ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 131
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: FiveG
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,159,094
Posted By FiveG
Funny. I had a front clunker but after the...

Funny. I had a front clunker but after the dealer swapped out the fork last fall, I've done over 1000 miles on a wide variety of roads (including some real crappy ones due to frost heave) and not a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By FiveG
Partial download -- now it says insufficient memory

So, I started the download onto the device, and my laptop then went into timeout mode. I am redoing the download, but while there's plenty of room on the SD card, the device itself says insufficient...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By FiveG
Map Download

The Montana has enough internal memory to handle City Navigator. Is it better to download the map to the Montana's internal memory, or to an SD card?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By FiveG
Garmin Map Downloads - to Device or SD Card

When I'm downloading a City Navigator Map, i have the option to download to the device (a Montana) or its SD card. Which is better, if City Navigator is going to be my primary maps?
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
I went through my first set of Scorps in about...

I went through my first set of Scorps in about 4500 miles. Put a second set on as I don't know of any tire for this bike that combines pretty good road handling/traction and at least decent...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,159,094
Posted By FiveG
Agreed. This year is esp. bad -- the CT DOT has...

Agreed. This year is esp. bad -- the CT DOT has decided that the roads here MUST have that salt/brine crap on them all the time. It seems like since about 12/1, that stuff has been constantly on...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,159,094
Posted By FiveG
My dealer (Motofit, in Danbury) had gotten the...

My dealer (Motofit, in Danbury) had gotten the front fork replacement (for the clunk), as well as replacement of tires (OEMs were worn in the middle after about 4K) While it was there, the rear...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
I think you may be right on this. I suspect...

I think you may be right on this. I suspect variables such as type of roads/bumps that you hit, and also the weight of the rider (and whatever else he or she carries along) may play into whether you...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
While I had been assuming this was a mechanical...

While I had been assuming this was a mechanical issue, I'm wondering if it's actually a software problem. To wit -- in trying so hard to keep its reference points level while the wheels go up and...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
It ain't just the GT -- my Touring S (in the USA)...

It ain't just the GT -- my Touring S (in the USA) does it too. Interestingly, however, while I noticed it a lot early my ownership, I took the bike out this weekend for about 300 miles on...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,850
Posted By FiveG
Scorpions on a Multi

Anyone experience front end squirmy-ness with the Scorpions? I was riding my MTS OEM Scorpions (tires properly inflated, about 1600 miles on tires, temp around 75 degrees) on secondaries in Western...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
And so it's full (360 degree) turns, not small...

And so it's full (360 degree) turns, not small "clicks" that you guys are adjusting it?
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
That really sounds like there's something wrong. ...

That really sounds like there's something wrong. I've done far more than that, including on highway, and the suspension was super comfy. I demo'ed a Diavel for a few days and while it's a fun bike,...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
Interested in report on how grippy the Sargent is...

Interested in report on how grippy the Sargent is under pressure. I had one for another bike and with textile pants I slid like crazy. One thing I like about the OEM saddle is it holds you unless...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
Thanks. Dry dirt/gravel are less of a concern...

Thanks. Dry dirt/gravel are less of a concern than when the dirt gets a bit damp and slippery. Vermont roads can be that way.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
Tires

I'm interested in experience with tires for primarily asphalt, but occasional dirt/gravel town roads thrown in. When I get to the point of replacing the OEM Scorpions, any suggestions? Do Pilot...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
The biggest problem I'm having with my S Touring...

The biggest problem I'm having with my S Touring is that it's tough to find any significant farkles to do. I've put a GPS and camera mount, frame sliders, and a header and radiator guard, but other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By FiveG
Thanks all and keep them coming. Just wish I...

Thanks all and keep them coming. Just wish I could find something moderately local.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By FiveG
Dirt Schools -- esp. for street riders

I am trying to locate a good dirt school/course for someone (me) who is a street rider who wants to learn some dirt skills. Not for hard core off road, necessarily, but to use when my riding hits...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
So, if the damping etc. kick in so fast, why the...

So, if the damping etc. kick in so fast, why the "clunk" when the suspension tops out after hitting a speed bump or other road-annoyance? I have experienced it a lot.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,569
Posted By FiveG
Thanks. I kinda figured I was being OCD on this.

Thanks. I kinda figured I was being OCD on this.
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,569
Posted By FiveG
Cleaning & Lubing During a Trip

I just switched from a shaft to chain bike, so I'm hoping for a little guidance. For those of you who ride chain-drive bikes on 3+ day trips, do you typically clean your chain during the trip? Or...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,362
Posted By FiveG
Picked up a 2013 S Touring last Saturday. Only...

Picked up a 2013 S Touring last Saturday. Only 180 miles thus far, mostly curvy and in some cases (by design) crappy secondary and rural roads. Thus far, it's an incredibly intuitive steed. It...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-30-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,704
Posted By FiveG
Route Planning Apps -- Mac

Anyone know whether there's any Mac-based route planning application/software available for this? I know an earlier post mentioned that the Rider software is Monoposoft only. For those of us with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,431
Posted By FiveG
Now I'm confused

I'm in this debate as well. Screen visibility/replaceable batteries are big for me. Don't care about in-helmet voices. Really like to be able to carry a bag of rechargeable batteries rather than...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,184
Posted By FiveG
Zumo v. Montana Revival

Looking to upgrade (due to old eyes) from my Oregon, and looking for something on which I can read the maps while riding. The Oregon used to work great, but the smaller screen is getting tough.

I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By FiveG
Revive thread

I am interested in this comparison. I presently have an Oregon, but my eyes ain't what they used to be, so I'm thinking of migrating to something i can see better. I really don't want "in helmet"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By FiveG
Slippery Dirt Riding for Pavement Riders and Bikes

My riding (at least at present) is predominantly on pavement, on pretty hefty bikes (FJR and a Monster 1100). I have recently found, however, that a portion of my rides are on a mile or so of dirt...
Forum: Vendors 08-03-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 201,813
Posted By FiveG
Rev'It Jerez Gloves

I know these aren't typically Advrider gear, but some of us "go both ways"

I know the Jerez gloves are designed for race-type situations, but how well do they handle getting wet, if you're wearing...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,402
Posted By FiveG
OK -- I guess I wasn't clear -- what I'm really...

OK -- I guess I wasn't clear -- what I'm really interested in is whether non-Contour wall chargers work well.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,402
Posted By FiveG
Chargers for Roam

I was wondering whether, after another 7 months of riding, anyone had updates about whether non-Contour chargers work with the Contour Roam? In particular, will it charge without crapping out using...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,204
Posted By FiveG
The Return of the Rider

11 weeks post-crash, I have my DD back! Yay! I've ridden my FJR three times since getting clearance to ride, and have been taking it pretty easy to get my skills back. Been going through the Hell...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,026
Posted By FiveG
Thread Revival Two Years Later

Wondering if folks had updates on either current/recent bikes which allow shifting without a clutch, or retrofits. Recent injury has me concerned about how well I'll be able to use a clutch in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,204
Posted By FiveG
Thanks, Herb (and everyone else). Hadn't thought...

Thanks, Herb (and everyone else). Hadn't thought about the greasy center line, but I usually ride in the left 1/3 (visibility) so at least when it started, I probably wasn't in it. Whether while I...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,204
Posted By FiveG
Thanks. Been doing a lot of thinking about what...

Thanks. Been doing a lot of thinking about what else I could have done. While I realize there was target fixation going on (bad FiveG), swerving probably wasn't much of an option, as there was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,477
Posted By FiveG
$7500 sounds steep for an '05 with 23,500 miles,...

$7500 sounds steep for an '05 with 23,500 miles, and I don't think it's accidental it's being sold just before a major service. When I bought my '07 Gen II a few years ago with 4500 miles, I paid...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,204
Posted By FiveG
DD Down

Well, about a month ago (April 15), I managed to crash my DD. Was riding behind cars on a nice secondary road, thinking about where I was heading out to have fun and (stupidly) was somewhat...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,781
Views: 593,017
Posted By FiveG
The Feejer is a great two-up bike. As for...

The Feejer is a great two-up bike.

As for sedate riding, yes, it works fine for that. But, the FJR loves twisties and corners really well, IMHO. On the highway (which I try to avoid), I...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,204
Posted By FiveG
Steering Damper

I've really evolved to riding my DD on the street pretty much exclusively, and trying to sportbike the heck out of it. Still on OEM rubber (about 1800 miles) so maybe the little bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,781
Views: 593,017
Posted By FiveG
Very very cool. I'm psyched. Heading to NJMP in...

Very very cool. I'm psyched. Heading to NJMP in May.
Showing results 1 to 40 of 131

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014