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Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,571
Posted By brfinley
Boker options

These are good, especially for the money:
For a good general purpose blade with very effective strap cutter and glass breaker added on:
Boker Magnum First Responder...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 18,213
Posted By brfinley
I haven't tried this myself, but I wonder if a...

I haven't tried this myself, but I wonder if a bed or bumper mounted crane would make it safe and easy to load a bike in a truck:

Something like this:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-17-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 2,502,386
Posted By brfinley
Salt Flats

http://brooster.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bruces-Motorcycle-Trips/i-qQSfXs6/0/L/WendoverSm-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By brfinley
Yes... me. I live in Davis and work in Sac.

Yes... me. I live in Davis and work in Sac.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,361
Posted By brfinley
I started using the ceramic BeadRider a year ago...

I started using the ceramic BeadRider a year ago on my R1200GS, stock seat. I'm 210# and I like it a lot. The majority of my riding is long days in hot conditions. The ventilation makes it much...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By brfinley
Put on a bit of 3M Dual Lock and put it on...

Put on a bit of 3M Dual Lock and put it on anything convenient. It won't come off unless you take it off.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,976
Posted By brfinley
I have been using the Wunderlich fasteners for...

I have been using the Wunderlich fasteners for over 5 years now with no problems. As stated before, the stock fasteners do hold well when fastened correctly. It's just too easy to fasten them...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 175,667
Posted By brfinley
FYI, These pictures are in the area of Two Dot...

FYI, These pictures are in the area of Two Dot Ranch, north of Cody. My grandfather owned it for a few years in the 1920's. My mother spent some summers there when she was little. Who knows maybe...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 118,699
Posted By brfinley
I'll buy one. Let me know the arrangements.

I'll buy one. Let me know the arrangements.
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,771
Posted By brfinley
How fun! I went to Europe in 1979 and bought a...

How fun! I went to Europe in 1979 and bought a Jawa 350 sidecar rig exactly like this. I toured through England, Wales, France, and Spain on it. It was great fun because it was an instant carnival...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By brfinley
I like Express Mounts...

I like Express Mounts (http://www.expressmounts.com) (Las Vegas, NV).
No relation, just a happy customer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By brfinley
Hey TwoWheelsGood, You are doing a good...

Hey TwoWheelsGood,

You are doing a good thing with your cycling tour of Amgen Tour of California. It's a great combination to experience the route and then watch the pros work their magic on it....
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By brfinley
Choose your victims carefully and serve plenty of...

Choose your victims carefully and serve plenty of alcohol.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By brfinley
Wow, you do have a lot to say. There are a...

Wow, you do have a lot to say.

There are a lot of digital recorders that would work. I care most about connection by USB and controls that you can use with gloves on.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By brfinley
I use an Autocom Logic...

I use an Autocom Logic (http://autocomdirect.com/index.php/logic) with an Olympus VN-3200PC (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_archived_product_details.asp?fl=2&id=1390) digital recorder...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By brfinley
There is extra motor help needed for the Vail...

There is extra motor help needed for the Vail Time Trial stage. Go here:Pro Challenge Volunteers (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=709668&highlight=challenge), but do it quick if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By brfinley
I have a related problem with my 2005 R1200GS. ...

I have a related problem with my 2005 R1200GS. Maybe this should be a new thread, but here it is:


When I turn on the ignition and let it run through the checks, the "bulb" warning stays on...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By brfinley
Glad it worked out well for you. You make...

Glad it worked out well for you.

You make a very good point about homebrewing your cables. It's not always just plugs and wires. There are often requirements for certain voltages or impedance...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By brfinley
There is a cable for 2-pin Motorola. Autocom now...

There is a cable for 2-pin Motorola. Autocom now has a good US distributor again, and as you found some good dealers. There may be some parts that exist that aren't in the US supply chain. If that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,775
Posted By brfinley
Why look for another damn miniUSB connector? Can...

Why look for another damn miniUSB connector? Can anyone find or make a surface mount connector for the new cradle connector as used on the Montana, or the old 4-pin round connector as on the 60...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,382,286
Posted By brfinley
And...it routes you into traffic so you can lane...

And...it routes you into traffic so you can lane split. :p3rry
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,382,286
Posted By brfinley
The link wouldn't open for me in FireFox, but it...

The link wouldn't open for me in FireFox, but it did in Internet Explorer.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,382,286
Posted By brfinley
I like it.

I have used a number of Garmin GPS receivers over the years, and currently use a Nuvi 3760 in the car and an Oregon 300 on foot and on motorcycles. From what I am reading, I am very excited about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,382,286
Posted By brfinley
Put one of these over your glove: Tru-Tip...

Put one of these over your glove:
Tru-Tip (http://store01.prostores.com/servlet/truetip/Categories?category=Finger+Stylus+for+Touch+Screens)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By brfinley
You may not have to do that to your friends. I...

You may not have to do that to your friends. I believe Lowrance GPS receivers generally support the GPX format for loading files. You have the option of storing files from Mapsource in GPX.

If...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By brfinley
By all means support the US Autocom dealers...

By all means support the US Autocom dealers (https://autocomdirect.com/locator).

However, if they can't come through for you, there are two other choices:

-The new US distributor, AutoCom...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By brfinley
I'll definitely do that. The other thing I want...

I'll definitely do that. The other thing I want is an AutoCom-HiRose adapter so I can use HiRose pigtail adapters to accommodate a lot of different types of radios.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,874
Posted By brfinley
I don't find the RAM Mounts site so bad, but I do...

I don't find the RAM Mounts site so bad, but I do like ExpressMounts (http://www.expressmounts.com/) for purchase.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By brfinley
New options at AutoCom

Tecstar has made some changes to the AutoCom website. They will now take direct orders from customers worldwide.
AutoCom (http://www.autocom.co.uk/FindADealer.htm)

I have been trying to get a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By brfinley
My son and his buddies had some fun with that...

My son and his buddies had some fun with that too: Manual Snowmaking (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=690632948945). They also discovered that hot coffee makes brown clouds at -41 (wind...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By brfinley
You might like one of these: Kenwood TH-D72A...

You might like one of these: Kenwood TH-D72A (http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/3072.html).
(Sorry if I did anything bad to your bank account.)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,004
Posted By brfinley
Probably a bad choice of words. You guys made a...

Probably a bad choice of words. You guys made a heroic effort out there. A couple of points on a map doesn't equate to being there after 100 miles of searching remote roads.

I am just trying to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,004
Posted By brfinley
Thanks for your reply BeamerBob. The thread...

Thanks for your reply BeamerBob. The thread suffered a nearly fatal blow and I apologize for my part in that. I should be more careful about what arguments I get into.

I was trying to see if I...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By brfinley
Here are a couple of ways: HarborTronics...

Here are a couple of ways:
HarborTronics (http://www.harbortronics.com/)
Breeze Digital Photography (http://www.breezesys.com/products.htm)

These are most of the cameras that do some sort of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,004
Posted By brfinley
Just practicing......

I have been screwing around with the coordinates listed in this thread just for practice. Using Garmin Mapsource, I set the preferences to match the hddd.ddddd format. Then I just clicked randomly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,004
Posted By brfinley
I too just finished reading all this. +1 on all...

I too just finished reading all this. +1 on all of the kudos. In particular, I greatly admire Jason (rchrds) ideas for getting coordinates correctly into a GPS. You really know your stuff and...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By brfinley
Bob, If you see an image you like on the...

Bob,

If you see an image you like on the forum, try a right-click on it. Look for an option like "EXIF data", "properties", etc.

For example, with this beautiful photo:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By brfinley
Thanks for doing exactly what I asked. You have...

Thanks for doing exactly what I asked. You have successfully completed the bitching part. Now would anyone like to help the FOJ site address their badly formed GPX problem? It sounds like they...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By brfinley
This is very true. But, GPX is still a good...

This is very true. But, GPX is still a good thing. GDB files are proprietary files invented by Garmin. Garmin is dominant in consumer GPS, so you can live happily within the range of GDB files. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By brfinley
Quoting from the instructions for WinGDB3: ...

Quoting from the instructions for WinGDB3:

"Actually a calculated route is a direct route, whereby the straight lines between the waypoints and via
points are replaced by lines over roads....
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