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Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,192
Posted By HalB
Poseidon GTX pants

I went yesterday to buy the Klim Badlands pants, convinced they would be the best pants ever. I tried on several sizes and like several comments in this thread, found that they just did not fit. Sat...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,206
Posted By HalB
I've worn a hit air for 5 years

I thought I'd share my experience having used the product for 5 years. I wear the mlvc.
it's comfortable I never feel it. It's narrow so air flow block is minimal. It has never gone off by...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Exactly, doing the highway speed limit on the MTS...

Exactly, doing the highway speed limit on the MTS in third gear feels like riding in a parking lot. Having more time on the LC, do you feel there is a power/torque compromise for you? for all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
:rofl right on! great comeback, LOL but the...

:rofl right on! great comeback, LOL

but the duchess has MORE red

I will not pretend the MTS enduro mode has any relationship to an enduro bike, GS in this case, but I will argue that it does...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Amateur Comparison Review LC and MTS

Here is my take:

I currently own a 2011 Multistrada, which I love. When I bought it, the GS was the contender, but my choice was decided by the excitement and fun factor. the GS was just too...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Interesting thread, thanks for the link.

Interesting thread, thanks for the link.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Thanks for the apology. Not sure what trolling...

Thanks for the apology. Not sure what trolling is, but my inquiry was genuine, as the rumours were disconcerting. I certainly learned a lot from the responses and links, and my high confidence in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Did you like the video? It was full of "front...

Did you like the video?
It was full of "front end vibrations" wasn't it? :D
None seemed weird to me though. Pretty normal wouldn't you say?
I think people that ride on dirt (esp. professionally)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
NLS: Thank you for your informative and courteous...

NLS: Thank you for your informative and courteous update. this is new to me and I have been searching for more information on the subject since riding the bike and reading the latest Bike magazine...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,157,669
Posted By HalB
Serious Problem with new GS

I did a test ride on the new watercooled 1200GS. What everyone says, awesome, game changer bike. I ride a 2011 MTS and the beemer made me drool!!

this is a long thread, so apologies if this...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 66,404
Posted By HalB
great discussion. The issue is your...

great discussion.

The issue is your priorities. I know people with lots of money and no time, and people with no money and lots of time. The no money people, travel more, have more leisure. The...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,064
Posted By HalB
ooopss. So Sorry, I misread a review. the...

ooopss. So Sorry, I misread a review. the Tourshell does NOT have c change membrane. It has BMWs C.A.R.E. climate membrane. This is the same membrane as the Rallye 3 jacket.
"Windproof,...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,064
Posted By HalB
I came across the tourshell to-day at the shop...

I came across the tourshell to-day at the shop and was impressed. The first jacket I've tried on for a while that fits. Everything looked right. Level 2 sturdy armour, c change shell. the armour was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By HalB
I don't want a pickle Just want to ride on my...

I don't want a pickle
Just want to ride on my motorsickle
And I don't want a tickle
'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorsickle
And I don't want to die
Just want to ride on my motorcy...cle

hear...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,169
Posted By HalB
Multistrada 1200 windshield custom

I have not seen any comment on the windshield custom and would appreciate any feedback on it. Although the real test is riding, on paper and picture it looks really good.

It measures 20" at the...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-30-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 51,143
Posted By HalB
I like to ride with people I like to spend time...

I like to ride with people I like to spend time with. Otherwise alone is just fine.

Being a social person I prefer company, but the truth is the only thing worse than riding alone, is wishing I...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By HalB
Here is all the info you need to pick your roads...

Here is all the info you need to pick your roads http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm
Definitely Pacific Coast, go inland at cambria.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,297
Posted By HalB
There is no right answer to the question, MTS or...

There is no right answer to the question, MTS or GS. It might even be the wrong question. Do you want a sport bike or a do it all bike? I have 8,000 km on a 2011 Ducati. Is it a spectacular bike...
Forum: Canada 12-27-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,647
Posted By HalB
I'm from Vancouver and have done a few trips...

I'm from Vancouver and have done a few trips through the southern part of the province. Here are my suggestions to a rider I put together last year:

Important to note: In BC if you go 40km/hr...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,161
Posted By HalB
thank you Askemux for clarifying and Renman: your...

thank you Askemux for clarifying and Renman: your information helps to ease that concern about shifting and is helping me to lean towards these booties.

thanks
hal
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,161
Posted By HalB
thanks for your response. I'm not sure of your...

thanks for your response. I'm not sure of your meaning. You said "I had any difficulties to shift" Do you mean you had difficulties or did not?

thanks
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,161
Posted By HalB
I'd appreciate feedback from folks who have been...

I'd appreciate feedback from folks who have been wearing the adventure boot for a while. They seem so stiff in the store, and difficult to shift with when sitting on a bike. Does the boot soften up....
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,216
Posted By HalB
I'd like to hear from folks who have been wearing...

I'd like to hear from folks who have been wearing the Sidi Adventure boot. I have been trying it on and like the feel. however, when I sat on the bike, the sole felt so stiff, it was difficult to...
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,612
Posted By HalB
here try this: ...

here try this:

http://www.shop.goaz.com/Body-Armor_c46.htm
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By HalB
radar/laser alert system vizalert-not

I have been using the Cheetah vizalert for over a month now. I am on my second one, which is presenting the same problems as the first.


the good:
the lights can be put anywhere in the helmet,...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,750
Posted By HalB
thanks dave, that is very helpful feedback. I...

thanks dave, that is very helpful feedback. I just got the bike a month ago. I will compile my list of farkles and start buying and installing over the winter.

did you also get the other guarding...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,750
Posted By HalB
The wide fairing beside the tank, looks very easy...

The wide fairing beside the tank, looks very easy to break and expensive to fix with a simple drop. It's a bit difficult to tell from the pictures but does the altrider crash bar go wide enough to...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,150
Posted By HalB
thanks for the info. very useful. I like the gps...

thanks for the info. very useful. I like the gps holder. Would you put a Zumo in there, or a less expensive model. Although I think the Zumo is the only waterproof one.
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,150
Posted By HalB
these are interesting add ons. Does the tank...

these are interesting add ons.
Does the tank bag obscure any of the dashboard?
What mounting system did you use for the gps?
Lastly what are the comfort seats.

thanks
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,288,215
Posted By HalB
I just got a 2011 MTS 1200. Used, what a...

I just got a 2011 MTS 1200. Used, what a surprise! (story is the guy's wife came home, saw the bike and said "it's me or the bike" I'd keep the bike) Although only 800km, but it did save a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,162
Posted By HalB
I went through the same dilemna mts/gs?? mts/gs??...

I went through the same dilemna mts/gs?? mts/gs?? for a long time. The only dealer in town sells both Ducati and BMW, so I'd spend a lot of time there. Finally went for the MTS. Why? It just was...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,624
Posted By HalB
For every kitchen table experiment there is an...

For every kitchen table experiment there is an equal and opposite kitchen table experiment.

have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB2jqKogVt8

It seems to me that there is little useful...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,624
Posted By HalB
Muddbutt, could you share where you got the...

Muddbutt, could you share where you got the t-pro? And how you wear it for your chest?

As well is there a site to buy the d3o armor made up already?

thanks again for all your great posts.
hal
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,624
Posted By HalB
Muddbutt, thanks very much for your well informed...

Muddbutt, thanks very much for your well informed posts, it helps to clarify things a bit more.

From what I am getting is that motoport has the best outer fabric, but overrated on the quadarmor....
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,624
Posted By HalB
I love it. cheese sandwich. here is an...

I love it. cheese sandwich.

here is an unscientific test comparing 3d0 with knox elbow armour against the impact of a frying pan...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,624
Posted By HalB
I am in the same boat as you. I have the quad...

I am in the same boat as you. I have the quad armour stretch kevlar jeans. Bulky and unsightly standing around, but snug fit while riding. I feel like the michellin man in them. I am now looking at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,168
Posted By HalB
I realize the topic has changed here DOC, (or...

I realize the topic has changed here DOC, (or should I say DUC?) if you are satisfied that your issues were addressed, it's good. I am finding the comments on the GS and MTS very enlightening, as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,168
Posted By HalB
I won't ask how you come to own both a GS and a...

I won't ask how you come to own both a GS and a MTS, but I would appreciate your opinion on the difference between the 2. I am shopping and keep going back and forth between them . The GS seems too...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,254
Posted By HalB
I'd like to know what the best quality armour is....

I'd like to know what the best quality armour is. And what jackets have it.

CE standards are good, but not realistic as they only test compression.

Motoport claims its quad armour has...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,357
Posted By HalB
Here is a BC route map I put together for another...

Here is a BC route map I put together for another rider. It includes a lot of my favourite rides, which are twisty, remote and scenic, or sweeping and scenic if no other option, or just scenic. All...
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