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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By Motera
If you are only interested in route planning, and...

If you are only interested in route planning, and not in transferring data to your GPS, there are many options.
Besides Garmin'S Mapsource and BaseCamp, (whole world)

DeLorme Street Atlas (north...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Motera
Too bad! you would have won a fabulous high-value...

Too bad! you would have won a fabulous high-value prize for the shortest ride in. :rofl
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Motera
THANKS EVERYBODY! It was lots of fun. I am sure...

THANKS EVERYBODY! It was lots of fun. I am sure glad that I hired that event planner and social director!~ Bill310 :clap

Many notable ADVrider types appeared, and on two wheels! 5 fly-ins, and one...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Motera
Oh my. Smeyers on a VFR. Would that be a mid-life...

Oh my. Smeyers on a VFR. Would that be a mid-life crisis symptom, coming after the wingading? :)
Forum: Canada 03-14-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Motera
The Portland Canal is the body of water (fjord?)...

The Portland Canal is the body of water (fjord?) that goes from Hyder to the open ocean. It has the US/Canada boundary running down the middle. It is a convenient way to get to Gingolx by water, but...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Motera
Bonus points awarded to anyone bringing his/her...

Bonus points awarded to anyone bringing his/her own balloon. :clap
I hope my BC peeps will put in a good appearance , I just got 3 more confimations from sunny California, SoCal in fact.......:freaky
Forum: Canada 03-10-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Motera
Oh , I have no age limit for balloons, there are...

Oh , I have no age limit for balloons, there are skill testing questions , though :rofl

This is the ONE MONTH TO GO BUMP

I Fly for Pie in the Sky RTE

Airport Coffee Shop
46244 Airport...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By Motera
Thanks for doing a fantastic job, Bill and Susan ...

Thanks for doing a fantastic job, Bill and Susan :clap

Wonderful to meet new moto-people and reconnect with old friends. The big question is how soon can we twist Bill's arm to do it again? :rofl...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By Motera
As of the end of the 2009 construction season,...

As of the end of the 2009 construction season, according the BC DOT, there remain three unpaved sections of the Cassiar: km 432 to km 437, km 503 to km 530, and km 700 to km 720. For those who...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Motera
It is very nice, seems well made, good price. I...

It is very nice, seems well made, good price. I am curious to know how much it weighs. The question for me is do I want to increase the weight of my bike by x% thereby degrading my power to weight...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,641
Posted By Motera
Yes. Music mutes. This sucks if you are in the...

Yes. Music mutes. This sucks if you are in the throes of ecstasy over some operatic diva, and miss garmin interrupts to jabber about some irrelevant keep left instructions.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,641
Posted By Motera
I have not had a problem with my cord, but I know...

I have not had a problem with my cord, but I know people who have had multiple problems. I avoid the issue by rarely unplugging it- I leave the garmin plug in the unit , which is on a short (6") long...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,784
Posted By Motera
F650 has a seat height of 32" which can be...

F650 has a seat height of 32" which can be factory lowered.
DL650 has a seat height of 32.2
F800GS has a seat height of 35" which can be factory lowered by to 34".

For me and other less than...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,970
Posted By Motera
What is life but a daring adventure :wave Hi...

What is life but a daring adventure :wave
Hi Mario!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,700
Posted By Motera
Awesome pics! Great report, enjoyed it, thanks...

Awesome pics! Great report, enjoyed it, thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,193
Posted By Motera
Power tools. This saw, that saw, this blade, that...

Power tools. This saw, that saw, this blade, that blade. Sigh.

An 8 to 12 pound sledgehammer and a big prybar and a little muscle and a little sweat are what you need.

Repeated blows will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,735
Posted By Motera
All good advice on staying hydrated, but altitude...

All good advice on staying hydrated, but altitude sickness still occurs in well hydrated people. Dehydration and altitude sickness are just different things.

Sleeping is most important. At night...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,813
Posted By Motera
I am happy to see it continue in SA. Despite the...

I am happy to see it continue in SA. Despite the crappy coverage here, I thought it was a fantastic rally. There are more real fans in SA, I loved seeing the fans come out in the most remote places....
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,970
Posted By Motera
+1 I have had a number of other 'high end'...

+1
I have had a number of other 'high end' alternate products and can confirm that the LD comfort products, being a cut designed specifically for riders, and with a high quality fabric, are...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,799
Posted By Motera
HQ in Canada, products designed in Canada,...

HQ in Canada, products designed in Canada, distributed worldwide

www.umbra.com
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Motera
That device is just a loader, it does not format...

That device is just a loader, it does not format cards. The cards can be reformatted via your computer. You hook it up via the gps to usb cable. Make sure you have the latest update for your gps and...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,588
Posted By Motera
The contention that stuff is 50% cheaper in the...

The contention that stuff is 50% cheaper in the states does not hold up. I have a US address and buy a lot of stuff in the US, but the price differential with then exchange is closer to 20% not 50%....
Forum: Canada 02-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,738
Posted By Motera
Note there is another BMW dealer in the Vancouver...

Note there is another BMW dealer in the Vancouver area, Pacific Yamaha BMW in Richmond. I have no experience with them, but reiterate that this is a John Valk gouging problem, not a dealers in...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,243
Posted By Motera
If the moisture is coming from the air it will...

If the moisture is coming from the air it will condense on other surfaces, not just the slab. If the slab was laid on dirt without a sheet of plastic under it, the moisture could be coming up from...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,942
Posted By Motera
Many people have well over 100,000 on ST1100s. I...

Many people have well over 100,000 on ST1100s. I traded mine in on the ST1300 when my 1100 had 78,000. It was a 2000. No issues, rock solid reliability.
Forum: Americas 02-07-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Motera
$800 Mx = $69.91 Cad, $56.43 Usd

$800 Mx = $69.91 Cad, $56.43 Usd
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,641
Posted By Motera
Have you requested the City Nav non update DVD...

Have you requested the City Nav non update DVD from Garmin my means of the telephone, whereupon the helpful people at garmin might be moved by your plight and send you one? It really is quite...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Motera
I have traveled I-5 from Vancouver to So Cal in...

I have traveled I-5 from Vancouver to So Cal in every month of the year. IT is not always possible, but most of the time it is, in winter you just have to check the weather, and be willing to lay up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,986
Posted By Motera
I have dropped my bikes more times than a hooker...

I have dropped my bikes more times than a hooker drops her drawers, because I am, as they say, vertically challenged. If fear of dropping a bike causes one to ride a gutless, tiny-wheeled toy called...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,713
Posted By Motera
I only go to Can tire when absolutely desperate....

I only go to Can tire when absolutely desperate. Crappy staff, crappy stores, aisles filled with junk, everything crappy from China, bizarre stocking decisions, pay parking in my closest store....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,986
Posted By Motera
If you want to conserve resources for future...

If you want to conserve resources for future generations get a bicycle. This is a motorcycle forum, an adventure motorcycling forum at that. :deal
All gas consumed for the nothing but the pleasure...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,986
Posted By Motera
Your initial question was answered, respectfully....

Your initial question was answered, respectfully. But you didn't really want to know, did you? You just wanted to run down riders who have an approach to motorcycling a little different than yours....
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By Motera
It is just physics. The laptop requires far too...

It is just physics. The laptop requires far too much power to charge and keep running than the small solar chargers can deliver. I have a solio charger, yes it will power my small toshiba laptop, but...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,986
Posted By Motera
No. I am not talking about a hypothetical range,...

No. I am not talking about a hypothetical range, I am talking about what I actually do, which is stopping for gas when I have 1-2 gallons left. That , on my ST , when fully loaded, is 350- 400 miles.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By Motera
Forget carrying a gazillion chargers. Get an...

Forget carrying a gazillion chargers. Get an ANSMANN universal charger, which comes with a 12 v plus a wall plug. IT is too small for the laptop battery, but I use if for cel phone and camera...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,120
Posted By Motera
I made one with this very unit. It was during a...

I made one with this very unit. It was during a brief period of insanity, but I have recovered. It worked fine. It wasn't $2 in parts, more like $30. I had to buy the plastic box to put it in. And...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,986
Posted By Motera
1. There are out of the way places where you...

1. There are out of the way places where you can't get fuel 24 hours a day
2. Stretching can be done on the bike, as can eating and drinking.
3. Some people have bigger bladders than others
4....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-24-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,641
Posted By Motera
Maybe you should just PHONE garmin and ask what...

Maybe you should just PHONE garmin and ask what is up with your unit. They might send you the DVD, they might not, but all the speculation on ADVr isn't going to get you any closer to CN on your...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,616
Posted By Motera
If the only problem with his zipper pull was the...

If the only problem with his zipper pull was the fact that the pull part broke off, then replacing it with a ring or whatever would hardly require the assistance of this forum. What breaks is the...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,616
Posted By Motera
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/
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