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Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,300
Posted By Joe3
I listen to music all the time through my Sena. ...

I listen to music all the time through my Sena. Before that I used ear bud with an I-pod. What I did not like about the I-pod was that I have to pull it out to adjust volume or turn it off. With...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Joe3
Agree the cost is a great value compared to a lot...

Agree the cost is a great value compared to a lot of other state. I wish the DNR was organized enough though to print the license and permit on one sticker. Might be nice if I could even include a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Joe3
MI ORV License Changes

Was at Dunham's tonight getting some new shoes and decided to buy my ORV tags for the year. They are a lovely green color if you are interested but I got a bit of sticker shock when the cashier gave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,480
Posted By Joe3
I have an MS in Mechanical Engineering and work...

I have an MS in Mechanical Engineering and work for a big three auto company. I also help with recruiting. We look for a few key things:

-Passion for automobiles. We are looking for people who...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,107
Posted By Joe3
Always take your helmet with you when you go to...

Always take your helmet with you when you go to buy glasses. Always wear your glasses when you go buy a helmet. Helps keep everything compatible.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,859
Posted By Joe3
Heated grips are great. I've had mine long...

Heated grips are great. I've had mine long enough that I don't recall what specific brand they are.

For my electrical farkles (GPS, grips, and 12V plug) I used a little fuse block I bought at...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By Joe3
I think this is a cool gadget but at $125 it is...

I think this is a cool gadget but at $125 it is way cheaper for just put a 12V charger on the bike. The bike charger will work quicker and better too. I think you will have to go through an entire...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Joe3
My carrier doesn't tilt. I have never had a...

My carrier doesn't tilt. I have never had a problem with the ramp. I just throw it in the back of the truck when traveling. I only use the ramp for loading. For unloading I just back the DRZ off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,995
Posted By Joe3
If the VStrom gets rained on I consider it...

If the VStrom gets rained on I consider it washed. I wash the DRZ after every ride in the dirt. Helps to find anything broken/damaged and prevents corrosion like others have mentioned.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,434
Posted By Joe3
Been very happy with my Nexus 7. I worried about...

Been very happy with my Nexus 7. I worried about the screen being smaller than an I-pad but the smaller size makes packing it on the bike much easier. It also fits nicely in the 'fanny pack' of my...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,332
Posted By Joe3
Done

Done
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By Joe3
I change them when I check the valves. I have...

I change them when I check the valves. I have easy acess at that point. No idea how long I could make them last if I was trying to get every last mile out of them. Probably a fair bit longer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,295
Posted By Joe3
On trip I tipped the bike over in the hotel...

On trip I tipped the bike over in the hotel parking lot and broke the end off of my clutch lever. Lever was usable but didn't feel right. I stopped at a a dealer in Knoxville, TN the next day. The...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,042
Posted By Joe3
Awesome pics. Been thinking that would be a nice...

Awesome pics. Been thinking that would be a nice ride to take. Due to the gravel, would it be a better trip on a VStrom or a DRZ? I have never had knobbies on the VStrom and am a bit nervous about...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,109
Posted By Joe3
I like the catalytic heaters when I camp with my...

I like the catalytic heaters when I camp with my wife. We own a Coleman and some of my buddies use the Mr. Heater ones. Both seem to work well. Our Coleman use about a bottle of fuel a night. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By Joe3
I drop them off at Walmart. They charge a couple...

I drop them off at Walmart. They charge a couple bucks each to recycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,951
Posted By Joe3
I was heading to northern MI on the slab and had...

I was heading to northern MI on the slab and had a driver in a beater car pull into my lane and push me onto the shoulder. A very large lifted 4x4 pickup with a camo paint job pulled up behind the...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,199
Posted By Joe3
[QUOTE=Texcollect;19343036]I had a similar...

[QUOTE=Texcollect;19343036]I had a similar problem with the Sena, but it was caused by the positioning of the speakers. When I got it right it was fantastic.


Speaker position with the Sena is...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Joe3
My impression at speed is that I actually get...

My impression at speed is that I actually get better sound quality with ear plugs than without. I think that is because the ear plugs filter out more of the high frequency wind noise than they do...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,765
Posted By Joe3
My wife uses the boom mic in her flip helmet. ...

My wife uses the boom mic in her flip helmet. Doesn't really look goofy because you can't see it except for when she flips the helmet open which if very rare. I also use a boom mic in my full face...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,320
Posted By Joe3
We are headed to CO to the Crested Butte area in...

We are headed to CO to the Crested Butte area in a week. Doesn't look like much rain in the forecast between now and then. I hope they don't go to Stage III after we drive out there.

When you...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,175
Posted By Joe3
I wouldn't worry to much about trouble. I work...

I wouldn't worry to much about trouble. I work with automotive press fleets and those cars are taken care of pretty well. We always go through the cars with a fine toothed comb between journalists...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 103,495
Posted By Joe3
All three codes were dead when I tried them.

All three codes were dead when I tried them.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Joe3
EVS R4 Neck Support

Have any of you tried the EVS R4 neck support? I tried out a friend's a couple of weekends ago and liked it. I hardly noticed I was wearing it. Question is - does it actually do anything or should I...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 103,495
Posted By Joe3
Metzeler Tire Coupon

5% of Metzeler Tires thru 5/31.

Code = M235-METZ
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Joe3
Canada is probably the most interesting. Cross...

Canada is probably the most interesting. Cross at the falls and then follow the shore of Lake Erie around to either Detroit or the Port Huron crossing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By Joe3
I use CL. Usually move the bikes pretty fast. I...

I use CL. Usually move the bikes pretty fast. I have done both trades and cash sales. Usually get a note or two from a scammer. Just delete them.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Joe3
Looks like you have a couple of options: 1...

Looks like you have a couple of options:

1 - Get a new helmet. Try it on with your glasses before you buy.

2 - Get new glasses. When I buy glasses, I always take my helmet with me. I may...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By Joe3
Nuvi 500/550

I have a Nuvi 550. On one bike I have a 12V plug connected to the standard 12V cable that came with the GPS. The cable is zip-tied to the plug to keep it from vibrating loose. The whole thing is...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 74,020
Posted By Joe3
I have lots of Walmart gear. Most of it is a...

I have lots of Walmart gear. Most of it is a great value. One of my riding buddies once proposed that we could do an entire expedition equipped with only Ozark Trails gear and come out okay.

My...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By Joe3
I just wore my new Dakar pants yesterday for the...

I just wore my new Dakar pants yesterday for the first time. They were very comfortable and held up well to several minor crashes on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes here in MI. I do plan to order the...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By Joe3
Thanks for the reminder. My dividend was a bit...

Thanks for the reminder. My dividend was a bit larger than I anticipated this year :clap I'll have to get out to the store and see what I can spend it all on.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By Joe3
Klim Knee Pads

How did the Klim knee pads fit? I just got my Dakar pant today. Nice pants but the armor isn't that great. I tried to slide in the knee pads from an old pair of Joe Rocket pants I have and they...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 103,495
Posted By Joe3
Here is 5% good until 5/31/12. One time use...

Here is 5% good until 5/31/12. One time use only. A6S892E2

Enjoy
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 103,495
Posted By Joe3
I useds code AD7E644RG5. Saved 10% on a pair of...

I useds code AD7E644RG5. Saved 10% on a pair of Klim Dakar pants. If I receive a coupon code I will post it up.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Joe3
I bought the Colorado map for a trip this summer....

I bought the Colorado map for a trip this summer. It is really nice and is helping with planning. I wish they had an atlas of great rides in all 50 states including dual sport routes but I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Joe3
Washtenaw County Gravel Roads Map

I don't think this has been posted before. I just stumbled across this map of Washtenaw County, Michigan that marks gravel roads. There is a lot more gravel than I thought there was. Might be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,787
Posted By Joe3
I always try to stop for bikes and even cages if...

I always try to stop for bikes and even cages if I can. If there is already someone else stopped to help or if I see them on the phone I will roll on by.

Last guy I stopped for was walking on...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By Joe3
I used the orange Goo Gone stuff when I removed...

I used the orange Goo Gone stuff when I removed some decals and trim from my 12 year old truck. It did make the job quite a bit easier. Some heat also helped. The Goo Gone does not damage paint. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,931
Posted By Joe3
Tusk

My cousin just put some Tusk hand guards with blinkers on his DRZ. He likes them but they don't seem at solid as my Acerbis guards (no blinkers). Different people have different preferences.
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