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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,452
Posted By AlanCT
You can do the Ton . . . in kilometers. :D ...

You can do the Ton . . . in kilometers. :D


http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag184/Lowspeed05/imagejpg5_zps03fd6d91.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,339
Posted By AlanCT
My Concours would do that, and a lot of other...

My Concours would do that, and a lot of other Connie riders too. The consensus was that road camber would cause that wear, along with an insufficiently stiff forks. Some claimed that a fork brace...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,751
Posted By AlanCT
I've mostly used a little Coleman 535 for nearly...

I've mostly used a little Coleman 535 for nearly 20 years with no problems. A bit bulky, but utterly reliable, can run on bike gas if necessary, and it actually will simmer.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,339
Views: 2,502,728
Posted By AlanCT
You have to get one made specifically for camping...

You have to get one made specifically for camping and guy it out. Then, lie in it diagonally so that you can lie flat.

I haven't slept in a tent since I got my Hennessy.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By AlanCT
I use Moleskines, but I also like to have a very...

I use Moleskines, but I also like to have a very small notebook in my pants pocket with a tiny pen all the time for convenience of jotting down quick things that I want to remember for later.

I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By AlanCT
Yes, go here. They don't have a huge selection,...

Yes, go here. They don't have a huge selection, exactly, but decent enough, and they have more sizes for what they do carry and it is better quality stuff than Cycle Gear in Manchester.

There are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 535,955
Posted By AlanCT
I finally got around to getting a photobucket, so...

I finally got around to getting a photobucket, so here's a picture of my W from a few months ago. There was a bike show at the New England Air Museum, and they let you enter your bike and park it...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 434,121
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: 1,730
Views: 410,335
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: 1,053
Views: 379,136
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 1,666
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: 1,187
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: 1,540
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: 6,339
Views: 2,502,728
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: 2,813
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 12,116
Views: 721,424
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: 659
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: 659
Posted By AlanCT
Nevermind, I got it.:D

Nevermind, I got it.:D
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
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: 6,339
Views: 2,502,728
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: 905
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 4,447
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: 865
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: 4,154
Posted By AlanCT
:clap

:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,159
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: 6,339
Views: 2,502,728
Posted By AlanCT
Yeah, I dig that tent.

Yeah, I dig that tent.
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
Posted By AlanCT
Road trip!:super

Road trip!:super
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,680
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 20,159
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
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: 3,204
Views: 535,955
Posted By AlanCT
I'll get replacements for those as well.

I'll get replacements for those as well.
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