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Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 1,775,849
Posted By Flyred
Thanks Tom. I forwarded your info to my friend....

Thanks Tom. I forwarded your info to my friend. Hopefully he can get it running again. I borrowed that bike 2 years ago from him to ride to Uraguay. It was haggard then. Now its 2 years older
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 1,775,849
Posted By Flyred
Need help in Brazil

My freind is 400km SW of Rio with a 2005 XT225 that is having starting problems. First does anybody have a link to a wiring diagram? From what I have been told, he thinks the handlebar kill switch...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Flyred
My Garmin Montana 660

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25751134#post25751134
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-10-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Flyred
My 660 was great right up until it stopped being...

My 660 was great right up until it stopped being great and started doing all the crap I listed in my first post. It lasted 2 years before it failed.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Flyred
Pissed Out of warranty and $180 to "fix" by Garmin. I...

Out of warranty and $180 to "fix" by Garmin. I think I will buy a new GPS instead. Hopefully not a Garmin
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Flyred
Garmin 660 keeps crashing

First off this Garmin doesnt like BMW 800 power. I have two power points, one through the Canbus the other Hot Batt. The crashes take longer to occur on the Hot Batt.
I also have to boot up the GPS...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,425
Posted By Flyred
I have been using a Gen 1 since 2008 and it has...

I have been using a Gen 1 since 2008 and it has worked better than expected with the usual limitations- not under thick canopy trees or north of the Arctic Circle. I got an email from Spot offering a...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 57,179
Posted By Flyred
Its been 8 months since anybody posted here. Im...

Its been 8 months since anybody posted here. Im looking for a few Lost stickers too because I wore out this helmet
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,924
Posted By Flyred
Yes. It's Goodenough

I rented a 800 Tiger in Zurich and rode thru the Alps and 6 countries and hated it.
I bought the F800GSA and rode it around the world and while not perfect, it was good enough at everything. If I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
When I was in Russia, I was exhausted from the...

When I was in Russia, I was exhausted from the constant danger and couldn't wait to get into Europe. Now that I'm back home at work I miss the simple stress of not getting hit by a crazy truck...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 103,697
Views: 20,487,263
Posted By Flyred
Mounting Gobi bags

I have a good used set of Gobis off my old 990 that I would like to mount on a DR650. Does anybody make mounting brackets?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,278
Views: 672,794
Posted By Flyred
The Firth of Clyde Scotland 6-2014

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5291313_zpsa3e0d540.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By Flyred
Outstanding! I agree with you. The road between...

Outstanding! I agree with you. The road between Khabarovsk and Vladivostok is terrible.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,424
Posted By Flyred
Made it home alive

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974271
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Made it home alive

And just found out my company is transfering me to Alaska. The Siberia of North America
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Thanks for all the kind comments

You guys kept my posting. I hope you also got a chance to read my Arctic RRs
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491927&highlight=prudhoe
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Last leg

What didn't work.
The stock chain was shit in 8000 miles and chewed up both sprockets
Here is my rear sprocket with curved teeth
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Fuel varied from 32RUB a liter in Russia (a...

Fuel varied from 32RUB a liter in Russia (a dollar) to about the same in Mongolia at 1430Tugrik ($.80) liter. Once in the EU the price doubled to about $8 gallon and England it was about $9 and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Exactly right. The British and Scotish Pound...

Exactly right. The British and Scotish Pound notes have the same value but look completely different. They both use the same coins however. I used BP in Scotland and SP in England with no problems
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Largs Scotland

Scotland is narrow so crossing east to west only takes a couple hours.

I have a couple days to burn before I wash the bike on the 2nd and ship the bike on June 3rd. I have avoided big cities...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
St Andrew

I play golf about 5 times a year. But this place is like Mecca and I had to stop on my way back west.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5281267_zps4adc843a.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Cullen

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271250_zps4d931931.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271252_zps041a62ab.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
On the right trail. Down the River Spey

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5271219_zps645ce91c.jpg


There are more whiskey distilleries than you can shake a bottle of Tylenol at.

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Going home...but first

The Isle of Skye ferry. First on, last off

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261102_zpsc0535688.jpg


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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Up Skye

The best weather and scenery of the ride and my chain and sprockets are ruined.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261046_zpsb4f95489.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,094
Posted By Flyred
This area is going to the top of the next ride...

This area is going to the top of the next ride list

Subscribed :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
The bridge to Skye

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261022_zps49ea59a7.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261025_zps548dbd12.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
To the Isle of Skye

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5261013_zps8c0c7084.jpg

God smiled on me today with perfect weather. That is the little village with last nights B&B

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
And then the sun came out

I am a drowned rat again. Dripping wet from Apple Cross and I really want to be done today. There is a small hotel in the town on the east side of Apple Cross and it was sold out, but the barman...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Apple Cross

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250992_zps00b3595e.jpg

single track with pull outs. This is the only Swiss alpine style pass in Scotland. Every bike in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250947_zps53668055.jpg

The golf courses of Scotland mostly look like Sheep pastures

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Other Adventure bikes along the north coast

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5250945_zpsf90d4c6c.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
The North Coast and a single track A road

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5240883_zps6ac28d11.jpg

With no longer having to be anywhere any more Im getting lazy and stopping for lots more pictures.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Thanks Rick. I will take you up on that offer

Thanks Rick. I will take you up on that offer
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Loch Ness to John o'Groats

This is the real fort that became an abbey which became a mansion

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230839_zpsb9380d65.jpg


The wind is howling up the loch...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Fort Augustus

This little village is at the upper end of Loch Ness. I went for a walk after dinner and saw the camp ground. Notice that the only people outside is the tent camper with the motorcycle. All the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 71,612
Posted By Flyred
What my light twin has been doing the last couple months

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24054696#post24054696



http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5291285_zpsfc7af706.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
The best scenery of the ride by far

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230786_zps5fbc4cdf.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230792_zps57abf742.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Into the Scottish Highlands

And its a Bank Holiday and everybody is going to the Scottish Highlands on this road

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c142/flyred/RTW%202014%20part%201/P5230776_zps7918e6bc.jpg

Really...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,509
Posted By Flyred
Lockerbie. Yes. That Lockerbie

A short day after wandering Hadrians Wall and stopping at a Honda dealer to buy chain lube. BTW. The OEM BMW chain is made of folded foil gum wrappers.

The clock tower is beautiful but there...
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