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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,614
Posted By Gadget Man
Great ride report. nice pictures. I love the...

Great ride report. nice pictures.
I love the Alaska Ride Reports, I hope to make this trip some-year.

The tire story blows my mind.
I would have thrown the F-ing thing in the ditch and never...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,342
Posted By Gadget Man
I bought a 2006 Trailbreaker model brand new. I...

I bought a 2006 Trailbreaker model brand new. I used it for deer hunting every fall in Northern Minnesota. It was great to ride out to my tree stand.
I had a tote box mounted on the back, a soft...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,712
Posted By Gadget Man
So far, so good. I'll be following along on...

So far, so good.
I'll be following along on this ride report. This is a Bucket List ride for my brother and I. July of 2016 is our "penciled in departure date" if all goes well.
I'll be taking...
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Gadget Man
Hey, you'll make a fortune if you just... follow...

Hey, you'll make a fortune if you just... follow all the rules and get all your permits filed and inspections done ahead of time...You can't just drive a food truck to Sturgis and park it somewhere. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,201
Posted By Gadget Man
Great ideas. My tank bag is an old fanny...

Great ideas.

My tank bag is an old fanny pack, I cut the waist band and sewed on some velcro so I can loop it around the crash bars on my V-Strom. Its perfect for the camera, sunglasses and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 75,301
Posted By Gadget Man
Papa The new rig looks great, but explain the...

Papa
The new rig looks great, but explain the big rear bumper...?
Is it hollow to carry water or could it be an air tank, or a place to carry fishing poles or awning poles...?

Then why the huge...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,289
Posted By Gadget Man
I like the idea of using a smooth rock or marble...

I like the idea of using a smooth rock or marble inside the tent to wrap around and tie off on, that way I can experiment a couple times to find the exact location before I do anything permanent. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,289
Posted By Gadget Man
This is all great information, Thanks. I've...

This is all great information, Thanks.
I've read this entire thread twice, because a cot is the next piece of gear I'm going to purchase.
I'm a side or front sleeper and even my Thermarest...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-07-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,456
Posted By Gadget Man
Paper Great looking bike. Looks to be the best...

Paper
Great looking bike. Looks to be the best of both worlds.
Forgive my ignorance, is that the new seat or the 75 mile model?

Gadget Man
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-07-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,456
Posted By Gadget Man
Paper, New toy....? Tell us more... ...

Paper,
New toy....?
Tell us more...

Gadget Man.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 75,301
Posted By Gadget Man
Papa Thanks for the update, glad to see...

Papa

Thanks for the update, glad to see things are "rolling" forward. :clap
Its hard to think of camping now here in Minnesota with 12 inches of snow on the ground. I may have to look at one of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,896
Posted By Gadget Man
I also watched the Netflix story on Picher OK. It...

I also watched the Netflix story on Picher OK. It is sad.
I thought it would be interesting to go visit someday. After reading your RR I sort of feel like I was there. I think I'll cross this one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 75,301
Posted By Gadget Man
Papa. You look like a new man. Not the...

Papa.


You look like a new man. Not the same guy that was in the on-line videos.
Congratulations!!


Keep us all informed as things move forward.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 22,247
Posted By Gadget Man
Paper I knew you would know who I was...

Paper

I knew you would know who I was talking about.
Thanks for the Stalker contact info complete with photos.
I will pass all this on to my Brother so he can get in touch with Ernie and spend...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 22,247
Posted By Gadget Man
Ok Guys, Its test your memory time... But I'm...

Ok Guys, Its test your memory time...
But I'm sure someone will know.

I'm trying to remember the name of the Vendor who was at the rally selling aluminum parts and other misc things. He was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By Gadget Man
Paper Thanks for the reply. From your pic,...

Paper
Thanks for the reply.
From your pic, it looks like our UQ's are identical. (poncho liner)
One of my biggest problems is that I have nowhere in my yard to practice hanging. I have these huge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By Gadget Man
Hey Paper. We met at the BMW Rally last May...

Hey Paper.

We met at the BMW Rally last May in Money Creek. You were hanging and I was on the ground.
I have 2 homemade hammocks, one single layer and one double layer. The double layer is so I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 75,301
Posted By Gadget Man
PapaYolk I have followed this thread from...

PapaYolk

I have followed this thread from the very beginning someday hopping to find a link to where I could purchase the plans or a finished model. I cant imagine your disappointment when...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
Nice job guys, great work. I used to own a 2006...

Nice job guys, great work.
I used to own a 2006 Rokon Trailbreaker, it was an awesome machine.
It's perfect for trail maintenance. I used mine almost exclusively for deer hunting in northern...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,456
Posted By Gadget Man
I enjoyed the 2014 Rally, it's great to meet...

I enjoyed the 2014 Rally, it's great to meet people and put a face to a name.
We will be back in 2015.
If you bring more Dickel, I'll bring some type of fire starter, we'll meet in the middle...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 22,247
Posted By Gadget Man
Paper We went for a ride Saturday morning and...

Paper
We went for a ride Saturday morning and when we returned you were gone.
Dave told me the story of your misfortune. He thought alcohol (Dickel) may have been involved in your decision to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By Gadget Man
I have camped a couple times with my hammock....

I have camped a couple times with my hammock. It's so much better than sleeping on the ground. My hammock is homemade, double thick so I can slide my Thermarest pad in-between. My rain fly is a 12x12...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,640
Posted By Gadget Man
Very nice job, I can sleep again. Yes...

Very nice job, I can sleep again.


Yes those are wet lubed pumps, so the liquid being pumped lubes the pump.
And good call on the electrical box on top. So in case of condensation or a leak it...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,640
Posted By Gadget Man
Yup, I'm going to jump in here ...I've been...

Yup, I'm going to jump in here ...I've been selling Geothermal systems for 14 years now, over half of them are tied to in floor heating systems.
You need to twist the flange kit so you can get the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 480,327
Posted By Gadget Man
Anna I just spent the last 3 days reading this...

Anna
I just spent the last 3 days reading this entire story. It was the trip of a lifetime, thanks for sharing it all.
I may never get the opportunity to take a ride of this calibure, so it was fun...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Gadget Man
OnlyWayToGo You have been busy. Yes,...

OnlyWayToGo


You have been busy.
Yes, those hand guards were The Boss.


Gadget Man
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,385
Posted By Gadget Man
It was a great bike that would go anywhere. I...

It was a great bike that would go anywhere.
I do miss that bike.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By Gadget Man
Hey onlywaytogo, I sold the BMW to finance the...

Hey onlywaytogo,
I sold the BMW to finance the purchase of my 2013 V-Strom 650 ADV.
Never looked back.


Gadget Man
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,437
Posted By Gadget Man
Alan. Welcome and congrats on the new bike. I...

Alan.
Welcome and congrats on the new bike. I know you will love it because also have a 2013 ADV model. It's identical to yours.
You should add the fork brace, yes it works. Then add a little...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,640
Posted By Gadget Man
Wonderful garage built. I have always wanted a...

Wonderful garage built. I have always wanted a shop/garage like this. So until I get mine I'll have to follow along with yours.

I have been in the HVAC industry here in Minnesota for 15 years. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 51,323
Posted By Gadget Man
Hey Guys, Why am I just hearing about this...

Hey Guys, Why am I just hearing about this now...?
We attended the VBR last August and had a great time. We (my KLR owner Brother) and I have been looking for more " organized" rides to attend. and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,666
Posted By Gadget Man
Great photos. Looking at all your photos, it...

Great photos.
Looking at all your photos, it was just like I was riding along with you.

I like the high vis helmets. I think I'll start with the vest.

Thanks for sharing

Gadget Man
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,590
Posted By Gadget Man
Mr. Slowpokey. That's ok, since I posted that...

Mr. Slowpokey.
That's ok, since I posted that comment a couple weeks back I have made my own bags that attach to the crash bars.
They turned out great.

Gadget Man
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
Rich What is the Harvest Rally? Gadget...

Rich

What is the Harvest Rally?

Gadget Man
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
That was the best Trials video I think Ive ever...

That was the best Trials video I think Ive ever seen.
Those guys are the best of the best.
I don't think I could climb those obsticals, even with a rope and a full harness.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
Lutz Wasn't the entire course laid out on...

Lutz

Wasn't the entire course laid out on Spirit Mountain property?
Didn't the event bring 100's of people spending their hard earned money to the area?
What makes a Trials Competition any...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,590
Posted By Gadget Man
Mr Slowpokey How did the Rolie bags work out...

Mr Slowpokey

How did the Rolie bags work out for you?
If you want too sell the smalls so you can upgrade too the mediums, shoot me a price...

I'm thinking on mounting a pair of the small bags...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
Hey Guys. Great pictures of the Trials...

Hey Guys.
Great pictures of the Trials competition at the VBR. Thank-You.
I was there, but just didn't have a lot of time to watch the Trails.
Saturday we rode up the North Shore instead of...
Forum: Regional forums 08-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,492
Posted By Gadget Man
Hope to roll in around 2:30. One KLR and one...

Hope to roll in around 2:30.
One KLR and one V-Strom, loaded for Bear.
See ya all there.:freaky:clap:freaky:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,557
Posted By Gadget Man
bidda444 That's pretty much the route I was...

bidda444

That's pretty much the route I was thinking.
Thanks for the State Forest map link, I've never been to that one.

Gadget man
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