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Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By forrestlaw
Do they still retain their waterproofness after...

Do they still retain their waterproofness after that?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
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, 09:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,162
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
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, 09:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,500
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
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, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
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, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
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, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 26,521
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,786
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,799
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,799
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,401
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By forrestlaw
Powerlet probably has something like that.

Powerlet probably has something like that.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,880
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 330,581
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
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, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,593
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.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By forrestlaw
Done. I'd be curious about the results as well. ...

Done. I'd be curious about the results as well.

Just out of curiosity, what class are you doing the research for?
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By forrestlaw
We still get some great bikes, but other markets...

We still get some great bikes, but other markets definitely seem to have a bigger selection. I would have definitely considered a cbf600 if it were available several years ago when I bought the SV.
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