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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By DakarGuy
I did your ride this past weekend. Great route....

I did your ride this past weekend. Great route. Thanks for sharing. It's pretty up there.
I skipped out two portions:
1. The 'poor road' - I went a ways down, it is really muddy after the rains,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,036
Posted By DakarGuy
Next to the Mississippi River south of Galena IL ...

Next to the Mississippi River south of Galena IL
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/Antonsteyn/Motorcycling/20140705_130309.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,023
Views: 552,317
Posted By DakarGuy
NE Illinois ...

NE Illinois
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/Antonsteyn/Motorcycling/20140704_153448.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/Antonsteyn/media/Motorcycling/20140704_153448.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 392,121
Posted By DakarGuy
Fourth of July - NW Illinois

NE Illinois.

The gear on the bike
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/Antonsteyn/Motorcycling/20140704_165545.jpg...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By DakarGuy
I think it may depend on the first map you...

I think it may depend on the first map you download. I found this statement on the GPSFileDepot site for one particular file, and on the forum over there:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By DakarGuy
@the_doc I tried exactly what you did. .. run...

@the_doc
I tried exactly what you did. .. run the .exe. Did not work for me though. But you're right. .. it should work out if the box. They solved it for me pronto. .. so no big deal in the end. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By DakarGuy
Basecamp and Windows 8 Map Install issues - RESOLVED

I have installed Garmin Basecamp V4.3.3 on a Windows 8 PC. With the help of Garmin support I have installed CNNA NT 2015.1.
Now I'm trying to download and install other maps, like those from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks Wayne. I was thinking something along...

Thanks Wayne. I was thinking something along those lines too (although mine is the twin spark). I took a 3.5hr ride yesterday and the bike really does seem to be performing better with the new...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,206
Posted By DakarGuy
Macna Oasis

Macna Oasis.
http://macnausa.com/macna-motorcycle-jackets/macna-mens-oasis-motorcycle-jacket/

On sale right now at Twisted Throttle for $180. You can't beat that....
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Dakar Starting Issue Resolved

You guys were right. The battery was the problem. I only had it 1.5 years, o was kinda surprised. A Scorpion YT12CL AGM. I did charge it over the winter with a cheapo maintenance charger from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Thank you sir. Will do. It was shipped today so I...

Thank you sir. Will do. It was shipped today so I hope to have it before the weekend. My ride last weekend did not happen because of this issue.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Re: Dakar starting issues

Consensus seems to be dead battery. I'll order the Motobatt...and connect it the right way around :evil

Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
I would be happy if that was the problem. I'm...

I would be happy if that was the problem. I'm charging it overnight to see if there is any difference in the morning.
That MB12U looks awesome. The four terminals would be great since I have 4 aux...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Dakar starting issues

I have Googled ADVRider and checked out F650.com. But I have not found a description matching my specific issue.
This morning I fitted my AMPS rugged mount for my new Montana onto my Dakar. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By DakarGuy
I called them back. WOW. That must be the most...

I called them back. WOW.
That must be the most useful and friendly product support call I have ever had. They guy had me up and running in no time. He took control of my computer, installed the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks guys, I did call Garmin support. They...

Thanks guys,
I did call Garmin support. They had a 30 minute hold. I said I would call back later.

wbbnm, when I run the bootstrapper:
- it starts up
- says it's downloading a new map updater...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By DakarGuy
Garmin Map Updater not working

I just unpacked my brand new Garmin Montana 600 motorcycle bundle from GPSCity. Connected the GPS to my PC and put the City Navigator NA NT DVD into my drive.
- The Garmin Bootstrapper.exe starts...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By DakarGuy
Thumb Thanks

Thanks for posting. This PLB has been on my list for ages. This is the best price I've seen.
I just ordered the plus.
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By DakarGuy
BatteryStuff - Thumbs Up

Not sure this is the right place to post, but here goes anyway.

I bought a Scorpion sYT12CL AGM battery from Battery Stuff a year and a half ago. Over the winter, I had it on a 12V charger from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Need a 2007 high seat

I have a low seat on my Dakar. I'm 6'4". The seat is not working for me. Would be willing to swop/ trade this seat for a high.
The seat is in excellent condition; not a single scratch or tear or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Madstad...like others have said. I'm...

Madstad...like others have said.

I'm 6'4". I have a 2007 Dakar. I have a Shoei Hornet DS helmet. With the standard Dakar windshield I was getting buffeted about badly at anything over 60mph....
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By DakarGuy
My findings on the product comparison

I got the maps and have taken a look at them and compared them. I assessed them for my own purposes and personal taste.

Here's what I bought:

From Butler:
- Butler G1 maps for Utah and...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 137,677
Posted By DakarGuy
Ordered for my Dakar

After exchanging several emails with Darryl regarding mounting options, I went ahead and ordered a pair of 20degree lenses and the accompanying mounts today.
I have a set of SW Motech crashbars I'm...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By DakarGuy
I ended up getting a second hand pair of the...

I ended up getting a second hand pair of the Happy Trails SU racks for my Dakar.
Inmate MJS let me know that he had a pair that had never been used...only fitted.
I took a leap of faith in him (I...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By DakarGuy
Not map book. 'Recreation Map'. It's the fold out...

Not map book. 'Recreation Map'. It's the fold out one.
The full book you refer to is the Road and Recreation Atlas I refer to. I got that one for WY.
...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for all the feedback. I guess the only...

Thanks for all the feedback.
I guess the only way to determine whats best for me is to check them out myself. So I went ahead and ordered the following:
From Butler:
- Butler G1 maps for Utah...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By DakarGuy
Not lost. Momentarily disoriented. :D I...

Not lost. Momentarily disoriented. :D

I think the primary dirt roads is what I'm looking for. I'm planning a solo trip. I don't want to get into anything too technical where I am likely to need...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,151
Posted By DakarGuy
Still refining my planning process

I am planning a long trip later this year. The plan is to take 2-3 months off work, and head west, then south, then north-east back home.

My trip planning process has been something like this:
...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By DakarGuy
BDR vs Benchmark Maps vs Butler Maps

I'm planning a circular route of the lower 48, west of Illinois, later this year. I've used Google Earth to plan my high level route most of the way so far.
Couple issues with that method are:
-...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By DakarGuy
For some reason I never got notified of your...

For some reason I never got notified of your post. Anyway, I'm 6'4", 205lbs with a 35" waist. I had the XXL, which was too big. The XL is a perfect fit. Enough space to get something warm underneath,...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By DakarGuy
Yip. That's pretty much been my experience with...

Yip. That's pretty much been my experience with other vendors from time to time.
People also tend to be more likely to post when they get bad service than when they have a good experience.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By DakarGuy
That worries me. I DO NOT expect to receive the...

That worries me. I DO NOT expect to receive the incorrect item, or to make any significant mods to an item when it is advertised as 'made to fit the bike'.

Seems like their shipping and/or QA...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for the feedback guys. After...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

After looking at their website some more, I saw the SL racks for soft luggage. Those are actually better suited for my purpose. I do not want hard cases on my...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By DakarGuy
Bump - any recent experience with HT?

The last post here was in June of 2012.

Has anyone had any more recent experience with HT? Has there been a change in the level of service/satisfaction?
I'm considering their SU Side Racks for my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,626
Posted By DakarGuy
Goeie bliksem. Amazing trip and report Michnus....

Goeie bliksem.
Amazing trip and report Michnus. Those lava rocks look like hell on both bike and rider.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Yeah I've read horror stories of the shocks...

Yeah I've read horror stories of the shocks failing. Painful experience. Is it a known issue with all year models of the GS650 or just some?

Did you make that fitting for the shocks yourself?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
I've looked there before, but not with an eye on...

I've looked there before, but not with an eye on maintenance....more of a casual read. I'll take another more detailed look. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
Great tip. Thanks. Here's a link to the Ezy-Mount...

Great tip. Thanks. Here's a link to the Ezy-Mount product http://www.cyclenutz.com/Ezy-Mount-PIAA-F650GS-Light-bar_p_140.html

Will it fit a 2007 Dakar without any mods? The pic in the link...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,998
Views: 1,747,219
Posted By DakarGuy
BMW maintenance training

I searched high and low on this and other threads, and found nothing. Maybe I suck at searching....

Is there any course I could take that would make me feel more comfortable doing field...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,626
Posted By DakarGuy
Thanks for the reply Michnus. I only got to see...

Thanks for the reply Michnus. I only got to see it now.

What did you do to the handlebars?

I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to give my Dakar the pounding you have given yours. Firstly...
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