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Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,473
Posted By El Gato
I found that because tinted face shields shade my...

I found that because tinted face shields shade my whole face, they actually keep the temp inside the helmet down noticeably as compared to a clear face shield with sunglasses.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,473
Posted By El Gato
Please do post an update after you've had the...

Please do post an update after you've had the opportunity to put some miles on it. My head shape is pretty similar to yours, by the sound of it. I used to wear a Shoei X11 and an Arai XD3. The X11...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 88,658
Posted By El Gato
They were purchased a couple of months ago, but...

They were purchased a couple of months ago, but they appear to be relatively old serial numbers compared to what others here are reporting to be receiving lately. I haven't had mine shut down yet,...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 88,658
Posted By El Gato
Interesting - thanks for pointing it out. They...

Interesting - thanks for pointing it out. They usually send out e-mails announcing new firmware versions but I haven't seen anything yet. The release notes show the following changes from 1.3 to...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By El Gato
I haven't worn the Road Star GTX's but I have a...

I haven't worn the Road Star GTX's but I have a pair of Daytona Evo Sports. They appear to be somewhat similarly constructed to the Road Stars. I absolutely LOVE my Daytona's for street riding, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By El Gato
$200 every 5 years seems like a pretty small...

$200 every 5 years seems like a pretty small price to pay for the convenience of factory-installed TPMS, IMHO.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By El Gato
No, not necessary and the peak gives me headaches...

No, not necessary and the peak gives me headaches on the highway after a while. I'll take my GT-Air any day for long trips.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 88,658
Posted By El Gato
Did you try doing a reset with a paperclip...

Did you try doing a reset with a paperclip through the hole in the back?
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By El Gato
Thumb FWIW - I had placed an order with them yesterday...

FWIW - I had placed an order with them yesterday for a couple of items. I received an e-mail from them today informing me that they were backorderd but would ship in 5-7 days. I called them up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By El Gato
Have you tried eBay? I had the same issue with...

Have you tried eBay? I had the same issue with the ring for my '12 GSA (different ring that what you need, but it was also out of stock at Twisted Throttle until mid-May). I ended up buying the...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By El Gato
I just talked to them a few weeks ago about an...

I just talked to them a few weeks ago about an order I'd placed that I hadn't heard status on in a week. They're not great, IMO, about statusing orders that have out of stock items. I called them...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 88,658
Posted By El Gato
I've not had any problems with whine/hum through...

I've not had any problems with whine/hum through my earbuds with the 20S.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By El Gato
FWIW - I called up Adventure Designs to order a...

FWIW - I called up Adventure Designs to order a set of tubes before a trip to Death Valley, and they advised against carrying heavy duty tubes for this purpose. They're twice as heavy/bulky as...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
Posted By El Gato
Yiassou Manos. Out of curiosity, your bike has...

Yiassou Manos. Out of curiosity, your bike has been at the dealer every two weeks for the past year, they've replaced 4 batteries and 2 ZDF's, and by the sound of it they have no clue what the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
Posted By El Gato
This would be my first guess as well. I...

This would be my first guess as well. I installed a Zumo 220 using the underbeak GPS plug, and it would kill my battery within a couple of days. Re-wired it back to a switched port on a fuseblock...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By El Gato
+1. You get used to it. Also, I thought my Sidi...

+1. You get used to it. Also, I thought my Sidi Adventure Rains were big and clunky and awkward to shift in, until I got a pair of Sidi Crossfire 2's. Now the Adv Rains feel like a pair of...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By El Gato
I had the same issue, compounded by size 12...

I had the same issue, compounded by size 12 boots. I went with the Wunderlich adjustable shift lever, and it made life MUCH easier.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By El Gato
I haven't tried it, but Webbikeworld did a review...

I haven't tried it, but Webbikeworld did a review of the Nanotips a while back. General conclusion was that it worked required re-application every so often.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By El Gato
In general I'd agree, but it really depends on...

In general I'd agree, but it really depends on your weight and what the bike is set up for from the factory. My previous two bikes (KLR650 and Wee Strom) were sprung/damped from the factory for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By El Gato
I don't know if this is possible on the GSw (I've...

I don't know if this is possible on the GSw (I've not studied one up close yet) but on my 2012 GSA I was able to unmount the accessory plug from the side panel and leave it connected and sitting in...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By El Gato
Not trying to rain on your parade, but I went...

Not trying to rain on your parade, but I went down this science experiment path with the XD3 and finally gave up on it. I hope the CF cloth tape works for you, but I think it's ridiculous that...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By El Gato
I see... so when their website says: "The XD4's...

I see... so when their website says: "The XD4's peak has been re-designed for even better stability and airflow - and tested to perform at up to street-legal speeds" they're... lying?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By El Gato
This. ...or to go out of your way...

This.



...or to go out of your way to make something pollute more for no good reason. Please spare me the bullshit about the cat choking performance. It's not a fucking Ducati.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By El Gato
So what you're saying is... if you can't save the...

So what you're saying is... if you can't save the earth you might as well fuck it up even worse? Is that it?
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By El Gato
First off, I don't think that all custom-molded...

First off, I don't think that all custom-molded earbuds are created equal. The initial ear mold is made using a two part impression material. Some companies use this putty for the final earbud. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By El Gato
I was with you until that ridiculous logical...

I was with you until that ridiculous logical fallacy at the end. There is no "straw that breaks the camel's back" as it relates to pollution. Everyone likes to believe that the pollution from their...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By El Gato
Spend the money and get a set that's made...

Spend the money and get a set that's made specifically to do what you're looking for. There's no off-the-shelf earbud that's going to give you good sound, good hearing protection, and be low-profile...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By El Gato
Rather than looking to add another piece of...

Rather than looking to add another piece of hardware, I'd replace the UClear with a headset that can accept multiple inputs. I know that the Sena SMH10 and 20S will do what you want (as well as...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By El Gato
BT range appears to be as much about the antenna...

BT range appears to be as much about the antenna as it is about which BT version. BT 4.0 on a device with an antenna specifically designed for bike-to-bike communication like the Sena 20S claims a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By El Gato
I'd love to see the data on what Rover proved. I...

I'd love to see the data on what Rover proved. I highly doubt this is actually the case.

I've lived in California all my life, and I will tell you that air quality in the SF Bay Area improved...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By El Gato
Yes, the BMW aluminum panniers oxidize and yes,...

Yes, the BMW aluminum panniers oxidize and yes, it will rub off and leave black marks on stuff inside the panniers. The contact paper is a good option. Another option is to get some removable bags...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,473
Posted By El Gato
I'm waiting to hear feedback on the same issue. ...

I'm waiting to hear feedback on the same issue. I've stopped wearing my XD3 because of the vibration from the peak. I'm optimistic that this helmet is different because it has the top attachment...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By El Gato
I have the XD3, and have all but stopped wearing...

I have the XD3, and have all but stopped wearing it for this reason. If the rep says they've not received complaints about it, he's full of it. There are numerous threads here and elsewhere talking...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By El Gato
You mean... like this? :lol3 ...

You mean... like this? :lol3

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/107747/

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/attachments/359637/
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 52,431
Posted By El Gato
Of course they do! It seems to me that you've...

Of course they do! It seems to me that you've been approaching this discussion/analysis as if manufacturers' statements about helmet life are a frank and candid admission of how long they really...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By El Gato
How about we focus on the OP's original question,...

How about we focus on the OP's original question, which was not riding the bike down to 35,000 feet underwater, but was actually submerging the bag in a situation like dropping the bike during a...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By El Gato
This is really my ONLY issue with my GT-Air. My...

This is really my ONLY issue with my GT-Air. My prior Shoei X11 had a lever on the side of the visor which allowed me to crack the visor *just* enough to get a little air and prevent fogging. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 88,658
Posted By El Gato
OK, I've read the manual but I don't think it...

OK, I've read the manual but I don't think it covers this specific question. Hopefully someone knows the answer. If I'm using the audio multitasking to listen to music from my phone while I also...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 52,431
Posted By El Gato
I don't think it takes an engineering related...

I don't think it takes an engineering related analytical thought process to reach this obvious conclusion.

You seem to take great exception to the recommendations outlined by helmet...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By El Gato
Something that's truly submerge-proof, as opposed...

Something that's truly submerge-proof, as opposed to rain-proof, with a zipper is going to be a very tall order. Waterproof zippers are both expensive and very finicky. The zipper on my SCUBA...
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