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Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By RomaDakota
Here was my thoughts a year ago. I have ridden...

Here was my thoughts a year ago. I have ridden another since. Same conclusion for me.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21948955&postcount=41
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,344
Posted By RomaDakota
I have done the Svea, the MSR, Soto, Coleman 533...

I have done the Svea, the MSR, Soto, Coleman 533 and Jetboil. They each do something in their own way. I eventually wanted something that was canister free (not creating waste), simple and...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By RomaDakota
I built a USB charging cable from a Sparkfun...

I built a USB charging cable from a Sparkfun Li-po/ion charger. I did not charge while riding, but anytime I stopped on a long ride, I would charge the helmet (10-20 min). Never ran out of charge. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,129
Posted By RomaDakota
5' 7", 155. Taught the backwards butt walk...

5' 7", 155.
Taught the backwards butt walk method. Works fine on solid ground with the bike resting on a head.
Does not work in big loose stuff. I was caught coming out of a riverbed in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By RomaDakota
I'm suspecting you have not registered the unit....

I'm suspecting you have not registered the unit. Either using the PC/Mac application or manually, the GS911 must connect to the internet for registration. Connect to the GS911 with your iPhone/iPad,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 2,371,887
Posted By RomaDakota
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3349/4595016417_8b4...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3349/4595016417_8b417b45f7_z.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,951
Posted By RomaDakota
FW - I purchased mine from - ...

FW - I purchased mine from -
http://www.fc-moto.de
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,951
Posted By RomaDakota
I have worn the Nolan Xlite X551 for 3 years and...

I have worn the Nolan Xlite X551 for 3 years and love the helmet. Previously, I had an Arai. The Xlite has held up well considering I ride the vast majority of days. It is starting to show cracks...
Forum: Hacks 08-06-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By RomaDakota
From my experience with these machines - you need...

From my experience with these machines - you need a good baseline (read - oem parts). Who knows if that replacement coil was correct. I would get an OEM coil. This will bring cries from some as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By RomaDakota
For the fly fishermen...

For the fly fishermen (http://www.orvis.com/p/frequent-flyer-5-weight-8-6-7-piece-fly-rod/8922) - been using one for years and packs nicely in the panniers.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,819
Posted By RomaDakota
Yes, probably so, if all you want is a bread...

Yes, probably so, if all you want is a bread crumb recorder. If that is all you need/want, I'd say that would be the way to go. But sometimes you need more or just get fed up getting the data as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By RomaDakota
I think you will like it. I tried several others...

I think you will like it. I tried several others including some expensive ones. Most were fiddly.
The Excel does require a technique. It was very helpful to get a demo from Tom directly. Basically...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By RomaDakota
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983209
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,834
Posted By RomaDakota
Vologda - been there many times. It has been a...

Vologda - been there many times. It has been a few years since I was there - thanks for the recent pics!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 314,686
Posted By RomaDakota
Nice. Love the bubble.

Nice. Love the bubble.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By RomaDakota
Appropriate!

Appropriate!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By RomaDakota
TPS can go bad. Here is a long post... ...

TPS can go bad. Here is a long post...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19544719&postcount=16
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By RomaDakota
Something is wrong. you have a 5.3 gallon tank...

Something is wrong. you have a 5.3 gallon tank and the fuel warning (reserve) will begin at about 1 gallon. If you watch your range, this should happen with miles remaining close to your average...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By RomaDakota
It was a Russian IZh Planeta 5.

It was a Russian IZh Planeta 5.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,543
Posted By RomaDakota
Sounds like all kinds of rubber problems. :evil

Sounds like all kinds of rubber problems. :evil
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By RomaDakota
4.00x19 will work however rear tire to drive...

4.00x19 will work however rear tire to drive shaft clearance will be reduced. In mud, this may be an issue.
There should be spacers on the left side between the engine and the frame (on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
Parts starting to arrive

Excuses limited. Progress in the near future. I must give a shout-out to
Ural-Zentrale (http://www.ural-zentrale.de/); shipping is not cheap, but the parts are quality and arrive very quickly...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
Sand cast. Possibly some re-work where necessary.

Sand cast. Possibly some re-work where necessary.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
I am hoping to salvage the pipes. We'll see.

I am hoping to salvage the pipes. We'll see.
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By RomaDakota
No grass or gravel in Canada - whatever.

No grass or gravel in Canada - whatever.
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By RomaDakota
I would put it in TWD in loose media (sand,...

I would put it in TWD in loose media (sand, gravel, mud, etc) and get on the throttle. Check for two rooster tails.:evil
Jeez, we are getting weak...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By RomaDakota
The petcock will fail. Either completely, one of...

The petcock will fail. Either completely, one of the pot-metal tangs will break or by allowing only partial flow.
The limiter in the K63/K65 series carbs limits the travel of the slide and does not...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
Teardown has begun

I needed to get the heads and cylinders off to replace the pushrod tube rubbers. This means the J-pipes must be extracted from the head. Which means the J-pipe and muffler needs to separate… maybe...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
Thanks for confirmation. As there is no such...

Thanks for confirmation. As there is no such requirement in the US; it was pretty interesting the first time I was told by a cop that my brake lights were not working correctly. The nice high rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,975
Posted By RomaDakota
And the dream would be complete if they work with...

And the dream would be complete if they work with the ADV pannier racks.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
M63 Soviet Twin Refresh

Hmm, no requirement; interesting.
Why did/does every vehicle that I have own that came from UK have rear facing fog lamps (5 total over the years)? This also included vehicles not originally...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
Hello comrades! I hope this finds you in good...

Hello comrades! I hope this finds you in good health and your doing your part to keep factories at full production!

The more I think about it the more I am certain this will only be a refresh...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By RomaDakota
M63 Soviet Twin Refresh

Beginning of the beginning... again.

Privet tovarizhi!

For more than 15 years, I have love Dneprs; actually, Soviet bikes (see my MV750 thread...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By RomaDakota
You and I have a vastly different idea of well...

You and I have a vastly different idea of well sorted. I have a sorted Dnepr and haven't done anything to it in years besides oil change and valve check.
Dneprs are what they are however their...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By RomaDakota
What?? What is a MT16 motor? Explain to...

What??

What is a MT16 motor?

Explain to me more about this snout.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By RomaDakota
I have had one (Excel) for a couple of years...

I have had one (Excel) for a couple of years after trying several different throttle locks on my GS. This one was far and away the best. The Excel actuates on and off easily once you learn the...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,819
Posted By RomaDakota
I built a similar device for my aircraft,...

I built a similar device for my aircraft, essentially to be able to overlay data fields on video (includes accelerometer date). Arduino based versus Pi based. Soon it will be converted to 3.3V and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By RomaDakota
Film/residue color? I suspect you have...

Film/residue color?
I suspect you have moisture/water in your oil.
Oil change.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By RomaDakota
Luxury Lite with reduced bows used inside a MSR...

Luxury Lite with reduced bows used inside a MSR Hubba Hubba. What rub through issue?? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,266
Posted By RomaDakota
1) The "BRAKE FAILURE" light - it should read...

1) The "BRAKE FAILURE" light - it should read "ABS".
2) Oil sight glass and fill port on opposite sides.
3) Horn button - made a bit better by adding a pad for tactile.
4) My avg mph is correct,...
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