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Old 09-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #14236
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Being a poor HS student, I found that layers are they key. I found one of the most important layers is a long sleeve Under Armour shirt (the tight kind). Then various layers of light cold weather gear depending on how cold. Then a riding jacket, then the second most important, the windbreaker. I found without either the windbreaker or Under Armour I was freezing no matter how many other layers I had. The windbreaker keeps the cold out, Under Armour keeps the heat in. Same concept with gloves, I had some of those small cotton gloves, as well as big poofy winter gloves.
I agree with Drizzt, long sleeve UA type moisture wicking base layer, wind breaker outer layer and then layer as needed in between. Will let you ride down in the low 30's and even the 20's for a while.

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Old 09-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #14237
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Mitts

Last winter I used these handlebar mitts. One more layer and cheap.


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Old 09-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #14238
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Heya Mate -

I just posted a jacket for sale. BMW makes top notch gear. They are known for their NP (orange in color) armor. Similar to D30 and other armor with non-Newtonian properties. The armor is very extensive in BMW gear, which is why I have a whole gammat of BMW gear. Armor is my #1 reason for buying gear - haha I've been down too many times to wear small floppy armor.

Anyways, This would make for an excellent jacket in the winter using the soft liner. I'd keep up, but I just have too many other jackets.

Check it out! Come on over and try it on!

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Looks perfect for me. I'm an exact BMW50. Haggle on price???
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:41 AM   #14239
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This may be a little premature but what do most of you use for winter riding gear? This will be my first winter with the DRZ and I am looking forward to some rides where I'm not sweating gallons, but I don't want to freeze. I wear a Koerta for protection, and I was thinking about something like the ARC Back Country/ MSR Trans/Fly Patrol jacket, and maybe adding some kind of fleece pullover under it (over the Koerta) if it gets really cold. It's either that or some kind of 3/4 length jacket, like a Kilimanjaro or similar.

As for pants, I am debating over the Bilt Explorer Air pants (Which are mesh, but have a waterproof liner, and a quilted liner) or an overpant of some kind, like the ARC Back Country pants (I wear Tech 3's and knee guards, so armor in the pants is not important).

The Bilt is a nice all-season pant, if they hold up and the quality is even halfway decent. I have a friend who commutes daily on a KLR (from Continental Ranch to Three Points, he's a fireman) and he has the Bilt Explorer Air jacket, and he loves it.

The ARC Back Country pant is slightly less expensive, but it's a waterproof pant with relatively limited venting. I would need to buy dedicated summer mesh pants in addition to these in order to get the versatility of the Explorer Air.

So, what do you have for winter kit?
Tee shirt and flip flops of course.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:46 AM   #14240
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Can anyone think of a better place to post potty humor than Tucson ADV?

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #14241
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Can anyone think of a better place to post potty humor than Tucson ADV?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...Lnhuzh9uY#t=66
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:30 AM   #14242
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Laugh Where to go in Tucson for repair on my Versys

I have a 2009 Versys and am looking for a good shop I can trust for routine repair and maintenance. I have had a terrible experience dealing with Ride Now and CSA in the recent and distant past.
I just had two new tires put on at On Any Moto and once again left in bewilderment as another Tucson shop implodes. I had a 20 minute phone conversation with a guy there named Bill. I paid over the phone for two new Michelin tires with Ride On sealant in both front and rear for a great price. We joked about the price. We become pals. They ordered the tires. I never got an email receipt. The tires come in they get installed and I look down at my receipt for two new Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires without sealant. Bill has no idea what I'm talking about. What conversation about Michelin tires. He did offer to take them off. I'm sure the Dunlop tires will work fine for me and I decided to keep them but WTF? Oh yeah, Bill forgot to tell me about the $40 rebate on the Dunlops that expired August 31st. I paid in advance on August 23rd. Another added irony to the story.
The routine maintenance I had done earlier in the year and subsequent debacle at CSA was worse.
Any Tucson riders able to offer advice? I know I should have been much more business like and firmly asked for a receipt for my ordered tires after I gave a deposit. I don't have time nor talent to wrench my own bike. I can't really consider buying another bike because I don't trust anyone in Tucson. I'm not too crazy. Pretty reasonable and been driving for 45 years.

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:32 AM   #14243
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I have a 2009 Versys and am looking for a good shop I can trust for routine repair and maintenance. I have had a terrible experience dealing with Ride Now and CSA in the recent and distant past.
I just had two new tires put on at On Any Moto and once again left in bewilderment as another Tucson shop implodes. I had a 20 minute phone conversation with a guy there named Bill. I paid over the phone for two new Michelin tires with Ride On sealant in both front and rear for a great price. We joked about the price. We become pals. They ordered the tires. I never got an email receipt. The tires come in they get installed and I look down at my receipt for two new Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires without sealant. Bill has no idea what I'm talking about. What conversation about Michelin tires. He did offer to take them off. I'm sure the Dunlop tires will work fine for me and I decided to keep them but WTF? Oh yeah, Bill forgot to tell me about the $40 rebate on the Dunlops that expired August 31st. I paid in advance on August 23rd. Another added irony to the story.
The routine maintenance I had done earlier in the year and subsequent debacle at CSA was worse.
Any Tucson riders able to offer advice? I know I should have been much more business like and firmly asked for a receipt for my ordered tires after I gave a deposit. I don't have time nor talent to wrench my own bike. I can't really consider buying another bike because I don't trust anyone in Tucson. I'm not too crazy. Pretty reasonable and been driving for 45 years.
I have had a lot of good experiences with Z's Motorcycle Works in Tucson, south of Ajo by Kino hospital. Owned by Frank Z, he's a member here, he advertises motorcycle storage over in the vendors section, I think his SN is Zmotoman. http://www.zmwadventures.com/

I have also had a few members recommend a place called Motion Sports, it's off Ina near I-10, I can't personally vouch for them, but I have been told they're very good. http://www.motionsportstucson.com/

I understand your pain, I have ordered and paid for parts from Ride Now that I still haven't recieved. Thankfully they're nothing more serious then a tail light bulb and a few DRZ crush washers, but it was enough for me to know, never again.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #14244
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prairie dogging, now that's a new term that made beer come out my nose
If you were a golfer, you would have known that term long ago...we used it all the time cause once you are on the course what the hell do you do until you get back to the clubhouse.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #14245
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If you were a golfer, you would have known that term long ago...we used it all the time cause once you are on the course what the hell do you do until you get back to the clubhouse.
Field Deuce.

That's why it helps to have a long belt, you take it off and wrap it around a tree and hang onto it leaning backwards. Lets you get your ass further out from your ankles without any added strain.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #14246
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I have also had a few members recommend a place called Motion Sports, it's off Ina near I-10, I can't personally vouch for them, but I have been told they're very good. http://www.motionsportstucson.com/
I've taken a bike to Motion Sports and plan to do so again.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #14247
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I am riding Saturday (really)... and this is what I plan to do Well, maybe not the last bit...that would be over the top

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #14248
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I am riding Saturday (really)... and this is what I plan to do Well, maybe not the last bit...that would be over the top

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Perhaps it's to the benefit of us all but, your link is not working.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #14249
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It worked for me. That is awesome ! Who was it, Eric? that had a trials climbing bike like that .

HTM..you are grounded from trying anything like that ! Inventory shows you only have 2 bones left to be broken.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #14250
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I still haven't cracked my skull yet.

PS: Judging by the accent I am guessing it was someone coming over the border.
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