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Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By keiji
Try to get a cotton that's blended with nylon...

Try to get a cotton that's blended with nylon similar to what BMW city pants are made of. That way, you can get some better tear resistance, as well as be able to build that wonderful patina that...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By keiji
Call First-Gear and ask them. ...

Call First-Gear and ask them.

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/contact.html

Even if whatever you have is out of warranty, I think they've been pretty diligent about fostering good will towards the...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By keiji
Gore-tex anything, X-trafit if you can afford it....

Gore-tex anything, X-trafit if you can afford it. Makes the glove feel like a normal glove because they glue the membrane to the outer.

For the cold& wet, this doesn't really help you though, as...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By keiji
Goretex carries a guarantee from the maker of the...

Goretex carries a guarantee from the maker of the membrane.

If it fails you during the life of the item, they will repair, replace, or refund it....
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,178
Posted By keiji
Do you plan on commuting? I have the Badlands as...

Do you plan on commuting? I have the Badlands as well as jackets using liners, and really the liner thing is only a pain in the ass when I really need those 2-3 minutes to get to work on time.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 169,337
Posted By keiji
ALL the outer pockets on the badlands are not...

ALL the outer pockets on the badlands are not waterproof - the seams are actually the weak point as each pocket has one that cannot be sealed by the inside of the pocket.

Have a look, you will see...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By keiji
If I buy it all in black, I only have one riding...

If I buy it all in black, I only have one riding suit :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By keiji
Between those two jackets, the choice is coming...

Between those two jackets, the choice is coming down to your build - firstgear is a little more generous than alpinestars.

If you're on a budget, motorcyclegear.com is a great place for getting...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 110,578
Posted By keiji
No idea, but I visited their site and I noticed...

No idea, but I visited their site and I noticed that there is a distinct difference in product marketing for the newer line items created after they were purchased by Polaris.

a lot of "Max"...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By keiji
My experience with all waterproof gloves is that...

My experience with all waterproof gloves is that they don't stretch out a whole lot from their original size...my guess is that it has to do with the leather treatment.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By keiji
The not waterproof part of the regular...

The not waterproof part of the regular roadcrafter is due to the way the zipper bunches at the crotch which pools water and defeats the regular and "waterproof" zippers.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,182
Posted By keiji
You couldn't help yourself, could you? I would...

You couldn't help yourself, could you? I would wager that if he moved away from the Rev'it Sand because of the liners, the the Spidi would not not be on the short list..but I do agree that for the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By keiji
I get around 7-8k out of pilot powers so I...

I get around 7-8k out of pilot powers so I wondered how a touring tire would fare on my bike (WR250X).

I put Pilot Road 2's on at 34k, and I'm at 52k right now with plenty of tread depth before...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By keiji
Aerostich armor was great when it was created,...

Aerostich armor was great when it was created, but it lags behind current generation armors. In addition, the values they publish for the ce test is under the hard part only, which is much smaller...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,978
Posted By keiji
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,...

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,"
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,978
Posted By keiji
I personally like the line they gave me - if they...

I personally like the line they gave me - if they test the seams and the fabrics and it passes, then the garment waterproof - nevermind the water coming in through the water (resistant) vent zippers....
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By keiji
For what it's worth, I didn't have a whole lot of...

For what it's worth, I didn't have a whole lot of luck with the latitude keeping me dry - the front Napoleon pocket has a water-resistant zipper with regular fabric behind it - water kept getting...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By keiji
EN 1621-1:2012 for limb protectors was released...

EN 1621-1:2012 for limb protectors was released in (ha) 2012. I have not seen a copy of the published standards, but in addition to a "Level 2", they've added some conditioning/aging requirement....
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By keiji
If you have read the full reports, a lot of them...

If you have read the full reports, a lot of them have a clause about not distributing then without the testing houses consent.

I'll see if I can remember to pull one from there internet when I get...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,182
Posted By keiji
Not sure if it's too late, but i'm just going to...

Not sure if it's too late, but i'm just going to throw it out there that a couple of us have leaky zippers - the flaps don't shield well enough from the "Water Resistant" ykk zips, so you can get wet...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By keiji
See the minimum advertised price. ...

See the minimum advertised price.

http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/community-blogs/business-law-advisor/how-minimum-advertised-pricing-impacts-your-ret
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By keiji
A lot of brands have pricing agreements in place...

A lot of brands have pricing agreements in place after price wars(way back) between retailers kept diluting brand image.

Most likely you won't find anything, and people telling others about...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By keiji
I only have an Atlantis 4, my pockets aren't that...

I only have an Atlantis 4, my pockets aren't that deep.

The Atlantis has slightly better armor coverage as the NP protectors are sized larger than the sas-tec S/C protectors, and as you probably...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By keiji
The old (last year) used a stitch, fold and...

The old (last year) used a stitch, fold and stitch again, and from their marketing literature it should be the same for this year. This is better than straight double stitching as it prevents the...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By keiji
I'm just going to throw in my 2c in here and I've...

I'm just going to throw in my 2c in here and I've owned a klim latitude as well as a badlands pro, and they both leaked through the water resistant vent zippers on the biceps. They just couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,453
Posted By keiji
Looking for the holy grail, are we? My first...

Looking for the holy grail, are we? My first thought is that the Ergo probably isn't all that much of a better jacket compared to everything else you've tried.

A 3-layer jacket is basically the...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,453
Posted By keiji
My Rev'it Cayenne pro was one of the more...

My Rev'it Cayenne pro was one of the more comfortable jackets I've owned - it was the sort of garment that just melted into the back of your mind. Most of this was done through generous use of...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,453
Posted By keiji
Is there anything you want to know in particular?...

Is there anything you want to know in particular?

The only difference between the Pro an Expedition is the accessories as far as I know..
PRO

1621-2 level 1 back protector ( I replaced this...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,967
Posted By keiji
I kind of find it ironic that this is a forum...

I kind of find it ironic that this is a forum that advocates ATGATT because you don't plan on crashing.

Yet it's perfectly acceptable to not plan on getting your down bag wet.

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By keiji
That was probably me...here you go ...

That was probably me...here you go

http://www.simmsfishing.com/support/repairs.html
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By keiji
Cordura is just a nylon weave like any other...

Cordura is just a nylon weave like any other fabric - take a t-shirt and blow through it; an uncoated cordura will allow air to pass in the same manner.

Gore-tex is an ePTFE (expanded teflon)...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By keiji
I have owned a latitude (840D) and it leaked a...

I have owned a latitude (840D) and it leaked a bunch through the front napoleon pocket and the arm vents, similar to this guy's experience with the badlands. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By keiji
From my memory, my cayenne pro came with a tag...

From my memory, my cayenne pro came with a tag that said it had a Teflon treatment, although it wasn't a bullet item in the marketing literature.

It did not do a whole lot for keeping it clean or...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By keiji
In English, you would just refer to them as dual...

In English, you would just refer to them as dual sport or adventure touring tires. As the terminology is very vague, you would informally refer to them by the percentage of on and off road you...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,309
Posted By keiji
I had a Latitude (840). It was great, right...

I had a Latitude (840). It was great, right until it rained, and then it would leak like crazy through the arm vent zippers and through the front napoleon pocket. After 3 warranty repairs, it still...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By keiji
How did it fare as an overpant? the side zip...

How did it fare as an overpant? the side zip doesn't really look high enough for easy on-off over boots.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41,363
Views: 7,717,716
Posted By keiji
For what it's worth, the technical service...

For what it's worth, the technical service bulletin says to adjust ON the side stand whereas previously the service manual said to perform the adjustment on a lift. From my understanding, there was...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By keiji
The original D3O formulation was prone to stress...

The original D3O formulation was prone to stress cracking in the cold - if you look at their current published marketing materials, these would be the ST (standard temperature) range.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By keiji
It was roughly a year ago. I'd follow up with...

It was roughly a year ago. I'd follow up with them as to what they would intend to use.




BTW. You cannot use certain (liquid) seam sealants on c-change as the solvent used in several brands...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By keiji
If you want it to be waterproof, you'll probably...

If you want it to be waterproof, you'll probably need to replace them. I would not personally fret too much about the properties.. You could do a lot worse.

Last time I asked, rainy pass did not...
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