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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 5:30 am Thread Starter
 
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I am taking off 2.5 days next week.... hope i haven't JINXED myself

Well, my '07 GT probably STILL isn't on a truck heading towards Florida at this hour. The bike is IN THE WAREHOUSE but has NOT been invoiced to my dealer. i was hoping to be able to ride it to the MOUNT DORAFEST II this coming weekend... but that looks UNlikely at this point.

so..... i just scheduled myself off beginning at lunch next wednesday (a week from today).... i'm going to take off as soon as i get the bike and bring it back for the 600-800 mile first service in a day.

i hope i haven't JINXED myself by taking this time off
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You might want to play some big dollar lottery tickets while you're at it!
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You might want to play some big dollar lottery tickets while you're at it!
bringing home another expensive bmw bike with 2 gps units installed is a gamble enough for me ..... with the wife
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bringing home another expensive bmw bike with 2 gps units installed is a gamble enough for me ..... with the wife
And why 2 GPS'es? :wtf I kinda sorta understand why the IBA rally guys/gals do it . . . but not the average LD-touring Joe.
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I asked this question when he did it on his GS. Amazingly, when Greg explained, it really made sense.

Remember, he's got one unit for NEXTRAD radar, and the other for directions.

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And why 2 GPS'es? :wtf I kinda sorta understand why the IBA rally guys/gals do it . . . but not the average LD-touring Joe.
as my friend Jeff said above:

BMW Nav III.... for obvious reasons... i guess
and my Garmin 376C.... because of the XM radio and XM weather/live NEXRAD satellite imagery... it has to be seen to be believed
so.....
the nav iii is on 0.2 mile range for close view and the 376C is on a 5 mile view with the xm running for weather

it works great
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BMW Nav III.... for obvious reasons... i guess
and my Garmin 376C.... because of the XM radio and XM weather/live NEXRAD satellite imagery... it has to be seen to be believed
so.....
the nav iii is on 0.2 mile range for close view and the 376C is on a 5 mile view with the xm running for weather

it works great
And those disappearing little red lights in front of you?
...those are my taillights as I beat you to The Bistro.
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I asked this question when he did it on his GS. Amazingly, when Greg explained, it really made sense.

Remember, he's got one unit for NEXTRAD radar, and the other for directions.
I think three would be better. I've seen a couple set ups that really rock. One SP for general nav/trip computer, one for NEXRAD and a third in NMEA mode driving a tablet PC to optimize routes and bonus points. One can never have enough farkle

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And those disappearing little red lights in front of you?
...those are my taillights as I beat you to The Bistro.
don't beat me by TOO much......
remember...... i'm the one paying
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don't beat me by TOO much......
remember...... i'm the one paying
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