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Old 01-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #73321
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just talked to tech at dynamat.

solution is 1st stick dynamat extreme to skid plate and then dynalinner 1/2" foam to that. takes care of both sources of noise.
warm up skidplate 1st with hairdryer then stick.

he knows bikes and skid plates.

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamat-10415-.../dp/B00020CATC
http://dynamat.com/products_car_audio_dynaliner.html
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:18 PM   #73322
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have tubes between on the front of the plate. yes it's harmonics and reflective sound. don't expect no sound just muffle what is there.
I used some heater hose between the skid plate and frame IIRC 3/4" ID. Once cut open it fits around the frame rails (with a bit of trimming) and stays in place when you take the plate off to change oil etc. Quiets things down quite a bit.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #73323
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This is a common question. Guys think riding with ear buds they are OK ... and they are partly right! You are protecting your hearing from low frequency wind damage.

BUT ... if you crank up the Tunes ... this will also take a toll on your hearing over time.

At speed we tend to listen LOUDer and LOUDer as the day goes on ... and we've all read the studies about the Japanese teenagers going deaf from listening to their Walkman/Nano too LONG and too LOUD. Tens of thousands affected in Japan.

With hearing damage its not just db levels ... it's duration of the abuse and proximity or source of the sound to your ear drum. Ear buds are in close proximity to your ear drum ... and more worrisome ... they SEAL up your ear canal providing NO venting ...which is critical to prevent damage. Loud Ear Buds inserted ALL THE WAY IN ... really can hammer your ear drums when cranked up to max.

In my industry very few use Ear Buds for this reason. We use open air headphones ... and take them off for loud transients or gun shots.
If you listen riding ... try to keep the volume down. Over time you'll get used to a lower level.
I've already got an SMH5 on my "to buy" list. Once I add that to the side of the helmet, will I be alright with the disposable foam ear plugs you get at the hardware store?
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #73324
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Chucksklrst; I have a Laminar windscreen on my DR 650. I put it on back in 2010, before Procycle was listing it. I like mine very much. Keep the wind off your chest. I rode from Seattle to San Diego in February 2011, with snow part of the way so it was tested. I did drill and mounted with some plastic nuts and bolts with rubber gromets between the screen and headlight surround as the 3M stuff didn't hold it as well as I wanted. I am 72 and the screen does make long rides a lot nicer. I would post photos however I must admit I have no idea how.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #73325
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Chucksklrst; I have a Laminar windscreen on my DR 650. I put it on back in 2010, before Procycle was listing it. I like mine very much. Keep the wind off your chest. I rode from Seattle to San Diego in February 2011, with snow part of the way so it was tested. I did drill and mounted with some plastic nuts and bolts with rubber gromets between the screen and headlight surround as the 3M stuff didn't hold it as well as I wanted. I am 72 and the screen does make long rides a lot nicer. I would post photos however I must admit I have no idea how.
How about sending me some photos to Chucksklrst@aol.com I need close ups of front and side views and a few from the cockpit. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #73326
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Looking at how to post photos, I guess I need to have a photo host to be able to post photos. I don't see a way to up load photos direct from my hard drive. am I mistaken?
A lot of guys here use Smug Mug for photo hosting. It's owned/operated by site owner Baldy and run by his kids. It's not FREE but is the best, IMHO ... and helps keep ADVrider on the air. It's about $30 a year (IIRC) Every little bit helps.

You can also use Google's Picasa hosting site for pics. Free but limited. I use both.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #73327
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I've already got an SMH5 on my "to buy" list. Once I add that to the side of the helmet, will I be alright with the disposable foam ear plugs you get at the hardware store?
Most times those hardware story plugs are junk ... and end up being expensive and they HURT! Try Howard Leight Razor Lite ear plugs. 200 pair to a box ... about $25. The Razor's are soft and smooth, attenuate 32 db of noise. I can wear them all day without discomfort. I prefer UNcorded version and if you keep your hands clean you can re-use them at least a half dozen rides. Once wet, they are ruined. Toss them.

http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/laser-lite
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #73328
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Most times those hardware story plugs are junk ... and end up being expensive and they HURT! Try Howard Leight Razor Lite ear plugs. 200 pair to a box ... about $25. The Razor's are soft and smooth, attenuate 32 db of noise. I can wear them all day without discomfort. I prefer UNcorded version and if you keep your hands clean you can re-use them at least a half dozen rides. Once wet, they are ruined. Toss them.

http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/laser-lite
Half a dozen rides, figure three uses per pair...yeah, I can swing 600 rides for $25. Even if I commuted to work every single week day of the year, I'd still get two years out of $25. I could live with that lol. Thanks for cluing me in!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #73329
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if it otherwise looks decent, you could always offer $1500, and then walk away if the seller says no...

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This idea fits my cheap arse just fine. A good deal plus I can get some farkles and still not have much $$$ in it.
being a bit of a cheap arse myself, that's how i bought my '00. it was on a local c/l, adwertized for $3k; it already had sm wheels, which was what i was wanting to do anyways. the pics looked good, but when i went to look at it, the bike had obviously been beaten on. there was a li'l dent in the rear swingarm from the kickstand, and the front steering stem bearings were shot. and, the rear wheel was obviously installed incorrectly, as it was off-center - a re-lacing was in order. plus, misc scrapes, etc... i offered $1k and got it for $1300. i figured that was about the price for a set of sm wheels & tires, and the bike was a freebie! the cheap price has let me spend quite a bit on it, and it's now almost perfect, for me. and, the bike's motor is in great shape; smooth and pulls really strong, w/the fcr-39 carb, kientech hi-flow midpipe, fmf powerbomb hi-flow header and tsukigi gsxr1000 exhaust can...

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #73330
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Get yourself a SPOT satellite tracker. It will go a long way toward calming your wife's fears. If I remember correctly the tracking subscription is around $150/year. Absolutely worth every penny.
Just returned from riding Ecuador. My wife had a fun time tracking me on SPOT, Andes to Pacific and back across to the Amazon Basin. She could even see where we attempted a mud road, stopped and turned back. Highly recommend it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #73331
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Just returned from riding Ecuador. My wife had a fun time tracking me on SPOT, Andes to Pacific and back across to the Amazon Basin. She could even see where we attempted a mud road, stopped and turned back. Highly recommend it.
I take my SPOT on just about every ride. I call up my 94 year old mom and invite her to 'ride' along by watching the tracking.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:59 AM   #73332
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I am 72 and the screen does make long rides a lot nicer.

You are champ mate. I'm 60 and hope I'm still riding the Dr at your age. Well done and keep riding.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:26 AM   #73333
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Having CASH in hand is key. Good deals on CL go quickly. Same with Cycle Trader and deals here on ADV Rider Flea Market.

Be ready to JUMP when the good deal appears. Good luck, have fun!
I have missed great deals on riding boots, leather jacket and a bike or 2 by not being the first to call. :( Now I am checking CL 3-4 times a day and ready to strike when the next good deal appears.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:38 AM   #73334
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being a bit of a cheap arse myself, that's how i bought my '00. it was on a local c/l, adwertized for $3k; it already had sm wheels, which was what i was wanting to do anyways. the pics looked good, but when i went to look at it, the bike had obviously been beaten on. there was a li'l dent in the rear swingarm from the kickstand, and the front steering stem bearings were shot. and, the rear wheel was obviously installed incorrectly, as it was off-center - a re-lacing was in order. plus, misc scrapes, etc... i offered $1k and got it for $1300. i figured that was about the price for a set of sm wheels & tires, and the bike was a freebie! the cheap price has let me spend quite a bit on it, and it's now almost perfect, for me. and, the bike's motor is in great shape; smooth and pulls really strong, w/the fcr-39 carb, kientech hi-flow midpipe, fmf powerbomb hi-flow header and tsukigi gsxr1000 exhaust can...

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From 3K to 1.3K! You shall be my new role model. I had a WR250X and was really happy with the SM wheels off road. I would be extremely happy (maybe even to the point of prying my wallet open a bit more) to find a DR with SM wheels.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:16 AM   #73335
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Anybody have either of these tank bags mounted to there bike? specifically the IMS tank..

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Tank-Bag.aspx

I'm leaning towards the bigger one.


Is the wolfman map pocket completely waterproof? ex. I can put an iphone (or GPS) in there without worry.
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