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Old 08-31-2018, 05:30 AM   #21
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Re: Hello from Boerne, TX.

Nice score on that W650! That's a great bike. Congratulations and welcome. What Brian (StromXTc) said is right. Put the right tires on that bike and you can ride it anywhere. I have a Triumph Scrambler that has suited me well with some Shinko 705s. Very similar to the W650. I live in New Braunfels and work in Boerne so I'm there almost every day. I'll be keeping my eyes open for your bike.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:26 PM   #22
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Hello from Boerne, TX.

I値l chime in on Motorcyclegear.com and highly recommend them too. Check out their close outs for the best deals. I personally like Shoei helmets ( full face only). In Texas Mesh jackets are a must. Some have liners too to extent their range. For boots I just wear Red Wing boots. They check off all the boxes for riding boots, will last forever and don稚 look out of place off the bike. Revzilla is a good site also and they have close outs as well. I got a pair of Roland Sands designs gloves from then on close out for $50. Others just use leather gardening gloves. Helmet, Jacket, gloves and Boots are you minimum gear. Don稚 go cheap on them, especially the helmet. You want good gear that will last and more importantly will protect you in the event of a fall. Good luck.


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Old 09-06-2018, 12:52 PM   #23
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Re: Hello from Boerne, TX.

Welcome to the site.

I started out with mesh last year based on everyone suggesting it, until I bought my "3/4 year" Tourmaster Transition 4, which I bought for fall/winter/spring, expecting to be back on mesh this summer and I find myself preferring my Tourmaster over my mesh jacket so long I wear a long sleeve Cooldri shirt. Avoid wearing cotton no matter what the upper wear.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
I find with a mesh jacket on I dry out and feel no cooling faster than with the Tourmaster, which seems to keep the heat off me and still cool me with the wicking later.
The Transition 4 has a lot of venting for summer.


Having a Cycle Gear local in San Antonio I tend to buy as much as I can there. Nice trying on helmets/jackets/pants for size and then ordering the actual color you wanted if the color isn't in store.
I now tend to order to store for a final fit check before taking the items, makes no difference on ease of returns if you get it shipped home or to store, just my preference.
Even helmets that are on website and not in store are easily dealt with using their no hassle returns.

What I can't find there I get from RevZilla.


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Old 09-06-2018, 09:14 PM   #24
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Re: Hello from Boerne, TX.

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Awsome! I’ll be around Boerne on the weekends, so wave me down if you see me.
Where in Boerne do you work if you don’t mind me asking? Fingers crossed that it’s the Dodging Duck!
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:24 PM   #25
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Re: Hello from Boerne, TX.

We meet in Boerne often for rides, Ruff Rider, who lives just outside town, knows just about ever back road in the hill country. Also have a Alpinestars textile jacket size large, like new condition.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:42 PM   #26
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Re: Hello from Boerne, TX.

Jon do you have any plans of doing any motorcycle camping off the bike?
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:45 PM   #27
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No plans for camping off the bike just yet. The Misses and I do tent “glamming”, but too much camp gear for a bike.
I’d be up for an overnighter if I added bags to the bike. Do a lot of you bike-camp?
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:03 PM   #28
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What is "glamming" ? I used to camp off the bike, but now pretty much hotel it when riding. Camping is now a cot in the back of the van for me. I still have my bad *** tent though.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #29
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I think he means "Glamping" its camping with all the amenities and whatnot youd typically have at home. Basically high end camping without actually having to camp.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamping

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Old 09-15-2018, 10:54 AM   #30
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Awsome! I値l be around Boerne on the weekends, so wave me down if you see me.
Where in Boerne do you work if you don稚 mind me asking? Fingers crossed that it痴 the Dodging Duck!
I work at the Meadowlands Charter School on Old San Antonio Road. It's the school for the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives residential treatment facility. Right across the street from the police department.
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These are the good times, they're looking good so far,
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Got rid of the Ural, that nightmare now is over,
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:41 PM   #31
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I think he means "Glamping" its camping with all the amenities and whatnot youd typically have at home. Basically high end camping without actually having to camp.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamping

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:49 PM   #32
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Lots of great folks hereabouts!
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:28 PM   #33
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This is Glamping...
https://coolcamping.com/glamping/uk/...-retreat#close
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:07 PM   #34
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Nice in Merry Old England ,Miserable in hot humid Texas, if i had my druthers I'll stick with the fifth wheel.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:10 PM   #35
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No plans for camping off the bike just yet. The Misses and I do tent 堵lamming, but too much camp gear for a bike.
I壇 be up for an overnighter if I added bags to the bike. Do a lot of you bike-camp?
Been trying this year everyone has been so busy. The heat and the rain has kept the camping to a minimum sadly. I have camped by myelf but the conversation gets kinda dull.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:07 PM   #36
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He's certainly tried to find camping buddies


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