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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-23-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By OlyRider
Zumo 550 powers off at 20-mile "zoom"?!

A friend with a Zumo 550 is having a problem. His 550 won't zoom out past 20 miles. At 20 miles, it begins to power off. He is leaving for the Idaho BDR in ten days, and this will be a problem. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By OlyRider
If that is the slightly less expensive Chinese...

If that is the slightly less expensive Chinese version it might be less than a year old. If it was bought at Cabelas, and you can find the receipt, they will give you a refund. They are really good...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-18-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,555,573
Posted By OlyRider
Can I "name" an address on my Montana?

Garmin couldn't answer this. They told me to look on Youtube. I did...to no avail.

After I enter an address to navigate (CN 2014) can I name the address something like BMW Store, Sandy's, or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
If less weight, better performance, and more...

If less weight, better performance, and more horsepower was the "real" goal wouldn't all those claiming that anything else is a deal-breaker already be riding HP2 Enduros? * Ask BMW how that worked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
+1 Someone got their chain yanked, but...

+1

Someone got their chain yanked, but good.

My dealer took a $100 refundable deposit.

Some people...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
Did Honda "announce" that it will have an...

Did Honda "announce" that it will have an aluminum frame? I didn't hear that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
Well...the CRF 250 L is just a reliable...

Well...the CRF 250 L is just a reliable creampuff with no exotic parts, so I hope Honda doesn't follow suit with the 1000.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
Wicked You enjoy writing foolish and misleading things,...

You enjoy writing foolish and misleading things, don't you.

In 2013, Honda introduced the CB1100 to North America. Reviewers loved the bike (It made several bike-of-the-year lists) but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
It was a "Best Standard" of the year for 2013. ...

It was a "Best Standard" of the year for 2013. Then they made it better. And, still, no one bought it. Except me and a few others. What's your point? Maybe they'll cancel the CRF1000L after two...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
You enjoy writing foolish and misleading things,...

You enjoy writing foolish and misleading things, don't you.

In 2013, Honda introduced the CB1100 to North America. Reviewers loved the bike (It made several bike-of-the-year lists) but complained...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
Nonsense. Dealers will take a $100 refundable...

Nonsense. Dealers will take a $100 refundable deposit on this bike just like any other. I did it yesterday. Just because. If I don't buy it, someone else surely will. The Groms are way more in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 141,210
Posted By OlyRider
You're wrong. The 16's were shown to the...

You're wrong. The 16's were shown to the American Honda dealers on Redline this morning.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By OlyRider
Renazco on my F800GS and Seat Concepts on my KTM...

Renazco on my F800GS and Seat Concepts on my KTM 450. Very happy with both! The Renazco needs an Airhawk to be comfortable for more than 200 miles, but that's probably my butt's fault, and not...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,685
Posted By OlyRider
+1 A thoroughly professional,...

+1

A thoroughly professional, highly-competent and customer-centric business! Kim, the liaison with seat buyers, is pretty much 100% with her follow-through and friendliness. They give you two...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By OlyRider
I have a Langlitz, too. Rode down to Portland...

I have a Langlitz, too. Rode down to Portland five years ago to get fitted. $1,100 then, with padded shoulders and elbows, and extra pockets. Six-week wait. They offered me a choice of...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By OlyRider
I have the Transit jacket, Roadcrafter, and...

I have the Transit jacket, Roadcrafter, and Darien. Yes...I am a gear whore! I really like my Transit. I wear it with the ADP-1 pants. In fact, I always hope that the weather is conducive to...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By OlyRider
Maybe not "custom-sized", but if Vanson had...

Maybe not "custom-sized", but if Vanson had short, regular and long sizing, I would own an awful lot of their stuff. But they don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By OlyRider
I thought my Daytona GTX's were wonderful boots. ...

I thought my Daytona GTX's were wonderful boots. Comfortable, waterproof, and top-quality construction.

I could walk around in them all day, if necessary. I don't think that last part goes...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By OlyRider
I'm definitely in the one-size-up with a...

I'm definitely in the one-size-up with a Superfeet insole group. Unless you happen to have wide feet. Then it's probably not going to work. The bigger/better insoles are a good thing to have in...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By OlyRider
I won't argue with the scientific data that...

I won't argue with the scientific data that supports whatever point they are trying to make, but on my Klim Adventure suit it is practically useless as a stand-alone armor. It is too small to offer...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By OlyRider
You're not wrong. No certification. Not sold as...

You're not wrong. No certification. Not sold as riding protection. But you knew that. Sold for sports such as football. Not expecting this to be as protective as my Forcefield. Don't think it...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By OlyRider
Wicked Called a popular optician here in town. ...

Called a popular optician here in town.

Opti-fog progressive lenses would only cost $480 (plus $45 tax) No frames...just the lenses. There is a good chance I'll go another direction!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By OlyRider
The problem with the Shoei GT-Air is that the...

The problem with the Shoei GT-Air is that the visor cannot be cracked "just a little". It can only be cracked about an inch. Worthless in the rain. Not Shoei's fault. Breath-guard that came with...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By OlyRider
Heck of a deal on Rib protection!!

I have a Forcefield rib protector, but I thought I would try the Evoshield Rib protector. It's a cool concept. Mold-able pads that fit in pockets on their shirts. Very effective, not bulky, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By OlyRider
Cure for foggy glasses?

Probably been asked many times before.

I have several helmets including three with Pinlocks, but my glasses fog to the point I can't see a thing. Can't get rid of the glasses.

Is there a...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By OlyRider
Laugh Bzzzz....wrong answer!!:rofl NEVER trust an...

Bzzzz....wrong answer!!:rofl

NEVER trust an LEO to give you a definitive answer on "THE LAW".

They are "usually" right, but can be wrong, and are quite obstinate when that happens. I was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By OlyRider
Yep, that road is paved, but be aware that is is...

Yep, that road is paved, but be aware that is is not what you think of as a paved road elsewhere. It is a relatively good surface, but there are some potholes in places, and needles plus moss in...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By OlyRider
hip pads?

Depends.....

I have some Dakar pants that easily fit over my CTI knee braces, and a variety of armored shorts. I have never been disappointed with my Forcefield gear.

But it's up to you to...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,781
Posted By OlyRider
No....you don't want that. Too many unnecessary...

No....you don't want that. Too many unnecessary pieces and too expensive.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/proxxon-36-piece-precision-engineers-tool-set

Many ADVers swear by them. High...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,052
Posted By OlyRider
Cartilage

Makes sense. That explains why it hurts in the "front" even though I landed on my back. And why I still can't sleep in a bed!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By OlyRider
Which GPSok for it

Just a thought, but maybe Baldy should create a forum for GPS questions such as this.

Nah...nobody would bother to look for it
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,052
Posted By OlyRider
Ribs

Timely post for me.

Cracked two ribs one month ago. I work at a Honda dealership. Was riding slowly around the parking lot on a new CB1100 trying steering lock turns. Lost the front end on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,658
Posted By OlyRider
Do you have a review to include?

Do you have a review to include?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,219
Posted By OlyRider
SignalDynamics.com Works great!! When I...

SignalDynamics.com

Works great!! When I had a bulb problem after seven years, they replaced it for free!!! Didn't ask for it, and expected to pay, but they offered. Including free 2-day...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,491
Posted By OlyRider
BestRest products

My vote goes to David and the EZ air gauge. Years of use & abuse, and it just won't die! The gauge itself is very easy to read.

My favorite feature is the ability to air up or down without...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 805,113
Posted By OlyRider
Typically, Honda Bonus Bucks are a reduction in...

Typically, Honda Bonus Bucks are a reduction in the price of the bike, in this case $1,000. Rarely are they for farkles and clothing, but it does happen. However, this appears to be the former...a...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,658
Posted By OlyRider
I have two of the "wide-body" Kermits with...

I have two of the "wide-body" Kermits with extensions and cupholders. Never had a problem of any type except the amazing amount of curious concertgoers that constantly approach me at outdoor shows. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,424
Posted By OlyRider
Totally agree!! I'm pretty sure my Leatt brace...

Totally agree!! I'm pretty sure my Leatt brace saved my bacon three years ago when I whiskey-throttled my 800GS on a tight, rocky jeep trail. Even though I believe it is a great piece of gear...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,424
Posted By OlyRider
I parsed that as you put your shoulder pads on...

I parsed that as you put your shoulder pads on "over" your neck brace. Didn't understand that! Now I know what you meant.

I think "good" shoulder pads, like Forcefield, will be useful in more...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,424
Posted By OlyRider
The answer is "Who knows?" I broke my...

The answer is "Who knows?"

I broke my shoulder in three places last October in a fairly low speed "lay down" on the righ side. Not real slow, but I thought I would pick my 800GS up and ride away....
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