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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By Buccleuch
GREAT ride report! Riding the Big Bend country is...

GREAT ride report! Riding the Big Bend country is on my list, ever since I did it as a wee lad from the pillion of my dad's CB350! I've been there many times over the past 45 years, and you did it...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Buccleuch
Many of the high passes - granted, you didn't...

Many of the high passes - granted, you didn't mention any, and none really lie on a direct route you cited - on the lesser roads may still be closed.

I'll think about some must-see places, and...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By Buccleuch
Okay, not sure what all the strikethrough is...

Okay, not sure what all the strikethrough is about, but the KX-3 is about 100 times more radio than I would ever try to take on a bike.

First, since you mention it, a technician license won't even...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By Buccleuch
Amateur radio is a very handy thing for mobile...

Amateur radio is a very handy thing for mobile communications. We're frequently "out there" in parts of the great American West that don't have reliable cell coverage.

Yes, you need a license...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Buccleuch
You haven't really lived until you've ridden from...

You haven't really lived until you've ridden from Havre, Montana to Minot, North Dakota in September, and hit so many of those black bugs along the Missouri you have to wipe off your face shield with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Buccleuch
And LAMPF! means a headlight (front) lamp...

And LAMPF! means a headlight (front) lamp failure.

WA.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 609,544
Posted By Buccleuch
I just put a Givi AF330 screen and Cee Bailey...

I just put a Givi AF330 screen and Cee Bailey wind wings on my '08 GS.

I was looking forward to a ride to the office this morning. I was wondering, "Will I be able to tell any difference? Was...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By Buccleuch
Do a google search for "bear canister." The Bear...

Do a google search for "bear canister." The Bear Vault comes in a couple different sizes, is practically indestructible, and will protect your food from bears and little guys.

A bear bag is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 43,104
Posted By Buccleuch
An unnamed cascade into a small pond by a...

An unnamed cascade into a small pond by a roadside park somewhere between Whittier and Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Nikon FM on Kodachrome 25, handheld at 1/4 second. July, 1982.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By Buccleuch
I've been using that one - the Katadyn Hiker -...

I've been using that one - the Katadyn Hiker - for over 20 years. Mine carries the PUR label, so it goes back to before they changed the name or Katadyn bought 'em. No problems. Weighs 15 ounces,...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 45,443
Posted By Buccleuch
+ whatever for the Leatherman Wave. Mine's 10+...

+ whatever for the Leatherman Wave. Mine's 10+ years old now, probably, and still going strong! Granted, it doesn't lead a very hard life...

WA.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By Buccleuch
Perhaps, but in context it seemed relevant. ...

Perhaps, but in context it seemed relevant.

:evil

WA.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By Buccleuch
Wow. I'm a backpacker, and that's not done by...

Wow. I'm a backpacker, and that's not done by me! As others have noted, a lot depends on the individual. I'm a warm sleeper, and in my nearly-20-year-old Feathered Friends Swift - a 2.5lb down bag...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,520
Posted By Buccleuch
A couple of books by Heinrich Harrer. Seven Years...

A couple of books by Heinrich Harrer. Seven Years in Tibet (http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-Tibet-Heinrich-Harrer/dp/1585427438/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288799615&sr=8-1) is one probably everyone...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,409
Posted By Buccleuch
LOL! Going to pull out the BMW Motorrad...

LOL!

Going to pull out the BMW Motorrad stitching from the pockets and rear pack pocket, too?

:deal

What's the point?

WA.
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By Buccleuch
The easiest way is the brute-force method. ...

The easiest way is the brute-force method.

Load the trailer, then put a bathroom scale under the tongue jack. Doesn't get any easier.

Keep in mind you're in control of the tongue weight -...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Buccleuch
Happens to me frequently. Never caused me a...

Happens to me frequently. Never caused me a shred of concern.

WA.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Buccleuch
Hmm. I'd probably worry about it. Neodymium...

Hmm. I'd probably worry about it. Neodymium magnets are strong, no doubt, and there's probably a lot within a camera that could get jacked up - even permanently - in such close proximity.

WA.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,589
Posted By Buccleuch
As others have said, and as you acknowledged, you...

As others have said, and as you acknowledged, you aren't going to get much height in a small, lightweight tent.

In particular, since you mentioned the REI Hobitat 4 - I have that tent, and it's...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,424
Posted By Buccleuch
Cleaning a down sleeping bag is best done by...

Cleaning a down sleeping bag is best done by someone who knows how. Look around for a commercial laundry that lists cleaning down bags/jackets/comforters/etc. as one of their specialties, and that...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Buccleuch
Lighter doesn't necessarily mean less capacity,...

Lighter doesn't necessarily mean less capacity, if you choose a different chemistry.

For a motorcycle battery, though, you do have to be particularly aware of cold cranking amp and temperature...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Buccleuch
You need the hookup into the amateur radio...

You need the hookup into the amateur radio community. We use stuff like this all the time.

:deal

http://www.powerwerx.com/wire-cable/red-black-zip-cord.html

Enjoy!

WA.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,560
Posted By Buccleuch
The liner shouldn't flake, chip, or peel. If you...

The liner shouldn't flake, chip, or peel. If you do cut a bottle open, you should be able to feel the difference between drawn aluminum and the liner. Sigg, the first manufacturer of such a bottle,...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,560
Posted By Buccleuch
The aluminum "water" bottles are also lined with...

The aluminum "water" bottles are also lined with a spray-in plastic liner to keep drinks from reacting with the aluminum. Watch for any signs of that liner dissolving or degrading with exposure to...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,483
Posted By Buccleuch
Sleeping bags, and their ratings, can be very...

Sleeping bags, and their ratings, can be very personal things. And from one manufacturer to another, equivalently-rated bags can "feel" quite different in the field. Go with the bag rating that...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,038
Posted By Buccleuch
I had that happen to a stuff sack for my...

I had that happen to a stuff sack for my Thermarest. Something - heat, I guess - reacted badly with the waterproofing that was applied to the inside of the sack.

Was the fly sticking together...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Buccleuch
:lol3 I know some people who could use...

:lol3

I know some people who could use that stuff.......

WA.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By Buccleuch
As mentioned, the answer is nope. And the...

As mentioned, the answer is nope. And the follow-up is you can't - the seam is underneath the heat-applied tape, and the seam sealer can't penetrate it, either.

WA.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By Buccleuch
Hey, guy. I picked up a Spidi Netrics H2NO...

Hey, guy.

I picked up a Spidi Netrics H2NO textile jacket a few years ago. I'm 5-11, 200, with 34/35 sleeve, 45 chest, and 36 waist. My jacket is an XXL, and it fits SNUG! I would offer that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By Buccleuch
The BEST barbecue is TEXAS barbecue [don't argue,...

The BEST barbecue is TEXAS barbecue [don't argue, people - you know it's true].

And the best Texas barbecue begins and ends in Lockhart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhart,_Texas).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,085
Posted By Buccleuch
My old '86 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S. Awesome...

My old '86 Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S. Awesome bike, she was.

WA.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,318
Posted By Buccleuch
Change the angle of your saddle, if you haven't...

Change the angle of your saddle, if you haven't already.

Put the FRONT rail in the high position, and leave the REAR rail in the low position. Bingo. No more butt burn, ball burn, or riding...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By Buccleuch
Chromium is by far better [obviously]. Chromium...

Chromium is by far better [obviously]. Chromium is far harder than gold - surface hardness of 8.5 as opposed to 2.5 for gold [Mohs scale]. That's why they use hard chrome plating for the bores of...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Buccleuch
Let me guess: TNF's Nuptse 700fp down jacket? I...

Let me guess: TNF's Nuptse 700fp down jacket? I have one, and it's like zipping yourself up in an oven. Great jacket! TNF's been making that jacket for almost 20 years...

WA.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Buccleuch
Yep, BMW Motorcycles of Fort Worth...

Yep, BMW Motorcycles of Fort Worth (http://www.bmwfortworth.com/) is a BMW corporate shop. They should be able to fix you up.

WA.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By Buccleuch
Did she just run a red light? :huh ...

Did she just run a red light?


:huh


WA.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,515
Posted By Buccleuch
Yep, the Nemo tents. While the concept is...

Yep, the Nemo tents.

While the concept is intriguing, it's a bit less impressive in practice.

The air tubes that would take the place of the "poles" don't really save any weight, as they have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,395
Posted By Buccleuch
And now the FINAL question! :deal ...

And now the FINAL question! :deal

Hopefully you've had time to ride her, so what's your opinion on the Airsoft pellets? Do they balance the tires to your satisfaction? No vibrations or...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Buccleuch
What you are observing isn't a distortion effect...

What you are observing isn't a distortion effect in the camera or lens, but rather a simple fact of geometry when you take a photograph of certain subjects - particularly, architecture.

The...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Buccleuch
Don't use cotton cloths. Cotton is cellulose...

Don't use cotton cloths. Cotton is cellulose fiber, and will cause crazing or scratching on a polycarbonate visor, because cellulose fiber is "harder" than the polycarbonate. Use cloths designed...
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