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Forum: Vendors 05-14-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,439
Posted By AustinDude
Oneida Suzuki is rude

I tried calling them and had the same frustrating experience. They sound like a bunch of A-holes.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 913,755
Posted By AustinDude
Bi-Focal Reader Sunglasses

So sad to say, but I need 2.50 magnifier readers these day. Reading a GPS had become almost impossible. :cry:cryThe cheap bifocal reader sunglasses solved the problem on a trip from Texas to Ushuaia....
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By AustinDude
Thanks to all for the info. Steve

Thanks to all for the info.

Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,059
Posted By AustinDude
Auxilliary Lights Switched with High Beams

I just mounted some piaa 910's to switch with my high beams a couple of days ago.

The Eastern Beaver relay kit worked well for this. It came with a posi-lock for taping into the high beam wire....
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,939
Posted By AustinDude
+1 for Alaska Sheepskin

I got one for the old 1150GS when the foam started to wear, and found it to be a big improvement. I liked the fact that it raised me up a bit, and never felt that it was too hot in the summer.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By AustinDude
These have far better sound quality than the...

These have far better sound quality than the apple buds, but you have to develop the technique for inserting them. They take some getting used to, and don't fit everyone's ears.

If you read the...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 229,090
Posted By AustinDude
Just Placed Order

Wow. THANK YOU BARB. My old buttpad went with my old gs that got sold last month.

I needed a medium for my 1200GSA and the black was on sale for $24. The 10% discount applied on top of that....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,388
Posted By AustinDude
My experience with Garmin Service

I recently "upgraded" from a 2610 to a Nuvi. I sent several email questions about unlocking the Nuvi and uploading maps to upgrade my mapsource and download routes and maps to the Nuvi.

Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Thanks, I bought a Nuvi 780

With the help of you folks I decided on the Nuvi 780, which is now mounted and working great. In case my experience can help someone else, here is how it has worked out, so far:

1. The cost was...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By AustinDude
Connecting piaa 910's - noob questions

I want to set up a used set of piaa 910's on an '08 1200 GSA that already has fog lights on it. I don't have the wiring harness, relay or switches. One of the lights has a busted lens, so I need one...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,989
Posted By AustinDude
GSA Prices

Prices have been dropping with the changes coming for the 2010 models.

I found a few demo's with esa, abs, for $17,500 to $18,500 NOT including luggage or tax.

The best deal I found was...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-23-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 234,778
Posted By AustinDude
Cool2 Costa Rica

I am a resident of Costa Rica, and spend about 50% of my time there. I live in Austin, Texas about 40% of the time. My primary motivation is not necessarily to minimize my cost of living. Here are a...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,869
Posted By AustinDude
Original kindle Owner Oopinion

The Kindle is a great gift for someone who reads a lot. Especially for recently released popular books.

It is a pleasure to use. I prefer reading on the Kindle to a real book.

I travel a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-08-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,203
Posted By AustinDude
On Woot Right Now for $99.99

I don't know the normal price, but you can get it this moment for $99.99 + $5 shipping. (
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-30-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Mounts and Adaptors

Thanks for the disclaimer about Alder. Their mount still seems like the cleanest solution that I have seen. Is there any concern about vibration on the windshield bar, or causing windshield...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-28-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Mount for Nuvi on 1200GSA

This type of windshield bar mount pictured in Schtum's post looks perfect:

Will this mount work for a Nuvi 780?

The vendor comes up for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 283,369
Posted By AustinDude
Nuvi 700 Pricing

Based on my research today, here are a few of the best deals I found:

Amazon has Nuvi 780 for $178.

Amazon has Nuvi 765t for $217.

Costco online has Nuvi 755t for $199.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Which Nuvi 765t, 780 or 755t.

The 1150GS is getting sold, along with the 2610 to my brother. The 1200GSA should get here in two weeks. I assume that the ram mount works equally well on either bike?

Amazon shows the 780 for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Schtum... this is all great. I am MUCH less...

Schtum... this is all great. I am MUCH less frustrated with this endeavor, and maybe thinking that I have sorted things out. Usually, this is when I get in trouble. :rofl

I have been to the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-24-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Nuvi vs Zuma

Thank you Schtum... This was VERY helpful.

I am leaning towards a Nuvi 750, for $184.

So, for clarification:

I already have City Navigator 2008 on my computer, so I can create a route...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-24-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 409,197
Posted By AustinDude
Nuvi vs Zumo

What is the fundamental difference between the Zumo and Nuvi?

My primary use is on marked roads.

The Zumo is waterproof and vibration resistant. However, I can usually avoid getting it wet....
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By AustinDude
These are reliable: Keyboard - 270-737-5797...

These are reliable:

Keyboard - 270-737-5797

Federal - 800-747-4100 (I believe BMW uses them)

Sports Associated 816-483-8900

They give quotes over the phone.
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,739
Posted By AustinDude
Buying a bike in Costa Rica

I've live in Manuel Antonio about 50% of the time, and have checked into buying a moto too. Here are a few things that I've learned.

The tax is around 50%, which is why the prices are so high....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,856
Posted By AustinDude
Y-Pipe with Stock Exhaust and Rhinewest Chip

I have the Adventure Workshop Staintune y-pipe, stock exhaust and rhinewest chip installed in my 2001 GS. Here are a few very obvious observations, some of which have not been mentioned:

Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 24,283
Posted By AustinDude
Lone Star BMW in Austin

These guys have taken pretty good care of me. Nobody is perfect, but they've gone out of their way to always make things right.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,777
Posted By AustinDude
Cee Bailey with Tobinator Here

+2+2 adventure style CeeBailey mounted on a standard 1150 GS using the standard GS hardware mounts and the Tobinator.

Tobinator or the CeeBailey represents an improvement. Both together works...
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By AustinDude

PM Sent.
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 229,090
Posted By AustinDude
Sheepskin Buttpad

Riding a 2000 GS. I always thought that anybody who put a silly looking pad on their seat was a weenie. Until my first experience with the dreaded monkeybutt...

After only a few hundered miles,...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By AustinDude
I bought a CeeBailey for my GS. Not the same...

I bought a CeeBailey for my GS. Not the same screen you're looking at, but my experience might be helpful.

Generally, the CeeBailey screens come without any mounting hardware. You have to...
Forum: Vendors 01-06-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By AustinDude
Good luck

Looks like fun trips.
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2004, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By AustinDude
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to you too. The little Chrismas gifts I ordered (for myself) from you got here very quickly, as always.... Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2004, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,659,904
Posted By AustinDude
Thanks yawl

I've been catching up on this thread every month or so and it has provided hours of enjoyment.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-01-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,230
Posted By AustinDude
Luling Market

Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2004, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By AustinDude
ABS Light

The abs could certainly be a low battery, but not necessarily. I let my warranty lapse thinking my battery was a little low, only to find out that the abs had to be replaced. It would have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By AustinDude
2610 and TT Mount

The 2610 mounted on the tourtech mount pictured in this thread on my 1150GS has been flawless.

I installed the Adventure socket for power and use the standard power cable adapter. The extra wire...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2004, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By AustinDude
Ride this coming weekend?

I'm pretty free this weekend, for the moment. We should probably take this discussion to the Regional Forum here:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-12-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,826
Posted By AustinDude
This Weekend?

I haven't met any of you fine foks yet, but I'd be up for a ride around the Austin area this coming weekend. Anybody? Coopers sounds good, especially by way of enchanted rock, but for me it's more...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By AustinDude

Welcome to Austin. I can probably hookup for a Saturday ride if you shoot me an email.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By AustinDude
You'll have to try it yourself

I have a tobinator and have used it with the stock wind screen and have used it with a +2+2 Cee Bailey. Here are some comments:

1. Each rider will be different depending on size and personal...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,685
Posted By AustinDude
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