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Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
<hr style="color:#D1D1E1;...

<hr style="color:#D1D1E1; background-color:#D1D1E1" size="1"> UPDATE: I now have a little better than 6700 miles on my chain and the axle is still in the front of the slots. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,309
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks. The placement of heat across the tops of...

Thanks. The placement of heat across the tops of the toes is very nice. My 15w insoles have worked well for several years without a controller. I have only needed them below the freezing mark....
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,309
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Interesting. Can you put up a link to the...

Interesting. Can you put up a link to the supplier? What is the resistance in ohms-per-foot? The carbon tape I have seen has a high resistance, at least 7 ohms per foot, so you'd have to work with...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
YOU GUYS ARE UNBELIEVABLE!! I called this...

YOU GUYS ARE UNBELIEVABLE!!

I called this morning and spoke to Christian. No big deal but one of the little pinlock buttons fell out of the SS1700 shield and I wanted to know if I could buy them....
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 123,350
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Geez. professor, it's also a figure of speech....

Geez. professor, it's also a figure of speech. You pour the Scotch out of the bottle aluminum or otherwise into a glass - it's a dram. :wink:...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 123,350
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Perfect. Now all I have to do is find a vodka...

Perfect. Now all I have to do is find a vodka drinker. I don't suppose you know of any highland single malt drams available in stainless. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 123,350
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I re-did the caps on my old leaky Blitz cans with...

I re-did the caps on my old leaky Blitz cans with thick rubber washers.
http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Auxillary-Fuel-Cans-/i-QWnHVPP/0/L/WP_20150128_08_09_55_Pro%5B1%5D-L.jpg

I cut the...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 123,350
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Hey Max! I love these cheap Harbor Freight...

Hey Max! I love these cheap Harbor Freight cam-buckle straps. I cut them to fit and use o-rings to secure the excess. I have never had one come loose in 7 years of using them. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By KEN PHENIX
No suffix at all The label inside reads simply...

No suffix at all The label inside reads simply ECE 22-05 and the sticker on the back of the shell reads ECER22-05. So far I have not been able to ascertain the meaning of the "R".
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Induction into the IBA is highly unlikely for my...

Induction into the IBA is highly unlikely for my brother who is 11 years my senior. He rode BSA and Triumph twins in the late 60's and early 70's and then played around with dirt bikes a while. When...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
So go figure. I wasn't even in the market for a...

So go figure. I wasn't even in the market for a back-up lid and I bought one. :lol3 The SS-1700 is a great value.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26016801#post26016801
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By KEN PHENIX
ECE 22-05 Rated Modular for under 2 Bills? YES!

My brother has decided to take up riding again and started to buy a "cheap" modular helmet. "Not so fast!" I said. So I poked around the web not expecting to find anything cheap.

I was in Houston...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,448
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks man. The cases are Seahorse SE-720. I made...

Thanks man. The cases are Seahorse SE-720. I made this case rig 5 years ago and never take 'em off the bike. They have survived a few parking lot tip overs too.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,079
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Seahorse cases. Bicycle U-bar lock mounting. 5...

Seahorse cases. Bicycle U-bar lock mounting. 5 years on 2 bikes. :D
http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-919-Project/i-n22xrFt/0/X2/IMAG0404-X2.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By KEN PHENIX
My brother bought his first bike in years and I...

My brother bought his first bike in years and I went to several dealers to help him find a cheap modular. I tried on the Revolver evo and found it to be more in the neutral oval camp so common to...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,499
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Most of my helmets have been silver. No reason...

Most of my helmets have been silver. No reason really, I just like metallic silver helmets. I'm not big on graphics. Although I have some hi-viz gear I do not rely on it.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,309
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Ken's Heated Glove Liner 4.0

Seven years ago I began making heated gear, and I started with glove liners. I have made a few revisions and several repairs.

Version 4.0:
...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 26,540
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well this is very interesting. I have been...

Well this is very interesting. I have been tempted a time or two to buy heated gloves and if I do it will be Gordon's.

But for now I suppose I'll go on doing my own warranty work. :evil
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Nice! I've been trying to think up an easy way to...

Nice! I've been trying to think up an easy way to do that. And I already have a set of pad eyes and straps too. Thanks. :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,448
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks. The most substantial update I've done is...

Thanks. The most substantial update I've done is the odometer which is now at 48k. Somewhere the focus changed form a potential 80/20 machine to a mile eater. ...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Brian. Since I posted my question I had a...

Thanks Brian. Since I posted my question I had a chance to try on a Revolver evo size XL and found its shape a bit too round for me. So I pulled the trigger on the SS1700 size L today. I'll let you...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Hey Brian. It's about time to retire my back up...

Hey Brian. It's about time to retire my back up lid. I'm thinking inexpensive modular. My head shape is pure Shoei - size large. I screwed up the other day and tried on a Speed and Strength SS1700 L...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,511
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yes, while not quite as insidious as rain, cold...

Yes, while not quite as insidious as rain, cold is exponential: temperature x speed x duration = windchill. Windchill is described as the body's inability to radiate enough heat to stave off the...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,511
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yep, windchill is exponential - I learned that...

Yep, windchill is exponential - I learned that the hard way too. Several hours @ 70mph in 30f is far colder than at 10 mile commute in the teens. My feet are normally fine down to the teens with wool...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well this is academic now anyway. If you still...

Well this is academic now anyway. If you still have a M2005 rated lid, it's time to retire it.

The "Snell is too stiff" argument has been raging for years. To that I say three words: dual density...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Bok. I hope someday I can think up...

Thanks Bok. I hope someday I can think up something marketable and rush off to the patent office. But this probably ain't it. Anybody can make this rig for no more than a few bucks.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Grinnin, I believe the plastic smart straw...

Thanks Grinnin, I believe the plastic smart straw nozzle would be fine except for the location I chose on the swingarm. The chain's vertical travel as the suspension compressed was too great. I may...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
The more I use the WD-40 the more I like it....

The more I use the WD-40 the more I like it. Check this. I took the bike to the car wash and this is how the high pressure wand left the chain, sprocket and swingarm. No stiff bristle brush, no oily...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,436
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Good plan. Just make sure if the BMW pants you're...

Good plan. Just make sure if the BMW pants you're looking at has removable Gore Tex and thermal liners that they go with the deal. I looked at 2 pair of Rallye pants on ebay and in both cases the...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,436
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Sorry but I understood the op to say "overpants...

Sorry but I understood the op to say "overpants to wear over jeans to help keep the chill off on cooler days" and "Rain-shedding would be a plus." so I just assumed he really meant wind blocking...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By KEN PHENIX
If you have a multi-meter you could probe the...

If you have a multi-meter you could probe the plug for ohms and do the math.

Example:

2.2 ohms @ 13.5 volts = 82.8 watts

2.5 ohms @ 13.5 volts = 72.9 watts

3.0 ohms @ 13.5 volts =...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,436
Posted By KEN PHENIX
ReV'it! Enterprise. $189. No frills overpant. I...

ReV'it! Enterprise. $189. No frills overpant. I don't think you'll find better quality for short money.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-enterprise-pants
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
2.0

First off, pleased with the performance of the WD-40 I decided I could get along without the PJ-1.

I discovered I had mounted the nozzle too close to the chain and there was contact - so much...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I'll chime in on the Alaska gloves. In 2012 I...

I'll chime in on the Alaska gloves. In 2012 I brought my heated liners into the old Philly store and tried on damn near every winter glove they had. There's only one thing worse than cold hands and...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Good points SlowBike. My current setup does work...

Good points SlowBike. My current setup does work quite well. I'm looking at options to speed up gas stops but I don't want to lose any warmth in the process. Whatever I do I will continue to carry...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well I think your 5th grade teacher would say...

Well I think your 5th grade teacher would say that's good logic. :D

However, I will not be in a position to take a chance. I think I'll seek out a rider who has traveled long distances is the...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks Brian. I currently wear heated glove...

Thanks Brian.
I currently wear heated glove liners under my Alaska GTX gloves. However, donning and doffing can be a bit of a pain on Iron Butt fuel stops. So I'm looking for overkill here. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Something I didn't figure - it's FUN! :rofl It's...

Something I didn't figure - it's FUN! :rofl It's actually quite gratifying to push the button to meat out a shot of lube. I'll be more likely to find the "sprayed too often" mark than to ever allow...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Rain ride yesterday. A couple of shots of WD-40...

Rain ride yesterday. A couple of shots of WD-40 and life is good. :happayhttp://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Phenix-Oiler/i-94QmPDH/0/X2/WP_20141014_09_30_36_Pro-X2.jpg

I might be able to...
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,818
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Ok you asked for it. I have another idea. I have...

Ok you asked for it. I have another idea. I have read Gerbing's gloves are not really waterproof. But for the sake of easy off / easy on 4 minute iron butt gas stops, what would you think of using...
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