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Lore wrote:The technology predates electrical power by a few millennium. Virtually anyone can build a still.
Lore wrote: There are very few people that could build an electrical generating system from scratch, let alone an efficient battery.
Loki wrote:I used to ride motorcycles years ago, and have been thinking about getting another one for a while now. Finally took the plunge last week. Picked up a 2005 Kawasaki KLR 250, got a real good deal from a private seller on Craigslist (he'd just been laid off). I'm extremely happy with it, handles great both on pavement and on logging roads, much better bike than the other ones in that price range. Even came with an awesome pink camo bag (any ideas on how to change the color would be most appreciated---spray paint? dye?): ...
The main thing I'm worried about is safety, motorcycles aren't called “murdercycles” for nothing. A close relative of mine was killed on a motorcycle (hit by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign), so I'm not naive about the danger. I plan on taking a 3-day safety class as soon as possible, as it's been quite a few years since I've ridden. I'm not sure if the safety factor outweighs the other positive preparedness factors (and fun factor!)---if I had young kids it probably would, but I don't, so it doesn't
SeaGypsy wrote:Very worthwhile to have 2 or even 3 sets of tyres on rims, ready to go/ sprocket adjustment being an added bonus as you an have a small sprocket on the road wheel, medium on the cross trail and huge on your dirt pull/ hill climb/ plow puller wheel.
Excellent choice, Loki! Mine is an '07 650cc XMoto BMW which, with off-road tires, will climb any kind of road imaginable (as I understand). I plan to keep it on blacktop for now (maybe forever) but if I choose, it can be converted to something comparable to yours with a (fairly) quick tire switch.
Off road potential is the only way to go!
Loki wrote:TJ, how comfortable is the KLR650 on long road trips?
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