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Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,516
Posted By RoundTrip
LawDog nailed it. I have almost the same gear...

LawDog nailed it. I have almost the same gear and I have never been more comfortable camping.

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By RoundTrip
Quit worrying about brands and start thinking...

Quit worrying about brands and start thinking function.

You will need to plan for both warm weather and cold weather base and mid layers, rainproof outer layers and armor. Boots need to be...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,122
Posted By RoundTrip
Good question. I carry a Big Agnes Insulated...

Good question. I carry a Big Agnes Insulated Aircore as a backup for ground pounding and also for extra insulation in extreme conditions. Haven't used it for either yet, but sooner or later..... ...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,078
Posted By RoundTrip
+1 Many thousands of miles on string plugged...

+1 Many thousands of miles on string plugged tires.

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,677
Posted By RoundTrip
Hi Jim! :wave Amen brother! I have used...

Hi Jim! :wave Amen brother!

I have used just about every kind of fuel (including Pemex in Mexico) and frankly, the only difference I've found is that I get BETTER fuel mileage with regular.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,318
Posted By RoundTrip
If there are progressive springs in the mix, then...

If there are progressive springs in the mix, then setting sag first is crucial. Where the bike sits in its spring travel effects the spring tension. Whatever you find "feels" right to you now will...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,318
Posted By RoundTrip
I had Klaus setup my Wilburs for me with 5mm less...

I had Klaus setup my Wilburs for me with 5mm less length in the front shock than standard to deal with this exact problem. Setting the rear shock with less sag is not a solution. It will exacerbate...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By RoundTrip
+1 to the above responses. With the right base...

+1 to the above responses. With the right base layer and an electric jacket you are good to go into the teens (F).

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,889
Posted By RoundTrip
They are the same glove except for the thumb...

They are the same glove except for the thumb wipe. Duluth makes them for Aerostitch.

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,681
Posted By RoundTrip
I use my 07 GSA primarily for touring so I have a...

I use my 07 GSA primarily for touring so I have a lot of butt hours on it. I have had really good results from my Sargent seat. Yup, it's a bit hard at first but I have ridden many, many 500+ mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RoundTrip
All I know is that if you apply too much torque...

All I know is that if you apply too much torque to a bear it gets mighty testy.... :evil

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,181
Posted By RoundTrip
Yup. All power tools are dangerous, but I don't...

Yup. All power tools are dangerous, but I don't want to dumb down my options instead of learning how to use them.

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By RoundTrip
That is VERY good advice! -jeff

That is VERY good advice!

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By RoundTrip
+1 Just pull the tank and there's an extra 10-12...

+1 Just pull the tank and there's an extra 10-12 inches of wiring there zip tied in.

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,181
Posted By RoundTrip
You know, I rarely disagree with Jim, but here is...

You know, I rarely disagree with Jim, but here is one time I must.

First, I'm not dissing Ohlins. They are vastly superior to stock shocks and a significant upgrade. BUT.....

Ohlins are...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
Now that is a great pic bro...if you start them...

Now that is a great pic bro...if you start them early children quickly become safe with "power tools". I can sense the blood pressure rising in the do-gooders necks!

OMG, I hope no one has a pool...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
Butters - I mostly agree with your comments. It...

Butters - I mostly agree with your comments. It is up to the individual to determine what is morally right or wrong.

Let's look at this situation in a different way. Suppose you say something to...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
There is a vast difference between walking away...

There is a vast difference between walking away from someone actually beating a child and inserting yourself in a situation that has not, and may not happen at all. I would agree that if I were you...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
Would it be worse? :evil Hi Jim :wave ...

Would it be worse? :evil

Hi Jim :wave

How are ya buddy....long time no see.

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By RoundTrip
Ok. Here goes. Ohlins is just an off the...

Ok. Here goes.

Ohlins is just an off the shelf (good) stock shock with a spring selected for your weight. Penske, WP, Wilburs are all custom valved for your needs and riding style. With those...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
:clap ...and while I think it's been said...

:clap

...and while I think it's been said before in this thread...Have you noticed that it's mostly the Noobs who want us to intercede in others' business? What's up with that?

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
I have HUGE responsibility....just not to YOU....

I have HUGE responsibility....just not to YOU. :wink:

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,178
Posted By RoundTrip
It is definitely NOT my responsibility to tell...

It is definitely NOT my responsibility to tell stupid people ANYTHING. I'm sick and tired of you mamma's boys telling other people how to live their lives.

Don't tell me that it is my...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,294
Posted By RoundTrip
I have >70k miles on my Santiagos. I luv them. ...

I have >70k miles on my Santiagos. I luv them. They are very comfortable to walk in and give as good protection as you can get in less than a pure MX boot.

In the summer it gets pretty hot down...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,590
Posted By RoundTrip
There are a number of internationally available...

There are a number of internationally available defense weapons:

1 - An attitude that does not present you as a victim
2 - A plain wood cane is allowable on airplanes and makes a very good weapon...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,566
Posted By RoundTrip
Laugh Mine is Gerti....who likes it a little dirty. ...

Mine is Gerti....who likes it a little dirty.

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,213
Posted By RoundTrip
OK. Just to give you the other side. I have...

OK. Just to give you the other side.

I have been power washing my bikes for years and never had a problem. I find the engine degreaser works wonders on the windscreen and other buggy areas. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,534
Posted By RoundTrip
Glock 19 and 2 mags in tankbag. Ruger LC9 in...

Glock 19 and 2 mags in tankbag. Ruger LC9 in jacket pocket. Spyderco Endura in rear pocket. Recurrent training on ALL of them.

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,873
Posted By RoundTrip
I'm also just about "there". Bad knees, bad...

I'm also just about "there". Bad knees, bad ankle, bad shoulder, blah blah blah.

Tenting is difficult in terms of getting in or out but I have found a very good sleeping solution with my Big...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By RoundTrip
BMW ComfortShell. Wear with a liner in winter...

BMW ComfortShell. Wear with a liner in winter and works wonderfully in summer. Waterproof all year round, with the best armor on the market.

I love mine!!

-jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,155
Posted By RoundTrip
Glad you're liking the GSA. I did a 48 state...

Glad you're liking the GSA. I did a 48 state ride in 30 days with mine and I couldn't think of a better touring bike. Range, comfort, and lots of versatility.

Do it and don't look back except to...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,521
Posted By RoundTrip
I have over 45K miles on a ComfortShell suit and...

I have over 45K miles on a ComfortShell suit and wouldn't even consider anything else.

If it is cold I use a single base layer for the conditions and then use my Gerbings heated jacket as well. I...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,234
Posted By RoundTrip
One of the best real world knives I've ever had. ...

One of the best real world knives I've ever had. It's a great working knife and a great buy for around $30.

Get two...I did :D

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,122
Posted By RoundTrip
Thank you very much :evil -jeff

Thank you very much :evil

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 325,122
Posted By RoundTrip
Yup. Me too, except I use a knotbone on one end...

Yup. Me too, except I use a knotbone on one end just cuz.

AND...I just snagged a set of Dutch's new Ti Tarp Flyz as a PIF over at HF. :clap:clap

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By RoundTrip
Can you change your shirt at work? There's a...

Can you change your shirt at work? There's a thread about this going on right now..

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,431
Posted By RoundTrip
There's a lot to picking a bag for temp ratings. ...

There's a lot to picking a bag for temp ratings. Are you a warm or cold sleeper? Are you eating enough food before dinner to keep warm, etc ,etc.

In dry, windless weather, I've had my Lost...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By RoundTrip
I think you have your culprit there. Cotton...

I think you have your culprit there. Cotton under Goretex is a sure way to turn body sweat into liquid. Try using a wicking base layer and see if that doesn't make a big difference.

Another...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,703
Posted By RoundTrip
The BPA scare. -jeff

The BPA scare.

-jeff
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,691
Posted By RoundTrip
I've gotta throw another vote in for the BMW...

I've gotta throw another vote in for the BMW Comfortshell suit. I put over 40k on my first one including a 30 day/48 state ride. Been through 25* up to 114* and all I did was layer differently. ...
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