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Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 115,155
Posted By RSL
I sure hope the Wizard of Oz knows how lucky he...

I sure hope the Wizard of Oz knows how lucky he is.

Great RR, btw!

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,099
Posted By RSL
1. Keep an eye out for deer in the Hill Country....

1. Keep an eye out for deer in the Hill Country.

2. Is your windscreen a stock mount, or Madstad? How's it for quiet and no buffeting at highway speed?

3. Gotta do New Braunfels and river...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By RSL
You're working too hard: If the underside of...

You're working too hard:

If the underside of the original fender is in good shape and smooth, why not just wax/PVA it and use it for a female mold? Lay up FG or CF into the upside/down underside,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
This is the sort of thing needed to reduce drag...

This is the sort of thing needed to reduce drag for better highway fuel economy, while saving money on needless replacement of broken turn signals and mirrors which were poorly designed in the first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By RSL
My kid just bought a 2001 Dakar and uses it to...

My kid just bought a 2001 Dakar and uses it to commute on LA freeways and for weekend dual sport. He says last weekend he cruised along at 100 mph, no problem except the stock windscreen is not very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
One or more layers of used truck tire tread...

One or more layers of used truck tire tread rubber, cut to desired size and thickness, should work for a padded snowshoe effect.

Make the rubber truck tire tread kickstand foot into a banana shape...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
Madstad or other adjustable mount would allow an...

Madstad or other adjustable mount would allow an adjustable gap at the lower leading edge of the screen, such that ram air can go through the gap and come up the back side of the screen, alleviating...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
More wanna be noob questions: When the bike...

More wanna be noob questions:

When the bike is dropped, what breaks?

What mods can inexpensively be made to limit such damage? (i.e., bendable or shatter proof turn signals, etc.)

In other...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,755
Posted By RSL
That looks fantastic! How hard is it to go...

That looks fantastic!

How hard is it to go into and stay stuck in concave surfaces?

What colors are available?

You've inspired me to do my BMW R1100RSL, so any tips to keep from screwing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
F650 Dakar question

Wannabe newb questions:

Can this bike be safely carried on its side, such as in the back of a station wagon? In other words, stowed on its side without problems from fuel or oil leakage, etc.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 1,793,141
Posted By RSL
This reminds me of a mod I did to the seat of my...

This reminds me of a mod I did to the seat of my K100RS: Tailbones were hurting, so went to the local high school to look at their anatomy class fake skeleton. Pelvis has a couple of horse-shoe...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 444,322
Posted By RSL
Kristi, got a way to pick up a dropped bike, yet?

Kristi, got a way to pick up a dropped bike, yet?
Forum: Europe 11-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,218
Posted By RSL
So far, it sounds like the best plan would be to...

So far, it sounds like the best plan would be to sell your Suzukis, buy an old Harley, ship it to Denmark, and sell it there when you leave. Perhaps you could sell it in Sweden or Germany with fewer...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,007
Posted By RSL
Thanks, I'll look for those silicone lips, too,...

Thanks, I'll look for those silicone lips, too, as well as plastic lids to enclose the cans when not in use.

My idea is to have a small can for the burner, a 12 oz. beer can as cooking vessel,...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By RSL
I bought a down-filled jacket at Target for $35...

I bought a down-filled jacket at Target for $35 and wear it under my regular bike jacket. Packs small, expands to fill the space between layers when worn. Mandarin collar, elastic cuffs. Warm as...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,007
Posted By RSL
Anybody here made a Pepsi can type alcohol stove,...

Anybody here made a Pepsi can type alcohol stove, and used a big Heineken beer can for wind screen? Everything packs inside the big Heineken can.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,956
Posted By RSL
Get a 4X8 sheet of tan urethane foam at Home...

Get a 4X8 sheet of tan urethane foam at Home Depot or Lowes, say 1/2" thick. Cut with utility knife or similar into panels to make a box size and shape of your choice. (Preferably it would be more...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,997
Posted By RSL
You guys are spending too much and working too...

You guys are spending too much and working too hard.

Think about a hybrid Pepsi can stove, but with simple mods. Say, large size Heineken outer can with holes drilled or punched at its base, as a...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,481
Posted By RSL
Might be smart to consider ultralight backpacking...

Might be smart to consider ultralight backpacking concepts and gear, and borrow much from that. See Ray Jardine's website, or similar. Some ultralight backpackers reportedly go for days or even...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,481
Posted By RSL
98.6 degrees = warmth maintenance = insulation &...

98.6 degrees = warmth maintenance = insulation & fire starting knowledge

So, your best survival tool is using your head, planning ahead, starting with knowledge of how to get potable water and...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
No idea who the guy was, as he gave no name or...

No idea who the guy was, as he gave no name or country other than said he was in the Middle East. Might be prudent to keep your cash until they have a proven product and reputable track record.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,727
Posted By RSL
Since WallyBags are pretty good and pretty cheap...

Since WallyBags are pretty good and pretty cheap but not leakproof, why not slather some silicone goo on the leaky parts, to seal. That can't add more than a dollar to the overall cost. Worth a...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
Conceptually, that's a good way to go. Of...

Conceptually, that's a good way to go. Of course, they're asking for money upfront for a product not yet fully developed or distributed, or at least don't keep their website current.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
No, but if you log onto eBay and check "completed...

No, but if you log onto eBay and check "completed sales," use keywords "cooling jacket" and see the blue mesh thingy sold last Wednesday or thereabouts. Cool-Guard or somesuch, and I've found little...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
Thanks Dan, been following and participating in...

Thanks Dan, been following and participating in such discussions.

Last week on eBay I bought a cooling jacket, apparently medical quality, surplus. I suppose it's for EMT use on heat stroke or MS...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
Amazon.com has some small, inexpensive, long...

Amazon.com has some small, inexpensive, long lived, and energy efficient immersion pumps if you're considering a DIY project. Also, Google for 12 volt water pumps. Might be worth a look.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,375
Posted By RSL
Well, thanks. Now I consider myself properly...

Well, thanks. Now I consider myself properly admonished in re med waste, and won't be naughty.

Actually, I started shopping for some of the stuff for my own knockoff of an astronaut cooling...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,375
Posted By RSL
Well, darlin', I'm not suggesting that anybody do...

Well, darlin', I'm not suggesting that anybody do anything unethical or swipe stuff from his/her employer, but rather with permission from said hospital just recycle medical waste products otherwise...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,981
Posted By RSL
Seems to me, the Veskimo recirculative cold water...

Seems to me, the Veskimo recirculative cold water idea and wet Tshirt/evaporative vest ideas are not mutually exclusive: Could run the Veskimo until the water is no longer cold, then squirt it onto...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,375
Posted By RSL
Hmmm... Wicking works by latent heat of...

Hmmm...

Wicking works by latent heat of evaporation, so the more the wick, the more the evaporation, and the more cooling effect. That's how the wet T shirt works, much more than the input water...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,375
Posted By RSL
Good job, Sho. FWIW, lots of such...

Good job, Sho.

FWIW, lots of such tubing/valving/connecting stuff is used medically, then discarded after one use. Might be worth asking at a hospital or clinic for the medical stuff they would...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,888
Posted By RSL
Why not just gently separate the helmet liner at...

Why not just gently separate the helmet liner at the points of discomfort, and using a soup spoon wrapped in emery paper, sand down the spot to make a bit more room for your head, then reset the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,835
Posted By RSL
Try rubbing alcohol mixed 50/50 with water. ...

Try rubbing alcohol mixed 50/50 with water. Relaxes leather fibers almost instantly, so garment conforms to shape readily, dries quickly.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,835
Posted By RSL
Some Brit cycle magazine some years back tested...

Some Brit cycle magazine some years back tested all sorts of expensive mc gloves, and threw in some $5 welder's gloves. Turns out, the welders gloves were objectively better at abrasion resistance,...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By RSL
So, no proven product, distribution network, or...

So, no proven product, distribution network, or warranty/maintenance arrangements, but just send us your money and hope for the best?

Sounds like they're having financing problems, and cannot get...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By RSL
The Entrosys system will probably be the way...

The Entrosys system will probably be the way things ultimately go, obviating all the tubing and need to buy and carry ice per Veskimo et al. Or, some combination of evaporative vest or jacket in dry...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By RSL
Do a search for Hoon Coolers, essentially a...

Do a search for Hoon Coolers, essentially a squeeze bulb pump and tubing with holes to squirt water onto your T- shirt. There is no law against combining Veskimo/Cool Shirt cold water circulatory...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,923
Posted By RSL
Wear white clothing and everything works better...

Wear white clothing and everything works better because white is the most reflective color, absorbing the least solar heat in the first place, for least load on whatever cooling system you use. Wear...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,571
Posted By RSL
Those dogs would be even hotter in black: It's...

Those dogs would be even hotter in black: It's basic physics, where black and dark green absorb the most energy in the visible, ultraviolet, and infa-red spectra, so are the hottest colors. That's...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,571
Posted By RSL
Got it. That's why I commented that the ATGATT...

Got it. That's why I commented that the ATGATT stuff is useless right up until the moment of impact, when it becomes invaluable.

Trouble is, if ATGATT stuff is too hot and uncomfortable, it...
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