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Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,313,943
Posted By SledgED
Thank God you neglected to mention the war.

Thank God you neglected to
mention the war.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By SledgED
I was under the impression that this is related...

I was under the impression that this is related to their use with camping stoves such as a msr whisper lite. One needs to be able to compress air in the bottle ( using a screw on pump hose adapter)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By SledgED
Maybe you can help allay my fears. My new to me...

Maybe you can help allay my fears. My new to me 1150GS has the same affliction, but I found a used RH combination switch. Can I simply remove the screws and swap the switch out, or do I have to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By SledgED
You assume wrong. Much of the high country is...

You assume wrong. Much of the high country is still under significant snow pack. Combined with a delayed melt, and a wet start to summer, there will be delayed openings. The roads you listed are...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By SledgED
Don't waste your money. I bought a set and never...

Don't waste your money. I bought a set and never mounted them. 55Watts is a lot for the little light they emit.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By SledgED
Weather radio receivers aren't all that...

Weather radio receivers aren't all that complicated, and only a handful of options really standout.
Public Alert (TM) -- This feature actually turns on the radio when an NWS alert is issued. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,768
Posted By SledgED
This is a good question. A number of NPS area...

This is a good question. A number of NPS area function as transit routes. The same question could be asked of routes through parks ranging from Yellowstone to Rock Creek. In most cases, I can't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,715
Posted By SledgED
Mr. Colebatch, Those of us who live vicariously...

Mr. Colebatch,
Those of us who live vicariously through your posts owe you a huge debt of gratitude for bring us along of your journey -- and for remaining engaged to answer our questions. While I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By SledgED
As I recall, there's a spacer bush (interior,...

As I recall, there's a spacer bush (interior, assembles from the rotor side) and the spacer bushing (exterior, assembles from the side through which the axel is first inserted.) I think it's more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,743
Posted By SledgED
Good thread. I'd start each day with looking at...

Good thread. I'd start each day with looking at the weather forecast for area in which I plan to travel that day. Atmospheric conditions with the potential for severe weather are generally known...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By SledgED
The Temple Mountain -- Buckhorn Wash - Green...

The Temple Mountain -- Buckhorn Wash - Green River Cutoff route (marked below) is a great way to see the San Rafael Swell. There is lots of history along the route.

A drive through the La Sal...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By SledgED
Thanks for the suggestions. I hadn't thought to...

Thanks for the suggestions. I hadn't thought to dip south through OK/AR/TN ... looks like some great routes. :1drink
Forum: Americas 03-30-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By SledgED
Blue Highways in the Mid West

Folks,
I could use some advice for routes in a relocation from my beloved home to the east coast. I have to get from Utah to the Washington DC region in about 10 days at the end of May. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,039
Posted By SledgED
Not only have I really enjoyed your trip report, ...

Not only have I really enjoyed your trip report, it has also shifted my opinion about the opportunities in Belize. My wife had wanted to plan a trip there recently, and I have to admit that my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,348
Posted By SledgED
You know your audience well. Safe travels.

You know your audience well. Safe travels.
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,041
Posted By SledgED
This is a beautiful ride report of one of the...

This is a beautiful ride report of one of the regions of which I am most curious. Many thanks for posting and sharing with us. I look forward to (much) more. Safe journeys! :clap
Forum: Americas 06-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By SledgED
You might consider the Buckhorn Wash/Cottonwood...

You might consider the Buckhorn Wash/Cottonwood wash road (http://www.castlecountry.com/what_to_see/san_rafael_swell/cottonwood_buckhorn_wash.html) that cuts through the San Rafael (between...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,302
Posted By SledgED
Thanks! I lived in Iowa City for my earliest...

Thanks! I lived in Iowa City for my earliest childhood. My dad used to have small 13 foot sailboat that he would tow with a VW Rabbit to Lake Mcbride. I have a lot of fond memories from there. I...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By SledgED
9-Mile is not paved, but well graded and will be...

9-Mile is not paved, but well graded and will be free of snow. Potentially, it will be dry if it hasn't rained the week or so prior to your trip. UT-31 is paved and cleared of snow year round (that...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By SledgED
Rocker's pretty much spot on. Dinosaur is...

Rocker's pretty much spot on.

Dinosaur is interesting and relatively uncrowded compared with the other parks in the State. It is likely worth a stop if you're into that kind of stuff. I believe...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,705
Posted By SledgED
Adventure eater -- I love it! I'll undoubtedly...

Adventure eater -- I love it! I'll undoubtedly enjoy this one. :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By SledgED
I live a block from here and stumbled onto the...

I live a block from here and stumbled onto the seen as Iwalked my dog at about 5:50AM. It was pretty ugly. My thoughts go out to the family. I paused for about ten minutes trying to muster as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,293
Posted By SledgED
Ya think? It could have easily read, "a...

Ya think?

It could have easily read, "a mother of three was viciously chased down, removed from her car, and beaten savagely in front of her children. But, she wasn't completely innocent as she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,293
Posted By SledgED
Tailgating rider assaulted and beaten

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=3423907


Unbelievable -- on all sides.

Life on the roads behind the Zion curtain never ceases to amaze me.
Forum: Americas 01-17-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,218
Posted By SledgED
Just looking at the normals low is 50, high is 80...

Just looking at the normals low is 50, high is 80 at for May. Keep in May is an incredibly variable time. We often see late season winter storms moving through which can drop temps pretty...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 65,429
Posted By SledgED
For those really looking to lose weight and...

For those really looking to lose weight and maintain comfort, I can not recommend my buddy the Corroded Archer's website enough. He comes at it from perspective of a seasoned white water kayak...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,274
Posted By SledgED
A more western bent: Utah is slightly...

A more western bent:

Utah is slightly complicated. All Liquor and wine as well as beer over 3.2 % by volume is sold in the state liquor stores. These stores are closed on Sunday and the beer is...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,269
Posted By SledgED
One note on fuel consumption. On a recent...

One note on fuel consumption. On a recent backpacking trip we relied solely upon the Jetboil for all meals (boiling water only, not heating foods.) 14 meals required a range of 0.5 to 1.0 liter of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,856
Posted By SledgED
The sliders are fantastic. They're a feature I'd...

The sliders are fantastic. They're a feature I'd love to see on all ride reports of this caliber -- which, by the way, is superb, Up there, and spot-fuc*in'-on.

Cheers to Dr. Jake! :clap Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,453,471
Posted By SledgED
Baie dankie

Balls out. Fucking, Balls out. Much respect.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,099
Posted By SledgED
Hey Little Bones -- It was great to read your...

Hey Little Bones -- It was great to read your dad's report as I grew up in the area and still have a fondness for the Finger Lakes region. But, it is so much more rewarding to read your story of he...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By SledgED
Mike -- I am in SLC proper and owner of a...

Mike -- I am in SLC proper and owner of a property similar to yours (alley behind the house has been absorbed by the parcels on the side streets.) The pins are usually very easy to find. Start at...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 772,247
Posted By SledgED
Case color options

Roger,
Forgive me if this has already been address, but is it possible to order a set (with subframe and mounting) of caribou cases that utilize the Pelican 1550 (for a 650 GS) in silver? If so, I...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By SledgED
Thanks

A F-cked battery is much better than "ohh you fried the harness." I'll give her a go this evening, then source a new unit tomorrow.


I definately appreciate the replies. Again, many thanks.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By SledgED
Sudden Battery Discharge and clicking

The short of it:
My new-to-me 2002 F650 GS-Dakar sat for a few months. Last week I went to start her, and the battery was dead. I pulled the battery to place on a friends charger on the night of...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By SledgED
Kind of off topic, but I am curious how long your...

Kind of off topic, but I am curious how long your new pair has been on order. I ordered some on Mid May from the local deal (hoping to support the hme town guys) and have yet to get them. Before I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By SledgED
Hmm, If I recall correctly, there was an episode...

Hmm, If I recall correctly, there was an episode of General Hospital filmed near Middle Falls that culminated in Luke and Laura supposedly (sent an empty raft company boats) going over the falls.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,399
Posted By SledgED
I teach a fair number of Swift Water Rescue...

I teach a fair number of Swift Water Rescue classes and while it doesn't really apply here as much, it's much better to have your knot slip than to shear through the tow line while trying ti unstick...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By SledgED
I learned to paddle on that section of the...

I learned to paddle on that section of the Genessee, and haven't been back in 10+ years. Cool to see it again. Nice shots!
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By SledgED
A softshell fits the bill except for the the...

A softshell fits the bill except for the the sleeveless aspect, but I am sure you could find a seemstress to make that a reality if you wanted. I have this:...
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