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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By millican
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,017
Posted By millican
Just climbing a rocky trail below the speed at...

Just climbing a rocky trail below the speed at which the CVT engages will burn the heck out of it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
Sounds like I need to get some rotopax or...

Sounds like I need to get some rotopax or something on there before summer then for other trips out there.
For now, how's the Border Road? Is permission required for that?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that...

Thanks for the tips. My wife just told me that the big gray area on google maps between Organ Pipe and Yuma is an Air Force Base; no crossing it. Lukeville and Mex. 2 it will be, trucks and buses and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without...

Is it possible to go from Tucson to Yuma without getting on the interstate? I'll be going in about a week to visit my wife who will be working in Mexico south of Yuma. (an irony of the border fence...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By millican
In the Southwest, and much of the West in...

In the Southwest, and much of the West in general, weather depends on elevation. A mountain pass might be fine one day, and not the next. Check daily and be prepared to ride around if a pass is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
That looks like a pretty cool route. I'm still...

That looks like a pretty cool route. I'm still learning the area and haven't got a clue how to get there. Where do you post tracks when you do? (I checked the gps threads.) I have a few days off and...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By millican
I never could get good results bleeding from the...

I never could get good results bleeding from the bottom no matter what system I bought. I found that just leaving the bottom alone, squeeze the brake lever slowly a few times until the bubbles...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By millican
If you can ask people in the various regions who...

If you can ask people in the various regions who know the roadways where they live, you can get some good information.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,034
Posted By millican
Is the original question about normal maintenance...

Is the original question about normal maintenance wrenching or mods?
I immediately thought about all the cars I've seen juveniles get ahold of and mod out 'til they're broken more often than they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,584
Posted By millican
I have to agree with abnslr that it's just an...

I have to agree with abnslr that it's just an excuse to be obnoxious based on one observation: Helmets save lives too, but rarely seem to be in use by those so interested in saving lives that they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By millican
Nice! Palo Duro Canyon is one of our favorite...

Nice!
Palo Duro Canyon is one of our favorite stopping points in the Texas panhandle as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,321
Posted By millican
I bought a bike to commute. I had been riding...

I bought a bike to commute.
I had been riding my bicycle 22 miles round trip to class and then work (2nd shift). I had a full-size 1984 Dodge pickup, but I felt like a total wimp if I needed...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By millican
Peter has it. If the commercial strips are too...

Peter has it.
If the commercial strips are too bulky somehow, you can also make your own to hide anywhere.
Peter also has a point to not ignore if you want colors other than the blues to show up:...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,101
Posted By millican
A 7805 integrated circuit ($0.29), 0.33uF...

A 7805 integrated circuit ($0.29), 0.33uF capacitor, 0.1uF capacitor, some heatshrink tubing, and a female end of a USB cable costs about a dollar. If you are charging a few devices that are USB, get...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,865
Posted By millican
Maybe there's some practicality to all that...

Maybe there's some practicality to all that fairing up front?
The Helix was the ugliest scooter made, but it's practical enough to make up for that.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By millican
Extra mapping options would be nice. I have an...

Extra mapping options would be nice.
I have an old Datsun with a 60hp engine that gets slower on hills in addition to its top speed of 65mph. I've found the gradient option of Google Earth for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
Redington? I've been getting out there on my...

Redington?
I've been getting out there on my own and am interested in learning more about that area.
I get off work at 7(A.M.) and will check back.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,487
Posted By millican
I've kept track of what I spend on my vehicles...

I've kept track of what I spend on my vehicles since purchasing them, and my wife's for the last 2 years. That's maintenance that I don't do myself, fuel, parts, insurance, purchase price, and even...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,307
Posted By millican
I've been in rides up mountains where others were...

I've been in rides up mountains where others were riding the PCX. They had no problems going up, and left me far behind on my Helix going down.
Jerry and the others in the area, I'm enjoying riding...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,206
Posted By millican
We keep our camping/travel stuff all in one...

We keep our camping/travel stuff all in one closet. When we go on a trip, we pull from it what's needed for that trip and add our clothing.
It doesn't seem likely that one list (or table in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By millican
I have to chime in if you use the word "interior"...

I have to chime in if you use the word "interior" when talking about Iceland. For much of the year, even Icelanders don't go there!
Iceland and Gotland are at the top of my list of places to go. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,584
Posted By millican
I feel left out. I don't notice how fast the...

I feel left out. I don't notice how fast the engine is running at highway speeds on my Helix. I've done multiple one-day 1000+ mile trips on it comfortably and was incredibly sore on a 750cc cruiser...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By millican
If you're comfortable with a command-line...

If you're comfortable with a command-line interface, ffmpeg is great.
The camera shouldn't use that much power at all. A solar charger would be good if you were sitting for days at a time, but what...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-20-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By millican
Taking a ferry into Holland from the U.K. only to...

Taking a ferry into Holland from the U.K. only to find that in Holland, our American bank cards were outdated technology (magnetic stripe instead of a chip) and couldn't be used to buy train tickets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,202
Views: 1,198,939
Posted By millican
I haven't decided on Saturday yet, but I'd like...

I haven't decided on Saturday yet, but I'd like to go to someplace this weekend I haven't been to yet. I'm considering Tubac or Bisbee. (This isn't a trail ride.)
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,503
Posted By millican
I stopped in expecting to see a Helix.

I stopped in expecting to see a Helix.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,568
Posted By millican
I'm hesitant to ask, but it would be better than...

I'm hesitant to ask, but it would be better than finding out I'm not up for the ride after it starts.
If the ride is dirt roads, what do you call "fast paced"?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By millican
My wife and I will be driving an empty pickup to...

My wife and I will be driving an empty pickup to NW Arkansas in a week. I don't know if that helps much. We're currently in Tucson, AZ.
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,485
Posted By millican
Am I the only one with a simple terminal strip...

Am I the only one with a simple terminal strip with a fuse near the battery?
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,735
Posted By millican
After reading this, I'm really liking the idea of...

After reading this, I'm really liking the idea of stripes for contrast. A solid yellow like what I had kind of looks like a passive color. Stripes make me think of bees and hornets. It's a huge...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By millican
You can put LEDs in anything with the right drill...

You can put LEDs in anything with the right drill bit and/or some transparent potting resin. Typically, three good 5mm LEDs and a 150 Ohm resistor in series work with the voltage on the bike and cost...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,735
Posted By millican
My Helix used to be bright yellow. I say used to...

My Helix used to be bright yellow. I say used to be because a guy in a rented Jeep ran a stop sign last November in Arkansas and took care of the plastic panels and one mirror. He said he saw me, but...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,635
Posted By millican
Walking around a Honda showroom a few years back...

Walking around a Honda showroom a few years back during an unscheduled stop for a new chain riding from Myrtle Beach to NW Arkansas, I saw some scooters. I immediately thought about how nice it would...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,270
Posted By millican
Geez. I'm sorry I forgot to re-size that image...

Geez. I'm sorry I forgot to re-size that image until now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,050
Posted By millican
I've seen enough of guys in wheelchairs and women...

I've seen enough of guys in wheelchairs and women with strollers have to go around a car (almost always a pickup for some reason) or motorcycle parked on the sidewalk. It really makes the...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,270
Posted By millican
http://darrahmillican.com/%7Etom/pb060220.jpg

http://darrahmillican.com/%7Etom/pb060220.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,519
Posted By millican
Geez. I've got this all wrong. My truck has the...

Geez. I've got this all wrong. My truck has the crappy 2WD (open slip differential), is only as tall as some of the "crossover" wagons, and is dirty as hell because I've never washed it. It seats 2...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By millican
Does the speed cell battery have a control board...

Does the speed cell battery have a control board inside? Most lithium batteries I've seen for motorcycles do not, which baffles me. You can charge and test each cell individually if you can get to...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,392
Posted By millican
You mentioned a coffee pot and hair dryer as a...

You mentioned a coffee pot and hair dryer as a low load. Coffee pots and hair dryers draw a lot of amps. I'd suspect more than the microwave, but the microwave would be pickier about the current it...
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