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Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By guavadude
I recommend getting a new unit, not even a...

I recommend getting a new unit, not even a refurb. There was an issue with mine where the screen calibration was off and Garmin sent a new unit. I think this is a fairly common issue and they are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
I have the Wolfman Express tankbag and it's...

I have the Wolfman Express tankbag and it's awesome. It doesn't come as far back on the slope as the others might so it's not in your gut when you stand. I really like how it's expandable so I keep...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
Hyperpro shock height

i'm curious, on the Hyperpro shock, could you have specified a lower height that is the same as stock or is the 1" higher just part of the deal.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 45,945
Posted By guavadude
So Spot called me and said the second operator...

So Spot called me and said the second operator was wrong.
The 50% rebate lets you upgrade a device, but the 100% rebate is for adding another device and plan.

Since my policy is up for renewal,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 45,945
Posted By guavadude
What a cluster-F! So I called Spot again...

What a cluster-F!
So I called Spot again because I noticed they are charging me $17.99 replacement fee and a $30 towing fee that only works within 50 mile radius, so it's useless.
Since this was a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 45,945
Posted By guavadude
I just got a notice that you get $149 Visa card,...

I just got a notice that you get $149 Visa card, so apparently 100% rebate is going on from now to 12/31/14.
*****
Well, I just got off the phone with them and it appears that this offer is for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,940,635
Posted By guavadude
This pic shows where I grounded the fuzeblock. It...

This pic shows where I grounded the fuzeblock. It comes with a wiring harness and this was a good place to grab ground. So yes, all grounds connect to the block and the block is grounded here.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,940,635
Posted By guavadude
The G650gs pictured IS a single 650. I'm not...

The G650gs pictured IS a single 650. I'm not seeing the skid plate listed for the F650 single so I think you mean that the Altrider plate is for the redesigned G650's which came out in '11. You might...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,940,635
Posted By guavadude
I put a Fuzeblock under the seat but it's not...

I put a Fuzeblock under the seat but it's not "nailed" down, so I can pull it out to work on it if needed. I grabbed power from the terminal used for jump starting the bike. Pics are here...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
I'd also put a drop of blue loctite on the...

I'd also put a drop of blue loctite on the threads when you reinstall the ABS sensor. I'm in the habit of using loctite on almost every bolt I remove.
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,392
Posted By guavadude
One thing I'd really love to have in an app like...

One thing I'd really love to have in an app like this is a variety of suggested routes, particularly scenic routes. Navigon on my iPad gives three options for directions: a fastest route, a medium...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By guavadude
I went with visionxwholesale.com round Optimus 20...

I went with visionxwholesale.com round Optimus 20 degree spots. You can mix and match spots and floods but I like 20 degrees on both sides. Nice distance and side coverage and a good price. Very well...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,630
Posted By guavadude
I haven't tried the Airhawk but have just moved...

I haven't tried the Airhawk but have just moved from the Alaska leather sheepskin to the ceramic Beadrider. The Beadrider is working well for me and adds more airflow in the Texas summer which is a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,940,635
Posted By guavadude
I think the Altrider bash plate looks pretty...

I think the Altrider bash plate looks pretty trick with good ventilation for the voltage regulator.
Lots of pics of it on the bike are here...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,392
Posted By guavadude
Great app! I'm in and hopefully can help make it...

Great app! I'm in and hopefully can help make it better.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,672
Posted By guavadude
In... One thing I noticed today is that in my...

In...
One thing I noticed today is that in my 5.1 version of Safari, the icon's popup info didn't work. In Google Chrome everything works fine. I must say, those are some crappy bit mapped icons...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Testing out Furkot.com and it's great. I'd have...

Testing out Furkot.com and it's great. I'd have to say with Google maps so screwed up now, this might be a better alternative since it's the closest to GMamps out of any of the third party apps I've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,727
Posted By guavadude
The popup info wasn't showing up on my older...

The popup info wasn't showing up on my older version of Safari.
Do you import your tracks and waypoints into Furkot or are you just using it to export .gpx files?
It seems to me that Basecamp is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,727
Posted By guavadude
Furkot Me!

oh, I'm liking Furkot!
I haven't seen that one and it's the closest to Google maps with lots of features.
Is there a way to turn on pop up info for all those crappy icons?
I can't find a menu that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Let's move Google/Basecamp talk here ...

Let's move Google/Basecamp talk here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25625155#post25625155

There's already enough pages of Montana info to wade through.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,727
Posted By guavadude
Google maps

From the Montana thread....
why I like Google maps.
Google maps has Satellite view without me having to buy the additional birds eye maps from Garmin.
Google has Terrain view without me having to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
We should probably move this discussion to the...

We should probably move this discussion to the Basecamp thread...
I know how to use Basecamp.
Again...
Google maps has Satellite view without me having to buy the additional birds eye maps from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
As you build your library of not only your own...

As you build your library of not only your own tracks and routes, but from other users as well, you'll end up with a metric crapload of waypoints. I use Basecamp to keep all of this info as well. It...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Since I import the KML into Basecamp, it creates...

Since I import the KML into Basecamp, it creates a track which I then relabel, organize and transfer to my Montana. I also convert the tracks to routes so I can be prompted at turns if I feel it's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
I've found that using Google maps is the quickest...

I've found that using Google maps is the quickest way to create routes. There's a thread I started "Google maps to Basecamp for Dummies" with some tips.
You need to export your Google map...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Call Garmin. More than likely you just need to...

Call Garmin. More than likely you just need to purchase the update now, you don't have to use it by Dec 3rd. You should get one free update with the CNNA. I made the mistake of using that update on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
If they'll throw in the engine and hand guards...

If they'll throw in the engine and hand guards take them and sell them.
All the farkles can really add up. Engine guards I think are a must. Altrider.com and SWMotech make some good stuff. Lots to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
Fyi, I don't think there are very many G650s...

Fyi, I don't think there are very many G650s after 2010 that have the wire spoked wheels. It was an additional add on after 2010 for I think $500. Not sure if it makes a difference but it's supposed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
Ride both and see which one talks to you and...

Ride both and see which one talks to you and fits.
Stand up and ride awhile also.

Wind out the throttle. These bikes don't start talking until around 5k on the tach. That's why the larger rear...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
Twice the $5,500 of the G650 Mbonadio is looking...

Twice the $5,500 of the G650 Mbonadio is looking at. If you get that G650, put a TKC80 or something more aggressive on the front. Keep the Tourance on the rear. For offroad, you need something with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
The KTM 690 is another option but twice the money...

The KTM 690 is another option but twice the money and tall. You'd need to put on a bigger tank too. It's good to see some other companies entering the dual sport market to make BMW be competitive. If...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
If it's a 2012 I think that's a very good price....

If it's a 2012 I think that's a very good price. That's a lot of bike for the money.
Do I wish it was 100lbs lighter when I'm offroad? Sure.
Do I wish it had a 6th gear on road? You bet.
It's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,304
Views: 537,738
Posted By guavadude
I have the standard G650 with wire wheels and it...

I have the standard G650 with wire wheels and it goes everywhere I need to go.
I think you'll like the 19" front wheel better for all around riding.
Also keep in mind that you might want to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By guavadude
In case you missed it, Cabella's has the Montana...

In case you missed it, Cabella's has the Montana camo 600 for $350!
You're not going to find anything better for that price and it's Camo!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
There's a "good deal" thread that might be a...

There's a "good deal" thread that might be a better place for these posts. I recommend sticking with major retailers to avoid refurbished units.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,940,635
Posted By guavadude
I've used these Seal Savers and got about 35k...

I've used these Seal Savers and got about 35k miles out of my original seals so I really think they help. I just put on a set of the newer style with the zippers and these seem to be staying in place...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Newegg.com has the 600 for $429 and might go...

Newegg.com has the 600 for $429 and might go lower on cybermonday
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Gpscity.com and REI often have good deals. ...

Gpscity.com and REI often have good deals.

I didn't use a protector on my first Montana and it got scratched up.
The Patronus, the only protector I've tried, looks great, feels great and has...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
Drtbtyk Dan had recommended the Patronus and I...

Drtbtyk Dan had recommended the Patronus and I went with it because he knows stuff. It's much thinner than the ones that came from Garmin and it's a flat finish so less glare. It basically feels like...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11,503
Views: 1,380,779
Posted By guavadude
it's just really thin and has a lifetime...

it's just really thin and has a lifetime warranty. It's a good product and I've read some bad reviews about the Zaggs.

Any will work but I do recommend putting it on as soon as you peel off the...
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