Let’s talk about gear!

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    I picked up a thermarest light and a no name 20* mummy bag about 10 years ago and it’s done me right. Lately I’ve been packing a light fleece blanket as well. Works great for a make shift pillow or additional warmth. If it gets too hot I sleep on top of the bag under the blanket.
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  2. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    At one time many moons ago I had a wool blanket that was fleeced on one side. It was the best blanket ever.
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  3. Mugwest

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    Judging from your axial wear and thermocutric ancillary wobble patterns I'd say that gearset is suffering from incomplete dado-shimming and possibly an under-torque environment. Please see a dealer or SR56 for the latest Lepagegluegun factory updates!
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  4. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Looks like a single basic spur gear to me. If I let SR56 adjust it, I'm afraid it will will be tightened (over torqued) to extremes of which it's life will be dramatically shortened. :oscar
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  5. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast Supporter

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    Just stay away from this gear...not rodent friendly.

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  6. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    All good Jerry. What was the punch line? Amazing what this 30yo +p+p messican ammo can do....

    Still carry my 380, found some poly ammo that penetrates rather well on soft stuff.
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  7. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    If I take it to him, will it do "the ton"? :imaposer
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  8. Buzztail

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    Depends on how much propellant you put behind it
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  9. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    But the front end won't wobble, that's for sure. :jack
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  10. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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  11. Buzztail

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    Packing for Barber next weekend and I have to give honorable mention to the WhisperLite International. Have one set up for diesel, and one set up for unleaded/white gas. Have never serviced the diesel one so I pulled it apart and swapped to gas jet after cleaning. Hooked it up, and lit it off just to make sure it all worked before stuffing it in the Giant Loop. Brought water for coffee to temp very quickly, and had some Franklins Finest while prepping the rest of the gear.
    For burning gas/diesel not scraps of wood it’s a solid piece of kit. I’ll also say that the Kelly Kettle is another wood burnin water heater that gets high marks for quality, and you can cook while heating water in the kettle.
    This is the one I have:
    https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ul...702751&s=gateway&sprefix=kelly+kettle+&sr=8-3

    I suspect I’ll run across more stuff (like the MSR Seagull) that has proven itself in the decade of use it’s seen.
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  12. Mugwest

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    Gotta say, one bit of gear i had high expectations for was a 200% fail: Coleman 533 gasoline stove:

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    Veteran RTW types raved about it for years-- it'll burn anything flammable, esp the gas already in the bike's tank.

    Got one at Sacramento REI bringing the 1100 back home and a test burn same day had fuel spewing (& lighting off) from the tank to burner fittings. Thought bad oring so took it back to REI for exchange.

    Never used it on trip but all attempts back home had same over-pressurized thing happen where it spewed fuel at the tank join. At Indigo much good beer was wasted putting the runaway flame out.

    I think the pump-up instrux i was following were faulty as the damn thing has served others well for decades. Or maybe i got 2 shit units in a row. Seems unlikely.

    Good design that didn't work as ADV advertised
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  13. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I had one of those too. One review was “Voted most likely to be kicked into a pond as a giant ball of fire”
    :rofl

    They DO work but are VERY picky about pressure and lighting. Any minor thing out of line and it’s lights and sirens
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  14. Mugwest

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    Mine got stolen from Ma's garage after she died so ive always hoped Coleman karma caught up with thief
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Karma works out that way most of the time.....:deal
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    Odds are that guy WILL die in a fire:clap
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  17. Flashdog

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    I've turned 3 Joe Rocket mesh jackets purple with the Florida sun. Since 2003 I have always worn a jacket.
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    With the sun we have down here that is no surprise. Even my black leather gloves have all discolored to some degree. I just wonder what it does to material strength over time.....
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    The sun, just like salt water, fucks up everything it touches with enough time. I’ve never worried too much about material degrading (especially leather because I take great care to make it last) but I could see your point with synthetics.
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  20. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    That was the reason I got rid of my 12 year old blue 'power ranger' suit as the materials were very faded and getting thin in places.... Hate to find out the hard way that the fooker shreds during a get off.....
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