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Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 147,896
Posted By Phat Ham
For you guys who are happy with your Madstads: ...

For you guys who are happy with your Madstads: how much wind/buffeting are you actually getting? I'm getting a decent amount of turbulence with mine. I can ride with my face shield open, but I...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,042
Posted By Phat Ham
I own a roadie and have ridden an XC. Most of...

I own a roadie and have ridden an XC. Most of the time I'm happy with my decision. I rarely ride unpaved roads, but there are some sections of DC where the roads are in terrible condition. On my...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phat Ham
yes it's the factory Pirelli scorpion trail. at...

yes it's the factory Pirelli scorpion trail. at about 7700 miles now and still looking ok. should make it home no problem
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phat Ham
thanks guys. I'll stop worrying about it and just...

thanks guys. I'll stop worrying about it and just enjoy the ride
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phat Ham
will this tire last 2000 more miles?

I'm in the middle of a road trip. I've got about 2000 miles, maybe a little less, until I get home. right now the tire has about 6800 miles on it. I'm wondering if you guys think the tire will last...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Phat Ham
All, Thanks for the suggestions. I will...

All,

Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into all the places mentioned.

I'll be on a Tiger 800 roadie.

Both. I'll camp most days but stay in a hotel if the weather is crappy or if I...
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Phat Ham
Great Lakes

I have the last 2 weeks of August off. I'm thinking of heading up to the great lakes since it's an area I've never seen before.

My preliminary plan is to head north from DC and see Niagara Falls....
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phat Ham
There is an iPhone/Android app called Camp & Tent...

There is an iPhone/Android app called Camp & Tent by Allstays, LLC. Kind of rudimentary but it makes finding a campsite pretty easy. Well worth the $5 http://www.allstays.com/apps/camptent.htm
...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By Phat Ham
I tried an Icebreaker wool t shirt but found it...

I tried an Icebreaker wool t shirt but found it to fit rather baggy and was very thin. Almost sheer. I ended up with a couple shirts from minus33 I am much happier with. Either way, wool has...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Phat Ham
oh yeah Meat Cove. Definitely check out Meat...

oh yeah Meat Cove. Definitely check out Meat Cove.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5381285/Photo%20Jul%2015%2C%2010%2050%2017%20AM.jpg

When I went last summer the last 8 km of the road...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Phat Ham
Make sure you ride the Cabot Trail. In...

Make sure you ride the Cabot Trail.

In nova scotia the visitor's centers are staffed by knowledgeable and friendly people. They can tell you what road conditions are like, if a bridge is out,...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Phat Ham
Try Rainy Pass: http://rainypass.com/ They...

Try Rainy Pass: http://rainypass.com/

They are are certified to alter/repair gore-tex garments.
Forum: Americas 02-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Phat Ham
Instead of the space needle go to columbia tower....

Instead of the space needle go to columbia tower. Its observation deck is much higher up than the space needle and it's also cheaper. I can't remember exactly how much but it's something like $25...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,098
Posted By Phat Ham
I used Castrol 10w-50 at the first oil change. I...

I used Castrol 10w-50 at the first oil change. I noticed a drop of a couple mpg but I think that has more to due with change in riding style than the oil. Get it at amazon for $7.5 a quart:...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,184
Views: 525,850
Posted By Phat Ham
they are not just on or off. intensity varies...

they are not just on or off. intensity varies with current.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,045
Posted By Phat Ham
for me it's not so much the weight but the pack...

for me it's not so much the weight but the pack size. Down packs smaller than synthetics and on a motorcycle pack size matters.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,527
Posted By Phat Ham
The warm n safe touring II gloves aren't on the...

The warm n safe touring II gloves aren't on the website any more. Anyone know what happened to them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,653
Posted By Phat Ham
you know what's funny? one time a lady was upset...

you know what's funny? one time a lady was upset that I took up a whole parking spot and asked me why i couldn't just park on the sidewalk. I nicely explained to her that in DC the law says to park...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By Phat Ham
The 2010 TPG Teton (and Rainier) had the...

The 2010 TPG Teton (and Rainier) had the waterproof Hypertex membrane bonded to the shell. The new 2013 Rainier uses a different membrane called Cocona.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By Phat Ham
If you like smartwool take a look at minus33....

If you like smartwool take a look at minus33. I've been happy with minus33 base layers and they are half the price of smartwool.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,631
Posted By Phat Ham
that sucks dude. I've walked by your bike a few...

that sucks dude. I've walked by your bike a few times and always liked it.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By Phat Ham
http://www.powerlet.com/product/rapidfire-heated-j...

http://www.powerlet.com/product/rapidfire-heated-jacket-liner/475
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By Phat Ham
The latest generation of powerlet heated jacket...

The latest generation of powerlet heated jacket liner and gloves are not made by warm n safe. The wireless heat trolled is.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Phat Ham
What size are you? I have a pair of Dakar pants...

What size are you? I have a pair of Dakar pants that have ben sitting in my closet for a few years that I've been too lazy to sell. Size small grey. Any interest?
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,625
Posted By Phat Ham
here is the oil on amazon:...

here is the oil on amazon: http://amzn.com/B008MISF54

$45 and free shipping, so $7.50 per quart.
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,184
Views: 525,850
Posted By Phat Ham
I think it only applies 2012 or older models ...

I think it only applies 2012 or older models

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/35391
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,571
Posted By Phat Ham
I kind of have my doubts as to any of them...

I kind of have my doubts as to any of them protecting in a real crash. I've seen a picture of sw motech bars that put a hole in the engine case. Happy trail makes a really beefy looking set but again...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,571
Posted By Phat Ham
I have the Triumph bars. In a low speed drop on...

I have the Triumph bars. In a low speed drop on a flat surface the crash bars, handle bars, and passenger foot pegs are what hit the ground. The radiator and tank don't. of course if you're on...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By Phat Ham
$550 is steep but if they offer abrasion...

$550 is steep but if they offer abrasion protection, impact protection, and waterproofing what makes them different than a "real" motorcycle pant?
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By Phat Ham
Revzilla says and It could...

Revzilla says



and



It could just be revzilla's wording, but it sounds like they might be using different materials.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,316
Posted By Phat Ham
Waterproof jeans

Saw these on revzilla's website: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rokker-revolution-jeans

Dynatec/denim fabric with a c_change waterproof membrane. D30 armor. Seems like pretty much everything...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By Phat Ham
if the traverse fit anything like the latitude...

if the traverse fit anything like the latitude then they won't come anywhere near his inseam requirement. I tried a "long" latitude and it was shorter than a "regular pair of revit pants I have.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Phat Ham
Finally got around to contacting rainy pass about...

Finally got around to contacting rainy pass about what fabrics they have. Here is what they told me:



Doesn't give me a lot of confidence. Looks like I'll be writing off my comfortshell pants....
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phat Ham
I have the air n dry and the klim element short...

I have the air n dry and the klim element short gloves. The air n dry are my warm weather gloves and the elements my cold weather gloves. There's a decent amount of overlap in the temp ranges they...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phat Ham
That's interesting. I also have the Klim Element...

That's interesting. I also have the Klim Element short gloves and think they run big. I was looking for a glove I could fit my powerlet heated glove liners under and the Elements fit the bill. The...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,531
Posted By Phat Ham
not every hd dealership supports buell. Last time...

not every hd dealership supports buell. Last time I went to a local hd dealership the parts guy said they don't even have the buell parts books any more and can't order buell parts. I even gave him...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Phat Ham
That's kind of disappointing to hear. For how...

That's kind of disappointing to hear. For how much they are quoting me it's probably not worth it if they can't use the original materials. How long ago did you talk to them?
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 91,905
Posted By Phat Ham
question about the misano pants: what areas are...

question about the misano pants: what areas are 840D and what areas are misano? I'm wondering if Klim considers the seat area a high abrasion zone or if they put misano there.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Phat Ham
repair or replace damaged gear?

I recently had a getoff. Gear took all the damage and I came out pretty much unscathed. My BMW Comfortshell pants have a small hole above the knee and a couple holes in the outer layer of the right...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,531
Posted By Phat Ham
27k miles on a 2008. I got rid of the bike after...

27k miles on a 2008. I got rid of the bike after the clutch hub bearing seized. It was a really cool, fun bike but I just didn't have any confidence in it any more.

mine had the milky white...
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