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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By arunan
i'm pretty sure the aerostich catalog says...

i'm pretty sure the aerostich catalog says something along the lines of "...it may be possible, but we're never actually had any reports of it happening." just some legal ass-covering, probably. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By arunan
so the ktm is tall...

maybe he's tall, too (i'm 6'1" and on my tippy-toes for the sake of reference) yes, parts are pricey ($75 mirrors...you will be buying one eventually)...clutch cables? not in stock? 3 weeks?? so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By arunan
my buddy has an xrl asnd i have a 640 adventure...

my buddy has an xrl asnd i have a 640 adventure and they honda can basically go anywhere the 640 can (he's also a much better rider than i am) the adventure has more power (especially at altitude)...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By arunan
for all around protection, a darien is warmer in...

for all around protection, a darien is warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, light, vented, waterproof, easy to move in, and has tons of storage pockets...with the zip-in liner, the most...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,772
Posted By arunan
head: shaved gear: throw it wherever (what...

head: shaved

gear: throw it wherever (what else you gonna do) boots go under the desk, helmet on the bookshelf, jacket on the chair, pants behind the boots, backpad in the gap between desk and...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,898
Posted By arunan
I think it depends on where you live/ride. ...

I think it depends on where you live/ride. "Adventure" riding in Calfornia, you can go from riding in the snow to sweating your ass off in a matter of an hour or two by changing elevations, going...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By arunan
what?

could you repeat that for emphasis? :evil
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2004, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By arunan
the darien liner is awesome if you have to layer...

the darien liner is awesome if you have to layer up a lot underneath, because it fits the jacket so well-no bunching in the arms, neck, etc. That's for long rides under 10c (50F) or so. It's also...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By arunan
...nope... mine have at least 32, 000 miles...

...nope...

mine have at least 32, 000 miles on them, and they're still kinda stiff! hell, that's what makes 'em so great-i have kicked so many rocks at speed with those things (on accident, of...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2004, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,193
Posted By arunan
ya know, everybody talks about how cool it is...

ya know, everybody talks about how cool it is that the msr can run off yer bike's gas, but i have never actually seen or even heard of somebody actually doing that. on the other hand, my primus has...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By arunan
yeah, if your touring isn't primarily...

yeah, if your touring isn't primarily off-roading, forget the tour-x (xd??)...it's not that great for a lot of street miles, but great for dual-sport/adventure stuff with a little ashphalt coming and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 1,879,759
Posted By arunan
"fussgangerubergank" is my favorite uber-word......

"fussgangerubergank" is my favorite uber-word... :freaky (ang has to get bonus points for actually having "uber" in it... :lol3 ) forgive the lack of umlauts & that double-s-looks-like-a-B-thing, i...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,174
Posted By arunan
this may be a little extreme, but a buddy of mine...

this may be a little extreme, but a buddy of mine once and had a cheap allen wrench welded into the bolt head (might be tough if it's recessed, tho') if you get really desperate...and no, jb weld...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2004, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,306
Posted By arunan
my buddy has an XR 650L with the clarke tank and...

my buddy has an XR 650L with the clarke tank and small windscreen. he also had the corbin seat, but hated it and went back to stock, ditto the touring gearing, bc it didn't work well in the dirt. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,225
Posted By arunan
i have had a 2-pc and a darien, and I like the...

i have had a 2-pc and a darien, and I like the darien a lot better. perhaps the comment about skinny v's fat is true: sasha definitely looks a lot better in his 2-pc roadcrafter than i ever did in...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2004, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,015
Posted By arunan
...as opposed to a fortunate get off!?!?!? :evil

...as opposed to a fortunate get off!?!?!? :evil
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,682
Posted By arunan
.....yeah.... :eek1 i think they absorb sweat...

.....yeah.... :eek1 i think they absorb sweat but not oils, etc, from your skin, 'cause i always feel all greasy after...i still think they work better wet in high humidity than cotton-IF you keep...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,616
Posted By arunan
i like the darien better than the 'stich for...

i like the darien better than the 'stich for adventure stuff-lighter, cooler, much more waterproof and less goofy-looking.

about the cooking-one of those stoves which runs off of any kind of gas...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,018
Posted By arunan
hey, that's just me! but i don't know any other...

hey, that's just me! but i don't know any other way to make sure i'm getting enough water than to drink a little too much... :evil

anyway, i'd rather take more breaks, enjoy the day, and not be...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,018
Posted By arunan
yep, wet-shirts (dri-fit or the like) are great...

yep, wet-shirts (dri-fit or the like) are great (under textile gear, anyway)...wet bandanna around neck, lots of vents in the suit help, too. what do you have?

the camelbak advice is the most...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By arunan
yeah, DON"T use liquid detergent. but using...

yeah, DON"T use liquid detergent. but using nixwax wash and the waterproofer seemed to work better than just powdered tide and a DWR did..but who can really tell? i figure, i only do the full...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,558
Posted By arunan
i like sheepskin, too. it's not a dramatic...

i like sheepskin, too. it's not a dramatic difference, but it takes the edge off of the brick-like ktm seat.

i also like to take breaks often enough that my ass doesn't start to hurt too much. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2004, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By arunan
don' look at me, I ain't never had a car...right...

don' look at me, I ain't never had a car...right now, i walk to work and ride for fun. that's a pretty cool combination :evil
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By arunan
kinda cracks me up that a 50 year old on a...

kinda cracks me up that a 50 year old on a goldwing is worried about what color helmet will make him look cool, though... :evil anyhoo, hi-viz rules! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 1,879,759
Posted By arunan
dude, that looks hot!!! :thumb who else but KTM...

dude, that looks hot!!! :thumb who else but KTM would put out a silver and orange bike-and make it look that good!

BTW, check out the "beauties and beasts" threads, on the forums somewhere...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,076
Posted By arunan
who knew!! do you have any before-and-after...

who knew!! do you have any before-and-after pics????

i agree that it may not look as cool as old leather or denim, a faded stitch looks cooler than a brand-new one by a long shot.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By arunan
i had a $10-at-a-garage sale fiberglass rear box...

i had a $10-at-a-garage sale fiberglass rear box on my old connie, which i screwed a couple of eye-bolts (or whatever they're called, ya know, a loop at the end) on it, put a pair of saddle bags on...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,198
Posted By arunan
it's kind of a pain, but for a mix of slow-speed...

it's kind of a pain, but for a mix of slow-speed and high-speed riding, i put the leather gloves (also gore-tex if possible) inside the sleeves and the triple digit covers outside the sleeves...it...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2004, 10:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,865
Posted By arunan
$20 at rei, works fine...i've never used the...

$20 at rei, works fine...i've never used the chairs w/o legs-the thermarest ones-but it seems to me like the whole point of taking a chair is so you can sit by a campfire, and sitting higher will get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2004, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By arunan
don't stack yer bike tho'! i would add some more...

don't stack yer bike tho'! i would add some more for that bike-fell-tank-down-on-a-slop-i-coula-made-it-if-i'd only-stayed-on-the-gas-moment...or am i the only one who has those??
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By arunan
i took a high-speed slide and wound up sliding...

i took a high-speed slide and wound up sliding quite a bit on my back, and that pad is great in those situations-after a 65 mph getoff, i wasn't even sore. the pants and jacket weren't even zipped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,061
Posted By arunan
wow

wow
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,015
Posted By arunan
ouch! :huh hope you're fully recovered! it...

ouch! :huh hope you're fully recovered! it seems this thread is going to merge with the "atheist or beleiver" poll in jo momma at some point...

it seems the consensus is against the liner....i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,061
Posted By arunan
umm a v-twin ujm, there is definitely a...

umm a v-twin ujm, there is definitely a form-follows-function beauty to it which is different than more "sculpted" bikes. i miss my big, rip-snortin ujm-an '84 GS1100ez-the same motor as the...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2004, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By arunan
it's probably a good idea to take off the shield...

it's probably a good idea to take off the shield for extended dirt riding. i used to be more conscientious about it, but have gotten lazy recently, and as a result my shield has gotten scratched up,...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,015
Posted By arunan
ok, there was a little flyer that came with mine ...

ok, there was a little flyer that came with mine that said "production moved to india" but that was two years ago. Quality problems, huh? maybe I got lucky, but mine has been fine...

i don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,015
Posted By arunan
you don't say what kind of riding you do, but if...

you don't say what kind of riding you do, but if it's for anything but commuting, I'd go with the darien over the roadcrafter if you want a 2-piece: looks better, fits better, more waterproof,...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2004, 11:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,015
Posted By arunan
the are made in india now-being sri lankan, I...

the are made in india now-being sri lankan, I don't have a problem with that, but I just wanted to clarify. I have had a made-in-india darien for two years, and it's been great-better than my old...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By arunan
i'm 6'1" 235, wore a 48L roadcrafter which was a...

i'm 6'1" 235, wore a 48L roadcrafter which was a bit on the tight side in the shoulders, and the XXL darien is perfect on me! (in an oversized way) I can layer it so i'm warm down to the 30's, and...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2004, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By arunan
good point!! i also think that the evaporative...

good point!! i also think that the evaporative cooling effect gives me a "chill" that feels like a leak, 'cause I always think the upper leg is leaky in the rain, and it's always dry.

i did the...
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