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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,267
Posted By Wallrat
Just got this email from the American Sand...

Just got this email from the American Sand Association tonight:



WE NEED YOUR HELP!

While the plan is a "draft," the county has allowed less than two weeks for comment. It is therefore...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By Wallrat
I'd say the theory is the same but the results...

I'd say the theory is the same but the results are not, although I do like the ingenuity. A brass rod is adding some rigidity but is also placing a pendulum weight out on the visor which will have...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7,087
Views: 2,865,713
Posted By Wallrat
Unscented baby wipes are king. Can wipe your...

Unscented baby wipes are king. Can wipe your ass, sponge bath in the tent, clean up your hands after maintenance work, help slip a tire back on a rim. I use the zip-loc pack as padding around my...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By Wallrat
Would be cheap/easy to add a layer or two of 6oz...

Would be cheap/easy to add a layer or two of 6oz fiberglass or even 3K carbon fiber to the underside of the visor. Hit up the RC (radio control) forums and see if anyone local would be willing to...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7,087
Views: 2,865,713
Posted By Wallrat
Jesus. Leave anything at home?

Jesus. Leave anything at home?
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Wallrat
Couldn't agree more, that's why I went with...

Couldn't agree more, that's why I went with these:
http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4700/30fbd/products/125/images/402/ultimate-touring-gloves-8780__98112.1405431333.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

Plugging...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Wallrat
I just got some Warm n Safe Ultimate Touring...

I just got some Warm n Safe Ultimate Touring gloves. Backs are heated, palms aren't. Thinsulate throughout and only heated gloves that I'm aware of with armor. Lowest I've had them was only 55F...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32,391
Views: 3,143,826
Posted By Wallrat
Planning a trip from OC to Moab via Zion, Bryce,...

Planning a trip from OC to Moab via Zion, Bryce, Escalante, and Capitol Reef April 20-26th on the 800. Very relaxed pace, less than 10% over posted speed limits, stealth camping off the bikes,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 61,347
Posted By Wallrat
2 Brothers Racing Black Series Carbon Fiber...

2 Brothers Racing Black Series Carbon Fiber Slip-on with P1X insert and spark arrestor screen. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By Wallrat
When its really dirty I use Eagle One Nano wash...

When its really dirty I use Eagle One Nano wash and wax:...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By Wallrat
I've been running a pair of SR-M spot/flood on my...

I've been running a pair of SR-M spot/flood on my KTM for a couple years now and love them. Made a quick and dirty mount on the hand guards out of some aluminum angle I had laying around and never...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,889
Posted By Wallrat
Ditto on the notes and big adjustments. I'll set...

Ditto on the notes and big adjustments. I'll set the sag in my garage and go for a ride specifically to test the suspension on a specific type of terrain. I like to intentionally go too far one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Wallrat
I ride my KTM when I'm looking for pure offroad...

I ride my KTM when I'm looking for pure offroad but I hate taking it on the highway any further than the closest gas station from the trail I'm riding. I tested a 650 Dakar (made from 2001-2007 iirc...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Wallrat
I ran them in 2 bikes and got less than stellar...

I ran them in 2 bikes and got less than stellar life out of both batteries (Shorai and a Ballistic). Love the weight loss but I got the feeling that they don't much care for the vehicle charging...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 26,174
Posted By Wallrat
Can somebody make a comparison between this and...

Can somebody make a comparison between this and the Arai XD-4, especially in relation to fit, noise, and airflow? I was saving up for the XD-4 but then I found the X.D1 and am considering it.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,129
Posted By Wallrat
I guess certain items you just can't find a deal...

I guess certain items you just can't find a deal on. I keep looking for a better price on an Arai XD-4 but seems like best I can do is maybe $25 cheaper (around $525 instead of $550 stateside).
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,277
Posted By Wallrat
Derp. That's what I get for just browsing the...

Derp. That's what I get for just browsing the thread. Thanks for the review.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wallrat
If you keep an eye out you can usually find some...

If you keep an eye out you can usually find some ohlins cartridges for around $700 in the Flea Market. Was more common when the Touratech ones came out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 347,120
Posted By Wallrat
Let's leave the wives out of this...

Let's leave the wives out of this...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Wallrat
I've got an MRP stand that is worth its weight in...

I've got an MRP stand that is worth its weight in gold. I looked at the HF one but heard lots of folks complaining about it so decided to just do it right the first time. Tire changes are a breeze...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Wallrat
UPS isn't bad if you print the label at home and...

UPS isn't bad if you print the label at home and fiddle with the box dimensions a bit. I went to the store to ship a BMW seat and was quoted $80 or something crazy. Went home and it was $55. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Wallrat
As long as you're looking at both F/R tires that...

As long as you're looking at both F/R tires that are 'mostly-road' or 'mostly-offroad you'll be fine. Gets tricky if you match a mostly road with a mostly dirt tire as one will be sketchy on tarmac...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,277
Posted By Wallrat
Can you provide details on what you had done and...

Can you provide details on what you had done and cost? I'm looking at dropping my shock off with them. Fixed the forks, which made the rear issues much more noticeable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wallrat
A steering damper is definitely more of a safety...

A steering damper is definitely more of a safety device. Mostly I leave mine setup so that I don't even know its there - it just keeps me on the bike when I have an 'oh shit' hit on a rut or soft...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By Wallrat
Just go ride. If you have a day you can get...

Just go ride. If you have a day you can get tracks for every legal road into your GPS.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Wallrat
What about one of these for $60? ...

What about one of these for $60?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GVD0VE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1WXXAKIPED23R&coliid=I15YLKGF19O50J
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By Wallrat
Or, you know, since he asked about DS trails...

Or, you know, since he asked about DS trails specifically around Saddleback, direct him to the appropriate thread for Cleveland National Forest:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258828...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Wallrat
Given the uncertainty I'd look for something...

Given the uncertainty I'd look for something cheap. 650GS's can be cheap, but usually aren't. I'd look more towards a dirt oriented dual sport that can be had for $2000 or less: DR200SE, XR250,...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Wallrat
Any lock is super fast to pick. My friends...

Any lock is super fast to pick. My friends always call BS when I tell them I can open any Masterlock in under 5 seconds. Tubular locks take a different tool but otherwise aren't more secure. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Wallrat
Easy to prioritize which pieces to get first: ...

Easy to prioritize which pieces to get first:

1) Parts of you that got chilled the last time you rode in the cold.
2) Parts of you that were warm enough, but bulky due to lots of layers
3) ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,252
Posted By Wallrat
OMG I just peed a lil...

OMG I just peed a lil...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Wallrat
I've seen more than a few crashes where the guy...

I've seen more than a few crashes where the guy was conscious and moving but 1 leg was pointing over there---> and the other was going over here <----

Wife actually just assisted with one a...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Wallrat
I mounted my cheap $35 3-point bag so that the...

I mounted my cheap $35 3-point bag so that the rear buckle is blocked when the seat is on. I have a cheap ebay combination helmet lock that I put through the zipper rings. In that state, I'll leave...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By Wallrat
Not sure about these boots in particular but I...

Not sure about these boots in particular but I was at CG this week and had a thought to pick up some easier in/out boots than my current MX boots. For commuting I just feel like the MX boots are a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Wallrat
LMAO. This says it all.

LMAO. This says it all.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Wallrat
Really I think the benefit here is being able to...

Really I think the benefit here is being able to plug vs. pull the tire. If you've never done it, its pretty amazing being back on the trail riding on a plugged tire 10 minutes after discovering the...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Wallrat
That InReach might as well be on the moon if you...

That InReach might as well be on the moon if you have a bad crash. Can't say that I've ever landed within arms reach of my bike after an off.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Wallrat
No lock will stop a determined thief. The best...

No lock will stop a determined thief. The best you can hope to do is make it annoying enough that most people will leave it alone. Lets face it. with 10 minutes and a small bag of tools I could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,374
Posted By Wallrat
WD-40 is petroleum based so it's a magnet for...

WD-40 is petroleum based so it's a magnet for dirt. Chain waxes also tend to attract dirt. A Teflon based lube seems to be the best solution for sealed chains in that it protects against rust but...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,252
Posted By Wallrat
My dad broke 6 ribs (both ends) and a collar bone...

My dad broke 6 ribs (both ends) and a collar bone for 11 total fractures. Sad thing is, if he had a steering damper it wouldn't have happened at all.

Just saying - sometimes the best way to...
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