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Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By bpw
I like my silk scarf, it lives in a jacket pocket...

I like my silk scarf, it lives in a jacket pocket full time and and adds that bit of warmth on a cold night or gets dipped in water for cooling on a hot day.
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,161
Posted By bpw
I just looked on Honda Chile site and it looks...

I just looked on Honda Chile site and it looks like the "pro" model of the CGL 125 has been discontinued. Really sad since it came with nobbies, front and rear racks, crash bars, and hand guards. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,161
Posted By bpw
To buy the bike I just had to get a Chilean tax...

To buy the bike I just had to get a Chilean tax ID number, took a couple days and very little money (like $3-4). This number is good for life, so next time I want to do this it will be even easier....
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,161
Posted By bpw
Another option is to buy something down in South...

Another option is to buy something down in South America and do a big tour. My girlfriend and I recently did a 5000 mile trip through the Andes two up on a little Honda cgl125 "pro". Great little...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,800
Posted By bpw
Damn, guess that is one very good reason hard...

Damn, guess that is one very good reason hard shell armor isn't being used anymore.

I can never decide if the risk of having a cell phone in my pocket is worth it.

The phone might hurt me, but...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,800
Posted By bpw
I was the first to arrive at the scene of a Moto...

I was the first to arrive at the scene of a Moto accident a few years ago, bunch of broken ribs from a pistol in the riders vest.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,907
Posted By bpw
The strongest proof this doesn't work is every...

The strongest proof this doesn't work is every car company in the world spending millions of dollars to improve fuel efficiency, but not using hydrogen generators.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By bpw
http://www.alpinestars.com/supervictory-boot#.VE81...

http://www.alpinestars.com/supervictory-boot#.VE8144dPZf4

I have the older version of these, surprisingly good all around boots. Good support but can walk around no problem, if I wear them inside...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By bpw
I have BMW gear older than that still in great...

I have BMW gear older than that still in great condition after lots of use. The only issue with mine is the liner now leaks a little in heavy rain, but it is from before they used gore-tex and I...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,264
Posted By bpw
That generation Toyota is OBD1, you can check the...

That generation Toyota is OBD1, you can check the codes with a paperclip, but you won't be able to tell if they have been cleared recently.

It will need a timing chain, not too big a deal and only...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,204
Posted By bpw
Recreational climbing gear is rated at breaking...

Recreational climbing gear is rated at breaking strength, no safety factor.
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,907
Posted By bpw
Modern engines are inefficient in some ways, but...

Modern engines are inefficient in some ways, but burning all the fuel is not one of them. Any engine from the last 50 years that is well tuned is burning essentially all the fuel that is going in. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By bpw
I have done just what you describe, it works, but...

I have done just what you describe, it works, but not that well. Barely room to sit up, water gets in the sides and i kept worrying the bike was going to fall on me while I was sleeping. This was...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By bpw
a used Aerostich for $300-$400 is awfully hard to...

a used Aerostich for $300-$400 is awfully hard to beat on the quality/value spectrum.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By bpw
Try BMW

Try BMW
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 116,016
Posted By bpw
I stopped for a motorcycle accident in the Black...

I stopped for a motorcycle accident in the Black Hills while driving through a couple years ago, Bike off the road in a ditch, Flagged down by the riders wife who had a badly fractured leg but had...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,853
Posted By bpw
For work like this it will be faster and easier...

For work like this it will be faster and easier to work buy hand. Get a good sail makers palm. William Smith in England makes quality ones that are worth the money, cheap ones suck. You want a...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,828
Posted By bpw
If your wife doesn't like riding on the back of a...

If your wife doesn't like riding on the back of a bike she will probably like riding on the back of a sidecar even less, and it makes for really crappy/scary handling, and I say this as someone who...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,464
Posted By bpw
Yep I am, been quite a while now but still have...

Yep I am, been quite a while now but still have fond memories of that bike.

Was bought by a friend of mine after I put a bunch of miles on it and it finally died when it skipped timing and trashed...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,216
Views: 595,720
Posted By bpw
The most shocking piece of info in this thread...

The most shocking piece of info in this thread for me was that Ural is charging $14,000 for a new rig.

If you want to something to look cool and wrench on, that kind of money will get you into...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,889
Posted By bpw
I am a bit out of touch with bicycles as well,...

I am a bit out of touch with bicycles as well, only know mountain bikes from a few years ago when pretty much everything weighed right around 3.5-4 pounds no matter what it was made of. Limiting...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,889
Posted By bpw
It is interesting to note that high end bicycle...

It is interesting to note that high end bicycle frames all weigh roughly the same no matter what they are made out.

Building composite structures is easy, but building composite structures that...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,329
Posted By bpw
Watch the video, its a newer generation XR. The...

Watch the video, its a newer generation XR. The factory turbo bike from honda was the CX
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By bpw
I sold my 1965 r50/2 about a year ago. I was in...

I sold my 1965 r50/2 about a year ago. I was in desperate need of an engine rebuild but did run (barely, and needed a quart of oil every 70 miles), bit tatty but not much rust etc. matching numbers....
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By bpw
If I remember correctly, the r65 mono is just an...

If I remember correctly, the r65 mono is just an r80 monoshock with a smaller motor.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8,450
Views: 8,272,203
Posted By bpw
North of clearlake California on trail 37, got a...

North of clearlake California on trail 37, got a bit crossed up on a hill climb.


<table...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,533
Posted By bpw
Most any sailboat up to about 35 or 40ft uses 3/8...

Most any sailboat up to about 35 or 40ft uses 3/8 running rigging. No problem hauling on it as hard as you can.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,693
Posted By bpw
I can break into my Givis in about 20 seconds...

I can break into my Givis in about 20 seconds with nothing but a pocket knife. The latches are pretty lame.

Yet in 4 years of riding every day and living in Oakland and then in the Mission...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By bpw
having spent quite a bit of time sailing in...

having spent quite a bit of time sailing in central america getting parts shipped in can be a major expense and hassle depending on the country. Easy in Panama, damn near impossible in some other...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,236
Posted By bpw
Another vote for the hi-points. They are...

Another vote for the hi-points. They are actually pretty stiff and have really beefy soles. I have a pair of tech-8s I wear for dirt biking but there way too much boot for wearing all day while...
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,449
Posted By bpw
PM a user on here named moike, I saw a thread of...

PM a user on here named moike, I saw a thread of his on bayarearidersforum.com a few years ago where he built an integrated clutch/shift lever. The clutch worked as normal but the whole lever could...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By bpw
I put a set of cheng shin c858s on my r65 and it...

I put a set of cheng shin c858s on my r65 and it did fine it dirt. Had to go slower than a proper dirtbike but was a great dirt road touring rig. If I had put a bash guard under the engine it could...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By bpw
A slipper clutch won't really help you, they are...

A slipper clutch won't really help you, they are used to prevent rear wheel lock up during downshifts, not eliminate engine breaking. I think this is more a throttle control issue on your part than...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 151,861
Posted By bpw
Can't wait to see whats next... and I should...

Can't wait to see whats next...

and I should mention, I raced an enduro a couple weeks ago and didn't even bother to remove the giant loop. scrunched down small it was a perfect place for a tube...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 151,861
Posted By bpw
SO just when I think I have found the perfect...

SO just when I think I have found the perfect luggage set-up you guys go and make it WATERPROOF as well. Ah, the pain of the early adopter.

I raced an enduro the other day and didn't even...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By bpw
Generally there are all wheel drive cars because...

Generally there are all wheel drive cars because people don't understand AWD. Unless you are on the gas it does nothing, its the abs brakes and stabilty control that saves your butt in bad weather. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By bpw
There is no reason to do this, and its probably...

There is no reason to do this, and its probably putting a lot of wear on your drivetrain. 4wd only has an effect when you are on the gas, if you are spinning tires in the rain by mistake you need...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,127
Posted By bpw
shoot, you guys are quick. mods can nuke...

shoot, you guys are quick.

mods can nuke this...thanks
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,127
Posted By bpw
How not to mount a sidecar

eeek!

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=32456

its like an anti how-to. do th opposite of everything you see and you will be fine.
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By bpw
I looked for a similar size for my nighthawk rig....

I looked for a similar size for my nighthawk rig. Almost nothing is available that narrow in a 17 for cars. The only option I found that might work is the spare tire from a mazda (rx-8?) They...
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