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Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By StriderTB
While color is a big factor, available venting is...

While color is a big factor, available venting is another. I'd hazard to guess that a black helmet with better vents would be cooler than a white helmet with crappy vents.

Aside from summer heat,...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By StriderTB
If you're looking to strap stuff to the top of...

If you're looking to strap stuff to the top of your top box, why not try footman loops?

http://i.imgur.com/QjovF5L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,069
Views: 2,862,626
Posted By StriderTB
My left arm knows how you feel. :rofl ...

My left arm knows how you feel. :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/eFuRPWs.jpg

Luckily, I didn't need a plate, just a stupid blue cast for another few weeks. Meanwhile, I have a brandy new Hilleberg...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By StriderTB
I went with a military surplus Hardigg/Pelican...

I went with a military surplus Hardigg/Pelican case. Waterproof, lockable latches, and really durable. Fits my Nolan N104.

http://i.imgur.com/2w8gOs6.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/6T18Vh7.jpg?1
...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By StriderTB
I commuted with my work laptop in a Kriega R30...

I commuted with my work laptop in a Kriega R30 for a while on my VStrom, but then I added Jesse panniers and just stuck my laptop bag in one of the side cases.

Keep in mind that the R30 backpack...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By StriderTB
I just ordered another Klim card, to stow in my...

I just ordered another Klim card, to stow in my wallet.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By StriderTB
Not only do I use it for my emergency ID card, I...

Not only do I use it for my emergency ID card, I stick my office parking garage access card in that pocket so I can wave it at a sensor when I ride in. I used to pin a hunting license holder to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,263
Posted By StriderTB
Also, if you order from www.moontrail.com, you...

Also, if you order from www.moontrail.com, you can cash in bonus points from the purchase of a tent at the time you buy it. You can get a Keron 3 GT which retails at $1115 for $865. Or, you can...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,263
Posted By StriderTB
That's one of the main reasons I went with one. ...

That's one of the main reasons I went with one. I'm tired of setting up mesh tent bodies and then rushing to get the fly in place before you're soaked.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,087
Posted By StriderTB
Ended up going with a Keron 4 GT in sand. :clap ...

Ended up going with a Keron 4 GT in sand. :clap Now the long wait for shipping begins.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,087
Posted By StriderTB
Yeah, I'm definitely leaning towards the Keron,...

Yeah, I'm definitely leaning towards the Keron, based on how easy it is to pitch, and overall strength. The height and space of the Altai is appealing, but not worth the compromises.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,087
Posted By StriderTB
Thinking about 2 cost-no-option 4 season group...

Thinking about 2 cost-no-option 4 season group tents for using with my dog, wife, friends, etc.

Hilleberg Keron 4 GT
http://i.imgur.com/2TtQ3Fs.jpg

Hilleberg Altai...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 265,814
Posted By StriderTB
Picked up my first Klim jacket back in fall 2013,...

Picked up my first Klim jacket back in fall 2013, a 3X Latitude Misano. Lost some weight and changed to a 2X grey Badlands Pro in June of last year. Just sold that and picked up an XL Hi-Viz...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By StriderTB
www.amazon.com :evil

www.amazon.com

:evil
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,736
Posted By StriderTB
I found 3M V92 Reflexite to be the brightest...

I found 3M V92 Reflexite to be the brightest option for the back of my panniers. This stuff was originally made for tractor trailers, and it holds up to road grime pretty well. Comes in a bunch of...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By StriderTB
From what I've seen, there are two NeverWet...

From what I've seen, there are two NeverWet products. The two part spray that leaves a white film on whatever you spray it on, and this other one step spray designed for outdoor fabrics. Apparently...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By StriderTB
Looks great! Which brand/color is that wrap?

Looks great! Which brand/color is that wrap?
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By StriderTB
Very nice! I've never seen that one before. ...

Very nice! I've never seen that one before. Looks like it has a 3 digit luggage lock on it.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By StriderTB
Gauntlet or short cuff? I've been fond of the...

Gauntlet or short cuff? I've been fond of the BMW GS Dry gloves, and I've worn them from 80F+ down to 40F. Xtrafit Gore Tex is the way to go, I think. However, I prefer tucking my gloves into my...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By StriderTB
Here's the link to Amazon, where I ordered mine. ...

Here's the link to Amazon, where I ordered mine. I used US Pawn & Surplus, and their service was great!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003XJ2VFM/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By StriderTB
Military surplus top case project

In my attempt to make my bike heavier in the name of convenience, I've been trying to find a suitable top case to go with my Jesse panniers, but without spending a ton of money. In my searches, I...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By StriderTB
I have a pair of the X-Moto's, and love the...

I have a pair of the X-Moto's, and love the massive thigh vents. Very comfortable in nearly any weather.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 812,053
Posted By StriderTB
Yeah, I'm not sure I'd really take advantage of...

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd really take advantage of the quick release aspect of the case anyway. Plus, it's much cheaper. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 812,053
Posted By StriderTB
Working on my cheap ass top case project. Any...

Working on my cheap ass top case project. Any opinions on whether this (http://cariboucases.com/Do-It-Yourself-Kits/Caribou-DIY-QFS-Top-Case-Mount-System-for-Any-Case.html) Caribou DIY QFS mounting...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By StriderTB
Here's some crappy pics of my SMH-10 on my N104. ...

Here's some crappy pics of my SMH-10 on my N104.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20130111_230148.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20130114_223304.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By StriderTB
I'm doing my part to be less of a FF. It seems...

I'm doing my part to be less of a FF. It seems to be working out for me, and opens up a world of gear that wasn't available before. :D
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,326
Posted By StriderTB
Hey! I resemble that comment! Here's my...

Hey! I resemble that comment!

Here's my work stool. Farting in the face of the Empire. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20130521_211526_zpsf06498a4.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,326
Posted By StriderTB
It's a mix of RaceDeck and GarageDeck in the form...

It's a mix of RaceDeck and GarageDeck in the form of an 8 bit 1-UP mushroom. :d

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20130512_193950_zpse04fd9e3.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,326
Posted By StriderTB
Another vote for T5HO lights. I have 4 4'...

Another vote for T5HO lights. I have 4 4' Lithonia T5HO 54 watt dual lamp fixtures on my garage ceiling, and it puts out a great amount of light. Worked well even when it got cold out.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By StriderTB
http://i.imgur.com/9Uu3pLc.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/9Uu3pLc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/k3yvFXs.jpg

Did Charley Boorman ever come along to rescue you?
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By StriderTB
Well it's a good thing I've lost 60 lbs in the...

Well it's a good thing I've lost 60 lbs in the last year. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By StriderTB
I'm thinking about bolting one of these surplus...

I'm thinking about bolting one of these surplus military optics cases to the luggage rack of my VStrom. Waterproof, sturdy, and can be found at pretty reasonable prices.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,849
Posted By StriderTB
http://i.imgur.com/84FKUrN.jpg?1 ...

http://i.imgur.com/84FKUrN.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/6TZxjhr.jpg?1
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By StriderTB
The Tourmaster Sentinel is a pretty sturdy rain...

The Tourmaster Sentinel is a pretty sturdy rain jacket that's held up well for me.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By StriderTB
Here I thought I was bad ass when I rubber banded...

Here I thought I was bad ass when I rubber banded my C3 Centurion to the handlebar of my VStrom. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By StriderTB
My old Tourmaster Flex pants had zip in liners...

My old Tourmaster Flex pants had zip in liners for rain, but the outer shell would get so heavy that it was annoying to wear them in the rain. The one time I wore them in a quick storm where I left...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 265,814
Posted By StriderTB
Now that the weather has turned cooler, I do have...

Now that the weather has turned cooler, I do have one gripe with my Badlands. Why couldn't Klim put zippered gussets on the sleeves to make it easier to fit gloves? I have to wrestle with the...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,965
Posted By StriderTB
This morning's commute brought a good deal of...

This morning's commute brought a good deal of rain, and it's kind of fun to be sitting on a motorcycle, warm and dry, while it's pouring around you. After my 45 minute commute, I got to work as dry...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9,487
Views: 3,788,741
Posted By StriderTB
No, I think it's just the angle I was taking the...

No, I think it's just the angle I was taking the picture from.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 812,053
Posted By StriderTB
Repost from the picture thread. :D Added...

Repost from the picture thread. :D

Added some Reflexite V92 tape to the back of my Jesse panniers. Going to add some more of the white tape to the sides tomorrow, but there's some old SOLAS tape...
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