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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,483
Posted By cpallen
Wow two completely different missions there dude....

Wow two completely different missions there dude. I love my GT and I think it would be perfect for a commute with luggage options and weather protection. I would lose my license within a month on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
nachtflug, is that the Smithsonian?

nachtflug, is that the Smithsonian?
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 76,519
Posted By cpallen
I got it.... tell her it's for her!

I got it.... tell her it's for her!
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 76,519
Posted By cpallen
Just goes to show you - I love the solo seat and...

Just goes to show you - I love the solo seat and the slightly forward controls look like they would be really comfortable for my old knees, without feeling like I'm in a gynecological exam position....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
I can practically HEAR them growling

I can practically HEAR them growling
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,012
Posted By cpallen
Maybe you can import the kml and export the gpx...

Maybe you can import the kml and export the gpx with basecamp, and then load that gpx into mapsource?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,012
Posted By cpallen
I was able to import the kml file from google...

I was able to import the kml file from google directly into Basecamp and export it as a gpx file to the gps. I couldn't figure out a way to do that with Mapsource.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
My low fuel light comes on pretty reliably in the...

My low fuel light comes on pretty reliably in the range of 112 to 125 miles and takes about 1.8 gals give or take a few hundredths. This is 63 - 67 mpg. I am a pretty mellow rider, running Pirelli...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,012
Posted By cpallen
I used your instructions to set up my 62 and they...

I used your instructions to set up my 62 and they were very helpful - both for setting up the GPS and for learning more about what features are available and how to move around. One of the additional...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By cpallen
photos

In an nutshell, you have to put them on a host like smugmug or flickr. Click on the little mountain icon above there and plug the url of the picture in the dialog box.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By cpallen
I agree it's the bucking effect that is...

I agree it's the bucking effect that is unpredictable, disconcerting, and often embarrassing. I have been getting on and off it like a horse but I'm afraid the side stand won't hold up to that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By cpallen
Lowering

I don't get to say this very often, but I'm MUCH taller than you two (5'9") and I still fall over at least once a day when coming to a stop :rofl

I love the xchallenge when it's on the move - it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
Nice Pics

Thanks for posting. Studying your gear picture. Lucky to have a wife like that.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,483
Posted By cpallen
Rapid Dog, good point about the wheel removal I...

Rapid Dog, good point about the wheel removal I forgot about that. Cycleman, good answer all around.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,483
Posted By cpallen
Obviously nobody outside of BMW's design or...

Obviously nobody outside of BMW's design or finance dept is going to know for sure, but it makes sense on a mid-size/priced touring bike - it's lighter, cheaper, and simpler than a shaft and doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,483
Posted By cpallen
Actually, it is a secret compartment of...

Actually, it is a secret compartment of sorts...... BMW molded a space for the tire repair kit (plugger and a couple of CO2 cartridges) on top of the air box. Perfect place for a Fuse Block or,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
Great photos! Loved the water crossing.

Great photos! Loved the water crossing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
Air box lid

I think your thought process is prudent. I have left mine alone.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
Can you not tell by the striping that is...

Can you not tell by the striping that is motorcycle parking?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
I'm just learning too but I think that you can...

I'm just learning too but I think that you can just SHOW the tracks, or with Base Camp/Mapsource create a route from the track by setting a waypoint at every intersection where a turn is required and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-26-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,012
Posted By cpallen
City Navigator

Yes, the gps came with Topo and I thought that would be good. I have a Street Pilot 2720 and a Nuvi 755LMT. I'll get a copy of CN over the winter and install it for next year.

I CN version 8, and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 100,012
Posted By cpallen
Just what I needed

Thanks Jerry, the GPS overview is just what I needed to get started with my new 62stc. Maybe should have gotten a different GPS but I didn't and so I will work with it. I bought it a t REI and it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
Exactly. And I didn't mean you specifically...

Exactly. And I didn't mean you specifically mudhwy, or even Cortez.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
I think you can be a little harsh sometimes....

I think you can be a little harsh sometimes. Remember this is art.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
Can your GoPro video be used against you in a...

Can your GoPro video be used against you in a court of law?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
My F800GT

Washington State Highway 410 - Chinook Pass. Mount Rainier in the background.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14829541659_c6a47974aa_b.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
My Adventure Du Jour

Rode my F800GT to Windy Ridge up on FS25, on down FS26. It was fun.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
:thumb I get enough noise from the...

:thumb


I get enough noise from the cruiser crowd (notice I'm not singling out any one brand) when I'm getting coffee.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
Do I detect a hint of sarcasm in your voice?

Do I detect a hint of sarcasm in your voice?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
G650x Muffler - Craigslist in Seattle

Not mine just thought someone here might be interested.....

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4632639108.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
seriously?

seriously?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
add-ons

Travlr, nice work.
Questions:
Is that the Touratech skidplate you modified?
I installed the Touratech steel subframe. Anybody need my original aluminum frame for modification/reinforcement?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
Air Shock Adjustment

There is a small level built into the trim piece on the left side of the motor just ahead of the oil tank. That is supposed to indicate the proper sag sitting on the loaded bike.

I run a little...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
I also like liesurely - taking pictures, arriving...

I also like liesurely - taking pictures, arriving in one piece,etc. It's an outing not a race to me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
Unexpectedly, strategic bailing was a key concept...

Unexpectedly, strategic bailing was a key concept in my off-road training. Well done, sir!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
Is that a question or statement? I assume there...

Is that a question or statement? I assume there must be an incline or the bike wouldn't have been tired and needed a nap.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,073,618
Posted By cpallen
Right on, thanks guys!

Right on, thanks guys!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,452
Posted By cpallen
NW Rider, the incline is not apparent in that...

NW Rider, the incline is not apparent in that photo.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 1,659,228
Posted By cpallen
The license plate was a dead give away.

The license plate was a dead give away.
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