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Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By Spankye
i'll 2nd that. i use a chrome Citizen...

i'll 2nd that. i use a chrome Citizen (http://www.chromebags.com/products/bags/show/13/) to commute with and they are built to last. more durable construction IMO than Timbuk ii, waterproof, easy...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
so i picked up a pair of olympia ranger II's just...

so i picked up a pair of olympia ranger II's just before the new year as a local dealer had them in stock which meant i could play around with them before i bought.

while i think without the...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Spankye
this is true, but they were like shin guards on...

this is true, but they were like shin guards on me...not even close even when sitting on the bike, trust me i tried. same for a buddy that tried them as well. they will work for some but they were...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By Spankye
I've been using a Seal Line Waterproof Roll Top...

I've been using a Seal Line Waterproof Roll Top Duffel. It's a little big for day to day commuting unless i am carrying extra clothes, but it is totally waterproof and bomber construction. It...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Spankye
Got mine for christmas and am going to have to...

Got mine for christmas and am going to have to sell them or send them back. Ordered them from New Enough off their sizing recommendation that they run a little small as they are not an overpant. so...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
:rofl I wish! unfortunately i have a big ol...

:rofl I wish! unfortunately i have a big ol rear and small legs. You think riding pants are hard to fit, try finding blue jeans!
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
thanks for all the suggestions. unfortunately...

thanks for all the suggestions. unfortunately the Rev'its are a little too pricey for my budget right now. As are Aerostich, BMW, etc...

But the motoport custom cordura for $199 seems to be a...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
Thanks StevieMac. Dang, several size 32's...

Thanks StevieMac. Dang, several size 32's floating around out there for under $200 but nothing in 34. Patience...:norton
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Spankye
Yep, short zippers, that is what i have. I would...

Yep, short zippers, that is what i have. I would imagine they would fit over your riding pants. My current set up is super tall socks, capilene 4, synthetic down pants, draggin jeans, and if it is...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
For the Aerostich people out there, how true to...

For the Aerostich people out there, how true to size do Darien's run? Is the 34 waist gonna acommodate underlayers? Is the 32 waist oversized enough for thermals? Problem is i probably am a 33...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
hadn't checked out motoport, thanks for the...

hadn't checked out motoport, thanks for the advice. glad to hear that i am notthe only one out there with this problem. gonna try on some olympia stuff tomorrow. lots of people recommended ranger...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Spankye
Who makes pants that don't fit like crap???

Just received my First Gear Kathmandu pants. Before i rant i want to make it clear that this is not a bash on First Gear so much as it is a rant on fit in general. I like First Gear products and...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Spankye
I've been using Marmot PreCip...

I've been using Marmot PreCip (http://marmot.com/fall_2008/mens/outerwear/shells/precip_full_zip_pant) pants with great results. I am exactly your size, 34x30, and wear a large in them. They have...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,273
Posted By Spankye
first gear Kathmandu pants and a Seal Line 40L...

first gear Kathmandu pants and a Seal Line 40L wide mouth duffle!
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Spankye
i have to agree with RALLYDRZ on the MT-21. i...

i have to agree with RALLYDRZ on the MT-21. i have the front and at 2000 miles i am not showing much wear. I ride 90/10 street/dirt. probably not the best tire for that combo but it rides so good...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
I do like the Klim and will probably get a pair...

I do like the Klim and will probably get a pair of those for when i want to wear seperate padding. Checked them out at Tellico Moto Outfitters and the quality was top notch.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By Spankye
I've only ridden home one day with just the rain...

I've only ridden home one day with just the rain covers on and i can't say i liked it. Because they are sized to fit over gloves when it's just your hand in them there is a lot of extra material...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
yeah i know, what was i thinking. my wife's got...

yeah i know, what was i thinking. my wife's got me all f'ed up talking about matching :puke1.

after much deliberation today i think i am gonna try out the kathmandu in the sand/silver. the...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
wish i could find lighter colors! the...

wish i could find lighter colors! the kathmandu's in sand/silver are perfect but my jacket is black, grey, and yellow. i'm not one to care too much about matching but it may look pretty weird.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
i considered the Calibers as well for a while. ...

i considered the Calibers as well for a while. another riding partner of mine has had pretty bad luck with the "waterproofness" of the pant. looking like olympia or the kathmandu at this point. as...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
that's what i'm thinking...in reality i bet the...

that's what i'm thinking...in reality i bet the kathmandu thigh vents don't make a tremendous difference. i just wish the ranger 2's came in something other than black.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By Spankye
+1001. Got 'em, love'em.

+1001. Got 'em, love'em.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By Spankye
Another pants thread...help me buy something now!

I have just gotten the authorization from my better half that i have until New Years to spend $200 on riding pants. I have to work quick and need your help!

Currently i ride to work everyday and...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By Spankye
I've got the insulated Aerostich triple digit...

I've got the insulated Aerostich triple digit covers. been using them for the past 2 months or so on my commutes and weekend rides. you definitely lose some (alot) dexterity and despite what...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 263,497
Posted By Spankye
Dang Po-Sloke :eek1!! We don't know each other...

Dang Po-Sloke :eek1!! We don't know each other but i've read many of your posts here and on KLR world and feel like i know ou somewhat. Glad to hear you are OK and will ride another day :clap!
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Spankye
What are they asking for it? I bought my 03...

What are they asking for it? I bought my 03 Dr650 early this year for $2700. it had 1100 miles on it and several mods. I would offer around the same and go from there.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,814
Posted By Spankye
I must be too easy on my rear tire :huh 03...

I must be too easy on my rear tire :huh

03 DR650, kenda K270, 6000 miles, 90/10 commuting/dirt
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 95,613
Views: 17,978,943
Posted By Spankye
thanks for the info on that. i'll check the...

thanks for the info on that. i'll check the output on mine. if the wattage is similar to the moto ones i'll go ahead and install them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 95,613
Views: 17,978,943
Posted By Spankye
my local dealer just sold me the ATV heaters as...

my local dealer just sold me the ATV heaters as well and although i haven't installed them yet i'm thinking that if i insulate the throttle tube from the element it should be OK. thoughts?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 289,372
Posted By Spankye
Here's mine enjoying a little campfire! <a...

Here's mine enjoying a little campfire!
<a href="http://s497.photobucket.com/albums/rr332/spankye7/?action=view&current=Picture007.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Spankye
hmm, didn't think about the difference in...

hmm, didn't think about the difference in diameters.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Spankye
right on John, thanks for the link :D!

right on John, thanks for the link :D!
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Spankye
Moose heated grip kit

cross posting this from equipment to try and get a handle on my problem...Picked up a heated grip kit at lunch today and now i am thinking the dealer sold me the wrong thing. Right before i checked...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Spankye
heated grip kit question

Picked up a heated grip kit at lunch today and now i am thinking the dealer sold me the wrong thing. Right before i checked out i noticed it said "ATV" on the packaging but the dealer assured me it...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,892
Posted By Spankye
pretty much nailed it. i have been through 4...

pretty much nailed it. i have been through 4 different pair so far since this fall. it's not as easy as it sounds. at this point i am convinced unless you have heated gloves you are gonna be cold...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,937
Posted By Spankye
I've used one of these OR balaclava's for 2 years...

I've used one of these OR balaclava's for 2 years now. 22 degrees this morning on the interstate at 70mph, warm as toast...

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/sonic_balaclava.html
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By Spankye
I ride to work every day down here in Asheville,...

I ride to work every day down here in Asheville, NC. Coldest day this fall has been 26 degrees but it wasn't that bad with the right gear. the worst part for me by far has been keeping my hands...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,884
Posted By Spankye
so recently i bought a pair of Outdoor Research...

so recently i bought a pair of Outdoor Research gloves thinking they would work. They were a winter glove with a gore-tex shell and light insulation. they felt great but were the coldest things i...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,884
Posted By Spankye
Just found these...

Just found these (http://www.revzilla.com/product/fieldsheer-eskimo-glove) and for the price they look pretty nice. Anyone have any feedback? I like the "lobster" covers too.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,884
Posted By Spankye
it will drop into the teens here occasionaly, but...

it will drop into the teens here occasionaly, but mainly i think lows will be in the 20's. i've only been through one winter here so i don't have too much to go on. I commuted on a Honda Ruckus...
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