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Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By mookybird
It's been a long while and most of my time is non...

It's been a long while and most of my time is non powered but yes I flew a few power rigs. The ones I flew worked well enough and I suspect things have vastly improved over the years.

Being able...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By mookybird
Here is a link to Western Mountaineering's spec....

Here is a link to Western Mountaineering's spec. chart. http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=Products&page=Sleeping%20Bags&ContentId=27
It lists the bags diameters at shoulders,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21,734
Views: 2,582,637
Posted By mookybird
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g193/olypen/stur...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g193/olypen/sturgis2013114_zpscddba331.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/olypen/media/sturgis2013114_zpscddba331.jpg.html)

I owned this 2000 r model for a...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,225
Posted By mookybird
Unfortunately there's no such thing as a magic...

Unfortunately there's no such thing as a magic sleeping bag, Feather Friends makes great bags, I use Western Mountaineering bags and their website has a very good specification page that will give...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By mookybird
On different bikes I have heated grips and...

On different bikes I have heated grips and warmnsafe heated glove liners etc and they each have their place.

If you can live with the cosmetics you might consider the moose foam hand guards that...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By mookybird
If you have a back support belt or something...

If you have a back support belt or something similar laying around give it a try as a compression device for the heated layer. My moto touring these past couple of years has been more dirt oriented...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,289
Posted By mookybird
A friend gave me this hatchet years ago and...

A friend gave me this hatchet years ago and during the appropriate seasons I carry it and the homemade titanium stove and use them often.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,548,042
Posted By mookybird
killercow ----- Last summer I ran my 98 xr4 a few...

killercow ----- Last summer I ran my 98 xr4 a few over 5000 miles on a ride that touched Canada, Baja and ten states.

Great trip and I had a great time, got about 47 mpg and ran it pretty hard...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,515
Posted By mookybird
Wow, great thread and just quickly browsing it I...

Wow, great thread and just quickly browsing it I see several of my favorites mentioned. It may already be mentioned here but Kayaks Down the Nile by John Goddard is a well told story of a trip taken...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By mookybird
Titanium Goat, Kifaru and Seek Outside are the...

Titanium Goat, Kifaru and Seek Outside are the three makers that come to mind. I made one about ten years ago and used it for backpack hunting and it worked great.

Having the woodstove on a cold...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By mookybird
I've used a mixture of products from Fox and Thor...

I've used a mixture of products from Fox and Thor and they all worked fine.
After a 34 year layoff I bought and started riding a short track bike which led me to the leatt neck brace and I use...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,259
Posted By mookybird
If you have an opportunity to look at a pair of...

If you have an opportunity to look at a pair of Troy Lee 7705 under/armor I'd be interested in how they compare to others you've looked at. They are cut and padded for motorcycle seats and the...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By mookybird
My flash has the ignitor and it works well. I...

My flash has the ignitor and it works well. I own several different stoves and for quickly heating water to rehydrate a meal the jetboils are excellent, for what you describe there are a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By mookybird
I wear my leatt brace pretty much all of the time...

I wear my leatt brace pretty much all of the time with either the 3df or the adventurer body protector. Doesn't seem to matter whether it's across town or long multi days in the saddle the only time...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,366
Posted By mookybird
The jetboil uses a standard thread canister and...

The jetboil uses a standard thread canister and any of them will work fine.

In comparison to many others the Jetboil is bulky. heavy and a bit expensive but I don't regret buying mine and it...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,308
Posted By mookybird
Beaverton Motorcycles is in the Portland area and...

Beaverton Motorcycles is in the Portland area and worth a visit, they carry some Klim inventory.

It's too far for a casual drive but Atomic Moto is in Bend which is a few hours from Portland and...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By mookybird
I ran mine about 5k miles recently on an unfaired...

I ran mine about 5k miles recently on an unfaired xr, as mentioned the beak is low enough to be very useable for a sun visor, mine must be the newer version because I've read about issues with it...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By mookybird
This doesn't answer your clothing question but I...

This doesn't answer your clothing question but I get great use out of the big foam shields that Velcro over your handguards. My commute is only 20 miles each way but I dislike bulky gloves and these...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By mookybird
Other than cosmetics it isn't important to repair...

Other than cosmetics it isn't important to repair it with the same sort of waterproof breathable fabric that it's made from. A bit of aquaseal or silnet will make the repair completely waterproof,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,732
Posted By mookybird
I sold my 04 a while back but rode a lot of 500...

I sold my 04 a while back but rode a lot of 500 mile days with my longest being just a bit over 900

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g193/olypen/ipodfeb2012005.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,281
Posted By mookybird
I use both the 3df and the adventure protectors,...

I use both the 3df and the adventure protectors, they are both top quality but quite different. The 3df unprotected would certainly be torn up a bit by tumbling, I've been off at speed in the dirt a...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,528
Posted By mookybird
Great review and pic's I guess it's what you...

Great review and pic's I guess it's what you get used to but the straps across the working part of the seat even without a buckle involved bothers me enough that my new wolfman e12's are on the...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By mookybird
I've run the klim chinooks for at least 30K miles...

I've run the klim chinooks for at least 30K miles the past couple of years and have zero complaints, the pockets are plenty useable and coupled with troy lee armored shorts the comfort is superb....
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By mookybird
I also place a high emphasis on light and...

I also place a high emphasis on light and comfortable, I'm currently using the Leatt 3DF body protector top under either a jersey or Leatt jacket depending on the weather and how long the ride is...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By mookybird
I've got to say good job for fitting into a...

I've got to say good job for fitting into a jacket you bought 38 years ago. I'm not sure this is applicable but I use the Leatt 3df body protector and it nests nicely.

I can still struggle into...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By mookybird
Chain tool recommendations ?

I don't know anything about riveting chains, I've recently had some issues with losing the clips off of my masterlinks and I want to be able to install my own rivet style chains.

I'm running a...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By mookybird
I've been real happy with my $90 Troy Lee...

I've been real happy with my $90 Troy Lee underwear, excellent materials, workmanship and the armor is functional yet low profile enough towear under regular clothing.

I do a lot of multi...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By mookybird
The pads I put in the hip pockets on the Chinooks...

The pads I put in the hip pockets on the Chinooks were something that had been removed from some other gear.

I agree with browneye's post, I do use the Gaerne trial boot for dual sporting, I use...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By mookybird
I have used the GL coyote quite a bit and have...

I have used the GL coyote quite a bit and have been very happy with it. I've had bikes with hard boxes and various soft systems, dirt bags, ortlieb and the gl is the only one that hasn't caused some...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By mookybird
I use the leatt 3df armor under a jersey or...

I use the leatt 3df armor under a jersey or jacket, it isn't as cool as a dedicated mesh jacket but I prefer the fit and coverage and with a coolit vest underneath it is pretty comfortable in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By mookybird
Chinooks are great, they vent well have usable...

Chinooks are great, they vent well have usable pockets and are made from thicker/tougher materials than many adv specific dual sport pants. You will want to wear separate knee/shin armor " I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,146
Posted By mookybird
I'm a little new to the 650r, my mileage seems to...

I'm a little new to the 650r, my mileage seems to be about 39 mpg so far running 60 to 65

I ran a multiday 5000 mile ride on an xr4 last fall with a stock seat and I was comfortable and I just...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By mookybird
Thanks for the replies, I've been doing a bunch...

Thanks for the replies, I've been doing a bunch of browsing and reading this afternoon and have learned a bit. I've sort of wanted a sidecar rig for some time and this gives me a legit reason to...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By mookybird
Total newbie question

I know nothing about sidecars and thought I would ask "is this a reasonable thing to attempt" from the experts before I started trying to get an answer through searching.

I ride a Yamaha xs650...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By mookybird
Thank you for the heads up, good timing

Thank you for the heads up, good timing
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By mookybird
Sounds to me like your on the right track, I have...

Sounds to me like your on the right track, I have a bunch of adv type of pants and jackets with built in pads but as my bikes got more dirt oriented I switched to pressure suits and pads and for...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,643
Posted By mookybird
I really like the Merrell Trail Gloves for shoes,...

I really like the Merrell Trail Gloves for shoes, a minimal style shoe with a large toebox. Montbell and Patagonia are a couple of solid brands, if you watch for closeouts they can be found around...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,730
Posted By mookybird
As mentioned above they aren't braces but I...

As mentioned above they aren't braces but I thought I'd throw in my two cents on the MSR pads. I wear them for all day adv riding and find them comfortable to wear and while a bit more constrictive...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By mookybird
I'm another very satisfied customer with similar...

I'm another very satisfied customer with similar experiences of Brian offering to go way out of his way to help out.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By mookybird
I've gotten a lot of hard use from the Giant Loop...

I've gotten a lot of hard use from the Giant Loop Coyote, I pack pretty light and it will easily carry everything I need for multiday / week trips. It's also quick and easy to put on and off which I...
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