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Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thanks

Thanks all for helping out... I will look for these... hard time will be finding them in Brazil!!! We are all about caipirinhas.. not as good in motorcycling supplies!!! :) :freaky :lol3 :lol3
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Pissed Protecting from sea breeze

Folks,

I just realised a dream and moved close to the sea... as a matter of fact... its a beachfront place. :happay

Problem is: my dear GS will now be exposed to strong salty sea breeze! :splat...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Navigator IV use on F800R

Mates, I sold the 4-wheels!!!

Commuting is now a 2-wheel thing... but I chose to ride a twister F800R instead of her bigger sister 1200ADV....

Question is: can I use the older sister Navigator...
Forum: Latin America 08-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Rio do Rastro

Folks... I will do SP-Curitiba via Rastro da Serpente then on to Rio do Rastro... Roundtrip planned 5 days...

As USUAL my buddy folded last minute...

If anyone is up for it... I would love...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Leo Vince Exhaust on a SYM 300i

Hello brothers-in-arms (or should I say, Scooters?) :D

I have start saying I LOVE this bike... it is simply perfect for my commute needs! It completes her bigger sister (GS ADV) in ways one can't...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Photo-friendly Tank bag for a GS Adventure

Hey folks...

Please leave your hate for tang bags behind for a sec... :D

Has anyone seen one that will be photographic-material-friendly? Am looking into anything that will have some...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thx guys

Hi,

Answering... I am staying at the southwest side of town....

I don't mind driving as long as I am able to find a BIG "one stop shop"...

Between those two shops which would be the one?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Shopping for gear in Houston Area

Hi Mates,

I will be in Houston during a business trip early January.

Can anyone tell me what the options are in terms of good shops for gear in the area? More specifically I am looking into...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By BrzGSAdv
On the road: with TB, no TP

First and foremost, thank you all for the great advice... good deal of lessons learned and tips absorbed.

I hit the road yesterday and here is how I settled it: I brought the tank bag for on-road...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 165,351
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Wicked Jim, pls e-mail me!!!

Hey Jim! Sorry to steal the thread this way... I need to get in touch with you on a different topic... do you mind reaching out to my personal e-mail? I have it on my Advrider profile. Tried to find...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thanks Alley... your method seems to work!

Thanks Alley... your method seems to work!
Forum: Latin America 06-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Pissed Hey! Sorry for the long lead time to answer...

Hey! Sorry for the long lead time to answer this...

I am ALL SET... leaving Sao Paulo on Monday July 1st towards Paraty and Tuesday I will start the ER. I have 100% of the original tracks mapped...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Nice!!! Pretty visual answer... speaks for...

Nice!!! Pretty visual answer... speaks for itself!!!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thx!

Thanks all.. yes Dave is right I mentioned Zumo because I know Nav IV is a rebranded 660!

I am trying to get rid of a lot of SH*T I have in the unit like waypoints and routes I won't need etc......
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Wicked Following Tracks instead of routes...

I am getting ready for my 1st off-road trip and downloaded all of it into my BMW Navigator IV as tracks.

Question is, how do I work with tracks in Navigator/Nuvi? Where do I tell the unit to...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thanks all!!!

Ok... no consensus (as expected) but a lot of good ideas... I will pre-rig the bike tomorrow a week in advance then think it over the week... but for now I guess tank bag is staying and IF possible...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Caminho Real - Brazil - Some Encouragement needed...

Context: Team, I am noob going for my 1st long-dream-ride. . It is going to be a 10-day trip over the Estrada Real (nice video, nice music, a bit long though ......
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By BrzGSAdv
What luggage to take for a 10-day solo ride

Context: Team, I am noob going for my 1st long-dream-ride. :super. It is going to be a 10-day trip over the Estrada Real (nice video, nice music, a bit long though :ear... ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Rechargeable or Disposable Lithiums?

Hi mates... using a SPOT 2 and planning a long trip next week. I want to buy some extra batteries for this 10-day trip as I will be riding solo.

Anything you know against using rechargeable...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Lithiums

Gotcha... thanks...

One last noob question: will recharchable Lithium batteries work fine as well? Checked prices on one-way Lithiums and they cost multiple times the Alkalines... hence, maybe...
Forum: Latin America 04-30-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Estrada Real Late June / Early July

Hi Inmates!!!

Decision made: I am doing th Estrada Real either late June or early July...

Still undecided if we'll go from Paraty to Diamantina via the ER then back on tarmac or do the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-30-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Spot 2: is Lithium really MANDATORY?

I am sorry if this is an old issue and has been discussed before... I searched a number of the posts 224! pages in vain....

Does SPOT II REALLY works only on Lithium batteries?? What would happen...
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Thanks!

Thanks a LOT... read part I and will finish part II before sharing my ideas / doubts!! But overall this is a GREAT ride report!!
Forum: Latin America 04-09-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Planning to go on the Estrada Real

I decided to take the whole Estrada Real (Royal Road) using the original tracks (amazingly downloadable from the web!)... Paraty - Ouro Preto and then Diamantina.

Few questions:

1-Is it doable...
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
No...I know it is awesome and sure will include...

No...I know it is awesome and sure will include in my route if I decide to go South on the trip. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Latin America 03-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Ideas for an August trip?

Inmates... Planning some vacaciones here! :clap

I am based in Sao Paulo and finnaly got a hold of some time out for a 7-10 days trip and the idea is to put some SERIOUS miles on the clock of my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 59,185
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Good luck... May the Duck Be with you!!!

Good luck... May the Duck Be with you!!!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
It seems that the problem here is about SPOT...

It seems that the problem here is about SPOT using Globalstar's network vs Iridium in the case of InReach. Please check coverage maps here:

http://www.gtc-usa.com/satphone/Coverage_Maps.html
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-31-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Spot?

Sorry Steve, is this about SPOT or Inreach? I have heard that problem about SPOT on Amazon customer reviews... So this is really happening? Sad to hear...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,229
Posted By BrzGSAdv
I think knowing if Delorne works in SA is key!! I...

I think knowing if Delorne works in SA is key!! I live around here... won't help Porkandcorn here since he cleary chose SPOT and hopefully he won't get mad at me for steeling bandwith at his thread...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Delorne's InReach vs. SPOT?

I must confess I have not heard about Delrone's InReach before and after reading about it I am now officialy over the fence on which to choose. Okay, it is more expensive but the Iridium network...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,229
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Settling for SPOT

Thanks for that! I also had doubts about connect vs simple spot but believe Connect creates the additional hurdle of the cell phone dependence and when it comes to safety, less ir more... so I think...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,379
Posted By BrzGSAdv
SPOT - is it worth the investment?

I have been doing some research but wanted to pick the folks brains on the SPOT gps.

Does it really work / is worh the investment?

I have found a lot of love (and an equal ammount of hate) for...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,229
Posted By BrzGSAdv
SPOT GPS - is it really worththe investment?

It seems you did a lot of research so I wanted to pick your brain on the SPOT gps. Does it really work / is worh the investment?

I have found a lot of love (and an equal ammount of hate) for it on...
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 54,243
Posted By BrzGSAdv
You got it all

The advice on the link you provided is just great.

Getting from there I would not miss Serra do Rio do Rastro (google image it and yyou will see) one ofnthe 10 most beautiful roads in the world...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Using IPAD to plan tracks? Possible?in

Does anyone knows if that is possible?

Any IPAD - Garmin conectivity available? I guess not because IPAD has no USB port... right?

If there is it would be great to have the ability to carry an...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By BrzGSAdv
ahoy!!! Thanks... I guess I can then save...

ahoy!!!

Thanks... I guess I can then save those bucks for other needs on the bike! Thanks for all the advice.

I have been reading about the Canon in the meantime and sounds like an awesome...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Is the Canon Rebel XTi enough for starters?

Hi folks!

Looking into buying the basics to start taking some nicer-than-iphone-like outdoor pictures during my rides.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I know next to nothing about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By BrzGSAdv
See your point in not having gas waypoints. I...

See your point in not having gas waypoints. I live in Brazil, though, where quality gas is not easy to find and as I prefer high octane just certain chains have it... Then planning refueling is key!...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By BrzGSAdv
Will try that one... should work on my version......

Will try that one... should work on my version... thanks!
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