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Old 01-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #13861
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Only took about a week to get mine. Less than $100 total. Much better than gloves. A couple of things, little tight at first over switches,
so I wedged in a couple roles of paper towels, let them sit overnight and stretched them out.
Second, you really can't stand on the pegs at the angle they sit. Which may or may not be an issue for you.
You have to do a little finageling to get them air tight as possible, but I'm very happy with them.
Mid 30's couple hours, grip heaters on low, nice and warm,,
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #13862
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Looks a lot like the Guinness Toucan

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Eye-talian imported muffs. Tsk-tsk. What? No whale fore-skin available?
Didn't that German bike company buy a Swedish bike company and start making them in Italy? And these come from England, right? Makes sense to me. Sort of.

Sounds like they do not go on and off quickly or easily. I'd use them when I'm on the pavement for long stretches at high speed, not so much in the dirt. Wil they come off easily when the sun gets up?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #13863
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Sounds like they do not go on and off quickly or easily. I'd use them when I'm on the pavement for long stretches at high speed, not so much in the dirt. Wil they come off easily when the sun gets up?
yeah, they do limit the off road possibilities, great for road trips. Really not bad getting them on,
first time 30-45 minutes then a few adjustments after riding.
I've got them zip tied in a few places to minimize cold air coming in around mirrors and support, so no on and off.
On the other hand, you could loosen to get some ventilation if needed. Today, 65 degrees with regular gloves , hands not hot.


Italian company that started making muffs etc for scooters, then expanded. I think some are on fleabay but not the same model for a GS.


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Old 01-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #13864
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Certainly more fitted than hippohands
Exactly what I was thinking...I have been using HippoHands for several years and they really help, combine with heated gloves and my hands stay very warm
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:24 AM   #13865
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM   #13866
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From Top of The World in Terlingua Ranch yesterday

Just checked your weather. The temps are as perfect as the pictures would have me believe... dammit. I've gotta get away from this daily grind crap. Have a great trip!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #13867
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #13868
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #13869
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Gee. I never saw that coming. Shady babies that thing.

How in the hell did ALL the bolts back out of your stator? And where are the rest of the windings? Have you been doing drunken trail maintenance again?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #13870
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Here are the rest of the windings :(
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #13871
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Obviously a defective part. Warranty.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #13872
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Going to need a good lawyer to argue that one, it's only out of warranty by about 7 years, know any?

142 bucks for a new stator, 6 bucks for some new bolts, 40 bucks for a new tool to get it out...Apparently it is a known issue on these bikes. The bolts back out a bit and then shear off destroying the stator. Good news is that the fly wheel is usually fine as long as I'm not to drunk when I drill/take out the remaining part of the bolt.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #13873
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WOW ! ! ! What year is your bike ? It doesn't look like the bolts are broken too deep, should be able to remove them. Just make sure you drill the pilot hole centered. Take your time.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #13874
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:28 AM   #13875
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New toy! Just got this in the mail.

I was riding with Ed on RTB III when he had a flat (two, actually). He had an awesome little jack that held up the bike while he did the tube changes. I looked around a bunch and found out that it was most likely a MotionPro Quick Jack, but they don't make them anymore. A lot of people have made their own with pieces of crutches etc, but I preferred to just buy something.

Turns out, Eagle Mike makes a perfect little jack and it's only $30 shipped. It's got holes drilled all along it so you can make it whatever height you need using the cotter pin. It also comes with a couple pieces of velcro that you can use to wrap around the brake lever for the wheel that's not being changed to help keep the bike still.



Oh, HERE is a link
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