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Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Guilty on the Dwell Meter and Strobe timing...

Guilty on the Dwell Meter and Strobe timing light. I'm pretty sure the last time I used either one was in '78 before I went overseas for a number of years. I see them every so often and am always...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I carry a kershaw Leek almost everywhere except...

I carry a kershaw Leek almost everywhere except on airlines and have never had a problem. 3" blade, slim and doesn't wear out pants pockets.
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By DJacobsen5116
November 2013 issue of Consumer Reports had a...

November 2013 issue of Consumer Reports had a battery test. Tested a variety of manufacturers and listed results by battery group. I don't think any one manufacturer had top rated battereis in...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Put the nearly right angle valve stems on my FJR...

Put the nearly right angle valve stems on my FJR at the first tire change. It was almost impossible to get the chuck on the front tire stem. I'll never forget the first time I stopped at a service...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I wear Bausch & Lomb Multi Focus lenses that vary...

I wear Bausch & Lomb Multi Focus lenses that vary the focus continuously from close up to distance. I do need to wear a pair of drugstore reading glasses at the end of the day (I am on computers...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I have the original model of the Bell Revolver...

I have the original model of the Bell Revolver and wore it for about a month before buying a Nolan. The Bell Revolver was the noisiest helmet I have ever worn, the little magnetic keeper on the...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I've used an Epson 2490 Scanner for a number of...

I've used an Epson 2490 Scanner for a number of years. Was listed as a Photo Scanner on the Epson site when I bought it. Does a good job with old black black and white family photos, newer color...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Check out the Nolan N-104 in addition to the...

Check out the Nolan N-104 in addition to the others. I've had mine for two seasons now, about 15000 miles, and it is still comfortable. Mounted a Sena 10MHR and the speakers fit with no problem,...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I had a jacket made of some sort of synthetic...

I had a jacket made of some sort of synthetic suede back in the mid-60's. Fabric liner so it was easy to put on, zipper on the sleeve that was about 6" long, completely windproof and water...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I doubt the thieves in Muscat are any dumber than...

I doubt the thieves in Muscat are any dumber than the ones in Jeddah, KSA and I came across a couple there that were pretty clever.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Take a look at the Tourmaster Overpant. Warm...

Take a look at the Tourmaster Overpant. Warm down to about 35 which is my low temperature riding limit, vent on the thigh for warm summer days, full length two-way zipper on the outside of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Gas Buddy found in the Apps section of the Play...

Gas Buddy found in the Apps section of the Play Store.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,932
Posted By DJacobsen5116
alpinestar Web GoreTex for a comfortable, water...

alpinestar Web GoreTex for a comfortable, water resistant boot and the non-water resistant version Alpinestar Ride I think. I end up wearing my all day at the office when I ride. lots of 400-500...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By DJacobsen5116
i have the same problem but had planned on using...

i have the same problem but had planned on using a piece of 1 x 4 to shim out the bottom of the door. The 2 x 4 makes more sense to me though and will also cost less. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,608
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I use regular bicycle water bottles, partially...

I use regular bicycle water bottles, partially freeze them and carry in an insulated bag in the FJR luggage. Stays cold and 4 bottles last for at least half a day in the warmest conditions.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By DJacobsen5116
REI carries a lot of dfferent bicycle chain lubes...

REI carries a lot of dfferent bicycle chain lubes but I don't know how they would hold up under the higher chain speed and heat on a motorcycle.

http://www.rei.com/search?query=chain%20lube&tx=C
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I carry one of these in the miniature glove box...

I carry one of these in the miniature glove box on my FJR and use it frequently. Very accurate when compared against my other digital gauges and and expensive German bourdon tube gauge that I have...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,707
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Warm and dry place for your cats inside. My...

Warm and dry place for your cats inside. My Bengals pretend they are tough but after about five minutes of rain they are ready to come back in and find a warm spot, usually on top of the covered...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Icon has or had a brown boot.

Icon has or had a brown boot.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Oxford Heaterz - new design controller, easy...

Oxford Heaterz - new design controller, easy installation, very effective and reasonably priced, less than $70 for my '09 FJR. Make a huge difference, no more cold finger tips, comfortable warm...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,356
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I've been using Speed Bleeders for about 15 years...

I've been using Speed Bleeders for about 15 years on four different Nissan vehicles, 3 motorcycles, my sister's honda's. Quickets, easiest and most reliable way of bleed brakes and hydraulic...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I've used Oil Eater ...

I've used Oil Eater http://oileater.com/household/cleaner-degreaser/ on some pretty greasy and oily clothes with good results. I don't know how well it will work on the synthetic fabrics in...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,020
Posted By DJacobsen5116
On my FJR I had some cupping on a pair of...

On my FJR I had some cupping on a pair of BT-023's and increasing the tire pressure to 1-2 pounds above the factory pressures listed on the bike seemed to make a difference. When I switched to...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,754
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Looks like a saw filing vise but the jaws don't...

Looks like a saw filing vise but the jaws don't seem wide enough for that.

http://www.vintagesaws.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_12
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Mine were slipping also so I removed them and...

Mine were slipping also so I removed them and reattached using Scotts Grip glue. That worked until the grips got warm while the FJR sat in the sun for several hours. Took the grips off again which...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By DJacobsen5116
+1 for ...

+1 for http://www.cycleterminal.com/sleeve-tubing.html One stop source for motorcylce electrical fittings.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Send an email to ...

Send an email to http://oxford-products.com/ Attn: Karen and ask her. I've talked to her a couple of times on different matters and think she can provide you with a meaningful...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,322
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Small piece of foam or anything that will hold...

Small piece of foam or anything that will hold the nut up far enough to allow the bolt to engage the threads. Kitchen sponge, packing peanuts, cardboard are all things I have used in the past. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Stock front tire size for the Yamaha FJR1300.

Stock front tire size for the Yamaha FJR1300.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,053
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Webbikeword.com has done some horn tests over the...

Webbikeword.com has done some horn tests over the years. Results have generally matched your suspicions - there is a fair amount of exaggeration or just plain guessing at how loud horns are.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,003
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Nolan N-104 has a little space at the back of the...

Nolan N-104 has a little space at the back of the helmet that accepts the battery pack from the Sena SMH10R, controls mount neatly on the side, speaker and mic cable all route neatly inside helmet. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,191
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Lived in Canoga Park/Chatsworth area for about 5...

Lived in Canoga Park/Chatsworth area for about 5 years and worked downtown LA. The only thing that made it possible was the MetroLink system. I drove until the train went in and then never looked...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,300
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Charge at no more than 10% of AH rating. I use a...

Charge at no more than 10% of AH rating. I use a Battery Tender Jr by Deltran for motorcycle batteries. Generally let them sit overnight or at least 12 hours until the Tender indicates a full...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Sokz

I have three pair of Sokz purchased over the past 4 years. A llittle pricey but worth the cost to have cool, dry feet, they wear like iron and dry overnight hanging on a towel rack or shower bar. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I've heard those refered to a 'd-drive' screws,...

I've heard those refered to a 'd-drive' screws, usually in connection with Honda engines. Comment has been that the special driver to remove them is expensive, fix is to cut a slot in the head and...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 45,954
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Webbike World has done a number of accessory horn...

Webbike World has done a number of accessory horn reviews. Llnk to the Siebel is: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-horns/stebel-magnum/ Links to other tests are on the right side of the page.
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,536
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I installed one of these on my FJR the week I...

I installed one of these on my FJR the week I took delivery. http://www.signaldynamics.com/backoffxp Look around on the net for a lower price.

I watch the traffic behind me when...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 696,341
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Ocean Shores, July 5, 2014 Day trip from...

Ocean Shores, July 5, 2014 Day trip from Mercer Island to visit cousin and friends. Went down to Ilwaco to see weekend market, very crowded. Lots of salmon coming in on the charter boats, most...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Cycleterminals.com ...

Cycleterminals.com http://cycleterminal.com/

has almost everything or everything in the way of connectors, sheathing that you will need.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Ear Problems

I buy these by the box and only use a pair of ear plugs for one day. http://www.moldex.com/hearing-protection/foam-earplugs/pura-fit.php

Biggest problem I have is that when I insert them at a...
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