I've tried disposable ear plugs before and I could never get used to them. I couldn't get them in right, they kept falling out, they blocked out too much noise. My helmet is very quiet and so it ended up never being a priority. Pair that with my new wind screen from givi and my rides are relatively calm. I've noticed though, that after a 3 hour ride my ears are ringing. We are getting ready to goto Denver, and so I wanted something for my ear protection.Read More
it all started with the scorpio ride. i discovered it some months ago, and really wanted it. i just had trouble justifying the price to my self. recently i got the bug again, and started looking in to making the purchase. last minute before i pulled the trigger i stumbled upon the Spot Trace.Read More
I finally got out there. I’ve been wanting to do this for months and I’ve been prepping for it. A very small first trip. I had a good excuse too. I had to work upstate for the day on Tuesday so I went up late Monday night and camped nearby. Warning: this write up should be interesting to no one but myself. Still.. It is exciting to me. My first time! Gotta start somewhere. Just to be clear though – I’ve been camping many many times – just never by myself and never on a Moto.Read More
My last bike got pretty dusty over night in its usual parking spot (under a concrete porch). I found this great bmw cover that fits with side and top cases on, and just covers the top of the bike.
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I got it from A&S BMW, and its inexpensive to start. They have an nice chart showing you different bmw models, and if you have top/side cases or not to figure out what size to get.
It comes in a nice little flat pouch. I didn’t realize at first that the pouch it comes in is actually the cover. You open the pouch up and the cover unfolds from it. When you are done, you fold it back in to itself. I actually took the lazy sleeping bag packing method when packing it back up. I just kept shoving it back in to itself… so now the pouch isn’t so flat anymore.. it gots a little belly now.
New items arrived and installed this week! Crash Bars, Vario Side Cases, Top Cover! Detailed posts coming soon.
Fun @ Brooklyn bowl classic moto show today.
take a look at these. I’m thrilled. and not for the reasons you think.
yah. not for my feet. that would be too obvious.
i love my new uglybros kevlar jeans. they are soft, easy to get on and off, and the knee pads being removable make my day so much easier when going in and out of clients homes.
the one downside is that on rides longer then 30 minutes, the knee pads start hurting my knees to the point of tingling. i think maybe hitting a nerve? i guess its because there isn’t much in-between the pad and my knee. I’ve been thinking that maybe i could get some foam pads and glue them in to relieve the pain. but .. no.. a moment of genius™ with my wife at wall greens tonight. lets hope this does the trick.
one size fits all.. indeed.
i sold me rev’it levante. it was a great jacket, but was a bit big on me. i also realized that i want something a lot more light weight for manhattan commuting. after a bunch of research i was interested in the dainese air flux. i really wanted to see it in person, and after a bunch of calling around, Gold Coast BMW in Long Island had them in stock. I went there after work, they had my size in both black, and light grey. i tried them both on and went for the light grey / anthracite. click on for more photos and thoughts.
i kept reading about how this jacket felt like wearing a t-shirt. its mostly true. its very light weight, and lets a ton of air in. i was nervous about the colors from what i saw in the photos online. the “grey / anthracite” looked much more like a white jacket. the black really looked good online but i was nervous about the added heat while sitting at red lights in the city.
in person, the grey / anthracite is not white at all. its a light grey / silver. the black looked great, but i really liked the light grey. it fit well, i was excited.
i spoke to tom in the parts department. he asked me if i wanted the back protector. i read online that it was an expensive add on at $89. he told me that .. funny enough, the ducatti branded version of the same part actually went for $69. he also was kind enough to discount them 10% when i bought them together. cool dude. thanks tom! so.. key take away there, get the ducatti back protector if you need.
its not yet 90+ degrees so i can’t tell you how much it breathes, but i can already tell you its much more light weight and less obtrusive then the levante was, while having the same amount of mesh paneling.