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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By bthebert
That's tough work at 12,000 feet. Good job. And...

That's tough work at 12,000 feet. Good job. And thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By bthebert
We took three bikes over Webster today (Sat,...

We took three bikes over Webster today (Sat, 7/20), and it was a piece of cake. A DR350, an F650GS Dakar, and an F800GS.

There is no snow at all remaining on the downhill side. There's a bit of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,304
Posted By bthebert
I think your plugs look fine. Desirable is a dry...

I think your plugs look fine. Desirable is a dry tan/beige color. I wouldn't call those "fouled" by any stretch.

Given your pre-departure carb problems and the intermittent nature of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,091
Posted By bthebert
Andrew: I teach photography classes from...

Andrew:

I teach photography classes from time to time, including some in an online format. If you'll PM me your email address, I'd be happy to share some of the handouts that I use if you'd like....
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,091
Posted By bthebert
Glad you liked the report, Andrew. As for...

Glad you liked the report, Andrew.

As for camera gear:

I carried three cameras on this trip, all digital. (Yes, I still shoot film on occasion, in medium and large formats.) A Canon 5D with...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-26-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 85,047
Posted By bthebert
Save the .GPX file. Save it *as* a .GPX...

Save the .GPX file.

Save it *as* a .GPX file.

Or let me email it to you. Not sure if your browser is altering the file somehow or not.

Open the file in MapSource. It contains two...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 85,047
Posted By bthebert
I'm peachy. Isn't the trail file just an...

I'm peachy.

Isn't the trail file just an "attachment" back at the beginning of this thread?

If not, PM me a current email address and I'll send you the copy I snagged a few weeks back.

...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-25-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 85,047
Posted By bthebert
Vince: MapSource is a free download from...

Vince:

MapSource is a free download from Garmin.

Once you have that installed, OPEN the .gpd/.gpx file for whatever trip interests you. Then use "Transfer to Device" to send whatever bits you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Good tip. I know I carry more tools than...

Good tip. I know I carry more tools than average. Most of my riding is solo and backcountry (CO, AZ, UT, etc.). Old habits are hard to break.

I did just weigh the tools, pouch and all, on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
I'm sure I'm over-thinking this. Just to have...

I'm sure I'm over-thinking this. Just to have SOMETHING with which to fill the void. And I'm sure I'm inclined to favor mechanical explanations (over "Bill just fucked up") in order to soothe my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
I'm not discounting the possibility of plain &...

I'm not discounting the possibility of plain & simple "rider/operator error" as the proximate cause of my wreck. But further investigation is leading me to suspect a problem with this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Yep. I remember this...

Yep. I remember this (http://vfr870.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010/P9190074/1015149674_Rvx9y-L.jpg). And this (http://vfr870.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010/P9190075/1015149723_4csiX-L.jpg). Still...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Visited the orthopedist today and came home with...

Visited the orthopedist today and came home with a spiffy blue cast on my left arm (above the elbow to hand). They said that in two weeks I can go with a shorter, forearm-only, cast.

Following up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
I keep hearing stories about things I said/did...

I keep hearing stories about things I said/did during the period of my memory loss:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
ACTUALLY, I think we met earlier than that --...

ACTUALLY, I think we met earlier than that -- northbound on Rte 8, South of Winsted. ;-)

I absolutely remember you, Steve. You were a fine host and grill-meister. And I'm enjoying your pics. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By bthebert
I read about this on the front page of the...

I read about this on the front page of the Pittsfield paper -- at the hospital.

One of my close friends (from San Jose) had heard about my tiny wreck, and then Googled to find THIS report of a "CT...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
*roaring laughter* Your sense of humor is...

*roaring laughter*

Your sense of humor is *perfectly* healthy, Vince!

@Rich: I sure don't want to monopolize the discussion here. And there were far more GOOD things about the weekend; I sure...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Examining the track log from my own GPS, I'm...

Examining the track log from my own GPS, I'm guessing I crashed somewhere between "Sandwash Reservoir" and "Ashley Lake"?

http://content.imagesocket.com/images/100920_crashsite63e.jpg

Satellite...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Oh . . . just for the record, and though I have...

Oh . . . just for the record, and though I have no memory of it . . .

. . . I'm told I was "talking like a pirate" to the nurses. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Hiya, Vince! It's no secret that I'm not...

Hiya, Vince!

It's no secret that I'm not nearly as skilled a rider as many of y'all. I did not even START riding till I was nearly 45, and even then I use a bike more like a "pack mule" to get me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Thank you. My most heartfelt, unspeakable thanks...

Thank you. My most heartfelt, unspeakable thanks to ALL who pitched in.


This is really useful information.

I've been riding this DR350 since I acquired it in 2002. *JUST* prior to this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Hi, all. Bill here. I'm safely home and...

Hi, all. Bill here.

I'm safely home and doing reasonably well, all things considered. I'm nursing a concussion and I fractured the radius in my left arm. My head hurts and my neck/shoulders are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
Both sides can't possibly be threaded and still...

Both sides can't possibly be threaded and still have any "pinching" function.

That bolt is not reversible.

It's certainly possible that one manufacturer (of levers) orients the bolt one way,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
You should probably include the YEAR. Single...

You should probably include the YEAR.

Single spark BMS unit is different from the dual spark.

And once you get the right unit, I'm not sure if there's an issue with the SOFTWARE or not.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Good question. Is a Massachusetts fishing...

Good question. Is a Massachusetts fishing license required? Or is this more of a "private pond" and exempt from that requirement?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Bike . . . check Small propane grill . . ....

Bike . . . check

Small propane grill . . . check

Fishing gear . . . check

Eye patch and fake wooden leg . . . check
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
The purpose of the fully threaded bolts is simple...

The purpose of the fully threaded bolts is simple enough to understand. I wish (and NEED, under certain circumstances) to use the whole slot in the swingarm -- the full range of adjustment that the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
Here they are....

Here they are. (http://touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-051-1206/Chain-Tension-Plates-F650GS)

http://touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-051-1206/Chain-Tension-Plates-F650GS

Not sure if bolts are included any...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
I really wasn't. As much as I hate to admit...

I really wasn't.

As much as I hate to admit it, I bought the upgraded adjuster end caps (and bolts) from Touratech. But I can't seem to find that product on their current web page.

Not saying...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13,390
Views: 1,548,694
Posted By bthebert
I replaced the OEM pot-metal end plates with...

I replaced the OEM pot-metal end plates with steel; and replaced the bolts at the same time with fully-threaded (shank-less) ones for increased adjustment range. So I have the old OEM bits lying...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Who, me? *g* Sure. I'm showing up. Buy me...

Who, me? *g*

Sure. I'm showing up. Buy me a beer and I'll pitch in an extra $10 for another year's dues.

I've been doing the "adventure bike" thing more than the "woods bike" thing. I guess...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ ...

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day

It's real. And yes, it's something of a joke. A fun and long-standing one.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 18,946
Posted By bthebert
Day Two of this ride ALSO happens to be...

Day Two of this ride ALSO happens to be "International Talk Like a Pirate Day". How cool is THAT gonna be?
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By bthebert
Can you suggest, or link to, such a product for...

Can you suggest, or link to, such a product for coating the inside of a polyethylene tank?

I'd be much more concerned about something (like an improper coating/lining product) peeling off the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-03-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 85,047
Posted By bthebert
It uploaded to my Zumo 550 just fine. I...

It uploaded to my Zumo 550 just fine.

I opened it in MapSource and created two versions of it (South to North and North to South) first. Then uploaded to the Zumo.

Worked fine, aside from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By bthebert
Good luck. Everything I've tried has...

Good luck.

Everything I've tried has bubbled. Even perforated graphics. It more or less stays stuck, but it doesn't look very good.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-30-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 85,047
Posted By bthebert
I rode it (South to North) on 8/5; rode it again...

I rode it (South to North) on 8/5; rode it again (North to South) on 8/8.

With the exception of one short section near Greenfield, most of the route is well graded and two full lanes wide. Much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By bthebert
I had a pair of T63's in my amazon.com shopping...

I had a pair of T63's in my amazon.com shopping cart at $55 apiece. And before I submitted the order, the price went up to nearly $90 per tire.

I've not yet decided whether I like them THAT much.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By bthebert
<-- New Milford

<-- New Milford
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22,371
Views: 2,682,607
Posted By bthebert
His name is Brian. I expect you should be able...

His name is Brian. I expect you should be able to find his past auctions on ebay (if he has no current auctions, that is). Otherwise, he's been known to hang out at maximum-suzuki.com
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