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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,574
Posted By grandelatte
me, too. it was actually the best touring bike i...

me, too. it was actually the best touring bike i had, even more so than the goldwing i own currently...

looking forward to more post here!
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,449
Posted By grandelatte
Howdy - a question from a potential owner here. ...

Howdy - a question from a potential owner here.

I understand that the Mobius is capable of recording live video while plugged into a power source. (That's a great feature since the battery claims...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,582
Posted By grandelatte
Have a safe trip. Looking forward to your report.

Have a safe trip. Looking forward to your report.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-18-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 560,502
Posted By grandelatte
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14466731803_21...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14466731803_219cc3e97f_c.jpg

Doing the Three Sisters in Texas. :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,113
Views: 577,425
Posted By grandelatte
at Pam’s Hateful Hussy Diner in Talihina, OK. - ...

at Pam’s Hateful Hussy Diner in Talihina, OK. - THE BEST liver & onion EVER!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5073/14274652041_2530768973_z.jpg

(sorry you can't see the liver....)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 432,377
Posted By grandelatte
Not quite a tent, but.... ...

Not quite a tent, but....

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5316/14276830632_61de87a8c8_z.jpg

at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Arkansas
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By grandelatte
Thanks for a nice RR. It sure is nice now...

Thanks for a nice RR.

It sure is nice now that there are bridges that you can take to Shikoku. When I grew up, there were no bridge between Honshu and Shikoku. The only choice we had was to take...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 111,922
Posted By grandelatte
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5068/13495802905_25...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5068/13495802905_25ceceb5e0_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,144
Posted By grandelatte
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/14091335628_d2...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/14091335628_d2f206ce99_z.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,807
Posted By grandelatte
The "Touring Mapple" to the rescue! It sure...

The "Touring Mapple" to the rescue! It sure comes in handy riding through Japan. :thumbup At the same time, I find the best treasures when I am lost; stop, ask for directions, hit up...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,807
Posted By grandelatte
しぼりたて.... Looks so YUMMY! I prefer it hot as I...

しぼりたて.... Looks so YUMMY! I prefer it hot as I sit in roten-buro. :lol3

Thanks for letting us ride along your great trip. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 45,633
Posted By grandelatte
GREAT RR, Dog! Looking forward to lots more! ...

GREAT RR, Dog! Looking forward to lots more!



You are absolutely right about British USA/Gulf Coast BMW. I spend too much $$ there. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,807
Posted By grandelatte
NO ASH? Last time when I was by Sakurajima, rain...

NO ASH? Last time when I was by Sakurajima, rain and ash made a huge mess for me. You must be living right.

Also, love seeing the sakura. At the same time, just looking at it, it reminds me of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,807
Posted By grandelatte
I'm enjoying your nice RR. One of my dream ride...

I'm enjoying your nice RR. One of my dream ride would be to do all 47, but take pics in front of every 県庁. I'll get that done perhaps once I retire.

Looking forward to more report from my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By grandelatte
YUP, you've got the right attitude!!

YUP, you've got the right attitude!!
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By grandelatte
That's clever!

That's clever!
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By grandelatte
What is "standby burden" in layman's terms? (My...

What is "standby burden" in layman's terms? (My guess is that it draws 3mA constantly even if it is not in use. I could end up with a dead battery. Is that it??)
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By grandelatte
WOW, that's pretty neat and not too expensive...

WOW, that's pretty neat and not too expensive either. Thanks for a nice idea!

http://www.amazon.com/ALTRONIX-Multi-Function-Timer-12VDC-24VDC/dp/B003XA8HU4

and found its manual, too.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By grandelatte
I didn't know what a mercury switch was - had to...

I didn't know what a mercury switch was - had to google it. That thing is interesting. I learn so much from hanging around here.

But you made me think that I *could* use a simple on-off switch...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By grandelatte
Thanks everyone. 9Dave's solution looks...

Thanks everyone.

9Dave's solution looks pretty good.


I haven't had much luck with Chinese electronic parts on eBay.... Either they partially work or quit working after a week....

And 555...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By grandelatte
Question Momentary Switch & Delay Function

Howdy,

I want to wire up a luggage light system for my Goldwing. I want it to have a momentary switch to trigger the light. Then the light should stay on 60-90 seconds and turns itself off. Am...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,222
Posted By grandelatte
Fugly or not, it's a great commuter - love mine. ...

Fugly or not, it's a great commuter - love mine. Low maintenance and gets great fuel economy. BUT it doesn't fit the OP's bill "500-700cc air/oil-cooled single". Scarvers are water cooled.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,412
Posted By grandelatte
wandering around east texas on a hot summer day. ...

wandering around east texas on a hot summer day.

:D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/9356620742_4b768f77d0_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,674
Posted By grandelatte
aboard Bolivar ferry in Galveston, TX. ...

aboard Bolivar ferry in Galveston, TX.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/9248819825_7d5589bf51_c.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,832
Posted By grandelatte
kudos to you. what goes around, comes...

kudos to you.

what goes around, comes around. :thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,276
Posted By grandelatte
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/4396252152_a787...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/4396252152_a78748165a_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 432,377
Posted By grandelatte
who needs a stinkin' tent! ...

who needs a stinkin' tent!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8606718030_36c8f365a5_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,505
Posted By grandelatte
just got back from my business trip. rented a sg...

just got back from my business trip. rented a sg and rode around oahu.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8785625681_8ef23b7241_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/8785687173_af8ff33004.jpg...
Forum: Asia 04-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By grandelatte
a native japanese checking in..... :evil

a native japanese checking in.....
:evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,113
Views: 577,425
Posted By grandelatte
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6027/5896923171_c470...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6027/5896923171_c470a28ef5_z.jpg

Breakfast time at Rocky Mountain National Park.:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 136,772
Posted By grandelatte
Looks like a Busa. Nice bike, tho.

Looks like a Busa. Nice bike, tho.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By grandelatte
Cool bike. F models are great. they are a lot...

Cool bike. F models are great. they are a lot of fun! I laughed the part about your in-laws coming, tho.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,530
Posted By grandelatte
Welcome to the addiction. Scarver is a FUN bike!

Welcome to the addiction. Scarver is a FUN bike!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By grandelatte
A Scarver owner here. Although it doesn't have...

A Scarver owner here. Although it doesn't have ABS, $3k is a good deal. If she wants to ride in town, it's a great bike. If she needs to do a lot of Interstate traveling, it may be a bit under...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,068
Posted By grandelatte
Sorry to bring back this 3 months old thread, but...

Sorry to bring back this 3 months old thread, but how did it go, Rescue Wagon? Are you running two batteries now? What system did you end up with? Any feedback is appreciated.
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By grandelatte
Clever, clever, clever. Great idea. Very...

Clever, clever, clever. Great idea. Very creative. Is there water-proofing solution?
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,686
Posted By grandelatte
Ordered two voltmeters past weekend. Thanks for...

Ordered two voltmeters past weekend. Thanks for shipping them on Monday. :thumb I'm really looking forward to them.

But yesterday (Tuesday), on my way to work, my Goldwing died in the middle of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,214
Posted By grandelatte
Were you in Colorado?

Found a BMW side bag on I-70 in Colorado

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810384 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810384)
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By grandelatte
Brilliant! Did the exhaust melt the case a...

Brilliant!

Did the exhaust melt the case a bit?
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,771
Posted By grandelatte
While riding my F650CS, I clip an iPod Shuffle on...

While riding my F650CS, I clip an iPod Shuffle on my right glove, route stereo 3.5mm extension from my wrist up through my jacket sleeve, then connected up to my helmet speaker.
...
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