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Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Global Rider
Other than noting the difference in each, not...

Other than noting the difference in each, not really. I ran a microwave electrical standards lab.



Most of use would want to use gloves that fit and work well, therefore choice is important.
...
Forum: Vendors 12-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Global Rider
Nope, not the case. The underside of my Held...

Nope, not the case. The underside of my Held gloves are leather. I even tried another pair or leather gloves.

I'm not about to mod my nice new Held gloves.



I installed my fuse block some...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,593
Posted By Global Rider
I know, but the pic you posted along with it was...

I know, but the pic you posted along with it was of the Sella Pass...its painted right on the hut atop the pass. That is nowhere near the Umbrail.



Obviously not. :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,492
Posted By Global Rider
Maybe the wire gauge chosen which equates to a...

Maybe the wire gauge chosen which equates to a voltage drop might be the problem, but most of the time it is either a bad crimped-on connector or corrosion at the connections. You can't afford a few...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,593
Posted By Global Rider
Does your GPS if you had one along, not track...

Does your GPS if you had one along, not track log?

If you track logged your tour, you could then match up the time stamp on your GPS track with the time stamp on your pics.

You'd know where you...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Global Rider
I'll have to try it on my neighbor's iPhone...

I'll have to try it on my neighbor's iPhone later.

Edited to add: I have since tried to operate two other smartphones with gloves on, a Samsung and an iPhone, and I could not activate anything on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,593
Posted By Global Rider
Wrong pic though because the Sella Pass is not at...

Wrong pic though because the Sella Pass is not at the top of the road up to the Umbrail Pass. Yes, a left turn from the top will take you up to Stelvio.

The Sella is in the Dolomites right above...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Global Rider
Using my Samsung smartphone and a relatively...

Using my Samsung smartphone and a relatively light pair of Held Satu gloves, I could not go through any of the menus on it, so it would not work switching devices on or off on the fly while riding.
...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Global Rider
Unfortunately, that would not work with my...

Unfortunately, that would not work with my Samsung ATIV-S and even a reasonably light pair of gloves on (Held Satu). I note that you are bare handed when demonstrating the unit on the video.

So...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Global Rider
Being an electronics technologist, a nifty little...

Being an electronics technologist, a nifty little device, but I am quite sure I would not own one, being someone who isn't easily impressed by gadgets.

A scenario, and I could think of others...
...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By Global Rider
Exactly! Its the route I will be taking when...

Exactly!

Its the route I will be taking when I need one. There are others as well. Microwave Monolithics (http://www.micro-mono.com/) for example has excellent specs.

There has to be a reason...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Global Rider
A few questions... Is the ability to control...

A few questions...

Is the ability to control the unit via a smartphone an "option" or is that part of the base unit?

How do I turn an accessory on and off on the fly without using a smartphone....
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By Global Rider
I might just use a PWM module.

I might just use a PWM module.
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By Global Rider
I stopped by my dealer for an oil filter and...

I stopped by my dealer for an oil filter and while there, I came across a used F650 with a switch pad installed, so I took some measurements. Measurements were taken from the center of one fastener...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By Global Rider
It is the switch pad I'd like to use but I need...

It is the switch pad I'd like to use but I need to get dimensions L1 and L2 before ordering one to see if it matches up with the handlebar mounting locations used on my R100 GS.

Incredibly with...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,657
Posted By Global Rider
Actually, I like the single cell li-ion batteries...

Actually, I like the single cell li-ion batteries used in my cell phone and digital camera. :D
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,657
Posted By Global Rider
They might have been if they were more tolerant...

They might have been if they were more tolerant to being overcharged, which if you know anything about batteries, VRLA (AGM or GEL) are not.



Somehow I doubt very much that the US brought all...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,657
Posted By Global Rider
So does the military. They haven't found one yet...

So does the military. They haven't found one yet though. :wink:

A slew of expensive 6T AGM batteries that they hardly got any life from......
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,934
Posted By Global Rider
Simple...anti-matter. The seat is sprung and...

Simple...anti-matter.

The seat is sprung and attached to the frame not visible to your.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Global Rider
Thanks! I just went through that first link. ...

Thanks! I just went through that first link.

I noticed one poster's comment regarding the Velcro wrist closures with rubber end tabs. My Aerostich has those (without the rubber end tabs) and they...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Global Rider
Finally got an e-mail notice re responses. Thanks...

Finally got an e-mail notice re responses. Thanks for everybody's input.

Also...I did look into the Dakar model as well but I really need to see these before deciding. Everybody wants list price...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Global Rider
Thanks for the Info. I sent you a Personal...

Thanks for the Info.

I sent you a Personal Message.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Global Rider
Which is why it is not recommended because the...

Which is why it is not recommended because the wire can then break.

But if done correctly, you cannot beat that type of connection electrically. This is especially true for vehicles used all year...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,603
Posted By Global Rider
So am I. I have been for a few years now. ...

So am I. I have been for a few years now.

All I've owned is an Aerostich Roadcrafter II. I just do not want to pack a rain suit anymore. Yes, I know, the Aerostich Roadcrafter is not claimed to be...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Global Rider
I crimp and then flash solder the end of the wire...

I crimp and then flash solder the end of the wire that sticks out a few millimeters past the end.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By Global Rider
Friends of mine that have come on multi-week...

Friends of mine that have come on multi-week tours to Europe with me are very happy with their Olympia gear with respect to riding in hot/cold temperatures as well as long stints in rain.

It is...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By Global Rider
More than that. If space is an issue, get a...

More than that.

If space is an issue, get a 20 or 30 gallon upright with 2 to 3 HP. Either direct or belt drive. The compressor should be oil lubed.

I have an old 2 HP 20 gallon direct drive...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Global Rider
Check out the connectors, fuse boxes, relay kits...

Check out the connectors, fuse boxes, relay kits and crimpers, to name a few, at Cycle Terminal (http://www.cycleterminal.com/index.html).

Crimp Tools...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,603
Posted By Global Rider
I hate to break it to you, but there is a lot of...

I hate to break it to you, but there is a lot of upper end stuff coming from there that exceeds Aerostich's capabilities and I have two Roadcrafter II suits, a 1992 and 2004 model that I bought new....
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,657
Posted By Global Rider
Certainly not. My R1150 GS Adventure would...

Certainly not.

My R1150 GS Adventure would be parked for 3 weeks at times not connected to a battery maintainer. Actual battery voltage would drop from 12.9 to 12.8V during that time and it would...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Global Rider
Olympia MotoQuest Guide Jacket & Pants

Does anyone have the Olympia MotoQuest Guide Jacket & Pants?

If so, how is it in:


hot weather
multi-hour touring in heavy rain
how heavy does the gear get when it is rain soaked
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,848
Posted By Global Rider
Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and...

Same here. I cleaned the tracks with alcohol and swabs, not that any dirt/oxidation appeared on the still clean swab.

If I ultra fill my gas tank, the top segment will flash on and off.

Just as...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,934
Posted By Global Rider
For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes),...

For its age, low mileage (I have other bikes), but the systems have seen plenty of heat cycles. Stored in my garage and well maintained.

I am about to install one of my LCD voltmeters as I have on...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,934
Posted By Global Rider
I'm still running on my original ignition...

I'm still running on my original ignition components and alternator on my 1990 R100 GS.

Other than renewing the heat sink compound on the ignition module, they all seem to work fine and are...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,855
Posted By Global Rider
I did! You asked them for a charger...

I did!

You asked them for a charger recommendation.

I told you to look up battery charging requirements (if you are planning on using a specialty battery such as a VRLA GEL or AGM as your post...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,855
Posted By Global Rider
Start off by looking at what the battery...

Start off by looking at what the battery manufacturer requires in the way of charging. Any reputable battery manufacturer lists that info.

I also do not buy into some minimum charge rates...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,492
Posted By Global Rider
Have they been in use over 10 years and in large...

Have they been in use over 10 years and in large numbers?

And have they lasted 10 years?

If not, how can you say that?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 96,492
Posted By Global Rider
^ which is why I believe in something proven,...

^ which is why I believe in something proven, especially when in remote areas.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,103
Posted By Global Rider
If you are going to consider upper end gear, have...

If you are going to consider upper end gear, have a look at Stadler (http://www.stadler-bekleidung.de/index.php/home-en.html). I only found out about them maybe five years ago and got to see their...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,698
Posted By Global Rider
I found that link to welder company in China. ...

I found that link to welder company in China.

JLT Welding Technology (http://www.jltwelding.com)

The contact there is Melody. She will send you a price list.
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