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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,955
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
here is why

my 2c

MSF's ERC is a waste of time (I took it)

all track course classes are either panty waist or want to get you going faster than a bat out of hell around corners

none of them...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
vacuum forming

wife and I recently tried this to recreate a 40 year old sump liner for a rock saw. Mixed results. Also had "webbing" which prevented success for our 3D shape.

I suggest you get yourself a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
why not a 650GS

thumper - but a good one?
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
slope

whatever you get, make sure the bottom of the sink pan(s) has positive slope to the drain - mine (a big-name brand) does NOT and its trapped under the granite and I can't replace it. :-(

We...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup-crakshaft cover - see link below

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/2007-suzuki-bandit-1250sa-abs-gsf1250sa/o/m147585#sch554040
Forum: Trip Planning 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,676
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
do it twice

do one trip with the intent of hitting all the regular tourist spots and paved roads

do a 2nd trip doing ruff road locations

use a different rig combo for each trip
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 164,123
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
La Paz, BAja Sur, Mx

La Paz, BAja Sur, Mx
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup

yes, and that's why I bought a DL650 (and then a DL650A)
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
thanks

much obliged, this may come in handy for something else
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
and the answer is GIVI T-450 trolley

and the answer is GIVI T-450 trolley, just purchased on eBay
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,616
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Nothing to see here, move along (Oakland)

Nothing to see here, move along (Oakland)
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Detachable top case, or side case, wheeled, with extending handle

Wanted:

Detachable top case, or side case, wheeled, with extending handle - i.e., rolling (hard) luggage

anyone heard of such a thing, or seen it.

My back is complaining, and such a thing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,125
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Lane

A lady who is up for adventure is a keeper.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Bell Morningstar

we like our Bell Morningstar 15 ft canoe - all of 56 Lbs dry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,040
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
ditto

yes, slow TF down,

or as they say, walk before you run.

I am slow ,but I get faster with practice on day outings - that might be a hint for you
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8,350
Views: 1,287,815
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Today

still want Moto Guzzi Griso in leather and that light green livery.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
violating the B L rules

If you are a commercial tour operator (guide) on Federal land, and breach the rules, you can wind up a Felon. I know such a person who runs a great company in Utah - he was nailed on a technicality.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 91,530
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
y'all need to stop this right now

way too many posts on this old chestnut. If folks want to steer using their own magic methods, then let them.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
2 choices

there are only two real choices - collapsible lens (typical) or internal lens (as in a waterproof camera).

I have both.

I love my Nikon P310 collapsible lens P&S - but I dropped it on the...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
use grade 8 all-thread

use grade 8 all-thread, I am assuming fine pitch
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
are you on 2 wheels or 4? If 4, sedan or SUV? ...

are you on 2 wheels or 4? If 4, sedan or SUV?

We stayed in a cabin at Jacobs Lake one night, and camped a bit north of Tuweep (Toroweap) ranger Station in a Pinion Forest (campground at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
black tapered model, flip up-out lid

many many years ago we bought the black tapered model, flip up-out lid, needs a coin to operate it like a screwdriver, a bit heavy, rock solid. We have used it on 2-night excursions for older folks....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,616
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
how do you have a "potluck" at a café - their job...

how do you have a "potluck" at a café - their job is to sell you food
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
triangle

which is why railways (in USA at least) added the two ditch lights down low on the locomotives.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 178,075
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
notch in spring hanger

the notch is a bad idea - that spring hanger also reinforce the joints (fold) in the frame - in fact - its the only part (one each side, parts 12L and 12R) holding the deck open when in towing mode,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
clarify

does the drivetrain all rotate freely (i.e., no seized bearings?)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
interesting

I find the post interesting - after several failed attempts to add a robustly mounted top box to my EX250 (including dragging the box along the street after the mount failed !!) I bought a new used...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,616
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Benecia is OK by me

Benecia is OK by me
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,448
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
turn motor by hand

turn motor by hand or electric starter several turns, and see if exhaust valves rise and fall the same amount, and if intake valves rise and fall the same amount. If like valves differ in rise and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,210
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
date?

day and month?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,210
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
are these all dirt and single track?

are these all dirt and single track trails, or what?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8,350
Views: 1,287,815
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Moto Guzzi Griso

Moto Guzzi Griso - in pale green paint and leather seat livery

not practical - but beautiful (like my Forma Adventure boots, which are way more boot than I need around town)
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,616
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
see you there

see you there
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 288,900
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
lights under the workbench

well, 2 days ago, actually

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/137911/

and a WD40 spray for the chain on my WeeStrom
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,616
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Brotziet

ditto
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yes its a nice ride

And its a $900 tow back to town when the wheels break down out at the point.

Local ranger at "Tuweep" is a real nice guy, so is his sidekick. They ride dirtbikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,591
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup

this is why they added ditch lights to locos on Caltrain (commuter rail, insecure right of way)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
just write them down

stop effin around and write them down !!!
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,399
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
So true, on my last Grand Canyon hike (4 nites) I...

So true, on my last Grand Canyon hike (4 nites) I left the 4 Lb Thermaest behind and took a large (!) 7 Oz air hight-tech mattress. My Gregory packs is only 3 Lbs (les . And the tent for two is...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 288,900
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
today

took my new rear axle bump stop, purchased off Ebay for a 97 Cherokee (XJ), removed old damaged bump stop and noticed that new one is 1" too tall. Cut it down with a Dewalt Reciprocating saw, and...
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