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Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By motoinmoab
I bought a Shorei last year for my DRZ and have...

I bought a Shorei last year for my DRZ and have had good luck with it. But the store where I bought it, a local Batteries Plus franchise, quit selling them because of warranty problems. That's what...
Forum: OZ Vendors 08-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,230
Posted By motoinmoab
Aug 31, site still down. I hope he comes back, I...

Aug 31, site still down. I hope he comes back, I have one on my DRZ and really like it. I was looking to buy another to change my gearing.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
Leatt makes great stuff, maybe the best out...

Leatt makes great stuff, maybe the best out there. If you blow up the pic of the white suit you can see that it doesn't have armor around the sides to protect your ribs like their 5.5 Pro HD does. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By motoinmoab
THIS...

THIS (https://www.troyleedesigns.com/products/5231-02) short sleeve TLD padded shirt is light weight and comfortable but it doesn't have a hard plastic spine guard. I've worn it for a few years...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By motoinmoab
Seat cover is too slippery

I have the Seat Concepts "carbon" cover on my bike and it's too slippery. I had their "gripper" cover on a previous bike and it was too sticky. Does anybody have an idea on what to do to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By motoinmoab
I've used the Vibranator inserts on my last 3...

I've used the Vibranator inserts on my last 3 bikes. None of them were bad buzzers but still at 55+ I wanted to smooth them out. All 3 were dual sport bikes, 400cc the largest. I'm happy with the...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
Thanks for posting your opinions. A thread like...

Thanks for posting your opinions. A thread like this is a lot more valuable when many differing points of view are shared. I know there are a lot of guys who think like you, "dress for the ride not...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
Olympia Moto Sports...

Olympia Moto Sports (http://olympiamotosports.com/) are great quality and have lots of jackets and suits to chose from.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By motoinmoab
I like the Continental TKC80...

I like the Continental TKC80 (http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Product/continental-conti-twinduro-tkc-dual-sport-front-tire/329-0172.aspx) for dual sport. They grip well on both pavement and dirt and...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
If you take a hit in the space between the bottom...

If you take a hit in the space between the bottom of your Forcefield pad and the top of your boot- you have nothing. My hard knee pads go into the top of my boots so I have no gaps. I've taken some...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
A knee brace straps onto your leg above and below...

A knee brace straps onto your leg above and below the knee, the idea being to protect the ligaments and tendons. The soft tissue is easily damaged in certain types of strains, twists, and falls. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,440
Posted By motoinmoab
I like these Fox Bomber gloves: ...

I like these Fox Bomber gloves:
http://shop.foxhead.com/store/products/Gloves/detail/Fox-Bomber-Glove-/12335/cat20060?defaultColor=021&categoryNavIds=cat20006%3Acat20026%3Acat20060
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
OSULemon- Fast rider or slow, it just depends on...

OSULemon- Fast rider or slow, it just depends on how you land. All the armor in the world won't help prevent a broken collarbone if you're prone to putting your hands out to catch yourself. And if...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
I chose the lighter weight TekVest Freestyle...

I chose the lighter weight TekVest Freestyle because I already have the Moto X Vest, which is heavier and more like the Rally Max that you're purchasing. I was looking for something a little lighter...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
The TekVest is thinner and lighter than the...

The TekVest is thinner and lighter than the MotoXVest but still has excellent protection. I know the desert can get really hot, especially when you get into sand so the TekVest might be more...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
You said you're pretty new to moto and doing...

You said you're pretty new to moto and doing mostly dual sport riding. Are you sure you even need a kidney belt? Maybe you could get the 5.5 HD Pro and try it for a few rides before spending the...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
New2Moto- Consider one of the protective vests,...

New2Moto- Consider one of the protective vests, like the TekVest Freestyle (http://www.tekrider.com/ps_or_05.html) or MotoXVest (http://motoxvest.com/index.html). I wear these as a slightly loose...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,722
Posted By motoinmoab
How about taking a drill to the TLD 5955 chest...

How about taking a drill to the TLD 5955 chest protector? Add some vents, just realize that too many and you'll compromise the structural integrity. I'm sure you can open it up some.

All armor...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
I had a TLD 5955, it's a really nice lightweight...

I had a TLD 5955, it's a really nice lightweight upper body protector. It's very slim and can be worn under a jersey, so comfortable you won't even know you have it on. The only downside is that...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,911
Posted By motoinmoab
I think you could add something like this piece...

I think you could add something like this piece of D3O if you wanted to:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rukka-d3o-air-back-protector
Revzilla have many other pieces that might work also, look...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,911
Posted By motoinmoab
I wondered the same thing and looking at the pic...

I wondered the same thing and looking at the pic it looks like the back is just a piece of plastic with some holes in it. TekVest have always been really protective so this seems like a big change...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,911
Posted By motoinmoab
What armor to wear is a really tough call. The...

What armor to wear is a really tough call. The more you have on the better protected you will be, that seems obvious. But too much and you'll just quit riding: you'll be slow and hot and it will...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
I love how you can multitask. That's quite a...

I love how you can multitask. That's quite a skill set you have: to take a selfie, write a long review, and pee all at the same time. :rofl

Thanks for adding this review of the A*8 chest...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,681
Posted By motoinmoab
I broke my ribs with my own elbow armor, my...

I broke my ribs with my own elbow armor, my pressure suit had no padding on the sides at all. Other guys have posted the same thing. I really like the looks and coverage of your 5.5 Pro HD; we...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,681
Posted By motoinmoab
Are you referring to the A*8 vest? Can you tell...

Are you referring to the A*8 vest? Can you tell us what you didn't like about it? The A* Bionic 2 is a good looking Pressure Suit but has nothing for the sides of your ribs and the split chest...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,681
Posted By motoinmoab
WOW! Somebody has finally thought about ribs as...

WOW! Somebody has finally thought about ribs as possibly being an important body part? You'd think ribs were super unbreakable by the way everybody else ignores them with their armor designs. 4...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
Thanks for adding that HRP rib wrap to this armor...

Thanks for adding that HRP rib wrap to this armor thread, that is a missing piece that many people have asked for. I didn't know about that company.

I'm now wearing a rodeo vest...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
I know that armor gets too damn hot, that's why I...

I know that armor gets too damn hot, that's why I was wearing a thin and comfortable pressure suit when I went down. But it has to cover you to protect you, that's where it all went wrong for me. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24,821
Views: 4,337,216
Posted By motoinmoab
I have a Zeta cap from Wheeling Cycle: ...

I have a Zeta cap from Wheeling Cycle:
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/product/zeta-billet-gas-cap/164

He has several others too, Clarke plastic and aluminum:...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By motoinmoab
Dual Sport means so many different things. Are...

Dual Sport means so many different things. Are you going to ride it off road a lot and want something lighter weight? Are you going to load up the bags and cruise both Interstate Highways and dirt...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,744
Posted By motoinmoab
I hope you can find a place that stocks them and...

I hope you can find a place that stocks them and can try some on. There isn't anyplace within hundreds of miles of me that stocks a DS helmet, and especially not Arai or Shoei. I found an Arai in...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By motoinmoab
I've used the Baja Designs kits on two bikes. ...

I've used the Baja Designs kits on two bikes. Good quality, easy to install, clear instructions.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/motorcycle-products/dual-sport-kits
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By motoinmoab
Thanks for this offer, that's a great idea. I...

Thanks for this offer, that's a great idea. I don't need it now, I'm wishing and waiting for my next great adventure, like you. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By motoinmoab
I changed my footbeds, wear a thick (squishy)...

I changed my footbeds, wear a thick (squishy) sock, and don't tighten them too much. It's easy to crank them tight when first putting them on but then your feet will swell a little and they'll get...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By motoinmoab
Revzilla has a few sizes in stock: ...

Revzilla has a few sizes in stock:
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sidi-armada-gore-tex-boots
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
This vest has no rib protection at all, it's made...

This vest has no rib protection at all, it's made to be very light and as cool as possible. Most armor has no rib padding, a few offer a thin pad, it's rare to find a piece of gear that offers...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,258
Posted By motoinmoab
The pictures show the difference: ...

The pictures show the difference:

http://www.atomic-moto.com/Leatt_bymfg_16-3-1.html

Every retail site shows things a little different so you can look at some others until you see it clearly....
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,258
Posted By motoinmoab
TravelToad- The front and back pads are three...

TravelToad- The front and back pads are three layers of material. Are these permanently bonded into one piece or can you use two or just one in order to adjust the bulkiness? I want armor for...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
I've read everything I could find on the new...

I've read everything I could find on the new Leatt 5.5 line and there is one big difference that doesn't get mentioned in every review: "5.5 HD Pro: The Pro HD has added Hardshell flank protection...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 66,521
Posted By motoinmoab
Buckee- I'm really skilled at breaking ribs or...

Buckee- I'm really skilled at breaking ribs or tearing the intercostal muscles when I fall. I've only busted bones on the moto a couple of times, the first time I was like 20 and you know at that...
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