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Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,942
Posted By Wakizashi
+1 main zipper break on my BMW AirFlow 3 jacket....

+1 main zipper break on my BMW AirFlow 3 jacket. Replaced with a #5 no-name toothed zipper, for $5 in Chiang Mai, which has proven reliable for the past two years.

The AirFlow jacket does appear...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By Wakizashi
I run a 6" LED bar between the forks all the...

I run a 6" LED bar between the forks all the time, day and night. Not that I go out at night. Too much drink-driving around these parts.

In Thailand, a flashing headlight means, "Get outta the...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Wakizashi
Not sure about the best voice app but if you want...

Not sure about the best voice app but if you want to get rid of Vlingo you will need to root your phone. Try the XDA forum (http://forum.xda-developers.com/?query=galaxy+s2#) for good advice. Once...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Wakizashi
Alternatively, a more aerodynamic version is...

Alternatively, a more aerodynamic version is available for the solo rider...

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z459/tanto4872/ADVrider/ScooterRiderHyderabadIndia.jpeg
Forum: Face plant 03-20-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,411
Posted By Wakizashi
Face Plant isnīt usually funny, but this made my...

Face Plant isnīt usually funny, but this made my day. Class. Pure class. :thumbup

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wakizashi
For daily riding in North Thailand I wear a BMW...

For daily riding in North Thailand I wear a BMW AirFlow 3 jacket, upgraded with Forcefield forearm and back armour, zipped to Motoport Cordura jeans. Underneath, a synthetic athletics shirt copes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,682
Posted By Wakizashi
Thanks. This is really educational and useful....

Thanks. This is really educational and useful. And I think it ends the argument. :rogue
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,199
Posted By Wakizashi
In the last twelve months: Driving to dinner...

In the last twelve months:

Driving to dinner in Chiang Mai one evening, it was dark as I rounded a corner on a dual carriageway at about 45mph to find a six feet wide freezer chest being pulled...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 349,039
Posted By Wakizashi
Sunrise, North Thailand, this morning.

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z459/tanto4872/NC30Trips/SunriseRt1234off1089NorthThailand.jpg

Sunrise, 18 April 2012, on Route 1234, off the 1089, in the mountains of North Thailand.
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,002
Posted By Wakizashi
Does this mean that, in these circumstances, to...

Does this mean that, in these circumstances, to avoid the high-side accident that follows locking the rear wheel, one should cut the throttle before releasing the rear brake, thereby avoiding the...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,921
Posted By Wakizashi
Sorry. I wasn't meaning to rant on you, it's the...

Sorry. I wasn't meaning to rant on you, it's the manufacturers that get my goat.

FWIW, I've recently received a pair of Motoport Cordura 1000 pants and I'm impressed with the soft "hand" of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,921
Posted By Wakizashi
The truth is, anything made of Cordura 500 lasts...

The truth is, anything made of Cordura 500 lasts around one second in a slide. After that, your skin comes into contact with the asphalt. Is it really worth it?

Checkout these videos, testing...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wakizashi
That looks like a sweet road, and a soft landing...

That looks like a sweet road, and a soft landing patch. Glad to hear you're okay. Sounds like you've got some skills.

It reminds me to imagine there's two trucks coming the other way on the apex...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,002
Posted By Wakizashi
+1 (so long as she doesn't "transfer" to the guy...

+1 (so long as she doesn't "transfer" to the guy down the road with the Harley... )

Meanwhile, I'm curious to understand the accident. You say the road was wet, you were doing c. 20 mph, you were...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,538
Posted By Wakizashi
During the rainy season here in Thailand I use a...

During the rainy season here in Thailand I use a synthetic shirt for riding every day.

To baseline performance, the Patagonia "silkweight" Capilene is okay, it breathes well, dries reasonably, but...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,422
Posted By Wakizashi
Survival Approach

I'll confess a small amount of expertise in this area. Like one of the previous posters I, too, motor around Thailand and Lao, and carry gear to ensure I'll get home, if not safely, at least...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Wakizashi
Motorport's stretch kevlar street jean...

Motorport's stretch kevlar street jean (http://www.motoport.com/_product_35442/Kevlar_Street_Jean). They're not waterproof, but otherwise fit your requirements. You didn't mention price.

A less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By Wakizashi
Re. your last sentence, I'm not convinced your...

Re. your last sentence, I'm not convinced your reasoning is valid. By wearing high-viz clothing, etc, you might cut out some risk, but probably not a "large amount". This is important, and I'll...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By Wakizashi
In Bangkok, it's the power-lines on the sidewalk...

In Bangkok, it's the power-lines on the sidewalk that can get you, especially when it rains, but on the street... that's a new one. Great story. Glad to hear you survived to tell it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 145,570
Posted By Wakizashi
Chapeau! C'est un grand exploit! Beautiful.

Chapeau!

C'est un grand exploit! Beautiful.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By Wakizashi
Happened to me once. If hypothermia is a real...

Happened to me once. If hypothermia is a real possibility, and it is in the sort of conditions described by the OP, the solution is to lay your bike down on it's side, seat away from the wind......
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,187
Posted By Wakizashi
A cop I spoke with in the UK said that if a...

A cop I spoke with in the UK said that if a motorist was caught with a laser/radar/whatever jammer *as a permanent fixture*, on a bike or in a car, the vehicle would have to be impounded before a...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,214
Posted By Wakizashi
Thumb +1 switched to gas. Used MSR dual and multi-fuel...

+1 switched to gas. Used MSR dual and multi-fuel in the past. Modern gas stoves are cheap to run, much cleaner (none of the poking small holes to clean out fuel residue), and small enough to pack...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,512
Posted By Wakizashi
Like the OP, I'm interested to hear of light...

Like the OP, I'm interested to hear of light colored boots, MC or other. Preferably less than $450. For the protection, it sounds like MC is the way to go. Don't like the look of SCQTT's stitches...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Wakizashi
Those Esquad jeans look interesting but kinda out...

Those Esquad jeans look interesting but kinda out of my price range. I'm thinking of stitching some Nomex inside Draggin K-Legs, which can be worn with any trousers. Add armour, and it'll be good to...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,001
Posted By Wakizashi
x1 Forcefield Pro Pants Want the new...

x1 Forcefield Pro Pants

Want the new Forcefield Sub 4 back protector. The impact specs look better than any others.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Wakizashi
Nomex patches inside kevlar jeans?

There's a great deal about kevlar jeans in the forum, but not of Nomex patches to stop "heat burn" in a slide (aka "thermal transfer"). Are there any kevlar jeans manufacturers using Nomex? Would it...
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