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Forum: Equipment 11-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,571
Posted By Twinsteel
Here's something new...

Here's something new (http://www.crkt.com/Flux-GoWork-Pack-Knife-Hex-Driver-Dual-Chassis-Clam-Only-Tool) that I just stumbled across at an REI store:
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Forum: Equipment 11-02-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By Twinsteel
Forgot to mention that I have successfully taken...

Forgot to mention that I have successfully taken the Ringtool through airport security in my carryon luggage. This is one reason I wanted a tool like this. I hate being without a pocket knife of some...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By Twinsteel
I still like the Ring Tool best and use it the...

I still like the Ring Tool best and use it the most. I watch the Atwood site from time to time, but haven't bought anything else from him yet.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
If anyone's looking for a great minimalist...

If anyone's looking for a great minimalist tourer, I just put my 2000 Super Sherpa up for sale in the Flea Market. It's located in NorCal. Asking $2,000.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
I just put my 2000 Sherpa up for sale in the Flea...

I just put my 2000 Sherpa up for sale in the Flea Market. It's one of the few located in California. Check it out!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598622
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By Twinsteel
That's a great tip. Enumclaw: Looks like you...

That's a great tip.

Enumclaw: Looks like you will have nice weather the rest of this week after a pretty wet weekend!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By Twinsteel
^^^What Mudcat said. Hwy 1 mostly hugs the...

^^^What Mudcat said.

Hwy 1 mostly hugs the coast, but there are many places where you can veer inland (on even smaller and equally beautiful mountain 2-lane roads) to connect with I-5 and beat...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,531
Posted By Twinsteel
Aerostich is doing 20% off on 2 Kriega waist...

Aerostich is doing 20% off on 2 Kriega waist packs:

http://www.aerostich.com/kriega-r8.html
http://www.aerostich.com/kriega-r11-hydro-hip-pack.html
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By Twinsteel
I think the Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag...

I think the Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag (http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/Enduro-Tank-Bag__WOLM0303.aspx) is an ideal fit on the Sherpa. After seeing pix of a Sherpa with one, I decided to get one...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,002
Posted By Twinsteel
Red Wing 608....

Red Wing 608. (http://www.redwingshoes.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1029)

American made, comfortable and nice-looking enough to wear all day in the office, tough as nails for a day in the woods....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,736
Posted By Twinsteel
Thx for the info and congrats on your own moped...

Thx for the info and congrats on your own moped revival!

I read about this rust remover stuff on a moped site and picked up some today at Autozone:

Evaporust...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Twinsteel
JD Power 2009 helmet survey

Anybody seen this? I just came across it and hadn't heard of it before.

JD Power 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Survey (http://www.jdpower.com/autos/articles/2009-motorcycle-helmet-satisfaction-study)
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Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,736
Posted By Twinsteel
Did some disassembly on the moped and there's a...

Did some disassembly on the moped and there's a bit of bad news: the gas tank is a mess inside. Rust and lots of scabby black crud. I removed the petcock to drain it, but it was only coming in drips,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,736
Posted By Twinsteel
Thx for the reply. It's a premix bike. Good idea...

Thx for the reply. It's a premix bike. Good idea on presoaking the cylinder. Do you think biodiesel would work for that? It's what I happen to have on hand.

Also -- total noob question here -- but...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,736
Posted By Twinsteel
Vintage Tomos moped garage find

My neighbor just gave me this moped today. It's a 1977 Tomos Sport A3SP, 49cc.

It turns out my wife has been wanting a moped, so I'm going to fix it up for her. But I've never owned or worked on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
I had forgotten about the Jimbo fairing. But now...

I had forgotten about the Jimbo fairing. But now that you mention it, that's what gave me the idea for how I shaped mine. Let us know what you figure out!
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
Here's a crappy cell phone pic of my little...

Here's a crappy cell phone pic of my little homemade windscreen. It's made from scrap plexiglas that I got for $5, bent with a heat gun to fit the shape of the Sherpa headlight fairing, and attached...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
No problem, but keep the reports coming. We're...

No problem, but keep the reports coming. We're loving it! :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
Here's a post that describes the 'Harbor Freight...

Here's a post that describes the 'Harbor Freight windscreen' mod on a WR250, with pix:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11669737&postcount=9291

They basically use a thick striip of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
I have a small screen I made out of a surplus...

I have a small screen I made out of a surplus scrap of plexiglas, a heat gun and a drill. I'll post up a pic as soon as I get a chance.

Some people have adapted a clear plastic face shield from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
Yes, and we're dying for pix, too! See if you can...

Yes, and we're dying for pix, too! See if you can set up an account over at Flickr.com. If you have a cell phone with a camera, it's real easy to send photos to Flickr by text message, and you could...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By Twinsteel
Will this work on synthetics, or only on animal...

Will this work on synthetics, or only on animal hide?
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By Twinsteel
Did that, and it didn't help much. None of the...

Did that, and it didn't help much. None of the gloves in this very big moto shop fit right, or were too dang expensive like the Pastor says. Which is why I posted up this here thread.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Twinsteel
The nutserts are a nice idea but here's another...

The nutserts are a nice idea but here's another that I came up with.

There's a product called Incra T-Track (http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2003911/8882/INCRA-T-Track--18-length.aspx) made for...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By Twinsteel
Gloves for long fingers?

I would normally wear an XL glove. But I guess my hands are slim and long. In this size my fingertips end up always butting against the ends of the glove fingers when gripping the bars, which makes...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Twinsteel
^^^That Emgo box looks pretty good for the price....

^^^That Emgo box looks pretty good for the price.

I've been playing around with this challenge myself for awhile, with 'cheap' and 'homemade' being important criteria. Here's two solutions I came...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
It's the current issue, April 2010. Read it at...

It's the current issue, April 2010. Read it at the newsstand and it's a decent article. All the bikes were 500cc or under, 1975 or older, and bought for $500 or less. And they rode them from Seattle...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
Thx for the props! Sold the little bike on Sunday...

Thx for the props! Sold the little bike on Sunday and was a bit sad to see her go. :cry But it went to a good home. Believe it or not, the buyer is a 6' tall lady who plays tuba in the U.S. Air...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
He's saying its based on the fuel consumption...

He's saying its based on the fuel consumption rate of your particular bike and riding habits. But no matter the case, when you hit reserve you will have capacity left for 50% of the miles you've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By Twinsteel
BMW Adventure Series dual-sport ride near Yosemite May 1-2

I'm not involved, just posting it up:

http://www.familyoffroadadventures.com/YosemiteAdventureTour.asp
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
I feel stupid, but really? There's a pool of gas...

I feel stupid, but really? There's a pool of gas on one side of the tank that the engine can't use? How much? If I run out of gas, could I just lean the bike over to slosh some fuel to the other side...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
For the true minimalist, I'm selling my restored...

For the true minimalist, I'm selling my restored 1969 Honda CT90 with upgraded Lifan 140 motor, manual shift and kickstart -- located in N. Calif.:
...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Twinsteel
Thx for the reply, good to know and better late...

Thx for the reply, good to know and better late than never! I ended up going with a different jacket for now, but who knows, I'm sure I'll "need" another down the road. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,061
Views: 641,219
Posted By Twinsteel
Austin: Congrats on getting your Sherpa back and...

Austin: Congrats on getting your Sherpa back and riding again! Be sure and chain it to something solid at home when you store it this time! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,965,414
Posted By Twinsteel
And what are those dirt roads you're riding on in...

And what are those dirt roads you're riding on in that area? Wasn't aware there was such down that way. :ear
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By Twinsteel
You might take a look at the Duluth Trading...

You might take a look at the Duluth Trading Blacktop Jacket (http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/products/51003.aspx) which is made of Carhartt-like "fire hose" canvas material -- and IS cut for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Twinsteel
Any bike rental places near the PHX airport, by...

Any bike rental places near the PHX airport, by any chance?:ear
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,478
Posted By Twinsteel
Sarah: Link?

Sarah: Link?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,603
Posted By Twinsteel
You're likely to have fog anytime of year on that...

You're likely to have fog anytime of year on that coast, but probably more likely in summer. So earlier is better for both avoiding fog and catching Yosemite waterfalls. On the other hand, there's...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By Twinsteel
i have a set of Dainese "Body Safety Pants" that...

i have a set of Dainese "Body Safety Pants" that might fit the bill for you.

http://www.motshop.de/shop/catalog/images/images_big/453400.jpg

They are shown in this thread:
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