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Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,795
Posted By Michael
This might be a good replacement for my K1200S,...

This might be a good replacement for my K1200S, but one thing is it looks like the seat is angled so your nuts get smashed against the tank......
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,400
Posted By Michael
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 85,859
Posted By Michael
subscribed

subscribed
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,509
Posted By Michael
first impressions

Well, I finally got a chance to try out my Skivees. I have the Adventure, and guess I should have bought the Sport, because there is a seam that is in exactly the wrong place for me on a BMW K1200S....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 59,583
Posted By Michael
Thanks for all the info!

This thread is a goldmine!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By Michael
++1 on the bags, driving lights and flashing...

++1 on the bags, driving lights and flashing brake light. These farkles will allow you to commute, sport tour, etc etc.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,997
Posted By Michael
OK, makes sense - I must have been in the middle...

OK, makes sense - I must have been in the middle of the bike's performance envelope for it to have worked out OK like it did. I'll work on the techniques described in this thread.

This is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,944
Posted By Michael
How about one wheel and no MC license required? ...

How about one wheel and no MC license required?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Fy8OZA134

so cool
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,997
Posted By Michael
What i do is stand the bike up and brake heavily....

What i do is stand the bike up and brake heavily. Of course, you can only do this for a short distance because once the bike is upright it will go straight and, ya know, you are in a turn. Then lean...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Michael
And, after being assured by Garmin tech support...

And, after being assured by Garmin tech support that it would handle a 32 G card, I got one and the Montana won't recognize it.:becca
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 35,710
Posted By Michael
I just ordered a case of the automobile 5-20,...

I just ordered a case of the automobile 5-20, will see how my car likes it........
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,094
Posted By Michael
Thanks. I tried to load the 24KGarmin SE US topo...

Thanks. I tried to load the 24KGarmin SE US topo as well as update the CNNA, and those two updates resulted in both maps becoming nonfunctional - neither are routable any more. I tried...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-04-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,094
Posted By Michael
Does anybody know how to delete maps from the...

Does anybody know how to delete maps from the internal memory of the Montana 650? If I do a master reset will it clear everything out?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Michael
Well, I learned a lesson the other day......never...

Well, I learned a lesson the other day......never try to add/update your maps the night before a trip. I had the CNNA already loaded from DVD, and attempted to update it to the 2015.1 version, plus...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-29-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Michael
Interestd to see what the answer is, I have an...

Interestd to see what the answer is, I have an Oregon 650T w/ 110K topo and want to do the same thing.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Michael
So the 32G card works in your Montana? I have a...

So the 32G card works in your Montana? I have a 650 and tried to use a 64G card and it wouldn't recognize it. I went to an 8G and it works fine.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
Great, thanks for the info!! So I can download ...

Great, thanks for the info!! So I can download (or copy from the DVD) to my computer, and then redownload in to multiple GPS units? Nice!
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Michael
Tps

I have a 2008 BMW K1200S, and the owner's manual says that the TPS uses an algorhythm (Sp?) so that the PSIs are recalculated to what they would be at 67 deg F. In other words, the PSI reading that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
bit the bullet

After getting tired of messing around with the OSM maps with not-great results I ordered the City Navigator w/LM updates from GPS City. sigh....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Michael
Or oil.......... I thought I read somewhere...

Or oil..........

I thought I read somewhere that charging a NIMH battery in the device voids the warranty because there is a risk of overcharging. Can't remember where I read that. I do know...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
I did not know about that site - it's really...

I did not know about that site - it's really cool!! I will try out some of their maps.
Forum: Vendors 07-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,509
Posted By Michael
I haven't had a chance to test my shorts yet, but...

I haven't had a chance to test my shorts yet, but you will like the hat
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Michael
Thanks for the tip! I will try that technique. ...

Thanks for the tip! I will try that technique. I think I still will have to buy Garmin, however, because when I am out-n-about and need to navigate to an address, without access to Google I won't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
Oh well, guess I should stop trying to save a...

Oh well, guess I should stop trying to save a buck and go ahead and buy the Garmin
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Michael
Dang! So Garmin tags every single address? No...

Dang! So Garmin tags every single address? No wonder they charge so much for a map.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Michael
Routing in OSMmaps??

The roads and location are all accurate, but the routing SUCKS. For example, I typed in my work address, and it led to a destination 1.7 miles away from there. I typed in my home address (home has...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
the answer

I figured it out (actually my bro-in-law gave me the answer) - On the theory that if a little memory is good, a lot is better, I had bought a 64G chip. Turns out that's too much for the Garmin -...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,509
Posted By Michael
got my pair

......of Skivvees, after reading this thread. I have a 34 waist so I got the ADV in M. I am lookig forward to trying them out.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Michael
I use Boeshield T-9 on my Sidis. It dries to a...

I use Boeshield T-9 on my Sidis. It dries to a clear wax-like coating, and lasts for a couple of months, shich is lots longer then any of the other lubes I have tried.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22,974
Views: 1,547,819
Posted By Michael
parking at 112th and Broadway?

Dang, Dominican, glad you are OK! Did the jackass stop or did he pretend nothing happened?

I will be coming up to NYC for three or four days to visit my daughter. She has a sublet on 112th 3...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,863
Posted By Michael
Progressive qoute

Dang, after reading this thread I got an online quote from Progressive for a 2008 K1200S and was quoted 665.00 per year.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,105
Posted By Michael
Not trying to hijack, but have you looked at...

Not trying to hijack, but have you looked at Cyclops lights? I have had mine about a year and really like them.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,412
Posted By Michael
Look at the notes to table 2-1: "Caution must be...

Look at the notes to table 2-1: "Caution must be exercised in comparing fatalities across modes because significantly different definitions are used. In particular rail and transit fatalities include...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22,974
Views: 1,547,819
Posted By Michael
From a MD seller's POV, in MD if you cancel the...

From a MD seller's POV, in MD if you cancel the insurance on a vehicle before you turn the plates in to the DMV you get fined. It cost me $380 to find that out. Might want to tell your seller to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Michael
Garmin Oregon won't read map on chip

I downlloaded the Garmin-compatible OSM NA map to a chip as per the directions on http://www.osmmaps.com/instructions/ (http://www.osmmaps.com/instructions/):

"Unzip the map file that you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
OSMmaps

OK, I downlloaded the Garmin-compatible OSM NA map to a chip as per the directions on http://www.osmmaps.com/instructions/ (http://www.osmmaps.com/instructions/):

"Unzip the map file that you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
After perusing this GPS section of the forum it...

After perusing this GPS section of the forum it looks like an option may be to download an open source map to chip. I downloaded the Garmin-compatible North America street map from OSMmaps last...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
OK, thanks. Looks like Garmin has it figured...

OK, thanks. Looks like Garmin has it figured out, gotta buy a map for each device.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-05-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Michael
two GPS, one City Nav?

I have 2 GPS - an Oregon and a Montana. I like the Oregon for hiking and the Montana for riding. I'd like to get City Navigator (and possibly a 24K topo map or two) but want to (a) be able to switch...
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 144,045
Posted By Michael
light brackets

No, they are "Jimmy Mounts". They work great and are very solid.

http://www.bmwofdenver.com/eshopprod_cat_3428_product_661128.Jimmy_Light_Mounts-_K1200S_K13.htm...
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