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Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 121,757
Posted By spartanman
Received the Traverse suit today. Very impressed...

Received the Traverse suit today. Very impressed with the quality and fit. I wear a size 33x32 jeans and the size 34 pants fit perfectly. Not too short. The size large jacket also fits perfectly. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By spartanman
Herbal Armor works great. Deet free. ...

Herbal Armor works great. Deet free.

...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Just want to say thanks to all who contributed to...

Just want to say thanks to all who contributed to this thread so far. :clap I'm sure it will help others with their gear decisions.
Without the benefit of first-hand experience with candidate gear,...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Whatever works for you. I always look for deals...

Whatever works for you. I always look for deals as well, mostly on decent quality used stuff. I have a tough time justifying the cost of new gear, but I think I'm going to break down and buy new this...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 121,757
Posted By spartanman
I wear 33x32 jeans. I plan to use the pants with...

I wear 33x32 jeans. I plan to use the pants with armor over boots. Was looking at size 34. Do I need the 34 tall?
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Squish, thanks for sharing the details. I am...

Squish, thanks for sharing the details. I am (was?) leaning toward the Darien. I actually like the utilitarian vibe. But it's unfortunate, and not the first time, a design update hurts rather than...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
On the back straight it's Darien... running a...

On the back straight it's Darien... running a close second is Badlands Pro...and First Gear is a factor...This race is far from over....
...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By spartanman
Good luck hacking the Aerostich pads. :lol3

Good luck hacking the Aerostich pads. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By spartanman
Happily, I disagree. It's a relatively new use...

Happily, I disagree. It's a relatively new use (misuse) of a word to denote a clever solution that, by definition, has an overwhelmingly negative connotation. If you want your clever solution to be...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By spartanman
Find something similar to what Aerostich puts in...

Find something similar to what Aerostich puts in their kneepads and make your own. Those pads cover the entire knee and are very pliable. Just a thought.


Oh, and the word "hack" has nothing...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Hmmmm...Seems like there's as much love for...

Hmmmm...Seems like there's as much love for Firstgear gear as the Darien.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Do tell.

Do tell.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
I like Klim gear (except the price) though I'd...

I like Klim gear (except the price) though I'd probably take a black marker to half the logos. And there would still be too many. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
rboett, thanks for the excellent review.

rboett, thanks for the excellent review.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
But is the Darien really waterproof as claimed?...

But is the Darien really waterproof as claimed? FWIW, my AST jacket and Ranger pants are supposed to be waterproof too. They aren't.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,738
Posted By spartanman
Question What's your favorite riding jacket and why?

Looking for that elusive, ideal riding jacket.

IMHO, it would:

Be waterproof, including zippers!
Easy to operate closures
Have excellent ventilation when needed but windproof when...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 2,820,562
Posted By spartanman
How much more? We had our basement epoxy coated....

How much more? We had our basement epoxy coated. They ground the surface before applying the coating. It is labor intensive, but it still looks new three years later.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 2,820,562
Posted By spartanman
A properly applied epoxy holds up well, is easy...

A properly applied epoxy holds up well, is easy to clean, and looks great. Airplane hanger floors use it.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By spartanman
Get heated gloves and be done with it. Warm &...

Get heated gloves and be done with it. Warm & Safe Classics work great. Get a controller too. http://www.warmnsafe.com/the-rider-classic-style-mens-heated-gloves/

I've tried numerous "cold...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13,776
Views: 742,651
Posted By spartanman
I regret the few minutes of my life I wasted...

I regret the few minutes of my life I wasted perusing this aimless thread. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 1,799,779
Posted By spartanman
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,605
Posted By spartanman
Another vote for Go Cruise. Simple. Works great....

Another vote for Go Cruise. Simple. Works great. I use it on busier highways and secondary roads and my Rostra cruise control on open roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,809
Posted By spartanman
Um, I'm not the one who dragged airplane and...

Um, I'm not the one who dragged airplane and Space Shuttle tires into a discussion about motorcycle tires. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By spartanman
I've got an R1150RT trans I'm not using. Same...

I've got an R1150RT trans I'm not using. Same gearing as a GS. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,809
Posted By spartanman
What the hell does that have to do with...

What the hell does that have to do with motorcycle tires?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,809
Posted By spartanman
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 1,799,779
Posted By spartanman
Do you use the stock 400R de-compression and...

Do you use the stock 400R de-compression and clutch cable with the 650 perch? 400R clutch lever?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,278
Posted By spartanman
So, how do you overfill a reservoir to the point...

So, how do you overfill a reservoir to the point that it spills over the top when you next open the lid? Something caused the level to rise beyond it's original fill mark. Some possibilities:
--...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,278
Posted By spartanman
:topes

:topes
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,278
Posted By spartanman
Fluids expand when hot. If you had checked the...

Fluids expand when hot. If you had checked the level cold it may not have spilled out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,278
Posted By spartanman
Optimization possibly taken too far? It used to...

Optimization possibly taken too far? It used to be hardware was designed with a "factor of ignorance" because complex systems are difficult to fully characterize by simple hand calculations. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,278
Posted By spartanman
Yet another example of growing pains. Give it a...

Yet another example of growing pains. Give it a few years. BMW engineers will sort it out. Hopefully they'll share what they learned.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By spartanman
How does it compare with the stock screen in...

How does it compare with the stock screen in terms of wind management? Buffeting? Noise?
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13,776
Views: 742,651
Posted By spartanman
I owned one for a short time. Likes:...

I owned one for a short time.

Likes: Phenomenal gas mileage. Easy to throw around. Smooth running, for a thumper.
Dislikes: Gutless. Slow.

Did I regret buying it? No. But for me, a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By spartanman
ZTechnik VStream Windscreen -- R1150 GS Adventure?

Anybody run either the tall or standard height ZTechnik Vstream windscreen? What do you think? They're not cheap, but the mounting is much more secure than the stock unit. I run an Aeroflow, which...
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 167,530
Posted By spartanman
Thank you, Roger.

Thank you, Roger.
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 167,530
Posted By spartanman
Roger, what CCP plug comes stock on an R1150RT?

Roger, what CCP plug comes stock on an R1150RT?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 1,799,779
Posted By spartanman
Thanks again. I'll post results here after the...

Thanks again. I'll post results here after the jet install.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 1,799,779
Posted By spartanman
That is some challenging riding. So what's the...

That is some challenging riding. So what's the trick with the pivot turns? You make it look easy.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,810
Views: 1,799,779
Posted By spartanman
Awesome! Thanks. Did you swap the stock carb for...

Awesome! Thanks. Did you swap the stock carb for the Mikuni? If so, what's your impression? What kind of mileage do you get?
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