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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,619
Posted By BlueLghtning
There's a thread on ADV here for the shinko...

There's a thread on ADV here for the shinko 804/805 tires. I just put a set on last night on my spare vstrom rims. So far I really like them, and I do think the front 804 tire will make a nice combo...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
I spooned the tires on today on my spare set of...

I spooned the tires on today on my spare set of rims and even with the chillier temps (~45 degrees), they went on without too much fuss.

Both tires mounted on my Vstrom rims...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,084
Posted By BlueLghtning
If the batteries are as good as most are saying,...

If the batteries are as good as most are saying, I'm not sure it would be worth the hassle to wire to the bike. Just set up a way to charge them from the bike when you are stopped?

Do they charge...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,629
Posted By BlueLghtning
Have you made a habit of depleting your batteries...

Have you made a habit of depleting your batteries and leaving them like that? That seems to be their biggest killer is staying in a discharged state for a long period of time.

We are going on 3+...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
Rear = 2415 & Front = 2514. So 24th & 25th week...

Rear = 2415 & Front = 2514. So 24th & 25th week of 2014 (Mid December 2014).

BTW, both the front and rear both say 33psi max so don't overfill these things!
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
I now have a spare front & rear rim, although I...

I now have a spare front & rear rim, although I still need rotors for the front. I plan to mount these to those rims. We'll see how that goes. :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By BlueLghtning
They had some issues early on, but seem to be...

They had some issues early on, but seem to be getting them worked out. Some people still not happy, but I think some of them came to BT for the first time and had unrealistic expectations.

Unless...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep KK4DAN here and my wife is KK4LOL, but I...

Yep KK4DAN here and my wife is KK4LOL, but I can't ever get her to talk on the radio. :lol3

I run the FTM-10SR on my Vstrom hooked to the Sena SR10 and it works great!
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,855
Views: 615,184
Posted By BlueLghtning
I guess it depends how much of a music phobia you...

I guess it depends how much of a music phobia you are. I mean you have tiny speakers in a helmet that have to overcome the wind noise. There acceptable, nothing to write home about, but you can hear...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
Pics of the 804/805 Tires

Here's some quick pics unmounted.

http://bluelghtning.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Odd-Ends/Forums/Shinko-804-805/i-cz4WXx6/0/L/20150122_210325-L.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
My tires arrived today (2 days). That was quick...

My tires arrived today (2 days). That was quick as the web page made it sound like they would take up to a week or more. They shipped from Memphis, so pretty quick to Atlanta.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-20-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1 for the Sena SMH10. I'm not sure why the...

+1 for the Sena SMH10.

I'm not sure why the one person is having so much mic trouble? Even on a naked dual sport bike with DS helmets (which are noticeably louder than our street helmets), my...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
804/805's for $175 shipped

Well, I finally pulled the trigger on the 804/805 combo from http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/ :clap

They had been about ~$180/set in this site, but today they were even cheaper at $175/set...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 1/21/15

This week for bike night, we are going to Red Robin in Newnan. They are always very happy to host us and will be reserving a long table for our group. Come out and join us for a great time with...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,855
Views: 615,184
Posted By BlueLghtning
Depends what version you are on. There's been...

Depends what version you are on. There's been quite a few nice updates and some features added. The firmware that is out there for the SMH10's is pretty rock solid now.

Here's a list of the...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By BlueLghtning
Look up the cobdr route. You can't go wrong from...

Look up the cobdr route. You can't go wrong from the telluride to buena vista section or more if you want.

I've been out there the last 2 years from Georgia. I did the Colorado backcountry...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,333
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep, I have two FTM-10SR's and I just can't let...

Yep, I have two FTM-10SR's and I just can't let go of them. At times, I thought it would be nice to have the full 50w of the FTM-10R, but the waterproof & dust proof case of the 10SR wins over.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 1/14/15

Bike night this week is going to be at the Redneck Gourmet (http://www.redneckgourmet.com/) on the square in Newnan. We usually park on the side of the street near the courthouse.

Come out and...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,333
Posted By BlueLghtning
Any idea what kind of equipment and his setup?

Any idea what kind of equipment and his setup?
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 84,739
Posted By BlueLghtning
Keep in mind there are 2 ways to do group chat on...

Keep in mind there are 2 ways to do group chat on the 20S. The first way which was the only way to do group chats on the SMH10 model is a manual daisy chain method where rider A connects to rider B,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 142,153
Posted By BlueLghtning
I'm still stuck at the 48% in taxes on tires!...

I'm still stuck at the 48% in taxes on tires! :eek1

Wow that would sure take a bite out of some people's riding in the US! On the dirt bike tires that you tend to replace even more frequently,...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 84,739
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1. So many people introduce their own...

+1.

So many people introduce their own issues by not falling this simple rule. When you do a firmware upgrade, clear all your pairings and start over or you most likely will have issues that you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
I hope you can join us Craig.

I hope you can join us Craig.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,384,648
Posted By BlueLghtning
Hey Frank. I wondered if it was you. I'm just...

Hey Frank. I wondered if it was you. I'm just down the road a couple miles from there! :freaky

I'm dealing with a pesky back issue that hasn't let me ride as much as I'd like lately, but I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,384,648
Posted By BlueLghtning
DOG in Newnan yesterday at the Brewery?

So was anyone in Newnan yesterday at the Ace Beer Growlers on the square in the afternoon? My wife said she saw a larger KTM which I assume was probably the 950/990 (maybe even the 1190) and they had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 1/07/15

It's the first bike night of the new year and this week we are headed back to Newk's Cafe in Newnan. They'll be reserving the long inside booth/table setup for us and they will be giving everyone...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 84,739
Posted By BlueLghtning
As a ham radio guy, I'm familiar with the range...

As a ham radio guy, I'm familiar with the range of UHF radios and that's certainly an advantage that I don't think BT will ever be able to meet no matter how good the technology gets. On the other...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 57,909
Posted By BlueLghtning
Strange, I actually much preferred using the XM...

Strange, I actually much preferred using the XM on my 478 say vs the Zumo 550. I thought the XM was very easy to use on the 478/376c and preferred that the most to any other bike setup I tried.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 185,246
Posted By BlueLghtning
Is that a ZR-7S dash? My buddy had one of...

Is that a ZR-7S dash?

My buddy had one of those many years ago. Pretty under rated bikes, but they really needed a 6th gear.

I'm sure that R1200GS is a nice upgrade. :evil

Cool to see her...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,855
Views: 615,184
Posted By BlueLghtning
It's definitely not an overkill for music and way...

It's definitely not an overkill for music and way less hassle than dealing with standard headphones.

As others said, the speakers hold most people over just fine. I have the base that allows you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Fayetteville Bike Night 12/30/2014 (Tue)

For bike night this week, we are headed to the Broadway Diner in Fayetteville. They will be hosting us in their back room. Since Wed is New Years Eve, we will meet on Tuesday this week. Come out and...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,365
Posted By BlueLghtning
That is impressive. My K60 was pretty well worn...

That is impressive. My K60 was pretty well worn on a Vstrom 650 at 7k miles and I rarely got over 5k miles on a Shinko 705.

Do you have a picture to show us of your 804/805 tires on your GSA? I'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,853
Posted By BlueLghtning
okay, thanks for correcting me and bummer, I was...

okay, thanks for correcting me and bummer, I was thinking you could adjust the F models too, but at least they offer different seat heights with the low/standard/high options and maybe some others. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,853
Posted By BlueLghtning
My wife who is 5'4"/29" inseam owned a standard...

My wife who is 5'4"/29" inseam owned a standard height F650GS (single) with both the standard and low seat. She did fine on both seats. She used the low seat around town for ease of getting her feet...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,171
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Sharpsburg Bike Night 12/17/14

This week for bike night we are headed back to Dickey's BBQ in Sharpsburg. They have a great menu and food and do a great job hosting us. Oh yeah don't forget the free ice cream! They will have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,384,648
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, I've been noticing more and more stuff...

Yeah, I've been noticing more and more stuff showing up at my house within a day sometimes and amazingly the USPS has a deal with Amazon to do Sunday deliveries now in certain areas and we are in one...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 35,855
Posted By BlueLghtning
Erik, I never have had the pleasure of meeting...

Erik, I never have had the pleasure of meeting you or Siobhan but I have stumbled across some of her posts and ride reports here on ADV and on TWF where my wife and I are also both members. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 52,729
Posted By BlueLghtning
Something tells me the strom will be passing that...

Something tells me the strom will be passing that very quickly! :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30,638
Views: 2,384,648
Posted By BlueLghtning
I've gone through the same dilemmas as you trying...

I've gone through the same dilemmas as you trying to decide if I get a Tenere is the 14 ES model worth it? I do really like cruise and I know I probably would never go through the hassle of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 52,729
Posted By BlueLghtning
350,000 mile write-up

Kith did his 350,000 mile write-up - http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-2002-2012/235306-350-000-mile-k3-dl1000-mile-writeup.html
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