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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By MN_Smurf
You're taking your bride-to-be on a 10 day trip,...

You're taking your bride-to-be on a 10 day trip, 2-up on a dual sport? Brave, man, very brave......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,189
Posted By MN_Smurf
IMO, it's because most new riders are very ham...

IMO, it's because most new riders are very ham handed, and it's very easy to overdo it on the brakes. Engine braking and rolling on the throttle are harder to get wrong, especially on the low power...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 44,886
Posted By MN_Smurf
Godspeed Kerry.....

Godspeed Kerry.....
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,129
Posted By MN_Smurf
The Versys sits a little higher at the seat. The...

The Versys sits a little higher at the seat. The engine blocks are the same, but the Versys is tuned for a flatter torque curve. Basically, it reached peak torque faster, but that peak is a little...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,926
Posted By MN_Smurf
I use this one..... ...

I use this one.....

http://www.getagauge.com/Tire-Gauges/Accu-Gage-EZ-Air.cfm

Fill through is nice to have most of the time.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
It doesn't. I still had 2.5-3GB of space left on...

It doesn't. I still had 2.5-3GB of space left on mine when I did that IIRC. It doesn't leave a lot of room, but it doesn't take up everything you have either. Now, if you have the version with the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,638
Posted By MN_Smurf
This has the makings of a good story.....if you...

This has the makings of a good story.....if you find yourself passing through Detroit and need anything, give a yell.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Just got off the phone with Garmin...

Just got off the phone with Garmin support.....it's a confirmed issue, no fix known at the present time. The guy did tell me that some people have had success splicing unshielded wire onto a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Ok, I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's almost...

Ok, I'm glad I'm not the only one. It's almost like they don't have the right frequencies plugged in.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Got my Monterra over the weekend. The only issue...

Got my Monterra over the weekend. The only issue I've had with it so far is that the weather radio doesn't seem to work. I get nothing but static on all 7 channels, including the channel I get good...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
One on order.....not sure when it will be here.

One on order.....not sure when it will be here.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 44,886
Posted By MN_Smurf
In on this one......can't miss an iDave ride...

In on this one......can't miss an iDave ride report. No matter what the circumstances are that led to the ride, I know there are going to be some gems in here.
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,006
Posted By MN_Smurf
If an email from a potential customer directly to...

If an email from a potential customer directly to their sales department doesn't get a response, why should I bother calling? Their price isn't any better than I can get elsewhere and for all the...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,006
Posted By MN_Smurf
Good luck with that.....I sent a PM 2 weeks ago...

Good luck with that.....I sent a PM 2 weeks ago about a Monterra and got no response. I emailed sales@gpscity.com 2 days ago with the same result. Guess I'll be taking my business elsewhere.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,027
Posted By MN_Smurf
Here are two from a trip I took a couple of years...

Here are two from a trip I took a couple of years ago....Michigan to Durango and back in 12 days.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/boverturf/PRR%202011/DSCN0153.jpg~original...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11,072
Views: 1,182,765
Posted By MN_Smurf
Do you have the routing options set to avoid...

Do you have the routing options set to avoid unpaved roads?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
I'll just point out that other Garmin units...

I'll just point out that other Garmin units aren't running on an Android (owned by Google, mortal enemy of Apple) operating system......you don't think that could play an issue?
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,006
Posted By MN_Smurf
Sent a PM last week about a Monterra...

Sent a PM last week about a Monterra bundle.....still waiting on a response.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
The other advantage to getting the DVD is that...

The other advantage to getting the DVD is that you can get Lifetime Map updates for it......SD card versions aren't eligible for that.
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,006
Posted By MN_Smurf
PM sent about a Monterra bundle.

PM sent about a Monterra bundle.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,758
Posted By MN_Smurf
Hehehehehe.....welcome to home ownership.....:lol3

Hehehehehe.....welcome to home ownership.....:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Damn it, Dan....I wasn't going to spend the money...

Damn it, Dan....I wasn't going to spend the money on one of these just yet, but now I might have to, since it seems like Garmin is listening to the issues and actively improving these units. I blame...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,433,596
Posted By MN_Smurf
You can add me to the list as well.... ...

You can add me to the list as well....

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i194/boverturf/PRR%202011/DSCN0153.jpg~original...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,907,085
Posted By MN_Smurf
You could say that 1,000,000 times and it...

You could say that 1,000,000 times and it wouldn't be enough......good on ya, brother. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,023,790
Posted By MN_Smurf
Mark, I've been mostly a lurker in this thread. ...

Mark, I've been mostly a lurker in this thread. Thanks for including all of us on this adventure.





Ain't just the Canadians that are uncomfortable in Detroit.....:wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,907,085
Posted By MN_Smurf
Yet more proof that ADVr's marry up......

Yet more proof that ADVr's marry up......
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
It has one, and being an Android device, even if...

It has one, and being an Android device, even if it didn't have one, you could get one from the Google Play store.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Sounds like it's time to start saving my...

Sounds like it's time to start saving my pennies......
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
Pretty simple answer....I want both. I want to...

Pretty simple answer....I want both. I want to use the unit as a MP3 player and be able to hear the directions seamlessly. I can do that now with my phone, but it's not weatherproof, so I can't see...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-17-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
I've been following this thread for a...

I've been following this thread for a while.....the big question I haven't seen answered (and I know it can't be until the unit ships) is if the Monterra has A2DP support. That's going to be the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-13-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,702
Posted By MN_Smurf
I'll back him up, Steve. I'm a mechanical...

I'll back him up, Steve. I'm a mechanical engineer that designs military grade electrical enclosures. Buttons are our first source of failure when trying to waterproof a box. Fixed screens and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,023,790
Posted By MN_Smurf
Radioman's thread dropped to page 3???? :huh ...

Radioman's thread dropped to page 3???? :huh

This will not do, not at all.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,907,085
Posted By MN_Smurf
Seems to me that she said you could take some...

Seems to me that she said you could take some other pictures......:deal
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,509
Posted By MN_Smurf
Bergen, thanks for planning a great ride....:clap...

Bergen, thanks for planning a great ride....:clap



For you Ninja 650 riders...this is where I got the fat foot plate and peg lowering blocks:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,509
Posted By MN_Smurf
If you're there, you're there.....

If you're there, you're there.....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,509
Posted By MN_Smurf
Mickey D's at 8, unless you want to go get...

Mickey D's at 8, unless you want to go get breakfast someplace.......
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,509
Posted By MN_Smurf
Alright, I'm late, but I'm in. VG, want to meet...

Alright, I'm late, but I'm in. VG, want to meet up and ride down together, since you have to go past my place to get there?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,907,085
Posted By MN_Smurf
Send a message to Hayduke....that's his store.

Send a message to Hayduke....that's his store.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,687
Posted By MN_Smurf
Unfortunately, I've never ridden the Tiger, so I...

Unfortunately, I've never ridden the Tiger, so I can't compare the two. What I can tell you is that the Versys handles a lot like a big motard. It falls into corners nicely, especially with the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,907,085
Posted By MN_Smurf
That's ok....she has a bike to take pictures on...

That's ok....she has a bike to take pictures on now......:evil :lol3
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