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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By kfsinc
Thanks for the help with this -- outstanding...

Thanks for the help with this -- outstanding information.

I've found that using maps and routing (Google or Apple) on my iPhone 5 sucks the life out of the battery very quickly. I'm guessing...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By kfsinc
I used the suction cup mount on the headlight. ...

I used the suction cup mount on the headlight. Worked very well. And to my surprise, the engine sound was outstanding, but there was barely any wind noise.

For safety, I also used a long cord...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,289
Posted By kfsinc
Talk to your local beer distributor. Google or...

Talk to your local beer distributor. Google or talk to your local bar, or liquor store, they can make the connection for you.

The distributor may be able to hook you up with a used unit and will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By kfsinc
I'll be the first to chime -- and I'm sure there...

I'll be the first to chime -- and I'm sure there will be others. I have an R1100GS with 60K on it. I've rented and ridden the R1200 NON Waterhead. I've also put lots of miles on a friends R1150...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,477
Posted By kfsinc
The weather won't be your problem. Mosquitos and...

The weather won't be your problem. Mosquitos and black flies will eat you alive this time of year. :eek1 Word is the cold winter just made them bigger...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,508
Posted By kfsinc
I'm really thinking that I need a tool cabinet or...

I'm really thinking that I need a tool cabinet or cart WITHOUT drawers for just this reason.

Tools are pretty well organized in two cabinets with drawers now and I have a 40" high wooden thing on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,875
Posted By kfsinc
I know this is a long shot, but I thought I'd...

I know this is a long shot, but I thought I'd give it a try.

A friend needs a 26 foot boat moved from Northern Illinois to the Charlotte, NC area. Nice boat on a tandem axle trailer. Towing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By kfsinc
good stuff -- reminded me of skiing the back...

good stuff -- reminded me of skiing the back bowls of Vail :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 611,050
Posted By kfsinc
Saw this in your other add -- just curios, how...

Saw this in your other add -- just curios, how did you get it filled, home delivery? Price competitive with pump diesel, or more of a convenience thing?
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 229,738
Posted By kfsinc
I store my off season tires and wheels stacked on...

I store my off season tires and wheels stacked on top each other on a four caster wooden platform. I put a piece of plywood on top and it makes for a handy roll around work table.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31,022
Views: 7,503,607
Posted By kfsinc
Oracle -- in the office complex behind the old...

Oracle -- in the office complex behind the old Kmart building.
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By kfsinc
Outstanding!! No current plans to be in the...

Outstanding!!

No current plans to be in the area, but will certainly keep this in mind.

Congrats on the new venture!

Karl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31,022
Views: 7,503,607
Posted By kfsinc
Our Detroit office has been there for many years,...

Our Detroit office has been there for many years, always get a kick out of it. :D:D
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,596
Posted By kfsinc
I use the cheap plastic coily things from HF. ...

I use the cheap plastic coily things from HF. They usually last 5 plus years and when they break, I throw them out and ante up another $15 or so for a new one.

This is very casual around the...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,066
Views: 2,621,272
Posted By kfsinc
Gladiators are outstanding, but expensive. I...

Gladiators are outstanding, but expensive. I like those above, wonder what brand?

Craigslist and other sites often have commercial grade stuff at pennies on the dollar.

Not sure of your...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,066
Views: 2,621,272
Posted By kfsinc
Good point on outlets going bad. Especially ones...

Good point on outlets going bad. Especially ones exposed to wide swings in temperature or that have multiple type of wire i.e. Copper and Aluminum. The expansion/contraction tends to loosen the...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,508
Posted By kfsinc
I have a US General 8 drawer and Craftsman 6...

I have a US General 8 drawer and Craftsman 6 drawer cabinet. Both 40" tall. The USG is a much better product. Better steel, better drawers, better slices, better casters. Father inlaw has the 4...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,703
Posted By kfsinc
Awesome trip and pics!! Not sure why I...

Awesome trip and pics!!

Not sure why I clicked on this thread, but I'm very glad I did. I was very surprised to see the rail cars with the red stripes. Those are old METRA cars from the Chicago...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By kfsinc
What he said ^^ Re tires -- unless you get...

What he said ^^

Re tires -- unless you get crazy, the worst you'll see is gravel, it may be wet and mushy, but it's pretty passable. Top of the World, Dalton, Dempster; mostly gravel, but well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By kfsinc
I've had one Alaska trip so I'm not an expert,...

I've had one Alaska trip so I'm not an expert, but...

1) GO.
2) Any bike CAN make it as mentioned above.
3) Dump all of the bikes you mention above and get two used KLR's. If your PC is in good...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,926
Posted By kfsinc
Being that this is an adventure riding site, I...

Being that this is an adventure riding site, I would be remiss in not suggesting you take a look at one of the dual sport bikes talked about elsewhere on this form.

It sound like you've had some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,189
Posted By kfsinc
perfect -- THANKS -- looks like a good off season...

perfect -- THANKS -- looks like a good off season upgrade.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,189
Posted By kfsinc
:ear:ear Tell me more? Googled and came up blank...

:ear:ear Tell me more? Googled and came up blank (except for the mention here)

TIA
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By kfsinc
I need to spend some quality time testing the...

I need to spend some quality time testing the different plugs, but so far no joy. May go the custom route with these as the drivers. I know that's worked for a few people.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,189
Posted By kfsinc
Love my red '96! 60,000 miles, ridden hard, put...

Love my red '96! 60,000 miles, ridden hard, put away wet, tranny's been making funny noises and skipping a beat now an then for the last 20K miles. I think I'll keep her. :clap :clap

Ready to...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By kfsinc
Bought a bag of this stuff a few years ago and...

Bought a bag of this stuff a few years ago and haven't found a use for it. I think I'll give this a try.

I recently bought a pair of Etymotics MC5's and I'm not overly happy with the fit.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,132
Posted By kfsinc
Couple of thoughts here: 1) avoid polarized...

Couple of thoughts here:

1) avoid polarized lenses. They simply don't work well behind a helmet face shield. UMMV

2) consider Zinni (http://www.zennioptical.com) Online, very in expensive and...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By kfsinc
Go here: http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/e60/...

Go here: http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/e60/ and ask them. They are the adv of bimmers. Specifically 2004 and newer (E60) 5 series. If it's a late model 2003 (old body style) go to e39.org --...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By kfsinc
I broke one of mine also -- spent hours at many...

I broke one of mine also -- spent hours at many stores looking for something compatible - -never found anything. And Aerostich wasn't any help.

Finally had to replace the pair (male/female part)...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By kfsinc
Evanston is a very cool town -- close to the city...

Evanston is a very cool town -- close to the city and a great university feel about it. The lakefront is outstanding and very usable in the summer. That said, it's way expensive unless you're...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-14-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 363,847
Posted By kfsinc
Oops :eek1 Left it on the side stand in...

Oops :eek1

Left it on the side stand in Chicken, AK

http://spfzero.smugmug.com/Other/Alaska/i-79qCnwG/0/XL/2011-06-23_06-42-35_983-XL.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,826
Posted By kfsinc
I have the Centech mounted to a circuit board in...

I have the Centech mounted to a circuit board in my tank bag. It powers my GPS, iPhone, USB port (charging). It used to power my Autocom and Kenwood FRS, but that's been replaced with a Sena...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,826
Posted By kfsinc
Just do it -- very easy and makes additional adds...

Just do it -- very easy and makes additional adds much easier. If you have a CAN Bus bike (newer BMW's) you pretty much have to. If you have a KLR or similar, it's not 'required' but you'll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,207
Posted By kfsinc
Did you do the work yourself or have a shop do...

Did you do the work yourself or have a shop do it? From what I can see, it's about an 8 hour job -- and would be a good excuse to buy a lift :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,207
Posted By kfsinc
My '96 is at 62K -- well appointed, no major...

My '96 is at 62K -- well appointed, no major issues, except...

The tranny has the dreaded 3rd gear jump on acceleration. Been that way for about 30,000 miles, so I'm not overly worried but it...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,127
Posted By kfsinc
This is timely... I'm planning some major...

This is timely...

I'm planning some major work on my GS over the winter and know I'm going to need a torque wrench or two. I have a craftsman 1/2" beam type for big stuff. What do y'all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,533
Posted By kfsinc
As always an outstanding job!! I have to ask...

As always an outstanding job!!

I have to ask -- what are you doing to your pictures to give them the image 'style' these all have?? Special post processing? HDR?

Karl
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By kfsinc
Sounds like a good winter project -- take a look...

Sounds like a good winter project -- take a look at what comparable year/mileage bikes are selling for on Clist in your area -- subtract $500 (or more) for the maladies. Go to...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By kfsinc
CJ Made the current issue of Motorcyclist! Nice...

CJ Made the current issue of Motorcyclist! Nice 1/2 page pic and article. I've seen him several times here in Northern IL/Southern WI, and at Dust to Dawson two years ago. He has over 150K on the...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,066
Views: 2,621,272
Posted By kfsinc
1) Upload the pics to a hosting site -- many of...

1) Upload the pics to a hosting site -- many of us use www.smugmug.com, but Picasa and lots others work also.

2) Once uploaded, each picture will have a unique address. Copy that address (look...
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