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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Like your tagline

Lord Buckley said, "There's nothing like driving a fine set of wheels at an easy pace."
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
I'm leaving Thursday for Portland. I'll pick up...

I'm leaving Thursday for Portland. I'll pick up my bike and be in Ashland Monday. Looking forward to seeing you.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Headed home with memories we'll never forget.

We heard that there was a rail workers strike and we might not be able to get back to the airport in Paris but it only delayed us for a day, giving us time to wash the bikes and put them to bed and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
24 Hours of Le Mans

And so, after another ferry ride, a brief side trip through the Utah Beach battlefield and the beaches of Normandy, we made it to our final goal, the 24 Hours of Le Mans....
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
National Motor Museum

The National is only about 15 miles from Sammy Miller's and has many interesting cars and motorcycles. It's located on the estate of Lord Beaulieu (pronounced "Bewley") and you can also tour the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Sammy Miller's Museum

If you can only go to one museum, make it the Sammy Miller's Museum. There's always something you haven't seen or even imagined at Sammy's. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
British National Motorcycle Museum

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Note the drip pan underneath. It is British, after all....
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Crosford RAF Museum and air show

On the way to the National Motorcycle Museum we saw a sign for the RAF Museum at Crosford and an air show so we decided to see that the next day. Charlie being an aircraft mechanic the museum was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Random Pics from the Isle of Man

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Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Isle of Man TT

We had a pleasant two day ride back across France to Calais. I saw a thought-provoking sight on the way. In the distance was a huge nucular power plant with a wind farm in front of it. I wish I had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Monaco F1 Gran Prix

The next morning I got on PriceLine and found a cheap B&B. It was a nice old house with winding marble staircase. We had a big room with two beds, a beautiful view down to the beach, stove and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
The Gorges of Verdon

The Gorges of Verdon are known as the Grand Canyon of France and really are spectacular.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Le Mans to the Gorges of Verdon

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Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
MotoGP of France

MotoGP of France on the Circuit Bugatti – The Gendarmes were waiting for bikers to direct them around the toll gates without paying. I love this country....
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
Alton Electric Starters

Thursday 2014/05/15- It was a beautiful day in Paris when we arrived and took the train up to Brittany where our bikes are located. We decided to stay an extra day and get over jet lag plus we wanted...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By artbone
“Adventure Before Dementia” W/The Red Neck Road Worriers

In which our heroes set off to darkest Western Europe, armed only with
two fourteen year old motorcycles and two wallets full of credit cards.

This trip began, believe it or not, sixty years...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By artbone
Tom Tom

I forgot about Tom Tom. How do they compare with Garmin?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By artbone
Question answered

It can't be done. That's cool. I'll just haul the Acer. And I agree about Garmin. Wonder why someone else doesn't get in the motorcycle specific GPS business?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By artbone
Trip planning on Ipad

I've just bought a new Ipad and want to use it to plan trips and download them to a Zumo 550. I can't find any apps to do this. I have Tyre to Travel on my little Acer but I'm tired of Windows and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,985
Posted By artbone
If I'm not mistaken, Garmin has bought Bicimapas....

If I'm not mistaken, Garmin has bought Bicimapas. The Bicimapas webpage directs you to Garmin. I think the maps will be the same now.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By artbone
Pairing Zumo 550 and N-com B4

I just bought a new Nolan helmet with an N-Com B4 BlueTooth system. I can't get the new system to recognize the 550. I don't care about pairing with a phone, radio, or listening to music. I just want...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 650,922
Posted By artbone
Speed Healer for DL 1000

I ordered a new set of non stock sprockets for my DL 1000 a few weeks ago along with a Speed Healer from Blue Monkey to correct my speedometer. I had them sent to North Carolina and my wife was going...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 650,922
Posted By artbone
I drilled a hole in the stock cap (the part you...

I drilled a hole in the stock cap (the part you turn it by) and a hole in the nearest case screw and safety-wired it. I also drilled the drain plug and safety wired it as well as putting a hose clamp...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,592
Posted By artbone
You're right, one of the best motorcycle roads...

You're right, one of the best motorcycle roads ever. It's not nearly as much fun in an overloaded pickup with an overloaded trailer behind. :eek1

Art
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,592
Posted By artbone
Charlie, Are you just getting around to posting...

Charlie,
Are you just getting around to posting this or are you still in Mexico? Could have sworn I met you and the group in San Miguel in Dec. :1drink

Art
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 12-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,732
Posted By artbone
BiciMapas 2013

I just installed the latest update to Bicimapas 2013. I'm very pleased with it except for some minor glitches. For one thing, the map doesn't show Mexico City or Oaxaca. There are probably other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By artbone
Question 660 vs 665

Could someone tell me what the difference is between the 660 and the 665?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By artbone
Question 550 maps in a 660?

If I buy a 660 do I have to buy all new maps or will Garmin let me use my old maps in the new unit?

Art
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,230
Posted By artbone
Come visit San Miguel de Allende

I can't figure out where you are from your posts but if you get near San Miguel de Allende, stop by. I'd love to buy you a beer. SMA is at 6500 ft so it's cool year round. Actually, this is about the...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By artbone
Good Read!

Thanks for that. I really enjoyed reading it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By artbone
Antenna for Garmin GPS V

I used this GPS V for years and several years ago bought a Zumo 550. The V was stuck in a box and almost forgotten. Then the other day I got to thinking about the things I didn't like about the 550....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,244
Posted By artbone
I used PriceLine for the first time in July on a...

I used PriceLine for the first time in July on a trip from central Mexico to Ny and was pleasantly surprised at how much easier and cheaper it was. I would ride until about 12 or 1, pull into a...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By artbone
British Singles Ride

If you're going on Alan Johncock's ride that doesn't look very British to me. :rofl
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By artbone
Yeah, well, I've bought this map one time and...

Yeah, well, I've bought this map one time and have the chip in hand but I can't use it on my borrowed GPS. Reminds me of the music industry. I've bought "Highway 61 Revisited" on 331/3, 8 track,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By artbone
Thanks

Thanks Steve. I'll try that.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By artbone
As far as Garmin is concerned, my conscience is...

As far as Garmin is concerned, my conscience is clear. :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By artbone
Yes, I've about decided I will just download the...

Yes, I've about decided I will just download the map to my friends device and be done with it. It just pisses me off that Garmin is such a PITA to deal with. I hate to buy something twice, especially...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,255
Posted By artbone
I tried your method and it worked as you said but...

I tried your method and it worked as you said but when I loaded it into my Garmin 550 the GPS won't let me import it because it's got too many waypoints. I guess I can go in and delete some but it's...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By artbone
My problem is that I have a chip that I...

My problem is that I have a chip that I downloaded Europe CitySelect onto several years ago. After the download I found that I can't transfer the map to my MapSource to use for planning purposes. Now...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,726
Posted By artbone
Map of N Italy and Switzerland for 550

Does anyone know of a N. Italy and Switzerland map that I can download to my MapSource and then download to my Garmin Zumo 550? Specifically I need the Milan, Lake Como areas and the passes in...
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