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Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By VincitOmnia
InReach vs Spot

The InReach works off of the Iridium satellite network. Spot uses the GlobalStar network. The Iridium constellation is a much lower orbit system than GlobalStar. That's a major advantage when...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By VincitOmnia
+1 on the Airhawk

[QUOTE=tjb3w;24954629]May I suggest an Air hawk? I just rode to Indy from south of San Francisco and back, 4 days each way. Very good comfort both ways.

I used an Airhawk R on my GSA for a trip...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,903
Posted By VincitOmnia
Texas transplant

OC isn't the only Texan transplanted to Iowa around here. I was born and raised in Liberty, TX, now living in Mount Vernon IA.

VO
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 184,877
Posted By VincitOmnia
Top Box

...What say you?

Commute almost daily, ridden to the Arctic Circle and back, and flogged down gravel and Level-B roads on my GSA and I never take the top box or the panniers off. The times it has...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,709
Posted By VincitOmnia
South CANOL

A buddy and I rode it June 2013 on our way up to Dawson and the start of the Dempster. We started the day in Telegraph Creek so we split it up by camping at Quiet Lake on the way up - that's about...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 2,408,130
Posted By VincitOmnia
Location

Actually, now that I think about it, that's on the road from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek, which is obviously in BC not the Yukon. There's a similar sign on the South CANOL RD, which is where I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 2,408,130
Posted By VincitOmnia
That's why I love the Yukon

http://tex363.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-and-the-Yukon/i-LwNzsf2/0/M/P6270313-M.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By VincitOmnia
Iowa sights

+1 on the National Motorcycle Museum. If your route is 80>380 and then north the side trip to Anamosa and the museum is only slightly out of your way. You could cut the corner and take Hwy 1...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 448,381
Posted By VincitOmnia
GSA Pics

Here's the link to all 118 photos:

http://www.autoevolution.com/news-g-image/100-pictures-of-the-2014-bmw-r1200gs-adventure-photo-gallery/154456.html#sjmp
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By VincitOmnia
Pinlock

+1. Riding in the early morning in Iowa in the winter it's the only thing I've found that works. Rode through three days of non-stop rain in BC this past June going up to the Dempster and my XD4...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By VincitOmnia
Klim + HitAir

John SB -

Welcome back from the 8th Dimension.

Yeah - love the Klim + Hit Air combo. I was sort of worried about the bulk, but once I have the vest on I truly don't even realize that it's...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By VincitOmnia
Bimbo

"Failure to stop at stop sign, resulting in an accident."
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By VincitOmnia
Vest type

Squiffy,

I believe I have it the MLV-PY, but since mine is a year+ old it may have been a different model. Much like SM said, I bought that one so that I could wear it over whatever type of...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By VincitOmnia
Allen wrench and bolt

SaferMoto-You are welcome to use my experience and the write up where ever you would like. Hopefully it will help someone else.

After digging the instructions out of the "gear box" in the...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By VincitOmnia
ATGATT + HitAir made my day a lot less painful

First the bad:
I knew as soon as I saw her that she wasn't gonna stop at the stop sign. She was head down looking at something (texting, reading, dialing???) and despite having on an Arai XD4 HiVis...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,636
Posted By VincitOmnia
+1 for Gina's in Iowa City

I know one guy who's bought 5 bike from Gina in the last year, including 3 GSW's. You don't spend that kind of coin with a dealer unless they are squared away.

I bought my '12 GSA there and she...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,251
Posted By VincitOmnia
Airhawk R

Bought one before a trip up through AK, Canada, and the Dempster in June on my GSA. Buddy had a Sergent seat and we traded for a day and I liked the Airhawk much better. My butt was never sore the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,903
Posted By VincitOmnia
Sutliff Bridge

The bridge is open.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,783
Posted By VincitOmnia
BMW Urban

My wife gave me a pair of the BMW Urban Boots. They're expensive enough that I probably wouldn't have bought them on my own, but she said I looked like a dork wearing my Sidi Adventures to work. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3's and speed

SOG, you may be onto something. Not may places did we cruise at much over 70mph. No where were we over 80, 90, or 100mph as the Mounties have been known to impound the bikes of out-of-country...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3 wear pics

OK. Snapped a couple pics of my K3 rear.

I've been out of town on business and haven't been on the bike except to ride down to the car wash to get some of the Dempster oil off. So this tire has...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3 vs TKC

The K3 front appears so far to be wearing about even with what I've experienced with the TKC. I'm expecting that it will last through a couple rears. Right now it has about 6K miles on it and it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3 wear

Interesting. It's either vastly different riding styles, a difference in the environment (hot pavement vs cooler temps), or they aren't getting a consistent rubber matrix. I wasn't riding overly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,903
Posted By VincitOmnia
3 wks

I would say three weeks is fine, but tight. We made it easier by trailering the bikes to Great Falls MT. This allowed us to make the IA to MT run straight through overnight going both ways, trading...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,903
Posted By VincitOmnia
Left hanging

No worries. Full RR coming once I get caught up a little at work and home.:nod
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 2,408,130
Posted By VincitOmnia
Warning Sign

Indeed it is. Annie Lake Road.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 2,408,130
Posted By VincitOmnia
This could be sporting

http://tex363.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ShakeDownRun/i-DvWDrG2/0/M/This%20could%20be%20fun-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 192,512
Posted By VincitOmnia
Fireworks

Midnight 4th of July fireworks in Skagway AK.

http://tex363.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ShakeDownRun/i-QD7FQsW/0/M/Midnight%20fireworks%20in%20Skagway-M.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 341,903
Posted By VincitOmnia
The North Country

Just got back from a 3 week trip up north to ride the Dempster. Got rained on (a lot) going up in southern BC and there were still lots of roads/bridges out on the way back through Calgary area. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 69,640
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3 Front

The front seemed to be at least as solid in the turns as the TKC80 on gravel. I went out before the trip began on the gravel road I live on and experimented with emergency stops and cornering and it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 69,640
Posted By VincitOmnia
Karoo 3 to the Dempster and back

Just returned from a trip up through BC, the Yukon and NWT. Rode the Dempster, Telegraph Creek, South Canol Road, Top of the World Highway, and other cool roads. Three days of nonstop rain in BC...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
Karoo 3's up the Dempster and back

Just returned from running 5,000+ miles up through BC, the Yukon, NWT and AK, including running up the Dempster, TOTW Highway, down to Telegraph Creek, and other assorted off road routes on a fully...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 69,640
Posted By VincitOmnia
Initial impressions of the Karoo 3

I've had mine on my GSA for about 500 miles now. Mostly commuting on surface streets, fair amount of gravel roads, a little bit of highway, and some messing around in the field behind the house.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
First Impressions

Got the K3’s mounted and back on the bike yesterday after work. Had time for a quick ride to check them out. Rode a combination of 2-lane rural route, 4 lane state highway, and well maintained...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K60 Rear/TKC Front

NWRider-

I've been running TKC's front and back, but the combination you're running was going to be my fallback plan if the K3's didn't get here. My wingman on the trip will be running the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,382
Posted By VincitOmnia
K3's really do exist

The UPS truck left me a present on the steps today - a new set of K3's. Nothing to report yet but I'll get them mounted up this week and hit some gravel over the weekend. Come June 22 though I'll...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By VincitOmnia
Trail Update

JAS123,
Understand. That's about what I expected. And if that wasn't bad enough, just to add insult to injury, it appears from the forecast that by Sunday it will be warming up and turning quite...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By VincitOmnia
Need a TWAT trail report from any WI inmate

In the arena of "best laid plans"....

My riding buddy and I are heading up to AK and the NWT in June. We wanted to run the TWAT as a good shake down run to check out our load plans for the June...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 69,408
Posted By VincitOmnia
HitAir vest wearer

I'm happy to say that I haven't crash tested mine yet but I will comment on a couple concerns I had before buying my vest (a HitAir MLV-PY from SaferMoto). One of my prime concerns was the bulk of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,779
Posted By VincitOmnia
Saddleman seat

I've been thinking about the Saddleman Adventure for my GSA as well. I've spent many a mile/hour on my mountain bike, which has a similar design, and it has always been very comfortable so I like...
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