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Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
I agree with the other poster. "No". These bags...

I agree with the other poster. "No". These bags have no rigidity.



Yes, they come with two straps on each bag that go across the seat (or under the seat). They attach with velcro to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
I had the NR's in a huge downpour for several...

I had the NR's in a huge downpour for several hours of riding. Nothing inside got wet. They are totally waterproof.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
Thanks for the clarification. I found the...

Thanks for the clarification. I found the following thread which talks about this in detail, and that helped clear things up.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769031
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
Well, if interpreted that way, it is in direct...

Well, if interpreted that way, it is in direct conflict with 33-14.5-101 3(g).

If I ever got a ticket for that, I would fight it and win. You don't see plated Jeeps and other automobiles that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
Yeah, at first I was pretty upset when I saw...

Yeah, at first I was pretty upset when I saw those signs. Now I calmed down when I realized I can still ride them legally with a plate. Easy to misunderstand when you're on a road and see a red...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-02-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,203
Posted By MightyMouse
I just read today that there will be ONE person...

I just read today that there will be ONE person patrolling the entire White River National Forest in Colorado.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-02-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By MightyMouse
It's good. No "officials" to bother...

It's good. No "officials" to bother you.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
I've seen these signs in the Vail area on Red...

I've seen these signs in the Vail area on Red Sandstone road, Red & White Mountain road, and the other roads off of Red Sandstone road this summer. Look closely at those signs with circles and ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
This CANNOT be right! Here is the relevant...

This CANNOT be right! Here is the relevant Colorado law.

33-14.5-101 - Definitions.
As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(3) "Off-highway vehicle" means any...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
Forest Service rules for Vail area roads

Are you aware that Red Sandstone, Red & White Mountain and most other roads in that area are officially CLOSED to motorcycles, yet open to jeeps? All the signs in that area have the red circle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-01-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,909
Posted By MightyMouse
Great pics, KingofZRoad. That's the way to hunt....

Great pics, KingofZRoad. That's the way to hunt. So you're reading Adventure Rider while out there sheep hunting, or did you come back to town?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By MightyMouse
I think most of us back-country riders are also...

I think most of us back-country riders are also hunters, so don't take that statement as fact just because one person told you so. Not true!

If you want to ride dirt, get a lighter bike. That...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By MightyMouse
I use another Harbor Freight loading ramp to load...

I use another Harbor Freight loading ramp to load the bikes, just like the one you see bolted to the trailer, only right-side up of course, and with the steel lip mounted the proper way. I carry it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,909
Posted By MightyMouse
Reality

It's interesting how people fear things that are statistically insignificant (like getting shot in a movie theater or flying in a jetliner) yet don't fear things that are statistically much more...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By MightyMouse
Why use decking at all? I just bolted an...

Why use decking at all? I just bolted an upside-down HF motorcycle ramp to my HF trailer. For a wheel stop, I bolted the steel lip upside down onto the end of the ramp and used angle-iron sides. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By MightyMouse
I'm talking about motorcycle magazines,...

I'm talking about motorcycle magazines, hunting/fishing magazines, car magazines; just about any male hobby. No kidding; the ads are everywhere.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By MightyMouse
Because we like to spend money on useless things...

Because we like to spend money on useless things that add weight but look cool on our bikes. Why do people put colored LED lights on the interior of their cars? Because we are idiots who look at...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By MightyMouse
I doubt you will find what you are looking for...

I doubt you will find what you are looking for specifically. Another option to consider is a small Harbor Freight trailer like I have. It's so small it is really not a problem for your wife to...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
Gee, my bags are going to Peru! I had no idea. ...

Gee, my bags are going to Peru! I had no idea. He didn't mention it to me.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By MightyMouse
Yes, it is removable. It just slides off it's...

Yes, it is removable. It just slides off it's mount. Battery lasts about 4 days of touring for me and my wife. Depends on how much talking you do. I recommend the Sena SMH5. It's good and works...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By MightyMouse
Why solar? If you want a battery charger that...

Why solar? If you want a battery charger that has huge capacity in a very small package, you can't do better than this one for less than 12 bucks shipped. It will charge your phone or GPS ten times...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By MightyMouse
A rigid 16 oz. Nalgene bottle worked for me on a...

A rigid 16 oz. Nalgene bottle worked for me on a recent 30-day trip. Never a worry about it leaking, even when it is sideways or upside down.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By MightyMouse
How do you safety wire a master link clip? ...

How do you safety wire a master link clip? Wouldn't the wire get in the way of the sprocket, chain, or bike?
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,181
Posted By MightyMouse
You need a smaller sleeping bag! My down bag...

You need a smaller sleeping bag! My down bag compresses to the size of a small loaf of bread.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,536
Posted By MightyMouse
Beware metal valve stem caps

I had metal valve stem caps on my RV's air bag levelers once. They froze to the valve stems and I had to use a Dremel grinding wheel to get them off, damaging the valve stem in the process. I will...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By MightyMouse
I have the exact same kind of foot too! Need...

I have the exact same kind of foot too! Need wide at the front, narrow at the heel. I'll tell you what does NOT work: Gaerne boots. They are narrow at the front and wide at the heel, the exact...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By MightyMouse
Since you live in Washington State, go to a...

Since you live in Washington State, go to a Cyclegear store and buy their Chain Breaker and Rivet Tool Kit for $39.99. Cheapest tool of the kind around, and I have read here and on another forum...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
I ended up doing the same thing, using two...

I ended up doing the same thing, using two plastic trash cans. I also riveted a nylon carry strap to them to make them easy to pull out at camp. Works great. Here are pictures.

I have now sold...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 67,185
Posted By MightyMouse
Interesting observations on 650 vs 250. ...

Interesting observations on 650 vs 250.

I'm very interested in the WR250R but have just one concern about a 250 engine making this much power: longevity of the motor. How many miles do those...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
Just be aware that the NR Adventure Dry...

Just be aware that the NR Adventure Dry Saddlebags don't have any rigidity to them like the NR 850's do.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
Chaparral Motorsports has the Nelson-Rigg...

Chaparral Motorsports has the Nelson-Rigg Adventure Dry Saddlebags on sale now in black and orange for $94.86. I thought I got a deal for $105 & free shipping.

I was able to mount mine fairly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 2,211,856
Posted By MightyMouse
Seat is sold. Neglected to mention that this...

Seat is sold.

Neglected to mention that this is the regular height Sargent seat for the DR650, not the low-height version.

http://www.sanesoftware.com/sargentleft.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
I saw a big Nelson-Rigg tank bag at a store a few...

I saw a big Nelson-Rigg tank bag at a store a few days ago, and it was better built and more heavy-duty than the Wolfman Rainier tank bags, and half the price. ($80 vs. $160). Heavier material and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 2,211,856
Posted By MightyMouse
Those bicycles are as expensive as a dirt bike...

Those bicycles are as expensive as a dirt bike with an engine! Why is that?

Makes me appreciate the value we get in motorcycles.
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,317
Posted By MightyMouse
Where is GrauTier?

Does anybody know how to get hold of GrauTier other than through this forum, such as by sending him an e-mail for me? I sent him a PM on April 23rd and have not heard back from him. I'd really like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 2,211,856
Posted By MightyMouse
Skid plate is now gone. All that is left now is...

Skid plate is now gone. All that is left now is the Sargent Seat for DR650.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 2,211,856
Posted By MightyMouse
EDIT: Racks and Ortliebs are now sold. Still...

EDIT: Racks and Ortliebs are now sold. Still have seat and skid plate.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
More testing of the Nelson Rigg bags on my bike

I played around more with my Nelson-Rigg Adventure Dry Saddlebags, trying to get them more solidly mounted to my racks so they would not flop around.

It can't be done! The biggest weakness to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 2,211,856
Posted By MightyMouse
$3900 without farkles. I just put it on the...

$3900 without farkles. I just put it on the Denver craigslist.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,724
Posted By MightyMouse
You are right; it is hard to mount them solidly...

You are right; it is hard to mount them solidly with the existing straps, at least on my racks. From watching the Wolfman video, the Wolfmans are MUCH more solidly mounted. This would be more...
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