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Forum: Vendors 06-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Yakima
Mike Ebers and Warm and Safe: Thumbs Up

I've bought Heat Trollers X2 as well as heated jacket, pants and sock liners from Warm and Safe.

The hard-wired troller, for my grip heaters, refused to stop at the "OFF" position on the knob. (My...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,177
Posted By Yakima
I really want to do the hammock route. Have all...

I really want to do the hammock route. Have all the right stuff. Underquilt. suspension. Straps. Etc.
Never been able to sleep for more than 20 minutes. Never can seem to find the right lie.
Then,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 68,009
Posted By Yakima
I don't ride dirt, but I found the last video in...

I don't ride dirt, but I found the last video in the first set to be useful in stimulating creative responses to snarky comments heard after I do something, eh, well, uh, gravitational.
I now carry...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,686
Views: 1,153,027
Posted By Yakima
Your daughter (I assume) is wearing a shirt with...

Your daughter (I assume) is wearing a shirt with the ADV slogan in French: "But, why not??"
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,295
Posted By Yakima
underquilts

I'm cheap. Not frugal. I do not ride a KLR.

Tried the pad. Tried every trick I've heard of and some I hadn't.

Eventually bought a synthetic underquilt. Made me wish I was frugal, instead of...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,347
Posted By Yakima
to answer an earlier question, I'm using Baofeng...

to answer an earlier question, I'm using Baofeng uv5r...
Isn't everyone??
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Yakima
So what is the 15" whip you're using?

So what is the 15" whip you're using?
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,347
Posted By Yakima
Pryme

My buddy on the other end says I come through fine, as does he using the same Pryme headset.
There is a fair amount of static however. I'll have to start chasing that down next.
We were using MURS...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Yakima
thanks...

Thanks for this. I'm on a Wee with the same HT.
I've got Pryme headsets and they work pretty well.
Still figuring out a lot: frequencies and antennas (using the stock rubber duck right now)
I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Yakima
Soda bottles...

Now, with my vstrom, I don't need to carry extra fuel.
Previous two bikes had such small tanks, I carried extra. Saved me a few times.
I used soda bottles, replacing the plastic "gasket" in the lid...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By Yakima
Check out Alps tents. I bought a 3-person for two...

Check out Alps tents. I bought a 3-person for two riders. Liking it a lot.
Alps seems to have staked out the middle price range. Coleman and Eureka at one end; plenty of others at the $$$ end.
Take...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 411,839
Posted By Yakima
Yorkshire Dales

Thanks for these pics. I've spent a lot of time in the Dales: a favorite spot in the whole world. Thanks for bringing back good memories!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Yakima
Yeah, I sniffed around for an older beemer....

Yeah, I sniffed around for an older beemer. Couldn't afford it! Do love the older bikes though...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Yakima
ATTN those in the greater Yakima area

I'm a fairly new rider. New as in "never before."

First bike was a 74 Suzuki GT250 which I rebuilt then rode everywhere. Until the engine finally said "No more."

Next up was an 85 Nighthawk...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By Yakima
Been in a few times. Never bought a bike. Never...

Been in a few times. Never bought a bike. Never bought much of anything, really, but always found the folks there friendly, professional, available and not too intrusive. (Much unlike a dealer closer...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,246,263
Posted By Yakima
short...

While I appreciate the video of the 5'5" guy vaulting onto the GS, I'm not willing to learn that skill.

Have a 28.5 inch inseam. I've lowered my Wee Strom as much as possible; still don't feel...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 411,839
Posted By Yakima
Height challenged

Today, while riding a great road from Goldendale to Mabton via Bickleton, I thought "This V-strom (650: Wee Strom) is still too tall for me. I should look at the NC700..."
I love the Strom. Would...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 150,837
Posted By Yakima
going west in Washington State

I echo Longrides' recommendation. There are better ways to go west in Washington than I-90.
North Cascades: probably the best.
Steven's Pass: probably second best
Highway 12 White Pass number...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,892
Posted By Yakima
Not a Charbucks fan and refuse to drink instant....

Not a Charbucks fan and refuse to drink instant. (Living in Europe cured me of that nasty stuff: it's ubiquitous there.)

My set up for moto travel is a collapsible silicone Melitta filter holder,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9,679
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,540,428
Posted By Yakima
WTB Wee Strom muffler end-piece: the chrome piece

Anyone parting out a DL650? I'm looking for the muffler end-piece so I can disguise a tool tube on the other side making it look like a REAL MUFFLER!!

PM please... I'm in Central WA

thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,832
Posted By Yakima
ALPS mountaineering: Extreme 3 tested

I'm liking this tent.
Three alu poles. A bit finicky to set up, but each time it gets faster. (Correction: I get faster. The tent remains at the same speed.)
Lots of space. Vestibules and double...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,274
Posted By Yakima
I think I failed to mention that I have the heart...

I think I failed to mention that I have the heart of a KLR owner: I'm cheap!
Paying $60 for the muffler and pipes plus $100+ for shipping just to gain the one end-piece? It's making me love the look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,274
Posted By Yakima
The tube is the easy part of the solution. I'm...

The tube is the easy part of the solution.
I'm after the fake muffler look, using the last bit of a standard muffler, the chrome circle and pipe-outlet as on the existing muffler/exhaust.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,274
Posted By Yakima
Tool tube + muffler end-piece: source for muffler piece?

Greetings
I like the way some Wee owners have added the muffler's end-piece to a tool tube, making a nicely camo'd storage spot on the bike.
But where do you find that muffler piece?
No MC...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By Yakima
Search for a thread about waterproof clothing...

Search for a thread about waterproof clothing that isn't. Lots of suggestions there.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,832
Posted By Yakima
Just bought an ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3....

Just bought an ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3. Paid half retail at Steep and Cheap.
I'll post again after I've got it and tried it out.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,519
Posted By Yakima
Guys Two GREAT ideas. Never would have thought...

Guys
Two GREAT ideas. Never would have thought of the storage tank... Hmmm. That will bear some sniffing around.
I did think of an alternative wrench, but haven't heard if they're worth the time or...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,519
Posted By Yakima
Air Wrench question: amps and volts

Greetings

I need an air wrench very occasionally. Rarely. Almost never.

So I went to Harbor Freight, figuring I'd pick up the middle-price-range model.

While there I got to talking to a guy...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By Yakima
Omni Cruise. See Vendors forum

Omni Cruise.

See Vendors forum
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Yakima
Great idea on the crutch legs. thanks, squish.

Great idea on the crutch legs. thanks, squish.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Yakima
Oh! So there's math involved. that's what I was...

Oh! So there's math involved.
that's what I was trying to avoid.
You reveal one of my multiple deficiencies.
I am humbled by your mathematical skills and grateful!
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Yakima
I've looked on the kermit page and didn't see the...

I've looked on the kermit page and didn't see the lengths mentioned. That's why I asked here.
I'm cheap, I admit, but I draw the line at milk crates.
I ride a Wee Strom.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Yakima
Thanks, Mouthfull The real thing looks simple:...

Thanks, Mouthfull
The real thing looks simple: most good design is.
I'm looking at using PVC. Butt ugly, but so am I. And cheap, and so am I.
Light. Stress in the right direction.
The Kermit...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Yakima
Kermit leg extensions: size/specs please?

Just picked up a Kermit chair which I'm likin' a lot.
I'm cheap. Not frugal. Not thrifty. Cheap.a
figure I can make a set of extensions for the chair.
Anyone care to send me some lengths? I...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,347
Posted By Yakima
Finally got around to testing my Baofeng + Pryme...

Finally got around to testing my Baofeng + Pryme headset.
I wear ear plugs. Took the speaker covers off and put the naked speaker in the lining of my G-Max modular helmet. The lining has holes...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-31-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,298
Posted By Yakima
Tiered? Oh yes, for bikes and cars. Better...

Tiered? Oh yes, for bikes and cars.

Better training/education? Yes, again for both. Germany might be worth a long look.

I started riding about 7 years ago with the basic MSF course. And a whole...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By Yakima
Got my Tutoro from Rick at AdventureTech. Good...

Got my Tutoro from Rick at AdventureTech. Good guy. His web site is given above.
Still sorting out best flow setting and curious what you're setting is, i.e. How many turns from closed?
I used...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 50,793
Posted By Yakima
Trust the WOT

I was having trouble getting my Omni-Cruise to work on my 07 Wee Strom.

I have foam "grip puppies" over the regular grips. Tightened the bejeebers out of the O-C and it wouldn't hold.

Wrote...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Yakima
I'm liking my brand new ADVMonster bulbs, version...

I'm liking my brand new ADVMonster bulbs, version 2.
Make sure you scour the web site for instructions before you try installing.
Good light. Good on my Wee Strom.
Did I say "Good"?
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By Yakima
Warm n Safe

I'm liking my newly purchased Warm n Safe.
Have jacket and pants and sock liners.
All good quality. Work well with their HeatTroller (which I bought from FirstGear via some internet store: save a...
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