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Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By keiji
Sas-tec is some of the best soft-armor out there....

Sas-tec is some of the best soft-armor out there. I think every piece they make meets the new level 2 requirement for transmitted force at various conditions (ambient, hot, cold).

Not as flexible...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By keiji
Aerostich if you do any commuting duty...there...

Aerostich if you do any commuting duty...there are few riding pants with FULL length side zippers that are worth a damn in the rain. The armor is marginal, but easily replaceable - hip pads cost...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 248,616
Posted By keiji
Buy it, use it, and if it leaks, send it to W.L....

Buy it, use it, and if it leaks, send it to W.L. Gore for a refund/replacement.

Their "guarantee" is no joke.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By keiji
Does the leak align with where the oil passage...

Does the leak align with where the oil passage is? Is the passage a pressurized passage, or is it just an oil return?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By keiji
Do you know exactly where the leak is coming...

Do you know exactly where the leak is coming from? If not, clean off the engine and throw some baby powder at it.

I once thought I had a base gasket leak - turned out I was seeping from my cam...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By keiji
I also have had some of my best customer service...

I also have had some of my best customer service experience with Firstgear (after they were acquired by tucker rocky)

The whole sewing the phone number in the garment so you know who to call is...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By keiji
Anything works so long as it is thick enough to...

Anything works so long as it is thick enough to smooth out hot spots-but like others have said, you want to have insulation to keep the heat close to your body, not away from it.

For all practical...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By keiji
The traverse has a very strange cut intended for...

The traverse has a very strange cut intended for standing on the pegs in a crouch... You get this huge hump back if you don't, and the back pad kind of flops over. Since there is no stretch, the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,850
Posted By keiji
Getting a dual sport with a "small" engine as an...

Getting a dual sport with a "small" engine as an only bike takes a different shift in mentalityto enjoy.

If your idea of fun is traveling on the highway with stump ripping acceleration, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By keiji
I've had a pretty positive experience reusing...

I've had a pretty positive experience reusing side cover gaskets, just don't rip them when taking them off.

Weekends are hard to come by if you're impatient.
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By keiji
if you hate wet feet, buy gore-tex. The warranty...

if you hate wet feet, buy gore-tex. The warranty is far superior.

The discovery has minimal protection and virtually no ankle support (it's just leather).

FYI The TCX Infinities are available...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By keiji
I haven't tried on the bike because i'm too cheap...

I haven't tried on the bike because i'm too cheap to run my nice phone (and use a throwaway pre-paid Moto G). All sorts of crap gets stuck between the ram mount and phone.

The only real...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By keiji
I would say it depends on the power drain of your...

I would say it depends on the power drain of your device. The output of the charger is in the neighborhood of 700-800mA (with a bunch of waste heat directed into your phone), so use cases like...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By keiji
Pilot Roads have been the best street tires I've...

Pilot Roads have been the best street tires I've ever had. Grip is great in the dry, unbelievable in the wet, and practically no warm up time to speak of.

While I have a measily ~25hp, I put on...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By keiji
If it is the synergy 1.0 version (2 button...

If it is the synergy 1.0 version (2 button controller), one click is high.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By keiji
I suspect people use a 1st gen N7 because they...

I suspect people use a 1st gen N7 because they were early adopters and/or they were really cheap to pick up.

I use a prepaid moto G as a GPS ($50 USD), but just about any tablet/phone will do. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,241
Posted By keiji
Prepaid moto g. Fairly common for them to go on...

Prepaid moto g.
Fairly common for them to go on sale...best 50 I spent.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
I have never done it the way the manual states,...

I have never done it the way the manual states, but you can access diagnostic mode by jumping one of the pins on the the lean angle sensor.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Min:105psi "Standard" 121 psi Max 135...

Min:105psi
"Standard" 121 psi
Max 135 psi
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
The right answer is whatever the mfg says to do,...

The right answer is whatever the mfg says to do, since they set the specs.

I have not found a huge shift between cold and hot, but the service manual specifies to do it after warming it for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Threw my new rings in and took her for a quick 20...

Threw my new rings in and took her for a quick 20 mile motoman break-in.

Considering that I didn't touch the cylinder, I'm quite pleased.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Had to take a double take because I didn't notice...

Had to take a double take because I didn't notice that yesterday... Since I already started cleaning the gasket off and couldn't find it anymore, I suspect that it was just a stray "fiber" from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Ring gap is sitting on the upper spec limit, but...

Ring gap is sitting on the upper spec limit, but not the service limit. except the oil ring. The oil ring looked felt like it was baked in there when I was trying to take it out.


Top ring -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Lucky me I got off my conference call way early...

Lucky me I got off my conference call way early and I couldn't help my curiosity.

Cylinder seems to be in good condition. I lack a big enough bore-gauge for this and my calipers (ha) are saying...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
I thought you don't hone nikasil cylinders? I'm...

I thought you don't hone nikasil cylinders? I'm looking to roll the odometer over just because. Going to try to tear into it this winter and get it freshened up.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Checked the valves at 70k miles- good news is...

Checked the valves at 70k miles- good news is that they haven't shifted at all since I set them at 26k miles.

Bad news is I did a couple of compression tests - unfortunately I couldn't get my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Stator burned out around 40-45k miles. Other...

Stator burned out around 40-45k miles. Other than that it's been the regular consumables. Tires, oil, chains and Sprocket's.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Having had bikes with bad rings and obvious oil...

Having had bikes with bad rings and obvious oil burning problems, I can't say that I notice any of the regular sympoms (smoke). The compression has been sitting at the lower spec limit(105psi) for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Due for rings at 40k? Nay, I'm lazy. If...

Due for rings at 40k? Nay, I'm lazy. If compression is still good and it's not burning oil, the rings are still good!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47,052
Views: 9,533,478
Posted By keiji
Alright guys, I've got this gut wrenching feeling...

Alright guys, I've got this gut wrenching feeling that I'm starting to burn oil. It's not a lot, but enough for me to notice that I have to actually top it off between oil changes when I never had...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By keiji
You are right, those are mediums. I also have a...

You are right, those are mediums. I also have a set of larges that I use now, and they work great. I simply use some velcro and some car trim double sided tape to keep it in place.

Barring that,...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By keiji
Buy Gore-tex jacket Buy Aerostich AD1 or...

Buy Gore-tex jacket

Buy Aerostich AD1 or Darien pants (Goretex)

Done and done. If either ever leaks and you didn't crash in it (or otherwise do physical damage to the membrane), contact W.L....
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By keiji
Ditto on this. It'll work in light rains, or...

Ditto on this.

It'll work in light rains, or if you have decent enough protection from your fairings, but the reliability leaves something to be desired when the reason you're buying it is to stay...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By keiji
They do...I thought the point of AD1's was that...

They do...I thought the point of AD1's was that they were like low-rise jeans. I think the expectation is to have a slightly longer coat, as the gusset on the fly is pretty small anyway.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By keiji
I can't believe that this is the first I am...

I can't believe that this is the first I am hearig of this, two years later! Is everyone just buying and selling off the fleamarket?

It seems like one of those differentiating features you would...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,733
Posted By keiji
Quiet update to the Aerostich AD1 pants

I ordered a new pair back in october since my old pair was getting quite ragged...

To my surprise, the new pair came in and the seat has a double layer of fabric on it like their utility pants!
...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,694
Posted By keiji
They don't come out and say it, but you would...

They don't come out and say it, but you would wonder why they would include it in their press release, yet exclude all other brands.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,694
Posted By keiji
You can trust what you like, but Sas-tec is known...

You can trust what you like, but Sas-tec is known to make "SP" series armor for OEM's. It's very obvious that several of Held's armor pieces are straight out of the mold from Sas-tec's other items...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,694
Posted By keiji
If you compare the Sas-tec documentation (the NP...

If you compare the Sas-tec documentation (the NP appears to be a specially dyed form as the shapes match some sas-tec forms like S/C-106) to the d30, the sas-tec is superior in impact protection (and...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,322
Posted By keiji
Neverwet is some really neat stuff, but it leaves...

Neverwet is some really neat stuff, but it leaves a frosted look on the material and is very prone to wearing off from abrasion.

I would look to the previous generation of flouro carbon based...
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