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Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By airengineer
Foxwear Fabrics

Found Lou and his web page over on Ice Bikes while searching for warm long underwear. His products were rated well for cold weather. Figure anyone making gear for riding bicycles nearly buck naked...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,830
Posted By airengineer
I'm not in the group buy but have owned Ultra II...

I'm not in the group buy but have owned Ultra II stretch Kevlar pants for almost three seasons, and bought my Marathon in stretch Kevlar a year ago last spring. Both liners for the jacket, and the...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
I've read many testaments like this and quite a...

I've read many testaments like this and quite a few where writers had them fail in a few months. I think what it comes down to is research, study, look and try (if you live near motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Actually no. The date stamp on the post with the...

Actually no. The date stamp on the post with the torn glove is 7/10 so I think it was posted after I had made my choice. I'd have remembered that picture if it had been there.

In fact, I didn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Yes, I did. It took longer than expected for...

Yes, I did. It took longer than expected for Motorcycle Superstore to ship them so when I finally got them, I didn't want to bump up my old thread again. Just came back today to check it.

The...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Latest update. Helimot. Contacted them via...

Latest update.

Helimot. Contacted them via email back in July and received word that they can do customs as I said below.

I was waiting for the new shipment of Helds to arrive and the more I...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
The thumbs did seem a bit long but I think that...

The thumbs did seem a bit long but I think that they would fit fine with my hands wrapped around the grips while reaching for a horn or signal button. I didn't test them because I didn't want to...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Well, I ordered a pair of the Held Steve II’s and...

Well, I ordered a pair of the Held Steve II’s and wanted to pass on what I learned in the process.

I have long fingers for the width of my hands so some kind of custom sizing was in order. The...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Thank you Jim and everyone else for your replies...

Thank you Jim and everyone else for your replies and insight. I am now on the hunt to find these gloves and try them on to see how I like them. Will be hitting some dealers this week down here in...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
I'm in Frederick, Md for the week. Any dealers...

I'm in Frederick, Md for the week. Any dealers here that carry Held, Helimot, or Racers gloves?

Airengineer
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Glad I said something about the strap, puts the...

Glad I said something about the strap, puts the Racers back on the list of possibles.

Thanks,
Air
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Hmmmm ....... ...... . . .

Hmmmm ....... ...... . . .
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
After poring over more sites, I realized that the...

After poring over more sites, I realized that the Racer High Tech and the Alpinestars only have a strap on the gauntlet. I'm concerned that the glove could pull of my hand in a slide because the...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
I should have been a bit more specific in that I...

I should have been a bit more specific in that I wasn't as interested in seasonal aspects as I was in excellent protection. We're quite a bit more moderate in the summer with temps going in the low...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Makes sense to me. I'm guessing that the jacket...

Makes sense to me. I'm guessing that the jacket will keep the glove cuffs down. How are those seams on a longer ride? Do they start to rub?
Air
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
I hadn't thought of wearing the glove under the...

I hadn't thought of wearing the glove under the jacket to improve air flow. This brings up a question for summer riding; Lee Parks also offers the DeerTours without the gauntlet.

Anyone using...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,289
Posted By airengineer
Gloves - Held Steve I&II, Lee Parks Deersports, Motoport Kevlar

I looked high and low for information on good gloves for the street (not track) both here and on Maximum Suzuki but there isn't a ton of opinions out there. So, asking here for input on these...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,827
Posted By airengineer
Yup, you're right. But . .. . the original...

Yup, you're right. But . .. . the original poster asked if there were other systems besides stones and steels that work well.

I hand sharpen my hunting knife but in the kitchen the Furi gets...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,827
Posted By airengineer
I've been using this for 8 or 9 months and really...

I've been using this for 8 or 9 months and really like it so far.

http://www.amazon.com/Furi-Ozitech-Diamond-Fingers-Sharpener/dp/B000F8SIOW/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1258325474&sr=8-17

It...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By airengineer
I didn't see anyone answer your question. I asked...

I didn't see anyone answer your question. I asked Wayne about the Marathon jacket zipping to the pants. I had the zipper installed in the pants when I bought them because I didn't know which style...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,230
Posted By airengineer
I'm no expert but have spent more than a few...

I'm no expert but have spent more than a few years working on equipment reliability in a large primary aluminum facility. A good part of that time I have worked on machine lubrication programs, and...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By airengineer
I bought the Ultra II stretch Kevlar pants last...

I bought the Ultra II stretch Kevlar pants last spring, and the stretch Marathon with both liners 8 weeks or so ago. I picked up the Aero liner for the pants a couple weeks ago. I've ridden in the...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,230
Posted By airengineer
Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 in a '99 Bandit 1200...

Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 in a '99 Bandit 1200 based on an article by Mike Guillory that was linked to in Fast Larry's Bandit FAQ (along with most motorcycle boards it seems).


Newer version...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,856
Posted By airengineer
Well, I thought I'd post some pics but for some...

Well, I thought I'd post some pics but for some reason the uploader doesn't like me. If interested, I can send by email.

Air
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,856
Posted By airengineer
Question Hmmm, mine does have a zippered pocket on the...

Hmmm, mine does have a zippered pocket on the inside of both liners, left side. I didn't ask for them so they must be standard http://advrider.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif Check with Wayne to...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,856
Posted By airengineer
Mine has a zippered pocket inside the left side...

Mine has a zippered pocket inside the left side of the jacket. I had Wayne remove the upper and lower cargo pockets and add the zippered slash pockets on mine.

Air
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,856
Posted By airengineer
New Motoport Marathon Jacket Arrived - First Impressions

I had been looking to buy a Motoport jacket to go with my Ultra II stretch Kevlar pants purchased this past spring. I wasn't keen on the Ultra II or Riva jackets and was in a quandary until I saw...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,165
Posted By airengineer
I have the stretch Ultra II pants with the Quad...

I have the stretch Ultra II pants with the Quad armor. I live on the Canadian border and found the pants as breathable as jeans like Wayne says on his site. The pads are what reduce the air flow but...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,436
Posted By airengineer
B-2's Motorcycle Superstore $200 with their...

B-2's
Motorcycle Superstore
$200 with their $20 or $25 off coupon
Commuting, short and long trips
First 'real' motorcycle boots I've owned.

Pros: Don't know much about others so I can't...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,378
Posted By airengineer
Hi Repko; New member here and I really...

Hi Repko;

New member here and I really joined so I could say thanks for the info on the Marathon jacket. I bought the Ultra II Stretch Kevlar pants back in the spring and really like them. On the...
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