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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:17 PM
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Views: 224,475
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for suggesting the grey. Sarah from...

Thanks for suggesting the grey. Sarah from 'stich just replied to an email that they have 'em.

Grey it is. Funny, since...last week they were out of grey :huh

Gonna call them now.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 224,475
Posted By Jproaster
May I jump in please. Never bought good moto...

May I jump in please.

Never bought good moto gear before. Obtained a gently used Roadcrafter jacket and wanted to match that with a pair of AeroStich AD1 pants for a four week trip to Guat/Mex in...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,788
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks Tim! Even though Im trying out the...

Thanks Tim! Even though Im trying out the dedicated gps phone, your suggestion is timely. Was wondering what material to use for shade.

Love a good forum.

John
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,788
Posted By Jproaster
Interesting idea; max space use too is great. ...

Interesting idea; max space use too is great. Thanks for sharing the links.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,788
Posted By Jproaster
Tool tube insert question

Hey all.

So Im building my first toolkit; its for my '12 vstrom. Taking it on a 6000 mile journey this Dec. anyhow I plan to put a 4" tool tube in soon. Was thinking of cutting lengths of tire...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 737,272
Posted By Jproaster
Fender question

I posted the following Stromtrooper as well. Figured you all ought to understand the fender offroad pros/cons, etc.


So Ive got these nasty cracks in my front fender (one behind each fork @1 in....
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 704,124
Posted By Jproaster
Help with adding sw motech skid plate on '12 650...

Help with adding sw motech skid plate on '12 650 adv. Followed directions to a tee- left certain bolts loose, etc. But when I try to install the underside bolts furthest to the rear, they dont line...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jproaster
Thank you. I do have several maps downloaded. ...

Thank you. I do have several maps downloaded.

J
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,981
Posted By Jproaster
Ive never owned a gps; so I cant compare. After...

Ive never owned a gps; so I cant compare. After reading myriads of gps threads, Ive decided to invest in the dedicated phone option.

Good info can be found in the gps101 section of Layin Down...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Jproaster
10/10ths, Thanks for the suggestion; didnt know...

10/10ths,
Thanks for the suggestion; didnt know this existed.

John
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Jproaster
Three season touring glove

Just started looking for a three season (S,S,F) touring glove that allows touch on a iphone and controls on a sena. I kinda like the Revit Summit H2O.

Thanks for any help.

J
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,800
Posted By Jproaster
Revived thread in case of product upgrade

Ive a neotec helmet on the way and the sena 10 appeals to me since the bugs seem worked out. Ive read that the sena 10 comes in various iterations. I was preparing to buy the 10 and the ao304 clamp...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for the input. Given the less cost of...

Thanks for the input. Given the less cost of Dariens...probably go that route.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,508
Posted By Jproaster
Help with first Headset; uniqueness of two...

Help with first Headset; uniqueness of two phones- iphone 5 and a galaxy 4s as a dedicated gps and wearing a shoei neotec helmet. Bypassing the sena 20 for what seems a reliable 10. Theres also the...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Jproaster
Grinnin Thanks for the input. Yeah Ive read...

Grinnin
Thanks for the input. Yeah Ive read much about the rc/darien combo and potential leak. But The jacket is so new to me; I havent checked the length of it on me yet. The darien seems the way...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Jproaster
Gear(pants) decision for two trips

Sad to keep saying this, but, I am new to buying moto gear. Getting close to my setup though.

Im planning a Dec '14 moto trip to Guat/Mex for 4 weeks. Id like the same gear for a Summer '16...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,234
Posted By Jproaster
Hey all. Been reading alot on this unit and too...

Hey all. Been reading alot on this unit and too nervous to make this my very first headset. But I keep coming back to read updates before getting a smh10 or whatever.

Im taking a 4 week moto...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 1,216,299
Posted By Jproaster
Sorry for your loss guys. May peace and comfort...

Sorry for your loss guys. May peace and comfort be yours in abundance.

Thanks for sharing your lives with us.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks Bush. I do seem to have spare room at this...

Thanks Bush. I do seem to have spare room at this time.

J
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Jproaster
Which Ram Mount of these two

http://www.rammount.com/NewProducts/FingerGripMount/tabid/1872/

To mount my S4 in Siedio obex case I need to choose one of two mounting applications that utilize the Universal Finger Grip case...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,538
Posted By Jproaster
Have fun with the soccer tournament. I'm getting...

Have fun with the soccer tournament. I'm getting set for my son's departure for freshman year college in a couple weeks. Time flies.

Have much success with the Garmin.

John
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,538
Posted By Jproaster
Hi Dave. Hows the research going? Im new...

Hi Dave.
Hows the research going?

Im new to the gps world and have pondered these things since acquiring my vstrom in Jan. I finally decided to take a chance on an android (gal.s4 w/up to 64 gb...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Started learning how to use the phone last night;...

Started learning how to use the phone last night; man this thing is like mini tablet with its screen size. With the right protection and mounting (and my learning), this will be such a fine...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Awesome! Im still a noob, but you and Albie are...

Awesome! Im still a noob, but you and Albie are confirming the choice of the galaxy- though I didnt spring for the S5 like i did for my son leaving for college :wave
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,119
Posted By Jproaster
Im planning on using my iphone 5 for cell...

Im planning on using my iphone 5 for cell service.

So the s4 is a dedicated gps, which I hopefully will have learned osmand, locus, etc to create my routes.

There is an app called GPS Tracker...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,119
Posted By Jproaster
Smartphone tracker to replace Spot Tracker for Mexico?

Brought this one back up since Im about to turn a Galaxy S4 into a dedicated gps and would like to investigate using it as a tracker while away in Mexico/Guat for 4 weeks this winter.

No...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 50,290
Posted By Jproaster
Just won a bid for a Galaxy S4. I'll be joining...

Just won a bid for a Galaxy S4. I'll be joining you guys soon.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Just took the plunge with a S4

Made a Galaxy S4 purchase on ebay. Upgradeable to 64 gb internally seemed the way to go.

I also made my first map in google maps the other day...on my son's pc. Couldnt get it to work on the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
It seems the S4 can be had in the $200+ range on...

It seems the S4 can be had in the $200+ range on ebay. I cant see spending much more for a dedicated gps phone unless necessary.

Seems yours is gtg. Advice, thoughts about the S4?
I'll have my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Hey guys. Thanks for responding to my constant...

Hey guys. Thanks for responding to my constant gps help neediness.

I know enough about dedicated gps phones (thanks to you guys) that Id like to investigate a phone with a large enough screen that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Albie- Dont mind learning; i do it all the time...

Albie- Dont mind learning; i do it all the time towards items of interest. Ive also invested time wrongly.

Hence my desire to hear from those who've traveled Mex/CA and get their input. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jproaster
Gps vs Smartphone for Mex&Guat

Ive been reading alot lately -Garmin must be the devil, Tom Tom seems ok and smartphone gps apps are the future (ok the present with a bit of learning curve). Of course I'm generalizing a bit here....
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Jproaster
Sidi Canyon or next level up in protection?

New to buying moto gear.

So I want a long tourer boot that could be light off-road.
Canyons look pretty adequate. And I read that they're relatively comfortable.

Thanks for thoughts and...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Jproaster
Believe me brother- I'ma readin' :D

Believe me brother- I'ma readin' :D
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Jproaster
Dainese Carroaramato a good choice?

New to moto gear buying.
Ride a '12 vstrom 650
Hoping to acquire a honda 250 dualsport this winter.

Also:
Planning a 6k month long ride in late Dec to Mexico and Guatemala. (Vstrom)
I live...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By Jproaster
Moto pants

Im trying to get ready for my first real moto trip-Tn to Mex and Guat this Dec. so much outfitting to do (relativley new rider).

So for this 5k+ trip I bought good used Roadcrafter classic jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,720
Posted By Jproaster
And "I'd bet that if the Neotec fit you...

And

"I'd bet that if the Neotec fit you well, the GT Air will not. The Neotec is definitely a "rounder" helmet, whereas the GT Air is a lot more oval. I really wanted a Neotec when they first...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,720
Posted By Jproaster
Well I closed my coffee bar early today and...

Well I closed my coffee bar early today and headed to Honda Powersports in Chattanooga to try on a few helmets- GT Air specifically. They didnt have a large unfortunately. But I did attempt a...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,720
Posted By Jproaster
Thanks for the confirm Mobiker; I still new to...

Thanks for the confirm Mobiker; I still new to moto gear and never have time to shop properly.

John
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,720
Posted By Jproaster
Your thoughts on helmet sizing; Ive read that the...

Your thoughts on helmet sizing; Ive read that the newer Shoei models run smaller. So my head at 23" is a large in the gt air?

Jp
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