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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Emmbeedee
The maps are almost certainly pirated. They might...

The maps are almost certainly pirated. They might work, but 'salvaged' maps are not possible.

And no, you can't reassign a map update unless you're doing it to an identical refurb unit.

...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
I took the pipe off three bikes, one a '96, the...

I took the pipe off three bikes, one a '96, the other two '01s. Each one of those header bolts came off nicely by first using penetrating fluid, then a day later an impact driven allen socket to get...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 106,490
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Posted By Emmbeedee
Spray on deodorant is much less messy for that...

Spray on deodorant is much less messy for that job, and just as effective.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
Beautiful picture. Very sharp and colourful. And...

Beautiful picture. Very sharp and colourful. And the video is very steady too. Nicely done.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
The stock cable tends to seize up, sometimes so...

The stock cable tends to seize up, sometimes so the enrichener is on, and other times when it's off. A short cable is less likely to seize up and easy to use. My first DR had the IMS tank and a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 106,490
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Posted By Emmbeedee
We now carry a spare at all times. It's small,...

We now carry a spare at all times. It's small, and fairly easy to change. The bike I changed the part on needed a gasket but I was able to cut one out myself from gasket paper. I now have a spare new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
You can get just the pickup coil itself for about...

You can get just the pickup coil itself for about $35 in a few places. In Canada, I bought mine from rmstator.com...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
The game runs very nicely on my phone but it...

The game runs very nicely on my phone but it doesn't take long before you have to pay for plane upgrades with real money.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
The VIRB content in this is fairly tenuous, but...

The VIRB content in this is fairly tenuous, but it might be a fun game, and you never know, you just might win something:

"New Action App Features Garmin Racing:

You might have watched some of...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,629
Posted By Emmbeedee
Hey Ted, if you have a DS type helmet to get rid...

Hey Ted, if you have a DS type helmet to get rid of, I could use one. I have a street helmet, and a MX helmet, so something in between would be great.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
Don't forget the oil filter, and especially the O...

Don't forget the oil filter, and especially the O ring that goes behind the filter. Lots of times the O ring is discarded with the old filter, then the new filter does nothing to filter the oil.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
Thanks. I find it easy to get good pics if the...

Thanks. I find it easy to get good pics if the scenery is pleasant.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6MKhy7kjPH8/VQ3sYIxcYZI/AAAAAAACER4/6mqK6qf28uo/s800/VIRB0291.JPG
...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 10:32 AM
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Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
The camera's photo settings are set to default...

The camera's photo settings are set to default 16mp (4:3) but the photo of my wife on her bike with the horses in it was taken while recording video, so it ends up being smaller than a picture taken...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,629
Posted By Emmbeedee
Too bad you didn't tell me you were looking for...

Too bad you didn't tell me you were looking for one, Tony. I just returned a $135 one half an hour ago to Kemptville. I'd bought it last weekend in case anyone couldn't find one, but I couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
Yeah, I love the pictures. ...

Yeah, I love the pictures.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1NlL_xrYzbE/VQzoBUlE3II/AAAAAAACEOM/z6KMjjTTZO8/s800/VIRB0056.JPG
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
No idea what the fix is, but until the Virb Basic...

No idea what the fix is, but until the Virb Basic was discontinued and started selling so cheaply, not many of them were in evidence around here. So we don't have a lot of experience with that kind...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
The BMW R1150GS is one of the worst for popping...

The BMW R1150GS is one of the worst for popping the bead on the rear wheel. They're practically "run flat" rims.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
That worked well. How difficult was it to create?

That worked well. How difficult was it to create?
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
I can send you my old steering head bearings if...

I can send you my old steering head bearings if you want. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
Ugh. How can you ride it like that? I was weaving...

Ugh. How can you ride it like that? I was weaving all over the road the way mine was.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-17-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,198
Posted By Emmbeedee
+1 Mini USB can be made to work for a while...

+1

Mini USB can be made to work for a while but sooner or later it's going to fail. Most of the time it's an inconvenience when it fails, but you just never know when you're going to be depending...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-17-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,198
Posted By Emmbeedee
Wouldn't be the first, or the last time their...

Wouldn't be the first, or the last time their support people were wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
Chain too tight or needing lube?

Chain too tight or needing lube?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
What's ironic about that? Seems obvious to me...

What's ironic about that? Seems obvious to me that Virb Edit would depend on data recorded by the Elite itself. It's too bad that the elevation is not accurate on the Virb, but I think it's important...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 106,490
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Posted By Emmbeedee
That would have been interesting to see. ...

That would have been interesting to see.

Back in the 70s the hot tip for the BSA Rocket III and Tridents we owned was to put tapered roller bearings in the steering head to replace the measly 1/4"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
26,000 kms. But the nut holding the bearings...

26,000 kms. But the nut holding the bearings together was less than finger tight, so had the torque been right, they would have lasted longer.


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Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
My DR was handling like a pig recently and here's...

My DR was handling like a pig recently and here's why.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/c2dee2f0e3e93cce4e3abcff11ed1cac.jpg

The worst steering head bearings I've ever seen.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,167,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
Only if it's inside you. If it's outside, then...

Only if it's inside you. If it's outside, then you're not using it right.


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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,198
Posted By Emmbeedee
Why would you buy a gps that uses usb as its...

Why would you buy a gps that uses usb as its power source?

And map segments all count, preloaded or not, against the total you can load.

From Garmin's Help site:

Montana (series)
...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
There's also some higher fps modes which would...

There's also some higher fps modes which would likely give much better results.


Slow Mo HD 720p, 60fps
Super Slow Mo 480p, 120fps
Tall HD 960p, 48fps
Fast HD 720p, 60fps

Any of those...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
I didn't answer when you first posed the question...

I didn't answer when you first posed the question since I don't run my camera on an engine guard; I run it on my helmet. But here's my thought: Light levels are an issue, and so is the resolution you...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
I bought a basic Virb today, from a local store...

I bought a basic Virb today, from a local store which was clearing them out for $135. I'll probably just see if a friend wants it. No reason to keep it.


Sent using strings and tin cans and...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
GoPro mounts suck. They swivel when you least...

GoPro mounts suck. They swivel when you least expect it, unlike the Garmin mounts which are very solid without needing to be tightened with vise grips. Garmin mounts have teeth in the swivel areas to...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
And my point is: why use a separate track if you...

And my point is: why use a separate track if you have the Elite?
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
What a beautiful road. I miss my F800GS a little...

What a beautiful road. I miss my F800GS a little when I see videos like this. The mount seems very steady on there. Did you have image stabilization on?
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
Fixed for you. Good points, but I find the...

Fixed for you.

Good points, but I find the Elites I have sync just fine. I have no problem with their tracks now that Garmin released firmware version 4.0.0.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 266,074
Posted By Emmbeedee
As long as there's a track log of the ride, the...

As long as there's a track log of the ride, the basic Virb video can have the data added. It's more work, but it is fairly easy to do.
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,629
Posted By Emmbeedee
Anyone looking for a great little handheld Garmin...

Anyone looking for a great little handheld Garmin gps? It's a bit of a hike, but the pawn shop in Brockville has an eTrex 20 for $80. It's priced at $100 in the display but I asked the guy for his...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,593
Views: 658,629
Posted By Emmbeedee
Glad you found those cams. I think the Virb is...

Glad you found those cams. I think the Virb is the better choice.


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Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,538
Posted By Emmbeedee
Canadian Tire near me is clearing out the basic...

Canadian Tire near me is clearing out the basic VIRB and the Contour Roam 2. Maybe they're clearing them out in BC too. Worth a look. The VIRB does have a screen.
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