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Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By EvilGilligan
Spot + Driving beam

Floods are useless at anything other than crawling speed. I choose Rigid Dually D2 driving pattern, angled 5 degrees outward, and Cyclops 10 degree driving beams. Duallys are run though a Skene...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6,189
Views: 1,283,639
Posted By EvilGilligan
This

Thank goodness SOMEBODY reads the mannual!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By EvilGilligan
Update: yep, its a ticket

She got home today and I looked at her 'note' ... it's a summons to appear (we call it a ticket up here). Looks like it was scribbled out by a toddler on meth. Apparently she'll get a courtesy notice...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By EvilGilligan
WA resident, need a NorCal Lawyer

Family member just got cited by CHiPs in Shasta Co. for going 94 in a 70 ... took her info, said he'd mail her the ticket. Need a lawyer to manage this. Any recommendations/ advice / experience with...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6,189
Views: 1,283,639
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,162
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 854,744
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,422
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, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,673
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,465
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
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, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,189
Views: 1,283,639
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 854,744
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, 11:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,706
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, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,706
Posted By EvilGilligan
in wet/ cold weather, THIS

Roadcrafter when it's shit, motoport kevlar mesh in the heat.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,718
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
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, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,530
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,530
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,097
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,667
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,520
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,009
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,136
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,951
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 53,399
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, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 718,785
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
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, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,603
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
Posted By EvilGilligan
Lifesaver!

Thanks for this ... ordering it now!
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
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 02-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,813
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,705
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,705
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.
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