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Forum: Europe 03-23-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By drew-at-large
Glad to help... look forward to a trip...

Glad to help... look forward to a trip report.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By drew-at-large
Hi Phil, Stone, eh? Sorry, I just...

Hi Phil,

Stone, eh? Sorry, I just understand kilos and pounds. But with regards to big(ger) thumpers, I opted for the F650GS Dakar. I'm 6'1" and ~186lbs and a 34-35" inseam. I like the ride...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By drew-at-large
P.S., Did you also check out Horizons Unlimited...

P.S., Did you also check out Horizons Unlimited for some on the road recommendations as well. I found one example.
...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By drew-at-large
GlobeRider Tours in the UK that specializes in...

GlobeRider Tours in the UK that specializes in central and eastern Europe gave only one dealer their thumbs up -- the one in Budapest. But I do not know specifics however (who and where). Here is a...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 20,809
Posted By drew-at-large
Lee, I looked at the Hornet for a future...

Lee,

I looked at the Hornet for a future purchase. Good to know they now have a pinlock system available.

I would imagine it'll find its way into the USA, however, if you want one now, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,740
Posted By drew-at-large
Maybe in North America. :rolleyes I would have to...

Maybe in North America. :rolleyes I would have to double check, but I did not see that as an option here for the F800GS that costs 9640 EURO (~$14,400). This is the land where almost everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,740
Posted By drew-at-large
:evil Glad humor doesn't escape some people......

:evil Glad humor doesn't escape some people... cheers. :photog
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,740
Posted By drew-at-large
As with Touratech, BMW bits are also a bit...

As with Touratech, BMW bits are also a bit pricey. Regardless, I think BMW won't approach the accessory levels of Touratech or Wunderlich. But more choices is always a good thing...
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By drew-at-large
Who needs a reason to ride Baja? :wink:

Who needs a reason to ride Baja? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,986
Posted By drew-at-large
Despite the moniker, it is the same engine --...

Despite the moniker, it is the same engine -- just detuned.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
Bluhduh 2nd Zumo, same problem

Well, I received my replacement Zumo... and it has the same problem. More troubleshooting with Garmin USA does show (prove) my Zumo recognizes the GTM receivers (GTM 12, GTM 20, and GTM 21) and is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,410
Posted By drew-at-large
189 pages in the thread! Yep, you're right about...

189 pages in the thread! Yep, you're right about talking about it for some time... Thanks. I don't get on as often as I would like and I just saw this in the German press. :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,410
Posted By drew-at-large
Cry The new BMW F650GS to be a... TWIN!

The new F800GS will have a "little bro'" in the new F650GS that is around the corner. The F650GS line as we know it appears to be at the end of the line... BMW is replacing the single with a detuned...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By drew-at-large
Ditto! :thumb

Ditto! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,986
Posted By drew-at-large
new f650gs revamped...

The new F800GS will have a "little bro'" in the new F650GS that is around the corner. The F650GS line as we know it appears to be at the end of the line as BMW replaces it with a detuned version of...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By drew-at-large
Earl (from My Name is Earl -- someone is bound to...

Earl (from My Name is Earl -- someone is bound to ask) would say it was karma. Glad no one will seriously hurt or killed -- to include the Strom as well.

:freaky
Cheers,
Drew
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 69,388
Posted By drew-at-large
It was only the '85 model that had the enduro...

It was only the '85 model that had the enduro speedo/timer set-up.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 69,388
Posted By drew-at-large
Early to mid-80s XR... basically a XR250R on...

Early to mid-80s XR... basically a XR250R on roids... heavier but with more travel. Solid and fun. Below is the vitals on the 1983 model, however, I believe front disc brakes really didin't show up...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,495
Posted By drew-at-large
I remember the Trail 90 as a kid. Lots of fun...

I remember the Trail 90 as a kid. Lots of fun back in the day.

Give these web page a try...

http://www.weightlessdog.com/ct90.nsf

BTW, Honda kept making them outside the USA after 1986.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By drew-at-large
Wait a minute. With 40K (or even 1 mile/kilometer...

Wait a minute. With 40K (or even 1 mile/kilometer for that matter), I would classify the bike as an adventurer -- even it it spends most of its time on the road or commuting. Every trip from me on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By drew-at-large
Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing. May you...

Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing. May you have many more miles on her -- may they be in good health and rubber side down.

Cheers,
Drew
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By drew-at-large
I concur! This needs to be nuked from the site...

I concur! This needs to be nuked from the site...
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By drew-at-large
Thx! Hope I win...

Thx! Hope I win...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-16-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
Unfortunately, while the capability is built into...

Unfortunately, while the capability is built into the unit, it requires an external antenna (GTM 12 Antenna (car and motorycle use) or GTM 20 or GTM 21 (car use)) and power. The TMC function will not...
Forum: Latin America 11-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By drew-at-large
If it isn't too far, you can go back and ask......

If it isn't too far, you can go back and ask... I'm never in need of a good excuse to find more than one way to a destination.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By drew-at-large
Did you try CNET for some ideas? ...

Did you try CNET for some ideas?

http://reviews.cnet.com/gps/?tag=cnetfd.dir

You can find some older ones for under $200 (i.e., Garmin StreetPilot i2 @ Amazon). A friend has an i2 and I liked...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
Talking Thx. I tried everything before they finally said...

Thx. I tried everything before they finally said "yep. time to send it on in." (paraphasing) I should have in back in about 7-10 days! :clap
Forum: Latin America 11-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By drew-at-large
GatoGato, I see you hit HU up with the same...

GatoGato,

I see you hit HU up with the same question -- good idea. It's been awhile since I live in that neck of the world, but you are in for a treat. Vulcan Arenal is a nice stop. You may have...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-08-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
After months of trying to get my Zumo fixed, the Saga comes to an end...

After troubleshooting to no end -- and sending my Zumo to Garmin USA, getting it back (with the TMC still not functioning), more troubleshooting, contacting Garmin UK, more troubleshooting, and being...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,690
Posted By drew-at-large
Nice. Reminds me of part of my youth there back...

Nice. Reminds me of part of my youth there back in the middle 70s. I always loved AK. Great state...

Funny, the guys in the Unimog are not too far from were I live. They are from Lörrach (below)...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By drew-at-large
Glad to assist. If you opt for the Caribou...

Glad to assist. If you opt for the Caribou panniers, please let me (and others here) know your impression.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By drew-at-large
I have the TT cases and they are nice. Nice for...

I have the TT cases and they are nice. Nice for not just traveling, but the design makes them nice for camping with the bike. In an accident though, they would seriously warp (I've read that some...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By drew-at-large
The topic of ABS on a motorcycle will get you...

The topic of ABS on a motorcycle will get you mixed reviews here. I recommend you read the thread at the following address and decide for yourself. I personally recommend the ABS version myself.
...
Forum: Europe 07-15-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By drew-at-large
Nice. :thumb I would love to do something...

Nice. :thumb I would love to do something similiar, but spend more time doing it. But alas... too many places to ride and not enough time. :cry You definitely join the "Iron Butt" Club with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
I mistakenly put the original post in...

I mistakenly put the original post in "Equipment"
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
I did the update. After I did and plugged the GTM...

I did the update. After I did and plugged the GTM 12, it indicated that the traffic receiver software was updating. It then -- for the first time -- recognized the GTM 12, but without the TMC...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-12-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
Thanks, I appreciate it...

Thanks, I appreciate it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By drew-at-large
Garmin Zumo: Traffic Management (TMC) problem

Has anyone had a problem with their Garmin Zumo's Traffic Management feature?

I have a GTM 21 (the GTM 20 for Europe) and GTM 12 receivers (antennas), however, while the unit recognizes the GTMs...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,856
Posted By drew-at-large
I haven't had that problem here... but there are...

I haven't had that problem here... but there are bound to be some "interesting" people like that most places I would imagine. If they are not bitching about one thing, it is usually another.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By drew-at-large
I think the KLR650 is a fine choice and very...

I think the KLR650 is a fine choice and very capable DS bike. I looked at one as well, but opted for the fuel injection, better fuel economy (and emissions) and (switchable) ABS instead. Although the...
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