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Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Hardie ground anchorAlmax Immobilser chain Xena...

Hardie ground anchorAlmax Immobilser chain
Xena disc lock
Factory alarm
Rain cover
If you have the cash... some sort of biketrak
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,066
Prompt and good advice, thanks. :thumb

Prompt and good advice, thanks. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,066
Brilliant, thanks for sharing. I'm planning...

Brilliant, thanks for sharing.

I'm planning a solo RTW next year with a leg through Central Asia and I was only planning to ride the Pamir Highway through Tajikistan. I'm not familiar with the...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Cardo Scala Rider Q3

I like the Cardo Scala Rider Q3. I can plug my custom SoundEars straight into it. I lost one of the units too, the catch was a bit sucky and it fell off... luckily I found it at work in the car park...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Maybe... only joking, if it comes to it I would...

Maybe... only joking, if it comes to it I would most likely hand it all over. The way I see it; if they're rumbled by the alarm or other commotion they may be more likely just to scarper because they...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
I've been using custom Sound Ears from Ultimate...

I've been using custom Sound Ears from Ultimate Ear for a couple of years. I love them. I won't ride anywhere without them. Sure they're expensive buty they're extremely comfy, hard wearing and I can...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
The biggest tip I can suggest is to make good use...

The biggest tip I can suggest is to make good use a rain cover... if it's all out of sight it's out of mind. When wild camping I have used a small disc alarm lock like a Xena or Oxford and a cable...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Slightly off topic but if you ever need to...

Slightly off topic but if you ever need to replace the battery look at the Motobatt Quadflex, they're an awesome battery but it's relevant here because they have 4x terminals so you can avoid...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,650
By that logic you can rationalise...

By that logic you can rationalise getting/carrying almost any number of items, at what point do you stop - you need room for beer! In terms of a road trip I'm an advocate of not being prepared for...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,650
I think the OP answered his own question. Why...

I think the OP answered his own question. Why would you get a Multimeter if you don't know how to use it. Conversely the test light is a peice of piss to use and is probably going to be all that is...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
If you're going to have other accessories at some...

If you're going to have other accessories at some point I would recommend something like the FZ1 Fuzeblock. They're dead easy to install and you can then have switched power.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,960
Shake as much water off as you can, use a...

Shake as much water off as you can, use a microfibre towel (they're very absorbent and dry quickly), pack it and dry at earliest opportunity. I always pack the rain fly and inner separately - the...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
The Osram Daybreakers are pretty good.

The Osram Daybreakers are pretty good.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
I went with the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multi-set. I...

I went with the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 Multi-set. I especially like the ability to pluf in my own custom earbuds.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,880
You can't beat the Suzuki bandit as a first road...

You can't beat the Suzuki bandit as a first road bike.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
I would thoroughly clean the chain, use your...

I would thoroughly clean the chain, use your preferred chain lube, adjust the tension then check for any excessively tight or loose spots. If so I would replace it, if not, I would ride on.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,712
The BMW manual recommends this method for the...

The BMW manual recommends this method for the head race bearing, which I think is designed to bring everything together but I don't think this retorque technique is necessary in the shock bolt case....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,369
Not true! Russian Dean in Barnaul, Siberia will...

Not true! Russian Dean in Barnaul, Siberia will source you just about any tyre you'd like and ship it wherever you like.

e-mail buy@motorezina.ru

http://www.motorezina.ru/

Join the Horizons...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,369
You ask for advice about gear with a view to...

You ask for advice about gear with a view to keeping it lite but then tell us you're taking one of the heaviest bikes available... bit incongruous don't you think? Anyway, if you can live for 8...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,712
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Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,308
“If you fancy a real taste of the great outdoors...

“If you fancy a real taste of the great outdoors – away from the mini suburbia of campsites – try wild camping… The views are much better and it won’t cost you a penny: you genuinely feel part of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Incredible video, well done and thank you for...

Incredible video, well done and thank you for sharing. When is the best time to ride the Pamir Highway to avoid that snow?
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Documents Battery Charging 1L Platypus and...

Documents
Battery Charging
1L Platypus and Drinking hose
Small Micro-fibre Towel
Maps & Compass... and or GPS
Multi-purpose lock knife
Dummy wallet (expired credit/debit cards, old drivers...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,253
dehydrate your own food or with just a little bit...

dehydrate your own food or with just a little bit of imagination you can cook up some nice fresh things... for example consider pre-making some drymix for muffins, pancakes, bannock/breads... and...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
I use a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS with my iPhone4...

I use a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS with my iPhone4 paired with the new Cardo Q3 and my custom Soundears from UltimateEar. I plug the ear buds directly into the cardo. I can play music via the zumo or the...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,151
Wolfman ADV-Spec Crashbar Bags & Cross Bar Bag Modification

Wolfman ADV-Spec Crashbar Bags

Don't know if it's all that smart but I wanted some crashbar bags to go on my ADV-Spec crashbars for my BMW F800GS. I like the Wolfman luggage, had a few pieces of...
Forum: Asia 06-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Yep contact Russian Dean the Tyre man. ...

Yep contact Russian Dean the Tyre man.

dean@motorezina.ru or buy@motorezina.ru

http://www.motorezina.ru/
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
It is possible without a centre stand you just...

It is possible without a centre stand you just need to use someone else's kickstand... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Kickstand.

Kickstand.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Same here, always carry a paper map. Glad I did...

Same here, always carry a paper map. Glad I did this week, I was away on the GTR in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the GPS went kaput... it would not locate satellites. I had to go...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,184
Fair enough... I've had the wheel out dozens of...

Fair enough... I've had the wheel out dozens of times and never removed the ABS sensor. Different strokes for different folks. Still a useful video though.

:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,184
I've been using this technique for as long as...

I've been using this technique for as long as I've had my GS and all thanks to this video. It's a good video but there's no need to remove the ABS sensor or loosen the chain tensioners.

Those...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
When I'm on my F800GS touring I have taken 4...

When I'm on my F800GS touring I have taken 4 Litres (2L in a Touratech can and 2 x 1L in MSR bottles - one bottle mainly mainly for cooking). They attach to the outside of my Zega Pro panniers.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Down is a better insulator and I think it packs...

Down is a better insulator and I think it packs smaller than the synthetic version.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Get her to lay in each then buy the down exped...

Get her to lay in each then buy the down exped mattress. Don't waste time on all the others this is the mattress that destroys all other mattress'.

http://adventurevagabond.com/tag/sleep-system/
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,599
I like the Wolfman Rainier, it's got a nice shape...

I like the Wolfman Rainier, it's got a nice shape for the faux tank and is a good size. It attaches using 4 strapped buckles, which you can leaveon the bike when you take the bag off. It has a nice...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
You could try old school waxing... take a block...

You could try old school waxing... take a block of bees wax, rub it all over your item then go over it with a hairdryer to melt the wax into the fabric.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,631
I'm sure we'd all love to see this technique... ...

I'm sure we'd all love to see this technique...

In addition to a good technique, getting a good footing is also key, especially on mud. Drag it to a dry(er) spot if you can. I've had to put my...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Looks like Kili's rune stone from the hobbit! ...

Looks like Kili's rune stone from the hobbit!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Wolfman gear is great. I have loads of their...

Wolfman gear is great. I have loads of their luggage. I've always thought the small was plenty big enough, especially with 2x 38L Zega Pro panniers and a Rainier tank bag (supplemented when needed...
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