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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,316
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I use a basic 12v receptacle mounted open end...

I use a basic 12v receptacle mounted open end down on the bars behind the windshield. I inserted a double usb wart and put a short screw in the side to prevent it from vibrating out. (and it will...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,316
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yeah my priorities kinda shifted in mid stream. I...

Yeah my priorities kinda shifted in mid stream. I originally planned to re-route the pipes and add a skid plate, maybe even do a fork swap. But I seem to be doing more long distance touring and iron...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,316
Posted By KEN PHENIX
HA! :evil ...

HA! :evil
http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-919-Project/i-JQ97qXx/0/XL/IMAG0385-XL.jpg

. . . . . check my sig line. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,316
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Prayers for your friend. This bike will sell...

Prayers for your friend. This bike will sell quickly at around the $3500 mark. No need to worry about the valves as these bikes are bullet proof. It would be a good idea to list it on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,316
Posted By KEN PHENIX
The only real change in these bikes is 2004...

The only real change in these bikes is 2004 models and up have adjustible cartridge forks. Make your best deal and ride!
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 206,899
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Will do. :ricky

Will do. :ricky
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 206,899
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Just wanted to let you know you guys rock.

Just wanted to let you know you guys rock.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Yeah brother! I'm feelin' it. For some reason I...

Yeah brother! I'm feelin' it. For some reason I love this idea. :lol3

http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Left-Coast-December-2013/i-46NqdJn/0/XL/IMAG0862-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,346
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Me too! Sorry I'm late. I just found out...

Me too!

Sorry I'm late. I just found out about the "come-to-Jesus" meetin' here. Halleluiah! And I feel all your pain although I'm not as bad as some of you. I'm actually pretty good about...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By KEN PHENIX
http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ATGATT/i-4q...

http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ATGATT/i-4qJTz8B/0/XL/P1010419-XL.jpg

The Stealth has been my commuter suit 8 months a year since 2009. It's really convenient. I did some things to mine to...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Same here. Rev'It! USA's service has been stellar...

Same here. Rev'It! USA's service has been stellar in my experience. My old Dakar pants leaked and they replaced the liner no questions asked - but their proprietary Hydratex material just isn't that...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,588
Posted By KEN PHENIX
First of all, the reason to buy this jacket is...

First of all, the reason to buy this jacket is because it's bona fide Gore Tex, which means waterproof AND breathable. I've had my fill of cheap rain gear that becomes a wearable sauna in summer. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks, Fast1. :ricky

Thanks, Fast1. :ricky
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I know several riders whose bikes produce limited...

I know several riders whose bikes produce limited watts who hook up a cheap onboard digital volt gauge. When the volts drop below 12.5 they simply turn the heat down a bit. I imagine of one had a 8...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Update

The new 3.0 was absolutely stellar on my west coast trip (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948518) in December. I however, neglected to lash my jacket liner to the top case and lost it...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Just curious. Can anybody report long term...

Just curious. Can anybody report long term experience with 30awg copper wire in a jacket liner. Any breaks? Interval between breaks? Ease of diagnosis and repair?
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Oh yeah, I was so amped trying to get the BBG I...

Oh yeah, I was so amped trying to get the BBG I didn't give any thought to the SS1000. It wasn't until after my BB1500/SS2000 packet arrived that I went back and did the math. I had done 1022 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,620
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Ok, I'm in. :clap :lurk

Ok, I'm in. :clap
:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Will do. Same here. If you're passing through the...

Will do. Same here. If you're passing through the Beaumont area - can't beat the rider network. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Here's a few shots from the go-pro. Enjoy. ...

Here's a few shots from the go-pro. Enjoy.

http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Left-Coast-December-2013/i-5f5M57X/1/XL/Screen%20Shot%202014-02-01%20at%208.02.57%20AM-XL.png
...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Got pics?

Got pics?
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 206,899
Posted By KEN PHENIX
I believe everybody uses the same coaxial plugs....

I believe everybody uses the same coaxial plugs. (2.5mm pin, 5.5mm barrel, 9mm to 11mm length) I too am looking for glove liners to wear under my ReV'it! Alaska gloves that I love.

I want heat...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Here's a shaky video of Westgard Pass new year's...

Here's a shaky video of Westgard Pass new year's day.


<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/idNy0LScvYY" allowfullscreen="" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe>
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
sailah, I am honored. I'm glad my years of...

sailah,

I am honored. I'm glad my years of trial and error are of some benefit. :D

I like the 20awg stranded supply wire much better than the heavier wire. This time I stitched them in...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Nice. :clap Welcome to the home-made heated gear...

Nice. :clap Welcome to the home-made heated gear asylum. :lol3

It may be too hot now but windchill is an insidious thing. You'll be glad you have the extra power.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Agreed. IMHO the separate removable Gore Tex...

Agreed. IMHO the separate removable Gore Tex liner in my Defender with its own taped seams works better than waterproofing material laminated to the outer shell. I ride in serious rain and I've had...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
So I think I figured out why Deming New Mexico is...

So I think I figured out why Deming New Mexico is soooo cold at night.

http://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Left-Coast-December-2013/i-hGt8WRf/0/L/continental-divide-newmexico33-L.jpg

Is it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
New Year's Day. Bishop, CA. After breakfast at...

New Year's Day. Bishop, CA. After breakfast at Denny's and fueling up I hit the road around 10am. I was thinking I sure hope the locals here don't take this view for granted.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,021
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Can't beat Klim quality. But since you're in the...

Can't beat Klim quality. But since you're in the $700 price range anyway, you might consider the ReV'it! Defender. I found it more versatile, it flows a ton of air and I really like the removable...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
The next morning, New Year's Eve, high 20's I...

The next morning, New Year's Eve, high 20's I believe, I treated myself to the sheer grandeur of the snow covered Sierra's. I was even treated to a token handful of snowflakes on my visor on the way...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
My luck held a bit longer as I secured one of the...

My luck held a bit longer as I secured one of the last rooms at the Bodega Bay Inn. (http://www.bodegabayinn.com/index.html) The man at the desk took pity on me as I told my story and gave me a deal....
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Nice! :clap You are a true renaissance man -...

Nice! :clap You are a true renaissance man - fearlessly posting links to sewing machine parts on ADV. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
So what was it that made my friends scatter? All...

So what was it that made my friends scatter? All I said was that I wanted to ride over The Golden Gate Bridge.

TRAFFIC! That's what. It took me over an hour. I am soooo over The Golden Gate...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Thanks. Learning curve: I'll remember to check...

Thanks. Learning curve: I'll remember to check construction on my route next time I plan a BBG.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By KEN PHENIX
SS2000 to Left Coast 12/26/13

When the prospect of a winter trip became a possibility, I set a few goals. I wanted to see the Pacific again. I hadn't seen it since I was 11. And of course I wanted to ride the Pacific Coast...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
20awg stranded which happens to be steel. It is...

20awg stranded which happens to be steel. It is much more flexible and easier to work with than the 16ga or 18ga I used before.



I consider it a trade off. The nichrome is more brittle than...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Oh yeah, I got a chance to put my gear to the...

Oh yeah, I got a chance to put my gear to the test the past few days. :evil http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23172199&postcount=8
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Well I just got back from a little stroll up the...

Well I just got back from a little stroll up the left coast and across the Sierra's and put my gear to the test - and test it I did. I left December 26th and did 4848 miles in 10 days.

...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
Excellent! That would most likely be fine for a...

Excellent! That would most likely be fine for a jacket liner but maybe too thick for gloves. No big deal though. If it is you could always strip it and add shrink tube, which is very easy to do.
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 72,431
Posted By KEN PHENIX
If you're using two equal length loops you can...

If you're using two equal length loops you can make a crude hi/lo switch like this. It switches between series (50%) and parallel (100%) power. I use controllers on my gloves and jacket but this...
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