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Forum: Equipment Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
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: 6,232
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: 473
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: 48,196
Views: 9,923,444
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: 87
Views: 5,753
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: 205
Views: 25,598
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: 48,196
Views: 9,923,444
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: 1,737
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: 87
Views: 5,753
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: 87
Views: 5,753
Posted By keiji
The internet dissolves all borders :deal

The internet dissolves all borders :deal
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,753
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: 48,196
Views: 9,923,444
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: 2,623
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: 4,690
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: 642
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: 3,749
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: 755
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: 1,019
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: 1,176
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: 1,176
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: 48,196
Views: 9,923,444
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: 826
Views: 201,924
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: 1,552
Views: 265,485
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: 15,686
Views: 863,999
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: 804
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: 494
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: 734
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...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 72,745
Posted By keiji
Way back when people were trying to meet the ce...

Way back when people were trying to meet the ce abrasion test they found out that multiple light layers was far superior to a single layer of double the weight- this is why almost all suits use...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,923,444
Posted By keiji
I'm lazy and cheap, and I only tear that far into...

I'm lazy and cheap, and I only tear that far into forks when I blow a seal...I cant say I have changed any of those other parts unless they were visibly damaged, and I rarely care to look when I'm...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By keiji
Sas-tec is some of the best soft-armor out there....

Sas-tec is some of the best soft-armor out there. I think every piece they make meets the new level 2 requirement for transmitted force at various conditions (ambient, hot, cold).

Not as flexible...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,559
Posted By keiji
Aerostich if you do any commuting duty...there...

Aerostich if you do any commuting duty...there are few riding pants with FULL length side zippers that are worth a damn in the rain. The armor is marginal, but easily replaceable - hip pads cost...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 265,485
Posted By keiji
Buy it, use it, and if it leaks, send it to W.L....

Buy it, use it, and if it leaks, send it to W.L. Gore for a refund/replacement.

Their "guarantee" is no joke.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By keiji
Does the leak align with where the oil passage...

Does the leak align with where the oil passage is? Is the passage a pressurized passage, or is it just an oil return?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By keiji
Do you know exactly where the leak is coming...

Do you know exactly where the leak is coming from? If not, clean off the engine and throw some baby powder at it.

I once thought I had a base gasket leak - turned out I was seeping from my cam...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By keiji
I also have had some of my best customer service...

I also have had some of my best customer service experience with Firstgear (after they were acquired by tucker rocky)

The whole sewing the phone number in the garment so you know who to call is...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,346
Posted By keiji
Anything works so long as it is thick enough to...

Anything works so long as it is thick enough to smooth out hot spots-but like others have said, you want to have insulation to keep the heat close to your body, not away from it.

For all practical...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By keiji
The traverse has a very strange cut intended for...

The traverse has a very strange cut intended for standing on the pegs in a crouch... You get this huge hump back if you don't, and the back pad kind of flops over. Since there is no stretch, the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,204
Posted By keiji
Getting a dual sport with a "small" engine as an...

Getting a dual sport with a "small" engine as an only bike takes a different shift in mentalityto enjoy.

If your idea of fun is traveling on the highway with stump ripping acceleration, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,376
Posted By keiji
I've had a pretty positive experience reusing...

I've had a pretty positive experience reusing side cover gaskets, just don't rip them when taking them off.

Weekends are hard to come by if you're impatient.
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By keiji
if you hate wet feet, buy gore-tex. The warranty...

if you hate wet feet, buy gore-tex. The warranty is far superior.

The discovery has minimal protection and virtually no ankle support (it's just leather).

FYI The TCX Infinities are available...
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