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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 112,092
Posted By TJ Willy
Didn't realize there were separate threads......

Didn't realize there were separate threads... I'll look for it. Thanks. Over there, some could be defending just get folks dandruff up. lol...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 112,092
Posted By TJ Willy
I wonder if any of those 'riders' are on ADV. ...

I wonder if any of those 'riders' are on ADV. And more so if any of them are brave enough to step up and justify their actions. Just sayin'... lots of dirt potential bikes running around in that...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,154
Posted By TJ Willy
Travel shampoo bottle from wallyworld. They are...

Travel shampoo bottle from wallyworld. They are not wimpy.

Put it in a ziplock if one were to worry about leaking.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By TJ Willy
Pelican case lock

I want a cylinder style lock like Roger uses on the Caribou stuff. I had his luggage on my last bike and really liked it. This go 'round, I went with a Giant Loop to save weight but DIY'd my own...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By TJ Willy
I have not had these boots but with the last two...

I have not had these boots but with the last two DS style riding boots (BMW Santiagos and now Gaerne Oiled Balanced) I just wore them around the house with a couple pair of socks till they broke in. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By TJ Willy
+1 on Stoic gear and SAC (Steep and Cheap) Long...

+1 on Stoic gear and SAC (Steep and Cheap) Long time Backcountry.com customer and they run SAC. Great customer service.

I wear smartwool or equivalent socks year round. Wool is the best!
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By TJ Willy
The Dunlop 606s are confidence inspiring on...

The Dunlop 606s are confidence inspiring on pavement but in general terms...

You can expect less life. The tires don't ride near as smooth. You'll hear a nice whine running at speed. And you'll...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,232
Posted By TJ Willy
Not fair. I have a BMW. It is old, faded,...

Not fair. I have a BMW. It is old, faded, scratched, piled up with miles and I fully expect to wait in line like everyone else... unless I am in a hurry.

But when I ride my buddy's KLR - which I...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 941,612
Posted By TJ Willy
Will do... I put up a pic if nobody laughs at my...

Will do... I put up a pic if nobody laughs at my home made brackets. No plasma cutters here.... lol.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 941,612
Posted By TJ Willy
Just got my order in and already got the shipping...

Just got my order in and already got the shipping notification. Can't wait to get them installed. I'll send you some install pics.

By the way, can I use my existing wiring harness? Just...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By TJ Willy
In the desert, venting may not be the best...

In the desert, venting may not be the best option. You don't want to dry out losing the cooling properties of your body's sweat. Evap cooling may be what you need. I posted a link to an article in...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By TJ Willy
Do a search for 'pelican top box. ' I just...

Do a search for 'pelican top box. '

I just added a Pelican Storm box to mine. Drilled out the mounting hardware from the stupid bmw egg shaped box and riveted it to the bottom of a pelican box. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By TJ Willy
Interesting... I did not read anything about that...

Interesting... I did not read anything about that in the manual recently... tag Adam at Rocket Moto. He is pretty dang knowledgable on these units. And if he does not know, he will call them direct.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,427
Posted By TJ Willy
In terms of cam straps, I also use (in the Jeep...

In terms of cam straps, I also use (in the Jeep and off-road trailer) NRS straps. They just will not let go. The spring is super stiff. Most of the canoe / kayak / surf board on top of the vehicle...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,427
Posted By TJ Willy
x11ntybillion - rok straps! I use them back...

x11ntybillion - rok straps!

I use them back and forth from my bikes to my jeep.

Definitely the way to go to keep stuff still.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 113,524
Posted By TJ Willy
Sent you a PM... that might be a record... ...

Sent you a PM... that might be a record...

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By TJ Willy
Map pocket in tank bag. Mine use to catch my...

Map pocket in tank bag. Mine use to catch my attention there - visible not audible attention. Then bluetooth pairing with zumo, and now Sena headset.

And I have to respectfully disagree. Sure...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,305
Posted By TJ Willy
Great stuff. I still have one wooden spool...

Great stuff.

I still have one wooden spool of it. I worked in the IT dept for an electric company. They were getting rid of the smaller stuff and one of my lineman friends was able to get some...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 795
Posted By TJ Willy
Milspec MSR fuel bottle

My buddy stumbled across these for sale for $14. He messaged me and we quickly ordered them.

Turned out they had only one left in stock of the Coyote milspec bottle so he ordered the standard...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,399
Posted By TJ Willy
Great and FREE topo can be had at...

Great and FREE topo can be had at gpsfiledepot.com.... check it out.

Also openstreetmap.com has you covered for for the rest. Also free.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By TJ Willy
I ordered a bunch of stuff from Solar Capitalist ...

I ordered a bunch of stuff from Solar Capitalist including the jumper cables which included the battery pigtail! Orielly's had one two prong SAE in stock and I grabbed it to complete my project. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By TJ Willy
Thanks Dave! I wish they had just said that......

Thanks Dave! I wish they had just said that... lol.

Earlier today, I broke down and put it in my tractor tires! At $17 a bottle, I did not want to pitch it out.

I may put some slime for...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By TJ Willy
Awesome link! And cheaper than the Marlan...

Awesome link! And cheaper than the Marlan trollin motor bits I bought yesterday.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By TJ Willy
I stopped at AutoZone with no luck... only had...

I stopped at AutoZone with no luck... only had the four prongs. Gonna check O'rielly's today.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By TJ Willy
Yes, I did. I have run it before but my...

Yes, I did.

I have run it before but my buddy who lived here then did the work since he had a tire machine and lift in his garage. I don't remember what amount he put in there and he is...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By TJ Willy
Jaimie read my mind. We had a shoe repair...

Jaimie read my mind.

We had a shoe repair place (old school) in the last town I lived in... dying breed in this disposable society - but they would fix anything leather that was fixable.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By TJ Willy
I am in the process of setting up my Dakar with a...

I am in the process of setting up my Dakar with a GB.

My req. was fitment with a pelican top box. So what I did was find the right size (minimum to hold my 15" macbook) box taking into account...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,220
Posted By TJ Willy
My mom lathered us with skin so soft when I was...

My mom lathered us with skin so soft when I was kid 35 years ago. It works on lots of crawlers... even seed ticks which. I have to hunt down an avon lady to this day. Safe for the little ones,...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,893
Posted By TJ Willy
ExOfficio Give-N-Go... you'll want to wear them...

ExOfficio Give-N-Go... you'll want to wear them everyday...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By TJ Willy
That is a spot on summary. It was 115 -...

That is a spot on summary.

It was 115 - our hottest documented day this year so far and I headed home from work in a mesh jacket. I made it about 5 miles and then got chill bumps all over and...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By TJ Willy
:rofl:rofl:rofl Whew... I thought it was...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Whew... I thought it was just me... I'm rockin a few shingles and am lost as a goose.

It has to be just poorly documented. The first two lines are the same thing but refer to...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By TJ Willy
Yeah, you have to turn and pull it down.

Yeah, you have to turn and pull it down.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By TJ Willy
Oh - sorry! I missed that. Olympia just...

Oh - sorry!

I missed that. Olympia just released the airglide 3. Looks really nice.

But sport this and you could wear harry potters cloak around your shoulders and you should be seen!
...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By TJ Willy
Pink Stuff: high reviews from the local dirt...

Pink Stuff: high reviews from the local dirt bike crowd especially given the number of mesquite trees/seedlings around here.

http://www.lostdrive.com/images/tireseal.JPG

And the 'formula'
...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By TJ Willy
Hot ain't the word man... We have some hot days...

Hot ain't the word man... We have some hot days up here. Hit 114 this year and yep I am in texas... North Texas. Wichita Falls voted worst weather in the nation last year by Weather Channel.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By TJ Willy
Could be - if that is the case, I might would...

Could be - if that is the case, I might would need to use the pads in there to push the speakers closer to my ear.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By TJ Willy
I like that... 'pooratech' Looking at...

I like that... 'pooratech'


Looking at trolling motor plug now. I have one laying around the garage. Gonna check at radio shack for some SAE ends.

thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By TJ Willy
Your welcome!

Your welcome!
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By TJ Willy
Naw.. looks good. Glad you put up the pics too. ...

Naw.. looks good. Glad you put up the pics too. I was just too tired that night to do it "right".

:)
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By TJ Willy
Mighty Pink Tire Sealant

The stuff is made right down the road from me and I have heard it is the best - non-corrusive - sealant out there. I was told that Slime is hard on the wheels.

Anyone use this? If so how much...
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