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Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By dpifko
Same place. I added a piece of tape to the other...

Same place. I added a piece of tape to the other end of the battery (folded over on to itself so it doesn't stick where it shouldn't) to make it easier to pull out.

I chose the thinnest connector...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By dpifko
Fixed it

Instead of replacing the existing contacts, I opted to install a system that bypasses the current connectors, replacing that unit with something that resolves the current problem and also makes the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By dpifko
Sheer power. Also, apparently, shear power. ...

Sheer power. Also, apparently, shear power.

Honestly, not sure. It could have been when I inserted a Li-Ion for the first time (just swapped the AAs for it) or it could have been because of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By dpifko
Hi imxman. Did you ever get an answer to this? I...

Hi imxman. Did you ever get an answer to this? I just lost 3 pins too.

Thanks,

Daniel
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 36,128
Posted By dpifko
Greatest Road updates: Yelp, iPhone 5, Greatest Drive for Android

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've posted, but I'd like to do so now with a few updates on the top line features. Get the apps here:
...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 848,167
Posted By dpifko
Which link are you using?

Which link are you using?
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 848,167
Posted By dpifko
Video of Peter Hardy's flaming bike

Ouch, though this could have been a lot worse. Shame to see the flames and the ADV sticker in the same shot.

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Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,156
Posted By dpifko
Skully Helmets in person, in SF this Thursday evening, Dec 3

If you're in the Bay Area and can make it out, you're welcome to come see the pre-beta version of the P1 live and in person, this Thursday evening in SF. The CEO and Co-founder, along with a couple...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By dpifko
Skully Helmets in SF this Thursday evening

Piston & Chain is hosting the CEO/Founder of Skully Helmets (www.skullyhelmets.com (http://skullyhelmets.com/)) this Thursday evening at the Piston & Chain clubhouse in SF. Non-members are welcome,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,692
Posted By dpifko
Great question. I had my SPOT mounted on the top...

Great question. I had my SPOT mounted on the top of my Mojavi bags until a friend suggested that it should be in reach after an accident. I've since moved it to a jacket pocket I can reach with...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,205
Posted By dpifko
No dislike - I just find it clunky. The...

No dislike - I just find it clunky.

The Montana really seems to hit a sweet spot for on+off road riding. May be time to pick one up soon.
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,205
Posted By dpifko
Agreed. I wouldn't risk placing my...

Agreed.



I wouldn't risk placing my actual, live phone on bike, but a decommissioned, old iPhone is just about right.

These days I've been trying a similar approach with physical GPSes...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,205
Posted By dpifko
It doesn't have much resale value, so you might...

It doesn't have much resale value, so you might as well have some fun with it :rofl. Actually, smartphones make pretty good GPSes. The major conflict I have with it is that I want to be able to use...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,692
Posted By dpifko
Transmission Power

Does anyone know what the transmission power is for the InReach SE? I couldn't find that spec anywhere. This could be important if I find myself under significant tree cover when I want to use it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By dpifko
Expat Canadian

I moved down from Canuckia several years ago, having started riding in Toronto.

Yes, you can easily ride year round in the Bay Area, and the roads are freaking awesome. If you have an iPhone, get...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 69,205
Posted By dpifko
Navigon and TomTom, once you download the desired...

Navigon and TomTom, once you download the desired maps.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,976
Posted By dpifko
Yes, please! There were actually two gents...

Yes, please!

There were actually two gents whose names I didn't get: the EMT-in-training and, a little later, the more experienced EMT. I did get the names of the firefighters and sent big thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,976
Posted By dpifko
That may have been a different accident. CHP said...

That may have been a different accident. CHP said there were four that weekend, including at least one on Sherwood. Cody's incident was about 6 miles from the intersection of Orr Springs and Low Gap,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By dpifko
Ducati designer tonight

I'm a fan of the look of the Hypermotard, myself, and I'm especially a student of how designers work through their creative process when coming up with new products. Should be a good evening.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By dpifko
Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche - this Wed in SF

Pierre Terblanche will be at the Piston & Chain workspace/motorcycle shop/clubhouse this Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30PM.

Pierre is best known for his work as design director at Ducati from 1997...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Ducati designer Pierre Terreblanche at Piston & Chain in SF next Wednesday

I know this is a little off topic, but since the people in this tread were interested in one P&C event, you might be in another.

The Piston & Chain workspace/motorcycle club is putting on an event...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Reminder - tonight!

Hi Everyone,

The weather here in San Francisco is beautiful, and Pyndon's all set up and ready to go. Come on out tonight, whether or not you've already bought a ticket!

Time: Tonight at 7:00...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,006
Posted By dpifko
A few people have asked if they need to buy tix...

A few people have asked if they need to buy tix ahead of time.


Yes, you can just show up and pay the $20 on the spot. Cash is best, but we'll take credit cards too.


Keep in mind that all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Just to be clear - yes, you can just show up and...

Just to be clear - yes, you can just show up and pay on the spot. Cash is better, but we'll take credit card too. All proceeds go to Pyndon.

Daniel
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Dinner recommendations

There have been three restaurant recommendations nearby. Take your pick:

Basil Thai - http://www.yelp.com/biz/basil-thai-restaurant-and-bar-san-francisco
Cat Head's BBQ -...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,006
Posted By dpifko
Other thread / Dinner recommendations

First off - I hope the CO presentation went well tonight. We're looking forward to it.

Second - if any of you haven't seen it yet, the SF event thread is at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Enjoy the ride, and see you at the Pyndon show on...

Enjoy the ride, and see you at the Pyndon show on Friday night!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 215,187
Posted By dpifko
Yeah, that sucks, Crafty. Google's done this to...

Yeah, that sucks, Crafty. Google's done this to us a couple of times now. They have changed many details in this wave, some of which take effect now, some of which are associated with the V2...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Well, geez, we're raising funds for Pyndon, not...

Well, geez, we're raising funds for Pyndon, not trying to squeeze every last penny out of every inmate :evil.

Unless you want to use this situation as an opportunity to meet another inmate,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Visit Pyndon, get 15% off at MX1West

Awesome news / update for the San Francisco presentation evening.

MX1West.com have agreed to help sponsor the evening and encourage attendance by offering a 15% discount on a single purchase...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Buy your ticket ahead, get a reserved seat

Hi John,

Yes, people can just come by on Friday, but we've just put in place a new incentive:

Buying your ticket ahead will get you a reserved seat.

The evening is going to run about 3...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Yes. I was just over there today speaking to Don...

Yes. I was just over there today speaking to Don and a few people at the counter. I've also let Munroe and Werkstatt know about it.

Have a great trip up. I'm completely jealous :nod:nod.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Getting the word out

Hi guys,

Ok, the chairs and snacks are happening. Looks like a reasonable crowd.

I have a favor to ask of anyone in the greater Bay Area on behalf of Pyndon. If you frequent a shop, club or...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By dpifko
For the record, not all mapping apps on the...

For the record, not all mapping apps on the iPhone suck down tons of data. While the built-in mapping app and Google Maps both require a data connection to pull down the underlying maps (the main...
Forum: Alaska 03-26-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,957
Posted By dpifko
I agree with others' recommendations - take the...

I agree with others' recommendations - take the Coho from Port Angeles rather than going through Vancouver, B.C.

On the island, the road to Tofino and Ucluelet, and the coast between them, is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Food options

We'll have snacks and soft drinks, but nothing meal-grade (i.e. no steak, Vindaloo or bangers ;-) ). Beer/wine not provided, but it's okay to bring some if you so desire.

There's not a huge...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
So I was just putting together some flyers for...

So I was just putting together some flyers for the local motorcycle shops and realized that I've been seriously underselling Pyndon.

Mea culpa.

In addition to the Dakar this year, where I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
Got it, but I've never heard of that being a...

Got it, but I've never heard of that being a problem for anyone in SF, at any time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,504
Posted By dpifko
We're not Hermosa Beach

You learn something new every day.

I still think it's okay to have multiple bikes in a spot in SF.

For starters, it's not a DMV thing. I did learn, though, that there's a local ordinance in...
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