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Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,408
Posted By StriderTB
Awesome, this is something I'd like to attempt...

Awesome, this is something I'd like to attempt over the winter. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
Those are Sea to Summit straps, I have a pair I...

Those are Sea to Summit straps, I have a pair I picked up at Eastern Mountain Sports.

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10931257

They're very handy.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By StriderTB
I would suggest buying something inexpensive now,...

I would suggest buying something inexpensive now, so you can start wearing it, instead of saving up for something more expensive, while riding unprotected. You can always save up again for better...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By StriderTB
Personally, I recommend the Tourmaster Flex...

Personally, I recommend the Tourmaster Flex pants. They have zip off covers that expose mesh underneath, so you can use them all year without melting or freezing. They also include a quilted...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,408
Posted By StriderTB
Curious, what did you use for the flat dark earth...

Curious, what did you use for the flat dark earth color change? I'm looking to make the same color change on my DL650, but I wasn't sure whether I wanted to try vinyl wrapping, or just rattle...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,468
Posted By StriderTB
I might head back and lay the bike on its side...

I might head back and lay the bike on its side with my leg under it, and have someone take a picture.

:evil
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,468
Posted By StriderTB
Finally took my beast off-road. So hardcore. ...

Finally took my beast off-road. So hardcore. :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/wnsfyJK.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 196,847
Posted By StriderTB
I was tempted to head out to see how it would...

I was tempted to head out to see how it would hold up in that rain. It was a pretty ridiculous storm.

As for your Badlands, did you check to make sure all of your zippers were stuffed in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 67,821
Views: 5,360,396
Posted By StriderTB
Awesome! Yeah, that sounds about right for Point...

Awesome! Yeah, that sounds about right for Point Pleasant.



This also sounds about right. :evil



Get the hell out of the left lane! :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67,821
Views: 5,360,396
Posted By StriderTB
:rofl That's why I said I never bother heading...

:rofl That's why I said I never bother heading down the shore. Did you find a place to eat in Point Pleasant?

Glad you guys had a nice ride back, enjoy the SV! :D
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By StriderTB
I didn't know I was in the "My biggest problem...

I didn't know I was in the "My biggest problem is..." forum, my bad!

New thread: I can't seem to find pants that can contain my enormous manhood. Help!

:rofl
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By StriderTB
Necrobump! I just bought a Cortech Super 2.0...

Necrobump!

I just bought a Cortech Super 2.0 18L magnetic tank bag and the magnet placement is pretty much spot on for my 09 DL650.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By StriderTB
I've seen them used as a way to keep the normal...

I've seen them used as a way to keep the normal feet from sinking into soft ground. There's also a trick using pieces of conduit.

I was also looking at some trekking pole tips/baskets, that might...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By StriderTB
I picked up a 65L military surplus ILBE drybag...

I picked up a 65L military surplus ILBE drybag for about $45, and rok strapped it to the back of my bike. The air vent compression lock does a great job of keeping everything in place.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By StriderTB
I looked at the time, but it's a big yard, and...

I looked at the time, but it's a big yard, and it's also about 200 miles away. I just wasn't sure if there was a source for original bits for these chairs, so I'll probably go with mini tennis...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By StriderTB
Lost a Helinox foot!

I camped out in a friend's yard the other weekend, and my Helinox sank into some soft earth a little bit. When I went to pack the chair away the next morning, I realized that the factory rubber foot...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By StriderTB
Here's all the crap I stuffed into mine. :D

Here's all the crap I stuffed into mine. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By StriderTB
I also love the Kriega R30. The strap system...

I also love the Kriega R30. The strap system alone is worth the price of admission.
Forum: Vendors 07-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 23,005
Posted By StriderTB
If I'm a local guy, can I make an appointment to...

If I'm a local guy, can I make an appointment to have a shock installed on my VStrom and have the settings adjusted by someone who actually knows what they're doing? I definitely don't. :D
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,507
Posted By StriderTB
Just picked this fine specimen up from Garandman...

Just picked this fine specimen up from Garandman earlier today. :clap 2009 DL650A with Jesse panniers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/image-L_zpsfe56c2f5.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
I think it would take a pretty long time with a...

I think it would take a pretty long time with a lot of dirt to wear through the bag. It's pretty stout material.



There's actually 2 different ILBE dry bags, a 56L bag with a bright orange...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/su...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20140627_213306_zps6oocp93h.jpg

The dry bag is a USMC issue 65L ILBE drybag that's holding my Sierra Designs Zia 2 tent, Thermarest NeoAir...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 196,847
Posted By StriderTB
Yeah, I already removed the left side chest...

Yeah, I already removed the left side chest armor, and now it's supremely comfortable. I'm primarily commuting in it, so chest impacts from branches and ATV riders are less of a concern.

After I...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 196,847
Posted By StriderTB
Looking like a Power Ranger. :clap ...

Looking like a Power Ranger. :clap

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/20140626_180800_zpsregkj5cg.jpg

One initial impression: Apparently my SV650 isn't as upright as I...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
My cousin has one, and it's pretty impressive. ...

My cousin has one, and it's pretty impressive. Might be overkill for moto camping, but for high altitude, severe climate use, it does the job.

I have a cheap Primus Classic Trail, after ordering...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 358,159
Posted By StriderTB
I need to ride more, my 2006 has 6500 miles on...

I need to ride more, my 2006 has 6500 miles on it, Nearly all of that is my boring 8 mile commute to work and back.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,897
Posted By StriderTB
OP, I wear a pair of Tourmaster Response 2.0...

OP, I wear a pair of Tourmaster Response 2.0 Boots, mainly because I can get away with them at work with a pair of khakis. That being said, they're not waterproof at all, as my 30 minute commute in...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,187
Posted By StriderTB
I just knocked this together so I could use my...

I just knocked this together so I could use my GS3 as a GPS, although it doesn't solve the charging problem.

http://i.imgur.com/MKmUFTI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/X4dkp2H.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
I just realized that I should have taken the tent...

I just realized that I should have taken the tent pole bag out of the tent stuffsack, it would have made it much easier to compress, and I could tuck the tent pole bag into the compression straps on...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
It was more of a test to see what would fit in a...

It was more of a test to see what would fit in a 30L bag, I think I'm going to pick up a 35-40L drybag for all that stuff and just lash it to the tail of my bike. It's not uncomfortable carrying...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,982
Views: 2,380,326
Posted By StriderTB
http://i.imgur.com/7jKnnQb.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/7jKnnQb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bgwayt4.jpg

That's a Sierra Designs Zia 2 tent, Thermarest NeoAir Venture WV sleeping pad, lightweight fleece sleeping bag, camping pillow and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 358,159
Posted By StriderTB
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/su...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/zenrailswithguards_zps7eef98ca.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/jma10780/sub/zenrails3_zpsd9ef4fa4.jpg

Not my bike, but mine are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 358,159
Posted By StriderTB
Finally got my Zenrails mounted to the SV. I...

Finally got my Zenrails mounted to the SV. I bought these like a year ago and never got around to mounting the plates after the PITA it was to grind out the bolt holes to make them fit the 04-09 SV...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 85,400
Posted By StriderTB
I have a good problem with my Latitude Misano...

I have a good problem with my Latitude Misano jacket. Picked up a 3XL last fall, and since February I've lost 26 pounds and counting. Now the jacket is too big.

Of course, now I'm thinking...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 244,069
Posted By StriderTB
Worlds are colliding! ;) Notice how I...

Worlds are colliding! ;)

Notice how I didn't take any close up pics of the tape and spackle job. Let's just say it's... functional.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 244,069
Posted By StriderTB
My garage has been a work in progress since I...

My garage has been a work in progress since I bought my house 6 years ago. Here's a few "before" shots. First thing I did was pave the gravel driveway.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By StriderTB
Olympia gloves are nice and warm, but they're a...

Olympia gloves are nice and warm, but they're a little bulky. I have a pair of Olympia 4350's and with handguards, I rode to work in low 30 degree weather with no issues.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By StriderTB
The only thing that works reliably for me is...

The only thing that works reliably for me is pinlock. Instead of wasting money on methods that don't really work well, and then buying a pinlock anyway, just buy a pinlock and save the money you...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,120
Posted By StriderTB
I have the same setup for my Galaxy S3. Super...

I have the same setup for my Galaxy S3. Super secure.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,421
Posted By StriderTB
I use Surefire EP4 earplugs (-24db) and have used...

I use Surefire EP4 earplugs (-24db) and have used Hearos (-32-33db) in the past, and I haven't had to crank the Sena volume to max to hear music or phone conversations.

I also started with a...
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