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Forum: The Garage 11-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,990
Views: 504,721
Posted By Thebes
Is O/A a sensible choice for off-grid

I live off-grid and have several projects for which I'd like to be able to weld. I will be teaching myself from videos this winter out in BFE. Realistically if I want to weld on electric I need a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Bike is safe and will be brought down to St...

Bike is safe and will be brought down to St George where I had hoped to be able to collect her in the late fall.
Now I am not so sure.

I'm home and she took over half of the guns, left me two...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Looks like a relative of the hotel owner is...

Looks like a relative of the hotel owner is getting me and the bike back
I'll update when home or if it doesn't work out.
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Ok. Help. A family member has generously...

Ok. Help.

A family member has generously suggested purchasing me an airline ticket home.
Given my home situation and what little I have with me I think that's best. So I have a ticket payment...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Well it seems that the reason I have the wrong...

Well it seems that the reason I have the wrong gear, that my chain and sprocket were delayed, etc is that my wife of 18 years picked this as an opportunity to leave me. She just told me she can't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Aug 29 and 30 pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8022019851_8068c894bc_z.jpg

Another beautiful treed section of gravel road. I'm liking riding off-pavement, but there are looser sections where its hard to track...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Days 5 & 6, Aug 29 and 30th

I woke early, which is becoming a habit on this trip. At home my wife works on the phone taking calls late into the night and I often cook dinner at 11pm and wake after 10am. Now I'm getting up...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Oh, I've had some very good times as well. But it...

Oh, I've had some very good times as well. But it seems that my luck runs in streaks, and since Molly started to fall apart its been very frustrating. Still, I've went to the bar twice for the sole...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
STILL stuck in West Ystone

Just got in my chain and front sprocket.

The old front sprocket looks fine but won't fit a 428hd, thought it fits the 428 non hd, which is admittedly badly stretched. The new front sprocket is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Pissed I hate my electronics

OK maybe I don't hate my phone. It does what you'd hope and even let's me post from the bar I'm sitting in.
But I hate my GPS. I hate Google. I hate Microsoft. I understand how the profit seeking...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Aug 28th pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/8017560469_64a35bf1b9_z.jpg

At the La Garita General Store I added about 0.8 gallons to the front tank. Only one side of the pump works and you have to tell the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Day 4 - La Garita and the Great Divide Aug 28th

Although I had walked to the restaurant the day before I had also ridden rush hour traffic to the UPS shipping center, which has limited hours. Granted Alamosa's rush hour traffic is not that of a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
I'll be limping home on pavement without 2nd...

I'll be limping home on pavement without 2nd gear. I'm still in West Yellowstone waiting for the chain and sprocket my wife was supposed to have sent in the mail drop that was here when I got in, I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Day 3 - Onward to Colorado August 27

I woke early to break camp, such as it was. I slept well for having bivied at the side of a dirt road among broken bottles and spent brass. I inventoried myself, just some scratches on the ribs where...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Thebes
Unfortunately my frame slightly interferes with...

Unfortunately my frame slightly interferes with the clutch cover, not such a good build as hugemoth's I'm sure, but I put it together quickly and with relatively little experience. So it would all...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Thebes
Well it looks like the plan is to limp it home...

Well it looks like the plan is to limp it home without second. I think hugemoth is right about the likely problems and now also dratv has told me its not the clutch if its only happening in second....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Thebes
The engine is running fine, any problem is with...

The engine is running fine, any problem is with the transmission or clutch. I can have a clutch here in 48 hours but I think it can't be because this is only happening in second. Carburation has...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Broke down in West Yellowstone, please see my...

Broke down in West Yellowstone, please see my advice request in Battle Scooters if you have skills like that.

I will try to write some after I go get drunk. I'm ok, and thats whats important. Its...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Thebes
Urgent Lifan140 CT advice needed

I am about 1500 miles and a month into my CT90 Adv ride, and am semi-stranded in West Yellowstone. I have a poorly updated ride report... might actually have time and power to work on it for a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
No pix today. I have plenty to share but no way...

No pix today. I have plenty to share but no way to handle them.
The tablet is dead. I put it down this morning after it screwed up a half hour's work that should have taken 5 minutes on a net book....
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Laugh I have 2.4g capacity in the front and 1.6g I...

I have 2.4g capacity in the front and 1.6g I think in the under seat tank but that one can't use it all.
I'm 1300 miles in and getting about 100mpg combined on and off highway.
I did have to buy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
August 26 pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7938675800_77997e91e2_c.jpg
Putting on the knobbier rear tire and new 40-tooth sprocket so I could send the originals home and dump weight.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Day 2, crash 1, Still outside of Taos - Aug 26

"Never ride at night" is supposedly the cardinal rule of adventure riding, and with good reason.

The road was worse than I'd thought. Ruts, rocks, loose dirt, and while I was certain there were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Sept 6 - Steamboat shopping

Sitting at a table now at in Bamboo cafe, I've gotten groceries compatible with my doctor prescribed diet. My understanding is that its this diet or a lifetime supply of predgnisone, and having...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
Setting out, home to Manby Hot Springs - Aug 25th

I had really expected to be out the day before, but as afternoon faded to evening, desperation set in.
I had wanted to be out weeks before. Certainly I'd hoped to leave before my wife flew to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
pictures sept 5

There are those who say that time is an illusion. I am one of them.
None-the-less regular photos chronicle a day's events in a chronological fashion, so I'll maintain that semblance of linearity...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,960
Posted By Thebes
A bastardized "moped" heads up the Divide

Kremmling to Steamboat - Sept 5

Sitting in the Nordic Lodge in Steamboat I go about those chores requiring wifi, electricity and dunning water. Though I showered only yesterday in Kremmling I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 73,971
Posted By Thebes
I sent some gear home from Alamosa the day after...

I sent some gear home from Alamosa the day after this. The bike death-wobbled a couple of times.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7896678106_d0ed02754d_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,540,476
Posted By Thebes
I agree, looks like vomit-vision on my color...

I agree, looks like vomit-vision on my color calibrated monitor.
Often I think people play with their sliders without realizing that maybe their display is under-saturated or low contrast. Or...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,419
Posted By Thebes
The delorme droid ap uses the inreach unit's gps....

The delorme droid ap uses the inreach unit's gps. It might be able to use the phone's too, I haven't tried. I haven't looked at the Mx delorme maps, but the local ones are as good as anything else...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 126,334
Posted By Thebes
Squick tasteless... I know. :doh

Squick

tasteless... I know. :doh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,984
Views: 1,346,296
Posted By Thebes
Santa Fe Hepco & Backer cases and R80G/S racks

From Santa Fe cl, someone has some Hepco and Becker cases with R80G/S racks for $250
Saw this a minute ago and seems like maybe some ff can get a deal so passing it on
...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,392
Posted By Thebes
I know its been a few months, but for others... ...

I know its been a few months, but for others...

I wear thin framed titanium framed glasses and find them difficult to put on and off with this helmet, more so than with three other helmets....
Forum: Canada 07-14-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 49,416
Posted By Thebes
The Globalstar network (SPOT) is probably...

The Globalstar network (SPOT) is probably significantly less reliable in subarctic canyons than the Iridium network.
This is because the Globalstar sats never go over the poles but rather have an...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 49,416
Posted By Thebes
Well this seems to have become the de facto...

Well this seems to have become the de facto motor-bike-rafting thread and I think I will contribute.

I ordered a raft yesterday for my motorbike rafting intentions. I decided against the Alpacka...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-29-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Thebes
I believe that there are showers in the Orilla...

I believe that there are showers in the Orilla Verde BLM rec area south of Taos, from NM68 in Pilar take NM 570 west and procede along the river. I've never used them. There are several developed...
Forum: Alaska 05-27-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,530
Posted By Thebes
Groceries? Pardon my interruption of the...

Groceries?

Pardon my interruption of the humor, but this seems like the best place to ask.
I am on a very strict diet and typically do my own cooking for safety- can't eat any grains or food...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 91,370
Posted By Thebes
Honda CT90, north of and above the Taos Junction...

Honda CT90, north of and above the Taos Junction bridge in the Rio Grande gorge.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/6951919866_820bf6fa31_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebes/6951919866/)
Forum: Americas 04-18-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Thebes
I hiked from Georgia to Maine on the AT. Never...

I hiked from Georgia to Maine on the AT. Never finished Maine, like so many adventures plans don't always go as one would hope and my wife fell down a cliff just past the Maine border, she walked out...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By Thebes
6v to 12v or USB power adapter

Can anyone recommend a couple-amp power adapter, 6v to 12v or to regulated usb power, suitable to powering gps etc on a 6v bike?
Alternatively a schematic with parts list might suffice.
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