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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By keiji
If it's anything like the foam trim adhesive they...

If it's anything like the foam trim adhesive they use for cars, it'll be fine.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,839
Posted By keiji
My 2c is that if it's too expensive for you...

My 2c is that if it's too expensive for you consider scrapping it after a crash, no matter how minor, then it's probably not worth it.

I know a guy who refuses to throw away his Arai XD4 after...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 83,334
Posted By keiji
Having both seen the test numbers, and crashed in...

Having both seen the test numbers, and crashed in TF3, I have to say the impact protection is very poor. The hard shell also tends to rip up the membrane in even the lightest crashes.

My guess is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By keiji
I did a ride from NJ, to Illinois, up to Canada...

I did a ride from NJ, to Illinois, up to Canada through Manitoba, Saksatchewan and Alberta down through Washington, Oregon and California and back to NJ

There were definitely a couple of days I...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,294
Posted By keiji
Your dealer should know! They used to have a...

Your dealer should know! They used to have a leather care kit very similar to this:
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=49938

I suspect though, that the product is probably very similar to...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By keiji
Goretex anything. If it leaks anytime before you...

Goretex anything. If it leaks anytime before you wear out the outers, contact WL gore, and they will replace it.


http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/our-guarantee
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By keiji
If you have the time, technical know how,...

If you have the time, technical know how, adjust/check the valves before you go. I vaguely remember the service interval to be around 6k miles, so its probably due.

The ninja 250 riders 'club' is...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By keiji
The dariens and ad1 unzip all the way on both...

The dariens and ad1 unzip all the way on both sides. If you wear a belt though, it will keep you from separating the sides
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,937
Posted By keiji
1) yes. But be neat as any stitched holes may...

1) yes. But be neat as any stitched holes may leak if you don't seal them up again.

2) those patches are made with the intent of sealing from the outside.

There's cheaper ways of sealing...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By keiji
You have to figure out where all the stitching is...

You have to figure out where all the stitching is and seal it - you can do this with with something like sno-seal or maybe a liquid/urethane sealant like seam grip (thinned) to keep the water from...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By keiji
aerostich makes fleece liners with zippers to...

aerostich makes fleece liners with zippers to match the pants, for a price.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tltec-fleece-pants-6.html

spidi superstorm pants are permanently insulated...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,450
Posted By keiji
Aerostich ad1 and dariens will unzip all the way,...

Aerostich ad1 and dariens will unzip all the way, but I don't regularly do it. These would get my vote for wet weather.

Revit axis will be close, but the zip doesn't actually come undone at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By keiji
Olympia does not do well on their vent-tech line...

Olympia does not do well on their vent-tech line as they do poor job of seam sealing the vents. I had an AST, and it leaked horribly in the arms due to this.

They basically use a Z liner, cut...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By keiji
I commute regularly down to around 20F, which is...

I commute regularly down to around 20F, which is about as cold as it gets here during the day. If you don't have a whole lot of wind protection, it is heated gear or you take the (non-existant) car....
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By keiji
Aerostich has a long history re-selling other...

Aerostich has a long history re-selling other mfg's products. The markup is pretty egregious if you know what they're re-selling

http://www.revzilla.com/product/revit-sas-tec-back-protector
SC...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,105
Posted By keiji
The Olympia leaks because of the way the...

The Olympia leaks because of the way the waterproof membrane was assembled - trust me, I owned one too.

The Darien will be the cheapest of all of them, and simple to repair due to lack of inner...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By keiji
Sewing anything outside of a gore approved...

Sewing anything outside of a gore approved facility will void the warranty.... Don't do it
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 192,184
Posted By keiji
Hard armor is very rough on fabric in a crash -...

Hard armor is very rough on fabric in a crash - it creates pressure points which are prone to poking holes in your very expensive waterproof breathable jacket in a crash.

I'd say look for...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By keiji
What was wrong with it? Gore windstopper is...

What was wrong with it? Gore windstopper is basically a waterproof fabric, but they arent allowed to seam tape it...I had the wind triangle, and it worked great until I wore a hole in the fabric...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By keiji
Going to try out the aerostich wind band ...

Going to try out the aerostich wind band

They've been discontinued, but maybe I can make it a fake storm collar.
http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-wind-band.html
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By keiji
I've got one of these deals ...

I've got one of these deals
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Base-Layers/Head-Neck/brand/FREEZE-OUT/Neck-Guard/p/39774_59409

Does not work, inside or out.
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,440
Posted By keiji
Hi, I recently purchased a Sena SMH5-FM, and...

Hi,

I recently purchased a Sena SMH5-FM, and it was great ...right up until I started riding in the rain (which was about two weeks in). I've always made sure that the ports were covered and what...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By keiji
No offense, but a rukka jacket seems like a 1000...

No offense, but a rukka jacket seems like a 1000 dollar problem for a 50 dollar solution.

I can stay dry no problem by wearing my 30 dollar first gear rain jacket... An order of magnitude higher...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By keiji
What's a good neck wrap for the rain?

See the post.

My Badlands pro does a shit job at keeping water out of the collar in anything worse than a light sprinkle. I need something to go over the top - , preferably with no breathable...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By keiji
loose enough to prevent reduction of blood...

loose enough to prevent reduction of blood circulation, including any liners that you plan on wearing.

I don't bother wearing glove liners since cutting off blood flow makes me colder than...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,326
Posted By keiji
My latitude jacket basically leaked through the...

My latitude jacket basically leaked through the zippers because of the design... Gore refunded me, no problem.


If you use it for the intended application, and it doesn't keep water out, it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,030
Posted By keiji
I've heard a lot of stories about the Rallye 3...

I've heard a lot of stories about the Rallye 3 Care membrane leaking...frankly i'm not surprised.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,326
Posted By keiji
Pretty sure the last time I bitched about my...

Pretty sure the last time I bitched about my Latitude leaking (almost two years ago), people just told me they didn't experience it themselves, so I was crazy. I basically got told that anything...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 83,334
Posted By keiji
'tumble dry medium' means the medium setting for...

'tumble dry medium' means the medium setting for nylons etc. If you use 'high' (cotton) settings, there's a chance you can singe the fabric. On some of the cheaper products, you'll lift up the seam...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 83,334
Posted By keiji
W.l. gore doesnt mess around with the 'guarantee'...

W.l. gore doesnt mess around with the 'guarantee' they offer. Gore makes the fabric, but they do the warranty work because they need to protect the brand name.

Usually, it is the manufacturer who...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,384
Posted By keiji
Why gore-tex for hoteling and rain suit for...

Why gore-tex for hoteling and rain suit for camping? Dual use of the rain suit on and off the bike? Backup in case you have an off and pierce it?
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,750
Posted By keiji
I've been told by my dealer that my (leaking)...

I've been told by my dealer that my (leaking) Rev'it Horizon jacket is at your office, waiting for warranty disposition. Any chance you could, ahem, expedite this? Hopefully there's only one, and...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By keiji
A lot of times, the seam tape on the waterproof...

A lot of times, the seam tape on the waterproof part has come undone, or there is a hole somewhere.

Many waterproof suits use a tough outer fabric, a non-removable hanging liner (z-liner), and...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 130,391
Posted By keiji
I would pull the removable liner and do some sort...

I would pull the removable liner and do some sort of bucket test - it should be fairly simple to tie off the wrist and keep it above water, and you'll know real quick whether or not it leaks. The...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By keiji
Is there a reason Google now doesn't work? If...

Is there a reason Google now doesn't work?
If you enable Bluetooth detection, most handset buttons will open the voice prompt, and you can tell it to take a note....
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,682
Posted By keiji
Bought a revit horizon a little while ago when...

Bought a revit horizon a little while ago when they went on close out. First heavy rain, I got some leakage in the left elbow. Now comes the warranty dance.

Just my luck. After waiting four...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By keiji
Try to get a cotton that's blended with nylon...

Try to get a cotton that's blended with nylon similar to what BMW city pants are made of. That way, you can get some better tear resistance, as well as be able to build that wonderful patina that...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By keiji
Call First-Gear and ask them. ...

Call First-Gear and ask them.

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/contact.html

Even if whatever you have is out of warranty, I think they've been pretty diligent about fostering good will towards the...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,742
Posted By keiji
Gore-tex anything, X-trafit if you can afford it....

Gore-tex anything, X-trafit if you can afford it. Makes the glove feel like a normal glove because they glue the membrane to the outer.

For the cold& wet, this doesn't really help you though, as...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By keiji
Goretex carries a guarantee from the maker of the...

Goretex carries a guarantee from the maker of the membrane.

If it fails you during the life of the item, they will repair, replace, or refund it....
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