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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Storm makes custom zippered bags. Vendor here on ADV. I think I have a great system, been using for years.
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  2. advdoctor

    advdoctor Been here awhile

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    Whats the mini sledge for?
  3. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    A good excuse to post one of the best pictures I ever managed to grab in a lifetime of shitty pictures......


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  4. 04478

    04478 Perishable: best if used before expiration date

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    This picture just cries out for an 'add your best caption' thread.
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  5. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    Well, it is perhaps the oldest tool known to man. :lol3

    And it worked.
  6. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    How hard was it not to push your buddy backwards?
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  7. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    That pic begs for a back-story...
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  8. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Too many things to list. It's an orthopedic surgeons hammer. Comes in handy more often than you think, not that heavy.
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  9. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    It was an old XL600R that I bought from the guy then sold it back to him. I probably didn't tighten the dogbone link when servicing the suspension. It came loose and got badly bent. It was pretty major surgery for the top of a mountain on the Shenandoah 500 ride.

    We had every tool but a BFH. So he used a rock. We had a big audience as riders stopped to see what was up. The ride sweep riders were watching for a while. That's never good. But he bent it straight enough and we finished using roll charts because all the ride marks were gone and everybody else back at camp.

    That might have been the wildest trail repair for me. Wild ride for him when the suspension collapsed. He knew it was probably my fault but was a sport about it.
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  10. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    So what's up? This thread just die?

    The guy I bought my 690 swore by these Pro Bike Tool bicycle pumps - he carried two. If they were your primary inflation device, I'd go for the one he had that turns into a very small floor pump:
    https://www.probiketool.com/us/product/mini-floor-bike-pump/

    Since I pretty much always carry an electric pump or CO2, I decided to go for a smaller model:
    https://www.probiketool.com/us/product/mini-road-bike-pump/

    The quality appears to be about on par with Lyzene, which for you cycleist will know they do higher end pumps that cost much more than these.

    I let all of the air out of my front tire and re-inflated with little hand pump. I can't remember how many strokes it took, but it was less than 10 minutes all in. Definitely good enough for a backup.

    You can get these things on Amazon, too, but I try to avoid buying anything through them if I can help it.
  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    No, it just surfaces to breathe at a somewhat longer interval than other threads.
  12. Stu

    Stu Buffo Maximus Supporter

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    And comes up with options. I would suggest these extremely powerful cutters as a needed tool especially if you use a cable helmet lock. Those locks are cheap and fail. The Knipex cuts right through them. It is also great if you encounter barbed wire off road. It can get it cut out of your rear wheel. (Ask me how I know....)

    https://www.knipex.com/en/pliers-abc/the-world-of-diagonal-cutters/

    Stu
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  13. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Just happens that I'm looking for a new set of dykes diagonal cutters!
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  14. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Thanks for your write up and suggestion...I ordered one and it was delivered this morning. Quality product, and fit perfectly under the Monster's seat. This, along with a Dynaplug tool, is the perfect solution when there's very little space. Might take a while to fill the back tire, but at least you can get the job done. On my travel bikes I carry a Motopump, but that obviously won't work on the Duc. Thanks again!

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  15. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @kickstandsup so long as the bead doesn't come off! If it does, even a CO2 or electric pump likely won't get it seated, anyway.
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  16. jwnsc

    jwnsc Hang in there. Supporter

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    Then I guess it's time for the tried and true
    controlled gasoline vapor explosion method!
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  17. Emgo

    Emgo Started on a CT70 almost 50 years ago

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    I've used this method many times, it's dangerous and not a very smart thing to do.



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  18. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    In a pinch I tried using contact cleaner for this. All it left me with was a tire on fire in my garage. Good thing I thought to have the hose at the ready!
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  19. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Ratchet straps and air cannons might seat the bead, inner tubes always do every time. And they're a hell of a lot safer than lighting starting fluid.
  20. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    A 8 inch length of heavy wire with a hook bent into each end works just as well and can be bent to fit any size chain.
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