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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:01 AM
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Posted By pingvin
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985590
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
Thanks everyone :-) Looks like I'm on the right...

Thanks everyone :-) Looks like I'm on the right track.

Though, is consdiering a top Box (40L or so), probably aluminium, and soft panniers. Would be nice having an easy lockable Box. Any...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,228
Posted By pingvin
Found in another thread here, the new Aether...

Found in another thread here, the new Aether Expedition jacket and pants looks really Nice!

http://www.aetherapparel.com/collections/mens-motorcycle-collection

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Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
Done lots of touring, mostly in Norway and Alps...

Done lots of touring, mostly in Norway and Alps and then use 35-40L bag.

In addition to what normally bring is some extra casual for hot weather (shorts and flip-flops), same for riding gear,...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
Trip will be Jan and Feb 2016

Trip will be Jan and Feb 2016
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
Thanks, good info. We will be 3 so can split some...

Thanks, good info. We will be 3 so can split some equipment (Tools, cooking...) reducing weight/bulk.



Sure will :D Leaving next Christmas so still a few months for planning. But hopefully...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
Well, that's my problem. Never done a trip like...

Well, that's my problem. Never done a trip like this so don't know. Hoped others that have done similar trips (normal casual clothes, basic camping and some tools spares) would know.

Looking at...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By pingvin
How big bags for long trip?

Planning 2 month trip in South America. Will mostly stay at hotels, B&B etc but will bring some basic camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, camp stove and chair, all light stuff).

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 363,718
Posted By pingvin
Safari tank and Rottweiler air filter

Installed Rottweiler air filter, will it work with a safari tank?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 363,718
Posted By pingvin
Chain length

Planning on 16T front sprocket , 45T for 18" wheel rear and 41T for 17".

What chain length should I get to fit both on my SE?
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 192,318
Posted By pingvin
Thanks. What pants would you recommend to the...

Thanks. What pants would you recommend to the x-tour jacket? Do you have any with laminated membrane like the jacket? Preferrably one that is a bit wide at the bottom so possible to wear over...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 192,318
Posted By pingvin
Hi again, Can you confirm that the new...

Hi again,

Can you confirm that the new Multitech Armor EVO jacket uses Forcetech armour as stated on your web site (despite still called "Multitech")?

Can you also confirm that the X-tourer...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By pingvin
They haven't changed the design but wouldn't be...

They haven't changed the design but wouldn't be surprised if they are using an updated rubber compound. For sports tyres they sometimes update every year though design and name is identical, guessing...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By pingvin
Karoo 3 have zero grip on mud, fine on tarmac and...

Karoo 3 have zero grip on mud, fine on tarmac and gravel. That is, it does have some grip but not sideways as the grooves are just to narrow and low in that direction. So you will crash.
Forum: Europe 03-29-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By pingvin
Plated and all legal! KTM 950SE (Superenduro) is...

Plated and all legal! KTM 950SE (Superenduro) is basically a naked 950 Adventure. 180kg and 100hp so not something you want to get stuck with or drop. Great for gravel roads, though I'm very far from...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By pingvin
Norway got very strict rules riding outside roads...

Norway got very strict rules riding outside roads in the terrain, thousands of dollars/euros/pounds if you get caught. And Norwegians generally hate dirt bikes riding in the terrain.

Same rules in...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,212
Posted By pingvin
+1...but the bolts comes loose and disappears :( ...

+1...but the bolts comes loose and disappears :(

Have the Pro 5.5HD with the old plastic straps, worked fine but only used once so fingers crossed will last....

Got some other Leatt stuff as...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Thanks. Sounds like you more or less confirm my...

Thanks. Sounds like you more or less confirm my thoughts about the D-Explorer, both jacket and pants. Also like to connect jacket and pants, less draft when cold and ensures jacket doesn't ride up in...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Yes, also an option but in 10 weeks I surely will...

Yes, also an option but in 10 weeks I surely will crash and then the stowaway jacket is no more:cry And a lighter set up so could get cold if really cold outside even with layers.

And like...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Had another look and still think the Dainese is...

Had another look and still think the Dainese is more what I want. But the mesh pants might be a possibility (with over pant of some sort for cold weather).
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Did consider going south from Santiago as well...

Did consider going south from Santiago as well and then it would be a different story. Much cooler than further North from what can understand. Some parts in South Chile looks a bit like Norway...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
For info also looked at other setups: ...

For info also looked at other setups:

-Touratech Companero is an option but don't like the look very much and seems bulky?

- Pressure suit and shell jacket, wearing just pressure suit when...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Have looked at Motoport and believe it works. But...

Have looked at Motoport and believe it works. But doubt it will be that warm compared to the Dainese jacket even with the liner in. The Dainese is after all a normal jacket with the vent panels...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
Thanks for reply. That's surprising...

Thanks for reply.

That's surprising considering the Airway pants are mainly mesh and the sand 2 only got 2 medium vent zips. Actually got a pair of rev'it mesh pants but black and less mesh than...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By pingvin
4 season setup mixing brands

Planning for South America trip beginning of next year. Problem is don't handle either extreme hot or cold weather very well. Looked at the TT Companero and like the concept but not the style and...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By pingvin
That Motoquest suit do look nice. Really like the...

That Motoquest suit do look nice. Really like the option using the waterproof layer under or over the jacket and good that thermal layer is also a destination layer. Suspect the price is a bit more...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By pingvin
The other jackets mentioned may have good venting...

The other jackets mentioned may have good venting but nothing near the Dainese D-Explorer. Mesh panels on the entire back and chest plus full length arm entilation ZIPs makes it almost into a mesh...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By pingvin
Shad Zulupack

Shad got some nice bags. Actually Shad (which I believe is Spanish?) has cheated as Zulupack actually is a kayak bag manufacturer (http://www.zulupack.com/zulupack.php)

Considering their 55L and...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By pingvin
If you want to take it one step further, you may...

If you want to take it one step further, you may want to consider a chest protector with integrated rin protectors. The protector from Spidi can either be used with straps as shown or snapped into a...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By pingvin
Yes :D If you have a pressure suit like...

Yes :D

If you have a pressure suit like mentioned above, the jacket may have a loose fit. But if using jacket with built in armour, it should fit tight(ish) so armour doesn' move out of position...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By pingvin
...or buy a sas-tec chest protector...

...or buy a sas-tec chest protector http://www.sas-tec.de/en/protectors/chest-protector/

For street I use this from Dainese, not to bulky and well ventilated. No need for straps or anything, if...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By pingvin
Plan is simply buying new bikes and sell when we...

Plan is simply buying new bikes and sell when we leave. Which is one reason why we're planning for Santiago, seems like Chile is a good place buying bikes and large city means plenty options.
...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By pingvin
South or North from Santiago?

Planning trip in South America and plan was going from Santiago and North to Bolivia/Peru.

But looks like mostly rocks north of Santiago so considering going South instead. Looks much greener...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By pingvin
Klim got some nice pants that are similar to mx...

Klim got some nice pants that are similar to mx pants but with Cordura so should take tarmac sliding OK (though not nearly as well as leather pants of course).

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,605
Views: 363,718
Posted By pingvin
Disassemble clutch adjuster

Bought aftermarket levers but must reuse some parts including the adjuster shown below. But don't know how to take it apart and afraid damaging anything if using to much force since part plastic.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 479,497
Posted By pingvin
Last part of 9km hill race :D <IFRAME...

Last part of 9km hill race :D

<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/L_j71jkK6_Q" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>

Not very serious and for everyone, old and new...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,852
Posted By pingvin
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2576...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25768968&postcount=82
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,905
Posted By pingvin
Smartwool! (and heated soles if really cold) ...

Smartwool! (and heated soles if really cold)
...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,981
Posted By pingvin
How warm is the W&S when not connected to...

How warm is the W&S when not connected to battery? Will it be as warm as any other softshell? Bit risky relying on battery alone for long trips away from civilisation.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,077
Posted By pingvin
Don't like the full hippo hands but ordered this...

Don't like the full hippo hands but ordered this from OBR. http://www.obradvgear.com/index.php/products/enduro-grip-mitt
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