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Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 79,630
Posted By TBickell
thinking about making the FJR jump

So there are some smoking deals on new( 2014) FJR's and some have the non-adjustable suspension and are in the 12k price range. A lot of bike for that money. Question is why are the suspension...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 96,179
Posted By TBickell
let us know how you like that Hi-Viz Misano. That...

let us know how you like that Hi-Viz Misano. That is what I would be ordering exactly.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 96,179
Posted By TBickell
thank you. So now I have to figure out if the...

thank you. So now I have to figure out if the Latitude that is now on sale is the 2013 or the newest version. What I still can't understand is why Klim has failed so bad in the collar/velcro area and...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 96,179
Posted By TBickell
Klim now on sale..

I see that Klim is now offering the Latitude( and others) on sale now. Decent prices. I have pretty much worn out my Rev-it Cayenne pro outfit ( very good kit) and want some gore-tex stuff without a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 650,422
Posted By TBickell
Thank you.. I am going back in tomorrow to see...

Thank you.. I am going back in tomorrow to see how bad they want to get rid of it? I am assuming it would come with the new bike warranty which is 1 year right? If I want to buy an extended warranty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 650,422
Posted By TBickell
Here's a good one... a "new" 2010 for sale !!

Here in the great state of Montana I found a "new" ( at the dealer) 2010 FJR with 59 miles on it and they are desperate to sell it. I have a 2011 Triumph Sprint GT and had not real thoughts of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By TBickell
If it's not too late a vote for the Sprint GT

I've had mine for a year ( 2011 bought it barely used) and in 10,000 miles has not had a hiccup. The motor pulls like a tractor and just sounds soooo sweet ( trident can). Not sure about longevity...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,593
Posted By TBickell
Ive gone thru 2 sets on my Multistrada and I...

Ive gone thru 2 sets on my Multistrada and I loved the feel and the comfort. Great in the turns but I am only getting 6k on the rear before its worn. I'm going PR3's next ....
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,833
Posted By TBickell
Sons of Anarchy...

did not hurt either. Great marketing for the brand. It's a lifestyle choice as much as a bike choice. I think it is also the first thing people think of when they want to get into the "bike thing"....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,993
Posted By TBickell
Triumph Sprint GT??

You might want to try and find a 2010-2011 Triumph Sprint GT. An often overlooked great sport touring rig with one of the best engines ever strapped on to a bike frame. Great panniers are stock. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,263
Posted By TBickell
Thanks for the reply. I am torn between the 23mm...

Thanks for the reply. I am torn between the 23mm drop or the 30mm. I am short with a 30" inseam but I really feel the stock pegs are way high. The install seems fairly tricky on this bike so I want...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By TBickell
yep..

And that's why I'm looking for a wing man or two. Some of the best roads up here are so remote that if you even have mechanical failure you better have a tent, some food and a .45 ..lol. It could be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By TBickell
Anyone want to do some twisty's in Montana?

Spending my second summer in the Flathead Valley area ( Somers) and looking for some folks to ride with. I have a Triumph Sprint GT that likes to go.:wink:
Looking to do some remote rides thru the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,263
Posted By TBickell
Thought I would kick start this thread..

Just got my 2011 GT out of storage in Montana and ready to rip some long rides up here in God's country. Changed the oil, put the battery back in, lubed the chain and it back on the road. What a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,411
Posted By TBickell
Route 66

if you can and have not.. ride up thru Joshua Tree NP and then up to Route 66 to Amboy and then east to Needles. Great slice of history and some great vista's. Not a lot of turns but better than...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By TBickell
Anthem , New river area

I live in Anthem which can be a gated, golf course community or New River just a mile north has the acre to 5 acre horse property with no HOA etc etc. I love Arizona and I think it has some of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,411
Posted By TBickell
Going to do a ' drive by" on the 800

can't head up out of the Phoenix area until Friday afternoon. May camp in the Payson area Friday night and head up to Mormon lake using the new BCD route Saturday and stop in to see the bikes and the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By TBickell
tough question. have nor ridden the new W?...

tough question. have nor ridden the new W? version but I did ride a 2011 RT. It was a demo/loaner for me when I took another bike in for service. Seemed like a great comfy "mile muncher" other than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 567,645
Posted By TBickell
As they say " YMMV". I am 5'8" with at 30" inseam...

As they say " YMMV". I am 5'8" with at 30" inseam and use the comfort seat if that helps anyone. I also ditched my Shoei Hornet helmet and went with a Neotch and that makes a lot of difference at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By TBickell
just had mine done..

Had my first "major" service at the dealer and sure enough valves were out of spec. I did not ask for the actual numbers. Should I have? I had this done at 11k miles and was surprised that they were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 567,645
Posted By TBickell
Mirage 2 owner here...

Have had one on my 800GS for 3 years and it really works well. I just did 2000 miles through Death Valley, Big Sur, back thru the Mojave and even in the wind it performs well. I like that I can...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
Is the 5.0.1 a very recent update? Like in the...

Is the 5.0.1 a very recent update? Like in the last few weeks?
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 46,625
Posted By TBickell
got mine at the Phoenix Motorcycle show

I got the "adventure cut" ( 800GS , Multistrada) and I really like them. I did a 400 mile day recently and had no discomfort other than after 400 miles I'm pretty much done no matter where or what I...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By TBickell
been there (almost) done that... That the only...

been there (almost) done that... That the only time I want to really ride with others... :wink:
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By TBickell
Thanks. I also have heard that Wildrose...

Thanks. I also have heard that Wildrose campground is good and it's at 4100 ft. so that should cool things down. We might try that after a night or two at Furnace creek. I knew I was pushing the end...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
I had a break thru today

I reactivated my XM music account as well as the Nav weather and I turned my i-phone off. Turned on the Sena, turned on the Zumo 665 and it said " PHONE connected and whalla.. I had what sounds like...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By TBickell
Death Valley camping.. I tried searching I really did

So I am heading there this weekend and was planning on camping at Furnace Creek campground as it is centrally located and close to food,gas,beer, etc. Now the sudden heat wave is threatening to take...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,574
Posted By TBickell
Noob post on the Jet-boil

So I am getting ready to start camping off the bike this week. Got all the needed items and last but not least was the cook stove. I read a million reviews on dozens of options ( like everything...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
wow... that's big news.

If it fixes the " Zumo issue" then I might actually risk the upgrade..
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
Yep.. and that's just bad. Too much thinking on...

Yep.. and that's just bad. Too much thinking on what to pair first, what to turn on first etc. Bottom line is Zumo should be able to pair with high quality audio with both the I-phone ( or whatever...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
So XM radio just not worth it with the Zumo because?

The Zumo will not send the music stream via A2DP if your I-phone is also paired directly for music streaming? That is what I am learning here and looking at other blogs about the Sena/Zumo XM...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 118,637
Posted By TBickell
thank you.... might try saline warm springs as...

thank you.... might try saline warm springs as well
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,246
Posted By TBickell
Great stuff..!! Heading there this week.

Good pictures and ride report. I am heading to Death Valley this week with 2 others. Tried to find the Saline springs on the map but could not. Is it right near South Pass? We are going to be on...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
thank you... I guess I could have 'googled' it.. ...

thank you... I guess I could have 'googled' it..

I get it now. HFP sucks and A2DP rocks. I tried to follow the Sena manual and re-pair the Zumo as a "phone" but for some reason it would not take...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
Not sure. What is the HFP connection and what...

Not sure. What is the HFP connection and what does HFP vs A2DP do again. I'd really like to be able to use the XM radio for music but right now it sounds like a transistor AM radio compared to the...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
good question

I have the Zumo 665 and want to re-activate the XM radio but when I have Bluetooth music coming from the Zumo unit either XM radio or MP3 files that I have saved there, the music quality is about...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
'pressing the next button enables device manager...

'pressing the next button enables device manager to recognize the device"

Uhh.... no it does not. The "next" button is not active. And why does it need to be that complicated? When you plug any...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 582,349
Posted By TBickell
to complex for me..

I just watched the "video" that is on the Sena site that has instructions to install the new 5.0 firmware upgrade. Wow... I needed to take a beer break just to watch that. I'm sorry.. I'm not that...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By TBickell
I don't think that is how it is intended to be...

I don't think that is how it is intended to be used. The connection between the two has to be a Bluetooth connection. I have both and the only time I remove the water-proof door on the Garmin is to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 118,637
Posted By TBickell
heading to Death Vally next week..

camping at Furnace Creek. Other than Titus Cyn. What other "moderate" dual-sport rides should 3 guys over 50 with moderate off road-skills on the big bikes be for? Looking for some great...
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