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Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By keiji
pulling the rim is the bulk of the work - I...

pulling the rim is the bulk of the work - I change tires with some tire irons 2x4's faster than the ride over to the dealership. Jack stands and the axle will be good enough for balancing at street...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By keiji
motorcyclegear.com has some great deals. ...

motorcyclegear.com has some great deals.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/closeouts/textile_jackets_and_pants/first_gear/kenya_jacket_2013.html

The firstgear kenya would be on my very short...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
Quick turn throttle tube

For anyone wondering, the R6 throttle tube (part # 2C0-26240-00-00 ) drops right in to the throttle housing.

Just tried it, and after all those years of whacking the throttle open to get going, it...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By keiji
Let's call down.. Firstgear has a warranty...

Let's call down.. Firstgear has a warranty against manufactur's defects, and a warranty if any damage is incurred as a result of a crash... So long as a police report can be provided.


The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
I asked this in the giant double take thread- Ned...

I asked this in the giant double take thread- Ned recommended that I use a silicone caulk instead of thread locker since it has some give. Is worked much better
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By keiji
I always buy Gore-tex for boots now because of...

I always buy Gore-tex for boots now because of this - leaks that develop in this manner are nigh impossible to repair by yourself, and almost always happen given enough time. I just keep sending my...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By keiji
If you let them sit wet much longer, they will...

If you let them sit wet much longer, they will reek of mold.

Peets boot dryers are great for drying boots and keeping the funk out. My boots were pretty nasty from my daily commute until I picked...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
All my motorcycle rotors have looked like that. ...

All my motorcycle rotors have looked like that.

If they're not warped, and within the thickness spec, they're fine.

Min spec for the R is 3mm, 3.5mm for the X.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By keiji
I've never had gore-tex anything stretch out to...

I've never had gore-tex anything stretch out to be more comfortable, from gloves to boots.

Id suggest sizing up with an insole to take up space or switching brands.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By keiji
Functionally - I don't think there's any magic...

Functionally - I don't think there's any magic from the R3 to the R2 - I think the orange BMW NP armor came in the R2 Pro, but I doubt it's worth the price.

If your liners are leaking, there's...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By keiji
For what its worth, continental publishes...

For what its worth, continental publishes dimensions in their catalogue - it appears near the very end.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
Do you have a video of the noise? I suspect that...

Do you have a video of the noise? I suspect that my engine makes many noises that would raise eyebrows here, but it's been trucking along for many thousand miles.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
Are you checking clearances at tdc? Or simply...

Are you checking clearances at tdc? Or simply when the cam lobes aren't pushing on the buckets?

Fwiw, if you do the latter, timing should not matter for measuring the clearances.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By keiji
I have Aerostich AD1's - my first pair I picked...

I have Aerostich AD1's - my first pair I picked up for cheap on e-bay and crashed in a few times, and I liked them so much I picked up a pair at retail.

I always change out the armor, but they are...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,592
Posted By keiji
I have had them for 10 years now...no accident...

I have had them for 10 years now...no accident claims, but did have a tow or two on their roadside assistance program (included in the price) that would've probably cost a year or two of premiums -...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By keiji
Sastec publishes much better impact numbers than...

Sastec publishes much better impact numbers than d3o for a given thickness

http://www.d3o.com/d3o_products/t5-evo-pro-range/
http://www.sas-tec.de/en/testcenter/
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
I think all the exhausts (terminal?) will be...

I think all the exhausts (terminal?) will be roughly the same in terms of heat - you will need a heat shield similar to what is on tthe stock exhaust. If you go with any aftermarket exhaust, you...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,879
Posted By keiji
What happened to waiting for Greece to pull...

What happened to waiting for Greece to pull out?:lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 36,728
Posted By keiji
I mounted up an 805 rear to replace my worn tkc80...

I mounted up an 805 rear to replace my worn tkc80 - first impressions are good, but I noticed that the gap in the big block that goes around the circumference is smack in the middle of "spirited, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
Was it worth it? I've got 70k on my original...

Was it worth it? I've got 70k on my original jug, but I put in new rings on the cheap a few months ago - I was burning oil fast and i turned out my oil ring was crusted in.

I've since picked up...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,872
Posted By keiji
So long as you don't mix bias and radial (unless...

So long as you don't mix bias and radial (unless mfg specced) it's not really a problem if you take the time to get used to the handling.

It's usually a best practice to put the tire with more...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,879
Posted By keiji
It's very clear that ebay ad is also coming from...

It's very clear that ebay ad is also coming from Germany, and I would argue that with the lack of a true local vendor to provide additional value-add, it is no different if I buy it from California,...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,879
Posted By keiji
The internet dissolves all borders :deal

The internet dissolves all borders :deal
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,879
Posted By keiji
Euro vs USD - buy your goods now!

http://rt.com/business/239637-euro/

Half Jo-mamma - half serious.

Exchange rate is making some killer prices on some already very competitive prices from our dealers in the EU.
<$300usd for a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
I have a new piston, and those machining marks...

I have a new piston, and those machining marks aren't there, but I have no idea if something could wear away to show it.

If it was running before, I'd put it back in and forget about it. If your...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By keiji
I get rain down the neck all the time with my...

I get rain down the neck all the time with my badlands if I'm not careful.. I basically need to use a wp buff over the top in heavy rains, and I can't cinch the neck because the fabric will tuck over...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,623
Posted By keiji
Really, the benefit to regular pants is the cut...

Really, the benefit to regular pants is the cut (which tendsto be more fitted compare to overpants, and the lack of the side zip, which can be a huge hole if not stitched properly.

I only wear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By keiji
Wire brush+ naval jelly? Follow the safety...

Wire brush+ naval jelly? Follow the safety instructions, the stuff is nasty.

If you've tried that already, then I haven't a better solution.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,348
Posted By keiji
Buy goretex ones so that if they start leaking...

Buy goretex ones so that if they start leaking before you wear out the rest of the boot, WL gore will replace them.

Most touring boots and light dual sport boots are pretty similar in protection -...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By keiji
You can do it, but I would say that it is lot...

You can do it, but I would say that it is lot more hassle than it's worth.

Because there is a structural importance to the seams, you might find that some of the more critical areas have the...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
Neither the badlands or latitude will be great...

Neither the badlands or latitude will be great for commuting- the lack of side zippers will mean the pants are either oversized to fit over pants, or a change at the office is needed.

The badlands...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By keiji
Not the specific crash I was thinking about...

Not the specific crash I was thinking about (which was much lower speeds), but I think this one is a good reminder about "high abrasion zones" and how easy it is to tag the outside of the reinforced...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By keiji
Almost every stiff fabric breaks in and...

Almost every stiff fabric breaks in and eventually gets to the point where it crumples over on itself- it usually takes a few wash cycles though. If you're impatient, you can pull out the pads and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,179,599
Posted By keiji
When my stator fried, I found that the resistance...

When my stator fried, I found that the resistance test wasn't really useful as I didn't have a good enough multimeter and the short was still in 'spec' on the bad coil even though it was shifted from...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 206,529
Posted By keiji
What's the best way to keep the yamaha RH mirror...

What's the best way to keep the yamaha RH mirror adapter tight? Red loctite? I tried blue, but it just pops the ram mount out of the adapter or the adapter out of the perch if the mirror gets hit.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 275,908
Posted By keiji
None of the external pockets are waterproof - the...

None of the external pockets are waterproof - the pleats that makes pockets flare out aren't sealed so they will seep water eventually. If you want stuff to stay dry, you use the gore-tex baggie...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,930
Posted By keiji
There's only one reason why anyone puts a bunch...

There's only one reason why anyone puts a bunch of road miles on a dual sport...

and it's because the finance officer said so. :deal
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By keiji
I have found that the best water repellants are...

I have found that the best water repellants are the fluorocarbon based ones (which are closest to most factory coatings)... This would be revivex, 303 fabric guard, and a couple of others.

If it's...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By keiji
The straps are to keep the jacket from riding up...

The straps are to keep the jacket from riding up in a crash - most suits with zipper connections won't do this as well since they are usually not full coverage

The liners should have an elastic...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By keiji
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/vis...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/visors/raincoat-water-repellent/

Rain coat works quite well for visors.

I find that most stuff doesn't really last on fenders for what you want it...
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