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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:11 PM
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Views: 249
Posted By beemer67
2007 X-Challenge - Coolant temp question

Recent purchase for me.
Question - when the ignition is turned on all the indicator lights on the speedo housing cycle on/ off EXCEPT Coolant temperature light.

Is there a bulb in the unit or is...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 138,553
Posted By beemer67
Hopefully, this road will be finished and open by...

Hopefully, this road will be finished and open by then. Currently closed unless you want to try it during the night.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 127,154
Posted By beemer67
Good start to your blog, Ewa. Have been following...

Good start to your blog, Ewa. Have been following you both in Rides for Smiles.

Thought the video was fine. The negative comments seem to imply folk who haven't ridden outside US or Canada. In...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
I won't recommend it for big bikes or those who...

I won't recommend it for big bikes or those who don't like it rough, but there are quite enjoyable commercial hot pools off the Creel/ Guachochi road. Turnoff to the right about 30km further south...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
Take into account that Hwy 23 - Creel to...

Take into account that Hwy 23 - Creel to Guachochi is paved, great condition and fast. Then Guachochi to 3/4 of the way to Yoquivo is also paved. Then it goes to dirt. And Yoquivo to Bato is dirt. So...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
There is a turnoff to the right as you ride south...

There is a turnoff to the right as you ride south on Hwy 23 north of Guachochi about 40k, and it is signposted as Batopilas. But I think this is a different town named Batopilas than the one at the...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
Everyone is calling it the "Hwy 23 - Satevo' road...

Everyone is calling it the "Hwy 23 - Satevo' road but is this even possible? I thought it was Hwy 23-Batopilas, with Satevo being an offshoot. Can you get to Satevo first without going through...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
I don't dispute Tury's recent info. Came across...

I don't dispute Tury's recent info. Came across this road in October, down from the north. But I am surprised it washed out as it is more of a causeway than a bridge. Water is always just flowing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,081
Posted By beemer67
Thank you Sleddog, that solved my problem. I...

Thank you Sleddog, that solved my problem.

I changed to white background (Fresh) at some point in the past and forgot that was not the norm. When I saw the light colors caused by this, I did not...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,081
Posted By beemer67
off topic question

What do people see here? On my monitor I see hard to see faint blue or red text, and the odd text line in black.

Is it only me? I am not being critical here, just want to find out if it is...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
Batoplias to Choix to El Fuerte (204 kms) is OK...

Batoplias to Choix to El Fuerte (204 kms) is OK on a big bike (well I think my BMW G/S 80 is big enough) Especially now the bridge is there before Tubares.

Not sure how you would include Urique...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 138,553
Posted By beemer67
Hi, I will add to Jimmex's comments. I regularly...

Hi, I will add to Jimmex's comments. I regularly stealth camp on my yearly trips to Mex. But I am generally in rural less populated areas in the west, Chihuahua, Sonora and I am a solo male on a...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,189
Posted By beemer67
I have used the 2009 and 2010 CWC maps. Were very...

I have used the 2009 and 2010 CWC maps. Were very handy. So will update to the 2012.
Thanks for your vid and pics were great.
I thought I recognised Arturo in there. Have ridden with him a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 616,395
Posted By beemer67
Mexican traffic control. Speed bumps at the...

Mexican traffic control. Speed bumps at the start, middle and end of many towns. Some signposted, some not. Some just a gentle bump, some sharp enough to give you whiplash if you were looking at the...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 138,553
Posted By beemer67
Funny you mention that. I did same a half dozen...

Funny you mention that. I did same a half dozen years back. I crossed at Aqua Prieta and was expecting border facilities similar to Km21 at Nogales. So I just rode straight though the border, and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 300,697
Posted By beemer67
I think you have it down pat already: rural area,...

I think you have it down pat already: rural area, find a track heading off the current road, and go a half mile or more if possible.
I generally prefer to find somewhere just before dark (definitely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,654
Posted By beemer67
Hey Randy, Hope you are familiar with Horizons...

Hey Randy,
Hope you are familiar with Horizons Unlimited site. You should be able to find out what's involved in selling your bike in Panama and where other travellers are on the road in relation to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 300,697
Posted By beemer67
I have been riding to the Copper Canyon area of...

I have been riding to the Copper Canyon area of Mexico (mainly) each October for the last 10 years. Most of the time I rough camp. After reading your RR (and enjoying it) I feel that you understand...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 616,395
Posted By beemer67
Great timing, Ken and Carol move out , you move...

Great timing, Ken and Carol move out , you move in :D I bet Al will be able to fix you up.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 616,395
Posted By beemer67
After following all your recent problems re Geico...

After following all your recent problems re Geico not covering you in Mexico, I am guessing that you don't have Mexican insurance on the bikes (why would you, as you thought you were covered)

But...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 11-28-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,999
Posted By beemer67
The Bicimapas Atlas for 2013 contains Mexico and...

The Bicimapas Atlas for 2013 contains Mexico and Central America in one package.

<<<new for="" 2013<="" b=""> we now include our Central America GPS Map in a single package with topographic...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,700
Posted By beemer67
3rd picture in Post #112 You have what looks...

3rd picture in Post #112

You have what looks like a wire coming from the speedometer takeoff out of the gearbox. It looks too thin to be a mechanical cable, but anything is possible I suppose....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 11-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,999
Posted By beemer67
I just bought the Mexico GPS Atlas 2013 as it is...

I just bought the Mexico GPS Atlas 2013 as it is currently on promotion (reduced price) until the 25th. I was in contact with the supplier (in Santa Barbara, CA) which makes correspondence nice and...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,700
Posted By beemer67
Could you give more info on the sidestand?...

Could you give more info on the sidestand? Available where?

Great build going there.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 138,553
Posted By beemer67
I was down mid October. As stated the old main...

I was down mid October.
As stated the old main road to Batoplias is closed for construction.
Easy way in at the moment is Creel to Guachochic (paved), then to Yoquivo (paved halfway and currently...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,835
Posted By beemer67
Great pictures. I was a week ahead of you, and...

Great pictures. I was a week ahead of you, and did a similar route. Saved potential ticket though, just carried on from Montezuma via Sahuaripa straight south to Yecora. :evil
If you do this route...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 138,553
Posted By beemer67
Hi Jim, I have now made it back home. Damn...

Hi Jim,
I have now made it back home. Damn sight colder and wetter up here in the 'great white north'. Amazing bumping into you and your girlfriend in Guachochic!
Adding to your comments for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-28-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
Yes, I joined my track logs and cleaned up the...

Yes, I joined my track logs and cleaned up the anomalies. However, my tracks are mainly in Mexico, and even though the latest NT maps finally have some Mex. roads and even dirt roads, they are still...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
Jeez! Basecamp is not exactly intuitive. ...

Jeez! Basecamp is not exactly intuitive.

After a bit of HELP and hunting, I can move a track point. But not really practical to move multiple (say a hundred) points to line up with a marked road....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-27-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
How do you move the track points? I don't see an...

How do you move the track points? I don't see an option to allow movement of track points similar to what can be done on a route with waypoints.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-25-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
Hi, I tried the 250 track points. It has lost...

Hi,
I tried the 250 track points. It has lost the extraneous track off to the south-west (pictures at start of thread) , but it is still 180 kms long instead of the MapSource 118km.

It seems to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-25-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
I just used option 24 which supposedly just...

I just used option 24 which supposedly just reduces the number of track points but still leaves it as a Track.




Ok will try that next. Although my other Track file was from Mesa de Arturo to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-24-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
Hi Dan, Using Zumo 450, City Nav maps...

Hi Dan,

Using Zumo 450, City Nav maps 2012.30, MS Ver. 6.16.3
The original file was a TRACK from a Trip Log. I cleaned it up in MS and then took the Invert option to change direction. I then...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
I must apologize. I didn't give all the relevant...

I must apologize. I didn't give all the relevant information. I forgot to say that I had 'inverted' my original track before filtering.

This morning after some thought, I reversed the original...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-24-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By beemer67
Tracks - Not same in MS and Zumo

Hi,
Working with a track from my last years Triplog. Cleaned it up in MapSource, and Filtered it down to 500 points with WinGDB3. Saved it as a .GPX file.

Looks great in Mapsource - 118 kms.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By beemer67
In WinGDB3 if you take Option 21 or 22 you can...

In WinGDB3 if you take Option 21 or 22 you can specify the number of waypoint/ via points you want.

If you take Option 23 to have invisible vias, then you don't get the option to filter.

But...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By beemer67
Hi Dan, OK, cleaned up a Track and filtered it...

Hi Dan,
OK, cleaned up a Track and filtered it to 500 points. Looks good.
Now if I wanted to create a route from a track, do I need to be working with the filtered 500 point track as input? Or use...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-13-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By beemer67
Thanks for your reply Dan. I have been using my...

Thanks for your reply Dan.
I have been using my GPS for myself for quite a while, but this is the first time I have had a need to share with others.

So in my case I should just save my existing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By beemer67
Tracks to Route

Hi,

I am missing something here. I see all these articles about converting routes to tracks and I am not sure why. If you already have a route why wouldn't you navigate with this? What advantage...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,894
Posted By beemer67
Running a set of K60's on my loaded '81 R80G/S....

Running a set of K60's on my loaded '81 R80G/S. Handles pavement great. A little twitchy on loose gravel but comfortable. Not much good in mud, but then didn't expect it of this tread pattern. 5K...
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