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Forum: Beasts 03-07-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
That's a good point on the correct travel (I...

That's a good point on the correct travel (I hadn't read your comments when I was typing mine) although I have always come up short when trying to validate the claimed travel.....and you certainly...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
At this point everything is just speculation but...

At this point everything is just speculation but my guess is that the topper springs attached to the damper rod on the clutch side fork have either been removed or are no longer attached to the...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
Can't help on the stock spacer length, but...

Can't help on the stock spacer length, but different length spacers change the internal preload which in turn changes the ride height. If you are near a dealership that has a 650 V-Strom on the...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
Interesting comments.....I hadn't realized that...

Interesting comments.....I hadn't realized that you are the second owner.....which means either fork could be the problem. If the problem is in the "long" fork, I wonder if that side could have an...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
If you did not fully compress one fork when you...

If you did not fully compress one fork when you were adding oil and measuring oil height then you probably have too much oil in one fork...which would result in different air space giving the forks...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
I don't think so....at least if it were me, I...

I don't think so....at least if it were me, I would want to be able to look at the damper rod and verify there isn't anything wrong with it and the spring was properly sitting on it. The oil you...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
I think the problem is with your short fork and...

I think the problem is with your short fork and the reason you have a "short" fork is because there is some kind of overlap between the spring and the damper rod or between the spring and the spacer....
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
I am assuming that your 150mm oil height was with...

I am assuming that your 150mm oil height was with the forks totally compressed and the springs out......did you try putting the springs in the fork tubes (after the oil was added) when the tubes were...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,308
Posted By MCRIDER007
Since this started with a fork oil change, did...

Since this started with a fork oil change, did you check to make sure your oil height is the same in each fork?
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have a C14 that I bought for riding on smooth...

I have a C14 that I bought for riding on smooth paved roads and a Tenere that I bought for riding on rough paved roads. What kind of paved roads will you spend most of your time on?
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,346
Posted By MCRIDER007
Good comments, I didn't care which bike won...

Good comments, I didn't care which bike won because I had already bought mine and whether it came in first or last wasn't going to make it any better or worse...but I don't like to read totally...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,761
Posted By MCRIDER007
Actually, that is not a Motoport/Cycleport KELVAR...

Actually, that is not a Motoport/Cycleport KELVAR jacket. Motoport did import and sell the Atlas jacket in previous years.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,761
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have the gray mesh jacket and pants and one of...

I have the gray mesh jacket and pants and one of my friends has black mesh. I cannot find any significant difference between the two colors (interior or exterior) with an infrared thermometer. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By MCRIDER007
Except for Cycleport's kelver mesh suits, all...

Except for Cycleport's kelver mesh suits, all mesh jackets offer limited protection in contrast to their non-mesh counterpoints. They do offer much greater air flow and can actually be cooler than...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By MCRIDER007
The Mojo "blocks" do not do a good job of holding...

The Mojo "blocks" do not do a good job of holding the rim without some help. Try cutting up an old garden hose and gluing a slim rubber strip to at least 2 of the mojo blocks.

The secret to using...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By MCRIDER007
I wore a Roadcrafter I for 6 years and got soaked...

I wore a Roadcrafter I for 6 years and got soaked to the skin many times. When I replaced it with a Roadcrafter II in 1994 I felt it was the best riding suit on the market...but it hasn't been...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,001
Posted By MCRIDER007
I guess I should have clarified what he said, if...

I guess I should have clarified what he said, if you try to use regular armor in the hips it is not flexible enough to follow all of the body's contours when standing, walking, and riding. I have...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,001
Posted By MCRIDER007
FIW, Wayne told me that the reason they do not...

FIW, Wayne told me that the reason they do not offer full size hip armor is that street riders complain that is is too uncomfortable....and the thin armor they do offer gives a lot more protection...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By MCRIDER007
I thought the same thing but changed my mind...

I thought the same thing but changed my mind after listening to one of Wayne's seminars and why the thigh armor is there. Since then, I have noted that a lot of sport bike riders break their femurs...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
The Cyclone pants are much longer and looser than...

The Cyclone pants are much longer and looser than the Sirocco pants. They should be called overpants. In spite of what's on Ironpony's website, the Cyclone pants do NOT come with a removable liner,...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,183
Posted By MCRIDER007
That is exactly what I thought but when I checked...

That is exactly what I thought but when I checked the outside temperature of my light gray kelvar mesh jacket against the temperature of my riding partner's black kelvar mesh jacket they were always...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have the Kili Air jacket and ridden with it in...

I have the Kili Air jacket and ridden with it in temperatures of 105 F and 35 F (with the liner in). It is about 70 percent mesh and doesn't flow quite as much air as a pure mesh jacket (like the FG...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
Yes, or you can ship ebay and go directly to...

Yes, or you can ship ebay and go directly to www.ironpony.com which is what I did to buy my Cyclone jacket for $160. The Cyclone used to retail for $50 more than the Monsoon but I think the Monsoon...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have both the Cyclone and Monsoon in size 48...

I have both the Cyclone and Monsoon in size 48 and fits are totally different. The Cyclone is a size larger in the chest and about 2 inches longer in the arms -- and the arms are a much bigger cut...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By MCRIDER007
Thanks for the feedback. I have 3 different...

Thanks for the feedback. I have 3 different Teknic pants, all size 38 that fit well around the waist, and 3 totally different pant lengths and leg cuts. After I posted this thread I found that if I...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By MCRIDER007
Teknic Pants Question

I just bought some Teknic Cyclone pants that are on closeout from IronPony.com. These are supposed to be Teknic's top of the line pants and they look like they were designed for someone with tree...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,605
Posted By MCRIDER007
I bought a down sleeping bag in 1995 and it is...

I bought a down sleeping bag in 1995 and it is one of the best motorcycling purchases I have ever made. Why? It is rated at 20 degrees F, is not a restrictive mummy bag, and it packs into a 7x14...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,761
Posted By MCRIDER007
If you were to unzip the main zipper when riding...

If you were to unzip the main zipper when riding it would defeat the whole purpose of having a 3/4 length jacket. The longer jackets are not for everyone, those with short torsos should buy the...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,533
Posted By MCRIDER007
I had deer whistles on a touring bike for several...

I had deer whistles on a touring bike for several years. When I would approach deer that were close to the road they would usually do one of 4 things:

1. Perk their ears up and stare at me,
2....
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By MCRIDER007
I don't see how having the air inside a "air...

I don't see how having the air inside a "air spring" would be any different than a conventional fork. As the fork compresses, the air also compresses but at a higher progressive rate (in both...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By MCRIDER007
That's a bit more complicated to...

That's a bit more complicated to explain/understand but a stiffer spring actually gives a softer ride at the beginning of the stroke (when compared to a preloaded spring) and a firmer ride at the end...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By MCRIDER007
To answer a question you didn't ask, if you have...

To answer a question you didn't ask, if you have increased the pre-load by more than an inch to get the desired result than you need a stiffer spring.

Preload will not have an effect on...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By MCRIDER007
I started out with the same Plasti Dip and used...

I started out with the same Plasti Dip and used it on all the same pieces that you did. However, after I changed a few tires the Plasti Dip started to break up and peel away and by that time the Dip...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have the same setup (and same cost to get...

I have the same setup (and same cost to get started). I cut up an old garden hose and used contact cement to glue the rubber to the HF rim holders so there isn't any metal to metal contact during...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
It sounds like you are going in opposite...

It sounds like you are going in opposite directions on your settings, if one more line is showing on the forks then the setting is softer than it was.

You do not need to adjust the rear preload...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
Does the 44 jacket fit with the liner in?

Does the 44 jacket fit with the liner in?
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
I wore a 46 suit for years and have a 46...

I wore a 46 suit for years and have a 46 Roadcrafter (which now feels a bit tight) but the Monsoon 46 also seemed a bit tight so I went with the 48 and am glad I did. Your 44 might be tight with the...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,682
Posted By MCRIDER007
I have a Teknic Monsoon jacket and it is the...

I have a Teknic Monsoon jacket and it is the warmest, most comfortable motorcycle jacket I have ever owned. I have worn it in the rain a couple of times and it was totally waterproof. It is...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,298
Posted By MCRIDER007
Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if the...

Thanks for the feedback. I was wondering if the spring rate for the DL1000 would be in the ballpark if I decided to transfer the Wilbers to my DL650 and it looks like it is.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,298
Posted By MCRIDER007
I just mounted my Wilbers today on a DL1000. ...

I just mounted my Wilbers today on a DL1000. They sent me a 10.0 KG spring with 18 mm of preload for a 240 pound rider -- which was a smaller spring than I expected but seems to be very sufficient. ...
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