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Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,265
Posted By el_Poderoso
SR50 R sips 2 stroke oil

The 2007 SR50 I am riding sips oil. Apparently, there is an onboard chip that regulates this and keeps oil consuption at a minimum (mostly for air quality standards, I suspect).

4 oz to the gallon...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,265
Posted By el_Poderoso
49 mile commute?

I am using my SR50 R Factory to commute 49 miles a day. So far so good, but it's going to be nice to get the revs delimited (currently at about 7200) Already got the Leo Vince and the dealer says...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,499
Posted By el_Poderoso
2006 KLR 650, 2.8 miles

For real. Only 2.8 miles.

I have a few other bikes that may be of interest to some of you. An '06 Honda ST1300, '06 Honda VFR 800, Kawasaki Concourse 1400 (wicked fast), and a 2003 Aprilia...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,586
Posted By el_Poderoso
Heritage BMW is accepting resumes

Heritage BMW in Monroeville (Pittsburgh area) is staffing a BRAND NEW dealership from the ground up. Hiring all positions. Check it out and pass it on.

Mitch Kehn, GM Heritage BMW
...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By el_Poderoso
Get your Hit*Air Jacket or Vest

The snow has melted and I'm starting to ride almost every weekend now. Woo hoo! Get a hard to find Hit-Air "airbag" jacket or vest, I have personally crash tested one myself and my wife won't let me...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,603
Posted By el_Poderoso
1/2 second is not really too slow

It takes .5 seconds to fully inflate, but from personal experience, I can tell you that it inflates to an effective level of pressure almost immediately. I crashed at 70mph wearing a Hit*Air jacket...
Forum: Face plant 10-29-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By el_Poderoso
Yes, apparently I'm not as unf**kwithable as I...

Yes, apparently I'm not as unf**kwithable as I thought ... or maybe I am? Well, at least there will be a brief unsurplus of used R100GS parts on the market soon ;-)
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By el_Poderoso
Waterproof? Pants?

The MOST waterproof model, touted as 100% waterproof is the EU model (http://www.gohitair.com/models/eu/index.html). The model I wear (the Autobahn...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hit*Air demo video, Hit*Air availability

Hey Adventure Pals and Gals,

This is Mitch AirBagBoy Kehn (aka el_poderoso) with Hit*Air. Inventory of 2006 Hit*Air (airbag safety) jackets and vests is getting really tight. All I can say is...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hey, does you truck miss my bike??

My bike told me before the crash that it really missed riding in the back of your truck. Maybe they can meet again for a little rendez-vous in Jessup, MD and we can chaperone. The Bee likes to be on...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By el_Poderoso
Try this link

I do have inflatable pants, but they are activated by a little blue pill. Takes 15 minutes to inflate, which makes them useless for safety, but my wife and I are enjoying the R&D!

Try this link...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By el_Poderoso
Website is not exactly right

Technically (I know this from experience) the bag is filled enough to be immediately effective, but not up to full pressure for 1/2 second. I noticed that the jacket got a little tighter as I...
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,202
Posted By el_Poderoso
Bumbee down; this really sucks

It looks like I'll be riding my wife's little Suzuki for awhile.

I am a rep for Hit-Air and I was on my way to Bob's BMW to promote the introduction of the jackets and vests when something...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By el_Poderoso
Need R100GS parts to fix wreck

I need a boatload of clean used parts for my 1992 R100GS if I am going to make this repair cheap enough for my insurance company not to total my beloved Bumblebee. Please email me at...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hit-Air tests

I'll let you know when/if, the DOT or anyone else provides an independant test for motorcycle jackets. There is a test on the website, but apparently you found the methodology lacking.

If there...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hit-Air Jackets

The Hit Air has CE approved armour on the elbows, shoulders and 8mm microcell on the spine standard. There is a CE approved back protector for small additional cost (about $30) and a roost plate is...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By el_Poderoso
20% off Hit-Air Jackets ends 9/29/06

In a previous post, I offered 20% off the Hit-Air airbag motorcycle jacket for a limited time. Well, time just got REAL limited. I recently signed up a major motorcycle dealer to carry this product...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hit-Air Air Bag Jacket

Have you heard about the new Hit-Air airbag jackets? I just got mine and it is awesome. I can get you one for a good price direct from the distributor. Just email info@gohitair.com...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,603
Posted By el_Poderoso
Yes, its the same airbag

Same airbag with just enough Kevlar and some straps to hold it on. Just the essentials. And you are correct that it will still allow air to flow into your Vanson.

Mitch
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,603
Posted By el_Poderoso
Take a look at the MV vest

My recommendation would be the MV model vest. It is being used extensively by police in Japan. It has a lot of reflective material too.
Let me know if you have any further questions or call the...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,603
Posted By el_Poderoso
Hit-Air is available in US

I saw the Hit-Air jacket at the BMWMOA in Vermont and thought it was about the coolest thing I saw in a long time. Their was such a crowd around the booth, you would have thought they were giving...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 166,177
Posted By el_Poderoso
92 R100GS Bumbleboat

Not the best pics, but this is me and my bumblebee (La Abeja) enjoying some whitewater rafting.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By el_Poderoso
Going solo or bringing a wife/girlfriend?

I too was searching for a daytrip/or overnight tip for Memorial Day Weekend that would appeal to my wife. (payback for the motorcycle museum I dragged her to).

The destination would have to be...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,158
Posted By el_Poderoso
Here's the obit from Pittsburgh Post Gazette

http://www.legacy.com/postgazette/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=17387267
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By el_Poderoso
Has anyone actually used Conti Escapes?

Yes, I know they don't have an 11X fitment, but they do have 130/80-17 and 90/90-21, which would work on my R100GS. I have worn down my TKC80s and would like something a little more street friendly,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By el_Poderoso
Ford color

I saw the color on a 2002 Ford truck. Mazda and Ford often use the same colors, since they are basically the same company. I think you found it.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,340
Posted By el_Poderoso
LOWRIDER R100GS: Mission accomplished

I cut the preload on the front fork spacers by 1" and installed a Progressive spring. This spring would be a little firm for my lighter weight, but with no preload, the new fork is nice and soft on...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,340
Posted By el_Poderoso
Going to try the Poverty Way First

Good tip. The GS has a plastic spacer on top, so I think I will try a shorter spacer by 1/2 and see if that makes the bike less "chopperlike." A very cheap and reversible solution. If it works well,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,340
Posted By el_Poderoso
Shortening fork tubes?

I am in the process of lowering my 92 bumblebee GS by 1". The rear shock was easy. Lowering the forks is another matter. If you try to lower the tubes in the triple tree, you hit the handle bars or...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By el_Poderoso
Ford's Carnary Yellow is damn near dead on.

I have a Bumblebee and I have found that Ford's Carnary Yellow is damn near dead on. Go to an autobody supply store and hold it up to a color chip. If you are willing to pay big money, contact Holt...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By el_Poderoso
Laugh Trust me, it was breath-taking

Send me a black tank and allow me the opportunity to remove all doubt
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By el_Poderoso
MC Paint and Body Repair Work Needed

Last week, I put up a post begging for any paint and bodywork that anybody in the Advrider community might need. I was out of work and needed to raise a little cash to get to the MOA. An Advrider...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,424
Posted By el_Poderoso
Ride without a helmet all you want, but you ought...

Ride without a helmet all you want, but you ought to be insured and if you kill yourself with your foolish choice, you should be an organ donor whether you filled out the card or not.

I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2005, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By el_Poderoso
Had the same problem

My 92 R100GS had the same problem with only 22K. I took out the trans and had the seal replaced at the dealer and there have been no problems since. Is it possible that when I took the trans out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,620,286
Posted By el_Poderoso
What BEE the status on this BEE?

Hey nitefly, check out this BEE. Does it SUCK? Or STING?
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze806yb/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/sargent1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,927
Posted By el_Poderoso
Wicked Comfort is the most important thing, but as long...

Comfort is the most important thing, but as long as I'm spending $400+, I want it to look good too. Nothing wrong with taking a little pride in your ride, as long as you don't turn into an obsessive...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,927
Posted By el_Poderoso
Happy with Sargent

Good communication, great customer service and very good quality. Former Corbin and BMS customer and happy I did it. Good value and no disapointments.

And yes, Rudi begged me not to do so much...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By el_Poderoso
Want to GS in the Laurel Highlands?

I'm very seriously considering going, but I want to make sure I can meet up with a group to do some GSing (or VSing in your case). The fellow who was kind of the leader of the GS ride, Ranger Rick,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2005, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,179
Posted By el_Poderoso
What are you running the Maxxis on?

What are you using them on and what is your highest speed? I've been known to go 90mph+ on occasion. I have an R100GS and have heard some good things about Maxxis and IRC. Price is probaby the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By el_Poderoso
Allegheny National Forest ATV Trails

I did the Allegheny National Forest thing this weekend. I really liked igt and plan to go back (with TKC80s!)

Here's my ride report if you are interested. I found that some folks actually like...
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