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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By amk
If there is no way to personally verify what was...

If there is no way to personally verify what was read, I tend to read several other sources on the same topic. So if multiple sources says: the 64 adds an arbitrary amount of miles to the odometer...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By amk
All iphone/android lovers go to the dedicated...

All iphone/android lovers go to the dedicated thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945386

I have just read
1. GPSmap 64 has even worse interface than mine GPSmap 60, how that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By amk
Garmin vs what?

I have been using Garmin GPSmap 60Cx for 4 years, and can go endlessly on how stupid and dumb this piece of s**t is, but it is better to replace it with something else, what with?
I use mine...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 2,740,673
Posted By amk
The pot diameter is too small to accommodate a...

The pot diameter is too small to accommodate a 220g. gas tank inside. There are lesser tanks but they are useless (too small) for serious cooking.
Titanium transfers 6 times less heat than...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 321,285
Posted By amk
Bushcraft? WTF do you mean exactly? What do you...

Bushcraft? WTF do you mean exactly? What do you do? Shelter build? Carving wood sculptures with that while on pit-stops? How do you manage to combine 2 in 1, an adv moto with the bush - whatever.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,155
Posted By amk
No doubt the only difference is the brand label...

No doubt the only difference is the brand label and price tag. But the gap in the last is dwindling rapidly....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 367,692
Posted By amk
No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains...

No links, sorry. In Canada the line of big chains is not the same as in US, but every walmart, jisk, ikea has them. The hammock forum is full of advises on how to source down from value village or...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 367,692
Posted By amk
The price of hammocking is especially heinous....

The price of hammocking is especially heinous. Look, a tent or a coat to perform have to be carved, cut, and sewn for a shape, that is where their prices are coming from. To the contrary, hammocks...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,599
Posted By amk
Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only...

Dome kind of tents are more universal. The only thing they require is 2,5 x 1,5 m of more or less level surface, which can be found everywhere, up in the mountains above the snow line, down in a...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 674,367
Posted By amk
Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there...

Kootenay River (Settlers) is open, was there yesterday. The fire is on the left side, up in the mountains, the road is on the river's right side. The Kootnenay bypass rd. is closed, they hold some...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,599
Posted By amk
I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in...

I am still 48 and in fit shape, so "crawling in and out" is something the other people speak of. But the reason I am thinking of switching to hammocks is as you put it "watch the rain fall while...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,599
Posted By amk
The weight and the packed size for comparable...

The weight and the packed size for comparable setups is the concern. Whenever I think of switching to a hammock I find the lightest hammock, tarp and mosquito net along with corresponding harness...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
chain sprocket wear pattern

Mine DR is going to wear out its first OEM set of chain and sprockets at ~ 20K km. It seams the rear sprocket gonna give up first. How normal is that? I mean the pattern, on the previous bikes it was...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 674,367
Posted By amk
I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July...

I cannot believe on this. I did the road at July 17, everything was clear!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By amk
All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are...

All sorts of Garmin maps for the whole globe are available through torrents. IMHO, they beat any "home brewed" or free apps for details and accuracy. Just visit garmit's web, choose the right product...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,718
Posted By amk
Мужики, снимаю шляпу. Интересно что с...

Мужики, снимаю шляпу.

Интересно что с техникой после стало? С той которая сама вернулась. Как она перенесла такие нагрузи? Есть ли трещины в рамах, что с подвесками, повышенный износ движков,...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,122
Views: 430,124
Posted By amk
The official site at...

The official site at http://alberta.ca/Transportation-Infrastructure-Damage.cfm says it is still closed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,096
Posted By amk
DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not...

DR & KLR are not dedicated street bikes. Do not buy them for streets/HWY/commuting. They are for carrying the rider and his gear to faraway off road tracks and doing those tracks.

Many will say...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By amk
If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna...

If you rides require camping gear, than you gonna get the bigger tank. Additional part of luggage, the additional tank, makes finding a place for the rest of the gear even worse. It adds much hassle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19"...

Well, coming down from bigger 21" to lesser 19" diameter will change several things.
1st it will reduce the inertia moment which allows to change the speed of rotation faster. On the other hand it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
To run faster, with better dynamics, have more...

To run faster, with better dynamics, have more acceleration I would recommend a sport bike. 21" front is one of the DR, as well as other dual sport bikes, advantages.
Anyway, 19 alone wont get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the...

I have the same filter, it looks like exactly the same, or the level is even lower. But filter might be the culprit. To find out for sure connect the tank and the carb directly, w/o filter, by a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
All needed info is here....

All needed info is here. http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php

Gaps in foam or any other imperfections are not or hardly noticed after the cover, unless you do it for business purpose....
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By amk
One thing common to all maps, especially to...

One thing common to all maps, especially to backroadmaps, all of them show a road or a trail where no roads/trails exist. Whatever one finds on these maps should be verified over google earth before...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By amk
Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs...

Ibycus does not provide enough details. Many FSRs are missed.
Backroadmaps are unreasonable pricey.

Topo Canada V4 provides much more details than Ibycus, and is free via torrents. It is 5Gb to...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,122
Views: 430,124
Posted By amk
Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not...

Thank you. I know you had some rains, but did not notice they were
Forum: Canada 06-20-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5,122
Views: 430,124
Posted By amk
Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to...

Who has trespassed Dutch Creek this year? What to expect?
Thank you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By amk
BaseCamp does not see maps

BaseCamp 4.3.1 does not see Topo Canada V.4

All worked well on other comps under Win32 OSes (XP & Win7), now under Win7 64 it only shows global map or nothing.

How to fix than without running...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By amk
I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking,...

I think motorcycle boots aren't made for hiking, unless hiking means walking around the camp for insignificant amount of time/distance. There are relatively cheap brands or models of respected brands...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,483
Posted By amk
Unleaded gas stoves, should I switch?

You should not. Unless you camp above the snow line in mountains or you have to take quite a detour to get the premixed butane/propane canister. Unleaded gas has much higher flame temperature,...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,199
Posted By amk
The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers,...

The OP definitely has a soft spot for beemers, nevertheless, the jap made bikes, zuks especially, DRZ & DR, are much reliable, nearly maintenance free, cost next to nothing to ride/to drop/to...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By amk
These diameters require 2 people, if they use a...

These diameters require 2 people, if they use a hand saw with 2 handles on each side, do not know a specific name. Or, you need a gas powered saw, they are quite compact/portable for a truck...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By amk
I assume nearly everyone possesses a gps now....

I assume nearly everyone possesses a gps now. Let's see the tracks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
If anybody is interested I got an answer from...

If anybody is interested I got an answer from Progressive itself: " Thanks for contacting us. The spring rate for those fork springs is, 0.45/0.63 (kg/mm).



Thanks,



Gerrad Capley
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
front spings

Did anybody use front springs from Progressive? If so, what is their rate?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
21 tube vs 17 What to carry?

21 is lighter than 17 by 200 gr. It depends of tube type, but mine are 17 - 700 gr, 21 - 500 gr.
Nevertheless I will take only 17. Putting 21 in a 17 tire is possible, but means one has to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
I have, with a car though. They would had melted...

I have, with a car though. They would had melted down if used long enough, but the car started with the first turn.
I will ditch the front tire, considering front flats 10 times less than rear.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 103,620
Views: 20,462,140
Posted By amk
tools and spares

The goal is to reduce weight/space taken by them, but still be able to get me going w/o towing. I am not planning to do a major engine overhaul, just general things that might have occurred on their...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,354
Posted By amk
If the funds is a concern, than DR650 all the...

If the funds is a concern, than DR650 all the way, cheap to get, cheap to own, cheap to drop. Besides, the only thing it is loosing to TR650 is the look, DR is ugly IMHO. TR650 is modern and a bit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,849
Posted By amk
No doubt here. But what gonna happen with "proper...

No doubt here. But what gonna happen with "proper DS" look? The Wee swing arm and huge/long hull easy accommodates a car tire, a 130/80-17 will be lost there. 18 wheel mostly do not have cushion...
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