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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By gqelements
^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm...

^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm excited to do the whole thing, no detours needed (famous last words, before a nasty downpour washes out the route).

Would love a tag-along (planning...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By gqelements
690 - which model years to stay away from?

Hi I'm considering seriously looking for a 690 and was hoping to get a snapshot of wich model years 2006-today have been known to be plagued with more issues (or must fix/replace before riding...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By gqelements
This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX...

This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX please?
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By gqelements
There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking...

There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking to PA and (those that know better) to WV in search of good riding. I can guarantee that on any weekend you will find multiple Ontario plated bikes in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,022
Posted By gqelements
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By gqelements
NY VT Trail Maps for an out of towner

Could anyone point me to where I can find a decent collection of trails in upper NY State? I'm planning a loop from Canada (crossing from Gananoque to Montreal) and hoping to get some vetted route...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By gqelements
Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.

Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By gqelements
Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well....

Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well. The only issue that frustrates me with many of these non-GoPro cameras is lack of full-res time lapse mode. I find videos are nice, but half the time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,197,075
Posted By gqelements
Coles Notes

Is there any chance someone can quickly summarize the feelings of whether 525 EXC would make a suitable ADV bike without a ton of money and endless maintenance? I'm not being lazy but have a limited...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By gqelements
Impressive, but why? I've been 'dead-ended'...

Impressive, but why?

I've been 'dead-ended' onto the dirt with my old bike and Road 3's and you will manage on some hard packed gravel just fine, but water, mud or real loose dirt will stop you in...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By gqelements
Likewise I run 2 10L Military E&E Bags (by...

Likewise I run 2 10L Military E&E Bags (by Condor) with handle straps sown together to sling over the seat. Inside are 2 10L waterproof roll-bags ($8 each from Amazon) to make the whole set-up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By gqelements
Naive question about thumpers

I'm considering a BMW g650x but going to a single cylinder machine frankly scares me. I'm guessing the only real issue (different from a multi-cylinder beast) could be flooding the only cylinder or...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 558,934
Posted By gqelements
after a day on the trails: ...

after a day on the trails:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T8ZBGvtRlyQ/U0SnBjHpTuI/AAAAAAAADGk/FixNLwem2Xo/w799-h553-no/CT_1_jpg.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,610
Posted By gqelements
I was considering both and settled on Crossfires....

I was considering both and settled on Crossfires. Hated them the first 2-3 rides (initially felt so much more rigid than anything i owed previously) but now absolutely love them! Broken in nicely,...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By gqelements
For what it's worth I found the 800 Tiger XC to...

For what it's worth I found the 800 Tiger XC to be the (almost) perfect bike. Enough power and RPM Range to have fun on the road and almost-go-anywhere capacity off-road. Any limitations I've had...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By gqelements
not from the famous ride, but from Algonquin in...

not from the famous ride, but from Algonquin in late fall:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-roq6o3e83_w/UHuBLq0w7uI/AAAAAAAAARw/Y9utmaq-6YY/w835-h553-no/QRS_0508.jpg
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By gqelements
I use HERE for spontaneous navigation and CoPilot...

I use HERE for spontaneous navigation and CoPilot for long On-Road trips. HERE is very good, but it does not offer trip planing/saving.

I'm now hunting for an off-road option.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,800
Posted By gqelements
Fantastic Customer Service

Just ordered directly from Terra-X (with shipping to Canada) and wanted to share a great customer service experience.

Upon receipt of my order, Keith at Terra-X answered my questions very...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,064
Posted By gqelements
This is likely what i should be looking at. Great...

This is likely what i should be looking at. Great tip, thanks!

Thanks for the info and the responses.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,064
Posted By gqelements
Anorak, I'm familiar with the purpose, but...

Anorak, I'm familiar with the purpose, but curious if they would work for general bike wrenching applications, with intent to shave weight from the road toolkit... Any experience with their...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,064
Posted By gqelements
Aluminum Wrench Sets?

Has anyone have any first hand experience with aluminum wrenches?

After being super impressed by the weight (or lack) of Motion Pro's tire lever set, i'm considering replacing my bike tool-kit...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By gqelements
Tossed the paperwork, but if i recall around $350

Tossed the paperwork, but if i recall around $350
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By gqelements
Best Chain tool for the bush

What chain break/rivet tool do you carry in your bike's tool kit?

Looking to add a contingency for a broken chain on a longer trip but hearing mixed feedback on some smaller tools (ie something...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By gqelements
Received my boots in a 10 days, but got slapped...

Received my boots in a 10 days, but got slapped with $130 in duties (Ontario, Canada)


Sent from Windows Phone, using Tapatalk.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-11-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,596
Posted By gqelements
I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to...

I was pretty disappointed with co pilot trying to route me 100 miles out of the way over the weekend. No clue what the problem was. It set to go the fastest route. Makes me not want to trust it for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,596
Posted By gqelements
Isn't it a little naive to ask advice from the...

Isn't it a little naive to ask advice from the company battling being displaced by Smartphone GPS apps?



NAVIGON is a Garmin company.


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Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,929
Posted By gqelements
Bought many street tire sets from Pete. Mitas...

Bought many street tire sets from Pete.
Mitas would be nice if he carried it.
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,711
Posted By gqelements
Pretty awesome! Now RTW! Sent from...

Pretty awesome! Now RTW!


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Forum: Canada 01-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 23,610
Posted By gqelements
Interesting, looks like the 62's were on sale...

Interesting, looks like the 62's were on sale also, must be making room for the 64's coming out now...
Forum: Canada 01-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,260
Posted By gqelements
On the original topic, I'm not advocating buying...

On the original topic, I'm not advocating buying local solely for the sake of supporting local businesses only, but because some local moto dealers actually deserve my money.

Canada is starting...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By gqelements
Duties on Gear ordered from biker-land_de

Looking at a set of SiDi's from biker-land_de Ebay store and curious if anyone here has experience ordering from them and if you had full duties applied based on seller's description of the goods......
Forum: Canada 01-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 23,610
Posted By gqelements
As per above^ Tiger 800XC, Newb to off-road...

As per above^

Tiger 800XC, Newb to off-road (will be my 2nd season) but physically fit and with 10 yrs of street riding experience.

Looking for a team for the Roaming Rally.

Please PM me if...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 23,610
Posted By gqelements
I'm in the same boat - first rally, no team, but...

I'm in the same boat - first rally, no team, but plenty of excitement.



Should be fun!



If anyone is looking for an additional teammate, please PM me or if all fails I'm sure an orphan...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By gqelements
Touratech Kickstand Kill Switch Guard

Wondering what is the consensus among more seasoned riders on maintaining the kickstand kill switch (with additional Touratech Protector) of getting rid of it (by-passing)?

This is on a tiger XC...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,356
Posted By gqelements
I've tossed my tiger down the trail and up/down...

I've tossed my tiger down the trail and up/down some steep slopes - so far only
a surface scuff on the tank.

Compared to the F800, the engine on the Tiger is actually a lot of fun on the asphalt...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,195
Posted By gqelements
Very nice. Really thinking hard about this one,...

Very nice. Really thinking hard about this one, esp. since only 12 of these are being imported in the first year.

I understand the 12K price tag (limited manufacturing, niche design spec, etc),...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,596
Posted By gqelements
What about strength of the GPS signal? I heard...

What about strength of the GPS signal? I heard that a) cellphone chips are not as powerful as dedicated GPS and b) when then are they are throttled in software to reduce their power (to conserve...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 36,591
Posted By gqelements
Does anyone have a link to a VLC stream of NBC...

Does anyone have a link to a VLC stream of NBC Sports?

Tried some online streams but they die or deteriorate very quickly and to watch online via official website a US Cable account is required...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By gqelements
Chest harness all the way. The Helmet POV is...

Chest harness all the way.
The Helmet POV is often very jittery as you look around and check for debris, cars, riders, etc...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By gqelements
Waterproof GoreTex Socks

Hi does anyone have experience with goretex socks and whether they noticeably improve water resistance of MX-style boots?

Any other suggestions to either keep the water out or keep the feet dry...
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