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Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By willcasp
have not gotten around to the install. Will...

have not gotten around to the install. Will probably get to it this weekend... with pics!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By willcasp
I picked up the Navigator V kit with the "docking...

I picked up the Navigator V kit with the "docking station" at the local BMW dealer today. The power plug looks like it will fit the current GPS power plug that I use now. There is no where to put my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By willcasp
Thanks for that info. I did see it on the other...

Thanks for that info. I did see it on the other rather lengthy and detailed threads that you are on!

I am a bit bummed about the lack of wired in options. I understand now that there is no line...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By willcasp
Navigator V on a 2006 Adventure

I have a 2006 Adventure. My Navigator III and cradle have too many issues that I am tired of dealing with. Small memory, dealing with garmin sync software and multiple garmin accounts with lifetime...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,447
Posted By willcasp
Start with a Garmin Montana Make it a 7" screen...

Start with a Garmin Montana
Make it a 7" screen
Add XMWX weather subscription capability (not Naviweather)
Add whatever traffic you choose.

This would be a worthy successor to the 476.

I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By willcasp
I did get the mount. It is the same RAM mount...

I did get the mount. It is the same RAM mount that was originally released.
If you take a look at it, you will notice that there is a recessed valley that runs down the middle of the adapter
The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By willcasp
I just ordered one. Will report back if nobody...

I just ordered one. Will report back if nobody beats me to it. This has been my biggest gripe about the inreach!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 136,026
Posted By willcasp
That is interesting, as a Navi product has...

That is interesting, as a Navi product has already launched. It has the 5 inch screen, and the bluetooth link to the smartphone feature. Seems to be a similar platform. Weird that Garmin isn't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 39,976
Posted By willcasp
There must be a new zumo coming. If you look at...

There must be a new zumo coming. If you look at the similar Navi model, it has a lot of the features that this new Nav V has. I don't have any inside info on this, but it would only make sense to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,878
Posted By willcasp
What sort of "special" USB charger are you...

What sort of "special" USB charger are you talking about?

Mine charges just fine on a "spec" USB type A to mini cable.

USB 2.0 spec only provides for 500ma (milliamps, about half and amp in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By willcasp
I understand the technical reason why the SPOT...

I understand the technical reason why the SPOT network data feeds should not be confused with the voice signals. Globalstar is supposedly turning more satellites up, and that situation is improving....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 39,976
Posted By willcasp
I did not mean to suggest that it was the same...

I did not mean to suggest that it was the same unit. The Nuvi line and Zumo line have had similar units in the past. The Zumo "660 form factor" was used on units in the Zumo, Nuvi, Aveo, and GPSMap...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 136,026
Posted By willcasp
Looks like it is based on a future Zumo version...

Looks like it is based on a future Zumo version of this released Nuvi product: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/automotive/new-2013/nuvi-3597lmthd/prod121762.html

No need for XM for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-27-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 39,976
Posted By willcasp
Looks like the Nuvi line has gotten the update....

Looks like the Nuvi line has gotten the update. Check out the Nuvi 3597LMTHD
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/automotive/new-2013/nuvi-3597lmthd/prod121762.html
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 136,026
Posted By willcasp
I am really glad to see that the Nav V is a real...

I am really glad to see that the Nav V is a real product. My Nav III is in need of replacement. I am extremely disappointed that there is not any XM support. I want the weather features in my next...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,807
Posted By willcasp
Read the packaging on the bulbs you purchase! I...

Read the packaging on the bulbs you purchase! I have noticed that the "hi performance" H4 bulbs that I purchased for my truck explained on the box that they should last about 12 months. I have been...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,488
Posted By willcasp
... both!

I have a CX-3 with the CX-3 Pro liner. I use this almost every day for commuting, or trips where I will stay on the asphalt.
- advantages quiet. That was a biggie. Flip down sun visor for going into...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,280
Posted By willcasp
+1 on the SnapOn TechWrench. Easy to use. I am an...

+1 on the SnapOn TechWrench. Easy to use. I am an occasional garage mechanic. I put in batteries when I go to use them, and remove the batteries when I am done.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By willcasp
Rainy Pass in Seattle has done great work on my...

Rainy Pass in Seattle has done great work on my Darien pants. Convenient if you are local (which I realize the OP is not)
http://rainypass.com/
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,733
Posted By willcasp
Here are the things have worked out for me. I now...

Here are the things have worked out for me. I now only have to stop when my tank is empty. I used to stop every 120 miles because my rear end hurt. I have a stock GS seat. I tried padded shorts, all...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By willcasp
This is a loaded question: regarding the phone...

This is a loaded question:
regarding the phone - what do you need to do with it? Basic phone with great battery life for getting a call out? A fully featured smartphone?
regarding service -...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 19,965
Posted By willcasp
RAM Mount

Quick follow up. I finally got the RAM mount in the mail. Works as expected. I would recommend getting one if you are going to mount the device on your bike.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 19,965
Posted By willcasp
I carry an ACR PLB on my person. That is my...

I carry an ACR PLB on my person. That is my emergency device. The Inreach SE (was Spot) is purely for my family to track me, so that I can go out on adventures and they know where I am. Also, rallies...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 19,965
Posted By willcasp
One of my applications is multiday rallies, where...

One of my applications is multiday rallies, where 70 hrs won't cut it. With the Spot, I could just throw in a new set of batteries as needed. I will need bike power for this thing to get through a 10...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 19,965
Posted By willcasp
switched!

I just switched to the Inreach SE from the Spot II. I have noticed that the Inreach SE gets signal where the Spot II would not.
The tracking feature lets you know how many messages have been sent,...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By willcasp
Iridium has been working on Iridium NEXT for a...

Iridium has been working on Iridium NEXT for a while. It is supposedly a new system that will replace the old one, but will still maintain backward compatibility with existing equipment. The launch...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By willcasp
I have a resolution, and will put the answer here...

I have a resolution, and will put the answer here in the event that someone searches for this later.

The C3-Pro W liner fits the C3W. It resolves the forehead pressure problem just as it does with...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By willcasp
Schuberth C3W fixed with C3W-Pro liner?

I had the forehead pressure issue with the C3. The problem was fixed by replacing the liner with the one for the C3 Pro/S2.

My wife finally tried out her C3W on a long ride. She has the forehead...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By willcasp
Getting a satellite phone requires some research....

Getting a satellite phone requires some research. GlobalStar (provider for the SPOT phone) has issues with their current fleet. They have been promising to turn on their new satellites to improve...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,472
Posted By willcasp
I have the Sena SMH-10, and an Autocomm. ...

I have the Sena SMH-10, and an Autocomm.

The Sena is convenient for riding with one or two other people. Due to the nature of a digital Bluetooth protocol, and the range; it is painful when the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By willcasp
That is the thread I have been following, and the...

That is the thread I have been following, and the one that has helped me figure out what I want and why.

What has me curious is if the darn thing will fit on the bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By willcasp
Shorai LFX36A3-BS12 in a 1200GS Adventure

It is time for a new battery. I have been doing research on Li batteries. I put one in my KTM 530 EXC-R, and love it.

Reading through the equipment threads, I am looking to put the largest...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By willcasp
Do a quick search. This unit looked promising,...

Do a quick search. This unit looked promising, but as someone pointed out, the XM weather is not available in street mode.
They do have an avaiation unit that looks like it would work, has FM for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,566
Posted By willcasp
5'10 - 30" inseam You will ride differently...

5'10 - 30" inseam

You will ride differently with this bike, or any tall bike. If you are familiar with "sliding a cheek" off on a dirt bike, it is a similar process for the GS Adv.
I would be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 203,085
Posted By willcasp
Got back out there and completed it!

I got the extended tank on my KTM 530 EXC-R, and got sections 5 and 6 done. Will start repairing the GS this week.

The KTM made the whole operation significantly easier.

In my haste to get the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By willcasp
2006 R1200GS Adventure Protection Options

I had a low speed get-off on some baby heads going uphill on the WABDR heading North into Ellensburg. We did a duct tape patch job, which got me off the mountain and into a small town for a tow. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 203,085
Posted By willcasp
Thanks for the offer! The repairs are pretty...

Thanks for the offer! The repairs are pretty simple, so I have it handled. Basically, the left valve cover, left "protection" stuff, and handle bars. Pretty easy and straightforward. I am sure my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 203,085
Posted By willcasp
Yep, that was it. I made the corner you speak of,...

Yep, that was it. I made the corner you speak of, and hit the rocks just outside the top of this photo.

I have my KTM 530 EXC-R ready to go, and will rejoin my friends tomorrow to do the last leg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 203,085
Posted By willcasp
9/4 Thanks on NF-1711

I was "that guy" who went down on the baby heads on NF-1711, sort of near Cleman mtn (on the way North to Ellensburg). Met a lot of nice folks from ADVRider. I don't remember all of the aliases.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By willcasp
PSSOR Intermediate dirtbike training is well...

PSSOR Intermediate dirtbike training is well worth your time. Quite a few of the drills are similar to the basic road class. Big exception, you don't burn a lot of time learning to get into gear sort...
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