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Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,911
Posted By Chains45
Received my S-Plugs a couple of months ago and...

Received my S-Plugs a couple of months ago and tried them for the first time a few weeks ago, fit great under the helmet and the short wire option means minimum hassle. I did find one side not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Got the Uly out and did some miles myself...

Got the Uly out and did some miles myself yesterday, 300+, most beside my son on his brand new (zero miles at noon yesterday) Versys. Mostly slab since he lives in Helena and I rode part of the way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 256,641
Posted By Chains45
Diek!!! Fantastic to get a little more of your...

Diek!!! Fantastic to get a little more of your story. Was wondering what I had missed till you let slip how long ago this was. Was looking at the San Antonio Symphony website recently and cannot...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By Chains45
The belt is one of the reasons I bought the Uly,...

The belt is one of the reasons I bought the Uly, the chains in my old bikes were always having issues. Nothing is perfect, and there is a trade-off for everything.

07 Uly, had a belt snap at13000...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 157,849
Posted By Chains45
Hey I have one of those!!!:clap Funny thing...

Hey I have one of those!!!:clap

Funny thing is it straightened out just fine and lives in my spare parts now (seriously doubt it would survive another dirt nap...).
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Chains45
Have you asked Camelback? Their website makes...

Have you asked Camelback? Their website makes them look like they are pretty sociable, and companies often are happy to answer questions like this about their product. (http://www.camelbak.com/)
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Chains45
Agree with vtwin, in trying to get the rear to be...

Agree with vtwin, in trying to get the rear to be a little stronger I replaced my pads with the good EBCs and it did help. Check Badweatherbikers for particulars. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Chains45
Got one of these a couple of years ago from...

Got one of these a couple of years ago from Harbor Freight, list at $179, with coupons and sale I think I paid $80.

Does the job fine for me.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 929,971
Posted By Chains45
It might be because that rear tire has a flat...

It might be because that rear tire has a flat spot on the bottom part. :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,147
Posted By Chains45
I am going to try and make it, but have some...

I am going to try and make it, but have some things to do before leaving Missoula, so it may be after 5 before I will get there to start looking for y'all. If there is decent cell service there,...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,000
Posted By Chains45
http://www.redmangear.com/images/Product/xp-instr-...

http://www.redmangear.com/images/Product/xp-instr-150.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By Chains45
The short range of mine is a hassle at times. ...

The short range of mine is a hassle at times. But between a couple of MSR bottles and carrying a small 1 gal plastic jug I have been on both coasts and a lot in between without a the expense of an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Good Morning Missoula Advriders!!!!!! I also...

Good Morning Missoula Advriders!!!!!! I also intended to drop by the Draught Works to finally meet y'all, found I was not quite up to going from table to table asking "are you Missoulamike?" etc... ...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By Chains45
http://www.headphone.com/index.php

http://www.headphone.com/index.php
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,890
Posted By Chains45
A few years ago a few wildland firefighters had...

A few years ago a few wildland firefighters had some aluminum fuel bottles fail in their packs when the pack was left laying in the sun for several hours, soaking their gear with fuel. As a result...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Chains45
I am 6'3" 250 with 52" chest and 37" arms. ...

I am 6'3" 250 with 52" chest and 37" arms. Normally a 3XL or a 2XL tall will do me. I bought the 3XL Epic this spring and love it. Although the arms are just a tad short it is not enough to make...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,671
Posted By Chains45
I would surmise that the only reason it is not to...

I would surmise that the only reason it is not to be used on motorcycle tires is the perceived ignition sources the bike can represent. But otherwise look at the properties of propane: As mentioned...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
You guys make me feel good. Perhaps I don't...

You guys make me feel good. Perhaps I don't overpack as much it seems I do sometimes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 64,560
Posted By Chains45
Snr Moment

For those that have not heard, he is out of the hospital and on the mend. May be a very long time before he can climb on a bike again as he is just regaining his voice but he is upright and...
Forum: Regional forums 08-10-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,215
Posted By Chains45
Snr Moment

For those that have not heard, he is out of the hospital and on the mend. May be a very long time before he can climb on a bike again as he is just regaining his voice but he is upright and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Dances - Thank Dog you were not caught up in...

Dances -

Thank Dog you were not caught up in the middle of that mess, there was another MVA in the backup east of it just as the FD cleared the accident.... Last I heard they took a total of 5...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,065,931
Posted By Chains45
Great to talk with you a little bit in Darby. ...

Great to talk with you a little bit in Darby. Safe journey!!!
Forum: Regional forums 07-19-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,215
Posted By Chains45
Snr Moment Update

Spoke a little too soon yesterday. He has been discharged from St Pats, but obviously just so he could be transferred home. He is in St Vincents in Billings now, still in intensive care so still...
Forum: Regional forums 07-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,215
Posted By Chains45
Thumb Update on Snr Moment

Tried calling his hospital room this morning and he has already been discharged. Hopefully he is headed home and will return all better.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 64,560
Posted By Chains45
Darby is NOT dry, as in yes you can get a drink. ...

Darby is NOT dry, as in yes you can get a drink. However, as has been mentioned the Darby Marshall takes his job very seriously and tickets for 1mph over the limit, which is 25 thru town, so I am...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,686
Posted By Chains45
I carry a spare belt too. Had occasion to change...

I carry a spare belt too. Had occasion to change it on a trip and had no problems whatsoever putting on the new belt on the side of the road. Only took 45 min, most of that time was just figuring...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 64,560
Posted By Chains45
Brian, you over on the left side now?

Brian, you over on the left side now?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,757
Posted By Chains45
Missoula is great now! Everything melted (in fact...

Missoula is great now! Everything melted (in fact the rivers are going over flood stage today), they have spent that last 2 weeks sweeping the gravel to the ditches, and had enough rain to wash off...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,286
Posted By Chains45
That's actually I-90. The 2 roads between...

That's actually I-90.

The 2 roads between Hwy 12 and I-90 are Fish Creek Road and the Graves Creek to Petty Creek Road - which goes past the Lumberjack (The Jack). Both easy roads although there...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
I was out of town for a few weeks, think I missed...

I was out of town for a few weeks, think I missed it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Looking out on those hills from the house I still...

Looking out on those hills from the house I still see a lot of snow up there. Between that and the snow we have received in the last few days it is still a crap shoot to try and cross over, might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 64,560
Posted By Chains45
The riders were ok, the idiot driving the 5th...

The riders were ok, the idiot driving the 5th wheeler was a jerk. 2am, he pulls into the campground filled with tents, lets it idle while he negotiates with the manager for a parking spot, takes 10...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chains45
The Half-Dome 2+ is rated as a 3 season, but does...

The Half-Dome 2+ is rated as a 3 season, but does have a lot of mesh so anything short of warm clear weather you will have the fly on it. The rainfly is a full coverage and is pretty heavy, so works...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chains45
What I liked about the Half-Dome 2+ was that...

What I liked about the Half-Dome 2+ was that fully half of it is mesh, so without the rainfly I can watch the stars. It goes up easy, long enough for my 6'4", enter from either side, packs small...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chains45
Been using a 9lb Marmot 4 season for years,...

Been using a 9lb Marmot 4 season for years, finally broke down last summer and got a Half Dome 2. Love it.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,656
Posted By Chains45
Used it to remove both tires at once, just to...

Used it to remove both tires at once, just to prove I could. Also have the bike up on it now doing some electrical farkles. So far still like it. I would prefer a roll-on, but at $400-800 for a...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,759
Posted By Chains45
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Sounds good, I bet Chase1991 would be game too.

Sounds good, I bet Chase1991 would be game too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
The Hoodoo Pass is exactly the ride I want to try...

The Hoodoo Pass is exactly the ride I want to try this year, but prefer to ride with someone for that....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,114
Posted By Chains45
Practice and miles is the only way to go. The...

Practice and miles is the only way to go. The Uly is a beast in sand and pea-gravel, but loves the FS roads. I have about 25K on it now, and fully half of them have been on the FS roads of MT and...
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