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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 601,332
Posted By vfroger
Actually, it's on AL SR117 east of Stevenson....

Actually, it's on AL SR117 east of Stevenson. Fairly close to S Pittsburg.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 601,332
Posted By vfroger
Horton Mill Bridge

Near Oneonta, Alabama

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,372
Posted By vfroger
Airplane Filling Station

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Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 78,731
Posted By vfroger
In a word, no. You can see that by looking at the...

In a word, no. You can see that by looking at the picture of the 20s.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 601,332
Posted By vfroger
Actually, that's Cheoah Dam. Fontana is upstream...

Actually, that's Cheoah Dam. Fontana is upstream several miles.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 601,332
Posted By vfroger
Harrisburg Covered Bridge

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,372
Posted By vfroger
Turtle or Dinosaur?

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Forum: The Garage 03-23-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By vfroger
Ensure you haven't crimped the hose to the foot...

Ensure you haven't crimped the hose to the foot control. Don't ask me how I know.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,372
Posted By vfroger
Signal Mountain, TN.

Signal Mountain, TN.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,223
Posted By vfroger
I currently own a 2002 and an 1986. I have owned...

I currently own a 2002 and an 1986. I have owned a 94 and a 98. My girlfriend owned a 92 just like the one you're looking at. I maintain(ed) all of them.

The 86 is lighter, but a little down on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By vfroger
Yes. I've set several waypoints to proximity...

Yes. I've set several waypoints to proximity alarms. I kept it to 0.1 miles for these godawful cameras. That should be adequate.

I'll test later today and see what kind of alarm I get.

Thx.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By vfroger
How do you make that happen?

How do you make that happen?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By vfroger
Alarming when nearing waypoints for 276c or 478

I've been using one or the other of the two units above for several years and am fairly familiar and confident with them. They do not allow for importing POIs but can have 3000 waypoints. I've often...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By vfroger
The Darien is more versatile over a wider temp...

The Darien is more versatile over a wider temp range, period. The Roadcrafter is more convenient for your commuting, but certainly the Darien will work for that, too.
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By vfroger
The Roadcrafter is cut fairly tight in the...

The Roadcrafter is cut fairly tight in the sleeves. Use a heated liner and a long sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt. If you want more room, buy the Darien. The pants are completely separate (unlike even a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,613
Posted By vfroger
I'm in. I just don't know if I'll make it down...

I'm in. I just don't know if I'll make it down for Friday night or have to wait until Sat. afternoon. There's a possibility of work on Sat.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By vfroger
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By vfroger
Need tire in northwest

We're wandering around in the northwest; in BC currently. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where we can find a rear Metzler Tourance? I will contact BMW dealers in Vancouver and greater...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By vfroger
I have 32 Nm on my CDROM, but I honestly don't...

I have 32 Nm on my CDROM, but I honestly don't think it will make any difference.

Good on you for using a torque wrench.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-19-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By vfroger
I've used the Jabra unit with my 478 for quite a...

I've used the Jabra unit with my 478 for quite a while. Before that I used it with a Sirius unit. The 478 allows me to combine radio and GPS, plus it's waterproof. The Jabra A120 will last through a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,866
Posted By vfroger
I'd like to know that myself. I really want...

I'd like to know that myself. I really want NEXRAD and it is not included with that package. How good is the radar that is included?
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,190
Posted By vfroger
Fabulous photographs! :norton I've covered...

Fabulous photographs! :norton

I've covered most of that same territory in numerous trips. You allowed me to relive it and your attention to detail was fantastic. Great job! Thanks for sharing on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,866
Posted By vfroger
How does that work? I've known for quite some...

How does that work? I've known for quite some time that the $30/mo pkg with NEXRAD exists, but I've been TOO cheap to turn it on. I'd love to just use it for a few months a year.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,866
Posted By vfroger
The weather service that I subscribed to was...

The weather service that I subscribed to was this:
http://www.xmradio.com/navweather/pricing.xmc

As you can see, it's something entirely different from the marine weather packages. Garmin said...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,866
Posted By vfroger
Question XM Navweather and Garmin 478

I called XM and added the Navweather feature to my existing XM subscription for $3.99/month, even paid for 3 years worth. Set up the unit outside with clear sky and waited for new service to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By vfroger
What I gave you was just one way. Since you're...

What I gave you was just one way. Since you're going to Fort Pillow, you may want to avoid Memphis altogether.

From Whiteville, take SR176 toward Brownsville, take the bypass and then US70 to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By vfroger
I grew up in west Tennessee and moved to east...

I grew up in west Tennessee and moved to east Tennessee 32 years ago. I've been running back and forth ever since. I40 gets one there quickly, but I've found some great roads all the way across the...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By vfroger
Like Doug, I have both. I've lost weight and can...

Like Doug, I have both. I've lost weight and can wear my 15 year old Dariens again. I have sent them back for a retape, but they have never delaminated. Besides the differences noted above, I believe...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,093
Posted By vfroger
I have a 276c that I've had for several years. I...

I have a 276c that I've had for several years. I thought I wanted a Zumo until I got a chance to use one for a day.

I really preferred my 276c after that. I confess that the touch screen was nice...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By vfroger
One thing I've started doing is checking the...

One thing I've started doing is checking the balance of the bare wheel without the tire. They are NEVER in balance. I then mount the tire with the marking dot if it has one to the lightest point. I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 59,841
Posted By vfroger
Fantastic that you still have your scrambler....

Fantastic that you still have your scrambler. I've been bitten by the bug and have a CB77 Superhawk, CL77 Scrambler, and a 67 Bonneville. Those were the bikes I wanted in 68 when I had a Super 90.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,161
Posted By vfroger
UK Licensing

I encourage everyone to read this month's Motorcycle Consumer News article on UK licensing and training. It shows the level of proficiency required to pass the test and the grueling requirements to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 59,841
Posted By vfroger
I was 14 and on a new Super 90.

I was 14 and on a new Super 90.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,161
Posted By vfroger
You would be wrong. i have seen the numbers for...

You would be wrong. i have seen the numbers for several years in tennessee. Our MSF courses are barely making 8% to 10% of the newly licensed riders each year. Since the number trained includes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,161
Posted By vfroger
As a 20 year veteran of the rider education...

As a 20 year veteran of the rider education field, i can tell you that there is no state that has the infrastructure in place to mandate training. Without 10 times more instructors and classes, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By vfroger
Yes it was!:knary :knary I saw 95 at one point...

Yes it was!:knary :knary I saw 95 at one point on my display.

However, after I met Di in Tellico for dinner we ran into rain as we got back to Knoxville at 8:30. I managed to ride around it,...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,471
Posted By vfroger
Glad you came out ok. Were you returning from...

Glad you came out ok. Were you returning from Tri-STAR?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By vfroger
I have to agree. It's loose shale and steep...

I have to agree. It's loose shale and steep switchbacks at the top. I'm sure it can be done, but I wouldn't want to do it (and I rode an ST1100 over 140,000 miles, some of it unpaved). I rode a DR350...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,500
Posted By vfroger
Well, not yet. The state legislature is...

Well, not yet. The state legislature is considering a bill to make it a misdemeanor punishable with jail time and confiscation. It seems that reckless driving and "drag racing", the two big ticket,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,146
Posted By vfroger
I was going to second Fred's id savvy, but was...

I was going to second Fred's id savvy, but was beaten to it. He nailed it.

It actually may not be worth $100. I paid $200 for a mid 80's CB125 and it ran, needed a minimal amount of work. My son...
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