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Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Nope, you have some friends who gave up on this...

Nope, you have some friends who gave up on this thread last year.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Seconded and thirded here. My knee pad is cracked...

Seconded and thirded here. My knee pad is cracked and I was only riding in 20F (-6C) temps -- it is now 4F (-15). I've never had this problem with the pads that came stock in my roadcrafter -- they'd...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Yes, I've had the pockets loaded with everything...

Yes, I've had the pockets loaded with everything from a tool roll (put where the water bladder goes) to an air compressor (bottom pocket) to a spare tube (bottom pocket) and while I certainly felt...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Yes, it's a pretty nice bag. I actually doubled...

Yes, it's a pretty nice bag. I actually doubled up on it and my HAWG when riding through the southwest two-up. 6L of water is good for two people in those conditions. The bite valve tends to leak...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,019
Posted By Keystone
Do you have any concern over RF exposure when...

Do you have any concern over RF exposure when transmitting at 10W from the bike? At the most the antenna can be one or two feet away from you (I was thinking of an antenna mounted to the swingarm)....
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
It isn't that you were insulting anyone, it's...

It isn't that you were insulting anyone, it's that nothing was added to the discussion that wasn't covered in the prior 1,282 posts (no joke) about the suit.

If we repeated everything that's...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
I've spent a lot more for a lot less, and a lot...

I've spent a lot more for a lot less, and a lot less for a lot more. The Klim comes in right in the middle -- you get what you pay for and it does its job well. Is it an outstanding value? Not at...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
d3o is CE rated. The suit is definitely for dual...

d3o is CE rated. The suit is definitely for dual sport/adv use. Much heavier than an enduro shell. Wore mine on a recent 4200 mile trip and it worked great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By Keystone
It's no sweat. I've done 1k a day at highway...

It's no sweat. I've done 1k a day at highway speed on a 15T and didn't even notice -- though I've had it on for almost two years so it's not exactly a new change.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,768
Posted By Keystone
I'd be interested.

I'd be interested.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By Keystone
How do you mean "smoke you" on the highway? Get...

How do you mean "smoke you" on the highway? Get up to 100mph quicker? Sure, the R12 will do that, but unless your highways move a lot faster than mine it really doesn't matter much.

The F650...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
+1, keep it up and you'll almost hit 25 posts on...

+1, keep it up and you'll almost hit 25 posts on the board.

My last suit (Aerostitch) went 80,000 miles at a cost of .1 cents a mile. I expect my Klim suit to go at least a hundred thousand miles...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 77,270
Posted By Keystone
One mount came off with the plate and three were...

One mount came off with the plate and three were left in the engine. I didn't like how hard they were stuck though so I cranked them out and dabbed some anti-seize on the steel threads going into the...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
It isn't bad. I just wish the wrist openings were...

It isn't bad. I just wish the wrist openings were MUCH bigger to scoop the air. Oops, I said that 10 posts above.

Ok, then on the water bladder comment I'll say that detaching the hose and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,049
Posted By Keystone
Mounted up my exhaust last night. The clearance...

Mounted up my exhaust last night. The clearance is tight but it fits without touching anything. Definitely think it could tap the rack due to flex (check out the beauty mark on my gas tank from the...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
I use Klim MX gloves and I've always found their...

I use Klim MX gloves and I've always found their thumb pockets to be very short for my hands. Everything fits great except for the thumb, which is short enough that the fabric between that and my...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 77,270
Posted By Keystone
The hardest part about installation was removing...

The hardest part about installation was removing the rubber mounts from the engine casing or the old plate (I had two stay with the bike and two stay with the plate). The detentes on the plate don't...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 77,270
Posted By Keystone
Wow, got my MOD Rack and Bash plate installed....

Wow, got my MOD Rack and Bash plate installed. Everything fit together perfectly -- I'm using the rack for my Givi topcase and for Rotopax and I've test fit both. I think this rack holds my case...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,049
Posted By Keystone
The fit with the SW-Motech racks is interesting...

The fit with the SW-Motech racks is interesting too -- I have those racks and will see what's up when I mount the exhaust tonight or tomorrow.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,049
Posted By Keystone
I know it's not a spark arrestor -- I don't need...

I know it's not a spark arrestor -- I don't need one because sparks can't get through the catalytic, but a common check is to see whether the pipe is clear straight through and I don't want to get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 187,049
Posted By Keystone
So I just received my Leo Vince can and boy does...

So I just received my Leo Vince can and boy does it look nice. One worry, however, is that the exhaust is straight through and my package did NOT include that 5-hole disc. I'm worried that riding...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By Keystone
Well if I ever needed external confirmation that...

Well if I ever needed external confirmation that I don't live anywhere worth riding this would be it. :tough

Kidding. Sort of. :-/
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Keystone
This is the one I ordered, it worked fine. Before...

This is the one I ordered, it worked fine. Before that I was running an 18" in a 17" tire, so a little size mismatch is no big deal. No relation to the company except that they shipped what I asked...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 71,761
Posted By Keystone
Pole length is critical for packing inside cases...

Pole length is critical for packing inside cases -- how long is the longest section of pole?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Keystone
I've run thousands of miles on my Metzler heavy...

I've run thousands of miles on my Metzler heavy duty tubes -- highway speeds from a full tank to empty, off road, you name it. No problems.

I prefer natural rubber tubes (compared to the slippery...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,973
Posted By Keystone
They are also more likely to bend or crack a...

They are also more likely to bend or crack a weld. Good plastic will flex out of shape and spring back while knocking an aluminum bag out of square makes it REALLY hard to get back in a shape where...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,973
Posted By Keystone
I know they hold too much, they're not shaped...

I know they hold too much, they're not shaped like cans of spam, and have a frou frou eye-talian name, but I really like my Givi cases and have been quite pleased with how they, in combination with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Keystone
And the funny thing is that sometimes it's hard...

And the funny thing is that sometimes it's hard to recognize great gear until you've spent some time with cheap crappy gear and understand what stinks about it and what to look for in a replacement....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Keystone
Sorry, it's easy to come across as "holier than...

Sorry, it's easy to come across as "holier than thou" which wasn't my intent. New riders can fall into the "I need all this stuff in order to make my bike the best it can be and compensate for my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Keystone
All buying the chain guard will do is put you...

All buying the chain guard will do is put you $100 further from the stuff you actually need.

Gear is number 1. Anyone cruising around with TT stuff (I have some too) on their bike without proper...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Keystone
By the way, that's not nearly enough wood. ...

By the way, that's not nearly enough wood.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/827899244_4qMM7-L.jpg

DolphinJohn, I see we are both going for the blacked out look on the back end. I have not yet...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Gauntlets go outside the jacket in the cold...

Gauntlets go outside the jacket in the cold (though I switch that up sometimes to put gauntlet over electrics but inside tightly sealed jacket), inside the jacket in the heat, outside the jacket in...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,479
Posted By Keystone
I hope I just helped out with your overstock...

I hope I just helped out with your overstock problem!
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
I don't know about everyone else but I've found...

I don't know about everyone else but I've found the pockets on the pants (there are only two) to be water proof/resistant/whatever to keep my wallet dry on the right side and my phone dry on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 59,590
Posted By Keystone
Other than expense and difficulty what are the...

Other than expense and difficulty what are the drawbacks to using epoxy vs. poly? Between exothermic heat, toxicity, less strength, etc. there don't seem to be many points in favor of poly except...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
Getting off topic here, but I've never liked...

Getting off topic here, but I've never liked Gerbing's actual gloves -- like most winter gloves they have all the dexterity of a half-stuffed boxing glove. I used the (discontinued) RevIt celsius and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,009
Posted By Keystone
Did you make the CF panel by using the original...

Did you make the CF panel by using the original to make a mold from which you made the panel? I've often thought that particular panel would be a good project to get started in composites with.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 356,952
Posted By Keystone
For heat, nothing. Actually, some synthetic...

For heat, nothing. Actually, some synthetic wicking fabric (underarmour or the like) probably works better than nothing.

For cold, electrics. I have either an Aerostitch windblock (blue) jacket...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,373,700
Posted By Keystone
The Givi bags are great, I've been very impressed...

The Givi bags are great, I've been very impressed with them over the many years and bikes I've used them on.

The Givi mounts are garbage. Flat out. I was riding a pretty mile off-road trail on my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,652
Posted By Keystone
Wow, this is sad news. I've moved to Chicago...

Wow, this is sad news. I've moved to Chicago since last year but I was checking up on the PB300 to see when I should blitz back east to photograph PB300-2010. It's that worth it and the response to...
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