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Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By takman
I'm thinking it's not really the LED burning out...

I'm thinking it's not really the LED burning out that's the problem, but the vibrations (or crashes in my case) that work their electrical connections loose. I currently use the clear plastic...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By takman
Maybe Rizoma makes single led signals but they're...

Maybe Rizoma makes single led signals but they're not bullet shaped. I havent seen what you want. I like multi led blinkers because if one led burns out you have the others that keep working.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,037
Posted By takman
I have the basic Leatt and a Hi-Velocity...

I have the basic Leatt and a Hi-Velocity Juggernaut.
You have to put the Leatt on first and then the suit.
It's annoying to get the pressure suit over the lower part of the neck brace sometimes but...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,722
Posted By takman
I just bought oversized pants and a jacket from...

I just bought oversized pants and a jacket from Sierratradingpost
I wear mesh riding gear and by putting rain gear over them I don't have the Goretex directly on me so I don't feel as clammy.

My...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By takman
My universal Givi baseplate had 4 rubber pads...

My universal Givi baseplate had 4 rubber pads that the topbin rested on.
After off-roading, two have vanished and more play is noticeable.
Maybe you lost your rubber pads too.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,002
Posted By takman
That Hasty Bake makes me think you could modify a...

That Hasty Bake makes me think you could modify a stainless steel 2 drawer metal tool box and have the top section a grill, the drawer below holds charcoal, and the bottom draw catches the ashes. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,002
Posted By takman
Could you be more specific regarding the size of...

Could you be more specific regarding the size of cooking space?
I mean if you're on a GS or KTM 990, you could take a mini Smokey Joe Weber grill.

Any smaller, and you could punch some holes in...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,599
Posted By takman
I got the FX-39 after getting dust in my eyes...

I got the FX-39 after getting dust in my eyes when wearing my regular HJC FS-15 full face,
I haven't tried the goggles riding yet but my Habervision goggles fit and seals to my face well enough.
I...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By takman
Aluminum and steel barends are often too light...

Aluminum and steel barends are often too light and they widen the bars. An effective method is to fill the bar ends with glue and tungsten or lead shot. Since ammo supplies aren't cheap, fishing...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,011
Posted By takman
I wore a new Speedmaster Schumacher edition for...

I wore a new Speedmaster Schumacher edition for ~3 years straight, it never left my wrist.
Unlike most of the previous posts, I hated it.
Even this COSC which was always self-winding, lost...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By takman
This guy Spencer is awesome. ...

This guy Spencer is awesome.
http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
I had a Brutale which was painful after an hour, after his seat mod I could ride a few hours.
He puts a high tech hexagonal...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,761
Posted By takman
Cool, I love this kind of stuff. I think you're...

Cool, I love this kind of stuff.
I think you're off to a great start and love your ideas.

I ride around Thailand/Laos and was recently stuck pushing, picking up, and fixing my bike 2+ hours in...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By takman
Nice, I've found Rizoma to be at the top of my...

Nice, I've found Rizoma to be at the top of my list for the accessories they offer.
I've had their mirrors, turn signals, and brake reservoirs before on street bikes and their build quality almost...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,982
Posted By takman
I had these for 10 years. Waterproof and...

I had these for 10 years.
Waterproof and machine washable, they looked and faded just like real denim jeans but had the protection of leather.
They had a smooth liner but no impact protection....
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By takman
Motion Pro Drive Adapter, feedback needed

Anyone have real world feedback on this tool?
http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/OG/0000-Motion-Pro-3-8-Drive-Adapter-for-T6-Tire-Lever---.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,694
Posted By takman
Me and some friends on our 2008/2010 KLX250s last...

Me and some friends on our 2008/2010 KLX250s last weekend around Pattaya Thailand.
It was my 2nd time off road and 1st time in sand and tight single track so I dropped my bike about 8 times in 2...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By takman
That's a sweet solution. I have Crossfires...

That's a sweet solution.

I have Crossfires too and was thinking to maybe ditch my hot overpants and just wear Knox padded shorts, skateboard knee pads, and the Crossfires.
I may look a little...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,012
Posted By takman
I have a Givi E55 for my KLX250 that I commented...

I have a Givi E55 for my KLX250 that I commented about in another thread.

For on-road use, I think it's awesome as it can fit my motard boots and Leatt brace for when I go to the racetrack.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By takman
If money doesn't matter I like this brand as the...

If money doesn't matter I like this brand as the quality of finish is the best I've seen in bike accessories.
Granted I didn't use my Reverse Retros off road but I think they would stand up to the...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By takman
Waders, now that's some funny $h!t. I'd love to...

Waders, now that's some funny $h!t.
I'd love to see a pic of someone riding in them, as I'm sure it's been done before many times.

I just get my pants and boots wet and take a shower after the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,694
Posted By takman
Cleaned the bike off today

I have a 2009 D-Tracker 250 over here in Bangkok and got bored of the racetrack.
So I put some KLX250s rims and Pirelli MT21s on and this was the first day I took it offroad.
I was riding in muddy...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 66,221
Posted By takman
I got the AFX 39 version. I usually fit well...

I got the AFX 39 version.

I usually fit well into the XXL size HJC and Shoei helmets as I guess I have a rounder head.
This was not as round a fit, but it's still comfy in size XL.
The neck...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By takman
Simplyred, are you a lawyer? :rofl You're very...

Simplyred, are you a lawyer? :rofl
You're very good at fabricating conclusions with no facts.

Come on guys, read my posts carefully.
I never said I expected airline luggage from Givi, you're...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By takman
I initially thought about carry-on, but I think...

I initially thought about carry-on, but I think it's too big, so I boxed it. Yes, I guess if it was packed in a huge box with 12" of foam all around and checked it in as oversize, it would have made...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,885
Posted By takman
Yeah, perhaps a can of spray paint for plastic...

Yeah, perhaps a can of spray paint for plastic would be a little cleaner.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By takman
Givi E55 Maxia is crap

I have a Shad 40 and Givi E30 already. I got the E55 so I can transport my bulky boots and jacket to the track. Whereas my other units are all black polypropelene, this E55 has silver ABS trim and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,694
Posted By takman
Yeah, I have the FI version of the KLX250SF,...

Yeah, I have the FI version of the KLX250SF, modded with full exhaust and no airbox lid. The Ninja250R has to rev high but it is faster up top. I could only max my speed at 135Kmh but the Ninja...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,694
Posted By takman
You see the screw in your pic, this is one of the...

You see the screw in your pic, this is one of the screws that hold the 2 halves of the airbox together.
There's one half (engine side) that has the air filter and hoses on it, and the other half...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,694
Posted By takman
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2787/5797701781_aef...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2787/5797701781_aef4d8746e.jpg[/QUOTE]

It's OK to ride with holes in the airbox as long as the holes are outside of the air filter like the one pic where you can see...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 426,161
Posted By takman
Better still might be to have a backing plate the...

Better still might be to have a backing plate the same as the inner diameter of the headtube so you end up clamping it and distributing more load around the headtube. If there's room to do so of...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,447
Posted By takman
Statistically more impacts occur on the chin of a...

Statistically more impacts occur on the chin of a helmet in a bike crash or so I've read online. So if you go open face, you better like drinking through straws.
I thought about getting a Klim F4,...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 86,213
Posted By takman
I just got some Motoport race gloves. They fit...

I just got some Motoport race gloves. They fit nice but I'll have to see how well they breathe in Bangkok since they're thick like Winter gloves.

This thread has held me off from ordering some...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 28,088
Posted By takman
If you look carefully they are the same helmet...

If you look carefully they are the same helmet just branded differently.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,503
Posted By takman
So can anyone else post what their cockpits look...

So can anyone else post what their cockpits look like?

I have a KLX250 that I want to build a custom dash for a gear indicator, gps, voltmeter, temp gauge, switches, fuse block, and cigarette...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,344
Posted By takman
I have that helmet, you can buy them online for...

I have that helmet, you can buy them online for about $250.

It fits similar to Shoei since I had one of them before.
One odd thing is the back of the helmet doesn't cover the lower part of the...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By takman
These may not be direct answers re: Crossfires,...

These may not be direct answers re: Crossfires, just some opinions.

I ride a light KLX250S/SF and have used the Crossfires for many hours of racetrack and singletrack riding. I'm talking racing...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By takman
Since Alcantara is synthetic it should last...

Since Alcantara is synthetic it should last longer than leather but from my experience it might not be a good choice. I had a Sparco steering wheel covered in the stuff and after 10,000 miles the...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,503
Posted By takman
Doh, I found a thread after all, just wasn't in...

Doh, I found a thread after all, just wasn't in this pics section.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552374&highlight=dashboard
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,503
Posted By takman
Cockpit Dashboard Instruments Controls Gauges Farkels Custom Aftermarket

So I have a KLX250 and rather than have stuff taped, ziptied, and ram-mounted everywhere, I want to make an auxillary dashboard for a GPS, gear indicator, volt meter, temp/humidity gauge, cigarette...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By takman
I love it Ben, comedy but functional at the same...

I love it Ben, comedy but functional at the same time.
I just do a Ram Mount for my iPhone, the Google map works amazingly well on it.
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