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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-19-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,557
Posted By Yakima
How to waterproof a Nuvi: ...

How to waterproof a Nuvi:

http://youtu.be/s2UvIoL78Cg
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Yakima
My first motobriiz sent oil out the air-line. The...

My first motobriiz sent oil out the air-line. The owner of the company sent me a new unit. I installed as per instructions: an easy task to do.
After over 200 miles there's been the same oil sitting...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Yakima
Yes to the fisherman's gear. After that Lolo...

Yes to the fisherman's gear.
After that Lolo trip I picked up bibs and jacket, in, I think, orange and yellow (I'm a fashionista) for the frog-strangling days ahead.
So far haven't ridden with them...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Yakima
Had tusks. Liked 'em fine. Now have...

Had tusks. Liked 'em fine.
Now have BarkBusters. Like 'em much better: mainly due to quality and finish.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Yakima
Two thunderstorms heading up Lolo Pass made me...

Two thunderstorms heading up Lolo Pass made me say the same thing. "Waterproof" boots, pants and jacket? Nope.
Gloves weren't advertised as waterproof: the only honest garment of the bunch! ...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,500
Posted By Yakima
Judd Take a look at the various threads here...

Judd
Take a look at the various threads here from folks using a primer bulb to send a shot of lubricant. Simple. Clever. Use your lube of choice.

I have one of the auto oilers that I'm about to...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Yakima
FirstGear: GREAT customer service

Bought a Warm and Safe Heat Troller, relabeled for FirstGear.
Wired according to instructions. No joy.
Wrote FirstGear. Series of emails.
Result? They're sending me a return-shipping label and...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Yakima
Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks. I'll...

Now why didn't I think of that?
Thanks. I'll give it a go when I get home tonight.
Yak
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Yakima
FirstGear Customer Service: FANTASTIC: Heat Troller/Warm&Safe/Symtec wiring wierdness

The 'troller I bought is made by Warm and Safe and distributed by FirstGear. I wrote them about the non-functioning 'troller. Just heard they'll pay return shipping and send me a new one.
Great...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,885
Posted By Yakima
FJR or, more rationally, a Wee Strom. Wee is...

FJR or, more rationally, a Wee Strom. Wee is wee'er: lighter.
Forum: Racing 10-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 48,203
Posted By Yakima
I really want this app to work. Load plugin....

I really want this app to work.
Load plugin. Ok. Loaded.
Won't work. Load plugin. Ok. Again.
Won't work.
Start Google earth, then RN. Load plugin. I do, again. Nada.
Close Chrome, try it on...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 41,599
Posted By Yakima
Thanks. I'll try it.

Thanks. I'll try it.
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 41,599
Posted By Yakima
Yep. Silicone band in place. I guess I could cut...

Yep. Silicone band in place. I guess I could cut the grip puppies to expose the grip underneath but there's no way to be certain that would work.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By Yakima
Ditto; my solution

Same "problem" on my Wee Strom using the Storms.
I didn't use the included self-tapping screws. Drilled a small hole at the inside end (nearest the switch housings) and put a small bolt+washer in to...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 41,599
Posted By Yakima
Put mine on the bike awhile ago. Bought the bike...

Put mine on the bike awhile ago. Bought the bike with some sort of "grip puppies" or equivalent installed.
I cannot get the omni cruise to hold speed. Cranked it as tight as I can and it still...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,035
Posted By Yakima
Splendid tale, well told. Thanks. (Has she read...

Splendid tale, well told. Thanks.
(Has she read it? It would be fun to hear her side of the story!)
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,793
Posted By Yakima
Tell us in words what you are seeing and...

Tell us in words what you are seeing and experiencing and feeling. Don't say "The mountains were beautiful." Tell us of their beauty. Don 't say "I met three guys on KTMs." Tell us what they looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,172
Posted By Yakima
Euro

Many European countries motor officers wear armor. UK is an easily found on Google example.
The cops there ride Hondas and BMWs. BMW patrol cars too.
Less hide-bound? Rational exceeds emotional?...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By Yakima
Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most...

Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most of it.
I need to get the license: learning for that will give me a better understanding of frequencies etc and I'll have a better idea of what I need...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By Yakima
Thanks Gswayne. I also have to convince my...

Thanks Gswayne.
I also have to convince my riding buddy that this is a good idea...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,515
Posted By Yakima
Impatient

Went with MCN's recommendation and ordered Fiamm's low tone only to replace the stock meep-meep horn on my Wee Strom
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By Yakima
interested in CHEAP bike to bike setup. Baofeng's...

interested in CHEAP bike to bike setup. Baofeng's hand held caught my eye. Get a basic license and the Feds are happy.
any one have experience with such a radio?
How...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 347,197
Posted By Yakima
go to hammock forum. Underquilt: poncho liner

I found directions for a super-easy underquilt made from a military surplus poncho liner. I made mine with two, but designed it to easily remove one for warmer weather. Low cost. Trivial to make....
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 2,560,881
Posted By Yakima
Starbucks?

I grew up drinking coffee in Seattle before there was a Starbucks.

I still love coffee and brew it in a variety of ways using various makers and methods.

I love Starbuck's cups. I hate the...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 236,407
Posted By Yakima
Chain Oiler

I've seen a few guys who made an oiler using a small-engine priming bulb, reservoir and small diameter hose.
Similar to the method described above.
I've picked up a couple of bulbs, already have...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,157
Posted By Yakima
Fantastic!

And well-explained/illustrated.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Yakima
I just spent some time looking at the shock and...

I just spent some time looking at the shock and tool. Added a wrench and looked some more. Eureka occurred.
I got the spring pre load backed off 1/2 turn. It was very tight.

Now to ride and see....
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Yakima
Ok. Suggestions on freeing up the collar?

Ok. Suggestions on freeing up the collar?
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Yakima
Ignorance showing: DL650, Ricor rear shock--adjust??

Just picked up a 2007 Wee.
Previous owner was 6-3 and 270 pounds. I'm 5-7 and under 200.
Bike has .95 springs in front which works fine.
Rear is a Ricor shock with only preload adjustment.
The...
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 250,533
Posted By Yakima
Great to see. But...

I'm glad to see many of you are getting good service and product.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard a word.
Is that typical?
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Yakima
Fantastic!

Moving. Heart-felt. Eloquent. Emotive.
Gasps and tears found their way out of various body cavities.
You, Sir, are a Man among men.
Eschewing scorn in defence of your bike's rear-most appliance. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,480
Views: 2,560,881
Posted By Yakima
Svea? Boy! That brings back memories! Somewhere...

Svea? Boy! That brings back memories!
Somewhere in a box I have my dad's. He bought it at REI when REI was a climber's store upstairs in a tiny spot on, I think, Seattle's Pike Street. All they had...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Yakima
I like it too. Any user reviews?

I like it too. Any user reviews?
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Yakima
Not quite on topic but check ...

Not quite on topic but check
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927215
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 239,985
Posted By Yakima
I love the NT700. Its short time in the US works...

I love the NT700. Its short time in the US works against it for me. Local HD dealer had a nice one for sale.
I ended up getting an 07 Wee Strom. Had to lower it a bit and will perform seat surgery...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By Yakima
The "web goretex" by Alpinestars caught my eye. ...

The "web goretex" by Alpinestars caught my eye.
Anyone wearing them?
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By Yakima
Waterproof Boots: no lies. no misrepresentations. Waterproof

I'm looking for road/touring boots that are absolutely, 100 per cent waterproof. No water getting in. None. Zip. Nada.
The pair I have were advertised as waterproof. One rain storm and my feet were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,396
Posted By Yakima
Yesterday afternoon on I5 going north around...

Yesterday afternoon on I5 going north around Tacoma. Stop and go. Zero to 25 MPH. In a friend's Chevy pickup.
One rider with a NEON helmet, sticking in the HOV lane. Two riders come up splitting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,543
Posted By Yakima
Decided

Picked up an immaculate 2007 DL650 with every accessory/farkle/add-on in the known universe.
Clean. Well loved.
Only thing I wish it had is ABS. I'll cope.
Suddenly my Canada trip feels more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,543
Posted By Yakima
Narrowing down

Ok. We decided that spending a bit more can be done.
Here are my latest ideas

2008-9 SV650SF Has ABS. Change seat. Add Motech racks and Givi or Kappa or Shad bags. Barbacks. Centerstand. Grip...
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