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Forum: Equipment Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By bomber60015
I have,, in the past, but no longer. Modern...

I have,, in the past, but no longer.

Modern textiles/armor are damn near equal to leather ion protection . . . . .


But, if leather is all ya got, and you don't have the coin to buy more...
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bomber60015
;-}

;-}
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bomber60015
Thanks! We did a terralift dealio about 12...

Thanks!

We did a terralift dealio about 12 years ago . . . . .very satisfied, but, this time, the guy projected a 60% chance of success . . . . . I'd like to NOT spend 3Gs with a 40% change of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By bomber60015
Zuno 450 Shuts down when typing City only

Yes, I've searched (apologies if the search wasn't exhaustive enough)

Zumo 450 -- software updated, all routes a favorites cleared out, new digitizer and LCD (was acting possessed until new...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By bomber60015
good looking tankbag . . . . . . . that's for...

good looking tankbag . . . . . . . that's for posting
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By bomber60015
Long ago, when racing, we'd set out pressues so...

Long ago, when racing, we'd set out pressues so they would raise a couple/three PSI (cold > hot) . . . .

Even the pro teams follwoed that rule of thumb . . . .

Accuracy is good, but less...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By bomber60015
Gooey Worms more fun to say than Mushroom.

Gooey Worms more fun to say than Mushroom.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,259
Posted By bomber60015
I love happy endings. Oh, wait . . . ....

I love happy endings.


Oh, wait . . . . . . .
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bomber60015
lot of information to digest . . . . thanks, Doc!

lot of information to digest . . . . thanks, Doc!
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bomber60015
Leach Field FUBARed -- Aero-Stream any good?

My leach field is "failed." Not a great deal of stink, but the far end of the back yard is at least damp most all the time . . . .

I'm getting a quote on replaceing the field, already have a...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By bomber60015
I've been searching for a class in the midwest,...

I've been searching for a class in the midwest, and havn't been able to find one . . . . . . .

best of luck with your efforts, and well done for offering this!
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By bomber60015
You bet . . . . .us old guys gotta stick together...

You bet . . . . .us old guys gotta stick together . . . let me know if you wish to unload your trax boxes ;-}
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By bomber60015
JC Whitney ...

JC Whitney

http://www.jcwhitney.com/cycra-universal-hardstreet-sixer-saddle-bag/p3087636.jcwx?filterid=c14563u0j1

or check LeatherLyke

https://www.leatherlyke.com/
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By bomber60015
Check out Snell's site . . . . You may...

Check out Snell's site . . . .

You may find more info on Euro Armor specs/testing . . . . .
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By bomber60015
This . . . . . . If you've not spent much...

This . . . . . .

If you've not spent much time in the west, you will be surprised at the number of campsites with no trees large enough to support your hammock . . . ..

Cooking/Not cooking...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By bomber60015
One thing seldom mentioned is the frequency of...

One thing seldom mentioned is the frequency of use . . . . . .I bought an AGV dual sport lid a couple of years ago, not realizing I'd be using it at least 15K miles per year . . . .little, nit-picky...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By bomber60015
I'd swap my tank bag for tank panniers if I...

I'd swap my tank bag for tank panniers if I didn't like having a map deployed in front of me at all times . . . ...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By bomber60015
waterproof kreiga gear is wonderful. ...

waterproof kreiga gear is wonderful.

overboard bags are good, too, but heavy on their own.

as far as rucks that'll swallow a helmet, I got nothing.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By bomber60015
He's a brilliant primate, that Old Pete . . . . ....

He's a brilliant primate, that Old Pete . . . . . . .
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By bomber60015
thanks, fellas . . . . . It's a modern...

thanks, fellas . . . . .


It's a modern triumph, so lucas doesn't enter into the picture.

I found what I believe are balls small enough at the True Value . . . who knew?
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By bomber60015
Source of Teeny Ball Bearings

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>While performaing some maintenance in the Bonneville in our motorpool, I had cause to disassemble the low/high beam...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By bomber60015
If it is chrome, and is rusted, you are fighting...

If it is chrome, and is rusted, you are fighting a rear-guard action . . the rust is winning.

That said, aggressive chrome polish and brass wool will do a decent job of buying as much time as you...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 2,376,411
Posted By bomber60015
Overland Journal did a big comparo on that kinda...

Overland Journal did a big comparo on that kinda gear . . .may be available on-line . . . . .

I didn't pay much attention, as I'm not in the market, but their tests are generally pretty good.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,893
Posted By bomber60015
I'm reading this thread, as I'm considering a...

I'm reading this thread, as I'm considering a replacement for my aging KLR ;-}


What I've learned is that, 1, a DR-Z is a good candidate for my needs, and, two, some KTM riders have inferiority...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,996
Posted By bomber60015
sure is red. ;-}

sure is red.

;-}
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By bomber60015
May I suggest that any custom impression you have...

May I suggest that any custom impression you have created of your ear . . . . .wear your helmet as the casting material sets up . . . . some folks' ear canals change shape when compressed by a helmet.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By bomber60015
Without knowing more about you and your desired...

Without knowing more about you and your desired riding habits, best advice I can give is the Flea Market here . . . . .

Really cheap boots are generally not something I'd use.

YMMV.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bomber60015
picked up a simliar bike with a simlar "ran great...

picked up a simliar bike with a simlar "ran great when parked" status.

Carb cleaning, bettery, oil, brake fluid and coolant changes got it running (and stopping) pretty nicely . . . . . .

The...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 2,376,411
Posted By bomber60015
This is absolutely true . . . . . all we can do...

This is absolutely true . . . . . all we can do is share our experiences, and hope it helps others . . . .
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 2,376,411
Posted By bomber60015
I've been using an old Coleman 442 for about 10...

I've been using an old Coleman 442 for about 10 years now . . . . . it never fails (as long as I remember to lube the pump), isn't noisey, and does everything I need it to do.

I fill it before...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By bomber60015
for California ...

for California

http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

Bulter maps are aces!
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,266
Posted By bomber60015
^ That. My On-Road Sympatex (14, 15 years...

^ That.

My On-Road Sympatex (14, 15 years old now) have never let any moinsture in . . . . none . . . . .including while riding through all day frog stranglers . . .

Arm and a leg? If you're...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12,826
Views: 1,224,054
Posted By bomber60015
I shoulda specified a gen 1 KLR . . . .turns out...

I shoulda specified a gen 1 KLR . . . .turns out it's 17 ft-lbs for bracket and caliper, and same as stock for the Rotor (which I promptly forgot).

;-}

I know I'm a bad audience for this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12,826
Views: 1,224,054
Posted By bomber60015
just got my galfer oversized rotor and caliper...

just got my galfer oversized rotor and caliper relo kit . . . .. . I'm looking forward to some quality time in the garage this evening.

what I am NOT lloking forward to is watching a 30 minute...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,646
Posted By bomber60015
I picked up a used Noamd (predecessor to the...

I picked up a used Noamd (predecessor to the Redverz) . . . .

It definately went up and came down quicker after some practice (first time or two were comical) . . . . I won't use it when...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By bomber60015
If I only knew I could blame foreign invaders . ....

If I only knew I could blame foreign invaders . . . . . .
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,103
Posted By bomber60015
Gents . . . . . how much time to budget for...

Gents . . . . . how much time to budget for running the East TMAT? @ days? 3?
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By bomber60015
thanks, gents, for the rubber cement sourcing...

thanks, gents, for the rubber cement sourcing tips (and foil sealing tip as well!)
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 2,376,411
Posted By bomber60015
I have a checklist on the gear locker in the...

I have a checklist on the gear locker in the garage (AKA Entropy Lab) . . . I do not check it often enough, though.

In general, kitchen/food/lighting goes on the left side -- shelter/clothes on...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By bomber60015
I'm with you -- I've not had a helmet that...

I'm with you -- I've not had a helmet that appreciably reduced the temps inside when it got hot.

Which is strange, as, if I leave a vent open in 30 degree weather, I most DEFINATELY feel the...
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