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Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,173
Posted By artbone
If I'm not mistaken, Garmin has bought Bicimapas....

If I'm not mistaken, Garmin has bought Bicimapas. The Bicimapas webpage directs you to Garmin. I think the maps will be the same now.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-11-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By artbone
Pairing Zumo 550 and N-com B4

I just bought a new Nolan helmet with an N-Com B4 BlueTooth system. I can't get the new system to recognize the 550. I don't care about pairing with a phone, radio, or listening to music. I just want...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 576,222
Posted By artbone
Speed Healer for DL 1000

I ordered a new set of non stock sprockets for my DL 1000 a few weeks ago along with a Speed Healer from Blue Monkey to correct my speedometer. I had them sent to North Carolina and my wife was going...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 576,222
Posted By artbone
I drilled a hole in the stock cap (the part you...

I drilled a hole in the stock cap (the part you turn it by) and a hole in the nearest case screw and safety-wired it. I also drilled the drain plug and safety wired it as well as putting a hose clamp...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,245
Posted By artbone
You're right, one of the best motorcycle roads...

You're right, one of the best motorcycle roads ever. It's not nearly as much fun in an overloaded pickup with an overloaded trailer behind. :eek1

Art
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,245
Posted By artbone
Charlie, Are you just getting around to posting...

Charlie,
Are you just getting around to posting this or are you still in Mexico? Could have sworn I met you and the group in San Miguel in Dec. :1drink

Art
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 12-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,613
Posted By artbone
BiciMapas 2013

I just installed the latest update to Bicimapas 2013. I'm very pleased with it except for some minor glitches. For one thing, the map doesn't show Mexico City or Oaxaca. There are probably other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,206
Posted By artbone
Question 660 vs 665

Could someone tell me what the difference is between the 660 and the 665?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,206
Posted By artbone
Question 550 maps in a 660?

If I buy a 660 do I have to buy all new maps or will Garmin let me use my old maps in the new unit?

Art
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 25,537
Posted By artbone
Come visit San Miguel de Allende

I can't figure out where you are from your posts but if you get near San Miguel de Allende, stop by. I'd love to buy you a beer. SMA is at 6500 ft so it's cool year round. Actually, this is about the...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By artbone
Good Read!

Thanks for that. I really enjoyed reading it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By artbone
Antenna for Garmin GPS V

I used this GPS V for years and several years ago bought a Zumo 550. The V was stuck in a box and almost forgotten. Then the other day I got to thinking about the things I didn't like about the 550....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,056
Posted By artbone
I used PriceLine for the first time in July on a...

I used PriceLine for the first time in July on a trip from central Mexico to Ny and was pleasantly surprised at how much easier and cheaper it was. I would ride until about 12 or 1, pull into a...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By artbone
British Singles Ride

If you're going on Alan Johncock's ride that doesn't look very British to me. :rofl
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,711
Posted By artbone
Yeah, well, I've bought this map one time and...

Yeah, well, I've bought this map one time and have the chip in hand but I can't use it on my borrowed GPS. Reminds me of the music industry. I've bought "Highway 61 Revisited" on 331/3, 8 track,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By artbone
Thanks

Thanks Steve. I'll try that.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,711
Posted By artbone
As far as Garmin is concerned, my conscience is...

As far as Garmin is concerned, my conscience is clear. :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,711
Posted By artbone
Yes, I've about decided I will just download the...

Yes, I've about decided I will just download the map to my friends device and be done with it. It just pisses me off that Garmin is such a PITA to deal with. I hate to buy something twice, especially...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,515
Posted By artbone
I tried your method and it worked as you said but...

I tried your method and it worked as you said but when I loaded it into my Garmin 550 the GPS won't let me import it because it's got too many waypoints. I guess I can go in and delete some but it's...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,711
Posted By artbone
My problem is that I have a chip that I...

My problem is that I have a chip that I downloaded Europe CitySelect onto several years ago. After the download I found that I can't transfer the map to my MapSource to use for planning purposes. Now...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 08-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,711
Posted By artbone
Map of N Italy and Switzerland for 550

Does anyone know of a N. Italy and Switzerland map that I can download to my MapSource and then download to my Garmin Zumo 550? Specifically I need the Milan, Lake Como areas and the passes in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By artbone
Well, actually it didn't solve my problem. I...

Well, actually it didn't solve my problem. I borrowed a friend's 550 (I'm in Mexico and my 550 is in the US) and put the chip in the borrowed unit. When I hooked it to the computer the first time...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By artbone
Actually if I can connect the GPS to the computer...

Actually if I can connect the GPS to the computer and plan routes etc that would solve my problems. I'll look for BaseCamp.
Thanks Steve
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By artbone
Garmin European map question

I made the mistake of downloading a European map from Garmin to my Zumo 550, not realizing I wouldn't be able to put the map in MapSource and use it to plan trips, lay out ruetes routes, etc.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By artbone
Thanks for the prompt response. I figured it out....

Thanks for the prompt response. I figured it out. It was the USB to serial converter. I had to download the correct drivers and now it works fine. The number on the converter is U232-P9 and I googled...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By artbone
Garmin GPS V use

I've misplaced my Zumo 550 and planning a trip to Europe this month. :puke1
I pulled out my old V, which I haven't used in over 5 years, planning to use it. I thought I would be able to at least...
Forum: Latin America 07-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By artbone
IOM bike

Well, since mikemike informs me that the customs agents he knows don't want the job I may have to ship it to the US first then figure out how to get it to MX. I don't mind paying more than the job is...
Forum: Latin America 07-01-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By artbone
Motoclasico in San Miguel de Allende

I forgot to mention that if you or any of your friends are ever in San Miguel, our club, Motoclassico, meets at the LongHorn SmokeHouse on Salida de Celaya every Wednesday at 5PM. We would love to...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By artbone
Thanks for replies.

Thanks for the help guys. I finally got a reply from CIMT and rented two Triumph Bonnevilles. I wish I had known about Guzzirent. I would love to ride a Steilvio.

Oh, well. Next time
Forum: Latin America 07-01-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By artbone
Thanks for the advice.

I hadn't thought of starting from Mexico instead of the UK. That makes a lot of sense. Mikemike, if you'll send me these brokers email address I'll get this ordeal started. I'll be in the Isle of Man...
Forum: Latin America 06-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By artbone
Shipping moto from Isle of Man to Mexico

I've been trying for the last year, off and on, to ship a US registered bike from the Isle of Man to my home in San Miguel de Allende.

Have any of the inmates here tried to ship into Mexico?
...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By artbone
Bike Rental near Lake Como in Sept.

My wife and I and another couple have rented a house in Lake Como for a week in Sept. I've been trying to rent 2 bikes for over 2 weeks and can't get a straight answer out of any of the rental...
Forum: EMEA 06-12-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By artbone
Private Message

Jurgen

Just a "heads up." I sent you a private message. I never look at my messages and I thought you might be the same. :D

Art
Forum: Latin America 04-25-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,346
Posted By artbone
I had the same thing happen the first time I...

I had the same thing happen the first time I crossed the border. I forgot my title and it was back in GA. Someone gave me the address of a place in Laredo and I went over and got a "temporary Texas...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,346
Posted By artbone
There's a way to do it

but you won't find out what it is until until you try it. :D The thing I like about Mexico is that, even with the vast bureaucracy, there's always a way to get it done.

I've found a liberal...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,763
Views: 3,091,168
Posted By artbone
Riding cafe (or cantina) bikes in Mexico

No, everyone says you have to have a Glock or a Smith and Wesson to ride in Mexico. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6,763
Views: 3,091,168
Posted By artbone
My Cafe Racer

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_u4QCOBTSFgY/TXPFIy26dwI/AAAAAAAAFcQ/LPanOquAivU/s512/DSC02740.JPG

Not really a cafe racer but I rode it in La Carrera Panamerica last year. Also from San Miguel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 255,659
Posted By artbone
I found the jet kit on Ebay and it's from...

I found the jet kit on Ebay and it's from 6sigmajetkit. I think you can put in 6sigma jet kit and go to their online store. When I got the kit I was impressed that they included a sheet that address...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 255,659
Posted By artbone
motorcyclecarbs.com

I found this website that seems to have a lot of stuff for all kinds of carbs but none of the part #s match up with any part #s I have. :puke1 If my ebay jet kit doesn't work out I'll email these...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 255,659
Posted By artbone
Thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking...

Thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking for. I still haven't received my jet kit from fleabay yet and I'm headed down to Merida for 8 days tomorrow but as soon as I get back I'm going to solve...
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