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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,021
Posted By Grinnin
:clap You got a better picture even though I...

:clap You got a better picture even though I parked at the park entrance just east of this bridge, crossed the road and wandered down the trail in your pic. THEN the falls was always hidden behind...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By Grinnin
Coming home from the Northwest Territories on my...

Coming home from the Northwest Territories on my KLR last year I needed a speedometer cable day after day I couldn't find a dealer. Then I added brake pads to the list. Then chain and sprockets. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Grinnin
Several years ago Garin had a GPS that had...

Several years ago Garin had a GPS that had avoidances set by percentages. I.e. For tolls you could slide the button from 0% to 100% avoidance. I don't know the model -- someone posted a screenshot...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Grinnin
OSM starts with publicly-available map data. ...

OSM starts with publicly-available map data. Some of the sources (for U.S.) are Federal census data, your state's road data, your county's road and property data, and your town or city's road and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Grinnin
Good luck. The Silver Wing has some...

Good luck.

The Silver Wing has some significant upgrades from the pre-82 CX500, mainly the simplified stator and ignition system, but also a single shock with a progressive link in the rear.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Grinnin
I have "discovered" Mrs Dash seasoning mixtures. ...

I have "discovered" Mrs Dash seasoning mixtures. Most are ground finely enough to sprinkle on already-cooked meals (although tomato/basil/garlic seems to need a longer soak).

Adding nuts to...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By Grinnin
+1 on having your LEDs farther from your turn...

+1 on having your LEDs farther from your turn signals.

I have read statistics about the reduction in collisions since railroads started using a triangle of headlights, but can't find an...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-02-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Grinnin
The maps that show the most trails in my area are...

The maps that show the most trails in my area are Delorme. I have a Garmin Montana which won't display those.

On the Montana I use Garmin's 24k topo maps. These show more trails when I set the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,021
Posted By Grinnin
You asked how one rear pad could be worn while...

You asked how one rear pad could be worn while the other was not.

It could be that the caliper is not parallel to the disk. If one pad is being wedged into the disk it won't release as well.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Grinnin
I think the shape of those cases echo the shape...

I think the shape of those cases echo the shape of the 800 very well. Similar angles and planes across the top although the case sides are big slabs.

The interior fins would bother me though.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By Grinnin
Most tents are good for rain although some will...

Most tents are good for rain although some will require you to seal the seams before the first use. The differences are more about ventilation, space, weight, convenience, and how well it closes...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Grinnin
I don't use Basecamp but I've had Garmin GPSs...

I don't use Basecamp but I've had Garmin GPSs route me in complete loops like that when navigating between two points. It seems to happen when recalculating a route -- as if it recalculates part of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
I'd assume the doo has not been done and get the...

I'd assume the doo has not been done and get the new doo from Eagle Mike along with the gaskets and tools. Worst case is you open it up and find out you have a new doo to sell. (You may be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
As get_me_out... suggested, you can lower those...

As get_me_out... suggested, you can lower those foot pegs by about 18mm, 3/4". You have enough adjustment left in your brake linkage to lower the brake pedal to match. The foot peg and brake will...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,651
Posted By Grinnin
:lurk

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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By Grinnin
With all due respect, GAS GUY, I would say this a...

With all due respect, GAS GUY, I would say this a little differently:

If the chain is adjusted properly, then it will look really loose most of the time when you can see it and will be less loose...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,701
Posted By Grinnin
The first products like that are usually...

The first products like that are usually expensive. The price drops on those will exceed Moore's Law for a few years.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,701
Posted By Grinnin
Either never or very soon: ...

Either never or very soon:

http://www.gizmag.com/panasonic-handheld-toughpad-tablets/32670/
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By Grinnin
One post mentioned that park offices have short...

One post mentioned that park offices have short hours. I've seen "hosts" at PA state parks who can take your camping fee. These folks camp there most of the summer for free in exchange for dealing...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,446
Posted By Grinnin
Coleman makes the Sundome in versions for 2, 3,...

Coleman makes the Sundome in versions for 2, 3, 4, and 6 people. Yours is . . . ?





THANKS ALL for YOUR INPUT.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
Who makes those side bags? They look good (as...

Who makes those side bags? They look good (as does the rest of your setup).
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Grinnin
It would be helpful to know if you have...

It would be helpful to know if you have waterproof roll-top like Ortlieb or Wolfman or zipped luggage that may get through a shower or two but would leak in significant rain.

I use stuff sacks. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Grinnin
What do you want to change about the seat? I...

What do you want to change about the seat?

I made the front thinner at the tank and filled the dip a bit so the front third was more level. I cut out much of the front of the seat and replaced it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
How accurately can you refill by looking in the...

How accurately can you refill by looking in the sight glass? I'd think that would introduce a measurement error of an ounce or two. Even sitting on a center stand in the same parking space, the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11,017
Views: 1,168,367
Posted By Grinnin
Garmin makes a rugged mount that comes with a 2A...

Garmin makes a rugged mount that comes with a 2A fuse in it.

In another thread about the minimum power consumption in various states, the largest amount was about a quarter-amp (247mA). The...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Grinnin
I bought 2 tents in 2011 that were somewhere over...

I bought 2 tents in 2011 that were somewhere over your budget. I sold them both in 2012 and bought an REI Camp Dome 2 which is currently $119. Used the Camp Dome for Alaska.

For me, ventilation...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Grinnin
USGS topos used to be the best available. Not...

USGS topos used to be the best available. Not any more.

Prep for a ride on Weds had me looking at USGS 7.5 minute quads, Delorme atlas (printed), OSM Cycle map, and Garmin's 24k topo.

On the...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By Grinnin
Vin, Did you know that Samsonite made motorcycle...

Vin, Did you know that Samsonite made motorcycle luggage in the 70s or 80s? I'd gladly put those on my '70s and '80s bikes.

Depends on the look you're looking for. Pelican Storm cases look like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
I see people have modified the existing bracket. ...

I see people have modified the existing bracket. I just made new. Same weight as stock even though the materials I used were stouter.

I don't usually have both kinds on the bike at once. Not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 163,299
Posted By Grinnin
There's a RAM 45-degree ball...

There's a RAM 45-degree ball http://www.whitehorsegear.com/9mm-bolt-mount
and a 3" RAM arm. The GPS holder is RAM with a RAM ball bolted to the back.

I've moved that RAM 45-degree ball to the...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Grinnin
Should be easy enough to prove me wrong if I am. ...

Should be easy enough to prove me wrong if I am.

Perhaps I overestimated the range of voltages displayed. Don't really see how to specify size unless that is known.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12,533
Views: 1,181,652
Posted By Grinnin
Almost all the heat controllers and some light...

Almost all the heat controllers and some light dimmers are Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM). Most give continuously-variable power levels from off to 100%.

I run a 75W jacket plus GPS plus 20W of...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Grinnin
Sharing a path with the lights will give you an...

Sharing a path with the lights will give you an inaccurate volt display. It sounds like the 12ga wire is partially shared by all 3 (?). You'll get a more reliable volt display if you give the...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Grinnin
You didn't mention if your voltage display is on...

You didn't mention if your voltage display is on the same wires as the jacket. You could easily be seeing a local voltage drop instead of a system-wide voltage drop. Your voltage meter may calm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 1,917,059
Posted By Grinnin
I'm glad it works well. I think this type of...

I'm glad it works well. I think this type of tent works better out west -- the dryer part southwest. Shown here in the Finger Lakes it caught lots of condensation.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,841
Posted By Grinnin
Do you think those will hold up for a couple of...

Do you think those will hold up for a couple of years on a motorcycle?



Like 9Dave, my laser-etched oned were OK for about a year and nearly blank after 2.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,977
Posted By Grinnin
There's an intersection near here where the left...

There's an intersection near here where the left turn lane is normal width but the straight-or-right lane is very wide. The intersection doglegs a bit so going straight means turning right then...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By Grinnin
It IS a good problem to have. And giving stuff...

It IS a good problem to have. And giving stuff away IS a good solution.

I discovered that wearing Darien pants every day is not the same as wearing Darien pants ALL DAY every day. So I ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 1,917,059
Posted By Grinnin
I wish I knew enough about Power Rangers to quote...

I wish I knew enough about Power Rangers to quote a signature phrase. "All for one and one for all" or some such.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Grinnin
The one with a top vent was a Eureka Spitfire 2. ...

The one with a top vent was a Eureka Spitfire 2. There's an eyebrow vent up high. I wanted lightweight and long and this fit those criteria.
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