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Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By rifflebox
Ask your optometrist. Some coatings might...

Ask your optometrist.

Some coatings might actually reduce the amount of light. All lenses between your eye and the object you are viewing will reduce the amount of visible light. Tinted lenses...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By rifflebox
I wired my Zumo to the battery. It has its own...

I wired my Zumo to the battery. It has its own fuse. I like having it on until I turn it off, not whenever the ignition is switched off. The downside is that it will discharge the battery if it is...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,853
Posted By rifflebox
I bought a Darien Light jacket (Hi-Viz) and...

I bought a Darien Light jacket (Hi-Viz) and Darien regular weight pants (grey) at the Portland Popup Store last summer. Best riding gear I have worn... period.

The jacket and pants are basically...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By rifflebox
Ditto on the SPOT Trace. Setup is tricky until...

Ditto on the SPOT Trace. Setup is tricky until you do it a few times. You need to set the parameters on the web site and then use the app to download them to the trace via USB. Updates (e.g. asset...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By rifflebox
Railriders

I found this outfit in one of the M/C magazines. Can't remember which. I got a pair of the Khakis and really like them. They are very light and shouldn't wrinkle much. No cargo pockets if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By rifflebox
I thought so. But I stand corrected (gladly).

I thought so. But I stand corrected (gladly).
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By rifflebox
A dealer told me that the factory lowered bikes...

A dealer told me that the factory lowered bikes don't have ESA. I assume, therefore, there would be no ESA button on the left grip.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By rifflebox
Neotec and Hornet-DS

I have a Shoei shaped head and have bought a lot of them over the years.

I bought the Neotec as my primary helmet and am happy with it. It has a flip-down internal tinted sun shade that I use a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,976
Posted By rifflebox
His suit showed up yesterday (9-25). Seven weeks...

His suit showed up yesterday (9-25). Seven weeks minus one day.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,976
Posted By rifflebox
Portland Popup Orders

My buddy and I ordered suits at the Portland Popup on August 9. My unmodified Darien jacket and pants arrived around the first week in September. His R3 light with a modification has not yet...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By rifflebox
Darien

You might want to look at the Areostich Darien suit. It is 2 pc. and essentially it is a very well constructed Gortex shell, under which you can wear whatever matches the weather. I just got mine...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,445
Posted By rifflebox
My 11" Macbook Air (256G) runs OSX and Windows...

My 11" Macbook Air (256G) runs OSX and Windows using Bootcamp. It can update routes and waypoints and upload them to the Zumo with a USB cable. You can't do that with an iPad. The Air can download...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 218,278
Posted By rifflebox
I bought a used NT700VA with 16,500 miles on it a...

I bought a used NT700VA with 16,500 miles on it a couple of months ago. Overall I am satisfied. Power is adequate, brakes are excellent (I have the linked/anti-lock system), handling is competent. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By rifflebox
Why not get heated grips? All gloves, unless...

Why not get heated grips? All gloves, unless they are heated, are passive. If it is cold enough you cannot supply sufficient body heat to keep your hands warm. Heated grips are active in that they...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 104,296
Posted By rifflebox
Iron Butt Assn. Lighthouse Tour

Crescent City, CA

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7303/9342254057_ccdbaf95f6_c.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,049
Posted By rifflebox
Heated grips. The farkle that keeps on...

Heated grips. The farkle that keeps on giving.:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By rifflebox
iMovie (Macintosh). Does image stabilization,...

iMovie (Macintosh). Does image stabilization, editing, transitions, audio, etc., etc. I think Adobe Premiere is roughly an equivalent for the PC but have no experience with it.

Downloading video...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By rifflebox
I have the GoPro Silver. 960/30/W Works well for...

I have the GoPro Silver. 960/30/W Works well for me for video. It gives very good quality while maintaining battery life.

If you mount your GoPro on your helmet or body you get less of a sense...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By rifflebox
As far as I know the 665 supports XM Satellite...

As far as I know the 665 supports XM Satellite radio/weather/traffic and the 660 does not. That is the main reason for the $160 difference in price. The 665 kit includes the XM antenna and...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By rifflebox
Goal Zero

Goal Zero had a display at the Overland Expo near Flagstaff a couple of weeks ago. They offer an array of solar products ranging in size and charging capacity. Their stuff looks well made. If you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,948
Posted By rifflebox
I have a 2012 DL650A that I have put 6,300 miles...

I have a 2012 DL650A that I have put 6,300 miles on since I bought it used in February. If you are riding off-road you will probably want crash bars. Otherwise you might consider the following:
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By rifflebox
You can create waypoints and routes directly on...

You can create waypoints and routes directly on the Zumo. Just use the "Where to?" function from the main menu. You can add, edit, or delete waypoints and routes. Yes, it is clunky, but reliable....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,713
Posted By rifflebox
Thank God for the Road - The Flatlanders ...

Thank God for the Road - The Flatlanders

http://youtu.be/KH3fFwsxdFo
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 47,846
Posted By rifflebox
Losing the Wallet, keys, etc. - Backup

On a cross-country trip in the US I thought I lost my wallet in Alabama (I live in California). I had about $300 in cash.... that's it. Fortunately, the wallet had slipped between my riding pants...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By rifflebox
There is a nice section of old Route 66 between...

There is a nice section of old Route 66 between Williams and Seligman, AZ

http://goo.gl/maps/Y4L8m
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By rifflebox
I have a 2012 V-Strom. The Roxspeed FX bar...

I have a 2012 V-Strom. The Roxspeed FX bar risers allow you to raise the bars and tip them towards you (within cable limits). This allows you to sit straighter on the bike. I also swapped out the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 813,577
Posted By rifflebox
Ditto. I've had mine a couple of weeks and the...

Ditto. I've had mine a couple of weeks and the bike feels well planted. Handling in high winds and behind tractor-trailers is much improved. Cornering is stable and predictable.

Have you...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,233
Posted By rifflebox
Ridge Boots

The local motorcycle shop carries them. They are lightweight and very comfortable boots with side zippers to make it easier to put them on. Some riders do not want laces that might catch on...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By rifflebox
Rosacea

Couple of years ago I had small sores and pimples across my forehead. It turned out to be Rosacea. They don't know quite how one gets Rosacea but mine is easily controlled with an antibiotic, like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,397
Posted By rifflebox
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8552172918_35dd...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8552172918_35dd854b0c_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8552172722_c4bea73e7a_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 899,430
Posted By rifflebox
Coming Into Ely, NV

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8499828998_abc0e9cb18_c.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 80,163
Posted By rifflebox
Used 2012 - Well Farkled

Found this used with only 2400 mi. on the clock. The 55L Givi top case is huge, but I'm keeping it for now while I look for a good luggage solution. I'm amazed how well these bikes ride. Smooth......
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,750
Posted By rifflebox
Carhartt

I wear their double front heavy canvas pants (http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=100453&categoryId=38364&langId=-1) for trips to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 241,154
Posted By rifflebox
Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Rd. 2011.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8432097197_ee85ac0f94_b.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By rifflebox
Here is another source (Touratech). ...

Here is another source (Touratech).

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-065-0147/Zumo-450-550-security-thumb-screw-for-Garmin-bracket-G10859
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By rifflebox
Shoei Neotec?

The most important thing is to find a helmet that fits the shape of your head. I have a "Shoei head" so almost all of their helmets fit me well. My only complaint with the Qwest is that the cheek...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By rifflebox
Thanks for the RR

I was hoping to get to the Overland Expo but I couldn't. Your Ride Report was the next best thing. I appreciate all the pix and hearing about your ride. Sorry about your ribs. I did same thing...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,107
Posted By rifflebox
Thor MX Cool Socks

I have a couple of pairs of Thor's MX Cool Socks that have served well.

http://www.thormx.com/product.jsp?path=3701,3709,3898,12739

Thanks for starting this thread. I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 338,950
Posted By rifflebox
Fossil Butte, WY

On an Iron Butt National Parks Tour last summer. Black is faster...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/7164650344_8d8d2a678e_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By rifflebox
I was referring to multiple profiles on the same...

I was referring to multiple profiles on the same account. From your user account to > My SPOT Devices>Profile in Use>Create New Profile. You can create an alternate profile(s) for an additional...
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