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    Rally Gadgets

    So who bought cool stuff?
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    After back to back 500+ mile days with a butt buffer sheepskin, my butt was tired! I've always heard great things about the beaded seat covers and questioned everyone I saw. I purchased the ceramic beads and rode 1200 miles home with them.

    Wow! It really did make a difference! $55 well spent!

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    It seemed counterintuitive in the heat, but I bought a long-sleeved mock turtleneck LD Comfort shirt. In 108 degrees I poured water over it and the moment I started moving it felt like the temp had dropped 30 degrees!

    Also had some Skene P3 lights installed on the rear of the hack to make Barley more visible. While getting them installed, Glenn from Clearwater walked past and noticed the anodized black had come off the rings of my Glenda lights. He took down my address and promised to mail free replacements. I mentioned that I wasn't unhappy with the copper look, that IMO it wasn't possible to make a GSA any uglier, but he just smiled and reminded me I paid for black rings. Love that unsolicited customer service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    It seemed counterintuitive in the heat, but I bought a long-sleeved mock turtleneck LD Comfort shirt.
    Their skivvies do a great job, will have to look into the long-sleeve shirts, but I'm not crazy about turtle necks. I've been using long sleeve underwear from Cabelas for years. (year round, though not every day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Their skivvies do a great job, will have to look into the long-sleeve shirts, but I'm not crazy about turtle necks. I've been using long sleeve underwear from Cabelas for years. (year round, though not every day)
    Mock t-neck. I didn't think I'd like it but the thicker material holds a bit more water which slowly wicks down. I've used LDC shorts and a helmet liner for years, but the shirt really made the difference in the heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Mock t-neck. I didn't think I'd like it but the thicker material holds a bit more water which slowly wicks down. I've used LDC shorts and a helmet liner for years, but the shirt really made the difference in the heat.
    Thanks, Pete, will give it a shot, along with some socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 39520 View Post
    just curious - what the heck does this mean?
    Hack = sidecar
    Barley = furry sidecar companion with 22k miles under his collar
    Skene P3 = Awesomely bright auxiliary LED tail/brake lights attached to the hack to make us much more noticeable from the back and keep Barley safe. Made by Jerry Skene and backed by top notch customer service. They flicker till you hit the brakes, then flash brightly several times before staying on at full power till you release the brake.

    In the homecoming photo below you can see them (off in the pic) just under and flanking the ADV DOG decal on the back of the sidecar.

    '07 R1200GS for solo rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Hack = sidecar
    Barley = furry sidecar companion with 22k miles under his collar
    Skene P3 = Awesomely bright auxiliary LED tail/brake lights attached to the hack to make us much more noticeable from the back and keep Barley safe. Made by Jerry Skene and backed by top notch customer service. They flicker till you hit the brakes, then flash brightly several times before staying on at full power till you release the brake.

    In the homecoming photo below you can see them (off in the pic) just under and flanking the ADV DOG decal on the back of the sidecar.

    I really like that picture!

    I saw your rig, but I could not remember where I had read about it.
    EDIT: oh, I bought a rally shirt, and some nice air gloves from roadgear, at rally pricing and no shipping.
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    Bead Rider -- OUCH!

    I too got a bead rider... but after the first hour or so I had to take it off and put the sheepskin back on. The beads were digging into my inner upper thigh. Anyone know how to adjust/ remove beads for a better fit? I've got it on my RT and the fit needs a bunch of adjusting just so that it will lay flat, let alone not wrap over the side.

    Thoughts????
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    Quote Originally Posted by DERost View Post
    I too got a bead rider... but after the first hour or so I had to take it off and put the sheepskin back on. The beads were digging into my inner upper thigh. Anyone know how to adjust/ remove beads for a better fit? I've got it on my RT and the fit needs a bunch of adjusting just so that it will lay flat, let alone not wrap over the side.

    Thoughts????
    I like the sheep better than the beads and the Airhawk is better still, but not as good as a KonTour or Russell. The only constant -- Everybody's butt is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DERost View Post
    I too got a bead rider... but after the first hour or so I had to take it off and put the sheepskin back on. The beads were digging into my inner upper thigh. Anyone know how to adjust/ remove beads for a better fit? I've got it on my RT and the fit needs a bunch of adjusting just so that it will lay flat, let alone not wrap over the side.

    Thoughts????
    I liked the bead rider on my Sargent seat. Kept the boys aerated and sliding back and forth was like a butt massage! But when I put it on my other bike which had a very firm Corbin seat, it felt like I was sitting on rocks!

    What seat did you put them on?
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    Got a set of Clearwater lights, It was great being able to compare all the top brands and talk to the people. After talking to all the makers, I settled on the clearwater because of the extra features and the fact they were giving us a deal because "You guys came out dealing with the heat and we are BMW people". They shipped them free, threw in mounting brackets and cut the price.
    Also picked up some Alaska Leathers buttpads, Those guys were great to talk to and it was nice setting on them after bike sat in sun all day.
    I also tried on every brand of jacket and pant there, found what I liked but colors in my size sold out. At least I know what sizes to get.
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    I only bought things I needed!!........( Just dodged a lightning bolt).I just picked up a 96 R1100RT so I bought a foot for the sidestand and an oil filter wrench from alumi something or other,and I also suffer from notenoughbutt so I bought a beaded seat cover......SO worth the money...And I bought some powerport products. I ran into a GS rider that had the bulkhead port and he showed how he had mounted it to his tankbag and he can charge stuff and keep everything in the tankbag. I did talk myself out of an orange mesh jacket as well as a orange lined jacket...(I'm a skydiver and have a orange parachute soooo).

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    A 2nd bead rider seat thingie for another one of my bikes after riding out on one for the first time and loving it, molded ear plugs which work really great and don't hurt my ears, mesh gloves, and most importantly, a cup, I mean bottle, holder for my Kermit chair. No more spilled drinks. Oh, and a tee shirt, stickers, and lots of BBQ.
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    Gerbings heated coat, gloves and controller. When it got down into the 90's I felt chilled. . Plus he had good prices.

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