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Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,990
Posted By ADV-Rob
Cheap 45L Dry Bag

Several months back I was cruising thru the tool section at my local Home Depot and I found this:

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Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,175
Posted By ADV-Rob
ICON Hooligan Denim Pant Review

Spoiler: Skinny jeans meet overpriced, cheaply made motorcycle pants.

Complete Review: My summer riding Carhartts with the Momasan special had kicked the bucket and I thought it was time to...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,627
Posted By ADV-Rob
BILT Gear Sucks

I used to enjoy Cycle Gear, but they have pretty much dropped all other lines in favor of this made in China crap called BILT. I purchased a pair of "waterproof" gloves because I was cheap and they...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,885
Posted By ADV-Rob
I'm 36. I spent 10 years in the Marine Corps...

I'm 36. I spent 10 years in the Marine Corps Infantry and got out after my 3rd deployment to Iraq. For the past 9 years I've been working as a firefighter/paramedic in the Tacoma area. The schedule...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 2,510,622
Posted By ADV-Rob
Can't beat the previous post, but here I am....

Can't beat the previous post, but here I am. First time down with paper plates still on it...

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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,390
Posted By ADV-Rob
I don't believe we can make a poll this complex,...

I don't believe we can make a poll this complex, but for kicks it would be interesting to see a mean age of the riders here, what bikes they have ridden up until now, and see if there are trends that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By ADV-Rob
Problem solved I believe. I pre-ordered these...

Problem solved I believe. I pre-ordered these from my dealer and neither of us really understood how they mounted. I called Clearwater and ordered up the correct bracket that will mount them to my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,390
Posted By ADV-Rob
35. This is my first adventure bike however after...

35. This is my first adventure bike however after owning several sport bikes and even a Harley (for a short time).
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 773,118
Posted By ADV-Rob
I've been freeloading for far too long and need...

I've been freeloading for far too long and need to start supporting the site. Order placed. Thank you very much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By ADV-Rob
Oh yea, sorry, these will be going on a '13...

Oh yea, sorry, these will be going on a '13 F800GS.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,107
Posted By ADV-Rob
Clearwater Lights Mounting Options

I picked up some Clearwater Darla lights. I guess I was a bit confused in that the mounting kit calls for them being installed at the base of the fork guards, for some reason I was thinking engine...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,843
Posted By ADV-Rob
Crash Bars

A few more parts came in and I had a little time.

BMW OEM lower crash bars/engine guards. Install was simple and straight forward. If starting from ground zero, I would install these before the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,296
Posted By ADV-Rob
Congrats! Can't wait to see some pictures!

Congrats! Can't wait to see some pictures!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 183,392
Posted By ADV-Rob
After posting this, I emailed the parts desk at...

After posting this, I emailed the parts desk at South Sound BMW with the same question. Here is what I was told;

"...The GPS hoop is definately only for the GSA as it also supports the windscreen....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 183,392
Posted By ADV-Rob
Any idea if there is a part no. for that hoop...

Any idea if there is a part no. for that hoop that the GPS is sitting on yet? I'd be curious as to the price and if it works with other bikes before I start fabricating something.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By ADV-Rob
When I purchased my new bike 2 weeks ago the...

When I purchased my new bike 2 weeks ago the price was... the price. They were more than willing however to throw on a few extras from Touratech and upgraded my seat for no charge. They also gave me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By ADV-Rob
When I first went to the dealership with my list...

When I first went to the dealership with my list of options I wanted/didn't want on the bike, ESA wasn't on there. Too many reviews I read said it wasn't worth it. In my two short test rides I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,843
Posted By ADV-Rob
Picked up the throttle lock thru my local...

Picked up the throttle lock thru my local dealership. I got a coupon when I purchased the bike for a nominal discount on accessories sourced thru them for the next 30 days. So while slightly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,843
Posted By ADV-Rob
Project F800GS

The stars aligned and last weekend I headed to South Sound BMW and picked up a 2013 F800GS. I have several trips planned for this year (Baja, WABDR, 2 road trips) I should have my bike completely...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,925
Posted By ADV-Rob
I own both and you're gonna get a wonderful kit....

I own both and you're gonna get a wonderful kit. The US30 is going to come with the aluminum buckles that you'll be able to affix to your subframe (the new US20 will also come with them). Once you...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,058
Posted By ADV-Rob
I'm diggin' the idea. Any chance there would be a...

I'm diggin' the idea. Any chance there would be a smaller version that would allow you to mount just 1 bag on each side of the pannier rack? Will it be possible to mount these horizontal vs....
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,511
Posted By ADV-Rob
Thank you so much! If you're ever in Gig Harbor,...

Thank you so much! If you're ever in Gig Harbor, beer is on me. As my grandma used to say, "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is."

Thank you again.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,511
Posted By ADV-Rob
$375.00 Aluminum Panniers?

I ran into a guy a few days back at the Post Office riding a DR650 and was looking at his panniers. He mentioned that he had them made by a guy in Monroe, Wa who is an out of work welder making some...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,773
Posted By ADV-Rob
Ride: commuting to all day excursions Gear...

Ride: commuting to all day excursions

Gear that's worked: Aerostich Darien jacket and pants. I've ridden all day in pouring rain and been bone dry when I get to where I'm going. Layer underneath...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By ADV-Rob
I had actually started with this idea but found...

I had actually started with this idea but found it difficult due to the location of my brake fluid reservoir being too close to where the mirrors connect. I spoke with Al at American Sport Bike and...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By ADV-Rob
relocate blinkers to handguards

I'm looking to relocate my blinkers to my handguards to free up room for aux. lighting. I'm looking for recomendations for blinker types/brands please. These should be strip style LED in nature, slim...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,927
Posted By ADV-Rob
Update: My Gear Died!

Update: My gear ended up getting taken back about 3 weeks after this report was written. Two of the four adjusting straps on the arms came out in the same ride. When I got to work and started taking...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,425
Posted By ADV-Rob
2007 Buell XB12S

The fact that she's naked creates a love hate relationship between us...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,836
Posted By ADV-Rob
2007 Buell XB12S packed for 5 days of hotel...

2007 Buell XB12S packed for 5 days of hotel camping running 92 octane cruising between 65-75 mph and no twisties on I-97 between Bend, OR and Reno, NV I had 3 consecutive tanks that averaged 61.4...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By ADV-Rob
The tub... Don't know why I didn't think of that....

The tub... Don't know why I didn't think of that. Gear moved and currently drying with out making a mess.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,927
Posted By ADV-Rob
Icon Patrol Extensive Review

***UPDATE*** After just over a year, the gear fell apart. It was returned to the great folks at Tacoma Cycle Gear who have me a full refund. Read posts below to see specific problems.

I have been...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,424
Posted By ADV-Rob
I try to shop local and support the smaller guy....

I try to shop local and support the smaller guy. I like a local shop called Eagle Leather and if they don't have it I'll hit up Cycle Gear and the lcoal BMW dealership. It's rare when I've found a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By ADV-Rob
How do you dry your commuting gear?

This year, I'm making an honest effort to commute as late into the season as I can. Only 3 days into a Seattle fall and I'm already running into issues - how do I dry my gear out? I'm riding in what...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By ADV-Rob
Becker - Hepco Becker...

Becker - Hepco Becker...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,572
Posted By ADV-Rob
S&W .380 Bodyguard (Semi-Auto version). With me...

S&W .380 Bodyguard (Semi-Auto version). With me almost all the time.

If I'm just out and about, I'll carry it in a inside the waist holster. If I'm on a long ride, camping, etc. then it stays...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By ADV-Rob
Hepco Backer rack w/ Givi Cases?

After much looking around I've decided to simply ask in the forum where someone may have had both.

I'm riding a Buell XB12S and looking to put on side cases. I've found a aftermarket rack by...
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