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  1. Capt Sport

    A/C in a camper shell.

    Sancap, That’s a really nice set up you got there! Cya, jr
  2. Capt Sport

    A/C in a camper shell.

    Yup that’s the one, worked great, there’s two water drain ports on the back that make emptying it very easy. I just roll it to the edge of the tailgate and unscrew the caps. Highly recommend this setup if you camp out of your truck/van or whatever, really makes summertime camping comfortable...
  3. Capt Sport

    A/C in a camper shell.

    Here’s the only picture I have. I used a Frigidaire unit, you can see it on the right in the above photo, it blows air out the top of the unit so you don’t have to worry about stuff being up against it. You can see how I stuffed a blanket in the cracks of the hatch window. Temporary to test it...
  4. Capt Sport

    A/C in a camper shell.

    Ok, So this is less of a mod and more for information. Also, I realize it’s not for the purests among us. I just returned from 4 days in the Outer Banks camping in the bed of my truck with a portable room A/C unit 8000btu (the stand up kind, not the ones that you stick in a window) that I...
  5. Capt Sport

    Am I Crazy?

    Huntsonora, The TW will probably serve you well based on your intended use, if you find you need more low end grunt you can gear down and I'm certain it'll go anywhere you'll want to go. However, if you plan to do a lot of pavement pounding then the TW will disappoint you. They are not fast...
  6. Capt Sport

    Motorcycle advice

    Ok Bigjerm, After reading your post and all of the reply's I've got a slightly different suggestion for you. If I were you (and were very close in size I'm 6'1" 265) given the price range you've listed I'd look at a smaller dirt oriented bike. Now hold on and let me explain why. I say...
  7. Capt Sport

    uptick in interest in 250cc

    I think it has to do with the extremely high gas prices we experienced no that long ago. Manufactures had smaller bikes in the works as demand increased due to those high gas prices and after the crash/adjustment in the economy they went ahead with the plans for some smaller bikes. Look how...
  8. Capt Sport

    Big bikes back in the Dakar

    That's my thoughts exactly, I don't see why you can't have both. So, what if the only big bikes where orange. Seems to me that running a big bike against em would be a great way to establish a name for one of the other manufactures. Beat the big bad orange machine on it own turf so to speak...
  9. Capt Sport

    Big bikes back in the Dakar

    So, after watching the Dakar rally for several days now. Combined with attending the Cycle World Motorcycle show in Novi Mi recently. A thought has popped into my head. (I know miracles never cease) With Yamaha's Super Tenure, BMW 1200 and 800GS' Honda's Transalp and obviously the KTM 990...
  10. Capt Sport

    Bike Suggestions

    Storz, Look for an S model DRZ, they're the dual sport version, slap on some dirt tires and they're great offroad. Granted they'll never be a KTM, but for the $$$ and reliability they're hard to beat. I love mine and it's still stock, and I've had it up some pretty difficult trails. Check...
  11. Capt Sport

    Bike Suggestions

    Hey Storz, Why not get another DRZ? The DRZ 400S is a great bike, I just picked up a used 2006 with only 2K miles on it for $2900. If you look around you can find some good deals on some nice bikes. Mine is a blast on paved canyon roads, almost as much fun as your old SM. It rolls along...
  12. Capt Sport

    New To Motorcycles.

    Hey, You might want to look for a nice used Suzuki DRZ400s, I got mine a few months ago and its a great bike. They've been made since about 2000 without major changes and can be picked up pretty cheap. It's got plenty of power. And, is comfy other than the seat which is a cheap fix. And I'm...
  13. Capt Sport

    Buket List

    If your looking for a good starter street bike, I'd take a good look at the DRZ super moto. I'm about your size and recently bought a DRZs and have been having a great time on it. I grew up riding bikes and have ridden several over the years. My buddies got a Super Moto and I gotta tell you...
  14. Capt Sport

    Which bike would make a good "lifeboat" for a Unimog?

    +1 on the TW 200 great bike for your intended purpose. If you're looking to go larger I'd look real hard at the xr650l, it's been around for ever with the engine basically unchanged (read parts available all over), and is stone reliable to boot. Here's another direction for you to go. Have...
  15. Capt Sport

    stator capacity upgrade?

    Worthingtontw, Try these guys: My buddy upgraded the stator on his Hyabusa powered buggy to run more powerful lights with one of their stators and it worked out great. He also upgraded a 250r three wheeler to run HID's which also worked out really well. Dam thing...
  16. Capt Sport

    My XR650L adventure bike.

    +1 So how well does the trusty Honda cruise the highway?
  17. Capt Sport

    A deal I couldn't pass up.

    Thanks for the offer Robert, that's really nice of you. I have previously read that thread on TT and have decided that's the way to go for me. Seem's everyone that's tried those seat covers love em. Thanks again. Also, thanks to all for the tips!!! Really appreciate the info. I've been...
  18. Capt Sport

    A deal I couldn't pass up.

    LaOutbackTrail, Your friends bike is quite the set up, I'm really liking that dual headlight. The aluminum luggage is pretty slick too. But around the world? After today I'd absolutely spring for a more comfy seat. Thanks for posting the pics of your friends bike.
  19. Capt Sport

    A deal I couldn't pass up.

    Just got back from a 130+ mile ride up and around Palomar Mountain here in San Diego county. Bike ran great and was more fun than should be allowed. Couldn't have picked a better area for a getting to know you ride, very scenic up that way. She chugged right up past the 5000 foot mark with...