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    I like to go over the top with gear and bought...

    I like to go over the top with gear and bought some MX boots, the SIDI crossfires come highly recommended....I cannot comment yet as I need to adjust the brake before I try using them, but they seem...
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    Another Astro headed south, I am in!

    Another Astro headed south, I am in!
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    In Quigleys defense I believe they are working...

    In Quigleys defense I believe they are working with ford and will be using approved parts...but then again everything Ford said about this van has been off so I stopped following it once I gave up on...
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    In the past I have searched for stats that show...

    In the past I have searched for stats that show that a neck brace reduces motorcycle injuries vs other pieces of gear, but mostly found info on causes, rather than results of accidents. I am...
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    The bottom of the womans legs looked like...

    The bottom of the womans legs looked like spaghetti from the shins down, boots would have definitely prevented her death, as her upper body, which had proper gear, was relatively untouched.

    To...
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    Sorry I have to disagree, the people I watched...

    Sorry I have to disagree, the people I watched bleed out had helmets on, its was the lack of proper footwear that caused them to not survive, proper boots would have most likely kept them alive. If...
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    You can sell a house on ebay, well I guess that...

    You can sell a house on ebay, well I guess that makes sense you can sell just about anything on there, good luck with the house sale, you will love living in your van!

    tldr; but obv. no one would...
  8. I have a feeling he has made up his mind by now....

    I have a feeling he has made up his mind by now.



    MSF Course...then focus on a bike.
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    It is stupid not to wear all of the...

    It is stupid not to wear all of the protection....of course I am wearing hiking boots and jeans currently when I ride, but that will change. (need to adjust brake before I can use the bike with my...
  10. Personally I drive a KLR650 now but have had this...

    Personally I drive a KLR650 now but have had this thread bookmarked forever as I am thinking of a tw200 as a second bike, from research I do not think tw200s have an ideal setup for a freeways,...
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    I think replacing the mounts is a good call so...

    I think replacing the mounts is a good call so you are better off waiting, but once I rotated the crankshaft it was much easier to finesse the pan back on.....I am still not sure how I got the pan...
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    Did you turn the crankshaft/damper with a socket...

    Did you turn the crankshaft/damper with a socket before trying to get the oil pan down? I need to replace my mounts or bushings but was still able to drop the diff just enough to get the pan out...
  13. 2" is sufficient but I don't recommend it. I...

    2" is sufficient but I don't recommend it. I have some threads stripping on the transmission pan due to a few bangs it took, and my oil pan took many hits as well on the infamous topes....I...
  14. I took my Astro from California, through Mexico,...

    I took my Astro from California, through Mexico, Central Am, down into Colombia. I didn't keep track of MPG but you can forget about anything good, you will most likely be loaded down and there are...
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    I threw down some sort of rubber I got online,...

    I threw down some sort of rubber I got online, put some wood over that, and then covered it with rubber tiles...being a surf van this setup is excellent, as it is fairly waterproof and easy to clean,...
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    I know its a large van but I am disappointed with...

    I know its a large van but I am disappointed with the mpg figures after they originally let estimates leak of 35 mpg, even if the Diesel does get up to 26 that is pretty far off, and the gas models...
  17. Look at the bright side, you got the backpacking...

    Look at the bright side, you got the backpacking side of the traveling experience in as well, although a bit forced!
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    You shouldn't have typed all that with a scotch...

    You shouldn't have typed all that with a scotch in your hand.
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    Great, I didn't want to sound like a...

    Great, I didn't want to sound like a dick...again! Def look at as many different vans as you can to narrow it down, but look at them with empty pockets, so you can't possibly be tempted to buy...
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    I think your problem is you are hanging out on...

    I think your problem is you are hanging out on soccer mom forums again!

    Nothing wrong with a milf with a mini...just saying
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    No offense, but you seem to be all over the map,...

    No offense, but you seem to be all over the map, you should really sit down and make a list of what you need vs want. You originally said 10k, up to 15k with the interior build and extras, the less...
  22. I have the same amp and agree its great for $20. ...

    I have the same amp and agree its great for $20. Glad I could contribute to this build thread, you are welcome.
  23. Great thank you, enjoying the progress.

    Great thank you, enjoying the progress.
  24. Did I read correctly that the headliner alone...

    Did I read correctly that the headliner alone supports that shelf, you do not fasten to the van body at all?
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    Astros are reliable overall, the motor is good,...

    Astros are reliable overall, the motor is good, but there are lots of little problems that will pop up, so reliable may be relative. Since you already are looking into gear ratios I think you are...
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