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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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plastic bags for boots

I use walmart plastic bags with duct tape for my rain rides, did not like boots, very clumbsy.
Anybody else tried this??
It creates a few earry looks!! But waterproof shoes!!

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I think I will stick with my Millwaukee Harness boots.


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I`ve used them inside of leaky rubber boots, never on the outside before. But use whatever works in a pinch. Ride on.

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I always keep a couple small trash bags and tiny bungee cords in my saddlebags incase I get caught ridin' in the rain.

And, if I don't have my rain gear packed in the saddlebags, I also always have a large trash bag to use as an impromptu rain jacket.
They all take up very little space and if ya ever get caught in the rain w/o rain gear, your mighty glad ya have them!!


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I always keep a couple small trash bags and tiny bungee cords in my saddlebags incase I get caught ridin' in the rain.

And, if I don't have my rain gear packed in the saddlebags, I also always have a large trash bag to use as an impromptu rain jacket.
They all take up very little space and if ya ever get caught in the rain w/o rain gear, your mighty glad ya have them!!
They crush very nicely in my saddlebags, unlike boots.
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"A man has to do what a man has to do". This is the technique I've used on my last couple of trips to the "Dragon" and back. Seems I always hit rain somewhere on that trip, going or coming. One thing about it---one certainly can't beat the price; and that's a big consideration when one is on a "fixed income"!

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Tinker, did you do the stator replacement yourself? If so, how did it go??
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Hi, Tech,

Yes I did the repair myself. It's a fairly straight-forward procedure, my main gripe had to do with the amount of time involved and the tear-down required just to get to the thing! This just seemed like too much trouble to replace what is basically a coil of wire that's held on by three Allen-headed bolts! I started thinking about the consequences had this occured a long way from home (luckily, my stator failed 65 miles away and I was able to get back home without a "hitch").

So, I contacted TOC manufacturing, spoke with the "head man", learned of his TWO stator failures on his trip to Alaska and back, and decided to have this modification done to my stator cover just in case this particular problem recurred. Now, if it should, the repair shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.

For the time being, I'm simply hoping that I can rack up as many miles on my machine as you did with your first one.

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That sounds very good about the new set up then, did you have to pull the engine originally?
How much was the new TOC SETUP, i'll bet we would all like some of that, and what exactlly did he do?
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