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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,065
Posted By Revill
How big's your garage

Sorry, this board moves fast. I'm a day late. But what does that matter when you're dispensing free advice?

2 is not excessive, unless you live in an apartment. The key to 'how many bikes is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-20-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,854
Posted By Revill
Are you ready for serious heat?

If you're planning to ride in Texas in July or August you need to be ready for serious heat. This has been the coolest spring this century, only one day so far over 100. but this is Texas. It...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,854
Posted By Revill
It all depends on whether the water is spring...

It all depends on whether the water is spring fed, or runoff. Mostly low water crossings are runoff, and they're dry 99% of the time. Which is why the county never bothered to put in a culvert. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,012
Posted By Revill
I've been commuting on bikes now since the...

I've been commuting on bikes now since the Johnson Administration. Lyndon, not Andrew. Your Mileage May Vary, but I sorta like it. I do own a pickup, but in the fifteen years I've owned it I've...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 84,281
Posted By Revill
14's? Really?

You've got my attention. I wear a 14 AA. Is there any possibility?

Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,268
Posted By Revill
How about a MZ Skorpion? $2000, and you get to...

How about a MZ Skorpion? $2000, and you get to fly in to Texas and ride it home. This is the time to go for a ride in Texas. Next month, riding season ends.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-21-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,244
Posted By Revill
Since I use my bikes for daily transportation,...

Since I use my bikes for daily transportation, not toys I need at least one. Otherwise I'd have to DRIVE to work, and we can't have that!

Beyond that absolute minimum, it all depends on what you...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Revill
AVOID Icon Patrols!

The ICON Patrol is clumsy, stiff and won't fit under the shift lever of most bikes. I bought a pair, wore them once, and finally Craigslisted them at 1/4 what I paid. AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!!!!...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-16-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,549
Posted By Revill
No, it's not.

Can I get away with disagreeing with all the 'different strokes for different folks' postings on this topic without being deleted? Bigger is NOT better IMHO. The only good use for excess engine is...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,169
Posted By Revill
Start looking for a better job

Sounds to me like you've thought your way through the money issues. Have you made any progress on the job? If you hate it so much, FIND ANOTHER ONE! Right now while you're employed, not after you...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-25-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,846
Posted By Revill
Everything is global these days

It's getting damned hard to 'buy American' these days, because damn near everything has global content.

Just for example, take the company I work for, Silicon Labs. We're based in Austin...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-25-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,819
Posted By Revill
Because Craigslist is local. You can (and...

Because Craigslist is local. You can (and absolutely MUST!) go look at the bike. Then you negotiate with the owner. Ebay, you have to go through the whole auction process on a bike in another...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,927
Posted By Revill
Try hiking boots

Try some high end hiking boots. I'm wearing a pair of Keens right now. I don't ride Motorcyle specific boots because none of the manufacturers have seen fit to make them in a 14AA. I don't know...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,662
Posted By Revill
I almost always use both

Your bike probably did come with turn signals new. I think it was 1970 was when the rules changed. No left side brake pedals, kill switch and turn signals required. They were probably an easily...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,059
Posted By Revill
Works for tall guys too


Since I'm a tall guy, I wasn't going to pipe up. I've generally got the opposite problem.
Til I read this:

>dope slap< of COURSE!

Even those of us that are nearly 6' 3" tall...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 129,724
Posted By Revill
Love hurts

I fell in love with the Suzy SV650 on the test ride. What a sweeeeet engine! I rode it out of the owner's driveway and was sold by the time I made it to the end of the block. Then I took it onto...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,169
Posted By Revill
Never been to Comfort

Sorry, I've never been to Comfort. I go 290 from Junction direct to Austin.

Forum: The Garage 02-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,828
Posted By Revill
Not impossible

It's not impossible, or even extremely difficult to ride a bike up stairs. And if you had to pick a bike to do it, the KLR is a good choice.

Back in the dark ages I once bought a BSA 500 Twin...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,211
Posted By Revill
Aaaah, I got the dreaded "missing plugin"...

Aaaah, I got the dreaded "missing plugin" message. I'm on a Linux system and I DON'T DOWNLOAD STUFF to avoid nasty lectures from the IT guys.

Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,515
Posted By Revill
Texas is kinda big......

I was just going to suggest that you measure your route. Texas is kinda big, and everything south of SanTonio is flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat and not very pretty. One can get a bit tired of...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,505
Posted By Revill
What are you surviving?

What do you consider 'survival use'? Hiking? Crashing? Being dropped by helicopter somewhere in the rockies with a pocketknife and canteen and a compass? If you're trying to replace your old...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 237,701
Posted By Revill
I was laid off back about eight years ago, and...

I was laid off back about eight years ago, and after I fixed the roof and tiled the dining room and spare bathroom I was still bored and nobody was answering phone calls. So I packed up the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Revill
Sorta kinda like my stock answer when some cash...

Sorta kinda like my stock answer when some cash register jockey asks for my phone number. I'm paying cash. I don't want to be tracked.

So if the cashier is female, the answer is "I'm sorry. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,211
Posted By Revill
Thanks for asking

Most everybody I've ever encountered who sells helmets is really concerned with selling WHAT THEY HAVE IN STOCK and is not at all interested in hearing about what I WANT TO BUY unless somehow it will...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By Revill
Sounds like a width issue. I had the same...

Sounds like a width issue. I had the same problem with mine because I've got a narrow foot. A Dr. Scholls half insole (just the heel part) fixed it. I couldn't use a full insole because that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By Revill
Cast wheels allow you to use tubeless tires....

Cast wheels allow you to use tubeless tires. Tubeless tires can be plugged if you get a flat. They also tend to leak down slowly instead of suddenly going >BANG< flopflopflopflop. If you've got a...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By Revill
Good as far as it goes

Last week, on the way home from work in heavy traffic the van next to me kept drifting over the white line into my lane. I honked of course, and moved over to the far side of my lane. Then I looked...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 69,521
Posted By Revill
Unemployment is your friend

It happens to all of us now and then. "Headcount adjustments", I mean. You can work the net and bang on doors for a while, and there's always those posponed home improvement chores to finally...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,428
Posted By Revill
bear story

Ok. Here's one of mine.

About five years ago I did my first Alcan trip, starting and ending in Austin, Texas. The story starts on the flip side, after a very nice couple of days spent touring...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By Revill
Tube tires do that

Did you replace the whole valve stem, or just the core? Sometimes valve stems leak where they pop into the rim.

Every tube type tire I've ever owned would do that. Not that tubeless tires don't...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,162
Posted By Revill
Here's the answer to your luggage problems!

From another thread on this very same forum:

Forum: Americas 01-11-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,162
Posted By Revill
Take the notebook if you possibly can. It's...

Take the notebook if you possibly can. It's getting harder and harder to find an internet connection these days because everybody uses their cellphones and notebooks. The days of using public...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,348
Posted By Revill
Been out from under that rock for decades

I've been riding since the last year of the Johnson Administration. I've been out from under that particular rock quite a while now. Yeah, the bikes you read about in the magazines and the ones in...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-10-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,375
Posted By Revill
I LOVE bikes that were too expensive new to sell!...

I LOVE bikes that were too expensive new to sell! I've got a W650, and have owned a Pacific Coast and Yamaha XV920RJ (the one with the enclosed chain), all wonderful genre bending bikes that didn't...
Forum: Alaska 01-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By Revill
That's a great route. I did it two years ago with...

That's a great route. I did it two years ago with Obi Juan, a friend of mine from Fairbanks. I didn't do the haul road but we did go through Chicken over the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City,...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Revill
Craigslist is your friend. Used in good...

Craigslist is your friend. Used in good condition motocross gear is CHEAP, generally very lightly worn (or not... An amazing number of people buy the suit then never actually ride the bike) and will...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Revill
If you have the stator plug identified use an...

If you have the stator plug identified use an ohmmeter to check connectivity between the 3 legs. If there's less than a zillion ohms between each leg it's stator time. If you have difficulty...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,781
Posted By Revill
Winter gloves

I've got a pair of these, that I wear with a heavy wool sock style liner. The combination is a lot warmer than Thinsulate (R). They're not waterproof (I've never owned a pair of 'waterproof' gloves...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,424
Posted By Revill
Motorcycles are not forever

After all this advice, I hesitate to pipe up, but there's a couple of points that I hope have been missed. If I missed them myself, my apologies.

Item one: Street riding -vs- dirt riding. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By Revill
Cast iron?

Whatever you've got, it's not cast iron. Aluminum alloy most likely. If it's a tubeless rim you can use a tubeless tire. If it's not, don't.
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