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Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
If anyone is opting out of hammocks and has gear...

If anyone is opting out of hammocks and has gear to sell let me know. I need two more under quilts, top quilts, tarp and maybe even another blackbird hammock to get my family equipped.
I just...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,151
Posted By crunchiespg
If anyone is opting out of hammocks and has gear...

If anyone is opting out of hammocks and has gear to sell let me know. I need two more under quilts, top quilts, tarp and maybe even another blackbird hammock to get my family equipped.
I just...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,151
Posted By crunchiespg
I'm a full on front/side sleeper in a normal bed....

I'm a full on front/side sleeper in a normal bed.
Have you tried raising the foot end a bit higher than the head? I did that with my blackbird and I can sleep on my side no problem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Sorry but as strange looking as the bulldog is...

Sorry but as strange looking as the bulldog is the Aztec is a different league.

Buying an Aztec is like saying "my entire life is shit and I can go no lower".

The bulldog is ugly. But in a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,301
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Posted By crunchiespg
the thing you miss, living in the USA like you...

the thing you miss, living in the USA like you do, is that the rest of the world mainly uses bikes for utility. On this continent we use them for fun. but when i lived in Europe before emigrating...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
I've said it before. But no one noticed. It's...

I've said it before. But no one noticed. It's clearly fake mud. The bike is being shipped across borders. They generally don't allow things covered in mud to be shipped internationally.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
If there's anyone that can be trusted with the...

If there's anyone that can be trusted with the first production run it would be Honda.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
Sounds like a plan. I'll pm you my info and let's...

Sounds like a plan. I'll pm you my info and let's keep in touch. Should be down again soon for another trip. Maybe into camping season as unless there's a big snow storm the skiing won't be much now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
Do you want to adopt me? I'd move there full time...

Do you want to adopt me? I'd move there full time tomorrow if I could get a green card.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
Yep. We come down pretty often. I'd love to get...

Yep. We come down pretty often. I'd love to get some local friends down there. Maybe find some good fishing and camping spots. :)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
Thank you for the couple of pms. I was able to...

Thank you for the couple of pms. I was able to get a ride from someone on another forum I frequent to a family members house just across the border. I'm able to wait it out here now for a family...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
thank you... i feel sorry for the other family...

thank you... i feel sorry for the other family members who have had to stay behind and share the ride home. hopefully they can keep it calm..
i wasn't prepared to take the risk of having my little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By crunchiespg
Any whitefish area inmates heading to the border? Need help!

Long story short. My 5 year old and I are stuck in whitefish without a vehicle. We came on a family trip and the driving family member flipped out on everyone so I had to leave the resort to prevent...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
I own a ktm 990. And extensively ridden a 690...

I own a ktm 990. And extensively ridden a 690 and was going to buy one.
I'd give up both for a tenere 660. And yes I've ridden the tenere.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
DOT legal tyres does not necessarily mean they...

DOT legal tyres does not necessarily mean they are suitable for homologation.

I think CCM recently faced this problem, they used road legal off road tyres, but failed the homologation test as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Thumb Yep, I investigated fatal collisions for about 4...

Yep, I investigated fatal collisions for about 4 years in my career. Spent the rest doing various jobs, but even on the tac team you end up attending plenty of collisions. I also know a little about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Canada and Europe have very similar car ownership...

Canada and Europe have very similar car ownership rates.
Canada per person has many more fatal collisions than Europe. Having worked in the police on both continents I can say Canada has a lot more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Sorry I wasn't disagreeing with you. I was...

Sorry

I wasn't disagreeing with you. I was just using your post as an example showing pretty much the maximum speeds for the usa.

And yes Canada drivers are crap. That's why twice as many die...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
That's my point. Your roads in Texas are fast for...

That's my point. Your roads in Texas are fast for the usa. But those speeds are normal for most of europes highways.
The rest of the usa is much slower on average.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
You do realise I live on the continent we are...

You do realise I live on the continent we are talking about?

Holiday or commuting or running errands is irrelevant. I was on the same roads as anyone else. The interstates are the fastest roads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
The fastest road in Canada is 120kmh. That's in...

The fastest road in Canada is 120kmh. That's in one province, the rest is 110kmh. That same province takes your car away for a week for 40km over the limit. So 24mph over the limit and your car is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8,301
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Posted By crunchiespg
I live in Canada. You know that place that is...

I live in Canada. You know that place that is bigger than the usa so everything is even further away. I've lived in both continents for years. A faster bike simply isn't needed here like in Europe. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
eh? traffic is slow here. like i said in europe...

eh? traffic is slow here. like i said in europe on the highways if you're not doing 80+ you are slower than nearly everything.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
i don't get people saying North America needs...

i don't get people saying North America needs faster bikes than Europe.

I grew up in Europe and find the roads here are much slower on average.
the motorway in the UK is legally 70mph, but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Has it not occurred to anyone they had to use...

Has it not occurred to anyone they had to use fake mud.

A bike that is being shipped across international borders would be frowned upon by customs officials of covered in mud.
They clearly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
You are contradicting yourself. A 990 is a do it...

You are contradicting yourself. A 990 is a do it all bike.

And as someone pointed out a long distance unsupported tourer can be any bike from a ct110 to a dr650 or with the mechanical aptitude a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Yes and no. A 660 tenere would be pretty...

Yes and no.
A 660 tenere would be pretty close, just needs a little diet and better suspension. But if I could buy one here that's what I would be riding and it would do the job well enough for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
Ive owned both a 1200 gs adventure and a Ktm 990....

Ive owned both a 1200 gs adventure and a Ktm 990. My dad owns a f800gs.

The Ktm is better on road than the f800. Much comfier and better wind protection. Feels a lot lighter and nimble. Plus it's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
In the immortal words of Boris the Blade "heavy...

In the immortal words of Boris the Blade "heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it does not work you can always hit him with it"

In other words a relaxed, torque based 1000cc will be more reliable...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,299,742
Posted By crunchiespg
I love whitefish. Some years I board more days...

I love whitefish. Some years I board more days there than I do in Canada.
If it wasn't so difficult I'd get a green card and move there tomorrow.
Luckily it's only about 4 hours drive for me.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,299,742
Posted By crunchiespg
I was thinking more like 10 litres of gas and a...

I was thinking more like 10 litres of gas and a box of matches.

Lol. But if you're happy with it Noah go for it.
You planning to hit any Montana or up into Alberta Canada ski hills? Whitefish...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
thing is, those high performance "automatics", as...

thing is, those high performance "automatics", as found in Ferraris etc, are actually a truly manual gear box, with an auto clutch and some have the option of the computer acting like a fully auto....
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,854
Posted By crunchiespg
Pics? You talking about the rally bike?

Pics? You talking about the rally bike?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,376
Posted By crunchiespg
News release! The usa isn't the entire world. ...

News release! The usa isn't the entire world.

Manual transmissions are the norms everywhere outside of North america.
Since moving here from Europe I refuse to buy an auto of any description....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 379,005
Posted By crunchiespg
Don't most octane boosters, at best, add about 4...

Don't most octane boosters, at best, add about 4 octane?
So on a small capacity, high compression engine it could be an issue even with booster. Without some tuning option like on the ktm.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 379,005
Posted By crunchiespg
Here's a point I haven't see an answer to. How...

Here's a point I haven't see an answer to. How will the ccm do with low quality fuel?
That's a big negative to using my wr250 for true world travel. Very low octane fuel in many areas of the world.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 379,005
Posted By crunchiespg
you buy the plug, fit it yourself. if you fit it,...

you buy the plug, fit it yourself. if you fit it, you lose the warranty. says so right on CCM's page and numerous times in this thread.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,151
Posted By crunchiespg
Weird. I ordered some new quilts this summer....

Weird. I ordered some new quilts this summer. Left it way too late for a trip and I emailed asking if it could be a rush order and for some advice on exactly what to order. They emailed me back...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,151
Posted By crunchiespg
Take a look at hammock gear quilts. The burrow...

Take a look at hammock gear quilts. The burrow and incubators. Very very nice bits of kit. Work perfectly with blackbird hammocks.
A full length quilt is the way to go for best comfort and warmth.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,151
Posted By crunchiespg
Because a pad is a pain in the ass whereas a...

Because a pad is a pain in the ass whereas a underquilt is pure bliss.

I couldn't get a pad even half comfortable in my blackbird. In contrast 30 seconds and I had the quilt set up so its more...
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