Do you wear a cooling VEST?


I do and this is the one…cheap and works…as the weather warms up just like in the cold…when I wear heated gloves and a liner I try to stay cool in the summer.  Makes for riding pleasure.  I will bring my cooling vest as well as heated liner and gloves on my month-long x country trip.  You never know what weather you might hit in any season so I like to be prepared. 

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2014 Motorcycle Bluetooth Communicator Buying Guide at Revzilla


Remember you can buy all Revzilla products through this blog…just click the widget to the right.  If you need “stuff” why not support this blog?  Just a thought…I have owned the G4 for years and just bought the Scala Q3

 

KLIM’s ALTITUDE Gore Tex Shell – Part II the PANTS


All pics are clickable for larger versions – Let me preference this review by saying I am just your average run of the mill female ADV rider and all my reviews are honest based on WHAT I believe and hope they are  useful somehow.  Had to get that out because I get many emails from folks criticizing I am not an expert…no kidding…i know that and completely aware. ;-) Now, on to my initial review.

Repeating some of the intro stuff from my jacket review for those who did not read that from Saturday.  

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KLIM’s ALTITUDE Gore Tex Shell – Part I the Jacket


**Please all women interested in this Jacket please try it on with your liner of choice before you buy it.  The collar could be an issue regarding how tight it will feel around your neck.  TRY THIS suit on in general before BUYING!  It will be in your BEST interest…trust me!**

Let me preference this review by saying I am just your average run of the mill female ADV rider and all my reviews are honest based on WHAT I believe and hope they are  useful somehow.  Had to get that out because I get many emails from folks criticizing I am not an expert…no kidding…i know that and completely aware. ;-) Now, on to my initial review.

Today I will review the Jacket and for tomorrow I will review the pants. PICS  are all clickable for larger versions

**Remember to support your dealers who sell KLIM.  Not everyone does.  My dealer Pacific Motosports does, and for all you online buyers again shop Revzilla through this blog…great online company.  Tons a great companies and more seem to carrying the great line of KLIM products.

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Quick update about the KLIM Altitude


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Going back to KLIM Canada today with hopes I can get the sizing I need. I think since I am so used to wearing guy sizing I was a bit surprised by not only the jacket and it’s cut but also the pants. The KLIM Altitude jacket is more tailored than a guys jacket obviously. But seems to me to be too tailored in it’s cut. Made for a Tall lean gal versus a regular height kinda athletic build.

The pants run BIG…so if anyone grrl is looking at this suit, if you wear a 12 in pants I bet you would be a 10 in this suit. The jacket I got was a medium. Even with the side hip gators open the jacket was incredibly tight across the bust line…I am NOT busty and in the shoulders..I am not that broad. So, I hope a Large jacket and size 12 pants will fit my shape. I also hope I can just bring this suit back to the Langley warehouse which is 20 mins away from my house versus having to ship it back and pick up a new suit directly from the warehouse.  Continue reading

My Gift to Myself – SHOEI RF 1200


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I decided to purchase a new helmet as a gift to myself for my up and coming cross-country trip.  I have been wearing a Shoei Qwest since 2011 which has  been a great helmet for the price.  Now….I will try the Shoei RF 1200.  Just got it…so only impression is it feels quite a bit lighter than my Qwest, fits really snug in a good way and It was a PITA to install my Cardo G4 intercom mount but I think I got it on tight enough.   Continue reading

2014 Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide at RevZilla.com


Remember if you are interested in buying from Revzilla simply clicking on the ad to the right of this post helps supports this blog! I have purchased the new Shoei RF 1200 to replace my Qwest that is now about 4 years old.

2014 March deals

****SOLD****Brand NEW in BOX Pivot Pegz Mark 3 Pivot Pegs BMW F650GS / F800GS


****SOLD****MSRP $169 USD I am asking $120 + shipping, if not sold in 48 hours I will post these on the ADV Riders & F800 Forum.  I take paypal – MORE good stuff to follow

Pivot Pegz are high performance foot pegs incorporating a unique and precisely tuned, spring loaded pivoting action that allows the foot peg to pivot forward and backward and move with the natural motion of the rider’s feet. A computer designed spring holds the peg in its central (neutral) position and provides optimized resistance and shock absorpsion during the pivoting action. When forward or aft pressure is applied, the peg pivots in a smooth and predictable manner. When pressure is released the peg instantly returns to its central position. The spring loaded action of Pivot Pegz also provides valuable force feedback to the rider and assists in returning their feet to the central position. Continue reading

Interview with KLIM about their new Female gear the Altitude


You will have to go to these gals web site to listen to the actual interview..scroll to the bottom of the page and listen to the details that went into developing gear that we women want to wear because it’s tough not just pretty…

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New KLIM GEAR for WOMEN – Meet the ALTITUDE


Did KLIM do what many of ADV grrls in general wanted?  Thanks Colleen for pointing me to REVZILLA (look to your right and click on the RevZilla widget to check this suit out)  who has the new KLIM Altitude Gore Tex Suit for women on their website.  Due out March 1st, 2014, KLIM said they would introduce a suit for females, similar to the Misano Latitude and I have to admit this sure looks like it.  Will they add black as an option?  I can’t wait to try this on for size literally.  I bought my Traverse gear in 2010 and I am ready to have a suit that fits better.  Retail price on par with the guys…$569.99 for the jacket and $489.99 for pants.  Not cheap but it’s female KLIM gear!!!! ;-)  Thoughts????

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A Real Dual Sport H20 Proof Suit in GRRL Sizing


My RANT:

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We hope KLIM gets their act together and come out with a DUAL SPORT suit in female sizing that is the same quality as the guys in the very near future.  We LOVE KLIM but it seems other companies such as BMW are a head of the game treating grrls as equals when it comes to the ADV suits.

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Too Much Electronics in New Motorcycles?


I like this guys approach to practicality and riding…but I like the electronics and extras…;-)

SOURCE:  Autoevolution

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Some will agree with me and some will barge in against me, and this is somehow natural after I openly ask: don’t you all think there’s too much electronics in the new motorcycles? Continue reading

How To: Be an Expert at Commuting on a Motorcycle


Riding in Vancouver, BC almost 365 days a year we can agree that this article gives a great advise to being a successful commuter.  We always have waterproof gloves with us but even H20 proof gloves can pack it in on some days.  Back up gloves can save a life..we bring sometimes up to three sets of gloves.  Hippo Hands are also a fantastic way to stay warm and dry…I know they are not beautiful but oh so practical…

October 10, 2013

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Commuting by bike saves you time and money and is also more effective than a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Use these tips to get the most of your trip to and from work, this is how to commute on a motorcycle.

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Commuting to work requires you to ride in a myriad of different weather conditions. Even in a climate as mellow as Southern California, my commute ranges from dark, low 40-degree mornings to sunny, 95-degree afternoon rides depending on the time of year. Varied conditions mean you’ll need appropriate gear for all types of weather. We recommend the Aerostich Roadcrafter riding suit, as it can be made to fit all weather conditions and can be worn over anything. As a bonus, it’s been specifically designed to avoid wrinkling a business suit worn underneath. But, if you aren’t able to spring for that, a good winter jacket and gloves could do the trick. You can also add the following as needed: Continue reading