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Forum: Equipment 10-14-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
Update: got my new Melbourne in the right size. ...

Update: got my new Melbourne in the right size. Gave the one that didn't fit to my brother in law, and it fits him great.

I'm a 42, and the newer sizing chart said I'm a Large, and it fits me...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
Hey, so if anyone was thinking about getting the...

Hey, so if anyone was thinking about getting the Miline one, it's on clearance for $200 right now:

http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1001001/p/15271

For all the bitching I did about the armor...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
Yeah, the sizing chart is horseshit. I would...

Yeah, the sizing chart is horseshit. I would return mine for one that's a size smaller if I hadn't already had it for like, 2 months. Anyone want one of these things that's broken-in and fits like...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
The Coaster is a 42, fits just like a 42 should,...

The Coaster is a 42, fits just like a 42 should, generally. A little more room around the waist/belly than I need, but the waist adjusters make it pretty doable.

I'm going to weigh this thing to...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
Miline Melbourne first impressions: For...

Miline Melbourne first impressions:

For comparison, I'm using my old standby, which is a Cortech Coaster (http://mxdirtrider.com/h-products/pr-apparel-cortech-jackets-men-Coaster.htm) with the...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
So how about some pictures of how it looks on an...

So how about some pictures of how it looks on an actual dude?
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,769
Posted By natefalls
So, any pictures of how the thing looks on you? ...

So, any pictures of how the thing looks on you? It looks great in the catalog, but unfortunately I'm not shaped like a catalog, so iwas hoping to get an idea of how it looks on an actual dude.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,489
Posted By natefalls
Seconded. My EEE 701 has already survived...

Seconded. My EEE 701 has already survived several drops and one motorcycle accident. It's a tough little bastard, and the SSD makes it seem a lot faster than its actual MHz rating would have you...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 84,043
Posted By natefalls
Has anyone considered that maybe DoT approval is...

Has anyone considered that maybe DoT approval is the reason why Dynabeads aren't installed from the factory? Damn near everything on every vehicle has to be approved by the DoT, and I guarantee you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 11,925
Posted By natefalls
Got off work early--I'm there already. silver...

Got off work early--I'm there already. silver helmet, black jacket, DR650.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By natefalls
I keep seeing pictures, but dammit, when will it...

I keep seeing pictures, but dammit, when will it actually be available? I was hearing about this thing a year ago, but where the F is it? I wanna back it in Korean-style already.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,674
Posted By natefalls
For a good moderate priced tire, I was really...

For a good moderate priced tire, I was really happy with the Pirelli scorpion a/t mt90's that lasted my entire ~8000 mile Alaska trip. The Scorpion S/T is more streety, but costs more if I recall...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,207
Posted By natefalls
Seconded. I have an EEEPC 701, and it's my...

Seconded. I have an EEEPC 701, and it's my favorite ADV laptop ever. Damn near invincible--it's already survived one laydown incident on the rear rack of my DR without missing a beat.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 11,925
Posted By natefalls
I'll be there on monday, you FFers. Just look...

I'll be there on monday, you FFers. Just look for the guy with the Lemmy stache who doesn't recognize any of you unless he's drunk:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/dietcrack/freehugs.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,050,948
Posted By natefalls
Cheng Shin Barracudas, man. Okay, they're...

Cheng Shin Barracudas, man. Okay, they're basically 100% street, but if you're only gonna be offroad 1% of the time anyway, go with street tires. Hell, I rode my sportbike through 3 miles of Mojave...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 11,925
Posted By natefalls
Dammit, how did I miss this thread? anyhoo,...

Dammit, how did I miss this thread?

anyhoo, if y'all need more suggestions for meeting places, may I suggest Big Wang's in Hollywood. Tuesday nights they have $2.50 pints (whatever comes up on...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,685,438
Posted By natefalls
On the bike, halfway to the arctic circle. If...

On the bike, halfway to the arctic circle. If you look closely you can see the bottle of Gold bond. That blue package between the rear fender and the Gold Bond saddlebag is my tent, a 35 year old...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By natefalls
I've always been happy with my tiny cheap-ass...

I've always been happy with my tiny cheap-ass camp stool:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/dietcrack/4575_big20Stool.jpg

10 bucks, packs flat into a space the size of a Bible, and I haven't...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By natefalls
I had one of the Turbo City top/sideracks on my...

I had one of the Turbo City top/sideracks on my DR for my last trip to Alaska. Damn fine stuff, holds up well. My only gripe could be that it's built too strongly. I had a little laydown, and when...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,223
Posted By natefalls
Damn fine emergency containers, those things are....

Damn fine emergency containers, those things are. We had a few of those on our Alaska trip last summer. Only thing is, you strap an Itzagascan to the back of a bike and it rains, it quickly turns...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,512
Posted By natefalls
I've had an EEE for a few months now, and what I...

I've had an EEE for a few months now, and what I think a lot of people have been missing, and what is one of the main points to the thing, is durability.

Yeah, maybe you can get some refurb...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,059
Posted By natefalls
My $.02: for what it's worth I managed to fall...

My $.02: for what it's worth I managed to fall down a shitload of stairs (on purpose) wearing a VG armored shirt under my pullover, and only managed to bruise my ass, which isn't covered by the VG...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,877
Posted By natefalls
If I may add a suggestion for meeting plaecs,...

If I may add a suggestion for meeting plaecs, there's this wings and beer joint in Hollywood called Big Wangs. On tuesdays, the wings (hot, mild, teriyaki, garlic) are 10 for $2.50, and whatever...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,877
Posted By natefalls
I'll be seeing you guys there. wait,...

I'll be seeing you guys there.


wait, rain? I hate rain.

So I guess i'll be seeing you guys there wet.

I'll be the guy who looks like he hasn't had a haircut or a shave in 3 months...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,542
Posted By natefalls
I think the worst part of unemployment, for me,...

I think the worst part of unemployment, for me, is all this free time. I need to get out of the house.


Speaking of good reasons to get out of the house.

I'll try to make it to this. I have...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,536
Posted By natefalls
That did seem short, but I'm thinking misprint. ...

That did seem short, but I'm thinking misprint. I've read reviews claiming a 90 minute battery life.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,536
Posted By natefalls
I found something else that might work for y'all....

I found something else that might work for y'all.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8472958&st=aiptek&lp=2&type=product&cp=1&id=1185265539624

The Aiptek A-HD. $120 on sale this...
Forum: Alaska 07-05-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 54,762
Posted By natefalls
Well, I just got home from AK tonight. Ran into...

Well, I just got home from AK tonight. Ran into a few of you out there, though I've alredy forgotten all the names. I was on the black DR with fender spikes and the insane traveling partner...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,383
Posted By natefalls
Dunno when you're looking to need this laptop,...

Dunno when you're looking to need this laptop, but if you're not married to the idea of Windows or gigantic storage space, the upcoming $200 Asus Eee sounds pretty rad. It's ultraportable,...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,492
Posted By natefalls
I've had good luck with my Joe Rocket Sahara vest...

I've had good luck with my Joe Rocket Sahara vest so far, here in Socal. They're selling a Motoboss knock-off at Cycle Gear right now for $35, and it's damn near identical.
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By natefalls
Well, at least i'm not alone in not being able to...

Well, at least i'm not alone in not being able to find the mark. I managed to get that rear balanced with an ounce and a half, which, damn, looks like a lot of those little adhesive weights.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By natefalls
Tire balancing issues.

I'm fitting my new Pirelli Scorpion A/T's right now for my AK trip, and something's weird. These tires have no "heavy spot mark" on them, which means I have no idea where the heavy spot is, and had...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,050,948
Posted By natefalls
I've been buying new equipment for my alaska trip...

I've been buying new equipment for my alaska trip that I'm leaving for in 4 days, and when I got my Spitfire windshield, thought it looked like ass. But then, in a stroke of brilliance (or maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 64,267
Posted By natefalls
dammit, I remember seeing that thing at my local...

dammit, I remember seeing that thing at my local wal-mart, but now that I'm looking for it, it's not there and no one there knows what I'm talking about.

And I'm leaving for Alaska in a week on a...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By natefalls
There's no need for a float sensor, just...

There's no need for a float sensor, just something that can detect when the bike is no longer taking fuel from the main part of the tank. I just can't get why anyone is still making bikes with...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By natefalls
petcock to reserve light conversion?

After having a bike with a reserve -light- instead of a fiddly petcock that requires me to have the reflexes to reach down and flip at the first sign of sputtering, I've been spoiled.

Now I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,823
Posted By natefalls
According to the first few google results I can...

According to the first few google results I can find, it looks like they only have the reinforcements in the knee area, though, which is still better than regular jeans but I'd prefer something...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By natefalls
I have the Cheng Shin Barracudas on mine -...

I have the Cheng Shin Barracudas on mine - they're absolutely the bee's knees on the road, and cheap as damn. Wouldn't ever taken them off road at all, though. Ever.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,574
Posted By natefalls
No hard drives, no worries.[/quote] you know,...

No hard drives, no worries.[/quote]
you know, except for the iPods over 8gb that do have hard drives in them.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 102,416
Views: 20,050,948
Posted By natefalls
I have a pair and they're awesome, already saved...

I have a pair and they're awesome, already saved my levers a couple of times. I did have to grind off a bit of the ball to get them to fit right. You could probably make it work with half the ball...
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