Lanyard Magnet Position - Bou 2020

Discussion in 'Trials' started by motobene, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    I tried riding with the 9.5" and too short for me. I didn't have one in my brief ride, but I could see a real potential for unintentional engine kills in more difficult sections. I'll stick with the regular elastic ones for now. A Jitsie replacement is only $7 from the Tryals Shop. If I wear out 1 or 2 in a year, that's still cheap.
    I ride with a complete spare in my water pack, keep another complete spare in the van, and a spare strap too.
    If anyone is interested in trying a 9.5" cord one, PM me your address and I'll send you one.

    FIM rule for lanyard kill switch, with maximum lanyard length.....
    37.02 Ignition cut-out switches
    It is compulsory that all motorcycles be equipped with an operational cut-off switch,
    connected through a lanyard to the rider (max. length - 1m). Once the rider steps off
    the motorcycle, the lanyard must disconnect from the cut-off switch and cut the power
    to the engine.
    .
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  2. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Amazon lanyards showed up a little while ago. It's about 2 inches shorter than the ones I've made which are shorter still than the Jitsie slingshot. Enough slack for me to move around but not so much as to snag on something. I like it.
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  3. lineaway

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    That`s nice and short to wrap around the bar to stay out of my way.
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  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    So which Amazon link is that again?
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  5. lineaway

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    The same one that has been sitting in my cart since posted.
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  6. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    The terminal end doesn't snap apart like I expected. Well, it snapped alright, just not like you would want. Once inside the cord is glued in place. I'm going to take one to work Monday & slice it open with my super thin diamond disc. Then I can glue it back together with my professional glue.
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  8. lineaway

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    Take a pic, Please!
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  9. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I'll get to it. Got distracted yesterday when the wife came out to the garage & said she wanted to go for a ride. :ricky
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Is that code?:D
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  11. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    :augie











    Yeah, no. We took the GS out. :D
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  12. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

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    Or maybe you didn't take the hint:D.
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  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Well, she was climbing on the GS, not me. :lol3
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  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I rebuilt one with high-viz cord this morning. Used a super thin diamond disc in my handpiece here at work to slice it open & pull out the cord which is secured with glue. Cleaned up the edges, laid some of my glue in both sides & reassembled. Ran a bead of glue along the seams to seal it tight & hit with accelerator. Seems to hold just fine but I'll give it a test this afternoon to make sure.
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  15. fprintf

    fprintf Been here awhile

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    Love the Hi Viz lanyards. I think I made a mistake buying anything red or black. There must be dozens of them laying in the woods around my club over the years because of how easily the usual colors disappear into the leaf litter. It just makes sense to start buying them all in hi viz.
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  16. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 49 years Supporter

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    Received my bag-o-lanyards. I swear I ordered the longest ones! What I got were X0024HFW2T, Pastall Wrist Strap .. B Keys (3-pack-30cm). They'll work - just - but I think they aren't quite long enough.
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  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    So they're not 12" long? Maybe that's a giant pen?
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  18. Bronco638

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    30 cm = 11.8"

    So, I guess they're not quite 12" long....... :wave
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  19. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 49 years Supporter

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    With the lack of stretch they are to me uncomfortably short. No slack if one suddenly moves a hand a few inches when a thought enters a fatigued brain about picking a bugger or scratching an itch on the loop. With a short-rigid lanyard such errant thoughts, instead of a quick "ooops" with hand replacement, can result in an "oh shit!" moment and a quick trip over the bars!
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  20. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    My wife and I have been using Laura Peters Better Tethers for a while now and really like them. I have no issues with the length.

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