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Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,526
Posted By chromenomad
If you go way south (I-10) I don't think there's...

If you go way south (I-10) I don't think there's much of a sense of height at all. Even on I-40, I only recall one mountain crossing, and it wasn't that impressive. Although, you probably don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,784
Posted By chromenomad
http://bumrush.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-5QtnVNL/0/...

http://bumrush.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-5QtnVNL/0/L/12-1-L.jpg

Somewhere between Buffalo and eastern PA. I rode through to get the picture, and noticed on way back that it was wired with a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By chromenomad
+1 for motosport brokerage. I and most of my NYC...

+1 for motosport brokerage. I and most of my NYC compatriots have been using them for years. Best rates, great service.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chromenomad
Thanks; will add that to the route..

Thanks; will add that to the route..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chromenomad
The only 128 I can find in that area is "National...

The only 128 I can find in that area is "National Forest Development Road 128" and it only appears to be about 2 miles long.. and it's more south than west of the lake. Can you give me a pointer to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chromenomad
I'm leaving in ~2 weeks, and it will take ~2...

I'm leaving in ~2 weeks, and it will take ~2 weeks to get out there (I have a lot to do before I get to that area), so hopefully it will be clear by mid july..

-d
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By chromenomad
Need routing help -- Badlands to Seattle via Glacier

I'm half way through an IBR Master Traveler (Silver) award, having done 16 states and 33 parks on the east coast so far. I'm planning my western jaunt, departing in about two weeks. This...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By chromenomad
I've never heard of such a thing, but that sounds...

I've never heard of such a thing, but that sounds like it would be an awesome certification. (Visit 25 countries across 3 continents in two years)

ironbutt.org/forum might be a good place to...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By chromenomad
That's close (thanks, I will use that one as a...

That's close (thanks, I will use that one as a backup), but I still want one single large US map like the one that I linked to. (I even tried a Google Image search using the source map, but it...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,802
Posted By chromenomad
+1 on the exo boxer briefs. I was pretty shocked...

+1 on the exo boxer briefs. I was pretty shocked at how well they worked, even compared to padded bicycle shorts (which is what I normally wore on longer rides). 10+ hour days on the stock RT seat,...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,076
Posted By chromenomad
I just did a short jaunt through New England --...

I just did a short jaunt through New England -- if you're heading northeast, don't miss the White Mountain National Forest in NH. The Kancamagus Highway is amazing, especially if you get the road...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By chromenomad
Updated map of all national parks?

I'm working on a Master Traveler (silver) award, and I've already done my New England run. I'm trying to plan out the rest of the trip, but the NPS doesn't seem to have a good map that shows...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By chromenomad
The only public dirt off of Mountain Rd is into...

The only public dirt off of Mountain Rd is into State Game Land 110 (you can see it on the satellite map). It used to only be open for motorized vehicles one day per year; not sure how it is these...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By chromenomad
The battery (and the bike) behave totally fine. ...

The battery (and the bike) behave totally fine.

The BMW tender is what is reporting the <1/3 charge. It has four levels of charge indicated.

My dealer said that he thinks the BMW tender just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By chromenomad
Are you talking about the road north of Port...

Are you talking about the road north of Port Clinton that goes up the hill on the right side? (Just past Hermy's) There are a bunch of trails up there but I'm pretty sure they don't go anywhere.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By chromenomad
R1200RT Battery always low after riding..?

After riding, whether a 3 day trip or a 3 hour trip, my battery tender (the expensive new-BMW-friendly tender), always shows <1/3 charge.

The bike starts fine (the last trip was 3 days of...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,011
Posted By chromenomad
Just got back from a 3 day, ~1200mi trip through...

Just got back from a 3 day, ~1200mi trip through New England with this helmet.

Overall, I'm very happy with the Symax 3. This is what the Symax 2 should've been -- it's definitely a worthy...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,011
Posted By chromenomad
I just bought one yesterday. I had the original...

I just bought one yesterday. I had the original symax (loved it -- comfortable and lightweight, though perhaps not very durable) and the symax 2 (hated it -- felt really heavy and it fogged badly...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 188,836
Posted By chromenomad
Is there a pant that is similar to the Defender...

Is there a pant that is similar to the Defender GTX but without the liners?

I want a skin-fitting pant, but I use my own thermal liner (heated) for the inside, and my own rain covers for the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,729
Posted By chromenomad
Oops, will switch my subscription to the other...

Oops, will switch my subscription to the other thread.

I can't believe someone did tower road on an R1200S. I would've soiled myself!
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
Haven't taken pics of these yet, but what I went...

Haven't taken pics of these yet, but what I went with bag-wise:

- The Wolfman Peak Tail Bag works like a charm (sits almost perfectly on the rack; you could still fit a passenger on the back with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
hrm, I just added them as attachments. Try...

hrm, I just added them as attachments. Try these.

http://bumrush.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-G650GS/i-wQ6G4xF/0/O/IMG20110604183745.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,729
Posted By chromenomad
Today I ran the majority of the last day "spur"...

Today I ran the majority of the last day "spur" in Rob23's GPX, (which is absent from towpro's zip file). The spur goes from near Lancaster to Michaux.

While a scenic ride through farm country,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
and one other view

and one other view
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
BMW Handguard pic -- not sure what angle you were...

BMW Handguard pic -- not sure what angle you were looking for..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-04-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 82,513
Posted By chromenomad
Yeah, that has been my workaround so far. Was...

Yeah, that has been my workaround so far. Was trying to find a way to change the color when navigating. Can that be done?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
BF- will take pics tomorrow.

BF- will take pics tomorrow.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 82,513
Posted By chromenomad
Does anybody know if it's possible to change the...

Does anybody know if it's possible to change the color of a track being followed on the 62st?

I've changed the color of the track in the Track Manager (to white), but if I access the track via...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 188,836
Posted By chromenomad
Moving kneepads higher?

Has anyone ever made any alterations to Rev'It pants to make the kneepads higher?

I have a pair of Defender GTX pants (size L-Short), and the kneepads basically start just below my knee. They're...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,729
Posted By chromenomad
I've just run the majority of Day 1 (from Moselem...

I've just run the majority of Day 1 (from Moselem Springs, PA to Catawissa - near Bloomsburg).

Notes:
- I skipped the Red Dale Road spur to Orwigsburg. It was just out and back on the same...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 185,275
Posted By chromenomad
Just picked one up today..

Hermy's found me a white one, and I picked it up today. Came with heated grips and the accessory socket. Added the BMW hand guards and TKC80s, as you can see in the pic.

Note for those who are...
Forum: Europe 01-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By chromenomad
I am supposed to meet friends in Romania, hence...

I am supposed to meet friends in Romania, hence me venturing off in that direction. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Europe 01-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By chromenomad
BMW Rental in Germany that is insured for Eastern Europe?

I'm planning a 4-6 week trip around Europe, loosely based in Munich. (i.e., I'll have a place to stay in Munich the entire time, but will be doing a lot of wandering)

The kicker is that I need to...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,730
Posted By chromenomad
I've tried a few things: - Revit Winter...

I've tried a few things:

- Revit Winter Touring Socks. Worked well into the mid-30s.
- Harley Davidson fleece winter socks. Worked well down to about 30.
- Generic D-Battery powered heated...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 31,763
Posted By chromenomad
I bought a new Gerbing microwire liner to replace...

I bought a new Gerbing microwire liner to replace a many-years-old dead one. I actually prefer the new one -- heats up more quickly, and it doesn't burn my neck like the last generation did.
...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,779
Posted By chromenomad
My experience with the Defender jacket..

I rode down to Revzilla to try out the Defender. (thanks to Patrick who helped me out) I'm 5'7 1/2, 158lbs, 29.5" inseam. Average build, normally wear a 40R suit jacket.

Patrick recommended I...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 31,173
Posted By chromenomad
I purchased a Symax 2 to replace my old and...

I purchased a Symax 2 to replace my old and abused Symax (original).

The sizing seems different. While I know that my original size L Symax was well broken-in, I couldn't even get a size L of the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,147
Posted By chromenomad
Thanks for all the replies, It seems that...

Thanks for all the replies,

It seems that everything that matters is straight -- i.e., engine is even, wheels seem lined up correctly, even the front fairing seems fine (windshield seems the...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By chromenomad
IMO you don't need a special rack (unless you...

IMO you don't need a special rack (unless you plan to carry a passenger and can't use the rear seat to support the bag). There are a bunch of connecting methods included with the bag.

I've used...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,147
Posted By chromenomad
Ha, no, the thread is serious. But I will...

Ha, no, the thread is serious. But I will attempt to adjust the gravitational constant of the universe and see if that helps as well. :D

Thanks for all the replies. I'll try the 2x4 trick to...
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