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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 40,253
Posted By keiji
Can anyone PM me a code? I broke a few things...

Can anyone PM me a code? I broke a few things...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By keiji
So this came up way back when someone was using a...

So this came up way back when someone was using a really old measuring tape(cord) that had stretched out a bit....

just make sure yours hasn't
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,869
Posted By keiji
It has happened to the seam tape on my ad1 pants...

It has happened to the seam tape on my ad1 pants which are basically the same thing, but the fabric itself hasn't worn out.

Patching is a 30s job with some seam tape or sealer.

My personal...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 195,946
Posted By keiji
Do not exceed the heat rating for the jacket, it...

Do not exceed the heat rating for the jacket, it is possible to start melting the nylon if you let it come to a rest at the end of the cycle
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By keiji
I have the Badlands, and given the choice, I...

I have the Badlands, and given the choice, I probably would not buy it again.

It vents great, but the collar sucks (leaks easily), and somehow, water keeps coming through all the vent zippers,...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,556
Posted By keiji
Separate rain gear is cheap, and hard to mess up...

Separate rain gear is cheap, and hard to mess up from a manufacturing/design standpoint.

If you're tight on a budget, as well as time, i'd say go with a separate rain jacket. A long, multi-week...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 195,946
Posted By keiji
Anyone in the NJ/NY area ride today? I did, and...

Anyone in the NJ/NY area ride today? I did, and the Badlands was utterly defeated.

Wet down the collar, wet in the sleeve vens (top and bottom, and wet through the side/pit vents.

When it...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By keiji
If shipping/timing is going to be an issue, I...

If shipping/timing is going to be an issue, I think baking soda or toothpaste is going to be the penny tech solution if you just need to limp on by...but do some more research on this.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By keiji
How bad is the scratch? Polycarbonate (lexan...

How bad is the scratch?

Polycarbonate (lexan is a trade name) is very soft, so a lot of helmets will have an anti scratch coating on the outside. If you try to buff or polish it out, it will mess...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,529
Posted By keiji
If it's anything like the foam trim adhesive they...

If it's anything like the foam trim adhesive they use for cars, it'll be fine.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,466
Posted By keiji
My 2c is that if it's too expensive for you...

My 2c is that if it's too expensive for you consider scrapping it after a crash, no matter how minor, then it's probably not worth it.

I know a guy who refuses to throw away his Arai XD4 after...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,228
Posted By keiji
Having both seen the test numbers, and crashed in...

Having both seen the test numbers, and crashed in TF3, I have to say the impact protection is very poor. The hard shell also tends to rip up the membrane in even the lightest crashes.

My guess is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By keiji
I did a ride from NJ, to Illinois, up to Canada...

I did a ride from NJ, to Illinois, up to Canada through Manitoba, Saksatchewan and Alberta down through Washington, Oregon and California and back to NJ

There were definitely a couple of days I...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,558
Posted By keiji
Your dealer should know! They used to have a...

Your dealer should know! They used to have a leather care kit very similar to this:
http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=49938

I suspect though, that the product is probably very similar to...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,228
Posted By keiji
Goretex anything. If it leaks anytime before you...

Goretex anything. If it leaks anytime before you wear out the outers, contact WL gore, and they will replace it.


http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/our-guarantee
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By keiji
If you have the time, technical know how,...

If you have the time, technical know how, adjust/check the valves before you go. I vaguely remember the service interval to be around 6k miles, so its probably due.

The ninja 250 riders 'club' is...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By keiji
The dariens and ad1 unzip all the way on both...

The dariens and ad1 unzip all the way on both sides. If you wear a belt though, it will keep you from separating the sides
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,017
Posted By keiji
1) yes. But be neat as any stitched holes may...

1) yes. But be neat as any stitched holes may leak if you don't seal them up again.

2) those patches are made with the intent of sealing from the outside.

There's cheaper ways of sealing...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By keiji
You have to figure out where all the stitching is...

You have to figure out where all the stitching is and seal it - you can do this with with something like sno-seal or maybe a liquid/urethane sealant like seam grip (thinned) to keep the water from...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By keiji
aerostich makes fleece liners with zippers to...

aerostich makes fleece liners with zippers to match the pants, for a price.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tltec-fleece-pants-6.html

spidi superstorm pants are permanently insulated...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By keiji
Aerostich ad1 and dariens will unzip all the way,...

Aerostich ad1 and dariens will unzip all the way, but I don't regularly do it. These would get my vote for wet weather.

Revit axis will be close, but the zip doesn't actually come undone at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By keiji
Olympia does not do well on their vent-tech line...

Olympia does not do well on their vent-tech line as they do poor job of seam sealing the vents. I had an AST, and it leaked horribly in the arms due to this.

They basically use a Z liner, cut...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By keiji
I commute regularly down to around 20F, which is...

I commute regularly down to around 20F, which is about as cold as it gets here during the day. If you don't have a whole lot of wind protection, it is heated gear or you take the (non-existant) car....
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By keiji
Aerostich has a long history re-selling other...

Aerostich has a long history re-selling other mfg's products. The markup is pretty egregious if you know what they're re-selling

http://www.revzilla.com/product/revit-sas-tec-back-protector
SC...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,264
Posted By keiji
The Olympia leaks because of the way the...

The Olympia leaks because of the way the waterproof membrane was assembled - trust me, I owned one too.

The Darien will be the cheapest of all of them, and simple to repair due to lack of inner...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By keiji
Sewing anything outside of a gore approved...

Sewing anything outside of a gore approved facility will void the warranty.... Don't do it
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 195,946
Posted By keiji
Hard armor is very rough on fabric in a crash -...

Hard armor is very rough on fabric in a crash - it creates pressure points which are prone to poking holes in your very expensive waterproof breathable jacket in a crash.

I'd say look for...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
What was wrong with it? Gore windstopper is...

What was wrong with it? Gore windstopper is basically a waterproof fabric, but they arent allowed to seam tape it...I had the wind triangle, and it worked great until I wore a hole in the fabric...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
Going to try out the aerostich wind band ...

Going to try out the aerostich wind band

They've been discontinued, but maybe I can make it a fake storm collar.
http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-wind-band.html
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
I've got one of these deals ...

I've got one of these deals
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Base-Layers/Head-Neck/brand/FREEZE-OUT/Neck-Guard/p/39774_59409

Does not work, inside or out.
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,108
Posted By keiji
Hi, I recently purchased a Sena SMH5-FM, and...

Hi,

I recently purchased a Sena SMH5-FM, and it was great ...right up until I started riding in the rain (which was about two weeks in). I've always made sure that the ports were covered and what...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
No offense, but a rukka jacket seems like a 1000...

No offense, but a rukka jacket seems like a 1000 dollar problem for a 50 dollar solution.

I can stay dry no problem by wearing my 30 dollar first gear rain jacket... An order of magnitude higher...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By keiji
What's a good neck wrap for the rain?

See the post.

My Badlands pro does a shit job at keeping water out of the collar in anything worse than a light sprinkle. I need something to go over the top - , preferably with no breathable...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By keiji
loose enough to prevent reduction of blood...

loose enough to prevent reduction of blood circulation, including any liners that you plan on wearing.

I don't bother wearing glove liners since cutting off blood flow makes me colder than...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,403
Posted By keiji
My latitude jacket basically leaked through the...

My latitude jacket basically leaked through the zippers because of the design... Gore refunded me, no problem.


If you use it for the intended application, and it doesn't keep water out, it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By keiji
I've heard a lot of stories about the Rallye 3...

I've heard a lot of stories about the Rallye 3 Care membrane leaking...frankly i'm not surprised.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,403
Posted By keiji
Pretty sure the last time I bitched about my...

Pretty sure the last time I bitched about my Latitude leaking (almost two years ago), people just told me they didn't experience it themselves, so I was crazy. I basically got told that anything...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,228
Posted By keiji
'tumble dry medium' means the medium setting for...

'tumble dry medium' means the medium setting for nylons etc. If you use 'high' (cotton) settings, there's a chance you can singe the fabric. On some of the cheaper products, you'll lift up the seam...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,228
Posted By keiji
W.l. gore doesnt mess around with the 'guarantee'...

W.l. gore doesnt mess around with the 'guarantee' they offer. Gore makes the fabric, but they do the warranty work because they need to protect the brand name.

Usually, it is the manufacturer who...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,445
Posted By keiji
Why gore-tex for hoteling and rain suit for...

Why gore-tex for hoteling and rain suit for camping? Dual use of the rain suit on and off the bike? Backup in case you have an off and pierce it?
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