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Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By MN_Smurf
I find both of my 1-piece suits to be more...

I find both of my 1-piece suits to be more comfortable for all day wear than the pants/jacket combo I used to wear, and no more problem to deal with. Good mesh pants are hard to find. If you want...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By MN_Smurf
Ever considered a one piece instead of...

Ever considered a one piece instead of jacket/pants?

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/olympia-avenger-one-piece-mesh-suit
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By MN_Smurf
Exped Synmat is worth every penny.....

Exped Synmat is worth every penny.....
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,747
Posted By MN_Smurf
Exped Synmat 7.....packs down to the size of a...

Exped Synmat 7.....packs down to the size of a quart bottle, perfect for moto-camping. The suggestion to hit REI and try a few out is a good one if you have one of their stores in driving range.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By MN_Smurf
If you're going to cook with aluminum pans on a...

If you're going to cook with aluminum pans on a fire, coat the outside of the pan with a smear of liquid dish soap before you start cooking. It will help the soot clean right off when you're done.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-04-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 618,154
Posted By MN_Smurf
It may look stupid, but it works well.......I was...

It may look stupid, but it works well.......I was skeptical about them too, before I moved here 5 years ago.



Come on, it isn't that bad. Most of the time, the first two allow turns on red.
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,461
Posted By MN_Smurf
I'll second this one......had one on the F-250 I...

I'll second this one......had one on the F-250 I used to have. It works in all weather conditions from 100°+ heat to -25° cold, and stands up to snow loads. Yes, I opened and closed it in that cold...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 618,154
Posted By MN_Smurf
Knowing how people drive around here, it's highly...

Knowing how people drive around here, it's highly likely that the dude deserved the stop and ticket.....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-19-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,232
Posted By MN_Smurf
My Versys and a friend's KLR at the north rim...

My Versys and a friend's KLR at the north rim campground in Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP in 2011....

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/boverturf/PRR%202011/DSCN0221.jpg~original...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By MN_Smurf
No issues with the SMH-10 in my helmet...plenty...

No issues with the SMH-10 in my helmet...plenty of room, although the clamp mount doesn't really work. I found that the unit fit best with the adhesive mount. The pinlock shield is a worthwhile...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By MN_Smurf
Wear a skull cap under your helmet......link...

Wear a skull cap under your helmet......link (http://www.gibson-barnes.com/prod-294121/Pilots-Skull-Caps.html).

I've got 4 years on my Qwest and it's still relatively clean inside. The other...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,030
Posted By MN_Smurf
Since you're interested, the pioneer in this...

Since you're interested, the pioneer in this field was the Hurt Report (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurt_Report).

Hurt Report Summary (http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html)

Complete...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 70,079
Posted By MN_Smurf
Ok, I'm jealous......

Ok, I'm jealous......
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 110,663
Posted By MN_Smurf
That's about right.....not much lower that the...

That's about right.....not much lower that the 1st Gen Versys. I will say that the Versys doesn't mind dropping a gear (or 2) and getting wound up in the twisties.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
FYI, the best part of 550 is between Silverton...

FYI, the best part of 550 is between Silverton and Ouray......Red Mountain Pass.....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Dave, I had lunch in that very deli back in June,...

Dave, I had lunch in that very deli back in June, 2011 with a pile of very good friends....your pics are bringing back a lot of good memories.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-06-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12,115
Views: 1,611,192
Posted By MN_Smurf
The most likely issue there is that the cheap...

The most likely issue there is that the cheap charger is only providing 1 amp (only enough to run), while the Garmin charger is providing 2 amps (enough to run and charge).
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,870
Posted By MN_Smurf
The blades are for the most part interchangeable...

The blades are for the most part interchangeable in my experience.



Another good use is cutting the grout lines out of an existing tile job so they can be redone.....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
Guys, looks like my "tenatative" just went to...

Guys, looks like my "tenatative" just went to "out"......I have to chaperone an overnight school trip for my daughter that weekend. Orchestra festival up on Mackinac.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-04-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Dave, this is your journey, so you set the pace. ...

Dave, this is your journey, so you set the pace. The rest of us are just along for the ride.....:freaky
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
I hear you on Win 8......I just bought the wife a...

I hear you on Win 8......I just bought the wife a new laptop for Christmas. I made sure I got one with Win 7 on it.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
Give me a list of roads and corner points....I'll...

Give me a list of roads and corner points....I'll put it in Basecamp and generate a route.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
That looks like a fun route....is it street bike...

That looks like a fun route....is it street bike capable?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Condense??? Whatchutalkin'bout, Willis??????

Condense??? Whatchutalkin'bout, Willis??????
Forum: Road Warriors 11-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 110,663
Posted By MN_Smurf
Think again......I did 4100 miles in 12 days...

Think again......I did 4100 miles in 12 days about 3 years ago....Detroit to Durango and back. The 650 Versys is a great light touring bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 110,663
Posted By MN_Smurf
I like the looks of the new ones, but if I'm...

I like the looks of the new ones, but if I'm going to spend the money to upgrade from my '09, it's going to be spent on a Versys 1K. My kids are getting to the point where the wife and I can leave...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
Yeah, we can make that happen, assuming my...

Yeah, we can make that happen, assuming my schedule cooperates.....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
I'm assuming there is some decent road riding up...

I'm assuming there is some decent road riding up there? I don't do dirt (right now).....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
You know I can't plan that far ahead.....I'm...

You know I can't plan that far ahead.....I'm lucky if I can plan what clothes I'm going to wear the next day.....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Just like the old saying goes.....the adventure...

Just like the old saying goes.....the adventure starts when things stop going according to plan.....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 109,181
Posted By MN_Smurf
Alright, subscribed.....the spring ride is a...

Alright, subscribed.....the spring ride is a definite possibility for me. Put me in as a definite maybe....
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,543
Posted By MN_Smurf
Pretty simple reason for a 26000#...

Pretty simple reason for a 26000# cap.....vehicles rated above that require a CDL to drive legally, whether you're actually loaded to that weight or not.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-01-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By MN_Smurf
The title and a notarized lien release are all...

The title and a notarized lien release are all any buyer needs.....at worst, you might have to accompany the buyer to the DMV and transfer the title there.


However, as noted by other posters,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Dave, we are patient with your ride reports...

Dave, we are patient with your ride reports because those of us who have read them before know they contain wisdom.....and you'll write them in your own sweet time, no matter how much popcorn we eat...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 211,151
Posted By MN_Smurf
Do you start with the unit on or off? I always...

Do you start with the unit on or off? I always have mine off before I connect the USB cord to the computer, which then powers the unit on. I've haven't had a single issue getting my computer or...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-17-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 211,151
Posted By MN_Smurf
Yeah, leave your Monterra on. It has to be on...

Yeah, leave your Monterra on. It has to be on for Basecamp to see it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
+1......

+1......
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 618,154
Posted By MN_Smurf
Situations like that (and less) are why I'm...

Situations like that (and less) are why I'm adding a helmet cam to my gear in the near future.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-03-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,861
Posted By MN_Smurf
Oh, yeah, iDave rides again......IN!!!

Oh, yeah, iDave rides again......IN!!!
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 08-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 211,151
Posted By MN_Smurf
Your other options to see a Monterra in person...

Your other options to see a Monterra in person would be Bass Pro Shops (Independence or Olathe) or Cabelas (out by Kansas Speedway). They both carry them and should have one on display.
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