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12-11-2016 04:23 PM
chrisbre
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Originally Posted by Nugget173 View Post
Theres many available, Hyperkewl is the kinda brand leader, avail WRM or with a wait but less $$ from the bay.

We were over coast, 30deg Gingers, then hit that 41 on the run down into long flat, but then cooled on coast again for rest weekend.

They work well with exception that they say 5hrs plus etc, realistically mate was re wetting his at each stop, so they go up to about 2hrs easy, which is fine, most of us have stopped by that time for one reason or other.
Thanks for that
I had sussing this out on my 'To-Get' list but only got reminded in that recent high temp two weeks.
Must get one bought, not just thought about
12-11-2016 04:06 PM
Nugget173
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Originally Posted by chrisbre View Post
What brand of evaporation vest is that Nugget?
I'm thinking I'd benefit from one too.
Thanks
... Chris
Theres many available, Hyperkewl is the kinda brand leader, avail WRM or with a wait but less $$ from the bay.

We were over coast, 30deg Gingers, then hit that 41 on the run down into long flat, but then cooled on coast again for rest weekend.

They work well with exception that they say 5hrs plus etc, realistically mate was re wetting his at each stop, so they go up to about 2hrs easy, which is fine, most of us have stopped by that time for one reason or other.
12-11-2016 06:51 AM
p38arover
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Originally Posted by Nugget173 View Post
You dont ride anywhere, you take your car to everything!
That's not true! Sometimes I take my wife's car (but I do prefer driving my current L322 Range Rover more than my wife's turbo Forester).
12-11-2016 04:51 AM
chrisbre
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Originally Posted by Nugget173 View Post
Rode 300km last weekend, evap neck scarf n summer jacket, was 41deg, warm but not stuck in traffic, was fine.

Mate had an evap cooling vest on n he was happy as, mine ordered.

Ride tomorrow too.
What brand of evaporation vest is that Nugget?
I'm thinking I'd benefit from one too.
Thanks
... Chris
12-10-2016 07:37 PM
Brockie Perhaps this thread should be moved to the Trooper Arena........ Na, - we're civil to each other over there.
12-10-2016 07:19 PM
Nugget173
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Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
You may not believe it but some Australians can read other sections of the forum.

Me, I'm retired so I can ride whenever I like. I don't like high temperatures and I'm not silly enough to ride on 40+C days.
Yes they can read other sections of the forum, but little do.

You dont ride anywhere, you take your car to everything!
12-10-2016 08:07 AM
Brockie
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Originally Posted by steveinsandiego View Post
i'm goin' with gw. i asked about plugs in my 2015 650. a couple of y'all opined they were iridium. gw agreed, further opining that they oughta last 50k miles. ergo, i intend to run'm for, hm, like, 50k miles, tyvm.
A worn spark plug is not going to make your bike explode or even break down on the side of the road. Unless something else is wrong as well you'll probably only ever see poor economy and reduced power/rough running.
My DL650 is up to 54,000 km on the original plugs.
12-10-2016 05:47 AM
p38arover You may not believe it but some Australians can read other sections of the forum.

Me, I'm retired so I can ride whenever I like. I don't like high temperatures and I'm not silly enough to ride on 40+C days.
12-10-2016 01:46 AM
Nugget173
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Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
Only stuff that's in the wrong area.


Too bloody hot at this time of year to ride anywhere.
Fair enough if its REALLY necessary, cant see harm done by my post. And asking for Australian takes on it, which was what I was getting before it was moved.

Rode 300km last weekend, evap neck scarf n summer jacket, was 41deg, warm but not stuck in traffic, was fine.

Mate had an evap cooling vest on n he was happy as, mine ordered.

Ride tomorrow too.

The too hot, then too cold brigade go nowhere, we ride when we get time regardless of temps.

Plugs wont be getting changed though.
12-09-2016 08:26 PM
steveinsandiego
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Originally Posted by cyclopathic View Post
Greywolf is most likely correct
i'm goin' with gw. i asked about plugs in my 2015 650. a couple of y'all opined they were iridium. gw agreed, further opining that they oughta last 50k miles. ergo, i intend to run'm for, hm, like, 50k miles, tyvm.
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