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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By Wallrat
I remember this well since my dad was with the...

I remember this well since my dad was with the Sheriff's dept in Newhall at the time and we were at the station when the 1st reports came in. There were no barricades up yet. The bridge collapsed...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,915
Posted By Wallrat
I have several headlamps. I also have dedicated...

I have several headlamps. I also have dedicated red only flashlights. The Fred is awesome not because it has a red LED, but because Princeton was smart enough to make the low beam red light the...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,359
Posted By Wallrat
Well they're waterproof and burn hot enough that...

Well they're waterproof and burn hot enough that you can get a fire started in any weather with less-than-ideal fuel. I get them free from work so I swap out about 2-3x/year. Not sure how long...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,915
Posted By Wallrat
I'm gonna push the rules a bit as I throw out...

I'm gonna push the rules a bit as I throw out this $23.60 gem. Use a few Amazon points if you need it to be under $20. http://www.amazon.com/Princeton-Tec-FH-1-Fred-Headlamp/dp/B0057VREDI
...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Yup she did it again. Because of my work we...

Yup she did it again. Because of my work we celebrated xmas today. Rotopax? Check. Mosko 40 duffle? Check. TwoBros Carbon black edition? :clap

I suspect the neighbors aren't as happy about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Wallrat
Ha. Yeah you don't need that to run a GPS. I...

Ha. Yeah you don't need that to run a GPS. I run my GPS off of this. Works fine, no issues, $23 with discount code FYYFF. Mine shipped within hours of placing the order.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,359
Posted By Wallrat
Don't forget there's lots of good spots on the...

Don't forget there's lots of good spots on the bike to keep stuff too. I always have a couple flares ziptied to my swingarm for emergency fire starting. And I zip tie spare cables to the cables...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,915
Posted By Wallrat
http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB32TS...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Pink-Box-PB32TS/dp/B00FAMK7XI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419222144&sr=8-1&keywords=pink+t-handle
I posted it in the tool thread as well but these are awesome - easily...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Wallrat
A few options here: ...

A few options here: http://burnsmoto.com/index.php
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By Wallrat
Rotopax, maybe a Mosko duffle if I'm lucky. ...

Rotopax, maybe a Mosko duffle if I'm lucky. Dunno my wife is pretty awesome with the surprises. Last year I expected a tire changing stand. Got the stand, then she handed me a box with a Rekluse...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Wallrat
I just got a Alps Chaos 2 which appears to be a...

I just got a Alps Chaos 2 which appears to be a very similar design (diff pole system, 2 doors vs 1). I'm loving it. Good size for MC camping, packs up nice and small, good weather protecction.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Wallrat
I've been doing some preliminary planning on a...

I've been doing some preliminary planning on a trip as well. Pretty much what I've gathered is that there's 3 major hurdles:

Time - Not always easy to take a month off. It's 8,000 miles round...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Wallrat
Fixed. To the OP, read up a bit on stealth...

Fixed.

To the OP, read up a bit on stealth camping. Its not the most glamorous if you like to sit around by the fire chatting with fellow campers into the wee hours but Ca actually allows...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Wallrat
Anza Borrego and Death Valley should make the...

Anza Borrego and Death Valley should make the list. Lost Coast up north?
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 35,907
Posted By Wallrat
No problem. Thanks for the travel pics and...

No problem. Thanks for the travel pics and especially the señoritas!
Forum: Trials 12-18-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Wallrat
Yep. All depends on you and, to some extent,...

Yep. All depends on you and, to some extent, where you ride. If a trials bike means riding around your property anytime you want, then you'd probably really enjoy it. Even a small area can become...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,670
Posted By Wallrat
Good times doing slickrock on the 1190! I was in...

Good times doing slickrock on the 1190! I was in Moab for the 1st time on a solo trip back in April but didn't have my GS yet so had to truck my 525 out. I was kinda disappointed with the actual...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 104,103
Posted By Wallrat
I know the feeling with the twist legs. I'm...

I know the feeling with the twist legs. I'm always paranoid that one isn't quite tight whenever I'm perched in an exposed area. Instead of a quick "wow this is kinda scary I'm gonna get in and out"...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Wallrat
This guy has a nice pic thread going of various...

This guy has a nice pic thread going of various Sierra/surrounding area rides. Definitely worth a look and maybe even a PM. He's out there quite a bit....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Wallrat
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/85/85a8a3478926131c6e8...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/85/85a8a3478926131c6e8d3602845e465efb08b1144609854aef4d8db94530dca2.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,850
Posted By Wallrat
http://33.media.tumblr.com/eea25d20275235eac7236ad...

http://33.media.tumblr.com/eea25d20275235eac7236adb317b885e/tumblr_nb5aa0aN291r3mjw1o2_500.gif
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 104,103
Posted By Wallrat
Subscribed. Just read the whole thread. ...

Subscribed. Just read the whole thread. Gorgeous photos mate.

What tripod are you using? Need to upgrade my kit to something that compacts small enough for the pannier but sets up sturdy for a...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Wallrat
Socal beaches are a different story. Better...

Socal beaches are a different story. Better weather but developed beyond belief. Finding a place to even stealth camp is next to impossible. However, a visit to Cali wouldn't be complete without...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Wallrat
Seems a bit extreme for a couple bearings and a...

Seems a bit extreme for a couple bearings and a bolt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Wallrat
Arrived today. Worked fine (with the key on) to...

Arrived today. Worked fine (with the key on) to run my GPS and charge my iPhone at the same time. I believe that plugging both in would charge the iPhone at a slower rate due to the max output of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Wallrat
Ha now that I look at it I may have done 8'? IDK...

Ha now that I look at it I may have done 8'? IDK but we agree so eff it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 316,770
Posted By Wallrat
Discovered this thread today, shot this tonight. ...

Discovered this thread today, shot this tonight. Never heard of HDR before that. Something new to tinker with. Has the goofy watermarks from using the trial version of photomatix. Might actually...
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,916
Posted By Wallrat
I haven't seen one in person yet but based on the...

I haven't seen one in person yet but based on the pics it looks like 1 extra piece of velcro would allow for the handlebar bag to fit crash bars on an 800GS - a bike that doesn't have any crash bar...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wallrat
Even worse is its ALMOST KTM orange. Looks like...

Even worse is its ALMOST KTM orange. Looks like you thought you were matching it but did it at night.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wallrat
At $5 this is cheaper than PVC. Couple straps...

At $5 this is cheaper than PVC. Couple straps won't cost more than a few dollars:

http://www.harborfreight.com/welding-rod-keeper-46477.html
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,649
Posted By Wallrat
I like the idea but I'd worry that something...

I like the idea but I'd worry that something would rub a hole. Fine if everything is 100% supported and not free to vibrate but would suck to pull into camp, open a pannier, and be covered in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Wallrat
I'm just giving him the list of the known...

I'm just giving him the list of the known potential issues that the 800 has so he can be the educated buyer. It is, by no means, a comprehensive list of problems that every owner has. Probably...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Wallrat
A crash guard out away from the fulcrum isn't a...

A crash guard out away from the fulcrum isn't a good crash guard. Hold somebody by the shoulders and tell them to resist twisting. Try and make them twist. Now have them put their arms straight...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 35,907
Posted By Wallrat
I like the lack of planning of your trip. I...

I like the lack of planning of your trip. I think most of the RR's on here are planned to death. Not necessarily a bad thing - I suspect its more to do with the anticipation/excitement of getting...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 131,257
Posted By Wallrat
Haha this whole time I've been reading these...

Haha this whole time I've been reading these Steele's Pass posts I've been thinking that. Then again it is a specific thread about road conditions so I kept quiet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Wallrat
Its not about racing, its about bending the crap...

Its not about racing, its about bending the crap out of your subframe from a mild tipover on dirt. The OP isn't talking about removing just the pegs, he's talking about removing the whole assembly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Wallrat
The rear shock upper mount is a weak point so...

The rear shock upper mount is a weak point so that might be worth checking. Sounds like it was babied so probably not an issue. If you remove the seat its under the seat latch assembly. There's a...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Wallrat
Only reason I haven't bought one is the lack of...

Only reason I haven't bought one is the lack of the DOT rating. I run the stock light on the road and use 2 aux dual LED's for offroad.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,359
Posted By Wallrat
Its easily my favorite piece of gear that I've...

Its easily my favorite piece of gear that I've ever owned. I did backpacks for years, tried butt bags but could never find one that didn't bounce around too much without being cinched down super...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Wallrat
Nice! 2 amp USB power from the stock BMW plug

I'm not affiliated with these folks but I saw this over on Vendors and thought I'd link it here. Pretty sweet IMO and a good price. Haven't tried it yet since mine is still in the mail but I'll...
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