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Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By AceRider01
Unfortunately a lot of gear don't last that well...

Unfortunately a lot of gear don't last that well even for the 20 to 40 m u are talking about
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By AceRider01
I dont have to ask, because i have done it......

I dont have to ask, because i have done it... some of gear cost $1k each, some cost a couple hundred, some less

I am under no illusion that the main reason it cost 10 times more is not because the...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By AceRider01
Marketing 101- market differentiation... Its the...

Marketing 101- market differentiation... Its the same principle used to sell all high end products. Works extremely effectively.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,028
Posted By AceRider01
with the hit -ait - it does support the neck very...

with the hit -ait - it does support the neck very well - it pretty much immobilise your neck... (i own one)

i havent seem the helite in action in person, but from internet video. it does seem...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,028
Posted By AceRider01
I say the quicker the inflation the better......

I say the quicker the inflation the better... 100ms (helite) inflation is obviously way quicker than 250ms hitair.... At 25mph or 40khr, its about 1.7 m or 5 feet quicker to full inflation.
at...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,028
Posted By AceRider01
I think hi-side and flying over the bonnet type...

I think hi-side and flying over the bonnet type accidents are where these ' immobilisation' type airbag works best. The hit a wall type crash will require goldwing type airbag to offer any...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,028
Posted By AceRider01
Bering electronic airbag claims 0.03 reaction...

Bering electronic airbag claims 0.03 reaction time PLUS 0.05 inflation time = 0.08s Total Deployment Time - i cant find out how much it cost $


D-Air electronic system claimed total deployment...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,512
Posted By AceRider01
thats correct - Draggin (Aust) is the first for...

thats correct - Draggin (Aust) is the first for level 1 (C-EVO), but Bull-It is the first for level 2, althought Draggin has sinced obtained level 2 certification in their Holeshot range
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By AceRider01
ok i havent even seen the " new" ones... i dont...

ok i havent even seen the " new" ones... i dont understand why BMW go backwards on the NP protector - the orange ones are very very good - and more comfortable and less intrusive than first appeared...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By AceRider01
not Kevlar jeans - according to BMW, its a heavy...

not Kevlar jeans - according to BMW, its a heavy duty jean with 20% kevlar woven into it...

this is totally unscientific but: Kevlar is often being said as 5x better in abrasion testing than thick...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,512
Posted By AceRider01
to be more specific, EN13595 is the only...

to be more specific, EN13595 is the only appropriate standard for testing motorcycle clothing/garment/fabric (not impact protectors).

while it is argued the CE tests are designed to simulates...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,172
Posted By AceRider01
Seriously, motoport is not a reliable source of...

Seriously, motoport is not a reliable source of abrasion resistance data, to put it politely. - this is beside the point the test published is totally inappropriate for MC gear.

So i wonder what...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,172
Posted By AceRider01
"abrasion cycle until material fail" or...

"abrasion cycle until material fail" or Martindale method, is a material durability test and does not simulate the force experienced during a crash as experienced by motorcyclists.

For those...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,494
Posted By AceRider01
top: 1) the middle part where it is sticking...

top:

1) the middle part where it is sticking up higher - cant remember how much was cut off but only a small amount.

2) the shoulder blade area - i used the knife slice down a little (40 degree...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,494
Posted By AceRider01
the back protector pushes a bit against the back...

the back protector pushes a bit against the back of my neck with my riding posture. Got a pair scissors and knives, and gave a bit small shaving - problem solved
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By AceRider01
Fabric softener will damage your fabrics and...

Fabric softener will damage your fabrics and threads FAST...

If you don't want to wash it, just use warm damped cloth to wipe off as much as possible for now.... When washing later, very briefly...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By AceRider01
Used to have Evoline 2 for more than 2 yrs, which...

Used to have Evoline 2 for more than 2 yrs, which fitted me okay even though I could have done with a bit roundness.. Evoline is a slightly narrower fit again which didn't pass my stand-in the shop...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,462
Posted By AceRider01
First post since jun 2011 - congrats:clap ...

First post since jun 2011 - congrats:clap

not quite sure with your post on whether you agree with their assessment about corrosive substance contact. If so, what was the corrosive substance?
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,172
Posted By AceRider01
Has anyone actually worn one of these other than...

Has anyone actually worn one of these other than those in the promotional clips put out by the company.

I am starting to think this is a project of some advertising/marketing company to be used as...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,933
Posted By AceRider01
come on guys, this is just getting really silly...

come on guys, this is just getting really silly now...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,933
Posted By AceRider01
Now, only the Eric got involved earlier this...

Now, only the Eric got involved earlier this whole saga could have been avoided. But i am happy that OP's issue is now resolved.

A few observation and question:

1) Is the TT the distributor or...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,933
Posted By AceRider01
I agree with you the product warranty is with...

I agree with you the product warranty is with manufacturer or its legal representative. TT is the only reseller for products sold in USA. OP cant prove the purchase is with TT. So the only possible...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,933
Posted By AceRider01
i am not whinging but here's my 2 cents: ...

i am not whinging but here's my 2 cents:

1)No lawyers here, but one of the problem at law of claim against retailer of goods which subsequently got resold to someone else,eg OP, is that, the...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,385
Posted By AceRider01
helmet comes with different cheek size and crown...

helmet comes with different cheek size and crown pads consider using a smaller one to relieve the pressure. If you can feel the hard bits pushing on your head, then either your have a head shape or...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By AceRider01
looking at the numbers, i am guessing there is...

looking at the numbers, i am guessing there is probably 2 shell size: one for XL & XXL; and one for XS to L

usually the cheek pad size designate thickness. You can also create more room for...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,094
Posted By AceRider01
for corded system: the distance before full...

for corded system: the distance before full inflation is: the sum of a) distance for slack to be taken up and b) inflation time x speed @ impact.

The best of the corded system is Helite at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By AceRider01
Standard trekker is great looking for road and...

Standard trekker is great looking for road and forestry type road use - it probably would not survive constant slow speed drop well when riding true off road.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,284
Posted By AceRider01
well, i was finally ready to buy the Holeshot -...

well, i was finally ready to buy the Holeshot - but no one in Aust stock them - so i called the headquarters: yep next shipment is not expected till mid July.

I asked : are draggin jeans all made...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,094
Posted By AceRider01
I owned a Hit-air vest, but am going to replace...

I owned a Hit-air vest, but am going to replace with a helite soon.

Hit-air is the " original " mass marketed air bag vest/jacket - the inflation time was 0.5 second which i thought (that many...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By AceRider01
search on ebay for these "converter" mounts (to...

search on ebay for these "converter" mounts (to change to using go-pro....
Eg:...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,633
Posted By AceRider01
CV, i am not sure the humidity level in...

CV,

i am not sure the humidity level in Tulsa, Oklahoma during summer time. Unless if is always dry heat, i really would not bet on using Atlantis 4 as a regular suit in hot sun-baking weather...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By AceRider01
anyone dealt with bekleidung-motorrad.de

Hi anyone dealt with the above on-line merchant? especially our german friends... i am looking to order a few things there.


AR
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,633
Posted By AceRider01
Seriously, unless you have super high-temp...

Seriously, unless you have super high-temp tolerance, and only assuming relative humidity is less than 70% and you are constantly moving above 30mph or 50km/h, i would say it's good up to about 85F...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By AceRider01
Only some of top end BMW gear are good. If you...

Only some of top end BMW gear are good. If you can get them when they are on sale, then you can pick up at worth the money price (still expensive). Regular pricing is way over the top.

Sidi...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By AceRider01
if you are handy and comfortable dismantling the...

if you are handy and comfortable dismantling the black plastics of the case (from inside), then you can drill and screw a couple tie down points along the black pieces. Yes that's how GIVI does it -...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,462
Posted By AceRider01
thanks for the info on weight- it's a good...

thanks for the info on weight- it's a good comparison against other fully protective layer lined jeans.

My question in relation to seams is based on my understanding the protective lining has to...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By AceRider01
XD4 has a better vent at forehead - GT better...

XD4 has a better vent at forehead - GT better vent at top of head.

XD4 no sun visor - and Protec Tint from Pinlock dont work well on XD4 due to visor shape and the presence of Peak - it just...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By AceRider01
the issue is well known to GIVI due to either...

the issue is well known to GIVI due to either puddle of water accumulating in the opening mechanism area or lids not clamping tight enough when box packed gear is trying to bulge out.

Good news is...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By AceRider01
what's your luggage capacity requirement? Budget ...

what's your luggage capacity requirement? Budget


if you search hard enough, some AU company are selling Pelican 35L for about $150 each incl delivery. cant remember where they are

good old...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 92,752
Posted By AceRider01
U might be happy to find out XL and XXl uses the...

U might be happy to find out XL and XXl uses the same shell, just different padding (crown and cheeks). All replaceable. I bought the cheek pads intended for XXl to fit in my XL and was a perfect fit...
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