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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 110,289
Posted By R_W
Have you seen the ebay price for 650 bottom ends?...

Have you seen the ebay price for 650 bottom ends? That makes it look a lot more reasonable. But yeah, I have looked and the engine is only a small part of the price.

I would be in for a kit.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,281
Posted By R_W
Your pad matters more than the bag. Buy several...

Your pad matters more than the bag. Buy several cheap closed-cell foam pads, tape them together so they don't slide around. I use three--first layer is two side by side so it is double wide and...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,748
Posted By R_W
That is for his custom knives, usually has sporks...

That is for his custom knives, usually has sporks and little stuff in stock.

optactical.com and a few others stock the spork if you have to have it tomorrow or want a regular web ordering page.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,748
Posted By R_W
+3 Long enough handle to dig to the...

+3

Long enough handle to dig to the bottom of a jetboil, MRE or mountain house bag.

Has a can and bottle opener built in.

Strong enough to abuse.

Expensive, even by BMW standards,...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By R_W
because you want it to start in the morning...

because you want it to start in the morning (especially if it is cold).
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By R_W
Umm, sure.... NEVER plug into your bike's...

Umm, sure....

NEVER plug into your bike's batt overnight (or anytime the engine is not running).

If it gets 6 hours from 8 AA's, it is only a watt or two of heat (vs. the 60+ for mc electrics)
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,016
Posted By R_W
No cotton!!!!!!!

Anything but cotton will help. All your answers work except maybe the quilted (depends if the suit is tight enough to compress it). It is critical you don't get too tight and cut off circulation.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By R_W
They are stupid expensive for gasoline. For big...

They are stupid expensive for gasoline. For big sizes, an outboard boat tank or racing fuel cell is a cheaper option. Last time I looked at real .mil jerrycans, they were in the same $$/gallon.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By R_W
Suburban Rain Dance. :freaky

Suburban Rain Dance.

:freaky
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,873
Posted By R_W
This is SO easy these days. Every megamart has...

This is SO easy these days. Every megamart has aisles of no refrigeration heat and eat choices--precooked rice, soups, canned anything, you can even get BACON. You do't even need to be able to boil...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By R_W
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36096&highlight=dysco+stud
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,138
Posted By R_W
Good riding overpants are the right answer, but...

Good riding overpants are the right answer, but rainpants work and you can get full side zip versions for not a lot of dough--search www.campmor.com (http://www.campmor.com)

I use bicyclist...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By R_W
It only takes a few PSI to do that. A day in the...

It only takes a few PSI to do that. A day in the hot sun with a stuck/plugged vent will do that if the tank isn't bolted down.

You NEED to tie the wings together on a KLR tank before you try...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,957
Posted By R_W
DO NOT hop fences! One thing worse than waking...

DO NOT hop fences! One thing worse than waking up on the wrong end of a landowner's gun is waking up to a bull wanting to stomp you into a stain.

Park in a field driveway not far from the main...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 218,387
Posted By R_W
yup. It is purpose built for combat. MUCH better...

yup. It is purpose built for combat. MUCH better choices for fire/shelter.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,056
Posted By R_W
The aluminum ones are quite sturdy, but ring...

The aluminum ones are quite sturdy, but ring shanked and can be almost impossible to pull out.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By R_W
Sam's and Costco both sell portable tarp garages...

Sam's and Costco both sell portable tarp garages and large garden sheds.

If you go with the tarp garage, buy a standard tarp (spend more just to get NOT blue) to put over the top and southern...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By R_W
They are tough and, more importantly, stand...

They are tough and, more importantly, stand behind the product.

Indestructable? NO. but stronger than the bike.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By R_W
I am guessing that they are ATV tank panniers. ...

I am guessing that they are ATV tank panniers. You can hook the bungies around the shroud mounts or the overflow tank guard. I am guessing the PO used one bungie in the middle--from one side...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,056
Posted By R_W
Are these the same thing? Just so I know what...

Are these the same thing? Just so I know what they look like

http://www.teksupply.com/farm/supplies/prod1m;BW1018;TekSupply_new_products;pg110090.html
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By R_W
Or the right has a loose wire so ALL power is...

Or the right has a loose wire so ALL power is going to the left.

Trailer brakes are a PITA, but when you need them you NEED them.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By R_W
Everytime I have had a slow leak, it has been the...

Everytime I have had a slow leak, it has been the O ring in the valve--cracked or dirty.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,056
Posted By R_W
Yes they can:wink: Only problem is pulling...

Yes they can:wink:

Only problem is pulling them out. Many times I have needed to grab the vice grips out of the toolkit.

Those plastic lagscrews look awesome, I may have to get a couple...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By R_W
way back when, I had Dish in an area with "no...

way back when, I had Dish in an area with "no local channels available" and they gave me the network feeds.
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By R_W
I like it. Definitely justified. I have the...

I like it. Definitely justified. I have the pre-painted stuff--it is holding up well. Where I am housepaint only lasts a couple years, this stuff is going to last WAY longer.

It is a PITA to...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By R_W
Splash proof may be OK for a blue sky biker, but...

Splash proof may be OK for a blue sky biker, but it has to be WATERPROOF to have a chance on an ADV bike.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,957
Posted By R_W
Only bad part of a Rez is waiting for it.... ...

Only bad part of a Rez is waiting for it....

It is like any custom maker (knives, guns, gunleather, cars, whatever)--if they are worth the money there will be a line.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By R_W
False economy

I keep thinking that armored everyday pants would be good, but...


They are usually HOT because you need more material for abrasion resistance.
They are $80-100 each. Three or four pairs and...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By R_W
Ice!!!

Every gas stop I fill my pockets with ice. Top off the camelbak with ice, too.

Also carry a camp towel (the one that is a good scarf size), load it with ice, wrap it up, and put it over my...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,394
Posted By R_W
That wouldn't have stopped them. It hasn't...

That wouldn't have stopped them. It hasn't before. :topes
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By R_W
I have an HJC insert in my Arai. Just go to the...

I have an HJC insert in my Arai. Just go to the nearest cycle shop with a helmet selection and see what will fit. Most just press in-between the shell and liner.

Get the right one is you can,...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By R_W
I have had my mp3 shut off from overheat while in...

I have had my mp3 shut off from overheat while in my pocket.

Leave it in a mapcase and it really will sh!t itself--it doesn't take much more temp than the shutoff point before you permanently...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By R_W
All 115 circuits are 20 amp. Think about...

All 115 circuits are 20 amp.

Think about how/who will be working in the shop and make sure that things you will use at the same time will be on different circuits. My two benches share...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By R_W
"That is what the pistol is for." ...

"That is what the pistol is for."


:rofl
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By R_W
Stabil green (the new stuff for ethanol fuel). ...

Stabil green (the new stuff for ethanol fuel).
Seafoam.
Premium fuel (if you can find non-ethanol in premium)
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,428
Posted By R_W
A decent option may be this:...

A decent option may be this:...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,428
Posted By R_W
TiGoat is probably the closest to Kif when it...

TiGoat is probably the closest to Kif when it comes to tipis. I have followed Kif for a LONG time, I know what they do to field test and bulletproof a design before it goes out. I have seen how...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,412
Posted By R_W
How much wall area is it? Looks like a tiny job...

How much wall area is it? Looks like a tiny job for most shotcrete guys.

I have done a lot of redneck farmer fixes to rubble foundations. My fixes were mainly to stabilize and stop water (from...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,428
Posted By R_W
Another Kifaru? No. TiGoat was a regular...

Another Kifaru? No.

TiGoat was a regular on the Kifaru forum until he came out with a "similar" design. His tent may be a little cheaper, but the stove is more so it evens out (last time I...
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 71,909
Posted By R_W
I have had this issue with several small...

I have had this issue with several small suppliers. In my case, the spamfilters were trashing my email because of the gmail, yahoo (free)domains. Once I sent it from a "real" ($$$) account I got a...
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