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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By millican
empty trailer: Tucson to Sacramento

I'm leaving Sunday evening for Sacramento with an empty motorcycle trailer. I can carry something if it would be beneficial to someone so long as it's not Harley-sized. (I'm pulling the trailer with...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By millican
Nice job. I don't think I could have gotten those...

Nice job. I don't think I could have gotten those holes so nicely drilled even with my drill press.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,027
Posted By millican
No Piaggio Apes?

No Piaggio Apes?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By millican
It sounds like a fun trip. Be sure to tell us how...

It sounds like a fun trip. Be sure to tell us how it goes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By millican
Totally possible. I rode from Tucson to Fresno in...

Totally possible. I rode from Tucson to Fresno in a day mid-June. ...on a Helix.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By millican
I don't see why you can't do both. There will be...

I don't see why you can't do both. There will be times you can take off alone on the scooter and times when you can take the whole family.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,419
Posted By millican
Those are some very pretty places.

Those are some very pretty places.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,175
Posted By millican
I get waves on my mostly naked Helix on the...

I get waves on my mostly naked Helix on the highways and will wave back.
What cracks me up is when some under-dressed guy on a cruiser does an obvious take-back as his face changes from...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By millican
An electric drill has worked for me when I got...

An electric drill has worked for me when I got tired of trying to kickstart it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By millican
There is a storage unit facility just south of...

There is a storage unit facility just south of the airport.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By millican
The Helix is pretty comfy; especially if you have...

The Helix is pretty comfy; especially if you have a backrest or even just a duffle bag behind you. Plus, getting to move your feet around is really nice.
20 g roller weights are pretty light for...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,829
Posted By millican
I miss my Subaru. It would go anywhere I ever...

I miss my Subaru. It would go anywhere I ever needed it to, and my brother even got stuck once following me in his Jeep. I drove the heck out of that $400 car (police impound auction) for several...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,492
Posted By millican
There's just something morbidly fascinating about...

There's just something morbidly fascinating about this event - especially this year's course.
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By millican
On the original topic, it's hard to say without...

On the original topic, it's hard to say without knowing the details of your engine and whether or not the computer has a map that can accommodate B20. I have no problems running straight biodiesel,...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By millican
You are filtering it first I hope. or...

You are filtering it first I hope.


or coal dust. I have no idea how that's supposed to be injected though.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,953
Posted By millican
I've been doing contract work for years and still...

I've been doing contract work for years and still report everything, even dog-sitting for friends when they travel.
It's not about the law. I'm just not someone to say "I love America" and then try...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By millican
+1 on the Anderson Powerpole sets. I've had them...

+1 on the Anderson Powerpole sets. I've had them working flawlessly for years. Just be consistent with the way you join the red and black housings.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By millican
With a CL350 as my first motorbike, I wish I...

With a CL350 as my first motorbike, I wish I could help more. If your unspecified location happens to be near Tucson...
Since it seems to be pretty much everything, I'm suspecting a ground problem....
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By millican
Bicycle use could actually be rougher on the...

Bicycle use could actually be rougher on the packs. A lot of touring bikes don't have suspension to reduce the abuse. I sure feel the bumps more on my road bike with 100+psi in the tires.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By millican
My wife asked why I was cracking up while sitting...

My wife asked why I was cracking up while sitting here at the computer.
I saw your routes and thought about suggesting the texas and Oklahoma panhandle. I actually enjoy riding 412 across the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,244
Posted By millican
4630 miles in last 12 months (according to the...

4630 miles in last 12 months (according to the spreadsheet)
About half of that was highway/interstate.
I do use the scooter to get to work a few days out of the week as well as getting out on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,714
Posted By millican
Where did it go?

There was mention of a ride around Aravaca, Ruby Rd this weekend. It's looking like I'll be able to go on that, which would be pretty cool. What happened to that ride?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,355
Posted By millican
Scooters are great for eating up highway miles....

Scooters are great for eating up highway miles. You can move your feet around instead of just where the pegs are. It was taking a 1400 mile trip on a CL350 that made me want a scooter for that very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By millican
This is of interest to me as well since all I...

This is of interest to me as well since all I have is a scooter, but it's been a lot of fun getting out to some out-of-the-way places. Redington Rd has been fine with the scooter and even my wife is...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By millican
3A seems like a lot for a wet chemistry...

3A seems like a lot for a wet chemistry motorcycle battery.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By millican
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 33,148
Posted By millican
Just climbing a rocky trail below the speed at...

Just climbing a rocky trail below the speed at which the CVT engages will burn the heck out of it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,714
Posted By millican
Sounds like I need to get some rotopax or...

Sounds like I need to get some rotopax or something on there before summer then for other trips out there.
For now, how's the Border Road? Is permission required for that?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,714
Posted By millican
Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that...

Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that the big gray area on google maps between Organ Pipe and Yuma is an Air Force Base; no crossing it. Lukeville and Mex. 2 it will be, trucks and buses and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,714
Posted By millican
Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without...

Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without getting on the interstate? I'll be going in about a week to visit my wife who will be working in Mexico south of Yuma. (an irony of the border fence...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By millican
In the Southwest, and much of the West in...

In the Southwest, and much of the West in general, weather depends on elevation. A mountain pass might be fine one day, and not the next. Check daily and be prepared to ride around if a pass is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,714
Posted By millican
That looks like a pretty cool route. I'm still...

That looks like a pretty cool route. I'm still learning the area and haven't got a clue how to get there. Where do you post tracks when you do? (I checked the gps threads.) I have a few days off and...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By millican
I never could get good results bleeding from the...

I never could get good results bleeding from the bottom no matter what system I bought. I found that just leaving the bottom alone, squeeze the brake lever slowly a few times until the bubbles...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By millican
If you can ask people in the various regions who...

If you can ask people in the various regions who know the roadways where they live, you can get some good information.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,365
Posted By millican
Is the original question about normal maintenance...

Is the original question about normal maintenance wrenching or mods?
I immediately thought about all the cars I've seen juveniles get ahold of and mod out 'til they're broken more often than they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,755
Posted By millican
I have to agree with abnslr that it's just an...

I have to agree with abnslr that it's just an excuse to be obnoxious based on one observation: Helmets save lives too, but rarely seem to be in use by those so interested in saving lives that they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,270
Posted By millican
Nice! Palo Duro Canyon is one of our favorite...

Nice!
Palo Duro Canyon is one of our favorite stopping points in the Texas panhandle as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,331
Posted By millican
I bought a bike to commute. I had been riding...

I bought a bike to commute.
I had been riding my bicycle 22 miles round trip to class and then work (2nd shift). I had a full-size 1984 Dodge pickup, but I felt like a total wimp if I needed...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By millican
Peter has it. If the commercial strips are too...

Peter has it.
If the commercial strips are too bulky somehow, you can also make your own to hide anywhere.
Peter also has a point to not ignore if you want colors other than the blues to show up:...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,691
Posted By millican
A 7805 integrated circuit ($0.29), 0.33uF...

A 7805 integrated circuit ($0.29), 0.33uF capacitor, 0.1uF capacitor, some heatshrink tubing, and a female end of a USB cable costs about a dollar. If you are charging a few devices that are USB, get...
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