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Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 542,520
Posted By BlueLghtning
I ran into that same issue on a previous version...

I ran into that same issue on a previous version when I was using my ham radio in conjunction with the SR10. The issue would occur when I had music playing and then went to key up my Ham Radio. It...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By BlueLghtning
I would take it. As others said, it can at least...

I would take it. As others said, it can at least double as a liner.

In July 2008, 4 of us traveled from CO to Canada and to the West coast. We got caught in a snow storm in the Ice Fields Pky...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29,925
Views: 2,211,930
Posted By BlueLghtning
Are their prices as good as Mike's were?

Are their prices as good as Mike's were?
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By BlueLghtning
Glad to hear you got it working!

Glad to hear you got it working!
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,163
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1. Don't mistake "tame" for boring. They have...

+1. Don't mistake "tame" for boring. They have a lot of great power right where you need it when you are chugging along, but wake them up in the upper rev's and they do come alive very well. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,466
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Fayetteville Bike Night 07/16/14

For bike night this week, we are headed to the Broadway Diner in Fayetteville. The weather is looking great with temps in the low 80's and no rain so we'll be enjoying the nice evening sitting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,163
Posted By BlueLghtning
At 6'0", I think you'll find the Ninja fun, but...

At 6'0", I think you'll find the Ninja fun, but more cramped for longer rides. Between those two, I'd probably steer your towards the Vesys, especially if you are looking to ever camp off the bike...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 52,560
Posted By BlueLghtning
I have found the same thing. On noisy bikes...

I have found the same thing. On noisy bikes where you are in a lot of wind, its actually easier to hear with ear plugs in. The music doesn't sound as crisp, but you can still hear it well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29,925
Views: 2,211,930
Posted By BlueLghtning
Gotcha, that is a weird place to brake the clutch...

Gotcha, that is a weird place to brake the clutch too. I was thinking you had a Rekluse, but couldn't remember and that makes sense about it acting up. Well hopefully with some TLC, it will be back...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,163
Posted By BlueLghtning
I think it really comes down to comfort and your...

I think it really comes down to comfort and your size? The Ninja 650R would be the smallest cockpit of the 3, lightest bike, and most sporty of all at the expense of ultimate comfort unless you are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29,925
Views: 2,211,930
Posted By BlueLghtning
Thanks for sharing! It's been a long time since...

Thanks for sharing! It's been a long time since I have been to those trails.

I'm confused on the part where you said you broke the clutch lever? It appeared your clutch lever was still there...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep, after many years of a couple Scorpion High...

Yep, after many years of a couple Scorpion High Viz helmets in yellow and then a Nexx in Orange and lots of Olympia Hi-Viz gear, I'm done with all of it. It's great when its new and bright, but...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, that makes sense and yeah 1amp is probably...

Yeah, that makes sense and yeah 1amp is probably not enough to power a CB on full power. That must be why the screen is shutting down on you when you try to transmit.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By BlueLghtning
Okay, I understand now. Yeah, I have no help on...

Okay, I understand now. Yeah, I have no help on that one?
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, that's a really weird issue if its powering...

Yeah, that's a really weird issue if its powering off every other time you key, but normal if you use the Factory 12V socket.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1, Definitely change the oil early on. ...

+1, Definitely change the oil early on. Everything else just check over as per the manual and you should. Enjoy the ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,466
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 07/09/14

This week we are headed back to Newk's Cafe in Newnan. They'll be reserving tables inside for us since there is a fair chance of rain tomorrow. Come out and join us for a great time with friends! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29,925
Views: 2,211,930
Posted By BlueLghtning
Wow, that was pretty soupy, but you seemed to...

Wow, that was pretty soupy, but you seemed to handle it well!

I went in there one time when it was only slightly wet on a Vstrom with street tires and it was a handful and a half!

With a DS...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,627
Posted By BlueLghtning
So how many beds or people can you sleep at the ...

So how many beds or people can you sleep at the Farmhouse Inn?
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,627
Posted By BlueLghtning
I've read that the road is partially washed out. ...

I've read that the road is partially washed out. You can get by on a MC, but obviously you are going around closed gates to do it.

The last page in here has some info -...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 52,560
Posted By BlueLghtning
Charge from your bike battery at night. We...

Charge from your bike battery at night. We charge several things at night when moto camping and no issues. Headset, phone, GoPro, camera. Not all at once, but spread out, maybe 2 devices at most. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 55,308
Posted By BlueLghtning
Just curious, but how late in the season could...

Just curious, but how late in the season could you do some of the high passes in CO?

I would imagine the first week of Sept is probably still fine? The last week of Sept into Oct is probably...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, I'm curious to see how bad the splines look...

Yeah, I'm curious to see how bad the splines look too?

Can you take some pics and post?

I agree with the others. It needs to be fixed right or the repair/issue needs to be disclosed at the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
Hate to hear that. I wondered how much damage...

Hate to hear that. I wondered how much damage you would find once you got in there. :(:
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By BlueLghtning
Okay, then my next question is have you changed...

Okay, then my next question is have you changed SPOT Devices since you setup the first Spotwalla trip? Maybe you upgraded, got a replacement?

If your current SPOT device is linked correctly and...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,102
Posted By BlueLghtning
Very well said. From the clips/reviews I've see...

Very well said. From the clips/reviews I've see I would agree that they dealt with the issues of the old motor and made everything better. That was my biggest beef with the old DL1000 was getting...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By BlueLghtning
So you say the dates on the SpotWalla are 7/4/14...

So you say the dates on the SpotWalla are 7/4/14 to 7/28/14? 7/4 is tomorrow so there will be no current SPOT messages to include in this trip because its outside the filter you set.

If you want...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,102
Posted By BlueLghtning
I've read that review before and I really gotta...

I've read that review before and I really gotta wonder what he's used to riding? Had he ridden the old DL1000, maybe the DL650? Did he have a lemon bike? His review is so far off anything else I've...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 52,560
Posted By BlueLghtning
Speaker placement in your helmet has a lot to do...

Speaker placement in your helmet has a lot to do with this too. I know I can wear foam earplugs and hear voice & music just fine.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 52,560
Posted By BlueLghtning
I know the 10 has different volume profiles for...

I know the 10 has different volume profiles for each things. I would be really surprised if they went backwards on that on the 20S.

What may be confusing people is sometimes the phones even...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By BlueLghtning
Let's start with the first question. I'm...

Let's start with the first question.

I'm assuming you put in dates in spotwalla for this new trip, correct? What are those dates?
Do you have any tracks/OK messages from your spot in this time...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
BTW, the fact that its going into 1st & 2nd with...

BTW, the fact that its going into 1st & 2nd with no issues (at least it appears that way on the video) tells me your shift forks are fine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
Your front chain is not on the sprocket, or that...

Your front chain is not on the sprocket, or that sprocket is somehow detached from the splines. I don't know if the sprocket is not there or what, but that's what that noise is in N. That chain is...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By BlueLghtning
I didn't even know the E22's existed until I just...

I didn't even know the E22's existed until I just looked them up, but in my view I'm not sure I like the fact there is just more room in the lid it appears. It's already hard enough to keep...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,642
Views: 542,520
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep, as mentioned, most likely the audio is...

Yep, as mentioned, most likely the audio is coming over the A2DP connection which isn't connected. I've used BT to Mono apps before on Android with good success. Just take your pick.

Just...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,102
Posted By BlueLghtning
My buddy has a 325,000 mile DL1000

My friend Kith who I see on a weekly basis at our bike night has over 325,000 on an 03 DL1000 he bought new. Amazingly, the bike has been bullet proof and other than small odd and end things that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
from his story, I think roasting the clutch is a...

from his story, I think roasting the clutch is a little unlikely.

Something is out of place or not right, but from the little bit of info we have, we are just throwing guesses out there.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By BlueLghtning
Just a guess, but have you checked that the front...

Just a guess, but have you checked that the front sprocket is still on the splines? I would think if it backed off that much, you'd notice the chain drooping, but that could explain the noise you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,466
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Sharpsburg Bike Night 07/02/14

This week we are headed to a new place we haven't been called Dickey's BBQ in Sharpsburg. They will have tables reserved for us inside! Come out and join us for a great time with friends!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 41,733
Posted By BlueLghtning
I always freak out if I have to grab my keys...

I always freak out if I have to grab my keys while I'm in a car wash with a drain. I could just see them going down the drain. :cry

At first when I read the bit about the oil, I thought the same...
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