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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,746
Posted By EvilGilligan
take a trip in the rain, ride 2 up, commute ... etc

not arguing that the BMW is a freakin' fighter jet, but c'mon ... completely different bikes, completely different uses. I've had back and knee issues for a decade and I can't even sit on an RR...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
This

Cradle holds it firmly ... while I use the ramX in my truck it lacks the positive lock of the specific cradle.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By EvilGilligan
pinlock best so far, but not perfect

I ride year round here in Seattle, mostly commuting. I have an RXQ and a Neotech. I have pin lock visors for both, about 5000 miles on each.
Pinlock works, mostly. After a few thousand miles the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 810,647
Posted By EvilGilligan
i love spada lake!

almost always have it to myself ... make a point to get there each season now, so beautiful.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,975
Posted By EvilGilligan
Motoport

+1 for motoport ... I love my Roadcrafter, but have never been more comfortable than in my Motoport Mesh Kevlar jacket and stretch kevlar pants. Worth every penny.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By EvilGilligan
HippoHands + heated grips

They are ugly, for sure, but I rode all winter here in wet Seattle in 30 deg temps using my perforated summer Held gloves when I used my HippoHands and heated grips. One cold, wet morning it got down...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By EvilGilligan
Fanboy shout out for Motoport

it was inevitable that one of us would chime up!

motoport.com
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By EvilGilligan
feel like an idiot

I've been camping on and off all my life and get paid to be critical + analytical and never considered this statement.

[hangs head in shame]

One more time ADVRider has enlightened my mind and...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By EvilGilligan
Sena SMH10 + Tork X-Pro

You have to do some soldering to make this work by cutting the headphone leads off of the Sena and installing a female plug from radio shack.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,746
Posted By EvilGilligan
CalSci large helped

But didn't solve the problem.

I am 5' 11" w/ 30" inseam... It is better than stock with 4" more of height and a little more width. I still need ear plugs tho
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 810,647
Posted By EvilGilligan
I really enjoy Spada lake

My buddy and I discovered it last season and I ride up there every season. Was there 2 weeks ago, had the whole place to myself! Wish we could ride over the dam, looking forward to the rest of the...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,501
Posted By EvilGilligan
Compulsory safety

I bought my first road crafter 12 years ago for this very reason. You MUST ATGATT in a one piece. Wish I would have done this 4 months sooner ... would have saved me a knee surgery after a stupid...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,501
Posted By EvilGilligan
in wet/ cold weather, THIS

Roadcrafter when it's shit, motoport kevlar mesh in the heat.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,243
Posted By EvilGilligan
add a cheap wind screen and re-test

I am a MSR dragonfly guy and use the folded piece of aluminum around mine almost every time. I'd recommend one more out door windy test with a piece of wind screen aluminum around each (make if...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By EvilGilligan
keep it out

while I appreciate the security and cleanliness of putting a 'stitch away when parked at work (I have done this many times) I now use a U lock through the right leg - crotch part and then lock it to...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By EvilGilligan
I don't want to give up my current Givi rear box

So I see how the front feet can grab the Givi forward cleats, very clean. However, i don't want to permanently mount an adapter plate on top of my Givi rack. I want the after market latch system that...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By EvilGilligan
how does it latch to the monokey notch?

Been staring at this for over 10 minutes (the Caribou setup) and I can see how the two forward feet can grab the tabs meant for my Givi rear box, but don't see how that locking mechanism is going to...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By EvilGilligan
Start with a Roadcrafter - ride safe / warm / dry

One: setting a good budget is very, very smart. Wish I had done the same.

As an aging man with a good job I have the gear I always wanted now, and wish I would have purchased it sooner (two knee...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,431
Posted By EvilGilligan
Motoport Kevlar Street Jean

When not in my Aerostitch Roadcrafter I am wrapped in Kevlar - Motoport stretch kevlar street jeans.

http://www.motoport.com/index.php?option=com_redshop&view=product&pid=48&cid=29&Itemid=15

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,506
Posted By EvilGilligan
Just put these on my Olympia Jacket

Cost just over $6 to my door, arrived in 3 days.

They aren't as huge as I thought ... about the same size as the YKK deals that broke off.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,362
Posted By EvilGilligan
some more options + laser protection

To those whose answer to the OP was "slow down" I can only invite you to
1. Answer the question or shaddap
2. GFY
If someone wants to start a thread with "You shouldn't speed, here are the...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,733
Posted By EvilGilligan
This is correct

Quad = Tri + another layer sewn on.

I just sent my jacket back to get upgraded (got it off of an inmate for cheap) and added a sleeve pocket, too ($15). Also have a pair of their Kevlar stretch...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,161
Posted By EvilGilligan
Update 2014

I upgraded late fall to the following:
Bike: 2013 Multistrada 1200s Touring (upgraded windshield, to Calsci large)
Helmet: White Shoei Neotech w/pinlock sheild
Earplugs: foam squishies
Sound:...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 30,027
Posted By EvilGilligan
don't forget a chair!

My rig / gear set up is very similar, and you've reminded me of two things i wish I would have had my last trip:
1. a camp chair - there are many foldable / ultralight ones out there, pick one that...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By EvilGilligan
these are what I bought

Apparently the Optimus: http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Long-Range-Optimus-LED-Auxiliary-light-Square_p_11.html

I've done a couple of hundred miles now in absolute shit weather ... really...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 685,868
Posted By EvilGilligan
I fuckin' love this.

someone needs to make this as an actual product; Break reservoir cap compass with a quality compass. Badass man, good job
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By EvilGilligan
You have to be kidding

are you serious?!

anyone interested, PM me ... not gonna talk $hit about something in an open forum that i haven't put my $$ towards. Now if I'd bought a pair there would be hell to pay!
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By EvilGilligan
Added some more lights

Was at the Euro-moto show in Lynnwood Wa this weekend and the guys from Cycleops were there. While I like the added light I get from my Rigid Dually D2's (Driving beam) i still wanted more down field...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,269
Posted By EvilGilligan
This

Been using a NeoTec now for the past 4 months / 3000 miles of city + suburban commuting. I hate to admit is, but it is the most quiet and comfortable helmet I've owned. Used to be a big Arai guy,...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
Industrial duty!

This thing is amazing ... can't wait for you to get it and provide hands on feedback. I especially dig the ability to charge waterproof.

VERY interested to hear how easy it is to take the iPad in...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
Lifesaver!

Thanks for this ... ordering it now!
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
Agreed. There are only 2 remaining...

Agreed.

There are only 2 remaining challenges to have the iPad mini solution work as well as a dedicated motorcycle gps:
1. waterproof, constant charging - the life proof case has the charging...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
The second item for $49 is the Lifeproof cradle...

The second item for $49 is the Lifeproof cradle for Fre ... I ordered mine from the LIfeproof website.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,538
Posted By EvilGilligan
Gaia app eh?

completely agree ... I am unimpressed with the Sygic app: stupid search entry, shit for traffic, etc. I'll take a look at the Gaia app this weekend, thx for the tip.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 99,793
Posted By EvilGilligan
watching this closely...

I was actually heading to i90 today to check out their KTMs... i want / need another bike to augment the Multistrada's utility, and a KTM seems like a good choice.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 99,793
Posted By EvilGilligan
Sage analysis

You left out:
6. Makes you feel ashamed for spending money so foolishly ... but you still brag to your friend about it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,563
Posted By EvilGilligan
you want pretty, get flowers. You want to ride, get a motorcycle!

Last I checked this was ADVRider site, not one of the Duc fanboy sites! Can't believe anyone even gives a single shit about how the thing looks!!! GO FUCKING RIDE. While designers can make some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,711
Posted By EvilGilligan
sage advice saved my life 1000x

I was "taught" how to ride by guys who race (OK, fed to the sharks and survived more like) and they told me three things:
1. YOU are the problem, the bike can do amazing things
2. Saw off your rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,711
Posted By EvilGilligan
I can't believe this is a topic of conversation

counter steer vs weight shift ... christ. The physics of how a two wheeled vehicle turns are well understood whether the bag of meat piloting it understands it or not. Whether you wiggle yer fat ass...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By EvilGilligan
WOW! Would have been a dealbreaker for me

While I love my Dually D2's I would have lost my f'in mind had I learned this after making the purchase. Damn shame. I was thinking about adding a spot to the mix, looks like I'm going elsewhere....
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