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Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 268,429
Posted By spagthorpe
Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator

The GPS Store has these for $249 right now, which is $50 off, plus you get a $50 rebate from Delorme, so $100 off on what is a normally a $299 unit is pretty slick.
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By spagthorpe
I know it was at San Diego BMW as a used bike for...

I know it was at San Diego BMW as a used bike for a while, a year or two ago. Where did you end up buying it?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,872
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, standard rule for a San Diego rain...

Yeah, standard rule for a San Diego rain prediction is to move the decimal point one place to the left. Then you're probably close.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,335
Posted By spagthorpe
I agree. Sell me the Ohlins. Seems hard...

I agree. Sell me the Ohlins.


Seems hard to get good data on what they are worth. There aren't many, and you only see a couple per year ever go up for sale. You can't really look at other...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By spagthorpe
Seems like a good price if everything works. If...

Seems like a good price if everything works. If anything doesn't, then go lower and get it fixed if you like the bike. If there is a servo brake issue, Module Master can rebuild the servo ABS for a...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By spagthorpe
I can't make any changes to the house, so it's...

I can't make any changes to the house, so it's just a free standing structure. It's actually butted up against the house on one side.

I attached some diagonal cut 2x4s, about 3' long to several...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,626,568
Posted By spagthorpe
Definitely looks like a very minimal type of...

Definitely looks like a very minimal type of skidplate if that really is a TMD. Here is a picture of the full coverage one for the 500s. It won't win any beauty awards, but it looks pretty sturdy....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,113
Posted By spagthorpe
I know I could stick to my perfect record of...

I know I could stick to my perfect record of missing each of these, but what the hell, I'm in.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,626,568
Posted By spagthorpe
Plastic and aluminum skidplates and orange...

Plastic and aluminum skidplates and orange frames...

Just wondering how many people have gone with plastic skidplates, and which one. SoCal is certainly nothing like CO as far as rocky...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By spagthorpe
How best to brace this

I started building something to park the bikes under, and admittedly, it was sort of rushed and I didn't think some things out. It ultimately sort of went off plan for a couple of reasons, and here...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 56,067
Posted By spagthorpe
In for the wait list: james + spagthorpe +...

In for the wait list:

james + spagthorpe + TR2 + D2 + thumper
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,426
Posted By spagthorpe
If anyone saves tracks from the ride, please post...

If anyone saves tracks from the ride, please post them up after.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 18,909
Posted By spagthorpe
Awesome pictures. So what kind of tires were...

Awesome pictures.

So what kind of tires were you guys running for this? Obviously some of you did not only the ride, but also took a combination of dirt and slab back to LA.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 262,834
Posted By spagthorpe
For the first 20 minutes at least.

For the first 20 minutes at least.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 451,969
Posted By spagthorpe
They do. Until a few tire changes, scratches...

They do. Until a few tire changes, scratches from rocks, etc. They usually don't look that great after a some time on them.

I think with the new color schemes, orange frames, the bikes look...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 29,589
Posted By spagthorpe
<=250cc and >250 I don't see a lot of...

<=250cc and >250

I don't see a lot of crossover there. Someone looking for a Yamaha WR250 probably isn't looking for a 500EXC. Someone might be on the fence with the 350 and 500.

If needed,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,844
Posted By spagthorpe
What about the trails between Lake Arrowhead and...

What about the trails between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,369,463
Posted By spagthorpe
I picked up one at REI a few days ago for $449. ...

I picked up one at REI a few days ago for $449. I've never seen a better price.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,481
Views: 1,369,463
Posted By spagthorpe
What exactly is special about the ScreenPatronus...

What exactly is special about the ScreenPatronus protector over any one of a hundred seemingly identical screen protector films available. I think on my last GPS, I just cut down one from an iPhone,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By spagthorpe
What I've done in the past, was use the headlight...

What I've done in the past, was use the headlight to trigger a relay for external devices. That way, you can just use all the power from the battery you want, and not worry about pulling too much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By spagthorpe
Ortega is definitely one of those roads that is...

Ortega is definitely one of those roads that is nicer to ride in the middle of the day than on weekends. I say middle, because a ton of people commute using it. On weekends, it's a combination of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,083
Posted By spagthorpe
Just starting to hit winter. If you can wait a...

Just starting to hit winter. If you can wait a little while, you could get a few thousand off the bike. You might have to travel a little to get it, but it can be worthwhile. When I was buying my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 262,834
Posted By spagthorpe
Nice. Saving the name, just in case.

Nice. Saving the name, just in case.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,454
Posted By spagthorpe
The XR appeals to me the same way the Multistrada...

The XR appeals to me the same way the Multistrada does. Looks like it would be a fun ride, but the ergos, easy maintenance, and, well, the complete package are what keep me on my 1150. My bike is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 451,969
Posted By spagthorpe
You can go into a copy shop and get some stuff...

You can go into a copy shop and get some stuff laminated for $1. I used to do my registration and insurance card and keep them under the seat.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 18,909
Posted By spagthorpe
I'm assuming that running the GPS, you'll get...

I'm assuming that running the GPS, you'll get alerted to a lot of the danger spots on the route, at least the road crossings.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By spagthorpe
When I lived back East, even in the 20s, I was...

When I lived back East, even in the 20s, I was very thankful for my Gerbing jacket, but have never felt like I needed the pants. If anything, for much longer rides, I think getting those heated boot...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 18,909
Posted By spagthorpe
Thanks for the answers. Yeah, I figure I'd get...

Thanks for the answers. Yeah, I figure I'd get on the D37 site at some point. I'm not completely committed to doing this, as while I've wanted to do this ride for years, something always comes up. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 18,909
Posted By spagthorpe
Serious question here. What does one pack for...

Serious question here. What does one pack for this? It sounds like there is a chase vehicle for your clothes and stuff, but what do you actually have on your bike with you? It's 8+ hour days, and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,912
Posted By spagthorpe
I about threw my 478 against a wall a few months...

I about threw my 478 against a wall a few months back. I was on my Garmin account, adding a Nuvi that I had gotten, and somehow I saw there was a map update available for the 478. Since it has the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By spagthorpe
I would try raising the pressure, but my...

I would try raising the pressure, but my Tourances, which were both old and getting pretty squared off from commuting, were pretty squirely in the corners. I stuck with them till the rear got pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By spagthorpe
The Motion Pro ones work. It seems like the...

The Motion Pro ones work. It seems like the plastic won't pop over such a wide rim, but they work fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By spagthorpe
I guess it would matter how often youo changed...

I guess it would matter how often youo changed settings on the ESA. When I had my 09 GSA, I might have changed it a handful of times, but I pretty much had one setting I liked to ride with, and that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By spagthorpe
I would mix up some dish soap and water, and run...

I would mix up some dish soap and water, and run a generous amount of it on a sponge around the rim. I bet you see some bubbles.

When I mounted my PR4, the front _kind of_ seated the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,109
Posted By spagthorpe
What's your budget? I saw a nice 1150 today at a...

What's your budget? I saw a nice 1150 today at a dealer, around $5K.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,394
Posted By spagthorpe
Two Motion Pro tire spoons and dish soap/water...

Two Motion Pro tire spoons and dish soap/water for lube. It was actually way harder to get the old Tourances off than the PR4s on. Once I had the old tire off, the PRs were on in at most a minute...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,394
Posted By spagthorpe
Nice to know for the future, didn't think of...

Nice to know for the future, didn't think of them. The price on Amazon was about the same, and I get free shipping with Prime.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,394
Posted By spagthorpe
I only have a few hundred on my PR4 Trails, but I...

I only have a few hundred on my PR4 Trails, but I think they are still more tippy than the original PRs were. The original PRs were very neutral feeling. These do have a tendency to drop into...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 25,538
Posted By spagthorpe
That could have everything to do with the team...

That could have everything to do with the team and not the bike. Unless the problem is the bike not finishing races.
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By spagthorpe
How to get air into the tire faster?

I'm trying to get the bead to set on my rear tubeless tire. The bead of the tire is still pretty deep in the rim, and I can't get air into the tire fast enough. The chuck I have only lets in air if...
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