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Old 03-11-2009, 03:51 PM   #766
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congrats. on that nice truck , wow that's a nice one if that is a chase truck for now dang Robin next year we'll be in DAKAR .
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:20 PM   #767
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I know the last ride was troubled and we were all throwing out potential solutions, but WOW!











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Old 03-11-2009, 06:47 PM   #768
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Re Chae Vehicle

Thanks guys! Only the best for this group!!!!! Now all I have to do is get the vinyl lettering for the rear window.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:17 PM   #769
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Thanks guys! Only the best for this group!!!!! Now all I have to do is get the vinyl lettering for the rear window.
Check ur pm & let me know what do think
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:18 PM   #770
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Cool Ride!

Hey Robin!! found a new sponsor for ya....But I hear he is broke!!!!

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:39 PM   #771
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About time you come east....welcome to the power land

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Kuulei just picked up the AZ Trials Northeast book this last weekend and I finally had some time to look at it and WOW does it have some great looking rides listed in it! Most of the rides would be of the less technical in nature, but great scenery, and definitely all day rides. We all know what the saying is around here, "During the Winter ride the Lowlands, during the Summer hit the Highlands". I think we can plan some great rides for this upcoming Summer season.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:18 PM   #772
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:39 PM   #773
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GMRS are a better choice for communication. The FRS radio bands are limited to 1/2 watts, in rough terrain this limits the distoration free range to about a half a mile. GMRS radio are rated for 5 watts, in reality most do not exceed 2.6 watts. GMRS will transmit and recieve in rough terrain for 1.5 miles of distortion free capability.

I am running the Starcom1 intercom on my bikes. I have an old Generation 1 unit on the BMW and a Generation 2 unit on the ST1300. The Gen2 unit is far superior. The primary problem with the GEN1 units are the connectors pulling loose from the intercom and the size. The Gen2 units, and the GEN3 units are half the size of the GEN1 units and incorporate a pigtail connection which is a vast improvement. I am ordering a GEN2 for the BMW this weekend, waiting for my '08 bonus check.

I will help anyone who wants to install an intercom on their bikes. I can also fabricate brackets if needed.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:39 AM   #774
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GMRS are a better choice for communication. The FRS radio bands are limited to 1/2 watts, in rough terrain this limits the distoration free range to about a half a mile. GMRS radio are rated for 5 watts, in reality most do not exceed 2.6 watts. GMRS will transmit and recieve in rough terrain for 1.5 miles of distortion free capability.

I am running the Starcom1 intercom on my bikes. I have an old Generation 1 unit on the BMW and a Generation 2 unit on the ST1300. The Gen2 unit is far superior. The primary problem with the GEN1 units are the connectors pulling loose from the intercom and the size. The Gen2 units, and the GEN3 units are half the size of the GEN1 units and incorporate a pigtail connection which is a vast improvement. I am ordering a GEN2 for the BMW this weekend, waiting for my '08 bonus check.

I will help anyone who wants to install an intercom on their bikes. I can also fabricate brackets if needed.

I really am working over the idea of just going out and getting my HAM license, something I have been toying with for about 10 years. I've got friends of mine that have HAM radios and they use them in remote locations on Search and Rescue operations with great success. Until then I agree GMRS is the best way to go but again legally those cannot be operated on GMRS which is the upper portion of those radio's channels, unless you have an FCC license (of course I know that the FCC is not out in the areas we ride in checking for licenses, or citing people transmitting on those frequencies, unless they receive complaints of interference).
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #775
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It seems that there are several types of Radios options out there. Currently I am using FRS as that is what I got with my AutoCom. I am not sure on the range but I know they have improved over the years. The biggest problem I see is if we have different types of radios we will not be able to communicate.

I took the liberty of creating a poll on the SDSR Yahoo Board to see what type of radios our members already have. Personally I would be willing to go through the steps of getting a license for a different type if that is what the group is using and it would make the rides better.

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Old 03-12-2009, 02:59 PM   #776
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Only the best for the SDSR team.. AND a 6-8 bike trailer to go along with the chase vehicle!

P.S. thanks to BikeCrisis we have a few choices for a sticker. We will bring the options to the meeting Sunday and let the group decide. Thanks again BikeCrisis. You did a great job.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:20 PM   #777
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that' it 9 box. ??
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #778
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I wouldn't operate a GMRS without a license. It's just not worth the risk. The license is cheap and does not require a test. Just pay your fee and wait for the paperwork. Took about a month for mine to be processed and returned.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #779
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Thanks Guy

Last night BeemerGuy invited us ( few memberS of SWDS) to his Restaurant where he bought us some beer , and took us for a small tour and demo to show us how he process this fine products and z different stages it's got to go through and what ingredients should he use to make it lighter , stronger beer etc... first stage . Guy Sittin' next to z Brew Kettle tank and givin' z first lesson .
THE TEACHER .

The STUDENTS .

But for real there is nothin' like a strong tequilla , and this is how it should work when the effects are right .

Thanks Again Guy for ur Hospitality and see u at the meetin'.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #780
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