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Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By josjor
I haven't had it for very long, but I've been...

I haven't had it for very long, but I've been very pleased so far with this Canon SX160IS. I was shopping to replace my ten year old Fujifilm, a camera which has treated me VERY well. I wanted...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,470
Posted By josjor
I'm actually working on finishing the thing up,...

I'm actually working on finishing the thing up, now that I've done some test burns using different drafts and pellet ramps. Planning on paint today and then I'll fire it up and let the paint burn in...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,470
Posted By josjor
Packable is the real issue with rockets. I've...

Packable is the real issue with rockets. I've never seen one that is folds compact enough for motorcycle travel.

I heat my garage with a giant rocket stove that I've made to gravity feed pellets....
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,470
Posted By josjor
Pretty slick camping stove

I stumbled upon this. Any of you FF's have one or seen one? Looks pretty nifty.

No affiliation, etc. Just thinking of picking one up.
http://www.fireboxstove.com/index.php?route=common/home...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,914
Posted By josjor
I've got two of these, one mounted in the pickup...

I've got two of these, one mounted in the pickup that usually just has the iPod in it and sometimes the phone. The other one I just mounted on my bicycle and I was a little worried but after taking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,683
Posted By josjor
I haven't dug into the valves yet, but the good...

I haven't dug into the valves yet, but the good news is that they're making a tappy noise. As I always said when I had aircooled Vdubs, "A tappy valve is a happy valve." While not perfectly true,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,683
Posted By josjor
New member

Well, as of this afternoon, I'm now in the KLR250 club.:clap

An '89 came up locally at a decent price. I've been on a bit of a scout for a 250-450 size dual sport for a while, keeping a really...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By josjor
Probably wouldn't stop it cold, but it will...

Probably wouldn't stop it cold, but it will definitely slow down the top end. Do your own experiment:

Take the bike out on a nice straight level stretch of road and tuck yourself down to make as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By josjor
Gave it some thought over night and decided to...

Gave it some thought over night and decided to take a pass. In my business I always give the advice "The wrong gear at the right price is still the wrong gear." I'll hold out till something like a...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
NICE! I gotta do some research on that. Where'd...

NICE! I gotta do some research on that. Where'd you get the materials?
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By josjor
KLR600 - School me

A fella up the street has an '84 KLR600 and asking $800.00. Took it for a spin and it runs strong. Factory kickstand is missing and he's got a cobbled up bit of angle iron there. Factory turn...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By josjor
You've just about quoted my exact measurements....

You've just about quoted my exact measurements. The only difference is I'm usually 34-35 waist. I've had good luck with First Gear Large Tall fitting me.

I've got a TPG jacket and inner jacket In...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,990
Posted By josjor
That's a definite. Fortunately we can still get...

That's a definite. Fortunately we can still get plain gas here.....if you search around. My decline has been with good 'ol dino fuel.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,990
Posted By josjor
I bit the bullet and am scheduled to take the...

I bit the bullet and am scheduled to take the truck to the garage next week to get it fixed proper.

At this point the truck has 198,000 miles on it and all it has cost me (besides the regular oil...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
I haven't used mine a whole lot, but the most...

I haven't used mine a whole lot, but the most recent use was very good. Loooooongggg boring road trip delivery that required 1200 miles behind the wheel. Loaded up my entire music library to an SD...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,990
Posted By josjor
Well now that probably explains my steadily...

Well now that probably explains my steadily declining mileage. I was putting it down to simple old age on the machine. When I first got her 13 years and 160,000 miles ago I would get 16-18 on the...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,990
Posted By josjor
Broken exhaust manifold bolts, F150

Details: 2001 F150 SuperCrew, 5.4l V8, 197,000 miles.

For a couple of years I've been hearing an exhaust leak when the truck engine is under load, but start the truck, crawl under it and look for...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
Did you end up using the RAV Power app or a third...

Did you end up using the RAV Power app or a third part program?

For me it's a great solution to being able to carry all your music and some movies for those long trips. The 15 hour plane ride to...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
You guys are really a bunch of downers. I'm...

You guys are really a bunch of downers. I'm thinking about revoking your man cards.

Half the fun of the OP's particular situation is figuring out a workaround. The other half of the fun is the...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
You may remember this thread:...

You may remember this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937925

Never could get the receiver out. Gave up. Checked the rest of the hitch for any structural concerns and didn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
Pretty much my uses and solution when I went to...

Pretty much my uses and solution when I went to India the last two years, except that I used the connection kit and about a million SD cards. Pain in the butt. I'm excited to have the Ravpower for...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
Oh, and for what it's worth, most of the reviews...

Oh, and for what it's worth, most of the reviews say about 4-5 hours run time. This will vary, of course, as to whether you're spinning a hard drive or using it as a hub to another network.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
Pretty much what I just did to test on my iPad. ...

Pretty much what I just did to test on my iPad. Works just fine. Not the fastest, but quick enough. One bit of quirk:
1. Couldn't get it to see my 1Tb Toshiba hard drive. It's this one:...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,287
Posted By josjor
I just got one of these for additional storage...

I just got one of these for additional storage use with my iPad....
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By josjor
+1 on the Firestone Destinations. I've a...

+1 on the Firestone Destinations.

I've a 2001 F150 that is approaching 200,000 miles, 170,000 of which were done by me. I'm averaging 60,000 miles out of my Destinations and could probably...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,275
Posted By josjor
In 2002 I bought a 2001 F150 that had 30,000...

In 2002 I bought a 2001 F150 that had 30,000 miles on it. That was twelve years and 165,000 pretty trouble free miles ago. No fear here of short year/long mile vehicles.
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By josjor
+1 for keeping the welder on it's own cart,...

+1 for keeping the welder on it's own cart, separate from the work bench thingy. You can either build the MIG cart or, probably for around $50.00, buy one that will hold the welder and bottles....
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,754
Posted By josjor
This. From experience, I went from a black...

This.

From experience, I went from a black textile jacket to the same model that was tan and the temp, when you're not moving, is considerably cooler with the tan one.

Helmets, because of the...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
Ah, sorry. From the pic it looked like a solid...

Ah, sorry. From the pic it looked like a solid strip. I actually carry that flexible stuff in my store in the car audio department.

For those that are looking at this kind of lighting, be aware...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
Where'd you get that LED bar. I'm thinking...

Where'd you get that LED bar. I'm thinking lights for my enclosed trailer.:evil
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,003
Posted By josjor
It's not that hard really. Look for florescent...

It's not that hard really. Look for florescent fixtures rated for cold. Should be about $30.00 -$40.00 for a two bulb, 4' fixture. I got mine at a True Value. Put them in 4-5 years ago. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,894
Posted By josjor
Thanks for that. Now go out to the driveway and...

Thanks for that. Now go out to the driveway and show us a couple pics comparing it to the low beams on your pickup/car.:evil
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,501
Posted By josjor
Not quite. You can blame your hearing loss on...

Not quite. You can blame your hearing loss on not wearing any hearing protection. :D:deal

As a musician, sound guy, and music store owner, I'm probably a little more vigilant than most, but...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,501
Posted By josjor
I never did find a tree trunk that was just...

I never did find a tree trunk that was just perfect. What I did happen to find was an old (100+ years) barn that was being dismantled. It had these beams that were about 8"x8". Banded four lengths...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
I'm actually working on MK II right now. Instead...

I'm actually working on MK II right now. Instead of the horizontal arrangement for the flame, I'm going into the more traditional vertical pipe arrangement right after the fire box. 3.5" tubing...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By josjor
I've had an Expedition from the for a couple...

I've had an Expedition from the for a couple years now. It's held up well, but I have to say, I only use about five or six of the pockets. That said, it is handy to have all those pockets when you...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,026
Posted By josjor
It certainly isn't the OP's (me) fault! I gave...

It certainly isn't the OP's (me) fault! I gave up and just got a convert-a-ball and posted as much a week or two ago.

It think it's just voyeurs wanting to hear about the disaster of me doing any...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,733
Posted By josjor
Worked a bit more on my homemade gravity feed...

Worked a bit more on my homemade gravity feed pellet stove. Kind of a fun project. Not quite enough to heat my garage when it's down in the teens, but maybe an up-scaled version in the future would...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By josjor
A friend used these guys years ago and they did...

A friend used these guys years ago and they did great work. It was a cool shop back then.....about 15 years ago. Can't confirm anything about it now, but if they're still in business.........
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,026
Posted By josjor
Wow, never expected my thread to get this many...

Wow, never expected my thread to get this many replies.

It's a whopping 3 degrees right now and the high for today is projected to be 14. I am NOT going to be outside, screwing around with a...
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