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Old 01-06-2012, 01:43 AM   #211
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Tourmaster Transition Series 2 jacket
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But instead of the Tourmaster Pants, I had a pair of Fieldsheer's that last TWO WHOLE RIDES before the zippers blew out. Now I'm shopping for new gear AGAIN!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #212
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NEARLY bought a KLR,tragedy averted and I snapped right out of it and bought a regular bike designed in this decade.
Coming from a guy that bought a Greeves... maybe the only guy that bought a Greeves...
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #213
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Wedding rings... I was young and stupid. Now I have 3 bikes, a gf, and am much happier. Shoulda got a KLR instead of a wife. Much more reliable in the long run.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #214
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led auxilliary lights

Bought a pair of these:

http://24x7diy.com/product_info.php/...products_id/94

Great for factor, great price, guy selling them from India was nice. However.

They failed on the first day out, a part inside had come loose. I was in the boonies in Baja, so I had to try to make them work. I resoldered the part back in and I got another half hour out out of them.

Come to find out, Rahul Jaltar won't warranty them because I took them apart. Fair enough.

Just thought I would let you all know two things: I think they failed because my charging sustem was charging a little high, though 14.5 is within spec, and because they have inadequate vibration resistance. Rahul claims they are fine to 15v, which is marginal.

I should have bought the Rigid brand lights which area similar price, size, and brightness ( was riding with a friend who had gotten the rigids and they are just as bright) and they can handle up to 36v, totally safe no matter what your CS is doing.

The ones I bought are very similar looking to the ones sold in the vendor's section of ADV, I wonder if they are the same thing made in China and rebadged for sale here.

Basically an O.K. product, but the warranty is not good, and they are a bit marginal for anything but bar hopping in terms of quality.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #215
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BILT brand pants from Cycle Gear. Ripped like paper tissue while trying to change out the knee pad. BILT helmet, the lining came out within two months. BILT leather jacket, stiff and poor fitting. BILT...

I avoid that place like the plague. Got some decent boots, though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #216
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Joe Rocker Ballistic 5.0 pants. The zipper didn't work from day one. The store was far and I never bothered to return them. I still wear them when I have " food baby" going on.

Joe Rocket Ballistic gloves that actually say...Waterproof....." stitched on the fingers.They are waterproof, as long as you never take them out of the plastic package.

Frogg Toggs rain suit. I was gleefully anticipating a big rainstorm so I could try it out. I was in NY, coming home from a Hayabusa weekend, and I had to struggle to get it on and the rolled up hood in the collar jammed up against the back of my helmet.

I was SOAKED within 10 mins. I crossed the border and pulled over to remove it and it was so wet inside I was sweating, and swearing profusley by the time it was off.

Thank god I only had to ride for FIVE HOURS completely saturated.......
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #217
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Anything, absolutely anything, that says Made in China on it.
You must not own very much stuff.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #218
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Bought a pair of these:

http://24x7diy.com/product_info.php/...products_id/94

Great for factor, great price, guy selling them from India was nice. However.

They failed on the first day out, a part inside had come loose. I was in the boonies in Baja, so I had to try to make them work. I resoldered the part back in and I got another half hour out out of them.

Come to find out, Rahul Jaltar won't warranty them because I took them apart. Fair enough.

Just thought I would let you all know two things: I think they failed because my charging sustem was charging a little high, though 14.5 is within spec, and because they have inadequate vibration resistance. Rahul claims they are fine to 15v, which is marginal.

I should have bought the Rigid brand lights which area similar price, size, and brightness ( was riding with a friend who had gotten the rigids and they are just as bright) and they can handle up to 36v, totally safe no matter what your CS is doing.

The ones I bought are very similar looking to the ones sold in the vendor's section of ADV, I wonder if they are the same thing made in China and rebadged for sale here.

Basically an O.K. product, but the warranty is not good, and they are a bit marginal for anything but bar hopping in terms of quality.
Anton
They certainly LOOK identical to the ones sold on ADV, and sold by various eBay vendors out of HK. A buddy had a pair of these (from the forum vendor) on his bike for a couple of years without issue.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #219
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They certainly LOOK identical to the ones sold on ADV, and sold by various eBay vendors out of HK. A buddy had a pair of these (from the forum vendor) on his bike for a couple of years without issue.
I have been using those LED lights from AdvMonster.com for almost a year now. They are great and I had no issues. As a matter of fact I ordered the new, and brighter, model but didnt have time to install them for months... I have over 10K miles on them and they never failed me. One of them has a broken glass and it is still running.
I hear all good things about that vendor and he is located in East Coast I believe.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #220
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$150 for a bang bang is a bargain compared to escorts around here. They are $200 so you saved $50!
Yeah but he took her to McDonalds and then bought some Kestone on the way to the motel room. She really can drink like a fish.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #221
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #222
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #223
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Bought a pair of these:

http://24x7diy.com/product_info.php/...products_id/94

Great for factor, great price, guy selling them from India was nice. However.

They failed on the first day out, a part inside had come loose. I was in the boonies in Baja, so I had to try to make them work. I resoldered the part back in and I got another half hour out out of them.

Come to find out, Rahul Jaltar won't warranty them because I took them apart. Fair enough.

Just thought I would let you all know two things: I think they failed because my charging sustem was charging a little high, though 14.5 is within spec, and because they have inadequate vibration resistance. Rahul claims they are fine to 15v, which is marginal.

I should have bought the Rigid brand lights which area similar price, size, and brightness ( was riding with a friend who had gotten the rigids and they are just as bright) and they can handle up to 36v, totally safe no matter what your CS is doing.

The ones I bought are very similar looking to the ones sold in the vendor's section of ADV, I wonder if they are the same thing made in China and rebadged for sale here.

Basically an O.K. product, but the warranty is not good, and they are a bit marginal for anything but bar hopping in terms of quality.
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I have been using those LED lights from same supplier www.24x7diy.com.com. They are great and I had no issues
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #224
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BILT brand pants from Cycle Gear. Ripped like paper tissue while trying to change out the knee pad. BILT helmet, the lining came out within two months. BILT leather jacket, stiff and poor fitting. BILT...

I avoid that place like the plague. Got some decent boots, though.
Wow...I don't doubt your experience, but I've had exactly the opposite experience with their BILT gear. I have pants and jacket from them and haven't had a problem with any of it in the 5000 miles I've been using it for. That being said I do have their tank bag and saddle bags and had a seam in the tank bag rip. With their 5 year guarantee though I walked in to the store and they handed me a new one no questions asked. Only other complaint I have with them is that they use cheap plastic zippers...but so is everyone else these days...
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #225
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Hands down, mine would have to be the Corbin seat for the KTM 990. OMG, that thing was like a big, heavy piece of 4x8 covered by some fru fru leather looking stuff. I bought it right before a trip, and 200 miles in, I was wishing I had just left the stocker on. After 1000 miles, I was ready to fly home. I didn't, but what a piece of crap that thing is....
The Corbins take a minimum of 20,000 miles to break in,its part of the deal.
As far as them weighing 14 lbs or more thats just personality in manufacturing. The Corbin on my DR is very comfy,just took a while.
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