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Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,559
Posted By houlster
Exactly what I did. I ground the tip of the set...

Exactly what I did. I ground the tip of the set screw into a point & drilled a smaller hole into the tube of the main changer. Tightening the tapered end into the hole now keeps it pretty rock...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,559
Posted By houlster
I mount mine to the receiver hitch of my...

I mount mine to the receiver hitch of my Expedition. Once the 2 pivot bolts are tightened down, it doesn't move. If I *really* want it to stay, I jack the back of the truck up an inch or two before...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By houlster
Probably the black is ground. Check the...

Probably the black is ground. Check the resistance between the different pairs of wires. The pair that give you the highest resistance will be your 2 hot wires. The 3rd then is the ground.

Then...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,704
Posted By houlster
Helinox does make a set of ball feet: ...

Helinox does make a set of ball feet:

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Helinox/ballfeet

https://www.bigagnes.com/resources/products/Ball%20feet(W)%203-zm.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By houlster
Another Endurostar user. I keep a velcro strap...

Another Endurostar user. I keep a velcro strap wrapped around the handlebars for engaging the front brake.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By houlster
Sorry. You appeared to be a noob so I didn't...

Sorry. You appeared to be a noob so I didn't know for sure. :evil But yeah, I get what you're sayin, but in my case they are tubeless rims & those little ribs on the K60 were causing leaks. The 2...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,095
Views: 363,192
Posted By houlster
I've been looking for some big-bike rides to do...

I've been looking for some big-bike rides to do this winter & I'd really like to do this one on the bike, but I'm already planning on the Howlin' at the Moon run that day. I used to ride that trail...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By houlster
:huh I don't understand the last statement. ...

:huh I don't understand the last statement.

Of course they are, otherwise NO tubeless wheel/tire ANYWHERE would seal at the bead. In my case, I have a tubeless rim with a tubeless tire mounted...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,933
Posted By houlster
Is the 'B' route preview posted earlier pretty...

Is the 'B' route preview posted earlier pretty indicative of the whole route? Been waffling on joining the Sat ride this year. I'm on a 500+ lb bike (Benelli Amazonas), but the preview looks within...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,221
Posted By houlster
Cdr

cont.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,221
Posted By houlster
And some updates this week:

And some updates this week:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 21,221
Posted By houlster
Not sure how I missed this thread, but I have a...

Not sure how I missed this thread, but I have a couple posts in Road Warriors. This one seems more appropriate for an Amazonas though. Some time after I got it & fixed some issues to make it road...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,148
Posted By houlster
Updates

Updated here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24869333&postcount=81


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-q2kvaGvHx_o/UfgY-DcLPsI/AAAAAAAAExY/7oPx2vkmAyM/s1024/IMAG2169.jpg
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 82,301
Posted By houlster
I like this design. Can you confirm the thread...

I like this design. Can you confirm the thread size of the tap & of the internal threads on the end?

I'm wondering if it'll work with my bars already threaded for HDB handguards. HDB uses a...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By houlster
Cheap PWM controllers

Anybody try one of these cheap PWM controllers for heated grips?

http://www.amazon.com/Generic-6V-28V-Control-Controller-5-100/dp/B00HIYPGEQ

6v - 28v, 3A continuous. Adjusts from 5% - 100%
...
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,448
Posted By houlster
So, has *anyone* in the US had to pay any...

So, has *anyone* in the US had to pay any additional custom fees? I see several people have said they bought from them, but only 1 verifying there were no additional fees.

??
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By houlster
I've had pretty much this setup for several years...

I've had pretty much this setup for several years now & it works great. I've had no reason to dump it in favor of a more expensive changer.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 121,723
Posted By houlster
Usb

The USB connector on my 300 was a constant problem as well. The connector itself actually broke off the little board it's attached to at one point. I was able to re-solder it & get it to work...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 286,701
Posted By houlster
Garmin Oregon 650

Oregon 650 for $349.95 @ gpscity

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-oregon-650.html

That's about $100 cheaper than I've seen it anywhere else. It's actually $20 less than they're selling the Oregon...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By houlster
I just converted my wheels to tubeless &...

I just converted my wheels to tubeless & initially had several small bead leaks with my K60.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,863
Posted By houlster
Welll, it wasn't completely painless... ...

Welll, it wasn't completely painless...

Oops...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PLUFxVe3pHY/UfhVhaHYmBI/AAAAAAAAEJs/A9piFkcn86Q/s1024/IMAG1916.jpg


Didn't check bolts regularly. A week in,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,863
Posted By houlster
Benelli Amazonas

My Amazonas on the CDR last year:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-urA4wOIzYp4/UfhVwuPmpII/AAAAAAAAENs/ZfKS-LzaQAs/s1024/IMAG1962.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,386
Posted By houlster
I just posted this in another thread, but it fits...

I just posted this in another thread, but it fits better here. I got one of these for the tank bag my next trip. The power supply is 12v so an SAE adapter to power it on the bike was easy. If I...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By houlster
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1743...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17437056&postcount=38

Easy. $20 or less. Use a 12v remote & wire it into the bike. & once you have the receiver, you can get more remotes for $5 -...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By houlster
I made something like that back in the early 90's...

I made something like that back in the early 90's for towing my bike back/forth from college. Kept it in the trunk when I got there. It was only about 200 miles, but I made the trip probably a...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,437
Posted By houlster
I got one of these for the tank bag my next trip....

I got one of these for the tank bag my next trip. The power supply is 12v so an SAE adapter to power it on the bike was easy. If I get to a motel or campsite with power, I can power from 120 as...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 589,795
Posted By houlster
Thanks woody. Yes, the tubes were there from the...

Thanks woody. Yes, the tubes were there from the factory & I'm thinking of going tubeless. I just wanted to verify what I had to start out with.

--Dan
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 589,795
Posted By houlster
Woody, I've got a set of tubeless Excel...

Woody,

I've got a set of tubeless Excel wheels running tubeless tires, but the bike came from the factory with tubes.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,912
Posted By houlster
Ok, thx. Think I'll try the Ultralite tool then...

Ok, thx. Think I'll try the Ultralite tool then :nod

--Dan
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,912
Posted By houlster
This article mentions using the "clearing tool"...

This article mentions using the "clearing tool" essentially as a reamer before plugging. Everything else I've read about these is that no reamer is necessary.

So, is it? Why include one in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By houlster
(cont.) I did not get any details of the...

(cont.)

I did not get any details of the wires soldered to the USB port, but it's not hard to figure out. The NEG was easy. The 5v line was tougher. There's a couple spots, but they're...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-03-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By houlster
Oregon power alternative

So I've had a Garmin Oregon for several years & have used it extensively on the bike & snowmobile. The USB connector on it sucks balls. I constantly have issues with it not having a good...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 1,873,004
Posted By houlster
Benelli goodness ...

Benelli goodness

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lxW4N4KtO1I/UfhW2NNUAYI/AAAAAAAAEgM/AxLpqRqCrJM/s1024/IMAG2169.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,111,799
Posted By houlster
CDR, last July

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/ahigdons/2013/CDT/IMG_1788.jpg

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h403/ahigdons/2013/CDT/IMG_1786.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,170,795
Posted By houlster
I've been thinking about something like this. ...

I've been thinking about something like this. Just did 2 weeks on the CDR and wanted something like this to air up a bit when hitting paved sections between the dirt. Digging out a compressor was a...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By houlster
I've wanted the same thing for many years. ...

I've wanted the same thing for many years. There's a few threads here on the issue too.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16288774

Stirling "cool" source:...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 126,753
Posted By houlster
Yes, K60. The 150 r17. TKC on the front. ...

Yes, K60. The 150 r17. TKC on the front.

--Dan
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 126,753
Posted By houlster
1 gal rotopax cans... ...

1 gal rotopax cans...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LCFKkdeiJ00/UfgYNkUf9iI/AAAAAAAAEH8/RYdWS1-A3jk/s800/IMAG1908.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By houlster
A bit late, but... Can be hit or miss....

A bit late, but...



Can be hit or miss. Some of the common things are coil failure, sometimes due to the seal leaking. I haven't had an issue, but some have. Swapping to a much more common...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By houlster
My dad & I built one in the late 80's and I used...

My dad & I built one in the late 80's and I used it for several years transporting my bike back / forth to college. Worked very well. It had a pivot in the middle so you'd have a ramp and it'd flip...
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