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Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By AlanCT
I hope he had a center stand so the soup doesn't...

I hope he had a center stand so the soup doesn't spill.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,075
Posted By AlanCT
This for me as well.

This for me as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,480
Posted By AlanCT
"Riding a low-powered bike near the limits of of...

"Riding a low-powered bike near the limits of of its performance capabilities is more fun than riding a high-powered bike at the bottom of its performance capabilities" doesn't quite have the same...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,228
Posted By AlanCT
It seems like a 1/2" breaker bar would make a...

It seems like a 1/2" breaker bar would make a formidable weapon, and would not look suspicious or "weapony."
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By AlanCT
There's a Cycle Gear near my work. I may have to...

There's a Cycle Gear near my work. I may have to stop and check them out on the way home tomorrow. I think they still stock Scorpion.

Thanks for the feedback.:freaky
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By AlanCT
Scorpion EXO 900X helmet?

I'm about ready for a new helmet, and I thought I'd try a modular. I have a Scorpion EXO 700 full face right now which I like, so I thought I'd look into their modular offering.

Anybody have one?...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,808
Posted By AlanCT
I have a GSI French press like this for use in...

I have a GSI French press like this for use in camp. It works well:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 396,813
Posted By AlanCT
I move around in my sleep a lot too in a bed, but...

I move around in my sleep a lot too in a bed, but not in my Hennessy. You would be surprised at how your hammock sleeping habits can differ from conventional sleeping.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 396,813
Posted By AlanCT
My effective (and cheap) alternatives: 1....

My effective (and cheap) alternatives:

1. Instead of a pad in a hammock, I have gotten good results using a truck windshield sun reflector for insulation. Comfortable down to 50 degrees or so, and...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By AlanCT
My Darien suit is eight years old and still has...

My Darien suit is eight years old and still has several more years of use in it before it is likely to become worn out. Expensive up front, but not as much as buying cheaper gear multiple times. And...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
Thanks for the info in this Dave Quinn guy. Is he...

Thanks for the info in this Dave Quinn guy. Is he here in Connecticut? Looks like a CT phone number on his site.

*edit - I see that they are in CT. Maybe I can bring my W to them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
I was noticing today how mushy the rear shocks...

I was noticing today how mushy the rear shocks feel on my W. What aftermarket shocks are you guys using and where are you getting them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By AlanCT
Thanks - I love that book.

Thanks - I love that book.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By AlanCT
And don't get it confused with your water one. ...

And don't get it confused with your water one.

"Hang on, guys - I need to douse the campfire..." :D
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By AlanCT
It's basically a rubber bag with a cordura nylon...

It's basically a rubber bag with a cordura nylon outer layer. There are grommets around the edges with a flat nylon strap threaded through, so you can strap it onto your bike or other luggage quite...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By AlanCT
I've had a 2 liter MSR dromedary bag for nearly...

I've had a 2 liter MSR dromedary bag for nearly 20 years. Obviously it's not the latest version, but it has proved to be durable. Mine did develop a pin hole leak at some point near the cap, but a...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By AlanCT
There's a Hein Gericke V Pilot jacket floating...

There's a Hein Gericke V Pilot jacket floating around for sale in FM. Similar style, size 44.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By AlanCT
Tour Master Decker pants, if you can find them.

Tour Master Decker pants, if you can find them.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By AlanCT
I have one just like that that I got at Tractor...

I have one just like that that I got at Tractor Supply Co. for $20 bucks.
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,686
Posted By AlanCT
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,228
Posted By AlanCT
It looks like it has an aerial sight on it.

It looks like it has an aerial sight on it.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
When I got my W with about 12k miles, the chain...

When I got my W with about 12k miles, the chain was pretty shot. Lots of difference between the tightest and loosest spots, caused all sorts of surging, and really couldn't be adjusted. Maybe it was...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlanCT
Sounds typical. They never shift particularly...

Sounds typical. They never shift particularly smoothly, and the chrome is ridiculous even when you don't leave them outside.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
My first bike was an '82 CX 500 Custom. I loved...

My first bike was an '82 CX 500 Custom. I loved that ratty old thing. I really regret not hanging onto it and I would love to find another some day.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,515
Posted By AlanCT
I usually carry mine in my back pocket in this...

I usually carry mine in my back pocket in this setup (Victorinox Spirit X, ESEE Izula knife, Adirondack pocket sheath). On a long trip, the pocket sheath with the knife go in the tank bag, and the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 90,078
Posted By AlanCT
Although it takes a couple of tries to get the...

Although it takes a couple of tries to get the technique down at first, you can inflate a sleeping pad with a garbage bag. You swoop it in the air to fill it, make a sort of funnel of the opening...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,569
Posted By AlanCT
On a road bike, I prefer not to wear a pack or...

On a road bike, I prefer not to wear a pack or bag. What I do on a long trip is strap a 3 liter Coleman jug to the passenger foot peg and run a camelback-style hose up to to the tank or tank bag,...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By AlanCT
I put a cheap, small chest freezer in the...

I put a cheap, small chest freezer in the unheated garage last fall. I hadn't even really thought about possible issues. No problems so far, but I'll keep an eye in it.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By AlanCT
I've always used Nikwax detergent and wash in...

I've always used Nikwax detergent and wash in water repellent on my Aerostich stuff, and it seems to work well.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,336
Posted By AlanCT
They are tall, well-padded (but not armored) in...

They are tall, well-padded (but not armored) in the shin area, have hard plastic for the ankles, heels, and toes. They are not off-road or track level protection, but they are more protective than...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,336
Posted By AlanCT
+ 1 more for TCX Infinity.:clap After four...

+ 1 more for TCX Infinity.:clap

After four or five years of constant use, they are wearing like iron, comfortable, and still totally waterproof. More protective than many touring boots, but not as...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By AlanCT
I got a car seat beaded cover for eight bucks and...

I got a car seat beaded cover for eight bucks and cut it to size. Works great and have used it for years. It is especially useful for letting rain water drain away.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,526
Posted By AlanCT
I have the same tent, and it has been great. It...

I have the same tent, and it has been great. It replaced a well-loved and used up Eureka Apex 2. The Gunnison is an improvement in that it has two doors with vestibules, and aluminum poles with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,968
Posted By AlanCT
I really liked my 2003 Concours for LD highway...

I really liked my 2003 Concours for LD highway riding.

I'll be thinking of it this summer when I try to do that on a W650 ...:norton
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,357
Posted By AlanCT
That looks shopped to me, but damn, I hope I'm...

That looks shopped to me, but damn, I hope I'm wrong. I loved my CX.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
I'm still experimenting. I will try them this way...

I'm still experimenting. I will try them this way for a bit, and if it isn't working out I'll move them forward.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
orsurf76, Here are the saddlebag supports. I...

orsurf76,

Here are the saddlebag supports. I bolted the forward ends to the grab rail positions, and the rear ends to some 90 degree brackets that I made and attached to the aftermarket brake...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
Barnone, here's the Plexistar on the Ural. It...

Barnone, here's the Plexistar on the Ural. It caused a lot of buffeting until I canted it back a few more degrees. I had to remove the leg guards to make it fit....
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
Thanks for the input. I have that Plexistar...

Thanks for the input. I have that Plexistar windshield, which came with my W from the PO. I had no trouble with noise or buffeting, but is felt too big. It goes on my Ural for the winter now. The W...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 721,025
Posted By AlanCT
Upside down Matchless emblem?

Upside down Matchless emblem?
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