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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
I have an older set of Gerbing jacket and gloves,...

I have an older set of Gerbing jacket and gloves, and new Gerbing (Harley) pant liners. I was going to try it on a little less than half power and see if it will start after I've stopped. That's...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By jspringator
I've got a couple of other jackets I can wear,...

I've got a couple of other jackets I can wear, but the mesh jacket has upgraded armor all around. My other textile jacket is all weather, supposedly waterproof with zip open vents and the leather...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
I just ordered this for the yellow wire. ...

I just ordered this for the yellow wire.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-weatherproof-on-off-accessory-switch

It on backorder, but should work well. I want to be able to run my heated...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By jspringator
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By jspringator
Both are nylon. The lowers are new that I bought...

Both are nylon. The lowers are new that I bought on sale at the Harley dealer. The uppers are older, but have Primaloft insulation. They look like they may be windproof; I wouldn't trust them to...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By jspringator
I've been wearing a long sleeve polypropylene...

I've been wearing a long sleeve polypropylene thermal under my older non-microwire Gerbing jacket. I can feel it almost starting to burn sometimes. After reading this, I'll think I'll wear 2. That...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By jspringator
Rain liners needed for mesh gear with Gerbings?

I ride mesh gear year round. In the winter I stick in the rain liner to cut the air flow. Would I need to do that with the nylon Gerbings jacket and pants liner? Less bulk would be better.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 2,330,125
Posted By jspringator
I needed a bike to tour on that weighed 250...

I needed a bike to tour on that weighed 250 pounds. On RV trips it rides on the front of my Excursion in a carrier. I've also been taking it to rides organized on the Nighthawk and UJM forum on my...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
I just ordered the Geo Metro tires from Tire...

I just ordered the Geo Metro tires from Tire Rack. I'm going to mount them on the stock wheels; then rub the warning off with acetone!

Should be a little shorter than stock, and quite a bit...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
Would this one work? ...

Would this one work?

http://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Americana/AM20134.html

That 55 mph sticker on the wheels make me anxious when going 70. I can use 1 of my old ones as a spare. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 2,330,125
Posted By jspringator
Looks good. But this is a seat. ...

Looks good. But this is a seat.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8586/16318212782_fe1f059b77_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qRZ79f)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/qRZ79f) by jspringator...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 85,838
Posted By jspringator
Try a tethered stylus. ...

Try a tethered stylus.

http://www.amazon.com/MYBAT-Stylus-Pen-27-Screen-Smartphones/dp/B008B8BCCI/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,464
Posted By jspringator
Here is a pic. ...

Here is a pic.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16116662627_619ce8fbb3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qyb7iz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/qyb7iz) by jspringator...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-09-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 85,838
Posted By jspringator
i was just trying it out in the car, mainly to...

i was just trying it out in the car, mainly to see if it would snap in the phone holder. I wasn't using any GPS program.

Is there any GPS app that will give turn by turn directions with imported...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-09-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 85,838
Posted By jspringator
I experimented with my 6 plus in a quart baggie...

I experimented with my 6 plus in a quart baggie today. It snaps right into the mount, and the finger touch controls work through the plastic.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 85,838
Posted By jspringator
The only time my iPhone has overheated is when i...

The only time my iPhone has overheated is when i put it in the plastic bag while the sun was still out. It has never overheated otherwise. I guess the windflow cools it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
What he said. You need a battery tender. I like...

What he said. You need a battery tender. I like the yellow wire idea.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
I experimented with higher than sticker tire...

I experimented with higher than sticker tire pressures when I put street tires on my XT. I had to fight it to get it to corner. Ended up with stock pressures. Much better.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 54,505
Posted By jspringator
I have worn my Moto-Skivees on two more than 12...

I have worn my Moto-Skivees on two more than 12 hour car road trips. The difference is unbelievable. The Cruiser style works best. My right leg no longer has that deep ache caused by sciatica...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By jspringator
This is the battery I was talking about. ...

This is the battery I was talking about.

http://www.batterystuff.com/powersports-batteries/LFX14L2-BS12.html#reviewsAnchor

Even if it lost half of its capacity, it is still have more power left...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By jspringator
Some of us use the search feature.

Some of us use the search feature.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By jspringator
I have an LED headlight, tail light and brake...

I have an LED headlight, tail light and brake light. I successfully used my Gerbings jacket (old style) on the XT turned about 2/3rds of the way up. I rode a couple of hours and the bike started...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
I ended up getting 2 bright LED bulbs. Not...

I ended up getting 2 bright LED bulbs. Not cheap.

Does anybody have a wheel link for the 5 lug 12 inch wheel to use with the Geo Metro tire?

I just finished a 1,200 mile tow with a weight of...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,464
Posted By jspringator
Got the call today! Seat is done and has been...

Got the call today! Seat is done and has been shipped. UPS says I should have it on the 9th.
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,464
Posted By jspringator
My build date is December 9th, and they haven't...

My build date is December 9th, and they haven't called for a credit card number yet. I called them in early December to make sure they had everything.

Looks like they're running behind.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
Tristen (my handyman) thought it wasn't normal. ...

Tristen (my handyman) thought it wasn't normal. He inspected the bearings and found burn marks on one. He replaced the bearings with my Japanese bearings. I'm guessing the looseness is supposed to...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jspringator
I ended up buying the pants liner that they had...

I ended up buying the pants liner that they had in my size, including adapter and tax for $160. Not bad for a Harley dealer.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jspringator
Operator error. I had the bike end connected...

Operator error.

I had the bike end connected to the jacket end. I did this last year and didn't think to check it.

Kudos to the Louisville downtown BMW/Harley dealer for being so helpful.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
I have this headlight. ...

I have this headlight.

http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3600-Lumen-H4-H6M-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html

It has a cooling fan that makes me kind or nervous. We'll see how long it lasts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
Did a few new mods to my XT before getting it...

Did a few new mods to my XT before getting it ready to take to Pensacola between Christmas and New Years.

Earlier I installed a high compression piston, most radical (still not that radical)...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jspringator
Apparently since April the only thing covered is...

Apparently since April the only thing covered is the heating element. He is going to see if the Jacket will heat up with a controller that was left on a bike in a trade-in. If the jacket heats up,...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jspringator
Thanks for the replys. I took it to the...

Thanks for the replys. I took it to the BMW/Harley dealer in Louisville today. They are Gerbings dealers because they sell Harley heated gear made by Gerbings. It is the longer pigtail. I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,865
Posted By jspringator
Gret report! I spent a week in Good Hart,...

Gret report!

I spent a week in Good Hart, Harbor Springs and Petosky in 1989. I decided my 18' Bayliner cuddy was too small for Lake Michigan. There is a nice private campground in Good Hart,...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jspringator
Older Gerbings jacket question

I have an older Gerbings heated jacket with Primaloft. It has SAE plugs. It was made in the USA, and has a nylon outer shell.

On the LEFT side of the jacket (while wearing it) there are 2 SAE...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,423
Posted By jspringator
I have the Madstad bracket and windshield with...

I have the Madstad bracket and windshield with Turbo City bars.

Here is a picture.

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/it.A/id.506/.f

The Turbo City Bars will have to be purchased elsewhere, but I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 509,945
Posted By jspringator
Looks like a great light bike. ...

Looks like a great light bike.

http://www.cyclenews.com/373/7018/Racing-Article/Quick-Spin-On-Betas-520-RS-Dual-Sport.aspx

About the same weight as my XT225, and a lot more bike.
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,464
Posted By jspringator
Same here;12-9. We'll have a warm day in...

Same here;12-9. We'll have a warm day in December some time. I want to try out the new heated seat.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
Thanks! I did notice the gas mileage was 3...

Thanks!

I did notice the gas mileage was 3 mpg better on the return trip. I guess the bearings loosening up is a good thing. I checked the grease cap at every stop and they were cold.

Should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 2,330,125
Posted By jspringator
I love his site. IIRC, he went to Alaska from...

I love his site. IIRC, he went to Alaska from Chicago area on a WR250.

His best advice? NEVER wear any cotton while riding.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 199,994
Posted By jspringator
The hubs on my HF 1,720 pound non folding trailer...

The hubs on my HF 1,720 pound non folding trailer are loose. When I grab the top of the tire it moves around a small amount when I push pull. Both sides are this way. I verified the wheel is tight...
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