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Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,430
Posted By VSK
Group buy order (and address screwup)

Had not heard of these gloves until 12 hours ago. Went from mild interest to lust very quickly. I just placed an order for an L sized Formula Pro H2O glove. However, in my excitement, I didnt look...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By VSK
After hours spent reading about various offerings...

After hours spent reading about various offerings in the communicator space, I finally placed an ordered for a pair of F5MCs. Wished this was easier but it looks like there is no perfect product....
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 200,903
Posted By VSK
Other than the colors, I believe they are...

Other than the colors, I believe they are identical.
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 50,957
Posted By VSK
A mini review for the minipro...... ...

A mini review for the minipro......

Firstly, Rob was able to ship one to me within 3 days which was just in time for a long trip. Helped me save just a little weight over my previous set up.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By VSK
Hahaha! I actually keep about 40% of my gear at...

Hahaha! I actually keep about 40% of my gear at work so that the scale of my collection is not apparent to my wife. And we follow a bit of dont ask/dont tell policy even when the stream of deliveries...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
This thread has been quiet so thought a revival...

This thread has been quiet so thought a revival was in order.

I own two versions of the safety jacket - the Level 2 purchased about 4 years ago while I was still in Europe. Bought Level 1 within a...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By VSK
Good to know I am not alone. I find 1-piece...

Good to know I am not alone.

I find 1-piece suit to be very convenient specially for commuting. Lots of alternatives but I like Teiz (used to have the original Lombard when they Teiz was first...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,483
Posted By VSK
Confessions of a gear addict

As with many on this forum, the hours (researching) and dollars I have spent in the quest for perfect gear has been staggering. Every new purchase would be satisfying only for a brief period of time...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
Thanks Blacktruck and Scott. I think the...

Thanks Blacktruck and Scott.

I think the threaded hole next to the ignition may be the best solution for my GPS mount. Have the RAM part on order. Not sure whether this has changed over the years,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
Initial impressions

Thought I would share a few thoughts as I get to know my new Norge....

Its the heaviest bike I have owned. As expected, I feel the weight most during parking manoeuvres. But far less than expected...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
Just picked mine up over the weekend! 2014 in...

Just picked mine up over the weekend! 2014 in white......only a 100 miles so far but loving it! Detailed review to follow. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/25/zyhedevy.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By VSK
Curious .....did anyone pick up any leftovers...

Curious .....did anyone pick up any leftovers under the factory promo???
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,074
Posted By VSK
+1 for the Hoggs. Used them for day rides with...

+1 for the Hoggs. Used them for day rides with hiking involved, walking around town, and even in the snow storm a couple of weeks ago to get around in the snow by foot.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
JDG, thanks for the detailed response. I was...

JDG, thanks for the detailed response. I was leaning towards declining on the extended warranty and reading this thread has convinced me that that is probably the way to go for now. I am told that I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
Thanks. Getting a deal on a 2014 demo (with a few...

Thanks. Getting a deal on a 2014 demo (with a few hundred miles ) which is equal to the discounted price on the 2013 new inventory. Both come with the full 2 year inventory. Thinking of going with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 114,366
Posted By VSK
I read this thread about a month ago. And again...

I read this thread about a month ago. And again today. You jokers have me convinced that the Norge should be my next bike. Winter is a dangerous time.....too much time off the bike lets it wander all...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By VSK
The black and orange is my personal favorite too...

The black and orange is my personal favorite too ! However I think that one is offered in the US only for the 2014 V7 Special. The 2013 scheme is the white / red and black / yellow. I didn't like the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By VSK
Not sure how this works as I haven't talked to...

Not sure how this works as I haven't talked to the local dealers yet. I would think and hope that this is over and above any pre existing dealer discounts as this is a factory funded promo. But...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By VSK
I didn't even notice the image .....but it seems...

I didn't even notice the image .....but it seems apt.

Figured I shouldn't be the only one agonizing over this so thought to share the pain ;)
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,493
Posted By VSK
Moto Guzzi 2013 Clearance

Moto Guzzi has announced a promo to clear 2013 stock (see link below) on Norge, V7 Special and Stelvio NTX. Thought I would post it for the benefit of bargain hunters (like me!) who have been...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By VSK
Its Atlantis 4.

Its Atlantis 4.
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By VSK
Never used the Transit so cant comment on it, but...

Never used the Transit so cant comment on it, but I had narrowed it down to the same two choices about 3 years ago. The reviews on the Transit were good and it sure looks like a great piece of kit....
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,246
Posted By VSK
Another vote for Atlantis 4. Been using it for 3...

Another vote for Atlantis 4. Been using it for 3 years and is what I reach for all year for all kind of rides except deep winter. In winter, I replace the Atlantis jacket with the Halvarrsons safety...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,365
Posted By VSK
Helmet : Agv Miglia ll Modular Jacket/pants: I...

Helmet : Agv Miglia ll Modular
Jacket/pants: I rotate between my Teiz MS Lombard one piece suit and my BMW Atlantis 4 jacket with Olympia Ranger pants combo
Shoes: rotate between Thor 50/50 and...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,451
Posted By VSK
Pants?

Maybe I missed it, but was wondering when/if pants to match the jacket are in the pipeline?

Also, from a technical spec perspective, is the Sahara the separate jacket version of the Air Shell?
...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,693
Posted By VSK
My experience is in line with what others are...

My experience is in line with what others are saying. Had these for about 3 years - comfortable (on and off the bike), completely waterproof (tested in all kinds of rain for lengthy periods), not too...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By VSK
I second merino wool - I tested Icerbreaker for...

I second merino wool - I tested Icerbreaker for hiking and very soon had extended it to cycling and motorcycling as well. Wore it on a trip last year from London, through France and finally to the...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 1,236,793
Posted By VSK
Just bought a new one.....

.....and its fantastic! A little intimidated by the electronics at first but am getting better after a few hours with the instruction manual. I dont think I have anything new to say about the bike...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
Glad to see a few more converts since I bought...

Glad to see a few more converts since I bought mine last year. Wanted to provide a quick update after my long trip of the year - a 1700 miler from the London, across France and to the Swiss Alps. The...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By VSK
Since you are in Europe, you could consider the...

Since you are in Europe, you could consider the Hein Gericke gore tex Pro Shell Leather jacket and pants. I have one on order so no first hand experience yet. But this pair was priced better than the...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
Just bought the full safety jacket set - level 2,...

Just bought the full safety jacket set - level 2, hella as the waterproof outer, and airy as the mesh outer. trying to track down a full mesh hi viz outer as well but I am told that they have been...
Forum: Europe 09-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 185,288
Posted By VSK
Olympia AST Touring Jacket and Ranger pant

Link to my post in flea market. Available for try-out and pick up in London. Can arrange shipping outside London as well.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620211
...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
That is exactly where I was, and I can tell you...

That is exactly where I was, and I can tell you that they had only one size (52) in Level 1 in jacket, no Level 2 and no pants as of July 24 which is when I went there. I did go there 15 minutes...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
JTT, thanks for the reply. I am going to order...

JTT, thanks for the reply. I am going to order the jacket as soon as I can figure out the sizing. Had the chance to see it at a local dealer in London, though they didnt have too many sizes in stock....
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 153,349
Posted By VSK
This has to be one of the most useful threads in...

This has to be one of the most useful threads in the gear section! As others have mentioned, anyone looking for a review of the HSS is automatically directed to this thread by google. Thanks to...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 592,923
Posted By VSK
Ghazi - a question for you. As I was getting on...

Ghazi - a question for you. As I was getting on the bike today, I realized that the lower half of my suit has the hi viz material on the insides of my legs while the black is outside. Was there a...
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 592,923
Posted By VSK
Another Lombard Review

I know the teiz 1 piece suit has been reviewed plenty of times in this ridiculously long thread - but there is nothing like too many reviews for folks in the market for gear.

I bought the hi viz...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 185,288
Posted By VSK
Sorry you have to sell. That is some bargain for...

Sorry you have to sell. That is some bargain for someone considering all the stuff you have on it. I know it because I was looking for a used 800GS for months before pulling the trigger on an R1200R....
Forum: Europe 07-11-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 185,288
Posted By VSK
Gear for Sale in London

Just posted this in fleamarket.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598801

Selling:
Alpinestar Air Flo Mesh Jacket
Icon Accelerant Boots
Olympia AST Jacket
Olympia Ranger Pants
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 390,035
Posted By VSK
My $0.02...

Still stuck on page 48 of the thread. But I turned to the last few pages of this humongous thread and the theme seems to still be the same. So thought I would thrown in my $0.02 - some of which may...
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