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Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By Van Isle
As I've kitted myself out with ATGATT over the...

As I've kitted myself out with ATGATT over the last 7 years of learning to ride I've come to appreciate this fact: every time I manage to buy a piece of good, moto-appropriate gear, I wonder how I...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,260
Posted By Van Isle
I had 3 pairs of work pants blow in the span of...

I had 3 pairs of work pants blow in the span of about a week, all purchased at vastly different times. The oldest, hardest-lived, and and best quality seemed to be the carhartt's double knee pants....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,428
Posted By Van Isle
Of course not. I can't imagine a cop abusing...

Of course not. I can't imagine a cop abusing power, like, say, dressing up in uniform to sneak underage girls in to bars while drunk and driving the squad car while off duty. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By Van Isle
But that won't make them care, or make them...

But that won't make them care, or make them remember to look in 5 minutes when they go to change lanes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,428
Posted By Van Isle
I think the main problem with this (and other...

I think the main problem with this (and other equally strict new traffic laws in BC) is that it gives the power to the cop to be judge, jury, and executioner roadside.

One can be alleged to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,409
Posted By Van Isle
They're usually not paying attention to the road,...

They're usually not paying attention to the road, so what makes you think they're going to pay particular attention to you? Or even hear you? Good on you for noticing. Now displace yourself from the...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-02-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,801
Posted By Van Isle
It's funny hearing people spout what one "must"...

It's funny hearing people spout what one "must" do on a motorcycle camping trip...i.e. "light and fast, spend all your money at restaurants" diatribes. Man, do what you want with your limited time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,152
Posted By Van Isle
Around here (BC, Canada) I have been told by an...

Around here (BC, Canada) I have been told by an LEO that it is illegal to wear ear phones while driving/riding. (Though of course the deaf can drive.)

It is also illegal to talk on a hand held...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,761
Posted By Van Isle
Re: bungies 2 is 1, 1 is none. Back them up! ...

Re: bungies
2 is 1, 1 is none. Back them up!

That being said, I use a cheap bungie net (mebbe $15?) that is on the bike almost all the time. It's always there, and when it goes, I'll replace it....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Van Isle
If it hasn't made a lot of trips to the dealer...

If it hasn't made a lot of trips to the dealer (for regular maintenance) it may require the "latest and greatest" software upgrades to the engine management. Should be free at the dealer when you get...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,625
Posted By Van Isle
Glad you're okay, considering the situation. ...

Glad you're okay, considering the situation.

But in the interest of learning, I think we could be a bit more critical of your actions.

Space and time help us make proper assessments. Perhaps...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By Van Isle
Just to let you know, if you don't already, there...

Just to let you know, if you don't already, there is a "process" to starting the 650GS, and not doing *may* cause the symptoms you are experiencing. None of the following directions are law, but were...
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,014
Posted By Van Isle
your skilz led to his karma. Good job! ...

your skilz led to his karma.

Good job!

VI
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,164
Posted By Van Isle
FWIW I resolved a problem with converting...

FWIW I resolved a problem with converting Bluechart under Mapconvertor for my Mac.

Reinstalled Bluechart. That easy. Only took me...uhm...2 months? to figure out :cry

Garmin Support had...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,164
Posted By Van Isle
Moving Map?

I'd like the ability to use my Mac as a navigation platform with my garmin as the sensor. Will Bobcat replace NRoute in that regard? Or will I have to use MacENC (http://www.macenc.com/) to do this,...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Van Isle
I use an MSR 2L bladder for the water. I've got...

I use an MSR 2L bladder for the water. I've got the extra cap so I can use it around camp, too, if I'm stationary for a bit. It's not much of a hassle to fill up, except if all the liners are in....
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Van Isle
heh heh. No. Sounds like it hurts! :evil ...

heh heh.

No. Sounds like it hurts! :evil

Glad you're okay. What would you have done differently to prevent such a spill next time?

VI
Forum: Latin America 05-21-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Van Isle
I know of a place or two in Guadalajara, 'bout...

I know of a place or two in Guadalajara, 'bout 250km from PtoV. I visited an indie BMW shop there that seemed like it did good business, plus there are at least 2 dealers there, too.

Or are you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,164
Posted By Van Isle
Would you mind explaining that a bit more... I...

Would you mind explaining that a bit more... I ain't gettin' it! :cry

I'm sure I've done that and it still doesn't work. I open the folder labeled MapConverter and in there is a Folder labeled...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,164
Posted By Van Isle
Me too...but I downloaded the "latest" last...

Me too...but I downloaded the "latest" last night! Worked fine for Topo Canada - and previously for Metro Canada - but I cannot yet get it to work for my BlueChart stuff (inside passage of BC).
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Van Isle
If you hit Victoria, give a shout! VI

If you hit Victoria, give a shout!

VI
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Van Isle
I gots a backpack gig bag that keeps my decently...

I gots a backpack gig bag that keeps my decently cheap yamaha acoustic intact. Wind is funny on it above 35MPH, but all in all I wouldn't take a prized anything on a motorcycle ride. It's just the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Van Isle
You DO NOT have to have your bike serviced at the...

You DO NOT have to have your bike serviced at the dealer in order to keep your warranty validated.

However.

It is best practice to keep all your records and receipts of your own (or other...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By Van Isle
Sounds quite like a a loose battery connection....

Sounds quite like a a loose battery connection. It doesn't have to look or feel loose to BE loose (DAMHIK!)

IF your starter is now junked, it may still be a loose connection (and resultant dodgy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By Van Isle
As long as you add "F*CK DA'..." in front of it,...

As long as you add "F*CK DA'..." in front of it, it's gangsta rap and not impersonation.

YMMV. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,425
Posted By Van Isle
The Air has a very limited real market. Many many...

The Air has a very limited real market. Many many folks want it because it is "cool" but it really is limited in it's functionality, expandability, and "future-proofness."

It's the same size as a...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Van Isle
It's basically the exact same as a bicycle tire....

It's basically the exact same as a bicycle tire. Search here for Neduro's Tire changing thread for all the details. Buy the tools (2? 3? irons) and after the first tire you've made more than your...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By Van Isle
not insane, but a little short on figuring time...

not insane, but a little short on figuring time out. maps.google.com figgers about 2900 miles NY to SF. Round trip is 5800 interstate miles. Your three weeks' vacay is 23 days, if you use both...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,423
Posted By Van Isle
as an aside, it wasn't that long ago in Canada...

as an aside, it wasn't that long ago in Canada that guns were allowed as carry on. Ammo of course, had to be checked, and so did the skis for the biathlon team, but the rifles were fine as carry on...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By Van Isle
FEDEX can normally ship bikes no problem, it's...

FEDEX can normally ship bikes no problem, it's finding the cargo shipper to handle the transaction. I'd search a bunch more on www.horizonsunlimited.com for more answers in their "shipping" section...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By Van Isle
I'd pick up a cheap guitar and a cheap backpack...

I'd pick up a cheap guitar and a cheap backpack gig bag before I moto-traveled with an expensive guitar in an expensive case that's going to explode on any serious impact anyway.

Which is what I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Van Isle
dead battery? Try the charger on another 1200GS...

dead battery? Try the charger on another 1200GS with the same style battery. Of course, make sure everything (leads to the battery, alligator clips, whatever you're using) are all good to go.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By Van Isle
But I thought the dyno tests were proof... ...

But I thought the dyno tests were proof...

:evil
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Van Isle
Just about any tire will do just about any riding...

Just about any tire will do just about any riding you will probably want to do. That being said...

I'd rather have more aggressive tires to get me out of trouble than faster road tires to get me...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,242
Posted By Van Isle
Yup. THREAD HERE. ...

Yup.

THREAD HERE. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310438&highlight=south+america)

Nutso, eh?

VI
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Van Isle
There is an up/down orientation, having to do...

There is an up/down orientation, having to do with the drain holes in the lamp housings. As for the switch, I found it best for me to have mine on a completely separate system with it's own fuse,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,732
Posted By Van Isle
No offense, but you need to ride more, and see...

No offense, but you need to ride more, and see better videos!

Good bike control doesn't place your head and handlebars into the oncoming lane on a left turn...just 'cause your tires aren't in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Van Isle
DON'T BUY USED HELMETS!! Especially helmets...

DON'T BUY USED HELMETS!!

Especially helmets that are at least 4 years old.

VI
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By Van Isle
wi-fi enabled SD cards. Shoot in JPEG, hang out...

wi-fi enabled SD cards. Shoot in JPEG, hang out near a wifi cafe and turn on your camera. Not only uploads to the network but can upload straight to smugmug.

linky:...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Van Isle
search function is your best friend as border...

search function is your best friend as border documents vary from country to country, and nationality to nationality.

Also have a good, long read through www.horizonsunlimited.com ...
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