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Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Just went down and took pictures of both my...

Just went down and took pictures of both my Voyager and my Vapor. My results were the same as yours.

My camera basically thought the Vapor backlight put out about 4 stops more light than the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
WileyCoyote: I have both the Voyager and the...

WileyCoyote: I have both the Voyager and the Vapor. Of the two the Voyager seems to have better contrast and is easier for me to read. Sometimes it is the only GPS device that is readable, especially...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 87,021
Posted By AugustFalcon
Amen to that; more than once I thought I was...

Amen to that; more than once I thought I was going to be a hood ornament on a big pickup truck. For some strange reason the really crazy drivers were always driving white ones.

Sent from my Kindle...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 87,021
Posted By AugustFalcon
At about 2:35 or so in the video the guys riding...

At about 2:35 or so in the video the guys riding the opposite way are: AugustFalcon, Flatlander53, TxTiger, and Hero1952.

H/t to the eagle-eyes of Flatlander53.

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 284,829
Posted By AugustFalcon
What software version are you on? Mine is at 2.90...

What software version are you on? Mine is at 2.90

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 284,829
Posted By AugustFalcon
On the Nav V: Where to: Saved: All saved places :...

On the Nav V: Where to: Saved: All saved places : Somenamedplace: i : Hamburger menu icon: Edit: Categories and give it a name. You won't have any All saved places until you have at least one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,813
Posted By AugustFalcon
I rode by that lava field in 2008 coming back...

I rode by that lava field in 2008 coming back from the TAT. Its other worldliness was stunning; so beautiful!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,813
Posted By AugustFalcon
Me too! :o Sent from my Kindle Fire using...

Me too! :o

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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Equipment thoughts...

FRS radios: Family Radio Service. Next time I am bringing at least two relatively inexpensive FRS sets. One for the lead and one for the sweep rider. We ended up in two situations where we had...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Warming up...

Warming up...
http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-H4NfqnG/0/M/DSC_3924-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-H4NfqnG/A)
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Why are these men laughing?

Why are these men laughing?
http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-CvMnMZK/1/M/DSC_3914-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-CvMnMZK/A)

Could this be a clue?...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Ron's cheery, too...

Another happy camper...

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-fSHGnwv/1/M/DSC_3910-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-fSHGnwv/A)
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Happy Thomas...

Thomas was always happy.... even when hanging laundry

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-cDPH5P3/0/M/DSC_3901-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-cDPH5P3/A)
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
A feather...

Found an (eagle?) feather

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-7GBKwBs/0/M/DSC_3880ca-M.jpg (http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-7GBKwBs/A)

(Photoshopped this to remove the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Utah, near the Nevada border

We were wasted from the sand and heat. We are waiting for Tom and Thomas to get through the sandy shortcut.

http://augustfalcon.smugmug.com/HoW2014/i-Bq52pJt/0/M/DSC_3864-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
It was cold...

We were up high and it was chilly in the morning. This is the reading from my Voyager air temp. The water temp read about 3 degrees colder.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
TxTiger...

Ron's "I had a big 'Oh Shit' moment"

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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Sometimes sand is just no fun...

Thomas is tired of sand...

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Tom demonstrates a Sven Saw!

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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Bike prep and other random thoughts...

Loctite, loctite, loctite! :deal Do this on all accessible frame type bolts and nuts paying particular attention to your subframe and kickstand. We ran into lots of washboard some of which was fairly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
My $0.02...

A couple of additional comments and observations...

TxTiger was pretty accurate in his descriptions and comments about the group dynamics, how well we fit together, and what our jobs were, e.g.,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Posted By AugustFalcon
Hi Paul. I was the guy in this group on the 250....

Hi Paul. I was the guy in this group on the 250. The 650s were the slower bikes because they were much heavier and wore their riders down faster. A Super Sherpa 250 would have had no problem keeping...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Just got back from doing the Heart of the West...

Just got back from doing the Heart of the West route: about 2,500 miles of mostly dirt on my 2002 KTM 250 EXC Racing with the Voyager mounted in their metal mount. Fell over a couple of times and had...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 83,698
Posted By AugustFalcon
Once again my Nav-V has acted in a way I did not...

Once again my Nav-V has acted in a way I did not expect!

Just got back from doing the Heart of the West route (not to be missed). In miles it was about 2,000 to get there, 2,500 on the route, and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Got my metal mount for the KTM from Trailtech...

Got my metal mount for the KTM from Trailtech today; best $20 I ever spent :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,271
Posted By AugustFalcon
The really sad part is that once Dirty replied...

The really sad part is that once Dirty replied above then I remembered reading the posts warning about the interactions between plastics and threadlockers. :baldy
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,271
Posted By AugustFalcon
Question : I used some Loctite 222 low strength...

Question : I used some Loctite 222 low strength thread locker on the mounting screws for my Trailtech Voyager. The mount is primarily plastic with embedded threaded inserts for the bracket to the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Don't try this at home folks....

Finally got around to mounting the Voyager on the bike a week to 10 days ago. Never really got the mount quite dialed in because I was busy making a bunch of minor repairs before I leave to do the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 284,829
Posted By AugustFalcon
Not a subscription but a one time payment....

Not a subscription but a one time payment. Traffic is another one time payment. Both relatively cheap and well worth it if you ride in areas where your cell gets data.

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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By AugustFalcon
Very nice review, quite helpful. You sold me, I'm...

Very nice review, quite helpful. You sold me, I'm going to buy one!

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 83,698
Posted By AugustFalcon
Re: Billboard icons Found a site that has...

Re: Billboard icons

Found a site that has lots of BB icons in png form.So I downloaded them, converted them to 256c bmps and tried to use them. Unfortunately Garmin's POI loader uses the center of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 83,698
Posted By AugustFalcon
That would be great, thanks :) Sent from my...

That would be great, thanks :)

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Voyager current draw

Just did some testing on the KTM to see what the current draw is for the Voyager.

This was done with the engine off.

Voyager turned on with normal screens showing: 110 milliamps
Voyager turned...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Might work. Just measured the bolt spacing on my...

Might work. Just measured the bolt spacing on my KTM; its about 3 9/16 inches or 90.49 mm. The plate claims to fit 100-106 mm bolt spacing. But the diagonal cut on the plate might interfere enough to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-10-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Got my hopes up but note says "Does not fit KTMs"...

Got my hopes up but note says "Does not fit KTMs" :(((

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-04-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 115,220
Posted By AugustFalcon
Nav-V does it too. Sent from my Kindle Fire...

Nav-V does it too.

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 113,770
Posted By AugustFalcon
Just got mine at the BMW MOA Rally in St Paul and...

Just got mine at the BMW MOA Rally in St Paul and am in the process of installing it on the KTM. It is replacing the VAPOR. I have a couple of fancy relatively new gps devices already. This was...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 83,698
Posted By AugustFalcon
Getting ready for another trip consisting mostly...

Getting ready for another trip consisting mostly of tracks and a whole bunch of waypoints. Many of the waypoints are to warn of dangerous conditions and are colorcoded in the original. I am in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 284,829
Posted By AugustFalcon
Thanks Dan, I'm glad we got to meet and enjoyed...

Thanks Dan, I'm glad we got to meet and enjoyed talking with you :)

I enjoyed your presentation and especially liked the "routing is math " concept. It seemed to be pretty effective.

Sent from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 284,829
Posted By AugustFalcon
Mine acts in the same fashion. The zooming is...

Mine acts in the same fashion. The zooming is because your finger movement is not precisely horizontal or vertical. Garmin designed the device to zoom upon a diagonal gesture. It helps if you carry a...
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