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Old 07-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #18841
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Glad to hear it! Are you going to make the Tenere rally next month?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #18842
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Send the link I'll check my calendar
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #18843
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I'm pretty sure that is what I have. Then the rectangular one for the passenger.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #18844
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motorcycle AC

Just got a new air condtioner for my Tenere.

The vest works pretty well. Did a test drive in 96 degree weather and was very pleased. The phase change cool packs didn't build up any condensation. It made a big difference at stops.

The packs are 58 degree and last about 3 hours. Also, freeze in only 25 minutes in ice or 45 minutes in the freezer. Although it looks a little like you are wearing a life vest. I could wear it under my jacket with no problems. The liquid is not water but a phase change liquid that is lighter than water... but only slightly. It doesn't crystalize like ice but instead is like tight packed sand. You can bash it into shape if it froze in a wierd shape.

It even comes with an insulated duffle bag to keep it in.

They fit big. A medium fits me perfectly with a 42" chest. There is a lot of adjustment capability by using the velcro straps.

Zoro tools seems to be the cheapest place to get them $107. They are $150 everywhere else. You can order them from their site if you don't like ebay.

OK, now everyone gets to call me a panzy wimp for wearing a silly looking ice vest.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330909537554...84.m1497.l2649




This is a similar product. it uses the same packs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K61p95pUYi4

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #18845
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I have a couple of the plain Hydroweave ones. Just give it a soak and ride.
They actually work pretty well.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/silve...oling-vest.htm
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #18846
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Canary Survived a Deer - with no help from ABS

I was going 80 mph on a two lane country road on a warm sunny afternoon - and the one-and-only deer in my 570 mile day, decided to jump on the road.
I first saw it in the opposite lane, accessed some old club road racing memories, pulled in the clutch, and applied the front brake as hard as I dared.
When the long travel fork finally decided it had no more room to travel, I was fully braced against the bars, tank and pegs, then the front tire got that greasy feeling that says....hey I am about to slide. The bars did some waggling about as well. The rear wheel may have been off the ground.
By then the deer was directly in front of me and about 8 feet from my wheel, and it scampered off the road.
I released the front brake.
I never heard from ABS.

The Canary remained remarkably composed, it does not have the level of brakes that my Ninja 1000 had, and it weighs 100 lbs more and other than an initial soggy feeling at the break lever, I am very impressed with how the bike handled the emergency.


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Old 07-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #18847
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The ABS is extremely non-intrusive even when it kicks in. Given your description I'm guessing it kept you from skidding.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:12 AM   #18848
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I was going 80 mph on a two lane country road on a warm sunny afternoon - and the one-and-only deer in my 570 mile day, decided to jump on the road.
I first saw it in the opposite lane, accessed some old club road racing memories, pulled in the clutch, and applied the front brake as hard as I dared.
When the long travel fork finally decided it had no more room to travel, I was fully braced against the bars, tank and pegs, then the front tire got that greasy feeling that says....hey I am about to slide. The bars did some waggling about as well. The rear wheel may have been off the ground.
By then the deer was directly in front of me and about 8 feet from my wheel, and it scampered off the road.
I released the front brake.
I never heard from ABS.

The Canary remained remarkably composed, it does not have the level of brakes that my Ninja 1000 had, and it weighs 100 lbs more and other than an initial soggy feeling at the break lever, I am very impressed with how the bike handled the emergency.


I have had people riding with me who have observed the ABS working on the back wheel while I wasn't even aware it had kicked in.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:26 AM   #18849
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I was going 80 mph on a two lane country road on a warm sunny afternoon - and the one-and-only deer in my 570 mile day, decided to jump on the road.
I first saw it in the opposite lane, accessed some old club road racing memories, pulled in the clutch, and applied the front brake as hard as I dared.
When the long travel fork finally decided it had no more room to travel, I was fully braced against the bars, tank and pegs, then the front tire got that greasy feeling that says....hey I am about to slide. The bars did some waggling about as well. The rear wheel may have been off the ground.
By then the deer was directly in front of me and about 8 feet from my wheel, and it scampered off the road.
I released the front brake.
I never heard from ABS.

The Canary remained remarkably composed, it does not have the level of brakes that my Ninja 1000 had, and it weighs 100 lbs more and other than an initial soggy feeling at the break lever, I am very impressed with how the bike handled the emergency.

If your ABS acted like that, I would think you have a problem and maybe take it to a good shop.


The first thing I did with mine after picking it up, was to try out the brakes.
They were the best brakes I'd had up to that point. I have slapped them hard on both gravel and hard surface and never had the type of reaction you did. just sayin

Hope you get them fixed..
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:59 AM   #18850
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The first thing I did with mine after picking it up, was to try out the brakes.
They were the best brakes I'd had up to that point. I have slapped them hard on both gravel and hard surface and never had the type of reaction you did. just sayin

Hope you get them fixed..
i challenge friends to a stop contest down hill on hard dirt. at 40 or 5o mph i just jam the front brake as hard as i can and the bike stops much shorter and safer than anyone else. but ive done it on grass and stone as well.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #18851
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I was fully braced against the bars, tank and pegs, then the front tire got that greasy feeling that says....hey I am about to slide. The bars did some waggling about as well. The rear wheel may have been off the ground.
What tires are you running?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:30 AM   #18852
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What tires are you running?
I am on the original tires, Tourance EXP.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #18853
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Just read the new Australian motorcycle news where they tested most of the big adv bikes such as GS, GSA, Cross tourer, KTM1190/R, Explorer, Stelvio, ST.
The ST was one of the thirstiest and it had the least powerful engine and was a bit rough and not so smooth and very slow compared to most of the others but pretty good off road, not very good riding but who cares, I`m quite happy with mine. Looking at the 0-100 km/h stats compared to my old DL this ST is slower..... Even the irrelevant quarter mile is about the same as DL650...
But on dirt roads who needs 150 hp?
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:01 AM   #18854
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i challenge friends to a stop contest down hill on hard dirt. at 40 or 5o mph i just jam the front brake as hard as i can and the bike stops much shorter and safer than anyone else. but ive done it on grass and stone as well.
Just won't stop just short of the back of a car.

(Too soon?)

Glad you are healed up and back in the saddle.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #18855
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Just read the new Australian motorcycle news where they tested most of the big adv bikes such as GS, GSA, Cross tourer, KTM1190/R, Explorer, Stelvio, ST.
The ST was one of the thirstiest and it had the least powerful engine and was a bit rough and not so smooth and very slow compared to most of the others but pretty good off road, not very good riding but who cares, I`m quite happy with mine. Looking at the 0-100 km/h stats compared to my old DL this ST is slower..... Even the irrelevant quarter mile is about the same as DL650...
But on dirt roads who needs 150 hp?
Could you possibly put up some links to pics of the pages that you might have taken...
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