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Forum: Equipment Today, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Zortose
Check out the Eureka Timberline SQ 4XT. Lots of...

Check out the Eureka Timberline SQ 4XT.
Lots of room, two doors, vestibule on end, overhang on the other.
Can be had for about $250ish
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-16-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23,003
Views: 7,033,330
Posted By Zortose
Went riding my Scrambler for a 1400 mile, 5 day...

Went riding my Scrambler for a 1400 mile, 5 day trip through SE Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
http://zortose.smugmug.com/Ohio-West-Virginia-Pennsylvania/i-Q5ChbD3/0/L/CA_05161513592849-L.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Zortose
Ordered a left side rack for the scrambler. About...

Ordered a left side rack for the scrambler. About a week to get to my door.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By Zortose
I tried this helmet on at a local shop. It was...

I tried this helmet on at a local shop. It was comfortable, ran a size smaller than my usual lid but I didn't like the liner. It felt like it was going to pull out when I took the helmet off. I tried...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,679
Posted By Zortose
I use a phin filter for making coffee while...

I use a phin filter for making coffee while camping. Metal, pretty small and makes good coffee. I pre grind coffee, put it in a ziplock and store it inside the filter for travel. Water is boiled with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12,327
Views: 1,019,055
Posted By Zortose
I've been there a few years ago. I stopped going...

I've been there a few years ago. I stopped going after they put up no trespass signs which appear to be down now. Pretty cool area. I took the airhead gs which was a big bitch in there and a handful....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 48,569
Posted By Zortose
Thanks for all of the replies. Looks like I'll...

Thanks for all of the replies. Looks like I'll keep an eye on weather as it gets closer and play it by ear. The UP is close so I can always take a long weekend and at least see some of it later in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 48,569
Posted By Zortose
How's the weather this time of year?

I'll be riding up from the metro Detroit area and plan on spending a week riding, camping and exploring the UP starting Mother's Day weekend. Hoping for dirt roads, forest roads and two track.
How's...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,450
Posted By Zortose
+1 for Triumph Detroit. Cool folks and no...

+1 for Triumph Detroit.
Cool folks and no problems dealing with them.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23,003
Views: 7,033,330
Posted By Zortose
[QUOTE=tessalino;26589937]As a relatively new...

[QUOTE=tessalino;26589937]As a relatively new Scrambler owner, might I ask a question? What's the number of teeth on the stock sprocket? Also, what is a "little more grunt?" Finally, it pulls...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23,003
Views: 7,033,330
Posted By Zortose
For sure. I'm having a hard time behaving myself...

For sure. I'm having a hard time behaving myself when I open it up. My freeway cruising speed has been bumped up because the damned thing keeps pulling. On gravel and dirt it has plenty of grunt to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23,003
Views: 7,033,330
Posted By Zortose
Put a 17t front sprocket on the scrambler this...

Put a 17t front sprocket on the scrambler this weekend. First impression was that it was a minimal change. A little more grunt off the start and the gears felt like the transition was smoother. But...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,023
Posted By Zortose
Like the Ghillie, I use a Kelly Kettle. It holds...

Like the Ghillie, I use a Kelly Kettle. It holds 40oz of water and the cook set and hobo stove accessory stows in the firebox, which stows upside down in the kettle. Love it. Boils water fast and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,838
Posted By Zortose
Winter is rough but it does look beautiful. The...

Winter is rough but it does look beautiful.
The cold doesn't bother me so I ride regularly until snow falls. After that I only ride if the roads aren't covered in ice.

Living in metro Detroit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,919
Posted By Zortose
Glad you found a helmet. Hope it works out for...

Glad you found a helmet. Hope it works out for you.
Sorry for the thread shitting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,919
Posted By Zortose
Why? I have insurance and rarely use it. Health...

Why? I have insurance and rarely use it. Health insurance and bike insurance with medical. The amount I've paid in unused premiums should cover all but the worst of outcomes. For the worst of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,919
Posted By Zortose
My experience with insurance companies has...

My experience with insurance companies has nothing to do with Hollywood movies. It comes from dealing with insurance companies. I don't want to get political here and I'm done thread shitting.

My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,919
Posted By Zortose
I wear a helmet. But I'm not going to tell you...

I wear a helmet. But I'm not going to tell you to.
Lane splitting? Hell yes.
And I sometimes ride in dangerous conditions, like traffic.:eek1

I'm not a complete anarchist. I do believe we need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,919
Posted By Zortose
God damn there's a lot of know it all, self...

God damn there's a lot of know it all, self righteous wannabe intellectuals here.

I have an idea.

Wear what ever the fuck you want to. Whether it's for comfort, safety or even fashion, if...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 52,696
Posted By Zortose
The first 2500mi I ran 36psi. But after...

The first 2500mi I ran 36psi. But after noticeable wear, I went up to the max recommended pressure based on info in another forum. Got about the same wear.
Btw, I'm about 250lbs riding a heavy bike.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 52,696
Posted By Zortose
I ran 40psi just like it said on the sidewall. ...

I ran 40psi just like it said on the sidewall.

The tire looks collapsed because it is flat in that pic. I just wanted to get a pic before the Karoo 3 was put on.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,357
Views: 3,012,268
Posted By Zortose
No one has mentioned a Kelly Kettle yet. Uses...

No one has mentioned a Kelly Kettle yet.
Uses anything that burns (sticks, twigs, pinecones, etc) for fuel and boils water in 5-10 minutes.
Needs a little more babysitting and packs a little...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 52,696
Posted By Zortose
Just pulled a Mitas E07 rear after having a...

Just pulled a Mitas E07 rear after having a mystery flat on the Scrambler.
Here's what it looked like after 4000miles. Still a few miles left but it wasn't going to make it to the 9000mi others were...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
Glad to see you got your jacket! Enjoy!

Glad to see you got your jacket!

Enjoy!
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,357
Views: 3,012,268
Posted By Zortose
2spot has it right, it's a Kelly kettle. Carries...

2spot has it right, it's a Kelly kettle. Carries and boils 40oz of water in about 5 minutes. Uses leaves, sticks or anything that will burn, as fuel. Comes with a small grate and the fire pan can be...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,357
Views: 3,012,268
Posted By Zortose
http://zortose.smugmug.com/photos/i-ddbGp9J/0/L/i-...

http://zortose.smugmug.com/photos/i-ddbGp9J/0/L/i-ddbGp9J-L.jpg
http://zortose.smugmug.com/photos/i-BRvzkJ7/0/L/i-BRvzkJ7-L.jpg
http://zortose.smugmug.com/photos/i-zVRdNnQ/0/L/i-zVRdNnQ-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 586,372
Posted By Zortose
Two weeks ago. ...

Two weeks ago.
http://zortose.smugmug.com/photos/i-59FqW4G/1/X2/i-59FqW4G-X2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
This what my Nelson was doing. It was more than...

This what my Nelson was doing. It was more than just the sleeve.
There were seams in other locations that were looking like the seams in this photo....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
I got it...

I got it here>>>http://www.ebay.com/itm/290962120962?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=590151875437&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
They also have a store website they sell from too....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Zortose
Jackets for SALE

I'm a dumbass, Moved to FLEA MARKET and sizes added to descriptions.
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
Looks like I did win, got my jacket today. ...

Looks like I did win, got my jacket today.
Really like the Burke and Wills. Dig the collar fastener, snaps up the front and the belt is manageable enough to use.

Hope you get your coat soon.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
You will win that race! My estimated delivery is...

You will win that race! My estimated delivery is may12-17th. Great price on the Nelson, btw. Unfortunately, I wear a xxl so they would go broke if they gave that much fabric away at that price, haha.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
Well, after almost 4 years, my Kakadu Nelson is...

Well, after almost 4 years, my Kakadu Nelson is really starting to show some wear. I have some areas that need repair and are letting in water. After checking into repair prices it made more sense to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,654
Posted By Zortose
The worst thing is the constant distraction it...

The worst thing is the constant distraction it presents when not doing it.
I find I spend so much time day dreaming about riding that I sometimes have a hard time doing other things, like work.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By Zortose
No experience with the pants but I have the...

No experience with the pants but I have the jacket. I don't have many miles in it because its a little snug. :rofl
The miles I do have in it have been warm, cold and rain miles. It has decent vents...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
There a re a couple of ways to do this. Here's...

There a re a couple of ways to do this. Here's one way.
http://youtu.be/pGq81usnzQU

This way seems easier (and equally effective) than how I did mine. And it seems like a better way to make sure...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
I understand. That's exactly why I bought the...

I understand. That's exactly why I bought the Kakadu back then.
Well, that and because it was a nice jacket.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
http://www.speedwear.co.uk/waxed-cotton-motorcycle...

http://www.speedwear.co.uk/waxed-cotton-motorcycle-jackets-c-12.html?sesid=9donc1g76acs7jj28l2jqhr8i4

More options.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
Nice! I may have to pick up a new one.

Nice! I may have to pick up a new one.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,000
Posted By Zortose
Check this thread, lots of info....

Check this thread, lots of info. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627474&page=3

I've had mine for about 3 years now. It's been reproofed twice, a few stitches here and there but is...
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