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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Grinnin
The link in your post is for the site that makes...

The link in your post is for the site that makes routable and downloadable versions of Open Street Maps. If you want to see the coverage details, go to www.openstreetmap.org...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,508
Posted By Grinnin
Many years I can ride a few times each month...

Many years I can ride a few times each month without being at all hard-core. This year and last are not those years.

Most winters I have one bike or another on a bench. Now some CB750 cylinders...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 2,159,440
Posted By Grinnin
OK, I'm officially ready for less snow. But some...

OK, I'm officially ready for less snow. But some friends asked about this trip so I've been looking at old photos. This'n never showed up here....
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By Grinnin
Where I used it there was a very small increase...

Where I used it there was a very small increase in temperature -- the needle was still in the middle of the gauge but a bit to the right.

Ethylene gylcol (regular antifreeze) is just easier unless...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Grinnin
While bears are the usual fear, squirrels or mice...

While bears are the usual fear, squirrels or mice can wreck your breakfast too. I'm a big fan of the LokSak brand bags for food. Coffee, spices, and other strong-smelling things go in a smaller one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15,948
Views: 1,780,564
Posted By Grinnin
Good that it was something simple. Perhaps...

Good that it was something simple. Perhaps frustrating that it took a while to find it.

You can eliminate both the clutch and sidestand switches as potential problems with a single short jumper. ...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Grinnin
Route? Both sides of Riviere Saguenay (170 and...

Route? Both sides of Riviere Saguenay (170 and 172) are entertaining. 138 along the St. Laurence is scenic although a bit straight and efficient.

Many gravel roads in the area too. Roads to the...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By Grinnin
I stuck with glass lenses up until a decade ago. ...

I stuck with glass lenses up until a decade ago. Glass is supposed to cause less trouble with reflections. But the polycarbonate safety bifocals I now wear don't cause me any trouble either. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15,948
Views: 1,780,564
Posted By Grinnin
My KLR is not stressed at all when powering the...

My KLR is not stressed at all when powering the Aerostich heated jacket and somethiing over 10W of extra lights. I don't know the power required by the rear lights added in addition to the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 27,979
Posted By Grinnin
Of the 53,400 miles on my '01 KLR, I rode 42,500...

Of the 53,400 miles on my '01 KLR, I rode 42,500 of them since mid-'11.

My average on this bike is about 10,000 per year. The previous average for this bike of 1,084 per year baffles me.
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Grinnin
Hill Creek State park NE of Wellsboro has some...

Hill Creek State park NE of Wellsboro has some nice sites but no panoramic "views" from the campground. Nice lake, though. Good roads all around the area but more and more heavy truck traffic for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-25-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,821
Views: 1,457,841
Posted By Grinnin
gundrted posted that more recent Garmins seem to...

gundrted posted that more recent Garmins seem to be watches. I know there are more recent Garmins for motorcycles.

I've only checked quickly for some of the features that I use. If zumo doesn't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11,821
Views: 1,457,841
Posted By Grinnin
I know they work in landscape and allow...

I know they work in landscape and allow shortcuts. While I do have a few profiles, I don't rely on them the way that you do.

Now that you ask, I do value the long battery life of the Montana for...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Grinnin
Hey. They asked. While I am a fan of Center...

Hey. They asked. While I am a fan of Center Conway, there are easier places to start a trip.


Please expand on your statement "have never done anything like this".

Ridden motorcycles?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,506
Posted By Grinnin
Pic of AKDuc on a KLR leading a race against...

Pic of AKDuc on a KLR leading a race against someone else on a Ducati.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/Grinnin/ArcticCircle/June21SlowRace.jpg
(Yea, a slow race, so . . . )

I spoke to...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Grinnin
Maine is the NE-most state, but there aren't...

Maine is the NE-most state, but there aren't enough people to have stores with a big selection of riding gear. There is better selection where there's bigger population.

But there's an exception...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-24-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11,821
Views: 1,457,841
Posted By Grinnin
There were at least 3 zumo models released since...

There were at least 3 zumo models released since the Montana. The zumo 590 came out last summer. While I like my Montana, I believe a zumo has all the features that I actually use on the Montana. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Grinnin
While LEDs are diode, many LED lights these days...

While LEDs are diode, many LED lights these days include current regulators that may fail with reverse voltage. A dual-intensity light, such as a taillight, almost certainly has a regulator.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,900
Posted By Grinnin
Are you flexible or stiff? Can you dress while...

Are you flexible or stiff? Can you dress while lying down or sitting? Or do you need to get on your knees or even partially stand? Do you camp in the heat and humidity of summer or more often in...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Grinnin
I have a large Dromedary and it's great. I don't...

I have a large Dromedary and it's great. I don't use it much anymore.

Now I use two 2-liter Platypus hoser bags. Much lighter. Still durable. One goes in the tank bag as my daytime hydration...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,329
Posted By Grinnin
The Western Mountaneering has double top quilts...

The Western Mountaneering has double top quilts and a single layer bottom. Like it's a BA without the pad pocket.

For me this negates the whole benefit of a mummy bag. I can cinch the hood until...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By Grinnin
I have never planned "rest for every hour". For...

I have never planned "rest for every hour". For me, a few extra stretch breaks early in the day pay off in being able to ride longer stretches later in the day. But there are no guarantees and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,232
Posted By Grinnin
Technique is great as long as you drop your bike...

Technique is great as long as you drop your bike only where there are no obstructions.

A couple of times I've dropped a dual-sport so the seat was at a rock or tree so the "back up to it"...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Grinnin
How is the brake light on the other XR400...

How is the brake light on the other XR400 connected?

Option 1: Add a rectifier, regulator, and battery. (This is the standard, safe option.)

Option 2: Add a rectifier, zener diode, and...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Grinnin
Locking knives have low-profile latches. Looking...

Locking knives have low-profile latches. Looking at the edge usually shows just a semi-circle with one or two notches. The mechanism can be a spring or spring-loaded pin and can engage from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,864
Posted By Grinnin
I don't know of any bike, old or new, that...

I don't know of any bike, old or new, that doesn't have a small problem or three to be improved.

There's a thread somewhere on this site about the book Shop Class as Soul Craft. Part of it says...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grinnin
Both are good exercise. Skiing, though, works...

Both are good exercise. Skiing, though, works the triceps more than the biceps. Bicycling is, for me, a better match.

Not that matching really works for me. Even with a trainer helping me...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,640
Posted By Grinnin
Can't help with the pad since I can sleep on...

Can't help with the pad since I can sleep on about anything including a Crazy Creek chair laid out flat.

For a pillow I've always used clothing. An insulated jacket, rolled with all zippers in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Grinnin
As soon as you put those brake components on a...

As soon as you put those brake components on a KLR, it'll overwhelm the fork.

Stainless steel lines and EBC pads on mine. The stopping power may be modest, but it works in the relaxed traffic of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15,948
Views: 1,780,564
Posted By Grinnin
I'd do it again in a second. That much volume...

I'd do it again in a second. That much volume made the trip easier for me. It's too much for shorter trips when I don't expect both freezing and hotter than 38C/100F.

Does that other pic make my...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By Grinnin
I was able to find Pelican Storm cases and weld...

I was able to find Pelican Storm cases and weld up a rack under them so that the total width was 1" less than the handlebar width. It's great to have the handlebars show exactly where the cases are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15,948
Views: 1,780,564
Posted By Grinnin
I tried the stock windscreen and the Parabellum...

I tried the stock windscreen and the Parabellum windscreen which I returned. The mounting points on a 1st-gen KLR are just too flimsy to hold a big windscreen steady.

But it can travel without a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15,948
Views: 1,780,564
Posted By Grinnin
Not my KLR, but another bike with soft luggage. ...

Not my KLR, but another bike with soft luggage. Loaded for Ohio. Got to the end of the driveway and parked it to adjust something (I don't remember) and it fell. Beyond 90 degrees.

The luggage...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 29,334
Posted By Grinnin
You are welcome to describe the extended lengths...

You are welcome to describe the extended lengths in any post in this thread. I am not willing to do the extra work to collect them into the chart in the first post.

Measuring the collapsed bundle...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 29,334
Posted By Grinnin
That's the third size for BA Copper Spur UL2. ...

That's the third size for BA Copper Spur UL2.

I had thought that the REI Half-Dome would be the versions-and-revisions champ.

THANKS.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Grinnin
My camera is rated for over 350 pictures, but I...

My camera is rated for over 350 pictures, but I get more than double that many since the CIPA battery life test has lots of zooming and 50% photos with flash. Downside is the battery charger for...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,445
Posted By Grinnin
First Gear overpants plus Tourmaster jacket were...

First Gear overpants plus Tourmaster jacket were waterproof for an all-day rain on a naked bike (after I added a flap to the jacket front zipper). They didn't fit me as well as Aerostich Darien...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-17-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Grinnin
Garmin's 100k topos work (or don't) as you...

Garmin's 100k topos work (or don't) as you described.

Garmin's 24k topos do support routing and turn-by-turn directions. 24k topos allow voice prompts for devices that have those.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Grinnin
I don't treat my GoreTex MC boots much, but I do...

I don't treat my GoreTex MC boots much, but I do treat when the leather starts to dry out.

I always use leather treatment very lightly on GoreTex boots. Sometimes neet's foot oil, sometimes...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,612
Posted By Grinnin
When I shop for a new bike I usually have a...

When I shop for a new bike I usually have a larger list but within one type. When I got my KLR I was looking for SV650, KLR650, DR650, and XR650, plus whatever other dual-sports showed up on the...
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