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Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 394,678
Posted By AlanCT
I took a Ural camping trip to the White Mountains...

I took a Ural camping trip to the White Mountains in NH a few weeks back. Nothing broke. My last mechanical issue was a stripped rear wheel driven spline shortly before the NH trip. I managed to get...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 361,614
Posted By AlanCT
In the White Mountains of NH somewhere about a...

In the White Mountains of NH somewhere about a month or so ago.

http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg12_zpsa3f67cf2.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 360,878
Posted By AlanCT
On a recent family road trip I noticed that the...

On a recent family road trip I noticed that the oil drain plug was loose on the car. Having no tools, I managed to tighten it with my belt buckle.

Highlight of the trip.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Thanks! Replacing the chain and sprockets...

Thanks! Replacing the chain and sprockets tomorrow.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Does anyone have quick access to the torque...

Does anyone have quick access to the torque values for the front and rear sprocket nut/bolts?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
I'm pretty sure my chain is shot. There is a big...

I'm pretty sure my chain is shot. There is a big difference between the tightest and loosest points on the chain, to the point that I can feel it surging or pulsing as I ride. Also, it won't hold an...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By AlanCT
A tank bag can also be a tail bag. :deal

A tank bag can also be a tail bag. :deal
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By AlanCT
A Thermarest (or other brand with a similar valve...

A Thermarest (or other brand with a similar valve design) can be inflated with a plastic garbage bag. Just scoop up a bunch of air in the bag, twist the opening shut with your fist, hold it tightly...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By AlanCT
Kelty Gunnison 2. :deal Two doors, two...

Kelty Gunnison 2. :deal

Two doors, two vestibules, full coverage fly, aluminum poles with clips, easy set up.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,139
Posted By AlanCT
+1 Very happy with my Gunnison 2 for the...

+1

Very happy with my Gunnison 2 for the ease of pitching, double doors and vestibules, and compact packed size.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,435
Posted By AlanCT
I wouldn't want to deal with zip-in rain liners,...

I wouldn't want to deal with zip-in rain liners, but:

For all the times when it is not raining and really hot, the fully breathable outer shell must be a lot more comfortable than my Darien with a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Is the fly screen still available?

Is the fly screen still available?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11,930
Views: 687,048
Posted By AlanCT
Is that stuff wide enough for a Ural?:evil

Is that stuff wide enough for a Ural?:evil
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AlanCT
I stuck the axle through the splined end as far...

I stuck the axle through the splined end as far as it would go and used it like a drift with a rubber mallet.

To loosen the bolts holding the ring gear onto the driven hub, I stuck it back into...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AlanCT
Nevermind, I got it.:D

Nevermind, I got it.:D
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AlanCT
Ural final drive help, please (1WD)

So on my 2005 Tourist (1WD), the final drive's driven hub splines are worn out and I am trying to replace the driven hub.

I removed the FD and opened it up. How do I separate the driven hub...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,139
Posted By AlanCT
I recently picked up a Thermarest Venture WV. It...

I recently picked up a Thermarest Venture WV. It rolls up to about the size of a bread loaf.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By AlanCT
I was just trying (unsuccessfully) to make a...

I was just trying (unsuccessfully) to make a trade for one of these on a bushcraft forum. I'm also considering a Falkniven F1 or maybe a Bark River Gunny.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
I'm within two hours of Boston, and I'm an...

I'm within two hours of Boston, and I'm an adequate, shade-tree wrench. However, I am new to the W and haven't dug into it much yet.
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,177
Posted By AlanCT
They're not dead. Their DNA is just too scrambled...

They're not dead. Their DNA is just too scrambled up from the UV to reproduce and generate the numbers required to get you sick.

Disconcerting? Yes, but it works. I haven't gotten sick from Steri...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By AlanCT
I have not slept on the ground in the three years...

I have not slept on the ground in the three years since I got my Hennessy. When pitched properly, one can lie flat and sleep on one's side. Absolutely no aches or stiffness in the morning. I use a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,917
Posted By AlanCT
:clap

:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,296
Posted By AlanCT
Where did you get this Burke and Wills from? Can...

Where did you get this Burke and Wills from? Can you compare it some to the Kakadu Nelson? My Nelson has maybe a year left; it is starting to wear out faster now.
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,904
Views: 2,358,139
Posted By AlanCT
Yeah, I dig that tent.

Yeah, I dig that tent.
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By AlanCT
No need to jump all the way to. '13-'14. Why not...

No need to jump all the way to. '13-'14. Why not look for, say, a 2005-2009 and get the 750 motor, front disc, dense alternator, etc. for less money?
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Road trip!:super

Road trip!:super
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By AlanCT
I switched to hammock (Hennessy) a couple of...

I switched to hammock (Hennessy) a couple of years ago, and have only used my tent once since then. It is just so much more comfortable, and easy to pack.

My only complaint is that there is no...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
I have the little Lucas style tail light as well,...

I have the little Lucas style tail light as well, and I moved the turn signals forward up near the grab rails. It cleans up the rear nicely and I don't have to worry about the fender cracking.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,296
Posted By AlanCT
No experience with exchanges, but here are my...

No experience with exchanges, but here are my experiences with the jacket.

I've had a Kakadu Nelson for about four years now. I don't ride in it, but I wear it daily as a three season jacket, for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
I wonder if the vent is plugged or pinched and...

I wonder if the vent is plugged or pinched and the tank got vacuum locked? That used to happen to my Concours now and then when it was more empty than full.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Maybe there's a rubber tube full of hundred...

Maybe there's a rubber tube full of hundred dollar bills shoved in there like in Easy Rider.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
Another question. Today I rode to work. It's...

Another question.

Today I rode to work. It's a long commute at 150 miles round trip. I started with a full tank, but at 135 miles on the way home it began sputtering and dying, so I switched to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
I'll get replacements for those as well.

I'll get replacements for those as well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 496,874
Posted By AlanCT
So what do you all recommend for a replacement...

So what do you all recommend for a replacement chain? I'd like something inexpensive but not crap.

My chain has a big difference in slack between its tightest and loosest points, so I suspect it...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,220
Posted By AlanCT
Tourmaster used to make something called Decker...

Tourmaster used to make something called Decker pants, which were armored leather overpants. I don't know if those are hard to find or not.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,355
Posted By AlanCT
I'd bring the saw plus a smaller knife.

I'd bring the saw plus a smaller knife.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By AlanCT
I made shims out of a piece of 1" metal...

I made shims out of a piece of 1" metal electrical conduit. Now I can use 7/8" bars on my W650.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By AlanCT
Last year I ran out and had to reprime. Even that...

Last year I ran out and had to reprime. Even that simple task was a nasty mess.

So far, it is running fine, and I have more oil coming tomorrow. I think I am going to leave it be unless I...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By AlanCT
I guess I'll call the repair guy for that. I...

I guess I'll call the repair guy for that. I doubt that I have the equipment.
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By AlanCT
The one on E sounds empty. The system is about 18...

The one on E sounds empty. The system is about 18 years old. I did run out one time last winter, which could have sucked some crud, I suppose.

The furnace is running normally, but I don't want an...
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