Twin Cities Area Campfire BS Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Daggy, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Ride_There

    Ride_There Will ride for bacon.

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    Congrats on the shiny new bike!
  2. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Much shininess.

    :bow

    Very nice indeed! :thumb
  3. pineconeMN

    pineconeMN Been here awhile

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  4. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Woohoo... Its da weekend!

    I am buying a gps tonight... Should be fun learning to use it. Buddy wants to go ride the twat soon, gonna make it my first gps navigation trial, how lost can ya get in WI haha
  5. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Become one with the basecamp software. It really is very good. That is if yer buying a Garmin. You prolly are.

    If you want to guide yerself on the TWAT, being able to load tracks on to the GPS will likely be important to you.

    All answers are in the making tracks forum. Have fun, despite early misgivings about them, I have found that GPS devices, when properly used and understood, really can maximise the fun of a ride.
  6. Ride_There

    Ride_There Will ride for bacon.

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    Plus they help to locate pie shoppes.
  7. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    :dg

    True dat.

    Make sure you get one that can store lots of waypoints, 'cos there are lots of pie shoppes.
  8. JackJack

    JackJack Dulce Periculum

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    Thanks much folks! Pinecone, pick a day for a Bonnie ride?


  9. D.T.

    D.T. PITA but useful

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    I'm goin fishin.

    Got this monster bass :lol3 yesterday on Minnetonka. Rode the bike there.

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  10. pineconeMN

    pineconeMN Been here awhile

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    In! Also, Prop & I are working on an all-Bonnie ride to the Delta Diner, date TBD.

    What kind of farkles do you have planned? In case you're thinking of a Dart flyscreen, I have one you are welcome to try.
  11. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    :nod :dg

    I was just thinking about that, just now. I think on sunday I will finally give the Bonnie a wash and put the battery in it. I haven't ridden it yet this year. :fpalm
  12. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    You've been complaining about the weather, and yer not going riding? :huh
  13. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    I am buying a Garmin Montana. Never used any gps before, should be fun.
  14. propforward

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  15. Powershouse

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    :ear


    Handsome ride Jack Jack!
    Dart flyscreen is good kit.
    Spencer seat workover is also a good investment.
  16. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    I have been saving my money, I want all the gear I buy to last 5 years min. Hoping to RTW in that time, only buy once.
  17. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Good approach.
  18. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    My Bonnie rides o'er Wisconsin,
    My Bonnie heads toward the northeast,
    My Bonnie rides o'er Wisconsin,
    Off to a Delta Diner feast!

    :dg
  19. JackJack

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    Thanks Kari and Powershouse! I am up for trying the Dart. It was on my list of potential farkles, trying it first is always better. Still checking out all the goodies available on the Triumph sites. As much as I love the cafe look on these bikes, I think I would feel bad stripping it. There is definitely some artistry in the design of the old school lights.

    I must look into this Spencer seat business.

    I am totally up for a DD ride - as soon as I get the run in service done. :-)


  20. pineconeMN

    pineconeMN Been here awhile

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    The Dart is really popular and looks great but both Amy & I decided that we are happier without it. At highway speeds, for her (5' 4") the air is deflected uncomfortably toward her shoulders and for me (5' 9") it just causes a lot of buffeting. But it seems most people love it.

    I'm happy to let you install it and see what you think.

    I do love how yours is a contrasting color to the other Bonnies in our ADV midst :D