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Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By SWriverstone
I regularly get 40-42mpg on my '07 Wee: is this normal?

Hi All...I have an '07 DL650A with 34K miles. When I first bought the Wee in '07, I vividly remember routinely getting fuel efficiency in the neighborhood of 50mpg. Once I even got 60mpg (though I...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By SWriverstone
REVIEW: 2x2 Cycles Motorcycle Bike Rack

I've been motorcycling for longer than I've been mountain biking...so it was pretty natural for me to want to find a way to carry a bike on my motorcycle (Suzuki V-Strom 650). I first researched...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,886
Posted By SWriverstone
I'm working on that tutorial and will get it up...

I'm working on that tutorial and will get it up this weekend. Yes, JPEGs work fine, particularly at 155dpi resolution. I've had no trouble using them at scales/ranges of 800ft and up. They might...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,886
Posted By SWriverstone
Ok Stinky (and others)...I'll throw a tutorial...

Ok Stinky (and others)...I'll throw a tutorial together and post it in the next day or two. Stay tuned!

Scott
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-29-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,886
Posted By SWriverstone
Yeah, true (regarding JPEG-only)...but I'm still...

Yeah, true (regarding JPEG-only)...but I'm still thrilled just to be able to put my own maps on the device, period! :norton

I'm constantly going places (state parks, for example) that have pretty...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-29-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,886
Posted By SWriverstone
Garmin Custom Maps = KICKASS.

I recently picked up a Garmin Oregon 450. Aside from the touchscreen, a big reason I got the Oregon is because I wanted to take advantage of Garmin's new Custom Maps capability. (Not all their GPS's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,522
Posted By SWriverstone
Wow Emmbeedee---those pics look pretty darn good...

Wow Emmbeedee---those pics look pretty darn good for a teeny GPS camera!

I'm kinda torn. I geotag all my photos now...but I do it the hard way: I sync the GPS time with my camera time, then after...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,522
Posted By SWriverstone
Okay, well, I was confused because this is the...

Okay, well, I was confused because this is the kind of power cord I have---it's made by Garmin, cost about $22 and works flawlessly with my eTrex Vista Cx (note there is no right-angle on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,522
Posted By SWriverstone
I'm confused by all the talk of Oregon power...

I'm confused by all the talk of Oregon power cords. It uses a standard Mini-USB power connector, right? So what's the big deal? Can't you just use any ol' generic Mini-USB-to-cigarette plug cable?...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
Thanks Ozz. The redrawing time is a good...

Thanks Ozz. The redrawing time is a good point---there are definitely times when i'm just riding along and my eTrex takes a few seconds to update the screen...which is annoying if a turn is coming...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
Regarding the Oregon vs. 60CSX...I've been trying...

Regarding the Oregon vs. 60CSX...I've been trying to fully understand the differences between the two, and from all I've read so far, the ONLY differences are...

a) Oregon has a touchscreen, and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,522
Posted By SWriverstone
I think someone alluded to this earlier...but...

I think someone alluded to this earlier...but just to confirm, can the Oregon automatically save your track log to a GPX file on the Micro-SD card? (In addition to the usual saved tracks you access...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
Was just browsing some other threads. From what...

Was just browsing some other threads. From what I'm reading, the Oregon's screen when run on batteries is lame...but is fine when run on car/bike power.
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By SWriverstone
Ditto, what Scribe asked above---I have an eTrex...

Ditto, what Scribe asked above---I have an eTrex Vista Cx with a 2GB card, and I've never run both Topo and CN simultaneously...how do you switch between the two mapsets on the GPS unit? (Since...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
I was at the local Dick's Sporting Goods...

I was at the local Dick's Sporting Goods yesterday (with my riding gloves) trying out a bunch of different GPS units.

The Nuvi (and other "Big Screen TV" units) definitely has a nice touchscreen...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-25-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
Hey Ozz...you didn't say anything about...

Hey Ozz...you didn't say anything about difficulty viewing the Oregon's screen---has that been an issue for you? That seems to be the only negative I've read anywhere about the Oregon.



Yeah,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
As I said earlier, I've been using a Garmin eTrex...

As I said earlier, I've been using a Garmin eTrex Vista C for a few years, and it's been great. contrary to what some people often whine about, I've never had a problem seeing roads on the eTrex...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,849
Posted By SWriverstone
The SMALL GPS Thread

This thread is to discuss SMALL GPS units that do NOT resemble a TV on your bars! I've used a Garmin eTrex for years and it's worked perfectly, and I know there are other folks out there who don't...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,683
Posted By SWriverstone
I guess...but I was just perusing the...

I guess...but I was just perusing the 16-page-long thread entitled "F800GS Complaints." (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395040) Hmmm....maybe people are just being particular...but I...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,683
Posted By SWriverstone
There are several reports on KLR650.net and...

There are several reports on KLR650.net and KLRWorld.com of people who've done the 685 and 705 upgrades and they all pretty much rant and rave about it. They say it makes power and speed a non-issue...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,683
Posted By SWriverstone
Thanks for the response Joel. The whole BMW/KTM...

Thanks for the response Joel. The whole BMW/KTM thing has always mystified me...mainly because (as you pointed out) I seem to read piles of stories online about people getting stranded...waiting...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,683
Posted By SWriverstone
Good question! And the answer is...I almost NEVER...

Good question! And the answer is...I almost NEVER whack the bottom of my KLR. 90% of my off-pavement riding is just on dirt/gravel roads and smooth, easy, dry doubletrack. I'm mostly a road rider...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,683
Posted By SWriverstone
KLR vs. Wee-Strom: Sell One to Improve the Other???

I currently have an '06 KLR that I've modded the heck out of---it's got everything: upgraded suspension front & back; crash bars, highway pegs, ProTaper bars, bar risers, fork brace, upgraded...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By SWriverstone
KLR valve too tight after just 15K miles?

I'm adjusting the valves (for the 3rd time) on my 2006. The bike has 15K miles. I last did the valves about 5-6K miles ago.

The valves have never been out of spec at each check time.

At the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By SWriverstone
Using a DSLR with a helmet on: solutions?

I recently bought a DSLR (Nikon D60) and I'm taking a LOT more photos than I used to. I've begun a project that often requires me to stop about every quarter-mile to get a photo (no, nobody rides...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,397
Posted By SWriverstone
Seems to me like offroad performance is a LOT...

Seems to me like offroad performance is a LOT more dependent on the rider. For example, I know there are plenty of guys here who could take a 100% street tire offroad and still kick my ass, even if I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 82,505
Posted By SWriverstone
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this incredible...

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing this incredible adventure with us.

When you have time...could you comment on your riding gear? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to know specifically what...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,496
Posted By SWriverstone
The Thermo-Bob is the latest in a long line of...

The Thermo-Bob is the latest in a long line of great KLR mods. The stock thermostat is set to open (sending coolant through the radiator) at 160 degrees, which is too cool. On cold days, the KLR's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 86,835
Posted By SWriverstone
Fantastic report ElGringo. A couple questions... ...

Fantastic report ElGringo. A couple questions...

First off, how did the Olympia AST jacket perform during your travels? And what kind of boots were you wearing?

Second, I'm curious to know...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,498
Posted By SWriverstone
The Railroad Museum in Altoona is pretty awesome...

The Railroad Museum in Altoona is pretty awesome too---worth a stop if you're passing through.

Scott
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By SWriverstone
So just to clarify Slim Jim...all the colored...

So just to clarify Slim Jim...all the colored roads on the map below are off-limits:

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/Forestry/atv/images/D01_ATV_1.gif

Are the roads that *are* open to street-legal...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By SWriverstone
Thanks for the good info mgarrett! :thumb I...

Thanks for the good info mgarrett! :thumb I suspected the scenario you describe is what's happening in VA/WV. I'm sure the openings/closures are dictated by all kinds of annually/seasonally variable...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By SWriverstone
Yes, KnightofNi...I *am* trying to find out...

Yes, KnightofNi...I *am* trying to find out whether motorcycles of any kind are legal there (and I appreciate your input!).

The trail map online says "motorcycles and dirtbikes are not allowed."...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By SWriverstone
See what I mean? :D This is why I'm trying to...

See what I mean? :D This is why I'm trying to get the "straight scoop" from someone who knows. (Nothing against your post KnightofNi.)

Scott
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By SWriverstone
LOL...well, it's probably true that if the...

LOL...well, it's probably true that if the national forests are as hurting for budget money and staff as the national parks are, their enforcement is probably seriously lacking (like one guy per...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By SWriverstone
Yeah, I saw that on the map too...but I swear...

Yeah, I saw that on the map too...but I swear I've ridden my street bike along Rt.233 on days when I thought a DS event was NOT going on...and I saw guys coming out of the woods on dirtbikes...but...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By SWriverstone
Good points minkyhead and brianjonesphoto. But...

Good points minkyhead and brianjonesphoto. But please note that I've never suggested a V-Strom was a great dirtbike! (Or good for hairy singletrack.)

I'm comparing the V-Strom *only* to the big...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By SWriverstone
National Forest trail status---how to find out?

As we all know there are hundreds of miles of unpaved roads and trails throughout George Washington, Monongahela, and Jefferson National Forests in VA and WV.

I know many of these trails are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By SWriverstone
Michaux State Forest in PA: Dirtbikes allowed? Or not?

Hey---can someone give me the straight scoop on Michaux State Forest ATV trails in PA. Do they allow motorcycles? Or not? I've seen conflicting information on this.

Are there certain trails where...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By SWriverstone
Interesting post, brianjonesphoto. I...

Interesting post, brianjonesphoto.

I started the thread because I'm curious about how much of the Wee's lack of offroad reputation is based on perception versus reality. For example, check this...
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