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Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,891
Posted By Chris S
The Chasman is still around, servicing rather...

The Chasman is still around, servicing rather than renting bikes near the War Museum on Kennington Road where Supreme used to be.

I took a VT off him once when I'd run out of working options, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Chris S
Thanks Snap. Talking of light and compact...

Thanks Snap.
Talking of light and compact kayaks, this guy just sent me his video of a 10lb, 14ft IK he made.
http://youtu.be/sGd-4eMKrac
I think the backbone pole would put it out of contention...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Chris S
As it happens that's my other website. I just...

As it happens that's my other website.
I just got my new Alpacka today (http://apaddleinmypack.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/2014-alpacka-yak/) and am off to Scotland with it via a Touratech event next...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,982
Posted By Chris S
I just happened to pass by the pics of my 2013...

I just happened to pass by the pics of my 2013 southern UTBDR yesterday and was reminded what a absolutely fantastic ride it all was, along with the whole SWUSA experience. Don't miss the Lockhart...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By Chris S
Nic - yes I agree the Moroccan Sahara is nothing...

Nic - yes I agree the Moroccan Sahara is nothing special if you've seen the real thing, but that's hard to do
these days. Never been to Oman and IMO Tunisia is a bit dull compared to Morocco.
Like...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By Chris S
Hi Nic, yes I also came across it last year on...

Hi Nic,
yes I also came across it last year on a tip from a French guy and before the road was finished through the canyon - quite a discovery!
It's in the new edition of MO. Cover shot is just...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,966
Posted By Chris S
Great photos from Tizerkine Gorge - I love that...

Great photos from Tizerkine Gorge - I love that area. Good going two-up on an XTZ up that riverbed route.
A left fork after Ait Herbil but before riverbed goes up another canyon to Igmir - also an...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By Chris S
Part Deux ~ Welcome to the Hotel Sahara

Continuing our short ride through southern Morocco
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http://deserttravels.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/mk2-201.jpg?w=700
Sunrise at the oasis
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,767
Posted By Chris S
10 Days in Morocco ~ Husky • Sertao • XR

http://deserttravels.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/mk13101.jpg?w=675
Salaam. This is us: Rob UK, Patrick NYC, Andy (ex Desert Rider (http://deserttravels.wordpress.com/desert-riders-2/)), Elisa NYC...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 283,387
Posted By Chris S
Just researching XT5s and enjoying the old pics...

Just researching XT5s and enjoying the old pics here.
My first one, a '76 is below; a bit of a dog iirc. And an old travel report on a '77 here on adv...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,099
Posted By Chris S
Well that's a shame then. I suppose I'd cough...

Well that's a shame then.
I suppose I'd cough up the $50 for a new set - annoying though it is.
I suspect it's costing AS at least as much.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,099
Posted By Chris S
Were they hanging off the seat straps with no...

Were they hanging off the seat straps with no rack used?

It's hard to think of those stitches pulling apart if there was a horizontal and/or vertical strap pulling the bag hard against a rack. Or...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,891
Posted By Chris S
... Running alongside the railway tracks, Park...

... Running alongside the railway tracks, Park Village East, NW1 was for years a nifty back road linking Regents Park with Euston, even once they speed bumped it.
Braking at the end, I crunched the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,891
Posted By Chris S
I flicked the headlight on high beam and roared...

I flicked the headlight on high beam and roared off down the Edgware Road for Staples Corner, then hit sixty five along the short stretch of the North Circular before swinging through the traffic for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 125,891
Posted By Chris S
Bloodrunning

Thanks to JB for kicking off a thread on the other type of ‘adv riding’.
Interesting to learn there were also moto messengers in the big US cities right from the start. But why not? stuff in DC...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
Well put TNC.

Well put TNC.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Chris S
Who is this guy?

Mike from Reno I think he called himself. Rides a 690.
Met him in Utah in May.

Is he on adv?

thanks

http://adventuremotorcyclinghandbook.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/elk14.jpg?w=600
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,099
Posted By Chris S
I agree, although this feature seems little used...

I agree, although this feature seems little used these days. When I had no experience and made my very first rack for my XT5 back in '82, a platform was a 'no-brainer' (although that expression...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,099
Posted By Chris S
I presume you mean bare racks? I had a few...

I presume you mean bare racks?

I had a few shots but lost them when transferring from iPad to Macbook out there. Thee's a bit more here...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,099
Posted By Chris S
Good explanation. Never used Steel Ps or the...

Good explanation. Never used Steel Ps or the like.

You mention the finest Swedish clip buckles, but beating the dust out of mine prior to washing last week, one chipped, so a bit on the brittle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
Correct. I bought mine in San Diego about 2...

Correct. I bought mine in San Diego about 2 months ago (used) in all white and not a decal in sight.

Just converting back to OE red for selling.
May have white rad scoops, fender and silver...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,858
Posted By Chris S
Ending at the start of BDR

Reversed the first BDR stage - Blanding to the AZ border but decided to take the parallel Comb Wash Road on the west side of Comb Ridge, about 15 miles and 40 mins to the junction with Snowflat Road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By Chris S
Oh, didn't realise I had all these replies and...

Oh, didn't realise I had all these replies and views; assumed it had sunk. adv notifies about 1 in 10 replies.

Glad you enjoyed it. Just ridden the last few miles into Flagstaff. Coming down busy...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,858
Posted By Chris S
White Rim Trail. I am sure there are countless...

White Rim Trail. I am sure there are countless posts on it in this forum

Your plan sounds good. The highways around here aren't exactly monotonous.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
I agree the error is unusually high. Never had a...

I agree the error is unusually high. Never had a bike this inaccurate but I have verified mine with satnav, GPS with 'pings' set every 2 seconds (for odo), Vapor calibrated to nearest mm off front...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,858
Posted By Chris S
Britome, Have not done Blanding to Mex Hat yet...

Britome,
Have not done Blanding to Mex Hat yet but I believe at the very least VotG is a great excursion. After that perhaps stick to the road above Moke via Natural Bridges Park? It may be too hot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
I also fitted a new tyre in the last week with...

I also fitted a new tyre in the last week with the same increase in Ψ but can't say I noticed a difference. Will check.
Should make my speedo read even slower, right?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,858
Posted By Chris S
Utbdr upd

Just about to finish up heading south from Moab over the last week towards AZ.
Onion Creek La Sal stage - made it a 90-mile clockwise day loop out of Moab with no probs, snow or mud. A good (if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
That is some 20% off... And yet mine is 8-9%...

That is some 20% off...
And yet mine is 8-9% off in the other direction; reads 9% less than true speed.

Odometre is even worse, but corrected mpg continues to amaze me.
Up to 9300', turned back...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
CRF250L for sale in Phoenix

Well if that's permitted here then let me plug my own CRF-L

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/3790047569.html

(or let the mod's axe fall)

Utah story so far....
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Chris S
Lube makes all the difference IMO. With nothing...

Lube makes all the difference IMO. With nothing else around I tried WD last week and it worked brilliantly with just two 8" levers on a stiff Maxxis Desert.

I made some rim protectors once out of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
White Rim Trail

My L on the WRT on Tuesday - just about the best 150 miles I've ridden in years.
On the back was a new Maxxis Desert and tyres both at road pressures. To me the advantage of knobblier tyres means...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
I think zeros = nothing. 1.3/1.5/3 is what...

I think zeros = nothing.
1.3/1.5/3 is what Dobeck recommended to me changing back to stock pipe and airbox and it runs fine once warm - now average 73 mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
I am running Slime in my CRF but tubeless is the...

I am running Slime in my CRF but tubeless is the way to go.
I have experimented over the years and sealed off the spokes in my Tenere wheels one time but didn't do a very good job (on the front at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By Chris S
Honda CRF250L - Trans Nevada

I'm taking a ride through the Southwest towards the Overland Expo in a couple of weeks aboard a CRF250-L.
I'm curious to see if this popular new d/sport would make a good travel bike.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
Thanks willbe and jgas for your ideas. js:...

Thanks willbe and jgas for your ideas.

js: not quite the same as an HD spring but you can crank up the OE spring preload by adding in a collar spacer between the loose sleeve on the shock top and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
zerking about

Hi willbe (or anyone else who might know). Having taken the swingarm apart do you think a zerk fitting would work in there?

I did my links the other day but didn't do the arm - looked too hard...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,744,132
Posted By Chris S
Jesse MonoArm rack

Nice looking rack. I'm testing a prototype Jesse Luggage 'MonoArm' rack on mine. Uncharacteristically hefty for a Jesse mount - the finished ones will be lighter (the tail rack was on the bike - an...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 70,393
Posted By Chris S
Thanks Snow j and men. As of this edit...

Thanks Snow j and men.



As of this edit - yes. See here. (http://adventuremotorcyclinghandbook.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/softcomp.jpg)

I bet there is some formula to calculate potential...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 70,393
Posted By Chris S
This beans test got me thinking. When I...

This beans test got me thinking.

When I bought them I measured my Magadan bags l x w x h as you would a rigid box and got 24L, similar to my calcs on Siskiyous (see earlier).

But the other day...
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