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Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,417
Posted By Wallrat
Another thread on this subject here: ...

Another thread on this subject here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025212

Haven't had a chance to ride since I put the CF on but the visor is stiff as a board now.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Wallrat
When you buy a rotopax you're paying for the...

When you buy a rotopax you're paying for the unique mounting system. Why else would a plastic gas can cost $50?

If the tank is positioned so that liquid is on the cap in a horizontal or similar...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wallrat
I prefer several smaller containers since this...

I prefer several smaller containers since this allows me to get the fuel in the tank sooner rather than later - and no sloshing if I don't need the full amount. Plus in theory I can keep the weight...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Wallrat
Caps are awesome for simple bikes since you...

Caps are awesome for simple bikes since you really only need a bit of reserve at idle, but yeah it'll discharge fairly quickly (few seconds). Only other potential option would be using super...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Wallrat
Small batteries don't like to be charged fast,...

Small batteries don't like to be charged fast, which is part of the reason why you're frying them so quickly. Voltage reg puts out a set amount of amps that just dumps into the battery. The larger...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Wallrat
http://www.radmfg.com makes them for our bikes. ...

http://www.radmfg.com makes them for our bikes. I had one on my XR400 with the CACR rim and was happy with it. Had some pretty hard hits and never bent it. Rear on the 800GS utilizes a different...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Wallrat
You're correct the official speed limit is 15 and...

You're correct the official speed limit is 15 and ya its easy af. But it offers 100 miles of amazing views and you're not so focused on the terrain that you can't enjoy the sights. Rangers on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wallrat
Search online for some towing calculators and you...

Search online for some towing calculators and you might be surprised at what you find. My 2500 Cummins Ram is rated for something like 18,000lbs as per Dodge, but when I used an online calculator...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,187
Posted By Wallrat
The only person that could answer that is...

The only person that could answer that is somebody that works at CARB and knows the search criteria. Best guess though? Easiest way to search for illegally plated bikes would be by year. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Wallrat
I'd consider White Rim a must-do, but you're not...

I'd consider White Rim a must-do, but you're not gonna do it without carrying gas since its a good 120ish miles town to town. (Beemer's route covers one tiny bit of it but the whole trail is pretty...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Wallrat
Its that damn 30" inseam of mine.

Its that damn 30" inseam of mine.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
First I did the highly technical 'bendy-test'. I...

First I did the highly technical 'bendy-test'. I pushed and pulled on the peak and tried to determine where it was the most flexible. I labeled these with tape strictly for my own amusement and to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-10-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,910
Posted By Wallrat
I'll be arriving via Lockhart Canyon hopefully...

I'll be arriving via Lockhart Canyon hopefully around 12-3pm on the 19th and heading straight for a CCW trip around white rim, with an overnight at White Crack. Won't be staying in Moab this year...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Wallrat
I've got the same bike and am getting tired of...

I've got the same bike and am getting tired of riding solo everywhere. Catch is I don't ride weekends. Shoot me a PM if that works.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
I actually think its more common than people...

I actually think its more common than people realize, just that folks attribute it to being a loud helmet. Without earplugs the wind noise all but negates the peak vibration noise. As soon as you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,296
Posted By Wallrat
Great RR, really enjoyed it! Any chance you'll...

Great RR, really enjoyed it! Any chance you'll be uploading your GPS route to dualsportmaps? Heading out that way in a week and still trying to piece together my route. So many tracks on there,...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
The man who stole my name lol. I go by ElGato...

The man who stole my name lol. I go by ElGato all the time and probably tried here as well but it was taken. :rofl

I hear what you're saying and believe me I strongly considered taking it back...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
I dunno. I specifically said that the vibration...

I dunno. I specifically said that the vibration became excessive at 45mph. Around here that's dirt speed still. Here's hoping the glass works. At $45 for a new peak, R&D is gonna get spendy real...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
Response to help ticket I issued with Arai: ...

Response to help ticket I issued with Arai:

You will see in the manual that the peak on the XD series of models is not suitable for high speed use. At such speeds, air catching a side or main...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wallrat
I haven't ridden the new Honda so I'm not sure...

I haven't ridden the new Honda so I'm not sure how it would compare. My dad had a WR and I rode that quite a bit. Its got decent enough power, but favors it on the top end - as long as you keep the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Wallrat
It is. Still a bit anemic on power but its a...

It is. Still a bit anemic on power but its a great bike to grow on. Might find that it works for ya or you might want to get something a bit more aggressive down the line. But you really can't go...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
Still waiting on my cloth but been playing around...

Still waiting on my cloth but been playing around with the helmet in the meantime. Earplug selection has a HUGE impact! I was using some foam ones originally and then tried some of those rubber...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Wallrat
Nice man. Good folks there from the few times...

Nice man. Good folks there from the few times I've been. Love to hear this sort of thing.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,964
Posted By Wallrat
Ah dang. Maybe just do the 1st bit to Blanding...

Ah dang. Maybe just do the 1st bit to Blanding and then slab it until I can join up with Lockhart then - would skip the mountains no? Heading to Moab and just looking for some different routes.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,964
Posted By Wallrat
How's the snow level looking right now? Figured...

How's the snow level looking right now? Figured the route is impassable this time of the year but hardly had any snow in Ca so wondering how the UTBDR looks. Gonna be out that way in a couple weeks...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 659,084
Posted By Wallrat
Certified arc welder through work but thinking...

Certified arc welder through work but thinking about getting a MIG for use at home on small(ish) projects. I've never used a MIG before so it'll be a youtube/trial and error session figuring out the...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Wallrat
Looks like a media blaster to me.

Looks like a media blaster to me.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,282
Posted By Wallrat
Its a big bike tire and you put it on a little...

Its a big bike tire and you put it on a little bike. I can see where you'd be disappointed! For my KTM if I'm going for flat out traction I run a knob, if I want something for road and dirt that I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By Wallrat
Not gonna do any better than KTM - the EXC models...

Not gonna do any better than KTM - the EXC models are street legal from the factory after 2007. I'd look at Husky and Beta as well. I wouldn't even bother with the 650L. If it was an R, sure, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,187
Posted By Wallrat
You might be able to do an inquiry through DMV or...

You might be able to do an inquiry through DMV or AAA as to when a particular plate was first issued. I honestly don't know if that's public record or if you have to be the owner to get it.

As...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Wallrat
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t/1590/Jerseys?...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t/1590/Jerseys?page=All

About a dozen or so on there that aren't terribly obnoxious. Click view all to save a bunch of clickies.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,838
Posted By Wallrat
For camp use, yeah. For banditos? Probably not. ...

For camp use, yeah. For banditos? Probably not. I might shave an inch or two off though so it fits on my case a little better. As-is its exactly the length of my case, which means that its liable...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,838
Posted By Wallrat
I picked up one of these. Mostly because a...

I picked up one of these. Mostly because a hammer/axe is handy around camp but self defense did cross my mind. Didn't want a gun since I needed something I could take to Baja. Haven't mounted it...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,545
Posted By Wallrat
Just picked up my XD-4 last night and I'm one of...

Just picked up my XD-4 last night and I'm one of the lucky ones with the wrong bike/rider setup. Build date is 12/14 so I guess they haven't addressed it for 2015. Anything over 45mph and...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,029
Posted By Wallrat
You need to try a better product. You're...

You need to try a better product. You're essentially using a CRT vs an LCD flatscreen just to save a few bucks a year. Modern cleaners protect better, look better, and keep it clean longer.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By Wallrat
Check out Plastidip. My truck was a chrome...

Check out Plastidip. My truck was a chrome monstrosity when I got it so I blacked out a bunch of it. Only prep is to wash it first. Spray the plastidip on, let it dry. When you get tired of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Wallrat
Ah ok. EBC's site says they supply pins with the...

Ah ok. EBC's site says they supply pins with the MX-S series, but not with the ones for the GS.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Wallrat
I haven't gotten new pads on the 800 yet but the...

I haven't gotten new pads on the 800 yet but the EBC's I put on my KTM and my XR before that both came with new pins. Didn't say it in the description so it was a nice surprise.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,029
Posted By Wallrat
Not really, although Plexus probably has the most...

Not really, although Plexus probably has the most votes. I liked Plexus as well but wanted UV protection due to desert sun, but I'll be the first to admit that I used Plexus as my basis for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Wallrat
I like Revzilla and Rocky Mountain ATV. Both...

I like Revzilla and Rocky Mountain ATV. Both have great prices, fast shipping, and a good reputation. RM sadly doesn't carry much ADV bike stuff but that's starting to change now.

I don't use...
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