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Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,573
Posted By bobframe
I may not have as sensitive a nose as you. Or as...

I may not have as sensitive a nose as you. Or as powerful an odor generator. But I LOVE Patagonia's Capilene stuff. Especially the Capilene 2...T shirts and zip neck long sleeves...live in them...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By bobframe
This idea is interesting...any chance you could...

This idea is interesting...any chance you could show the innards of the box? I'd like to see how the camera/lens are held in place and cushioned. Thanks.

BTW, to all...check this man's...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By bobframe
Some excellent ideas...I really like the Pelican...

Some excellent ideas...I really like the Pelican foam inserts idea from B&H.

I am packing a Fuji XT1 which, along with the 18-135mm lens, is weather sealed so dust and (light) rain shouldn't be...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By bobframe
Camera in Tankbag?

I'd like to store my camera with an 18-135 lens in my tankbag but I'm not sure what size bag to get and how to adequately pad the bag. Bike is a 1200GS. I'm currently using a Bags Connection quick...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By bobframe
I'll second the recommendation on a waterproof...

I'll second the recommendation on a waterproof duffel bag. I use one that is very robust and has a roll top closure with lots of rings for anchor points. I use it as my...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By bobframe
+1 on Nano Puff. It is a lightweight synthetic...

+1 on Nano Puff. It is a lightweight synthetic mid layer made by Patagonia which understands how to stay warm in tough conditions. Available in jackets, vests, hoodies and pullovers.

While I am...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,425
Posted By bobframe
Long live "Mirrorless"... I believe we are...

Long live "Mirrorless"...

I believe we are in the midst of a sea change in digital cameras and that mirrorless cameras will eventually replace DSLR's at least for the amateur/enthusiasts among us....
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,573
Posted By bobframe
Top: Patagonia Capilene base layers on...

Top:

Patagonia Capilene base layers on top...vary the weights based on temps. When it gets cold I'll wear Capilene 2 long sleeve (which is pretty light weight), then heated jacket, then Patagonia...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,059
Posted By bobframe
Good stuff. My camera is the Fuji X-T1 which...

Good stuff. My camera is the Fuji X-T1 which (along with lens) they claim is "weatherproof" Not submersible, but can withstand rain. Depending on lens, it is probably "tank-baggable", though I'd...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,059
Posted By bobframe
Touring with Cameras...Lessons Learned??

After touring with your expensive, somewhat fragile camera gear...what did you learn about better protecting your stuff...maybe the hard way?

I worry about vibration and how to minimize it's...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
Through spending Money?

I hope I am.

Final spend on a Manfrotto Be Free tripod, a Blackrapid Wrist Strap and a Sport Strap and a Fujifilm remote release. Can my inner photographer please shut the F up now?
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
I received the Minolta Hi Matic 7S yesterday and...

I received the Minolta Hi Matic 7S yesterday and it far exceeds my expectations. It is immaculate and appears to operate correctly, though I need a battery to test it completely. The hard shell...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By bobframe
If you zip the jacket it all the way down, it...

If you zip the jacket it all the way down, it will bunch up. But if the designers of the jacket have ever seen a motorcycle, then they know they need a two way zipper. So, clever lad that you are,...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
I dropped the hammer on a Fuji X-T1 yesterday. ...

I dropped the hammer on a Fuji X-T1 yesterday. Got the 28-135 kit zoom. Looking forward to experimenting with it. But I think I'm more excited about the vintage Minolta I bought for 1/10 the price...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By bobframe
My Darien jacket is a 3/4 length shell, so there...

My Darien jacket is a 3/4 length shell, so there is significant overlap at the beltline....probably 6" or more. I've had issues around the neck, but not at the beltline.
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By bobframe
Before I decided on Darien, I looked high and...

Before I decided on Darien, I looked high and low for a pair of rain pants...something I could slip on over a mesh suit or something else that was not waterproof. I decided that I wanted bibs with...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
Not to highjack my own thread, but.... When...

Not to highjack my own thread, but....

When I went to Spain in the summer of 1971, I bought a used camera in anticipation of the trip. It was a very sleek, fully manual 35mm Minolta Hi-Matic 7S...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
I got thinking about my first 35MM camera, a used...

I got thinking about my first 35MM camera, a used Minolta rangefinder (Hi Matic??) I bought prior to spending the summer in Spain in 1971. I shot cathedrals (Sagrada Familia in Barcelona) and...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
I toyed with this exact plan..a7 plus primes. ...

I toyed with this exact plan..a7 plus primes. Quickly got to $3.5-4K. Whoa nelly...how big a problem do you 'spose you're solving here? Mission creep big time. Still, a VERY nice, compact kit...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
OK, I will look at this. But, and this is...

OK, I will look at this. But, and this is strictly out of my own ignorance, is Micro 4/3 here to stay? Assuming "yes", what would you say is the compelling reason to choose Olympus or Panasonic?
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By bobframe
Goin' Mirrorless

I am camera shopping and want a camera that I can easily stow in my GS's aluminum panniers and use to shoot landscapes, night scenes, faces and roadkill. Big trip planned for CO,WY, MT and ID for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
Got an email reply from Jim @Eastern Beaver and...

Got an email reply from Jim @Eastern Beaver and he confirmed that 18" was the right version for the 1200GS. Thanks.

Edit: I got my shipment from Eastern Beaver. I ordered the PC-8 fuse block...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By bobframe
In cold weather...say mid 30's to mid 50's...I...

In cold weather...say mid 30's to mid 50's...I use a layered system.

Start with a lightweight long sleeve base layer against my skin. Prefer a polypro weave like a Patagonia Capilene. I use as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
That's nice because you end up with one...

That's nice because you end up with one additional ring terminal on the battery post and not two. Or four, which I am currently dealing with. Don't know if that's a problem or not...but it looks...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,744
Posted By bobframe
+! for this "system". I say "system" because its...

+! for this "system". I say "system" because its not the traditional sleeping bag resting (or sliding around) on top of an air mattress. AT ALL.

The Big Agnes bag features an integrated sleeve...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By bobframe
Thanks. This is above my pay grade. However,...

Thanks. This is above my pay grade. However, Eastren Beaver, from who I just ordered a new fuseblock, offers a diode as an option for $6, so I opted in on that. That leaves my horn and LED relays...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
It appears to me that the (Red) positive lead...

It appears to me that the (Red) positive lead from the battery splits into two separate positive leads, both of which are fused (30A and 20A). The 20A lead connects directly to the two "constant on"...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
Exactly what I plan. Thanks guys. Just...

Exactly what I plan. Thanks guys.

Just ordered the Fuseblock with 18" wiring kit and added the Diode option.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
This is the unit with two separate...

This is the unit with two separate...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By bobframe
Eastern Beaver Fuseblock Wiring Kit..what length for 2012 12GS?

I'm about to order a fuseblock (PC8) and relay/wiring kit from Eastern Beaver. They recommend an 18" kit for a 1200GS, but I'm not sure what this length refers to. I think they're located in Japan...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By bobframe
As a practical matter... -Does going without...

As a practical matter...

-Does going without a diode pose a material risk to my setup?
-If so, do you have a suggestion on how to add them to my relays?

Thanks for your help,

Bob
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By bobframe
I'm going to be polite as I can be. This...

I'm going to be polite as I can be.

This thread was started 10 minutes ago, not three years ago. With all due respect, please start your own thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By bobframe
Fuseblocks and Diodes and Relays...Oh My.

Let me set the stage...the bike is a 2012 R1200GS. To the best of my knowledge, the "as-is" configuration is:
-OEM Battery
-Denali LED lights powered through a relay which derives its power from a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By bobframe
What time of year did you do Glacier? We'll be...

What time of year did you do Glacier? We'll be there mid September, mid week.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By bobframe
What time of year did you do Glacier?

What time of year did you do Glacier?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By bobframe
Livingston, MT to Glacier NP in Two Days

A friend and I are planning a trip on 1200GS's this September beginning in Denver, riding north to Glacier NP and then back to Denver...taking 10 days or so. Some of the route, but not all of it, is...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By bobframe
Ski lock

My cycling buddy introduced me to using a "ski lock" for our bicycle gear and I have used it to lock up my motorcycle helmet ever since. It consists of a small (maybe 3" x 4" x 3/4") plastic housing...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By bobframe
Nothing fixes a bad seat

I believe that if your saddle is fundamentally uncomfortable, none of these will change that for very long.

I wish someone had told me that before I bought or tried a Bead Rider, Air Hawk,...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 91,707
Posted By bobframe
That's not the point. Why should I even need...

That's not the point. Why should I even need tech support over a firmware update? Why isn't that so simple, so intuitive, so automatic, so impossible to get wrong that no one could possibly need...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 91,707
Posted By bobframe
Awful

I received my Sena 20S today and returned it 4 hours later. Couldn't make the unit update the firmware (step 1 in the instructions) on my iMac. When I found out that Sena wanted me to email them...
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