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Forum: The Garage 02-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By sachiwilson
Many thanks, Dusty! Now that I know the name...

Many thanks, Dusty! Now that I know the name I'll have no trouble finding a supply. :D
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By sachiwilson
Waterproof electrical connectors

I need to make some "extension cords" for my HID lights. I've cobbled up a few but I don't like 'em. I decided I needed to try to find some of the stock connectors, but I can't find them anywhere. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,017
Posted By sachiwilson
The Snell tests for two impacts in the same...

The Snell tests for two impacts in the same place. DOT and other tests assume that a helmet may get hit multiple times, but not in the same place. This is one of the major reasons the lining in...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,697
Posted By sachiwilson
I second the advice to just go for a full HID...

I second the advice to just go for a full HID replacement for the FF50s (and your headlight, for that matter.) For the fog/visibility lights, it's better to go with LED. LEDs don't give you a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By sachiwilson
I was there with an old girlfriend and her family...

I was there with an old girlfriend and her family back in 1980. It was a fabulous place!

http://web.mac.com/thorw/Mexico/Zihuatanejo.html
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By sachiwilson
1973 CB 750 - what to do with it?

I just had my hair cut (not "done," cut) at a local salon this afternoon, and my stylist and I wound up talking about bicycles and motorcycles. He said he didn't ride yet but he had a motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,440
Posted By sachiwilson
What on earth makes you think you will stop...

What on earth makes you think you will stop riding when you're 70, let alone 65????? :huh
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By sachiwilson
Even though it keeps falling off? Silly boy. ...

Even though it keeps falling off? Silly boy.

To reply to the OP, I agree that you should find clothing that has armor on the contact points - hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, and back. For a ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-07-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,553
Posted By sachiwilson
I lived south of Seattle when I was a kid, and a...

I lived south of Seattle when I was a kid, and a creek ran through our back yard. Every January that creek flooded a couple feet from all the rain. It never came that close to the house, but it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,518
Posted By sachiwilson
Keep it up! Great pictures, Arte! :clap

Keep it up! Great pictures, Arte! :clap
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By sachiwilson
I agree, but I assume you are referring to a kit...

I agree, but I assume you are referring to a kit that tries to make ONE HID bulb work for both a high beam and a low beam. If the kit has two separate bulbs for high and low it should work all...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By sachiwilson
I think Stern overstates the problems with HIDs. ...

I think Stern overstates the problems with HIDs.

I'll be honest; I had concerns about using a HID replacement bulb as well, but the folks I know in the Iron Butt Association and LDRider forums...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By sachiwilson
Hitting a deer will be more expensive than HIDs. ...

Hitting a deer will be more expensive than HIDs. :deal
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By sachiwilson
I wouldn't use LEDs for added light down the...

I wouldn't use LEDs for added light down the road. They are good for being more visible at a lower power (such as for running lights, turn signals, and tail/brake lights). If you want more light at...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By sachiwilson
Here are some good links for supplies: ...

Here are some good links for supplies:

http://www.easternbeaver.com/

http://www.farklemasters.com/

http://www.marinco.com/brand/ancor

http://www.DatelMeters.com
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By sachiwilson
The Centech is good - I have an AP-1 on one bike...

The Centech is good - I have an AP-1 on one bike and an AP-2 on the other. I run two sets of auxiliary lights, two GPSs, and a connection for an electric jacket through the AP-2. I run the Battery...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By sachiwilson
This'll fix it no sweat. ...

This'll fix it no sweat.

http://www-sop.inria.fr/meije/personnel/Andrea.Valente/img/wallpapers/Guillotine.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By sachiwilson
I'd go with extra cradles - they aren't that...

I'd go with extra cradles - they aren't that expensive. But for a Zumo, extra power wires won't work. They don't attach directly to the GPS, but instead need to be screwed into the cradle!
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By sachiwilson
How can it be an ADV bike if it's on a trailer? ...

How can it be an ADV bike if it's on a trailer? :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By sachiwilson
Years ago I commuted on I-5 from Seattle to...

Years ago I commuted on I-5 from Seattle to Olympia. On my way home one evening, I saw a car wheel (complete with tire) go bounding past me a couple lanes over. I looked in my rear view mirror and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,410
Posted By sachiwilson
V-4 Victory. :)

V-4 Victory. :)
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By sachiwilson
HIDs are the way to go. Less power consumption,...

HIDs are the way to go. Less power consumption, more light down the road. The key is to start with your headlight bulbs - replace them (or it?) with a HID setup and you automatically have more...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By sachiwilson
Well. There aren't really any great roads from...

Well. There aren't really any great roads from Olympia to the coast. There's a highway straight west to Montesano, where you can get on the 108 to the 101. Or you can go about 30 miles south to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,518
Posted By sachiwilson
Oh vey cool! I can see that I don't need to...

Oh vey cool! I can see that I don't need to suggest places for you to go! :D

I'm looking forward to more pics and tales - and so is Claire.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,518
Posted By sachiwilson
My partner Claire and I have been to Zacatecas...

My partner Claire and I have been to Zacatecas many times, as well as to towns and archeological sites around the area (Sombrerete, la Sierra Des Organos, Alta Vista, La Quemada). It's a truly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By sachiwilson
Even in summer, rides on the Oregon coast can be...

Even in summer, rides on the Oregon coast can be wet! One of the wettest rides I ever took was up the coast from Eureka in August.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-27-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By sachiwilson
You (or the person with the PC) need to download...

You (or the person with the PC) need to download the MapConverter program from Garmin. Use that program to convert the maps for the Mac, and then copy it to a thumb drive or something and then...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 36,758
Posted By sachiwilson
Great riding! :clap For studs, you can use...

Great riding! :clap

For studs, you can use motorcycle-specific studs from Aerostich, or you can use car studs, which are much cheaper but you need a studding tool, I believe.

Down here in...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By sachiwilson
I just jam the cord for mine between the seat and...

I just jam the cord for mine between the seat and the tank.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 142,334
Posted By sachiwilson
Nah, 1000 miles in 18 hours isn't a big deal to...

Nah, 1000 miles in 18 hours isn't a big deal to the IBA. It's an average of only 55.5 mph. After all, a Bun Burner Gold (1500 in 24) would be an average speed of 62.4 mph.

Now, get your time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,325
Posted By sachiwilson
I did that to my 599 and then foolishly flung it...

I did that to my 599 and then foolishly flung it off a cliff. I bought another 599 and transferred all the farkles! :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By sachiwilson
Well, to be honest, I don't understand why Garmin...

Well, to be honest, I don't understand why Garmin had to break up their Mac products into five different programs. It's not a very "Mac-like" thing to do.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,013
Posted By sachiwilson
I'm running Motolight yellow fogs on my 599. ...

I'm running Motolight yellow fogs on my 599. They mount low, so they provide a nice visible triangle, and being fog lights they I can aim them so they don't cause issues for oncoming drivers. My...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By sachiwilson
Yeah, and a hair glove too! :ricky

Yeah, and a hair glove too! :ricky
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By sachiwilson
Oh, ok, I get it. Go to Garmin's web site and...

Oh, ok, I get it. Go to Garmin's web site and download their other map programs. There are four other programs, besides RoadTrip:

Garmin MapInstall.app
Garmin MapManager.app
Garmin POI...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,475
Posted By sachiwilson
I ran a pair of Hella FF50s on my 599 a couple...

I ran a pair of Hella FF50s on my 599 a couple years ago. I also had a HID bulb in my headlight's low beam. The Hellas are decent lights, but that single HID bulb washed out the Hellas.

If...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By sachiwilson
Last I looked, the maps themselves must be loaded...

Last I looked, the maps themselves must be loaded onto a Windows computer, and then converted to be Mac compatible using the Map Converter program that Garmin now makes available.

This is about...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By sachiwilson
Good ride! I liked that old gas station too.

Good ride! I liked that old gas station too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-21-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By sachiwilson
Nice pics! Are those studs I see on your...

Nice pics! Are those studs I see on your knobbies?
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By sachiwilson
I got mine because it was yellow. :) (It...

I got mine because it was yellow. :)

(It was also a good weight and height for me, and had ample power and electricity for all the crap I put on it.)
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