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Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,874
Posted By El Gato
How would you compare the internal shape of the...

How would you compare the internal shape of the helmet to the GT Air?
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By El Gato
SCUBA tanks don't provide for any sort of valve...

SCUBA tanks don't provide for any sort of valve protection.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By El Gato
Most industrial high pressure tanks include some...

Most industrial high pressure tanks include some sort of protection for the valve. Why would they do that if it's not a real risk? Most industrial tanks are transported in a truck, not on a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,735
Posted By El Gato
The Spot is LAME compared to the Inreach SE. ...

The Spot is LAME compared to the Inreach SE. 1-way messaging in a real emergency is only marginally better than useless... no idea if the message was received, if help is on the way, when it will...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By El Gato
Yes, we're all big boys and girls and can make...

Yes, we're all big boys and girls and can make our own decisions, but sometimes folks make poor decisions because they're uninformed/unaware of the risk. If someone knows the risks and chooses to do...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By El Gato
Wrong. ...

Wrong.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/mythbusters/projects/4213140

"Another myth we tested was whether a high-pressure air tank would take off like a rocket if its valve was knocked...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By El Gato
OK, I'll be the first to say that I think this is...

OK, I'll be the first to say that I think this is a very unwise idea. A minor tipover could shear the valve off the tank, and the ensuing mayhem could cause serious injury or death. Not worth the...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
Those of you that have received 1408- series...

Those of you that have received 1408- series units as replacements -- do there appear to be any changes to the unit physically, or to the way that it clips to the mount, that would address the...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By El Gato
Not a problem worth worrying about IMO. My...

Not a problem worth worrying about IMO. My cousin and I have been using ours for years, and have never had a problem with them accidentally releasing.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
I use the wired mic on my Arai XD3 (with my...

I use the wired mic on my Arai XD3 (with my SMH10) and with the chin curtain in place the sound quality is very good despite the distance of the mic to my mouth.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
WTF are you talking about? What "solution" do...

WTF are you talking about? What "solution" do you imagine yourself being a part of? I'm a Sena customer. When I had issues with my SMH10 I got on the phone with Sena and discussed my problems and...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
So let me understand... you almost bought a...

So let me understand... you almost bought a brand-new product but didn't after you read some unfavorable reviews about problems that early adopters are experiencing, so you're all pissed-off about...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
You seem awfully fired-up for someone who's...

You seem awfully fired-up for someone who's simply a "potential customer".

How about we all take a chill pill and let the situation sort itself out. If I'd bought a 20S I'd be pissed off. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
...except everything he wrote is absolutely true....

...except everything he wrote is absolutely true. I'm a huge fan of Sena, and I'd be pissed off if I'd shelled out money for one of these things. I can't imagine how a product with this many issues...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By El Gato
On paper the 20S looks fantastic, but I'm very...

On paper the 20S looks fantastic, but I'm very happy with my SMH10 which has been completely problem-free for me, and will stick with it until Sena works out all the issues with the 20S. Some of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
Eagerly awaiting the 20S v2 :lol3

Eagerly awaiting the 20S v2 :lol3
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,190
Posted By El Gato
If the amount of power available on the bike is a...

If the amount of power available on the bike is a concern, I'd be looking for ways to maximize warmth that don't rely on heating. You mentioned wearing a hoodie under your jacket. I'm betting that...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By El Gato
I used a Ram suction cup with an X-Grip to hold...

I used a Ram suction cup with an X-Grip to hold my iphone for navigation while on vacation. It worked OK but fell off the windshield a few times. I wouldn't trust it on a motorcycle.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By El Gato
FTFY. ...and for everyone that's about to...

FTFY.

...and for everyone that's about to reply and tell me how *their* HID retrofit is "special" and doesn't blind anyone -- no, you're not special and yes, your retrofit annoys the F*($ out of...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,190
Posted By El Gato
OP - can you provide some more info? Without...

OP - can you provide some more info? Without knowing what temps you ride in, what gear you have, and what sort of wind protection you have on the bike it's tough to make a recommendation.

As an...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By El Gato
+another for Steiners. I recently splurged on a...

+another for Steiners. I recently splurged on a pair of Steiner Commander 7x50c's at the boat show, and they're simply spectacular. Steiners "Heritage" warranty is amazing - they are warranted for...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,745
Posted By El Gato
The more you do to try to fix the problem on your...

The more you do to try to fix the problem on your own, the less likely Klim will be to honor a warranty claim. Just send them in.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,147
Posted By El Gato
I'd bet that if the Neotec fit you well, the GT...

I'd bet that if the Neotec fit you well, the GT Air will not. The Neotec is definitely a "rounder" helmet, whereas the GT Air is a lot more oval. I really wanted a Neotec when they first came out,...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,950
Posted By El Gato
I have to say I'm very surprised and disappointed...

I have to say I'm very surprised and disappointed to hear about all the problems everyone is having. I'm a very happy SMH10 user and was ready to pull the trigger on a 20S now that Revzilla is...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,147
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 07-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 52,147
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,655
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,224
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,184
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
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, 08:10 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 78,929
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...
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