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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,928
Posted By ACD
Well, there is a taste for everything. My car and...

Well, there is a taste for everything. My car and bike both have a regular keys. Every time I rent or borrow a car with keyless ignition, it gives me grief. Ok, maybe after a few months of ownership...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 541,156
Posted By ACD
Did you hit a cow? Sent from my iPad...

Did you hit a cow?


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Forum: Vendors 04-21-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,295
Views: 351,591
Posted By ACD
Can you anticipate how the new H1 is? Heat sink,...

Can you anticipate how the new H1 is? Heat sink, fan, driver? Price?

I have a 1150 GSA waiting for better bulbs!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By ACD
My bike actually lost all eletronics, even...

My bike actually lost all eletronics, even onboard computer and lights shut completely off at around 100mph. One pinched wire was to blame, part of a 3 wire connector that runs into that black...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By ACD
I never really tried a 100% road tire on a gs,...

I never really tried a 100% road tire on a gs, but had PR3 on my Kawa Z750 and liked them. +1 for PR4 specially on wet tarmac


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Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By ACD
Don't even consider Sidi. I have regular to a bit...

Don't even consider Sidi. I have regular to a bit wide feet and wore Sidi Adventure for a long time. When I replaced it for A* Toucans it felt like I had pulled a splinter out of my ass.


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Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By ACD
Because of the weather around here (90 to 110...

Because of the weather around here (90 to 110 most of the year) my main concern is ventilation, so the Scott Dualraid looks good to me. I got myself a A* Valparaiso, love the full lenght arm air...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 1,996,741
Posted By ACD
Hi Margus and Kariina, have you considered a...

Hi Margus and Kariina, have you considered a kickstarter.com project to fund your book? There are several successful book projects on kickstarter, one of the advantages is that people can buy your...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,663
Posted By ACD
I'm a camelback fan. I ride a GS adv on long...

I'm a camelback fan. I ride a GS adv on long trips, 100F and up most of the time. The bike has huge autonomy, but the rider needs to hydrate often. I sneak the hose under the helmet and leave it...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,346
Posted By ACD
I like Sidi but they are too narrow for my...

I like Sidi but they are too narrow for my regular feet. Just replaced my Adventure's for A* Toucan. Sooooo comfortable! Waterproof and good protection too.


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Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By ACD
I have crashed into an SUV, recently, and had to...

I have crashed into an SUV, recently, and had to replace my boots and jacket. Bought Alpinestars Andes jacket, which comes with built in chest pockets. Ordered the armor right away.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,513
Posted By ACD
For the last few years I switched between a...

For the last few years I switched between a medium cuff TCX driving shoes like boots and Sidi Adventure boots. Rule of thumb was TCX for city riding, sidi's for everything else.
I was about to...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,513
Posted By ACD
I believe Sidi's in general are narrower than...

I believe Sidi's in general are narrower than average. I wore Adventure (non goretex) for many years, crushing my average feet!


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Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By ACD
BMW Gravel boot? Sent from my iPad using...

BMW Gravel boot?


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Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,298
Posted By ACD
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/04451f4...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/04451f4e1f3848d8bfcd8c871ba68565.jpg


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Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By ACD
These are great boots, tried them on last month....

These are great boots, tried them on last month. Many pros, but the few cons were deal-breakers for me:
-not really waterproof
-inner booties
-too beefy to fit under jeans
Bought Toucans, less...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,298
Posted By ACD
Are you still considering removing pads for...

Are you still considering removing pads for "easier ingress" after everything you read? A puffy jacket will not help you if it does not cover the shoulders side.

I had a broken collarbone in a...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By ACD
Have you thought about using an adhesive mount...

Have you thought about using an adhesive mount under the visor? If the visor is not flat you can use plastic glue and secure it with a tether or ziptie.


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Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,260
Posted By ACD
I would stay away from four cylinder rocket...

I would stay away from four cylinder rocket bikes. My first big bike was a Kawa Z750. It had just too much engine and it begs to be revved all day long. Chances are that you will explore the bike's...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By ACD
I bought the Denali 1 years ago, it is holding...

I bought the Denali 1 years ago, it is holding well, even survived one big spill and several little ones. Also survived being dragged for a few mikes after mount screw broke off (my bad). On/off...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,929
Posted By ACD
+1 for the "kick in the air and little jump"! If...

+1 for the "kick in the air and little jump"! If you miss the jump at least you can rest the boot on the seat, then use it as leverage to jump again and finally strand the beast!


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By ACD
My first GS was a 2003 Adv. Great bike, really...

My first GS was a 2003 Adv. Great bike, really bulletproof provided that you take good care of her. Look for maintenance records, more important than low miles. Upgraded to a 2011 GS Adv, but decided...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By ACD
I just bought a regular A*s Valparaiso jacket. ...

I just bought a regular A*s Valparaiso jacket.

With this product A*s make two major improvements to the air jacket, which has been around for a while: gets rid of tether line and incorporates ...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ACD
Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone...

Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone seal, both Nolan and Shoei. I thought all of them where like that.


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Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By ACD
I have the same pants. Great stuff. Pros: ...

I have the same pants. Great stuff.

Pros:

Not too ugly
Full lenght zippers - every pants should have it!
Great vent panels
Bulletproof
Can be used as overpants or just over a base layer
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ACD
I have a shoei helmet, installed lens once, never...

I have a shoei helmet, installed lens once, never had any problems. On my nolan 104 the lens have a funny shape, and is was much more difficult to get it right. I had to hold the shield open and take...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By ACD
I think valparaiso has more features compared to...

I think valparaiso has more features compared to the other two. The chest vents (bmw rallie 3 style) and arm vents closed the deals for me.

Not sure if it is the right jacket for cold weather. It...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By ACD
Placido, I just got a Valparaiso. Together with...

Placido, I just got a Valparaiso. Together with Bogotá and Andes, it is a nice jacket with drystar lining but they are not heavy. I bought it as a everyday jacket for the brazilian weather....
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By ACD
Elbow pads too large for pockets!

Just bought a new jacket - Astars Valparaiso - and want to install a pair os bmw's d3o elbow pads I got from a friend. These pads are a lot larger, can't close the top of the elbow pocket.
I could...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By ACD
+1 slow shooter here. Got myself an A* Valparaiso...

+1 slow shooter here. Got myself an A* Valparaiso on black friday but could use klim's just for long trips and ds. Too much thinking about how to hide it from mrs. D.
Moron...


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Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,982
Posted By ACD
Have been using mine for years, until last week....

Have been using mine for years, until last week. Got rear-ended by a car, at low speed, hit the car in front and then the ground. Broke my big toe, just like the guy earlier in this thread. I believe...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,938
Posted By ACD
I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model....

I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model. My main concern beyond protection was stealth. I wanted something plain that I could use off the bike. Jeans is not too baggy, but longer than regular...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By ACD
Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I...

Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I heard from bmw gs owners that they are having trouble finding tires for the new gs lc.

Try Guimarães Pneus, (71) 3357.5000.
Address is Av....
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,317
Posted By ACD
Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick...

Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick with Astars


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,506
Posted By ACD
On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to...

On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to the fairing near the instrument panel. Impossible to see and even to reach!! Only way to have access to it was to find by touch and peel one end of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,320
Posted By ACD
New Dainese Gortex D-Explorer Jacket and Pants

Same here. About to replace an old Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket, that I have been using to travel everywhere in south america.

The kath was what I bought after a long research. I needed something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,990
Posted By ACD
It is hard to pinpoint the problem without...

It is hard to pinpoint the problem without watching you ride, but make sure that you have stiff sole boots, wide footpegs and that you do not have to bend forward or flex your legs to reach the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,195
Posted By ACD
You got my attention. Subscribed! Sent...

You got my attention. Subscribed!


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 121,564
Posted By ACD
+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo...

+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo T and TKC80´s before I miss something smoother and offering better mileage, then I go back to Tourances (the original ones). Grip is about the same on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,497
Posted By ACD
I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going...

I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going out with my wife! She does not appreciate my riding skills... For sure I could use a slimmer, lighter bike around town, but right now I am a "one bike...
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