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post #11 of 20 Old 05-13-2016, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I was just joking... up on that pass I let everyone know I was going, if trapped under the bike or worst I could have been there weeks....

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I have a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger/Tracker; specifically the Gen2 model that's now a little dated. I originally bought it several years ago for a trip crossing Canada and Alaska. I think there are some better technologies out there these days, but if I go down they'll know where I am within a few feet...assuming I can still push a button.
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Thats a great idea... thank you

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I have a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger/Tracker; specifically the Gen2 model that's now a little dated. I originally bought it several years ago for a trip crossing Canada and Alaska. I think there are some better technologies out there these days, but if I go down they'll know where I am within a few feet...assuming I can still push a button.
Same here. I hate paying the subsumption fee each year but I do.

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post #15 of 20 Old 05-14-2016, 11:44 AM
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I found a really good blog article comparing the various types of satellite messaging devices that are now available.

Pros, cons, & my picks: PLB?s, satellite messengers, & phones
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It was nothing real rough, I had to do it alone being the only other 2 riders I know here don't go off road. ! has a Road King and the other has a Shadow with more mile pushing it from side to side in the garage then riding on the road.

This is Cordova Pass, Heard it would be pretty messed up but found it in-passable.
I know it don't look like much but it was about all I dare going it alone.

I was really impressed at how stable the bike was....
Is the split hose on top of your screen to prevent buffeting?

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Is the split hose on top of your screen to prevent buffeting?
No, its like looking down on a dam knife blade. Makes feel better to have it there.
However, I did notice it deflects a little more wind higher over my head at highway speeds.

I am not a big fan of the tall Kawi windshield, I'll try another brand when this shield is junk.
This is the first bike I have owned with a windshield, so I am still learning.

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I personally love offroading alone.

Go where I want, stop when tired, etc. The main thing is that I keep it simple
soloing out in the bush. Dirt roads, atv trails, usually wide hardpack with the
occasional sand or mud in the trail to make it fun/ interesting. I don't get into
any heavy or technical stuff alone. More like high speed hiking/ exploring to see
where a dirt road pops out at the other end. As SOON as a road turns into a trail,
I generally turn the bike around while there is still room, or just cautiously roll on
a bit to see if it opens back up. Many a time I have parked and walked ahead before
riding it.
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I rather ride alone. I am picky about where I go alone too though.
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The most fun I have is riding with my son; with the two of us to help each other out and two bikes so we can always get back to civilization in the event one has a mechanical failure, we can push the envelope a bit more.

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