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General Discussion / Re: Cleaning the Sections Help a Biker
« Last post by Paul K on Today at 07:52:44 am »
Get that GS project finished and have a go with that. No one will expect you to do well and you will enjoy the whole experience more competing on something you made yourself.  8)
Been too cold to go out in the garage and I need to make some space to work in the garage.  As to enjoying the whole experience, the bike gets heavier every time I look at it :o
Motorcycing Clothing / Re: Preventing Misting Up
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on February 15, 2019, 10:09:43 pm »
Oh and I tend to keep the visor open when in a section (And in section entrance and exit lanes.).

Dual sport helmets work best because of the increased distance between yer mouth and the visor.

But most of my MCC Motorcycle Trials have been done in an FM Axe or Frank Thomas Road Helmet.
Motorcycing Clothing / Re: Preventing Misting Up
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on February 15, 2019, 10:06:43 pm »
Pin Lock Inserts always seem to mist up.

For some years now I have been using Fog City Hyper Optiks inserts. (There are other similar makes).

These not only provide a sealed double anti fog visor but also go dark in sunlight.

I also give a wipe on the inside with Fog tech and the outside with Raincoat.

Not had a visor mist up since.....  :)
Motorcycing Clothing / Re: Preventing Misting Up
« Last post by David (tufty) White on February 15, 2019, 07:58:32 pm »
Try wiping the inside of the visor with a slice of cucumber.
Motorcycing Clothing / Preventing Misting Up
« Last post by Ian T on February 15, 2019, 07:36:22 pm »
How best to prevent misting up?

I've tried a full face helmet with a visor and Pinlock insert but eventually this mists up.

For me Anti-fog visor spray works for a time but not very long.

I've tried an open face helmet with a visor but found that at higher road speeds the air blows up the inside of the visor and irritates the eyes.

Best results have always been got with goggles but then it can be painfully cold on the face.

What is the solution?

I'm thinking of investing in the new Arai SZ-R VAS in the hope that it's been well designed enough to prevent a draft up the inside but would be keen to hear of others' solutions.
Motorcycing Clothing / Re: Reproofing Outer Clothing
« Last post by rick howell on February 15, 2019, 07:09:55 pm »
There's a fundamental issue with Gore-Tex that depends on the climate on the inside as well as the climate on the outside. If you've just hauled your machine out of a boggy hole and are steaming inside, then hopefully the vapour molecules (smaller than water) will cross the Gore-tex layer and condense on the inside of your jacket and not come back to you - but if anything affects the layer size/composition/continuity in any way; tears, salts, cleaning fluids, etc then the water will wick back into the inside and if the outside is soaked then that will wick through as well.

An outdoors activity instructor I knew reckoned he would buy decent Gore-Tex jackets with a couple of years minimum guarantee and would always find they would leak within the guarantee period - they expect garments to be used on an intermittent basis and certainly not as intensively as he used them. I have found fabric walking boots particularly prone to failure in a very short period.

I think Gore-Tex is fine initially but it takes very little to compromise it. Once compromised there's not much, if anything, that'll fix it. Keeping the water away then is the only option.
Other Events / Re: MCC and its Road Based events
« Last post by Tim Kingham on February 15, 2019, 09:39:09 am »
I did both end to ends the first on a brand new DR350 with my wife on the "pillion" we still talk about it! she says her bottom never recovered ! (perhaps I should put a story in triple) the second time was with a trials outfit another epic to remember yes  please do it again!
there is also the possibility of overseas........
Bike Help / Re: Honda CRF 250l
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on February 14, 2019, 11:40:33 pm »
Be interesting to see a Trail bike with traction control.....   :)
Motorcycing Clothing / Re: Reproofing Outer Clothing
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on February 14, 2019, 11:35:43 pm »
Gortex will still leak if enough pressure is put on it.....

Leather dressing every outing helps on errrr Leather....

Mars Oil used to be the best and did not rot stitching as did some other products....
Bike Help / Re: Motorcycle Tyre Shop
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on February 14, 2019, 11:33:23 pm »
Thank you.

I'll keep this contact in mind though moved away from the original tread depth idea. Plan now is to have a simple rule along the current lines, complimented by a list of 'eligible' tyres that will be maintained by a designated motorcycle tyre officer with backup from a motorcycle subcommittee. Members will be able to propose new tyres as candidates for the list. Proposing a tyre does not necessarily mean that it will be added to the list, but at least members can make proposals.

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