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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,970
Posted By desmodab
OK, I re-linked the photos - hope it helps you. ...

OK, I re-linked the photos - hope it helps you.

David/Desmodab
Forum: Trip Planning 05-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By desmodab
I downloaded the opensteetmaps now need to load...

I downloaded the opensteetmaps now need to load them and play with it. Sorry, been really busy bug haven't forgotten.

Will post updates as I have them.

DD
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,970
Posted By desmodab
Cool, it's a great upgrade and I'm sure you'll...

Cool, it's a great upgrade and I'm sure you'll love it.

I do have the photos still, but they became "unlinked" from my smugmug account so I need to go back and update the URLs. There's a lot of...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-27-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By desmodab
Thanks - I'll check that out...

Thanks - I'll check that out...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
No yet... :rofl

No yet... :rofl
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
Well, I've been on ADV for years but just found...

Well, I've been on ADV for years but just found this thread so all of you guys are new to me. I have to say, I wasn't a fan of what Wildancrazymtl wrote about Lewis (and I'm NOT a Lewis fanboy, the...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
Cool. Well let me know if you guys feel like a...

Cool. Well let me know if you guys feel like a beer or ride or whatever.

Cheers, D
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
If you are in Victoria let me know and you have a...

If you are in Victoria let me know and you have a place to stay and I can show you around a bit if you like.

WildanCrazy - Schumacher has done more than enough asshole moves in his time racing -...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
Yes, very interesting, and should make for a...

Yes, very interesting, and should make for a continued good season. I think if Mercedes feel it's that close with Ferrari when the lap times seems so far ahead for them there must be more they are...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 62,417
Posted By desmodab
Hi. Big F1 fan, new to this thread. Thanks for...

Hi. Big F1 fan, new to this thread. Thanks for having me! :D

I saw that article on Honda's power plant on Autosport today and enjoyed it. I'm a McLaren fan and would like to see them do well this...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
None yet, but I'll keep looking. Didn't know...

None yet, but I'll keep looking.

Didn't know you had a MTS GB - cool.

DD
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By desmodab
I should try mappite with openstreetmaps on my...

I should try mappite with openstreetmaps on my Garmin - I'm about to throw it (the Zumo 660) away because Garmin is such a POS, but perhaps this could help?

Any recommendations or a thread or...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Multistrada recall...

Mr. Canoehead sent me this today - MTS recall on the throttle cables:

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2015/04/06/2010-2014-ducati-multistrada-recalls-throttle-issues/

Looks like it could be a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
If you like the side roads you'll LOVE the...

If you like the side roads you'll LOVE the Mattole road - definitely do it. PM if you want more info but that's a not to miss if you have the time.

RE: camping, I'm not much of a camper and don't...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By desmodab
I tried to baffle them with bullshit but since...

I tried to baffle them with bullshit but since they are all master bullshitters they caught me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Nice man! Great photos and great riding ability...

Nice man! Great photos and great riding ability by the look of it!

Thx for sharing, DD
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By desmodab
Sweet!

Thanks for this - I tried it out today doing some routes around where I live/ride and it works pretty good.

A suggestion is make it so when we press and hold the marker icon it moves the waypoint...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Revy - yes, I liked that hotel, it was...

Thanks Revy - yes, I liked that hotel, it was well set up for bikes and nice inside.

Speaking of liking, I LOVE Revelstoke. My buddies Canoehead and Grizzler and I get through there every year...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Sweet! Love that car. I was thinking about asking...

Sweet! Love that car. I was thinking about asking you to send me a pic Dave, you read my mind.

Hope to see you in August and Hi to Patty!

DD
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 42,555
Posted By desmodab
Absolutely beautiful shots of the lighthouse,...

Absolutely beautiful shots of the lighthouse, well done.

Where do you live on the a Island? I am in Victoria/Brentwood Bay. (Sorry if you said that somewhere - I skimmed through but didn't see...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-01-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,140
Posted By desmodab
I have this same GPS and it's been a nightmare....

I have this same GPS and it's been a nightmare. If anyone wants to see specifics and details see my ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030975

I have screenshots of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Gale. Re: the Garmin I think it's more...

Thanks Gale. Re: the Garmin I think it's more "until hammer do us part..."

Actually I am following a thread on here where guys are navigating just using their phones... That's the way to go.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Part 3 - San Francisco - Home!

Thursday, Sept 25 2014:

After a few more days at work I decided to leave a day earlier than originally planned. I had been away from my family for almost 3 weeks at this point and I really wanted...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Part 2 - San Francisco to Valencia and fun with Garmin

In August I had a chance to meet another inmate who was riding through Victoria on a month long retirement trip. Shizoku (Dave) has a Multistrada Gran Truismo in gun-metal grey and was riding from...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Thanks for following

Thanks everyone - it's really great to see you following along and I love getting your feedback. This is my first ride report and sometimes while writing you ask yourself "why am I bothering with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Not yet, but I am planning to remove the Power...

Not yet, but I am planning to remove the Power Commander V from my bike and replace it with a TuneBoy. That way I can run a custom map, but I can also clear codes and you get a very nice, integrated...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By desmodab
Do you mean an M12 or a nut that takes a 12mm...

Do you mean an M12 or a nut that takes a 12mm wrench? An M12 is 18mm across the flats - that's huge. The closest to a 12mm wrench is M8 which is 13mm (there is no 12mm):
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Well, good. I enjoyed calling a spade a spade...

Well, good. I enjoyed calling a spade a spade too. Not everyone shares your enthusiasm for contention.

Ride safe, David
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Mudhwy - I've been sitting here quietly watching...

Mudhwy - I've been sitting here quietly watching you post on this forum repeatedly and keep wondering why you follow/post here. You don't have a Multi, clearly don't want one and have a beautiful...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
I laughed at that too Lew - obviously you were...

I laughed at that too Lew - obviously you were just trying to help out and I thought what you wrote was clear.

Bungholio (great name btw, I love Beavis & Butthead) great to hear you got the setup...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Thanks guys - more coming this weekend. I am...

Thanks guys - more coming this weekend. I am committed to finishing this thing! I'll post my SFO - LA - SFO venture next. Looking at the photos from SFO home apparently I was in a rush because there...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,571
Posted By desmodab
Intermission! Getting some new rubber in San Francisco...

By the time I got back from the observatory ride I was getting concerned about the remaining life of my rear tire. The tread was down to about 3mm remaining on the Michelin Pilot Road 3s. I like the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Thanks guys. Lew, I'll scuff up the rotors and...

Thanks guys. Lew, I'll scuff up the rotors and see how that works.

It's not a huge deal was just curious if others have seen it as well.

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Fronk brake noise?

Hey guys - I was out riding the other day and noticed that the last few times I have ridden my bike the front brake seems to be making a "honk" like noise. It works fine and the noise is definitively...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Another tip

Forgot to mention, my buddy Ian (MrCanoehead) bought me some mirror extenders for my Multi for my birthday. I installed them the other day and took her for a ride and it's a HUGE difference,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Hey NMEXPAT - thanks for tip - I for one really...

Hey NMEXPAT - thanks for tip - I for one really appreciate stuff like this :clap

(more than some of the other posts on here recently... :rofl)

DD
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
LMAO :rofl

LMAO :rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
Completely agree Ziff - well said. DD

Completely agree Ziff - well said.

DD
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,178
Posted By desmodab
Hang in there...

This too shall pass! You'll get it sorted and be on your way again soon.

Subscribed. Thanks for letting us ride along :lurk
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-06-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,399,764
Posted By desmodab
+1. :freaky

+1. :freaky
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