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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,955
Posted By CrackerJim
Yeah, I agree on them being heaters hanging out,...

Yeah, I agree on them being heaters hanging out, did nice in the cold.

We get a lot of sand down here on the trail "roads" and when you've got to dab your foot in a turn, the jug is where your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,955
Posted By CrackerJim
I sold my 1200gs after about a year. It was good...

I sold my 1200gs after about a year. It was good on the road but just too heavy in the dirt. Also, didn't like those shin bangers hanging out there. :D

I bought a used 650 gs earlier this year. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By CrackerJim
Thanks, I've found out it's the savage model. I'm...

Thanks, I've found out it's the savage model. I'm not sure if that's the same engine in street frame or a different engine than the DR series.......
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By CrackerJim
Suzuki '97 650 thumper

I'll be doing some searching tonight but just checking for any sage advice that might be available. I ride an F650 and a Triumph cruiser. I don't have any experience with the Suzuki. My son found...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,465
Posted By CrackerJim
I hope this x country thread takes off. Sure...

I hope this x country thread takes off. Sure would like to see some ride reports on it. I know the challenge is very popular but if I were to replace the F650, it would be with the country for my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By CrackerJim
Sounds like you're already homing in on the...

Sounds like you're already homing in on the f650. :D .......... I'll chime in anyway.

For commuting and dirt road work (country roads, and forest trail roads), I think the bike does well. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 134,014
Posted By CrackerJim
I've certainly enjoyed reading this...

I've certainly enjoyed reading this thread.....has taken several days but worth it.

I've picked up some pointers. I'll just have to see if I can translate them for my situation. I've recently...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By CrackerJim
Hmmmmmmm, my '06 has it's smooth zone from 3-4000...

Hmmmmmmm, my '06 has it's smooth zone from 3-4000 rpm.


Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,400
Posted By CrackerJim
The bmw crash bars came on my 12gs. Tried to put...

The bmw crash bars came on my 12gs. Tried to put the touratech valve cover protection on but wouldn't fit. Ended up putting on the bmw units. I like the look of them better and they are shaped such...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,459
Posted By CrackerJim
I've had mine for a couple of months. 4500 +...

I've had mine for a couple of months. 4500 + miles and going strong. Great all around bike; I use it for commuting, cruising with my brother, checking out the country and trail roads. The only time I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,969
Posted By CrackerJim
I just got the xm going on my 376. Works good....

I just got the xm going on my 376. Works good. Will get a basic wx package going next spring when the wx becomes a factor again.

Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2005, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By CrackerJim
Ah, that's got to be it. I held the enter button...

Ah, that's got to be it. I held the enter button down too long.

Thanks for the help. A wonderful device but there is a learning curve.:norton

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,300
Posted By CrackerJim
Right now I've got a 50 mi one way commute. About...

Right now I've got a 50 mi one way commute. About have on major highway. This morning it was 50 deg.......no electric clothing so that's about the limit (of course it'll be in the 70's for the ride...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-14-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By CrackerJim
garmin 376 make waypoint

How do you make a waypoint by pointing to a place on the map? I wanted to go to a spot that didn't have an address so figured I'd just point to it and make a waypoint to route to. No dice; it made...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-14-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,312
Posted By CrackerJim
Birdman, What menu do you find the reverse...

Birdman,

What menu do you find the reverse on (in auto mode). I couldn't find it on my 376 and emailed garmin. Their reply was that it couldn't reverse (in auto mode) due to the fact it was an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-13-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 954
Posted By CrackerJim
geodashing

I've noticed a few threads on geocaching. My son and I want to do some of that after basketball season. In the mean time, I'm trying out geodashing. I won't be competitive due to my geographic...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By CrackerJim
Not trying to be a smart ass, but wouldn't want...

Not trying to be a smart ass, but wouldn't want only one root forum either. I use garmin gps. Don't want to have to sort through info on all the other brands any more than having to sort through...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By CrackerJim
Old News?

I noticed on another forum a discussion regarding loose pinch bolts on the lower fork clamp. I haven't seen anything on this forum but have only been on the forum for a couple of months.

I...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By CrackerJim
I was looking at the regional forums and it does...

I was looking at the regional forums and it does make sense. If various people are making routes, tracks & waypoints available, I would much rather just look at that info for my area. I don't want to...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By CrackerJim
My wife bought me a sampler pack a few months...

My wife bought me a sampler pack a few months ago. Came in a small aluminum case........just the thing for bikin'


Jim
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,378
Posted By CrackerJim
ps I notice the Crestline does mention ice...

ps I notice the Crestline does mention ice climbing. Is this the one you're refering too?


Jim
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2005, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,378
Posted By CrackerJim
Jorge, The Marmot site is interesting with a...

Jorge,

The Marmot site is interesting with a lot of choices on gloves. I looked in the skiing and mountaineering. Both had good candidates but didn't find ice climbing gloves. I'd prefer to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,708
Posted By CrackerJim
I've got 2000 mi on my corbin on my 12gs but not...

I've got 2000 mi on my corbin on my 12gs but not big miles all at once. I'm commuting 50mi one way to work and lovin' that seat. Will be doing some longer rides this winter and don't anticipate any...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By CrackerJim
Wow, that looks like a dept. of defense gps...

Wow, that looks like a dept. of defense gps mount! :D


Jim
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By CrackerJim
MWM, I use the gps to locate areas on back...

MWM,

I use the gps to locate areas on back roads (dirt, gravel, trail etc) for photography. I have the ubolt with the ball mounted center on my handle bars. 3 1/2" arm and the click in holder for...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By CrackerJim
I recently purchased a 376 and mounted on my...

I recently purchased a 376 and mounted on my bike. Nice unit. In my case, I don't need fancy (ie lock to the bike etc), so went with the ram mount. Works great.

Why are you wanting the high zoot...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By CrackerJim
I sprung for the garmin 376 (extra bucks but may...

I sprung for the garmin 376 (extra bucks but may use that weather later and will use the xm sooner as I have xm in my truck and like it).

Screen good in sun etc. I've got the 256meg card and...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By CrackerJim
I second the target undies with the dry fabric...

I second the target undies with the dry fabric and the longer legs so you don't get the bunched up syndrome. :D You'll probably want them to fit tight, like the underarmour the sports pros wear....
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,864
Posted By CrackerJim
Murgatroid42, Thanks for the help. I'll...

Murgatroid42,

Thanks for the help. I'll snoop around down at the Kawasaki dealer, they've got a lot of dirt bike gear. After going out and manuevering the bike around with my legs, I realize that...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Poll: GPS RoundUp
Views: 4,325
Posted By CrackerJim
Maybe with daughter threads that discuss the...

Maybe with daughter threads that discuss the mapping software?


Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By CrackerJim
My understanding is the power side of the can bus...

My understanding is the power side of the can bus system is limited on allowable amp draw. I didn't want to mess with it so I've got a marine fuse block with the radio shack auto relay sitting on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By CrackerJim
Congrats on the new bike. Too bad you...

Congrats on the new bike.

Too bad you weren't comfortable with your local dealer. The dealer here in Fort Myers is good people with good service dept. I noticed customers that come down from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By CrackerJim
Thanks for the tips. I'm new at this so this will...

Thanks for the tips. I'm new at this so this will be helpful.


Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By CrackerJim
Twightlight, Ooops! Still learning the nuances...

Twightlight,
Ooops! Still learning the nuances of smileys....:confused
Largest selection I've every seen.

Cyclecat,

Good point on the screen saver. That may have kicked in on the first...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By CrackerJim
I was being facetious on the firmware upgrade for...

I was being facetious on the firmware upgrade for touchscreen (hence the :smile6 after that comment).

I do have a question into tech at garmin for an operational item. The manual indicates how to...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,864
Posted By CrackerJim
Thanks for the quick response. Didn't mean to...

Thanks for the quick response. Didn't mean to hijack the thread....didn't know the thread was just for back armour!:huh

I'll keep looking for seperate shin guards that can be put on when I get...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,864
Posted By CrackerJim
I have a mesh jacket with CE armour; I leave it...

I have a mesh jacket with CE armour; I leave it all in. Wear helmet, gloves and boots. Lower half is jeans for now. Looking into some overpants now that winter is coming (Wore my old cruiser leather...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By CrackerJim
Sounds good. Who wants to be the guinea pig when...

Sounds good. Who wants to be the guinea pig when they come out?:D

I should need tires by then and will look for some ride reports.

Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-19-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By CrackerJim
I'll post their response when it's received. No...

I'll post their response when it's received. No power glitch as the unit was running on battery and didn't see any disruption in data flow....but hey, if the device has properties similar to a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By CrackerJim
Thumbs down Here's the reply for tech support:"Thank you for...

Here's the reply for tech support:"Thank you for contacting Garmin International,

I have set up Return Material Authorization (RMA) for you to send your GPS to GARMIN for repair. This time the...
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