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Old 10-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #62626
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LOL, thanks. OK, here. Click "slideshow" in the upper RH corner after hitting the link, easiest way to view them with captions:

http://meefzah.smugmug.com/Other/Sep...8353&k=ZPkSnNc

Brief summary: 6500 miles, 12 days, 18 states. Basically ran USR 2 straight west across the northern border states, with some deviations to westernly side routes, got snowed out of Glacier, ran the Columbia River Gorge both ways, hit the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, rode the PCH / USR 101 south into the top 1/3 of California, then came east, crossed Nevada on US 50, then slabbed it back home. Mid-Kansas straight home in one long freeway shot of 1100 miles. 8 days camping, 3 days motel. NX700 did great but Tim can provide more details on that.
Great pics, I haven't been on here much and didn't know you had made the trip. You take great pictures. I thought you would snowed out in GNP.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #62627
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Meef, you shot some truly awesome pics, and the quality is also very good, tell me it wasn't with your commando. Looks like youinz had a tarific time.

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #62628
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Meef, you shot some truly awesome pics, and the quality is also very good, tell me it wasn't with your commando. Looks like youinz had a tarific time.

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #62629
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As long as this is up I'd be interested in hearing how the NC 700 X did on the trip ( if possible). Thanks, Kevin
Just as a point of refrence the other bkes i have put a few miles on were a 01 fz1, 05 dr650, & 01 Guzzi Quota. I loved them all in thier own way.

I only purchased the nc over the wee strom due to price, I do think the strom is slightly better in most ways. the only advantage the nc has is mpg. I got about 5 to 10mpg better than mark on most of the trip, saving maybe $100. big.fucking.deal. They are making a nc750x for 2014...

That said, I do love the nc & intend to keep it for a good long while. I only missed the hp of my fz1 going into a 30mph headwind in montana & one foolish pass attempt on Cali rt299. I only missed the dr the 0.5% of the time we were in mud or sand. I only missed the heartbeat of the quota when i was moving instead of tighting the shifter linkage or fixing an oil leak or replacing some other part that vibrated off or not paying for premium gas...
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #62630
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Those pumpkin shots are crazy kewl.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #62631
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I only missed the hp of my fz1 going into a 30mph headwind in montana & one foolish pass attempt on Cali rt299. I only missed the dr the 0.5% of the time we were in mud or sand. I only missed the heartbeat of the quota when i was moving instead of tighting the shifter linkage or fixing an oil leak or replacing some other part that vibrated off or not paying for premium gas...
Nice summary of some nice bikes...love Italian character, particularly on a borrowed bike!



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Old 10-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #62632
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A few of us are going back to Ray Rays (Ace of Cups) for the wings and a Bela Lugosi movie (it is his birthday) tomorrow night. Going to be raining. If you are not doing anything else consider swinging by.

10/17

Also looking for a person or two that is interested in going to the pumpkin show for a couple of hours Friday night.

I am sort of a D-bag, so it would be helpful if you were nice. If you are a D-bag too we will probably fight.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #62633
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I am sort of a D-bag, so it would be helpful if you were nice. If you are a D-bag too we will probably fight.

You could have just said "Except Whitey"

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #62634
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I am sort of a D-bag

which sort of D-bag are you?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:43 AM   #62635
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You could have just said "Except Whitey"


Probably thought that was a given. LOL
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #62636
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Also looking for a person or two that is interested in going to the pumpkin show for a couple of hours Friday night.

I am sort of a D-bag, so it would be helpful if you were nice. If you are a D-bag too we will probably fight.
So are you looking for people to keep you from being beaten up or a D&D to make sure you don't get arrested for DUI as you leave?
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #62637
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So are you looking for people to keep you from being beaten up or a D&D to make sure you don't get arrested for DUI as you leave?
I can take care of myself, but I am getting older & I assume there are some pretty big, ornery, farm boys down there.

I do not partake in the firewater while operating motor vehicles & (if I had any) guns would also be left in the safe.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #62638
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I can take care of myself, but I am getting older & I assume there are some pretty big, ornery, farm boys down there.

I do not partake in the firewater while operating motor vehicles & (if I had any) guns would also be left in the safe.
So you just want people who will cheer you on while you eat a whole pumpkin pie?
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #62639
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Calling 12V electrical gurus

One of the things I wanted to do to my newly acquired GS was to direct wire the power port under the seat to the battery. My intention is to use this port to power my gerbings jacket as well as an air compressor in addition to be an access point for a battery tender. I am planning on fusing this with a 15A fuse.

My questions are: is 15A enough and if so what gauge wire would you recommend? The distance to the battery is less than 12".

I should clarify: I know the 15A fuse is OK for the Gerbings but I'm not sure about what an air compressor would need.

Thanks!!

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Old 10-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #62640
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One of the things I wanted to do to my newly acquired GS was to direct wire the power port under the seat to the battery. My intention is to use this port to power my gerbings jacket as well as an air compressor in addition to be an access point for a battery tender. I am planning on fusing this with a 15A fuse.

My questions are: is 15A enough and if so what gauge wire would you recommend? The distance to the battery is less than 12".

I should clarify: I know the 15A fuse is OK for the Gerbings but I'm not sure about what an air compressor would need.

Thanks!!
Most power ports have a 10A fuse. That gives you 120W available (really like 130-140W running). My Slime compressor works just fine on a 10A fuse. You may want to look at your compressor to be sure.
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