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Forum: Equipment 06-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,908
Posted By VStromTom
Have you read the directions on how to use...

Have you read the directions on how to use them?:rofl:rofl:rofl:deal
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By VStromTom
Unless you have Kevlar or some other impervious...

Unless you have Kevlar or some other impervious materail you are pissing up a rope. A cover ain't gonna do squat for security on a bike. IMO of course. Hope someone has a good option but I can't...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By VStromTom
I hates dem spiders and dem snakes! I spray...

I hates dem spiders and dem snakes! I spray HomeDefense around the perimeter of my house and on the inside at all baseboards. In the garage I spray about a foot width across the floor at each entry...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By VStromTom
Lots of things use those pigtails and unless you...

Lots of things use those pigtails and unless you are a real clutz, hey, from personal experience it can happen, you cant hook them up wrong. Red goes to positive, black to ground. I have 2 on my...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By VStromTom
Get that tire scruffed up, ride on some gravel,...

Get that tire scruffed up, ride on some gravel, slowly in your case and do some turns. New tires take some wear in to get the best traction. Have fun, and take your time. Ride Safely
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By VStromTom
Threw mine away. It was like sleeping in a...

Threw mine away. It was like sleeping in a coffin, and in rain/wind it was very hard to sleep. My $.02.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,112
Posted By VStromTom
Foil pouched products like tuna fish, salmon....

Foil pouched products like tuna fish, salmon. Some apple sauce in squeeze pouch, peanut butter/cracker, or any of the snack bar types - granola, etc. A potato can be good too, throw in on a fire or...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By VStromTom
Don't mess around with a vest when a liner is...

Don't mess around with a vest when a liner is only a couple $ more. Most of us have a drawer full of crap we bought trying to skimp and ended up buying the right thing after all. Want to stop by my...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 85,874
Posted By VStromTom
It's hard to keep a tent floor clean inside so I...

It's hard to keep a tent floor clean inside so I bought a cheapo wide paint brush to carry with my tent roll. Use a piece of paper for the dust pan. Works and it's super cheap. BTW, you can buy those...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By VStromTom
How to motels get rid of smoke odors in carpets,...

How to motels get rid of smoke odors in carpets, curains, bed clothes? Might stop in nearby your locale and ask. Just a thought.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 85,874
Posted By VStromTom
Shove the WalMart rant. If you find some stuff at...

Shove the WalMart rant. If you find some stuff at other discount stores why not post those instead of bitching. WalMart employs millions of people plus supports millions more in supplier/distribution...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,231
Posted By VStromTom
FWI, as asked, bikes are a KLR650, a DL650, and...

FWI, as asked, bikes are a KLR650, a DL650, and an R1100RT. Ride all three bikes alot. Did the Continental Divide trail from border to border on the KLR and also rode it half way cross country on...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,231
Posted By VStromTom
I have 4 herniated discs, L3L4, L4L5, L5S1, and a...

I have 4 herniated discs, L3L4, L4L5, L5S1, and a cervical. No surgeries but epidurals worked great so far. These were full blown herniations, not just back strains. Watch your posture, look up...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By VStromTom
Check this out over on www.BMWST.com Common...

Check this out over on www.BMWST.com Common problem easy to fix, not sure about reusing the existing glass though. Have you done a search for BMW oil sight glass on google?
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,319
Posted By VStromTom
I lived in SD for about 4 yrs, like many others...

I lived in SD for about 4 yrs, like many others who have lived in really cold climes. NEVER have I had a car or bike tire show that kind of failure. Had to make sure to keep tabs on psi of course but...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By VStromTom
There is a link somewhere here about a guy who...

There is a link somewhere here about a guy who bought a Pacific Coast and rode to Alaska, made the PC into a rat bike. Left it up there for anyone to use, and the exhaust had a chamber built on it...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,757
Posted By VStromTom
You don't have to rely on communication from...

You don't have to rely on communication from another rider as to upcoming sharp turns if you have a GPS. I use my 60CSX all the time for that zoomed in. Use it more for that, speed, and general...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,757
Posted By VStromTom
Get with the group you will be riding with and...

Get with the group you will be riding with and see who what each of you think you will carry, then eliminate duplication amongs the group. Everyone doesn't need a compressor, etc. It's only 3 days...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By VStromTom
Get yourself an emergency blanket, folds to deck...

Get yourself an emergency blanket, folds to deck of cards size, to supplement that bag if you get cold. There are good servicable gear items (tents, sleeping bags, etc) at low prices. I don't buy the...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,877
Posted By VStromTom
Dang, I just got a deal from BeemerBoneyard but...

Dang, I just got a deal from BeemerBoneyard but this deal would be even better.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By VStromTom
Borrow a tent from a friend. Even if you plan to...

Borrow a tent from a friend. Even if you plan to camp some later on it is foolish to spend big $ on a tent when some cheap models are warrantied waterproof. Don't drink that koolaid.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By VStromTom
That sucks. You have been way beyond patient,...

That sucks. You have been way beyond patient, while justifiably pissed. Lots of good alternative gear out there and some sales should be popping up here and there since Spring is on the way...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,558
Posted By VStromTom
Wool will keep you warm, can actually help keep...

Wool will keep you warm, can actually help keep you cool, is durable, can be washed easily, will dry fairly fast. A light wt rain liner over a wool sweater, over a long sleeve base layer will serve...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,794
Posted By VStromTom
I have 2 BT Jr's and one bt from Wally World. All...

I have 2 BT Jr's and one bt from Wally World. All of them work great including the Wally World model. Think it was $22. It's a little bit bigger than the BT Jr's since the charger itself doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,718
Posted By VStromTom
I imagine the people who bad mouth DB's do so out...

I imagine the people who bad mouth DB's do so out of ignorance and have never used them. Yet they are adamant DB's don't/can't work and that all of us who have used them and know they work are wrong....
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,718
Posted By VStromTom
They are the best thing since canned beer. People...

They are the best thing since canned beer. People who say they don't work must ride funny.:rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By VStromTom
All the heated gear suppliers state clearly that...

All the heated gear suppliers state clearly that a tight fit with a single layer between your skin and the liner is the right way to wear the heated gear. Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone IMO.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,161
Posted By VStromTom
Drop some vanity!

Drop some vanity!
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By VStromTom
Might try a rainfly from an old tent. Has stretch...

Might try a rainfly from an old tent. Has stretch cords and clips that work well for bike cover.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,870
Posted By VStromTom
Expect my covers to arrive this week. Already...

Expect my covers to arrive this week. Already have the oem guards on the bike but they let a lot of cold air freeze fingers. Also, WIW I found Bike Master heated grips with a 5 position temp...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,870
Posted By VStromTom
Use whatever works for you and screw what anyone...

Use whatever works for you and screw what anyone else says! Some guys are just toooooo coooool and macho to admit they get cold! Used to have a buddy who made fun of my heated gloves until I let him...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By VStromTom
JUMP JUMP JUMP:huh Put me in that column. My el...

JUMP JUMP JUMP:huh Put me in that column. My el cheapo Wally World Coleman has never collapsed/leaked/tore/whatever else is claimed they do over 10+ years of use. SO THERE tent snobs!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By VStromTom
Agree, especially with gloves, and if it's in the...

Agree, especially with gloves, and if it's in the 20's heated liners are far superior to anything else. But, the omniheat stuff works great as an under liner, or while in camp. FWIW.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By VStromTom
I haven't seen what you are talking about but...

I haven't seen what you are talking about but there are garments available called OmniHeat, has reflective dots on the inside surface that reflect your body heat back. The one I have as a zipped...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By VStromTom
You also might find it at some Army Surplus...

You also might find it at some Army Surplus stores. I found the leathers for the pressure pump at one near my location. There is a new style pump but I didn't want to convert. Have those stored with...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 19,335
Posted By VStromTom
Oh Yeah, a BMW rider of course, thinking about...

Oh Yeah, a BMW rider of course, thinking about that kind of price being reasonable. Just kidding! Stuff like that sure would be great wouldn't it?!
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By VStromTom
Lots of poles but clipped instead of sleeved ex...

Lots of poles but clipped instead of sleeved ex the vestibule. The rain fly looks tiny, will be interested to hear how it does with ventilation as well as in the rain. Looks good.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By VStromTom
Why not wait to see what they say instead of even...

Why not wait to see what they say instead of even thinking of being pissed off. Guess you have your mind made up already huh.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,300
Posted By VStromTom
IMO, it depends on where you ride and what the...

IMO, it depends on where you ride and what the exposure conditions you ride in that could cause the most damage you your engine. Went down a couple of times where I am almost certain the engine...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By VStromTom
Shy of a wet suit, you won't know how covered you...

Shy of a wet suit, you won't know how covered you need to be until you get in the middle/deepest part of the water. Most of us accept we will get wet, take awhile to dry, or learn to tolerate being...
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