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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21,286
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Posted By spaceman_spiff
I too, bought a lithium battery. I was replacing...

I too, bought a lithium battery. I was replacing a battery every two years on my last bike and decided it would be worthwhile to just go with the shorai
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Yea those tents poles don't pack down nearly as...

Yea those tents poles don't pack down nearly as well but man are they light and the tent itself packs tiny!
I do like the Kelty and it's easy for the girl to pack. I've just don't a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21,286
Views: 2,541,902
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Blown fuse?

Blown fuse?
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 224,335
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Water resistant, yes. Waterproof, no

Water resistant, yes.
Waterproof, no
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Check out the tarp tents website I linked to....

Check out the tarp tents website I linked to. Seem on par with nemo for features and weight and are a bit cheaper as they are a newer company and they haven't been as well established
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 224,335
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Sweet update! Can't wait to see more about the...

Sweet update! Can't wait to see more about the reckless bag!
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Dang, just found this website. They have some...

Dang, just found this website. They have some awesome tents that are super lightweight and look extremely well ventilated!

http://www.tarptent.com/index.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 249,803
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Depends on how tall you consider tall riders to...

Depends on how tall you consider tall riders to be. I'm 6' 4" and did not like how the wind hit me so I went to just the tanks with the shrouds and like it much better.
However, I've talked with...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Go with a full mesh tent like the Kelly TN2 or go...

Go with a full mesh tent like the Kelly TN2 or go with a tarp setup, can't beat the ventilation with a tarp
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Just checked and it is a size small 👍

Just checked and it is a size small 👍
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
I should mention I am writing from a dual sport...

I should mention I am writing from a dual sport perspective where I am riding off road as much as possible. And no, dirt roads do not count as off road. If you are riding a big touring bike then...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Lightweight tents involve a small amount of...

Lightweight tents involve a small amount of thinking when you're setting them up or storing them. Just like using an expensive down bag verses a cheapo Walmart bag. You can't just set it up anywhere...
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,625
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Excited about the build up! Seems like a good...

Excited about the build up! Seems like a good base for a rtw bike build!
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By spaceman_spiff
And get charged more for something I will most...

And get charged more for something I will most likely not use? No thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 741,881
Posted By spaceman_spiff
I would just shoot him an email, I got my rack...

I would just shoot him an email, I got my rack pretty quickly
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Just to give some comparisons; Kelty TN2 weighs...

Just to give some comparisons;
Kelty TN2 weighs 4 lbs 13 oz and has a floorspace of 27.5 feet
Black diamond mega light weighs 2 lbs 13 oz and has 50.7 square feet of floorspace!
Granite gear white...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Here it is in a compression sack ...

Here it is in a compression sack
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/01/db57f322d81cd2f6967b9a7fcca9df38.jpg

Here also I've shown my granite gear tarp, this thing is amazing and has way more...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By spaceman_spiff
The new badlands looks like it has a lot of nice...

The new badlands looks like it has a lot of nice thought out features. Doesn't say anything about sizing but I hope they moved away from the beer belly cut for the jacket
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Mosko moto is about to release their saddlebag...

Mosko moto is about to release their saddlebag style bag called the reckless. Seems to be way ahead of anything else on the market
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 27,719
Posted By spaceman_spiff
What's your opinion on the pressure suit for the...

What's your opinion on the pressure suit for the travel riding? Ever an inconvenience? I'm thinking about either doing that or getting the klim induction jacket with a goretex overshell... So many...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By spaceman_spiff
That or a puffy down jacket over the pressure...

That or a puffy down jacket over the pressure suit under the traverse! My favorite option. Super toasty
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
I got a compression sack so I will put it in...

I got a compression sack so I will put it in there and take a pic for you in a bit!
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By spaceman_spiff
The traverse is meant to fit over a pressure...

The traverse is meant to fit over a pressure suit. Once you block the airflow the pressure suit will help trap heat and keep you warm
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Also remember that tarps are an awesome option as...

Also remember that tarps are an awesome option as they'll give you much more floor space and will pack down and weigh substantially less. At first they can seem more troublesome and difficult to set...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,078
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Just find some sticks if there's no trees. I...

Just find some sticks if there's no trees. I didn't want my seat wet in the morning so I used the bike. If your tarp is properly adjusted it won't turn into a sail and pull your bike over ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21,286
Views: 2,541,902
Posted By spaceman_spiff
I've found much less expensive options for sumo...

I've found much less expensive options for sumo wheels. Don't be afraid to shop around.
Ktm twins continues to be one of the most expensive sites I've seen for 690 parts
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,157
Views: 502,913
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Thanks for the info guys! Let me know if anyone...

Thanks for the info guys! Let me know if anyone is going riding soon. I need more dirt in my life
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By spaceman_spiff
And with a little less features

And with a little less features
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 2,107,151
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Dude I would love to see more of the van, that...

Dude I would love to see more of the van, that thing looks amazing!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,157
Views: 502,913
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Dang it! Just got back from Big Sur and saw this....

Dang it! Just got back from Big Sur and saw this. Was a nice day down there.
Only rode the coast road, not sure where the other dirt roads are down there.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,677
Views: 1,592,205
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Don't worry, come summer no one in California is...

Don't worry, come summer no one in California is going to have any drinking water with only having two rain storms this winter
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,625
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Love my new Fandango Pro. Fits enough stuff...

Love my new Fandango Pro.
Fits enough stuff without getting in the way!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/jimbo_1321/DSC02935.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,677
Views: 1,592,205
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Went on a little ride along the coast today. ...

Went on a little ride along the coast today.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/jimbo_1321/DSC02935.jpg


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m312/jimbo_1321/DSC02941.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21,286
Views: 2,541,902
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Just run to the hardware store and buy four...

Just run to the hardware store and buy four runner grommets. Sized 3/8 I believe. Two on each side
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21,286
Views: 2,541,902
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Someone had a top clamp and speedo mount for the...

Someone had a top clamp and speedo mount for the 690 posted in the flea market
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Indeed it would! I'm going to pick one up next...

Indeed it would! I'm going to pick one up next time I'm near an REI
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Here is my setup next to a size 13 shoe ...

Here is my setup next to a size 13 shoe

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/25/4a1e9350b439694d89b91888d33f146c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Depending on how you pack, absolutely. Every lb...

Depending on how you pack, absolutely. Every lb adds up
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,792
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Looks like you want some risers tested, I would...

Looks like you want some risers tested, I would love to get a Scotts mount and risers for my 2009 ktm 690
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,152
Posted By spaceman_spiff
Yea it's regularly rectangular but I just put the...

Yea it's regularly rectangular but I just put the tent and fly in a dry bag and the poles seperate. I'll get a couple pics in a bit for ya!
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