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Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By frtzl
In my camping kit I have a 3 LED Princeton Tec,...

In my camping kit I have a 3 LED Princeton Tec, which has served me well for years. I keep a cheap 1 LED knock-off lamp in my topbox, it works fine for peering into dark corners and for dealing with...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By frtzl
I have used the Buff "Cyclone Buff": ...

I have used the Buff "Cyclone Buff":

https://www.kitshack.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/65

The fleece is windproof and long enough to reach the helmet and the stretchy stuff can be shaped all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By frtzl
+1

+1
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,244
Posted By frtzl
I used a bladder on the JBR in 2009, it worked...

I used a bladder on the JBR in 2009, it worked great since it takes up near zero space when empty and can then be strapped to nearly anything when you need it. In this photo the full bladder is...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By frtzl
Fair enough, but based on your original question...

Fair enough, but based on your original question I think that you need to consider the lumen output rather than the wattage, and where/whether the lights put those photons where they're useful to...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By frtzl
I have VisionX Solos as my driving lights. I...

I have VisionX Solos as my driving lights. I mounted a 15/45 on the left aimed to be at the same level but slightly to the left of the low headlight beam, and a spot (20*?) on the right aimed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,522
Posted By frtzl
I have ridden my F650GStwin with a tourmaster...

I have ridden my F650GStwin with a tourmaster jacket, hand warmers, and LED driving lights on for days on end without any hard starts or other battery problems. I do try to ride the last few miles...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,556
Posted By frtzl
"Use it once a year? Buy it here!" "Tools...

"Use it once a year? Buy it here!"

"Tools you won't pass on to your kids"
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By frtzl
With Sena you can get the earbud bracket, which...

With Sena you can get the earbud bracket, which means that you can use quality Shure or Etymotics earphones and get great sound (at least from my Android and my gf's iPhone) paired via Bluetooth or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,925
Posted By frtzl
If your power outlet was replaced at the shop...

If your power outlet was replaced at the shop with a PowerLet, which is a very common thing, there is a fuse located in-line between the jack and the battery. Easy to find once you take the center...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By frtzl
I have the Wunderlich and I think it's a fine...

I have the Wunderlich and I think it's a fine accessory, the biggest hassle was mounting it since there is one screw that is virtually inaccessible. If I were to do it again, I'd get something else,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By frtzl
I lived and drove (and was licensed) for a while...

I lived and drove (and was licensed) for a while in England and Norway and think that in general the skill levels are higher, but there are doofuses everywhere.

In Norway with generally low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By frtzl
I ride until it's no fun getting into the gear as...

I ride until it's no fun getting into the gear as long and the roads are dry.

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Forum: Equipment 08-26-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,688
Posted By frtzl
There's no "speaker + earbud" solution from Sena,...

There's no "speaker + earbud" solution from Sena, but once you have the mounting plate on your helmet, it's pretty easy to insert/remove the speakers from the ear pockets (at least for my helmet, an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By frtzl
There's no screen on this device, only a single...

There's no screen on this device, only a single LED. If you look at the first post in the thread you can see pics of my bike and the installation. I drilled a hole in the black plastic around the...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,688
Posted By frtzl
Yes, I think that I tied the whites together and...

Yes, I think that I tied the whites together and soldered them to the ground of the socket.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By frtzl
My controller is mounted with DualLock (super...

My controller is mounted with DualLock (super velcro) in the battery compartment. It's plenty stable but why would you want to check it, it's just a black box?

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Forum: Equipment 08-17-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,688
Posted By frtzl
I tried this and had mixed results. It certainly...

I tried this and had mixed results. It certainly works, but I got lots of noise whenever the bluetooth was connected to my phone or my girlfriend's SENA. They worked fine with the wired music...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By frtzl
I have these exact insoles in my A* Durbans. They...

I have these exact insoles in my A* Durbans. They make walking around more comfortable and don't radically change the fit while riding. A worthwhile purchase.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By frtzl
I got a set of Rivco pegs that I have clamped to...

I got a set of Rivco pegs that I have clamped to my H&B engine guards. The Rivcos are cool because they have a "leveling screw" which compensates for the engine guard bars not being vertical. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By frtzl
When I was riding in Northern Norway a few years...

When I was riding in Northern Norway a few years back I had similar reactions in the tunnels: a very disconcerting feeling that I wasn't really holding my line and was headed for the wall. Most of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By frtzl
The OEM battlewing was pretty squared off for me...

The OEM battlewing was pretty squared off for me at about 10000mi of mixed slab, twisty, and light gravel use. I mounted a set of Avon Distanzias and they're starting to square off at about 8000mi. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By frtzl
PA Oil and Chips

Folks,
PA has been enthusiastically crapping up the roads in SE Penn with fresh oil and gravel (nee' chips), are there any strategies to dealing with the mess other than "don't hit sharp curves too...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,688
Posted By frtzl
They still aren't in the "Buy Now" part of the...

They still aren't in the "Buy Now" part of the Sena online store.

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Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By frtzl
There are a few threads, do a search for VisionX...

There are a few threads, do a search for VisionX and/or Solace.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,122
Posted By frtzl
I'm in the "low power and light weight make for...

I'm in the "low power and light weight make for easier learning" camp. My girlfriend took the MSF BRC and rode their 250 Rebel, but prefers the "naked standard" style of bike. She's 5'2" 115# (on a...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,179
Posted By frtzl
In my case, the price for the Scout would have...

In my case, the price for the Scout would have been influential. I think that the Durban is a bit more "polished" than the Scout and has a bit less of the "enduro/MX" look, i.e. when worn under...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,179
Posted By frtzl
I have had mine for about a year and have no...

I have had mine for about a year and have no complaints! They look good, have been completely waterproof (and I've given them a few challenges), and have softened up into a very comfortable pair of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By frtzl
Last summer I was headed northbound on my run up...

Last summer I was headed northbound on my run up the James Bay Road. My GPS (and phone) had packed it in and was zipping along the TransCanadienne for a stretch by dead reckoning. Naturally, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,205
Posted By frtzl
An update: My tweak of the throttle stop didn't...

An update: My tweak of the throttle stop didn't fix the stalling problem, however we rode over to Powersports East in Bear, DE and their shop staff had it sussed in minutes: the mixture was too lean...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,205
Posted By frtzl
Stalling CB250

Folks,
My girlfriend is riding a 2006 CB250 which had been running fine until earlier this week. Even in good times it took a long time to warm up with the choke out, but now it's stalling at low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 36,111
Posted By frtzl
David Wilcox, "Eye of the Hurricane" (a bit of a...

David Wilcox, "Eye of the Hurricane" (a bit of a downer, though)

Edit: whoops, that'll teach me, I was scooped on this 4 years ago. To make up for it, I'll offer:

Chris Isaak "Gone Ridin'"
...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By frtzl
I put a couple of these: ...

I put a couple of these:

http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1C-2266819w345.jpg

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104070

I stuck them onto the mounting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By frtzl
Fair point, though I've only burnt fuses when I...

Fair point, though I've only burnt fuses when I fat fingered an install (during smoke test, so it was actually in the garage), but I have other hidey-holes for my tools and stuff. On commuting days,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By frtzl
Bah! There's no obvious path for a short unless...

Bah! There's no obvious path for a short unless it's wet down with saltwater. The traces for the Centech are embedded in the PCB and the pins for the power input would need to be submerged to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,699
Posted By frtzl
I put mine in the alarm pocket in back: ...

I put mine in the alarm pocket in back:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_8SuInT3MSKI/SkZnVuFV_DI/AAAAAAAAD5Q/FTVMmmWXF5c/s400/P1000464.JPG

Yes, I had to run wires from the battery+fuse and to the lights,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 66,217
Posted By frtzl
This is, simply, "The Liguira(n) Border Road" in...

This is, simply, "The Liguira(n) Border Road" in English. :D

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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By frtzl
I have one on order (Ti Oval Stubby), and my...

I have one on order (Ti Oval Stubby), and my concern is mounting with the Vario pannier rack. It should be here this week, so we'll see how it goes.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,074
Posted By frtzl
Very good advice. I recently moved but was doing...

Very good advice. I recently moved but was doing a 55+mi commute from Baltimore, MD to Herndon, VA. The default route is all highway with lots of stop-n-go on the DC Beltway. I would often opt to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,018
Posted By frtzl
At about 10000mi, mostly hard top, mine had...

At about 10000mi, mostly hard top, mine had squared off pretty well which made the front tire a bit wiggly at low speeds. There was still plenty of usable tread depth but they were unpleasant to...
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