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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,772
Posted By Wallrat
I'll cast my vote for bivy sack as well. I have...

I'll cast my vote for bivy sack as well. I have a full Gore-Tex one from Outdoor Research that has served me well for many years. They make ones with poles to keep it raised around your head/torso...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,553
Posted By Wallrat
I use it in all my tires. Its fantastic and WAY...

I use it in all my tires. Its fantastic and WAY better than my experience with slime. Slime is ok for really small punctures but mine are usually nails out here and all the slime does is make a...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Wallrat
Definitely a nice feature when you pull into camp...

Definitely a nice feature when you pull into camp and are being eaten alive or watching the inside of your tent fill with rain while you try to set it up! Especially nice is any tent that can be...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Wallrat
Got one :thumb You're right, they're awesome for...

Got one :thumb You're right, they're awesome for going low profile but there's times when the weather or bugs come knocking and you need to cook or spend an evening under shelter. A bivy is great...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Wallrat
Lots of great suggestions and I'm pouring over...

Lots of great suggestions and I'm pouring over reviews and specs based on what has been said in this thread. Unfortunately the color is actually a big sticky point for me which rules out a lot of...
Forum: Vendors 11-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 157,457
Posted By Wallrat
Pretty much this, yeah. There's no doubt that...

Pretty much this, yeah. There's no doubt that Mosko makes one of the best softies available, and they're priced accordingly with other softies on the market. Its unfortunate that the soft bag...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Wallrat
Shopping for a backpacking tent. Any Nemo Users? Galaxi 2?

I'm looking for a tent and specifically the Galaxi 2 has my current attention, although I'd appreciate input from any Nemo user in regards to quality, customer service, etc. Annnnd since you can't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Wallrat
Ha I missed that too. That's what I get for...

Ha I missed that too. That's what I get for multitasking! Sounds like you've probably pushed the GS about as far as its going to go without major surgery. I dunno man, on one hand an engine swap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By Wallrat
Before jumping into a major chassis/engine swap...

Before jumping into a major chassis/engine swap I'd start with the cheap and simple mods. You mentioned dropping some weight, that's a good start. Battery? Handlebar? Wheels? Those are big...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 157,457
Posted By Wallrat
Locks aren't there to stop real thieves. They...

Locks aren't there to stop real thieves. They only serve to keep honest people honest. I'd be less nervous about leaving some aluminum panniers to the chance screwdriver-wielding maniac walking...
Forum: Vendors 11-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 157,457
Posted By Wallrat
Saw you guys at the LB show. Love the bags, but...

Saw you guys at the LB show. Love the bags, but for the same price as lockable aluminum I have a hard time giving up the security factor. Duffle is fantastic though and expect I'll be ordering one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Wallrat
I absolutely love my GS so I don't want anyone to...

I absolutely love my GS so I don't want anyone to think that my post is anti-GS. After seeing my dad return last year after 20 years of not riding, and then seeing him break 11 bones on his WR250R,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Wallrat
Lights are all about diminishing returns. The...

Lights are all about diminishing returns. The more you add the less they increase your visibility.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,384
Posted By Wallrat
Recording the values is useful. You're working...

Recording the values is useful. You're working with hundredths of an inch and a feeler gauge that's a pain to get in. I've done more than 1 valve adjustment where I had to make a change when the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,556
Posted By Wallrat
That's the one. Should the need arise I'm now...

That's the one. Should the need arise I'm now ready.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,556
Posted By Wallrat
Pretty much. Hey I'm all about function over...

Pretty much. Hey I'm all about function over style. Some folks want to look cool while they ride and that's fine too. I have a fanny pack as well but haven't used it since I got my Ogio Flight...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,556
Posted By Wallrat
There were TONS of jackets for sale but I already...

There were TONS of jackets for sale but I already have 2 so I wasn't shopping for those. I'd expect there's quite a few deals on em by volume alone so definitely worth a look if you're in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By Wallrat
I just picked up an 800GS with the intent of...

I just picked up an 800GS with the intent of doing some major trips but had the same question. My solution is to take a week long trip next month with no real destination to see what's comfortable. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,556
Posted By Wallrat
Not many deals to be had - apparently vendors...

Not many deals to be had - apparently vendors forget that most folks have the internet on their phones. I was looking to pick up a new helmet and an airhawk 2 and all were cheaper on Amazon. Then...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-15-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 52,382
Posted By Wallrat
Not really creepy but gave me a good start. I...

Not really creepy but gave me a good start. I drove out to Joshua Tree on a new moon to try some astrophotography and camp out. My scope was aligned and I was on my second or third subject of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 52,382
Posted By Wallrat
San Francisquito Canyon, Ca. Near Saugus where I...

San Francisquito Canyon, Ca. Near Saugus where I grew up. I was 15 I'd guess. A dam had broken in this canyon back in 1928 and had killed everyone that lived in the canyon. Lots of debris still...
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,968
Posted By Wallrat
Never saw this until today and made it in with an...

Never saw this until today and made it in with an hour to go :clap
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Wallrat
525EXC hackable?

Normally I wouldn't even consider this but my wife wants to do some desert touring with me and my financial situation won't allow me to buy the 800 BMW or Tiger that I'd like to add a rig to. So all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,617
Views: 823,524
Posted By Wallrat
But they provide safety and support to crews...

But they provide safety and support to crews working on the ground. The nastiest fires are the ones furthest from roads.
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Wallrat
TRex Video Posted

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,363
Posted By Wallrat
Crap. Do they have an empty/noobie track or...

Crap. Do they have an empty/noobie track or something? Saw they have a pee-wee track so that's something I guess. Wife wants to come but not if the kid and her can't ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,363
Posted By Wallrat
Is the parking/camping area friendly to people...

Is the parking/camping area friendly to people riding around? Debating bringing the wife and kid with the hauler so they can ride around at camp Fri/Sat.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By Wallrat
Silverton was one of my favorite towns I visited...

Silverton was one of my favorite towns I visited on vacation as a kid. This move just put them on my list of places to go when my son is a tad older.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wallrat
I thought you needed a plate for WRT? Planning a...

I thought you needed a plate for WRT? Planning a trip at the same time and thought I read that somewhere... :deal
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
Decided on Moab despite having to catch the last...

Decided on Moab despite having to catch the last few days of Easter Jeep Week. Baja was just getting too pricey with having to get a rush passport in addition to the camping gear I need. Plus...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By Wallrat
Moab April 18-23rd

Assuming work doesn't screw me over at the last minute I'll be heading out for my 1st trip here - unfortunately solo. Anyone else going to be there? Its the back end of Easter Jeep week so planning...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
What dates? I only have Apr 18-24th to play with.

What dates? I only have Apr 18-24th to play with.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
I think Baja is out. Just gonna cost too much up...

I think Baja is out. Just gonna cost too much up front since I have to buy lots of camping gear already (considerably more than if I'm living out of my truck) + rush a renewal of my expired...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
I ride Anza several times/year so I was kinda...

I ride Anza several times/year so I was kinda hoping for something new/different/adventurous.

Moab would be my 1st choice but damn its far. 750 miles so I figure that's my maximum distance. ...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
Moab is on my short list. Was also thinking: ...

Moab is on my short list. Was also thinking:

Baja (not sure if the borders have settled down though)
Death Valley
Mammoth (still have snow?)
Arizona (nowhere in particular, just never ridden...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By Wallrat
You've got a 525EXC and 7 days. Where to go from SoCal?

Wife is tired of watching me lust after the ADV photos on the front page and told me to take my next week off (in 2 weeks) and go somewhere. I ride the local deserts every month - maybe somewhere...
Forum: Trials 03-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,476
Posted By Wallrat
Maybe having 2 models in R&D was too much for a...

Maybe having 2 models in R&D was too much for a small company? That would be my guess anyway since it seems their primary focus is on the Free-Rider despite appearing that they already having a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,726
Posted By Wallrat
Not to mention the DR is extremely easy to bump...

Not to mention the DR is extremely easy to bump start even if the battery does go dead for whatever reason.
Forum: Trials 03-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Wallrat
Engine Ice here as well. Non-toxic so I don't...

Engine Ice here as well. Non-toxic so I don't worry as much about getting a dribble on the garage floor when I drain it. Their site says its safe for magnesium and it runs 10 degrees cooler. I've...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,734
Posted By Wallrat
I'm a firm believer in changing your own so that...

I'm a firm believer in changing your own so that when it happens on the trail you're already well versed. That said, I gave up my 5 gallon bucket tire stand when my wife bought me a MRP stand for...
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