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Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By max384
I just got back from a week-long trip to Maine,...

I just got back from a week-long trip to Maine, every night in a tent. The Koppen tent was okay, but not great...

I didn't use a footprint and wore a couple of very small holes in the floor where...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By max384
WTF Maine!?!

http://max384.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous-Pictures/i-qgnzMBz/0/X2/20140629_180703-X2.jpg

I was pretty pissed when I pulled up here with my dog and saw this. I was turned away at the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24,979
Views: 984,654
Posted By max384
I've noticed that there is one common denominator...

I've noticed that there is one common denominator with my problems... and it's not the bike either. :lol3

I may have to take you up the offer with the KLR. Thanks.. Though it's already torn down....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24,979
Views: 984,654
Posted By max384
Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've posted on...

Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've posted on here. I don't know if word has spread here, but my SV650 is D-E-D dead. The engine seized up on me... Bastages.


Soooo... I bought a new (used)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
Bad news. Looks like my engine is most likely...

Bad news. Looks like my engine is most likely toast...

Today on the highway it started sputtering and then died when I pulled in the clutch.I coasted to a stop and saw the temp was reading 247...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
To each their own, of course. I'm just saying...

To each their own, of course. I'm just saying that I wouldn't chance it... Especially with trees around to stake the tarp to.


I love the pants loop! Are those made from waterproof pants?
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
You guys do as you like, but you'll never, ever...

You guys do as you like, but you'll never, ever catch me tying a sail to my bike and then sleeping next to it. A bike on its own is unlikely to be blown over on its sidestand unless the winds are...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
Free standing is definitely a must for me too. I...

Free standing is definitely a must for me too. I often find myself camping in spots where I can't adequately stake my tent down. I'd hate to have a tent where I'm reliant upon good soil to stake down...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
That's certainly one option. I don't personally...

That's certainly one option. I don't personally like it though because that means extra straps to fasten it down each morning, something that could be stolen, and if you have a passenger, it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
Nice!! What tires are you running?

Nice!! What tires are you running?
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 144,798
Posted By max384
That really is a shame. SMH

That really is a shame. SMH
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
The chart on the first post of that thread lists...

The chart on the first post of that thread lists 31 tents with packed tent pole lengths of under 19." Considering that your original quandary that I replied to was that every tent you looked at was...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
Fantastic! :clap:clap Do you have a link to a...

Fantastic! :clap:clap Do you have a link to a bigger picture of this?

I mean to lay out all of my gear on every trip I take and take a picture and label it like this, but I never end up getting...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
Are you looking for really large tents? While...

Are you looking for really large tents? While 19"+ poles are common, they're certainly not the rule. There are tons of tents out there with shorter packed pole length. Then again, I'm only ever...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 144,798
Posted By max384
I called BS on him finishing the report, not...

I called BS on him finishing the report, not getting busy. I edited my post to make it more clear.

If I saw a post like mine in my report, that would be motivation for me to finish it... Though...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 144,798
Posted By max384
He replied here saying he got too busy and that...

He replied here saying he got too busy and that more was coming. This was a year and a half ago. I call bullshit on him finishing it. I hope I'm wrong.

It's his life and his choice to finish...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,299
Posted By max384
Yes, but that company no longer exists. Gerbing...

Yes, but that company no longer exists. Gerbing LLC is an entirely new and different company that started only two years ago (yet have somehow been in business for over 40 years... :huh).
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
What would be the advantage to having two clamps...

What would be the advantage to having two clamps that take longer to open and close, rather than just one?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,953
Posted By max384
Have you tried to simply talk to him about it?

Have you tried to simply talk to him about it?
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
Whoops. TPS is what I meant, not TPR.

Whoops. TPS is what I meant, not TPR.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
I know many swear by the TRE, but I honestly...

I know many swear by the TRE, but I honestly could not tell a difference at all after installing one on my '09 650. Not one bit.

Adjusting the TPR made a huge difference for me though. Mine was...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By max384
I don't just use my sidecases. I have two...

I don't just use my sidecases. I have two sidecases (Seahorse SE720s) and a top box (Givi E45) I use. Here's the general list of what I bring on a trip:

Left sidecase:
-Tools (small air...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By max384
That's a great looking setup! Just to be clear, I...

That's a great looking setup! Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to come across as being snotty about packing lighter. I'm not into the whole bashing someone who packs heavy thing that's so prevalent...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By max384
Because they won't fit inside my hard luggage. I...

Because they won't fit inside my hard luggage. I pack much lighter than you do. Having everything fit inside my cases is a requirement for me.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By max384
How full did you fill the master cylinder fluid...

How full did you fill the master cylinder fluid reservoir?

And using old non-sealed brake fluid isn't the best idea. Old fluid attracts water, which can cause corrosion and expensive fixes. Plus,...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,192
Posted By max384
My thoughts are that if you buy into the...

My thoughts are that if you buy into the Dynabeads working on a tubeless tire, I see no plausible reason why they wouldn't work on a tubed tire, given the explanation of how they work.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,299
Posted By max384
Companies often make decisions and then reverse...

Companies often make decisions and then reverse those decisions, or modify them greatly, based on customer feedback. I don't think it's wise to just say oh well, they made their decision, and then...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,299
Posted By max384
Huh? I don't think you comprehended much about...

Huh? I don't think you comprehended much about his post, because your reply displays poor reading comprehension.



How many times has GM and Chevy been bought and sold and then stopped honoring...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,299
Posted By max384
Lets continue this dialogue. Your company,...

Lets continue this dialogue.

Your company, the "new and different company" Gerbings LLC is advertising itself as the old company. NOWHERE on your website does it explain that you're a new...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,299
Posted By max384
Hmmmm... One of my Gerbings gloves purchased...

Hmmmm...

One of my Gerbings gloves purchased just over a year ago quit working at the end of the winter. I've been dragging my feet getting it replaced because it supposedly has a lifetime...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By max384
My only complaint about the Sleeprite was the...

My only complaint about the Sleeprite was the packed size. This one is both heavier and has larger packed dimensions. 27" packed length fits into the ridiculous category for motorcycle use IMO.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By max384
I LOVE my sleeprite... but it's definitely a...

I LOVE my sleeprite... but it's definitely a portly bastard... Especially compared to my Exped synmat. But, it's damned comfortable, and no chance of losing air in the middle of the night! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
Don't worry about it. It adds character to the...

Don't worry about it. It adds character to the bike!!
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By max384
I have one and have a few complaints. First is...

I have one and have a few complaints. First is the crappy mount. I understand it has a universal mount option, but that means you have to go out and buy something else that adds to the cost and makes...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By max384
A quick update, I was caught in a really strong...

A quick update, I was caught in a really strong downpour yesterday for about twenty minutes with the phone in a universal mount. It was partially protected by the fairings, but it still got really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
If you want to drill the triple and add dirt bike...

If you want to drill the triple and add dirt bike bars, you'll most likely need new brake lines. If you need new lines, you may add well go with stainless steel braided lines. That made a huge...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By max384
I just got the S5, ands I'm looking for some...

I just got the S5, ands I'm looking for some feedback on the waterproof capabilities of this phone. Is it good enough to put in a universal mount on the bike in the rain? Is Samsung covering water...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 354,970
Posted By max384
Great post. In my experience, most guys...

Great post.

In my experience, most guys who trash the 250 have never owned one. Most people who started off riding the street on a 250 seem to be happy with their choice.

If you're bored of...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
Redundant? Yes. But assless chaps is way more...

Redundant? Yes. But assless chaps is way more enjoyable to say. Thus I'll stick with calling them assless chaps.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 2,359,570
Posted By max384
I try to keep away from Hamburg... or remove my...

I try to keep away from Hamburg... or remove my cases from the bike before going. Otherwise it's far too easy to spend quite a bit of money there!
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