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Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 390,843
Posted By kumakahn
Exact same bike

You and I think alike. I chose the exact same bike in black. It is actually my second Connie. My first was a 2008. I love the bike still. But, I have noticed that little things are a bit lower...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By kumakahn
Review of BMW Streetguard 3 jacket

I ride in the cold, a lot, and on high-speed trips. Once a week, I do a 140-mile loop for work, and I ride every day of the year unless the roads are icy. So, I have been lusting after a BMW...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By kumakahn
Leather

I can't say whether my Adventures came from Europe or not. But, the little tag tied to them said they were genuine leather. I hate that damn Lorica or microfiber stuff. The fact that Sidi seems to...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By kumakahn
Resoling

Thanks for that info. I took my son's Canyons to the same cobbler I use for all my MC boots, and he wouldn't touch them. It's the same sole as on the Adventures. Maybe I just need to look around...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By kumakahn
Both Squeak

Well, about three rides into the Adventures, they started squeaking also, as I expected. I will try mink oil, as I am reluctant to apply petroleum distillates on the leather. They don't bother me. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,637
Posted By kumakahn
BMW Cover Pants

I would look on Ebay until I found a used pair of BMW Cover pants. They are made of real Cordura, thick. They are waterproof. They have full zippers up the legs to the hip. They are not made...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By kumakahn
Alpinestars Toucan versus Sidi Adventure Goretex

Well, I wasn't sure whether I would be happier with the Alpinestars Toucan boots or the Sidi Adventure Goretex boots. So, I looked for used boots and ended up finding a very good deal on some brand...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By kumakahn
Review of BMW Streetguard 3

I ride every day for work, and I ride down to about 25 degrees, as long as the roads are not icy. So, good winter gear is important to me. I finally found a BMW Streetguard 3 jacket that didn't...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,562
Posted By kumakahn
GS Dry jacket

I don't have the pants, but I would like to. I have the GS Dry Jacket. I wrote my review of it several months ago. I have not worn it in absolute downpours for hours. But, I do wear it all fall...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,876
Posted By kumakahn
Well, there's one down

Out of about 100,000 counterfeit Chinese products for sale on Ebay right now. With Ebay, it's buyer beware. There is way too much money to be made selling crappy copies over the internet for Ebay...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,084
Posted By kumakahn
Goretex doesn't work in boots

I have been wearing all kinds of boots all my life for all kinds of outdoor activities. I do not understand the usefulness of Goretex in boots. Well-made boots of good quality leather and treated...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 422,009
Posted By kumakahn
Gaerne GMX boots

They don't make them anymore. Just above the ankles, easy to take on and off with three buckles, great leather, no stupid goretex lining to make you sweat all day, warm in winter, and not too bad in...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,194
Posted By kumakahn
My commuter gear

I ride every day of the year that it is not icy, and I live in southern Idaho where it can get pretty damn cold. Four days a week, my ride is a short 5 miles each way. One or two days a week, I ride...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By kumakahn
I've tried

I only have tried one pair of Rev'it pants. The front snap came off the first day. Some people like 'em though. I've tried everyone else, and I mean every one of the standard brands. No Rukka,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,770
Posted By kumakahn
Emotional attachment

I'm pretty darn emotionally moved by and attached to my 2012 Concours. In fact, I traded my 2008 Connie in for it, and I emotionally miss the 2008. We had been through a lot together, and she never...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,972
Posted By kumakahn
Problem?

Yes, you have a problem. Where's the rest of your bikes?
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,035
Posted By kumakahn
Tourshell pants

I can't speak for the jacket, but the Tourshell pants are extremely nice pants, and I can wear them around the office all day without feeling hot or clammy. The waist is fairly high, more so than...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 923,871
Posted By kumakahn
Best Gear

My Gaerne GMX boots, which I promptly had resoled with soles designed for more grip - a close tie with my Sidi Discovery boots, which I use less simply because they are overkill for daily riding. My...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 122,454
Posted By kumakahn
MC Superstore?

If it's one of those "superstores" that sell mostly gear in strip malls, I've never found anything in there that I wouldn't be embarrassed to wear, or that wouldn't most surely fail when needed. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,757
Posted By kumakahn
Idaho

Pretty much anywhere in Idaho except I84 from east to west. The ride from Idaho Falls up through the Bitterroots to Northern Idaho/Montana is breathtaking. The ride from Idaho Falls through the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 659,622
Posted By kumakahn
Oh my

Me thinks I may have found my second bike. If it is what is appears to be designed to be, and doesn't cost ten years' of savings, it will be mine someday soon. The versatility of a GS with the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 208,287
Posted By kumakahn
Cruisers

My first two bikes were cruisers, a Suzuki c50, followed by a C90. Sold the C50 thinking the higher power of the 1400cc C90 would satisfy. They were both okay bikes, reliable, windscreens, bags,...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,650
Posted By kumakahn
My winter set up

To me, it depends on what I'm going to do when I get there. If I have to be in nice dress pants early in the morning, I just wear my BMW Cover pants, or my oversized Santiago pants if it isn't going...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,796
Posted By kumakahn
41 inch waist

I have a 41+ inch waist. The dealer online recommended a 58 (48 US). They work okay, but are too big both in length and waist. I can use them as overpants even. I tailored the waist a little...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 390,843
Posted By kumakahn
Except

Except for those linked ABS brakes....
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 390,843
Posted By kumakahn
Feeling Younger

I could not agree more. The ST is in serious need of a reboot. A great old bike, but nothing like the feeling of all the power of the Connie. Can't speak for the FJR's joy value. But, I'm 53, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 390,843
Posted By kumakahn
2008 and 2012 Connie's

I recently traded in my silver-blue 2008 Connie for a jet black 2012 model. Overall, I think it's one of the two or three best sport touring bikes one can buy, for less money. Scary fast. Past...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,270
Posted By kumakahn
Airshell

I have the Airshell with the back protector. Love it in hot weather, but it also feels fairly protective. The High-viz yellow can fade. But, there is a fabric spray for it that keeps that to a...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,035
Posted By kumakahn
Tourshell pants

I just posted my review of the Tourshell pants an hour ago. I don't own the jacket. I like jackets with more visibility than black. But, after using the pants for a few weeks in the fall weather...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,714
Posted By kumakahn
Rev'it liner zipa

I would add that Revit does do a nice job with their liners. Unlike BMW, the bottom of the liner has a zipper, as well as the top. It makes the liner work much more like part of the pants. It...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,714
Posted By kumakahn
Rev'it gear

I bought a brand new with tags pair of Rev'it Challenge pants. The waist snap came up the first day. I installed a new one. But, since then, I just don't trust them. If they pay that little...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,383
Posted By kumakahn
Federal Campgrounds in Idaho

My daughter went camping last weekend at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. There was a small paper sign saying the campground was closed because the government was closed. The campground had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,470
Posted By kumakahn
Gaerne

I own Sidi Discos, Gaerne leather boots, BMW Contours, Alpinestars Scouts, etc. My favorite for daily riding to and from work, and for long distance road touring, is my pair of now discontinued,...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,876
Posted By kumakahn
I stand corrected, possibly

On my example. But, isn't that the core problem with all these fakes? They create such ambiguity about what is real and what is not that they wrongly elevate the fakes and call into question the...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,270
Posted By kumakahn
Fading

I'll add my experience. I have an Airshell. I love it for the summer, but I've never crashed in it (yet). It is at least as protective as any other summer-style jacket I've had, and I've had...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By kumakahn
Love my Rallye 2 pros

All I can say is that, while I own 8 pair of motorcycle riding pants, the one pair I absolutely love to ride in and feel totally comfortable in is my pair of Rallye 2 pros. Great armor, real...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,876
Posted By kumakahn
for example

Check out this link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-BMW-SAVANNA-Mtorcycle-Red-Black-White-JACKET-Sz-US-48-Euro-58-Excellent-/141067413307?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item20d845e73b&vxp=mtr

Does...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,876
Posted By kumakahn
Same thing goes for Ebay

I like using Ebay. Most of my gear is bought on it, used from honest people or new from real dealers. But, in my opinion as someone very, very familiar with Ebay, what I said about Chinese ethics,...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,876
Posted By kumakahn
Are you serious? I have bought dozens and dozens...

Are you serious? I have bought dozens and dozens of items on Ebay and spent hundreds, maybe thousands of hours on it. Ebay positively loves counterfeit merchandise. They make many millions every...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,532
Posted By kumakahn
Rain and cold in GS Dry Jacket

As a follow up to the question about rain, I have worn the GS Dry Jacket in some pretty heavy rain the last few weeks. No leaks whatsoever. Also, it is getting a little cold (around 40 a few...
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