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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
Not yet. But beginning in 2016 all EU motorcycles...

Not yet. But beginning in 2016 all EU motorcycles over 125cc will be required to have ABS. I expect many of ours will, too, since the money has already been spent to engineer in the ABS.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By nwbiker
The Aurora store opened last Friday. They really...

The Aurora store opened last Friday. They really opened up floor space compared to the old Suzuki shop.

Just new Triumphs and scooters right now. New KTMs are due later this week, I hear. They...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By nwbiker
The KTM truck is expected to unload new toys in a...

The KTM truck is expected to unload new toys in a week or so. For now, just the used RC8. They've really opened up the space -- can't wait for them to fill it up with bikes!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By nwbiker
I bought a Bushtec Quantum Sport last year for...

I bought a Bushtec Quantum Sport last year for two up touring with my wife. Very happy with their products. I had two main criteria: I wanted a trailer with large diameter wheels like a motorcycle...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
Here's a closeup of one of the four points where...

Here's a closeup of one of the four points where the trailer hitch and Jesse Bags mounts attach to the bike.

The bolt goes through the pannier mount first, then the trailer hitch mount, a spacer...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-09-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
Yes, bolts on the same place as the panniers....

Yes, bolts on the same place as the panniers. I'll try and post a better picture of the mounting on my bike.

Not surprised there haven't been many sold. Not that many Explorers out there plus not...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
It's a Bushtec Quantum Sport. I wanted a trailer...

It's a Bushtec Quantum Sport. I wanted a trailer with taller motorcycle style wheels (not little boat trailer) and I wanted it narrow. The trailer is no wider than the handle bars so doesn't affect...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-06-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
DMC Side cars...

DMC Side cars (http://www.dmcsidecars.com/hitches/hitches-for-triumph/) made one up for my Explorer. Very stout. Complete bolt on. No interference with removing rear wheel.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 151,757
Posted By nwbiker
A new issue I'm having: I have the 590, iPhone,...

A new issue I'm having:
I have the 590, iPhone, and Sena SMH10. If I have the phone paired to the 590 the phone will start playing songs as soon as the two connect. This began after I was having...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 151,757
Posted By nwbiker
It was easier to deal with once I realized I had...

It was easier to deal with once I realized I had to hold it a full 12 seconds to get it back on. I felt like I was holding it on for quite a while but I was probably giving up too soon. Felt...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 151,757
Posted By nwbiker
I've had similar issues. Clicking the On/Off puts...

I've had similar issues. Clicking the On/Off puts it in SLEEP mode. It should turn back on very quickly but several times now I haven't been able to turn it back on until I hold the On/Off button for...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By nwbiker
Our first time there -- great fun! About 30 bikes...

Our first time there -- great fun! About 30 bikes rode in from the Floatation Device and 8 of those had sidecars. We started giving sidecar rides after a pizza dinner. Each ride was about a mile and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By nwbiker
By "Autoupdate" do you mean the Mac App Store...

By "Autoupdate" do you mean the Mac App Store autoupdate or a function in Basecamp itself. I'll look for it when I get home. Thank you!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By nwbiker
Thanks. I'll give that a try when I get home...

Thanks. I'll give that a try when I get home tonight.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By nwbiker
Is 4.3.3 available for Mac? I don't see it in the...

Is 4.3.3 available for Mac? I don't see it in the app store or on the Garmin site. Only 4.3.1 for Mac. Are you running Windows?
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By nwbiker
Sounds like fun. I contacted them and we should...

Sounds like fun. I contacted them and we should be there with our Scrambler.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By nwbiker
Basecamp 4.3 Mac trouble

I haven't been able to use the new version of Basecamp on my iMac (Mavericks). The application crashes every time I uncheck "Autoname" to change the route name. I've installed the application twice...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By nwbiker
The new version crashes on me every time I try to...

The new version crashes on me every time I try to rename a route. The instant I unclick the "Autoname" check box Basecamp quits and I lose all changes. I had to revert to 4.2.4.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 24,985
Posted By nwbiker
I want a camera for stills, not video. Often...

I want a camera for stills, not video. Often there are places I just can't pull over and grab a shot. I have a SENA SMH10 setup and am intrigued by their Prism camera with the audio feedback on what...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 151,757
Posted By nwbiker
Search for user "GPSCity" and send them a PM. Ask...

Search for user "GPSCity" and send them a PM. Ask what kind of deal they can make an AdvRider forum member.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By nwbiker
I have PR3 Trails on my Explorer 1200. I rode the...

I have PR3 Trails on my Explorer 1200. I rode the Moki Dugway and Burr Trail (Utah) last summer. It was dry on the Moki and I had no problems. There was one 20' wet clay section on the Burr Trail -...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
Thanks for the info. The hack is from DMC...

Thanks for the info.

The hack is from DMC Sidecars (http://www.dmcsidecars.com/) in Enumclaw, WA. I had a Ural for quite a while. When I bought the Scrambler it felt like it'd be a great tug for a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
Looking for new rear shocks for my Scrambler....

Looking for new rear shocks for my Scrambler. Ohlins would be great but they look to be close to a $1000/pair. Works, Progressive, Hagon seem to be in my price range (<$500) and all seem to get good...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,049,704
Posted By nwbiker
This is my favorite bike out of the 30+ I've...

This is my favorite bike out of the 30+ I've owned over the last 40 years.

The cut out problem started last June. The dealer took it serious and had it in the shop 3 times with $1000's of...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,880
Posted By nwbiker
Thanks! Had a Ural prior to this. It wasn't bad...

Thanks! Had a Ural prior to this. It wasn't bad but really like riding this rig.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,880
Posted By nwbiker
So, what is the feedback on rear shocks? Works,...

So, what is the feedback on rear shocks? Works, Progressive, or Hagon? My Scrambler/DMC rig is used for commuting and exploring Forest Service roads.

<a...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 2,682,002
Posted By nwbiker
<a...

<a href="http://s887.photobucket.com/user/jamezPhotos/media/FJ1100Sidecar-1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/jamezPhotos/FJ1100Sidecar-1.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By nwbiker
Hack Spotting

Post your hack sightings here.

On Tuesday, 3/25, I spotted a Ural Gear Up headed south on 3rd Ave in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. I was headed east on a side street and didn't have a...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,478
Posted By nwbiker
Seattle WA here about 3 miles NORTH of downtown ...

Seattle WA here about 3 miles NORTH of downtown
(North Ballard, often at Backfire Moto)
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
I've been very happy with Triumph of Seattle...

I've been very happy with Triumph of Seattle (Lynnwood Cycle Barn). It sounds like they're all pretty good around here.

(Scrambler & Explorer)
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
I'd like to know, too. I bought my 2012 used last...

I'd like to know, too. I bought my 2012 used last summer and immediately put an Arrow system on it. I've averaged just over 30mpg since I bought it. Most of my riding is city commuting but I get...
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,057
Posted By nwbiker
Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs

Last fall I bought a DVD of the motorcycle movie The Best Bar in America. It's excellent.

Today I received an email from them announcing their latest motorcycle movie about sidecars and dogs. I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
DMC sets up the Scrambler sidecars a little...

DMC sets up the Scrambler sidecars a little higher like you would for a dual sport bike. I plan on riding it on forest service roads so appreciate the extra ground clearance. So far around town and a...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 2,682,002
Posted By nwbiker
Yeah, not too much authenticity when you have a...

Yeah, not too much authenticity when you have a Brit bike built in Thailand with a Russian sidecar clone made in the States all riding on German tires. But I like it!
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 2,682,002
Posted By nwbiker
A week and a half in I'm very happy with...

A week and a half in I'm very happy with performance. Thought I'd be gearing down a bit but don't feel the need at this time -- the Scram has good torque. With our Ural I really felt the yawing...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 2,682,002
Posted By nwbiker
Thanks! I told Jay I planned to ride the...

Thanks!

I told Jay I planned to ride the forest service roads in the mountains around here. He usually sets up Scramblers higher like you would with a true dual sport bike.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
It's from http://www.dmcsidecars.com in...

It's from http://www.dmcsidecars.com in Washington State but they ship all over. It's a fiberglass replica of a WWII model. They color-matched it to my bike and got it SPOT on! I also bought their...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
Thanks for the tips. I emailed a company called...

Thanks for the tips. I emailed a company called BellaCorse about Rick's Hot Shot Rectifier. They emailed me back right away (Sunday!) and confirmed it will not work on my bike. They work up to a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22,573
Views: 6,812,901
Posted By nwbiker
Also posted this in Hacks but figure most of you...

Also posted this in Hacks but figure most of you won't see it there. I picked up my M72D from DMC Sidecars last week. Sold our Ural Gear Up last fall to make room. I wouldn't want a sidecar as my...
Forum: Hacks 02-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 2,682,002
Posted By nwbiker
Picked up my M72D from DMC Sidecars last week....

Picked up my M72D from DMC Sidecars last week. Wonderful! Sold our 2008 Ural Gear Up last fall to make room for this. No regrets! (I do miss reverse but I'll get over it.)
...
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