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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Thanks for the warning.

Thanks for the warning.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Lodging

How about lodging in Taos? Any recommendations?

Thanks again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Thanks for all the input. Gonna throw a map...

Thanks for all the input. Gonna throw a map together tomorrow.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Thanks. We were talking about talking your...

Thanks.

We were talking about talking your option 1 as our return trip. Looks like more research for me to do.

If you want to do the trip again you are more than welcome to come. Our primary...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Cheyenne, WY to Taos, NM

I'm looking to do a trip from Cheyenne, WY to Taos, NM and back in one weekend. This is a group ride as we are heading to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM. I was wondering if anyone...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Well, gave Jay a call and my head has been...

Well, gave Jay a call and my head has been stuffed with a lot of good information.

For my first attempt I think I'm going to go with a setup that has been done before to make things easier and I...
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rescue Wagon
She is a bunch of pieces right now because the...

She is a bunch of pieces right now because the last owner had the dealership only rebuild half of the v-twin, so I'm taking it completely apart because the non-rebuilt side developed a head gasket...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate...

Thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate the input and will take all the advice I can get. Should have given a little more info on my VX800 as I'm leaning toward it getting a sidecar. It...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Question Where to start

Well I'm thinking of entering into the world of sidecars, but after reading page after page of posts I'm no closer to figuring out which way to go. I guess a little background story is in order...
...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Does this look right? ...

Does this look right?

http://goo.gl/maps/lXtL3
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Wow. Had a crappy day at work followed by having...

Wow. Had a crappy day at work followed by having to replace the starter in my truck, so I crack open a beer and sit down and find this. I guess I'm going to have to pull out the maps and take a look...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,382
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Due to work this year I will only be there on...

Due to work this year I will only be there on Friday and Saturday.

I've gone on both my Vulcan and my dual-sport and had a blast on both bikes. I would highly recommend camping as it will allow...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Cheyenne, WY to Little Rock, AR

I'm doing this trip again and wanted to do something different. I typically run I-80 to Lincoln, NE and then take HWY-2 over to I-29 then down to Kansas City for the evening. The second day I take...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 718,729
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Just my luck. I suck at welding.

Just my luck. I suck at welding.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 718,729
Posted By Rescue Wagon
What fuel tank?

What fuel tank is that?
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
LION = Lithium Ion My experience with them...

LION = Lithium Ion

My experience with them is that they are lighter and smaller for the same amount of output as other battery types which is why you find them in iPods and Smartphones. They won't...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
They are sealed, so the water only becomes an...

They are sealed, so the water only becomes an issue if the battery is damaged and water can get in.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Are you referring to Lithium Ion Batteries? ...

Are you referring to Lithium Ion Batteries?

The technology has been around a long time. The military uses them for portable radios and chemical warfare agent detectors. The main issue is they...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
You could and that would provide you more amps....

You could and that would provide you more amps. The reason for the setup I'm trying to put together is to protect the battery responsible for starting the bike, so I won't get stranded by running it...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,910
Posted By Rescue Wagon
After reading this thread and a little research...

After reading this thread and a little research I'm thinking of going with the Forcefield Pro Pants & Shirt.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forcefield-pro-pants
...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,910
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Thanks. What do you use for the upper half?

Thanks.

What do you use for the upper half?
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,910
Posted By Rescue Wagon
What are you using for stand alone protection?

What are you using for stand alone protection?
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By Rescue Wagon
If you are looking for a radio for your bike I...

If you are looking for a radio for your bike I would recommend a Yaesu FTM-10R.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,910
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I wanted an upgrade from jeans, so I'm trying out...

I wanted an upgrade from jeans, so I'm trying out a pair of the fire hose pants. So far the are way better at keeping the wind out then jeans.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,616
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I love my Kilimanjaro and have used it in weather...

I love my Kilimanjaro and have used it in weather down to 25F wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under it and I stay warm. My only complaint was on a trip to Little Rock it was raining hard enough to soak...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
No worries. I went with the smart battery...

No worries.

I went with the smart battery isolator from DFNA. It's not installed yet as I haven't had the bike off the road long enough to install the trunk the second battery is going to go into,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 317,353
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Did you get rid of the guards? Sorry if this is a...

Did you get rid of the guards? Sorry if this is a little late.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I talked with www.nocousa.com and they said that...

I talked with www.nocousa.com and they said that no heat sink isolator will work with a motorcycle stator, so that will make the decision a little easier. Based on the relay ones I think I'm going to...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Are you saying that the stator and regulator...

Are you saying that the stator and regulator setup on motorcycles won't allow for the proper charging of the secondary battery if the primary is fully charged with a heat sink isolator?

Are...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
First is for camping and to allow me to have a...

First is for camping and to allow me to have a little power at night with out risking a dead battery in the morning. Second, its probably an old habit, but I have always connected accessories to a...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Well....am I missing something? I'm just...

Well....am I missing something?

I'm just trying to get the best solution and so far based off of what I read and people I talked to the ACR didn't seem to fit all my wants, but I've been wrong...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I don't like the relay systems, because they only...

I don't like the relay systems, because they only isolate the power when the bike is turned off. When you look at the heat sink isolators they are true isolators and the two batteries can never...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I got a response from AOPEC and it is a relay...

I got a response from AOPEC and it is a relay system. I'm going to have to figure out what my stator output is in amps and I'll figure out which heat sink isolator will work for my application. Then...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I did a bunch of reading on the AOPEC Smart...

I did a bunch of reading on the AOPEC Smart Battery Isolator and it looks like a good choice, but there is one thing I'm having a hard time verifying. Does anyone know if it has diodes on each of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
That looks like something that might work. Never...

That looks like something that might work. Never thought about the atv world especially since the side-by sides came out. Thanks for the link, I'll do a little research on it and see if it will do...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
HH, I agree with you that the marine type...

HH,

I agree with you that the marine type switch is a little bulky and doesn't give me the function I'm looking for. The heat sink isolator is what I would like to go with, but like you mentioned...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I was thinking more like this.....It allows both...

I was thinking more like this.....It allows both batteries to be charged, but the accessory battery cannot drain the vehicle battery, so you should never be stranded.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,511
Posted By Rescue Wagon
Dual Battery Setup???

I'm looking to run a dual battery setup and I'm trying to find a battery isolator to use in the setup. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I'm trying to look for something that would look...

I'm trying to look for something that would look good on my bike. As nice as Givi products are I don't think they'll work well on a Vulcan.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,289
Posted By Rescue Wagon
I ride my Vulcan(I know its not a harley) which...

I ride my Vulcan(I know its not a harley) which weighs in at 600lbs without me everyday two miles to the pavement and its pretty fun. Its just like any bike you ride for the first time. Just take it...
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