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About dave_wells

  • Birthday 02/25/1965

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  • Name
    Dave Wells


  • Location
    Canal Winchester, OH, United States


  • City
    Canal Winchester


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  • Home Country
    United States


  • Interests
    Camping, Riding, Scroll saw and guitar just enjoying life
  • Bike Year and Model
    2018 Star Venture

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  1. Hey bud still here?

  2. That's great. I have to get me one.
  3. Showers are open come on down. There were sites when I booked mine. I have room for ya if needed It will be good to see ya
  4. I have a site booked for 6/25 thru 6/28 at Snowden Lake in Albany Ohio 7 miles from Athens Ohio https://lakesnowden.hocking.edu/ Just putting it out there I will be on 98 in the hilltop section near the shower house. I anyone wants to camp we can make some nice rides. I can put one extra tent on the site They had a few sites available a few days ago when I made my reservation
  5. For our Ohio Members. Has anyone done the Ride n Roll that Ridin on Magazine Hosts? Robin and I like to get out and roll the dice. It lasts all season long and is a great way to find some new spots to visit. Here is the link =AT19I-JaAgbi4OQ8Zmu8XTP4hOLCkt864GWNduhcUvrzs06Zmir-23VSSAm8O6KjXy7WJYhmnofehrIFfB6GcFll33JQgLOADEJXSCDEpArd4YFutBnL5PXN2xTYTeksAA4FIuP1VJai2jgeG6Gdsli3c5Z0vBXlwJ3Z4Ohkgrk_JFglx9GbF_AZvTCseUaZ1dI"]http://ridinon.com/ride-n-roll/ If anyone is out doing this, Send me a PM it would be great to connect with some people. We are in Canal Winchester OH. We don't have a problem putting a couple of hundred miles in a day. Let's get rolling Be Safe
  6. I bought a Shark Evo One 2 from cycle gear in Columbus Ohio. Not online The sales guy was awesome he spent a good hour or so helping us find something that fit right. They have a great exchange policy I like the helmet. The chin bar flips all the way back and out of the way, it has the internal tinted face shield. Being a black helmet it manages to stay cool. I sweat a lot. That is not an issue I am not sure of the weight i couldn't find it in the paperwork. I have a small scale it came in at 4.5 pounds I would not recommend using the pinlock shield insert. Riding around in 90 degree temps with the shield up caused it to warp and scratch up the helmet. Cycle gear gave me a new helmet no problem. No pinlock and no problems since that. We are getting headsets put in this week. I am happy with the helmet https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/shark-evo-one-2-helmet
  7. Hitch was off my tour deluxe then my Venture. 100.00 Dave 740-803-3069
  8. I was thinking the same thing. You can use a USB drive I know the Venture GPS look for a folder called GPS. I have imported GPX files from google maps I checked the FAQ on the https://calimoto.com/en website and found this. I know what I will be looking at this weekend. Is it possible to import or export GPX files? Yes, you can export GPX files on our web site. You can export both planned and tracked rides.Exporting from the web site:1. Open the Trip planner here.2. On the right select 'My rides'3. Select the ride you want to export4. Click the 'export GPX' button5. Save the GPX file to your local computerImporting using the web site:1. Open the Trip planner here.2. Just underneath the 'My Favourites' is an up arrow, mousing over will reveal text 'Import GPX', click this button3. Find and upload the GPX file from your local computerYou can also open GPX files on your smartphone with calimoto. You can then convert it to a planned route and save it.
  9. Sorry to hear the sad news. I hope Eileen is doing OK.
  10. Please please. Make this in Sept. I miss making this get together. They moved schools start to mid August 😣 I have missed the Asheville get together. Carolina in Sept and October is so beautiful. Please
  11. Here is a copy of an earlier post I made about the GPS My big issue with the new Venture GPS is that you can not: 1. Save a location while out riding and store it for future reference 2. The lack of inputting locations and naming them 3. There is an option to Import way-points. This is not an import. The device just reads the file from the flash drive. 4. Way too many extra steps when putting in an address. I found a work around that has made it easier to manage some favorites. This involves : 1. Google Maps --- Search your destination - Select directions and copy the URL 2. Maps to GPX -- https://mapstogpx.com/ Paste the copied URL in the box To make it easy to find, Check the Route Name box and name it The GPS looks for a folder in the root of the flash drive named GPX. Create a folder named GPX and save all the files in that folder. The GPS will give you a couple of options. My choice is always the end point. I just leave the flash drive connected in the trunk. I hope someone find this helpful.
  12. I have not pulled the camper with it yet. Sad thing, The camper has not been out one time this year. I have the hitch installed .I need to find a wire harness for the lighting. Plug and Play. I am not good at wiring that stuff.
  13. Ride it and enjoy it. Its a great bike. I just traded my 06 in. I enjoyed it for 13 years and 56 ,000 miles I only had 2 issues with it the entire time. the fuel pump,the rear shock went Both were under warranty at the time. Other than that problem free Put a Battery tender on it. The battery will last a few extra years I have a nice Mustang Seat in the garage if it turns out you want an upgrade. Nice bike, Love the color Be safe and Enjoy It.
  14. OK I have had my 2018 TC for 5 months today. I am really enjoying this bike. I have mentioned my dislike for the GPS. That still stands. I have been saving location on a flash drive that i keep plugged in. It is what it is. With the exception of getting stuck in traffic in some 90+ degree days. The heat off the engine has not been that bad. Opening the lower vents helps with the heat. even when closed not horrible. I like the 6 speed transmission having power in every gear when i want to accelerate. I wish the rev limiter was a bit higher. I have hit it more time than I can remember. I have adjusted to it. If I can just break the habit of running in 4th gear all the time. My Gen 2 i ran in 4th all day. The 200 mile range on a tank is just sweet. The seat has been comfortable I see no reason to replace it. My RSTD and 00 Venture both stock seats were not to my liking. Robin has made good use of the heated seats and loves them. I did use the heated grips recently. On high without gloves they are hot. I look forward to riding this winter just to try it all out. The bike handles real nice on sweepers and twisty roads. I have scrapped a few times leaning it. I did notice a skid plate on the driver footrest. I took it as a challenge. Joking aside. The bike is a pleasure to run on any roads. You can just push it through a turn Power yes. The bike can get off the start very well I enjoy the Sirius XM - 1. I hate to many commercials 2. It saves me the trouble of always looking for a station when traveling. Being able to plug in a flash drive full of MP3's is nice. I have not use the CB or headsets yet. I have not switched them from my old helmet. Pretty much from the moment I pull it out of the garage until I pull it back in. This is a pleasure to ride Ride Safe and Have fun out there
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