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Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10,714
Views: 2,032,763
Posted By forrestlaw
I mounted mine pretty well without having to...

I mounted mine pretty well without having to drill the plate. Hopefully it will hold up. I have a plate backing that came with the bike from the dealership that has a place beneath the plate to mount...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10,714
Views: 2,032,763
Posted By forrestlaw
Out of curiosity, how did you attact your license...

Out of curiosity, how did you attact your license plate? I have the same kit and am trying to see if anyone else had a better idea than what I did.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,064
Posted By forrestlaw
+1 I've been preferable to Smartwool Phd socks...

+1
I've been preferable to Smartwool Phd socks for years. They come in several thickness from ultralight to ultra heavy.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By forrestlaw
Thanks!:thumb That's a great tip. I had always...

Thanks!:thumb That's a great tip. I had always just purchased a new rain fly when that happened.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By forrestlaw
Do they still retain their waterproofness after...

Do they still retain their waterproofness after that?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By forrestlaw
If your trip is mainly on road then a pair of...

If your trip is mainly on road then a pair of quality work boots might work well. Chippewa makes some boots that have a zipper of some sort that covers the laces to keep them from getting caught in...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By forrestlaw
Not that I know of. Whenever that has happened to...

Not that I know of. Whenever that has happened to my rain fly it seems to be as good as useless. I'm not sure whether it's still waterproof, but mine stretch out and get gooey and sticky. On my most...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By forrestlaw
Samsonite (the actual samsonite, not the...

Samsonite (the actual samsonite, not the samsonite branded crap at Target or JCPenney), Victorinox, Tumi, Eagle Creek all make great luggage.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By forrestlaw
+1 for the ram x mount. I really like mine, too.

+1 for the ram x mount. I really like mine, too.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,192
Posted By forrestlaw
Smartwool hiking socks work quite well with my...

Smartwool hiking socks work quite well with my Astars web gore-tex boots.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By forrestlaw
Bought a pair of X-fives once, but returned them...

Bought a pair of X-fives once, but returned them as I didn't care for the fit. Seemed like nice boots, though.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,602
Posted By forrestlaw
My dad is 6'2" and has had knee surgery (not...

My dad is 6'2" and has had knee surgery (not replacement, though). He and I use the Hubba Hubba when we go backpacking. With the way the cross pole spreads out the tent in the middle we can both sit...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By forrestlaw
Been to F1 at Austin twice, but couldn't make it...

Been to F1 at Austin twice, but couldn't make it to MotoGP last year. In 2012 we had seats at turn 2, 2013 had GA. Would definitely buy GA again.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,915
Posted By forrestlaw
No experience with LD comfort, but I've used many...

No experience with LD comfort, but I've used many brands of outdoorsy baselayers (REI, smartwool, patagonia, ex officio) and have always found those to be excellent quality, fit great, and relatively...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By forrestlaw
My bike has a helmet lock under the rear seat. I...

My bike has a helmet lock under the rear seat. I unlock and take the rear seat off, place the metal ring from the helmet over the hook, and replace the rear seat. Won't hit the ground unless the bike...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By forrestlaw
+1. You really need a mesh jacket and short...

+1.

You really need a mesh jacket and short gloves in hotter climates
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By forrestlaw
I would just get a pair of high quality hiking...

I would just get a pair of high quality hiking boots. They'll be comfortable enough to walk in, reasonably protective (although not near as much ad motorcycle boots), and won't look too out of place...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By forrestlaw
you could use a topcase (or part of your topcase)...

you could use a topcase (or part of your topcase) and some high density foam to create secure storage for when you are away from the bike, but it would also give at least some impact resistance in...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By forrestlaw
Thanks for the suggestions. After many hours of...

Thanks for the suggestions. After many hours of reading forums, reviews and looking at revzilla (you know how it is) I narrowed it down to either Rev'it or Dainese. I really decided I liked the...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By forrestlaw
Rev'it and Dainese are kind of what i've been...

Rev'it and Dainese are kind of what i've been looking at. Mid-range pricewise and higher quality, but not overly expensive.

The tornado looks like it might fit the bill nicely. How have you found...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,955
Posted By forrestlaw
monoprice is the place to go for cables/adapters...

monoprice is the place to go for cables/adapters of any sort.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By forrestlaw
Need versatile jacket for TX (Suggestions)

All three of my moto jackets are now too small (perf. leather, textile, and mesh). I need to buy a new one and want a few suggestions as to a good jacket that would be versatile to wear in Houston. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,216
Posted By forrestlaw
The Kriega bags look very nice, but I have never...

The Kriega bags look very nice, but I have never owned one. Also, A*stars makes some nice looking moto specific backpacks that might be slightly more suitable for using as an allaround pack off the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 44,488
Posted By forrestlaw
Current faves: Blondie - Atomic Cheap...

Current faves:

Blondie - Atomic
Cheap Trick - Surrender
Devo - Planet Earth
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
New Order - Blue Monday
Run DMC - Raisin' Hell
U2 - Pride (in the name of love)
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By forrestlaw
FWIW, with my held gloves the sizing chart was...

FWIW, with my held gloves the sizing chart was spot on after measuring my hand.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By forrestlaw
Width and length of shoes should be good from the...

Width and length of shoes should be good from the moment you put them on. If not, you will constantly be fiddling with them (trying different insoles/socks) or otherwise trying to convince yourself...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,366
Posted By forrestlaw
Kriega packs are great, but are very technical...

Kriega packs are great, but are very technical (motorcycle specific). They might not be suited for everyday use on/off bike. A good quality pack from Osprey, Ogio, Oakley, etc... would hold up really...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,106
Posted By forrestlaw
One thought that I had is that some packs have...

One thought that I had is that some packs have metal framestays that are removeable. I think the ones in my 10 year old gregory palisade are and I know the ones in my dad's mountainsmith are. If you...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,106
Posted By forrestlaw
How many nights are the hikes you plan on going...

How many nights are the hikes you plan on going on? The 80 liter REI pack you posted a picture of is huge if all you plan on doing is one or two nighters. You may be able to get away with a smaller...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,336
Posted By forrestlaw
It was/is my first bike. I've had it since new...

It was/is my first bike. I've had it since new and it's been a fantastic bike so far.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,336
Posted By forrestlaw
That's good to hear. My Scorpion EXO-700 will be...

That's good to hear. My Scorpion EXO-700 will be due for replacement in a while and I didn't want to spend the money on Shoei or Arai. May have to give this one a try.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,010
Posted By forrestlaw
+1 for the Timberland shoes. I know of a few...

+1 for the Timberland shoes. I know of a few people who take them backpacking and really like them. For clothes, I would go with some quality hiking clothes (Columbia, REI, mountain hardwear, etc...)
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By forrestlaw
Powerlet probably has something like that.

Powerlet probably has something like that.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,423
Posted By forrestlaw
+1 for tourmaster. Their gear has always given me...

+1 for tourmaster. Their gear has always given me excellent value for $$$. It really depends on how much you want to spend, though. My experience camping has been that gore-tex is worth it if you can...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By forrestlaw
Honestly, as long as it's not pink or flowery or...

Honestly, as long as it's not pink or flowery or any shit like that nobody will know unless you tell them. A good fitting helmet is the most important thing.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By forrestlaw
+1 Or just replace the one thing you like...

+1

Or just replace the one thing you like the least or fits the worst.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By forrestlaw
I don't own any aerostich gear, but I've heard...

I don't own any aerostich gear, but I've heard really good things about their customer service. I bet they would probably fix it for you.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 406,037
Posted By forrestlaw
Do a thread search over at svrider.com. Surely it...

Do a thread search over at svrider.com. Surely it has been done.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By forrestlaw
May be a dumb question, but if the multitec fits,...

May be a dumb question, but if the multitec fits, why not just buy it?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-17-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,007
Posted By forrestlaw
For sure. The inmates ought to get together and...

For sure. The inmates ought to get together and hang out a bit.
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