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Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,460
Posted By SpeedyK
Great pick. Back then it was close between that...

Great pick. Back then it was close between that and the KZ/GPz 550. Both are like bicycles with a motor compared to the next size up, but lots of fun.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,221
Posted By SpeedyK
All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed...

All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed safety pin. The key people MZ Rider suggested are great to deal with. I have a bunch of computer type key switches, PM and I ll send you one.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,460
Posted By SpeedyK
Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look...

Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look at the markets you'd go to. Then save that search as a bookmark. As said above, good deals are gone fast, so check in and be ready.

Also, starting...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By SpeedyK
I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never...

I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never Summer.

That said, if the Marmot people ever come for a visit, I'm going to latch the bathroom door with one of their zippers, so they'll have to open...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By SpeedyK
I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely...

I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely made, he does very nice work); it was easier and faster to put one together myself out of relays at hand. In my case the relays had a limited space to be...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By SpeedyK
I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with...

I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with Revivex, the one that you put in the dryer to activate. Works.

Nikwax wash-in and spray several years ago did not do anything, so I had put it away....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 28,947
Posted By SpeedyK
Outdoor Research Alpine

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy has a plastic 5-section pole with aluminum sockets that is a little less than 12" taken down.

Thank you for putting the chart together.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By SpeedyK
Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been...

Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been looking at putting a Raspberry Pi in a case for a music server. Plug a USB stick into it for storage and use a phone to control it via BT. USB sticks are...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice! How small does it pack?

Nice! How small does it pack?
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,457
Posted By SpeedyK
OP, is that knife really blue or is that a...

OP, is that knife really blue or is that a photography shenaniganery? Or is that perhaps anti-theft bluing from Brownells. :^)

I like Opinel because of the carbon steel, carried one every day for...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,639
Posted By SpeedyK
This one is supposed to be wider than their other...

This one is supposed to be wider than their other bags...http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Sleeping-Bag-Reviews/Western-Mountaineering-Alpinlite

I like the way they made the down movable...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense....

Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense. Columbia has fallen a bit on its own, IMO.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By SpeedyK
First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR...

First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR bivys as well as some other cottage industry ones. So far Borah Gear has my interest the most. Their cuben bivy stuffs about the size of a nalgene. On...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,972
Posted By SpeedyK
I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on...

I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on those are pretty close to perfect. My last pair of gloves were Dianese, though. Usually A* fits better.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,864
Posted By SpeedyK
Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done...

Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done it, bypassing the neutral switch starter lockout, just ground that wire elsewhere. If you ever stall in the middle of an intersection you'll be glad...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 330,267
Posted By SpeedyK
Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a...

Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a Ranchero. :norton



I'm barfeled. Nice to meet you.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,441
Posted By SpeedyK
That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few...

That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few veggie rubber bands on the front brake lever and a kickstand plate or flat rock.

In the west there are many huge areas with no trees and sandy soil,...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,441
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you, that site has some good reads. ...

Thank you, that site has some good reads.

Also looking at this guy's bivys...http://www.titaniumgoat.com/products.html

He apparently used to be with these guys, so there's some...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,441
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks, 71. I've also been looking at...

Thanks, 71.

I've also been looking at these...http://www.borahgear.com/sidebivy.html

I don't' need the lightest one, but even so it could also be a backpacking shelter. I like some of their...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks Newtome, that makes sense.

Thanks Newtome, that makes sense.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By SpeedyK
If you don't my asking a product question, how do...

If you don't my asking a product question, how do you keep the opening open like it is in the photo? I'd like to keep bugs off and also see the sky, but when I tried one of those in a store it kept...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,441
Posted By SpeedyK
I've looked at those surplus bivys. How do you...

I've looked at those surplus bivys. How do you handle buggy areas, do they have screens or are you packing netting also?
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By SpeedyK
I had a pair of their pants years ago. The fit...

I had a pair of their pants years ago. The fit and finish were very good. Comfortable and well-tailored, no complaints there. Clearly designed by riders.

When I sold them, Olympia sent new hip...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,441
Posted By SpeedyK
I've been sleeping out for a few weeks, getting...

I've been sleeping out for a few weeks, getting my own setup straight. Have an old pair of pertex/synthetic overpants and a beat up and patched spare down jacket. They help with cold sleeper...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,381
Posted By SpeedyK
Shoei. My X11 still works and looks good....

Shoei.

My X11 still works and looks good. Was on sale for less than the RF when I bought it.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By SpeedyK
See the Armas on Sale thread. Or find some used...

See the Armas on Sale thread. Or find some used Transit pants. I love mine.
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,965
Posted By SpeedyK
Make the bar larger with a wrap or two of tape....

Make the bar larger with a wrap or two of tape. Here's one kind, you can find something like this at Ace in electrical. I thas no sticky stuff, wrap it tight and it seals to itself, use a sharp knife...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By SpeedyK
Gear Flea...

Gear Flea Market...http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=54

For posterity, anyone searching might have a look at the Aerostich Transit suit. Very happy with mine, and have gotten...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,388
Posted By SpeedyK
Mink oil will flatten it and make it shiny. And...

Mink oil will flatten it and make it shiny. And it's typically got petroleum product in it so the seam threads will decay.

Nikwax used to sell water repellent stuff, might be worth looking them up.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By SpeedyK
Does it have an external display connector? It...

Does it have an external display connector? It might power on but not light the display. There are shops that replace screens, might be worth a try.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,669
Posted By SpeedyK
Mountain hardware has made Windstopper shirts...

Mountain hardware has made Windstopper shirts that work well. For the price I'd be more tempted by something like the Marmot Precip rain jacket. It has pit zips for side ventilation and can be used...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,563
Posted By SpeedyK
I'm sorry if I implied that you don't know what...

I'm sorry if I implied that you don't know what you're doing. Wasn't meant that way.

It is your thread, but when it's public other people will read it for information, I was thinking more of that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,649
Posted By SpeedyK
Were it me, the pan would be coming off and I'd...

Were it me, the pan would be coming off and I'd be looking at big end berrins. I dunno from BMW's but if they have shells I'd have a look at them ASAP.

While perhaps bluntly presented, some...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,563
Posted By SpeedyK
What you said. I think there's going to be a wave...

What you said. I think there's going to be a wave of people who jump on old bikes and dont' know the warning signs.

Possible that a jet got clogged by old fuel and it leaned quickly, but I've also...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,322
Posted By SpeedyK
Beautiful! But that taillight is a bit pink....

Beautiful! But that taillight is a bit pink. Maybe add a little lupine for a blue dot special. :^)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By SpeedyK
Dunno if this will help, but in the southwest...

Dunno if this will help, but in the southwest people from up north buy a 30 or a 40 acre parcel out somewhere peaceful and quiet, get a well and septic (if required), then fence it off and use it to...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,627
Posted By SpeedyK
My original Transit has fabric areas between the...

My original Transit has fabric areas between the legs and around the crotch and under the arms and out along the inside of the elbow.

They vent. Whether you want them to or not. On a bitter day a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By SpeedyK
I have the old aluminum Hella ones mounted, i...

I have the old aluminum Hella ones mounted, i think the nickname was bullseye because of the lens shape.

The important thing, that I haven't solved yet, it to have the opposite one lit when...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By SpeedyK
Emulsify the oil using one of the above methods....

Emulsify the oil using one of the above methods. I would avoid a lubricant like WD40 even if it's not really a lube. Lighter fluid might help. Lots of Shout or one of those might help. Costco sells a...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,468
Posted By SpeedyK
I like CG well enough, the helmet try-on policy...

I like CG well enough, the helmet try-on policy is great. But if you buy a helmet, have a look at its birthday. Last time I looked at Shoei on sale they were a couple of years old and I passed.
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