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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 40,696
Posted By El Gato
I wore a Medium Shoei X11 and had to go with a...

I wore a Medium Shoei X11 and had to go with a Large GT Air.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 40,696
Posted By El Gato
I agree with this. I'm the one that started this...

I agree with this. I'm the one that started this thread, so I've been using my GT Air for quite a while now. I love everything about it, with the exception of the venting/fogging of the visor. My...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
This might be first out of a helmet discussion. ...

This might be first out of a helmet discussion. :D

I hope to be able to take you up on the offer some day.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
:beer Sharing opinions is great fun, but I...

:beer

Sharing opinions is great fun, but I have to laugh at people that approach these discussions with the notion that they're going to change someone's mind.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
I'm likely better off in a horse-drawn wagon than...

I'm likely better off in a horse-drawn wagon than in a a Buick. :rofl

In a well-built car, the point is taken.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
I don't disagree with what you're saying, but...

I don't disagree with what you're saying, but what is often lost in the discussion of risk assessment and risk aversion is the distinction between risks you can mitigate and risks you can't. I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
Anectotally, I can't argue that your half helmet...

Anectotally, I can't argue that your half helmet saved you some injury in your crash. However, unless you have the ability to control where on your head you will land in future crashes, using this...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
The data comes from the Hurt report, one of the...

The data comes from the Hurt report, one of the most often-cited reports on motorcycle safety. The report is from the 70's so some of its conclusions are dated, but stats like this are likely still...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By El Gato
Here's why it matters - 35% of impacts happen to...

Here's why it matters - 35% of impacts happen to the chin area. You effectively give up 1/3 of the protection of wearing a helmet by not going with a full-face. Some of the better modulars may be...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By El Gato
The rule of thumb I've always heard is 7 years...

The rule of thumb I've always heard is 7 years from manufacture, or 5 years from when you start using it.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,323
Posted By El Gato
Don't hold your breath. This is the same peak...

Don't hold your breath. This is the same peak that was on the XD-3. If you do a search you'll find volumes of discussion on this issue with the XD-3 as well as the XD-4. If it wasn't a big enough...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By El Gato
That made me laugh. Hard. Having suffered...

That made me laugh. Hard.

Having suffered through the shitbox that is Lotus Notes for nearly a decade at work, I completely agree that Garmin software is worse than that. Hard to imagine.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By El Gato
You may be right about the GS 911. Not sure...

You may be right about the GS 911. Not sure about that. What I do know is that when I bought a second set of sensors for my spare wheels, I had to take them in to the dealer to have the bike's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By El Gato
Give the nearest dealer a call. Even if you know...

Give the nearest dealer a call. Even if you know the P/N, you'll still need to go to the dealer to have them program the new TPMS sensor into the bike's computer.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By El Gato
I've not experienced your exact problem, but it...

I've not experienced your exact problem, but it sounds like typical Canbus wackiness to me. I think your best bet is to install a fused distribution panel and bypass the Canbus system for your...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 54,126
Posted By El Gato
I hope the speakers are removable. Not being...

I hope the speakers are removable. Not being able to use the 20S without installing the speakers would be a deal-breaker for me. Speakers don't fit well in the ear pockets of any of my helmets and...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By El Gato
There's lots of love here for both the Scala and...

There's lots of love here for both the Scala and the Sena products. If you do a search you'll find endless debate on the merits of both. I'm personally a fan of the Sena SMH10, but if you're...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By El Gato
Aside from everything already mentioned, if...

Aside from everything already mentioned, if you're using a BT headset the chin curtain cuts down a LOT of noise. Without it, people on the phone/intercom had a hard time making out anything I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By El Gato
My '12 GSA doesn't have any issues with...

My '12 GSA doesn't have any issues with stumbling, throttle response, surging, etc. or running hot... and I've run it in 120 degrees in Death Valley. It has run just fine from the day I got it.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By El Gato
Having lived in California (San Jose bay area)...

Having lived in California (San Jose bay area) all my life, I remember days growing up when we weren't allowed to play outdoors at lunch because air quality was so bad. You couldn't see the hills 10...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By El Gato
I wear size 13 Sidi Adventure Rains. I could...

I wear size 13 Sidi Adventure Rains. I could barely fit the toe of the boot under the stock shifter. I upgraded to an aftermarket longer shifter and it helped tremendously.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By El Gato
Have you by chance wiped the shield accidentally...

Have you by chance wiped the shield accidentally with any cleaners? I found out the hard way that Pinlocks will aborb Plexus and will get a permanent foggy haze to them that can't be washed off. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By El Gato
Are they waterproof, or do they have a separate,...

Are they waterproof, or do they have a separate, removable waterproof inner liner? (I believe they're the latter). If so, then I wouldn't worry about 'treating' the pants themselves to make them...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By El Gato
Agreed. Google Glass is not a HUD. It's just a...

Agreed. Google Glass is not a HUD. It's just a tiny screen in your peripheral vision at a different focal length than what you should be looking at while riding. I have a tendency to be an 'early...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By El Gato
Yeah. I was one of those guys a few years ago. ...

Yeah. I was one of those guys a few years ago. I got some boot scuffs and some oxidation on my new panniers and wanted to make them all purrrty again so I bought a few different metal cleaners. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By El Gato
According to the Helimot website...

According to the Helimot website (https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=27):

"Our H20 glove was developed in 2005, our 20th anniversary year. Thus, the name H20."
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,266
Posted By El Gato
For me the following works: Regular riding...

For me the following works:

Regular riding gear with windproof liners (jacket and pants) and capilene thermals + heated grips is good down to ~50F

Regular riding gear with windproof liners...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By El Gato
I'd definitely go by whatever Helmut says. JFYI...

I'd definitely go by whatever Helmut says. JFYI - they're not the quickest with e-mail in my experience. Best bet is to call the shop and talk to him directly.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By El Gato
I have a pair of Helimot Buffalo Pro gloves. I...

I have a pair of Helimot Buffalo Pro gloves. I had them measured and fit by Helmut himself (fortunate to live nearby and went in to the shop to be fit by him). Brand new, they were stiff but not...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By El Gato
I wore a Leatt GPX over my Rev'It Cayenne Pro...

I wore a Leatt GPX over my Rev'It Cayenne Pro jacket for a while before moving to a Leatt STX. It fit OK (I also wore a chest protector under the jacket) but the STX is a better fit. My main...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By El Gato
I ordered a set of these a couple of years ago,...

I ordered a set of these a couple of years ago, and they're easily the best moto-related $$ I've ever spent. Perfect fit, great noise isolation, extremely comfortable, and excellent sound quality (I...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By El Gato
I have a pair of both - Daytona Evo Sports for...

I have a pair of both - Daytona Evo Sports for the street and Sidi Adventure Rains for offroad. The Daytonas have FAR superior protection to the Sidi's, not to mention I can actually bend my ankles...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By El Gato
No, no fit issues at all. I asked Marilyn about...

No, no fit issues at all. I asked Marilyn about putting a helmet on while the mold compound cured and she recommended against it. I followed her instructions to the letter and my earbuds turned out...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By El Gato
My problem was that any earbud that stuck out at...

My problem was that any earbud that stuck out at all would make contact with the helmet, making it very painful after a while. THe PlugUp plugs are flush with the ear, so that doesn't happen. If...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By El Gato
I haven't used them for what the OP is looking to...

I haven't used them for what the OP is looking to do, but I have ordered custom-molded earbuds from Marylin twice and have been very happy with the results both times. Service has been fast and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By El Gato
Yes, the Delorme Inreach SE.

Yes, the Delorme Inreach SE.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By El Gato
thank you for your helpful advice

thank you for your helpful advice
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By El Gato
Did you really just babble on about "buying the...

Did you really just babble on about "buying the good stuff" and then in the very next breath suggest buying some knock-off piece of shit headset? We're a bit full of ourselves, aren't we.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By El Gato
No, you don't need to re-pair each time. That...

No, you don't need to re-pair each time. That would be a monumental PITA. The Sena will remember all paired devices and automatically connect to them whenever they are available. You can read...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By El Gato
Lemme guess.... you're also a big fan of the Zune

Lemme guess.... you're also a big fan of the Zune
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