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  • Birthday 12/17/1963

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    Sioux Falls, SD
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    2015 FJ-09

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  1. Mine is a 2015 too, but while I can alter the setting for each of the three levels, when I measure the actual output of each setting only levels 3, 4, and 5 are different. 1 & 2 are off. 6 thru 10 are 51.5% duty cycle. I can only presume that yours are the same if you measure them with a meter that shows PWM duty cycle.
  2. I’m envious. Well done!
  3. I’ve most recently bought from Pro Caliber, but I usually start by looking on eBay and Amazon.
  4. That’s exactly what I do. Works like a champ every time.
  5. Thanks for posting that. You confirmed my suspicions that Yamaha only allows 3 heat levels, even with the factory grips. Interesting that they offer 10 levels of adjustment with most being the exact same pulse width.
  6. Because it’s there, and you only live once. Having said that, I only hope that I get the opportunity one day. If I don’t, I won’t lose any sleep over it. I guess I just like the idea of riding in remote places.
  7. I hear the fan run practically every day. It typically kicks on as the temp nears 200 degrees. I would check the connector to make sure its securely connected. I’d also check to make sure the fan spins freely. I’ve ridden two up in hot weather and had no problem with overheating. I hope your problem has an easy fix. Duke
  8. The only part of my gear that isn’t waterproof (Goretex) are my gloves. If I’m going to ride for a long time in rain, I put on my Aerostich triple digit rain covers. Otherwise I’m lucky that I don’t have to worry about rain gear.
  9. Riding home yesterday I got to educate a cager on proper merging. I was cruising along in the left lane in the interstate with a semi in the center lane a couple of car lengths ahead of me. I was gaining on the truck, but not flying past him because we were coming into a heavily patrolled section of road. Cars were merging from an on-ramp, and a minivan decided to merge immediately into my lane without looking. Fortunately I saw that this was likely to happen, so I was already decelerating. When she blindly merged into my lane I gave her a couple short taps from my horn, which is definitely not stock. She immediately thought she had cut off someone in an old Buick, not a motorcycle. When she glanced over her shoulder and saw me she clearly mouthed “Oh $h!t” and proceeded to swerve back and forth like a fool. It was pretty apparent by her behavior that she has been on a motorcycle and knew that she had done something incredibly stupid. Hopefully she learned a lesson to look, not just listen for motorcycles. Loud pipes don’t save lives, conscious and considerate driving does.
  10. I finally had an opportunity to take some measurements of the PWM duty cycle for each of the 10 levels available on the menu, and what I found surprised me. 10=51.5% 9=51.5% 8=51.5% 7=51.5% 6=51.5% 5=51.5% 4=31.5% 3=21.4% 2=0% 1=0% So basically there are only 3 levels of adjustment. I would be extremely interested in taking the same measurements with factory heated grips to see if the percentages are different. Also, I figured out why my left grip doesn’t get nearly as warm as my right grip. Can anyone say, “Massive heatsink?”
  11. I used the clutch side heat shrink too, but I am still surprised at how much difference there is between the two grips. It's not a huge issue, but I suppose it's worth mentioning.
  12. I did receive my Scorpion slip-on, and I installed it this weekend. It looks and performs great on the bike. I will say that it is actually louder than I expected, especially with the baffle removed. With no baffle, it's louder than my wife's CBR954RR with a Two Brothers Racing pipe. With the baffle in place, it's about the same volume, but has a deeper sound. I'm satisfied with the sound of pipe. Not so obnoxious as to upset the neighbors, but loud enough to be heard over other engine noises.
  13. Hey Chitown, I haven't taken measurements yet, but I will as soon as I get my hands on a capable multimeter. That might even happen later this week. I also had a chance to ride with my grips yesterday. It was about 60 degrees and cloudy, so I didn't actually need to run the grips, but I did want to experiment with them. I'm still working out the settings for low/med/high, but I do find them to be very warm. In fact, with just leather gloves on, I had to turn them to low and then stop to adjust the low setting to keep from roasting my hands. I find that the left grip heats slowly, which is certainly due to the heating element being in nearly direct contact with the metal handlebar. Other than that, they work just fine. They will be a nice complement for my Gerbing heated gloves because the gloves are an older model with no heating element in the palms. When combined with heated grips, they work perfectly. I'll post again once I have the duty cycle readings. Then I'll take the time to create a proper how-to post for this. Duke
  14. Great review. This is what I use. Ear Plugs | Earplugs | Mighty Plugs EARPLUGSONLINE.COM They’re available on Amazon too. Really comfortable. One “wad” makes two ear plugs and will last for weeks.
  15. If you have a time stamp on the picture and can tell them where you were, they will know exactly which truck it was, who was driving it, and how fast it was going. I would report it.
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