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Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,751
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
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.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By SpeedyK
First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR...

First thanks to the OP, was looking at those OR bivys as well as some other cottage industry ones. So far Borah Gear has my interest the most. Their cuben bivy stuffs about the size of a nalgene. On...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By SpeedyK
I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on...

I also love my Spinner jacket. The details on those are pretty close to perfect. My last pair of gloves were Dianese, though. Usually A* fits better.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,808
Posted By SpeedyK
Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done...

Strongly recommend, if you haven't already done it, bypassing the neutral switch starter lockout, just ground that wire elsewhere. If you ever stall in the middle of an intersection you'll be glad...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 274,141
Posted By SpeedyK
Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a...

Maybe he was trying to make the bike into a Ranchero. :norton



I'm barfeled. Nice to meet you.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,563
Posted By SpeedyK
That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few...

That was my thought as well, but perhaps a few veggie rubber bands on the front brake lever and a kickstand plate or flat rock.

In the west there are many huge areas with no trees and sandy soil,...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,563
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you, that site has some good reads. ...

Thank you, that site has some good reads.

Also looking at this guy's bivys...http://www.titaniumgoat.com/products.html

He apparently used to be with these guys, so there's some...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,563
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks, 71. I've also been looking at...

Thanks, 71.

I've also been looking at these...http://www.borahgear.com/sidebivy.html

I don't' need the lightest one, but even so it could also be a backpacking shelter. I like some of their...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks Newtome, that makes sense.

Thanks Newtome, that makes sense.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By SpeedyK
If you don't my asking a product question, how do...

If you don't my asking a product question, how do you keep the opening open like it is in the photo? I'd like to keep bugs off and also see the sky, but when I tried one of those in a store it kept...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,563
Posted By SpeedyK
I've looked at those surplus bivys. How do you...

I've looked at those surplus bivys. How do you handle buggy areas, do they have screens or are you packing netting also?
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By SpeedyK
I had a pair of their pants years ago. The fit...

I had a pair of their pants years ago. The fit and finish were very good. Comfortable and well-tailored, no complaints there. Clearly designed by riders.

When I sold them, Olympia sent new hip...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,563
Posted By SpeedyK
I've been sleeping out for a few weeks, getting...

I've been sleeping out for a few weeks, getting my own setup straight. Have an old pair of pertex/synthetic overpants and a beat up and patched spare down jacket. They help with cold sleeper...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By SpeedyK
Shoei. My X11 still works and looks good....

Shoei.

My X11 still works and looks good. Was on sale for less than the RF when I bought it.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By SpeedyK
See the Armas on Sale thread. Or find some used...

See the Armas on Sale thread. Or find some used Transit pants. I love mine.
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,771
Posted By SpeedyK
Make the bar larger with a wrap or two of tape....

Make the bar larger with a wrap or two of tape. Here's one kind, you can find something like this at Ace in electrical. I thas no sticky stuff, wrap it tight and it seals to itself, use a sharp knife...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By SpeedyK
Gear Flea...

Gear Flea Market...http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=54

For posterity, anyone searching might have a look at the Aerostich Transit suit. Very happy with mine, and have gotten...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By SpeedyK
Mink oil will flatten it and make it shiny. And...

Mink oil will flatten it and make it shiny. And it's typically got petroleum product in it so the seam threads will decay.

Nikwax used to sell water repellent stuff, might be worth looking them up.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By SpeedyK
Does it have an external display connector? It...

Does it have an external display connector? It might power on but not light the display. There are shops that replace screens, might be worth a try.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,535
Posted By SpeedyK
Mountain hardware has made Windstopper shirts...

Mountain hardware has made Windstopper shirts that work well. For the price I'd be more tempted by something like the Marmot Precip rain jacket. It has pit zips for side ventilation and can be used...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,835
Posted By SpeedyK
I'm sorry if I implied that you don't know what...

I'm sorry if I implied that you don't know what you're doing. Wasn't meant that way.

It is your thread, but when it's public other people will read it for information, I was thinking more of that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,400
Posted By SpeedyK
Were it me, the pan would be coming off and I'd...

Were it me, the pan would be coming off and I'd be looking at big end berrins. I dunno from BMW's but if they have shells I'd have a look at them ASAP.

While perhaps bluntly presented, some...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,835
Posted By SpeedyK
What you said. I think there's going to be a wave...

What you said. I think there's going to be a wave of people who jump on old bikes and dont' know the warning signs.

Possible that a jet got clogged by old fuel and it leaned quickly, but I've also...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,431
Posted By SpeedyK
Beautiful! But that taillight is a bit pink....

Beautiful! But that taillight is a bit pink. Maybe add a little lupine for a blue dot special. :^)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By SpeedyK
Dunno if this will help, but in the southwest...

Dunno if this will help, but in the southwest people from up north buy a 30 or a 40 acre parcel out somewhere peaceful and quiet, get a well and septic (if required), then fence it off and use it to...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,740
Posted By SpeedyK
My original Transit has fabric areas between the...

My original Transit has fabric areas between the legs and around the crotch and under the arms and out along the inside of the elbow.

They vent. Whether you want them to or not. On a bitter day a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By SpeedyK
I have the old aluminum Hella ones mounted, i...

I have the old aluminum Hella ones mounted, i think the nickname was bullseye because of the lens shape.

The important thing, that I haven't solved yet, it to have the opposite one lit when...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By SpeedyK
Emulsify the oil using one of the above methods....

Emulsify the oil using one of the above methods. I would avoid a lubricant like WD40 even if it's not really a lube. Lighter fluid might help. Lots of Shout or one of those might help. Costco sells a...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,968
Posted By SpeedyK
I like CG well enough, the helmet try-on policy...

I like CG well enough, the helmet try-on policy is great. But if you buy a helmet, have a look at its birthday. Last time I looked at Shoei on sale they were a couple of years old and I passed.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,170
Posted By SpeedyK
Maybe I have above-average vacuums. Since I relax...

Maybe I have above-average vacuums. Since I relax more without the noise-load, I do a better job, not so rushed.

It depends more on how noise-sensitive a person is, as mentioned above that can be...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,170
Posted By SpeedyK
I like these... http://earplugsonline.com/ ...

I like these... http://earplugsonline.com/

They were running a special in Vendors somewhere.

I split one in half. Can wear for long periods without ear canal issues, plastic and foam ones...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By SpeedyK
For rain, I agree, liner is stupid. With a...

For rain, I agree, liner is stupid.

With a suit like the Motoport kevlar, the liner makes it windproof, which extends the seasonal possibilities.

For me, if it's nice out, no clouds, the...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By SpeedyK
Used Motoport is one option.

Used Motoport is one option.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By SpeedyK
Motor has flat tappets. Not totally flat, a...

Motor has flat tappets. Not totally flat, a slight cone to keep them rotating along the cam surface for less wear. When they are dead flat they need reground, and wear is how they get that way. Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,042
Posted By SpeedyK
And that's how you ended up with an Eldorado for...

And that's how you ended up with an Eldorado for less than a guy who wanted me to drop it off at Cycle Garden. :^)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By SpeedyK
It's a nice thought, but the requirements for the...

It's a nice thought, but the requirements for the parts are much different between bikes and TT's. And the styling of it points to it being a bit retro for no other reason. I expect vintage stuff to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you, that probably explains it.

Thank you, that probably explains it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By SpeedyK
I tried the cheap Chinese bearing trick once,...

I tried the cheap Chinese bearing trick once, from a local bearing house. It felt great out of the box, but when pressed in place it got tight and notchy. They gave me another one, trip across town...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,687
Posted By SpeedyK
Having spent a bit of time in Central IL growing...

Having spent a bit of time in Central IL growing up, is this a farmer bike? I remember my grandpa coming up with all kinds of stuff trading around locally. Fixing them up would take a backseat to...
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