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Forum: Equipment 11-22-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,075
Posted By rcompton
I think he is referring to the Trophy site - on...

I think he is referring to the Trophy site - on the Vanson page it says 'Made in the USA'.
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,801
Posted By rcompton
For the money, see if you can find a Teknic...

For the money, see if you can find a Teknic Monsoon (there are probably still some on eBay for +/- $100). Completely waterproof (real Gore-tex), real cordura, knox CE armor, liner, extra high...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,479
Posted By rcompton
Here are a couple pics of some new stuff from BMW...

Here are a couple pics of some new stuff from BMW Motorrad:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WeALUhBFkRU/TrkMBw8ZsZI/AAAAAAAAQY8/zFmd3RyEBXA/s1600/equipamiento-motorrad-ropa-2012-hxpk-27.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By rcompton
In what real world crash situation is your jacket...

In what real world crash situation is your jacket removed and wrapped multiple times around a metal post with a *HP engine attached to it? It isn't about the abrasion resistance: It is about the...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By rcompton
Remove pads, Shout or whatever on any really bad...

Remove pads, Shout or whatever on any really bad spots, a scoop of Oxyclean and regular detergent, and wash on warm (I have a front loader, if you have an top loader with an agitator I would haul it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By rcompton
10k? That isn't yet broken in.... I had a K bike...

10k? That isn't yet broken in.... I had a K bike w/180k, no issues with electronics at all....have seen another dozen or more with over 100k with no issues....
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By rcompton
I have never done a custom seat... been ok with...

I have never done a custom seat... been ok with the various Corbins and Sergeants.... but there is a good custom maker out your way: Contact them and I am sure they can give you some advice....
...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By rcompton
They are nice, good quality materials and...

They are nice, good quality materials and workmanship: They make the seats for Touratech... but there is a difference between an aftermarket seat and a custom seat. A Sargent/Corbin/Kahedo will be an...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By rcompton
Did you buy these used? Olympia usually come long...

Did you buy these used? Olympia usually come long so you can alter them as needed. Kevin may send you some more material, but you may be better off, if you like the pants, trying on some new ones to...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,269
Posted By rcompton
Sorry - long day... meant no harshness. I am in...

Sorry - long day... meant no harshness. I am in that percentile that has gone down in the past. Just want to know what works.... I love technology - would love a true waterproof zipper that will hold...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,269
Posted By rcompton
Sounds like he is pretty well straight. I have...

Sounds like he is pretty well straight. I have the lockout zippers on a mountaineering jacket - great for that purpose, but it doesn't take too much force to separate them. Not sure how your...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By rcompton
I have been using these for several years as well...

I have been using these for several years as well - at first it was to keep my helmet clean, and then the added bonus of keeping my earplugs in/letting my ears slide in/out of a helmet with...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,269
Posted By rcompton
I think that was my point. Trading protection...

I think that was my point. Trading protection (leather) for comfort (textile).

I have crashed (35-40mph skid off the pavement into grass) in jeans and a Vanson jacket: Broken knee, scuffed...
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,985
Posted By rcompton
What sort of time frame? :ear

What sort of time frame? :ear
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,269
Posted By rcompton
I haven't seen much in the way of textiles with...

I haven't seen much in the way of textiles with 'foam padding stuffed in' in some years. Most all textiles that are worth looking at have decent armor, and most of it is designed and proven to work...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 56,190
Posted By rcompton
Damn... been a while, Mark! Good to see you back...

Damn... been a while, Mark! Good to see you back on 2 wheels..... needs to check my schedule, will try to make this one.... :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,323
Posted By rcompton
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By rcompton
There is a whole forum section for selecting a...

There is a whole forum section for selecting a GPS


http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,943
Posted By rcompton
Wow, didn't know they were finally using some...

Wow, didn't know they were finally using some waterproof zippers.... nice! If they would use a waterproof main zipper, I would be right back on board. Enjoy the suit, I often miss the couple I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By rcompton
There is an electrical connector on the same side...

There is an electrical connector on the same side of the tank as the bolt - did you reconnect it?
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,468
Posted By rcompton
The materials are a little different as well: ...

The materials are a little different as well:
AD1 pants are generic 600d Nylon, Dariens are 500d Cordura....
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 35,483
Posted By rcompton
Hey Champ - WTH happened with the leg? You KNOW I...

Hey Champ - WTH happened with the leg? You KNOW I empathize with you there....

Agree with the others - have really enjoyed this RR, can't wait until the thrilling conclusion! :lurk
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By rcompton
I agree w/keiji - Goretex has some value, mostly...

I agree w/keiji - Goretex has some value, mostly the assurance that they back up anything with their certification. But making a waterproof/breathable fabric isn't black magic, like it used to seem....
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By rcompton
I still don't see anything convincing me that the...

I still don't see anything convincing me that the shell is waterproof. Gore-tex softshell material isn't really so abrasion resistant, but the liner is likely a Gore softshell. The shell's...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By rcompton
That Frontier jacket setup looks pretty odd, if...

That Frontier jacket setup looks pretty odd, if the shell has a Gore-tex laminate and a removeable Gore-tex jacket. Why the removeable Gore-tex liner? Gore-tex is windproof, so why add another liner...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,323
Posted By rcompton
Ditto to all that, including picking up a new...

Ditto to all that, including picking up a new Trailguard jacket for a great deal! (And pants on the way as well!)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,006
Posted By rcompton
I am up for most anything.... but will warn that...

I am up for most anything.... but will warn that football season is approaching. I have a kegerator and a hi-def big screen at the ready, so either make it quick, or plan to munch up some grilled...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,977
Posted By rcompton
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569860 :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,006
Posted By rcompton
We are here... sorry to miss ya.... I will have a...

We are here... sorry to miss ya.... I will have a cold one for you! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,323
Posted By rcompton
Here are a couple sellers with some listed: ...

Here are a couple sellers with some listed:


http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Apparel-Merchandise-/6747/i.html?_catref=1&_fln=1&_ipg=&_ssn=vipfashions2010&_trksid=p3911.c0.m282
...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,323
Posted By rcompton
I like the style on this fake - ...

I like the style on this fake -

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4751232390_491c0e3468_m.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By rcompton
If you are a 4XL or a Medium, and want the one...

If you are a 4XL or a Medium, and want the one color in stock for each....
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,685,543
Posted By rcompton
Maybe on her own bike?

Maybe on her own bike?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,006
Posted By rcompton
I will be there at some point.... trying to make...

I will be there at some point.... trying to make the V-tex tonight as well....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,952
Posted By rcompton
Doubt it would get any hotter than it would...

Doubt it would get any hotter than it would sitting out in the sun on some blacktop....
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 227,864
Posted By rcompton
Moss (which was eventually bought by REI then...

Moss (which was eventually bought by REI then MSR) - Heptawing, I think, though I have a Tentwing as well.... tent is a Stardome II - both made in Camden, ME
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 227,864
Posted By rcompton
Works well for me! Tent w/big vestibule and...

Works well for me!

Tent w/big vestibule and a covered front porch...

http://thetwins.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-pics/IMG0997/29816942_nK82H-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,091
Posted By rcompton
I think the Frog Toggs stuff is made differently...

I think the Frog Toggs stuff is made differently than just standard Tyvek (The material is a little different, they are micro-perf'd, etc...). I agree, I wouldn't pay $100, but for the $35-$45 I have...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,155
Posted By rcompton
So those of us who use the same Nikwax type DWRs...

So those of us who use the same Nikwax type DWRs on our non-waterproof gear don't get the same benefit?

A zipped in gore-tex liner is no different than a laminated goretex liner for the most...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,091
Posted By rcompton
More breathable per you/users, or per Wayne @...

More breathable per you/users, or per Wayne @ Motoport? (Not that being more breathable than Gore-tex is that hard....)
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