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Forum: Equipment 03-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By ArbyNav
Night Vision Issues

I think the guys above, talking about correcting the headlight aim, have got a good bead on the issues. I had to readjust my headlight aim. But if you're middle aged or over, take the eye check out...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By ArbyNav
Venting Maching

I have a VM suit and am satisfied with it. It is an extremely well ventilated suit and when moving I have no problem staying cool. But, as pointed out above, if stopped the black and grey color...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By ArbyNav
Here's where you can find information and buy it.

There is at least one material that the "D30" sounds exactly like. Below are two links - the first is to a wholesale manufacturer and their site outlines the basics of how this foam handles shock....
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By ArbyNav
Be sure to take a look at the higher end cell...

Be sure to take a look at the higher end cell phones, like the Treos. They have many of the features you're asking for and give you connectivity outside hotspots. Plus some have even more features...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By ArbyNav
Real Quick - Why Magnets Don't Work

This is the real short summary on why magnets don't work, or at very, very best have only a marginal effect. There's a long and technical thread I did on another board, plus research with another...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,260
Posted By ArbyNav
Lobby and XPHTfreak, I agree with your...

Lobby and XPHTfreak,

I agree with your points on progessives for general reading - I had the same experience as Stingray though when I had to do things that required shifting the distance of...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,260
Posted By ArbyNav
Try Progressive Lenses

I just finished revamping my glasses and decided against transition lenses but definitely went for progressives. If you need reading/close in lenses, the standard bifocals limit you to a specific...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 63,807
Posted By ArbyNav
Why doesn't the battery cable melt? This is...

Why doesn't the battery cable melt?

This is a quick list of what's happening in the electrics:
Your voltage regulator is going to do it's best to keep the voltage across the battery (or wherever...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By ArbyNav
Wish list for vest improvement

If I had a wish for the vest, it'd be for using clear velcro (it exists) on the back of the ID holder, so you could pull off the holder and the guard could verify the ID is real. Although the ID back...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArbyNav
Heated gloves

Last year I had a 45 minute commute in temps down to the high 20's - I chose heated gloves, heated liner and a two zone variable temp controller. Before I got that gear, no matter how much I...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By ArbyNav
Helmets - Are they aging on the shelf?

Yesterday I got a surprise when I went window shopping for a new helmet. I'm dreaming of a flip up and plan to get one before my current Arai model hits five years (next summer). I went into one of...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By ArbyNav
Joe Rocket - Alter Ego Owner

Phil,
I own a Joe Rocket Alter Ego and it's good value for the price. I've moved to some other, more expensive, gear for summer, but still use the Alter Ego in cold wx. I think many of the lower...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,969
Posted By ArbyNav
GPS advice: Magellan vs. Garmin

I've used both Garmin and GPS, owned one of each - a very early Garmin and a SportTrak pro. Both worked okay - although technology overtakes each designe pretty quickly. Some feedback I've seen in...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By ArbyNav
Drinking Liquids and boot recommendation

I drink fluids (cold ones) under my full face by putting a Camelbak tube up into the mouth area. I can pull it in then bite on the flow valve and drink - don't know how it'd work for coffee but it...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By ArbyNav
Get loose fitting, loose weave

The UnderArmour is good for wicking moisture away, but don't get the compression stuff - it can keep heat in while it pulls the moisture away. Get a loose fitting, Heat Gear if you go with...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By ArbyNav
Hot weather shoes for rding

I wear BMW Street Sneaker II - very comfortable. No waterproofing thought and it takes a few minutes to lace up (like a high top sneaker vs. stepping into a boot). I like it.

ArbyNav
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,824
Posted By ArbyNav
It's not density, it's the abrasion and impact...

It's not density, it's the abrasion and impact resistance of the materials, and how much is there. You can craft mesh gear out of high abrasion material - Kevlar - and it should do fairly well. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,205
Posted By ArbyNav
There's no liner with them. BMW does have a one...

There's no liner with them. BMW does have a one peice pull on rain gear that looks pretty good (I already had another two peice, else I'd spring for it)

I am extremely happy with my VM outfit. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,824
Posted By ArbyNav
Serious Testing

I agree, however a lot of those reviews look like the reviewer bought the item, or got it loaned. Testing to destruction is an expensive process. I think you'd need a government to do that, but the...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,824
Posted By ArbyNav
I'm not an expert on it, but I'd guess you're...

I'm not an expert on it, but I'd guess you're right that the arms and shoulders are probably the most likely to make first contact and see some of the highest stress. And having any part reinforced...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,824
Posted By ArbyNav
Check all the ingredients

Any motorcycle gear can be severely compromised by it's weakest link - a weak material can mean zero abrasion resistance. And even if the manufacturer tries to beef it up it's very difficult to get...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By ArbyNav
Pissed Your hot weather boots - full, half, 3/4?

Anyone have experience out there with boots designed for good airflow, safety (at least cover ankle, steel shank), not mainly to be waterproof? I'm looking for something that I can step into and zip...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,205
Posted By ArbyNav
Under the suit

Typically Underarmor compression shorts and Underarmor loose gear shirt, or a Reebok or other brand wicking T-shirt. The suit is fairly opaque - nothing shows through. Although if you hold the suit...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,205
Posted By ArbyNav
Also got Venting Machine

I just got a BMW Venting Machine too, same reasons as above, and love it. I've got over 500 miles on it and it works swell for keeping the air flowing. But carry lots of water - I was dry and cool...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,429
Posted By ArbyNav
Add note to above

I forgot one point in my post above - I think the Joe Rocket mesh in the Alter Ego is a nylon mesh, while the Rev'it AirFlow mesh is a 500 Denier fabric like Cordura (Rev'it has it's own brand name)....
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,429
Posted By ArbyNav
Alter Ego - Jacket is 4 season, pants 3

I have the Alter Ego outfit, really like it. It worked great through most of winter and into summer (I'm in the Norfolk VA area and rode it on commutes down into the high 20's. You will freeze your...
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