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Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Vary hard to find now but the Tourmaster...

Vary hard to find now but the Tourmaster Transition III is a good 3/4 length jacket. I finally found on on Ebay from a BMW dealer....
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Get some Nikwax Tech Wash and use that instead of...

Get some Nikwax Tech Wash and use that instead of detergent. It adds additional water resistance to the garment. If stuff if really dirty/greasy I have pre-treated with Shout, washed with...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Dankatz, I'm glad they were able to help you. I...

Dankatz, I'm glad they were able to help you. I found them to be very easy to work with and friendly and they stand behind the Oxford products as you found out.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 202,033
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Haven't used Pinesol before but have had very...

Haven't used Pinesol before but have had very good results with Simple Green Heavy Duty Degreaser. It does not eat aluminum like the reforumlated Simple Green does and doesn't have a strong odor...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Talk to the US distributor down in Florida for...

Talk to the US distributor down in Florida for some troubleshooting help. If you have only had them for half a year I think they might still be in warranty. Worth checking out. I had a problem...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Tourmaster Overpant but at ~$120 that may be more...

Tourmaster Overpant but at ~$120 that may be more than you are looking to spend. Good overpants though.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Rainy Pass is your friend. ...

Rainy Pass is your friend. http://rainypass.com/ Located in Seattle, great service and good people
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Only used on headlights and body and it worked...

Only used on headlights and body and it worked great in those applications. Eliminated chipping and abrasion completely and provides some additional breakage resistance. I've used Lamin-X and Xpel...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Carrying case came with the Accu-Chek Aviva meter...

Carrying case came with the Accu-Chek Aviva meter but can be found on e-Bay and Amazon. Sharps go behind zippered pouch on left side of case.
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Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I have a carry case I think was made by...

I have a carry case I think was made by Accu-Chek. Holds an Aviva meter, vial of test strips, Accu-Check Multi-Clik lancet device, has an area for sharps and a zippered pouch that will hold a couple...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Tourmaster Overpant in Short sizes 44" waist...

Tourmaster Overpant in Short sizes 44" waist and 31" inseam, no shin protection but are reasonably water resistant and will definitely shrug off splashes. Adjustable waist allows ~ !" adjustment. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By DJacobsen5116
You can get a relay with dual 87 outputs but I'm...

You can get a relay with dual 87 outputs but I'm not sure of the total power available at each of the output terminals.

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H41510171-Dual-SPST-Relay/sim/B000VU5FMW/2
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By DJacobsen5116
You can get a relay with dual 87 outputs but I'm...

You can get a relay with dual 87 outputs but I'm not sure of the total power available at each of the output terminals.

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H41510171-Dual-SPST-Relay/sim/B000VU5FMW/2
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Cruz Tools Digital Tire gauge. I carry one in...

Cruz Tools Digital Tire gauge. I carry one in the small glove box of my FJR and use it frequently. Can be a little difficult to make sure it is measuring PSI instead of one of the other...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,331
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I carry a roll of blue painters tape with me. ...

I carry a roll of blue painters tape with me. Easy to remove and leaves no sticky residue, relatively inexpensive, and availabe in a number of widths. Works great for riding into the sun here in...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By DJacobsen5116
I've purchased a couple from Amazon ...

I've purchased a couple from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H41510171-Dual-SPST-Relay/sim/B000VU5FMW/2 Genuine Hella relays.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,872
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,659
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,790
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, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,818
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
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, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,154
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,478
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, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,330
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,171
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By DJacobsen5116
Icon has or had a brown boot.

Icon has or had a brown boot.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,105
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,672
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, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,602
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,960
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
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