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Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 2,408,513
Posted By Ghostyman
Re: big guys... I'm 6'1", 240lbs and I have...

Re: big guys...

I'm 6'1", 240lbs and I have no problem tooling around on my DR350 or XR250. They both feel fine. I will even put miles down on my old '79 XL100... it's slow but keeps chugging...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,968
Posted By Ghostyman
This is great to see. Thanks for posting. I am...

This is great to see. Thanks for posting. I am really interested in PNG and hope you keep adding more.

I'm at work and can't watch your video now but I added it to my Watch Later queue. Can't wait.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
I used two of their $20 (at the time) purple HVLP...

I used two of their $20 (at the time) purple HVLP guns to paint a coworker's Civic. It was my first time spraying from a gun but it went very well. I was very impressed with the guns. Easy to clean,...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
Anybody have experience with the generators? Easy...

Anybody have experience with the generators? Easy to work on?
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
About the carts: I've got one of each and they...

About the carts: I've got one of each and they are great for the price.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ghostyman
Any specific recommendations on the keypad or...

Any specific recommendations on the keypad or fingerprint locks? I just installed a screen/security door and it looks like I'll be replacing all my locks too (two doorknobs, two deadbolts).
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,741
Posted By Ghostyman
I don't know about those specifically but I...

I don't know about those specifically but I haven't found any better than these from Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-27-Gal-Storage-Tote-in-Black-207585/205628022

They're very tough...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 113,959
Posted By Ghostyman
As I said, it's not a popular position. I don't...

As I said, it's not a popular position. I don't want to make an argument about it because I'm sure neither of us are going to change the others mind and it's not really germane to the thread.



...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
They work, they just don't work well enough for...

They work, they just don't work well enough for me. I've become spoiled on cheap flashlights after finding these:

http://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Torch-Adjustable-Focus-Light/dp/B006E0QAFY/
...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 113,959
Posted By Ghostyman
Yeah, I guess that's what I'm saying. I'm...

Yeah, I guess that's what I'm saying. I'm interested in seeing the pinnacle of human performance. That entails some sacrifices. I'm willing for professionals to make those sacrifices.

You left off...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
Another "pass" for the 5 drawer rolling tool...

Another "pass" for the 5 drawer rolling tool chest. There's a $169 coupon out now which seems to be close to the cheapest it gets these days. Mine needs some tweaking to close the lid properly but...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 113,959
Posted By Ghostyman
Personally, I want my professional athletes to...

Personally, I want my professional athletes to have access to whatever drugs they need to perform at their peak and recover from injuries quicker.

There's a reason they're called "performance...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,445
Posted By Ghostyman
Don't forget Chicago Electric.

Don't forget Chicago Electric.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 85,430
Posted By Ghostyman
Thanks for taking us along. The scenery and the...

Thanks for taking us along. The scenery and the brotherhood are great. I really hope my brother gets interested in touring instead of just dirt rides so we can share some of this as well.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ghostyman
It's leaning toward the kickstand. It's tough for...

It's leaning toward the kickstand. It's tough for the bike to fall the other way.

I've slept under the bike in the way you describe but I don't think it's the safe way.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ghostyman
Careful doing that. If the bike falls, it falls...

Careful doing that. If the bike falls, it falls on ya. Getting woken up by a footpeg in your thigh isn't fun.
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ghostyman
Good tip. I just ordered myself a surplus bivy...

Good tip. I just ordered myself a surplus bivy ($40) and I think I'll investigate the mylar blankets too. I spend a lot of time sleeping on picnic tables and that seems like a good combo.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,681
Posted By Ghostyman
Hot water bottle. Like the one used by...

Hot water bottle. Like the one used by stereotypical old ladies.

I only saw one person mention this so far but it's been a great boon for me. I put a 2L bottle of water near my campfire to warm up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,810
Posted By Ghostyman
Hope you're enjoying the area and staying dry. If...

Hope you're enjoying the area and staying dry. If you're still in the Santa Cruz area and want a place to crash and drink beer, send me a PM. I'm just south in Watsonville.

I'm really enjoying...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 2,408,513
Posted By Ghostyman
Anything by Swamp. Try this one: The Quest...

Anything by Swamp. Try this one:

The Quest for Entelecheia and the making of the American Flesh Eater Route
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730691
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
Fiefdom, that's great to hear. That's a sweet...

Fiefdom, that's great to hear. That's a sweet fleet you've got there.


I'll also add another "it's not too vibey" vote. The only time I've noticed it have been after 60+ miles of dirt road. Never...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
Thanks. I've been using HF's car tire changer for...

Thanks. I've been using HF's car tire changer for a few months and getting into DIY tire changing/balancing a bit. I think I'll pick one up, especially at $15 plus 20% off. Shame they don't ship them.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
Do you have one of those? I'm interested in...

Do you have one of those? I'm interested in hearing how well it works and if it damages the wheel at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36,567
Views: 9,553,864
Posted By Ghostyman
Dude. This is the first time in this thread that...

Dude. This is the first time in this thread that you've left the hyphen out of "gen-1". What happened?


I, for one, welcome our new Scion overlords.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36,567
Views: 9,553,864
Posted By Ghostyman
From this thread....

From this thread....
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
I'm using two of the AdvMonster model 60 LED...

I'm using two of the AdvMonster model 60 LED lights. I haven't used them yet except for initial testing. They're much brighter than the stock headlight. There are a bunch of reports in the Vendors...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
That's my suggestion as well. I got one and it's...

That's my suggestion as well. I got one and it's great. Haven't fully installed it yet but I'm very happy with the workmanship.

http://stores.advmonster.com/dual-sport-fairing/
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31,018
Views: 3,851,893
Posted By Ghostyman
That's a common problem. One of my DRs had the...

That's a common problem. One of my DRs had the same gouge when I got it from the PO. I pulled the kickstand off and spent some time tightening the jaws up in a vise. Squeeze, check, repeat. I wasn't...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By Ghostyman
I use Gas Buddy. Seems decent and it doesn't...

I use Gas Buddy. Seems decent and it doesn't force you to create an account. I'd be interested in alternatives.

It appears Fuelio, Fuelly and My Cars only track your gas mileage and don't show...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,221
Posted By Ghostyman
I'm totally in. I like it.

I'm totally in. I like it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 523,346
Posted By Ghostyman
The first time I ever rode a motorcycle was in...

The first time I ever rode a motorcycle was in Chiang Mai and I am amazed I didn't get in an accident. I consider that my trial by fire. I'm not sure I could have handled it in Bangkok.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 2,408,513
Posted By Ghostyman
My vote is for the Giant Loop Coyote. I love...

My vote is for the Giant Loop Coyote. I love mine, especially the way I can easily swap it between bikes. Holds everything I tour with and fits a dry bag on top if needed.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 2,408,513
Posted By Ghostyman
I hope it's legal for California. I'm trying to...

I hope it's legal for California. I'm trying to be optimistic based on the name of the company.
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,752
Posted By Ghostyman
Wow, that is great to see. How's it feeling?

Wow, that is great to see.

How's it feeling?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 523,346
Posted By Ghostyman
No story worth telling ("You hadda be there...")....

No story worth telling ("You hadda be there...").

You're exactly right about riding bitch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 523,346
Posted By Ghostyman
I thought "flip a bitch" was universal until I...

I thought "flip a bitch" was universal until I started talking to out of state drivers (and my parents). Definitely a universally understood thing in Norcal. Everyone else seems to pick up on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 36,741
Posted By Ghostyman
Great report. Thanks for taking us along. Looks...

Great report. Thanks for taking us along. Looks like a ton of fun.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ghostyman
Great report. Nice bike, too. Thanks for...

Great report. Nice bike, too.

Thanks for taking us along.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,089
Posted By Ghostyman
I was out there again on Sunday and rode my xr250...

I was out there again on Sunday and rode my xr250 around the Tembler Mountains over there on the East. What a great area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,424
Posted By Ghostyman
Ninja 250, clearly.

Ninja 250, clearly.
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