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Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,588
Posted By ChrisE
I took two evening courses, six weeks each, at...

I took two evening courses, six weeks each, at the local community college. Each course cost about $100 for the six weeks.

Minimal classroom theory and lots of hands on welding.

First course...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By ChrisE
Tourmaster Caliber, full zippers down the outside...

Tourmaster Caliber, full zippers down the outside of each leg. Quilted liner.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By ChrisE
I have the Warm and Safe dual wireless...

I have the Warm and Safe dual wireless controller. It's mounted by a zip tie on my handlebars.

I have one plug that powers everything from my bike to my jacket.

I control my jacket liner with...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By ChrisE
I have a Radar Screamer...

I have a Radar Screamer (http://www.motorcycleradar.com/radar_screamer.htm)system on my Aprilia. It plugs into the headphone jack on my Escort 9500ix.

I also have the optional LED.

Here's a...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By ChrisE
I just got these from Revzilla,...

I just got these from Revzilla, http://www.revzilla.com/product/firstgear-rubber-overglove they are are heavy duty rubber gloves. Sized to fit over your regular gloves, so if you where a size large,...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 39,463
Posted By ChrisE
Glad I found this thread today, I was about to...

Glad I found this thread today, I was about to call GoPro to find out if my two WiFi BacPacs were defective as the battery life was short.

I have two Hero cameras and so have ordered two Monoprice...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ChrisE
I signed up for the cafeHusky group buy....thanks

I signed up for the cafeHusky group buy....thanks
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 568,595
Posted By ChrisE
What happened here ...

What happened here

http://www.mad-ducati.com/Gallery/cedwards/G121/Box1.jpg



Welding Class....Welded an aluminum box using stainless steel rod...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By ChrisE
I'm camping off my street bike for the first time...

I'm camping off my street bike for the first time this weekend. I have a Ventura Rack system and am hoping to get most of everything inside my Nelson Rigg GWS 500 bag
...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By ChrisE
GoPro Hero2 with the WiFi BacPak and Remote. ...

GoPro Hero2 with the WiFi BacPak and Remote.

You can strap the remote to your wrist, handlebars or as I did, velcro it to the top of my brake fluid reservoir. One of the issues I had with the...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,045
Posted By ChrisE
I use a couple of different size SnapWare brand...

I use a couple of different size SnapWare brand food container boxes to make my ice blocks. One 2.5 liter and two 1.0 liters fill the 9Qt cooler just about perfect.

I've only had my system a few...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,785
Posted By ChrisE
I had that exact unit, used it for about a year...

I had that exact unit, used it for about a year before I finally bought a 3 rail trailer.

I hauled a '05 KTM 525EXC and a '07 KTM 450EXC, never had any issues.

I'm a short guy, 5' 7", it was a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By ChrisE
MTDR Loretta Lynn's Trail Ride 03/30, 03/31,04/01 2012

MTDR (Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders) is holding their 11th Annual Spring Trail Ride at the famous Loretta Lynn's Ranch on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.


Click here to Register Online...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By ChrisE
It's not your tires, it's the roads.....don't...

It's not your tires, it's the roads.....don't ride on those roads.....
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,675
Posted By ChrisE
I quoted that in my post, but I still don't see...

I quoted that in my post, but I still don't see how it keeps the wires together in the center.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,675
Posted By ChrisE
I have one of those clamps from Radio Shack with...

I have one of those clamps from Radio Shack with the Alligator clips, but it can still be difficult to hold two small wires together and apply heat.

Usually this is stranded copper wire, so I...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,675
Posted By ChrisE
Got top 26

And I saw reference to similar idea, but this might work better for those that don't have easy access to solid overhead rafters.

I used some 1" black pipe, from home depot, screwed it together and...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,710
Posted By ChrisE
Find some steel tubing that has an inside...

Find some steel tubing that has an inside diameter a hare bigger than the diameter of your steering stem.

Use this to tap the bearing down into place or with a press if you have one.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By ChrisE
Interesting, so what you did was make the rim air...

Interesting, so what you did was make the rim air tight by gluing part of a tube to it, if I understand you.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,123
Posted By ChrisE
New? or you go lucky with a used one

New? or you go lucky with a used one
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,782
Posted By ChrisE
You said the hole is in the tread, use a tire...

You said the hole is in the tread, use a tire rope repair kit, that will fix it until you are ready to replace the tire.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By ChrisE
I've used 6 Tubless inserts on my KTM300XCW, my...

I've used 6 Tubless inserts on my KTM300XCW, my Son's KTM250XCW and my buddy has them on his 300 also.

I've had good luck getting my 300 to seal and hold air, the other two bikes have been hit and...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By ChrisE
I have a couple of pairs of the Klim Dakar, I...

I have a couple of pairs of the Klim Dakar, I wear them for dirt riding in the cool weather, but I'm not sure they are 100% waterproof.

I replaced my Thor pant with the Klim, all the zippers...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,540
Posted By ChrisE
Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry...

Apologize is this mentioned earlier, I carry about 4 heavy duty zip ties, the ones that are about 1/4" wide and a couple of feet long. I just curl these up and store them in my air box. You can get...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,123
Posted By ChrisE
When I went from my Suburban to an Escalade, the...

When I went from my Suburban to an Escalade, the Escalade's hitch was a few inches higher, so as you can see, if the picture in 3 posts above, I put a down down to make it easier to load.

I never...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,123
Posted By ChrisE
On the UltimateMx hauler, there is a pin/bolt...

On the UltimateMx hauler, there is a pin/bolt that locks the hitch in the up position

http://www.mad-ducati.com/Gallery/cedwards/G471/UMXHauler%20008.jpg

You can see the hole in the vertical...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,123
Posted By ChrisE
I made a removeable lightbar for my UltimateMX...

I made a removeable lightbar for my UltimateMX Hauler out of some right angle aluminum and a cheap trailer light set from Walmart.

I would put it on after the bike was loaded and remove it before...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,146
Posted By ChrisE
Here's my Goldwing with DDM 35W/5000k in both the...

Here's my Goldwing with DDM 35W/5000k in both the high and low beams.

The Low beams are the center lights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdRZDoEuWgU
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,501
Posted By ChrisE
It does make setting it up and checking out...

It does make setting it up and checking out whether it's recording or not, a bit easier.

I have the Bacpak set to come on for a few seconds when I start recording. There is also a small icon that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By ChrisE
I put a pair of heated grips on my KTM 300. ...

I put a pair of heated grips on my KTM 300.

On the clutch side, I wrapped a couple of layers of electrical tape around the handlebars. Then stuck the heating element on. Because of the extra...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By ChrisE
Nice Trailer. About the only thing I would do is...

Nice Trailer. About the only thing I would do is to add a little stick on anti slip strips between the bike rails.

This stuff
http://www.mad-ducati.com/Gallery/cedwards/G47/RampDoorOpen2.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,550
Posted By ChrisE
Suggestion, based on your photo's, you need to...

Suggestion, based on your photo's, you need to space/lift up the clamps vertically or you will be really limited on the wheels you can change.

You need to allow space for sprockets and rotors or...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,298
Posted By ChrisE
That's one of the best solutions I've read,...

That's one of the best solutions I've read, thanks for that tip.
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,550
Posted By ChrisE
No issues with building a better mousetrap, but R...

No issues with building a better mousetrap, but R & D it yourself, don't steal their stuff and just build a copy.

And it has nothing to do with being a corporate suck hole, it's more to do will a...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,501
Posted By ChrisE
My GoPro with LCD Bacpak ...

My GoPro with LCD Bacpak

http://www.mad-ducati.com/Gallery/cedwards/G571/UnderVisorGoPro2.jpg

http://www.mad-ducati.com/Gallery/cedwards/G571/DSC_4355x.jpg

Chin mounted
...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,397
Posted By ChrisE
I've peeled a couple off, I use a towel on the...

I've peeled a couple off, I use a towel on the painted surface and then pry, with a small screwdriver between the plastic of the gopro mount and the adhesive pad, so the screwdriver tip is not...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,550
Posted By ChrisE
You've got to be kidding, right? You're stealing...

You've got to be kidding, right? You're stealing someone's idea and livelihood and you are asking dimensions.

Freaking disgusting
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,146
Posted By ChrisE
I've installed two sets of the DDM Tuning...

I've installed two sets of the DDM Tuning 35W/5000k on my Goldwing.

Took about 2.5 weeks to get them delivered, from China.

Install was easy and they are way brighter than the stock OEM bulbs....
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,816
Posted By ChrisE
Then from Florida to Tennessee, I couldn't find a...

Then from Florida to Tennessee, I couldn't find a house with high garage ceilings, but found one with a 5 car garage and a walk out, into the garage basement. The garage was divided by a stairway...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,682,816
Posted By ChrisE
Moving to Florida from NJ, above post, I ended up...

Moving to Florida from NJ, above post, I ended up with a 3 car garage with 10' high ceilings.

I couldn't use the lift longways to sit over a single bay, so I rotated it 90 degrees and had it sit...
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