Saturday, September 11, 2010
Medusa is equipped with a hi-flow K&N filter. This filter is made from thick cotton sandwiched between wire mesh. This type of filter is oiled to provide the best filtration capability, and it's different from foam-type aftermarket filters.
I clean mine every 10000 km or so, but if you drive on dusty roads alot, clean them more frequently.
This filter could be serviced at the place you bought the filter, or you could buy this cleaning kit for DIY Car Care. The multi-tool above is used to undo the securing screw of the airbox.
First off, undo the latches securing the airbox.
Notice the higher number of pleats on this filter. The other major difference is that this filter is 'dry', in contrast to my K&N aftermarket filter which is oiled for best filtration capability.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Scissors, knife blade, nail file, cap lifer, several flat drivers, a phillips driver, and a pair of tweezers. Missing the kitchen sink though.
The Leatherman Squirt S4 is a real handy, keychain-sized multi-tool that could tackle most tasks at hand. "S4" stands for "Scissors, 4 external tools".
The other variant is the Squirt P4, "P4" as in "Pliers, 4 external tools". I opted for the scissors variant as I have two bigger-sized pliers to get a job done. I often overlooked how much a scissors is needed for specific jobs where even my scalpel-sharp knife blades won't..err, cut.
The Squirts came in Blue, Gray, Red, or Pink. I decided to take the Red for myself, and the Pink for my girlfriend. She likes the tool a lot, and quickly found many uses for it daily.
While I'm on the topic of multi-tools, I might as well show you the collection thus far:
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Same reason as for the rest of the things I EDC - you never know when you might need them.
You might already notice my Leatherman Skeletool CX on the previous post, and since I love to carry this sexy hunk of stainless steel (and carbon fiber) so much I opted for a better carrying method for it.
I have been using the supplied ballistic nylon sheath, which is great, to carry the Skeley on my belt. But after some surfing 'round the Net I spotted someone who crafts awesome custom-made, genuine leather pouches and sheaths. His name is Simon, and he made for me the perfect one-of-a-kind leather sheath for my Skeletool CX.
The sheath is made from genuine high-quality cowhide, and Simon owns a Skeletool himself, therefore he used it as the mold for the wet-forming process - effectively forming a sheath that is shaped perfectly as the tool it meant to hold.
Quality is top-notch, and the end product was dyed in black. As with all leather products, the aesthetic quality comes with natural wear and tear. I personally love a distressed look to my leather merchandise.
Stitch work is immaculate. At the back, the sheath features a belt-loop, but meant to be worn vertically only on the belt.
The back of the sheath is actually layered, totally protecting the tool inside.
The flap is secured with a brass stud for easy one-hand opening, but at the same time being very effective in securing the sheath shut.
The hole is where the pocket clip of the Skeletool clips in securely. Overall, I am very happy with the sheath. Simon really did a stellar job.
After knowing him a little better, he is a person who EDC too. He carries around a Swiss Army Knife, and a Leatherman Wave, and has been EDCing for years. Simon custom-makes various pouches and sheaths for knives, multitools, and even one with a flashlight holder.
For those who would like him to craft a sheath (or two), drop Simon an email.