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Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By vtgs
Yes you can listen to MP3 on bluetooth. Volume...

Yes you can listen to MP3 on bluetooth. Volume may be an issue

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By vtgs
Mark is correct

Mark is almost the resident expert on all things Labrador. He was very helpful to me a couple of years back helping us put together a successful Labrador Trip.

Very late August, as in the last...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,716
Posted By vtgs

Great pictures. Nice recap and review on equipment.

Makes me want to ship my bike there.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By vtgs
TKC Front Heidenau Rear

We did TLH last year and The North Road this year. GS and GSA's. I ran Heidenau front and back last year. My friends ran TKC's front and back. This year I ran a TKC in front and Heidenau in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,116
Posted By vtgs
Saw you all in Radisson on Wednesday. Hope you...

Saw you all in Radisson on Wednesday. Hope you had a great ride. PM when you get to VT.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By vtgs
Joe Rocket

If you put the liner in it is waterproof but you sweat. Without you will get soaked. I've also used a rain jacket over the top.

In warm weather I wear the mesh portion only. If the weather...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,565
Posted By vtgs
No issue with 31" inseam

I've been riding an adventure for 4 years with 0, nada, non, no issue whatsoever. I am 5'9" with a 31 inch inseam. I one foot (left). If both I am on just the balls of my feet.

I have the...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs

So here are the X,Y's for the locations I refer to above

This first one is just north of Gagnon. There is a road on the left. Keep following it. Our GPS's (Garmins) showed us actually in the...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs

510 is a kick in the a$$. All gravel. Sketchy in parts. Only 3 places to pull entirely off the road. One around 1/2 way and another 60 miles from Port Hope Simpson. The third was just a grader...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs
We bush camped 10 miles approx east do Churchill....

We bush camped 10 miles approx east do Churchill. Left down a road then a hard left. Will post gps.

Just finished clockwise for. Baie Comeau. Manic 5 is closed for tours for the season. ...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs
Departing 8/31

CW leaving from Northern VT.

Fri Baie Comeau

Sat past the Manic's Bush Camp

Sun Through Lab City and Churchill Bush Camp

Mon Through HVGB Bush Camp
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,054
Posted By vtgs
8200 Miles. No issues at all heading out on the...

8200 Miles. No issues at all heading out on the Trans Lab in 5 days. 100% confident

Now I'm back from Labrador. 3000 miles in 9 days. NO PROBLEMS!
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By vtgs
Nice job

Thought of the same but the handle bars on my GSA would hit the Pelican. Instead I mounted a Pelican on a Ram Ball on the bars themselves. I don't have to remove anything to fuel up. Also no...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs
Thanks for the update

It is appreciated.
Forum: Americas 08-17-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,133
Posted By vtgs
Camping /hotel b&b

Two of us will be heading out August 31 from the Burlington VT area to do the CW route. I've probably read every ride report on the forum. The information has been great. Thanks to everyone that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By vtgs ...

Not bad for $2.55
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By vtgs
$2.55 from Home Depot

I was following this thread for ideas. I ended up in Home Depot and found some metal gutter guard. It was convex and came in a piece that was 6"x36". Cost was $2.55.

I remove the beak, cut to...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By vtgs

I've been wearing both Jacket and Pants for the last 3 seasons. Before it was a RC 1 piece.

I wear it all season. When really hot I take the pads out and wear a Joe Rocket Mesh. When it gets...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By vtgs
Darien Pants

Warm, and dry. Not too hot. Watch on the flea market for a used pair.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By vtgs
5'9" 31 inseam

I use the stock Adventure seat. I have the rear peg on the low setting and the front on the high. It keeps me from sliding forward. I wear SIDI Adventure boots and can flat foot on one side or on...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By vtgs
Burn easy too

I bought a pair from an Orvis Outlet. I only paid $29, so the price was OK. On my first trip wearing them we were sitting around the campfire and apparently an ember landed in my lap. Getting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,140
Posted By vtgs
For 2001 650gs

[QUOTE=greer;5042025]I cut & pasted this from the thread:

Part# 573291
Replacement Left Hand Clutch Lever-Alloy Finish: Alloy
Type: Clutch Lever
Units: Each
More than 10 on hand...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 58,873
Posted By vtgs
Did swap both

Yes we swapped them both. I can always hear her with either unit. She can't hear me as indicated in my previous post using either.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 58,873
Posted By vtgs
Static and volume issue

We have a power set. It had been working very well for the first two months. We both got new helmets and we moved the units to the new helmets. Now when we get further than 100 feet from each...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By vtgs
Underarmour heat gear tights above 60 and cold...

Underarmour heat gear tights above 60 and cold gear below. This is under Aerostitch Darien pants.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By vtgs
Trauma kit velcro'd to the top of the lid. Splint...

Trauma kit velcro'd to the top of the lid. Splint and paperwork also velcro'd to the top. I put labels on the sides and back that say FIRST AID.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,015
Posted By vtgs
Grime from all day off-road caused the...

Grime from all day off-road caused the scratching. The material on the bottom of the bag did not help. Note. That the "waterproof" liner helps but really is not totally waterproof.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,015
Posted By vtgs
Tank bags that don't touch the paint

I just traded my 2009 GSA for a 2012. I had the BMW OEM Tank Bag on the 09. It scratched the paint on the 09 so badly that I don't want to use that style again. I had used painters film, but that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,568
Posted By vtgs
Thank you so much

This is great. Your have an excellent photographic eye.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By vtgs
8k on Anakee 2'

Have 8k now and likely 1 or 2 more left.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By vtgs

Thanks for the reply
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By vtgs
Mounting piaa


What did you use to mount the PIAA's? Did you use the wiring from the OEM fogs to power the PIAA's?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,807
Posted By vtgs

Had to drive a truck to Wilmington on Wednesday. Rt 9 was closed on both sides and Rt 100 north. Had to take dirt back roads. Road crews were in front of us repairing the road as we went. Talked...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By vtgs
Scala Rider

Nice place to start. Been using TeamSet for a couple of years. You can also plug an IPOD into the headset jack.

But to be honest I am upgrading to a Starcom1 so I can do Stereo XM Radio...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,769
Views: 400,411
Posted By vtgs
Now at Costco for $179

In Vermont today. That is without the memory card? 170 degree lens.

Good price?
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By vtgs
Garmin 2820

Thanks for the reply but I understand that the 2820 does not support ADP2 Stereo.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By vtgs
Under Armour Cold Gear

I wear the above. I have been out in below 20 degrees. But as BMWKTMBILL writes, if you are not wearing electric jacket and gloves you will be cold. I also wear a balaclava under my helmet.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By vtgs
Garmin 2820, XM Radio and Scala Rider

I am looking for some advice. I have a Garmin 2820. I bought but not have set up and XM Radio to attach to it. I also use a Scala to connect via Blue Tooth to the Garmin. I also Blue Tooth my...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,923
Posted By vtgs
+1 Kermit

I ride to many of my kids sporting events. I keep the Kermit in my Micatech side case. It fits at an angle but I can pack around it. I use that side for spare clothes, etc. Worth the price.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,125
Posted By vtgs
Back to Life

I found this thread and thought I'd ask for some updates and advice.

I have a 2820 and Scala Q2. I have the 2820 linked to my phone and Scala. So the 2820 is controlling the phone.

I use...
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