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Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Haven't seen any activity on this thread for...

Haven't seen any activity on this thread for quite a while. Are you still planning a ride this fall, Metalcarver?

Was hoping for a good fall ride in the lower 48 but finances and family...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Rackemcrackem
My left Sidi Adventure Rain boot started leaking...

My left Sidi Adventure Rain boot started leaking after a couple of years although the right side boot has continued to keep water out into about the fourth year. I attribute the left side leak to...
Forum: Asia 05-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
It's the start of our summer season in Alaska and...

It's the start of our summer season in Alaska and we've had a few sweltering days as "hot" as 18 degrees C. :lol3

Thankfully, the skies are overcast today and the weather has returned to a far...
Forum: Asia 05-11-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Ditto, riderako, nice report and a seriously...

Ditto, riderako, nice report and a seriously impressive ride! It's great to see pics of many locations that I haven't seen before.
Forum: Asia 05-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Fantastic pics, as always, Toddy! Glad to see...

Fantastic pics, as always, Toddy! Glad to see that you're back in las Pilipinas! :clap
Forum: Asia 05-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I've ridden an XR200 but not a CRF250 so take my...

I've ridden an XR200 but not a CRF250 so take my free comments for what they're worth. The XR200 rental bikes are a little lighter but are likely to have a lot of kms under their wheels. They will...
Forum: Asia 05-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I don't have much advice regarding phone cards...

I don't have much advice regarding phone cards but Globe and Smart sim cards are used widely around the Phils. You can buy them everywhere. I just use a cheap 'dumb' phone that I bought in the Phils...
Forum: Alaska 04-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By Rackemcrackem
...and you rode there during some NICE weather! ...

...and you rode there during some NICE weather! :lol3
Forum: Alaska 04-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By Rackemcrackem
The current in the Copper River at Mile 36 is...

The current in the Copper River at Mile 36 is often in the range of 8-10 knots and the channel is at least 300 yards wide. It's a big, mean river and I don't think a packraft is gonna make it across...
Forum: Asia 03-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By Rackemcrackem
There is some excellent riding in Rizal and...

There is some excellent riding in Rizal and Quezon provinces, just to the east of metro Manila. Some very nice twisty roads without much traffic.

If you do end up with a smaller bike than is...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Thanks, Steelerider, for your thoughtful and...

Thanks, Steelerider, for your thoughtful and well-written review of the Motorrad jacket. It looks like a high quality piece of gear at only a modest premium over the price of a Hit-Air vest. A lot of...
Forum: Asia 03-09-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Nice-Bike in Angles City, Pampanga, rents Honda...

Nice-Bike in Angles City, Pampanga, rents Honda TransAlps, XR200s and others at reasonable rates. The bikes are older but reasonably well maintained. I've rented from them several times for a week to...
Forum: Asia 03-06-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
You're going to have a great time, Jeepsterman! ...

You're going to have a great time, Jeepsterman! Welcome to the forum!

Is there a commercial business that has DRs in the Philippines now? Even knowing of a private individual with a single DR...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I'll also be curious to hear about those Forma...

I'll also be curious to hear about those Forma Terrains. They look very nice and protective at a very good price for a hinged boot.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Didn't mean to denigrate your new Honda in any...

Didn't mean to denigrate your new Honda in any way. I should have said very, very good for the price! :D

There are a lot of good bikes out there and I think all the modern, reasonably...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
The new CRF250L sounds pretty good for the price....

The new CRF250L sounds pretty good for the price. Maybe not as capable as a WR250R but for a lot less money.

Just practice, practice, practice at slower speeds, in safe areas. Especially your...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Cool! Or maybe hot, depending on the weather! ...

Cool! Or maybe hot, depending on the weather! :lol3 Let us know how the gear works out for you. I'm interested in hearing more about that Leatt 5.5, especially. Good to see a new rider...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Actually, the Thor guards do have a hard...

Actually, the Thor guards do have a hard protector over the patella. It's just that it's recessed a little so the thigh plastic can articulate over the patellar portion. I think it would take a lot...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
New2Moto, Psssst!!! If you wear a size...

New2Moto,

Psssst!!! If you wear a size L, there's a Motoport jacket in the flea market right now. :D
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
You might look at the Alpinestars padded shorts...

You might look at the Alpinestars padded shorts for plastic outer hip protection. I've never worn a pair. Usually, I wear Knox shorts with a dense rubber-like padding. They are pretty comfortable for...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
As a case in point to further this discussion,...

As a case in point to further this discussion, I've crashed once on pavement. It was a few years ago when I had been on bikes for only about 2500 miles total.

Was wearing some Tourmaster...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I don't know of any other other manufacturers...

I don't know of any other other manufacturers using the same mesh as Motoport. I know Vanson uses Cordura mesh in some garments. Others use Kevlar weave solid material like Armacor (sp?) but don't...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
New2Moto, If you search for Motoport mesh...

New2Moto,

If you search for Motoport mesh kevlar on this forum, you will find many posts regarding this small business in southern California.

There are a few complaints regarding issues...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I agree that crashing at speeds over 60 mph (and...

I agree that crashing at speeds over 60 mph (and often, at less that that) is tough on many of the outer fabrics that riders wear, often including leather gear with cheaply constructed seams.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Ditto on the Thor knee guards. I also appreciate...

Ditto on the Thor knee guards. I also appreciate mine, although the neoprene can get a litlle warm.

You might need to wear a thin legging under the Thors or other guards to prevent chafing and/or...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Metalcarver, I used to see your posts...

Metalcarver,

I used to see your posts occasionally in the Alaska forum. That white DL is nice but I waited a little longer and got a black glee. Actually, I'm halfway thinking about changing...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Rackemcrackem
That part of the world looks amazing,...

That part of the world looks amazing, Metalcarver. I can't help anyone with geography lessons for an area that I only slabbed through on a bike a few years ago.

Would love to ride your...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Fox Creek makes some very nice jackets and it...

Fox Creek makes some very nice jackets and it looks like they also manufacture leather overpants. Also, On the Brink Leathers (formerly Stone Lake) makes bibs that look good on their website.

Like...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,451
Posted By Rackemcrackem
First Gear makes (or used to make) "Sport Tour"...

First Gear makes (or used to make) "Sport Tour" silicone impregnated leather overpants with decent knee and hip armor and a 1/2 length zipper. Pretty comfy and protective. Not sure if they are still...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 716,960
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Could be that I'm not a very good rider, because...

Could be that I'm not a very good rider, because I can't imagine taking my Strom through some of that terrain, especially without a skid plate, no gloves and no knee armor! Maybe I just value my...
Forum: Face plant 01-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,133
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Having read three reports regarding my friend...

Having read three reports regarding my friend Herc's death, it's clear that their accuracy is questionable. Each article describes the events differently and gives Herc's name incorrectly.
...
Forum: Asia 01-22-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Just found an ABS-CBN news article....wish I...

Just found an ABS-CBN news article....wish I hadn't. Herc was killed by a truck on C5 in a hit and run.

RIP, my friend, and my deepest sympathy to your family. You will always be missed.
Forum: Asia 01-19-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Herc, It's fun to see you riding the...

Herc,

It's fun to see you riding the Ironman on your wide-glide, luxo-tourer scooter! And StampedeBlue still rockin' the DR Big!

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the RR!
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By Rackemcrackem
My motorcycle gear collection contains a variety...

My motorcycle gear collection contains a variety of armor, some built into jackets and pants. I have some as separate pieces for knees, elbows, spine and chest, plus a couple of pressure suits and...
Forum: Asia 08-23-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Ahhh! Tough luck, my friend! Such a lot of...

Ahhh! Tough luck, my friend! Such a lot of work to cope with the floods during a bad monsoon. The look on your face tells the story. Has most of the water receded now?

This was a bad one. ...
Forum: Asia 08-22-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 208,326
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Herc, I think it's time you built a second...

Herc,

I think it's time you built a second floor and a bike elevator! :lol3

Did the water rise to the level of your garage floor? It looks like it was very close this time.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,523
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I've had the Adventure Rain (non-Gortex) model...

I've had the Adventure Rain (non-Gortex) model for about 3 years and I like them a lot, except that my left boot started leaking after about a year. The consensus seems to be that the Gortex version...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,736
Posted By Rackemcrackem
I actually bought two SKB cases as panniers for...

I actually bought two SKB cases as panniers for my DL650 last winter. I don't recall the model number but the outer dimensions are about 20x17x8.5" and they cost just over $100 each from a vendor in...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,736
Posted By Rackemcrackem
Yeah, unlike KLR owners and their milk crates, I...

Yeah, unlike KLR owners and their milk crates, I paid big money for my Action Packer!

I could have bought a couple of gallons of gas and an ADV sticker, instead. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,736
Posted By Rackemcrackem
That seems like a logical approach toward meeting...

That seems like a logical approach toward meeting your needs.
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