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Forum: Equipment Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,758
Posted By kbroderick
My gut feeling is that adding more decibels to...

My gut feeling is that adding more decibels to the house you're asking plugs to filter is going to result in more decibels hitting your ears versus adding lower-volume nose inside the plugs.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By kbroderick
Unfortunately, the trails in the Ride the Wilds...

Unfortunately, the trails in the Ride the Wilds loop are not open to trail bikes (excepting where the loop is on public roadways or part of state trails rather than club trails). I'd guess the lack...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-26-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By kbroderick
Go feds. They used to even have a ranger station...

Go feds. They used to even have a ranger station in Bethel, until budget cuts did away with that...



Interesting, and there's a somewhat parallel situation in Vermont: every town road in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By kbroderick
Actually, there are a few—the WMNF extends into...

Actually, there are a few—the WMNF extends into Maine, and the appropriate MVUM is here (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3790311.pdf). If my memory serves, 7—which is basically...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,101
Posted By kbroderick
There was a draft track, but someone left a gate...

There was a draft track, but someone left a gate blocking it. Do you have other endpoints in the vicinity? I may be able to suggest a track based on the draft, in the spirit of the Hamster...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,546
Posted By kbroderick
I tried to mount my SMH-10 normally and could...

I tried to mount my SMH-10 normally and could sort of operate the sun visor, but the boom mic wasn't in the ideal position (it would go to the right place, but it was very easy to accidentally knock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 264,883
Posted By kbroderick
Off-topic, but I've seen a dog on lead walking...

Off-topic, but I've seen a dog on lead walking alongside an SUV, and I feared for the safety of the dog involved...waaaay too easy for the lead to get tangled in the vehicle in some manner, and the...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,758
Posted By kbroderick
Sound quality, particularly with respect to the...

Sound quality, particularly with respect to the noise floor. When I first switched to the S-Plugs for use with my Sena intercom, I got a little confused because I could actually hear the engine noise...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By kbroderick
Feck. That may be it. I was careful to set...

Feck.

That may be it. I was careful to set the ratchet to "tighten" before applying it to the pulley bolt initially, but I'm now replaying in my head the direction of movement and thinking I may...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By kbroderick
I assume you mean Montpelier, Vermont. If...

I assume you mean Montpelier, Vermont.

If you just need enclosed space and could make it to Waitsfield, I've got a storage unit you could use (it would be tight, but not horrible—I have worked on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By kbroderick
Any particular reason you bought them off a 1200...

Any particular reason you bought them off a 1200 rather than just buying new 1150 parts?

As far as I can tell, the RHS tensioner isn't particularly expensive:

11311340742 PISTON RIGHT
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By kbroderick
Over 99% of the time, I'd not expect a problem in...

Over 99% of the time, I'd not expect a problem in those places.

Unfortunately, there's the other 1% of the time when a scumbag gets the bright idea to target a trailhead (and there have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By kbroderick
1150GS Cam chain tension with the new tensioner installed

So I was adjusting my valves and noticed a lot more cam chain slop than I remember getting in valve adjustments prior. While turning over the engine by hand, I actually heard the cam chain snap back...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By kbroderick
I just picked up some cheapie turn signals from...

I just picked up some cheapie turn signals from eBay ($35 shipped for a set of four with the appropriate DOT markings). I have received but not yet installed them; the one I tested (by manually...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By kbroderick
I've tried an adhesive mount on the "number...

I've tried an adhesive mount on the "number plate" (I don't run a windshield); that was nausea-inducing. Handlebar-mount-attached to the footpeg frame mount seemed to work ok for a good view of my...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,758
Posted By kbroderick
I've not had a problem with the cord smacking the...

I've not had a problem with the cord smacking the helmet, but I tuck as much excess as possible up between my head and the helmet (i.e. into my hair), then use the provided clip to secure the cable...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By kbroderick
As he noted, any vehicle legal for street may...

As he noted, any vehicle legal for street may legally travel class four roadways. Whether or not it can travel them can be a different question. :evil

I generated some Garmin files and PDFs that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 98,816
Posted By kbroderick
:clap Makes me glad I posted the tag this...

:clap

Makes me glad I posted the tag this morning rather than waiting to see if I could grab a more interesting one after work...but I figured that Waitsfield Common was pretty decent and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 98,816
Posted By kbroderick
New tag

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Your new tag, a bit over 50 miles from the last. It's near a common type of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 98,816
Posted By kbroderick
Old tag ...

Old tag
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sk_Y8j9ZVGo/U8w7JZIyCDI/AAAAAAAABVw/n9dPGjBhvUU/s1557-Ut/14+-+1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By kbroderick
I'd second the above, with emphasis on winter...

I'd second the above, with emphasis on winter tires regardless of car. All-wheel drive is nice to have, but unless you live out in the middle of nowhere, there are very few places you can't get with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,101
Posted By kbroderick
Be aware that the New England Forest Rally is...

Be aware that the New England Forest Rally is using Gtrrnough Pond Rd. as well as several roads between Maine 26 and New Hampshire 16 tomorrow, so you'll probably find some freshly torn-up gravel if...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43,955
Views: 2,490,986
Posted By kbroderick
You may already know this, but it is Mollyocket...

You may already know this, but it is Mollyocket weekend in Bethel. It's also the New England Forest Rally, but the action is north of town tomorrow.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By kbroderick
I don't want to speak for the organizers, but I...

I don't want to speak for the organizers, but I know that they do put a lot of effort into making spectator areas available, including a lot of brush removal to improve sight distance. Part of the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By kbroderick
Those are the only two stages with open spectator...

Those are the only two stages with open spectator areas this year; the other spectator options require either the VIP bus (expensive, but they put on a pretty good time, from what I've seen) or...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,323
Posted By kbroderick
One more important detail: Which of the...

One more important detail:

Which of the three options (G-React, Forma Terrain TX, and Forma Terrain TX HPS) has a thicker sole? With a 29" inseam, every little bit helps...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,323
Posted By kbroderick
So after using my foot to keep my bike from...

So after using my foot to keep my bike from landing on its cylinder head in a zero-MPH tipover and bruising the heck out of my foot, I'm thinking that my Balances aren't the right tool for pretending...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By kbroderick
Sounds safe unless they're 130/80/17 tires, in...

Sounds safe unless they're 130/80/17 tires, in which case it would be very risky. However, I'd be happy to come by and dispose of them properly.... :evil

No, seriously, assuming you're right about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By kbroderick
Yup, Sunday River is race headquarters. The...

Yup, Sunday River is race headquarters.

The spectator guide is at http://www.newenglandforestrally.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/NEFR-2014-Spectator-Guide_Web.pdf.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 264,883
Posted By kbroderick
Fixed that for you. Speed limits should be set on...

Fixed that for you. Speed limits should be set on the natural speed of traffic, not the other way around.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By kbroderick
Bump. This Friday and Saturday. More details...

Bump.

This Friday and Saturday. More details at the event site.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By kbroderick
Looks like a great trip. Would you be willing to...

Looks like a great trip. Would you be willing to share your track log? I see several New Hampshire photos in there, and I'm headed that way later this week.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By kbroderick
YMMV, put I'd rather not provide mine as a buyer...

YMMV, put I'd rather not provide mine as a buyer or a seller until after the first real email exchange...that tends to weed out a lot of the wackiness. I also like to have a written response to refer...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By kbroderick
Sample vid

Posted on Facebook (and edited a bit with iMovie for length, although it's still a bit on the long side) at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=774867548798&set=vb.173702460&type=3

(Click the HD...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By kbroderick
I got a chance to play with my SJ4000 last night....

I got a chance to play with my SJ4000 last night.

I'm happy with the video quality (it struggled a little with scenes with lots of dynamic range, i.e. some sky but also wooded, late-day trail) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31,209
Views: 7,564,696
Posted By kbroderick
I guess they're catching on.... :rofl

I guess they're catching on.... :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,135
Posted By kbroderick
I was riding a class-four road in Vermont last...

I was riding a class-four road in Vermont last Friday weekend, where said road goes from "maintained for the convenience of and at the expense of the developer trying to build a subdivision" to "not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 264,883
Posted By kbroderick
The minimum posted speed limit in Vermont,...

The minimum posted speed limit in Vermont, state-wide is also 25 MPH (with the exception of school zones, which may be posted at a limit of 15). There's a 25 MPH zone between my home and my work with...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 165,511
Posted By kbroderick
Way back when the Overlander setups were just...

Way back when the Overlander setups were just coming out, there was talk of future availability of mounting plates (or maybe just clamps) that would fit other tubing. I've got Happy Trails racks,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 43,955
Views: 2,490,986
Posted By kbroderick
A big +1 on that. Thank you for sharing.

A big +1 on that.

Thank you for sharing.
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