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Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,944
Posted By drrod1
When I first got my gen2 Spot (09) I carried it...

When I first got my gen2 Spot (09) I carried it in my jacket pocket. It would miss about 10% of the pings. For the last 2 years it is useless unless it is sitting faceup with a clear sky view. Ie in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,381
Posted By drrod1
I would add the CBR1100XX (Blackbird) to this...

I would add the CBR1100XX (Blackbird) to this list.
Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
Rode those roads a couple of times this year. I...

Rode those roads a couple of times this year. I grew up in that area. In fact I was born on the ranch where Riley road crosses Willow Creek. Nice corner of the world.

Rod
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By drrod1
Advice/experience Iran tour

A group of us are giving consideration to doing the Iranian tour with Motodiscovery

http://www.motodiscovery.com/Iran-Motorcycle-Tour

We have never traveled in the Middle East before. Closest...
Forum: Racing 11-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 193,237
Posted By drrod1
The Saskatchewan Roughrider football team is also...

The Saskatchewan Roughrider football team is also publicly owned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatchewan_Roughriders

A small town team with a rabid fan base, somewhat analogous to the...
Forum: Canada 11-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,836
Posted By drrod1
If you go to your local Lowes (if you have one...

If you go to your local Lowes (if you have one nearby) you can find push rivets in their fastener section that will work.

Rod

ps - I just did a search and see that you do not have a Lowes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,925
Posted By drrod1
I just took a PR4 GT of the rear of my ST1300. At...

I just took a PR4 GT of the rear of my ST1300. At 12,300 kms it was shot. 8 k was Southern California twisties. 2k was slab, one up. 2k slab with 2 up. Great feel and handling but, in my hands, did...
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
Thanks! I will get in touch if I head out. Rod

Thanks!
I will get in touch if I head out.
Rod
Forum: Canada 10-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
Thanks for the input and advice fellas. I think I...

Thanks for the input and advice fellas. I think I may just get a little more practice/experience before giving it a go. I suck in ruts but you never know....maybe give it a go if I am feeling...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
Rr50

So is RR50 doable by novices on WeeStroms? Looks like fun from the pics!
Rod


QUOTE=Lycan1;25277643]XSocal, and Payner from the site, and myself went for a nice day of exploring. XSocal was up...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By drrod1
Check out your local ski store. Lots of selection...

Check out your local ski store. Lots of selection of warm and waterproof gloves. Over the years I have found them for as little as $20 in the "bargain bin". Gortex to boot!
Rod
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,771
Posted By drrod1
Small Euro team? Did I miss the announcement...

Small Euro team? Did I miss the announcement about VW-Audi selling off Ducati?:rofl

Rod
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
powderface

I apologize if this is old news.

Rode Powderface today north to south. Road is in very good condition and could be driven by a car with decent ground clearance. The barricade, about 3 miles in...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5,028
Views: 411,827
Posted By drrod1
532, FTR, Lyon's Creek rd

Just got back from a weekend down south. Took 532 to FTR. No issues. Went north of the junction to check progress on the bridge repairs. We were able to cross on the temporary repair. There was...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By drrod1
http://www.butlermaps.com/

http://www.butlermaps.com/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 351,245
Posted By drrod1
what happened in Montana

http://www.motorists.org/press/montana-no-speed-limit-safety-paradox

Interesting read about what happened in Montana when speed limits were changed.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 351,245
Posted By drrod1
Bicycles here are not special under the law....

Bicycles here are not special under the law. However, different standards are applied in real life. Much effort and resources have been expended to track down cars and motorcycles that have been...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By drrod1
We had the same issue recently. I found that...

We had the same issue recently. I found that hitting the jog dial a few times fixed it.
I have the latest firmware and the units were set to constant intercom with vox off.
Hoping to hear a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 351,245
Posted By drrod1
Thanks for the education. Obviously I am not as...

Thanks for the education. Obviously I am not as well informed as you nor as observant. I will work on improving that as I continue to ride/drive 80,000+ kms per year over on multiple continents....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 351,245
Posted By drrod1
"....Exactly what were the cyclist doing that was...

"....Exactly what were the cyclist doing that was illegal?..."

Might be different where you live, but here bicyclists are governed the same set of rules as cars when on the road when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 351,245
Posted By drrod1
[http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/07/01/crowbom...

[http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/07/01/crowbomb-founder-says-crowchild-trail-bike-stunt-is-misunderstood-and-wasnt-a-stunt-at-all/
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By drrod1
3 cheers for VW

May not be the right place for this, but I couldn't see a better one. Mods can move if they want.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By drrod1
Barcelona......very beautiful city. Close enough...

Barcelona......very beautiful city. Close enough to the Pyrenees that you can take the train there and back in a day. Or rent a car and visit quaint mountain villages or go to any one of many beaches...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By drrod1
http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/earphones...

http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/earphones-and-earbuds/inkd

For the price, they work well. What I like about them is their low profile. Makes wearing them in a helmet more comfortable.
...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By drrod1
Depends on a lot of thing. - what time of year ...

Depends on a lot of thing.
- what time of year
- what do you like to do on holidays
- By yourself or. With someone else
- how much above free can you spend
- beach, mountain, history type of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By drrod1
The tale of 2 broken wheels and a hold up by towing company (long read)

It all started on Friday the 13th! Was it an omen? 6 of us left Calgary and quickly hit rain and a bit of snow as we made our way south and west to Coeur D'alene, ID. So far so good. Next day off...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By drrod1
http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/?gclid=CJ_-55754b4...

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/?gclid=CJ_-55754b4CFVR5MgodlzUAoA
http://www.petes-superbike.com/index.php


Give Pete's Superbike a try or
Canada Motorcycle store

Both are competitive with...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By drrod1
I got one of the early ones. I never did get it...

I got one of the early ones. I never did get it to work very well. Extremely variable battery line, intermittently would just shut down, could not tell it was recording without looking at the front,...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,586
Posted By drrod1
For the longest time (and for that matter, it may...

For the longest time (and for that matter, it may still goe on), dealers laid the blame for the wide disparity in pricing, with the US, at the feet of Parts Canada. They claim (and I have no reason...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By drrod1
TYRE works great. Utilizes Google maps. Real easy...

TYRE works great. Utilizes Google maps. Real easy to set up routes.
And is free!!!
Free download at tyretotravel.com

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,939
Posted By drrod1
Rented a new WCGS for a trip to the IOM and a bit...

Rented a new WCGS for a trip to the IOM and a bit of a tour around northern England and Scotland. 5000kms and the rear pads were shot. (No, I don't over use the back brake. I typically get 50,000+ on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,743
Posted By drrod1
Beg to differ. Any comparison has to remove as...

Beg to differ. Any comparison has to remove as many variables as possible. Best car/driver vs best bike/rider. If you don't do that then there is just to much left up to the ability to operate said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,743
Posted By drrod1
http://www.autox.in/feature/quattroruote-f1-gp-apr...

http://www.autox.in/feature/quattroruote-f1-gp-april2013-impossible-challenge/

Spanish F1 CatLunya pole time - Hamilton 2014 1m 25.232 sec.
No to GP Catalunya 2013 - Pedrosa - 1min 40.83sec
And...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,217
Posted By drrod1
Fuel mileage is just OK. I have never really kept...

Fuel mileage is just OK. I have never really kept track all that much but 150 miles to a tank is about all you can rely on. Start riding it like it is meant to be ridden and it sucks fuel like you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,217
Posted By drrod1
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/drrod/Bik...

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/drrod/Bikes/BB.jpg (http://s246.photobucket.com/user/drrod/media/Bikes/BB.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,404
Posted By drrod1
I have good luck with First Gear stuff. ...

I have good luck with First Gear stuff.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/jackets_and_vests/textile_jackets/first_gear/tpg_rainier_jacket_2014.html

Rod
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By drrod1
SF dealer recommendations?

A friend is looking for a place to get a couple of tires put on his 1200RT in the middle of a trip. He will need them in the San Fran area. Anyone have a recommendation as to who/where?
Thanks
Rod
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By drrod1
If you could find a sheet of the type of material...

If you could find a sheet of the type of material that flexible fridge magnets are made of, you could just attach it to the inside with duct tape. Would be a stronger "bond" than just metal.

Home...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By drrod1
We are planning on riding 88, 4, 108, and 120 as...

We are planning on riding 88, 4, 108, and 120 as we zig zag back and forth for a couple of days before we get to Bishop/Big Pine. I have added the Bristlecone center to the itinerary as well.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By drrod1
I have my GPS plugged into the "audio' port of...

I have my GPS plugged into the "audio' port of the SM10 and my V1 plugged into the "aux" port. The audio from the V1 easily overshadows anything coming from the GPS (music or directions). I do not...
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