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Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 110,314
Posted By Artful
Subscribed!

Great stuff here :clap
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,594
Posted By Artful
I have two B&D firestorm 14.4V drills - one with...

I have two B&D firestorm 14.4V drills - one with cracked case from a fall which killed the battery but not the tool
- both still working fine - using daily
but when it goes I'll be looking at...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,645
Posted By Artful
I use hand tools daily - and have to say the HF...

I use hand tools daily - and have to say the HF do the job without drama.
Now granted I only use spanners, wire strippers, screwdriver and hammer but
they work well. - only one tool I had an...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,319
Posted By Artful
My digital died as well - just pick'd up under 5...

My digital died as well - just pick'd up under 5 buck analog
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,269
Posted By Artful
Airglide 3 in XXL - 6' 2" with 48-50 chest - fit...

Airglide 3 in XXL - 6' 2" with 48-50 chest - fit is loose enough for evap vest under it without liners. And comfortable with both liners in with double T-shirts (one long sleeve and one short) :D
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By Artful
I'd go with top plate with "T" nuts and bar below...

I'd go with top plate with "T" nuts and bar below with bolts thru the bar up thru the "T" nuts and file all flush with the top plate.

But I wonder why you don't get mount the side plate and use...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,363
Posted By Artful
I have Bilt Modular Helmet, Jacket and pants - I...

I have Bilt Modular Helmet, Jacket and pants - I passed on gloves and boots. In my couple of dirt road get off's they all did well.
I would say take a good look before you buy Bilt but not all of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,747
Posted By Artful
'05 with 58K+ - head rebuilt at 50k or so - ...

'05 with 58K+ - head rebuilt at 50k or so - several bikes over 100k showing on internet users - maintain it like you'll never be able to replace it and ride it like your a kid. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,633
Posted By Artful
Well, I bought BILT and had the good fortune to...

Well, I bought BILT and had the good fortune to be wearing it on several getoff's on dirt roads - held up just fine - few stitches tore out and pants lost about 2" sq of new finish but did pretty...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 53,384
Posted By Artful
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/rowdyfisk/P...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/rowdyfisk/P1050707.jpg
Thrift shop special - Less than $9 including run to ACE for bolts and washers. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,635
Posted By Artful
Wow, quite the project - you are doing some great...

Wow, quite the project - you are doing some great stuff there. :clap
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,234
Posted By Artful
so how's the new armor working Flep?

so how's the new armor working Flep?
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 314,681
Posted By Artful
I like those reflective strips, how much for two...

I like those reflective strips, how much for two to fit in a 20mm ammo Can? Ammo can is 17x14x7 wide approx.
And could you make them so they will stand up on their own when not in the ammo box so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,642
Posted By Artful
Welcome to the Rez - :rofl - your looking to...

Welcome to the Rez - :rofl - your looking to escape you say

are you lookin for food and atmosphere like
Rula Bula in Tempe for fish & chips/ Irish $$ http://www.rulabula.com/
closer is the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 212,518
Posted By Artful
Damn what a ride, I have not been this beat up in...

Damn what a ride, I have not been this beat up in years, at least my shiner isn't too bad. :rofl

Paul, sorry to scare you last night but on that hwy you basically disappeared without the...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,627
Posted By Artful
That reminds me of a friend who used to ride year...

That reminds me of a friend who used to ride year round in Oregon - he bought those disposable jumpsuit/coverall's that had hood and all and wore with his snow suit. I myself have not tried this but...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,627
Posted By Artful
Well, are you using full face helmet? Do your...

Well, are you using full face helmet? Do your have anything between your Helmet and your head? Have you closed the vents? Do you wear a turtleneck as your base layer and does your jacket cover up...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,627
Posted By Artful
Both good responses - Keep in mind Cold with wind...

Both good responses - Keep in mind Cold with wind is on thing but Wet, Cold with wind in another - Worse thing

- for cool/cold temps (for me after 20 years in AZ that is in the 20-40's :wave,
I...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,026
Posted By Artful
You want to wear a vest or windbreaker with a...

You want to wear a vest or windbreaker with a large zipper tab so you can stick inside and zip up when you don't want the camera out. Or something with an easy access pocket big enough for the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 212,518
Posted By Artful
Is that what they built those hotdog cookers out...

Is that what they built those hotdog cookers out of - I always wondered :D
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,026
Posted By Artful
I'm using a Panasonic Lumix point and shoot, put...

I'm using a Panasonic Lumix point and shoot, put a longer lanyard on it and hang on my neck. Then while riding I can turn it on and snap pic's while moving with my left hand (helps to be an ambi). ...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,813
Posted By Artful
I'll have to pick up something more colorful -...

I'll have to pick up something more colorful - that was a very good video :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,520
Posted By Artful
Very pretty - with my riding I wanted plastic or...

Very pretty - with my riding I wanted plastic or metal - I would be afraid I'd make splinters of something that nice.:eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 212,518
Posted By Artful
Sounds interesting, I'll gas up the Bike. :evil

Sounds interesting, I'll gas up the Bike. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,315
Posted By Artful
Well, I have not owned both but recently bought a...

Well, I have not owned both but recently bought a used 2005 - I could have gone either way - but everyone said the 2008+ was oriented more towards like 90% road & 10% trail and the older Gen 1 was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,649
Posted By Artful
for me KLR650 is my do all swissarmy knife bike,...

for me KLR650 is my do all swissarmy knife bike, but if I was going to only do single track I'd look at KLR250 or something else light and quick - 30 years ago I had a Yamaha 175 that was pretty good...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 212,518
Posted By Artful
New guy

So how often do you do these rides (aka when's the next one)? I'd like to try a few easy on old bones trips with you guys.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,520
Posted By Artful
Yep that puts my $9 top box/cooler to shame ...

Yep that puts my $9 top box/cooler to shame
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/rowdyfisk/P1050706.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/rowdyfisk/P1050707.jpg
But just wait until I get my...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,844
Posted By Artful
They are moving to plastic ammo cans. 25mm...

They are moving to plastic ammo cans.
25mm ammo can
http://simage1.sportsmansguide.com/adimgs/l/1/106293_ts.jpg
14 x 5 3/4 x 14 1/2"h., weighs 3 lbs.
But no one had them at the gun show where I...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,844
Posted By Artful
How much weight did you get off the 16+ lb...

How much weight did you get off the 16+ lb starting weight on 20mm can?

I looked for Mermite cans but none at SAR gunshow or at local surplus stores - Ebay prices were redicledorf for them.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 997,134
Posted By Artful
Bingo, go to Gila Bend, Az then north on Old Hwy...

Bingo, go to Gila Bend, Az then north on Old Hwy 80
NO Beer in cooler only water that day, No Lunch - but BIG breakfast (all you can eat) at Iron Skillet in Eloy !

I went out with San Tan Area...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 997,134
Posted By Artful
Adventure is where you find it. ...

Adventure is where you find it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/rowdyfisk/moto%20crazy/Another%20Dam%20ride%20-%20Gillespie%20Nov%2019th%202011/600_74008152.jpg
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