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Old 05-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #15376
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I'm starting to see the benefit of synthetics. Cotton can get wet and cause nipple chaffing. But some synthetics can do that too. A synthetic riding jersey with nothing underneath is like a cheese grader after a few hours!! Does FOX Racing make carbon fiber nipple pasties? I'll take a pair!

Coolmax works really well. Or at least it did back in the day when I tested a number of samples in the hot and humid climate of Florida. Even on a cool night Coolmax can be more comfy than cotton because it wicks the moisture off.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #15377
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The pivoting movement while shifting is so easy it feels like I'm wearing slippers when I ride.

That's interesting because clumsiness while shifting was one of my major complaints with my old boots.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #15378
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Looked all over the house, in the safe, and in our files for my TVIP and tourist card from the ride earlier this year - the epic voyage with Schizzman, Miguelito, Jimmex etc. to San Miguel, Apatzingan and Sayulita and other points.

After about an hour, I realized it was.......still on the bike

Relief


I am getting old as well!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #15379
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One has to remember what you're buying the footwear to do: protect or walk.

Which is absolutely right. However, sometimes I ride from A to B and sometimes I make a point to stop, photograph, and take notes regularly.

So yeah, I get off and walk a lot more than most people do.

One's mileage may vary. As does one's riding style and interests.

But the more that I hear about the Crossfire the more that I feel that I need to give them a try.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #15380
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Had a nice ride from Mcallen to Real de Catorce today. Had a late start but made it with plenty of time. Now the bikes are bedded down, and we are in the lobby on the wifi


Have fun!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #15381
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I have this question over in GSpot, anyone here have the answer?




Hi!

I am in the process of installing a "new" eBay front wheel on my 1996 R1100GS. I checked the gap before removing the original wheel and found that a .020/.508 feeler gage slide in and out fairly easy. A .021/.533 did not want to go in easily, but I did not try very hard. After installing the "new" wheel, it was obvious that the gap was different, so I consulted the Manuel and found that the spec is .0177/.47 to .02165/.55. The Manuel does not say how easy the feeler gage should fit. Before, I could slide the .021/.533 back and forth fairly easy. Now, I can slide a .015/.381 back and forth, but not as freely as the .021/.533 slide with the original wheel. I can actually get a .019/.483 in the gap now and the wheel will turn with it there, but given big fingers and limited space it does not want to slide back and forth very easily. I did not put any oil on the feeler gages as I normally do when checking valves.

What is the correct way to check the gap?

I have feeler gages, the question for me is "how tight is right". If it is the same method as normally used to check valves, the gap is too small. However, if a feeler gage can be "put" in the gap, it is in spec. BTW, it was certainly close to the top of the spec, if not out with the stock wheel. I don't know if it is related, but the ABS on the front wheel has always been very quick to activate.

Thanks!

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And yes, the stock rim was bent in Mexico! Woody said they couldn't fix it, so after using it over 20,000 miles with a tube and vibration, I finally picked up a used one.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #15382
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Schizz, you still rolling through down here? Before or after? If it's after, can I sign your cast(s)?
We can always stick you out on the corner by the Rivoli with a sign and a tin cup and you can pretend you are French or something, and get some beer money!
Expect to see me in Boca by the 20th unless you can skip out and go riding earlier. If solo I'll pass through Mexico enroute. If I have company will likely do another mountain route.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #15383
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OK; if a dude from Colorado says its too gnarly for a huge pig, I listen.
It is!

I just realized my new DS boots are SIDI Air Boots, not Crossfires as I said before (as if anyone was paying attention and/or cares). The Air Boots definitely feel like slippers when I wear them and I'm concerned about the protection they provide. You probably could walk a few miles in those things. The Crossfires on the other hand look nice and beefy!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #15384
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Had a nice ride from Mcallen to Real de Catorce today. Had a late start but made it with plenty of time. Now the bikes are bedded down, and we are in the lobby on the wifi
Nice work Pilot! Way to get out and do it!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #15385
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What hotel is that ?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #15386
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:04 AM   #15387
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El Poporopodopo is the least of your worries, amigo! Bouncing up and down and off and over on west coast trails will quickly sort out your priorities! LOL!
We've got the Sharpies ready over here!
Back to the serious stuff, either weekend works ok, June 14, 15, 16 is cool and the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd will do fine. If it is mid-week, give me a heads up on that one but it is doable con gusto. The Mystery Rider should be around which is always fun. Hopefully, he won't have put the baffles back into the dinosaur's tail so you too can experience that Texas Motorplex feeling ha,ha!
Just pick a day and aim for it and if you hit it, ok, if not, we'll reschedule on this end. No worries.
Should be hotter than all get out by then, too.
Have you done the lane changing on the route up to Azumbilla from the Orizaba valley? Or do you prefer breakfast at the mirador in Los Cumbres?
Both?
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:11 AM   #15388
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What hotel is that ?
La quinta puesta del sol. Not a bad place. Somewhere around 500 pesos. There were almost no hotels open when we rolled into town, and the ones that were open didn't have parking. They have a comedor on site as well. They also have very very hot water for your shower in the morning!

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #15389
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I have this question over in GSpot, anyone here have the answer?





Hi!

I am in the process of installing a "new" eBay front wheel on my 1996 R1100GS. I checked the gap before removing the original wheel and found that a .020/.508 feeler gage slide in and out fairly easy. A .021/.533 did not want to go in easily, but I did not try very hard. After installing the "new" wheel, it was obvious that the gap was different, so I consulted the Manuel and found that the spec is .0177/.47 to .02165/.55. The Manuel does not say how easy the feeler gage should fit. Before, I could slide the .021/.533 back and forth fairly easy. Now, I can slide a .015/.381 back and forth, but not as freely as the .021/.533 slide with the original wheel. I can actually get a .019/.483 in the gap now and the wheel will turn with it there, but given big fingers and limited space it does not want to slide back and forth very easily. I did not put any oil on the feeler gages as I normally do when checking valves.

What is the correct way to check the gap?

I have feeler gages, the question for me is "how tight is right". If it is the same method as normally used to check valves, the gap is too small. However, if a feeler gage can be "put" in the gap, it is in spec. BTW, it was certainly close to the top of the spec, if not out with the stock wheel. I don't know if it is related, but the ABS on the front wheel has always been very quick to activate.

Thanks!

Donnie


And yes, the stock rim was bent in Mexico! Woody said they couldn't fix it, so after using it over 20,000 miles with a tube and vibration, I finally picked up a used one.



Re-Shimmed! I finally decided to measure as if I was checking valve clearances, which meant it was too tight. I am 90 miles from the nearest BMW store, so I cut a .04/.103 feeler gage, trimmed with scissors and now it checks just like the old wheel did!

PS: I will get the proper shimm next time I am at the BMW store.
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