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Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Question bump.

Question bump.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,597
Posted By CafeRacer99
Going camping in southern Utah. ...

Going camping in southern Utah.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yLZZOlzeeMs/UiWBRJdJ7SI/AAAAAAAACQ4/uTw0wr2mxeI/w769-h577-no/20130810_191147.jpg

All sorted out.

...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Also, is there a way to find the distance between...

Also, is there a way to find the distance between points on the device itself?

Or the length of a track?

Or is this something you must work out ahead of time?

Thanks!
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-10-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Generally speaking, when I am planning a trip in...

Generally speaking, when I am planning a trip in Basecamp, does this process sound about right?

Create a folder, create a file and name them something that identifies the trip.

Either create or...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
I went ahead and bought CNNA. Also, a year...

I went ahead and bought CNNA.

Also, a year subscription to the Birdseye satellite thing came with the 64s for free. So I'm going to download all the imagery around anywhere I might go hiking and...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-08-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Another question for you guys. I've...

Another question for you guys.

I've downloaded an "OSM generic routable" from here: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

As far as I can tell, it's all legal.

This is a pretty detailed map. Would...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Okay, good stuff! Thanks! That tip about the...

Okay, good stuff! Thanks! That tip about the closest tracks showing at the top is priceless. That would get confusing fast if they keep rearranging themselves and I didn't know why.

So if I...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-08-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
After much fruitless google searching around the...

After much fruitless google searching around the internet, I decided to try something radical to find out how to check battery status on my 64s.

I read the manual.

Press the power button...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-08-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Thanks, Emm! I appreciate the tips. I'll spend...

Thanks, Emm! I appreciate the tips. I'll spend some time with it and if I have any specific problems I'll come back.

And if I figure out the battery thing I'll post it.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
Okay, thank you right off the bat. This is...

Okay, thank you right off the bat.

This is my first GPS. I tried the smartphone route, but the touchscreen is a pain in the ass. And I can't see it in the daylight, and...

Anyway, I plan to...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
lol. I'm going to start an "undesirables" GPS...

lol. I'm going to start an "undesirables" GPS thread.

I will go look. Thank you.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-06-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,083
Posted By CafeRacer99
So far this thread about the 64 series is less...

So far this thread about the 64 series is less than helpful. The thing has batteries, if you know the power cable is not waterproof, why wouldn't you unplug it when it starts to rain? Why wouldn't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By CafeRacer99
I agree, I just don't know if I'll have the time....

I agree, I just don't know if I'll have the time. We are in the process of sloooowly moving to Tucson. My wife already moved and got a job. I'm retiring from the Army and can't leave Vegas until...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By CafeRacer99
I'm heading there on the 14th. I'm...

I'm heading there on the 14th.

I'm interested in hearing about the dirt route too.

Tiffany, when is your talk? Sounds amazing!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-05-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By CafeRacer99
Possibly. I've been seriously considering driving...

Possibly. I've been seriously considering driving my car. I need to take it to Tucson and it would simplify life.

There is a paved road option to get to the site, FYI.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-03-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 22,186
Posted By CafeRacer99
When I lived in Colorado, I rode a Triumph...

When I lived in Colorado, I rode a Triumph Thruxton. My riding buddies were on a R1 and R6.

We rode all over the front range. Dealing with sand in the corners, animals, cars, and other bikes (slow...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-03-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,814
Posted By CafeRacer99
Look at the target demographic. They want to sell...

Look at the target demographic. They want to sell these to the Harley crowd. It has to have some kind of sound. Most of these people literally think a quiet bike is unsafe.

They asked us to take a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-02-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,814
Posted By CafeRacer99
Had a chance to test ride a Harley Livewire...

Had a chance to test ride a Harley Livewire electric bike today. If you are in Vegas, they are running rides all day Sunday too (3 May).

They got the feel of engine braking done really well. Very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,320,664
Posted By CafeRacer99
A quick trip today up a dirt road east of Vegas....

A quick trip today up a dirt road east of Vegas. Kodachrome trail.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZOgamdhcdfQ/VUWQvAHWMRI/AAAAAAAAIDw/dUFXN3Wwpeo/w1020-h577-no/IMAG0400.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By CafeRacer99
Sounds good, thanks. Have you changed out...

Sounds good, thanks.

Have you changed out brake and hydraulic fluid? Tips?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-28-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By CafeRacer99
I went two years ago, I thought it was great....

I went two years ago, I thought it was great. There are a lot of toys you and I are not buying unless one of us is rich or sponsored. (Not me.)

But that's part of the fun. At least for me, I'm a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 149,633
Posted By CafeRacer99
This whole idea is awesome. I had kids young...

This whole idea is awesome. I had kids young also, and I love riding and generally hanging out with them.

I would like to humbly make a route suggestion. You are going to come awfully close to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By CafeRacer99
Anyone used these Volar brake pads? ...

Anyone used these Volar brake pads?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XLD7I6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3N2PNQ9QR2M5Y&coliid=IH1YL1Z0FLRCC
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By CafeRacer99
Super Tenere maintenance

I know this info is buried in the big threads, but I really don't want to spend the time searching for the bits of info on maintenance.

I'm interested in what people who do big miles are using for...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By CafeRacer99
Anyone use Volar brake pads?

They make a set for my Tenere, but $18 for front and rear pads makes me wonder about quality. (On Amazon.)

I've read several reviews on other forums, including sport bike forums, that say they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,800,484
Posted By CafeRacer99
The stock OEM cases have horrible locks. They...

The stock OEM cases have horrible locks. They don't turn smoothly and you will bend your key. It took two years of bending back and forth for my first key to break. You need to decide if that's...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By CafeRacer99
Two of us did it on Teneres a couple of years...

Two of us did it on Teneres a couple of years ago. I wasn't, and still am not, a good off-road rider. I didn't think it was too hard.

My son did it on his wee-strom, and he had only been riding on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,800,484
Posted By CafeRacer99
Thanks for the tips folks! I'll do my next...

Thanks for the tips folks!

I'll do my next fill-ups on the centerstand and see what I get. I'd prefer not to carry the extra weight if I can avoid it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28,471
Views: 5,800,484
Posted By CafeRacer99
I realize the fuel range thing has been talked...

I realize the fuel range thing has been talked about a lot, but I'm not finding it through search. Sorry. I'm riding the CDR this September and I'm concerned about one area where I'll need to go 220...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,706
Posted By CafeRacer99
Have you all talked about suspension adjustment...

Have you all talked about suspension adjustment settings somewhere? I'm curious how hard or soft people are running their suspension, for street use and for dirt road use.

Do any of you change...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By CafeRacer99
I hope the rest of you is okay too!

I hope the rest of you is okay too!
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By CafeRacer99
One more try.

One more try.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By CafeRacer99
Modular helmet options

I'm deciding between the Schuberth C3 (not the pro, the regular is on sale for $500 now), and the Nolan N91.

Both have good reviews. I'm looking for feedback on the feel, comfort and durability...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-31-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By CafeRacer99
Very nice! Looking forward to the rest.

Very nice! Looking forward to the rest.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,757
Posted By CafeRacer99
What time of year are these muddy pictures from?...

What time of year are these muddy pictures from? Going in August-Sept.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,909
Posted By CafeRacer99
Just because I have trouble letting things go. ...

Just because I have trouble letting things go.


"...over the course of our 18-month long-term test, the Super Ténéré proved to be a trustworthy, trouble-free ride. We never had to make any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,909
Posted By CafeRacer99
Wow. Just wow. $3k in 11k miles. And the KTM got...

Wow. Just wow. $3k in 11k miles. And the KTM got a new top end under warranty. I get that they were really thrashing the bikes but that is still unbelievable. They took the bikes out and rode them as...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By CafeRacer99
I appreciate the responses, everyone. This really...

I appreciate the responses, everyone. This really helps clear things up. I was only planning on following tracks with the gps. When I am out just riding, I usually do a good map recon and know what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By CafeRacer99
So I'm getting - stay away from etrex, get the...

So I'm getting - stay away from etrex, get the largest screen I can afford.

Buttons vs touch screen is personal preference? I imagine any time you have to do anything with the GPS you are stopping...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By CafeRacer99
Oh, okay cool. I'm already registered. Thanks.

Oh, okay cool. I'm already registered.
Thanks.
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