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Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By BillMoore
Also, when we are not hauling toys, but have full...

Also, when we are not hauling toys, but have full propane and water tanks, our trailer weight is around 4600 lbs and tongue weight around 600 lbs. When we load in the two bikes and riding gear, the...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By BillMoore
That may be true for the bigger, heavier ones,...

That may be true for the bigger, heavier ones, due to the really high tongue weights they have when empty. But we have not had this problem with our LivinLite. The all aluminum construction really...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By BillMoore
KLRCaptain, yours looks a lot like ours! We went...

KLRCaptain, yours looks a lot like ours! We went with the LivinLite Bearcat BC7X20, which is basically the same as the Quicksilver VRV 7X20 with a different paint scheme and the offroad package which...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
So I've figured out that the problem with mine...

So I've figured out that the problem with mine really is a charging problem, not a battery life problem. If I get them fully charged, the battery life is amazing. It just takes some perseverance to...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Just checked, and the charger I've been using 95%...

Just checked, and the charger I've been using 95% of the time is 5V 500mA. I only stopped using that one and trying others when I started having this problem...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Good to know! I think it is pretty lame that they...

Good to know! I think it is pretty lame that they do not provide a charger, especially if they are finicky about what you plug them in to...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
I'm using the usb cables that came with them, and...

I'm using the usb cables that came with them, and I've tried plugging them into the USB2.0 ports on my laptop, the ASUS charger for my Nexus 7 tablet, the Motorola charger for my MotoX smartphone,...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Well both of our units (a dual pack) are going to...

Well both of our units (a dual pack) are going to have to be exchanged (one of them for the second time). Having major battery issues with both of them. They won't take a full charge.

Just waiting...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By BillMoore
I'm usually carrying two bikes, so I run cables...

I'm usually carrying two bikes, so I run cables through both bike frames and through my ramps, so they are all tied together. Won't stop a determined deadbeat, but will slow them down enough that...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillMoore
Yeah, that is what I've decided. They seemed like...

Yeah, that is what I've decided. They seemed like a good idea at the time, but when you start to look closely at them, there are several potential failure points where all of the stress is on a...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillMoore
Liked it a lot until one of them snapped off (the...

Liked it a lot until one of them snapped off (the little button head that goes into the l-track mount) and the bike fell over into the other bike and put a great big dent in the gas tank. Really glad...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillMoore
Same here, I also have the 7x12 version. Mine is...

Same here, I also have the 7x12 version. Mine is now 4 years old and looks brand new after a pressure washing. Past steel trailers that I have owned have been rust buckets by the time they were 4...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,442
Posted By BillMoore
Stay away from the Moto-Cinch. One of mine...

Stay away from the Moto-Cinch. One of mine snapped off at the little L-track button and the bike fell over into the other bike on the trailer and put a big dent in its gas tank. Could have been...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By BillMoore
Thanks! :D

Thanks! :D
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Interesting... a few weeks ago, my wife and I...

Interesting... a few weeks ago, my wife and I were riding around Whidbey Island and Anacortes, WA, and temps were in the low 40's F, and very high humidity riding along the coastline. Several times...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By BillMoore
What size works best depends a lot on what you...

What size works best depends a lot on what you are putting it on. I think the 1450 is the perfect size for my DR. Any bigger would look odd on a smaller bike...
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Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 93,508
Posted By BillMoore
One more comment on range... we've a few trail...

One more comment on range... we've a few trail rides where we had 3-4 bikes, and my wife and I were the only ones with communicators. I rode in front, my wife rode in back. Lots of the time, I could...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 93,508
Posted By BillMoore
Yes, we are using the units bike to bike. As far...

Yes, we are using the units bike to bike. As far as buildings in the way, it depends... In the city with a couple of skyscrapers in between us, no that isn't going to work. Circling around a shopping...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 93,508
Posted By BillMoore
Have you tried them with the "HD Intercom" turned...

Have you tried them with the "HD Intercom" turned off? That feature gives higher quality audio, but at the expense of range. You will get much greater range with it turned off. My wife and I have...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By BillMoore
Here is mine. Aluma 6.5x12, weighs 600 lbs empty,...

Here is mine. Aluma 6.5x12, weighs 600 lbs empty, can carry 2390 lbs of cargo (2990 lb GVWR). The side rails are removable, and also are the loading ramps. I've had it for about 4 years now, paid...
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,628
Posted By BillMoore
Just submitted my pre-order, can't wait to get...

Just submitted my pre-order, can't wait to get it! Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 93,508
Posted By BillMoore
I wouldn't sweat the serial number too much, we...

I wouldn't sweat the serial number too much, we bought a dual pack and one unit had the clamp issue so it was replaced under warranty, so now we have one 1406 and one 1408, both updated to the latest...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
This pretty much matches my experience, except it...

This pretty much matches my experience, except it took a bit longer than a day to get a response to the support ticket (I don't remember exactly how long, several days, maybe a week). Once someone...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By BillMoore
Another recommendation for The Met, great...

Another recommendation for The Met, great restaurant, great food. Also hard to go wrong with any of the Tom Douglas restaurants...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Got my RMA replacement Thursday, and did our...

Got my RMA replacement Thursday, and did our first real ride with them today. Pretty impressed! Great sound quality on the intercom, no problem communicating at highway speeds. 9.5 hours into a 10...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Weird... my dual pack came with 2 cigarette...

Weird... my dual pack came with 2 cigarette lighter chargers, and two USB cables, but no wall chargers.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By BillMoore
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By BillMoore
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By BillMoore
Stolen ATV - Seattle Hill Rd area of Snohomish

Last night someone stole an ATV out of the shed in our back yard. Vehicle details:

2013 Yamaha Raptor 350, white, has a broken taillight lens, in excellent condition otherwise. If you see one...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
What was he using to charge it? The 20S doesn't...

What was he using to charge it? The 20S doesn't come with a wall charger, so you either need to use the cigarette lighter charger or plug it into a USB port or charger. Not all USB ports will work...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Thanks, I've got a ticket in process...

Thanks, I've got a ticket in process...
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By BillMoore
Yeah I ran into the same thing and will no longer...

Yeah I ran into the same thing and will no longer purchase from them. They require you to use specific shipping methods that make the return shipping quite expensive, and charge a restocking fee, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 26,923
Posted By BillMoore
366 is curb weight on the DR, not dry weight, and...

366 is curb weight on the DR, not dry weight, and curb weight on the KLR is 432, so the difference is 66 lbs. Put an IMS tank on the DR to get up to 4.9 gallons, and you are adding about 6 lbs (+9.1...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Yeah, I'm an engineer too, but IMHO this is a...

Yeah, I'm an engineer too, but IMHO this is a design issue, as in the engineers who designed it screwed up... You shouldn't need to be an engineer to be able to figure out how to safely disengage the...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
The issue with mine is that the little tab that...

The issue with mine is that the little tab that the button moves in and out no longer will come out when you release the button - it stays inside the base.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Well it looks like I got one of the bad ones....

Well it looks like I got one of the bad ones. I've had them for about 10 days, we've only ridden with them once, and that was just a short ride. Went to take them off the bases tonight to charge for...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
The antennas were up, Audio Multitasking was on,...

The antennas were up, Audio Multitasking was on, Intercom-Audio Overlay Sensitivity was set to 6. I bumped it up to 8 and will see if that makes any difference on our next ride together.

Also, the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By BillMoore
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100125...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001253
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,794
Posted By BillMoore
Same here. When I bought the Suzuki, I was...

Same here. When I bought the Suzuki, I was prepared to pay cash, but Suzuki had a 0% financing deal that I couldn't pass up. If someone wants to lend me money for free, I'll take it (and only make...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 91,009
Posted By BillMoore
Got my dual pack installed on our helmets last...

Got my dual pack installed on our helmets last night after updating the firmware, resetting, re-pairing, and pairing to my phone which has the android app on it.

Easy install and everything seems...
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