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Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,206
Posted By olddude53
whats the matter with your present boots that you...

whats the matter with your present boots that you would not get them again.
I have the older effex boot(one up from the webs) and I love them.. 35-100 degrees with no problems and very very comfy to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 1,055,768
Posted By olddude53
yep can be funny sometimes.. I had to do the...

yep can be funny sometimes..
I had to do the same thing on one week long trip when I forgot my tent poles!.. or we tied off the tent between the two bikes..
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By olddude53
Oct. is a really nice time on the BRP but dawn...

Oct. is a really nice time on the BRP but dawn and dusk are not best times to travel it. Just too many bambi's around
at those times. Last time on the BRP during the day I had a wild turkey run...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By olddude53
From Sisters..check out the old McKenzie Highway...

From Sisters..check out the old McKenzie Highway rte 242 over the lava fields..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,154
Views: 1,055,768
Posted By olddude53
Love the bike too which is small. Had an 03 and...

Love the bike too which is small. Had an 03 and have been thinking about getting a new one set up exactly like yours.
03 needed upgraded suspension front and back though,which I never did.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,610
Posted By olddude53
Looks great! What's the packed size of the...

Looks great!
What's the packed size of the Tarra,,, I didnt see it on the hilleberg site but I may have missed it...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,603
Posted By olddude53
Another for the Held Air Streams.. very cool and...

Another for the Held Air Streams.. very cool and comfy.. I use them when the Held Steves get too hot.. I just put rain mitts over either of them for the rain and then only if it is alot of rain for a...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By olddude53
+1 on the motoport.. those pics on the vanson...

+1 on the motoport..
those pics on the vanson mesh.. are exactly why I sprung for the motoport kevlar mesh.. it is also extremely comfortable for all day rides in the summer.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By olddude53
Nice pics.. Havent seen that in a long time.. ...

Nice pics.. Havent seen that in a long time..
242, that's the Old McKenzie pass isnt it? I was there many many years ago on my goldwing.. nice very steep fun road to get to the top and the lava...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-04-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 824,427
Posted By olddude53
thanks

thanks
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 824,427
Posted By olddude53
What bags are those? I had leatherlyke on my...

What bags are those? I had leatherlyke on my bonnie but they were very small...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 27,937
Posted By olddude53
Lots of good advice and I think the bike can do...

Lots of good advice and I think the bike can do it if you take it easy. Keep the oem chain lubed alot. For fatigue you might want to look at a small windshield like the slipstreamer spitfire which...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By olddude53
I would agree that the US side around Allegheny...

I would agree that the US side around Allegheny State Park is much nicer than southern ontario. Heck even I90 is much nicer than the 401/403 combo. 219 through PA/NY is a little longer but very nice..
Forum: Americas 02-09-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By olddude53
Hiway 3 is a nice 2 lane road that will be slow...

Hiway 3 is a nice 2 lane road that will be slow but interesting. It will take ALOT longer than the 401 etc which of course is just slabbing it.. #3 goes through rural ontario, so if that is what you...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,336
Posted By olddude53
++ on the airstreams I love my Steves but these...

++ on the airstreams I love my Steves but these are much nicer in the HOT weather. Mine took some time to break in as a couple seams bother me big time until I had 20 or 30 hours riding. Now they...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 611,836
Posted By olddude53
Now that I've had my kevlar mesh jacket for a...

Now that I've had my kevlar mesh jacket for a riding season I can say that it is a great jacket. BUT the only thing I wish it had was a proper collar. Just too much wind/cold gets on the neck and up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,192
Posted By olddude53
Nice pics, nice bike!, nice roads... was that 16...

Nice pics, nice bike!, nice roads... was that 16 or are most of the roads like that around Tazewell..
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,647
Posted By olddude53
Yep I ride with only those socks.. take 3 pair...

Yep I ride with only those socks.. take 3 pair on long trips.. week+
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,043
Posted By olddude53
I use the foam one (usually just from walmart) as...

I use the foam one (usually just from walmart) as they are really good and cheap. As for hurting.. they irratate my ear only on a long tour (week +)
but a little vasaline in/on ear over night fixes...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By olddude53
another one with a timberline 2 for over...

another one with a timberline 2 for over 30years.. still works fine..
never got wet in it yet, including some vicious rain storms..
May go to a 4 man just for some more space but dont really need...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,721
Posted By olddude53
+1 on the TM sentinal rain jacket... both my...

+1 on the TM sentinal rain jacket... both my buddy and I have them.
HOWEVER.. I cant get my boots in the pants so didnt buy those.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,777
Posted By olddude53
+1 for olympia airglide pants, for commute to...

+1 for olympia airglide pants, for commute to work, quick and easy..
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,030
Posted By olddude53
Hope that doesnt happen to mine.. I have the...

Hope that doesnt happen to mine.. I have the Alpinestars EFFEX boot for 4 riding seasons so far. Cool enough in the hot, warm enough in the cold and so far completely waterproof..
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By olddude53
If you go that route then also look at the muth...

If you go that route then also look at the muth hubba HP.. more versatile.
I've seen posts and talk to people who say they are good tents except in
high winds.. I wish MEC made a wanderer 3 not...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By olddude53
Right now for the money size and features I'm...

Right now for the money size and features I'm thinking it is hard to beat the hammerhead 3, but I just dont like the looks much. Much more head room than the SD convertibles.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By olddude53
RE cold/wet/raing.. Yeh thats what I'm thinking.....

RE cold/wet/raing.. Yeh thats what I'm thinking.. My timberline 2 was great in the rockies when in Bannf in August I got 2 inches of Snow on the tent and bike.. and I dont know how cold it was but I...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By olddude53
thanks guys.. there is just an amazing number of...

thanks guys.. there is just an amazing number of tents out there..
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By olddude53
Mesh or not in a Tent?

Tents have changed quite a bit since I started motorcycle camping back in 71 on my 71 cb350 with a cheap cheap pup tent. I bought my eureka timberline 2 in 78, and started bike camping on my 78 honda...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,564
Posted By olddude53
Thanks.. Good to hear.. At 94 even my cheap...

Thanks.. Good to hear..
At 94 even my cheap alpinstars aquavent mesh isnt that great but it is tolerable.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,564
Posted By olddude53
I'm down to these two jackets also. Havent seen...

I'm down to these two jackets also.
Havent seen a motoport kevlar air mesh jacket yet though other
than pics.
The trailguard is very comfortable and fits well as I tried it on at the
BMW dealers...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By olddude53
Motoport Air Mesh Kevlar Toronto???

Just curious
Anyone have an ultra II air mesh Jacket in the Toronto area. If you do, would you mind showing it, as I've never seen one anywhere and would like to see it before I buy one if possible....
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By olddude53
I had a nearby store set it up for me and yes it...

I had a nearby store set it up for me and yes it does have alot of choices for ventilation.. Dont like the new light green colour out this year though..the blue was much better.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By olddude53
Well I may just get the bigger timberline 4 or...

Well I may just get the bigger timberline 4 or the only other one I like is the
Mountain Hardware Hammerhead 3, which I hope doesnt have the condesation problem either..
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By olddude53
really? dang.. I was just going to buy that or a...

really? dang.. I was just going to buy that or a mountain pass 3 which has the same type of fly set up etc..
never get that with my timberline...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,365
Posted By olddude53
Looks alot like the RUKKA to me.. which isnt bad

Looks alot like the RUKKA to me.. which isnt bad
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,172
Posted By olddude53
The Merlin doesnt have a back pad either.. only...

The Merlin doesnt have a back pad either.. only poor thing about it.
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By olddude53
thanks.. Any dealer I call just says they can...

thanks..
Any dealer I call just says they can order one, but I just prefer to see one first.. Actually I was thinking of the Santa Ana also.
Other two tents I think I've narrowed it down to are the...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By olddude53
Chinook Tents

Anyone using Chinook tents at all? Any good?
http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/CandyPress/Scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=267
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,240
Posted By olddude53
The hottest I rode in the last 2 years is just...

The hottest I rode in the last 2 years is just under 100 in GA and I think no matter what you wear in that heat, a cooling vest or something similar is absolutely needed. (I use the chilly pad by...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,822
Posted By olddude53
Well I tried on a COLDBlack Trailquard today and...

Well I tried on a COLDBlack Trailquard today and liked it alot. Much nicer feel to it an better fit than the Santiago. That being said they have limited sizes and I'd like to try on one size smaller...
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