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Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By VintageThumper
Problem with H2O Audio case for Ipod Nano

I have an H2O Audio Capture waterproof case for the Gen 5 Nano. I mounted it to the handlebars using the TechMount system. At first, everything worked well and it was great having access to all of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By VintageThumper
That's definitely a step in the right direction....

That's definitely a step in the right direction. Thanks for the post.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By VintageThumper
It's a BMW suit, and has no pockets. The only...

It's a BMW suit, and has no pockets. The only opening is the zipper, and running a cord through it would cause a leak.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By VintageThumper
Stealth mount for radar detector?

Looking to stealth mount a radar detector on my 1200GS. Any ideas (and pics) on a good place to mount a radar detector where it won't be seen, but will still work well?
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By VintageThumper
12v power to a heated jacket liner... inside a rainsuit?

I'm looking for ideas on how to build a waterproof passthrough in my one-piece rain suit, so I can run a cord inside for my electric jacket liner. Any ideas, and especially pics would be appreciated.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By VintageThumper
Warm & Safe generations

I have an older Warm & Safe jacket liner (Gen 2) and am wondering if the newer generations work noticeably better. If any of you have moved from Gen 2 to a Gen 3 or 4, what have you noticed that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By VintageThumper
ABS/ASC defeat options

The owner's manual instructions for switching ABS and ASC into the various modes makes my little brain spin. For an '08 GS, could someone offer up a straight forward description for switching into...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By VintageThumper
Garmin 276 hide airports

Is there a way to turn off all the airplane icons that clutter up the maps on my 276c? And can this be done in the GPS or does it need to happen in Mapsource?
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By VintageThumper
Thanks for the input. I've actually looked at...

Thanks for the input. I've actually looked at both of these tents. The REI Arete is close to the style I'm looking for, but the areas with mesh are quite limited, so I'd call it a 3-season, excluding...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By VintageThumper
4-season tent that can be used in summer

I'm looking for a 2 or 3 person backpacking style tent with large, screened areas for ventilation, and solid nylon panels that will zip these areas closed. Seems like most modern tents fall into one...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,796
Posted By VintageThumper
Good info. I wasn't aware of the official term,...

Good info. I wasn't aware of the official term, but have been using this technique for quite a while. When I'm approaching a potentially hazardous traffic situation (I.E an uncontrolled intersection)...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,796
Posted By VintageThumper
Another factor in the Hi-Viz-or-not question is...

Another factor in the Hi-Viz-or-not question is the fact that not all gear is available in Hi-Viz. For example; in the BMW line, they offer a wide range of models and features, but only one jacket in...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,796
Posted By VintageThumper
Good points...and funny at the finish! :clap ...

Good points...and funny at the finish! :clap
Note: The little clappy guy is, in fact, wearing Hi-Viz...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,796
Posted By VintageThumper
Don't know who exactly you’re referring to, but...

Don't know who exactly you’re referring to, but since you posted this right after my post, I'll toss in a few more thoughts.
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Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,796
Posted By VintageThumper
Word! I can't deny that high vis helps, if...

Word!

I can't deny that high vis helps, if the other guy happens to be looking in your direction. But I've gotten out of most of my tight moments with the throttle, the brakes or the Steble horn.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By VintageThumper
I don't see any mention of your gettin hurt. I...

I don't see any mention of your gettin hurt. I hope that means you weren't.

On a 1-5 scale, how would you rate your gears performance in protecting you? With 1 being "I may as well have been...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
Can anyone testify that this jacket material...

Can anyone testify that this jacket material actually, effectively does all that BMW claims?

"A co-operative effort with Swiss textiles specialist Schoeller has led to the development of a new...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
That one's in the ballpark, for sure.

That one's in the ballpark, for sure.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
I'm looking for a jacket system with the maximum...

I'm looking for a jacket system with the maximum possible <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PersonName w:st="on">com</st1:PersonName>fort range for...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
My current jacket system is a Rev'it Turbine mesh...

My current jacket system is a Rev'it Turbine mesh jacket with a Klim Traverse Gortex shell. It works ok, but the Klim had to be a larger size than I'd normally wear, in order to fit over the...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
I know the all-in-one Gore-Tex jackets work well...

I know the all-in-one Gore-Tex jackets work well for lots of riders. But I've tried a couple of them and on hot days, espeically when riding off-road, I cook in them. At that point, the choice...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By VintageThumper
Who makes jackets with an outer rain layer?

I'm looking for an adventure riding/touring jacket system that has a seperate removable rain layer that's designed to go over the jacket, rather than inside the jacket. It would be the same basic...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 31,173
Posted By VintageThumper
Yea, I was bummed to hear the price on this gear....

Yea, I was bummed to hear the price on this gear. While it may well be worth the price, it's well beyond my budget.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By VintageThumper
Nikwax Techwash ok for BMW gear?

I've read a few posts, saying Techwash can cause the glue on Rev'it gear to fail. Has anybody had problems with washing their BWW gear (I.E. RP2) with Techwash?
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By VintageThumper
I went to the Held site, did an area code dealer...

I went to the Held site, did an area code dealer search and called all of the "dealers" they showed in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By VintageThumper
How is Held riding gear?

Don't see much on AdvRider about the Held textile riding gear. It looks like their Carese offers some nice features for 3-season riding. Would appreciate opinions as to the quality of this gear, any...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 31,173
Posted By VintageThumper
Update on the Companero in the U.S.

I'm definitely one who supports the idea of riding gear with a separate, outer wind/rain layer. So after reading about the Companero on this thread, I called Touratech U.S.A. to find out more. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,548
Posted By VintageThumper
How's the Defender?

Has anybody picked one of these up and put in some miles?
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By VintageThumper
Nice leather jacket, but no perforations or mesh...

Nice leather jacket, but no perforations or mesh panels. I'm beginning to wonder if hot weather leather jackets are only being made for knee draggers...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By VintageThumper
Does anyone make a warm weather,...

Does anyone make a warm weather, adventure/touring style leather jacket?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By VintageThumper
I know the Turbine has SuperFabric on the...

I know the Turbine has SuperFabric on the shoulders and elbows and the Sand does not. But do you think the Turbine would be more abrasion resistant than the Sand in the Turbine's mesh areas?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By VintageThumper
Looking for max protecton summer jacket

I have a Rev'it Sand jacket that offers excellent protection, and fairly good venting, but doesn't flow enough air for truly hot days. I also have a Rev'it Turbine jacket that has loads of mesh and...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By VintageThumper
Heated gloves in the rain

Have any of you experienced problems with using electric gloves in the rain?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By VintageThumper
Have any of you experienced problems with...

Have any of you experienced problems with triggering the canbus protection system or getting a bulb out warning from using an HID conversion? I've heard it might be necessary to use a relay and tap...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By VintageThumper
I've had 2 ballast failures with TrailTech HID...

I've had 2 ballast failures with TrailTech HID driving lights, and that's why I'm wondering how well these HID headlight conversion kits hold up.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By VintageThumper
Reliability of HID headlight conversions

I'm thinking about installing an HID headlight conversion on the 1200GS. But I don't want to be left out in the middle of the night with a failed lighting system. How reliable are the made in China...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By VintageThumper
I rode up to Rick's for a seat build last week. I...

I rode up to Rick's for a seat build last week. I too was concerned about sliding forward on the seat, as it's been a problem with other seats when wearing textile riding pants. I went for the vinyl...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By VintageThumper
Just got off the phone with a rep at the H2O...

Just got off the phone with a rep at the H2O Audio Store and asked about mounting their Capture Waterproof Case on a motorcycle. They sell a kit (called SISTM) for $19.99 that includes a belt clip,...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By VintageThumper
I like the idea of a Nano with a contol wheel, so...

I like the idea of a Nano with a contol wheel, so I can at least fast forward, rewind, pause and click to the next selection with a gloved hand. I'll give H2O Audio and see if their waterproof box...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By VintageThumper
Are there any other suggestions for running a...

Are there any other suggestions for running a 16GB Nano in a waterproof, handlbar mountable case that allows access to the controls?
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