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Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 488,767
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Dude, that looks awesome! Is that the...

Dude, that looks awesome!

Is that the Z-Technik Vstream Sport windscreen? How does it perform? Specifically compared to say the BMW Sport screen?
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
I was a Profile wearer, and when it was time for...

I was a Profile wearer, and when it was time for a new helmet I tried on both the Signet-Q and Shoei GT-Air. Both seemed just slightly rounder (shorter front to back) than the Profile. It was hard to...
Forum: Vendors 06-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 30,104
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Above a certain temp you actually want to prevent...

Above a certain temp you actually want to prevent air flow. Air that is hotter than your body temp will cause your blood & core to heat up. You want to limit the flow of that hot air and use...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
If I'm reading their FAQ correctly, there are...

If I'm reading their FAQ correctly, there are Gore certified tailors who can repair/modify clothing and retain the warranty...

http://rainypass.com/ for example. No idea how expensive that is.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Wouldn't you lose your Gore-tex warranty by...

Wouldn't you lose your Gore-tex warranty by adding snaps or anything else that pierces the membrane?
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Ummm.... Per the Shoei Website at...

Ummm.... Per the Shoei Website at http://www.shoei-helmets.com/faq.aspx (emphasis mine).



So it's only covered for 2 years. Hope you got it for at least 60% off. Since it's only warrantied for...
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 307,864
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Hey Drew, Did you meant to say the Held Camaris...

Hey Drew, Did you meant to say the Held Camaris here? The Cadora says it's a GorePro shell with a thermal liner...

Speaking of the Held jackets, you guys going to have video reviews on them...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106707...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1067070 is a discussion about the CTC-100, a pumped liquid solid state heating/cooling system. Expensive, but those who have tried it are saying very good...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,359
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Thanks Paul! My wife and I met you a few...

Thanks Paul!

My wife and I met you a few years ago at a presentation at the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth ME. I think you rode in on a Moto Guzzi Norge. My wife suffers from the same condition as you,...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
For those of you who have received the Apex, how...

For those of you who have received the Apex, how it is working out so far? Specifically, how's the venting?
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Mine definitely only have those plastic armor...

Mine definitely only have those plastic armor disks covering the *inside* ankle bones. The *outside* ankle bones only have leather and padding. In case it matters: Size 41, purchased in February of...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
A+, Would buy again. :D I've had mine for...

A+, Would buy again. :D

I've had mine for just over 2 years, and have ridden over 10,000 miles in them. I have a friend who wore out one pair after several years and replaced them with the same...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 171,671
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Thanks VTBob! You mind sharing your height...

Thanks VTBob!

You mind sharing your height and inseam info?

What I also want to know is what the wind would be like for a passenger behind you in both situations... Do they get buffeting in...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,359
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
+1 I'm much more interested in the cooling...

+1

I'm much more interested in the cooling capability than the heating. I have traditional heated jackets for my wife and I for cool weather riding. They are more convenient, provide insulation...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,073
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Both of these, but especially the 2nd! I...

Both of these, but especially the 2nd!

I pass an intersection on the way home that almost always has oncoming traffic waiting to turn left onto a road that has more traffic waiting to turn left....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39,985
Views: 10,715,643
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
The guy's got skillz! He completely mastered the...

The guy's got skillz! He completely mastered the techniques of the very-early-apex, braking-mid-corner-to-stand-the-bike-up-and-run-wide, and poor-lane-positioning. Those take time and effort to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,638
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
You asked for a range of 310+ miles. 310...

You asked for a range of 310+ miles.

310 miles / 5 gallons = 62 mpg. Good luck finding a bike that gets that.

310 miles / 40 mpg = 7.75 gallons. Since 40 mpg seems a bit more realistic, you...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,638
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Where would you like the 8+ gallon tank placed to...

Where would you like the 8+ gallon tank placed to meet the low center of gravity requirement?




So either a 40" seat height or forward foot pegs that you can't actually stand on, okay!


...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 617,239
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Only on the inside of the shield. The...

Only on the inside of the shield.

The outside of the shield is still trouble in foggy/misty conditions.

I treat my shield with Plexus. When clean, water beads up readily. When the beads get big...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
To me, it looks like Klim has two "lines" of...

To me, it looks like Klim has two "lines" of jackets: Road and Dual-Sport. From the bottom to the top in terms of price/protection/features:

Road: Induction -> Blade -> Latitude -> Apex...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 115,427
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
The mixing only works with A2DP communications,...

The mixing only works with A2DP communications, which are typically used for music.

I don't know of any dedicated GPS that uses A2DP for spoken directions, but many SmartPhones do! So if you use a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,708
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
:clap Sounds like you have the right mindset...

:clap

Sounds like you have the right mindset to ride smart, and use the fear you talked about as a catalyst for developing the right mindset.

If you don't own them, order yourself a copy of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,708
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
The lesson here is regardless of if the driver...

The lesson here is regardless of if the driver looked in your direction or not, assume they didn't see you, or at least that they didn't judge your speed correctly and think there is still time to...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 666,005
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Your problem is with the Nuvi, not your headset....

Your problem is with the Nuvi, not your headset. The Nuvi 2597 is a car GPS, and the only Bluetooth capability it has is the ability to act as a remote control/speakerphone interface to your phone so...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 666,005
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
When I was wearing an Arai Profile and had the...

When I was wearing an Arai Profile and had the Sena installed, I installed the speakers under the fabric covers on the cheek pads and they never bothered my ears. I don't know if your Signet-Q has...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-30-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Just checked Revzilla, and they have the Apex Hi...

Just checked Revzilla, and they have the Apex Hi Viz in stock in M, L and XL, and the Grey in M and XL as of today. Other sizes and colors hopefully arriving soon.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 115,427
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Have you recently upgraded the Firmware or OS on...

Have you recently upgraded the Firmware or OS on the Sena or Phone? If you upgrade either device, make sure to delete the Bluetooth pairing from *both* devices, and re-pair them.

Even if you...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,191
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
+1 This is also what I do. BMW Heated grips...

+1 This is also what I do.

BMW Heated grips for temps above 45.
Grips + Warm n' Safe glove liners under Held Warm n' Dry gloves below 45.

Keep in mind many heated gloves or glove liners have a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-14-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,398
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
And now the video is Private?

And now the video is Private?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 617,239
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
On the way to work this morning, a Turkey flew...

On the way to work this morning, a Turkey flew across the road about head height - maybe 150 feet in front of me. Made it cleanly across 6 lanes of traffic (3 in each direction). Had I been only a...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Wear earplugs. Some engines like to rev,...

Wear earplugs.

Some engines like to rev, even if they sound busy to you. Earplugs help you relax and let the engine spin where it was designed to.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 205,119
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
5. 350 watt vs. 510 watt alternator?

5. 350 watt vs. 510 watt alternator?
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Seconded. You can also extend into colder...

Seconded.

You can also extend into colder riding by wearing a pair of rain pants over to top of the Airs.
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 307,864
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Hey Drew, Thanks for being a resource here...

Hey Drew,

Thanks for being a resource here on ADVRider.

I'm really intrigued by the new Klim jackets this year. I have a few questions:

When will they actually be in stock?

When will...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Pairing allows for the potential of an Intercom...

Pairing allows for the potential of an Intercom connection. These are the three devices you can start Intercom connections with, but you can only choose one at a time.

If you are Rider A, and your...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Further reading of the comparison chart indicates...

Further reading of the comparison chart indicates that the SMH10 has the option to use Voice-Activated Intercom, but the SMH5 does not. I never use the VOX Intercom anyway, but wanted to make sure it...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Hey Nick; As far as I know, the SMH5 and...

Hey Nick;

As far as I know, the SMH5 and SMH10 work almost exactly the same. The SMH10 has longer battery life, range and the ability to do have two intercome connections simultaneously (which...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 666,005
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
That sounds normal, what are you hoping it will...

That sounds normal, what are you hoping it will do?

The SMH10 can play your music OR have an open intercom for talking, not both at the same time. The music is supposed to pause when the Intercom...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 666,005
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Definitely. The manual shows how to do this. ...

Definitely. The manual shows how to do this.

Rider A would open an intercom connection to Rider B.
Rider C would then open an intercom connection to Rider B as well.

All three riders would...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 666,005
Posted By AlecMyrddyn
Many of these battery packs require a certain...

Many of these battery packs require a certain minimum draw to stay "on" while charging. The SMH10s probably don't draw enough to pass this threshold. One solution is to plug in something else at the...
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