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Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By SpeedyK
Good taste, Ricardo.

Good taste, Ricardo.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 417,981
Posted By SpeedyK
Another word...Castrato

Another word...Castrato
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,092
Posted By SpeedyK
They might both fit in a u-haul 5 x 8 box. Those...

They might both fit in a u-haul 5 x 8 box. Those have tie-downs at each corner. Put a bunch of old bedding, foam, pillows, etc around them. The 5x8 is taller which makes loading easier. If you buy a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By SpeedyK
Your bike, but the proportions of the Seca 550...

Your bike, but the proportions of the Seca 550 are lovely. One of the best looking UJM's ever made.

Look at the first photo, even with the different paint the design shines through.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,415
Posted By SpeedyK
Well, there's the "rope trick", one cylinder...

Well, there's the "rope trick", one cylinder approaching TDC with both valves closed, plug out, stuff rope in to fill and push against, leaving the end sticking out to pull when finished. I carry a...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By SpeedyK
I found myself wondering, "What would Malraux...

I found myself wondering, "What would Malraux have to say about this concern?"

Hope this is reassuring.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By SpeedyK
Sounds like the clutch splines might be the real...

Sounds like the clutch splines might be the real issue. If you search the Guzzi forums, there's a trick involving (I think) alcohol in the clutch chamber and some rinsing out. I'd be tempted to shoot...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,415
Posted By SpeedyK
Big end shells another place to look. They do rot...

Big end shells another place to look. They do rot if let sit.

The replacement gears have a mixed rep.

Maybe call Moto Guzzi Classics and see what Mark says. If you need parts he'd be the first...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 417,981
Posted By SpeedyK
I'd ask if he was sure he had the dollar to give...

I'd ask if he was sure he had the dollar to give me for my trouble.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By SpeedyK
It could be that Gore isn't making more of that...

It could be that Gore isn't making more of that leather.

Or it could be that it's now an exclusive product. If BMW continues to offer the Atlantis...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By SpeedyK
End of Life for Aerostich Transit

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ee4b1c8a3cb628702757dff67&id=7d4e5a8213&e=19d3672dcf
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By SpeedyK
Wow. And cool bike. Thanks.

Wow. And cool bike. Thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,520
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice that your asylum has internet access. In...

Nice that your asylum has internet access. In your dreams, do the motorcycles have factories where they build disposable people?
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,376
Posted By SpeedyK
If it's just you and you want to travel light,...

If it's just you and you want to travel light, consider a bivy bag. Like this one, which I found used...http://www.trailspace.com/gear/outdoor-research/alpine-bivy/

Or this...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By SpeedyK
Lovely work. Any video of it going?

Lovely work. Any video of it going?
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By SpeedyK
Are you countersteering? Makes for more positive...

Are you countersteering? Makes for more positive cornering.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By SpeedyK
This is the page you want for Aerostich on a...

This is the page you want for Aerostich on a budget...http://www.aerostich.com/sale?cat=550
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By SpeedyK
I haven't been concerned about my calves, but...

I haven't been concerned about my calves, but looking down they don't seem outsized.

I have Combat Touring Lights and something Oxtar in a road boot, both work fine. Just replace that lacing on...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By SpeedyK
For a while I wore Aerostich Transit pants over...

For a while I wore Aerostich Transit pants over dungarees, went up a waist size and it worked nicely. They are low-rise, so there isn't as much bunching around the middle.

Not a cheap option, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,424
Posted By SpeedyK
Might be how it was invented. :^) Well,...

Might be how it was invented. :^)

Well, there goes my patent.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,424
Posted By SpeedyK
I do the same hiking in the desert, drink water...

I do the same hiking in the desert, drink water (usually 2L) until my gut is sloshing before I leave and pee my way through the hike. Plenty of mesquites out there to water, and it settles down when...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 417,981
Posted By SpeedyK
Needs a Briggs and Stratton decal on the tank.

Needs a Briggs and Stratton decal on the tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 417,981
Posted By SpeedyK
Almost 30k miles on the original tires...

Almost 30k miles on the original tires...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By SpeedyK
Another...

Another idea...http://carl.krall.org/wordpress/motorcycle/cheaper-motorcycle-battery/
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 85,814
Posted By SpeedyK
Problem

I have used and liked these earplugs, but the last batch I was sent do not have as much "structure", so they come apart. The result is I now have some blue stuff stuck down in my ear.

IIRC, there...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,696
Posted By SpeedyK
More like the meteorologists. :^)

More like the meteorologists. :^)
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,818
Posted By SpeedyK
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,474
Posted By SpeedyK
Read up on the new Olympus 5-II, not quite the...

Read up on the new Olympus 5-II, not quite the right model number but enough to find it. Some new tech that might help with night shots and long shots.

M43 will probably be around a while. But all...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,210
Posted By SpeedyK
Great pick. Back then it was close between that...

Great pick. Back then it was close between that and the KZ/GPz 550. Both are like bicycles with a motor compared to the next size up, but lots of fun.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,331
Posted By SpeedyK
All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed...

All you need to hotwire it is a carefully placed safety pin. The key people MZ Rider suggested are great to deal with. I have a bunch of computer type key switches, PM and I ll send you one.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,210
Posted By SpeedyK
Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look...

Surf over to search tempest and set it up to look at the markets you'd go to. Then save that search as a bookmark. As said above, good deals are gone fast, so check in and be ready.

Also, starting...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,088
Posted By SpeedyK
I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never...

I like my older (black/orange) Marmot Never Summer.

That said, if the Marmot people ever come for a visit, I'm going to latch the bathroom door with one of their zippers, so they'll have to open...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By SpeedyK
I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely...

I didn't install the kit (though it is nicely made, he does very nice work); it was easier and faster to put one together myself out of relays at hand. In my case the relays had a limited space to be...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By SpeedyK
I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with...

I just resprayed an old GoreTex jacket with Revivex, the one that you put in the dryer to activate. Works.

Nikwax wash-in and spray several years ago did not do anything, so I had put it away....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 33,029
Posted By SpeedyK
Outdoor Research Alpine

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy has a plastic 5-section pole with aluminum sockets that is a little less than 12" taken down.

Thank you for putting the chart together.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By SpeedyK
Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been...

Not sure how you store tunes, but I've been looking at putting a Raspberry Pi in a case for a music server. Plug a USB stick into it for storage and use a phone to control it via BT. USB sticks are...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice! How small does it pack?

Nice! How small does it pack?
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,820
Posted By SpeedyK
OP, is that knife really blue or is that a...

OP, is that knife really blue or is that a photography shenaniganery? Or is that perhaps anti-theft bluing from Brownells. :^)

I like Opinel because of the carbon steel, carried one every day for...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,648
Posted By SpeedyK
This one is supposed to be wider than their other...

This one is supposed to be wider than their other bags...http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Sleeping-Bag-Reviews/Western-Mountaineering-Alpinlite

I like the way they made the down movable...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,700
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense....

Thank you. I missed that, but it makes sense. Columbia has fallen a bit on its own, IMO.
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