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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:19 AM
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Posted By FireDog45
I went to my local parts store looking for some...

I went to my local parts store looking for some of this. Didn't know the proper terminology and the guy behind the counter looked at me like I had a third eye in my forehead! Ended up using the vinyl...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
That is one cool shot! I'm jealous of all you...

That is one cool shot! I'm jealous of all you guys (and gals) who can shoot pictures like that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Damn! That does not sound like fun. Heal quick!

Damn! That does not sound like fun. Heal quick!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 129,110
Posted By FireDog45
Got the .gpx files, thanks! A couple of...

Got the .gpx files, thanks!

A couple of questions:

I can't seem to find the TWVT tracks. I must be missing something but not sure where else to look. I've been wanting to take the DR on an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
That's pretty cool! I've been over to his blog a...

That's pretty cool! I've been over to his blog a few times, seems like a decent guy. I still get a little misty looking at some of the picts since we put our lab mix down last year.
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 73,091
Posted By FireDog45
Kinda late here but add me to the "interested in...

Kinda late here but add me to the "interested in holster" crowd. I have a pair of drybags I use on my GS and have been looking for a way to carry them on the DR350 so I can take some extended trips...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,415
Views: 668,465
Posted By FireDog45
Thanks. I've been considering Seat Concepts for...

Thanks. I've been considering Seat Concepts for both the GSA & DR. Figure I'd make a weekend out of it :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4,415
Views: 668,465
Posted By FireDog45
Post back with a review on the seat. I've been...

Post back with a review on the seat. I've been considering a new seat and the Concepts option is on the list. I'd like to hear your thoughts.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
I'd suggest printing that off and stash it away...

I'd suggest printing that off and stash it away on the bike somewhere. I've needed to refer to the sequencing more than once and trying to find that one post gets a little iffy.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Liked mine but it was just a little cramped for...

Liked mine but it was just a little cramped for me plus it (I) wasn't comfortable on gravel. Lotta weight up top. It did chew up the miles though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11,402
Views: 548,057
Posted By FireDog45
We were watching the weather up there, it looked...

We were watching the weather up there, it looked like some nasty stuff was coming in. Apparently it came though late Sunday?

Didn't know about the new owners. When I was volunteering up there Jim...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Looked like a fun trip!

Looked like a fun trip!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
This was part of the reason for test running my...

This was part of the reason for test running my route. I'd rather have these issues pop up now rather than later.

Now to learn about via points...

Thanks!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,178
Sticky: TetS
Views: 103,002
Posted By FireDog45
Chip, got both docs. Thanks!

Chip, got both docs. Thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
I did stop the route and when I tried to restart...

I did stop the route and when I tried to restart it I saw only two choices: beginning or end. Unfortunately they were right next to each other, geographically speaking. The route was a loop.

I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
:clap thanks!

:clap thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
While testing a route today I had this issue pop...

While testing a route today I had this issue pop up:
I put together a route in BC.
I then converted that route to a track.
Sent the track over to the 590 and created a trip.
Set the track to be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
I've found that when it routes you in a...

I've found that when it routes you in a "retarded" way it's because of a preference setting. Example: I was on my way home today after testing a route and it said I'd be home in 4 hours. I was a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11,402
Views: 548,057
Posted By FireDog45
Worked that event for a lot of years. Vintage...

Worked that event for a lot of years. Vintage anything weekends were always my favorite since they seemed to take on a more relaxed vibe. Unfortunately won't be there this year, hopping a south bend...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Saw the story but didn't know the connection....

Saw the story but didn't know the connection. Thanks for letting us know.

Hope the recovery is a quick one!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
That looks clean! Nice find

That looks clean! Nice find
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
You all have fun tomorrow and be safe! Also,...

You all have fun tomorrow and be safe!

Also, Sion, glad to hear no one was hurt at the incident. My brother used to work at the Owens Corning plant in Mt. V and they had a few minor incidents as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By FireDog45
I'm running Shinko 244's and removed the locks....

I'm running Shinko 244's and removed the locks. My noob logic tells me that my more sedate riding style plus less aggressive tires make spinning a tire on the rim less likely. If I move to a more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By FireDog45
I pulled those things real quick. It's a whole...

I pulled those things real quick. It's a whole lot smoother ride now.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
Same for me.

Same for me.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 06:23 PM
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Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
Had an issue transferring a track from BC to the...

Had an issue transferring a track from BC to the 590 today.

Running BC on a Mac (10.7) and everything is up to date. I put together a track on BC and transferred it. BC showed the track on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By FireDog45
8.1 Eibach from Jesse. For comparison I'm 225...

8.1 Eibach from Jesse. For comparison I'm 225 6'3". I installed an Acerbis tank so I'm carrying 2 gal more fuel as well.

I called him up and gave him all the pertinents and that's what he...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Mine was a first year 1000 and it wasn't...

Mine was a first year 1000 and it wasn't uncommon...apparently.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
That looks familiar! Mine crapped out on the way...

That looks familiar! Mine crapped out on the way home from Maine a few years ago. 2:00 am, 100 miles from home, unable to use high beams, had to keep the revs over 2k to keep from stalling...

Made...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
It was fun today. You guys on the S10s rock! I...

It was fun today. You guys on the S10s rock! I felt kinda like a pussy after seeing what you tackled with those tanks. Bravo!

Thanks to Alan for leading!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Hope to able to make this one...

Hope to able to make this one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
I've ridden a few times in that area with Matt...

I've ridden a few times in that area with Matt and Meef (and a few others) and I have a DR350 w/ Shinko 244s. There were only a few places where I wished I had more tire but I was able to keep it up....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Joining up has been on my to-do list, just...

Joining up has been on my to-do list, just haven't gotten around to it. The link you posted looks interesting.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 54,295
Posted By FireDog45
Have you tried sending the music straight to the...

Have you tried sending the music straight to the headset? I have an iphone5 streaming music to the headset and the 590 only sends Nav instructions. The sound quality is pretty good when used thus...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,415
Views: 668,465
Posted By FireDog45
According to the interval info I have for my 09:...

According to the interval info I have for my 09: 60000 km or 37000 miles. I'm planning on doing it then.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By FireDog45
My 99 doesn't have that 'S' bend (either).

My 99 doesn't have that 'S' bend (either).
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 26,925
Posted By FireDog45
And if you don't ding it up yourself after...

And if you don't ding it up yourself after install then you're not riding the DR like you should. It's not meant to be a blinged out cruiser :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 2,997,921
Posted By FireDog45
I'd think it would be fine. On my SE I find...

I'd think it would be fine. On my SE I find cracking the throttle while thumbing the starter makes it fire right up. Not sure if this technique would translate to a kicker but it might be worth...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 67,803
Views: 5,357,754
Posted By FireDog45
Every incident I've been on they've gotten facts...

Every incident I've been on they've gotten facts wrong. Wrong terminology, details, quotes etc. I've learned that it's all part of the biz. They want sensational not instructional.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,402
Views: 548,057
Posted By FireDog45
Nice find, Jon! I Auto X'd in the late 80's...

Nice find, Jon!

I Auto X'd in the late 80's into the 90's before buying a 1968 BMW 2002. Solo'do a 5.0 mustang then ran the '02 in SCCA ITB.

Solo II is a blast! I never ran a course like the...
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