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Old 01-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #61
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Look forward to your observations.

As I stated earlier I have one on my DRZ and like it.

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Put on a little over 100 miles on Sunday. At first I was a little unsure of the seat shape. While it is definitely higher than stock, it approximates the use of the stock or Sargent seat high in front and low in back. Many people do it this way to avoid nut crunch.

Over the course of 1.75 hours I found that I fit the seat perfectly. Hopefully this will be true on longer rides, but I have no reason to think it will not!

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:12 PM   #62
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Put on a little over 100 miles on Sunday. At first I was a little unsure of the seat shape. While it is definitely higher than stock, it approximates the use of the stock or Sargent seat high in front and low in back. Many people do it this way to avoid nut crunch.

Over the course of 1.75 hours I found that I fit the seat perfectly. Hopefully this will be true on longer rides, but I have no reason to think it will not!

Jim
Thanks Jim. I may pull the trigger on this......


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Old 01-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #63
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Hey Jim, I think I have you beat on the grips solution: tennis racket tape! All the wacko desert miles on mine had the grips worn out as well. It's just a set of Wilson stuff. Very grippy and made the grips much larger too. As with yours, it takes a little longer to get them warm, but they do get warm. I think it cost me like $10 from a sporting goods store.

Definitely some cool stuff in here!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #64
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Alright Jim, I am intrigued. What is the story with the boxes you posted in the "show your camping set up" thread?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #65
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Alright Jim, I am intrigued. What is the story with the boxes you posted in the "show your camping set up" thread?
Start here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...625664&page=94

Kirk is pretty damn awesome!

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #66
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I agree

Kirk is awesome. I don't know how i missed that thread. Anxiously waiting to see finished set up. Does he have plans to offer them to the public? 1150 GS?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #67
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Kirk is awesome. I don't know how i missed that thread. Anxiously waiting to see finished set up. Does he have plans to offer them to the public? 1150 GS?
He does, though at what level I am not sure. No matter what, if you get something from him, it is top quality!

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #68
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I also wanted to have a GPS, but not an expensive mount or dedicated GPS. I wanted to use the one from my car, but it is not waterproof.

I found this on e-bay.:







It mounts solidly to my windshield bar with a strong thumbscrew, and comes with a waterproof case to enclose the GPS. It comes off quickly for easy and safe keeping. The power comes out the bottom. I have a waterproof USB plug on order, but for now it is powered with my heated gear plug.

Cost $15 shipped.

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Hey Jim , can you post the link?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #69
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found it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ARKON-GPS032...item589b3c1c1b
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Hey Jim , can you post the link?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-B...item20cf19ea38

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #71
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Aside from the cost difference, have either of you (or anyone for that matter) had any experience with the RAM Aqua Box?

I've wanted to upgrade from the Garmin 60CSX I currently use but, until I found this thread, was not at all excited about the cost of a motorcycle specific GPS. I mean, really, that much more money for a little waterproofing gasket?!

A waterproof case for the cager-model GPS looks like the better way to go for me.

http://www.rammount.com/aqua_box_mou..._box_mount.htm
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Aside from the cost difference, have either of you (or anyone for that matter) had any experience with the RAM Aqua Box?

I've wanted to upgrade from the Garmin 60CSX I currently use but, until I found this thread, was not at all excited about the cost of a motorcycle specific GPS. I mean, really, that much more money for a little waterproofing gasket?!

A waterproof case for the cager-model GPS looks like the better way to go for me.

http://www.rammount.com/aqua_box_mou..._box_mount.htm
My experience with RAM products have always been positive. The mount systems are a bit heavy and bulky, but work well. I see no reason to believe that the Aquabox would be any different.

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #73
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I bought a whole box of waterproof cases for my Nuvi.

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i bought a whole box of waterproof cases for my nuvi.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #75
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i was thinking of keeping an extra large version of that in my top box for when i need to put take away food in my box cause my gf put some french fries in a bag in it for a short ride and by the time i got their the smell of french fries had been hot boxing all my gear in their! that sucked
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