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Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,223
Posted By Makalu
Direct pressure works well. A pressure dressing...

Direct pressure works well. A pressure dressing by itself, not so much. Regarding “quickclot", see my comment above. Any type of hemostatic agent works best when accompanied with ‘packing’ the wound,...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,223
Posted By Makalu
That’s a negative on QuickClot. It is no longer...

That’s a negative on QuickClot. It is no longer used by the military (or anyone else) as a hemostatic agent due to its exothermic properties. It had a nasty side effect of causing tissue necrosis...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By Makalu
Thanks for sharing!:clap

Thanks for sharing!:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,161
Posted By Makalu
The waterproof issue is what’s keeping me from...

The waterproof issue is what’s keeping me from pulling the trigger on the Crossfires also. I’ve been wearing Infinity’s (Oxtar) for eleven years and have loved them. The stitching is finally starting...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 192,064
Posted By Makalu
I apologize for not perusing the entire thread to...

I apologize for not perusing the entire thread to see if this has already been covered, but is anyone wearing the Badlands Pro with a neck brace such as a Leatt? Both my wife and I have had Badlands...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 12,088
Posted By Makalu
I spent six days in a wet suit and on the clock...

I spent six days in a wet suit and on the clock during the flood of ’96. :lol3 We were doing water rescues all over the county. Lots of stories from that one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Makalu
Back in the 70’s when I worked on Palomar Mtn it...

Back in the 70’s when I worked on Palomar Mtn it was named some else. :augie
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Makalu
I had one on my 1100GS that failed for no...

I had one on my 1100GS that failed for no apparent reason after about a year. I then went back to the switch that came with the PIAA’s and it was still working fine when I sold the bike ten years...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 192,064
Posted By Makalu
They may also have some quality control issues....

They may also have some quality control issues. My wife’s tall black pants were listed as 34” inseam in the catalog but only measured 32” on the actual pants. We even had the sales person at...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-29-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,533
Posted By Makalu
Hey all, I need some help here...My wife and I...

Hey all, I need some help here...My wife and I are planning on doing section 4 this weekend (Sisters to Seneca) and I’m trying to enter some waypoints the old fashion way (by hand, one at a time)...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,293
Posted By Makalu
Great RR. Thanks for posting.

Great RR. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Makalu
Nice! We'll be there in a couple of weeks.:D

Nice! We'll be there in a couple of weeks.:D
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,732
Posted By Makalu
Just bought a Neotech as my first modular. Was...

Just bought a Neotech as my first modular. Was concerned about the tight cheek pads but that seems to be a common theme with the helmet so I will just assume it’s going to be tight for awhile. FYI, I...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,195
Posted By Makalu
So how much money did you raise for which...

So how much money did you raise for which charity? :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Makalu
I’m getting ready to switch over to the TT rear...

I’m getting ready to switch over to the TT rear brake lever also. After a quick look at the stock lever, how do you get that spring off to remove the lever?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,584
Posted By Makalu
I’ve got this set up on mine. Came with the bike...

I’ve got this set up on mine. Came with the bike so I can’t comment on power boost from OEM, but they sound awesome and every BMW rider will look at you when you pull up! :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 96,914
Posted By Makalu
Well done, mate! :thumb

Well done, mate! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,927
Posted By Makalu
Anxious to hear about the RawHyde course. Thanks...

Anxious to hear about the RawHyde course. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 507,384
Posted By Makalu
Nothing really to add other than I agree with the...

Nothing really to add other than I agree with the above. I flew from Oregon to Georgia to check out a bike before I dropped down more than you did on that bike. Mine was a jewel, sorry to hear about...
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,672
Posted By Makalu
Do you know if the F650 Twin is the same as the...

Do you know if the F650 Twin is the same as the F800 (for front axle removal)?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,794
Posted By Makalu
Nice RR. Thanks for posting.

Nice RR. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Face plant 12-21-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,069
Posted By Makalu
Glad you’re okay, mate. I ride year...

Glad you’re okay, mate. I ride year round.....except when there’s a possibility of ice. Two wheels and ice are not a good combo.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Makalu
Is the light flashing or on solid? If flashing,...

Is the light flashing or on solid? If flashing, it could be your battery.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,712
Posted By Makalu
:clap :lurk

:clap :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,473
Posted By Makalu
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By Makalu
Cost is one consideration. I had a BMW bash plate...

Cost is one consideration. I had a BMW bash plate and TT brake fluid reservoir guard powder coated in black and it was $40.00. It would have been the same price if I would of had ten of each done....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,113
Posted By Makalu
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,974
Posted By Makalu
Keep it coming! :lurk

Keep it coming! :lurk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Makalu
I'm in Corvallis, 75 miles south. If you don't...

I'm in Corvallis, 75 miles south. If you don't get someone up in PDX to help you out, you can store them at my house if switching the pick up point is an option. Oh, and I'm a retired firefighter....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Makalu
That did it. Hadn't seen the release button....

That did it. Hadn't seen the release button. Thanks!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Makalu
Gamin 660 and Touratech mount question...

Hope someone here can help me... I have a Garmin zumo 660 in a locking TT mount that came with the bike. It looks very similar to the photo below:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,874
Posted By Makalu
I was in the Dolomites in Italy last summer...

I was in the Dolomites in Italy last summer (motorcycle heaven) and of the hundreds if not thousands of bikes I saw doing the mountain passes, I would guess about a third were BMW GSA's. :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,006
Posted By Makalu
Use mine for commuting in all conditions except...

Use mine for commuting in all conditions except ice. Works excellent, particularly on the long way home.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By Makalu
I tore my right lateral meniscus in April 1995...

I tore my right lateral meniscus in April 1995 while running. Didn't feel anything at the time, just couldn't move my leg the next day. :huh Was told by my orthopod surgery was the answer, but he...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,996
Posted By Makalu
Nice idea. I haven't seen those clamps with the...

Nice idea. I haven't seen those clamps with the nuts before.

How about adding a wing nut screw so you can get the bottle out with out tools?...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,508
Posted By Makalu
Great photographs.

Great photographs.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,949
Posted By Makalu
Here's a story I remember reading about ten years...

Here's a story I remember reading about ten years ago with some info.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/paull/000120.php#000120
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,167
Posted By Makalu
Another consideration is that if you buy the OEM...

Another consideration is that if you buy the OEM cases and have them installed by the dealer the bags and the mounts should all be covered by the factory warranty in case you have any issues with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By Makalu
Those look very nice.:thumb

Those look very nice.:thumb
Forum: Face plant 03-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,005
Posted By Makalu
My wife's boss who is a dentist dropped his newer...

My wife's boss who is a dentist dropped his newer Ford 3/4 ton off at the local Ford dealership before work to have the oil changed. It was suppose to be done by lunch time. He called at noon to see...
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