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Forum: Equipment 05-28-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By araspitfire
I have one.. and also I wear a Schuberth C3 pro. ...

I have one.. and also I wear a Schuberth C3 pro.

I like it a lot. I wear it when I'm going to go off-road.. so not that much, but I did wear it all around Morocco a couple years ago and didn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By araspitfire
Here's some photos and a description of my rig: ...

Here's some photos and a description of my rig:

http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DIY-1/i-NnfqpxF/0/XL/IMG_1005_1080-XL.jpg

I loop the top rods around my turn signals....
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By araspitfire
Contour HD +2 Mounted way up front.

Last weekend, we took a little jaunt through the Belgian Ardennes. In preparation, I designed and built a little camera rig for my Contour sports cam.

This is just a little test edit... has no...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,793
Posted By araspitfire
I gave some thought about paying extra for the...

I gave some thought about paying extra for the colors...

I'd have had no trouble paying the same as tripple black... but this is a couple hundered more...

I was about to go for the grey (no...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By araspitfire
I had an AirHawk2, which put pressure on the...

I had an AirHawk2, which put pressure on the tackle... I used it after the 2nd fuel stop.. then swapped it out every fuel stop therafter... extended my day enormously.

Now I have an Airhawk R.....
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,555
Posted By araspitfire
I skipped over the C3. Wore a C2 since 2005. ...

I skipped over the C3. Wore a C2 since 2005.

I feel the C3Pro is equal quality to my C2. Fit is similar. Really gotta love the pinlock over the stupid coating they used on the C2. Rode to work...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
Easy to say.... Easy to love them after 8...

Easy to say....

Easy to love them after 8 hours straight riding back from Morocco in December in near freezing weather with sleet falling on you for some of it... In normal summer off-road...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 60,381
Posted By araspitfire
I've had mine for over 2 years. Took them to...

I've had mine for over 2 years.

Took them to Norway where I dropped them twice. Ended up having the dropped side leak... figured it was the front outer seam that was opened up (they say they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
the power is for charging stuff in that space. ...

the power is for charging stuff in that space.

Al...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 620,902
Posted By araspitfire
After 58 pages, you'll have seen (as I have) that...

After 58 pages, you'll have seen (as I have) that there is no magic bullet... different screens for different folks is the word... (and there are people looking to upgrade from 1200ADV screens...)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 620,902
Posted By araspitfire
It was the answer for me too... Adding a bit...

It was the answer for me too...

Adding a bit (in my case it was the top bit of my cut-off OEM 1200GS screen) to the top of a Givi screen made my 6500 kms of motorway driving quite comfortable...
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,252,511
Posted By araspitfire
Uhh.... Nope.... I think you are going to...

Uhh.... Nope....

I think you are going to have to keep proving it to us... I'm getting there.... but really need to see some more evidence... :evil

Al...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,222,121
Posted By araspitfire
Some recent shots from Morocco: The Start: ...

Some recent shots from Morocco:

The Start:
http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/232275164-O.jpg

The Middle:
http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/232275033-O.jpg

The End:...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By araspitfire
We got to Ouarzazate... tried to get into the...

We got to Ouarzazate... tried to get into the movie business... failed...
http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/232279570-O.jpg

http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/232275325-O.jpg

Things got...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By araspitfire
At some point here Steptoe showed us how to steal...

At some point here Steptoe showed us how to steal a bike from a local kid...
http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/232275226-O.jpg

Then we went to play in the sand......
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By araspitfire
Ok... for those who don't like to click across......

Ok... for those who don't like to click across...

FYI Fanum = Bill the owner of Moto-Morroco... MikeP is a friend of Bills who came along to ride at the back to give use newbs confidence... and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By araspitfire
Morocco trip from The Netherlands

Just posted on UKGser, my (picture heavy) trip report for a November trip down to and around Southern Morocco.

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128320

An image to whet your...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,252,511
Posted By araspitfire
I'm curious how you made it out of Buenos...

I'm curious how you made it out of Buenos Aries...:huh

I'm sure I'd still be there....

Al...
Forum: Europe 12-11-2007, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By araspitfire
I just got back from there a week ago now... the...

I just got back from there a week ago now... the glow is still strong. Rode there and back from The Netherlands too.... 9000 km trip in total.

From what I hear there are all levels of offroad...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
I actually made them myself... When I finish them...

I actually made them myself... When I finish them I'll do a post here... (as well as the wind screen extender thingy that I'm surprised no one's commented on yet... :D

Over here in Europe there...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
Very good Idea... Something else I do (my...

Very good Idea... Something else I do (my Micatech cases are powder coated so I don't need the anti-black liner) is I found a fibre bathroom mat that is about 3/16ths of an inch thick and very...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
Most of my experience designing and building...

Most of my experience designing and building stuff was in aluminum and stainless... (though I don't weld all that well... outsourced that part...:evil)

Since moving to europe and becoming...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
Here's how I loaded the bike for going down: ...

Here's how I loaded the bike for going down:

http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/228263661-L.jpg

Here's how it was used down there:

http://araspitfire.smugmug.com/photos/228263666-X2.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 352,035
Posted By araspitfire
Rear Seat Replacement box

Just got back from a 5500 mile trip from The Netherlands to Morocco and back... a bunch of offroad miles in the middle bit...

People there liked the box I whipped up to replace my rear seat, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,252,511
Posted By araspitfire
Not asleep... just can't unstick those particular...

Not asleep... just can't unstick those particular pages from each other.... :huh

Al...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,146
Posted By araspitfire
Add me to the list of P&S "need to have's"... ...

Add me to the list of P&S "need to have's"...

I own a 20D and some nice lenses... I love using it. But I find that It's never with me when I'm traveling...

Before recently buying an S5IS, I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 58,543
Posted By araspitfire
If it were me, I'd take the Garmin cable, put an...

If it were me, I'd take the Garmin cable, put an inline fuse on it (if it's not already there...)... and crimp two lugs onto it and connect them to your battery terminals directly...

You can move...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
How I see it...

Call me cynical, but I feel that idiots abound everywhere... The internet serves to broaden the collecting net and gives a sense of "wont get clocked" protection, so they are more "in your face"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
It's also possible that he's growing tired of...

It's also possible that he's growing tired of people analysing him all the time :bluduh.... I know I would get snappish if I had to wade through reams of the kind of stuff posted here by impatient...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
Celebrity....

I'm still catching up... (just leaving NC going North now... =)... And I'm not reading the thread here, as I find scrolling through all the comments a bit too much....

But Some things have popped...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
Ok... we'll see how it goes... I'm pretty busy...

Ok... we'll see how it goes... I'm pretty busy these days.

But as I read, I'm following along in Mapsource sticking down waypoints to the Findable places (including businesses =).. and including...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
As I read through this puppy... (only skimmed...

As I read through this puppy... (only skimmed bits of here on the forum, as I found thumb wheeling down all the replies was inflaming my carpel tunnel syndrome =), I'm dropping waypoints into...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2007, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,934,165
Posted By araspitfire
Fun ride report... looking forward to the next...

Fun ride report... looking forward to the next segment!

Al...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,222,121
Posted By araspitfire
You host it on your own webspace like Smugmug or...

You host it on your own webspace like Smugmug or Flikr, or whatever... then refer to the images there with the img /img tags...

Al...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By araspitfire
Ahh... that's your problem... It's a little...

Ahh... that's your problem...

It's a little user interface flaw in Mapsource... Unless you know, it seems like when you change maps, you are starting fresh, but you can collect up maps from...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By araspitfire
I carry my IBM T40 on every overnight trip pretty...

I carry my IBM T40 on every overnight trip pretty much.

I made a protector for it using a camping sleep mat and some hot glue. I stand it verticaly so that the screen doesn't thump against the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By araspitfire
Lots of talk about this subject... easily found...

Lots of talk about this subject... easily found with a search.

The crux of it is.... you can't.... The 60C* always recalculates the route...

Things you can do though to make your life better...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By araspitfire
In Europe there are transparent topo maps that...

In Europe there are transparent topo maps that work stacked.... You can see your CN map with the topo data overlayed... but the topo map must be "transparent".

Of course those free maps made from...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By araspitfire
I've used mine twice for supper. Once I made...

I've used mine twice for supper.

Once I made some Kraft Dinner in it... worked fine..

Second time I heated the contents of a can of stew in it... worked fine...

It does heat gently when you...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By araspitfire
What will the world do if the powers that wish to...

What will the world do if the powers that wish to hold-on, manage to kill U-Tube....

You know you are whipped when you have a milk bag holder that looks like the above.... :rofl

Al...
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