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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Noprogram
Last autumn ride.... ...

Last autumn ride....

http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-FZs7RHX/0/L/IMG_20150501_164025-L.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,396
Posted By Noprogram
Looking great Lee. Thanks for the effort on the...

Looking great Lee. Thanks for the effort on the photos, excellent reference for the day when mine gets a refresh.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By Noprogram
I'd highly recommend the MSR Dromedary (black...

I'd highly recommend the MSR Dromedary (black Cordura version). I've had my 3L for over ten years and it's a great design. The perimeter webbing means it's easy to hang it from a nail or a tree or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Looking superb Farcall. Thanks also for the link...

Looking superb Farcall. Thanks also for the link to the build thread. That 44l :eek1 tank's going to give some decent itinerary options I imagine!
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,557
Posted By Noprogram
Wolfman Expeditions' are great. I have the large...

Wolfman Expeditions' are great. I have the large and the small for Africa Twin and XR650L respectively. They're well built and as Walterxr650l points out they have no zips to fail. I keep anything...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,519
Posted By Noprogram
I usually have a a couple of options for fire...

I usually have a a couple of options for fire making but as a basic emergency kit I always carry a few essential items on me such as a simple knife (Gerber LST), lighter with some tape and wire to...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,586
Posted By Noprogram
I tuck it down into the back edge of my tank bag...

I tuck it down into the back edge of my tank bag so I can always locate it without having to rummage through everything. They're obviously a great first line of defense tool for a number of general...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,548
Posted By Noprogram
I've always used improvised pillows such as spare...

I've always used improvised pillows such as spare clothes or something like a down jacket rolled up inside a zipped fleece, or even boots with a jacket on top if desperate. Inevitably you'll end up...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,424
Posted By Noprogram
Sure they have....but their life expectancy was...

Sure they have....but their life expectancy was also 35 years old :huh


I think we can all agree that the need to drink (water) is not a contentious issue...in whatever volume is personally...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,424
Posted By Noprogram
Good tip thanks mytrook. Yeah it's a pretty ugly...

Good tip thanks mytrook. Yeah it's a pretty ugly situation trying to spit out warm water with a helmet on!
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,424
Posted By Noprogram
I use the Mil Spec Camelbaks with the 3L bladders...

I use the Mil Spec Camelbaks with the 3L bladders and have insulated tubes. Excellent packs with lots of handy pockets for ready items. I use the Hawg for longer trips as it gives me extra capacity...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,077
Posted By Noprogram
I don't always use it but I have an E-Wing tarp...

I don't always use it but I have an E-Wing tarp and MSR 5" adjustable pole that I use when I might be spending some time at a camp or if it's going to be raining. It's nice to have a transition area...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Noprogram
The Platypus Big Zip looks like a great...

The Platypus Big Zip looks like a great option....large opening, handles and able to pour. Nalgene and Platypus make good quality products and have several of their collapsable bottles. The Nalgene...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Noprogram
There were a couple of features that I didn't...

There were a couple of features that I didn't mention when it comes to water collection technique, depending on your camping situation. -While the narrow neck collapsible water bottles are convenient...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By Noprogram
The MSR Hydromedary bags are great for extended...

The MSR Hydromedary bags are great for extended trips. The fabric exterior is very durable to abrasion and stowing while the perimeter webbing allows it to be strapped down or hung. Wide mouth dual...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 159,760
Posted By Noprogram
I discovered your RR a bit late, but I hope you...

I discovered your RR a bit late, but I hope you still maybe able to answer a couple of questions...how did the XRs of Space Trooper, Che and Amir? stand up to the prolonged abuse of low earth orbit?...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 159,760
Posted By Noprogram
Absolutely fantastic and inspiring journey...

Absolutely fantastic and inspiring journey guys/cosmonauts! Thanks for posting all the amazing footage and photos...just incredible :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 95,421
Posted By Noprogram
Brilliant and inspiring RR....

Brilliant and inspiring RR....
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,699
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks Te Hopo, great trip and RR! They closed...

Thanks Te Hopo, great trip and RR! They closed the Molesworth on the 7th I think due to fire risk...didn't want to head through the Rainbow?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,396
Posted By Noprogram
Looks like it's in great condition! Looking...

Looks like it's in great condition! Looking forward to the rebuild :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Just out of curiosity MassiveLee, how do find the...

Just out of curiosity MassiveLee, how do find the GSA compared to the Africa Twin?
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 314,510
Posted By Noprogram
The potatoe wrapping technique is critical...

The potatoe wrapping technique is critical Kawasakirob. Take note!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Look great Professor!

Look great Professor!
Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Noprogram
I would try and remain as flexible as possible...

I would try and remain as flexible as possible with the accomodation to allow you to change plans based on the weather. -It's a narrow island with a maritime climate and can change quickly but the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Got yourself a great bike Kiwi-Roscoe. It's not...

Got yourself a great bike Kiwi-Roscoe. It's not the Black and White RD04 originally from Switzerland with the crashbars is it? Be great to see a pic of the bike and the rebuild :wink: Wemoto and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Thanks Ladder106, lots of nice scenery in NZ and...

Thanks Ladder106, lots of nice scenery in NZ and nothing to do with my photography skills!

Didn't ride 90 mile beach as it's further up in the North Island but it would be a great ride on a light...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
I've used the same versions in the past and...

I've used the same versions in the past and pretty good....I found that metal was slightly thicker and there wasn't enough clearance for the split pin once the washer was on. Used a slightly thinner...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Those plugs to the reg/rect are definitely an...

Those plugs to the reg/rect are definitely an issue. I burned out several reg/rects before putting in a voltmeter and MOSFET with direct connects to the stator outputs and it's been super stable.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By Noprogram
I use the Giant Loop Possibles Pouches either...

I use the Giant Loop Possibles Pouches either side for spare tubes and lashed on with Pronghorn Straps (brilliant straps). -It means they're always with the bike if I'm just out for a day trip and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-gJg...

http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-gJgDKtj/0/L/DSC04489-L.jpg (http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/44313474_4DbfnJ#!i=3829840167&k=gJgDKtj&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
A few shots of my trip around the South Island of...

A few shots of my trip around the South Island of New Zealand during Christmas. A little bit warmer than Sweden!
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Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,833
Posted By Noprogram
http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-PGq...

http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/i-PGqQzkt/0/L/DSC04536-L.jpg (http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/XRV/44313474_4DbfnJ#!i=3829832621&k=PGqQzkt&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,833
Posted By Noprogram
There's always been a compromise between the...

There's always been a compromise between the convenience of gas canisters and liquid fuel stoves. Gas is quiet, easy to start up and will simmer a meal more easily than liquid fuel stoves (there are...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 314,510
Posted By Noprogram
I keep it simple when I'm camping and like to...

I keep it simple when I'm camping and like to have flexible options depending on circumstances and how tired I'm feeling etc. Fancy cooking is mostly wasted on me anyway. I usually have one or two...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,751
Posted By Noprogram
As it's a connection requiring fuel tightness it...

As it's a connection requiring fuel tightness it will need brazing using an acetylene gas torch...it can't rely on a press fit. Not a difficult job for someone that knows what they're doing. A good...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,629
Posted By Noprogram
For a minimal cooking setup I use an MSR Pocket...

For a minimal cooking setup I use an MSR Pocket Rocket stove (stowed in it's case) with the gas canister fitting inside a Titan Mug. This allows you to cook up things like noodles, soup or oatmeal...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Noprogram
Rev'it sizing is a lot smaller relative to...

Rev'it sizing is a lot smaller relative to typical US sizing in my experience. I have the Sand jacket/pants and the Off Track jacket. Usually I'm an XL/2XL in US sizes and I have to go for the XYL in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14,731
Views: 5,463,780
Posted By Noprogram
Looks in great condition ML! Amazing...

Looks in great condition ML! Amazing trip...looking forward to the pics :D.

A couple of todays ride in the hills around home. With it's torque and handling the XRV is still a beautiful machine to...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,504
Posted By Noprogram
Multitools can't replace a full tool kit of...

Multitools can't replace a full tool kit of course but they are a great supplementary tool for a wide variety of non specific, improvisational tasks like field repairs. -Convenient utility tasks ...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Noprogram
I use the Wolfman Large Expedition on my XRV....

I use the Wolfman Large Expedition on my XRV. Well built and plenty of volume....large enough for an iPad mini and beers for the end of the day. The harness has four quick release buckles holding the...
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