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Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,358
Posted By markgsnw
When I was courting my wife years ago, I got to...

When I was courting my wife years ago, I got to see her on a daily basis to repair her 69 VW van that constantly broke down.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By markgsnw
Service EOLs January 2016

Service EOLs January 2016
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By markgsnw
Except that it doesn't exist, may never exist,...

Except that it doesn't exist, may never exist, and may not perform as described. As someone who funded the Tile project, waited two years for it to ship, and discovered that it had been wildly...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,564
Posted By markgsnw
Another data point for the cautious/paranoid:...

Another data point for the cautious/paranoid: check out the Consumer Reports story about counterfeit tires apparently made from stolen discarded molds. Wow.
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 221,222
Posted By markgsnw
Auxiliary LED Lights - MondoMotos

Well, it does say "Monday, Dec 1"
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,971
Posted By markgsnw
I did the Lost Coast in September on a street...

I did the Lost Coast in September on a street bike. It is absolutely beautiful, and the road will really shake your fillings loose. It's geologically unstable in that area, hence the bad roads. Great...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 194,485
Posted By markgsnw
Yes, and we're here because we don't have the...

Yes, and we're here because we don't have the money for a Zumo.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,679
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,734
Posted By markgsnw
Autocom Easi-7-Advance intercom

My trusty Autocom intercom is available, as we've moved on to the new fangled world of wireless. Frankly, this works better than the Sena intercom we have now.


Made in England, uses a single 9...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,815
Posted By markgsnw
Um, did you forget about the economic crisis in...

Um, did you forget about the economic crisis in 2008, and look at gas prices before the crash? Gas was over $4 gallon in 2008.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 1,108,359
Posted By markgsnw
And you're a dick

And you're a dick
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,815
Posted By markgsnw
One way to view it: it costs as much as you're...

One way to view it: it costs as much as you're willing to pay for it. $10 quarts of oil? We're buying them. $5 gallons of gas? Sure we would. So why should prices come down?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,454
Posted By markgsnw
Good question. Did a bit of research, and found: ...

Good question. Did a bit of research, and found:

(a) When permitted under ORS 814.320, headlights for motorcycles or mopeds may have an upper beam that can be modulated between a high and lower...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,564
Posted By markgsnw
Gosh, ten years ago we were debating Metzler and...

Gosh, ten years ago we were debating Metzler and Michelin Germany vs Spain or Brazil. Some arguments about German and French tires being inherently better than Spanish or Brazilian. No one broadly...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,454
Posted By markgsnw
LED headlight….low visibility to other motorists?

It's not the brightness,which is the same bulb as the low beam, it's the aim of the high beam. Low beams have a cutoff or are aimed away from oncoming drivers. High beams are not.

And in my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By markgsnw
We did end up doing the Lost Coast Road on the...

We did end up doing the Lost Coast Road on the fully loaded Norge. Definitely a lot of work, definitely worth it. It's beautiful out there in part because the road is so poor and there is little...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,454
Posted By markgsnw
Years ago I was riding well after dark on a rural...

Years ago I was riding well after dark on a rural road. I could see a single headlight coming towards me from a great distance, but I had no idea what it was or how fast it was approaching. I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,454
Posted By markgsnw
-1 on high beams. People can't see your turn...

-1 on high beams. People can't see your turn signals. I also had someone so pissed off at being blinded by my high beams that they crossed over into my lane. Yes to conspicuity lights, auxiliary...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,919
Posted By markgsnw
The Oregon coast tends to be much more windy and...

The Oregon coast tends to be much more windy and rainy than Portland. Also consider the salt spray in the air will make metal unhappy.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By markgsnw
You can use the firmware updater to turn it on...

You can use the firmware updater to turn it on and off. I just loaded 5.1 but haven't tested it yet.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By markgsnw
Tell me about the Petrolia and Point Mendocino...

Tell me about the Petrolia and Point Mendocino area: are those roads all paved? I'm sport touring down that way in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,452
Posted By markgsnw
dunno if he owns it, but it's his business...

dunno if he owns it, but it's his business address, sorry, his hobby address.


And my bad, it's only a $7.5 mil home...
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 221,222
Posted By markgsnw
I've got a question: my lights are bronzing, and...

I've got a question: my lights are bronzing, and I want to repaint them before the weather turns. I've never painted over powder coating, so do I need to sand first? Prime? I'm planning on using a...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By markgsnw
I keep my mic touching my mouth

I keep my mic touching my mouth
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By markgsnw
Next up: high speed voice quality. Driver can...

Next up: high speed voice quality. Driver can hear passenger. Passenger cannot hear driver. Obviously more turbulence in the driver's helmet, but previous intercoms could handle that.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,452
Posted By markgsnw
Seems to be working for him...maybe not so much...

Seems to be working for him...maybe not so much for his customers
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By markgsnw
Thanks, that's what I needed !

Thanks, that's what I needed !
Forum: Road Warriors 09-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,452
Posted By markgsnw
Positive notes: Wilbers shock and Matris fork kit...

Positive notes: Wilbers shock and Matris fork kit installed. Really really nice.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-01-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,452
Posted By markgsnw
Todd's final response is that Guzzitech isn't a...

Todd's final response is that Guzzitech isn't a business, it's a hobby for him, and he doesn't want to take the time from his busy life to deal with shippers. So I'm out the 10% of a product that he...
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 221,222
Posted By markgsnw
I've ridden in the rain a fair amount, no water...

I've ridden in the rain a fair amount, no water in the lights. Wonder if you have a defective seal?
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By markgsnw
Sena SMH10 questions

I'm a newish SMH10 owner, long time Autocom owner. I'm trying to track down poor voice quality between rider and passenger with my SMH10 setup. One question is: how are the speakers meant to be...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,452
Posted By markgsnw
Followup on Todd and GuzziTech: after a good deal...

Followup on Todd and GuzziTech: after a good deal of back and forth with Todd, and making very clear what I absolutely have to have (remote preload) and what I really don't want (a racing shock), and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 84,133
Posted By markgsnw
Good point Jim. 15 years ago we were saying the...

Good point Jim. 15 years ago we were saying the same things about BMWNA, and I'm sure we've had zero impact on their outlook, sales, or bottom line.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 84,133
Posted By markgsnw
One of the messages of this thread, for me, is...

One of the messages of this thread, for me, is the emphasis on having trustworthy mechanics available. We happen to have an excellent Triumph dealer in this area, for example, and while we lack a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 84,133
Posted By markgsnw
Many thanks to the OP for sharing this story with...

Many thanks to the OP for sharing this story with us. Very well written and told. I appreciate the black humor that was expressed with BMWNA.

I bought my 1150 GS new in 2000 and put 100k miles on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 40,479
Posted By markgsnw
USB power works fine for me. I wouldn't...

USB power works fine for me.


I wouldn't count on it talking to your intercom
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 08-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 194,485
Posted By markgsnw
My 2595 came with a USB cable. I plug that into...

My 2595 came with a USB cable. I plug that into my USB power outlet on my bike and it is quite happy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,859
Posted By markgsnw
Four final drive failures in 42K.

Single sided swingarm puts a lot of stress on the main bearing. The Moto Guzzi rear drives seem to hold up well, but it is a different design.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,859
Posted By markgsnw
I had mine rebuilt four times over 100k miles and...

I had mine rebuilt four times over 100k miles and it may have been getting ready for its fifth. The first rebuild was by Steve Prokop and he re shimmed it as well as all bearings and seals. He said...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By markgsnw
Oops, duplicate topic. My bad.

Oops, duplicate topic. My bad.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By markgsnw
Aerostich in Portland

Well, OK, Milwaukie, close enough:

August 7-10, 9am - 7pm
Milwaukie Marketplace Shopping Center
10854 SE Oak Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Suits, jackets, boots, gloves, etc.
Advance sizing...
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