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Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
OtterChaos, what's the rear tire you've got...

OtterChaos, what's the rear tire you've got there? I've been considering mounting knobbies for our excursions on dirt and gravel roads. I'd be interested in your experiences, and those of others who...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By zokn
Maps are the lifeblood of any gps, and perhaps I...

Maps are the lifeblood of any gps, and perhaps I am misunderstanding what type off third-party maps you may want to load, but as I take it, third party mapping requirements are driven by the desire...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By zokn
I used the iPhone TomTom app for several years on...

I used the iPhone TomTom app for several years on bikes and really liked it. I sold my troublesome Garmins. My wife and I both use it for car navigation, too. When we got an iPad we loaded TomTom on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
DudeClone, I've a 32 inch inseam, too, but I'm 5...

DudeClone, I've a 32 inch inseam, too, but I'm 5 inches shorter overall. We humans are so similar and yet so different.



You need to "try one on for size". Dealers should be easier for you to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
Sitting on a V7

Daniel and sfrider: I agree that the V7 will be a tough fit for tall or large persons, especially if two-up riding is planned. It is a small, compact motorcycle, with a shorter wheelbase than some...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By zokn
The Rider is sold in some jurisdictions in two...

The Rider is sold in some jurisdictions in two versions: standard and premium. The locking parts come with the premium version, available only in Europe, I believe, but the parts, a locking knob for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
We have, and are still considering, strapping on...

We have, and are still considering, strapping on one of our waterproof Sealine bags to the top box to add to our clothing carrying capacity for longer trips, or trips in the shoulder seasons. Solo,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
Well, Peter, we like to think of ourselves as...

Well, Peter, we like to think of ourselves as adults, but there have been/still are times...

Over the years I rode BSA 650's, a Lambretta 150 while a student in England, a Honda 550, and a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
Kevin, thanks. The top box is a Hepco and Becker...

Kevin, thanks. The top box is a Hepco and Becker Junior, 55 litre. It is available near you from http://www.motomachines.com . The rack is also the Hepco and Becker rack. It fits with the Hepco and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,979
Posted By zokn
Who says you can't tour on a V7?

We tour two-up on our 2013 V7 Stone. Most of our trips so far this summer (bought the bike in April 2014) have been one-night camping trips, with one three-night trip. Basically, we are fine tuning...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 470,980
Posted By zokn
Whale Creek, Nova Scotia

A nice weekend trip, down side roads, dirt roads, and through small towns and villages, with visits to wineries, parks, museums, and beaches. Yea, we don't do hundreds of miles per day, but we get...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By zokn
The cable that is attached to the tomtom cradle...

The cable that is attached to the tomtom cradle is meant to attach directly to a 12 volt source on the bike that is key switched so the unit will come on and turn off with the key. The USB socket on...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By zokn
Email sent. I have tools, truck, time...

Email sent. I have tools, truck, time...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By zokn
I've looked, but can't find a thread dealing with...

I've looked, but can't find a thread dealing with this. If you can provide a link or suggestion, (or instructions) I'd be most grateful.

(I tried to get a route out of the Tomtom app on my iPad,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By zokn
Getting loud enough voice output from Tomtom app

I have been using the Tomtom app on my iPhone on the bike and iPad in the car for a few years. It is my favourite gps navigator. I like the screen detail and the information (speed, ETA, time to...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 572,392
Posted By zokn
South of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Boutilier's Point, NS, 30 km (40 minutes to downtown) south of Halifax on St Margaret's Bay, off highway 3.

tent space
possibly, usually, a room
shower
garage
tools
beer, usually
truck with...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By zokn
I needed a flexible fuel line for the Danish...

I needed a flexible fuel line for the Danish diesel in my boat and the local NAPA guys were able to make and crimp up a new hose for me using the original fittings. This may be the way to go. Then...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By zokn
Bro Cycle in Windsor is the Triumph dealer. ...

Bro Cycle in Windsor is the Triumph dealer.

http://www.broscycle.ca

If the fittings are standard, you may be able to get one made up by the NAPA franchisee in Digby at 348 Conway, Digby, NS ...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By zokn
I don't think we're denser. In fact, I'm pretty...

I don't think we're denser. In fact, I'm pretty sure we float just as high in the water as most inmates, but perhaps a bit deeper if we're still wearing ATGATT.
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By zokn
If you get the tracking number from your shipper,...

If you get the tracking number from your shipper, you can track it on the USPS and the Canada Post websites. It will show upon both. It is always a hoot to see which site updates quicker and how they...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By zokn
I agree: Fedex. Sorry to hear you need...

I agree: Fedex.

Sorry to hear you need parts. I hope it all works out quickly. Here's my view on shipments from the US to Canada.

Fedex or DHL would be my first choice, then USPC/Canada Post...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By zokn
Ah, the weather!!

Well, it's a maritime province. We like to say that if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.

Seriously, it can be very nice in July, with warm, moderate temperatures and lots of sun, but...
Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By zokn
Fixed Leaves Portland at 9 pm EDT and...

Fixed

Leaves Portland at 9 pm EDT and arrives in Yarmouth the next morning at 8 am ADT.
Leaves Yarmouth at 10 am ADT and arrives in Portland the same day at 7 pm EDT.

ADT = Atlantic Daylight...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By zokn
What do you want to do in NS? Why are you coming?

It's difficult (at least, for me) to advise visitors when I don't know their interests and desires. History, nightlife, pastoral vistas, rough shores and fishing villages, etc. are among the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By zokn
I can confirm Penderic's notes about the...

I can confirm Penderic's notes about the plastic/rubber parts in the valve train: Mine are both just like the one you photographed. However, I didn't have any extra metal hitching along! Valves were...
Forum: Canada 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,429
Posted By zokn
You realize that This Is That is a satirical...

You realize that This Is That is a satirical comedy show, right?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,586
Posted By zokn
Thanks, Alec, for all of these replies - and...

Thanks, Alec, for all of these replies - and doing the research and testing. It isn't easy to figure out what may or may not work when you don't have the devices to actually do the trials.

It...
Forum: Canada 05-10-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By zokn
TomTom Rider Availability in Canada

Has anyone found a Canadian supplier who actually has the TomTom Rider (version 5 or 2013) for sale? It is available in the TomTom online USA store, but not in the Canadian site, and none of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,586
Posted By zokn
Rider 5 and computer interface

Can someone confirm or explain how the Rider 5 interfaces with your computer, please?

Specifically, are all of the Rider's interactions with your computer done through Tyre, or is that just for...
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,362
Posted By zokn
Thanks for responding, Melitele. Turn by turn is...

Thanks for responding, Melitele. Turn by turn is exactly what I'm looking for. I had a look at Cue Sheet, but it really isn't adequate for me. The banner advertising takes up too much space and the...
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,362
Posted By zokn
It's very nice on the desktop, but not ready for the bike, at least not for me

The Furkot desktop/website functionality is very nice, indeed. I like the way I can plan a route, move the routing from one road to another, add stops, etc. After a bit of time with the programme, I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,498
Posted By zokn
Sharing routes in copilot

Making routes on the iPhone seems troublesome, but the iPad offers a better screen size. Is there the ability to share a route made in copilot on the iPad version that could be opened in the iPhone...
Forum: Canada 10-10-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By zokn
Define a "Trail"

Perhaps it would help to clarify what is meant by the term, trail. Riding on a woodlands trail is different from riding an abandoned rail bed, which is different from riding on a rail bed that has...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 608,185
Posted By zokn
Wanted: Baehr Bluephone

I'm looking for this Baehr bluetooth adapter. It connected to Baehr wired intercom systems and enabled a bluetooth phone to connect through it to the wired intercom system. If you've got one to sell,...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By zokn
Monday, August 5 is a holiday, so that weekend...

Monday, August 5 is a holiday, so that weekend (3-5) will be busy and the Provincial and National park's campgrounds will be full. You will definitely need reservations. During the week things are...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 57,196
Posted By zokn
My Criteria for Choosing a Case for my iPhone

I really like the iPhone 4 and TomTom navigation. The combination is far superior to my old Garmin, which is unreliable now, often turning itself off or freezing. But I need a shower/rain waterproof...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,930
Posted By zokn
Hannigan on R90/6

Here's a few pics of the Hannigan on my '75 R90/6. Mostly, we take one or two day camping trips, but last summer we traveled from Nova Scotia (we live near Halifax) to Montreal and back in late...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By zokn
No Motorcycles

The converted rail beds that are maintained by municipal based volunteer associations who follow Provincial Government regulations, therefore no motorcycles, dirt bikes, automobiles, trucks, or SUVs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By zokn
When I soaked my pants and boot in oil after the...

When I soaked my pants and boot in oil after the fill plug/dipstick came loose, I did a primary cleanup-wipe off the excess- and rode to the nearest hardware store. In a far corner of the parking lot...
Forum: Canada 08-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,233
Posted By zokn
I ride a '75 R90/6 with a fairing. I wear the...

I ride a '75 R90/6 with a fairing. I wear the gear. I wave to all the motorcyclist that pass. If they wave back, great. We have said, "Hello!" and recognized a commonality. If they don't, I am none...
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