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Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 18,751
Posted By chrisjk
I assume you refer to the filename which is not...

I assume you refer to the filename which is not necessarily the same as the name of the track or route as it appears in the gpx file. If you open a gpx file with a plain text editor, you will see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Tom, The only thing I have plugged into the...

Tom,
The only thing I have plugged into the socket on the dash so far is a mobile phone. When I picked the bike up at the factory, I had them install a flylead for an electric jacket which is in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 18,751
Posted By chrisjk
Use a browser with translate like Chrome or Opera.

Use a browser with translate like Chrome or Opera.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 18,751
Posted By chrisjk
If you want simplicity (plus lots of power) use...

If you want simplicity (plus lots of power) use this http://www.motoplaner.de/
It will do mixed (on-road/off-road) routes and export them in more formats than you can shake a stick at.

However,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Tom, Glad you are liking the bike- as you say,...

Tom,
Glad you are liking the bike- as you say, there is quite a difference with the GSA!

For your footpeg issue, it would be worth asking the factory what bike they came off (I presume they are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Tom, You will find, I'm sure, that both...

Tom,
You will find, I'm sure, that both engine/gearbox and brakes will all behave much better after a few hundred miles. As far as gear box ratios go, I agree that a lower first gear would be handy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Tom, Excellent! Now inevitable questions… ...

Tom,
Excellent! Now inevitable questions…

What have you arranged for the first service?

Looks like you have the electrically adjusted rear suspension?

And, what kind of satnav are you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 1,579,336
Posted By chrisjk
To save power on the Xcountry's limited...

To save power on the Xcountry's limited alternator, I have a switch in the headlamp circuit to isolate it. I use this when I switch on my heated jacket and grips. I have also got a Vision X LED light...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Looks wonderful Steve!

Looks wonderful Steve!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Steve, I'd love to - however, I am only easing...

Steve,
I'd love to - however, I am only easing slowly onto some easy stuff at present. The bike really appeals to me as a lightweight bike for solo travel, that I am happy to take for example into...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,903
Posted By chrisjk
For S. London Powder coaters, have a look at...

For S. London Powder coaters, have a look at these guys, they did a good job for me a couple of years ago. They are located opposite a Helmet City store.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-11-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,012
Posted By chrisjk
It seems very clear that this new Tomtom is a far...

It seems very clear that this new Tomtom is a far cry from what might have hoped or indeed expected at this stage in the game. The review doesn't explicitly talk about routing off-road or navigating...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,565,039
Posted By chrisjk
Convert your route to a track in Basecamp and...

Convert your route to a track in Basecamp and send that instead of the route. Tracks are never altered by the device. The Montana will allow you to navigate the track, however, you won't get turn by...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Steve, That is quite a trail! Glad to see the...

Steve,
That is quite a trail! Glad to see the bike is coping well with it.

The branch in the thigh sounds horrible - your mate was luck to only require 4 days in hospital I reckon.
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 36,508
Posted By chrisjk
I find that you have to be pretty accurate with...

I find that you have to be pretty accurate with your click on the route - I zoom in to get it right.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,565,039
Posted By chrisjk
Don't forget the 4000 map tiles limit…

Don't forget the 4000 map tiles limit…
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By chrisjk
I am glad it's now on IOS and will certainly use...

I am glad it's now on IOS and will certainly use it. At the moment, I find it is slower to redraw maps than Galileo.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Just back home after picking up the Bike last...

Just back home after picking up the Bike last Wednesday afternoon at the factory. I rode it up through the forest of Bowland to Ingleton at the SW corner of the Dales then spent Thursday riding...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Sounds great Steve! Looks good too wherever you...

Sounds great Steve! Looks good too wherever you were.

I pick mine up on Wednesday afternoon at the factory. Planning to do the first 500 by Friday lunchtime, get it serviced and then take two...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-27-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,627
Posted By chrisjk
I guess one could always reinstall a copy of IOS...

I guess one could always reinstall a copy of IOS 8.2 if one wanted to, although it would inevitably handicap other apps as time went by.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 1,579,336
Posted By chrisjk
I have an Xcountry I bought with Hyperpro rear...

I have an Xcountry I bought with Hyperpro rear shock (with remote adjust for preload, compression and damping). I think the previous owner had about 10,000 miles on this and I have about 3,000. It is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-25-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,515
Posted By chrisjk
I haven't used either but at first glance, I...

I haven't used either but at first glance, I cannot see how to download a gpx file - can it be done?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-21-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,515
Posted By chrisjk
After Dan's evangelism, I persisted with Furkot...

After Dan's evangelism, I persisted with Furkot and now like it, especially for multi-day trips. However for a simpler, less cluttered planning tool I still like and frequently use this one...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By chrisjk
I could send route files to Sygic (itf format...

I could send route files to Sygic (itf format converted by ITN converter or similar) and it would navigate using them just fine but an update of the app seems to have killed that capability. I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-19-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By chrisjk
I do get that problem on my iPhone 4 at times, I...

I do get that problem on my iPhone 4 at times, I think it's just that the compass is not that good. On my new iPhone 6 plus the compass is far, far better and I never have a problem. I think it's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 136,243
Posted By chrisjk
Sounding human :D

Sounding human :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 136,243
Posted By chrisjk
5 Hour Butt is an experimental robotic troll that...

5 Hour Butt is an experimental robotic troll that keeps posting more or less the same rubbish. I think IBM's Watson still holds the crown…
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By chrisjk
I don't know why your Nav V should be behaving...

I don't know why your Nav V should be behaving this way (or maybe it's just Basecamp) but I suggest the following.

1. Download and install this small tool ttp://www.javawa.nl/cleaneject_en.html...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 1,579,336
Posted By chrisjk
I changed my oil yesterday and following the...

I changed my oil yesterday and following the reprom procedure, added 1.7 then 0.6 litres followed by a check of the level. I find it hard to check the level because after idling the engine (as per...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Steve, That's a very interesting set of...

Steve,

That's a very interesting set of findings. Thanks for your investigations and reports!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,332
Posted By chrisjk
5 Hour Butt is a robot troll methinks

5 Hour Butt is a robot troll methinks
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
'Cos he'll use it and then he'd need to service...

'Cos he'll use it and then he'd need to service the engine every 10 hours :D

Steve, you're a brave man, I look forward with interest to your findings. I hope your knee soon improves.

I wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
I'd like to ride the bike before saying...

I'd like to ride the bike before saying definitely I want a damper but I put one on a BMW F800GS (even though it's not a bike that usually carries one) which I found useful, so could well decide in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Still waiting for mine - Batch 3, suffering...

Still waiting for mine - Batch 3, suffering delays as a result of the tank retooling issue.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By chrisjk
Not a Spot but a similar device and on the face...

Not a Spot but a similar device and on the face of it, even more robust. I had my Yellowbrick mounted to the bars but after a few months noted what appeared to be dust inside the unit on the screen...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8,137
Views: 1,317,866
Posted By chrisjk
If the neutral light comes on, the neutral sensor...

If the neutral light comes on, the neutral sensor should be OK. If you take it out to check it however, be careful. The body is plastic and it's easy to get cross threaded when you put it back,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By chrisjk
You guessed right, you have to follow visually....

You guessed right, you have to follow visually. As far as I know, there is no app, or device for that matter that will give turn by turn directions when following a track. Probably the nearest thing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-04-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By chrisjk
I use Galileo (https://galileo-app.com/) for...

I use Galileo (https://galileo-app.com/) for following tracks and Co-pilot (http://copilotgps.com/uk/store/) for routes.

I make my tracks/routes either here http://www.motoplaner.de/ or here...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-03-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By chrisjk
Forgive me if you already know this but I think...

Forgive me if you already know this but I think your search will be considerably eased if you in think in terms of following "Tracks" not "Routes. The differences between the two are well described...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 360,396
Posted By chrisjk
Nice pics! How did it perform on the ski jump?:D

Nice pics! How did it perform on the ski jump?:D
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