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Forum: Beasts 05-06-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,924
Posted By celeriac
Link is garbled. Perhaps it is to this guy --...

Link is garbled. Perhaps it is to this guy -- looks like a nice set of ideas. The "Side Track" mounted to both footpegs seems like it'd be easy to duplicate.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By celeriac
If out of warranty/you feel like DIYing, the...

If out of warranty/you feel like DIYing, the problem is most likely broken conductors in the cable, and the cables can be replaced using cables from whatever cheapo $5 earbuds you have laying around...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,366
Posted By celeriac
Being a bike. It sure is one :lol3

Being a bike. It sure is one :lol3
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 102,692
Posted By celeriac
The ER-6is can be worn the same way as the Shures...

The ER-6is can be worn the same way as the Shures with the wire going up and hooking around the ear. Eliminates most of the "microphoning" effect.

I haev a question about the ER-6i and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,311
Posted By celeriac
There was so much rushing to meet their schedule....

There was so much rushing to meet their schedule. Not enough being in the places they were riding through. (I mean something a little different from UNICEF visits.) Nothing really to compare to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By celeriac
Beaded seat cover and a better windshield are all...

Beaded seat cover and a better windshield are all it should take. But which windshield, I don't know!

I usually run without a windshield, at least then the turbulence hits in the chest instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,902
Posted By celeriac
Mine came with a Big gun headpipe, laser exhaust...

Mine came with a Big gun headpipe, laser exhaust and dynojet kit. With the deadly combination of California-formulated gas and a commute with the flow of traffic seriously around 85mph, the beast hit...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By celeriac
Which dry bags come with lash points (and where?...

Which dry bags come with lash points (and where? I see some bags advertise lash points but don't show them on the pictures...) Any way to attach lash points without ruining the waterproofness?
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 42,518
Posted By celeriac
I just 'flate my tires with the engine idling.

I just 'flate my tires with the engine idling.
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,315
Posted By celeriac
Touring bikes have no suspension for one... ...

Touring bikes have no suspension for one...

FWIW the quick release mech on Ortlieb motorcycle saddlebags is exactly the same as for their bicycle bags. The bike bags I load up with 35lbs of...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By celeriac
Anyone ever used a Cabela's battery?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21412-cat20161&id=0027533521560a&navCount=1&podId=0027533&parentI...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,010
Posted By celeriac
Heal up and get some boots eh? Leg/foot injuries...

Heal up and get some boots eh? Leg/foot injuries are the most common debiltating moto injuries, says the Hurt report. You asked about whether boots would have displaced the injury to the tib-fib,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By celeriac
+1 This is demonstrated on Neduro's DVD also....

+1 This is demonstrated on Neduro's DVD also. Also note you can use the clutch instead of the rear brake while backing down in case you need your right foot on the ground.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,426
Posted By celeriac
$12 walmart compressor, taken apart and put into...

$12 walmart compressor, taken apart and put into a metal enclosure with filtered air holes to keep dust out. Mounts nicely in the dead space behind the coolant bottle. I carry a quick disconnect hose...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,772
Posted By celeriac
It probably depends on what kind of riding that...

It probably depends on what kind of riding that 17K represents. I bought a KLR with 40K miles, the PO used it mainly as a freeway commuter. 55k on it now, still runs strong and doesn't use much oil....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,151
Posted By celeriac
Was on a country road at night and I'm pretty...

Was on a country road at night and I'm pretty sure the thing that ran across my headlight beam way too close for comfort was a bear. Gonna get some brighter lights :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,178
Posted By celeriac
At your height you'd probably find the KLR a...

At your height you'd probably find the KLR a better fit than the DR. Try them on, and consider the XRL also. I'd pick a well running used bike for your first one (and watch the top heaviness on a KLR...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By celeriac
For putting accurate straight bends in plastic,...

For putting accurate straight bends in plastic, these videos seem like a good plan:

http://www.tapplastics.com/info/video_detail.php?vid=6&format=quicktime&...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,203
Posted By celeriac
Sounds like a case of poor instruction. When I...

Sounds like a case of poor instruction. When I took BRC plenty of folks had never ridden before and they did fine, including some geezers. One rider had never operated a manual transmission on a car...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,858
Posted By celeriac
Yeah, a KLR. Don't be sorry though, I am fated to...

Yeah, a KLR. Don't be sorry though, I am fated to be the morning's entertainment :rofl

Luckily it was foggy so the laughter was limited to about a 50 meter radius :lol3
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,858
Posted By celeriac
Bluhduh I Fail At Bump Starting

Here are the lessons learned:

1. When attempting a bump start, keep the front brake covered :rolleyes.
2. That goes double if on the ride up you started to suspect your clutch cable is nearing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 5,863
Posted By celeriac
Thumb Sure is a fun area. I recommend trying Hurricaine...

Sure is a fun area. I recommend trying Hurricaine Road over the hills north. Nice curvy hardpack to practice sliding around on, and it's just plain weird to come out of the middle of nowhere into a...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By celeriac
mapcase on wolfman bag ...

mapcase on wolfman bag
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/339/img3019at9.jpg

unfold for larger map
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7789/img3020pg8.jpg

if you get really confuzzled...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By celeriac
Dang

wow! I think I know that turn on Little Tujunga (this one?...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By celeriac
My wolfman bag came with the with the useless '7...

My wolfman bag came with the with the useless '7 1/2 x 10' mapcase so I made myself a folding mapcase. On top is an 8 1/2x11 pocket, unfold once and there's a 11x17 window, unfold twice and there's a...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,672
Posted By celeriac
The ER-6i's come with a large silicone and large...

The ER-6i's come with a large silicone and large foam earpiece if I remember correctly. If you call Etymotic they will send you smaller silicone and foam earpieces. The small size foam was the ticket...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,065
Posted By celeriac
+1 if you have access to one it's the only way to...

+1 if you have access to one it's the only way to go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By celeriac
Throwing the cover in the car trunk would be the...

Throwing the cover in the car trunk would be the obvious move but I'm cageless...

This was a pretty hefty cover and would have filled up the entire tail box if rolled up. I used to have a lighter...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,991
Posted By celeriac
This think looks really nifty as a sleeping mat...

This think looks really nifty as a sleeping mat alternative. Seems like it might avoid the weird pressure distribution I get with inflatables.

http://www.luxurylite.com/cotindex.html
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By celeriac
Similar deal, I put mine in the dead space under...

Similar deal, I put mine in the dead space under the right side of the tank. I wired it through a relay to a switch on the dash board for push-button convenience too :deal.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By celeriac
Outdoor parking

So I live in an apartment building with outdoor parking. I have a reserved space where the bike sits. I keep a cover on it and spray exposed areas with WD-40 so it doesn't get too rusty. Usually when...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 822,972
Posted By celeriac
Carrizo Plain in the dead of summer... ...

Carrizo Plain in the dead of summer...

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2258/img2117op6.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1723/img2118vv7.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,739
Posted By celeriac
whoa trippy carpet.....:norton:norton:norton ...

whoa trippy carpet.....:norton:norton:norton

I mean, nice pics :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,739
Posted By celeriac
Hmm, that link should point here actually: (tried...

Hmm, that link should point here actually: (tried the edit button but it didn't take?)

http://www.safetycentral.com/sputdrybolop1.html
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,739
Posted By celeriac
I'm planning on getting two of these first aid...

I'm planning on getting two of these first aid boxes here (http://www.safetycentral.com/metfiraidwea.html) and bolting them down in front of the skid plate (standard KLR tool tube location.) I...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By celeriac
I use a leather punch to make holes in the soft...

I use a leather punch to make holes in the soft type of plugs and glue them onto the silicone tubes that came with the foam earpieces of my ER-6is.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 37,885
Posted By celeriac
Love the MSR Hubba Hubba. Super roomy inside for...

Love the MSR Hubba Hubba. Super roomy inside for a 2 man tent, I can sit upright and have no problems fitting lengthwise (I'm 6' 3") and is very light (under 5lbs with all the trimmings).
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By celeriac
Happened to me a month ago -- I think I had...

Happened to me a month ago -- I think I had tightened it with a crescent wrench, and in my case it gradually unbent the washer and came off. Good thing the guard keeps you from losing it eh? I got...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 122,203
Posted By celeriac
Quick Question -- I've heard it's good to clean...

Quick Question -- I've heard it's good to clean the old gunk from the threads when I undo and replace a bolt that had blue loctite on it. I can clean the bolt threads easily enough with a wire wheel....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,206
Posted By celeriac
A four night trip LA to SF and back:

A four night trip LA to SF and back:
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