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Old 08-19-2014, 06:26 PM   #10561
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The procycle stuff is the same concept as the stuff Dave and I use on our DRZ's and they seem hold up well.
They help up well in November when I slammed the bike down... twice


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:30 PM   #10562
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Looks like I'll be out of the daily riding game for at least a few days.

Step-father was admitted to hospice care down in FL. Looks like the cancer has finally won. Headed that way tomorrow to help mom with things...
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #10563
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Sorry to hear that. Prayers heading in your step-dad's direction
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #10564
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Damn Dave sorry to hear that!
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM   #10565
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The procycle stuff is the same concept as the stuff Dave and I use on our DRZ's and they seem hold up well.

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/En...ds/DR650SE.htm
http://www.motomachines.com/Engine-G...ack_p_509.html




Not sexy but needed and effective.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265016
I like the procycle stuff and seems pretty minimal which appeals to me. I bent the shit out of my gear shift so I'm looking for a new one of that plus I'd like to upgrade the levers and hand guards...I'm loving the DR so far and have almost 18k on the bike now. I can see in the not so distance future of going smaller and lighter.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #10566
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Sorry to hear that Dave.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:58 PM   #10567
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Looks like I'll be out of the daily riding game for at least a few days.
Meh, you still got me by at least 17 days or so. Try to stay positive, and reminisce about the good times.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:31 AM   #10568
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It's all about the magic of unicorns.

BTW I'll be in town 8-25 thru 9-1.
Are these dates still accurate? Thought Tammy mentioned it was this coming Sun? Where are you taking us
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #10569
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Are these dates still accurate? Thought Tammy mentioned it was this coming Sun? Where are you taking us
Don't tell Tammy yet. Pushing back to the 26th. I had surgery add on that I need to be there for.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #10570
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Don't tell Tammy yet. Pushing back to the 26th. I had surgery add on that I need to be there for.
Not going to be a happy camper!
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #10571
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Another Training Opportunity:

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MAX BMW Motorcycles is proud to offer our two levels of Off-Road Performance School at Hunter Mountain Resort. Located in the heart of the Catskills, Hunter is the perfect venue for this program. It features great terrain and riding areas created just for this school, a first-class hotel and spa and is easily accessible from everywhere in the northeast.

Riding your own dual sport our two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. Bill Conger, Max Stratton and Ben Stratton (all graduates of the BMW Motorrad Off-Road Academy in Germany) will be instructors for these schools.

Each day includes a full day of riding instruction. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel, water and grass and excursions up and around Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area.

LEVEL 1 COURSE

In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position and work through a progression of skills exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover advanced topics such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes.

Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on a dual sport ride with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles. Knobby tires are a must (we have special pricing for tires and labor for students who are paid and signed up for the class.) This course is intended for intermediate to advanced road riders, but you do not need to have any prior dirt-riding or off-road experience.

LEVEL 2 COURSE


If you have completed our Level 1 Course this year or in previous years, you are eligible to attend our Level 2 Course. Here are some of the skills we'll cover in the Level 2 Course:

Improved throttle control & balance
Tight steering
Quick side to side transitions for obstacle avoidance
Steering with brakes
Steering with throttle
Hills review
Trail side tricks for getting turned around in tight spaces
Recovering from being hung up on roots, rocks etc.
Loft/lighten front tire
Side slopes
Off camber terrain

In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class sizes are limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.
http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...5#.U_aH5WOtZFd
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:50 PM   #10572
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Continental Recalls 170,000 Motorcycle Tires

Safety Recall Continental Recalls 170,000 Motorcycle TiresOn August 11, 2014, Continental Tire recalled 170,000 defective motorcycle tires. The recall includes Conti Attack, Road Attack, Sport Attack, and Race Attack tire lines.

http://www.tiresafetygroup.com/conti...orcycle-tires/
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:29 AM   #10573
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Once a year or so, I usually offer up a 'how-to' on basecamp. It looks like this year it will be after the fall riding season winds down (which means late Nov). Anyhow, just something to think about when I get some dates together. It will probably be a Sunday this time.

Here's the agenda:

Have you ever gazed into that black box that sits perched on your handle bars wondering what it might be capable of? Do you find the most magnificent roads by mistake, then want to follow a bread crumb back? Are you a descendant of a famous cartographer, Magellan, with a zeal for mapping the known/unknown?

Anyhow, some folks asked a while ago about maybe sharing some GPS mapping info. While I freely admit that I am a self-taught mapper, I've never got us so lost Blaster never saw home again any of my wild goose chase GPX tracks. I believe that this course will get you a solid start to mapping, and should solve 95% of your ADV needs.

When: TBD. A Sunday between late Nov and Feb

When: For now, we'll host at the house (unless someone has a better location in mind?).

Course title: First dive into mapping using Garmin's Basecamp & Zumo series GPSs (GPS 101)
What you should bring:
Laptop with external mouse
Download and install Garmin's Basecamp v 4.1.2. (It's free)
GPS unit
GPS cable

Length of course: 5-6 hours included a lunch festivity

Targeted User: Beginner/Novice, 5-6 persons max due to power outlet/table arrangement.

Style: This will be hands-on. I'll demonstrate the below skill, then give you 10-15 mins to practice each one. If you don't have a laptop, I can let someone share mine. All are welcome, if you just want to come and watch.

We learned that the MAC version is slightly different. I only know the windows platform, but J4S did figure out how to cross reference the major commands.

Cost: Nothing, nada, zippo (except for your good humor!)

Curriculum :
GPS 101-Using Garmin's Basecamp
I. Welcome to basecamp
A. Core nav functions
1. Map detail & Map product
2.Setting Preferences for motorcycle
B. Getting around
1. Zoom In/Out using magnifying icon Ctrl +/-
2. Panning using hand icon or compass
C. Setting up file structure (folders & lists)
1. Using file menu
2. Using right click
3. Unique naming convention
II. Routes
A. What is a route vs track? Are they synonymous? When do I use each?
B. Make a 2-pt route using auto feature
C. Make a 2-pt route using two hand placed flags
D. Naming flag points
E. Make a multi-flag route
F. Joining multiple routes
III. Tracks
A. Using auto feature
B. Hand drawn
C. Erasing/Adding points
D. Joining/breaking tracks
E. Track limits/reducing points
IV. Exporting files to GPS
A. Using micro SD/SD cards
B. Importing to unit
C. Downloading log
V. User suggestions?

What say you--interested still?

In list:
Keith
Lisa

Maybe list:
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:39 AM   #10574
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:37 AM   #10575
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