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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Phat Ham
Just an update in case anyone finds this thread...

Just an update in case anyone finds this thread in a search:

I took the bike to a second shop and they measured the runout at 2.5 mm. They said that was way out of spec and it should only be a...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,545
Posted By Phat Ham
You talking about something like this?...

You talking about something like this? http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-hybrid-down-jacket-for-skiing-and-snowboarding?p=31300-0
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,407,069
Posted By Phat Ham
Does anyone have experience with touch up paint...

Does anyone have experience with touch up paint from Triumph? I have a small nick in my tank that's down to the metal and I want to touch it up, mostly so it doesn't start rusting. bikebandit.com...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Phat Ham
I'm in the same boat. I'm 5'11" with a 30"...

I'm in the same boat. I'm 5'11" with a 30" waist.

Look into BMW gear. They have a slimmer fit than most so you might be able to size up and gain a little extra length that way. They also make...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,404
Posted By Phat Ham
I bought one of these a couple months ago for a 2...

I bought one of these a couple months ago for a 2 week trip. Worked great for me. I looked at it next to the nemo fillo at REI and went with the sea to summit based on pack size. The sea to summit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Phat Ham
To be honest I've never taken a close look at a...

To be honest I've never taken a close look at a spinning tire so I don't know what is normal.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Phat Ham
What is typical tire runout?

Got new tires (Michelin Anakee 3) mounted on my tiger 800 roadie. Immediately felt the dreaded "tiger bounce," which I was not getting previously. I took the bike back to the shop and asked if he...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,787
Posted By Phat Ham
Another option is kevlar liners underneath...

Another option is kevlar liners underneath regular jeans: http://www.dragginjeans.com/draggin-liners/

note: there are two different companies that go by draggin jeans. One is the above company,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 216,220
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,252
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
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: 1,624
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: 1,624
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: 2,311
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: 3,588
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: 1,194
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: 1,194
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: 747
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: 686
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,690
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-11-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 788,879
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: 6,256
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: 4,016
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: 21,272
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: 2,379
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: 3,516
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: 143
Views: 8,982
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: 71
Views: 6,039
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: 2,372
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: 478
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,407,069
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 788,879
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,815
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,815
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: 3,748
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: 3,748
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: 3,748
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: 2,053
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.
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