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Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,487
Posted By DarkFlames
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=230321...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23032101#post23032101
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,051
Posted By DarkFlames
I have used my BP down to 35-40 F with a fleece...

I have used my BP down to 35-40 F with a fleece jacket underneath at highway speed. Heater liner becomes necessary around freezing but of course that depends on your cold tolerance. I use the BP...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,590
Posted By DarkFlames
Amen to that..............

Amen to that..............
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,590
Posted By DarkFlames
My old Teknic jacket (circa 1999) had a removable...

My old Teknic jacket (circa 1999) had a removable cold weather collar; worked pretty good.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,590
Posted By DarkFlames
If you read the gazillion comments on the...

If you read the gazillion comments on the Badlands, you may find some answers. The collar use to drive me nuts. I can no longer notice it. I suspect a combination of the fabric becoming less stiff...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,590
Posted By DarkFlames
Check out page 72 of this very thread. :deal

Check out page 72 of this very thread. :deal
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,901
Posted By DarkFlames
I like good service.....

Anybody home? :cob
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,901
Posted By DarkFlames
Apache H2O boots

Hi Rev'it,

I have been happily riding in my Apache boots for 2 years. I truly like these boots. I unfortunately discovered on a recent trip that my right boot leaks (and not just a little).
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Thanks for the correction. I may then have an...

Thanks for the correction. I may then have an option as I can easily carry entertainment on the phone (the XM is not that high on my list).
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
I guess it works...

The 665LM works I suppose. I too experienced the power down problem reported by others but a single master reset did the trick.

I also have problems with the BT pairing with a G4. Oddly, I need...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By DarkFlames
I have the Holan Pro engine guard and Rivco...

I have the Holan Pro engine guard and Rivco highway pegs. Works for me and looks alright. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By DarkFlames
That meant "thank you" when I rode in Europe but...

That meant "thank you" when I rode in Europe but that was some years ago. Any European inmates here ? :dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,327
Posted By DarkFlames
The OP wears an rf1100. Swapping visors on that...

The OP wears an rf1100. Swapping visors on that helmet is a breeze (I own one as well). Always been a big fan of tinted visors but must admit that I got caught riding for longer than anticipated a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Pissed Still testing but tempted to call it a POS

I have been fiddling with the unit for quite a few rides. Trying to make the iphone 5 and G4 setup work. The main issues at the moment are sound quality and volume (XM) and pretty incredible lag...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Well, I have mixed feelings about it. Note that...

Well, I have mixed feelings about it. Note that I have only been testing it for a few weeks. I recently used it for navigation in the car. It did its job, but I was amazed how slow it is when you...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkFlames
Yeah, I am concerned about the age of the...

Yeah, I am concerned about the age of the Tourance, but one would expect the rubber recipe to have evolved with the rest of the Metzeler line? :dunno
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkFlames
Do you like them off-pavement?

Do you like them off-pavement?
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkFlames
I believe the Tourance (not Next nor EXP) is...

I believe the Tourance (not Next nor EXP) is still available; that is the one I was considering.
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By DarkFlames
Question Tiger needs new shoes

Well, after searching all over the interweb and spending hours reading reviews and comparisons, I still need to ask a tire question.

I need to replace the stock Pirelli Scorpion Trail on the Tiger...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-17-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By DarkFlames
GXM antenna on fuel tank - why not?

The Garmin manual explicitly states that the GXM antenna should not be placed on the fuel tank. I can understand the risk of fuel spills. They also mention a risk of excessive heat. I am not sure I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DarkFlames
Good info Steve W. I should be able to move the...

Good info Steve W. I should be able to move the antenna with the zumo and get okay results in the car.

I am still amazed that I have what I have from XM in writing. My question specifically...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DarkFlames
Really???

This just in from XM:

"Please be advised that you can have one subscription for your Garmin Zumo 665 and use it on your different vehicles (with appropriate accessories/antennas installed).
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DarkFlames
Fair enough Dravnx. I just need to know that it...

Fair enough Dravnx. I just need to know that it is not impossible to work with the XM puck inside a vehicle.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DarkFlames
GXM 40 antenna in car

I have purchased a zumo 665 and I have a question with respect to the GXM 40 antenna. 2 out of 3 reps from XM told me that multiple antennas can be included with a single receiver. While this may be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-18-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
The trigger has been pulled

Well let's hope it's a good move: I have a zumo 665LM coming in the mail from GPS City. :clap

Thanks to Emoto, I got a good deal. The advertised price at GPS City was not that great but I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Good input Emoto. I don't like the cost of...

Good input Emoto.

I don't like the cost of the 590, but I guess it is not that big a jump from the 665. I have to wonder why Garmin does not support their units for longer periods of time. I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Does the 665LM have an external speaker? Garmin's...

Does the 665LM have an external speaker? Garmin's specs make no mention of it. That would make using the unit in a car much easier.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
The 550 is indeed XM capable. Not many left on...

The 550 is indeed XM capable. Not many left on the market.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
I am interested in xm radio. I am not sure...

I am interested in xm radio. I am not sure whether playing mp3s would be enough. I certainly don't care for the price tag of the 665.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Yes, the options are many. I currently pair my...

Yes, the options are many. I currently pair my iphone with a scala g4. I really like music/radio when riding. Like I said, the xm feature is quite attractive. But the price is not.

I do 70-80% of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Anybody? At least, I have not been called an...

Anybody?

At least, I have not been called an idiot for asking the question......yet. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By DarkFlames
Question Zumo 665LM - good move?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a zumo 665LM. I see the XM radio capability as a very attractive feature.

I have read a lot about it, but still need to ask: is it a good move? Any reasons why I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,293
Posted By DarkFlames
Thumbs down Didn't do it for me

Watched "Why We Ride" last night. Mildly entertaining at best. I found the movie lacks structure and that there is too much focus on racing. Gorgeous images though. I'm glad I rented it and didn't...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,590
Posted By DarkFlames
AliveDK: Maybe this can help. I have found...

AliveDK: Maybe this can help. I have found sizing to be a little tricky. At 5'11" and 190 lbs, I had to go with Large; the Med was tight at the chest. Granted the Large is a touch big but I prefer...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 615,913
Posted By DarkFlames
+1. The OEM center stand works dandy. Handlebars...

+1. The OEM center stand works dandy. Handlebars all the way to the left, left hand on left handle, right hand on someplace convenient (frame), and right foot on center stand. On the count of three,...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 615,913
Posted By DarkFlames
Looks good. I plan on mounting a 1.75 gal...

Looks good. I plan on mounting a 1.75 gal rotopax on the rack. That pelican case is nice; I like the low profile. I may have to investigate that further....
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 615,913
Posted By DarkFlames
Thanks for the photo. Does not look bad at all. ...

Thanks for the photo. Does not look bad at all. The swmotech is smaller, but I'm having a hard time liking the looks of it with all the holes.....
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 615,913
Posted By DarkFlames
Thanks. The altrider does look well designed and...

Thanks. The altrider does look well designed and well built. One concern is the size - it looks huge. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about function but I'm also all about not messing up with the...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 615,913
Posted By DarkFlames
Question Top rack

Searched the thread and found bits of info, but I'm still hesitating between the Altrider and SW-Motech top racks.

Any input is greatly appreciated!
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By DarkFlames
Update

After discussion with Wolfman, I ended up retuning the part. They were very reasonable and really tried to make things right so kudos to them. Wolfman is indeed no longer producing the Tiger 800...
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