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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:36 AM
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Posted By guavadude
One thing I did notice is that the thin metal...

One thing I did notice is that the thin metal tubing that wraps around the cylinder (oil return line, I think) is supposed to be dry and yours looks wet and covered in dirt. It might be leaking at...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
Yes but you have to remove the plastics to get at...

Yes but you have to remove the plastics to get at so if you really think you have a leak somewhere now's a good time to learn how to take the faux tank off. I'd take the seat off first and see if you...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:48 AM
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Posted By guavadude
The only other fluid left is antifreeze but...

The only other fluid left is antifreeze but you're going to have to take the seat and the plastics off and track it down.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
I wouldn't bother with different gearing until...

I wouldn't bother with different gearing until your chain wears out. The stock gearing is good for road already.
Anakee 3s are great road oriented tires. I really didn't like the K60 rear. It made...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
The stock chain doesn't have a master link so...

The stock chain doesn't have a master link so afaik you have to remove the swing arm if you're going to remove the stock chain and reuse it, as opposed to cutting it off when it's worn out. Although...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
I think 16/47, that's what's stock on my 2009. ...

I think 16/47, that's what's stock on my 2009.
Check this site out
http://www.gearingcommander.com

It's a great way to see what different sprockets do to the rpms.

You can see that 16/49 is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
at your next chain change, you should try the...

at your next chain change, you should try the 16/49 combo. It keeps the rpms in the sweet spot in every gear and eliminates the lugging when climbing in 2nd. I really think this is how it should...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,424
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Posted By guavadude
If you get the Sertao, or any BMW, at some point...

If you get the Sertao, or any BMW, at some point you'll probably want to upgrade the suspension. They really are a great 50/50 bike though and should be able to handle wherever you want to go.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,712
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Posted By guavadude
Once I have imported my daily tracks into...

Once I have imported my daily tracks into Basecamp, I rename and organize by area/state or event. I found that if you don't use daily archive then you end up with a lot of track pieces which you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,712
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Posted By guavadude
I struggled with some of the same issues until I...

I struggled with some of the same issues until I set my prefs to auto archive daily. Now I get one track that corresponds to each day's riding and has that date.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
Do you have to turn the key to the lock position...

Do you have to turn the key to the lock position for the processor to turn off? I usually just use the first off position to the left of on.
So there isn't a way to disconnect the clock because I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
I'm starting to wonder if the LCD clock is what...

I'm starting to wonder if the LCD clock is what killed my stock battery. Now when the bike sits for awhile, I pull the 10 amp fuse that powers the dash.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
The F700 does if you get the upgraded pkg. The...

The F700 does if you get the upgraded pkg.
The best way to tell on the G650 is if you're on the highway and shift up and it doesn't go into a higher gear, then you're in fifth...no matter how many...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
I recommend getting a new unit, not even a...

I recommend getting a new unit, not even a refurb. There was an issue with mine where the screen calibration was off and Garmin sent a new unit. I think this is a fairly common issue and they are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
I have the Wolfman Express tankbag and it's...

I have the Wolfman Express tankbag and it's awesome. It doesn't come as far back on the slope as the others might so it's not in your gut when you stand. I really like how it's expandable so I keep...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By guavadude
Hyperpro shock height

i'm curious, on the Hyperpro shock, could you have specified a lower height that is the same as stock or is the 1" higher just part of the deal.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,681
Posted By guavadude
So Spot called me and said the second operator...

So Spot called me and said the second operator was wrong.
The 50% rebate lets you upgrade a device, but the 100% rebate is for adding another device and plan.

Since my policy is up for renewal,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,681
Posted By guavadude
What a cluster-F! So I called Spot again...

What a cluster-F!
So I called Spot again because I noticed they are charging me $17.99 replacement fee and a $30 towing fee that only works within 50 mile radius, so it's useless.
Since this was a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,681
Posted By guavadude
I just got a notice that you get $149 Visa card,...

I just got a notice that you get $149 Visa card, so apparently 100% rebate is going on from now to 12/31/14.
*****
Well, I just got off the phone with them and it appears that this offer is for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
This pic shows where I grounded the fuzeblock. It...

This pic shows where I grounded the fuzeblock. It comes with a wiring harness and this was a good place to grab ground. So yes, all grounds connect to the block and the block is grounded here.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
The G650gs pictured IS a single 650. I'm not...

The G650gs pictured IS a single 650. I'm not seeing the skid plate listed for the F650 single so I think you mean that the Altrider plate is for the redesigned G650's which came out in '11. You might...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
I put a Fuzeblock under the seat but it's not...

I put a Fuzeblock under the seat but it's not "nailed" down, so I can pull it out to work on it if needed. I grabbed power from the terminal used for jump starting the bike. Pics are here...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
I'd also put a drop of blue loctite on the...

I'd also put a drop of blue loctite on the threads when you reinstall the ABS sensor. I'm in the habit of using loctite on almost every bolt I remove.
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 19,822
Posted By guavadude
One thing I'd really love to have in an app like...

One thing I'd really love to have in an app like this is a variety of suggested routes, particularly scenic routes. Navigon on my iPad gives three options for directions: a fastest route, a medium...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By guavadude
I went with visionxwholesale.com round Optimus 20...

I went with visionxwholesale.com round Optimus 20 degree spots. You can mix and match spots and floods but I like 20 degrees on both sides. Nice distance and side coverage and a good price. Very well...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By guavadude
I haven't tried the Airhawk but have just moved...

I haven't tried the Airhawk but have just moved from the Alaska leather sheepskin to the ceramic Beadrider. The Beadrider is working well for me and adds more airflow in the Texas summer which is a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16,315
Views: 1,988,183
Posted By guavadude
I think the Altrider bash plate looks pretty...

I think the Altrider bash plate looks pretty trick with good ventilation for the voltage regulator.
Lots of pics of it on the bike are here...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 19,822
Posted By guavadude
Great app! I'm in and hopefully can help make it...

Great app! I'm in and hopefully can help make it better.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,986
Posted By guavadude
In... One thing I noticed today is that in my...

In...
One thing I noticed today is that in my 5.1 version of Safari, the icon's popup info didn't work. In Google Chrome everything works fine. I must say, those are some crappy bit mapped icons...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
Testing out Furkot.com and it's great. I'd have...

Testing out Furkot.com and it's great. I'd have to say with Google maps so screwed up now, this might be a better alternative since it's the closest to GMamps out of any of the third party apps I've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,770
Posted By guavadude
The popup info wasn't showing up on my older...

The popup info wasn't showing up on my older version of Safari.
Do you import your tracks and waypoints into Furkot or are you just using it to export .gpx files?
It seems to me that Basecamp is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,770
Posted By guavadude
Furkot Me!

oh, I'm liking Furkot!
I haven't seen that one and it's the closest to Google maps with lots of features.
Is there a way to turn on pop up info for all those crappy icons?
I can't find a menu that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
Let's move Google/Basecamp talk here ...

Let's move Google/Basecamp talk here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25625155#post25625155

There's already enough pages of Montana info to wade through.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,770
Posted By guavadude
Google maps

From the Montana thread....
why I like Google maps.
Google maps has Satellite view without me having to buy the additional birds eye maps from Garmin.
Google has Terrain view without me having to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
We should probably move this discussion to the...

We should probably move this discussion to the Basecamp thread...
I know how to use Basecamp.
Again...
Google maps has Satellite view without me having to buy the additional birds eye maps from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
As you build your library of not only your own...

As you build your library of not only your own tracks and routes, but from other users as well, you'll end up with a metric crapload of waypoints. I use Basecamp to keep all of this info as well. It...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
Since I import the KML into Basecamp, it creates...

Since I import the KML into Basecamp, it creates a track which I then relabel, organize and transfer to my Montana. I also convert the tracks to routes so I can be prompted at turns if I feel it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
I've found that using Google maps is the quickest...

I've found that using Google maps is the quickest way to create routes. There's a thread I started "Google maps to Basecamp for Dummies" with some tips.
You need to export your Google map...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11,712
Views: 1,422,747
Posted By guavadude
Call Garmin. More than likely you just need to...

Call Garmin. More than likely you just need to purchase the update now, you don't have to use it by Dec 3rd. You should get one free update with the CNNA. I made the mistake of using that update on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 562,948
Posted By guavadude
If they'll throw in the engine and hand guards...

If they'll throw in the engine and hand guards take them and sell them.
All the farkles can really add up. Engine guards I think are a must. Altrider.com and SWMotech make some good stuff. Lots to...
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