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Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Alexol
Legal Speeding - Closed?

Does anyone know if Legal Speeding has gone out of business? No reply to either voice messages or email for the last 7 days, and no indication that they are simply gone riding, fishing or whatever....
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
With you - I'm not remotely sure either, but its...

With you - I'm not remotely sure either, but its definitely worth the try!

The connectors are designing to break away in the event of a sharp tug in case of a "gravitational event" and I could...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
So, manufacturing cost is a few hundred, add in...

So, manufacturing cost is a few hundred, add in the military "discount" and its easy to see how it could get to $5k :evil:D

I agree fully with Rgconner - an integrated version, or perhaps backpack...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
"Testing" is as vague and meaningless as it gets....

"Testing" is as vague and meaningless as it gets.

Given that this is a tiny fledgling company, I doubt much more than a man, a partner, and his dog - it may be more than that but it can't be...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
Being skeptical is a good thing in my view,...

Being skeptical is a good thing in my view, especially when as you say, dropping a thousand dollars. It's far too easy to be suckered into buying crap that doesn't work - first gen Microsoft...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
All good questions - just wanted to clarify that...

All good questions - just wanted to clarify that my "test'" was to make sure everything was plugged in properly & working, and shouldn't be confused with real world use. I haven't had a chance to go...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
Temporary installation

This is my temporary installation while I decide (a) whether I like the system, and (b) where I want it more permanently installed yet retain the ability to remove it easily when I wish to.

The...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
Just played with it to this point, some time...

Just played with it to this point, some time spent running in-the-garage non-riding tests to make sure it is properly hooked up and functioning, but I believe I can answer some of your questions.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
Thank you - you make my point perfectly. Utah a...

Thank you - you make my point perfectly. Utah a couple of years ago at 107F early August was miserable. I don't have the patience to join the crowd clamoring to be second in line. Someone has to...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,406
Posted By Alexol
I'll freely admit to being amazed by some...

I'll freely admit to being amazed by some people's negative attitudes about such a device.

In the final analysis, it's nothing more than a few steps beyond opening your jacket vents, or wearing...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-11-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Alexol
That makes sense to me. When you export a...

That makes sense to me.

When you export a route to the GPS, Nav V in my case, should you accept "strip shaping points" or not?

Surely, as long as you don't hit recalculate, the GPS should be...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-11-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Alexol
To combine or not?

This has probably been asked several times before but I didn't have any luck finding anything on the topic.

I am, somewhat unwillingly, converting from Mapsource to Basecamp, as I understand my...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alexol
Generally that's a perfectly good valid view -...

Generally that's a perfectly good valid view - although just a couple of weeks ago, the battery died on my 4 month old GSA-LC and I needed a decent charge rate for the new one which did not arrive...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for the various suggestions. I already...

Thanks for the various suggestions. I already have something very similar to the Microstart which will get someone up and running, but on group rides there's always a dead battery problem, frequently...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alexol
Best very small battery charger?

I'm going on a small group trip this summer and I'm thinking about tasking along a small (tiny if possible) battery charger. It seems there's always one person in the group who ends up with a dead...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Alexol
Paved or at most extremely light unpaved - the...

Paved or at most extremely light unpaved - the couple on the rental bike have never ridden off road other than the occasional detour, and while they have both health & bike insurance don't really...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Alexol
In this case I think I killed the battery due to...

In this case I think I killed the battery due to DFP, and at the end of the day I decided to go with a new BMW battery. If it does turn out to be a system error or fault, I don't want there to be...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Alexol
Thanks, would appreciate road numbers if...

Thanks, would appreciate road numbers if possible.

There won't be much in the way of off-road beyond occasional very easy gravel roads as two of the three bikes will be two-up, and one of those...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Alexol
There was a good suggestion. I called...

There was a good suggestion.

I called yesterday morning, but don't really have much information - they will get back to it and confirm the current draw, which seems a little odd as I thought this...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Alexol
Thanks - I'll play with the maps... Alex

Thanks - I'll play with the maps...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Alexol
Not quite sure what my brain was thinking about,...

Not quite sure what my brain was thinking about, but yes, mine is the Blue Seas version, exactly per your photo. I have no idea where Seven Seas came from...

After a little playing around with a...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Alexol
West Yellowstone to Denver - 3 days - best route?

Looking for interesting riding, two up, in a small group, going from West Yellowstone to Denver.

It's the final three days of a two week trip, and none of us know the area south of Yellowstone.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Alexol
New battery suggestions for 2014 GSA?

As some will have seen - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1050135 - my battery committed user-assisted suicide and will most probably have to be replaced.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Alexol
First, if you do come through this part of the...

First, if you do come through this part of the world, get in touch!

Being totally anal retentive (should that be hyphenated or not?) I have a Seven Seas waterproof trip-type circuit breaker, so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Alexol
PDM 60 strange behaviour? Still powered even key-off.

My 2014 GSA has, for a variety of reasons both good and bad, been parked for a couple of months. I've had the BMW charger plugged into the original outlet up by the instruments.

While tinkering...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By Alexol
I realize this isn't the flea market, but I have...

I realize this isn't the flea market, but I have a spare one of the Wunderlich versions if you'd like it. I have two - due to some absent-mindedness! - and one is on the bike. $25 shipped to...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Your point is good, and I did that for several...

Your point is good, and I did that for several years but if I can ride without a tank bag, I'd prefer to. The pelican case also carries any spares and tools and lives on a passenger seat plate so it...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Thanks - I agree with regards to the usual fairly...

Thanks - I agree with regards to the usual fairly coarse and relatively heavy duty 12v electrics, although no-one could ever say they benefited from exposure to moisture!

The real reason for...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Thanks, but would that be the wrong link, as they...

Thanks, but would that be the wrong link, as they don't sell connectors as far as I can see?

Alex
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
[QUOTE=mouthfulloflake;25822826]like this? ...

[QUOTE=mouthfulloflake;25822826]like this?

Thanks but not quite. I have something similar for power, but I'd like to find 5- & 7-pin din plugs for autocom, and there's a mini multi-pin plug that I...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for that too - good point re round vs...

Thanks for that too - good point re round vs rectangular. The round is higher profile which might be a bit less convenient though.

I'll try the McMaster switches and see.

McMaster doesn't seem...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Thanks! The link worked fine. Would you...

Thanks! The link worked fine.

Would you know if "washdown" mean that it will be waterproof in some of Louisiana's heavier rains, or that it will be somewhat water resistant? The switch won't...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By Alexol
Looking for high quality waterproof rocker on/off switch?

Hi everyone,

As the title says, I'm looking for a source of high quality on/off (lighted rocker type for preference) switches.

That I'm an electrical idiot doesn't help much, but I'm looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 540,230
Posted By Alexol
It works fine with TT cases, although personally...

It works fine with TT cases, although personally I'd like three mounting points not just two - three would dampen the "springiness" quite a bit, as I'm concerned that eventually the mount brackets...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Alexol
I have two radios so he could use one of mine,...

I have two radios so he could use one of mine, but there is no known way to get an FRS radio to interface with the J&M unit which looks a lot like one of these...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Alexol
A question of communications - FRS radio & CB

One of my riding buddies has a J&M handlebar-mounted CB-based system and I have an Autocom and FRS radio.

We both attach GPSs, phones, XM etc to our respective systems and are both happy the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 409,660
Posted By Alexol
A case of "hold my beer and watch this!" I'd...

A case of "hold my beer and watch this!"

I'd send a picture of my bike but you can't see any evident farkles. James likes his toys to be a little more, um, exposed.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 37,218
Posted By Alexol
Got mine (the complete seat version) this evening...

Got mine (the complete seat version) this evening and hope to do some comparisons shortly.

In the interests of science - or just stupidity - I now have this new one, a TT seat, Sargent & a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Alexol
By the way, if you are really handy with welding...

By the way, if you are really handy with welding gear, you can buy - from Germany - the square ring that the TT top case goes on.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Alexol
Please feel free to copy - that was the point of...

Please feel free to copy - that was the point of posting it, so maybe other people could do something similar/better. I'd like to see someone else's work, making a super-neat & improved job of it.
...
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