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Forum: Equipment 04-07-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By jmanz6
Put some tape over the mic port and the wind...

Put some tape over the mic port and the wind noise will not be as bad. The video wasn't horrible. Getting good audio is tough on a moving object (car, bike, etc) because of the wind noise.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,588
Posted By jmanz6
You can come over and have a look at how I did it...

You can come over and have a look at how I did it if you would like. I made a new mushroom head for the bottom to sit on because I didn't like the idea of metal on metal with the heavy case. If the...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By jmanz6
I made an adapter to mount a take-down case on my...

I made an adapter to mount a take-down case on my Givi rack. Works great to carry my O/U to the clays course. I had thought about mounting a Pelican case to carry other rifles/shotguns to the range,...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By jmanz6
Whatever you get will have to be the same as...

Whatever you get will have to be the same as whoever you are riding with. They do not cross communicate as far as BT intercom. You can use your cell phone to call the other rider and communicate...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By jmanz6
Speedo shouldn't have anything to do with RPM. ...

Speedo shouldn't have anything to do with RPM. What are your options?
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By jmanz6
The USB chargers only draw a few mA while...

The USB chargers only draw a few mA while charging so you will need to be plugged in for a LONG time for it to drain your battery. While not charging, they draw almost nothing (there is some drain...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,686
Posted By jmanz6
Depending on what racks you have there are any...

Depending on what racks you have there are any number of ways to mount them. I have GIVI racks on my FZ6 and I made plates to adapt the Pelican cases to use the GIVI mounts. They retain a certain...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By jmanz6
Those are the locks I use on my Pelican cases. I...

Those are the locks I use on my Pelican cases. I agree, they are there to just stop a casual thief from having a look what's inside. If they really think there is something valuable in there, they...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By jmanz6
Transformers only work with AC voltages. You...

Transformers only work with AC voltages. You need a DC/DC regulator. Digikey has tons of them that will do what you need. You want one that will give at least 1A of current, and I would use a PWM...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,588
Posted By jmanz6
I used Pelican 1550 cases on my FZ6. I bought...

I used Pelican 1550 cases on my FZ6. I bought the GIVI racks and made an adapter plate to mount the case to, then that adapter mounts to the racks. To remove takes one small allen bolt and about 1...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By jmanz6
I really like my Infinity boots. They do take...

I really like my Infinity boots. They do take some break in time, but after that they are very comfy. I can wear them all day at the office an have no problem. My only gripe is they are VERY hot. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,583
Posted By jmanz6
When riding my dirtbike, I would put it on over...

When riding my dirtbike, I would put it on over my shirt. When riding on the road, I put it in my tankbag as it doesn't fit comfortably over my jacket. My tankbag even has a port for the tube to...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,822
Posted By jmanz6
I made a USB charger to go in my tank bag so I...

I made a USB charger to go in my tank bag so I could use my phone and run the GPS while riding. Designed the circuit board, had it professionally made and assembled it in my kitchen....
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,750
Posted By jmanz6
The one in Detroit isn't until the end of July -...

The one in Detroit isn't until the end of July - well into the riding season up here. Also, the website only shows Detroit, MI - no mention about the actual venue. I'm sure they aren't doing the...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,162
Posted By jmanz6
I have a pair of Olympia Recon 3 mesh pants. I...

I have a pair of Olympia Recon 3 mesh pants. I REALLY like them for riding in the summer. I couldn't imagine wearing the HT Overpants in the summer. I bought some for use during the winter. I use...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By jmanz6
I looked at the Scorpion jacket when I was...

I looked at the Scorpion jacket when I was looking for a winter riding jacket. I liked the fit but the entry and exit took a long time with all the zippers and liners and such. I ended up with a...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,041
Posted By jmanz6
On my FZ6 I used the GIVI racks and then built...

On my FZ6 I used the GIVI racks and then built semi-quick-release brackets to mount Pelican 1520 cases. My wife can still ride on the back (when she isn't riding her bike) and they come off with the...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,471
Posted By jmanz6
My ATC2K came with the large rubber band mount...

My ATC2K came with the large rubber band mount for going around the base of the helmet. It seems cheesy but it works suprisingly well. I put it on my helmet more than once and it stayed secure on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By jmanz6
We were talking about when the best time to do...

We were talking about when the best time to do the ride again would be. We are thinking late Sept - early Oct. We used to go up North for a color tour weekend every year in the car but I think this...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By jmanz6
I was thinking the same thing. You really only...

I was thinking the same thing. You really only need a 1A fuse on the input at the VERY most. These switching regulators are great for efficiency.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By jmanz6
We had a great time. I am thinking about going...

We had a great time. I am thinking about going back and doing it again in the fall with the colors. We were lucky the weather was perfect for riding too.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By jmanz6
I bought 2 of those type of adapters off Amazon a...

I bought 2 of those type of adapters off Amazon a few weeks ago and did something similar. Only difference, I reused the original housing. I had designed and built a run of 10 USB chargers but they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,818
Posted By jmanz6
Grayling - Traverse City - Petosky - Cross Village

My wife Kristy and I decided to take a long weekend and do some moto-sight-seeing. She hasn't been riding very long and she wanted to get some good quality seat time, and I wanted to ride some of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By jmanz6
Well generally when it's 14 degrees there is very...

Well generally when it's 14 degrees there is very little humidity... But even in the summer, when it would be cool in the morning and the humidity was high, it never fogged. I would get some...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By jmanz6
I would hope not. That was the thing I liked...

I would hope not. That was the thing I liked most about my Scorpion helmet. That thing just NEVER fogged. I rode in temps as low as 14F and never had an issue. I really wish others would make...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By jmanz6
I rode today. I had forgotten about the Ride to...

I rode today. I had forgotten about the Ride to Work Day today, but I ride most days anyway. Didn't see too many guys out there today. Kinda disapointing.
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By jmanz6
My old Suzuki GS700 died on the side of the road...

My old Suzuki GS700 died on the side of the road (kink in the vacuum line for the petcock) and I killed the battery trying to get it going. After about 15 minutes of me messing with it and after I...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,583
Posted By jmanz6
I've been looking at a PWM regulator that claims...

I've been looking at a PWM regulator that claims to not need a heatsink and will output 750 mA. That one you have linked looks to be something similar but packaged so it's the same size and...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,500
Posted By jmanz6
My Olympia Recon 2 mesh pants aren't designed as...

My Olympia Recon 2 mesh pants aren't designed as overpants but I can still wear them over my jeans. I wear a 36 waist jean and I bought the pants as a 36 because I planned on wearing them as pants,...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,051
Posted By jmanz6
I use a Sena SMH10 and listen to my music via the...

I use a Sena SMH10 and listen to my music via the speakers and they will blow me out of the helmet if I let them. I have no issue with not having enough volume to overcome the wind noise. You can...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By jmanz6
I've used emachineshop before. It's a great...

I've used emachineshop before. It's a great service and the prices are competitive with anyone local.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,583
Posted By jmanz6
If it does get hot, I will simply design a heat...

If it does get hot, I will simply design a heat sink to replace the top of the box and mount them to the heat sink. This is the reason for the proto board, this is the first design of this charger,...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By jmanz6
Alarms on motorcycles are not very secure, but...

Alarms on motorcycles are not very secure, but most remotes are water resistant. I wouldn't dunk it in the river, but if it gets splashed it should be fine. I'm guessing (as the Gorilla website has...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,583
Posted By jmanz6
I've used the single 7805 before with no issues. ...

I've used the single 7805 before with no issues. I'm not worried. I just want to have both USB ports have the same 1A capability. The one I used before didn't have any heat sink either. I made a...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 100,583
Posted By jmanz6
I just put this together to try out. I'm using 2...

I just put this together to try out. I'm using 2 7805 5v regulators and am just waiting on the 2 weatherproof USB sockets I ordered to get here. I will mount them to the inner fairing giving me 2 USB...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 718,682
Posted By jmanz6
I would be suspect of any place not familiar with...

I would be suspect of any place not familiar with Pelican cases... Those are used the world round for transportation of equipment.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By jmanz6
I ended up ordering the 1520's instead. Couldn't...

I ended up ordering the 1520's instead. Couldn't find a good enough price on the 1550's. They are only a little smaller and should work well for what I want.

FWY - the 1430 cases seem to be...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By jmanz6
Tried that too. I spent 2 hours last night at...

Tried that too. I spent 2 hours last night at the workbench, at the bike, and a few places in between and couldn't come up with a mount that didn't look bad. I didn't take into consideration the...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By jmanz6
I have found that the microphone placement is...

I have found that the microphone placement is very important as well as the speaker placement. My Sena system doesn't get much wind noise as long as we make sure the mic is in teh center of the chin...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By jmanz6
I screwed up. Pelican 1430 cases on a '07 FZ6

I was all excited to get a pair of 1430 Pelican cases and when they arrived I ran out to the garage to fit them to my FZ6... Only to find out they won't work. The lid hits the passenger grab handle...
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