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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By deltamark
Merlefest

Appreciate the info, Tastroman. Wow, didn't know it was alcohol free. Not sure if I ever had a festival experience like that. Guess without alcohol, probably don't have to worry about too many...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By deltamark
Considering Ride to 2014 Merlefest

Considering a ride to the April 24 - 27, 2014 Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC. Never been there. It seems like there's no camping on the premises. Any local recommendations for camping or any other...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,081
Posted By deltamark
Great! Hey, thanks again. Not sure what the...

Great! Hey, thanks again. Not sure what the Yellow Book is but I'll seek it out. And if there's a course anywhere near, I'll take it.
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,081
Posted By deltamark
Big Dogs

Bouvier ... Cool! Thanks Montague. Installing a floor ring for a harness - good idea. Getting him in the first time might be interesting.
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,081
Posted By deltamark
Dog Size Question

Been thinking more and more about a Ural + sidecar. Really hope that one of my two dogs would be willing and able to ride in the sidecar. The most likely candidate as far as temperament and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,812
Posted By deltamark
Great Ride Report!

Hey, thanks for posting the great ride report. Really enjoyed it. I was actually doing the Lake Superior ride about the same time and think I may have seen your bike. It is cool seeing another...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,671
Posted By deltamark
:D yep. That's a good part of it. Just recently...

:D yep. That's a good part of it. Just recently rode a 600 + mile day in some pretty high temps and it was a bit grueling, though. My heat tolerance may be diminishing. Want to make sure I have time...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,671
Posted By deltamark
Moa

Hey Andy,

Just curious ... How much total time do you have for this trip? I have the next two weeks off work and was considering heading out on a similar route to Salem. Live in Northwest Ohio and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,468
Posted By deltamark
Two Weeks to Ride

Been reading this thread with some interest. I have two weeks off work beginning next week. All along, I've been planning to go to the BMW MOA Rally in Salem, Oregon because I'm pretty sure it will...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By deltamark
Found

With a little more persistence I answered my own question. Found a $2 app called Routes. Not bad. Not great, but it does what I was looking for. It seems to generate distance only in kilometers, but...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By deltamark
Map Routing App

Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but any suggestions for a decent map routing app for the iPad or iPhone? I want to be able to create routes on a map, see distances and ideally...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,373
Posted By deltamark
Shoes

Wow! Great suggestions and a good variety of choices. Definitely gonna check these out. I also had no idea a pair of folding shoes even existed.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,373
Posted By deltamark
Recommendations for Second Pair of Shoes for Road Trips

About to purchase a pair of riding boots. Considering the Sidi On Road or Aerostich Combat Lites. Both of these boots are heavier than what I'm used to and I'm thinking about what to pack as a second...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Not sure why I want to know the temperature. I...

Not sure why I want to know the temperature. I seem to be more interested in knowing the temp when it's cold vs. when it's warm. Maybe it will help me figure out what my tolerance limits are. On some...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Handlebar Mount Size

Have a 2012 Tiger XC800 and want to order a handlebar mount for an accessory thermometer. Anyone know what size the handlebar is? (7/8 -1" or more than 1") Can't find any spec on this. Thinking it's...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Thanks Levain. I can be pretty mechanically...

Thanks Levain. I can be pretty mechanically dense, but I get the impression this kit might be for the stock heated grips. Think it would work with the aftermarket Oxfords?
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Centech Fuse Panel Question

For the second time in a week, I left the power on to my dealer-installed Oxford Heated Grips. Came back this morning to a dead battery. Went to the Aerostich site and read about the Centex Auxiliary...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,019
Posted By deltamark
Any New Info on this Issue?

Found the problem. It was my oversight. Left the heated grip power on and it drained the battery. Had the dealer install the grips. I was under the impression that they power down when the bike is...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By deltamark
Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots (or other)

Anyone have these boots (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-nighthawk-gore-tex-boots)? I've never had a pair of actual motorcycle boots. Always used street boots or hiking boots. I ride as...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,736
Posted By deltamark
Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance

I have fairly severe sleep apnea, but had a hard time consistently using the CPAP. I talked to my dentist about the mouth appliance mentioned by Ceemack. It cost about $1K and wasn't covered by...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,463
Posted By deltamark
EZ Pass

I ride the Ohio Turnpike every day to work. ($$$) I have a small Chase Harper barrel bag (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/196/5802/ITEM/Chase-Harper-Barrel-Bag.aspx) on my handlebars that I...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,363
Posted By deltamark
Horizon Jacket

Just purchased a Revit Horizon jacket this weekend. I typically wear a large in jackets, am a size 42 in a sport coat. 5' 11", 173. I was surprised that I ended up buying an XXL, but that was what...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,333
Posted By deltamark
Vibe

Yesterday, I noticed vibes in my left hand. Wasn't sure if it was just me or not. Anyway, started researching bar end weights, but couldn't find anything substantial that would fit with the OEM hand...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
It's New Tiger Day!

Today is one of those special days. I'm taking off work early to go pick up my 2012 Tiger 800 XC with ABS. I am geeked! The rest of this post is stuff that has already been thoroughly covered in this...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,155
Posted By deltamark
Urals and Newfs

Dammit, now I want one! :1drinkWill the side car hold a 110 lb. Newfoundland dog?
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Tiger on the Way! Headlight Question

All right, I'm joining the ranks. I put a down payment on a 2012 Tiger today! I know this sounds odd, but I'm still not sure if it will be the Roadie or the XC yet. I test rode the XC and liked it,...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Accessories Installation

Itching to make an offer to an area dealer on either a Roadie or the XC. Haven't test ridden the Roadie yet, so I'll decide once I do. In calculating my offer, I'm wondering if installation of...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Thanks Chris. I kind of felt that if $12K is what...

Thanks Chris. I kind of felt that if $12K is what I'd have to pay with freight, it isn't that bad. I did think about asking for an accessory too.
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By deltamark
Demo Prices

I'm really liking the 2012 Tiger 800 Roadie in white. Found a demo with about 300 + miles at a dealer that's 2 hrs. from my home. They gave me a price of $12K out the door. (pre-negotiation) Just...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
Awesome suggestion! Thanks! Last night, I was...

Awesome suggestion! Thanks! Last night, I was just looking at pics of that new NC700X in a recent issue of Motorcycle Escape and really liked what I saw. Checked it out on the web site and am liking...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
Thanks Yankee Dog! Haven't really considered the...

Thanks Yankee Dog! Haven't really considered the Street Triple. Not sure what the riding position is like, but I definitely prefer a pretty upright sitting position. Maybe I'll give one a sit the...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
I ride my smaller bike predominantly throughout...

I ride my smaller bike predominantly throughout the warm weather months. Use it for my daily 32 mile highway commute to work, going to my baseball games, band gigs, errands, and like to ride to...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
Rt

Thanks. I also should have mentioned that my other bike is a 1999 R1100RT, which I really like and hope to keep for a while yet. (Until some other bike lust rears it's ugly head!:1drink) So, I don't...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
Thanks! It doesn't appear that the Versys 1000 is...

Thanks! It doesn't appear that the Versys 1000 is available in the USA yet, though. (I should have mentioned my location ... NW Ohio.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By deltamark
Moving On / Up from an F650GS - What's Next?

Currently have a 2006 BMW F650GS (thumper) and am wanting to move up to something more peppy. I don't need a lot more power, but would like something that will bring a smile back to my face ; - ) I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67,821
Views: 5,359,423
Posted By deltamark
Thanks!

Thanks Rich! We did stay in the lodge there a few weeks ago, but didn't get a chance to check out the campsites. Looks like we may do that this time.

Mark
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 67,821
Views: 5,359,423
Posted By deltamark
SE Ohio Camping

Hey all, Newb here. I noticed that many of the folks in this group are from the central or soutrhern part of Ohio. My wife and I are planning to ride down to the Wayne National Forest area this...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67,821
Views: 5,359,423
Posted By deltamark
NWO Noob

Hey Ohioans,

Just bought an 06 F650GS yesterday and found this thread today. Any riders up in the NW corner of the State? I got the GS primarily as a commuter, but took it out both yesterday and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,308
Posted By deltamark
Scoot Huntin'

Thanks again Photog. Yep, I think she's more motivated now to find something since gas went up to more than $3.50 / gallon today.

Mark
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 82,308
Posted By deltamark
Scootin'

Thanks Photog,

I'll share that with her but IMO, as a totally new rider, she'd be better off with something that she could flat foot. I also suggested "scooting" off the seat to flat-foot it, but...
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