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Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By gqelements
maybe this will help: ...

maybe this will help:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/trips/2014-broventure-day-one/
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 523,101
Posted By gqelements
Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to...

Can you re-post the pic please? I'm looking to make one as well and don't want to re-invent the wheel (and can't seem to find your post).
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,975
Posted By gqelements
I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on...

I have Rev'It Ignition 2 (which I crashed in on dirt a few times) and Air Tarmac jackets and both have been great.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,601
Posted By gqelements
I would agree also with the above. I had my...

I would agree also with the above.

I had my dealer (GP Bikes in Canada) go to bat for me on engine damage that could easily been attributed to 'user error'. As a result Triumph (after a VERY...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 606,474
Posted By gqelements
Wet! ...

Wet!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wwilhvvUj5M/VAPST3R2eeI/AAAAAAAADZ4/ee5j8uieexI/w575-h766-no/cam00544.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By gqelements
...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but...

...this is not intended as a snarky comment, but I find it wild that people are still buying P&S cameras. I found that phone photography as really largely caught up with P&S so for me it's either...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By gqelements
If you are serious about taking the road less...

If you are serious about taking the road less traveled, go for the Tiger. A set of woody's wheels alone is 1K, then you still need rubber, suspension upgrades (err overhaul) and all the usual ADV...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,880
Posted By gqelements
Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport...

Someone asked earlier if this is a dual sport ride and if there is any god trail riding planned as part of this. Can someone confirm?
There seems to be little details in general on the tread... :huh
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 553,354
Posted By gqelements
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--uoWvf2ZddU/U-1eYg-S-nI/AAAAAAAADV4/H_azfa7GlpA/w829-h553-no/1014262.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,736
Posted By gqelements
I'm starting to realize that the trick is not...

I'm starting to realize that the trick is not always in the level of skill, but often in willingness to give'er and accept damage from drops and etc... every time i'm conservative i'm hobbling,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 406,088
Posted By gqelements
North of Madoc, Ontario, Canada

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xEAv0cHzh8o/U-1eTqIGGlI/AAAAAAAADVI/c5zvWbOy3o0/w829-h553-no/091499.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By gqelements
On-Road iPhone GPS App with easy route import

Doing some research for a friend who is not terribly tech-saavy, looking for an iPhone GPS app that allows for import of GPX or other routes with relative ease (through cloud, etc...) Requirement for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By gqelements
Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in...

Thanks for the awesome input! My trip will be in September so until then i will be digesting all the resources.

dirty_sanchez - will your offer stand for late September?

Thanks again!
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,441
Posted By gqelements
....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching...

....all this Dakar on Tigers talk has me itching to put mine on (they have been sitting in a box for 4 months since being ordered for a rally I had to pull out of due to engine issues)...
...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 606,474
Posted By gqelements
Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through...

Absolutely.... see all the shoes I worn through camping out at 'Bucs... err Tim's?
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 549,993
Posted By gqelements
that may be the fault of the side-stand return...

that may be the fault of the side-stand return spring being too weak... There was a recall/advisory (at least in Canada) regarding that with dealers changing out the spring....
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 549,993
Posted By gqelements
Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep...

Same effect on mine, only from sliding down steep hill sideways after a botched hill climb...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By gqelements
Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft...

Tow rope... (actually I use 800lbs-rated 20ft strap from a ratchet strap, as it packs nice and tidy...)
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 606,474
Posted By gqelements
From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada....

From a great ride in Northern Ontario, Canada. Photos Courtesy of http://outerimages.com/ (fellow Tiger rider). Fantastic trip in great company, on a great bike through awesome landscapes and terrain...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By gqelements
As per the earlier poster, over the cuff what...

As per the earlier poster, over the cuff what will get you wet, no matter the boots. Some guys have taken to drilling holes in the bottom of the boots to allow the water to drain out... I think that...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By gqelements
Route along the Mississippi?

Hi,
can someone please recommend the best stretch of road from near New Orleans headed north to 'ride along the Mississippi"?

I'm staying in New Orleans for a convention and then riding home to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By gqelements
^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm...

^ if the above is the worst that route has, i'm excited to do the whole thing, no detours needed (famous last words, before a nasty downpour washes out the route).

Would love a tag-along (planning...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By gqelements
690 - which model years to stay away from?

Hi I'm considering seriously looking for a 690 and was hoping to get a snapshot of wich model years 2006-today have been known to be plagued with more issues (or must fix/replace before riding...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By gqelements
This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX...

This is perfect, thank you! Can you share the GPX please?
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By gqelements
There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking...

There is a mass exodus of Ontario riders flocking to PA and (those that know better) to WV in search of good riding. I can guarantee that on any weekend you will find multiple Ontario plated bikes in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,814
Posted By gqelements
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By gqelements
NY VT Trail Maps for an out of towner

Could anyone point me to where I can find a decent collection of trails in upper NY State? I'm planning a loop from Canada (crossing from Gananoque to Montreal) and hoping to get some vetted route...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By gqelements
Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.

Great, thanks for the heads up! I will look it up.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By gqelements
Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well....

Nice camera, I was (am) looking at is as well. The only issue that frustrates me with many of these non-GoPro cameras is lack of full-res time lapse mode. I find videos are nice, but half the time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6,326
Views: 1,243,374
Posted By gqelements
Coles Notes

Is there any chance someone can quickly summarize the feelings of whether 525 EXC would make a suitable ADV bike without a ton of money and endless maintenance? I'm not being lazy but have a limited...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By gqelements
Impressive, but why? I've been 'dead-ended'...

Impressive, but why?

I've been 'dead-ended' onto the dirt with my old bike and Road 3's and you will manage on some hard packed gravel just fine, but water, mud or real loose dirt will stop you in...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By gqelements
Likewise I run 2 10L Military E&E Bags (by...

Likewise I run 2 10L Military E&E Bags (by Condor) with handle straps sown together to sling over the seat. Inside are 2 10L waterproof roll-bags ($8 each from Amazon) to make the whole set-up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By gqelements
Naive question about thumpers

I'm considering a BMW g650x but going to a single cylinder machine frankly scares me. I'm guessing the only real issue (different from a multi-cylinder beast) could be flooding the only cylinder or...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 606,474
Posted By gqelements
after a day on the trails: ...

after a day on the trails:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T8ZBGvtRlyQ/U0SnBjHpTuI/AAAAAAAADGk/FixNLwem2Xo/w799-h553-no/CT_1_jpg.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,891
Posted By gqelements
I was considering both and settled on Crossfires....

I was considering both and settled on Crossfires. Hated them the first 2-3 rides (initially felt so much more rigid than anything i owed previously) but now absolutely love them! Broken in nicely,...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,785
Posted By gqelements
For what it's worth I found the 800 Tiger XC to...

For what it's worth I found the 800 Tiger XC to be the (almost) perfect bike. Enough power and RPM Range to have fun on the road and almost-go-anywhere capacity off-road. Any limitations I've had...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,880
Posted By gqelements
not from the famous ride, but from Algonquin in...

not from the famous ride, but from Algonquin in late fall:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-roq6o3e83_w/UHuBLq0w7uI/AAAAAAAAARw/Y9utmaq-6YY/w835-h553-no/QRS_0508.jpg
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By gqelements
I use HERE for spontaneous navigation and CoPilot...

I use HERE for spontaneous navigation and CoPilot for long On-Road trips. HERE is very good, but it does not offer trip planing/saving.

I'm now hunting for an off-road option.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By gqelements
Fantastic Customer Service

Just ordered directly from Terra-X (with shipping to Canada) and wanted to share a great customer service experience.

Upon receipt of my order, Keith at Terra-X answered my questions very...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,250
Posted By gqelements
This is likely what i should be looking at. Great...

This is likely what i should be looking at. Great tip, thanks!

Thanks for the info and the responses.
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