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Old 11-14-2011, 09:36 AM   #9481
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Most smartphones do have GPS capability, but don't store the map tiles on the phone, instead downloading the map data from the cellular data network as you drive.

One of the interesting things about this new app is that it allows you to download and store map tiles before you enter a region that will likely be without cell coverage.

The app author has also designed a neat remote control module so that you can put the phone in a waterproof case and still be able to access the app controls.

All in all, I'm quite interested in it, and am happy to see its development.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #9482
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Most smartphones do have GPS capability, but don't store the map tiles on the phone, instead downloading the map data from the cellular data network as you drive.

One of the interesting things about this new app is that it allows you to download and store map tiles before you enter a region that will likely be without cell coverage.

The app author has also designed a neat remote control module so that you can put the phone in a waterproof case and still be able to access the app controls.

All in all, I'm quite interested in it, and am happy to see its development.

Damn I am striking out today. I best keep my mouth shut. Sounds like a nice set up.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #9483
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Damn I am striking out today. I best keep my mouth shut. Sounds like a nice set up.
Well, you were partly right in that the standard map apps do need cellphone coverage to work correctly. That said, there are apps that do not but I agree with you in that I'd sooner use a dedicated GPS given a choice.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #9484
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That's what hold the Touratrash spoiler on....
Ah, now that is interesting. How do you like it - I assume it clips on so you don't have to drill holes in the screen ? I am looking for something just like this but I really don't want to drill holes in my screen. I also want to be able to take it off when I don't need it - e.g. when doing dirt say.

Edit: Is that an older model - I can't find anything like it on the Touratech USA site. I also notice what appears to be a bolt or something in the middle of the screen - is that for the spoiler or ?

Edit...Again: Is it this one for the GS ?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #9485
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:52 AM   #9486
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WTF was Triumph thinking here?

Is there a technique other than holding the nozzle up and spraying between the bars to avoid backsplash?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:57 AM   #9487
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WTF was Triumph thinking here?

Is there a technique other than holding the nozzle up and spraying between the bars to avoid backsplash?
The bars are there to protect the fuel pump from overly aggresive nozzle insertion.

No doubt, it leaves something to be desired for some refueling techniques.

I always hold the nozzle with the tip just in the bike's neck for refueling, and have used this method for years to control splashing and spray, so it's not a big deal for me. I also use less fuel pressure on refueling than most people.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #9488
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The bars are there to protect the fuel pump from overly aggresive nozzle insertion.

No doubt, it leaves something to be desired for some refueling techniques.

I always hold the nozzle with the tip just in the bike's neck for refueling, and have used this method for years to control splashing and spray, so it's not a big deal for me. I also use less fuel pressure on refueling than most people.
Talk about a PITA. I've only refueled it twice, but this caught me totally off guard. The person who designed this system gets a big, fat, fucking FAIL.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #9489
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WTF was Triumph thinking here?

Is there a technique other than holding the nozzle up and spraying between the bars to avoid backsplash?
The technique I use is to point the nozzle from the left hand side in-between the bar on the right and the opening - I can pretty much use full pressure when I get it in that sweet spot. No biggie.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:47 AM   #9490
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Oddly, my XC doesn't have those bars in the tank. They must have forgotten to install them.

Filling gas without spraying is still a pain though, as it tends to want to splash back off the fuel pump assembly that the bars are supposed to be there to protect.

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:58 AM   #9491
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WTF was Triumph thinking here?

Is there a technique other than holding the nozzle up and spraying between the bars to avoid backsplash?
Point to one side between wall and bar as far in as the bar allows

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:17 PM   #9492
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Just what snapped? The metal part on the bike or the bracket attached directly to the screen or the bolt that holds them together?? Do you have any theory as to what could have caused this?

Can you post a picture?

Not a good thing if the windshield pops off if you are speed.
Can't upload a picture now, but the plastic piece between the windscreen and the dash snapped at both ends, which allowed the windshield to rotate backward. I suspect the add-on MRA screen extension was putting too much torque on that mount in high-wind conditions, but that's just speculation.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:21 PM   #9493
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Can't upload a picture now, but the plastic piece between the windscreen and the dash snapped at both ends, which allowed the windshield to rotate backward. I suspect the add-on MRA screen extension was putting too much torque on that mount in high-wind conditions, but that's just speculation.
Good info to have. Do you recall if you did any high speed operation with the screen extension in place?
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #9494
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The technique I use is to point the nozzle from the left hand side in-between the bar on the right and the opening - I can pretty much use full pressure when I get it in that sweet spot. No biggie.
Sounds like something you'd be doing with a hooker who is behind bars
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #9495
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WTF was Triumph thinking here?

Is there a technique other than holding the nozzle up and spraying between the bars to avoid backsplash?
just the way i do it wether there is bars there or not .
I dont see the problem.
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