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Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,985
Posted By RangerShawn
"...you better have a SPOT or at least a cell...

"...you better have a SPOT or at least a cell phone." I do, but that is beside the point. You are advocating the same philosophy as not carrying a spare tire or jack in your car because you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,985
Posted By RangerShawn
Eh? Not so sure

Let's take a look at those ideas one at a time:

1) "Unless you carry 3 quarts of oil, you are still SOL!" Well, that may not be entirely true. A. That makes the assumption that all the oil was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,985
Posted By RangerShawn
Question Reason for carrying oil

I've read many posts in this thread that question the need to carry oil. I agree that the need is unlikely to suddenly present itself and I also agree that oil is widely available but...

It has...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By RangerShawn
Pivot Pegz are helpful too

These pegs, while not giving any extra leg-room, do pivot, so it is much more comfortable to put your feet in various positions while riding. It is also much more comfortable to stand on these.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By RangerShawn
AdventureTech's peg lowering kit

Try a set of these.

http://www.adventuretech.biz/footpeg-and-control-lowering-kit.html :deal
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By RangerShawn
Do you mean the Kwikkover by laminar?

This thing? :deal

http://www.kwikover.com/

If so, you can get it here:

http://www.amotostuff.com/dl650_safe_sec/C1211.html

I have no affiliation with this dealer, although I do have a...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,492
Posted By RangerShawn
Locking Strap?

Has anyone thought of using one of these locking strap? At $6, it seems an economical solution.

http://www.padlocks4less.com/luggage-belt.html

Not only would it keep the case shut, but it could...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By RangerShawn
Motolights

Very pricey, but many report that they are worth it. I don't have them, so I can't really say one way or the other.

http://www.motolight.com/
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,793
Posted By RangerShawn
Talking Get some triangle bandages

Triangle bandages work great as dust bandanas and are sofa king cheap! :evil In addition they'll do double duty as a very important part of a first aid kit. :-)

They're generally pretty large too,...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By RangerShawn
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,036
Posted By RangerShawn
Check size and convenience

I just wanted to add my $.02. One critical factor for me in a motorcycle tent is how small it gets when packed. My side cases and top pox are about 20" inside, so I like to find a tent with poles...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,790
Posted By RangerShawn
secure parking is very important, and...

+1 Secure parking is extremely important. And... I always use hard luggage because it at least slows the potential thief down and eliminates casual pilfering. Anyone with a sharp knife can get into...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Thanks for the info, I will look into those links...

Thanks for the info, I will look into those links for more info.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Pissed Yes, you're right about that, but I seem to be...

Yes, you're right about that, but I seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. If I go with LED I have to sacrifice one thing or another. I can have lights like the PIAA 530 which have the...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Bump Nobody has ever tried these? Really?!...

Bump

Nobody has ever tried these? Really?! :huh

PIAA LP530 Fog

http://www.piaa.com/powersports-lamps/ps-led-lp530.html
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 38,615
Posted By RangerShawn
I just bought one from REI. It's $166.99 and...

I just bought one from REI. It's $166.99 and free shipping.

http://www.rei.com/product/846491/therm-a-rest-luxurylite-mesh-cot

It says it's 26" wide and everyone in this thread has been saying...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,492
Posted By RangerShawn
Depends what you want to do

There are really two main choices, SPOT or PLB/EPIRB. They are different types of devices designed for different goals. The functions overlap, but each is stronger in some areas than others.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,879
Posted By RangerShawn
speedo66 is correct. From a purely theoretical...

speedo66 is correct. From a purely theoretical perspective, a glass vacuum bottle (Dewar flask) will retain temperature best. The glass doesn't conduct heat well (blocks conductive heat loss/gain),...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By RangerShawn
I have no doubt that the mount will break at some...

I have no doubt that the mount will break at some point. I have a metal tank. I'm also pretty sure I don't want to find out the hard way which will break first, the box or my nuts. Each accident is...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumb +1 on Groommate

I have the groommate. Works great, compact, can't cut yourself or puncture your shaving kit, indestructible, doesn't need batteries. I can't think of anything else I would need from this sort of...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By RangerShawn
Sounds like you have it backwards on both things....

Sounds like you have it backwards on both things. According to Supertrapp you need to remove disks to make it more quiet. Adding discs makes it louder and reduces restrictions. Each disc adds some...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumb Thank. Nothing beats first-hand knowledge. I...

Thank. Nothing beats first-hand knowledge. I think I may pick one up.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RangerShawn
Thanks for the info

Thank you for the info. Do you find the effect of the spoiler helpful? I assume so, since you've had it 3 years.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RangerShawn
Question Windshield spoilers ruin windshield?

I have a quick question: Do add-on temporary windshield spoilers ruin the windshield?

I'm talking about this kind of thing:...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By RangerShawn
+1 Garmin Montana or Oregon

+1 on Garmin Montana or Oregon. I've used the Oregon for several years (since way before the Montana came out) and I like it. It does turn by turn, etc. I would have purchased the Montana if it had...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumbs down Not a soft landing pad

I've seen this done several times, but personally I don't like the idea. :norton I don't want anything that rigid on the tank where my ribs or (heaven forbid) my family jewels could potentially...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,559
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumbs down Olympus tough batteries suck

I have a slightly older version of the Olympus "tough" series. I'll agree with your post completely, but I'll add my own negative observation. Disclaimer: since I have a slightly older version, this...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 2,428,878
Posted By RangerShawn
Wicked "3 days in the bush with the girlfriend" :evil...

"3 days in the bush with the girlfriend" :evil That could be interpeted a couple of ways, but they both sound nice for you. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By RangerShawn
Very true. Really to be fair the SPOT folks...

Very true. Really to be fair the SPOT folks should have an "as needed' plan where you only pay for the time that you need it. For instance if I'm going on a trip for Labor day weekend I could just...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By RangerShawn
Each to their own

Agreed, for you, $169/year makes the features of the SPOT worthwhile, but economics is a personal issue. $13/month may not be much to you, but it may be to another person. We're all in different...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By RangerShawn
To be perfectly honest, I'm a stingy bastard and...

To be perfectly honest, I'm a stingy bastard and so I usually just borrow my neighbor's SPOT when I go out. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By RangerShawn
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned one very...

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned one very important difference between SPOT and EPIRB: ongoing cost

SPOT has an ongoing annual fee (service plan) in order to use it. If you don't keep...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Question Anyone tried these?

Anyone tried these?

PIAA LP530 Fog

http://www.piaa.com/powersports-lamps/ps-led-lp530.html
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Cry I have Murphy's luck

They actually look pretty good, but sadly the website lists them as "no longer available." :cry
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Thanks again for the help. I agree that fog...

Thanks again for the help. I agree that fog lights should have the proper pattern, which the LEDs don't seem to have. As far as the power draw, yes, you are correct again; going from halogen to HID...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Talking Another interesting idea

Thanks for the idea. It looks like it would work for my purposes, but I'm a little concerned with both total power draw and my ability to properly install the HID upgrade [I'm not overly handy].
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumb Photos of RIGID 2x2s in action?

Thanks for the tip. I really like what I see of those Rigid 2x2 lights. Do you recommend the spot or flood pattern? Normally, fog lights are fairly wide-angle, but the website seems to be...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By RangerShawn
Bluhduh Proper FOG lights?

OK, I need some help here. Does nobody use actual, proper fog lights anymore? I can't find them anywhere! I live in the San Francisco CA Bay area where there is plenty of fog at times and I commute...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,373
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumb Mistercindy - Thanks for the picture. I like that...

Mistercindy - Thanks for the picture. I like that top handle/rack. Very clever and elegant. I didn't see that pic on the website.

I went back to the website and saw the pics of the attaching...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,373
Posted By RangerShawn
Thumb Close, but not quite there

I like the look of that Micatech case. It has some very nice features, especially the "sump" in the bottom. It lacks a top handle though, and I consider that a necessity. I'd be curious how the...
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