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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-21-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Scorch_TX
:clap Glad to hear it.

:clap Glad to hear it.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,514
Posted By Scorch_TX
My verdict: Not waterproof....

My verdict: Not waterproof. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22383394#post22383394):huh
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By Scorch_TX
Update: I have not been riding this summer as...

Update: I have not been riding this summer as much as last year (working will do that), so I have put only about 3000 miles on these boots. They are still in very good condition, no torn seams or...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Scorch_TX
Motorcycle delivered! Thanks, Rusty, it was a...

Motorcycle delivered! Thanks, Rusty, it was a pleasure meeting you and doing business with you.:wave
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By Scorch_TX
I have seen a few sold, but have not gotten any...

I have seen a few sold, but have not gotten any feedback on them yet from customers. It looks similar to the Bilt Typhoon jacket I have. I like my Typhoon--very warm jacket, and so far it is holding...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,666
Posted By Scorch_TX
Sizing for 2XL, who knows. For size Large, fits...

Sizing for 2XL, who knows. For size Large, fits me just like my Large RF-1100.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,120
Posted By Scorch_TX
Nice testing! I have the First Gear heated...

Nice testing!

I have the First Gear heated jacket, the 90w version. Although I don't get to use it much here, it does get pretty warm. I was wondering about the Sedici stuff. I sold one jacket to...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By Scorch_TX
Cycle Gear Bilt ADV boot vs First Gear Kathmandu boots

Not sure which thread this belongs in, but here goes.

Disclaimer: I work part time at a Cycle Gear, but I am not their marketer, nor do I propose to endorse all their products and services, but I...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Scorch_TX
I am going to order a pair in a few weeks,...

I am going to order a pair in a few weeks, hopefully they will fit for me.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Scorch_TX
I beg your pardon, it works for motorcycle...

I beg your pardon, it works for motorcycle camping just fine. If you have a -20 sleeping bag, as I do.



You obviously have not camped in Texas in Sept :D
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Scorch_TX
The typical air mattress seems to be a more...

The typical air mattress seems to be a more rubbery type of material, the PakMat feels like a tougher vinyl. It feels a lot thinner, has a crisp feel to it. I will post here if/when I have a leak or...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,519
Posted By Scorch_TX
Nice info, thanks! :1drink

Nice info, thanks! :1drink
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,666
Posted By Scorch_TX
I think so, yeah. It helps that the helmet is a...

I think so, yeah. It helps that the helmet is a super good fit (for me) and stays in place.

Honestly, this helmet may not be the best in the world, I am excited about it because

a. it fits...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,666
Posted By Scorch_TX
I have the seam also, I noticed it like you did....

I have the seam also, I noticed it like you did. It appears to be the removable liner is attached behind the seam. But, it doesn't impact the fit or function of the helmet, so I guess that's ok, it's...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Scorch_TX
Just wondering, and I'm not an expert, but...

Just wondering, and I'm not an expert, but wouldn't 5" of air space be some kind of insulating factor?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Scorch_TX
Sorry about the problem with linked retailer, I...

Sorry about the problem with linked retailer, I suppose it can be had at Overstocked.com for $95...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,805
Posted By Scorch_TX
Yeah, I don't know why anyone would intentionally...

Yeah, I don't know why anyone would intentionally expose their phone to water even if it has been treated by Liquipel. Asking for trouble. To me, the treatment is just insurance.

That is one...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Scorch_TX
Laugh PakMat single air mattress

I've been using the PakMat weekly now (http://whiteboxdesign.com/2012/08/pakmat-air-bed-does-it-all-and-more/), this thing is perfect for motocamping. I need a good 5 inches to sleep well (that's...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By Scorch_TX
What?? :huh

What?? :huh
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,268
Posted By Scorch_TX
What kind of straps are you using there? Do they...

What kind of straps are you using there? Do they have any elasticity? Are you using the straps to hold the gear to the bike, or just to hold the gear together?
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By Scorch_TX
I have a Tex Mesh jacket for about 3 years now,...

I have a Tex Mesh jacket for about 3 years now, it's holding up fine. The one complaint I had with it, it's all mesh and really flows air, but the pockets are solid nylon and kind of defeat the whole...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,666
Posted By Scorch_TX
I got one of these last week; honestly, after...

I got one of these last week; honestly, after trying it on, it fit so remarkably well, I wanted it. I know that there are different head shapes and that makes a big difference between helmets. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
from: Choosing Your Tent...

from:
Choosing Your Tent (http://www.wisconsintrails.com/explore/recreation/159096925.html) :1drink
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Scorch_TX
I don't see the complication, I just strap my...

I don't see the complication, I just strap my tent across my seat, with my sleeping bag. Made thousands of miles this way, no issues, no bent poles, nuthin. Just need two adjustable straps, maybe a...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Agreed, but cheap tents and Wal-Mart tents are...

Agreed, but cheap tents and Wal-Mart tents are not synonymous. For example, you can get an inexpensive tent at Bass Pro or Academy, and while it may also be sold at Wal-Mart, it does not constitute...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,735
Posted By Scorch_TX
Eye drops Small screwdriver in a case (about...

Eye drops
Small screwdriver in a case (about the size of a small pencil)
Foldable reading glasses in a case
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By Scorch_TX
What? The forecast shows low 80s, high 70s....

What? The forecast shows low 80s, high 70s. (http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Meadows+Of+Dan+VA+USVA0486:1:US) That ain't heat. :D

You should try here in Texas, it's a tad warmer and drippy...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
My apologies (bows)

My apologies (bows)
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Well, don't tell us what to post or not, tell...

Well, don't tell us what to post or not, tell about your tent equipment, your experience. :wink:


BTW: I was telling a co-worker I was researching tents and he thought I said "tits". He was...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Well, it took 5 pages but the fun police are...

Well, it took 5 pages but the fun police are here. Sorry, guys, you shouldn't be reading this thread if the topic bothers you. Personally, I like hearing people with different viewpoints discuss...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Aye, brother, that is a true point to consider....

Aye, brother, that is a true point to consider. One must have decent ventilation in a tent here in the summer. It's brutal trying sleep in your sweat.



hey hey, no cheap shots now! :evil
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Maybe, maybe not. I certainly could admit a $60...

Maybe, maybe not. I certainly could admit a $60 bad purchase decision, quite easily, as opposed to an $835 (Hille my god that's a lot it better be bear proof!) one. But I can see where high tents are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Scorch_TX
Well, new front rotor did the trick, stops nice ...

Well, new front rotor did the trick, stops nice now.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Yes, but why? Cool. Yeah, longevity...

Yes, but why?



Cool. Yeah, longevity is never an issue when there's only $60 invested, right? :evil I figure the tent makes it through 20 nights without a zipper, seam, or pole failing, I...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Thanks, nice analysis. How much weight...

Thanks, nice analysis.

How much weight does it save? These things only weigh 5 pounds or so, right? So you can save about 3 lbs...

You are probably also paying for a better quality product,...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Of course, I forgot to mention I am using the...

Of course, I forgot to mention I am using the Coleman SunDome 7x7. I have had it three years and used it probably 30 times, it's been nothing short of spectacular--no leaks or issues. Fantastic...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,628
Posted By Scorch_TX
Question Tents: Hi dollar vs budget

Ok, I wouldn't mind being a gear snob but I need convincing :) What are are the features and benefits that a $400 tent has over a $60 tent? Maybe lighter? That's not a primary concern for me, it's...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,081
Posted By Scorch_TX
Oy, I picked up this Aerobed Pakmat ...

Oy, I picked up this Aerobed Pakmat (http://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=cyberknight&link_code=wsw&_encoding=UTF-8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=aerobed+pakmat)a few weeks back, tried it out yesterday....
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,761
Posted By Scorch_TX
What is the OEM tank cowl thing? Great job on...

What is the OEM tank cowl thing?
Great job on the work, really is coming together nicely!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By Scorch_TX
At the Tecknic Museum in Speyer ...

At the Tecknic Museum in Speyer
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/picture.php?albumid=655&pictureid=5762


U-9, a Type 205...
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