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Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,040
Estwing - they make a hatchet and a camp axe,...

Estwing - they make a hatchet and a camp axe, both of solid steel construction. I own one of each and they are durable and tolerably well made. no, they don't hold a candle to really nice axes but...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Had heated grips on the BMW and loved them, even...

Had heated grips on the BMW and loved them, even on mildly chilly days, warm hands are a TREAT. BUT, the one time I took a trip when it was REALLY cold, I had both and was glad.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Hm...doubtful that the outlet you are thinking of...

Hm...doubtful that the outlet you are thinking of has the power output, but then most of the 'coolers' I've seen have a pretty hefty amp draw.

First look up the rating of the bikes outlet -...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,758
My wife gifted me with a Df for Christmas, and...

My wife gifted me with a Df for Christmas, and I've been having fun with my collection, now augmented, of primary lenses from my youth. It's impressive how good an image you can get with the Df -...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
I carry lenses is padded sleeves, you can get any...

I carry lenses is padded sleeves, you can get any number of models on amazon cheap. I use a drop-in style camera case, padded for the body with a lens attached. This way I can put all the stuff in...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,145
Budget friendly? What's a week of the serious...

Budget friendly? What's a week of the serious shits worth to you?

MSR - mine threads onto either a Nalgene quart bottle OR a Dromedary bag, a full gallon - about a minute a quart or so of easy...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,557
Having most of my backpacking experience in CO...

Having most of my backpacking experience in CO and N. CA, my experience with rain is pretty minimal, but I'll say this, I've owned down and synthetic fill bags.

I bought a synthetic bag to take...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Duct tape a spoon to the toe of your boot so that...

Duct tape a spoon to the toe of your boot so that a tongue sticks out that you can slide under the shifter.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,290
For backpacking where you only want boiling...

For backpacking where you only want boiling water, the jet boil works well - I used one on my last backpacking trip and was satisfied with the performance, although the igniter would not work - no...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,249
When we camp it's both saw and axe. ...

When we camp it's both saw and axe.

Estwings, still made in USA are a great value, I have the leather handled hatchet, the camp axe, which you CAN bend, my blade is slightly off line now...

And...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Switches are cheap, replace both of them at the...

Switches are cheap, replace both of them at the same time and verify your wiring diagram - make sure all the wires are nice and tight at the connections. Test before you button up.

Look, it...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Same here - how do you keep the entire pack from...

Same here - how do you keep the entire pack from sticking if you remove that wet pump assembly?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,775
Hey Q: I too love atomic energy, visited there...

Hey Q: I too love atomic energy, visited there almost 20 years ago...those things you saw in the lot .... they will never fly, Wilbur...will they?

Very cool site indeed - wish I could have...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
No, current and voltage are not the same, but you...

No, current and voltage are not the same, but you probably fried your new battery. A motorcycle battery needs a charge rate no more than 3 amps or so.

Even 10 amps is more than double the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Agreed. Think we will get that cosmetic second...

Agreed. Think we will get that cosmetic second from B. Boneyard.

Unless you can inspect the part prior to delivery eh?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Advrider comes thru again. And in less than a...

Advrider comes thru again. And in less than a hour.

Thanks much, I sent him a copy of that link, looks like just what he needs.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Should have thought of e-bay. I sent him that...

Should have thought of e-bay. I sent him that idea.

Also, I agree that rebuild might be easier - I think he is hesitant to do something that safety-related to his bike - and I can relate to that.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
R1100GS front brake master cylinder....

So I gave my son my R1100GS, since I'm not using it anymore, and he's in need of a road bike.

However, the front master cylinder is leaking and the goo has also ruined the brake light switch.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,451
I have a BMW but since we have not driven it in a...

I have a BMW but since we have not driven it in a year or more...

I hate having to replace discs and do my damnest to get two sets of pads out, but the reality is, when you get 100K plus on a set...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Don't try this with a CatCon....

In a non-catcon vehicle, you can get much higher octane by using pump 91/92 octane unleaded, then cut it with about 25% or so 100'Low Lead' aviation gasoline. While it's called 'low lead' it's got...
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