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Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By keiji
I think you can send it in for a scan, but I...

I think you can send it in for a scan, but I would replace it, especially if you suffered a concussion.

It hurts to replace expensive helmets for minor offs, but they are consumable items. Me? I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,682
Posted By keiji
The CRF250L has a much flatter torque curve...

The CRF250L has a much flatter torque curve compared to the Yamaha/KLX. I think it's one of the reasons why a lot of people change gearing - to get in that useful range much faster.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By keiji
Tire failure is not the only requirement -...

Tire failure is not the only requirement - traction and proper wear is up there too.

Tire pressure is matched to the load you actually run, not the maximum load of the tire! An over-inflated tire...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By keiji
Not an engineer for the tire companies, but the...

Not an engineer for the tire companies, but the printed presure rating on the tires has always been the MAXIMUM cold pressure - I've had cheapie pressure gauges as far off as 4psi and wouldn't want...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By keiji
The Dainese will function closer to your rallye 2...

The Dainese will function closer to your rallye 2 in the rain compared to the Posiden, but I think the Rallye has always had better armor coverage.

In my opinion, if you're going to be paying that...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,765
Posted By keiji
You call them or fill out the form. If it sounds...

You call them or fill out the form. If it sounds like you have a problem,they will give you an RMA and you will send the item back for testing. If it leaks, they will repair or replace it, BUT, the...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By keiji
The JC whitney ones are cheap and servicable. I...

The JC whitney ones are cheap and servicable. I got around 45,000 miles on my first one commuting before I popped the metal latch off, and the next one has about 20,000 miles.

The WRR has 4 holes...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By keiji
It depends... I think the service life of...

It depends...

I think the service life of d3o is stated to be 2-3 years (based on the packaging that came with). Sas-tec claims 10.

You'll need to check with the manufacturer.
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By keiji
I have the Atlantis 3s and the are more of a...

I have the Atlantis 3s and the are more of a fall- early winter glove... They have no insulation at all, only the gore membrane.


I really doubt they'll do 20 f
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By keiji
How cold are we talking about? Many of the...

How cold are we talking about? Many of the gloves that have the liner better bonded to the outer (gore-tex xtra-fit) are not really cold weather gloves-there isn't a great way to bond the insulating...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By keiji
UV tends to ruin synthetic fabrics, so it really...

UV tends to ruin synthetic fabrics, so it really depends on how much it's been ridden in.

If the color is fading, I would say look elsewhere - you can get newer BMW gear around that price.
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,576
Posted By keiji
The key is to draw attention to your face and...

The key is to draw attention to your face and away from your feet.

Then anything leather and black can be passable so long as you keep them nice.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,126
Posted By keiji
That odometer is mine - I cheated though because...

That odometer is mine - I cheated though because I'm displaying kilometers to see if it rolled over yet (it doesn't). I have another 35k miles to see if the KM odometer will catch up once I roll...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,126
Posted By keiji
I would be surprised if it does get worn out. ...

I would be surprised if it does get worn out. Reliable like an anvil is right.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/keijikage/0919a431-c3e9-4600-a586-decb9a723eec_zpsb27c7cc9.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,682
Posted By keiji
An impact wrench is very welcome for changing...

An impact wrench is very welcome for changing this. I probably tooled around for hours with a standard breaker bar until I gave up and bought a cheapie electric one from harbor freight.

Made...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 224,919
Posted By keiji
No such luck - if you're in between sizes, the...

No such luck - if you're in between sizes, the jump is significant and you'll need to compromise on layering or have an obviously over-sized jacket.I would love to have a little extra space, but the...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By keiji
Check the local brands. I've seen stadler and...

Check the local brands. I've seen stadler and vanucci private labeled as bmw.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,682
Posted By keiji
My stator had a short the last time it happened....

My stator had a short the last time it happened. It ran if you got it started, but it slowly killed the battery.

The resistances looked like they were in spec, but the voltages were unbalanced.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,682
Posted By keiji
Nevermind, the other guy might be right ...

Nevermind, the other guy might be right



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24907762&postcount=44264

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24886583&postcount=44177
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,682
Posted By keiji
The last time this was brought up with an...

The last time this was brought up with an aftermarket tank, I think the cap wasn't allowing enough air in so the fuel pump was pulling a vacuum. Next time it happens, try loosening the the cap or...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By keiji
DWR's are not covered by warranty - they are a...

DWR's are not covered by warranty - they are a care item (http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/care-center/return-guide)

I like laminates, and my physical person stays dry, but the...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By keiji
Aerostich makes the only "budget" Gore-tex...

Aerostich makes the only "budget" Gore-tex laminates. The Dariens/AD1's re probably the best commuting overpants I've had since the zipper goes all the way up - you'll need to buy hip armor...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 546,559
Posted By keiji
Get a heavily used one for $2000-3000 from a guy...

Get a heavily used one for $2000-3000 from a guy moving to a KTM - you can get really good deals. I'd go as cheap as you can go, so long as nothing's bent.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By keiji
First feeling is that the resivoir was...

First feeling is that the resivoir was overfilled, and when the braking happened the fluid heated up and expanded, locking the wheel.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By keiji
When you actually think about it, even the...

When you actually think about it, even the laminates with a heavy face fabric (ie over 100 deneir or so) are a compromise in heavy/extended rains. At a certain point, the durable water repellant...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By keiji
Usually the older generations of waterproof...

Usually the older generations of waterproof jackets used a z-liner which is a an outer with a hanging membrane and an inner mesh to protect the membrane. Any vents would vent to the membrane.

The...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,024
Posted By keiji
SENA SMH-10's have a coded in priority system for...

SENA SMH-10's have a coded in priority system for sounds-the most seamless experience is when the GPS and music are coming in through the same device(phone) so it can manage the audio fade in/out...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By keiji
That's comparing across two different generations...

That's comparing across two different generations of gore-tex, where the "Pro Shell/XCR/etc" has a reduced PU layer to improve breathability. Testing has shown that the closer you get to the "pure"...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By keiji
The 2 layers will typically breath better than a...

The 2 layers will typically breath better than a 3 layer as there is not the adhesive blocking the pores.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By keiji
This is a really key point for any riding where...

This is a really key point for any riding where you might fall off (ie dual sporting). While you might get away with it, you re really rolling the dice when you crash. I've ruined armacor goretex...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By keiji
I have the Atlantis 3's and they are about as...

I have the Atlantis 3's and they are about as warm as any other gore-tex xtrafit glove - that is, not particularly great.

I would use them until maybe 55F before being tempted to turn on the...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,577
Posted By keiji
Starting to come to the dark side, are we? You...

Starting to come to the dark side, are we? You need to start riding in rains that most people would question driving in, and then it'll seem like all the other liner systems :lol3.

That being...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 51,104
Posted By keiji
Code sent

Code sent
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,653
Posted By keiji
What do you have now? I have a lot of gear,and I...

What do you have now? I have a lot of gear,and I would say that the removable liners work well for day trips where you can reasonably predict the weather (and are really easy to fix) whereas the...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,024
Posted By keiji
If you're OK with a slightly smaller screen, it's...

If you're OK with a slightly smaller screen, it's fairly common for the CDMA Motorola moto g to go on sale for 50 or 60 bucks.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By keiji
For MC work, the cheapie $10 special irons from...

For MC work, the cheapie $10 special irons from Radio shack will do the job once you get a good tin on the tip.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By keiji
The stuff has not been made in Idaho for quite...

The stuff has not been made in Idaho for quite some time , even before the purchase by polaris.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,966
Posted By keiji
You'll find that a lot of Bilt is the same...

You'll find that a lot of Bilt is the same pattern as branded stuff-it's likely they come out of the same factory. The quality can be hit or miss though.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By keiji
I'm not blaming Gore - I know they will stand by...

I'm not blaming Gore - I know they will stand by their Guarantee.

I blame Klim for dicking around for two months before I got smart and talked to the right person (company).
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By keiji
They told me that water coming through the vent...

They told me that water coming through the vent zips ( even when closed) doesn't count against the guarantee to keep you dry.

They also crushed the zipper when testing it.

I sent that shit...
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