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Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By dddd
'versatile' is definitely not the word that comes...

'versatile' is definitely not the word that comes to mind... to be versatile, you need at least more than one function.

afaik, grips usually have only 2 levels (med & high), wasted wattage heating...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By dddd
get heated gloves (heat the exposed side, pay a...

get heated gloves (heat the exposed side, pay a fraction of price, use on any bike). period.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By dddd
lower collision count from cars turning left in...

lower collision count from cars turning left in your face...
higher collision rate of cars turning "right in your face"...


why, so that you are less exposed while mounting? It means the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By dddd
The right mirror is crucially important. I don't...

The right mirror is crucially important. I don't care about the wrong mirror.
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,404
Posted By dddd
you seem to have forgotten to spec the bike style...

you seem to have forgotten to spec the bike style but hinted it is to be an adv type.... so get F700gs

otherwise, ninja650r is 30" wide, can't beat agility and tours superbly (I've put 100'000...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By dddd
If there was a factor for the direction, it would...

If there was a factor for the direction, it would be the weather.
go east if you have clear sky to follow and try ing to escape rain behind you.
go east if you have strong or cold wind to ride with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By dddd
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=29.052681,110.4...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=29.052681,110.483&daddr=29.057727,110.479079&hl=en&ll=29.057635,110.479194&spn=0.001599,0.002191&sll=29.057562,110.479406&sspn=0.003198,0.004383&geocode=Cf-s1q8bSSz5...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd
Slick tires sure makes you think twice on some...

Slick tires sure makes you think twice on some inclines...
Low clearance definitely stopped me (ouch!)
Short suspension only kept my enthusiasm at a safe level...

But these challenges are all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd
unfortunately, you are a long way from unanimity.

unfortunately, you are a long way from unanimity.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd
If the answer is yes, then I will unsubscribe...

If the answer is yes, then I will unsubscribe from this site...

But off road is not off limits either, even to a pure sport or touring bike.
You can easily ride in maintained gravel roads.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By dddd
or buy heated gloves. more efficient (about...

or buy heated gloves.

more efficient (about 10W, is plenty), stays with you, work on all bikes, heats more uniformly the exposed side of the hands (not the heat sinking handlebar and barely...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By dddd
I have very similar content. I will carry that 30...

I have very similar content. I will carry that 30 pounds bag rather then worry about its theft.

Already did. And it was for a 1hour hiking.
Consider that your workout for the day. That's all.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By dddd
lol! hope you had plastics to cover the...

lol!
hope you had plastics to cover the floor...

I`m used to backing it up by the front already, you get used to it after more than 300 times... (which answers the other guys question about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By dddd
clever, but no sun in showroom...

clever, but no sun in showroom...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By dddd
maybe you don't understand that I don't want to...

maybe you don't understand that I don't want to drill a whole in the bike to pass he measuring tape through. Besides, that hole would not be horizontal.

It all seems much easier to ask f700gs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By dddd
Not interrested in handlebar width per say, that...

Not interrested in handlebar width per say, that I already know from the specs.

As I wrote, I will pass the handlebar+mirrors one at a time.
I currently pass a 30 inches handlebar with some room...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By dddd
f700gs: how narrow is it (door frame width)

Hi,

Removing any side luggage, flipping up passenger pegs,
can you pass a f700gs in a 28.5 inches wide door frame?

I'm assuming one will pass the handlebar+mirrors one at a time.

Video or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-14-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By dddd
ff... you don't even know how to read... why do I...

ff... you don't even know how to read... why do I bother.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-14-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,666
Posted By dddd
Technically sure, a motor and lots of wind noise....

Technically sure, a motor and lots of wind noise. Qualitatively, no.



Try removing radio/cd/aux from cars...lol. Music/podcasts make most riding experience better (most, otherwise you just...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-11-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By dddd
Funny... Seriously, I plan about 3-5 destinations...

Funny... Seriously, I plan about 3-5 destinations per day except for long highway stretch. Twisty roads, panorama, attractions, etc... It's not the destination, it's the trip...



Wow and wow......
Forum: Trip Planning 03-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By dddd
google map (classic version) is fast and makes...

google map (classic version) is fast and makes your draft

every destination mark is a day, then add vias to the things you want to see.

save the link in bookmarks and open the same link in 2...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 957
Posted By dddd
new moons around 15ths of july/aug. if you want...

new moons around 15ths of july/aug. if you want to observe auroras...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By dddd
some material ...

some material
http://www.northmainewoods.org/maps/map.html

but motorcycles are not allowed, all year....
http://www.northmainewoods.org/information/thingtoknow.html
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By dddd
off road: can't help you. going on rte 132...

off road: can't help you.

going on rte 132 (preferably counter clockwise for a crescendo of landscape), and rte 299, you would be at a key location in ste-anne des monts or new-richmond (either...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,634
Posted By dddd
Totally agree. I hate warm water and I don`t...

Totally agree.

I hate warm water and I don`t need a bacteria potion either.

And the sweating in the back because of that heavy plastic pouch (yeah, forgot that hey?)...

I want to get off the...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
that video is only showing how to misuse and...

that video is only showing how to misuse and bounce a bow saw... divide time by 2 (place left hand on top and use both stroke).
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
no, it's called a buck saw or bow saw.

no, it's called a buck saw or bow saw.
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By dddd
Euh... yeah! the whole trace is about 700km....

Euh... yeah! the whole trace is about 700km. That's 1day / 8h30 pavement ride (funny: google says 8h11 in current traffic condition - I guess everyone is speeding!)

Unless you feel obligated to...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
If chains were at all efficient, they would be on...

If chains were at all efficient, they would be on bow saws! They are not (too much energy wasted carving 3/16in thick cut instead of a 1/32in thin cut, and wasted on friction of the non cutting parts...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
re-read the 1st post. This isn't for camping... ...

re-read the 1st post. This isn't for camping...

These puny tools are no match for the fallen tree that would require me to cut it (instead of lifting it, going over/under/around, breaking it,...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By dddd
visit a bayou, cross to florida visit cap...

visit a bayou, cross to florida visit cap canaveral, go back up the smookies and apalachians.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
Can you tell me how long is the tube (to the 1/4...

Can you tell me how long is the tube (to the 1/4 in) ? looks more than 18in long if the blade is 18in.... :huh
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
Right on the nose! Thanks. ...

Right on the nose! Thanks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWgCw4QCDug
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,163
Posted By dddd
any 18in or less pack saw buck saw?

Hi,

Looking for some (non-discontinued) models of bucksaw/packsaw.
Must be 18in long or less when disassembled (to fit in hard case).
Preferably a good 6in deep and not a triangle design.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By dddd
Nearly 0, not 0. But yes, mathematically, octane...

Nearly 0, not 0. But yes, mathematically, octane has less effect on boiling point than 10% ethanol, which was my point. Rest assured that I know the distinction between vapor pressure (boiling) and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By dddd
little note on the kawa twin engine: put 87 for...

little note on the kawa twin engine: put 87 for sure, not 89 nor 91 and avoid ethanol.

Why?

Because of possible vapor lock....

What!? on a fuel injection?

Yes. It happened to me in Utah.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By dddd
do you know youve just written black text on...

do you know youve just written black text on black background?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By dddd
I emant, the product for cleaning alu... because...

I emant, the product for cleaning alu... because as far as I know, alu oxidizes immediately and always leave a black powder. So I expect some kind of sealant compound in the cleaning mix...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 10,923
Posted By dddd
I only travelled through, and I noticed Kamloops...

I only travelled through, and I noticed Kamloops too. But I slept in Meritt, a tiny quiet place 80km south of kamloops.

Dunno how harsh the winter truly is there (lowest 25th percentile over year...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By dddd
nice; that add 1 more funtion to the cases: big...

nice; that add 1 more funtion to the cases: big mirror to flash you position when waiting for aerial survey help...:rofl

careful, reflective tape should be red in the back, not white.

what is...
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