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Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Actually, I like the single cell li-ion batteries...

Actually, I like the single cell li-ion batteries used in my cell phone and digital camera. :D
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
They might have been if they were more tolerant...

They might have been if they were more tolerant to being overcharged, which if you know anything about batteries, VRLA (AGM or GEL) are not.



Somehow I doubt very much that the US brought all...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
So does the military. They haven't found one yet...

So does the military. They haven't found one yet though. :wink:

A slew of expensive 6T AGM batteries that they hardly got any life from......
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,175
Posted By Global Rider
Simple...anti-matter. The seat is sprung and...

Simple...anti-matter.

The seat is sprung and attached to the frame not visible to your.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Global Rider
Thanks! I just went through that first link. ...

Thanks! I just went through that first link.

I noticed one poster's comment regarding the Velcro wrist closures with rubber end tabs. My Aerostich has those (without the rubber end tabs) and they...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Global Rider
Finally got an e-mail notice re responses. Thanks...

Finally got an e-mail notice re responses. Thanks for everybody's input.

Also...I did look into the Dakar model as well but I really need to see these before deciding. Everybody wants list price...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Global Rider
Thanks for the Info. I sent you a Personal...

Thanks for the Info.

I sent you a Personal Message.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Global Rider
Which is why it is not recommended because the...

Which is why it is not recommended because the wire can then break.

But if done correctly, you cannot beat that type of connection electrically. This is especially true for vehicles used all year...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,380
Posted By Global Rider
So am I. I have been for a few years now. ...

So am I. I have been for a few years now.

All I've owned is an Aerostich Roadcrafter II. I just do not want to pack a rain suit anymore. Yes, I know, the Aerostich Roadcrafter is not claimed to be...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Global Rider
I crimp and then flash solder the end of the wire...

I crimp and then flash solder the end of the wire that sticks out a few millimeters past the end.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,320
Posted By Global Rider
Friends of mine that have come on multi-week...

Friends of mine that have come on multi-week tours to Europe with me are very happy with their Olympia gear with respect to riding in hot/cold temperatures as well as long stints in rain.

It is...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By Global Rider
More than that. If space is an issue, get a...

More than that.

If space is an issue, get a 20 or 30 gallon upright with 2 to 3 HP. Either direct or belt drive. The compressor should be oil lubed.

I have an old 2 HP 20 gallon direct drive...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Global Rider
Check out the connectors, fuse boxes, relay kits...

Check out the connectors, fuse boxes, relay kits and crimpers, to name a few, at Cycle Terminal (http://www.cycleterminal.com/index.html).

Crimp Tools...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,380
Posted By Global Rider
I hate to break it to you, but there is a lot of...

I hate to break it to you, but there is a lot of upper end stuff coming from there that exceeds Aerostich's capabilities and I have two Roadcrafter II suits, a 1992 and 2004 model that I bought new....
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Certainly not. My R1150 GS Adventure would...

Certainly not.

My R1150 GS Adventure would be parked for 3 weeks at times not connected to a battery maintainer. Actual battery voltage would drop from 12.9 to 12.8V during that time and it would...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Global Rider
Olympia MotoQuest Guide Jacket & Pants

Does anyone have the Olympia MotoQuest Guide Jacket & Pants?

If so, how is it in:


hot weather
multi-hour touring in heavy rain
how heavy does the gear get when it is rain soaked
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,644
Posted By Global Rider
Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and...

Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and swabs, not that any dirt/oxidation appeared on the still clean swab.

If I ultra fill my gas tank, the top segment will flash on and off.

Just as...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,175
Posted By Global Rider
For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes),...

For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes), but the systems have seen plenty of heat cycles. Stored in my garage and well maintained.

I am about to install one of my LCD voltmeters as I have on...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,175
Posted By Global Rider
I'm still running on my original ignition...

I'm still running on my original ignition components and alternator on my 1990 R100 GS.

Other than renewing the heat sink compound on the ignition module, they all seem to work fine and are...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By Global Rider
I did! You asked them for a charger...

I did!

You asked them for a charger recommendation.

I told you to look up battery charging requirements (if you are planning on using a specialty battery such as a VRLA GEL or AGM as your post...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By Global Rider
Start off by looking at what the battery...

Start off by looking at what the battery manufacturer requires in the way of charging. Any reputable battery manufacturer lists that info.

I also do not buy into some minimum charge rates...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,316
Posted By Global Rider
Have they been in use over 10 years and in large...

Have they been in use over 10 years and in large numbers?

And have they lasted 10 years?

If not, how can you say that?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 91,316
Posted By Global Rider
^ which is why I believe in something proven,...

^ which is why I believe in something proven, especially when in remote areas.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,739
Posted By Global Rider
If you are going to consider upper end gear, have...

If you are going to consider upper end gear, have a look at Stadler (http://www.stadler-bekleidung.de/index.php/home-en.html). I only found out about them maybe five years ago and got to see their...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
I found that link to welder company in China. ...

I found that link to welder company in China.

JLT Welding Technology (http://www.jltwelding.com)

The contact there is Melody. She will send you a price list.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
I was all set on a Miller Dynasty till one of the...

I was all set on a Miller Dynasty till one of the welders at work who uses a Miller Dynasty 700 put me onto Everlast and Longevity welders.

At more than double the price, the Miller Dynasty lost...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
We need to define "quite a while" and also ask...

We need to define "quite a while" and also ask how many cycles (in our case years) they've attained from their battery.

I have read user posts on this and other forums "I've used a Battery Tender...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Well reviews and reputations are all very nice,...

Well reviews and reputations are all very nice, but they have to be backed up by real testing, not conjecture or commenting about the nice charger casing, etc.

Here is a good one from a well known...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
I take it you tested it? What kind of...

I take it you tested it?

What kind of numbers did you measure?

And charge curves taken?
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,152
Posted By Global Rider
You got it. The one thing you'll never find...

You got it.

The one thing you'll never find in magazine reviews of gloves is whether the glove lining stays put when you take your gloves off in hot sweaty weather.

Try getting the fingers of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,935
Posted By Global Rider
I will. The flashing LED would be the least of...

I will. The flashing LED would be the least of your worries.

For starters, their voltage levels are all wrong. It amazes me that companies come out with products without knowing what they are...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Well you need the right equipment to make valid...

Well you need the right equipment to make valid statements.

I have seen too many posts where the person says his charger recovered their battery. Recovered from what; a discharged battery or a...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
I've tested some shop chargers (Schumacher, Pulse...

I've tested some shop chargers (Schumacher, Pulse Tech, etc) and the before and after capacity tests didn't show much of an improvement.

Were you able to run a capacity test and if so, what kind...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Backed up by what? I don't see any load test or...

Backed up by what? I don't see any load test or capacity test numbers when he talks about one battery or one charger recovering better. Recovered to what state? Numbers!!!!

Joel states:

Jeez,...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
Do you have any brand names for those chargers?

Do you have any brand names for those chargers?
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
OMG! Seriously, some people should take up...

OMG!

Seriously, some people should take up gardening or basket weaving. Those are beyond terrible welds. Might as well drill holes and use bailing wire instead. :rofl
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
At more than twice the price, the Miller Dynasty...

At more than twice the price, the Miller Dynasty 200DX was hard to justify so I went with the Everlast.

I've been following the Welding Tricks and Tips videos on YouTube and downloaded the Miller...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
It looks like someone threw molten metal at that...

It looks like someone threw molten metal at that joint.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,268
Views: 569,127
Posted By Global Rider
That is a weld? Cripes, I have oxy-acetylene...

That is a weld? Cripes, I have oxy-acetylene welds that look like a TIG weld and I do this as a hobby. I'll be plugging in my new Everlast PowerTIG 250 EX soon. I always wanted a TIG.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 277,994
Posted By Global Rider
I have a saying every time I read...

I have a saying every time I read what-is-the-problem posts on forums: less guessing and more testing/measuring.
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