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Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By mhumphrey
Stay away from DDMTuning

Stay away from DDMTuning. I have one of their kits on my bike, and like it, but I recently bought one of their kits for my car, and the quality has gotten WAY worse. One of the ballasts...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,659
Posted By mhumphrey
I have one, bought from RocketMoto, and I am...

I have one, bought from RocketMoto, and I am extremely unhappy with it. I sent it back to Sema because it wasn't powering on. They tested it out and said it was fine, and sent it back to me.

It...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 223,036
Posted By mhumphrey
Not the Fallkniven F1

I bought a Fallkniven F1 last year, and used it on a few camping trips. it's a great knife, but just a bit too small for splitting wood. I kept finding myself trying to split something and wishing it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,729
Posted By mhumphrey
Also,check out zumoforums.com

Also, I recommend you check out zumoforums.com to get more accurate and timely information on this GPS. Note that you need to register and log-in in order to see the forums there.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,729
Posted By mhumphrey
This thread is out of date - there are no significant issues since the latest update

This thread is based on horribly out of date information. The current firmware for the 665 fixes all significant problems. I had mine before this update, and it was very frustrating. Since the...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,803
Posted By mhumphrey
http://www.fuzeblocks.com/

http://www.fuzeblocks.com/
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By mhumphrey
Really really bad idea to put the gas in the...

Really really bad idea to put the gas in the panniers. You will never get the smell out.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,091
Posted By mhumphrey
I have the BMW's

I have the BMW panniers, but have looked at the Touratech's and spoken with the people at the local Touratech place (their US distribution center is here in Seattle) about both. They said that they...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,586
Posted By mhumphrey
Mine died

Went to use my SMH-10 the other day, and it would not power on. I've only used the thing a half dozen times, although it has been on my helmet since September. It was fully charged (right off the...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By mhumphrey
Chdk

CHDK firmware on a Canon powershot camera.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By mhumphrey
What do you use the gorillapod for?

What do you use the gorillapod for?
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By mhumphrey
Lens cap soured the LX5 for me

Agree that the LX5 is a great camera. My only issue with it was the lens cap. I like to toss my camera in my tank bag, and i stop sometimes and take pictures w/o getting off the bike. Don't want to...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By mhumphrey
Stay away from the Nikon P7000

THe Nikon P7000 looks great on paper, but if you do some research you will find that it has fatal flaws. Some of these might get corrected in a future firmware update, but some look like they might...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,819
Posted By mhumphrey
Same question

Same question, except my 2009 R1200GS has ABS and ESA.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,439
Posted By mhumphrey
Radio Interference (EMI) from DDMTuning HID ballasts

I thought I would pass along some info that I recently learned doing a HID upgrade on my car. I used the DDMTuning HID kit for my R1200GS motorcycle, and I was fairly happy with the results.

So...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,035
Posted By mhumphrey
Travels with Charlie

Travels with Charlie, by John Steinbeck
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,337
Posted By mhumphrey
Panasonic LX5 is a similar camera

There are lots of threads up on dpreview.com with people comparing / contrasting and trying to decide between the Canon S95, G12 and the Panasonic LX5. There was a site that did a direct comparison...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,337
Posted By mhumphrey
Yes, but it is improved

One of the consistent criticisms of the S90 was that the programmable ring was too easy to accidentally move, causing the setting to be changed unintentionally. The S95 has the same ring, but with a...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,440
Posted By mhumphrey
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,765
Posted By mhumphrey
They suck

I have had a pair for about a year. They are neither warm, nor dry. After being in the rain with them for about an hour, they start to leak at the fingers. For the money I paid for them, I expected a...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,337
Posted By mhumphrey
Looking at the same cameras currently

I'm currently considering a G12 as well. Other cameras I am looking at are the Canon S95 and the Nikon P7000. The Nikon looks best on paper, but early reports from people who have the camera in hand...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,586
Posted By mhumphrey
For those of us that already bought the headset...

For those of us that already bought the headset (I have one being shipped to me know), will the kinks be fixed as well? Can the firmware in the device be upgraded?
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,586
Posted By mhumphrey
I am using the ER6i earbuds, based on a...

I am using the ER6i earbuds, based on a recommendation here and from some guys at work. You really have to jam them in your ear deep, but they work great at isolating you from the outside sound....
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,244
Posted By mhumphrey
The cover on both of the tank bags that I have...

The cover on both of the tank bags that I have owned completely encloses the top and sides, and even wraps part way around the bottom. I bet I could ride 800 miles and not a drop of water would get...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,586
Posted By mhumphrey
How does one protect hearing with this?

How are you folks who are not using the earbuds with this protecting your hearing? Are you wearing earplugs and then just cranking the Sena volume to compensate? Or are you just not using any sort of...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,244
Posted By mhumphrey
+1. I put some of that waterproofing spray you...

+1. I put some of that waterproofing spray you can buy at REI on there. This has kept it nice and dry during my short commute, and if I need to drive through a monsoon buys me enough time to pull...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,309
Posted By mhumphrey
I really like every aspect of the Slime one,...

I really like every aspect of the Slime one, except for the nozzle. I'd like to replace it with a decent nozzle that also has an inline gauge. I'm not sure where to find such a thing, however...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By mhumphrey
I have the exact same story, except with their...

I have the exact same story, except with their other dealership in Seattle. I ended up buying mine from Motorcycle SuperStore, and letting Vallentine Motor Works balance and mount them. Vallantine...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,256
Posted By mhumphrey
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mhumphrey
I did try giving it throttle at first...

I did try this at first, but it did not initially work. I was well into "Oh Shit" mode when it finally started. Thanks for pointing out that note in the owner's manual, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mhumphrey
More than a puff of smoke

This was more than a puff of smoke. It was more like a good 60 seconds of smoke once the thing started. And the battery was turning the bike over just fine, it's just that the bike would stall out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mhumphrey
Hard starting after sitting on side stand

I almost got a dead battery trying to start the bike after it sat on the side-stand overnight when camping at Yellowstone. It was cold enough to form frost on the bike, so the battery energy was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,650
Posted By mhumphrey
Couple of questions...

Is that the leather version or the vinyl? How much does it change the seat height?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,624
Posted By mhumphrey
When I changed the tranny oil in my 2009, it came...

When I changed the tranny oil in my 2009, it came out black. I didn't see any metal shavings, though. The dealer here said that is normal. I filled it back with some Mobil1 Synthetic and haven't had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By mhumphrey
Found it

http://g2ergo.com/index.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By mhumphrey
There is a company that makes eccentric (not...

There is a company that makes eccentric (not perfectly round) throttle cams, the purpose of which is to smooth out the throttle response, particularly off idle. However, I can't remember the name of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By mhumphrey
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,117
Posted By mhumphrey
+1 There are few things more frustrating...

+1

There are few things more frustrating than trying to get wet, shockcorded poles out of a sleeve at 5am when you are trying to get an early start on your day.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By mhumphrey
I don't know exactly. A simple fork straightening...

I don't know exactly. A simple fork straightening should be cheap. Give them a call and he should be able to give you an estimate.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,986
Posted By mhumphrey
:lurk

:lurk
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