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Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By Michael
I got 18K from my rear PR2 and it still had a few...

I got 18K from my rear PR2 and it still had a few K left, but unfortunately it picked up a large nail so I had to scrap it. If you want to really see how much rubber is left, when you take off the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Michael
Dang, thanks for the tip, you saved me $99 - I am...

Dang, thanks for the tip, you saved me $99 - I am climbing in the Mentastas. But I thought that USGS has 24K for the entire US?????
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Michael
What I am trying to say is that I don't want to...

What I am trying to say is that I don't want to have to carry two chips and swap them out whenever I switch maps. I also want to be able to load the maps on more than one GPS.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Michael
Oregon 650t map download question

I bought a 650t last night and am setting it up now, got a few questions for the crowd - I want to use it both for road nav and hiking nav.

It came with the 100K topo preloaded. However, this...
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
Thanks, I am looking thru the REI site for...

Thanks, I am looking thru the REI site for backpacks, GPS, etc. The good thing about planning a trip is I get to buy gear. The bad thing about planning a trip is I have to buy gear$$$$$$$$......
...
Forum: Alaska 02-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
I love this board....I used to say that there is...

I love this board....I used to say that there is no need for kids to go to school because they can learn everything they have to know from Youtube.......but now I think they have to also follow...
Forum: Alaska 02-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
BTW I am thinking of flying into Anchorage and...

BTW I am thinking of flying into Anchorage and driving up Rt. 1 to Nabesna Rd. What is the road like in late June or during July? Will it be all torn up with construction? How many hours should I...
Forum: Alaska 02-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
Alcan, I looked at the "evening ride" link on...

Alcan, I looked at the "evening ride" link on your sig - fantastic pics!!!! I like them so much that one of your pics is now my desktop wallpaper.
Forum: Alaska 02-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
Thanks! I sent them an email. Slug gun...

Thanks! I sent them an email.

Slug gun sounds good - I'd rather have a long gun anyway!


How does the old saying go? Never hunt bear with somebody that can run faster than you?
Forum: Alaska 02-06-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
Alcan, would you happen to have an email or phone...

Alcan, would you happen to have an email or phone number for the Ellises?

Thanks for the good advice by all. I have a Glock 23 in .40S&W, and a 1911 in .45 - would either of those be adequate...
Forum: Alaska 02-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
It looks like about 10 miles from Nabesna Road to...

It looks like about 10 miles from Nabesna Road to the peak? Looks pretty rugged, although that is standard for AK

Should I bring a firearm for defense against animals?
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,599
Posted By Michael
Nice garage! What treatment did you use on the...

Nice garage! What treatment did you use on the concrete?
Forum: Alaska 02-03-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Michael
Guide for Noyes Mountain?

Hello,

I am thinking of climbing Noyes Mountain in the Mentastas this June or July now that the kids are old enough. One of my relatives climbed it about 20 years ago and recommends that we use...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,363,536
Posted By Michael
[QUOTE=Speedo66;23274734]Better get some snow...

[QUOTE=Speedo66;23274734]Better get some snow tires (and chains) on those bikes, forecast is 8-14" overnight in the city.

Also, try not to get beat up while jaywalking....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,949
Posted By Michael
[QUOTE=SteelJM1;23286545]An engine sized to put...

[QUOTE=SteelJM1;23286545]An engine sized to put out its peak torque at WOT would net the best fuel consumption.]


I am confused - you can have WOT at all RPMs. Do you mean peak torque at...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Michael
I am not sure, except that it is not a GoreTex...

I am not sure, except that it is not a GoreTex membrane (else there would be GT logos all over it). It sure does work though!! I will take a look at it when I get home......

Hmmm, "HarleyTex"? ...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By Michael
I have an antigravity microstart also and it is...

I have an antigravity microstart also and it is great.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,599
Posted By Michael
I put about 40 led bulbs in my house when we...

I put about 40 led bulbs in my house when we remodeled two years ago. A mix of Philips and off brand. I am starting to see failures now. had 4 burn out in the last couple of months, 2 Philips and...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,599
Posted By Michael
I have leds in my garage. Agree that they are...

I have leds in my garage. Agree that they are expensive. If you go that route I found that the 5000 K color temp works better than 3000. it makes it easier to see details.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By Michael
Wouldn't it be easier and safer to just wear a...

Wouldn't it be easier and safer to just wear a good pair of pants such as the AD1?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,064
Posted By Michael
ABS saved my bacon twice on the street. both...

ABS saved my bacon twice on the street. both times involved hitting a slick patch that was invisible to me while braking. The first time I was going straight and had to brake heavily for an...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Michael
I agree, I have both the Atlantis4 and the fxrg....

I agree, I have both the Atlantis4 and the fxrg. I prefer the fxrg and wear it every day that the temp is under 85.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By Michael
Rsquared, nice garage! I like how you have it...

Rsquared, nice garage! I like how you have it organized (at least the part I can see).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,495
Posted By Michael
now for some completely different advice

Buy a 2006 or up BMW K1200S for $6-8 K or so; it is a great street bike (fast, handles great and does long trips well); use the rest to buy a midprice used dirt bike.

I say this because I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,162
Posted By Michael
Advluminum - I like that

Advluminum - I like that
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,814
Posted By Michael
Try Tower City - it is just north of Harrisburg...

Try Tower City - it is just north of Harrisburg and has trails and big open areas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,655
Posted By Michael
I have found that the surefire way to get a...

I have found that the surefire way to get a friendly conversation started is to simply say "nice bike". If it is such a rat bike that I can't say it with a straight face I can always find something...
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,927
Posted By Michael
This thang works! I disconnected the battery...

This thang works! I disconnected the battery cables on my F150 6.2 liter. Hooked up the microstart and started it 4 times one right after the other, on a cold engine. I bought 3 - one for me, two...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Michael
:ear

:ear
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 45,011
Posted By Michael
Leatt Chest Protector 5.5 looks good, also ...

Leatt Chest Protector 5.5 looks good, also

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923762 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923762)
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By Michael
I have have 3 red Whelen LIN3's on my bike for 5...

I have have 3 red Whelen LIN3's on my bike for 5 years. One on steady burn as a taillight, one comes on steady when I brake, and the third flashes when i brake. I highly recommend them.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By Michael
Pissed some manufacturers make "foundation block". It...

some manufacturers make "foundation block". It is block of the same appearance as the interlocking block's color etc, but is wider and does not have the lip. For a wall I put up, the blocks were...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By Michael
I have to do a 12-15 foot high retaining wall...

I have to do a 12-15 foot high retaining wall also. I like the interlocking concrete block style - according to the tech sheet for one brand (I forget the name right now) the 85 pound blocks can go...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By Michael
Helicoils. I stripped the valve cover threads on...

Helicoils. I stripped the valve cover threads on my aluminum heads and used Helicoils - never had a problem after that.

http://www.helicoil.com.sg/

About HeliCoil Inserts

HeliCoil inserts...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,788
Posted By Michael
I try to engine brake whenever I can - maybe...

I try to engine brake whenever I can - maybe thats why my tires last so long....but I wouldn't care if I got less mileage; its the tire grip and the fun you have while out there that counts!
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 45,011
Posted By Michael
Good thread. I have been wearing more and more...

Good thread. I have been wearing more and more protective gear over the years as I read about guys crashing - case in point I rode for years in Army boots, but 3 years ago went to Sidi B2s, and now...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,488
Posted By Michael
That backyard-bending video was great. I...

That backyard-bending video was great. I probably won't ever do that but it is always good to know how "just in case".
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,788
Posted By Michael
I am with max on this - I changed out the...

I am with max on this - I changed out the Michelins that came on my K1200S at 18K miles, and they still had life left. The PR2s I put on presently have 18K, and I will probably keep them another...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,112
Posted By Michael
I love this forum - so many ingenious ideas for...

I love this forum - so many ingenious ideas for carrying fuel.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,015
Posted By Michael
Bump - Hasenwerk, are you still intending on...

Bump - Hasenwerk, are you still intending on building this tank?
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