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Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 46,450
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Posted By keiji
Min:105psi "Standard" 121 psi Max 135...

Min:105psi
"Standard" 121 psi
Max 135 psi
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
The right answer is whatever the mfg says to do,...

The right answer is whatever the mfg says to do, since they set the specs.

I have not found a huge shift between cold and hot, but the service manual specifies to do it after warming it for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Threw my new rings in and took her for a quick 20...

Threw my new rings in and took her for a quick 20 mile motoman break-in.

Considering that I didn't touch the cylinder, I'm quite pleased.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Had to take a double take because I didn't notice...

Had to take a double take because I didn't notice that yesterday... Since I already started cleaning the gasket off and couldn't find it anymore, I suspect that it was just a stray "fiber" from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Ring gap is sitting on the upper spec limit, but...

Ring gap is sitting on the upper spec limit, but not the service limit. except the oil ring. The oil ring looked felt like it was baked in there when I was trying to take it out.


Top ring -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Lucky me I got off my conference call way early...

Lucky me I got off my conference call way early and I couldn't help my curiosity.

Cylinder seems to be in good condition. I lack a big enough bore-gauge for this and my calipers (ha) are saying...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
I thought you don't hone nikasil cylinders? I'm...

I thought you don't hone nikasil cylinders? I'm looking to roll the odometer over just because. Going to try to tear into it this winter and get it freshened up.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Checked the valves at 70k miles- good news is...

Checked the valves at 70k miles- good news is that they haven't shifted at all since I set them at 26k miles.

Bad news is I did a couple of compression tests - unfortunately I couldn't get my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Stator burned out around 40-45k miles. Other...

Stator burned out around 40-45k miles. Other than that it's been the regular consumables. Tires, oil, chains and Sprocket's.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Having had bikes with bad rings and obvious oil...

Having had bikes with bad rings and obvious oil burning problems, I can't say that I notice any of the regular sympoms (smoke). The compression has been sitting at the lower spec limit(105psi) for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Due for rings at 40k? Nay, I'm lazy. If...

Due for rings at 40k? Nay, I'm lazy. If compression is still good and it's not burning oil, the rings are still good!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
Alright guys, I've got this gut wrenching feeling...

Alright guys, I've got this gut wrenching feeling that I'm starting to burn oil. It's not a lot, but enough for me to notice that I have to actually top it off between oil changes when I never had...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By keiji
You are right, those are mediums. I also have a...

You are right, those are mediums. I also have a set of larges that I use now, and they work great. I simply use some velcro and some car trim double sided tape to keep it in place.

Barring that,...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By keiji
Buy Gore-tex jacket Buy Aerostich AD1 or...

Buy Gore-tex jacket

Buy Aerostich AD1 or Darien pants (Goretex)

Done and done. If either ever leaks and you didn't crash in it (or otherwise do physical damage to the membrane), contact W.L....
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By keiji
Ditto on this. It'll work in light rains, or...

Ditto on this.

It'll work in light rains, or if you have decent enough protection from your fairings, but the reliability leaves something to be desired when the reason you're buying it is to stay...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By keiji
They do...I thought the point of AD1's was that...

They do...I thought the point of AD1's was that they were like low-rise jeans. I think the expectation is to have a slightly longer coat, as the gusset on the fly is pretty small anyway.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By keiji
I can't believe that this is the first I am...

I can't believe that this is the first I am hearig of this, two years later! Is everyone just buying and selling off the fleamarket?

It seems like one of those differentiating features you would...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By keiji
Quiet update to the Aerostich AD1 pants

I ordered a new pair back in october since my old pair was getting quite ragged...

To my surprise, the new pair came in and the seat has a double layer of fabric on it like their utility pants!
...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,158
Posted By keiji
They don't come out and say it, but you would...

They don't come out and say it, but you would wonder why they would include it in their press release, yet exclude all other brands.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,158
Posted By keiji
You can trust what you like, but Sas-tec is known...

You can trust what you like, but Sas-tec is known to make "SP" series armor for OEM's. It's very obvious that several of Held's armor pieces are straight out of the mold from Sas-tec's other items...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,158
Posted By keiji
If you compare the Sas-tec documentation (the NP...

If you compare the Sas-tec documentation (the NP appears to be a specially dyed form as the shapes match some sas-tec forms like S/C-106) to the d30, the sas-tec is superior in impact protection (and...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,123
Posted By keiji
Neverwet is some really neat stuff, but it leaves...

Neverwet is some really neat stuff, but it leaves a frosted look on the material and is very prone to wearing off from abrasion.

I would look to the previous generation of flouro carbon based...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
People will tell you to watch out for the fuel...

People will tell you to watch out for the fuel pumps on 2008's, but it's not something you would be able to see in this weather, and if it's been ridden that much it should've probably shown up by...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
I hope you followed the advice and bought used......

I hope you followed the advice and bought used...

That being said, the WRR is probably one of the smoothest thumpers out there..I didn't really notice the difference between a twin and this when I...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By keiji
From what I remember, they didn't seem too great...

From what I remember, they didn't seem too great in ADAC's informal crash dummy test.
Original Link...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By keiji
Not that I have experienced so far. Probably the...

Not that I have experienced so far. Probably the worst thing to manage is that the AD1's have a much shorter fly gusset, so it doesn't work well with waist length jackets.

My guess is that the...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By keiji
I've had the Ranger 2's and AD1's, and the AD1's...

I've had the Ranger 2's and AD1's, and the AD1's are much much better pants.

The Ranger2's were good for a year in the rain before the seam tape lifted up on the crotch, and they always leaked in...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 68,182
Posted By keiji
Motorcycle news actually does some random tests...

Motorcycle news actually does some random tests for their articles that are basically the ce tests. They don't publish the numbers out of liability, but aerostich does quite well.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,348
Posted By keiji
The main chassis lacks full coverage - crashing...

The main chassis lacks full coverage - crashing has this habit of moving stuff around all the intended crash zones(see every leather suit with stretch panels ever), and the regular zones of those...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By keiji
The cover pants are a laminate similar to...

The cover pants are a laminate similar to aerostich dariens and have no liners.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,348
Posted By keiji
I have crashed far more times than I would like...

I have crashed far more times than I would like to admit and most run of the mill textile clothing has marginal, but useful protection. Probably the biggest factor in injury besides the quality of...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,940
Posted By keiji
All the touring boots are a little stiff when...

All the touring boots are a little stiff when new, but they get soft and floppy like a pair of slippers with age.

I wear my boots every day at the office and I don't even think about them anymore.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By keiji
I think you can send it in for a scan, but I...

I think you can send it in for a scan, but I would replace it, especially if you suffered a concussion.

It hurts to replace expensive helmets for minor offs, but they are consumable items. Me? I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46,450
Views: 9,337,137
Posted By keiji
The CRF250L has a much flatter torque curve...

The CRF250L has a much flatter torque curve compared to the Yamaha/KLX. I think it's one of the reasons why a lot of people change gearing - to get in that useful range much faster.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By keiji
Tire failure is not the only requirement -...

Tire failure is not the only requirement - traction and proper wear is up there too.

Tire pressure is matched to the load you actually run, not the maximum load of the tire! An over-inflated tire...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By keiji
Not an engineer for the tire companies, but the...

Not an engineer for the tire companies, but the printed presure rating on the tires has always been the MAXIMUM cold pressure - I've had cheapie pressure gauges as far off as 4psi and wouldn't want...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By keiji
The Dainese will function closer to your rallye 2...

The Dainese will function closer to your rallye 2 in the rain compared to the Posiden, but I think the Rallye has always had better armor coverage.

In my opinion, if you're going to be paying that...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By keiji
You call them or fill out the form. If it sounds...

You call them or fill out the form. If it sounds like you have a problem,they will give you an RMA and you will send the item back for testing. If it leaks, they will repair or replace it, BUT, the...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By keiji
The JC whitney ones are cheap and servicable. I...

The JC whitney ones are cheap and servicable. I got around 45,000 miles on my first one commuting before I popped the metal latch off, and the next one has about 20,000 miles.

The WRR has 4 holes...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By keiji
It depends... I think the service life of...

It depends...

I think the service life of d3o is stated to be 2-3 years (based on the packaging that came with). Sas-tec claims 10.

You'll need to check with the manufacturer.
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