wise Guy
Mission aborted...

Maggott12: Tried that. Then the bottom was off by 1/4". :baldy

Concours: Good advice. Same as my wife's. It was a bit rushed as the shipping company showed up a day earlier than expected (on a...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Wise Guy
URGENT - Crash Bar Issue

Selling 2012 BMW F800GS today, and shipper is coming in a couple hours to pick it up. Promised buyer I would install GIVI TN690 Engine Guards and I can't get the bolt holes to line up correctly.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By Wise Guy
Reflective?

On the Humvee site, you can choose between standard vinyl or reflective for a 1.00 charge. But I don't have them, so I can't comment on reflectivity or on which type 67siia has in the photo above.
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 181,285
Posted By Wise Guy
MondoMotos MM10 Bullets on F650GS

Here are some pics of a set of new MondoMotos MM10 Bullets mounted on the horizontal cross member of my Adventure Spec crash bars on my F650GS.

Not sure if I'll like that location (kinda low),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By Wise Guy
Before and after pics (affixed to rear plastic)...

Rather than putting them on the front fairing as recommended, I just pulled off my factory decals on the rear plastics, and used the ones from Adventure Decals in that same spot. Here are before and...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 181,285
Posted By Wise Guy
Just ordered a set...

Just ordered a set of the MM10 lights. I was thinking of mounting them to my Adventure Spec crash bars. I'll try to post some pics after I get 'em, and install 'em.

Can't wait cuz it's downright...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 181,285
Posted By Wise Guy
Question re: F650GS Wiring

Brian,

I'm considering the MM10's for my 2012 F650GS. I saw a prior post about how BMW owners could use ring terminals right at the battery to avoid messing up BMW's CAN-BUS system. Would the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By Wise Guy
Another similar thread that might help...

Here's a similar thread discussing how installing TT risers has led to excess play or misalignment in the handlebars:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871907&highlight=Riser

I...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Thanks for all the great input...

I decided to just leave them in there, and sacrifice my better AS mounting bolts to whomever buys my GIVI crash bars.

I learned a lot though, and maybe this will help someone else someday -...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Ahhh, I see.

Got it. Doesn't fit with my grand plan to have new crash bars though.

And Sailah, thx for the great input! I'll check first with Givi re: buying the Givi parts.

I guess another option would...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Torque the bolts??

Not sure what you meant by torqueing the bolts.

Another option, would be to contact Givi, and see if they will sell me 2 new inserts, 2 new cones, and 2 new bolts. Then convert the AS bars to...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
thanks,

Cone is already set back plenty from the bolt hole on the insert (i.e., disengaged from the insert). Not sure that any quality/size pliers would get this beast out (see my installation note above...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Great input guys...

Long story...found a killer deal from a fellow inmate on some bigger/better Adventure Spec crash bars that come up higher and actually protect the ridiculously expensive BMW plastic fairings. I was...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Good suggestion...

Thanks. Great suggestion. I'll hit Harbor Freight on my way to work today and pick one up. Will let you know how it goes.

Got a chuckle when I read the warning in the pic of the instructions...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
What I've tried so far...

I've tried:

1. Attempting to pound in a "wedge" in the form of a flat blade screwdriver in between the tube insert and the frame. Just puts nasty marks on frame, but doesn't budge the insert

2....
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wise Guy
Question How would you remove these Givi crash bar sleeves from frame?

Removed my Givi T690 crash bars from my 2012 F650GS, and now I can't get the "Expanding Tube Insert" (Givi's part description) out of the frame. :baldy

Same problem on both right and left sides. ...
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