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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,741
Posted By bross
The only other thing I did that he did not in the...

The only other thing I did that he did not in the video was to silicone the speaker, you can still hear it although I have mine muted all the time anyway. Haven't ridden in any torrential rain but a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,741
Posted By bross
Yep, that's one of the best reasons for using the...

Yep, that's one of the best reasons for using the 25xx series on a bike, plus they don't auto rotate like the 3xxx series do. :thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
Totally agree, never used a torque wrench on a...

Totally agree, never used a torque wrench on a plug and never will. A friend and the best mechanic I know told me once, "the last time I used a torque wrench was in school to pass our exams. For...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
Wife loves her Street Triple and says she'll...

Wife loves her Street Triple and says she'll never sell it. I'm anxious to ride the Yamaha triple to see how it compares.

She loves this kind of stuff on her Street Triple......
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
Newer models being heavier are just the...

Newer models being heavier are just the manufacturers actually showing closer to "ready to ride" weights with all fluids, battery etc. included. The only number I've ever seen published for the DR200...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
Won't work for us in Canada with our screwy...

Won't work for us in Canada with our screwy postal codes. As long as you have both keys you can recover your code can't you?
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
I think a lot of people ended up with "Adventure"...

I think a lot of people ended up with "Adventure" bikes because they ARE the new sport touring bike, and the mid size sport touring market was pretty much vacant unless you wanted a BMW F800GT....
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
And to continue down the ladder: my son rides a...

And to continue down the ladder: my son rides a Speed Triple, wife a Street Triple. The Street feels and I believe is faster like you say to 60, I would even say 80mph, it's only on the top end when...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
Don't think so, I just used guzzidiag and the...

Don't think so, I just used guzzidiag and the same cables I use on our Triumphs, just needed the adapter to plug into the guzzi diag port. Check this thread for details
...
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 351,023
Posted By bross
That's what I do when Ruby comes with me, the...

That's what I do when Ruby comes with me, the seat comes out and her dog bed goes there.

http://faithcottage.smugmug.com/Animals/Ruby/i-NbWTBjc/0/L/IMG_4458-L.jpg
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 351,023
Posted By bross
Seems like you have your solution then. :evil

Seems like you have your solution then. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,518
Posted By bross
Yes, if you don't ride that many miles then...

Yes, if you don't ride that many miles then change your oil once a year, best time is in the fall as part of your winterizing. If you ride year round, then change it when it's convenient.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,518
Posted By bross
Nope, it's 7500 miles now.

Nope, it's 7500 miles now.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 108,001
Views: 21,576,144
Posted By bross
Did you mean $125?

Did you mean $125?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-19-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 186,466
Posted By bross
Personally I don't like my gps on switched power....

Personally I don't like my gps on switched power. Turn the bike off and you're running on battery power, not the end of the world but if your battery is low then the gps shuts down just when you're...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 108,001
Views: 21,576,144
Posted By bross
the DR650 thread

I found my Shoei RF1000s (owned 3 of them) to be the quietest helmets and as comfortable as a pair of old slippers but Shoei changed he shape of the new 1100 and 1200 so they don't fit my noggin...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 688,279
Posted By bross
Nice to hear another Honda needing valves done....

Nice to hear another Honda needing valves done. I'm sick of listening to people say "It's a Honda, you never need to touch the valves until 100,000" or whatever ridiculous mileage. My CBF1000 needed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 108,001
Views: 21,576,144
Posted By bross
Read years ago about a tip: Get in the habit of...

Read years ago about a tip: Get in the habit of canceling your turn signal before you shift out of first gear, or while you're still in the turn. Now it's just habit to cancel the signal. I still...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
Or a Tiger XRx :deal

Or a Tiger XRx :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 688,279
Posted By bross
This has been my bone of contention ever since I...

This has been my bone of contention ever since I started riding again 15 years ago. One of my first bikes was a Kawasaki Mean Streak, hydraulic valves, shaft drive. Very low maintenance bike. Then...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
I'd agree, unless you live on the prairies or...

I'd agree, unless you live on the prairies or Florida. I had cruise on my RT and loved it when we lived in Alberta, re the prairies, and the roads looked like this...
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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 108,001
Views: 21,576,144
Posted By bross
Same here... <iframe frameborder="0"...

Same here...

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
My *cough* BMW RT *cough* was the same. I always...

My *cough* BMW RT *cough* was the same. I always knew it was time for a sync because my throttle pinkie finger would go to sleep in about 10 minutes of riding. Sync the TBs and it was smooth as glass.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,960
Posted By bross
Old news, scroll back a page or two.

Old news, scroll back a page or two.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 41,649
Posted By bross
That's the first FD failure I've heard of on an...

That's the first FD failure I've heard of on an RT, although I haven't really been following them since selling my RT.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
Sounds like Jodie, she "used" to ride a lot...

Sounds like Jodie, she "used" to ride a lot faster than me in the dirt. I say used to till she had a wee little accident. She was chasing a BMW F800GS and a KTM 690, riding in the middle with the KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
Sorry, should have mentioned that. 3600' at home...

Sorry, should have mentioned that. 3600' at home and we regularly ride to 7000' or down into the valley to 900'.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
Jodie's always did start/run well even when cold,...

Jodie's always did start/run well even when cold, she had just asked if there was anything out there to give it just a bit more power, mainly for when we had to hop on the highway so I tried the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
I didn't mean to knock the "little" DR, just...

I didn't mean to knock the "little" DR, just don't think it's worth it going for performance mods on it. It is what it is, and that is a stone reliable fun little dual sport. In fact my wife says...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9,446
Views: 1,402,542
Posted By bross
See the last line on the post above yours. ^^^ ...

See the last line on the post above yours. ^^^

I installed the Kientech kit on my wife's bike but she never really noticed any difference, except that it got louder with the opened airbox. If it's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-09-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
Lot of fun, people think you're weird when you...

Lot of fun, people think you're weird when you tell them you bought the bike for the dog. :D

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-09-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
Last year of carbs a 2013. They went to FI on the...

Last year of carbs a 2013. They went to FI on the 2014s which are getting better mileage but going through a few fueling pains so was OK with going with carbs. Now full disclosure my Ural has a full...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-09-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,858
Views: 1,814,864
Posted By bross
I think there's something to this. Not a Stelvio...

I think there's something to this. Not a Stelvio but I just bought a 2013 Ural on the coast and rode it home through the mountains. I knew they didn't get the best mileage, low 30s on a good day. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 556,608
Posted By bross
Or move to Canada, we like the heat from our...

Or move to Canada, we like the heat from our bikes. :deal

j/k I live in Canada's only desert where our summer temps hover around 90-100. That's why I ride all air cooled bikes, without a doubt my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,418
Posted By bross
http://bit.ly/1JhVdzl

http://bit.ly/1JhVdzl
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 351,023
Posted By bross
Somebody asked me just yesterday "So you bought...

Somebody asked me just yesterday "So you bought the sidecar for the dog?" and my reply "Yep" :D
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 351,023
Posted By bross
We've found most Best Westerns here in Canada are...

We've found most Best Westerns here in Canada are dog friendly. They even get a doggie goodie bag at checkin: dog biscuits, a poop bag dispenser w/bags and a few have even offered dog beds.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8,658
Views: 2,456,074
Posted By bross
and so it begins... <iframe frameborder="0"...

and so it begins...

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Forum: Hacks 04-05-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 576,692
Posted By bross
Wish I never would have bought this

the dog hates it :lol3

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Forum: Hacks 04-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 351,023
Posted By bross
Ruby's first ride

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