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Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,040
Posted By rifflebox
My 11" Macbook Air (256G) runs OSX and Windows...

My 11" Macbook Air (256G) runs OSX and Windows using Bootcamp. It can update routes and waypoints and upload them to the Zumo with a USB cable. You can't do that with an iPad. The Air can download...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 201,540
Posted By rifflebox
I bought a used NT700VA with 16,500 miles on it a...

I bought a used NT700VA with 16,500 miles on it a couple of months ago. Overall I am satisfied. Power is adequate, brakes are excellent (I have the linked/anti-lock system), handling is competent. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By rifflebox
Why not get heated grips? All gloves, unless...

Why not get heated grips? All gloves, unless they are heated, are passive. If it is cold enough you cannot supply sufficient body heat to keep your hands warm. Heated grips are active in that they...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,219
Posted By rifflebox
Iron Butt Assn. Lighthouse Tour

Crescent City, CA

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/9342254057_ccdbaf95f6_c.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,853
Posted By rifflebox
Heated grips. The farkle that keeps on...

Heated grips. The farkle that keeps on giving.:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By rifflebox
iMovie (Macintosh). Does image stabilization,...

iMovie (Macintosh). Does image stabilization, editing, transitions, audio, etc., etc. I think Adobe Premiere is roughly an equivalent for the PC but have no experience with it.

Downloading video...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By rifflebox
I have the GoPro Silver. 960/30/W Works well for...

I have the GoPro Silver. 960/30/W Works well for me for video. It gives very good quality while maintaining battery life.

If you mount your GoPro on your helmet or body you get less of a sense...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By rifflebox
As far as I know the 665 supports XM Satellite...

As far as I know the 665 supports XM Satellite radio/weather/traffic and the 660 does not. That is the main reason for the $160 difference in price. The 665 kit includes the XM antenna and...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By rifflebox
Goal Zero

Goal Zero had a display at the Overland Expo near Flagstaff a couple of weeks ago. They offer an array of solar products ranging in size and charging capacity. Their stuff looks well made. If you...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,500
Posted By rifflebox
I have a 2012 DL650A that I have put 6,300 miles...

I have a 2012 DL650A that I have put 6,300 miles on since I bought it used in February. If you are riding off-road you will probably want crash bars. Otherwise you might consider the following:
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By rifflebox
You can create waypoints and routes directly on...

You can create waypoints and routes directly on the Zumo. Just use the "Where to?" function from the main menu. You can add, edit, or delete waypoints and routes. Yes, it is clunky, but reliable....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 31,975
Posted By rifflebox
Thank God for the Road - The Flatlanders ...

Thank God for the Road - The Flatlanders

http://youtu.be/KH3fFwsxdFo
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 43,719
Posted By rifflebox
Losing the Wallet, keys, etc. - Backup

On a cross-country trip in the US I thought I lost my wallet in Alabama (I live in California). I had about $300 in cash.... that's it. Fortunately, the wallet had slipped between my riding pants...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By rifflebox
There is a nice section of old Route 66 between...

There is a nice section of old Route 66 between Williams and Seligman, AZ

http://goo.gl/maps/Y4L8m
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By rifflebox
I have a 2012 V-Strom. The Roxspeed FX bar...

I have a 2012 V-Strom. The Roxspeed FX bar risers allow you to raise the bars and tip them towards you (within cable limits). This allows you to sit straighter on the bike. I also swapped out the...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 645,401
Posted By rifflebox
Ditto. I've had mine a couple of weeks and the...

Ditto. I've had mine a couple of weeks and the bike feels well planted. Handling in high winds and behind tractor-trailers is much improved. Cornering is stable and predictable.

Have you...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,701
Posted By rifflebox
Ridge Boots

The local motorcycle shop carries them. They are lightweight and very comfortable boots with side zippers to make it easier to put them on. Some riders do not want laces that might catch on...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By rifflebox
Rosacea

Couple of years ago I had small sores and pimples across my forehead. It turned out to be Rosacea. They don't know quite how one gets Rosacea but mine is easily controlled with an antibiotic, like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,331
Posted By rifflebox
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8552172918_35dd...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8552172918_35dd854b0c_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8552172722_c4bea73e7a_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,692
Views: 811,345
Posted By rifflebox
Coming Into Ely, NV

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8499828998_abc0e9cb18_c.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 53,189
Posted By rifflebox
Used 2012 - Well Farkled

Found this used with only 2400 mi. on the clock. The 55L Givi top case is huge, but I'm keeping it for now while I look for a good luggage solution. I'm amazed how well these bikes ride. Smooth......
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,575
Posted By rifflebox
Carhartt

I wear their double front heavy canvas pants (http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=100453&categoryId=38364&langId=-1) for trips to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 231,587
Posted By rifflebox
Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Rd. 2011.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8432097197_ee85ac0f94_b.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By rifflebox
Here is another source (Touratech). ...

Here is another source (Touratech).

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-065-0147/Zumo-450-550-security-thumb-screw-for-Garmin-bracket-G10859
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By rifflebox
Shoei Neotec?

The most important thing is to find a helmet that fits the shape of your head. I have a "Shoei head" so almost all of their helmets fit me well. My only complaint with the Qwest is that the cheek...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
Posted By rifflebox
Thanks for the RR

I was hoping to get to the Overland Expo but I couldn't. Your Ride Report was the next best thing. I appreciate all the pix and hearing about your ride. Sorry about your ribs. I did same thing...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,410
Posted By rifflebox
Thor MX Cool Socks

I have a couple of pairs of Thor's MX Cool Socks that have served well.

http://www.thormx.com/product.jsp?path=3701,3709,3898,12739

Thanks for starting this thread. I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 275,548
Posted By rifflebox
Fossil Butte, WY

On an Iron Butt National Parks Tour last summer. Black is faster...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/7164650344_8d8d2a678e_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By rifflebox
I was referring to multiple profiles on the same...

I was referring to multiple profiles on the same account. From your user account to > My SPOT Devices>Profile in Use>Create New Profile. You can create an alternate profile(s) for an additional...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By rifflebox
SPOT Thoughts

If you have a friend that owns a SPOT he/she might lend it to you for the duration of your trip. It has a setup function that allows alternative message texts and temporary reassignment.

I use...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,064
Posted By rifflebox
+1 Exactly.... I have both and wear the Qwest...

+1 Exactly.... I have both and wear the Qwest 90% of the time. Having the flip-up capability isn't worth the noise and weight. I bought a second Qwest that I put a Pinlock shield on for cold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By rifflebox
Winter Temps

I agree that you want to watch for ice in this area. Last year, there is no way I would recommend it in February. If in doubt, the coastal routes would be better, or you might get on 49 in Mariposa....
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,542
Posted By rifflebox
Pacsafe

Security is the big thing here. Backpacks and other gear have steel mesh inside and the straps have steel cables hidden inside. Buckles and clips are secure. They are well made. REI and Amazon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By rifflebox
Hwy 49

From Fresno take Hwy 41 north to Oakhurst. In Oakhurst get on Hwy 49 and follow it north to Hwy 16, which is just south of Plymouth. Take Hwy 16 west into Sacramento. The section of Hwy 49 from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By rifflebox
Merry Christmas to all

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6543433877_92a660284d_z.jpg

Grass Valley / Nevada City toy run. December 10th. :clap

1,500 bikes!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,327
Posted By rifflebox
Topcases - Europe

I was surprised by how common top cases were in Europe. I think it must be the density of traffic and the heavy use of bikes and scooters as daily commuters. Most bikes/scooters filter to the front...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By rifflebox
Armadillo Scooter Wear

http://www.gokartsusastore.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=ARMADILLO+SCOOTER+WEAR

It is made in the UK but now available in the US. Has anyone tried it? How about sizing? The Hoody looks...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By rifflebox
Half-Cover

I use a half-cover like the one in the sample photo below. It keeps most of your bike covered but weighs and packs considerably lighter and smaller than a full-size cover. It is only water...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 180,821
Posted By rifflebox
Athens from the Acropolis

Taken two weeks ago.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6228/6237278487_90c9313fbc_b.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,018
Posted By rifflebox
Hi Jimo, I've lost the invoice, but I am...

Hi Jimo,

I've lost the invoice, but I am pretty sure this is the windscreen:

http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/GT-GTS-Mid-size-Flyscreen-CLEAR/196

Here's a pic...
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