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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Hikertrash
I bought mine through govx.com and had to send...

I bought mine through govx.com and had to send back 2 pair before I found the right one that fit. First Large was too small, XL was too small, XXL was too big. After contacting Klim, they insisted I...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Hikertrash
Rok Straps kept this from falling off down the...

Rok Straps kept this from falling off down the road.


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/y6a7yvez.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/za5uqe9u.jpg
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Hikertrash
The BMW tow plan should be enough. I used them...

The BMW tow plan should be enough. I used them when I wrecked on the CDR. They had a hard time finding someone to tow my bike to the nearest bmw dealer 350 miles away, but after a couple days they...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Hikertrash
You can get those FREE from your local motorcycle...

You can get those FREE from your local motorcycle dealer. They're used in the crates to hold the bike down and they usually just throw them out.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By Hikertrash
I'm a yearround rider here and usually wear jeans...

I'm a yearround rider here and usually wear jeans when commuting to work. I find I'm actually hotter with jeans than when I'd wear my Badlands pants or now my BMW Tourshell pants. I find that it's...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Hikertrash
Not greedy, but most companies don't reimburse...

Not greedy, but most companies don't reimburse for shipping items back to them. I've spent over $80 to ship back 2 Badlands jackets and one Latitude jacket to Klim and all were shipped back for free...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,054
Posted By Hikertrash
I only had mine for a short while so maybe...

I only had mine for a short while so maybe Lonestar could answer this question better than I could. Personally, I felt the mesh was pretty durable. It was a tight weave unlike Joe Rocket's Phoenix...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Hikertrash
Disregard my recommendation then.

Disregard my recommendation then.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,851
Posted By Hikertrash
:thumbup

:thumbup
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Hikertrash
I bought some originally, but had such a bear of...

I bought some originally, but had such a bear of a time putting them under my Latitude cuffs. It would get old real quick if you're stopping for fuel or pictures multiple times a day. I sent them...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,851
Posted By Hikertrash
It seems strange that BMW would put non standard...

It seems strange that BMW would put non standard valve stems on the new bikes. I would find someone else with a WC bike to try it on. As far as the CANBUS issue, most folks know those plugs are for...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 208,903
Posted By Hikertrash
I know, but in one of Klim's YouTube videos their...

I know, but in one of Klim's YouTube videos their sales rep mentions the chest vents. I've owned 3 versions of the Latitude jacket. The 840 and older Misano had solid chest pockets. After seeing the...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 208,903
Posted By Hikertrash
The Misano jackets being produced in 2014 also...

The Misano jackets being produced in 2014 also have had the two chest pockets converted to mesh vents so now they have 7 vents.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Hikertrash
I saw these at my local dealer and thought they...

I saw these at my local dealer and thought they might do good to keep them in my pannier to put over my work boots for commuting in the rain. They felt very durable.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Hikertrash
It's not washable AFAIK, but does wear down a bit...

It's not washable AFAIK, but does wear down a bit after 9000-10,000 miles. The yellow stripe is only used on the Dakar model for identification purposes. The standard E07 does not have it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By Hikertrash
Glad you're alright. I broke my collarbone last...

Glad you're alright. I broke my collarbone last summer in a wreck. It was probably the most miserable injury I've ever had. My GSA crashbars were ruined, as was the rear subframe, but the ADVDesigns...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Hikertrash
Beadrider

Beadrider
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,827
Posted By Hikertrash
You'll have a hard time finding any gear with...

You'll have a hard time finding any gear with armor as substantial as bmw.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hikertrash
Keep an eye out for a used garmin 62 or 60. They...

Keep an eye out for a used garmin 62 or 60. They sell for $150 with map in the flea market. They sell quick, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Hikertrash
PSSOR in WA http://pssoffroad.com/pssor-home

PSSOR in WA

http://pssoffroad.com/pssor-home
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Hikertrash
I rode to Arctic Circle and back with E 07 rear...

I rode to Arctic Circle and back with E 07 rear tire on 1200gsa. I just swapped it out for my Tourance after 10,000mi and change. It still hadn't worn down to the wear marks. I'd say it had another...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 97,671
Posted By Hikertrash
There is ...

There is

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSADV/1624540-543.html
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hikertrash
Read through this thread ...

Read through this thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989508

I have no doubt it would work in areas with dry heat. I'm not sure how it would do in humidity, but I imagine much...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
Off the FM. Used Latutudes sell for $400 all day...

Off the FM. Used Latutudes sell for $400 all day long. I've bought my others brand new for $40 more through Promotive. If you're MIL or LE, you qualify for their 30% off discount. No way in hell Klim...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
No, it's just that the Latitude fits me better...

No, it's just that the Latitude fits me better than any comparable jackets I've been able to try on and for $400 I can overlook their minor quality control issues.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Hikertrash
Yes, at least with Scala headsets. I have no...

Yes, at least with Scala headsets. I have no experience with pairing with other brands or ever looked into it. Scala and Sena seem to be the two most popular brands.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
Riding up to the Dempster in June with Motoport...

Riding up to the Dempster in June with Motoport pants made me realize the same thing. In 12 days and 8000mi, we rode through mud, rain, sleet and snow. I hate liners or overpants. I used Frogg Togg...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Hikertrash
Sena is no longer brand specific. Great software...

Sena is no longer brand specific. Great software upgrades and multiple different mounts available depending on what you want.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
VS. the Sand 2, it fit great without any liners...

VS. the Sand 2, it fit great without any liners and with the insulated liner was still ok. Honestly, I'm sure I could have a local seamstress sew real Velcro on the wrists and I could cut that rubber...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Hikertrash
This. I go one step further and have them deliver...

This. I go one step further and have them deliver it through DHL to my PO box and so it gets transferred to USPS and I've never had to pay duty taxes.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
Well, I went to the local dealer that carries...

Well, I went to the local dealer that carries Olympia and tried on the Motoquest jacket. I was pretty impressed with the quality. I did try on one jacket that had some fraying threads, but that was...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
Thanks so much for your input, Koolbreeze. One...

Thanks so much for your input, Koolbreeze. One problem I had with the Sand 2 that required taking it off my list is it fit perfect with all liners in, but with them out it was too loose around the...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Hikertrash
Any update? I'm still searching for a replacement...

Any update? I'm still searching for a replacement jacket and having a hard time finding reviews of the Motoquest jacket.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Hikertrash
I always have had a Gore-Tex pant over the LD...

I always have had a Gore-Tex pant over the LD pants and I've never been that hot. I've ooh neatly never worn anything else under motorcycle pants so I wouldn't know if it's possible to be cooler and...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,699
Posted By Hikertrash
I'm getting sick of my x-mount, too. I already...

I'm getting sick of my x-mount, too. I already lost one rubber finger when the phone wasn't in it. RAM mailed out a new set of 4 for free. Unfortunately the fingers are so unsecured that they slip...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By Hikertrash
I have the long sleeve much shirt and long pants....

I have the long sleeve much shirt and long pants. I wear them yearround with great comfort. In the winter, they keep me warm and in the summer, when it's 115F they soak up the sweat and wick it off...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By Hikertrash
Goaz in Scottsdale and they'll match any Internet...

Goaz in Scottsdale and they'll match any Internet price. Victory BMW in Chandler is also a Klim dealer but not as friendly or helpful.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Hikertrash
Well, I took the pants on a 5 1/2 hour, 300+ mile...

Well, I took the pants on a 5 1/2 hour, 300+ mile shakedown. It was 89F when I left my house and as soon as I got on the freeway I could feel a light breeze coming in through the pants. It was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,973
Posted By Hikertrash
Honestly, it wasn't bad. It was just too low for...

Honestly, it wasn't bad. It was just too low for me which made my knees ache after an hour or so.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By Hikertrash
I wear large in Badlands and Latitude and tried...

I wear large in Badlands and Latitude and tried on the large Rally Air at the dealer. It was too small and dug up into my armpits with just a tshirt on. On the other hand, the large Rally 2 fit fine....
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