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Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,566
Posted By Beer_me
Thumb Beer me!

I finally woke up from my TAT recovery slumber to get on ADVRider. Lame I know. My contribution as a 6th or 7th stranger to this tale (depending on whether you put my buddy Steve first) is somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 91,754
Posted By Beer_me
Ignorance is bliss. Rode my '11 TE250 5851 miles...

Ignorance is bliss. Rode my '11 TE250 5851 miles from VA to OR, mostly on the TAT. Oil consumption got pretty heavy at the end so I've got some work to do, but the motor held up to many a long day...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,357
Posted By Beer_me
Seems to maintain OK with 1A. Benefit of the...

Seems to maintain OK with 1A. Benefit of the tablet over a phone is the >> capacity of the battery. I am charging an Anker 15000mAh Li-ion battery on the go (see my g+ posts) for charging of phone...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,357
Posted By Beer_me
My setup

This thread helped me out and I hope this gives back for someone. In short, my time is pretty limited (dad of a 2-1/2 year old and a wife I've begged too many favors from) so I can't make a proper...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,046
Posted By Beer_me
New Update

From meetearl.com update page:

May 7, 2014

Meet Earl at The Summit! We have just received some incredible news! Out of over 1,500 applicants, Team Earl has been selected to the second round...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 280,119
Posted By Beer_me
Re the floor jack, I got one of the below and use...

Re the floor jack, I got one of the below and use it regularly on my cages and motos. You can buy 2 or 3 specialized jacks or buy this.... That said there are limitations due to the width of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,094
Posted By Beer_me
Well, glad to hear I was wrong and my apologies...

Well, glad to hear I was wrong and my apologies for talking out of my a$$. Hmm ... so as I see it, with the Sat route being about 110 miles, that leaves a lot of time for additional riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,094
Posted By Beer_me
While I don't *know* for sure, I can tell you...

While I don't *know* for sure, I can tell you that in many other agencies (to include the National Park Service), law enforcement has been deemed essential and although these folks aren't getting...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-25-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Hit eBay. There's an S-ton of refurb Casio...

Hit eBay. There's an S-ton of refurb Casio GZ'One Commando's (maybe work on simplifying the name for the next model eh Casio?) going right now for cheap. I better make up my mind.

I typo'd this...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Good info gents. Upon further consideration I'm...

Good info gents. Upon further consideration I'm thinking about a stand alone ruggedized cheap android platform. Thinking going WiFi only with it and keeping my existing phone for all but GPS duties. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Re the China phone ... 1. It only has antennas...

Re the China phone ...
1. It only has antennas for up to 3G so if you can get it working on your network, it'll be damn slower than what you're likely used to.
2. Where's the support? the warranty?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 280,119
Posted By Beer_me
Thanks SxyRdr. For proximity/convenience I gave...

Thanks SxyRdr. For proximity/convenience I gave MFI a call and the tech said he could do it. (He's planning on making Sunday of the S500 so cool to have a fellow enthusiast doing the work.) I do...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 280,119
Posted By Beer_me
Hey anyone know of someone (shop or individual)...

Hey anyone know of someone (shop or individual) that can relace a rim? The very first time I took a spoon to my TE250's front rim, I managed to crack it at the weld :doh... I wasn't thinking and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,094
Posted By Beer_me
Hey DSA, do you have a brick and mortar shop in...

Hey DSA, do you have a brick and mortar shop in Winchester or are y'all primarily online sales? Regardless, I do plan on becoming a customer soon. Looks like you have a good selection of stuff at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,094
Posted By Beer_me
I too am rolling solo. Ken (wilkinsonk) and I...

I too am rolling solo. Ken (wilkinsonk) and I have chatted via email via the WATR board, although it will be news to him here that I, "Beer_me" and "JY" are one and the same. Anyway, maybe we've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,094
Posted By Beer_me
Good pics. I'm looking forward to it. I've got a...

Good pics. I'm looking forward to it. I've got a TE250... hoping I'm not going to regret holding off on the seat upgrade I've been wanting.

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
Good to know worwig. I'll see what the widget...

Good to know worwig. I'll see what the widget tells me. Good tips!

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
[Ignore this]

[Ignore this]
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
Exactly. Good to hear the audible only method...

Exactly. Good to hear the audible only method worked for you. I think that would be the only way for me to use my current phone. It's rate of discharge is greater than charging in my vehicle and moto...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
Thanks fiah. Sounds like I need to give OsmAnd a...

Thanks fiah. Sounds like I need to give OsmAnd a try.

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
What phone are you running? I typo'd this on...

What phone are you running?

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
Nice write up fiah! I hope to get a chance to...

Nice write up fiah! I hope to get a chance to give it a whirl soon.

I typo'd this on my fone yo'
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Thanks for saving me the time it would've taken...

Thanks for saving me the time it would've taken me to figure that out on my own. :clap
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Interesting regarding MyTracks. Didn't even have...

Interesting regarding MyTracks. Didn't even have that my radar. Presumably if you can share and follow tracks (I read correctly? that is possible right?), you can create tracks using other software...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 280,119
Posted By Beer_me
I once had an XR350 with that symptom. Pulse...

I once had an XR350 with that symptom. Pulse generator was bad. You got a factory Honda service manual?

Where 'bouts you located? I'm in Manassas and would like to show up and meet y'all if I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,174
Posted By Beer_me
Hey I added my $0.02 regarding an app I'm trying...

Hey I added my $0.02 regarding an app I'm trying out here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22061743&postcount=11
But this thread seems to be the one getting the attention, so forgive the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,632
Posted By Beer_me
I've been on a parallel quest. Tried Orux... I...

I've been on a parallel quest. Tried Orux... I decided it wasn't turnkey enough; I don't have that kind of time anymore. Stumbled upon ViewRanger recently; here's the google play app page:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
Great pics! Ah, looks like I should've hung a...

Great pics! Ah, looks like I should've hung a little longer with you guys; would've enjoyed playing in that big puddle. Where is that btw since both rides went to it but I missed out?

Me and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
File download worked for me. Great meeting and...

File download worked for me. Great meeting and riding with you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
I'll bow out as Sunday is looking better for me...

I'll bow out as Sunday is looking better for me ... so

ATTN ZeroSelect, count me in for the twisties. I'll change the gearing back to stock on my Husky so that I can keep up on the faster...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Beer_me
Just a note to say thanks for starting the thread...

Just a note to say thanks for starting the thread and following it up with a report of the results. A google search brought me here (yeah, should've started at ADVRider -- y'all have all the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
Very very interested. Gotta get the wife to let...

Very very interested. Gotta get the wife to let me commit; she's feeling better so it should be a go (damn it, when did she cut off my balls?). Will determine asap. I'm geared for about 55 mph max...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
Curious how yesterday's ride went...? Seems like...

Curious how yesterday's ride went...? Seems like y'all would've stayed dry at least.

Forgive errors b/c I tapd dis on my fone yo
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
Well, looks like I ain't making it. Wife came...

Well, looks like I ain't making it. Wife came down with a cold of all bloody things. Gotta make sure she gets some rest so that means being on baby duty.

I'll keep tabs on this thread for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
Another Manassas breakfast option

Breakfast in Manassas seems to be a hot topic of late. I liked this place so much I wrote a review, which I rarely take the time to do.
http://goo.gl/1f0Seh
It's not the diner hole-in-the-wall...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,595
Posted By Beer_me
You going rain or shine? I too need wife...

You going rain or shine? I too need wife approval and once locked-in, I'll ride in a hurricane.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 91,754
Posted By Beer_me
I got the Hyde racing one...it has held up better...

I got the Hyde racing one...it has held up better than my front rim in the rocks of the Blue Ridge.

PS. NICE garage Swamp!

Forgive errors b/c I tapd dis on my fone yo
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 91,754
Posted By Beer_me
Swamp, The used Te250 I bought earlier this...

Swamp,
The used Te250 I bought earlier this year had the fuel pump fail basically as soon as I got it home and ripped ONCE down the street on it. With a new pump procured, I too used zip ties to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 91,754
Posted By Beer_me
Ah sorry "TLJ," it was late I got it in my head...

Ah sorry "TLJ," it was late I got it in my head that you had an '08. I'm running an '11 and now looking at your pics I should've seen it was an x-lite.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 91,754
Posted By Beer_me
Catching up

To "The Letter J,"
Good find on the online parts fische. It's probably not as user friendly (haven't done the comparison), but you do know Husqvarna has a pretty great library of their parts manuals...
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