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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 157,823
Posted By cuonawv
El Cheapo LEDs

Cheap, but very effective. 15w per, flood beam. $30 per the pair from ebay.


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w152/cuonawv/BMW/20140203_101918_zpsjfnstnls.jpg
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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,793
Posted By cuonawv
yup, both chains are 525 / 116.

yup, both chains are 525 / 116.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,793
Posted By cuonawv
This thread rocks...

After reading this thread (and consuming some liquid encouragement), I swapped my chain without a hitch.. :1drink

Pictured below on left - stock chain at 19k miles and minimal maintenance. (I'm...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,799
Posted By cuonawv
Buy one that fits...

I was facing the very same dilemma last year. I read all the reviews, watched all the videos and went into the local shop to lay down cash for a Shoei Hornet. However, after an hour of actually...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,820
Posted By cuonawv
Catoma Tents

I've always had the best of luck with Catoma tents.

We use the Falcon Speed Dome tent. It's designed to be a firefighter's "quick pitch" tent, which means I can have up with me inside in under...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By cuonawv
Wicked Hows about a "Community Emergency Locating Beacon" (EPIRB) ????

So I've got this older EPIRB just sitting in my sock drawer, doing nothing but waiting for my "next big trip" which never seems to happen.

After reading through other ride reports and face plants...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 476,806
Posted By cuonawv
Bartlett Springs / 303

:D - That was flippen fun!

Our first trip out exploring the Mendocino NF area.. I can't believe it's taken us this long to find this route.. TONS of side trails to beat yourself up on.. (note...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By cuonawv
Thanks!

Thanks Twilight - your recommendations were spot on..

Van Duzen is under construction and we had a few minute wait, but well worth it (fresh twisty blacktop)..

Our next trip will be through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By cuonawv
Dang, that was fun. We pulled off 101 in...

Dang, that was fun. We pulled off 101 in Garberville, gassed up and went east on Alderpoint rd, then to Zenia. (Zenia is a blast) crazy drivers, awesome, then instantly not so awesome sections of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By cuonawv
I can't seem to find FS1 on any map/topo. Is that...

I can't seem to find FS1 on any map/topo. Is that short for something (fire sevice, freaking supreme, etc)?

What or what does it connect to?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By cuonawv
Route

Here's what I've planned that's off of 101. (Google Link Here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By cuonawv
Garberville / Zenia / 36 - Forest Roads...

My buddy and I are doing our first trip north from Santa Rosa to Cresent City, then on to Astoria. I've found what I believe to be some dirt roads up in an area east of Garberville.

The planned...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By cuonawv
My bad, We're going to take 1/101 up to Grants...

My bad, We're going to take 1/101 up to Grants Pass and THEN north on 5.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By cuonawv
SF Bay Area to Astoria OR. Looking for some dirt/fire roads on the way..

We're leaving Petaluma on the 28 or 29 July, heading N to Astoria to be there NLT 31 July.

We're probably going up the 5 N to Salem or Portland and then hoping to find some fire/dirt roads to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,629
Posted By cuonawv
"Squeezed" - I bet your MSF rider coach is VERY...

"Squeezed" - I bet your MSF rider coach is VERY happy right now..


Dang, I was really looking forward to this read..

No worries, this eventually happens to most of us - you just got it out...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
Ohhhhoh, gawd.. I luv shop porn..:wink:

Ohhhhoh, gawd..

I luv shop porn..:wink:
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
Dude

How did you do that so fast??
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Insane.
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It takes me two days to "build" pre-assembled...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
You are correct sir.. Here are some pics to...

You are correct sir..

Here are some pics to boot..

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w152/cuonawv/F800GS-Bar-instructions-p2_zpsd9bdff02.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
Dang, that sounds like a DEAL! The base...

Dang, that sounds like a DEAL!

The base just opened up a new exchange too -

If you're really up for the challange, I'll gladly go shopping!

:freaky
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
Thanks kinda what I thought. I may run to...

Thanks kinda what I thought. I may run to Grangier this week to see what kind of spacers they have. I see a few 1" and .75" options on thier website.

Thanks again:clap
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
I like the way you think sir.. :freaky

I like the way you think sir..

:freaky
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
I was hoping to find some stock spacers...

I was hoping to find some stock spacers somewhere, since buying and finding room for a lathe maybe more problematic than finding the spacers themselves. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By cuonawv
Met to Stan conversion - kicking my arse..

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I've got a set of ADVSPEC crash bars that I want to install, but they came without any hardware (used via...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By cuonawv
Got it. . Thanks Steven! :clap I think...

Got it. .

Thanks Steven! :clap

I think I'll take your advice and reach out to adv spec. Those spacers may derail my weekend project.

Thanks again for the help!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By cuonawv
ADV-Spec Crash Bars Intsallation Guide...

I got a used (yet very clean) set of ADV-Spec crash bars, but they came without an installation guide or hardware.

I'm hoping someone out there saved their copy of the guide (which may have all...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By cuonawv
drz..

I started riding (daily commute) on a DRZ400SM and really enjoyed it. I'm 5'10 and was pretty much flat footed on it, so I can't imagine 5'7 would suffer too much. The DRZ was super easy to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By cuonawv
Globeriders F800GS video.. worth a watch?

I just saw the one minute clip on YouTube and it sparked my curiosity. Does anyone think it's worth adding to the DVD collection?

I'm somewhat of a noob to ADV. I traded in my DRZ last year for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 2,650,301
Posted By cuonawv
My F8

Six months and nearly 6000 miles later, still loving it..

Our ride at Knoxville OHV today..

Playing with filters
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w152/cuonawv/BMW/002_zps90440323.jpg


My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 580,963
Posted By cuonawv
Garage attempt at a touring wind screen

I had some extra Plexi laying around, a heat gun and some time to kill.. Works GREAT... No buffeting, crazy wind noise or loss of visibility.

I initially used some crazy strong double sided tape...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,518
Posted By cuonawv
Honker of a box

I ordered the 1600 and mounted it straight to my SW Moto rack. I had to put 1/4" spacers between the box and the rack in order to raise the box up and off the top of the side case lids. I now have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By cuonawv
I'm going to call them on Tuesday (assuming...

I'm going to call them on Tuesday (assuming they're closed this weekend/monday). However there's one ending on Evilbay on Sunday that I think "may" fit.. I'm just trying to get some idea of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By cuonawv
So, I'm just about to pull the trigger on a new...

So, I'm just about to pull the trigger on a new AS Roadcrafter.. -

I'm curious about sizing though. According to the website, I'll fit between 40 and 42R..

BUT, I plan on wearing this over my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By cuonawv
I like the Quest pants and definitely dig the...

I like the Quest pants and definitely dig the price.. but I really want something waterproof - The morning fog is so brutal up here, I get soaked almost every morning from just the fog..
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By cuonawv
NORCAL Winters... One piece or two for a commuter suit??

I've searched all over and found varying bits of advice on what's the best type of suit is to commute in.. One piece or two..

I'm commuting on a 800GS through the typical Sonoma Coast fog and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By cuonawv
good advice

Sounds like good advice so far.. Silly, I knew about deflating tire pressure when four wheeling, I just forgot to apply it here... oh well, live and learn.

Trail one, huh... I didn't see much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By cuonawv
South Cow Mtn OHV - advice..

I'm sorta new to the ADV world as well as the NORCAL area..

My buddy and I set out to S. Cow MTN OHV and mapped out what looked to be a great days ride. We decided to take trail 6 to 24 to 17...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25,015
Views: 4,404,940
Posted By cuonawv
Seat cover options..

I've been on the stock DRZ seat for roughly a year now and have concluded I hate nothing more in life, than that stock seat..

It sucks!!

I'm heading out next month for a 300+ mile ride and...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,164
Posted By cuonawv
:ear.. Really?? Is the wind noise really...

:ear.. Really??

Is the wind noise really that bad for ya???

I was going to start wearing some earbuds type headphones (as recommended by a co-worker), but found that they are "frowned...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,164
Posted By cuonawv
Crap..

I really wish I had read this first.. I'm already planning version two!
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,164
Posted By cuonawv
Mostly my knee. I used the front edge of my big...

Mostly my knee. I used the front edge of my big metal tool box initially, but found my knee worked better for me..
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