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Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By giganova
Isn't that the whole point of life, that you try...

Isn't that the whole point of life, that you try to constantly learn something new? :evil
Forum: Trip Planning 01-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By giganova
I have a Garmin motorcycle navi (pricy due to...

I have a Garmin motorcycle navi (pricy due to lack of competition, but great), but I find Basecamp extremely frustrating: after I mapped out a route in Basecamp and transferred it to my Garmin, I...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,065
Posted By giganova
Is there hat George Clooney or you? :rofl

Is there hat George Clooney or you? :rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By giganova
+1 Thats exactly what I do, then I print it...

+1
Thats exactly what I do, then I print it out, highlight the route with a highlighter, write the route number in bold red next to the streets (if they have numbers), and put it on my tank bag....
Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,656
Posted By giganova
In addition to my GPS, I always have a printout...

In addition to my GPS, I always have a printout of the entire route from Google maps on my tank bag where I highlighted the route with an orange highlighter and wrote the route numbers in BIG bold...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By giganova
Can you mount a Caribou Case? They are relatively...

Can you mount a Caribou Case? They are relatively cheap and the 25l top box is perfect for me (cloths, shoes, laptop...). If not, a backpack should do.


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Forum: Trip Planning 01-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By giganova
My first bike was -- and years later still is --...

My first bike was -- and years later still is -- a BMW G650GS Sertao. It has just the right amount of power and is not a heavyweight, easy to pick up, great reliability, frugal, and total fun to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
The first time I have filled up the tank using...

The first time I have filled up the tank using auto shutoff, the gas was shooting right into my face when the tank was full! I've learned since that day to fill it up reeeaaal slow without auto...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,849
Posted By giganova
I didn't know SC is so beautiful! Sent...

I didn't know SC is so beautiful!


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Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,202
Posted By giganova
The biggest problem is that every rider in the...

The biggest problem is that every rider in the group would need a license! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,202
Posted By giganova
Some of the Motorola "bubble wrap" radios can use...

Some of the Motorola "bubble wrap" radios can use repeaters. Here's more info:

http://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/2013/08/radio_101_activate_repeater_channels_on_a_motorola_talkabout.aspx
...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,202
Posted By giganova
My group of riders has been using the Motorola...

My group of riders has been using the Motorola MT352R for two years now, and they've worked out great. We bought the Motocomm helmet kit which includes a PTT handlebar button, installed the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
I got my Pelican top box plus mounting plate from...

I got my Pelican top box plus mounting plate from Caribou Cases. They come in different sizes, I have the 25 liter version:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
I love the exhaust. Saves a lot of weight...

I love the exhaust. Saves a lot of weight compared to the stock cans, and although I can't claim that it gives extra power, it definitely has a more "open" throttle response. It sounds very throaty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
My Sertao wrapped in 3M vinyl wrap: ...

My Sertao wrapped in 3M vinyl wrap:

http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_wrap.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Question Came home from the annual BMW service and noticed...

Came home from the annual BMW service and noticed oil spilling all over the left side of the bike! Is the rubber seal supposed to be like this? It seems to have no function! The oil cap is screwed on...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
Where?? I can't see it! :lol3

Where?? I can't see it! :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
It's the 3M 1080-G79 Light Ivory that I ordered...

It's the 3M 1080-G79 Light Ivory that I ordered from Tip Top Signs (http://www.tiptopsigns.com/3M-Scotchprint-1080-G79-Light-Ivory-Wrap-Vinyl-p-3516.html). I first ordered a couple of samples to see...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
It was a looot of work and sometimes very...

It was a looot of work and sometimes very frustrating, but I finished wrapping my bike. Came out pretty nice. What do you think?

http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_foiled_small.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
My exercise in foil wrapping: ...

My exercise in foil wrapping:

http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_foiled_small.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Has anyone replaced the horn? I want something...

Has anyone replaced the horn? I want something better sounding than the stock "meep-meep" to cut through the traffic.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
HA -- I should have know this, thanks!

HA -- I should have know this, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
How do I get the geek off?

How do I get the beek off the bike? I loosened all screws, but there's one that I can't access!

http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_Beek.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
Great designs, amazing!

Great designs, amazing!
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
Thanks a ton, very helpful!

Thanks a ton, very helpful!
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
Good idea, I'll get the WrapCut filament tape and...

Good idea, I'll get the WrapCut filament tape and will cut out the big oval in the center (red dashed line in the image). I already have the 3M primer and edge sealer, so this should work.

Do...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
I already have the 3M wrap, so no Plastidip.

I already have the 3M wrap, so no Plastidip.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By giganova
3M Vinyl Wrap

I want to wrap all the plastic pieces of my motorcycle to give it a more unique look. Below is a "before" and "after" simulation how it's supposed to look like:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Is the color a paint job, vinyl wrap or plastidip?

Is the color a paint job, vinyl wrap or plastidip?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By giganova
No More State Inspection in DC!

I just received a letter from the Washington DC Department of Motor Vehicles that effective immediately, motorcycles don't need a state inspection anymore.

"Included in this letter is a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 337,274
Posted By giganova
I just received a letter from the DC DMV that...

I just received a letter from the DC DMV that effective immediately, motorcycles don't need a state inspection anymore.

"Included in this letter is a non-expiring motorcycle inspection sticker...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
For more than two years I was wondering whether I...

For more than two years I was wondering whether I bought the right bike or whether I should have "upgraded" to the F800GS right from the start. Now that I had a chance to ride the F800GS for two days...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Thanks, I need to check it out! I live in DC but...

Thanks, I need to check it out! I live in DC but frequently ride up there ... love it there!
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,426
Views: 563,230
Posted By giganova
Where do you get that from? BMW Motorrad CEO...

Where do you get that from? BMW Motorrad CEO Schaller said last week:

"We will expand your our product range UNDER 500cc by forming a partnership with TVS in India. We will see these new bikes in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Yes, fully functional!

Yes, fully functional!
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
Picture time! :D Found this perfectly restored...

Picture time! :D Found this perfectly restored vintage gas station somewhere in MD near Hagerstown. Even the interior of the gas station was restored to perfection, with period furniture and all,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
I had the same drops on the header pipe a few...

I had the same drops on the header pipe a few times this year, so I had my BMW dealer check it out today. If it's a white smoke with a sweet smell, then it's engine coolant, not oil.

The mechanic...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
A few weeks ago I had the same issue with engine...

A few weeks ago I had the same issue with engine coolant dropping on the header when I started the bike. Happened maybe 4 or 5 times and then it stopped doing it. I have the bike at the dealer right...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10,627
Views: 3,538,407
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_R9T_gas_station_80...

http://giganova.com/Misc/Sertao_R9T_gas_station_800pix.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 1,105,278
Posted By giganova
I stand corrected, Wayne! Strange, though, that...

I stand corrected, Wayne! Strange, though, that the 3-step procedure worked on my '13 Sertao twice when I had that problem.


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