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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2013, 08:32 AM
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Posted By bluepoof
Just to update the thread in case anyone visiting...

Just to update the thread in case anyone visiting from the future has the same question, my problem with GPSBabel last night was that I was trying to import too many POIs as waypoints. When I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By bluepoof
It looks like it should do what I want (I think)...

It looks like it should do what I want (I think) but sadly it crashes every time I try to import the waypoint file, either via BaseCamp or directly onto the Montana. I'll keep playing with it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By bluepoof
New owner of a Montana here and so far, so good. ...

New owner of a Montana here and so far, so good. I've skimmed through most of this thread and I haven't seen much talk of custom POIs so hopefully this isn't a duplicate question.

I have a list...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By bluepoof
Does it look right if you go to Setup > Map > Map...

Does it look right if you go to Setup > Map > Map Information ? Is the map you expect to be enabled there? Or is that what you mean by the map menu?
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,865
Posted By bluepoof
Will you be stopping in the Bay Area at all? Two...

Will you be stopping in the Bay Area at all? Two of your posters are hanging in our daughter's room and it'd be cool to get a photo of her with you guys. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Here ya go! It was handmade by the previous...

Here ya go! It was handmade by the previous owner (he also put the Yoshis on). He's a buddy of mine so I can pass on any questions.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5013214571_07d515e7b5.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
I love the sound, but they're really loud. I'm...

I love the sound, but they're really loud. I'm always super self-conscious about it (I live on a hillside in a canyon where every sound reverberates). Other than that, they're great for power and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-10-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 138,325
Posted By bluepoof
That's really impressive -- yay for you for...

That's really impressive -- yay for you for writing them to let them know, and yay for Rev'It for solving the problem! Obviously they don't have any long-haired women in their testing department....
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
I have a similar rear rack that was hand built by...

I have a similar rear rack that was hand built by the previous owner -- I use a Givi E360 as a top case. It's fantastic, even if it does look larger than the bike itself. :lol3 I used the same bag...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 138,325
Posted By bluepoof
I just put multiple ponytail holders in my hair. ...

I just put multiple ponytail holders in my hair. One at the base of my neck, another about 2" below that, another about 2" below that one, and so on.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Aww, you were just riding it wrong then. ;) :lol3

Aww, you were just riding it wrong then. ;) :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 2,082,976
Posted By bluepoof
+1. Honestly, I've never messed with jets on...

+1. Honestly, I've never messed with jets on trips and all my cross country rides have been on carbureted bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
This is a good link though the photos don't...

This is a good link though the photos don't appear to be showing up...

http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=65198

This one also shows how to get the carbs out:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
I just hook everything up to the battery. If I...

I just hook everything up to the battery. If I remember correctly, there are aux wires that terminate up near the steering column (at least on my '07) but I've never tried hooking anything up to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
You definitely want to remove the plugs...

You definitely want to remove the plugs first....I'm surprised you were able to turn over the motor with the plugs in.

Do me a favor and just try to turn the engine over with the plugs out before...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
This is hopefully a stupid question, but did you...

This is hopefully a stupid question, but did you remove the spark plugs before turning the engine over by hand?

There's always a spot when turning the engine via the little hole where it becomes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,573,262
Posted By bluepoof
I'm 5'1", 27" inseam and my XT225 fits me very...

I'm 5'1", 27" inseam and my XT225 fits me very well. I don't flatfoot, of course, but it's thin enough and light enough that that doesn't matter.

I might honestly lower it an inch if I ever do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,573,262
Posted By bluepoof
According to the PDF of the manual that I have,...

According to the PDF of the manual that I have, compression should be 171psi. :hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Here's a PDF that lists the colors per year:...

Here's a PDF that lists the colors per year: http://faq.ninja250.org/images/b/bb/Colors.pdf

There aren't any photos, but once you know which year might have the color you're interested in, you can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,573,262
Posted By bluepoof
I really like the Tusk D-Flex hand guards. ...

I really like the Tusk D-Flex hand guards. They're well made, easy to install, and look pretty good.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3555/3405303687_4b33373c21.jpg

I have an installation writeup...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Sweet, I've been trying to convince Mike to take...

Sweet, I've been trying to convince Mike to take my money for a shield for a while now. :lol3 He's actually the original owner of my Ninjette.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Gorgeous!! The best color scheme, too...though I...

Gorgeous!! The best color scheme, too...though I may be slightly biased as my '07 is the same one. :evil

Do you know which windscreen that is? I'm starting to shop around for doing longer trips...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,995
Views: 2,344,411
Posted By bluepoof
That reminds me of this picture my husband took...

That reminds me of this picture my husband took in Cape York, Australia. The sign way up in the tree above the first rider (me!) says "we were here in a boat, March 2003".
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10,883
Views: 1,573,262
Posted By bluepoof
How on earth is the top half of the bike so...

How on earth is the top half of the bike so clean? :lol3 I love how the saddlebags are spotless!
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
The CBRs really are nice looking, I'll give them...

The CBRs really are nice looking, I'll give them that! I've never ridden one but I sat on one at the bike show and the ergos aren't as good for me as the Ninjette. That said, I'm a hobbit and need...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Better is subjective, though. The Ninjette...

Better is subjective, though.

The Ninjette is my 10th motorcycle and is arguably one of the best ones I've owned. If I were to list the top bikes I've owned in the categories of fun,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Nope, straight swap. The only trick is that...

Nope, straight swap.

The only trick is that when you put the longer bolts on for the bar risers, make sure that you clear the wiring harness that runs under the handlebar on the lefthand side. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
I've got the TwistedThrottle bar risers above and...

I've got the TwistedThrottle bar risers above and they work really well. I also have back issues and the risers keep me mostly upright with just enough forward leaning so that the weight is off my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Dang, I bounce off the rev limiter all the time...

Dang, I bounce off the rev limiter all the time on my Ninjette. It's part of the fun! :D
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,641
Posted By bluepoof
:lol3 I ran into a store once wearing my gear...

:lol3 I ran into a store once wearing my gear (normal-looking overpants and jacket, carrying my helmet) and someone asked if I was a parachutist. Yeah, I just dropped right into the parking lot and...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,641
Posted By bluepoof
Here's mine, which is in the review I believe...

Here's mine, which is in the review I believe Ghazi posted earlier in the thread. I think it looks pretty good, actually (though I may be biased about my own ass :lol3 )
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 613,706
Posted By bluepoof
Congrats, Jay! That's fantastic!

Congrats, Jay! That's fantastic!
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,865
Posted By bluepoof
Happy 2012! I look forward to RoadRunner every...

Happy 2012! I look forward to RoadRunner every month in part to read your articles. :) Here's to a happy and healthy new year for you both (and your bikes). :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,558
Posted By bluepoof
Agreed with the previous poster -- I spend all my...

Agreed with the previous poster -- I spend all my interstate time above 9k RPM, usually right around 11k. It's very smooth there and I don't burn oil any faster than I'd expect to.
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,641
Posted By bluepoof
Mine fits easily in my Givi top case (E360, 40L...

Mine fits easily in my Givi top case (E360, 40L capacity). I can't fit much else in the top case when the suit is in there -- gloves, GPS, a thin sweatshirt -- but the same was true for my separate...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,865
Posted By bluepoof
I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and Lisa.
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,641
Posted By bluepoof
Mais oui! I want to put a few more miles on it...

Mais oui! I want to put a few more miles on it first, though, otherwise it'll just be "it's pretty". :lol3
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,641
Posted By bluepoof
Yay! :clap I wore it to work today, too. It's...

Yay! :clap I wore it to work today, too. It's super comfortable!
Forum: Trip Planning 08-15-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 138,325
Posted By bluepoof
Oh, we hate you anyway, not just because of the...

Oh, we hate you anyway, not just because of the inseam. :evil

ridingAK, that ride sounds so much fun! I agree that it could have a little more "ooph" on the all day interstate rides...but what...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 138,325
Posted By bluepoof
It wasn't too bad, actually! I didn't flatfoot...

It wasn't too bad, actually! I didn't flatfoot but I've never flatfoot anything (including my current Ninja 250 :D ). I was on the balls of my feet.

The low center of gravity really makes it...
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