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Forum: Americas 02-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By rchrds
Guia Roji and a garmin Mexico chip for your GPS...

Guia Roji and a garmin Mexico chip for your GPS will do just about everything. If you want more you will have to buy topos.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rchrds
Yep- doing that. The idle time is more to bring...

Yep- doing that. The idle time is more to bring it up to operating temp and cycle the engine than charge the battery. The tender tries to manage the battery.



Yep- I have one of these attached...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rchrds
Awesome. I knew it existed somewhere. This is...

Awesome. I knew it existed somewhere. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. As for the daily charging- I do normally leave it on a trickle charger- but when she forgets to plug it in for the month-...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rchrds
Interesting! I will have to check this out.

Interesting! I will have to check this out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rchrds
Yea- it's connected directly to the battery- I...

Yea- it's connected directly to the battery- I guess I could reroute it to the CANBUS connector on the bottom side of the plastic- I don't want the wires above the plastic fitting, thus I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rchrds
Jump starting an F800GS

Ok- here is my problem. I frequently leave the country for 9-12 months at a time, leaving my wife to run the bike about every other week to keep it in shape for when I return. Unfortunately, I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By rchrds
Talking Helped a broke down F650 today...

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/8862/yju0.jpg

Payed back some Karma from a cross country a couple of years ago- This gent was stopped on the side of the road- His F650 ABS had caused his front brakes...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,377
Posted By rchrds
I've been using the warm n safe gloves for three...

I've been using the warm n safe gloves for three years or so now and they are awesome. Even in the heavy rains they don't soak through, and I regularly ride in < 0 deg f temps.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,568
Posted By rchrds
25000 miles on my factory chain, lubed...

25000 miles on my factory chain, lubed frequently, more often than 500 miles, depending on conditions with Walmart brand spray on chain lube, never cleaned once. It was well and truly shot at 25k,...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By rchrds
I can also pipe up on the Warm N Safe jacket...

I can also pipe up on the Warm N Safe jacket liner and gloves. They are awesome. I ride every day in all weather, and used to have to stop once it got below 45- no longer. I now leave my liner in my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,825
Posted By rchrds
I currently have the same shimmy at 45 (wobbles...

I currently have the same shimmy at 45 (wobbles almost to out of control with hands off) which I suspect creates the hand-numbing vibration at 4500 in 6th, or about 75mph. I am sure the wheel is out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,660
Posted By rchrds
F800gs in new batman movie

Did anyone notice the bad guys trying to escape on f800s?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By rchrds
I have the exact same problem with my Jesse top...

I have the exact same problem with my Jesse top box. One solid bumb, and it pops open. I find if I lock it, it will stay closed, but that is annoying. I think the latch button is not located in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,834
Posted By rchrds
I have a Suzuki Burgman 400. It is great for my...

I have a Suzuki Burgman 400. It is great for my daily commute (aside from everyone at work calling me gay) and at 70MPG it completely blows away the pickup. The ride is smooth, and has enough power...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,371
Posted By rchrds
Payment Sent!

Alright! Payment sent, thanks!
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,371
Posted By rchrds
Is it too late to get in on this? I would like a...

Is it too late to get in on this? I would like a black anodized one as well!

Jason Richards
Forum: Canada 12-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,574
Posted By rchrds
Sorry, I missed my chance to get a pic of a...

Sorry, I missed my chance to get a pic of a loaner bike in front of the timmy hortons over here in Afghanistan. But you guys left early, they closed it, and now we have no doughnuts to enjoy. Sorry. ...
Forum: Regional forums 11-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 98,213
Posted By rchrds
In - most likely! (Long ride from TN)

In - most likely! (Long ride from TN)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By rchrds
Moving to Seattle in October 2012, similar...

Moving to Seattle in October 2012, similar interests- exchange caving for skiing- interested to hear responses. :lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By rchrds
My '10 F800GS also does the 5th/6th indicator...

My '10 F800GS also does the 5th/6th indicator fault- I plugged up my GS911 reader to the bike and it shows a gear shift potentiometer fault. Of course, I deployed just after I found this, and by the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,803
Posted By rchrds
I sort of understand your point- I am very much a...

I sort of understand your point- I am very much a "so what are we going to do there" kind of guy, but have found that I enjoy getting there more by motorcycle than by truck. The wife and I are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Poll: panniers
Views: 2,269
Posted By rchrds
I don't know about best, but I have the Jesse...

I don't know about best, but I have the Jesse triple stack and they are nice- and expensive. I like the lower profile and the solid latches- not so excited about how them come off and on, but it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By rchrds
I put a Bailey windshield on at the dealership...

I put a Bailey windshield on at the dealership when I bought it. Never had issues with wind after that. I have had issues with the seat, but found that when the bike is loaded with a hundred pounds...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,929
Posted By rchrds
My recommendation is one of these dealies. ...

My recommendation is one of these dealies.

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-98-beadbrakr.aspx

They're not so cheap, but the spoons come with it (part of the tool) and with practice i can step...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,403
Posted By rchrds
SquirrelyGirl- there are other cavers on this...

SquirrelyGirl- there are other cavers on this list- Unfortunately I am off for a yearlong vacation in Afghanistan (natural cave free) If you are still caving when I get back- we need to do some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,896
Posted By rchrds
Plenty of time spent in El Paso and nearby...

Plenty of time spent in El Paso and nearby sectors. Lets just say great strides have been made over the last ten years that I have interacted with those guys, and it's still new to some of them....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,963
Posted By rchrds
F800GS- I like it cause it wants to travel long....

F800GS- I like it cause it wants to travel long. The seat is so painful when the bags are empty, and you slide forward on your ass parts- but when the bags are full.... the bike is level, the seat...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,896
Posted By rchrds
Just a followup, since it appears people are...

Just a followup, since it appears people are still reading this thread- I revise my comments on the USCBP (US customs and Border Patrol.) They are now capable of using a GPS, though it's a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Okay, where's the new one- I got Tuesday off!

Okay, where's the new one- I got Tuesday off!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
game on! game on!

game on! game on!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
tooo easy.

tooo easy.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Yep, for a little bit, but only right in...

Yep, for a little bit, but only right in nashville. My wife works down there, so I am in Nashville frequently.

What's funny about that is I passed a few KLR type bikes enroute- I always get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Okay, map shows this hasn't been tagged yet. I...

Okay, map shows this hasn't been tagged yet. I lied about the knobbies, ran out of time, but the road here is VERY nice. And- despite the charge for local residents being $0.75, motorcycles seem to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Hey, can someone PM me on how to add the tag to...

Hey, can someone PM me on how to add the tag to the google map?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,896
Posted By rchrds
Bob- nice closing posts, thanks for rounding it...

Bob- nice closing posts, thanks for rounding it up for everyone- certainly accurate enough for the regular rider. Hope all is well with the bike and yourself.

Jason
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
I have to go get my pic- I'll swap to knobbies...

I have to go get my pic- I'll swap to knobbies tonight and go get it- cross fingers for tomorrow am.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Okay, you can all quit whining now.

Okay, you can all quit whining now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 317,257
Posted By rchrds
Wow- has this last tag really languished this...

Wow- has this last tag really languished this long? hmmmm, sort of a long ride for during the week...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,896
Posted By rchrds
Okay, more running at the mouth. In...

Okay, more running at the mouth.

In continuation, yes, we usually are better equipped than most law t enforcement agencies, in some regards. As for geopositioning, for the reasons explained above,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,896
Posted By rchrds
Bob, let me try to address some of these...

Bob, let me try to address some of these statements, and perhaps kickstart a "how can we help", or at least "know were we stand" sort of conversation in regards to law enforcement/rescue...
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