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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,178
Posted By Floater
Riding a scooter takes BALLS...

I always wave at scooter riders. It takes a lot of balls to get on one of those little things and wind it out with all the other traffic. Something about them makes them look so exposed and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 519,069
Posted By Floater
My '03 K12GT, my wife and her '02 VFR - ...

My '03 K12GT, my wife and her '02 VFR -

http://floater.smugmug.com/photos/9597293_4n4zw-L.jpg

If I ever get rid of the GT, my dream is TWO new VFRs with factory bags and ABS. The GT is like a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,333
Posted By Floater
Cry Lots of kid stories in here - kids are the...

Lots of kid stories in here - kids are the best...

A few years ago I'm riding through Rochester, NH and was detoured off the main road for road construction.

I was in a line of cars crawling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Floater
Same exact thing happened to me a few years ago,...

Same exact thing happened to me a few years ago, except these spinners were on a POS Dodge Caravan, believe it or not.

Scared the crap out of me!

I also look at tires as well as the driver's...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,646
Posted By Floater
John Baker -

You were at Frank's Monday evening.

I was there with my wife, picking-up my GT after getting new skins. I spotted the "Ride the World" sticker on the front, which made me immediately look at your...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By Floater
Q - Great report! I ride those roads quite a bit...

Q - Great report! I ride those roads quite a bit myself...

A slight correction - you went through the Appalachian Gap (Rt. 17). Lincoln Gap is the next gap to the South.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By Floater
BillJ -

what tank bag is that?
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,261
Posted By Floater
How come the newest bike always ends-up being the...

How come the newest bike always ends-up being the best bike?
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Floater
Ditto on the bike. What road was that taken...

Ditto on the bike.

What road was that taken on?

Where'd you get the inspection sticker plate?
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,735
Posted By Floater
Was the "land yacht"

photographed in Dingwall, NS by chance?
Forum: Canada 06-23-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Floater
Thumb The wife and I will be there -

on Cape Breton from July 9 through the 16th, based in Ingonish.

Blue '03 K12GT, Red '02 VFR800.

I think there's going to be a ton of bikes around there - everybody and his brother seems to be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Floater
Fixed!

I figured this out myself this morning, but KevinC pinned it - I didn't have any v7 maps selected! I should've seen the pink...

Thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Floater
Bluhduh City Select v7 on computer, v6 on 276C

I've purchased and unlocked City Select NA version 7 on my laptop. However, even after downloading maps from the laptop to the 276C, the 276C says it's maps are version 6. How do I update the GPS to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Floater
112 is nice...

and we always stop at that beaver pond. It's in a beautiful little bowl, and is very picturesque any time of year.

http://Floater.smugmug.com/photos/9597276-M.jpg

Spring has popped here in...
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Floater
Your Dad is lucky. You're luckier.

Your Dad is lucky.


You're luckier.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,874
Posted By Floater
My wife and I will be in Ingonish Beach in July...

My wife and I will be in Ingonish Beach in July for a week. Please post more pics and useful info about Cape Breton.

Inquiring minds want to know...

Thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-22-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Floater
Nova Scotia Travel Base

The wife and I are headed to Nova Scotia in late June/early July. We're wondering if anyone has info on a waterside cabin/bungaloo we could rent for a week as a base for exploring NS. Any...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,992
Posted By Floater
Thumb Great report!

Flanga -

I stumbled upon your post while researching a trip to Nova Scotia for the wife and myself this summer. Excellent report - and I agree with the other poster that the maps really help.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Floater
Bluhduh Oh well...

Thanks for the replies. It's just that the mode I saw in some post looked useful for the bike, and I though there was some secret software cheat code or something to dial it up.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-22-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Floater
Laugh Thanks, Phil. I know about the Page button, and...

Thanks, Phil. I know about the Page button, and there is a dahboard-like screen on the 276C, however the dashboard view I saw (in someone's thread) looked different (and better).

I'll be happy...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-22-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Floater
Question Dashboard mode?

I have a Garmin 276C. I've heard mention of something called "dashboard mode", but damned if I can find it, even in the manual. Can someone explain how to get into this mode? (Maybe my rig doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By Floater
Thumb Amazing...

how people think that Vermont is akin to the Arctic, but how everyone south of us is always getting hammered by these white-outs!

Good post!
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Floater
RS mirrors, too. Those aren't stockers...

RS mirrors, too. Those aren't stockers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,313
Posted By Floater
Great report!

As I sit here in frozen Vermont thinking of trips past and future, Alaska keeps popping into my head. Thanks for a great report of your experiences.

One question - WTF is "dashboard mode" on your...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2005, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By Floater
The wife and I use headsets from Sierra...

The wife and I use headsets from Sierra Electronics which plug directly into our FRS radios, and have helmet mounted mikes and earphones; the radios are keyed via a push-to-talk switch.

I need to...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By Floater
I have much better things to look at on the bike...

I have much better things to look at on the bike than a GPS screen - I think the audio would be perfect on the bike.

I don't want an Autocom because I already have enough invested in the GPS rig;...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By Floater
A couple of questions...

relating to this thread -

1) Concerning the power cable - if you want to remove the GPS from your bike, do you simply unplug it's power/data cable, or is the power cable terminated at another...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Floater
Thanks again!

Thanks for the replies. As I ride a K12GT with the Gadget Guy mount, I'll opt out of the RAM mounts and get the Garmin auto mount - that's what I'm missing.

Thanks for your help!
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Floater
Another dumb GPS Question...

Boys - sorry for being a nimrod, but...

I want to mount my 276C in my car. I bought the bean-bag mount, but there's no way to attach the GPS itself to the bean-bag. Therefore, I'm missing yet...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2004, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Floater
Thanks, Jay! Time to plan that big...

Thanks, Jay! Time to plan that big motorcycle/honeymoon trip...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2004, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Floater
City Select NA Question

Yup, Santa was good to me this year, offering-up a 276C for my navigational enjoyment.

My question - is PEI (that's Prince Edward Island) included in the City Select NA software? The Garmin site...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,417
Posted By Floater
Yesterday (Sunday)...

just after noon, and the wife and I are headed East on Vt. Rt.4, just past Quechee Gorge. I was on my blue K1200GT, she was on her red Honda VFR800. I see this group of bikes coming towards us, with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2004, 12:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,530
Posted By Floater
Eh? WTF is a mountain unicycle? If it's what it...

WTF is a mountain unicycle? If it's what it sounds like, do you put any foot down at a stop?
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2003, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,650
Posted By Floater
Thumb I've read about George...

Curtis -

I received Neil Peart's book "Ghost Rider" for Christmas and just started it. He mentions visiting George's shop, and about how there's a mobile home tacked onto the shop. He also said...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2003, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By Floater
Hey - another Vermonter!

Do what we did when we were issued our new combat boots in the Army -

Wear them in the shower.

No shit - they'll soften and mold to your feet.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 49,809
Posted By Floater
By the way -

I'm from Vermont. A lot of my ancestors were conceived in those covered bridges...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 49,809
Posted By Floater
Flug - A few questions...

1) 14 days? Damn - it looks like you packed for 14 weeks!

2) WTF is that shit you have stuck in your windshield?

3) (from another post) - Scott? Your name is Scott? WTF? I'd have lost that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2003, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By Floater
Thumb Same here...

I did exactly what Dazee did - got rid of the POS RT, got an awesome trade and got the GT. My payments actually dropped $11.00.

The joy of riding an excellent motorcycle was well worth it.

No...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2003, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Floater
Mike!

So, you're over here too, eh? Good - it's a great site.

Lester did good by me also when I traded the RT for the GT.

Good luck with the Tiger.

Reg
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2003, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Floater
What worked best for me -

Don't replace it - YANK IT!

Running without the pink CCP or the jumper (which is the olive green plug in stealth mode) was best.

Running with no CCP and iridium plugs helped but never cured...
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