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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-03-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,734
Posted By SKWERL
Hi there... a tremendous amount of information...

Hi there... a tremendous amount of information about GPS units, mounts, etc in the Layin' Down Tracks forum here on Advrider. Also in the subforums there are a number of track logs, etc where folk...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By SKWERL
Garmin has a utility called ximage.... ...

Garmin has a utility called ximage.... http://www.garmin.com/ximage/

bryan
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By SKWERL
Well if it makes ya feel better, I'll call you a...

Well if it makes ya feel better, I'll call you a cretin.... only because I've done the exact same thing before and I know I'm a cretin! :D :freaky

Okay, I've actually done it more than once. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 65,231
Posted By SKWERL
I have an '05 (dual exhaust) that has been...

I have an '05 (dual exhaust) that has been derestricted, rejetted (JD Jetting) and has a full Remus Ti exhaust system. It is a real hoot to ride. I'm not an aggressive rider by any means, although...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,956
Posted By SKWERL
Pissed Motorcyclist killed in Sacramento--cars may have been street racing

Actually in Elk Grove, south of Sacramento, but part of the same sprawl.

http://www.kcra.com/news/9768967/detail.html

"The drivers have not been charged. Although only one driver hit the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SKWERL
Speedo hub from a Roadster is a definite...

Speedo hub from a Roadster is a definite improvement. My error is only several percent after installing it. Relatively inexpensive, although I did it after my previous hub failed.

bryan
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,248
Posted By SKWERL
Thank you for sharing the pics and story. I had...

Thank you for sharing the pics and story. I had intended to stop here on my way back from the VT MOA Rally, but couldn't make it there in time... I need to *make* time on my next cross-country...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By SKWERL
Definitely a significant difference in reception...

Definitely a significant difference in reception when in tree cover, etc. Now if you are in a deep canyon it may be a moot point since rock blocks signal pretty effectively :D

This makes it more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,182
Posted By SKWERL
The GPS would benefit you both from the...

The GPS would benefit you both from the perspective of figuring out how to get there (using the maps, etc) as well as keeping tracklogs (bread-crumb trails) that will allow you to remember how you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 117,615
Posted By SKWERL
A few years back on the return leg of a trip, I...

A few years back on the return leg of a trip, I saw one of my favorite pairs of "shoes" on the Hwy 50 Shoe Tree (which is at N39 17.656' W117 59.197'):
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By SKWERL
My wife and I were there late last year...

My wife and I were there late last year (literally the day before they closed for the year). I had the Kansas City Caesar salad and it was verrrrrry good! I don't remember what my wife had, but I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By SKWERL
So does that mean she doesn't count you as one of...

So does that mean she doesn't count you as one of the kids????

Fortunately, with her headlight taped over you can always fall back on "Honey, I didn't see you flashing to pass me!" :D :D

I'll...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,048
Posted By SKWERL
Congrats on completing one of the DeLorme...

Congrats on completing one of the DeLorme Challenge caches--they're tough. I think riding a motorcycle gives us an advantage though when gas is over $3/gallon! :D I go by (surprise) SKWERL on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,848
Posted By SKWERL
Beautiful pics, sweet bikes and a nice ride! ...

Beautiful pics, sweet bikes and a nice ride! What size tank you running?
(Edit: Okay, so I was too busy looking at the pics to read the tank size in your first message :D ) I have an 05 as well...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-28-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By SKWERL
Call Garmin and ask for new unlock codes. :rofl ...

Call Garmin and ask for new unlock codes. :rofl

Bryan

(their customer support is really good, ain't it!)
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,449
Posted By SKWERL
I also have a Staintune on my 01' Dakar. I've...

I also have a Staintune on my 01' Dakar. I've been happy with it--definitely lighter than stock and frees up the other side for a storage container. I installed a storage unit from Adventure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By SKWERL
Howdy. I'm assuming you mean the road that cuts...

Howdy. I'm assuming you mean the road that cuts between Austin and Eastgate over Carroll Summit? If so, I've ridden and driven that road quite a few times. I like taking 50 across NV and this is a...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By SKWERL
Used this setup for a trip partway down the...

Used this setup for a trip partway down the Continental Divide a couple of summers ago and it held the unit securely on my F650. However I ended up with battery problems that required a return to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By SKWERL
Unfortunately the Awful Annie's in Auburn was...

Unfortunately the Awful Annie's in Auburn was involved in a pretty significant fire a couple(?) of months back. :cry According to their website, they are still closed, but hopefully should be open...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,440
Posted By SKWERL
Yo Fishguy, I actually use the same setup on...

Yo Fishguy,

I actually use the same setup on my 625. U-Bolt RAM mount and a RAM cradle (with spacers to keep pressure against the back of the battery. I have to admit that I have not run it on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By SKWERL
Almost too many options to describe, I'd...

Almost too many options to describe, I'd definitely take advantage of much of the scenic stuff in CA before commiting to 395 north or picking up 95. From Sac, taking Hwy 49 through Downieville, up...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By SKWERL
I still keep my old Roads & Rec and Topo disks...

I still keep my old Roads & Rec and Topo disks and switch between to see if I can find the road I need... Do any of you know how the old Metroguide data compares to them for the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-09-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By SKWERL
I think you'll be disappointed (subject to your...

I think you'll be disappointed (subject to your specific definition of goat trails, etc). You might go out to the Garmin site and look the various cartography products like CS. You can actually...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-09-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,065
Posted By SKWERL
That sucks about the bad chip Arch.... It...

That sucks about the bad chip Arch....

It appears that the 276c has a 900 map limit... I typically used my chip to store different mapsets (CS and Topo for example) and Topo is composed of a...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-07-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By SKWERL
Trust me, I wasn't there for long! Just quite a...

Trust me, I wasn't there for long! Just quite a shock to have it materialize out of the fog behind you... :eek1

Kidding aside SMAC, even during that period of the year, there should be no...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-06-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By SKWERL
Yep, the weather here sucks and the riding (both...

Yep, the weather here sucks and the riding (both street and dirt is terrible) :evil

There are a number of Advriders from the Sacramento region including a fair number of 950s. Of course there...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By SKWERL
Yep, there is a new Garmin 512MB card in that...

Yep, there is a new Garmin 512MB card in that form factor. Take a look here: http://shop.garmin.com/accessory.jsp?sku=010%2D10226%2D05

I seem to remember that it only works with a few of the more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,440
Posted By SKWERL
I've used a basic RAM U-Bolt mount with their...

I've used a basic RAM U-Bolt mount with their cradle for my 276C for quite a while now. After riding a decent portion of the Continental Divide I had a couple of problems. The cable fractured where...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,065
Posted By SKWERL
Mine shipped from TVNav on Dec 30th, should be...

Mine shipped from TVNav on Dec 30th, should be here by end of week. Per Darrel today, they still have more in stock at $125.00

bryan
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-02-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By SKWERL
Found out that mine shipped from TVNav.com on...

Found out that mine shipped from TVNav.com on Friday, Dec 30th, so hopefully it will be here before the end of the week. Typically they have some number of items left in their initial shipment after...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By SKWERL
I ordered one a while back from TVNav. They'd...

I ordered one a while back from TVNav. They'd mentioned first part of December, but it still hasn't arrived. TVNav is really good about sending things out promptly so I'm guessing that Garmin is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 2,251,336
Posted By SKWERL
Unfortunately, I don't think these signs exist...

Unfortunately, I don't think these signs exist anymore....
http://skwerl.smugmug.com/photos/49846467-M.jpg

Hwy 36 outside of Red Bluff, CA.
http://skwerl.smugmug.com/photos/49846470-M.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By SKWERL
I think I sunk about a $1000 into the system. I...

I think I sunk about a $1000 into the system. I was at the Beemer Bash in Quincy, CA this summer and I heard them calling to me from the MaxMoto (San Francisco) booth. He cut me a nice Rally deal. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By SKWERL
Hmm, given that you're really not dying for the...

Hmm, given that you're really not dying for the pipe, I think a fair price would be toward the lower end, esp if given the weird "coating" or discoloration (I'm assuming it is different than the...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By SKWERL
That's always a tough one.... my gut tells me...

That's always a tough one.... my gut tells me $350-$400 is in the right ball park if they don't have a ton of miles on them. Does the film buff out with 000 steel wool or anything like that? I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By SKWERL
I've really enjoyed mixing caching and riding. ...

I've really enjoyed mixing caching and riding. Most of my riding buddies aren't interested, so it is usually a solitary pursuit. These aren't in the Central region, but if you're ever out this way...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By SKWERL
Sounds like a lot of fun! I've been a pretty...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I've been a pretty active Geocacher for a few years and try to do as many as possible using the bike.

A couple of thoughts about earlier comments. R.e. proof--each...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By SKWERL
Had the original BMW bags on the wife's F650ST...

Had the original BMW bags on the wife's F650ST before we sold it (I believe they were K-bike bags). Definitely on the wide side... I also ordered a set of brackets from Moto Sport Panniers and used...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2005, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By SKWERL
:wave Road Rash There's actually a pretty...

:wave Road Rash

There's actually a pretty good sized contingent in this area. Several of them are members of the local BMW club as well and will be joining the ride. Hopefully with this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By SKWERL
Bump :-)

Bump :-)
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