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Old 08-17-2008, 01:36 PM   #6301
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bitch'n won't get your bike here

quit being a bunch of mary's.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #6302
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quit being a bunch of mary's.
that's firkin funny
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:02 PM   #6303
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that's firkin funny
not bitchen only crying nothin but a cry baby
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:42 PM   #6304
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Wink While we wait...

Might as well talk about it here...

While I wait for my 800GS to make it to my garage...I am buying new gear. Before most Farkles...I am investing in gear.

Here is where I am at:
REV'IT Cayenne Pro Jacket
REV'IT Cayenne Pants
REV'IT Apache Boots
REV'IT Stream & Zenith Waterproof Gloves
Arai vector White Contrast Helmet.

I have been researching gear for a long time and the ADV inmates have provided most of the research for each one of these pieces. Tried to get the best in safety and the most versatile for varying weather conditions.

Talk about looking like a complete rookie...new gear riding a new bike...could be in for some heckling!
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:05 PM   #6305
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Here is where I am at:
REV'IT Cayenne Pro Jacket
REV'IT Cayenne Pants
REV'IT Apache Boots
REV'IT Stream & Zenith Waterproof Gloves
Arai vector White Contrast Helmet.
Hey, not a bad way to start, though. I love my Rev'it Off Track jacket and Dakar pants. And Arai helmets are quite nice once you figure out which style fits you.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:18 PM   #6306
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Question Put all of it on ... then ...........

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Talk about looking like a complete rookie...new gear riding a new bike...could be in for some heckling!
Put all the new gear on, then go outside and roll down a hill

Seriously ... if you don't mind, tell me about why you went with the Arai vector White Contrast Helmet ... I gotta get a new one too... but if it's a white one ... I may have to get out the black sharpie

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Old 08-18-2008, 08:24 AM   #6307
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Put all the new gear on, then go outside and roll down a hill

Seriously ... if you don't mind, tell me about why you went with the Arai vector White Contrast Helmet ... I gotta get a new one too... but if it's a white one ... I may have to get out the black sharpie

Jim
Simply because of the safety factor with White - more visibility. I wanted a little style...so I went with the contrast instead of the pure white...however the bottom line came down to visibility. Otherwise...some of the Arai colors are really nice looking.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:27 AM   #6308
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Simply because of the safety factor with White - more visibility. I wanted a little style...so I went with the contrast instead of the pure white...however the bottom line came down to visibility. Otherwise...some of the Arai colors are really nice looking.
Read an Aussie study a few years ago which tried to ID bike recognition to cages. No, I lack the link.

Anyway the study concluded that the single thing you can do to most increase cager awareness of you on a bike is to wear a white hat. Yep. A white helmet was more effective than your headlight on or wearing a hi viz 'stitch or anything. I was amazed and now wish I'd saved the link and the study to show others.

I'd sure also like to see some similar studies done now to either refute or back that one up. Anyway, when my wife was shopping for her new hat, I insisted she get a white one.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #6309
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I guess first 658 is here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=374805
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:48 AM   #6310
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Laugh White helmet / yellow-green hi-ligher jacket

White helmet / yellow-green hi-ligher jacket ... "iceberg" bike ... yup it all matches ...

I'm gonna do it anyway.... better seen then not seen but "looking good" ....

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #6311
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I've read (but can't cite where) that frontal visibility is the key, so helmet/jacket/bike color all come into play.

While the slow, gray GS8's won't look dated as soon as the faster yellow/black models, they also won't be as easy to spot on the road. That's my #1 reason for choosing the DeWalt/Bumblebee over Lost-in-the-Fog gray. Not sure I can do a white helmet though - just too boring. Arai used to have a 'sport yellow' color that would be perfect for the Bee.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #6312
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One down...one to go...
Where is the first 800GS going to come from?? And better yet...will it arrive with PICTURES!
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:53 AM   #6313
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One down...one to go...
Where is the first 800GS going to come from?? And better yet...will it arrive with PICTURES!
Sorry guys but it appears that almostcrazy's just pulling our legs. Recheck the thread.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #6314
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Sorry guys but it appears that almostcrazy's just pulling our legs. Recheck the thread.
I'm not sure my stressed out heart can take much more of this!! Back to waiting...
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:28 PM   #6315
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Sorry guys but it appears that almostcrazy's just pulling our legs. Recheck the thread.
I call fake noob. That guy knew EXACTLY what button to push.

(Still kinda funny, though.)
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