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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By justacommuternow
No response to PM. Anyone have Dick's contact...

No response to PM. Anyone have Dick's contact info???
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,149
Posted By justacommuternow
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By justacommuternow
Well, I called Garmin support. They agreed the...

Well, I called Garmin support. They agreed the requirements as stated on the website were poorly written and needed to be changed.

Support stated that CN from a disc can indeed be updated and the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By justacommuternow
Can City Navigator from a disc be updated?

I'm trying to update my maps. Can City Navigator, originally loaded from a disc, be updated? The only update I see on the Garmin website is for "nuMaps" and the requirements stipulate "update...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,885
Posted By justacommuternow
I purchased a pair of XXXL light nylon hi-viz...

I purchased a pair of XXXL light nylon hi-viz gloves at the local hardware supply store and pulled them up over my leather gloves. There was an immediate dramatic difference in riding a little XT250...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,214
Posted By justacommuternow
I've had a long term relationship with my GS,...

I've had a long term relationship with my GS, having bought it new in 2001 and now about to turn 80,000 miles.

I've come to the conclusion that the BMW dealers are a decidedly mixed blessing. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,636
Posted By justacommuternow
30 years ago +/- I was living in San Diego and...

30 years ago +/- I was living in San Diego and took my Dodge Dart to a Shell station for some engine work. I can't remember the details, but something wasn't right when I got the car back. I took it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,354
Posted By justacommuternow
If you're in Death Valley, go to Saline Valley...

If you're in Death Valley, go to Saline Valley Hot Springs - it's more than worth your time. This is the time of year to go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,598
Posted By justacommuternow
Puke Most scared you've ever been while riding?

Sitting here in California, watching Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and New Jersey tonight, is reminding me of the absolute most fear I've ever felt while riding. And that was commuting home from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,636
Posted By justacommuternow
How much did you authorize when you first dropped...

How much did you authorize when you first dropped the bike off? It seems you shouldn't be liable for anything beyond the initial authorization limit.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,740
Posted By justacommuternow
2008 XT250 oil drain plug seized

I've not kept up with this thread, but just had an experience I thought I'd put out there...

The oil drain plug was seized (I tightened to torque spec last time) and the head of the bolt stripped...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,299
Posted By justacommuternow
resurrecting an old thread, I know... so, I...

resurrecting an old thread, I know...

so, I need to change the oil in my 2008 XT250 and the manual calls for 20W40, which, of course is not available in any of the local hardware or auto parts...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,740
Posted By justacommuternow
on my 08 XT250, I run with a BMW electric vest...

on my 08 XT250, I run with a BMW electric vest just fine

if I run with my Gerbing jacket and Gerbing gloves, the headlight dims so much I can't see the road in front of me

running with only...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,462
Posted By justacommuternow
Costco online has 60CSX for $199 delivered.

Costco online has 60CSX for $199 delivered.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By justacommuternow
Thumb wow, nice stuff thanks!

wow, nice stuff

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By justacommuternow
I'm wondering because my XT250 (2008) just seems...

I'm wondering because my XT250 (2008) just seems noisy! I mean, at 60 mph indicated, the noise leaves my hearing buzzing, even with a good seal on new ear plugs. The bike has that same resonance as...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By justacommuternow
Question which new 250 is most quiet?

which is most quiet in stock condition?

the XT250, the WR250R, or the KLX250S
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 900,208
Posted By justacommuternow
Thumb jesse bags - they allow any kind of mission...

jesse bags - they allow any kind of mission profile, whether it be an afternoon ride with lunch and coffee thermos, long-distance touring or commuting (you can't drop a briefcase with a laptop into...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By justacommuternow
I use them. Yea, they make a difference. It's...

I use them. Yea, they make a difference. It's not a wonderous difference that's immediately distinct when you put them on, but enough that I find myself reaching for them if I forgot to put them...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,293
Posted By justacommuternow
There's a company out there that over the years...

There's a company out there that over the years has acquired a lot of high-quality brands, and I think diluted the quality in the process. I think the name is Luxottica or something like that. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By justacommuternow
the ADVRIDER community so rocks!

exact same thing just happened to me

replaced my battery, buttoned my 2001 GS up, starts, runs incredibly rough, can get RPMs, but no idle at all, just shuts down

pulled the wires off both...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By justacommuternow
It is encouraging to hear these words, I have to...

It is encouraging to hear these words, I have to admit.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By justacommuternow
Question 1150GS, can I change my clutch?

opinions please... do I really want to do this??? I've put about 72,000 miles on my 2001 R1150GS, lot of that time has been lanesplitting, slipping the clutch and so forth, I think it's about due. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,786
Posted By justacommuternow
I've enjoyed my 1150GS much more since I bought a...

I've enjoyed my 1150GS much more since I bought a new XT250. After about 50,000 miles, stuff began breaking on the GS and I found myself pissed off more often than not. What the 250 did was relieve...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,146
Posted By justacommuternow
wow, what a thread, humbling everyone hang...

wow, what a thread, humbling

everyone hang in there

I don't know the time of day of this accident or if these could have helped prevent it, however, in general, I try to follow three policies...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,812
Posted By justacommuternow
have you tried customizing the fit?, I've used a...

have you tried customizing the fit?, I've used a pair of oxtar matrix 2 boots for several years on a daily basis. When I bought them, I felt they had potential, but several things weren't right, for...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By justacommuternow
just curious, does the military require tank...

just curious, does the military require tank commander and helicopter pilot helmets to be thrown away every five years?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,701
Posted By justacommuternow
in the event you're on diuretics for some reason,...

in the event you're on diuretics for some reason, you probably should not even be out there in that kind of heat

friend of a friend died in a solo glider accident on a long cross country flight,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,144
Posted By justacommuternow
When riding in the direct hot sun, ie Arizona in...

When riding in the direct hot sun, ie Arizona in August, I wear a $20 white golf jacket, which I bought at Sears or somewhere and ripped the lining out, over my leather jacket. The white color...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,686
Posted By justacommuternow
have you ever been stuck behind a car, at night,...

have you ever been stuck behind a car, at night, that had a broken brake lens??? :ear not a broken brake light, a broken lens ???

you're looking at the night traffic and seeing a sea of red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,758
Posted By justacommuternow
we get black ice around here, that limits it for...

we get black ice around here, that limits it for me
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,686
Posted By justacommuternow
I do admit, I experience a strong negative...

I do admit, I experience a strong negative emotion when I'm confronted with a modulating intense light beam coming at me while I'm trying to concentrate on traffic conditions.

I ride frequently...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,943
Posted By justacommuternow
not to hijack the thread, but this week I flew...

not to hijack the thread, but this week I flew from the SF Bay Area (home and lane splitting central) to Washington Dulles airport. In the taxi, stuck in traffic, heading into Virginia, a guy on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,279
Posted By justacommuternow
I've transferred a few vehicles recently ...

I've transferred a few vehicles recently

what worked for me was to agree to transfer a cashiers check for title during business hours of the financial institution the check was drawn from, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,686
Posted By justacommuternow
my 2 cents - I don't like 'em and I think they...

my 2 cents - I don't like 'em and I think they should be outlawed

everyone seems to agree they are distracting and I don't understand why any rider would want to distract the operator of a 4,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,212
Posted By justacommuternow
I gassed up my '08 XT250 last night, mostly stop...

I gassed up my '08 XT250 last night, mostly stop and go riding around town, just getting broken in, have about 650 miles on it, got 75 mpg (US) - I'm lovin' that little playbike, it is so incredibly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,044
Posted By justacommuternow
I think Honda does make a comparable model, it's...

I think Honda does make a comparable model, it's called the CB400ss

unfortunately, it's not offered in the USA, but it is on the Honda Japanese website, I'm a former W650 owner and it looks sweet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,732
Posted By justacommuternow
no, I don't think this applies, first, the code...

no, I don't think this applies, first, the code section is 21800, but subparagraph d) seems to only apply due to battery failure

I spent half an hour or so reading through the california code and...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By justacommuternow
hi-viz gloves

Hi, I have no affiliation here, but I'm sharing something I spotted on ebay and here's why: I've put nearly 70K miles on my GS and no one has ever pulled out in front of me; I bought a new yamaha 250...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,070
Posted By justacommuternow
check out how long these various chains,...

check out how long these various chains, including the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit, last against good-sized boltcutters

pretty interesting stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC3hFr8p2ck
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