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Re: Gear
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2014, 05:29:17 PM »
This one looks like it would cover a quite a few situations.
I'm amazed at how dirty my high viz looks after just a year.  The black Kilimanjaro never looked dirty at all.
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2014, 05:47:58 PM »
That's why I am looking for a new 3/4 length jacket. This seems cheap enough, if I upgrade the armor, to throw out when I can't clean it anymore.  My hi-viz Kilimanjaro is quite dirty, even after several washes.

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Re: Gear
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2014, 09:30:45 PM »
I'm betting that this is the future of high vis riding gear.....

http://mensgear.net/2014/12/nemen-l-e-d-jacket.html
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Re: Gear
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2014, 09:34:19 PM »
Illumination would help at night, not so much help during the day.
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2014, 09:40:56 PM »
Agreed! I'm sure they'll get around that.
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Re: Gear
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2014, 03:26:23 PM »
New jacket to replace the Kilimanjaro.  Went to Cyclegear to chck out the Bilt Storm ($159), but ended up with a Sedici (another house brand).  The Bilt has a 5 year warranty and the Sedici has a lifetime. I like the fit and finish, nt bad for $129 on clearance. The brownish threads are not really that predominate in person.

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Re: Gear
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2014, 08:18:22 PM »
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Re: Gear
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2014, 10:47:20 AM »
As the comments pointed out 15 liters isn't much especially with custom mounts, price, etc.!
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Re: Gear
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2014, 09:14:28 AM »
Four Motorcycle Helmets for the Road Product Evaluation To flip or not to flip is just one of the questions.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/02/18/four-motorcycle-helmets-for-the-road-product-evaluation/
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Re: Gear
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2014, 06:55:42 PM »
Not too often the price is "free".

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In many ways, Here Beta is comparable to Google Maps. Both offer solid turn-by-turn directions, up-to-date traffic and public transit info, all packaged in pretty great design. Google offers further suggestions for bike routes and has a well-integrated nearby search function whereas Here Maps has wonderful offline maps and speed limit warnings if you happen to have a lead foot. Each have their own strengths, and for free, there is no reason to not give Here Beta a test drive. Like, literally get into a car and give it a test drive. [Free]
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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2014, 11:09:52 AM »
Thanks! I will check out the Here Beta! The offline maps will be a biggy compared to greedy Google! No reception = no maps is a problem! I tried that other one Mapdroyd I think it was and it ran SLOOOOW. But I guess its more DS rider friendly since it does off the beaten path! ;)
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Re: Gear
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2014, 07:09:50 PM »
SENA is mounted and ready for a new season.

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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 08:32:49 PM »
SENA is mounted and ready for a new season.




Maybe you need to unmount one of the clocks.  Or do you need QM to synchronize them for you?
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Re: Gear
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2014, 09:03:33 PM »
You have to wind the stupid things.  Neither of them is running right now, easier that way.

The helmet did come with a warning that it would fade in the sun, and to cover it when possible.  I will have to start riding with a bag over my head apparently.
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Re: Gear
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2014, 09:44:58 AM »
So....you bought the Quest!
That was quick! You get a decent price?
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