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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
New Problem C3

With my C3 I have not been able to get ANY 64gb microSD card to work. I end up with files, but they are corrupt and cannot be read by anything. My 32gb cards work fine.

But another problem has...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,894
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm guessing that's the old sand color. All...

I'm guessing that's the old sand color. All reports imply that the green and sand shipping now are much darker than the old colors.

How long have you had it, and how do you like it? (Lots, I...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Okay, it's not an interchangeable lens camera. ...

Okay, it's not an interchangeable lens camera. You could use compressed air on it carefully and maybe activate the shutter a few times as well.

But for the benefit of anyone following along, IF...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Mtl_Biker
So you're not looking to BUY a camera but rather...

So you're not looking to BUY a camera but rather to get yours serviced?

Define "playing up".

When you say you think it's got dust in it, it implies that you have an interchangeable lens camera....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mtl_Biker
It's my understanding that they are sealed units,...

It's my understanding that they are sealed units, but they can be serviced with them being rebuilt with stock or upgraded components. At least that's what I was told by the local suspension gurus.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's what the locally recommended company does....

That's what the locally recommended company does. They service the shock and optionally put in higher performance parts (they told me what, but as a suspension weenie I don't remember). But it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
FWIW, I'm getting corrupt files with my C3 also,...

FWIW, I'm getting corrupt files with my C3 also, but ONLY with 64gb cards. I've now tried with three different cards (all the same make/model) and while the cards work fine in my GoPro 3+ Black and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,047
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You da man, Jean-François!!!! Great updates!...

You da man, Jean-François!!!!

Great updates!

(Finally!!!)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Yeah, the fork oil was done at 30K. As I...

Yeah, the fork oil was done at 30K.

As I said, I'm a real weenie with this... what's likely needing to be replaced at the rear? The shock? Spring? Or both?

I got the name of a suspension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks everyone for the replies so far. I...

Thanks everyone for the replies so far.

I forgot to mention that my bike is a factory-lowered version. Does this make a difference in options available to me?

How can I determine whether or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Mtl_Biker
F800GS Suspension Weenie

I know just about nothing about suspension adjusting or modifications, so please bear with me...

Can someone give an idea of what the "normal" life of the shocks (particularly the rear one) are? ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Mtl_Biker
"...plug into the bikes power then..." You...

"...plug into the bikes power then..."

You mean the inReach or the phone? I don't have a powered mount for my inReach Explorer, and really don't feel the need to get one. The thing lasts for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Do you have an iPhone? If you do, connect it to...

Do you have an iPhone? If you do, connect it to the inReach via Bluetooth and keep the iPhone in your pocket. That's what I do. That way even if I'm separated from the bike I can still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I had an inReach SE but after riding 7 days (out...

I had an inReach SE but after riding 7 days (out of 13) in torrential rain when I did the Trans-Lab, the thing got so waterlogged that it first fogged up completely and then finally died. When I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You're right that Rte 7 south from Burlington to...

You're right that Rte 7 south from Burlington to 17 was not as interesting as the rest, but it really wasn't that bad or that long. I loved the App Gap! Even managed to scrape my sidestand foot in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Bomberdave, THANK YOU!! I just returned from my...

Bomberdave, THANK YOU!! I just returned from my 3 days out there, and did all you suggested. Fabulous! Including the Rochester Cafe for breakfast!

As I passed by Bear Notch Road, it looked like...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,894
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I picked up my new Staika over the weekend and...

I picked up my new Staika over the weekend and spent three nights camping in it, including one overnight through a heavy thunderstorm. Good stuff!

The bottom line is that I love it, but my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Too bad, BirdB... I would be glad for some...

Too bad, BirdB... I would be glad for some company on the ride.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thank you Dave! That looks like a really...

Thank you Dave! That looks like a really interesting route. It's all paved though, isn't it? I wouldn't mind some good dirt/gravel but nothing that my Anakee 3's couldn't handle easily.

Looks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Trans Lab at the end of May? Really? Has anyone...

Trans Lab at the end of May? Really? Has anyone checked to make sure the snow's gone there and the road isn't too bad?

In any case, if you didn't make a mistake in what you posted, doing the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-08-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Burlington VT to Gorham NH Route Advice?

Can someone recommend an interesting route (or routes) from Burlington VT (anywhere from where Route 2 meets 89 coming from the Champlain Islands to Burlington or slightly south) to the Mount...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Yes, the zippers are the same. But I have...

Yes, the zippers are the same.

But I have never been able to connect the zipper... it's just too small and too short and too hard to reach around with one hand. My dealer suggested that I attach...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Safisher, Thanks for all those tips! I...

Safisher,

Thanks for all those tips! I didn't realize there were two different USB cables included, but now that I've checked, you're right. I must have been lucky in choosing the right one to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Poor Quality Control!!!

Further testing shows that one of the two "working" lenses is totally out-of-focus. All I tested yesterday was to make sure that the control unit would work with the lens (which it didn't with the...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 31,443
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I haven't installed my C3 on my bike yet, but the...

I haven't installed my C3 on my bike yet, but the heat issue being reported is certainly bothersome. I had planned on installing the control unit under my seat and there it doesn't get any air...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Update: Good thing I ordered the camera with...

Update: Good thing I ordered the camera with extra lenses.

I ordered the camera with 90 degree lens, plus one each of 90 and 120 degrees. And as luck would have it, the first lens I tried (one of...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,894
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I ordered from Moontrail.com. And I earned...

I ordered from Moontrail.com. And I earned points that I was able to apply (as dollars) immediately on my order, so effectively I got 15% off the price. And free ground (US) shipping.

A...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I'm pretty sure this unit is (unfortunately)...

I'm pretty sure this unit is (unfortunately) defective. Even when I use it stand-alone connected to a battery, all I can do is turn it on or off. The shutter button doesn't have any effect. Nor...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I just received my C3 camera (with extra lens and...

I just received my C3 camera (with extra lens and power supply) and I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not, but I can't seem to get things working...

I put a Class 10 MicroSD card into...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I have two sets of wheels (TKC80's on one, and...

I have two sets of wheels (TKC80's on one, and Anakee 3's on the other) and I've changed wheels probably more than 20 times...

You do NOT need to remove calipers. Nor do you need to loosen the...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 53,894
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hey Stoke (and Rumrunner), et al, You still...

Hey Stoke (and Rumrunner), et al,

You still following this thread?

Last I heard (Stoke) you were going to be using your Staika all winter long. Did you? Any regrets? How do you like it?

I...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,635
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Here's a link to the gear review message in my...

Here's a link to the gear review message in my Trans-Lab Highway trip report: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25060159&postcount=148

One of the things I mention in that post is how...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,025
Posted By Mtl_Biker
What the heck are you doing with font colors???? ...

What the heck are you doing with font colors???? I'd love to, but I CANNOT read your text! Black text on a dark grey background is just about impossible to read!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Stephen, great post! I just wish I'd have found...

Stephen, great post! I just wish I'd have found it before starting a new thread about this camera of my own. (As I said in the other thread, I really should know better than to try to use the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Geez, the search demon here got me again! I know...

Geez, the search demon here got me again! I know better... I should have used Google to search here instead of the built-in search.

Thanks for pointing me to that thread.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Innovv C3 Dash Cam?

I guess I really should have asked here first, but I just ordered an Innovv C3 dash cam with the idea of installing it on my F800GS.

The reviews I've seen are fairly good and it's a real dash cam...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,026
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Just to add a little more info to the snow tire...

Just to add a little more info to the snow tire exemptions... By going online (you don't have to visit any gov't office) you can get (free of charge) a 7-day exemption (not 1 day as JF suggested). ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Congrats on the new bike! Is that your first...

Congrats on the new bike!

Is that your first bike? What's your riding history?

If you'll permit me to make a suggestion... Do NOT get used to avoiding the front brake!!!! On the contrary,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I like Galfer pads... I use Green on the front...

I like Galfer pads... I use Green on the front and Gold on the rear. I still have my original discs but I've also heard that the Galfer discs are quite good.

When you pry apart the pads in the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,047
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Just found your thread, J.F., and even by the...

Just found your thread, J.F., and even by the first message... I'M IN!!!!

Really terrific photos and great writing style!

It was nice running into you on Thursday night.

Cheers!
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