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Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,595
Views: 1,348,763
Posted By ravenranger
Looks like all the brake caliper internals are...

Looks like all the brake caliper internals are readily available on Bike Bandit.
(LINK (http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/1990-honda-nx250-front-brake-caliper/o/m2463sch1928))

And there are...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,530
Posted By ravenranger
Regarding hammock sleeping bags - a few years...

Regarding hammock sleeping bags - a few years back I found the Coolvent sleeping bag at Costco. Back then is was about $35 and now it's about $45 (from Amazon). I have the 25° bag and cut the mesh...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,655
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,168
Posted By ravenranger
That's right up there with not realizing the side...

That's right up there with not realizing the side stand isn't quite down and releasing the far side tie-downs - damn near flipped the freaking bike out of the truck! :eek1
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,655
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,168
Posted By ravenranger
Bear spray Vehicle August Arizona ...

Bear spray
Vehicle
August
Arizona

:kboom

(bad combo)

- my buddy's car still makes one's eyes water!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
There were 70 breakfasts served on Saturday so...

There were 70 breakfasts served on Saturday so the turn out was about the same as it always is.

The weather was great and the folks were fabulous.

Glad everyone had a good time!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 243,716
Posted By ravenranger
The RAM locking knobs work well. ...

The RAM locking knobs work well.
http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-KNOB3LU
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
WOW! Here it is, already the end of March! ...

WOW!

Here it is, already the end of March!

Looking forward to seeing folks this weekend!

:clap
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
It's usually held earlier in the month but there...

It's usually held earlier in the month but there were some scheduling conflicts.

It's also kind of a different crowd than AZ Bike Week so.... :freaky

Regardless, it's a great time to get out...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
In a change from years past, T-shirts, stickers...

In a change from years past, T-shirts, stickers and other logo stuff is available through CafePress:

www.cafepress.com/dualsportdesertdaze

Switching over to CafePress means items are shipped...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-09-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,981
Posted By ravenranger
The 2015 event thread is ...

The 2015 event thread is
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035282

The 2015 dates are the last weekend in March instead of the last weekend in February. Hope to see folks there. :clap...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
Nice! It will be good to see you there! :clap

Nice! It will be good to see you there! :clap
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
Over the course of the four days we end up with...

Over the course of the four days we end up with about a hundred folks who drop in and out (because not everyone can come for the whole time). The biggest breakfast on Sunday morning is usually about...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,225
Views: 397,582
Posted By ravenranger
Yes, all of those are awesome, I just don't have...

Yes, all of those are awesome, I just don't have GPS files for all of those (which is why they aren't on the website)!
:freaky
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 127,049
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Dualsport Desert Daze is a little later this year (last weekend in March) but it's happening again.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15,960
Views: 1,398,214
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Dualsport Desert Daze is a little later this year (last weekend in March) but it's happening again.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,225
Views: 397,582
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on down to Southern Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10,135
Views: 943,371
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on down to Southern Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 173,314
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on over to Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,049
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on over to Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 38,328
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on over to Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 25,303
Posted By ravenranger
6th Annual Dualsport Desert Daze

Hey guys,

Just wanted to invite y'all to come on over to Arizona the last weekend in March (26-29) for some great dualsport riding.

Here's a link to the ADV thread...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,398
Posted By ravenranger
2015 DUALSPORT DESERT DAZE (6th year)

Hey everyone,

It's time again for Dualsport Desert Daze in sunny Southern Arizona.

www.dualsportdesertdaze.com

March 26-29 at the Triangle T Guest Ranch

Contact the ranch directly to...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 67,726
Posted By ravenranger
Um, don't you mean off the road recipes? ...

Um, don't you mean off the road recipes?

:clap



BTW, Possum pie is pretty good, too!
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,226,366
Posted By ravenranger
Looks like Sears has them on sale right now, too.

Looks like Sears has them on sale right now, too.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,655
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,168
Posted By ravenranger
Yellow Let it foam up and when it starts to...

Yellow

Let it foam up and when it starts to run (my paint was on a plexiglas window pane) use a soft cloth to catch it so it doesn't ruin any surrounding paint. I also used the cloth to keep the...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,655
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 379,168
Posted By ravenranger
Over cleaner, a plastic putty knife and a lot of...

Over cleaner, a plastic putty knife and a lot of patience will get dried latex paint off of plexiglas without melting, clouding, or scratching the plexiglas.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,530
Posted By ravenranger
Ok, that's really nice! Stealing that set-up for...

Ok, that's really nice! Stealing that set-up for sure.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By ravenranger
This is a new website but seems to have a lot of...

This is a new website but seems to have a lot of options for non-chain lodging.
http://www.momandpopmotels.com/

I've used http://www.motelguide.com/ on a number of trips but you definitely have...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,530
Posted By ravenranger
+1 on a gear hammock, I do that, too! :clap

+1 on a gear hammock, I do that, too!
:clap
Forum: Face Plant 06-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
Wow worncog. Glad you made it out of that okay.

Wow worncog. Glad you made it out of that okay.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 76,415
Posted By ravenranger
Ran into you today in Tucson. Nice to meet you!...

Ran into you today in Tucson.
Nice to meet you!

subscribed!
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,595
Views: 1,348,763
Posted By ravenranger
Okay, here's a frankenbike.... NX250 motor...

Okay, here's a frankenbike....

NX250 motor in a Yamaha TW frame.

An NX with fat tires!

http://billings.craigslist.org/mcy/4470811260.html
Forum: Face Plant 05-31-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
Looks good for mileage but I'll not run Avons...

Looks good for mileage but I'll not run Avons again. I just don't trust the multi-compounds anymore.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,530
Posted By ravenranger
Hammock on Steriods!

:eek1

Dang, look at this crazy thing!
It's basically a hanging tent (as opposed to a hammock).
http://www.tentsile.com/
...
Forum: Face Plant 05-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
That's an interesting theory but it doesn't...

That's an interesting theory but it doesn't explain why three Avon Storm 2's and one Avon Distanzia all had problems for me.

None of my tires had plugs in them but I got the "air bubble" :topes...
Forum: Face Plant 05-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
Well, I, for sure, will NEVER use AVON's again! ...

Well, I, for sure, will NEVER use AVON's again!
:freaky

I don't think I reported it here but, I had a fairly new Avon Distanzia (mounted on a GS1150) develop issues a couple of years ago when I...
Forum: Face Plant 04-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
Thanks. Definitely let us all know how things...

Thanks. Definitely let us all know how things progress.
Forum: Face Plant 04-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
Definitely sobering pictures. (shaking head) ...

Definitely sobering pictures. (shaking head)

Your failure is not dissimilar to the three failed Avons that I had. Thank goodness yours didn't delaminate like my last one did.
Forum: Face Plant 04-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
@SilentRay, I feel you on that for sure. ...

@SilentRay, I feel you on that for sure.

BTW, when you file your report, the tire won’t show up in the dropdown menus so you'll need to put all the tire information, size, model, and TIN (all as...
Forum: Face Plant 04-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,077
Posted By ravenranger
@SilentRay Really sorry to hear you had a bad...

@SilentRay
Really sorry to hear you had a bad Storm experience but glad it was not quite as dramatic as it could have been.

Definitely post pictures when you get the chance and go to the NHTSA...
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