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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,164
Posted By EmmEff
Ok, substitute 20-something with any other age of...

Ok, substitute 20-something with any other age of UNQUALIFIED rider... my point still stands. doG forbid that one actually rides a bike they can handle instead of getting caught up in the numbers...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,164
Posted By EmmEff
This is an oversimplification, IMO. How...

This is an oversimplification, IMO.

How about getting rid of the frivolous claims so Joe Squid who fucks up while showing off doesn't make a multi-thousand dollar claim on a bike he has no...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-02-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By EmmEff
Did you mean "TomTom" (and not "Garmin") in this...

Did you mean "TomTom" (and not "Garmin") in this question?

I have no experience, but I will never buy another Garmin product so anything is better, IMO. It's far from riding season here, but the...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By EmmEff
This was exactly my thought when I read about the...

This was exactly my thought when I read about the issue with the first one...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
Or instead you could put the phone on a regular...

Or instead you could put the phone on a regular RAM Mount and put it away (or put a Ziploc on it) when it rains.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
The Aqua Box seems like a guaranteed way of...

The Aqua Box seems like a guaranteed way of getting the phone to overheat on a hot day, especially if it's behind the windscreen mostly blocked from any airflow.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
I've had no reason to not trust the X-Grip (ie....

I've had no reason to not trust the X-Grip (ie. I've not had my iPhone 4 or my Nexus 4 fall out), but I totally agree. It just feels like it needs a tether... the phone is too out in the open.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By EmmEff
Contacts so you can use a contacts' address as a...

Contacts so you can use a contacts' address as a destination.

Text messages typically so you can send a text from the GPS app (i.e. to report your location to a contact).
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By EmmEff
I started a new thread here... ...

I started a new thread here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038018
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By EmmEff
Another new TomTom Rider announced today

Link here (http://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/rider/index.jsp)

According to the web page, it will available in April 2015. Not much new to see here yet as TomTom has stayed pretty quiet about new...
Forum: Canada 01-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,164
Posted By EmmEff
They did the exact same thing to snowmobilers...

They did the exact same thing to snowmobilers about 10 years ago... everybody jumped ship from their insurance companies to the "cheaper" TD (Primmum, at the time). After 2 years, TD hiked the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By EmmEff
I have about 107k on my 2001 Dakar.

I have about 107k on my 2001 Dakar.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
I am talking about an offline, crowd sourced POI...

I am talking about an offline, crowd sourced POI database that can be loaded into any supporting applications. The same thing that has been done at POI Factory and other, but something that is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-06-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
It seems like it wouldn't take much of an effort...

It seems like it wouldn't take much of an effort to build (at least) a gas station POI database just from the folks on this site... just a thought.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By EmmEff
I believe it's Wilson Electronics that makes a...

I believe it's Wilson Electronics that makes a cell signal booster cradle for the car. A friend of mine uses one and was able to go from no usable signal to 2 or 3 bars. I think they're $150-200.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,096
Posted By EmmEff
That's a feature?!?! I thought it was a bug in...

That's a feature?!?! I thought it was a bug in iOS ever since I got my iPhone 6 :rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
There's not much else to say here. The developer...

There's not much else to say here. The developer clearly does not understand this usage of the app and is close minded about it. I tried, you tried, others have tried to request the same feature to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-31-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
I think it's fair to say that trusting any static...

I think it's fair to say that trusting any static POI data is dubious at best.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
This bears repeating since it comes up all the...

This bears repeating since it comes up all the time, almost as much as the myth of not being able to use a smartphone for navigation when no cell signal is available.

OsmAnd, Locus, and many...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 230,841
Posted By EmmEff
:lol3 I asked myself this exact question...

:lol3

I asked myself this exact question when I saw the original picture...

Thanks for the explanation and the "ride" report :clap
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
For those interested... CoPilot (all versions) is...

For those interested... CoPilot (all versions) is on sale for 30% off (at least on Android) until January 5th.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
It's a great feature, which works fairly well in...

It's a great feature, which works fairly well in OsmAnd, except when you miss or detour around a waypoint and it automatically reroutes you back to the missed waypoint. Since I ride on roads with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
Nope :cry This was my first (and last)...

Nope :cry

This was my first (and last) feature request to the OsmAnd developer. It was deemed unnecessary by the developer and will not be fixed.

One thing that should be realized about these...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
No argument here... if the 'feature" doesn't work...

No argument here... if the 'feature" doesn't work with Garmin tracks, good luck getting it added. I've found the developer(s) are pretty non-responsive :(
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,256
Posted By EmmEff
Isn't color a Garmin-specific extension of the...

Isn't color a Garmin-specific extension of the GPX specification? I am not saying OsmAnd couldn't support it but I understand why it doesn't.
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By EmmEff
FWIW, I think in this case, you are referring to...

FWIW, I think in this case, you are referring to "routes" (not "tracks"). If you all had the same track, they'd display all the same regardless of the make/model of GPS. Routes display differently...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By EmmEff
Better idea? Use it! Take it with you on...

Better idea? Use it!

Take it with you on walks around your neighbourhood. Use it to mark (waypoint) where you park your car at the mall, supermarket, etc., and then use it to navigate back to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15,845
Views: 1,345,862
Posted By EmmEff
I echo everything Dakarchef said... I've ridden...

I echo everything Dakarchef said... I've ridden in Ontario with Bob on many occasions and actually bought his old Dakar from him earlier this year. You guys are are a class act :clap

Get well...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16,477
Views: 2,031,005
Posted By EmmEff
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16,477
Views: 2,031,005
Posted By EmmEff
I seem to have oil seeping from the shifter shaft...

I seem to have oil seeping from the shifter shaft on my well used '01 Dakar. From looking at the parts diagram, this should be an easy fix. Has anybody who has changed this seal comment on it? Any...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,011
Posted By EmmEff
I got an email from my old sales rep at Serpa BMW...

I got an email from my old sales rep at Serpa BMW in Newmarket about the closing of their motorrad operations as well. Sounds like Maranello BMW in Vaughan will become the GTA's only motorrad (???)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 18,001
Posted By EmmEff
Yeah, I agree. They're not open to other uses of...

Yeah, I agree. They're not open to other uses of the app. They were surprised that I was actually using it for driving/riding.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-26-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 18,001
Posted By EmmEff
The Locus developer(s) feel there is absolutely...

The Locus developer(s) feel there is absolutely nothing wrong with the map display. I've all but given up on it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-17-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,816
Posted By EmmEff
Be sure to have a look at OSMand (or the for-pay...

Be sure to have a look at OSMand (or the for-pay OSMAnd+) as well...

I personally do not like Locus due to it's lack of decent stock themes (on-screen roads are way too "narrow" for my eyes) and...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By EmmEff
I'm in the same camp. I like the product and...

I'm in the same camp. I like the product and I've seen some awesome videos created by GoPro cams, but I cannot justify the expense. I do think it's very cool that the new models can do 4k though.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By EmmEff
My guess is it cannot be done with current level...

My guess is it cannot be done with current level electronics at the price point you'd be willing to pay...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By EmmEff
It depends on your level of commitment... some...

It depends on your level of commitment... some people walk around with multi-thousand dollar DSLR set ups while others make do with sub-$100 point-and-shoots. Not everybody needs a 4k action camera.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By EmmEff
Makes perfect sense. There have been countless...

Makes perfect sense. There have been countless posts on the forum from folks taking 1080p video with their GoPros and then complaining they cannot edit it on their (old) computers. It'll only get...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By EmmEff
Also, don't forget to consider the computing...

Also, don't forget to consider the computing horsepower needed to edit and process 4k video. A two year old minimum configuration Dell ain't gonna cut it... (Pun intended). Something for those...
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