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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By wide open
I just attended an hour long presentation on the...

I just attended an hour long presentation on the 590 at Americade.
The 590 is way, way, cool for lots of reasons.

BUT...

The 590 uses cell phone signals when paired with a smart phone to get...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,553
Posted By wide open
Great link and report. Muchas gracias! Me have...

Great link and report. Muchas gracias!
Me have WR250, too, which is why I'm reading this thread.
Need to replace my Dirt Bagz for longer, wetter rides.
Will look into your writing, etc. later...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 168,768
Posted By wide open
Yo. Just a thought for those waiting for the...

Yo.
Just a thought for those waiting for the hard bags.
Adventure-spec Magadan bags.
Deez mofos here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791703&highlight=magadan
Seems to me these...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 168,768
Posted By wide open
Muchas gracias! I'm in a similar situation. ...

Muchas gracias! I'm in a similar situation. Swambo likey big top case with comfy backrest, but the RT has to go for the GSAW!

Or I could just rob a bank and get a K1600, too, I guess. Test rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 168,768
Posted By wide open
Travman, You have just the top case set up I...

Travman,
You have just the top case set up I want on my (prospective) GSAW for two-up road trips with the consort, that is, a large case similar to my large RT topcase, with a back rest, and ideally...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,179
Posted By wide open
Hey buddy, if you're "new to this motorcycle...

Hey buddy, if you're "new to this motorcycle stuff" buying and/or mounting a sidecar is the least of your issues.

First, a sidecar rig is NOT a motorcycle as soon as the sidecar is attached.

Do...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By wide open
Thanks, angtlaalaska, that's the sort of info I'm...

Thanks, angtlaalaska, that's the sort of info I'm really interested in learning here.

For the record, I looked up the retail of a new silver front spoked GS wheel rim - $413 U.S.
I'll be talking...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By wide open
Yes, I whacked quite a few things along the way. ...

Yes, I whacked quite a few things along the way. Of course, I didn't hit anything significant intentionally. Dust raised by traffic, shadows, dips and turns etc. meant that I nabbed a few rocks and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By wide open
Thanks very much for the reply. Grant...

Thanks very much for the reply.

Grant Johnson - he of Horizons Unlimited - also recommends Woody's, here (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tech/wheels).

The rental place - Motoaventura in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By wide open
12 GS bent spoked rim / wheel queries

So I celebrated finally selling a house (and tried to forget what a bath I took in the sale) by renting a DOHC R12GS and riding around Chile / Argentina two-up for a couple of weeks. Rode lots of...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,422
Posted By wide open
FWIW, I picked up some LED trailer lights at a...

FWIW, I picked up some LED trailer lights at a Harbor Freight store for forty bucks.
These are the ones. (http://www.harborfreight.com/led-trailer-light-kit-95974.html)

I used the existing TIAB...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,422
Posted By wide open
So, how did those LED lights from amazon work out...

So, how did those LED lights from amazon work out for you guys who bought them?

I need to replace my original TIAB ones, which, of course, are bits of unreliable excrement.

FWIW, there are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Por favor, whut is TNJT? Inquiring minds,...

Por favor, whut is TNJT?

Inquiring minds, doncha' know.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,583
Posted By wide open
Thanks, again, YamWow and Aberdeen :thumb I...

Thanks, again, YamWow and Aberdeen :thumb

I can definitely work with those measurements. I'm away from home right now, too, but I'm sure the 7 inch difference between your length measurements...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,583
Posted By wide open
Many thanks, YamWow! Btw, your front chock on...

Many thanks, YamWow!
Btw, your front chock on the table looks like a good set-up. Did you get that from HF, too?
Also, you painted your WR orange?

Aberdeen, thanks also. At this point, I think...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,583
Posted By wide open
Would some kind inmate who has the same HF lift...

Would some kind inmate who has the same HF lift pictured in the OP provide me with a measurement of how long the entire unit is when in the highest lift position?

That is, if the lift is all the...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,695
Posted By wide open
Just a bit of encouragement, FWIW. I have a...

Just a bit of encouragement, FWIW.

I have a Schuberth S1, which is their old full face hat.
Basically same chin latch set-up.

When I first got it, I had exactly the same problem you chaps are...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By wide open
Ideas for one week rental ride in SA, Feb 2011?

Fellow inmates,
The plan is to fly meself and my lady to South America in early February, to rent a bike and ride two-up for one week, seeing as much beautiful terrain and as much local culture as...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,422
Posted By wide open
Yes, I've had some problems with the lights /...

Yes, I've had some problems with the lights / bulbs and shorts, too.
The way the lights ground - through the mounting stem, which fits loosely, seems chintzy to me.

Apparently the new trailers...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Perhaps a trailer would be in order?...

Perhaps a trailer would be in order? :deal........:evil.....:lol3


Seriously, other than waterproofery, how do these compare to da Durt Bagz in terms of volume, toughness, and ease of getting...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,422
Posted By wide open
Yoss, Do you have the single rail trailer? Do...

Yoss,
Do you have the single rail trailer?
Do you have the side stand plate to step off on?
How tall are you?

It would be fun to see a video of you riding a tall dirt bike on to the trailer,...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,422
Posted By wide open
Misc. notes on my TIAB experience: (I need to...

Misc. notes on my TIAB experience:
(I need to sell my TIAB w/ Condor chock as I now have a pickup with a ramp and will soon be buying a toy hauling RV, too. Anyone interested can send me a pm. TIAB...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Skierd, Me rode Dabbers, too. Long story short...

Skierd,
Me rode Dabbers, too. Long story short - all my plans for the Yammie on the TAT, etc. got postponed for the last year and a half and are still on hold due to work and family and medical...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 579,908
Posted By wide open
But you found one? I've been to half a dozen of...

But you found one? I've been to half a dozen of their listed dealers including both Cabelas and Bass Pro. Needless to say, none of the clerks even knew what I was talking about.

Emailed the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,161
Posted By wide open
After being frustrated until 4am, that's the best...

After being frustrated until 4am, that's the best news I could possibly hear!
Thanks very much for the EXCELLENT info and links, Dr. Rock.
And BTW, your trip reports are really an inspiration, too!...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,161
Posted By wide open
I'd sure appreciate some help -tried searching...

I'd sure appreciate some help -tried searching but couldn't find.
Am trying to load the eastern TAT route into either Road Trip or Base Camp for use with my 276c.

Problem I'm having with Road...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
X however many it is by now. (Man, this thread...

X however many it is by now. (Man, this thread goes fast!)

The sort of statement this young woman is said to have made is a ten alarm tip of a controlling, neutering, iceberg - a gift in a way - a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By wide open
Thanks very much for the replies - much...

Thanks very much for the replies - much appreciated.

Didn't know RAM had an anti-theft screw - will definitely look into that!

Not familiar with copper pipe hangars - something I should check...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Well, OK, Krabill of OK, I'll pick up a WRF 12...

Well, OK, Krabill of OK, I'll pick up a WRF 12 toother next time I'm at the Yammiehoo peddler and give it a whirl.

I'd sort of ruled out the 12 tooth idea way back in the early dark ages of this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Wowzers! Thanks - that could be just the ticket....

Wowzers! Thanks - that could be just the ticket. :clap

I have to think a bit about whether that mount combined with the TT bracket would get the GPS too high up in my face, but I think it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
By the way, the reason I asked about the...

By the way, the reason I asked about the Techmounts earlier is that I'm trying to figure out the best way to connect my Touratech locking mount (for a 276c) to my EVO bars (no crossbar).

Am not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Krabill and Mark, Thanks very much for the...

Krabill and Mark,
Thanks very much for the advice. While I do plan to experiment with gearing in the near future exactly along the lines Krabill suggests, for now I'm going to go with Mark's advice...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By wide open
Touratech mount to EVO fat bars on WR250R?

Have Touratech locking mount for 276c currently attached to a RAM mount, which is then attached to my Protaper EVO bars (1 1/8", no crossbar) with a U bolt.

RAM arm moves around too much to suit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
s3hoop, I just installed Evo bars and the HDB...

s3hoop,
I just installed Evo bars and the HDB mounts/guards/mirrors a few days ago meself.
I used the bolts that were sent with the mounts, but you're right, they are WAY too long for this bike /...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Planning to use one hole for the Hot-grips...

Planning to use one hole for the Hot-grips variable heat controller, another probably for a little voltage monitor light I got from Twisted Throttle, and haven't decided what to do with the other two...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Fellow Safarians: FWIW, I followed 10cups...

Fellow Safarians:

FWIW, I followed 10cups lead and installed 3/8" long x 5/8" OD x 1/4" ID nylon spacers and 6mm x 25mm screws (all Homey Depot had was pan head / phillips) at the rear base of my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
87 as in eighty-seven ft.lbs.? Wow!

87 as in eighty-seven ft.lbs.?

Wow!
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
:bow Muchas gracias - again!

:bow

Muchas gracias - again!
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Here's a little tip about the seat bolts, FWIW: ...

Here's a little tip about the seat bolts, FWIW:

The little bolts that hold the seat strap on are same threads and about the same length as the seat bolts. So if you scwooo (I really miss Madeline...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By wide open
Seriously, I bought some EVO bars and really...

Seriously, I bought some EVO bars and really beautiful top and bottom clamps from Highway Dirt Bikes. The bottom clamp is also about 7/8" higher than the stockers, which is good for me and which...
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