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Forum: Face plant 08-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By craig007
Rear-ended

4:30 pm, 80 degrees and sunny. On my way home from work. I was the first person stopped at a traffic light. There was another car stopped in the lane to my right. I had the bike in neutral and my...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By craig007
Thumb I also wear these for my everyday work commute. ...

I also wear these for my everyday work commute. I wear them all day on casual Fridays. They are comfortable to walk around in. The sole wears quickly so they will only last from about 2 seasons. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By craig007
I have a small lead acid battery to drive my...

I have a small lead acid battery to drive my gerbing gloves while I'm riding my bicycle. The battery gives me about 1 hr of heat and works well. I just went to radio shack to get the right...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,069
Posted By craig007
I vote for heated gloves. The Gerbings heat the...

I vote for heated gloves. The Gerbings heat the front and back of your hand. You don't need to have a heated vest (I don't have one), and with the controller, it is very controllable. I had heated...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By craig007
I have these pants too and like them alot. I...

I have these pants too and like them alot. I deactivated the velcro on the legs by getting velcro strips from a sewing store. I put about a 30" strip of vecro on both legs so that the only "active"...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,099
Posted By craig007
thanks for the Viper review!

thanks for the Viper review!
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By craig007
glad that you were uninjured. There are not many...

glad that you were uninjured. There are not many reviews out on the Viper jacket....so how about writing one?
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By craig007
thanks for the info. Looks like the jacket got...

thanks for the info. Looks like the jacket got chewed up pretty good, and still did its job!
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By craig007
glad that you made it. What kind of mesh jacket...

glad that you made it. What kind of mesh jacket what that and which helmet? Did the cops even give the kid that cut you off a ticket??
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,964
Posted By craig007
I like the idea, probably not enough to buy one,...

I like the idea, probably not enough to buy one, but it is a good solution to an annoying problem:thumb
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By craig007
yup I got one. I have been trying to replace it...

yup I got one. I have been trying to replace it is the most comfortable hot weather jacket that I have. I compared it to a few other jackets here:
...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,414
Posted By craig007
I use my garmin zumo mp3 with JVC marshmellow ear...

I use my garmin zumo mp3 with JVC marshmellow ear buds.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By craig007
I have the same issue. I have a Olympia GT air...

I have the same issue. I have a Olympia GT air transition jacket, but it is too hot above about 80 F. I looked at the Air Glide but it does not look much better. I have a tourmaster venture and it...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,333
Posted By craig007
I where and HJC flip face helmet leather gloves...

I where and HJC flip face helmet
leather gloves
armored mesh jacket
armored mesh overpants
short tourmaster motorcycle boots (Solution)
noise isolating earbuds

I where it all all the time. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By craig007
Thumb I use Fieldsheer overgloves. They fit over my...

I use Fieldsheer overgloves. They fit over my regular gloves and keep everything dry, then fold up neatly when the rain is gone.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By craig007
Thumb Check out Olympia Gear: ...

Check out Olympia Gear: http://www.olympiamotosports.com/home.htm

I have 2 olympia jackets and 2 pairs of pants (ranger and airglide). Also consider getting some boots and gloves. I think the...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,699
Posted By craig007
Thumb I have the G3's. The thumbs would not get hot...

I have the G3's. The thumbs would not get hot enough in the first pair. I sent them back and they fixed that problem. Then they one of the gloves stopped working. I sent them back again,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-05-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,172
Posted By craig007
I mounted mine on the left handlebar also. ...

I mounted mine on the left handlebar also. Instead of the security screw, I use a stick on velcro strap It is much easier to remove. Whenever I leave my bike I lock my zumo in by top case or take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,847
Posted By craig007
not so much

I'm a touring bicyclist. Road biking makes me comfortable around traffic. However the weight difference make the handling way different. On a bicycle you weight dominates, so you can use your body...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,306
Posted By craig007
I just took my helmet with me to the eye-glass...

I just took my helmet with me to the eye-glass store and choose frames that were comfy. I then went to Walmart and got a pair of clipon sunglasses.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By craig007
I had a pair last year. They were a little baggy...

I had a pair last year. They were a little baggy but comfortable in the summertime. I never wore them in cold or wet weather. The way that the rain liner zips in makes it not a quick deal to put...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By craig007
I have a pair of Neos overshoes going on 3 years...

I have a pair of Neos overshoes going on 3 years now. I've never worn them on a motorcycle but I wore them on a 6 degree F, 1 hour and 10 minute bicycle ride (over hiking boots) and they were great....
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By craig007
If I were you, I'd get some rain covers for you...

If I were you, I'd get some rain covers for you gloves. These should block the wind and decrease heat loss. Same heat going in minus less heat going out equals warmer hands.
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,834
Posted By craig007
Thanks for the info. Tourmaster uses something...

Thanks for the info. Tourmaster uses something they call carbolex on the elbows of their jackets. It is something made from polyester. We all read that kevelar is beter than cordura which is...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By craig007
I got a pair of the Gerbing G3's in Oct 07. The...

I got a pair of the Gerbing G3's in Oct 07. The worked OK, but the thumbs were not getting warm enough. I sent them back to Gerbing and they fixed them. Then in 2008, one of the gloves would not...
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,834
Posted By craig007
sorry about your crash and glad that you are...

sorry about your crash and glad that you are mostly OK.

Looks like you did a good test of the Tourmaster Carbolex. How did your elbow and arm fair? It looks like the jacket abraded through. But...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By craig007
I got gerbing G3 gloves last year. The thumbs...

I got gerbing G3 gloves last year. The thumbs never got hot, so I sent them back to Gerbing and they fixed them. This year the right glove just quit. Again, I sent them back and they sent me a...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By craig007
OK, lets see if I was paying attention in physics...

OK, lets see if I was paying attention in physics class. P= V*I (where V is in volts and I is current in amps, P is power in watts). Ohm's law says that V=I*R (where R is resistance in ohms).
...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,745
Posted By craig007
I saw one of these jackets at the bike shop. The...

I saw one of these jackets at the bike shop. The shell is 100% polyester
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,741
Posted By craig007
so which Olympia jacket was it? that AST?

so which Olympia jacket was it? that AST?
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By craig007
I e-mailed them to ask about the materials of...

I e-mailed them to ask about the materials of construction. I asked if it was Cordura and what denier it was. This was their answer:

" material-Ballistic woven nylon at shoulder and elbows,has...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By craig007
I have the airglide 2 pants. When it is really...

I have the airglide 2 pants. When it is really hot, I just wear running tights under them. The knee pads tend to slid up, leaving the bottom of my knee exposed when in the normal riding position. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,565
Posted By craig007
wow. I'm glad you are still with us. I hope that...

wow. I'm glad you are still with us. I hope that you recover quickly. What kind of gear were you wearing to (almost) protect you from a 70 mph highside?
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,586
Posted By craig007
I have this jacket and like it a lot from up to...

I have this jacket and like it a lot from up to about 80 degrees. In the mornings, I need to wear a jacket over business casual attire. If the temp is in the upper 70's this jacket is a little too...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By craig007
OK, I ordered some cordura samples, 500d (coated...

OK, I ordered some cordura samples, 500d (coated and uncoated), 1000d and 1050 ballistic nylon. I will send them on when I get them.

I will also call the National Institute of Standards and...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By craig007
That's a great test....but you need a control,...

That's a great test....but you need a control, like cordura or polyester so we can see the difference. Those folks that already purchased motoport need no more convincing. However there are a lot...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,982
Posted By craig007
The JVC marshmallows don't list a NR factor. The...

The JVC marshmallows don't list a NR factor. The earplugs that I use have a NR factor of 33. The JVC's are not cannot match this. However, I have several pieces of data:

1. Bike is much louder...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By craig007
I got mine from Radio Shack. It is shielded. ...

I got mine from Radio Shack. It is shielded. The one I had before was not and I was getting interference from the bike's electrical system. It is white (bad) and it is 8' (too long). 6' would have...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,982
Posted By craig007
I have the JVC marshmellow earbuds. The tips are...

I have the JVC marshmellow earbuds. The tips are like the soft earplugs (you roll them and really jam/twist them in). When you have them in, very little is hanging out of my ear. Spread the two...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,477
Posted By craig007
well the conclusion that I came to was that even...

well the conclusion that I came to was that even though the elbows and shoulders of the TM are polyester, it is pretty thick, so it would take a while to hole through. Even if it did, I think that...
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