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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-23-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By NL7U
Compatible with my headset?

Reading the downloadable manual for the TomTom 5, it states that only a couple of headsets are compatible. I have a UClear unit. Does anyone use a UClear headset with their Tom Tom? I would hate...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By NL7U

My son in law put an ad on the Cincinnati Craigslist. Looking for a Ural, possible trade for his. KLR650. Date was this week, Oct. 8th, or close to it.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By NL7U
Trip reporting

What website would be convenient to use for a trip
report to my friends who do not ride motorcycles? I do plan to post here also, but figure they might not want to wade thru all the bike stuff and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,810
Posted By NL7U
Use in a car?

Several posts have mentioned that there is no active voice feature with this TomTom. Iin my car, "Yes, Dear's" constant telling me the simplest road command can be very tiring. She does serve a...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 41,175
Posted By NL7U
A old timer with youngster thoughts

I ride a KLR650 now, it has been a very trusty steed. I am also 70 years old now and have always ridden a standard or adv style bike. As long as everyone is putting in their dreams, I will ad mine....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By NL7U
My opinion...

OK, so it is not a new bike, but I think the guy who had it did a decent job trying to "fix" Kaw's lousy plastic paint job. Plus he installed some extra brake lights, so he was safety concious. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 50,121
Posted By NL7U
Toasty tire

Nice report. But, didn't anyone, besides me notice he mentioned he was going to get his rear tire replaced since it was "toast", then immediately said he drove 100 mph while passing some RV's?:huh
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By NL7U
I often wonder why?

I love reading ride reports. Especially those that deal with a trip to Alaska. But, I wonder why many people feel they have to have big time driving lights installed on their bikes for this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By NL7U
Arctic tour in Finland

I am reading your postings with pleasure. My wife, who is from Finnish parents, toured Finland in 2000 with cousins of hers. Although our tour was by automobile, some of the names on the included...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,272
Posted By NL7U
Welcome to the USA

Gotta love this report! I'm subscribed!:ear
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 118,736
Posted By NL7U
Now, a dismount tool?

Is there a similar tool for dismounting a tire besides spoons?

I ha a HF rig but it was too cumbersome.

I would be in for the next group buy if there is one.
Forum: Americas 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,114
Posted By NL7U
Solo to Alaska...

I would not worry too much about finding someone to share your ride as, when my son-in-law and I did this trip in 2009, we met enough riders going our way that we felt like we were always with a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By NL7U
Laugh My tips are....

Take plenty of money plus good credit card, buy gas when you see it (not when the Milepost says it will be available), and, make friends along the way.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,963
Posted By NL7U
Laugh Too old?

As a youngster of 68 years I admire what you are doing. I still ride, only not as much as you do, or that I want to. You are also one great story teller, and the reading is easy and entertaining.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By NL7U
You are right. How would I transfer it over to...

You are right. How would I transfer it over to that site?
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By NL7U
Sorry if I did not search the archives enough....

....I just thought that someone here would be able to recommend a ride along the eastern side of the Rockies from New Mexico northward. I am 68 right now and not interested anymore on any road...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By NL7U

Thanks for the hint. I did the search and quickly found so many helpful hints that I will be committed to finding the right thing for me. I also found, what I thought, were ego fist fights by well...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By NL7U
Trip with diabetes?

Advice for insulin user wanting to do trip on the bike? My insulin need only be kept at "room temp". Thanks.
Forum: Americas 06-17-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,791
Posted By NL7U

OK, I also think to skip Roswell. I was stationed there in the early '60's and never did see an alien, or even the smell of one, and I was in every building on that base (Walker AFB) as an...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By NL7U

Sounds like you want what I wanted when I purchased one of these: also from Ebay. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-26-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,032
Posted By NL7U
Bluhduh What bike?

I wondered how long it would take to move this "discussion" into the political realm:

" Bananaman is likely Republican, not because of its core party beliefs but because he likes declaring war and...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,032
Posted By NL7U
What bike?

Your side bar says you live in S. Florida....why don't you come to Bike Week in Daytona Beach in 2011 and you will be able to get a demo ride on most of the bikes mentioned on this thread, except the...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By NL7U
Route to Alaska

to get to Alaska (or anywhere else from where you live), just put a yard stick on a map of the whole route, one end on your town and the other on the destination, then draw a straight line and follow...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,743
Posted By NL7U
Extras to take

As far as parts to take with you...

variouse metric hardware
Clutch and throttle cable

this is the minimum, as to mods to the bike, you will have to answer that for yourself. Take a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,951
Posted By NL7U
I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand your...

I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand your opinion....could you please be a little clearer and more specific?
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,512
Posted By NL7U
lightweight trailer???

I have a KLR650 and a Honda NT700v and am curious about building or buying a quite small trailer to use behind either of them. Anyone care to make recommendations and/or comment? Pix appreciated. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,682
Posted By NL7U
More sympathy and a little advice....

You will never forget them, as is proper. Years from now you may find yourself crying out just because you need to. Grieve in your own way and for as long as you need, whenever you need. Do...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By NL7U
+1 on phone cards

I agree on phone cards. I was tired of getting ripped with a high access fee while in Canada, I finally wised up and purchased a Canada/US card at a gas station for $10 and it lasted the rest of my...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By NL7U
Things to see in Central Florida

Kennedy Space Center is a good tour. There are also many ecological river tours which give a good view of the native wildlife (some of it 2 legged). Alligators, manatee, eagles, you name it. And...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By NL7U

+1 on everything Alcanrider told you. I went up there with my son-in-law last summer, and there is no power for campers except the "motel" at Coldfoot. It is 240 miles north of Fairbanks, and...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,177
Posted By NL7U

Take as big a map as you can find, usually the one in the front of each Rand McNally road atlas (opened to the big North American map). Now get a yard stick. Draw a straight line between Chicago...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By NL7U
Read this for your Alaskan trip planning

The riding season for many who plan a trip to Alaska will be with us very soon, and, since I took this trip from Indianapolis to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska last summer (2009) with my son-n-law, I wanted to...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,491
Posted By NL7U
Did this summer 2009 on KLR's

My son-in-law and I did this on 2 KLR650's last summer. Started and ended in Indianapolis. Did a blog for our family to read if you would care to read it. I have lots...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,969
Posted By NL7U
Helmet Picture!

What a beautiful "helmet". A long time ago a man I knew told me that nothing turned his stomach than a beautiful woman pressed against his back, and this just confirms it! Enjoy your trip, old boy,...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By NL7U
Your trip to Alaska

This will not advise you as to when you should go to Prudhoe Bay, but is a link to that same trip my son-in-law and did in the summer of 2009. To make reading easier, go to the oldest posting, then...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By NL7U
We did have some problems with each KLR, but...

We did have some problems with each KLR, but nothing that we could pin down. I had a fuel starvation problem on only the second day of the trip. Thank God that this happened in Iowa and not on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By NL7U
Indianapolis to Alaska afterthoughts.

My son-in-law and I are back from our 10,300+ mile, 1 1/2 month motorcycle trip from Indianapolis, Indiana to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and return finally. We camped about 1/3 of the time, stayed with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By NL7U
Dawson Creek!

Made it to Dawson Creek pix, cold and drizzly. I will add more and pix too from down the road.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,935
Posted By NL7U
Your gal is a great one....rides and good looking too!

Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By NL7U
background color

I am typing this on my daughter's computer to avoid the bad color scheme I have in my original post. Maybe someone can tell me how to change it, I can't seem to figure it out.Wait a minute...did I...
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