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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-11-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yes - its a palstic case

the Pelican 1010 is a plastic case - I have same case for my Nikon P310 camera; so the GPS thingy will workfine
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 148,936
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
sounds OK to me :-)

sounds OK to me :-)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,474
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
I see some good news in this

I see some good news in this - I no longer need to learn how to use BASECAMP
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,120
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
reactions to dogs

most of us are not carrying guns, so the best that we can do is to outrun the dog on our MC

the risk here is now to the dog - its not traffic-aware and is in danger from traffic (other than...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
alternative

find someone willing to rent you his bike each sept or august (he has 11 other months that he can ride off road)

no extra storage space required
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 48,871
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
one of the best threads ever

one of the best threads ever or someone who likes the outback
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
tablet not run GPS?

Why would a tablet (Windows) not run Basecamp? Basecamp works on my old cheap netbook, which has less computing HP than a modern tablet. And you can always add a GPS dongle to the hardware.

My...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
narrow foot

I think maybe not for you then
I have a wide foot and my Forma Adventures (size 43) are good for riding and ok for walking. If I walked a lot I would need to cinch the buckles down further.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Shoshone Inn

stayed there - its fine, nothing special.

We really liked the café across the street.

This was several years ago.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
still a Griso

I still want this bike - too cheap to buy a new one.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
more info

Do you want to scan negatives, slides or prints.

A few or a lot.

If a lot of prints - send them out for bulk scanning.
If a few print - use a flatbed scanner from Epsopn, Brother, Canoon...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,121
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
sell it now for $1

you made a mistake

we all have , at one time or another
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,256
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
my thought

use stick framing on an engineered insulated unheated concrete slab with thickened footing areas as needed

build your wood frames walls up to the top plates, to include plywood sheathing for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 19,047
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
here is why

my 2c

MSF's ERC is a waste of time (I took it)

all track course classes are either panty waist or want to get you going faster than a bat out of hell around corners

none of them...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
vacuum forming

wife and I recently tried this to recreate a 40 year old sump liner for a rock saw. Mixed results. Also had "webbing" which prevented success for our 3D shape.

I suggest you get yourself a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,557
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
why not a 650GS

thumper - but a good one?
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,128
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
slope

whatever you get, make sure the bottom of the sink pan(s) has positive slope to the drain - mine (a big-name brand) does NOT and its trapped under the granite and I can't replace it. :-(

We...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup-crakshaft cover - see link below

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/2007-suzuki-bandit-1250sa-abs-gsf1250sa/o/m147585#sch554040
Forum: Trip Planning 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,660
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
do it twice

do one trip with the intent of hitting all the regular tourist spots and paved roads

do a 2nd trip doing ruff road locations

use a different rig combo for each trip
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 188,975
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
La Paz, BAja Sur, Mx

La Paz, BAja Sur, Mx
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup

yes, and that's why I bought a DL650 (and then a DL650A)
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
thanks

much obliged, this may come in handy for something else
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
and the answer is GIVI T-450 trolley

and the answer is GIVI T-450 trolley, just purchased on eBay
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 148,936
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Nothing to see here, move along (Oakland)

Nothing to see here, move along (Oakland)
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Detachable top case, or side case, wheeled, with extending handle

Wanted:

Detachable top case, or side case, wheeled, with extending handle - i.e., rolling (hard) luggage

anyone heard of such a thing, or seen it.

My back is complaining, and such a thing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,647
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Lane

A lady who is up for adventure is a keeper.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,230
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Bell Morningstar

we like our Bell Morningstar 15 ft canoe - all of 56 Lbs dry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,001
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
ditto

yes, slow TF down,

or as they say, walk before you run.

I am slow ,but I get faster with practice on day outings - that might be a hint for you
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Today

still want Moto Guzzi Griso in leather and that light green livery.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
violating the B L rules

If you are a commercial tour operator (guide) on Federal land, and breach the rules, you can wind up a Felon. I know such a person who runs a great company in Utah - he was nailed on a technicality.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 129,272
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
y'all need to stop this right now

way too many posts on this old chestnut. If folks want to steer using their own magic methods, then let them.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
2 choices

there are only two real choices - collapsible lens (typical) or internal lens (as in a waterproof camera).

I have both.

I love my Nikon P310 collapsible lens P&S - but I dropped it on the...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,184
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
use grade 8 all-thread

use grade 8 all-thread, I am assuming fine pitch
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
are you on 2 wheels or 4? If 4, sedan or SUV? ...

are you on 2 wheels or 4? If 4, sedan or SUV?

We stayed in a cabin at Jacobs Lake one night, and camped a bit north of Tuweep (Toroweap) ranger Station in a Pinion Forest (campground at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,209
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
black tapered model, flip up-out lid

many many years ago we bought the black tapered model, flip up-out lid, needs a coin to operate it like a screwdriver, a bit heavy, rock solid. We have used it on 2-night excursions for older folks....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 148,936
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
how do you have a "potluck" at a café - their job...

how do you have a "potluck" at a café - their job is to sell you food
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
triangle

which is why railways (in USA at least) added the two ditch lights down low on the locomotives.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 240,635
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
notch in spring hanger

the notch is a bad idea - that spring hanger also reinforce the joints (fold) in the frame - in fact - its the only part (one each side, parts 12L and 12R) holding the deck open when in towing mode,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
clarify

does the drivetrain all rotate freely (i.e., no seized bearings?)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
interesting

I find the post interesting - after several failed attempts to add a robustly mounted top box to my EX250 (including dragging the box along the street after the mount failed !!) I bought a new used...
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