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Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By squish
The vast majority of full face helmets from name...

The vast majority of full face helmets from name brand makers
Have eye ports big enough that if I am looking straight ahead, I can not see the helmet in my peripheral vision
The lids like the Arai...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,920
Posted By squish
Vulture Culture.... That's funny. ...

Vulture Culture....

That's funny.

Quick! everyone we have to save the R90S! they are an endangered species...

What ever you do, don't make cool bikes with great little touches.

Airheads...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By squish
On older bikes, sometimes the carb rubbers from...

On older bikes, sometimes the carb rubbers from between the airbox and the carbs get old, stiff and or cracked.
It doesn't hurt to replace them, and it makes getting the carbs back on a little...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By squish
First, There are some great books and websites...

First,
There are some great books and websites out there that take the magic and smoke out of 12V electronic/electrical work.

A good wiring diagram that is color coded and big enough to read is a...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,157
Posted By squish
The Sidi On-Road Gore-tex is very close to the...

The Sidi On-Road Gore-tex is very close to the boot it looks like you (the OP) are looking for.

stitch down style, replaceable sole, full grain leather upper with padding and armor between the...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By squish
Yea, mesh gear with liners.... My airglide...

Yea, mesh gear with liners....

My airglide pants and bushwacker liners stay in the gear rack most of the time.

Until I go to go play in the snow, then the pants come out.

I would much rather...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By squish
I like my darien, so much so that I am on my 4th...

I like my darien, so much so that I am on my 4th pair of them.
For me, they have been totally, completely waterproof.

Comfortable from about 78 degrees down to below freezing, depending on how I...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By squish
Kreigas I find to be needlessly complicated and...

Kreigas I find to be needlessly complicated and heavy,
Too many bells and whistles and metal adjustment rings.
Oakely bags and some Ogio suffer from the same fate.

Go to your local outdoor gear...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,157
Posted By squish
This is also a public thread, within a public...

This is also a public thread, within a public forum, where divergent opinions are sometimes helpful to other people, not just the OP.

Boots, like clothes are a subjective deal, what one person...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,157
Posted By squish
Yup another reason why I'm not a fan of gore-tex...

Yup another reason why I'm not a fan of gore-tex lined boots.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,218
Posted By squish
Backing up a little. To the ICU and the...

Backing up a little.
To the ICU and the dielectric grease.
If its the little finned deal, under your tank. You don't want to use dielectric grease, you want to use a small amount of heat sink...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By squish
I sleep cold, so I typically look for a bag that...

I sleep cold, so I typically look for a bag that is rated at least 20degrees colder then the coldest weather I expect to be in.

I like down, it lasts a long time its light weight it packs small...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,157
Posted By squish
I don't like gore-tex lined boots. It seems like...

I don't like gore-tex lined boots. It seems like they are too hot when it's not raining, not waterproof enough when it is, the liner wears out before the outer wears out and if you use any kind of...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By squish
A though challenge to ask of a tire on a bike...

A though challenge to ask of a tire on a bike like the GS with all that weight over the front wheel.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,499
Posted By squish
I used a paste designed for the job of...

I used a paste designed for the job of preheating. Worked better then filling the well.
And the 123 always lit off easier then the whisper lite, which has over the years fireballed on me.

As for...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,499
Posted By squish
I have a Seva123, I've had it since the late 70...

I have a Seva123, I've had it since the late 70 early 80s. I replaced it with a Whisperlight International, just after the shaker jet came out. 1991, I think.

Both of these stoves suck, unless all...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By squish
What specific handling traits are you looking for...

What specific handling traits are you looking for by going to a wider front tire?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 41,702
Posted By squish
I change mine out to steel ones on about the...

I change mine out to steel ones on about the first tire change on a new to me bike.
This last spring I had the oem ones go south on both the front and the rear.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,626
Posted By squish
Harbor freight makes some decent tool boxes. ...

Harbor freight makes some decent tool boxes.
Not great but then better and cheaper then the mid level crapsmen.

Get a T-handle 3/8" driver,
Get mm Hex sockets, in long and short versions

For...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 41,702
Posted By squish
I run PR3 on my DL650 and I'm very happy with the...

I run PR3 on my DL650 and I'm very happy with the tire.

When the rear on the 919 wears out, that or the PR4 will go on.

My shop charges about $25 for tires I get somewhere else, but that's a...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,293
Posted By squish
I depends on the weather, but for cooler stuff...

I depends on the weather, but for cooler stuff but not so cold I need the electric jacket
I wear a northface polar fleece that's windblock.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,626
Posted By squish
Take your time, do things slowly and...

Take your time, do things slowly and conscientiously and as you do more you will build more skills.
I like manuals, I read them for fun.

Pick up Haynes motorcycle mechanics, fuel system and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,371
Posted By squish
What?? Around here SoCal first gen vstroms go...

What??
Around here SoCal first gen vstroms go for under 4,000 all the time.
I've seen plenty of of VFRs for under 3,700.

I own both a SV650 and a dl650, while the engines are close. They really...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,711
Posted By squish
I bought a set of us mounts and bags for my...

I bought a set of us mounts and bags for my xr650l about ten years ago.
At that time they were the only game in town making a bag set for that bike.

And reasonable priced.
I was surprised to...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By squish
They don't say BringMyWallet fer nothing....

They don't say BringMyWallet fer nothing....
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By squish
When it comes to personal protective equipment...

When it comes to personal protective equipment it's very hard to say which is "safer"
Because it depends on each event. You can't make something that will protect you in every crash.

Biltwells...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By squish
Here in SoCal I've gone the whole year without...

Here in SoCal
I've gone the whole year without putting on my electric vest or, now jacket.

Because of my heated grips and shorter rides.

What I like about heated grips, they are always on the...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By squish
I like plain old sunlight and fresh air I...

I like plain old sunlight and fresh air

I wipe down the jacket with a damp sponge

Then hang it outside so the sunlight can kill mold.

Or wear it next to a smoky campfire and then at least it...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,800
Posted By squish
Back from the dead... In answer to a long...

Back from the dead...

In answer to a long ago question... or comment.
The single lufty tank was an option for G/S, GS and ST riders, if you wanted just one on the right side.

But in today's...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,387
Posted By squish
Fun build and I bet she's looking forward to...

Fun build and I bet she's looking forward to riding it.

Can I give some design advice?
The headlight looks like it is pointing about a foot in front of the front wheel.
I would move the whole...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By squish
Congrats tink Sounds like you got a good deal,...

Congrats tink
Sounds like you got a good deal, when do we get to see photos.
We like photos. and you like to take them. it's a great combo...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,660
Posted By squish
LA is massive, And it's a dirty place, I ride...

LA is massive,
And it's a dirty place,
I ride from Long Beach to Irvine a couple times a week, about 80miles round trip.

Check out
http://graphics.latimes.com/responsivemap-pollution-burdens/...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By squish
As far as wheels go HAve you tested them with...

As far as wheels go
HAve you tested them with water to be sure you know where it's leaking from?
I like a spray bottle with water and dash of dishsoap.

Check the rim but also check the valve...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By squish
Oakland to Scott's valley would not be worth it...

Oakland to Scott's valley would not be worth it since you have to cross "The City"
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,529
Posted By squish
To the zombie awaken-er. Here's the deal...

To the zombie awaken-er.

Here's the deal 20year old ducs are going to be suffering.
Low mileage bikes will suffer from the lack of use, high mileage bikes from too much use.

Ducati's have...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By squish
Gear styling is totally subjective. I can't wear...

Gear styling is totally subjective. I can't wear an Eisenhower jacket because my torso is too long and I look like I am wearing a half shirt in short order as the short jacket starts to ride up.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By squish
Which Kevlar mesh? Which leather? Giving a...

Which Kevlar mesh? Which leather? Giving a specific number like that doesn't float for me unless you have the info to back it up.
Not all leather is the same. Hell it's not even the same from the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,913
Posted By squish
SO.... Back to OP's question. As you can...

SO....
Back to OP's question.

As you can see people get crazy about their choices in gear.
Which happens when you invest time and money into the choice.

I like my Aerostich Darien jacket, but...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By squish
I wear my textile jacket if I am riding to the...

I wear my textile jacket if I am riding to the trails but normally I trailer or truck my dual sport to the trail head.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By squish
+2 I just wrecked my favorite pair of chaco...

+2
I just wrecked my favorite pair of chaco mandals by leaving em in a hot car.
The glue totally failed from the midsole to the outsole.
And they were only in my campershell not even in the cab.
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