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Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 255,467
Posted By tmotten
Wool is hydrophobic so it won't absorb sweat...

Wool is hydrophobic so it won't absorb sweat neither. I only wear icebreaker with winter sports. Can't get chill then.
Drying time after washing depends on how dry the air is. Here in Alberta in no...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 2,361,166
Posted By tmotten
Have a look at the soto muka stove. Smaller,...

Have a look at the soto muka stove. Smaller, lighter and burns cleaner than any msr stove. Leaves no soot on the pans.

Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 2,361,166
Posted By tmotten
you don't have to tie off the bike. just feed it...

you don't have to tie off the bike. just feed it through and peg into the ground on the other side. You may need longer guy lines though. If you're still worried put a guy line on the bike as well
...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 255,467
Posted By tmotten
Nice setup. Clean and simple. You're dead...

Nice setup. Clean and simple.

You're dead right. Geometry is a big deal. For a small bike the racks are also a big deal. Beside the added weight they tend to move the bags out further. The weight...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,051
Posted By tmotten
One of the best reports out there. Beats any...

One of the best reports out there. Beats any Russian taiga forest with gazillion river crossing thread out there.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,385
Posted By tmotten
Love deutch. A bit big for small wires like...

Love deutch. A bit big for small wires like heated grips, but ones you get their crimper you won't go back. Really taken back apart so you can reuse them for a long time and just get the pins.
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,051
Posted By tmotten
Can't wait to get out there myself. Sadly we had...

Can't wait to get out there myself. Sadly we had to postpone it for a few years.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,030
Posted By tmotten
Dunno what to tell you. I weighed the thing as it...

Dunno what to tell you. I weighed the thing as it was in the pictures and listed and weighed items that came off. I then weighed it naked and it summed up fine.

The scales were also used on other...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
I thought Event is a copy of the Gore technology...

I thought Event is a copy of the Gore technology and began manufacturing once the patent expired.
Either way, apparently the membrane only breaths once the inside reaches 70% humidity.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,030
Posted By tmotten
Cheers. That claimed weight is incorrect...

Cheers.

That claimed weight is incorrect though. Always best to weigh it yourself.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,051
Posted By tmotten
Nice one. Sounds like an amazing experience

Nice one. Sounds like an amazing experience
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Might have missed it but which buckles are those...

Might have missed it but which buckles are those in the picture?
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,567
Posted By tmotten
You don't really need to be able to flat foot it...

You don't really need to be able to flat foot it on a bike. Balls off your feet is probably all you need, particularly on a 250. Give it a go first before you lower it. We lowered my wife's one with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,567
Posted By tmotten
Good advice. It also depends on what you will...

Good advice. It also depends on what you will enjoy the most and who you end up riding with. I took the common advice of the day which was a 650. But I went riding more with guys that ride single...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 163,987
Posted By tmotten
Who are they by?

Who are they by?
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Nice work. Backpacks are developed with a...

Nice work.

Backpacks are developed with a different compromise in durability vs weight than motorcycle luggage should. For me abrasion is everything as sliding down a gravel road is not a risk,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
Posted By tmotten
If really depends what you think off when you...

If really depends what you think off when you think about adventure riding. A 650 is good for dirt roads and paved roads bit sucks on single trail and tough terrain unless you are a kick arse rider....
Forum: Australia 10-27-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tmotten
Sweet!! I've got crates from Yamaha which are...

Sweet!! I've got crates from Yamaha which are steel. They say they'll do it as bonded freight into Calgary for me to clear as personal affects. No need to import.

Speed isn't an issue for me....
Forum: Australia 10-27-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tmotten
A grand for shipping to Calgary for a single...

A grand for shipping to Calgary for a single crate with 2 bikes of 2.7 cub.m.
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By tmotten
Things like printers, but it doesn't need to be...

Things like printers, but it doesn't need to be an internet cafe. Could be a hotel lobby, border official's office, etc. I'm just trying to point out the compatibility with 90% of the rest of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 641,249
Posted By tmotten
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726679
Forum: Australia 10-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tmotten
No one knows about this mob? That's a worry. I've...

No one knows about this mob? That's a worry. I've checked their ABN and this exists. It's there any other affiliation I should check?
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By tmotten
Not bashing droid at all. It's what I use on...

Not bashing droid at all. It's what I use on phones, but it is limited if you want to drop into an internet cafe on a trip and hard wire it on. I can't reload my garmin on a droid neither.

Win...
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Ballistic cordura is not the same as typical...

Ballistic cordura is not the same as typical ballistic nylon and difficult to source though. Cordura doesn't make fabric, it licenses it to mills. It's up to the mill what they make. I found a mill...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 641,249
Posted By tmotten
I got to exited finishing my rebuild project that...

I got to exited finishing my rebuild project that I forgot to zip tie a rubber packer onto the sycl (along with taking a picture of the finished product) and it was in direct contact with the carbon...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tmotten
Bikes abroad - legit?

Has anyone used them? They've got cracking rates, but is it too good to be true?
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By tmotten
I run CAD software on it and mapsource as well....

I run CAD software on it and mapsource as well. I'm a fan of android for phones etc, but it doesn't replace computers. Imagine walking into an internet cafe somewhere to print something out or...
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Those ali g-hook buckles are popping up more and...

Those ali g-hook buckles are popping up more and more on backpacks (arcteryx, one planet), now sea-to-summit and also kriega. I'm not a fan of buckles that need sewing on and seem to be made only for...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 916,213
Posted By tmotten
They are really designed for axles, so for large...

They are really designed for axles, so for large hex heads. 32,30,27,24,22 and 19 and I only take the ones I need.

The drive is a nice fit, but because it's not locked you do need to make sure you...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 2,361,166
Posted By tmotten
Like that elastic cord for that. Thanks.

Like that elastic cord for that. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By tmotten
My wife and I ditched 2 Dakars (earlier more off...

My wife and I ditched 2 Dakars (earlier more off road version) to WRR's and particularly her riding has improved dramatically. The BM has so much mass and volume that it's difficult to flick around....
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 641,249
Posted By tmotten
If that sycl is the early shrink wrapped version,...

If that sycl is the early shrink wrapped version, take great care to ensure it doesn't rub against anything, particularly conductive things like carbon fibre. They are not as bomb proof as initially...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 916,213
Posted By tmotten
Yeah, it's a big figure, but it's a once in a...

Yeah, it's a big figure, but it's a once in a life short of purchase. I spend more than that on piss every weekend. ;-)

I tried spoon irons like motion pro before but they never follow the...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Sewn buckles is fine. A D or ladder loc. Sewn...

Sewn buckles is fine. A D or ladder loc. Sewn straps is just a cheap method.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By tmotten
I don't imagine it to be much as it's pretty much...

I don't imagine it to be much as it's pretty much a GSM/GPS receiver merely accepting tiny amounts of data in the form of SMS. It gas an internal battery and can use the bike's battery. It's a bit of...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By tmotten
Chains are good for goldwings, but the good locks...

Chains are good for goldwings, but the good locks alone weigh over a kg. Alarmed disk locks are considered the biggest deterrent. But something like a gps tracker is nice if they do end up throwing...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 92,045
Posted By tmotten
Zippers or velcro only allow for a reduction in...

Zippers or velcro only allow for a reduction in fabric. Roll closures yield the same opening area, but does need more fabric to construct. The durability is inherently far greater.

I don't...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By tmotten
Windows tabs for me as well. I've got the acer...

Windows tabs for me as well. I've got the acer solid stats everything one. No defragmenting HDD's and compatible with everything as a full fledged computer.

I'm no windows lover, but android is...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 916,213
Posted By tmotten
Yeah, they look good but I wish they double...

Yeah, they look good but I wish they double stitched everything and left more seam allowance.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 916,213
Posted By tmotten
That's right. I've got one in the picture above...

That's right. I've got one in the picture above on the terra-x axle tool. Actually fits perfectly. I thought the lip around it would be in the way, but it doesn't.

The motion-pro irons have a...
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