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Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By KEN PHENIX
No suffix at all The label inside reads simply...

No suffix at all The label inside reads simply ECE 22-05 and the sticker on the back of the shell reads ECER22-05. So far I have not been able to ascertain the meaning of the "R".
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Induction into the IBA is highly unlikely for my...

Induction into the IBA is highly unlikely for my brother who is 11 years my senior. He rode BSA and Triumph twins in the late 60's and early 70's and then played around with dirt bikes a while. When...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
So go figure. I wasn't even in the market for a...

So go figure. I wasn't even in the market for a back-up lid and I bought one. :lol3 The SS-1700 is a great value.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26016801#post26016801
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By KEN PHENIX
ECE 22-05 Rated Modular for under 2 Bills? YES!

My brother has decided to take up riding again and started to buy a "cheap" modular helmet. "Not so fast!" I said. So I poked around the web not expecting to find anything cheap.

I was in Houston...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,237
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks man. The cases are Seahorse SE-720. I made...

Thanks man. The cases are Seahorse SE-720. I made this case rig 5 years ago and never take 'em off the bike. They have survived a few parking lot tip overs too.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,951
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Seahorse cases. Bicycle U-bar lock mounting. 5...

Seahorse cases. Bicycle U-bar lock mounting. 5 years on 2 bikes. :D
http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-919-Project/i-n22xrFt/0/X2/IMAG0404-X2.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By KEN PHENIX
My brother bought his first bike in years and I...

My brother bought his first bike in years and I went to several dealers to help him find a cheap modular. I tried on the Revolver evo and found it to be more in the neutral oval camp so common to...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,230
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Most of my helmets have been silver. No reason...

Most of my helmets have been silver. No reason really, I just like metallic silver helmets. I'm not big on graphics. Although I have some hi-viz gear I do not rely on it.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,289
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Ken's Heated Glove Liner 4.0

Seven years ago I began making heated gear, and I started with glove liners. I have made a few revisions and several repairs.

Version 4.0:
...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,798
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well this is very interesting. I have been...

Well this is very interesting. I have been tempted a time or two to buy heated gloves and if I do it will be Gordon's.

But for now I suppose I'll go on doing my own warranty work. :evil
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Nice! I've been trying to think up an easy way to...

Nice! I've been trying to think up an easy way to do that. And I already have a set of pad eyes and straps too. Thanks. :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,237
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks. The most substantial update I've done is...

Thanks. The most substantial update I've done is the odometer which is now at 48k. Somewhere the focus changed form a potential 80/20 machine to a mile eater. ...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Brian. Since I posted my question I had a...

Thanks Brian. Since I posted my question I had a chance to try on a Revolver evo size XL and found its shape a bit too round for me. So I pulled the trigger on the SS1700 size L today. I'll let you...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Hey Brian. It's about time to retire my back up...

Hey Brian. It's about time to retire my back up lid. I'm thinking inexpensive modular. My head shape is pure Shoei - size large. I screwed up the other day and tried on a Speed and Strength SS1700 L...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,018
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yes, while not quite as insidious as rain, cold...

Yes, while not quite as insidious as rain, cold is exponential: temperature x speed x duration = windchill. Windchill is described as the body's inability to radiate enough heat to stave off the...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,018
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yep, windchill is exponential - I learned that...

Yep, windchill is exponential - I learned that the hard way too. Several hours @ 70mph in 30f is far colder than at 10 mile commute in the teens. My feet are normally fine down to the teens with wool...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well this is academic now anyway. If you still...

Well this is academic now anyway. If you still have a M2005 rated lid, it's time to retire it.

The "Snell is too stiff" argument has been raging for years. To that I say three words: dual density...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Bok. I hope someday I can think up...

Thanks Bok. I hope someday I can think up something marketable and rush off to the patent office. But this probably ain't it. Anybody can make this rig for no more than a few bucks.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Grinnin, I believe the plastic smart straw...

Thanks Grinnin, I believe the plastic smart straw nozzle would be fine except for the location I chose on the swingarm. The chain's vertical travel as the suspension compressed was too great. I may...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
The more I use the WD-40 the more I like it....

The more I use the WD-40 the more I like it. Check this. I took the bike to the car wash and this is how the high pressure wand left the chain, sprocket and swingarm. No stiff bristle brush, no oily...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Good plan. Just make sure if the BMW pants you're...

Good plan. Just make sure if the BMW pants you're looking at has removable Gore Tex and thermal liners that they go with the deal. I looked at 2 pair of Rallye pants on ebay and in both cases the...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Sorry but I understood the op to say "overpants...

Sorry but I understood the op to say "overpants to wear over jeans to help keep the chill off on cooler days" and "Rain-shedding would be a plus." so I just assumed he really meant wind blocking...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By KEN PHENIX
If you have a multi-meter you could probe the...

If you have a multi-meter you could probe the plug for ohms and do the math.

Example:

2.2 ohms @ 13.5 volts = 82.8 watts

2.5 ohms @ 13.5 volts = 72.9 watts

3.0 ohms @ 13.5 volts =...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By KEN PHENIX
ReV'it! Enterprise. $189. No frills overpant. I...

ReV'it! Enterprise. $189. No frills overpant. I don't think you'll find better quality for short money.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-enterprise-pants
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
2.0

First off, pleased with the performance of the WD-40 I decided I could get along without the PJ-1.

I discovered I had mounted the nozzle too close to the chain and there was contact - so much...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I'll chime in on the Alaska gloves. In 2012 I...

I'll chime in on the Alaska gloves. In 2012 I brought my heated liners into the old Philly store and tried on damn near every winter glove they had. There's only one thing worse than cold hands and...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Good points SlowBike. My current setup does work...

Good points SlowBike. My current setup does work quite well. I'm looking at options to speed up gas stops but I don't want to lose any warmth in the process. Whatever I do I will continue to carry...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well I think your 5th grade teacher would say...

Well I think your 5th grade teacher would say that's good logic. :D

However, I will not be in a position to take a chance. I think I'll seek out a rider who has traveled long distances is the...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Brian. I currently wear heated glove...

Thanks Brian.
I currently wear heated glove liners under my Alaska GTX gloves. However, donning and doffing can be a bit of a pain on Iron Butt fuel stops. So I'm looking for overkill here. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Something I didn't figure - it's FUN! :rofl It's...

Something I didn't figure - it's FUN! :rofl It's actually quite gratifying to push the button to meat out a shot of lube. I'll be more likely to find the "sprayed too often" mark than to ever allow...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,026
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Rain ride yesterday. A couple of shots of WD-40...

Rain ride yesterday. A couple of shots of WD-40 and life is good. :happayhttp://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Phenix-Oiler/i-94QmPDH/0/X2/WP_20141014_09_30_36_Pro-X2.jpg

I might be able to...
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Ok you asked for it. I have another idea. I have...

Ok you asked for it. I have another idea. I have read Gerbing's gloves are not really waterproof. But for the sake of easy off / easy on 4 minute iron butt gas stops, what would you think of using...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Wow, Brian - you are the man! Looks like a trip...

Wow, Brian - you are the man! Looks like a trip to Cabela's is in order. Those gloves have potential. I'll have to find out if spare batteries are available or if they can be jacked into the bike. On...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yeah, I wish. I have invested a ton in gear to...

Yeah, I wish. I have invested a ton in gear to get removable bona fide Gore Tex liners. I will say my Klim Stowaway Gore Tex Paclite rain jacket is totally waterproof and breathable under my...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Brian. I love my REV'IT! Defender jacket...

Thanks Brian. I love my REV'IT! Defender jacket and pants in cooler to cold temps. But in a hot southeast Texas summer deluge, the Klim Stowaway Gore Tex Paclite jacket is perfect under my old...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Granted there are precious few CycleGear items I...

Granted there are precious few CycleGear items I would use - let alone recommend but their new Explorer dry bags seem well made with several D-ring attachment points. Three sizes - reasonably priced....
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 256,787
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I'm looking at these too - to go with my Klim...

I'm looking at these too - to go with my Klim Stowaway Gore Tex Paclite jacket which I wear INSIDE my summer mesh suit. When the wind blows through the wet outer mesh its like air conditioning. :D
...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By KEN PHENIX
You'll get what you pay for and then some with...

You'll get what you pay for and then some with the Enterprise. They ARE well made. That said, it's an entry level overpant. I needed an inexpensive pair of touring pants for an upcoming trip and I...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,477
Posted By KEN PHENIX
The pics speak louder than the words. :kboom

The pics speak louder than the words. :kboom
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 84,477
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Here's a friendly reminder: ADEQUATE CIRCUIT...

Here's a friendly reminder: ADEQUATE CIRCUIT PROTECTION IS GOOD!

Rather than rewire my old jacket liner, I made a new one and let an inmate on another forum have it with the understanding he would...
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