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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,961
Posted By Blueshark
Dood

Words you don't want to hear on the radio: "You're scaring your instructors."

Paragliding makes my moto rides look like taking out the recycling. It's much more 3-D. So much can go wrong, and...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 301,651
Posted By Blueshark
I pre-ordered a Reckless 40L, but was torn...

I pre-ordered a Reckless 40L, but was torn between 40L - 80L for a Tiger 800 overnight/short camp trip bag. Look forward to seeing the photos to confirm my pick.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,961
Posted By Blueshark
This is a pretty realistic video for Skyport,...

This is a pretty realistic video for Skyport, Santa Barbara.

http://youtu.be/szNtByvR99s

Strongly recommend instruction. You can get SERIOUSLY hurt and never even understand why you were hurt....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,405
Posted By Blueshark
I have a Flytec Variometer which has both GPS...

I have a Flytec Variometer which has both GPS tracking and barometer. GPSDump will output a KML for Google Earth. It also logs the flight stats, and can do waypoints and routes. It's mostly useful...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,405
Posted By Blueshark
I bought my Inreach SE for motorcycling, but I've...

I bought my Inreach SE for motorcycling, but I've gotten into Paragliding recently as a new sport, and it's very comforting to have that along for the SOS and location-to-wife functions. I'll...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 301,390
Posted By Blueshark
I got the following response via email to the...

I got the following response via email to the tracks issue I filed:
"Thank you for contacting Garmin International. This is how it is designed but I agree with you that your way would be a better...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 301,390
Posted By Blueshark
I filed a GPX support issue with Garmin...so +1. ...

I filed a GPX support issue with Garmin...so +1.

Rigging up the Virb Elite for a paragliding trip in Colombia, using a RAM knee base and short RAM riser/adapter. A helmet mount can be very...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By Blueshark
Petrol stats

I did some quick research at Fuelly.com:

Versys 650 (60 vehicles reporting): 48 MPG median
Tiger 800 Roadie (69 reporting): 43 MPG median
Tiger 800XC (46 reporting): 44 MPG median

Anyways,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By Blueshark
I did the Versys 650 to Tiger 800 roadie trade-up...

I did the Versys 650 to Tiger 800 roadie trade-up last April. Everything's better, way better, and the mirrors don't vibrate either. It's got a few more parts on it than the V though, and some of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,382
Posted By Blueshark
Haven't heard of boiling over as a common issue. ...

Haven't heard of boiling over as a common issue. What does the dealer do about it (other than replace the coolant)? Does the pump work? The fan? Cap hold pressure? Hoses not pinched? Fluid...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 301,651
Posted By Blueshark
You stated more clearly what I posted in #1221. ...

You stated more clearly what I posted in #1221. I would think that would work well, as long as the washer was wide enough to distribute the stress.
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 301,651
Posted By Blueshark
Idea

Check into sailmaker battens, e.g. http://www.rbsbattens.com/sail-makers-tools/

in lieu of those aluminum strips.

You may like these instead.
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 388,198
Posted By Blueshark
I think it's great that you are being recognized...

I think it's great that you are being recognized as a LiFePO4, AGM, etc Motorcycle battery authority. What would be incredibly useful to everyone is for you to write up a FAQ and edit the first...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 301,651
Posted By Blueshark
The problem with a spacer would be that the...

The problem with a spacer would be that the length would vary with each installation. A simple wide washer and another nut on the backside seems like it would be an easy fix. (But I'm not an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9,131
Views: 677,064
Posted By Blueshark
I think I see a lusty thrusterfish in that...

I think I see a lusty thrusterfish in that pool.:lol3
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 301,651
Posted By Blueshark
Looking for a Reckless for a Tiger 800 as well as...

Looking for a Reckless for a Tiger 800 as well as suggestion for a compatible top luggage rack (ie Altrider, etc). Good job, guys!
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 388,198
Posted By Blueshark
If it's by design, one possible reason would be...

If it's by design, one possible reason would be to not put that load on a cold engine, allowing it to warm up without having to do that work right away.

Just a wild-@ss guess.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22,071
Views: 4,307,121
Posted By Blueshark
I use VMWare Fusion on a Mac and run a simple...

I use VMWare Fusion on a Mac and run a simple Windows 7 VM whose only purpose is for DealerTool and TuneECU. Make sure you tell the VM that the USB cable belongs to it and not the Mac, then it works...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,405
Posted By Blueshark
Firmware update v2.6.3 available

"The inReach SE/Explorer Firmware Updates provide inReach satellite communicators with new features and capabilities.

Firmware 2.6.3
New Features

New Extended Tracking setting for greatly...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 388,198
Posted By Blueshark
I use a timer such as: ...

I use a timer such as: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-31200-TimerMax-Grounded-1-Outlet/dp/B0020ML744/ to do a 20 minute daily top off of my AGM battery on a Battery Tender Jr. Within 20 minutes the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,382
Posted By Blueshark
Not necessarily. The cap holds the pressure in...

Not necessarily. The cap holds the pressure in the cooling system at up to 1.1 bar (1.1 bar = 15.9541512 pounds per square inch). Once it reaches that pressure, the cap seal lifts and the hot...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,382
Posted By Blueshark
If the hoses aren't reversed as BT advises, then...

If the hoses aren't reversed as BT advises, then my guess would be the radiator cap should be replaced. Let us know what you find.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 49,729
Posted By Blueshark
Crazy Weather

Reports of birds dropping out of the sky. Hotter than a dog with two dicks.

But the ocean sure is nice. Body surf!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22,071
Views: 4,307,121
Posted By Blueshark
Just a thought - more energy released for the...

Just a thought - more energy released for the same volume of fuel injected into the engine with regular gas vs high octane. As has been said, higher octane requires additives whose volume replaces...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,367
Posted By Blueshark
No one mentioned the TT color catalogs, the US...

No one mentioned the TT color catalogs, the US 2014-15 one being 1,859 pages. Go to a motorcycle show and they have stacks of them, free, to all. That must cost them some serious coin.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,135
Posted By Blueshark
IJW - I'm 5-11, 170 lbs with ATTGATT on.

IJW - I'm 5-11, 170 lbs with ATTGATT on.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,135
Posted By Blueshark
I also have the larger Triumph touring windshield...

I also have the larger Triumph touring windshield (came as a freebie in 2014 with the 2013 model purchase). The first adjustment was tilted most of the way back, and the buffeting was terrible. The...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 107,830
Posted By Blueshark
I have a minor concern about the elastic cord at...

I have a minor concern about the elastic cord at the back of the neck that tightens up the collar. It's sewn deep into the jacket. When the elastic in the cord starts to break up, it's going to...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,866
Posted By Blueshark
Thanks for the feedback! These are on my...

Thanks for the feedback! These are on my Christmas list for my Tiger 800. :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,024
Views: 748,895
Posted By Blueshark
Looks like a great setup for lane splitting in...

Looks like a great setup for lane splitting in California.:eek1
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 152,999
Posted By Blueshark
How about Locktite in plumbing applications? I...

How about Locktite in plumbing applications? I don't see it in the big box stores' plumbing aisles, just usually PFTE tape (which is now chinese crap quality). I know there are some Locktite...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 107,830
Posted By Blueshark
Please elaborate. Are you wearing them out?...

Please elaborate. Are you wearing them out? Selling the old one every quarter or half year and buying another? Appreciate the info and trying to understand the full context.
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 187,766
Posted By Blueshark
That's a nice deal. I just bought So Cal/No Cal...

That's a nice deal. I just bought So Cal/No Cal maps. Very nice.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22,071
Views: 4,307,121
Posted By Blueshark
Tiger TSB's

Is there any site where Tiger 800/800XC Tech Service Bulletins (TSB's) are posted?
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,866
Posted By Blueshark
Have these been delivered to customers? What's...

Have these been delivered to customers? What's been the experience?

My eyeball concerns would be wear of the metal rack against the back side of the bag (assuming there's a bit of movement), and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,535
Posted By Blueshark
Klim Latitude version: ...

Klim Latitude version:
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy283/YachtRocked/Screenshot2014-08-21201137.png
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22,071
Views: 4,307,121
Posted By Blueshark
Hope you can post up a ride report here for us...

Hope you can post up a ride report here for us non-Facebook inmates. Your bike looks ready!
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,535
Posted By Blueshark
Not mentioned in previous posts is that the...

Not mentioned in previous posts is that the RoadID info is available to emergency personnel by calling the 24/7 800# on the bracelet, so no computer is needed. (Increasingly, places are getting...
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 187,766
Posted By Blueshark
Did Amazon squeeze out Butler Maps? They only...

Did Amazon squeeze out Butler Maps? They only have one vendor, Butte Maps, that sells on Amazon, and not the full BM inventory is there. Just wondered....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 53,405
Posted By Blueshark
I did not find a reference to that service on the...

I did not find a reference to that service on the forum (via search on "email"). Can you find it and paste the URL in here? I did see this one which basically says (at least in the US) that if you...
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