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Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 39,829
Posted By bomber60015
I would agree with this assessment, as would...

I would agree with this assessment, as would most.

It is the definition of common sense where folks parts ways, yes? Typically, common sense means what we wish it to ;-}
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By bomber60015
having bulky items between you and the heated...

having bulky items between you and the heated gear just keeps the heat from getting to you . . . . . long sleeve t under the heated jacket souns just about right.

to test the fit for sure, put it...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By bomber60015
here's another Ortleib fan . . . . . . racks are...

here's another Ortleib fan . . . . . . racks are not necessary, but on some bikes, somthing is needed to keep the bags out of the wheels and off the exhaust . . . . often, a length of metal from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By bomber60015
no matter what kinda riding you do, you need at...

no matter what kinda riding you do, you need at least 2 scoots . . . . . at some point, one will be red tagged for maintenance or repair . . . . . .
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bomber60015
^ that check the max tongue weight for the...

^ that

check the max tongue weight for the tiguan (if memory serves, it's 200 pounds) . . . ....
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By bomber60015
spending big dough on a gauge may have your...

spending big dough on a gauge may have your reliably setting your pressures at the wrong level . . .. but repeatedly ;-}
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bomber60015
don't wanna shit on a good thread about an...

don't wanna shit on a good thread about an innovative product . . . . . . . . I'll just say that I'm reevaluating my luggage needs in light of these guys' offerings . . . .


so many choices!
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By bomber60015
or, measure the cold pressure with any gauge, any...

or, measure the cold pressure with any gauge, any gauge at all.

measure the pressure (same gauge) with the tire hot.

when the difference is approximately 10%, poof, you have it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,908
Posted By bomber60015
I love my 1050 Tiger . . .the ergs are good for,...

I love my 1050 Tiger . . .the ergs are good for, ehem, experienced riders, the engine is smooth, and it's faster than I am ;-}
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,221
Posted By bomber60015
The OP and his wife have every right to set their...

The OP and his wife have every right to set their parameters in whatever way they see fit.

Of course, they are also free to come of like grumpy old people.

I'm sure you'll find the right bike....
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bomber60015
30 years ago is what, 1984? You REALLY think...

30 years ago is what, 1984?

You REALLY think a 1984 car would last as long as one of today's offerings?

You may wish to rethink that ;-}
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bomber60015
you may not wish to pay that, but it's less than...

you may not wish to pay that, but it's less than comparable hard or soft luggage, and you'd be hard pressed to replicate the function for less, I' m thinking . . .

stuff is always too expensive,...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By bomber60015
I love my elkskin gauntlets . . . . . almost as...

I love my elkskin gauntlets . . . . . almost as much as my Held Steves.

Sadly, Steves seem to last about 1/3 as long as the elkskin gloves . . . . . even when I"maintain" them per Held's...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By bomber60015
that's what I'd do! but I ride a KLR ;-}

that's what I'd do!

but I ride a KLR ;-}
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By bomber60015
there are a couple of interesting ideas in the...

there are a couple of interesting ideas in the book . . . . not sure it's worth the price for an experienced wrench, though . . . . . if you can pick it up used, that'd be great.

btw, if memory...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By bomber60015
Having hit the deck once or twice, and having...

Having hit the deck once or twice, and having very accurate imprints of my pocket contents left on my person, anything in a backpack I'm wearing won't be much thicker than an inch or so . . . . .
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By bomber60015
More windows are better . . . Having an AC...

More windows are better . . .

Having an AC in a window that goes into the interior of the garage . . . . . in any event, make sure you provide a good way to dispose of the water it'll throw off ....
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By bomber60015
if you experience trouble bleeding the line, try...

if you experience trouble bleeding the line, try reverse bleeding . . .force the fluid UP from the caliper (using a syringe coupled to the bleed fitting) . . . . works great!
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By bomber60015
See Vanson , , , , River Road . . . . . Schott's...

See Vanson , , , , River Road . . . . . Schott's . . . . All great brands . . . .

Or, wait this the inter nation motorcycle show comes to town, and check out everything at once ;-}
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 194,647
Posted By bomber60015
After years of yoeman-like service, and a number...

After years of yoeman-like service, and a number of gravity events, my r15 backpack (used for everything including rain or shine moto-commuting) finally started to leak a small amount after an...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By bomber60015
Panhead -- you don't need a guru, you need to...

Panhead -- you don't need a guru, you need to read.

See the long post above . . . . . and stop overthinking things . . .
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By bomber60015
you've good examples of vintage looking gear . ....

you've good examples of vintage looking gear . . . . however, for real vintage gear, as other have said, work boots, dungarees, a jean jacket (or, if you wish to cultivate a true devil may care look,...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,622
Views: 2,627,878
Posted By bomber60015
I can make do with my 3 liter camel back (fill it...

I can make do with my 3 liter camel back (fill it at the last fuel/food stop before making camp) . . . if the site I'm camping at is developed and has water, I can fill it there ;-}

3 liters is...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,622
Views: 2,627,878
Posted By bomber60015
To quote a friend, who shows up at the start of...

To quote a friend, who shows up at the start of camping rides looking like the Joads on the way to California . . . .. you can never be too comfortable.

;-}
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By bomber60015
I'm glad I sent mine home -- it needed a lil more...

I'm glad I sent mine home -- it needed a lil more attention than yours, and I was very pleased with the outcome . . . .but I doubt that you'd recoup the costs in a sale . .. .
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,778
Posted By bomber60015
You might wish to use a strand of brass or cooper...

You might wish to use a strand of brass or cooper wire . . . . . steel wire can alter the size of the hole in the jet -- does' t happen every time, but it can happen.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By bomber60015
you won't have to . . . . they are already on the...

you won't have to . . . . they are already on the frame.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By bomber60015
you can open up the hole just enough to get the...

you can open up the hole just enough to get the screen in . . . .while an external filter is a good idea, the internal screen/filter keeps any sponge from fouling up the petcock itself . . . . . . .
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,953
Posted By bomber60015
very clever . . . . .and a bit anti-KLR, just for...

very clever . . . . .and a bit anti-KLR, just for irony's sake ;-}
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,001
Posted By bomber60015
LOL -- I'll bet THAT gets some looks!

LOL -- I'll bet THAT gets some looks!
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By bomber60015
the screen is simply a filter, intended to keep...

the screen is simply a filter, intended to keep sponge out of the petcock.

it is OK to enlarge the hold in the tank to accept it . . . .
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By bomber60015
overhead bin flight attendant on...

overhead bin

flight attendant on subminiature aircraft.

when your seat mate asks why you have a helmet with you, ask "where's yours?"
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,001
Posted By bomber60015
I cut that guard off toot sweet . . . . I agree,...

I cut that guard off toot sweet . . . . I agree, it looks the bidness, but was a pain in the butt . . . .

Collins . . . . .I lived near Collinsville for a brief time when I was a sprout . . ....
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By bomber60015
you can make brackets for your bikes, tooling to...

you can make brackets for your bikes, tooling to bend or otherwise form sheet metal and heavy wire, engine turn objects . . . . or just give it to me.

The latter is your best bet, of course.

A...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,001
Posted By bomber60015
my Woodman's pal handle is stacked leathern...

my Woodman's pal handle is stacked leathern washers, like an old KABAR . . .

it started to deteriorate and shrink after a decade or so, and I figured that the treatment I use on the sheaths I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,778
Posted By bomber60015
that seems a bit high . . . . . but, if the bike...

that seems a bit high . . . . . but, if the bike is all you want, and go for it, I say.

I bought a 05 for 1500 a couple of years ago, but it took months of looking to find one at that price . . ....
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,622
Views: 2,627,878
Posted By bomber60015
Small and light are very subjective terms . . . ....

Small and light are very subjective terms . . . . .

I've got a Nomad (predecessor to the Redverz) . . . I can stand easily (6'1"), but, to be honest, I only use it when i'll be setting up a base...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,991
Posted By bomber60015
I use a Kriega US 10 . . . it holds what I need...

I use a Kriega US 10 . . . it holds what I need it to (extra gloves, a fleece slip over, spare bandana, maybe some jerky or energy bars) . . . . .

It's not the easiest bag to get into, once...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By bomber60015
my guess is that the tire is the gating issue,...

my guess is that the tire is the gating issue, not the height . . . .. I wouldn't want 300+ pounds hanging that far off the end of the truck (I am also guessing as to the weight of your bike). It...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By bomber60015
my experience is that any luggage that looks a...

my experience is that any luggage that looks a bit unusual will set of alarms in the TSA folks noggins . . .multiple bags strapped together seems to fit that category . . .

Remember you have the...
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