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Forum: EMEA 05-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By ubaath
If you go to Kirkenes, take a few hours, and ride...

If you go to Kirkenes, take a few hours, and ride the road that goes eastwards and up to Grense Jakobselv. It's about as far northeast you can get west of the Russian border.

If it's a dry season,...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ubaath
It's definitely strong enough, but I still...

It's definitely strong enough, but I still suspect your drybag will flap around a bit, since it is effectively tied down with points in a single line.

Since my Kappas aren't that waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ubaath
All three openings are in one straight line, so...

All three openings are in one straight line, so if you don't add a couple of other fixation points, you're going to end up with a pretty wobbly tie-down.

If you don't want to go down the tie...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ubaath
Yes, there is. Givi sell 4 loops that can be...

Yes, there is.

Givi sell 4 loops that can be added to the cases; after that it's just a question of finding a suitably-sized bungee net (Givi sells one of those, too, incidentally :)).

Kappa...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ubaath
I've got the Kappa Garda 33L, which uses the same...

I've got the Kappa Garda 33L, which uses the same body as the Trekker, it just has a different exterior finish, and lacks the little top latch.

The inner dimensions are: width 47cm, height 34cm...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,768
Posted By ubaath
There is: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/. One...

There is: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/.

One caveat: it will only work with routes, not tracks.

Also, at least on the older TomTom Riders, an ITN file was limited to 48 waypoints.
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By ubaath
I second this - rode it (from north to south)...

I second this - rode it (from north to south) last year. The smaller road is much preferrable over the E67. :clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By ubaath
Use either JavaWa OSM Combiner or JavaWa Map GMTK...

Use either JavaWa OSM Combiner or JavaWa Map GMTK / Device Manager to change the family ID of all but the first OSM map.

If you have multiple OSM maps with even one identical tile in them, JavaWa...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By ubaath
It's pretty much the same thing as FRS on that...

It's pretty much the same thing as FRS on that side of the pond, i.e. no license required, a fixed set of frequencies available, and pretty low transmit power if you want to stay legal.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By ubaath
Givi have fixation loops meant for the Trekker...

Givi have fixation loops meant for the Trekker line, to be used in conjuction with eg. a bungee net.

The fixation loops (product code: E125) are meant to be drilled through the case sides, and...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By ubaath
I have actually switched to a Sena SMH 10 from...

I have actually switched to a Sena SMH 10 from the G9; I find the Sena jog dial much easier to use with gloves on than the many small buttons on the G9.

Also, the G9 promised full compatibility in...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By ubaath
I've got a G9 fitted to my BMW Enduro helmet; it...

I've got a G9 fitted to my BMW Enduro helmet; it works just fine with the boom mic.

The chin padding can be removed, and the G9 clamp fits well between the padding and the shell. There's also...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 56,333
Posted By ubaath
That's a common problem for Garmin devices. ...

That's a common problem for Garmin devices.

One solution is JavaWa's CleanEject: http://www.javawa.nl/cleaneject_en.html in conjunction with creating a file called unmountme.txt in the root of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 946,821
Posted By ubaath
Part of what is left of the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's...

Part of what is left of the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) in Poland after the Soviets tried to blow it up.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48218431/P22.20.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 103,154
Posted By ubaath
Christmas Eve 2013. The old church in...

Christmas Eve 2013.

The old church in Borgå, Finland.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48218431/P43438.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,628
Posted By ubaath
lilolita, Gregarious: a thousand thanks! That...

lilolita, Gregarious: a thousand thanks! That picture of the poles (including the hub) was especially enlightening.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,628
Posted By ubaath
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but could...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but could someone with the "camp" version of the Wyoming SL2 post the pole length?

It's not listed in the "packed pole length" thread, and various other sites...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-25-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By ubaath
Check out http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/.

Check out http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By ubaath
I don't think there's a button combo that can be...

I don't think there's a button combo that can be used to open incoming texts, so I use an app called eCID, which is configured to automatically read the incoming texts over the Bluetooth connection...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ubaath
Do you have a scala Q2 (with orange "logo"...

Do you have a scala Q2 (with orange "logo" button) or a Q2 Pro (with a blue "logo" button)?

The Q2, if memory serves, doesn't have A2DP, and so will not be able to connect to a A2DP (stereo)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,296
Posted By ubaath
I've got a nice route / ride from Helsinki to the...

I've got a nice route / ride from Helsinki to the meeting planned for Friday; I'm planning on leaving a little after noon. If you don't have any set agenda for Friday, you're welcome to tag along.
Forum: Europe 03-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By ubaath
That depends - some of them are run by families...

That depends - some of them are run by families sort of like a Bed&Breakfast, and they usually have signs by the road side that tell you if they have available capacity. Usually, the sign reads...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By ubaath
In fjord country, I've found that I'm seldom...

In fjord country, I've found that I'm seldom bothered by the speed limits - the scenery just isn't conducive to excessive speeding :)
Forum: Europe 03-19-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By ubaath
In Norway, try avoiding the E routes (eg. E6) and...

In Norway, try avoiding the E routes (eg. E6) and stick to the smaller roads; the E routes tend to be heavily overpopulated with heavy haulers which can be difficult to pass.

Also be aware that...
Forum: Europe 03-17-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By ubaath
Do you have any outline of a route in mind? ...

Do you have any outline of a route in mind?

There are parts of Sweden and Finland which are pretty boring; generally the farther west you go, the better the scenery, and the farther east, the...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By ubaath
The Sena SMH10 and SMH5 work very well as...

The Sena SMH10 and SMH5 work very well as wireless intercoms without requiring any phone connectivity at all. The same goes for most, if not all, of the other Bluetooth intercom headsets on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By ubaath
I've used 3M Dual Lock instead of the adhesive...

I've used 3M Dual Lock instead of the adhesive patch; it seems to hold up pretty well after two seasons.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By ubaath
I've used 3M Dual-Lock instead of the permanent...

I've used 3M Dual-Lock instead of the permanent sticker that comes with the SMH10 clamp, and it's held on fine on my C3 for the last year or so.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 2,345,578
Posted By ubaath
Technically not a road sign (posted on one of the...

Technically not a road sign (posted on one of the road ferries that ply the fjords of western Norway).

Tried using the flaps, but couldn't find any danger to squeeze ...
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 156,253
Posted By ubaath
German iron ... with some older German iron. ...

German iron ... with some older German iron.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48218431/P8180053.JPG

This Heinkel He-111 was shot down in Western Norway in 1940 by a Fairey Skua. According to a sign...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,755
Posted By ubaath
Half and 3/4 helmets make good flowerpots, once...

Half and 3/4 helmets make good flowerpots, once you remove the inner lining.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,057
Posted By ubaath
A fuse block as such won't help - you need to...

A fuse block as such won't help - you need to connect the Bags Connection power leads through a relay that is triggered from a switched power source (eg. tapped into the underseat 12v plug lead, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,300
Posted By ubaath
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48218431/napa.jpg ...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/48218431/napa.jpg

Early August, 2011. Trunk road 5, Lapland, Finland.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 2,345,578
Posted By ubaath
The harbor in Raumo, I believe.

The harbor in Raumo, I believe.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By ubaath
The intercom protocols each manufacturer uses are...

The intercom protocols each manufacturer uses are proprietary; most tend to use some form of FM. So no, units from different manufacturers cannot talk to units from others.

As for CB, I've used an...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 2,345,578
Posted By ubaath
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 946,821
Posted By ubaath
What's left of the locomotive maintenance shop at...

What's left of the locomotive maintenance shop at Isokumpu (part of the railway of death). It was built in 1942, and blown up by the Germans when they retreated during the Lapland war.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 423,485
Posted By ubaath
At the crossing of the Arctic Circle. 283401

At the crossing of the Arctic Circle.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 814,391
Posted By ubaath
Part of what is left of the "railway of death",...

Part of what is left of the "railway of death", constructed by the German army during WWII. This strech is driveable, runs between Isokumpu and Kuusamo in Eastern Finland.

It's called the "railway...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,095
Posted By ubaath
Usually I never carry anything in my pockets. The...

Usually I never carry anything in my pockets. The one time I did, I had one of those plastic sidestand extenders one uses to avoid having the sidestand sink into soft ground, in a front pocket - went...
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