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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By chrisjk
One buys credits on a sliding scale - the more...

One buys credits on a sliding scale - the more you buy in one go, the cheaper per credit. I usually buy a thousand credits at a time for £80 plus VAT at 20%. Credits are non-expiring so if you don't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-13-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By chrisjk
I have a yellowbrick...

I have a yellowbrick https://www.ybtracking.com/?page_id=1523

Not cheap but better global coverage than Spot, especially in South America - uses the Iridium network. Can send and receive short...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By chrisjk
Mine came on (level ground) the day before its...

Mine came on (level ground) the day before its 6000 mile service. I had been keeping an eye on the level which had fallen to about 2/3 the way down the sight glass. It was still at this level when...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By chrisjk
It really sounds like an earthing problem or a...

It really sounds like an earthing problem or a short. If you are confident that you have checked the wiring and there is no possibility of a grounding fault through, say, worn insulation, then you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
El Capitan, thanks. I somehow skipped over this...

El Capitan, thanks. I somehow skipped over this but it goes towards my wondering if the 2014 model is really required. :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
There is an interesting list of bikes emerging...

There is an interesting list of bikes emerging here with a considerable range of weights. The CB500X at 195Kg curb weight almost rules itself out on grounds of weight but it has a lot going for it in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
Steve, Thanks for the info. This bike was...

Steve,
Thanks for the info. This bike was originally on my list but I had taken it off having been swayed perhaps unduly by one or two things I had read. I shall now put it firmly back on the list!...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
I'd probably enjoy it but the DR 650 is not...

I'd probably enjoy it but the DR 650 is not available in the UK. Like the 400 you can get old ones; 10 -15 year old bikes are sometimes advertised. However, I'd rather spend my time riding than...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
Thanks everybody for these suggestions, there's...

Thanks everybody for these suggestions, there's certainly some food for thought here.

I guess manufacturers have done their sums and I know it works in both directions but it's darned irritating...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By chrisjk
Creating a lightweight "rough road" tourer?

I am putting this post here in Thumpers because a single seems likely to be part of the answer to the question I pose but if a six cylinder fitted the bill, I'd consider it!

I am getting old but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
It might on a Windows machine - I use a Mac and...

It might on a Windows machine - I use a Mac and when I run Windows I do it in a Parallels VM. Alt-click doesn't seem to do it for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,845
Posted By chrisjk
I reckon your gas stations all need their fuel...

I reckon your gas stations all need their fuel pumps checked for accuracy, you seem to be paying for 10% more fuel than you are getting…:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
Gene has outlined what I do here...

Gene has outlined what I do here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24900775&postcount=2121) . I'd just observe that the method is the same in both Basecamp for Windows and Mac, except...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
You can change waypoints to shaping points in...

You can change waypoints to shaping points in bulk in Basecamp. I usually also rename the waypoints I keep to something I will recognise en route. "Lunch Stop" is more useful than "Wpt 29" when...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By chrisjk
Try http://www.trailzilla.com

Try http://www.trailzilla.com
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,827
Posted By chrisjk
Or a Yellowbrick -...

Or a Yellowbrick - https://www.ybtracking.com/?page_id=1523
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,209
Posted By chrisjk
Basecamp is a deeply flawed application but...

Basecamp is a deeply flawed application but nevertheless it is very useful to anyone who wants to plan a route in detail, rather than simply define start end end points) either on the device or on a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,209
Posted By chrisjk
IMHO the linked page is pretty poor as these...

IMHO the linked page is pretty poor as these things go. Better ones are to be found in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987994
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,209
Posted By chrisjk
I am on a Mac. In my version of Basecamp...

I am on a Mac. In my version of Basecamp avoidances are defined for each vehicle type in routing preferences. I am not sure where you'll find this in Windows - might be called "options" or something.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By chrisjk
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-trail/handh...

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-trail/handhelds/gpsmap-64st/prod140024.html
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,209
Posted By chrisjk
Sounds as though you have either vehicle type...

Sounds as though you have either vehicle type screwed up and/or avoidances, all of which can affect routing calculations massively.

Also, if you have manually placed the waypoints, check (zoom in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By chrisjk
Si fuera una LC…

Si fuera una LC…
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,180
Posted By chrisjk
I ask myself if the folk recommending phones and...

I ask myself if the folk recommending phones and phablets only ever ride when there is cloud cover? I find them very hard to use the minute there is any sun in the sky. Granted the screen resolutions...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,717
Posted By chrisjk
The damage to the splines is plainly caused by...

The damage to the splines is plainly caused by the tip of a drill bit - what were they drilling?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,209
Posted By chrisjk
I like the tools produced by this guy...

I like the tools produced by this guy http://www.javawa.nl/ to do track/route conversions and so forth.

They complement Garmin/Basecamp abilities well.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By chrisjk
My guess is that you are hearing some pinking...

My guess is that you are hearing some pinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_knocking) which in the case of our bikes is likely caused by too lean a mixture.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By chrisjk
Be aware that if/when you change a main or dip...

Be aware that if/when you change a main or dip bulb it is incredibly easy to break the retaining clip for the spring that holds the bulb in place. There are fixes for this but it is a nuisance. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,652
Posted By chrisjk
Yes, that is what I meant - I could have been...

Yes, that is what I meant - I could have been clearer!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,652
Posted By chrisjk
This morning I picked up my 2014 GSA LC from the...

This morning I picked up my 2014 GSA LC from the dealer who has just fitted the Gear Shift Assistant Pro.

Initial impressions are very favourable. Downshifts are especially good - much, much...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
The SD card shows up in Basecamp just fine - at...

The SD card shows up in Basecamp just fine - at least on my Mac it does
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,838
Posted By chrisjk
Courtesy of Google "Singapore's median...

Courtesy of Google

"Singapore's median household income up 4% to $7,870. According to a release by the Department of Statistics, among resident employed households, median monthly household income...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
I think the Bluetooth connection may be quite...

I think the Bluetooth connection may be quite important in its effect on the Nav V.

Using my Nav V a week ago with an Interphone F5 bluetooth headset. I was getting the usual "Turn left at such...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,501
Posted By chrisjk
This page on their site suggests they are exactly...

This page on their site suggests they are exactly the same height (OEM vs. standard Sargent) http://goo.gl/PdbcbI
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,426
Posted By chrisjk
Had my seat reworked to be a bit flatter and a...

Had my seat reworked to be a bit flatter and a gel pad added. It's a great improvement as it is now not nearly as soft as before. (Previously the soft sides crushed and the centre part pushed up into...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,550
Posted By chrisjk
Apps>Trip planner>New trip>>Select Startlocation>...

Apps>Trip planner>New trip>>Select Startlocation> then scroll down to Coordinates.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,814
Posted By chrisjk
That explains everything. :D

That explains everything. :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,615
Posted By chrisjk
My favourite is http://www.motoplaner.de/ ...

My favourite is http://www.motoplaner.de/ Different base maps available including Google maps.

It's in German but using Chrome, the auto translation works well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,426
Posted By chrisjk
I am a fan of the Sargent which I had on my...

I am a fan of the Sargent which I had on my previous twin cam GSA. I now have the GSA LC and although the stock seat is a lot better than the older model, it is too soft. I am going to experiment...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By chrisjk
This is a common problem and there are quite a...

This is a common problem and there are quite a few fixes shown here and elsewhere on the web. It's pretty easy just to cut a bit of tin can into a strip, fold it in half with the clip inside the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By chrisjk
Tourist, many thanks for introducing me to Maria...

Tourist, many thanks for introducing me to Maria Pages - what a great fusion of dance there!

Titan, thanks for the link to your video. Nice example.
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