Thanks. These days I ride by myself haven't looked/found anyone to ride with yet. I started with a lot of stuff on my bike but I want to keep it simple so I scaled down. I found that my Jacket is heavy enough that putting on a backpack wears me out faster. But I'm still tinkering with my set up.Wow!. I admire your ability to balance all that gear. Pics are spectacular. Do you ride with others or primarily by yourself? Cudos for the mileage. I won't ride with anything other than my Icon backpack/tank bag. I make my husband the sherpa lol.
I agree, the inner liner of the gloves feels like crazy glue if the hands are wet, I found out the hard way.Any glove with a waterproof inner liner is *IMPOSSIBLE* to put on after you've removed them from wet hands.
As always I carry extra ROKStraps (do NOT use bungie chords, more eyes have been lost, gear lost, guys have gone down because they can and do fail/break) and a heavy duty cargo net.
I personally know one guy who lost an eye when a bungie let go while snugging down his gear. I know another guy who went down because the bungie he used to secure his jacket on the back seat let go letting the tire get sucked into the back wheel.I'm gonna look into these ROKStraps, I agree bungees are not confidence builders, I'm usually concern these things might snap or something, although I have not had any problems so far.
Overshoes. They generally pack to sandal size. Neos will keep your regular shoes (preferably regular boots with some ankle protection) waterproof for at least 2 years.Want to make a kabillion dollars? Come up with a solution for this, shoes. They must pack small, look good and be inexpensive. Sandles can be packed small but you can't always wear them. Running shoes take a CRAP LOAD of space.
I'm gonna do a gear review/update soon and post it here.I see you have a one piece arrowstich? What size and how do you like it? Also how tall are you, and do you find that the bottom of the legs rise up when you're in position on the CBR? Also did you consider the two piece?