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Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,644
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks - I'll give this a try.

Thanks - I'll give this a try.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,644
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. Any suggestions on a free video editor? ...

Thanks. Any suggestions on a free video editor? Something even a simpleton can use? :1drink
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,531
Posted By RedFrogTango
I have a couple of 2" wide rolls of the Solas...

I have a couple of 2" wide rolls of the Solas tape - one white and one yellow. I cut it up into 3" strips, then cut each strip in half along the diagonal to make triangles. I arranged the triangles...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,644
Posted By RedFrogTango
Super easy to use, although I have just been...

Super easy to use, although I have just been playing around with it so far (home movie type stuff). I'm still trying to sort out the best mounting options - ideally 1 mount of the side of my helmet...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,644
Posted By RedFrogTango
FWIW - I recently bought a Roam2 at B&H photo for...

FWIW - I recently bought a Roam2 at B&H photo for $125, and I think Contour was running a Black Friday deal for the Roam2 for even less.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,243
Posted By RedFrogTango
Current timeline 10-28-14: Order placed ...

Current timeline

10-28-14: Order placed
11-17-14: Notice that suit has been cut and sent to sewing staff
11-24-14: Notice that suit is finished and being shipped
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm planning to have tires changed (Road Pilot 4...

I'm planning to have tires changed (Road Pilot 4 to TKC80) in Whitehorse next June on the way to Dawson and then Prudhoe bay. I'll change the knobbies back to street tires on the way back through...
Forum: Canada 11-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,383
Posted By RedFrogTango
Interesting. I just did a ride around the Great...

Interesting. I just did a ride around the Great Lakes this past August starting and ending in Chicago. I have an Escort radar dector mounted on top of my clutch reservoir - very visible and out in...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By RedFrogTango
I rode around the Great Lakes this past summer. I...

I rode around the Great Lakes this past summer. I would recommend riding through Canada via the Trans-Canadian Highway. The stretch along the Northern shore of Lake Superior is one of the best roads...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm seeing deals on the Roam 2 for $120-125. It...

I'm seeing deals on the Roam 2 for $120-125. It has me wondering if I really need the extra features of the Roam 3. I'm guessing that once I figure out what resolution/speed I want to shoot in, I...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks to all for the answers. This was very...

Thanks to all for the answers. This was very helpful.

Mike
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm looking for a bullet style camera for an...

I'm looking for a bullet style camera for an Alaskan trip next Spring. I like the Roam 3 for it's simplicity and price, but I cannot find answers to a few questions.

1) What is the maximum SD...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,644
Posted By RedFrogTango
I've been trying to educate myself on action...

I've been trying to educate myself on action cameras and this thread has been very helpful - thanks.

I'm looking for something to record IBA rides and a trip to Alaska next Spring. I want...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,243
Posted By RedFrogTango
Placed an order yesterday for an R-3 with...

Placed an order yesterday for an R-3 with alterations (shortened legs); black with grey accents. Was quoted a 7-9 week delivery time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks! If I decide to forgo my planned IBA ride...

Thanks! If I decide to forgo my planned IBA ride next month, I'll probably try to ride the Sourthern portion.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm having a hard time finding a detailed non-GPS...

I'm having a hard time finding a detailed non-GPS map of the trans Wisconsin adventure trail, although I understand that it passes fairly near my house in Galena, IL. I seem to recall that it passes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,114
Posted By RedFrogTango
I did the Great Lakes 100 last month. I've been...

I did the Great Lakes 100 last month. I've been looking at a figure 8 route around Lake Superior and Lake Michigan that will cover >2000 miles in 48 hours (SS2000). The only downside is that my...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By RedFrogTango
I just ordered a set of TKC80s for my BMW R1200R....

I just ordered a set of TKC80s for my BMW R1200R. I'll let you know how they work out.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By RedFrogTango
I had a chance to try on a Shoei Neotec today. ...

I had a chance to try on a Shoei Neotec today. It fit me really well. I'm not sure I really need to investigate the Schuberth. I think I'm going to go with the Shoei.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By RedFrogTango
Helmet shape - Shoei vs. Schuberth vs. Shark

I have a Shark Evoline 2 and I am looking for a replacement. The Shark (size medium) fits me quite well, but I am looking for something with better airflow and quieter. My Evoline 2 is relatively...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,114
Posted By RedFrogTango
Great write-up and photos. Thanks.

Great write-up and photos. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,408
Posted By RedFrogTango
What he said - streaming mp3s from a smartphone...

What he said - streaming mp3s from a smartphone does not require connection to a cell tower.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By RedFrogTango
A couple more without the duffel ...

A couple more without the duffel

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag417/redfrogtano/IMG-20140804-01174_zpsa3c60274.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By RedFrogTango
Is the Nealy better than the Dynaplug? I've got a...

Is the Nealy better than the Dynaplug? I've got a set of no-name string plugs from the local autoparts store that I keep in my repair kit, but I'm looking for something better. The cheapy string...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,408
Posted By RedFrogTango
Scala for me as well. It has a built in FM...

Scala for me as well. It has a built in FM receiver. However, I've never used it. I stream my music (mp3s) from my Blackberry Bold while I ride. I've set my Blackberry to auto-answer incoming...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 175,748
Posted By RedFrogTango
Ruckus - farm auction in South Wayne, WI

I was at a farm aution in South Wayne, WI, this past Sunday to benefit the local fire department. They had a 2009 Ruckus up for auction. It looked to be stock with only about 250 miles on it and was...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By RedFrogTango
FWIW, here is a shot from the back of the bike. ...

FWIW, here is a shot from the back of the bike. The nice thing about this ATV duffel is that it had 4 tie-down straps that allowed me to strap it down to my DIY Rotopax carrier.

...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,162
Posted By RedFrogTango
My Shark helmet, Nuvi GPS and Scala Rider blue...

My Shark helmet, Nuvi GPS and Scala Rider blue tooth will all need replacement within the next year. A Shoei Nortec modular is $650, a bluetooth com system another $300+ and a higher end gps will...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By RedFrogTango
I have a large roll top duffel made for an ATV...

I have a large roll top duffel made for an ATV that I bought for cheap at Gander Mountain. I did get water inside of it one time, but that was probably operator error - I did not roll the flap over...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,162
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm interested in one of these. But i have to...

I'm interested in one of these. But i have to wonder how the head's up display will work with my bifocal glasses. I'm guessing that the head's up display will be above the line that separates the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,067
Posted By RedFrogTango
Radar detector - Where I live (Chicagoland), the...

Radar detector - Where I live (Chicagoland), the expressways typically have a posted speed limit of 55 mph. However, the majority of traffic is moving at 70-80 mph. You would literally be putting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,067
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm in a lot of stop-n-go traffic and the set up...

I'm in a lot of stop-n-go traffic and the set up seems to give my wrists a bit of a rest. I like to relax both hands and just rest my palms on the grips. The cramp busters allow me to keep my...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,891
Posted By RedFrogTango
I've got an MSR Rapid fire iso-butane stove that...

I've got an MSR Rapid fire iso-butane stove that I have had for years. I've never been a big fan of white gas, and the this stove requires no priming (which is great for winter camping).
...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,681,738
Posted By RedFrogTango
Very, very few twisties around Chicagoland, and...

Very, very few twisties around Chicagoland, and 90% of my riding is on superslab. I've got over 13k miles on those tires and the cord is just about ready to pop through.

Didn't know about the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,067
Posted By RedFrogTango
Thanks. Escort radar detector (8500 x50)...

Thanks.

Escort radar detector (8500 x50) with an LED bar plugged into the speaker jack. It is mounted to the clutch reservoir and wired directly into bike's electrical system for power.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,681,738
Posted By RedFrogTango
Just got back from a ride around the Great Lakes....

Just got back from a ride around the Great Lakes. This my current set-up. I still need to add auxiliary lights, a skid plate, and some smaller camping gear so that I can compact the camo duffle a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,067
Posted By RedFrogTango
A couple of photos of my camping, tank bag and...

A couple of photos of my camping, tank bag and Rotopax set-up.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag417/redfrogtano/Blackberry-20140802-01169_zps67e95601.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By RedFrogTango
I think I figured out how to post a photo. ...

I think I figured out how to post a photo.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag417/redfrogtano/IMG-20140804-01174_zps1c183ebc.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By RedFrogTango
I built a mount of plywood and angle iron to hold...

I built a mount of plywood and angle iron to hold a Rotopax 2 gal fuel can horizonatally and a 1 gal water can vertically to the rear of the fuel can. The whole thing straps down to the pillion seat...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,067
Posted By RedFrogTango
I'm looking at the Clearwater Darla lights. They...

I'm looking at the Clearwater Darla lights. They just added a fork mounted bracket for the R1200R. Expensive, but I figure I can switch them to another bike if and when I ever replace the R1200R. ...
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