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Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
You have not seen the seat and the motorcycle...

You have not seen the seat and the motorcycle yet. There is no low option possible if you still want a tiny bit of foam between your butt and the seat pan. The stock pan *IS* the low option,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
I have inserted a gel insert into the seat, to...

I have inserted a gel insert into the seat, to see if that would make any difference. Tomorrow I will get a few miles onto that modified seat. If that does not work, there is only one step after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
I hope you come to next months RX3 RTE.

I hope you come to next months RX3 RTE.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
We may need to agree to disagree. Or: You don't...

We may need to agree to disagree. Or: You don't like engine guards, I do. You do not see the point of engine guards, I do.

We both have an opinion and we both are entitled to such. So, no harm or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
While I can understand the saving some weight...

While I can understand the saving some weight when picking it up to some extend. I have done the picking up thing with my other bike, and believe me, those 50 lbs are not even a consideration...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Why is it that you compare it to a dirt bike? Why...

Why is it that you compare it to a dirt bike? Why not compare it to an Electra Glide? No? doesn't make sense? well neither does the comparison to a dirt bike. The RX3 is not a dirt bike, its not a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
1) Its an adventure bike, not a typical offroad...

1) Its an adventure bike, not a typical offroad bike. Different use case.

2) So you are taking off the engine guards to gain, say 50 lbs, if you take off all the extra hardware and the panniers...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
I have almost 40 years of experience and my...

I have almost 40 years of experience and my engine guards stay right where they are. I for one fail to see what is to be gained in not mounting the engine guards and the rear guards protecting the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Yes, there are some torque values, but it is far...

Yes, there are some torque values, but it is far from complete.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Anti seize is not a bad idea. I guess I should...

Anti seize is not a bad idea. I guess I should take off the nuts and put anti seize on them. Sometimes a torque table would be nice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Simple. Offer him that he has the right to plan...

Simple. Offer him that he has the right to plan and put up a group ride with all the organization needed. Then he can go on the ride where he wants to go. Simple as that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Check your exhaust header bolts. On two bikes the...

Check your exhaust header bolts. On two bikes the exhaust header on the cylinder where almost only finger tight. Had to tighten it quite considerably on both of our RX3s
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By apleschu
27HP from an aircooled angine? I'd rather take...

27HP from an aircooled angine? I'd rather take the 25HP from the 250RX3 (~ $3500) And you can actually buy that right now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
1800 miles on an RX3 -- the shakedown -- Azusa, CA to Houston, TX

We are home safe and sound and (almost) everything was good. Before we get into the nitty gritty, I have to state something here for the record: If you hear me complaining about the seat of the RX3,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
The reason why they charge more for residential...

The reason why they charge more for residential delivery is because they know they need a liftgate truck. Somebody needs to pay for that liftgate.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 49,343
Posted By apleschu
The wife and I are picking ours up tomorrow and...

The wife and I are picking ours up tomorrow and immediately ride it back to Houston, TX. Watch the thread on rx3forums for the trip and experience report(s).
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Just found out that with the new regs one has to...

Just found out that with the new regs one has to get a inspection first. Kind of hard to do without the bike. So, I will ask CSC to provide the temporary paper plates. Like I said, watch the thread...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Well, I booked a flight out to Azusa, talked to...

Well, I booked a flight out to Azusa, talked to Ryan (nice guy) and he made it happen that our bikes will be assembled and ready to go for us on Thursday. Our schedule will be rather tight, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
I have just done that. You will have to explain...

I have just done that. You will have to explain and spell the manufacturer and everything, but Geico had no problem insuring the bikes. $50-some for liability and $100-some for collision.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
Karen and I are going to fly to Azusa on...

Karen and I are going to fly to Azusa on Thursday, picking up two RX3s and immediately turn around riding them back home to Houston. Ride report will be forthcoming or you can follow on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,398
Posted By apleschu
I understood you quite well. And still, if you...

I understood you quite well. And still, if you read my post I said, some extensions will stay to be vendor specific, but the simple ones, as in this example the routing points ... I see no reason to.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,398
Posted By apleschu
I see what you mean and yet I don't. Having been...

I see what you mean and yet I don't. Having been in the software industry for langer than I want to remember, I can see the decision to be made: "We are going to ignore the extensions" And yet,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,398
Posted By apleschu
THIS! In fact I was using my iPhone as my primary...

THIS! In fact I was using my iPhone as my primary GPS for a few years now, and guess what I just purchased another stand alone unit since NONE of the apps can load the predefined routes and can give...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 35,835
Posted By apleschu
I think I am getting the hang of this tool. I am...

I think I am getting the hang of this tool. I am starting to like it better every day. I have yet to transfer any of the routes I planned to the GPS, but I am positive that will not be too much of a...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 35,835
Posted By apleschu
I just tried Furkot and there are a few...

I just tried Furkot and there are a few suggestions I'd like to make. Especially when planning for multi day rides. Some of it may or may not be there, some of it I may not have found, please...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
To explain that a little more why the SR10 will...

To explain that a little more why the SR10 will not work except in very special cases: if you ask your bluetooth helmet unit ask to switch between audio sources, you will always have one audio source...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
And I have tried and failed.

And I have tried and failed.
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
The bottom line here is that cell phones and two...

The bottom line here is that cell phones and two way radios are similar tools with some overlap. You may want see this similar to a torn and a flat head. Both are tools to turn screws. Sometimes you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By apleschu
Ride turns epic -- the wrong way, and the conclusion

Ok, since I am already being pestered ...

On Sunday morning I decided I'll do a "short" adventure ride. Karen was still tired and sleeping, so I left home around 9AM and my thought was I would...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By apleschu
No, Charlie did not show. But the next day while...

No, Charlie did not show. But the next day while trying to free the bike we did get the attention of the game warden and out of the blue a friendly gentleman in an old test truck stopped who just...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By apleschu
Thanks for the suggestions, I posted there too. I...

Thanks for the suggestions, I posted there too. I hope we get get the bike tomorrow an when there is low tide.


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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By apleschu
Ride turns epic...the wrong way. Ideas?

I took a ride along the tx coast, on the beach more exactly on High island nearish to Galveston. I was rescued, but my gsa1200 is still stuck in sand miles passed asphalt. Hopefully it's just above...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
You may be the lucky one. We have tested just...

You may be the lucky one. We have tested just about every bluetooth unit, and all of them already had troubles when we were trying to talk and there were two trucks between us. It's a simple matter...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
You are correct of course. Otherwise my whole...

You are correct of course. Otherwise my whole math would be off.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
While that may be true, I have to admit I have...

While that may be true, I have to admit I have not looked into Bluetooth in the last 6 months, the biggest problem with bluetooth is something that is not going to change: reliable communication...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
Part 4 with all the pictures is here...

Part 4 with all the pictures is here (https://youride.us/forums/community/just-ride-it-/communication-rider-passenger-bike-bike/83#post667)
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
Electrical: When installing any kind of sound...

Electrical: When installing any kind of sound equipment on your bike you are facing always the same problems. Basically the electrical systems of none of the bikes I know of has been prepared to deal...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
Part 2 So from what we heard before, Two...

Part 2

So from what we heard before, Two "solutions" are not going to work to provide reliable communication between any number of participants. Bluetooth, due to range and compatibility problems,...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By apleschu
Communication Rider to passenger and bike to bike

Communication. Rider to passenger and/or bike to bike
Part 1:

For the longest time in my life I was riding alone, and life was good. Music if anything was either played by blaring speakers in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 84,773
Posted By apleschu
I hear folks complaining every day that a 250...

I hear folks complaining every day that a 250 with 24HP is not enough to be a really go everywhere bike and that 2 up that would be a real drag and what not.

Here is what I have to say to that:...
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