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Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
I'm not John, but I can tell you yes, he does --...

I'm not John, but I can tell you yes, he does -- he sold me one a couple of months back.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
The vest doesn't dominate visually; it's not that...

The vest doesn't dominate visually; it's not that big when packed. If visibility is your primary concern I'd suggest (as a layman) to get a hi-viz jacket and the vest over the top. Lots more material...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,748
Posted By spaceharrier
Nice. I'd been thinking about using a...

Nice.

I'd been thinking about using a heatsink assembly on mine. Now I know it can work I might actually get around to it. And bravo on actually experimenting enough with the power issue to get...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,748
Posted By spaceharrier
I'll need to take an updated pic; I've since...

I'll need to take an updated pic; I've since added a sunshade.

Two things to consider with any iPhone solution: power and temperature. First is that it seems -- at least for the 3GS -- that it...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
I only play one on TV.

I only play one on TV.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
Yeah, part of that logic package. RFID or...

Yeah, part of that logic package. RFID or Bluetooth (for example) so you know if you're near the bike, and perhaps if it's moving, you're moving but you don't agree on direction.

A lowside ought...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
I've been wondering about this. Most obvious...

I've been wondering about this. Most obvious issue with the tether is remembering to hook it up. Second is that if you don't separate from the bike, your airbag won't inflate, though I don't know how...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
Just because someone who could benefit from...

Just because someone who could benefit from something isn't using it doesn't mean that the benefit isn't there. Lot's of reasons why something may not have yet caught on. Now to be a bit less smug, I...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 67,860
Posted By spaceharrier
Not difficult to ride in. Fits well enough over...

Not difficult to ride in. Fits well enough over all my jackets. The vest outer isn't mesh, and it also has the inflatable bladder packed inside which (obviously) isn't mesh either. So it doesn't flow...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,590
Posted By spaceharrier
To be fair, I would feel rather safer in that bus...

To be fair, I would feel rather safer in that bus up on the lift than I do on the bike in the rain at night.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,590
Posted By spaceharrier
Here's mine. Actually Think it could use a bit...

Here's mine. Actually Think it could use a bit more at the front now I see the pics.

http://homepage.mac.com/craigdpaterson/moto/reflect/1.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By spaceharrier
Aside from all the "good natured ribbing", simple...

Aside from all the "good natured ribbing", simple answer: no, don't bother with the battery tender and inverter piece. The inverter, battery tender are both going to be driven by the same alternator...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By spaceharrier
Another vote for the Pro-Grip 714s. Night and day...

Another vote for the Pro-Grip 714s. Night and day compared to the stock grips on my Wee Strom.

I've got Oury grips on my mountain bike, though, and they are very good. Hadn't considered putting...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,420
Posted By spaceharrier
Yeah, mine is stable there. Bit of velcro on the...

Yeah, mine is stable there. Bit of velcro on the tank maybe, methinks.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,420
Posted By spaceharrier
Yeah, I tend toward that theory as well. I...

Yeah, I tend toward that theory as well. I already have back protectors in my jackets and while I'm not about to remove them, I'm having a hard time seeing how they'd play much of a role in any...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,420
Posted By spaceharrier
I think you summed that up pretty well. I bought...

I think you summed that up pretty well. I bought the non hi-viz but retroreflective edition from Safermoto lately. To the "Pros" I'd add neck protection, since I don't have any other gear that does...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,026
Posted By spaceharrier
+2. If I'm car camping with the wife we'll have...

+2. If I'm car camping with the wife we'll have real coffee, but those Starbuck's instant packs are perfect for one-up with a Jetboil.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By spaceharrier
dirtbikebitz.com

dirtbikebitz.com
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By spaceharrier
Snap, ex-pat Brit in the US. I used to wear 10.5...

Snap, ex-pat Brit in the US. I used to wear 10.5 in UK sizes, usually wear 11 in US sizes. Got a set of the European version Sidi Adventures shipped over, size 45, and they fit really well....
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By spaceharrier
I had a similar issue, and ended up picking up a...

I had a similar issue, and ended up picking up a couple of these:

Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP AVRCP Stereo Music Receiver (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8422)

I bought two because they...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,739
Posted By spaceharrier
I've done a bit over a year in a Phantom, from...

I've done a bit over a year in a Phantom, from summer to summer with a daily 60m round trip commute in winter. I found it generally pretty waterproof, but did get some leakage on the front zipper a...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,895
Posted By spaceharrier
I'm harboring that same suspicion -- GPS +...

I'm harboring that same suspicion -- GPS + Bluetooth playback and my 3GS seems to gradually run down, regardless of which charger I use.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,719
Posted By spaceharrier
I wear them, tend to upgrade them in my jackets....

I wear them, tend to upgrade them in my jackets. Interested to see where this goes -- must admit I'm guilty of thinking it's my back, it's important, and surely I'll fall on it. Not very scientific,...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By spaceharrier
Me too. I still find it horrifying paying $30+...

Me too. I still find it horrifying paying $30+ for a non-custom insole, but I've found they work very well.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By spaceharrier
I wired some Signal Dynamics 3" LED bars into my...

I wired some Signal Dynamics 3" LED bars into my Sears/JC Whitney topcase. Work pretty well, with dual intensity so they act as both running and brake lights. Wired them in downstream of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By spaceharrier
Magic ingredient for removing bugs and fostering...

Magic ingredient for removing bugs and fostering nausea: Ammonia. I use the Cal Sci mix detailed here (http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Fairing.html):



Works great, though, even for pretty...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By spaceharrier
How so? I ask 'cause I've had problems with...

How so? I ask 'cause I've had problems with devices that when paired the phone decides it's talking to a headset rather than stereo speakers. It then sends much lower quality audio, which sounds like...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,956
Posted By spaceharrier
Ride in the rain much? Good luck finding any test...

Ride in the rain much? Good luck finding any test anywhere showing skilled riders out-stopping ABS in the wet.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 236,844
Posted By spaceharrier
Tried insoles? Superfeet green seem to now be...

Tried insoles? Superfeet green seem to now be approved for Gore-Tex (so probably fine for for the Adventure Rain). I too have a skinny heel (and shin) and find them pretty comfortable.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By spaceharrier
Not necessarily: it can just be foam armor and be...

Not necessarily: it can just be foam armor and be CE certified. Strain rate sensitive is relatively new and fancy -- for now at least it tends to be on higher end stuff.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By spaceharrier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_armor ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_armor

That's one of the more succinct Wikipedia articles I've read. If you want to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different types and configurations...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By spaceharrier
There is a giant UFO in the corner of your...

There is a giant UFO in the corner of your picture. I think you demonstrate extreme calm in this shot.
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,956
Posted By spaceharrier
I quite like that white. Only issue is it might...

I quite like that white. Only issue is it might need to be washed between valve checks...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,442
Posted By spaceharrier
Wait, I said that already :1drink Little clumsy...

Wait, I said that already :1drink Little clumsy but leaves very few excuses.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,442
Posted By spaceharrier
Canon EOS 7D with a 15-85mm lens. Meets exactly...

Canon EOS 7D with a 15-85mm lens. Meets exactly one of your criteria :) Not as much hassle as you'd think in the tank bag, though.
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,172
Posted By spaceharrier
No, your responses were all het up and excited....

No, your responses were all het up and excited. As if everyone was being considered hostile.



Only for combat sports. For riding I wear a full-face helmet, since that'll be much more effective...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,172
Posted By spaceharrier
Your logic: since it's easy to come up with any...

Your logic: since it's easy to come up with any number of situations where gear won't save you, that gear isn't ever worth having. That logic doesn't follow; it's a crock. Gear is about minimizing...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 236,844
Posted By spaceharrier
+1 more for Dirtbikebitz. Ordered through the web...

+1 more for Dirtbikebitz. Ordered through the web site on Sunday evening, got a shipping notification Monday and the boots arrived in sunny California today (Wednesday morning). Total price $477.10...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,895
Posted By spaceharrier
I haven't had any experience with the iPhone GPS...

I haven't had any experience with the iPhone GPS in Afghanistan or Pakistan. But I can confirm that it works OK in the domestic US away from any kind of cell service. I was riding around in Nevada a...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,875
Posted By spaceharrier
Option...

Option (http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/Spyder_III_Pro_Arctic_Series-96-37.html) for the patient?
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