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Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,695
Posted By basketcase
Road vibration aside, metal and plastic expand...

Road vibration aside, metal and plastic expand and contract with the changes in ambient temp so working loose issues never completely go away.

The first loss I had to replace outright was a chain...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,695
Posted By basketcase
Since first posting I've thought a good bit about...

Since first posting I've thought a good bit about "why did my initial reply take such a negative tone?"

The young guys who ran into trouble are part of my cautions, but they set out having made...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,695
Posted By basketcase
Judged by my post count I'm a terminal lurker, so...

Judged by my post count I'm a terminal lurker, so in my defense I'll note I've been all over the US on several past motorcycles and I rode the CDT in July 2010 on a DR650.

Clayton (ozymandias) and...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,695
Posted By basketcase
Been around here mostly reading and lurking for a...

Been around here mostly reading and lurking for a long while. Mexico has been scratched off my list.

Nonetheless - I'll subscribe because I like these adventure stories, but please don't geaux...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By basketcase
Began working with batteries 30 years ago in the...

Began working with batteries 30 years ago in the service and find them a blessing and a curse. "Portable power that is a simultaneous pain in the arse." Life is filled with paradoxes. :lol3
...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By basketcase
LOL. I live in Alabama. "Fading" is more...

LOL. I live in Alabama. "Fading" is more descriptive of my participation level on this site as I'm here only occasioally of late, instead of 2 or 3 hours each night as I was for some 6 to 8 years. (I...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By basketcase
shazZAM! :baldy Why didn't I think of that? ...

shazZAM!

:baldy Why didn't I think of that?

The metro motor patrol division where I live is huge and they still wear 50's cruiser-looking leather.

Thanks. I'll check on that one also. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By basketcase
Thanks for the replies. There is one shoe...

Thanks for the replies.

There is one shoe shop where I live that will do zippers and such but I'm not sure they will undertake anything heavier.

I'll also check around with the dry cleaners -...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By basketcase
May as well resurrect an old thread as start a new one...

:freaky

Seriously though, a search for "leather+repair" turned up a butt-load of options, but this was the first that specifically asked about a jacket.

To wit - I need a collar repaired on a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 88,919
Posted By basketcase
Years ago I worked construction and drove a Ford...

Years ago I worked construction and drove a Ford Ranger 4wd that had the same All-Terrain Goodyear's on it that came OEM on the Wrangler.

Part of my job involved clean-up and at least once a week...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 88,919
Posted By basketcase
What model Jeep are you talking about bro? I've...

What model Jeep are you talking about bro? I've fallen prey to the same temptation in my old age.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e246/bonkerpro/2006%20Wrangler/06_1_zps585eedc9.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By basketcase
In 2010 three of us rode (4/5's of) the CDT. One...

In 2010 three of us rode (4/5's of) the CDT. One of the group crashed in northern New Mexico and banged up a knee. For the first 15 minutes or so we were unsure how serious the injury actually was....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 23,788
Posted By basketcase
Starts off sounding like the lead-in on a tool...

Starts off sounding like the lead-in on a tool kit commercial.

States unidentified personal and present ride is his steed of choice, come hell or high water...

Asks a question seeking...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,869
Posted By basketcase
Pass the salt please... Not to...

Pass the salt please...





Not to be impertinent, but am I the only one that finds this hilarious? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,134
Posted By basketcase
I have a set of Aerostich combat touring boots...

I have a set of Aerostich combat touring boots that are fine as far as comfort but I'm weary of the hassle getting them on and off, so I bought a pair of First Gear Kili-hi's on a stealer of a sale....
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 40,169
Posted By basketcase
I like my 2000 R1100RT and the usual bmw...

I like my 2000 R1100RT and the usual bmw amenities.

Does anything I want to do.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 109,291
Views: 21,937,132
Posted By basketcase
Any thoughts on the new 2015 DR650S? It...

Any thoughts on the new 2015 DR650S?

It seems new graphics and cartridge type forks are the only changes.

I sold my '08 DR earlier this year and have a wild fantasy about fuel injection coming...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,314
Posted By basketcase
There is a significant difference between the...

There is a significant difference between the strength and function of my First Gear jacket and my Roadcrafter.

The Roadcrafter is better stuff. It's 19 years old and has never given one moment of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,132,796
Posted By basketcase
basketcase in front on the old Gold Wing. Unnamed...

basketcase in front on the old Gold Wing. Unnamed dude in the back had crept over the line.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e246/bonkerpro/1991%20Gold%20Wing%20SE/91sesmall_zps6503c4d1.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,443
Posted By basketcase
One of my grad school professors was fond of...

One of my grad school professors was fond of saying "never make a decision while you are tired." On one of those occasions I remarked, "Dr. Bailey -- I've been tired so long I don't have a choice...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By basketcase
Granted, they could be tweaked a bit but I've...

Granted, they could be tweaked a bit but I've ridden in them in some gnarly stuff and have not felt I need anything more.

And I like wearing a boot that does not leave me looking like I am playing...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By basketcase
If you are open to a retro suggestion the...

If you are open to a retro suggestion the Aerostich Combat Touring Boots are a 70's era full leather Sidi motocross boot.

:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,569
Posted By basketcase
One other thought - I awakened this morning...

One other thought - I awakened this morning wondering if texting was a contributor to the kid in the van striking the vehicle turning left. That, or drug or alcohol impairment.

Otherwise, how does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,569
Posted By basketcase
As someone else commented you will probably get...

As someone else commented you will probably get flamed for your comments so FWIW, I agree with you. They can flame me also.

Years back I had gotten away from BMW's and the loose, strung out over a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,921
Posted By basketcase
I was hit from behind in 2007 in just this...

I was hit from behind in 2007 in just this scenario, with the difference being I was in my truck and not on the bike. Otherwise I am convinced I would have been toast.

Living as I do in a college...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By basketcase
Suffice it to say the Kili High's have become my...

Suffice it to say the Kili High's have become my new go-to boot for comfort and casual riding. I've worn them now for several hundred miles and they are adequately broken in so that I don't notice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,005
Posted By basketcase
Thanks for sharing the story. That is a superb...

Thanks for sharing the story. That is a superb looking Miata. :thumb

Thinking back on it, I was initially drawn to the Z3's because of my past BMW motorcycling experience. We are comfortable with...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By basketcase
Okay. I've been able to give a bit of thought to...

Okay. I've been able to give a bit of thought to your questions and have a few observations, for what they are worth.

First, a big picture suggestion. Answer these three questions before you get...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By basketcase
Got your PM and stuff sent. Check your email. ...

Got your PM and stuff sent. Check your email.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By basketcase
OP, pm me an email addy and I'll send you a copy...

OP, pm me an email addy and I'll send you a copy of the documents I used to plan my CDT ride in July 2010.

Like you, I started in earnest about a year out.

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Via edit: Whoops - just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 109,291
Views: 21,937,132
Posted By basketcase
Sold the DR back in January. Now spring is here...

Sold the DR back in January. Now spring is here and I'm having off-road withdrawal symptoms... :huh

Somebody please convince me not to go carousing... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By basketcase
I'm tired of the weight of my CBT's so I bought a...

I'm tired of the weight of my CBT's so I bought a pair of the Kili-highs today.

+1 on fitting tight. I wear an 8.5 and found the 9's to be the best fit for me at the local stealership. That is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By basketcase
Earplugs are the way to go. FWIW, my HJC...

Earplugs are the way to go.

FWIW, my HJC modular is quieter than my Shoei full face helmet.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,876
Posted By basketcase
Joe Rocket mesh with CE armor in the shoulders,...

Joe Rocket mesh with CE armor in the shoulders, elbows, and on the back. I wear it when the temps get consistently above 70* Fahrenheit.

I caught it for $90 on sale and while I hope I never hit...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By basketcase
Okay. Card is in and the maps are updated. ...

Okay. Card is in and the maps are updated.

Does the Nuvi 550 utilize the MicroSD card like RAM in a computer, or is it strictly for data storage?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By basketcase
Thanks for the feedback. I ordered an 8 gb card...

Thanks for the feedback. I ordered an 8 gb card and will get it in when I can get the back off of the blasted case.

It goes in under the battery, and the back cover/case is not popping up to let...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By basketcase
^ What he said. Took the enema thought from...

^

What he said. Took the enema thought from my mind before I could post it.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By basketcase
Garmin Nuvi 550 MicroSD card - what size?

Updating my maps last evening the Garmin tools suggested a MicroSD card to expand the memory of my Nuvi 550.

Can anyone enlighten me on the largest capacity card the Nuvi 550 can utilize?
...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,015
Posted By basketcase
My 20 year old 2-pc Roadcrafter is about ready...

My 20 year old 2-pc Roadcrafter is about ready for replacement so last year when I passed through Atlanta I stopped at Acme Rider Supply and bought a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket and their HT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,050
Posted By basketcase
I live near a small refinery and your buddy is...

I live near a small refinery and your buddy is correct about the base gasolines being the same. The additive packages are the subtle differences.

And as another inmate noted, if you run the engine...
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