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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,996
Posted By monkey wrench
My ass gets sore when it gets wet. With my nylon...

My ass gets sore when it gets wet. With my nylon suit and a vinyl seat it get no air movement around my cheeks Gold Bond helps and I'm considering a beaded seat pad. The thought of air flowing under...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By monkey wrench
Sorry, I've been offline. I rode through southern...

Sorry, I've been offline. I rode through southern Colorado on Friday. No issues. Wolf Creek pass was a blast. Thanks for the offer.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,692
Posted By monkey wrench
well you are certainly in the minority. not...

well you are certainly in the minority. not saying you shouldn't carry airway adjuncts but most folks have band aides and aspirin in their kit. I'm not sure carrying band aides gets me much.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By monkey wrench
350 pavement miles on klx250 with stock seat. i...

350 pavement miles on klx250 with stock seat. i actually like the stock seat. no plans to change it. 150 miles of dirt. i stand up on dirt most of the time so the seat doesnt matter.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By monkey wrench
a klx351 is a sweet ride. luckily you know your...

a klx351 is a sweet ride. luckily you know your way around a motorcycle and could get that thing sorted in your own. nice work.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By monkey wrench
hurculiner works fine. i rolled it on. it did not...

hurculiner works fine. i rolled it on. it did not produce a thick coating. I've heard of it being sprayed through a gun which aerates it, producing a thicker coating. that would be they way to go if...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By monkey wrench
in this day and age, you can have anything...

in this day and age, you can have anything shipped to anywhere in a few days. it doesn't sound like you'll be in a rush so f it, ride what you have. you may have the time of your life waiting for...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,730
Posted By monkey wrench
training is the best thing to take with you. most...

training is the best thing to take with you. most emergency situations concerning airway, breathing or circulation can be mitigated with improvised supplies. those situations that cant would rarely...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By monkey wrench
That was my main concern but I did not want to...

That was my main concern but I did not want to discount any other stretches of that only locals would know about.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,126
Posted By monkey wrench
KLX250s

KLX250s
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,554
Posted By monkey wrench
I tend to agree. Although, I like puttering...

I tend to agree. Although, I like puttering around with mechanical things so I bring tools.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,922
Posted By monkey wrench
+1

+1
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,692
Posted By monkey wrench
Most med stuff related to Airway Breathing and...

Most med stuff related to Airway Breathing and Circulation can be improvised. The stuff that cant, nobody carries, like OPAs. Knowledge is your best tool and a bit of caution knowing if you get...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-30-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
cool photo. how did you get that exposure?

cool photo. how did you get that exposure?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-30-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
Home safe. Thanks for fun!:ricky

Home safe. Thanks for fun!:ricky
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,722
Posted By monkey wrench
monitor pass is closed. the road is free of snow...

monitor pass is closed. the road is free of snow and dry as a bone though [emoji205] if your someone who ignores signs you can ride around both gates .
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By monkey wrench
wow. that has very specific info. perfect. thanks.

wow. that has very specific info. perfect. thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,722
Posted By monkey wrench
ready to roll. 338149

ready to roll. 338149
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
nothing that stuck, unless it came after 3.

nothing that stuck, unless it came after 3.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
highway 88 is dry all the way to Kirkwood. 45...

highway 88 is dry all the way to Kirkwood. 45 degrees and cloudy today. Monitor pass may be doable.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By monkey wrench
paved. riding the goldwing.

paved. riding the goldwing.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By monkey wrench
southern Colorado road conditions

I'm planning a trip through southern Colorado at the end of April. I'm starting in Northern California and turning around in the Ozarks. Would Pagosa Springs or Durango folks be interested in...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
2015 Death Valley Noobs Rally - March 26 - 29

we got a dusting of snow last night up high. I'll be up at Kirkwood tomorrow and will report back on road conditions. by Thursday the daytime temps should be in the low 50s and i suspect highway 88...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
looking forward to it.

looking forward to it.
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,321
Posted By monkey wrench
our timing is not quite the same but our choice...

our timing is not quite the same but our choice of bikes is. I'll be riding my KLX 250 as well. I'm also in the position of maybe only going as far as Panama. That last detail wont sort it self out...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,321
Posted By monkey wrench
I'm looking at a early to mid November departure...

I'm looking at a early to mid November departure so you'll be way ahead of me. I'll keep my eye on this thread though.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
Thumb :up

:up
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
cool. our bikes and riding style sound similar.

cool. our bikes and riding style sound similar.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-12-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
That looks fun. I'm riding my Goldwing to the...

That looks fun. I'm riding my Goldwing to the Ozarks that week so I wont be able to attend. It's on my radar now though.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
2015 Death Valley Noobs Rally - March 26 - 29

cool. sounds like I was concerned over nothing.

the knobbies on these look great for the dirt but seam like they will vaporize on the slab. As long as the cords aren't showing until i get in...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
2015 Death Valley Noobs Rally - March 26 - 29

cool. me and my gear is 220 lbs +/-. I weigh 50lbs the rest is gear. i generally eat roadkill and drink my own urine to save weight.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
thanks. i just may call him. i have been running...

thanks. i just may call him. i have been running a 120/90 18. i believe thats a common size for a 250cc duel sport.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
ill be traveling light on a small bike and quite...

ill be traveling light on a small bike and quite a bit of the ride will be at altitude with cooler temps so that should help the tires.

ill be surprised if the rear tire is any good by the time i...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
thanks for the reassurance and advice.

thanks for the reassurance and advice.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
thanks. they'll (Pirelli MT 21s) be fresh...

thanks.

they'll (Pirelli MT 21s) be fresh when i leave the house but the 300+ miles of pavement they'll have on them when i get to DV has me wondering.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-11-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,082
Views: 200,717
Posted By monkey wrench
does this event attract a few vendors?...

does this event attract a few vendors? specifically folks with tires for sale.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By monkey wrench
there's not much to worry about and nothing to be...

there's not much to worry about and nothing to be gained. maybe use another shop in the future though.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By monkey wrench
nice.

nice.
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By monkey wrench
that is cool too.

that is cool too.
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By monkey wrench
cool

cool
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