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Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By DaveStockwell
Any of the stain sticks will work well in...

Any of the stain sticks will work well in pretreating stains. I use the shout one with great results.

As for the wash-in waterproofing, you're most likely thinking of NikWax's TX Direct....
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By DaveStockwell
For Textile, Aerostitch Roadcrafter...

For Textile, Aerostitch Roadcrafter (http://www.aerostich.com/jackets-pants/roadcrafter/roadcrafter-jacket.html) comes in Talls plus they will do custom sizing (add an inch to the arms for example)...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By DaveStockwell
You're looking for an aluminum or steel carport....

You're looking for an aluminum or steel carport. A little Google says Superior Awning in Yuma can supply them: https://plus.google.com/106205160716140166503/about?gl=us&hl=en

Also consider some...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By DaveStockwell
Thorlo makes some great lightweight wicking socks...

Thorlo makes some great lightweight wicking socks in their western line that are very tall. I wear them all the time with tall boots and have never had an issue with them falling down.

You can get...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By DaveStockwell
The Combat Touring Boots are well made (by Sidi...

The Combat Touring Boots are well made (by Sidi specifically for Aerostitch). As far as width goes, a number of friends who have them say they run "slightly wide". Personally I'd love a pair but my...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,924
Posted By DaveStockwell
Yep, got that one backwards. Sorry gents.

Yep, got that one backwards. Sorry gents.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By DaveStockwell
I had the honor of being part of this exact...

I had the honor of being part of this exact discussion with none other than Helge Pedersen at the Seattle motorcycle show. His recommendation was to go with the GS as it is just that much lighter and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By DaveStockwell
I don't know the Vancouver motorcycle market that...

I don't know the Vancouver motorcycle market that well but I do know the Vancouver motorcycle show is right around the corner and is know to be a good one. A great way to get to know the area's...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,924
Posted By DaveStockwell
I'll agree with the input so far. I've ridden...

I'll agree with the input so far. I've ridden both and own a KLR650. The KLR is a great bike and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better for the price. The KTM is much more refined across the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By DaveStockwell
The Klim are nice. They are on my short list when...

The Klim are nice. They are on my short list when I need a new outfit.

I settled on an Aerostich Roadcrafter Jacket and Darien pants. Been working great for me for nearly 10 years and the only...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By DaveStockwell
Agreed with the others. The polystyrene breaks...

Agreed with the others. The polystyrene breaks down. It can happen in a couple years if the helmet is used and abused. Same rule applies to bicycle helmets. I've seen a couple that were shot after...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,322
Posted By DaveStockwell
Talk to the members of...

Talk to the members of http://www.stromtrooper.com and they'll show you the way.

TwistedThrottle.com and AltRider make some great gear for the Vstrom. I've loved mine since the day I bought it new...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By DaveStockwell
FOOD: Red Iguana in Salt Lake City is worth...

FOOD:

Red Iguana in Salt Lake City is worth the stop as is the Moab Diner in Moab (great breakfasts!)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By DaveStockwell
The road that leads out of Seattle down the EAST...

The road that leads out of Seattle down the EAST side of Rainier and Mt. St. Helens is a great way to head south. Then you need to decide if you are going to go down through California or east...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,411
Posted By DaveStockwell
1984 16 years old on my first bike, a 1972...

1984

16 years old on my first bike, a 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler. Hightailing it down a crowed dirt road that had been made flat by laying loose gravel. I discovered the placement of a helmet...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By DaveStockwell
The guys at Rawhyde are great to ride with. I...

The guys at Rawhyde are great to ride with. I can't afford their price of entry for the Dakar one but the other rides I've done with them were excellent: http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/dakar.html
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By DaveStockwell
Alternative Option B2: Do nothing. Park the bike...

Alternative Option B2: Do nothing. Park the bike and walk away until spring. 31 years of riding and living in Minnesota, Utah and Washington state. Owned over a dozen bikes and 7 different brands....
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,804
Posted By DaveStockwell
Balance safety and what you like. Hi-Viz will be...

Balance safety and what you like. Hi-Viz will be safer but only if you are willing to wear it. Some folks just can't bring themselves to do so. Personally I don't have Hi-Viz in my jacket but I do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By DaveStockwell
Growing up in MN I've run bikes in very cold...

Growing up in MN I've run bikes in very cold weather. You are correct in the viscosity being too thick. If you plan to regularly run your engine in those tens, please change the oil out for something...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By DaveStockwell
One way to look at it is... With the 650,...

One way to look at it is...

With the 650, you can more easily ride the bike to the trail. With a new 250/450 dirt bike, you'll be hauling it in a pickup or on a trailer or? Add to the cost the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,235
Posted By DaveStockwell
TKC's in the snow and slush work great. TKCs on...

TKC's in the snow and slush work great. TKCs on hard packed snow and ice will kill you. Stay frosty!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By DaveStockwell
Development is close to impossible out there....

Development is close to impossible out there. Most of the homes you see are on forest land and are grandfathered in. The rest of the land can't be built on and you are really limited to what changes...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,202
Posted By DaveStockwell
What he said! The WeeStrom is a perfectly...

What he said!

The WeeStrom is a perfectly good bike that can do many things well. It may not have a lot of the gee-wiz features of the mega-buck BMWs but that also means you have less to go awry....
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By DaveStockwell
Check out the Ortlieb Messenger Classic on...

Check out the Ortlieb Messenger Classic on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ortlieb-Messenger-Bag-Classic-Silver/dp/B002DBNOTS/

Waterproof, tough as nails, doesn't have a lot of extra straps and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By DaveStockwell
Paco's Tacos, Twisp, WA:...

Paco's Tacos, Twisp, WA: http://www.pacostacosonline.com

I've had most everything they make. All of it good. It's takeout only so you an either sit in their yard (which they encourage) or head...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,955
Posted By DaveStockwell
Interesting how popular the Brough Superior is....

Interesting how popular the Brough Superior is. It's the first one I thought of.

1.) Brough Superior

2.) Harley Wide Glide (2013 styled like an '83)

3.) BMW 2014 1200GSA (can't get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,049
Posted By DaveStockwell
Never lost a thing in 32 years but I have been...

Never lost a thing in 32 years but I have been accused of excessive use of bungy cords all my life.
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By DaveStockwell
Go for the Mississippi trip! Some of the best...

Go for the Mississippi trip! Some of the best scenic roads are just down the road from MPLS. For the record, I grew up in Burnsville and cut my motorcycling teeth on the river roads and the attached...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By DaveStockwell
http://www.rotopax.com

http://www.rotopax.com
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By DaveStockwell
the coasts do seem to run faster (you should try...

the coasts do seem to run faster (you should try southern CA) Stay right and ride your own ride.
Forum: New Zealand 12-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By DaveStockwell
Aerostitch all the way! Keeps me dry year 'round...

Aerostitch all the way! Keeps me dry year 'round here in the rainy pacific northwest. I've also stayed dry through midwest downpours. http://www.aerostich.com/suits (http://www.aerostich.com/suits)...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By DaveStockwell
They are well made and work as advertised. There...

They are well made and work as advertised. There are a few issues to be aware of. the outside of the kettle gets extremely hot. I would not use it around kids without constant observation. it's very...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,361
Posted By DaveStockwell
BMW-K said it well. With over 20 years in the...

BMW-K said it well. With over 20 years in the camping industry, I can tell you with certainty that the cost is all about the quality of construction, features and design. Any good two person tent...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By DaveStockwell
Short term submersion will only affect the...

Short term submersion will only affect the circuits that were under power. Most likely your wiring will be fine (maybe some corrosion at connections). The bulk of the damage will be were the circuit...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By DaveStockwell
I've done a lot of research on US rentals and...

I've done a lot of research on US rentals and they all come in at about the same price. Just the way the business pencils out.

The best deal by far are the one way specials from Eaglerider. They...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By DaveStockwell
I'm a BIG fan of Dave Page out here in Seattle....

I'm a BIG fan of Dave Page out here in Seattle. Ten years at REI sending customer's boots to him and I've never seen a bad repair. He's completely rebuilt boots for me and they came back better than...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By DaveStockwell
My buddy rides a Bergman 650 as his main bike....

My buddy rides a Bergman 650 as his main bike. Takes it everywhere. I'm close to your height and have spent some miles on it. Overall I have zero complaints. The only issue for me is that after 31...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By DaveStockwell
The loudest I ever heard. Make sure it's aiming...

The loudest I ever heard. Make sure it's aiming forward or your eyes will tear up when you use it.

Ear Cannon: http://www.aerostich.com/ear-cannon-air-horn.html...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,591
Posted By DaveStockwell
Dang. And I just sold my pickup. Ok, as of...

Dang. And I just sold my pickup. Ok, as of today...25. 3 cars, two bikes and a plethora of gas powered landscaping noise makers.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,622
Posted By DaveStockwell
I've searched far and wide, consulted the wisest...

I've searched far and wide, consulted the wisest people I know and have found zero evidence that there are any rules about how many bikes one can own. Getting two of the same and maximizing each for...
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