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Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,633
Posted By Slappy McGee
Got approval from the better half for the whole...

Got approval from the better half for the whole deal... I'll post pics of progress!
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,633
Posted By Slappy McGee
This is good stuff... I'll try to get the builder...

This is good stuff... I'll try to get the builder to come down a bit. I'm in a "planned community" so probably can't go steel as the garage has to match the house (so the siding is Hardiplank if that...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,633
Posted By Slappy McGee
Costs for Detached Garage/Man Cave

We are building new house and I’m spec’ing out the future man cave. I don’t have a good handle on how much various aspects of the project should cost, and wanted to run some figures by the more...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Slappy McGee
I just did the course (2 day enduro class) 3...

I just did the course (2 day enduro class) 3 weeks ago and was VERY GLAD I bought some closeout MX gear rather than sporting my usual DS outfit (motoport mesh). Most of the other guys had true "dual...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Slappy McGee
I'm strongly considering the Olympus E-P3 as...

I'm strongly considering the Olympus E-P3 as potentially replacing my Canon DSLR and G10 "travel zoom" as a do-it-all motorcycling camera (plus a nice camera for street photography). Initial reviews...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Slappy McGee
Thinking pretty seriously about the Yaesu VX-8...

Thinking pretty seriously about the Yaesu VX-8 (with one of the letters afterwards, can't remember if it's a D or DR or something like that).
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,858
Posted By Slappy McGee
I've got a givi as well (I think the 42 or 46L...

I've got a givi as well (I think the 42 or 46L one). For commuting/riding around town it's nice for light junk, and as a place to put the helmet and tank bag if I'm going to be away from the bike for...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Slappy McGee
Thanks!!!!

Thanks!!!!
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Slappy McGee
Antenna (and mounting) recommendations for 2m and GMRS

I'm working on getting my ham ticket, and planning on putting an unlocked Yaesu radio on the bike so I can hit 2m with other hams, and GMRS with "normal" riding buddies.

First off, is there a...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Slappy McGee
Seems like this would happen quite a bit based on...

Seems like this would happen quite a bit based on the ill-fitting jackets I see out and about. Is this a legitimate concern or a 5% chance kind of thing? In any event, I guess it gives me a good...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,418
Posted By Slappy McGee
Best lenses and gear are the ones that accomplish...

Best lenses and gear are the ones that accomplish your objective. A picture of someone's cat taken with $10K of gear is still a lame picture of a cat that no one really cares about other than the cat...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Slappy McGee
Jacket riding up in a crash

I have a full length (down to my hips, basically) jacket that has served me well. I recently lost about 25 lbs so the jacket has its velcro "cinch" straps at the waist fully tightened and I'm...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By Slappy McGee
Tankbag (wunderlich "waterproof" bag). I cut a...

Tankbag (wunderlich "waterproof" bag). I cut a bit of foam to fit the bottom of the bag and have a Canon 50D in there 80% of the time, and a Canon G10 in there at all other times. The bag seems to do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,273
Posted By Slappy McGee
New DeLorme inReach - Looks like a sweet competitor for SPOT Connect

I've been thinking about a SPOT connect, but recently saw this announcment from DeLorme:

http://blog.delorme.com/2011/06/03/delorme-inreach-two-way-satellite-communication/

It essentially...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-06-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,536
Posted By Slappy McGee
I did a fly 'n ride a few years ago to FL for an...

I did a fly 'n ride a few years ago to FL for an F650GS. Seller sent lots of pictures, and I had a generally good vibe after talking with him on the phone quite a bit. Not the greatest "insurance" as...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-06-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By Slappy McGee
If nothing else, learn Hello, Please, Thank You,...

If nothing else, learn Hello, Please, Thank You, I'm sorry, Do You speak English, and One beer, please in all the languages you'll encounter.

I can do this in about 10 languages, and "Hello",...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 92,445
Posted By Slappy McGee
At least with Metzeler Karoo rear I had to stand...

At least with Metzeler Karoo rear I had to stand on the side peg (I'm 220lbs) and "hang" on the bike to get the sidestand trick to work in the garage. Bike needed to be about 15 degrees leaned, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,321,567
Posted By Slappy McGee
In flat, flat Kansas

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MaKDa3-6Y4U/TeahnzZUJUI/AAAAAAAAEI8/Vb6UjmdhDi4/s800/090726-144538-0735.jpg

30 Minues later, there's a storm brewing......
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Slappy McGee
I keep my MC playlist in iTunes, so this let's me...

I keep my MC playlist in iTunes, so this let's me dump the iTunes playlist in a big 'ole folder, run the script, and bob's your uncle.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Slappy McGee
Zumo taking too long to load after adding MP3s? Here's a solution

I was getting horrible load times on my Zumo 550 after adding a bunch of MP3 files to its memory card (it would take literally 5-10 minutes before maps would appear and I could navigate anywhere)....
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,646,065
Posted By Slappy McGee
Not sure if it's still the case, but I got my...

Not sure if it's still the case, but I got my racedeck at Costco about 3 years ago (based on commentary early in this thread) for pretty short money (under $3/tile if memory serves). It goes under a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Slappy McGee
Attn Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte Area folks: Dual-sport night in Fort Mill 14 April

There's an "unusual bikes" night at the Grapevine on Market St. in Baxter Village (right off Hwy 160/Exit 85 off I-77) tomorrow (Wednesday) the 14th and I'd love to meet some other DS riders in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Pictures, attempt #2

Well, here's another shot at the pictures from Day Four after I fat fingered something and lost my nice post chock-full of flowery descriptions, mystic wisdom, and side-splitting wit. You'll have to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
ARGH! Just lost the post with all my day 4 pics...

ARGH! Just lost the post with all my day 4 pics and their descriptions as I pasted in the last pic! Damn fat fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
Thanks!

Thanks Tim for organizing WF and giving me an excuse to finally get out to Colorado on the bike! Also thanks to Wolfman and the other guy (didn't get your name) he was riding with that waited for my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Day Four

To return to the story of my travels, I woke up refreshed and ready to go in the Ozarks. There was another early morning shower which made of a mad dash out of the tent to get my drying laundry and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
I’ve done a bit of a poor job maintaining the...

I’ve done a bit of a poor job maintaining the journal these last couple of days. Last night had me in Colorado Springs for some scheduled maintenance on the motorcycle first thing in the morning, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Day Two

The best thing about “the next day” of a motorcycle trip is that you start to settle into the routine of travelling. Gone are the last minute loose ends that need to be tied up at work or at home,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
Anyone in CO Springs tonight?

I'm stuck in CO Springs tonight. Took the bike in for routine maintenance and it turns out the front axel was subject to a recall and the part wasn't in stock. If anyone is in town and would like to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Pics, pics, pics from days 1 and 2

Well I've made it to Colorado, and am holed up at the BMW dealership getting some routine maintenance done. I also found out there's been a recall on the front axel (something about it might randomy...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-26-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
Later mapsource works fine on Vista. I'm running...

Later mapsource works fine on Vista. I'm running it on Windows 7 as we speak.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Well I'm in Kansas, shacking up for the night at...

Well I'm in Kansas, shacking up for the night at a lovely Super 8 motel (actually, it's really not all that Super) and I'm going to try and find a cowboy hang out to knock back a few brew and discuss...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Just crossed the mighty Mississipi! I'm...

Just crossed the mighty Mississipi! I'm officially out west!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Thanks for the comments, all! After a night "off...

Thanks for the comments, all! After a night "off the grid" I'm rocking some Mexican for lunch (hopefully it will not do the old "speedy gonzales" on my lower intestines later) but here's the latest...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
And so it begins......

And so it begins... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10415507#post10415507
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,041
Posted By Slappy McGee
Laugh The "Holy #(&%!!! I'm gonna be a dad!" Ride

Until fairly recently, thinking about having children was always a bit of cerebral exercise for me. I would ponder what the kid might look like, what activities they might enjoy, and hope they would...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
I'm leaving in 5 days from SC, sporting the "no...

I'm leaving in 5 days from SC, sporting the "no highway" policy. Now I just need to check with the organizers if I should bring my Howitzer or TOW missile array for "protection."

:gun1
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,099
Posted By Slappy McGee
I've had fine luch with the updates (again for...

I've had fine luch with the updates (again for the US) *IF* I update my GPS along with Mapsource. If I want the new maps on an additional computer's copy of Mapsource (i.e. my travel notebook) it's a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 160,926
Posted By Slappy McGee
I'm leaving for WF in 5 days once I get the heck...

I'm leaving for WF in 5 days once I get the heck out of China... Any other advice for east coast flatlanders other than brinking some warm clothes?

Also, my dealer suggested a special "high...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By Slappy McGee
Thanks all. I ordered the Maha 12V travel charger...

Thanks all. I ordered the Maha 12V travel charger and my helmet cam should be well used since fresh batteries will always be available!
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