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Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By John Smallberries
Ericas....

Last fall at the RawHyde Adventure Days in Colorado my bike won the "aux light shoot-off" with Kristas. I can only imagine the light Ericas throw with 2x the LEDs. Good choice..
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,698
Posted By John Smallberries
Cold PDM60?

I've been running a PDM60 on my '05 GS for a few years now with no problems. One day I'll upgrade to the new unit to clean up my wiring a bit - particularly by integrating my Stebel horn, which ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By John Smallberries
Hoop

The Hoop was replaced with the "H" in 2006MY (maybe even a bit earlier) to make mounting on the center stand easier. My '05 takes a bit of practice to get 100% of your weight on the pedal to get...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
Wow

Beautiful pic - great looking TW!
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,911
Posted By John Smallberries
ditto

Ditto. I ponied up for a LifeProof Nuud case and grafted their mount ball onto a Ram ball mount. Dry - secure - doesn't overheat - doesn't flop around.
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,603
Posted By John Smallberries
Motion X

Motion X does this nicely. All it lacks is the ability to do audio turn-by-turn instructions to follow the downloaded GPX track.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,603
Posted By John Smallberries
iPhone maps for Zambia?

Hey - since this thread got bumped - I'll throw out a question:
Does anyone know of a good iPhone-compatible offline mapset that includes Zambia, Africa?
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 77,405
Posted By John Smallberries
simplicity

I am a gadget geek by nature with lots of the latest electronic crap. I like the fact that my Hit-Air is 100% mechanical/pneumatic. No batteries, no charging cord, no corroded connections, no...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,144
Posted By John Smallberries
Hit-Air

I had a low-speed (<25 mph) low-side when my rear tire slid out from under me on a slippery Autobahn onramp. My Hit-Air vest was fully inflated before I hit the asphalt. I hopped up off the...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,116
Posted By John Smallberries
deal!

OP: you got a great deal on the cot for $132. I think your setup is my next step. I've tried the hammock route - but it just has too many issue:
1) no tree scenario, trees too far apart,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
Congrats

Congratulations - have fun farkling.

Outdoor pic in Wisconsin: no snow????
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,476
Posted By John Smallberries
farkle-fobia in Europe?

I have a friend that invented, manufactures and sells an excellent farkle specifically-designed for the BMW 1200GS. They are selling well and he has shipped them to many parts of the world. The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-10-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,362
Posted By John Smallberries
Daylight savings

I headed out yesterday to knock off the tag - only to realize that I'd be shooting in the dark for the new tag. I changed plans and took a shorter ride. I sure miss the 9:30 pm dusk of June!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,362
Posted By John Smallberries
Welcome

Welcome gravelmoose.....I love my TW200, but wonder if the XT225 would have been the better choice sometimes. I'd like a bit more suspension travel and enough power to run 70 mph and still handle...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,362
Posted By John Smallberries
Google Maps trick

Google maps is amazing. Type "washtenaw county cemetery" in the search bar and every one pops up as a little red dot. I then drag the little camera guy over to one of interest to check if it is on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By John Smallberries
Hole

Did you drill/punch the small hole at 11:30? I can see how it would be good to help squeeze a bit more fuel in your tank - as you have also removed the rubber "thingy" in the filler neck. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,362
Posted By John Smallberries
What a great day for a ride!

I am amazed no one has knocked off this tag on this fantastic weekend.
I was happy to participate:
http://crenneker.smugmug.com/Other/PhotoSync/i-TJztbSv/0/M/smugshot_4809812-M.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,150
Posted By John Smallberries
Ok

OK - good point:
2014 GSA: $18,340
Super Tenere ES: $16,190
Save: $2150, plus any additional market discount because no one wants a Super Tenere!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,150
Posted By John Smallberries
BMW cost more?

I've read other posts questioning whether the BMWs are worth the extra money. A little shopping answered my question: they are very reasonably priced. In this thread, we've heard the following...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Interference

BlueLghtning could be on to something. Working in the automotive powertrain business, I am amazed at how many electrical devices can cause serious problems with FM radio reception. Electric motor...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,441
Posted By John Smallberries
'05 is OK

I like a good GS praise thread once in a while.

I have the dreaded '05 with servo brakes, ignition stick coils, key ring antenna, non-vented final drive, fuel strip.... Reading the forums, it...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By John Smallberries
BMW Atlantis 3

I'm going into my second winter with my Atlantis 3 gloves. I have a drawer full of other attempts - but these are the only ones that have kept me 100% dry in the hardest rain. The dual gauntlet is...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,603
Posted By John Smallberries
Not this Shit again...

No No No No No - just read a bit on this.

The iPhone has a very, very good GPS receiver that works fine without cell signal. If you have cell signal, it works very fast to find your location...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,603
Posted By John Smallberries
Good Vibrations

I've got 40,000 miles and 4 years on my GS running with iPhone as the "all in one". I've ridden on dirt roads and through horrible rain. I've upgraded my phone a few times as I get attracted by the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
I agree. That will be my next add. Thanks

I agree. That will be my next add.
Thanks
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Sensitivity

The iPhone app shows three settings for the "Tap" sensitivity. It seems that the default value is "high". I had the same issue and fixed it by setting to "Low".
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
Chain guard - my cobble job

(Also posted on TW200Forum)

As I posted before, my TW ate a rock on the trail to the tip of the Keweenaw Penninsula in the Michigan Upper Penninsula. Looking at other dirt bikes, I see that most...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By John Smallberries
I know

It's an Eddie Bauer

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Hmm

Mine looks the same - although I had to send back the older one. I can't set them side-by-side. The issue with the connector hole for the ear speakers being left uncovered is still there. I used...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
FM and BT

I used the FM radio for the first time ever today. All I can say is that a strong local station came in fine. I did notice that even this strong station signal could waver as I moved my head...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Don't use FM - but I'll give it a try tonight to...

Don't use FM - but I'll give it a try tonight to see if it is OK

I've never had the problem with the screaming. I read somewhere that there are separate volume settings for various audio streams....
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Yahooo!!!!

I got my replacement 1408-serial number 20S in the mail yesterday. I just got it installed and gave it a try: NO STATIC NOISE!!!!!

It is now official: the Sena 20S is THE BEST Bluetooth headset...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,911
Posted By John Smallberries
falls off too

I've had my iPhone 5 fly out of my Ram X-grip twice on really rough dual-sport rides. It is fine for smooth roads - but not secure enough for the rough stuff. By contrast, my LifeProof case ball...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,756
Posted By John Smallberries
Extended-range TW200

Here is my contribution:
http://crenneker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/UP-Ride-2014/i-qdkdxbJ/0/M/DSC00462-M.jpg (http://crenneker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/UP-Ride-2014/i-qdkdxbJ/A)
The two "Mega Tubes"...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 53,722
Posted By John Smallberries
Replacement on the way

My "static-free" replacement unit is on the way - no charge from Sena. I expect the static noise to be gone. They emailed me a FedEx mailer covering the cost of the return part shipping.

I am...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By John Smallberries
Genius Bar

My advice: take your phone to the local Apple store Genius Bar. Tell them your story and they MIGHT give you a new phone for free. They will check the phone for water entry and will likely confirm...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,434
Posted By John Smallberries
glove physics

There are many threads on this. My conclusion is that even a 100% impermeable glove does you no good if the water drains down your arm and into the glove. If you put your jacket sleeve over the...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 80,139
Posted By John Smallberries
Replacement on the way

I've had the static noise issue on my 20S. I filed a "ticket" on their website and got confirmation today that they are sending me a new unit! I'll report back if it is static-free.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
Front tires

Here is a handy front tire thread from the TW200 forum: http://tw200forum.com/forum/performance-customization/3635-front-tire-choices.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 1,181,570
Posted By John Smallberries
Chain Guide

OK - now I have a project. I want to add some attachment points to the TW swing arm to take a normal chain guide like this one:...
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