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Forum: The Garage 05-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 471,151
Posted By Big Bird 928
Swap the wires and it will work the right way. :D

Swap the wires and it will work the right way. :D
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,262
Posted By Big Bird 928
Exactly, they are fairly vibration resistant, and...

Exactly, they are fairly vibration resistant, and can be waterproofed if you desire to but you will loose the disconnect capability. Might not be the best arrangement for motorcycles due to size,...
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 148,262
Posted By Big Bird 928
Give me Anderson powerpoles in the leads for ham...

Give me Anderson powerpoles in the leads for ham stuff would be fun.

sent over the airwaves by KG7MYC
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By Big Bird 928
you must have some industrial size microwave, I...

you must have some industrial size microwave, I have never had one that a bottle of gear oil will stand up in.
Forum: Americas 05-02-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,834
Posted By Big Bird 928
Yesterday I could not resist getting on the bike...

Yesterday I could not resist getting on the bike for a ride. 75, not much wind, mesh jacket, pants, and a vest were all that was required.

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Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,941,395
Posted By Big Bird 928
Dang good question... I think his excuse has...

Dang good question... I think his excuse has been that he needs to organize the shop to make room to be able to insulate, been a year now, I don't know that I believe it anymore.

sent over the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,850
Posted By Big Bird 928
Training says you start at the abc's (after scene...

Training says you start at the abc's (after scene safety and scene size up) so if they aren't breathing it is life over limb until they are. If their mouth is full of loose chicklets you may have a...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,850
Posted By Big Bird 928
Yep. Cervical collar is debatable to me on how...

Yep. Cervical collar is debatable to me on how necessary it is, I personally hate them and use other means. We normally don't use long boards or c-collars here, instead we use suck bags, different...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,850
Posted By Big Bird 928
In all honesty, I have never carried a first aid...

In all honesty, I have never carried a first aid or EMS kit for myself, it has always been for use on others.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,850
Posted By Big Bird 928
I do have OPA's in my kit, I am also thinking...

I do have OPA's in my kit, I am also thinking about putting a King Tube in there. Response times can vary greatly out here, I might have a Park Ranger with their BLS bag on scene in 5 minutes, or it...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,834
Posted By Big Bird 928
There was a pileup on 80 in Wyoming yesterday due...

There was a pileup on 80 in Wyoming yesterday due to blizzard conditions, 30 commercial vehicles and a bunch of passenger cars involved, winter ain't over yet.

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Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,312
Posted By Big Bird 928
I'm guessing that you have never been exposed to...

I'm guessing that you have never been exposed to bear spray... I will put the pepper spray that police carry on my food before I would walk into an area that has had bear spray released.

sent...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Big Bird 928
No worries, I thought I was missing something...

No worries, I thought I was missing something...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Big Bird 928
I think what he is trying to say is that extra...

I think what he is trying to say is that extra 1/4 gal when put in a bike that gets 40mpg will get you an extra 10 miles... :dunno

is the math wrong in that?
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,834
Posted By Big Bird 928
If you are going to be finding yourself in the...

If you are going to be finding yourself in the Colter Bay area of Grand Teton National Park trying to spend the night, send me a message, I can at least let you pitch a tent in my yard.

What...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,312
Posted By Big Bird 928
Nope, I can't... sent over the airwaves by...

Nope, I can't...

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Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,552
Posted By Big Bird 928
Really? So, what you just said is if you put a...

Really? So, what you just said is if you put a piece of pipe so it is supported on the ends by 2 barrels, then start adding weight 1 foot inside of each barrel that the pipe would not bend, no...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,552
Posted By Big Bird 928
That seems to be contrary to everything I have...

That seems to be contrary to everything I have seen or experienced, could you please explain?
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,312
Posted By Big Bird 928
I wear bear spray every day at home, I have seen...

I wear bear spray every day at home, I have seen the reaction when it gets deployed on a bear first hand and I would choose spray over a gun any day. the spray is an immediate deterrent, while a gun...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,552
Posted By Big Bird 928
Funny, most of the heavy equipment trailers and...

Funny, most of the heavy equipment trailers and car trailers I have had have a bend designed into them, the ones I pass up have a bend in the axle the wrong direction from having been WAY overloaded....
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 471,151
Posted By Big Bird 928
Ha ha. I took the trash out yesterday... right...

Ha ha. I took the trash out yesterday... right through the garage that Mrs Bird is sore about her car getting kicked out of so I can pull the bike out of the corner....

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Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,552
Posted By Big Bird 928
When you put the new axle in, once you put...

When you put the new axle in, once you put 300-500 miles on it you should pack the bearings again and readjust them.

sent over the airwaves by KG7MYC
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Big Bird 928
I've got one of those too, the light is for when...

I've got one of those too, the light is for when I am to busy to put my eyes on the gauge.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Big Bird 928
yeah, so what is the idle psi? set it to just...

yeah, so what is the idle psi? set it to just below that maybe? with my jeep i am more worried about having it idle with low pressure than running at 4-5k...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Big Bird 928
that depends... My CJ7 has one on it, but it is...

that depends... My CJ7 has one on it, but it is not set up to come on with a complete loss of pressure, but rather when the pressure drops below 10 psi it comes on.
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,552
Posted By Big Bird 928
The most neglected vehicle anyone has is a...

The most neglected vehicle anyone has is a trailer, they sit around most of the time with stuff piled on them and people will usually only work on them when something falls off. I personally HATE...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,575
Posted By Big Bird 928
In those cases, at least here, the cats and the...

In those cases, at least here, the cats and the owners are asked to move elsewhere due to breach of contract.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,575
Posted By Big Bird 928
Yep, but it only means that they will be inside...

Yep, but it only means that they will be inside cats or you will be moving due to breach of contract with the landlord.

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Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,575
Posted By Big Bird 928
Where I live, you are allowed to have cats,...

Where I live, you are allowed to have cats, except they are only allowed outside your house on a 6' leash while you maintain control of them, same as dogs. People get cited every year for not...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,535
Posted By Big Bird 928
If you did not have the pull boxes to splice in,...

If you did not have the pull boxes to splice in, I would have suggested the butt splices with adhesive heat shrink, any pump and well company should be able to set you up. With the pull boxes I like...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Big Bird 928
I also want to ask if ALL the air was bled out of...

I also want to ask if ALL the air was bled out of the lines and what kind of shape the rubber hoses are in. those can be part of the problem also.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Big Bird 928
I finally had to dig my bike out as it hit 50...

I finally had to dig my bike out as it hit 50 degrees here, hell of a lot better than -30! and yes I did ride to work today, in a tshirt. :D
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,575
Posted By Big Bird 928
if the kids opening the door is the problem, set...

if the kids opening the door is the problem, set up a spray bottle to spray down low every time the door is opened... fix both problems.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Big Bird 928
Windshield film protecting from rock chips

Does anyone have any experience with the anti-chip windshield films?

I realize that they may cost a fair bit, but does it work? I have had 2 windshields within 2 weeks bust and I am very...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,613
Posted By Big Bird 928
Reviving the thread. I am looking for a...

Reviving the thread.

I am looking for a tm-v71a or tm-710g, for a good price, any assistance would be appreciated.

I am looking for a remote mount and to start playing with APRS, I only have...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Big Bird 928
I prefer the bunnary on north cache st better,...

I prefer the bunnary on north cache st better, but I haven't actually eaten at the Virginian.

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Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Big Bird 928
Check with Geek, he has sprayed his whole...

Check with Geek, he has sprayed his whole sprinter van in This Thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715683), he would be my go to for this type of thing.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 471,151
Posted By Big Bird 928
I realize that, mine do have the same size except...

I realize that, mine do have the same size except for the back window on my wife's suv. I also do not put the 20 inch blades that the factory calls for on my truck, I put 21's on it because there is...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 471,151
Posted By Big Bird 928
I always keep one extra blade in the car or the...

I always keep one extra blade in the car or the garage, if you rip one put the new one on the drivers side and if it was the passenger's side that went bad swap the old drivers side over to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Big Bird 928
http://apps.fs.fed.us/TravelAccess/ That is...

http://apps.fs.fed.us/TravelAccess/

That is one that we use for forest locations, might be helpful, but nothing replaces actually talking to people and getting the maps in hand with their local...
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