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Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By gqelements
Light-weight battery for big ADV Bikes

Hey everyone, after coming to terms that I'm probably not going to get into a 2-bike scenario I'm trying to shed weight from my Tiger 800 and the battery is the first target.

Does anyone have...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,040
Posted By gqelements
Unfortunately I can confirm that above is...

Unfortunately I can confirm that above is true....:evil
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,577
Posted By gqelements
Check out your local cycling store (or online)....

Check out your local cycling store (or online). Fantastic wind (or even waterproof) shells. I have a Casteli shell that packs to nothing and makes great rain gear in a pinch too (under the jacket).
...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By gqelements
Keyed Caps for SAFARI/Acebris tanks

After looking at various aftermarket large capacity gas tanks for DRZ, Husky, etc, it seems that almost all of the options come with ugly screw-on caps with the straw doohickey.... Why is that and...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,749
Posted By gqelements
I think it all depends on the person dealing with...

I think it all depends on the person dealing with the issue, the wording and their mood of the day. I would expect better decision making and attitude from corporate however.

For me Triumph...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 192,434
Posted By gqelements
comparative difficulty to maintain 570?

Looking to pick up a 2010 570 and wondering if anyone can comment on whether there are any considerable challenges on getting parts/expertise required to maintain these bikes for a non-wrencher owner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19,869
Views: 2,306,190
Posted By gqelements
Hi everyone, I'm looking at buying a 690 but with...

Hi everyone, I'm looking at buying a 690 but with only 2008/9 models available in the local market (for a reasonable rate) am a little apprehensive of the fuel pump (and other?) early model gremlins....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By gqelements
...from Buffalo, South!

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By gqelements
From Buffalo, South...

Hi,
I'm looking for dual-track, fire and unassumed roads between Buffalo NY and Renovo PA that would be challenging and exciting for a middleweight bike but not downright mountain goat impassible. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By gqelements
....or take a hammer and hammer out the bent one...

....or take a hammer and hammer out the bent one to a (relatively) straight shape and leave it. I've put on 3k on a rotor 'reshaped' on the side of the road during a long ride.



You can see a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By gqelements
Dirt tracks within day's ride of Ralph Wilson

Hey everyone, I'm trying to convince my Canuck riding buddies to do a 'ride and tailgate' weekend around a BILL's game and looking for good trails within reasonable distance from Ralph Wilson...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By gqelements
maybe this will help: ...

maybe this will help:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/trips/2014-broventure-day-one/
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 621,737
Posted By gqelements
Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to...

Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to make one as well and don't want to re-invent the wheel (and can't seem to find your post).
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,107
Posted By gqelements
I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on...

I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on dirt a few times) and Air Tarmac jackets and both have been great.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,456
Posted By gqelements
I would agree also with the above. I had my...

I would agree also with the above.

I had my dealer (GP Bikes in Canada) go to bat for me on engine damage that could easily been attributed to 'user error'. As a result Triumph (after a VERY...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 693,453
Posted By gqelements
Wet! ...

Wet!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wwilhvvUj5M/VAPST3R2eeI/AAAAAAAADZ4/ee5j8uieexI/w575-h766-no/cam00544.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,681
Posted By gqelements
...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but...

...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but I find it wild that people are still buying P&S cameras. I found that phone photography as really largely caught up with P&S so for me it's either...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,954
Posted By gqelements
If you are serious about taking the road less...

If you are serious about taking the road less traveled, go for the Tiger. A set of woody's wheels alone is 1K, then you still need rubber, suspension upgrades (err overhaul) and all the usual ADV...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,171
Posted By gqelements
Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport...

Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport ride and if there is any god trail riding planned as part of this. Can someone confirm?
There seems to be little details in general on the tread... :huh
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 572,751
Posted By gqelements
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1eYg-S-nI/AAAAAAAADV4/H_azfa7GlpA/w829-h553-no/1014262.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,933
Posted By gqelements
I'm starting to realize that the trick is not...

I'm starting to realize that the trick is not always in the level of skill, but often in willingness to give'er and accept damage from drops and etc... every time i'm conservative i'm hobbling,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 472,127
Posted By gqelements
North of Madoc, Ontario, Canada

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xEAv0cHzh8o/U-1eTqIGGlI/AAAAAAAADVI/c5zvWbOy3o0/w829-h553-no/091499.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By gqelements
On-Road iPhone GPS App with easy route import

Doing some research for a friend who is not terribly tech-saavy, looking for an iPhone GPS app that allows for import of GPX or other routes with relative ease (through cloud, etc...) Requirement for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By gqelements
Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in...

Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in September so until then i will be digesting all the resources.

dirty_sanchez - will your offer stand for late September?

Thanks again!
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,433
Posted By gqelements
....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching...

....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching to put mine on (they have been sitting in a box for 4 months since being ordered for a rally I had to pull out of due to engine issues)...
...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 693,453
Posted By gqelements
Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through...

Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through camping out at 'Bucs... err Tim's?
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,040
Posted By gqelements
that may be the fault of the side-stand return...

that may be the fault of the side-stand return spring being too weak... There was a recall/advisory (at least in Canada) regarding that with dealers changing out the spring....
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,040
Posted By gqelements
Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep...

Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep hill sideways after a botched hill climb...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By gqelements
Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft...

Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft strap from a ratchet strap, as it packs nice and tidy...)
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 693,453
Posted By gqelements
From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada....

From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada. Photos Courtesy of http://outerimages.com/ (fellow Tiger rider). Fantastic trip in great company, on a great bike through awesome landscapes and terrain...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,274
Posted By gqelements
As per the earlier poster, over the cuff what...

As per the earlier poster, over the cuff what will get you wet, no matter the boots. Some guys have taken to drilling holes in the bottom of the boots to allow the water to drain out... I think that...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By gqelements
Route along the Mississippi?

Hi,
can someone please recommend the best stretch of road from near New Orleans headed north to 'ride along the Mississippi"?

I'm staying in New Orleans for a convention and then riding home to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By gqelements
^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm...

^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm excited to do the whole thing, no detours needed (famous last words, before a nasty downpour washes out the route).

Would love a tag-along (planning...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By gqelements
690 - which model years to stay away from?

Hi I'm considering seriously looking for a 690 and was hoping to get a snapshot of wich model years 2006-today have been known to be plagued with more issues (or must fix/replace before riding...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By gqelements
This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX...

This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX please?
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By gqelements
There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking...

There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking to PA and (those that know better) to WV in search of good riding. I can guarantee that on any weekend you will find multiple Ontario plated bikes in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,381
Posted By gqelements
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By gqelements
NY VT Trail Maps for an out of towner

Could anyone point me to where I can find a decent collection of trails in upper NY State? I'm planning a loop from Canada (crossing from Gananoque to Montreal) and hoping to get some vetted route...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By gqelements
Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.

Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By gqelements
Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well....

Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well. The only issue that frustrates me with many of these non-GoPro cameras is lack of full-res time lapse mode. I find videos are nice, but half the time...
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