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Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By SpeedyK
Big end shells another place to look. They do rot...

Big end shells another place to look. They do rot if let sit.

The replacement gears have a mixed rep.

Maybe call Moto Guzzi Classics and see what Mark says. If you need parts he'd be the first...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 389,948
Posted By SpeedyK
I'd ask if he was sure he had the dollar to give...

I'd ask if he was sure he had the dollar to give me for my trouble.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By SpeedyK
It could be that Gore isn't making more of that...

It could be that Gore isn't making more of that leather.

Or it could be that it's now an exclusive product. If BMW continues to offer the Atlantis...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By SpeedyK
End of Life for Aerostich Transit

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ee4b1c8a3cb628702757dff67&id=7d4e5a8213&e=19d3672dcf
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By SpeedyK
Wow. And cool bike. Thanks.

Wow. And cool bike. Thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,429
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice that your asylum has internet access. In...

Nice that your asylum has internet access. In your dreams, do the motorcycles have factories where they build disposable people?
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,641
Posted By SpeedyK
If it's just you and you want to travel light,...

If it's just you and you want to travel light, consider a bivy bag. Like this one, which I found used...http://www.trailspace.com/gear/outdoor-research/alpine-bivy/

Or this...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By SpeedyK
Lovely work. Any video of it going?

Lovely work. Any video of it going?
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By SpeedyK
Are you countersteering? Makes for more positive...

Are you countersteering? Makes for more positive cornering.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By SpeedyK
This is the page you want for Aerostich on a...

This is the page you want for Aerostich on a budget...http://www.aerostich.com/sale?cat=550
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By SpeedyK
I haven't been concerned about my calves, but...

I haven't been concerned about my calves, but looking down they don't seem outsized.

I have Combat Touring Lights and something Oxtar in a road boot, both work fine. Just replace that lacing on...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By SpeedyK
For a while I wore Aerostich Transit pants over...

For a while I wore Aerostich Transit pants over dungarees, went up a waist size and it worked nicely. They are low-rise, so there isn't as much bunching around the middle.

Not a cheap option, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,444
Posted By SpeedyK
Might be how it was invented. :^) Well,...

Might be how it was invented. :^)

Well, there goes my patent.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,444
Posted By SpeedyK
I do the same hiking in the desert, drink water...

I do the same hiking in the desert, drink water (usually 2L) until my gut is sloshing before I leave and pee my way through the hike. Plenty of mesquites out there to water, and it settles down when...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 389,948
Posted By SpeedyK
Needs a Briggs and Stratton decal on the tank.

Needs a Briggs and Stratton decal on the tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 389,948
Posted By SpeedyK
Almost 30k miles on the original tires...

Almost 30k miles on the original tires...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By SpeedyK
Another...

Another idea...http://carl.krall.org/wordpress/motorcycle/cheaper-motorcycle-battery/
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 84,691
Posted By SpeedyK
Problem

I have used and liked these earplugs, but the last batch I was sent do not have as much "structure", so they come apart. The result is I now have some blue stuff stuck down in my ear.

IIRC, there...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,732
Posted By SpeedyK
More like the meteorologists. :^)

More like the meteorologists. :^)
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,585
Posted By SpeedyK
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By SpeedyK
Read up on the new Olympus 5-II, not quite the...

Read up on the new Olympus 5-II, not quite the right model number but enough to find it. Some new tech that might help with night shots and long shots.

M43 will probably be around a while. But all...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,070
Posted By SpeedyK
Great pick. Back then it was close between that...

Great pick. Back then it was close between that and the KZ/GPz 550. Both are like bicycles with a motor compared to the next size up, but lots of fun.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,060
Posted By SpeedyK
All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed...

All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed safety pin. The key people MZ Rider suggested are great to deal with. I have a bunch of computer type key switches, PM and I ll send you one.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,070
Posted By SpeedyK
Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look...

Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look at the markets you'd go to. Then save that search as a bookmark. As said above, good deals are gone fast, so check in and be ready.

Also, starting...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,867
Posted By SpeedyK
I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never...

I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never Summer.

That said, if the Marmot people ever come for a visit, I'm going to latch the bathroom door with one of their zippers, so they'll have to open...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By SpeedyK
I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely...

I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely made, he does very nice work); it was easier and faster to put one together myself out of relays at hand. In my case the relays had a limited space to be...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By SpeedyK
I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with...

I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with Revivex, the one that you put in the dryer to activate. Works.

Nikwax wash-in and spray several years ago did not do anything, so I had put it away....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 32,064
Posted By SpeedyK
Outdoor Research Alpine

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy has a plastic 5-section pole with aluminum sockets that is a little less than 12" taken down.

Thank you for putting the chart together.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,102
Posted By SpeedyK
Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been...

Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been looking at putting a Raspberry Pi in a case for a music server. Plug a USB stick into it for storage and use a phone to control it via BT. USB sticks are...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice! How small does it pack?

Nice! How small does it pack?
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,710
Posted By SpeedyK
OP, is that knife really blue or is that a...

OP, is that knife really blue or is that a photography shenaniganery? Or is that perhaps anti-theft bluing from Brownells. :^)

I like Opinel because of the carbon steel, carried one every day for...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,605
Posted By SpeedyK
This one is supposed to be wider than their other...

This one is supposed to be wider than their other bags...http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Sleeping-Bag-Reviews/Western-Mountaineering-Alpinlite

I like the way they made the down movable...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense....

Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense. Columbia has fallen a bit on its own, IMO.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By SpeedyK
First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR...

First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR bivys as well as some other cottage industry ones. So far Borah Gear has my interest the most. Their cuben bivy stuffs about the size of a nalgene. On...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,239
Posted By SpeedyK
I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on...

I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on those are pretty close to perfect. My last pair of gloves were Dianese, though. Usually A* fits better.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,018
Posted By SpeedyK
Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done...

Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done it, bypassing the neutral switch starter lockout, just ground that wire elsewhere. If you ever stall in the middle of an intersection you'll be glad...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 389,948
Posted By SpeedyK
Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a...

Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a Ranchero. :norton



I'm barfeled. Nice to meet you.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,099
Posted By SpeedyK
That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few...

That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few veggie rubber bands on the front brake lever and a kickstand plate or flat rock.

In the west there are many huge areas with no trees and sandy soil,...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,099
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you, that site has some good reads. ...

Thank you, that site has some good reads.

Also looking at this guy's bivys...http://www.titaniumgoat.com/products.html

He apparently used to be with these guys, so there's some...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,099
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks, 71. I've also been looking at...

Thanks, 71.

I've also been looking at these...http://www.borahgear.com/sidebivy.html

I don't' need the lightest one, but even so it could also be a backpacking shelter. I like some of their...
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