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Old 09-18-2013, 05:11 AM   #25336
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This freaks me out..... And this was in Gloucester County, just imagane if it had been 10 miles up a dirt road in WV, they would never find you. On that note I am going to start carrying my SPOT in my jacket rather than mounted on my engine guards.

Va. man found days after motorcycle wreck

Posted: Sep 17, 2013 6:20 AM EST Updated: Sep 17, 2013 6:20 AM EST

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a man is hospitalized after wrecking his motorcycle and going unnoticed for several days in Gloucester County.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Daniel Cain's motorcycle came to rest out of view from the roadway. She says the crash happened several days before Cain was found Monday afternoon. Cain's family reported him missing last week.
The 28-year-old Gloucester resident is being treated for serious injuries at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The crash is under investigation.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:20 AM   #25337
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This freaks me out..... And this was in Gloucester County, just imagane if it had been 10 miles up a dirt road in WV, they would never find you. On that note I am going to start carrying my SPOT in my jacket rather than mounted on my engine guards.

Va. man found days after motorcycle wreck

Posted: Sep 17, 2013 6:20 AM EST Updated: Sep 17, 2013 6:20 AM EST

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a man is hospitalized after wrecking his motorcycle and going unnoticed for several days in Gloucester County.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Daniel Cain's motorcycle came to rest out of view from the roadway. She says the crash happened several days before Cain was found Monday afternoon. Cain's family reported him missing last week.
The 28-year-old Gloucester resident is being treated for serious injuries at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The crash is under investigation.
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I was trying to figure out why you need to have it on you and not just on the bike. Then I started thinking I should have one so I looked at them on their site. Now I get why you want it in your pocket. Sending out an SOS. I probably should have one of these. Why does Garmin not build these features into their $700 GPS units? A Montana or Zumo should take care of this need.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #25338
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I am going to start carrying my SPOT in my jacket rather than mounted on my engine guards.
Jim Hyde from RayHyde Adventures told me about a frantic call he got at 0200 from the wife a riding buddy who said that her husband had been missing for hours. They searched for him for almost 24 hours and eventually found him alive. He and his GS had gone off the road into the woods. He had some injuries (a broken leg I think) but his SPOT was on the bike 15' feet away on a RAM mount.

I'm hoping that in a few years they will have them as small as a G-Shock watch.

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Old 09-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #25339
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Only had to hit the 911 once, and that was on someone else SPOT. He had washed out on a gravel road and broke his ankle. He probably could have dragged himself over to the bike but it would not have been easy. After my wife got me mine and we saw just how good they work, my brother and now father have followed suit. Brother has one on his GS and Dad uses it on his boat. For the cost and reliability its kind of a no brainier, its just good piece of mind.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #25340
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Only had to hit the 911 once, and that was on someone else SPOT. He had washed out on a gravel road and broke his ankle. He probably could have dragged himself over to the bike but it would not have been easy. After my wife got me mine and we saw just how good they work, my brother and now father have followed suit. Brother has one on his GS and Dad uses it on his boat. For the cost and reliability its kind of a no brainier, its just good piece of mind.
It's always transmitting your location right? So even if you don't hit the 911 button, once your wife misses you (might take a while) she can log into spot and check your location, no?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #25341
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It's always transmitting your location right? So even if you don't hit the 911 button, once your wife misses you (might take a while) she can log into spot and check your location, no?
It depends on how many quarters you put in the machine The tracking costs more so I don't have it. Mine works by hitting the okay button every so often which tells the wife and a few others I am safe, than it has an emergency button which I would use if in a non-life threatening situation (mechanical failure, etc), and than a 911 button that sends the cavalry.

The crazy thing about the little box is that always and I mean always works, it will last for months on two AA batteries so there is nothing to charge, and I have never had a single problem fit the hardware or the service. I highly recommend them.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #25342
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It's always transmitting your location right? So even if you don't hit the 911 button, once your wife misses you (might take a while) she can log into spot and check your location, no?
Yes, IF you pay for tracking and IF she looks at it!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #25343
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It depends on how many quarters you put in the machine The tracking costs more so I don't have it. Mine works by hitting the okay button every so often which tells the wife and a few others I am safe, than it has an emergency button which I would use if in a non-life threatening situation (mechanical failure, etc), and than a 911 button that sends the cavalry.

The crazy thing about the little box is that always and I mean always works, it will last for months on two AA batteries so there is nothing to charge, and I have never had a single problem fit the hardware or the service. I highly recommend them.
What he said. Joe and I used it for peace of mind for the family during our TAT trip. They followed us in 10 minute increments and if we pinged twice at the same location during the day, they knew something was wrong. I used to joke with him each morning as I turned it on, that we were instantly under the "Eye of Sauron". I did like having the 911 button on it, given the remote places we rode.

The tracking fee is $99 a year. I think worth it for the peace of mind. If you didn't show up, your family could easily see where you were, even if you didn't hit the 911 button or were knocked unconscious and couldn't.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #25344
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come on day end already, I have got a garage full of GS's that need loading. New tkc went on last night, along with new wheel bearings in a F800, now we just gotta load and get to SC before 10am Friday...
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #25345
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anybody wanna volunteer to upload pics to adv while we are down in Greer bashing up our bikes? I would hate for you guys to miss out on the action just cause we are all to lazy to do it while we are on the road. Figured I could email or txt pics from the Iphone to someone at home base for a quick upload.

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Edit: fahrenheit has volunteered so keep an eye out for pics over the weekend.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #25346
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anybody wanna volunteer to upload pics to adv while we are down in Greer bashing up our bikes? I would hate for you guys to miss out on the action just cause we are all to lazy to do it while we are on the road. Figured I could email or txt pics from the Iphone to someone at home base for a quick upload.

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Use Tapatalk and you can post to ADV from your phone, with pics. No separate hosting required.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #25347
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #25348
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Use Tapatalk and you can post to ADV from your phone, with pics. No separate hosting required.
I have tried and tried to figure out tapatalk and finally just said screw it. Of course this is coming from a guy who has been known to take a picture of his computer screen in order to send a screen shot, hey it made sense at the time.
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I have tried and tried to figure out tapatalk and finally just said screw it. Of course this is coming from a guy who has been known to take a picture of his computer screen in order to send a screen shot, hey it made sense at the time.
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