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Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By mikemaycga
I couldn't get the cone out a month ago when I...

I couldn't get the cone out a month ago when I first installed the hexacone. WD40 plus a few taps on the cone to wiggle the WD40 in and success. I used the small needle nosed vice grips to grasp the...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 121,254
Posted By mikemaycga
Looks great. Sent from my iPad using...

Looks great.


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Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By mikemaycga
I have a lot of KM on mine. First trip, trailered...

I have a lot of KM on mine. First trip, trailered from Toronto to Colorado Springs, then rode Colorado, Arizona, Utah, for 5,500 km. This year, they went on a second trip: trailer from Toronto to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 115,719
Posted By mikemaycga
Does the 590 accept a microSD card? How much...

Does the 590 accept a microSD card? How much space is available?


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Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,757
Posted By mikemaycga
I only listen to music when trip conditions don't...

I only listen to music when trip conditions don't demand 100% concentration. Audio in the helmet is very important on out 2 week rides in a small group where the ability to communicate helps safety. ...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 121,254
Posted By mikemaycga
That's looking really good. How brittle is...

That's looking really good.

How brittle is the resin. With the thin layer on top of the circuit board, is there any risk of cracks forming from vibration (over time), or from stress from a drop...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-19-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,165
Posted By mikemaycga
That looks better for my aging eyes. What tools...

That looks better for my aging eyes. What tools are you using to generate the larger icons. I also notice that you are using radar cast. I assume you ride with your phone in hotspot mode to get the...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By mikemaycga
Westone

I purchased a set of custom fit earphones based on the Westone drivers. They work spectacularly:
- comfortable for all day wear because they were properly fitted by an audiologist.
- work very...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By mikemaycga
Question Evaluating options

I currently use a Klim Badlands jacket and pants and they are very effective/water proof. My primary beef is on long rides in desert/hot conditions, you can vent all you want, the jacket is hot....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,165
Posted By mikemaycga
it's quiet

Everyone is silently waiting for the next software update ...:*sip*
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 121,254
Posted By mikemaycga
Thumb Captain Excellent makes an interesting point....

Captain Excellent makes an interesting point. When the Motobrain is installed in a tight location, say under a seat, what happens if a tool, or some other metal item touches any combination of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,090
Posted By mikemaycga
Price for Quad Armour upgrade

I am contemplating a mesh jacket (Marathon) for hot weather riding. My Badlands gets really hot during multi day rides in the south.

Question: When you order the jacket, it comes with Tri Armour....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,086
Posted By mikemaycga
Best addition I made to my 2012 GS800. Ride...

Best addition I made to my 2012 GS800.

Ride has much less wind noise which provides tons of benefits, including reducing fatigue which means more, safer miles. Mounted the Montana GPS just below...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,165
Posted By mikemaycga
Monterra and Mac

I like the idea of an Android based device and bought it for it's potential, assuming that Garmin will eventually focus on the device. I work in the waste industry and we have 6,000 vehicles, all...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By mikemaycga
I finished a second season (40,000 km) with a...

I finished a second season (40,000 km) with a Klim bandlands and highly recommend it. It's been through days of heavy and cold rain and stayed dry enough to give it two thumbs up. There is no such...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,750
Posted By mikemaycga
I've put 34,000 km in 14 months and my Airhawk...

I've put 34,000 km in 14 months and my Airhawk literally saved my ass on each of the multi week trips, where we do 600 to 1,000 km in a day. My BMW 800GS has a terrible saddle and could not survive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By mikemaycga
Anakee 3

My 2012 800GS is on it's third set of tires. Started with the stock Scorpions and broke myself in on those tires. Most of the riding was secondary road touring with some off road. I was impressed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,309
Posted By mikemaycga
Congrats on the new bike. I bought my 800GS last...

Congrats on the new bike. I bought my 800GS last year (2012) and absolutely love the bike. Put 25,000 km on so far with trips to Tennessee (tail of the dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway - did this 2 times),...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 118,319
Posted By mikemaycga
I'm in on the next group buy

Need to change tires easily to ride with touring gang and off road gang. The 800GS does both well (with the right tires). Love that bike.
Forum: Americas 05-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mikemaycga
Interesting. We have offices in Tampa and...

Interesting. We have offices in Tampa and Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Where are the interesting roads located - 'cause in spite of the flatness, a warm ride in Jan and Feb is better than a poke in the eye...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mikemaycga
Clay, thanks for the information. We won't...

Clay,

thanks for the information. We won't hit the parkway until the 7th, so hopefully the section under construction is truely open by then. The map really helps as well. I'll keep it on my iPad....
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mikemaycga
perhaps we'll see you on the road. I am riding a...

perhaps we'll see you on the road. I am riding a 2012 BMW 800GS with fat ass silver jesse cases and my buddy has a Triumph 800 adventure.

safe ride and thanks for the info.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 05-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mikemaycga
Condition of Blue Ridge skyway this time of year

My buddy and I are heading to Atlanta to pick up our bikes and return them to Toronto. We left them in Atlanta after a trip to Key West in October and on the ride back, he had a business emergency so...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,744
Posted By mikemaycga
F'ing awesome video. I need to get a smaller bike...

F'ing awesome video. I need to get a smaller bike - the 800GS is way too heavy for that kind of fun. Shows that it don't matter how big it is, it's how you use it... to have fun.:wings
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,707
Posted By mikemaycga
The problem with fuse blocks is water. All of...

The problem with fuse blocks is water. All of these have exposed copper and electricity and metal don't mix well. I will be replacing the fuze box on my bike with a Rowe electronics PDM60. This...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,470
Posted By mikemaycga
D2s are amazing. They light up the roadway and...

D2s are amazing. They light up the roadway and allow safe speeds (100km/hr plus on back roads plus they light up the sides of the road as well. They generally remove the fear of night time speeds....
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By mikemaycga
The Arai XD4 may provide a solution. Quote:...

The Arai XD4 may provide a solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbj913
Have you tried to wear goggles with this helmet? If so how do they fit?
Sorry no...I do not generally wear goggles.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 121,254
Posted By mikemaycga
definitely interested. Kick starter is a good way...

definitely interested. Kick starter is a good way to go as well.

My key issue is where to mount the box. There is no where on the bike that is dry but the real issue on the 800GS is finding a spot...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,174
Posted By mikemaycga
I got an Altrider bash plate for my 800GS. It is...

I got an Altrider bash plate for my 800GS. It is over built like crazy. Thick gauge aluminium, a beam construction that strengthens the plate and high quality welds. It also has sufficient venting to...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,060
Posted By mikemaycga
I put a pair of Dually D2 spots on my 800GS,...

I put a pair of Dually D2 spots on my 800GS, bought from black dog cycle works. They provided the mounting kits as well as a good price.

The D2's are not the MOST powerful light units out there...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By mikemaycga
Good advice. I will call to get the part before...

Good advice. I will call to get the part before my next long trip (Toronto to Key West - Oct 15 departure)

MM
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,995
Posted By mikemaycga
The root cause here was bad instructions and...

The root cause here was bad instructions and ordering the product too late before a trip.

Jesse is responsible for all aspects of their product and instructions is one important attribute of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By mikemaycga
The helmet is excellent for all conditions other...

The helmet is excellent for all conditions other than rain (see my prior post). The problem may be just with my unit. I will follow up with Shoei customer service to see if there is something wrong...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By mikemaycga
I find that the helmet is loud unless using ear...

I find that the helmet is loud unless using ear protection. With the stock 800GS windshield, the helmet gets buffeted a lot which translates into noise at highway speed. With the fairing, the noise...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By mikemaycga
Leaky Neotec

I have a Shoei Neotec helmet and am not happy with it's performance in the rain. Every time I drive in rain, fine droplets of water get into the helmet and coat the visor, significantly reducing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mikemaycga
[QUOTE=Owly;19224189]My Nautilus is now 7years...

[QUOTE=Owly;19224189]My Nautilus is now 7years old and works fine, on a R]1150 GS Adventurer . I fitted a moisture trap , looped tube on the inlet.

My wifes F650 twin, has a Nautilus split in two...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mikemaycga
Thanks for the information. That lets me finish...

Thanks for the information. That lets me finish the job.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By mikemaycga
Thanks for the pix. I need to figure out a...

Thanks for the pix. I need to figure out a similar set up for my bike.


PS, your writing skills are very good - don't let that stop you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By mikemaycga
Sounds like a great adventure and a real test of...

Sounds like a great adventure and a real test of your equipment.

I share your positive feelings about the bike. Picked up my 2012 mid April, took it from Toronto to Tennessee to ride the dragon,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By mikemaycga
Horn electrics

I am installing an Stebel Nautilis mini to make the bike more noticeable to oblivious cagers. I bought an accessory wiring harness to help with the install.

The wiring harness directs me to wire...
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