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Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Grinnin
This has become more common for some state and...

This has become more common for some state and provincial parks too.

PITA from my point of view, but from theirs it means spots full all weekend instead of hoping someone will come in during the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,737
Posted By Grinnin
Shaft Jacking is the rear of the motorcycle...

Shaft Jacking is the rear of the motorcycle lifting up when you accelerate.

For chain-drive bikes, the heights of countersprocket, swingarm pivot, and rear hub are set up to stay level when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By Grinnin
While it wasn't Carr's experiment, it was one...

While it wasn't Carr's experiment, it was one example of research that showed disengagement. The purpose of autopilot in a passenger jet is to fly to the destination. Boing autopilots keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Grinnin
The stock petcock has a manual valve but also a...

The stock petcock has a manual valve but also a vacuum valve behind it. It won't allow gas through unless there's vacuum at the front of the carb. You mentioned in the first post that the vacuum...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Grinnin
The fit may have changed over the years. Like...

The fit may have changed over the years. Like Bronco I have regular-weight Dariens. My first pair was lower rise much like the way I wear jeans. The newer pair is higher rise.

While people who...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
There have been some posts lately about the Lexx...

There have been some posts lately about the Lexx exhaust. I'm taking mine off.

The stock exhaust that came on the bike was already opened up to be obnoxiously loud and the bike ran very lean. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Grinnin
Most of your description sounds like it's lean. ...

Most of your description sounds like it's lean. I'm not sure about the details of your last test.

An FMF exhaust would cause that. I know you don't want to put the stock exhaust back on, but if...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Grinnin
The name of this place is "The Motorcycle Shop". ...

The name of this place is "The Motorcycle Shop". I recommend them highly.

http://www.themotorcycleshop.com/

Great place and you may find the parking lot filled with folks installing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Grinnin
A multimeter can help you locate which wires are...

A multimeter can help you locate which wires are connected when they shouldn't be.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1062409

Some cheap meters require you to select a range before...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Grinnin
Maine has inspections. The standard is the tread...

Maine has inspections. The standard is the tread wear indicator. As pointed out above, many tires have a center stripe that's a thick carcass with thin tread on it so it quickly becomes a smooth...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By Grinnin
I see a parallel with photography. For some...

I see a parallel with photography.

For some photographers, taking pictures with digital cameras has become too easy -- there's a tendency to just shoot a lot then sort them out later. I'm guilty....
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Grinnin
Yup. Aerostich recommends washing to restore...

Yup.

Aerostich recommends washing to restore waterproofness.

They also recommend that after it's dry, tumbling it for 20 minutes in a clothes dryer set on warm will reactivate the water...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,217
Posted By Grinnin
About half way to finding out that the stock seat...

About half way to finding out that the stock seat s . . . isn't for everyone. You may not need to do anything, but seat improvements come up often on this site. I found that cutting out some foam...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
Loose exhaust nuts and loose exhaust clamp behind...

Loose exhaust nuts and loose exhaust clamp behind the rear brake reservoir?

May not sound right since the knock may not be on every power stroke. I have had knocking fixed by tightening those...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Grinnin
Two good suggestions that have some...

Two good suggestions that have some complications.

Paper maps are a great way to find campgrounds IMHO. It'll give the big view of what's ahead and show state/provincial/national parks. The maps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,622
Posted By Grinnin
I just don't happen to need anything. For...

I just don't happen to need anything.

For long rides on the CB750 with lower-than-stock handlebars my lower back would get sore after about 10 hours but it would clear up a few hours later. Been...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,801
Posted By Grinnin
Bummer to read about your injury but glad it...

Bummer to read about your injury but glad it wasn't worse.

I have had to delay trips a couple of times in my life, once because work got hectic when I planned to go. Another delay for my dad's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
I'm less worried if you think it's not inside the...

I'm less worried if you think it's not inside the engine. External vibrations can be anywhere. If your bash plate is not clamped onto rubber (inner-tube) it can have a contact point plus some area...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,118
Posted By Grinnin
Previously I've hung food only to have squirrels...

Previously I've hung food only to have squirrels get to it. Now I hang the Loksak. I work to not transfer odors from the food to hands then to the outside of the Loksak. I have not seen critters...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
Did you have to change any shims after the check...

Did you have to change any shims after the check or did they all measure within spec? If you replaced a shim, did you remove the cam chain tensioner completely and reset it?

I have no idea why it...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Grinnin
KISS is good. The roll-end drybag is simple....

KISS is good.

The roll-end drybag is simple. It also makes access to some gear more difficult. If you have to shed a layer or change to rain gloves it can be inconvenient. It'll work though for...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Grinnin
Some hard cases will suffer from being dropped. ...

Some hard cases will suffer from being dropped. The Pelican Storm cases I have and the Pelican cases used by Caribou will hit rocks and come back for more. I have dropped mine repeatedly on rocky...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Grinnin
I can't confirm that I've done everything right. ...

I can't confirm that I've done everything right. I tried this. It hasn't helped.

I downloaded the POI converter from Garmin, rebooted with the Windows 7 OS, and installed the converter. I ran...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
Welcome. We let people in even if they...

Welcome.

We let people in even if they haven't read all 16,000 posts in this thread. But you're on probation until you complete that. (I'd still be on probation too. :lol3 ) The forum is free...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
I have often used a broken branch. In a city I...

I have often used a broken branch. In a city I once used a piece of 2x4.

On trips I take a prop. It's an old tent pole with a foot on one end and a hook on the other.

I tie the front brake...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Grinnin
A test trip of 4 or so days might help you find...

A test trip of 4 or so days might help you find out about your expenses.

You didn't mention if you prefer to camp and cook or stay in motels and eat pizza or prefer B&Bs and small inns and want a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By Grinnin
I agree that it is not useful to say "technology...

I agree that it is not useful to say "technology is bad".

I agree that GPS and maps are both simply tools. I disagree that their use is similar.

GPS provides a constant "you are here". GPS...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,202
Posted By Grinnin
Do we lose anything with GPS?

I'm not about to give up my GPS. I'm sure someone will reply without reading this. But a post in another thread has me wondering about the tradeoffs for using GPS.

Nicholas Carr presents a case...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Grinnin
Agree in general, but not all paper maps are...

Agree in general, but not all paper maps are better. I often use the maps published by states and provinces. Some mark their parks but don't show the difference between a park with camping and parks...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Grinnin
Works on my 650 (not T) with version 5.40 ...

Works on my 650 (not T) with version 5.40

Mine also keeps time without a satellite fix.

When the experts get here they may want to know your firmware version.
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,032
Posted By Grinnin
Wow, at that price, I'll just pay $60-70 and find...

Wow, at that price, I'll just pay $60-70 and find a 1950s mom-and-pop motel to stay in instead,[/QUOTE]
A couple of times In 2013 I spent under $32 Cdn for scenic tent sites with showers and flush...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Grinnin
There are different versions of on-bike cooking...

There are different versions of on-bike cooking setups in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290127
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,032
Posted By Grinnin
Agree. Although I am a fraction of a year younger...

Agree. Although I am a fraction of a year younger than you.

We all change. Many people seek a softer kind of comfort when getting older so it may be a statistical trend. I don't believe that it...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,009
Posted By Grinnin
:scratch I applied for the the Capital One...

:scratch

I applied for the the Capital One card just a few months before my trip because they advertised it as having no fees for foreign transactions. Indeed I spent Cdn$533.01 on the card and...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Grinnin
I've had my Qwest since April, 2011. Still like...

I've had my Qwest since April, 2011. Still like it. I have no reason to take out the liner.

No stink but then I use soap on my hair about twice a week. No detergent. No other stuff.

During...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,009
Posted By Grinnin
It's the bank, not the card. I use a Visa card...

It's the bank, not the card. I use a Visa card from Capital One which does not charge fees for use out of the U.S.

I rated my rates of exchange in Mastery's thread that s.s.face mentioned above.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,009
Posted By Grinnin
Sounds great. I'd rather spend my money on...

Sounds great.

I'd rather spend my money on riding. Buying a motorcycle is required but buying motorcycles is not the purpose.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,572
Posted By Grinnin
I drank cowboy coffee until I turned 50 when my...

I drank cowboy coffee until I turned 50 when my body decided I needed coffee filtered through paper. That's still a lightweight and simple way to get good strong coffee with just a little practice....
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,368
Posted By Grinnin
I used the clamp off a stock KLR muffler. I...

I used the clamp off a stock KLR muffler. I didn't slit the Lexx mid-pipe; just clamped it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 1,550,961
Posted By Grinnin
I have used CNNA, 24k topo and OSM in several...

I have used CNNA, 24k topo and OSM in several versions and ranges on my Montana. OSM works from the RAM in the Montana and it works on microSD cards up to 16G in my experience. I have not...
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