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Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By muguvian
If there are no lights, no dash, no nothing, then...

If there are no lights, no dash, no nothing, then it's gotta be somewhere in the ignition switch circuit. They're cheap enough to replace (~$45), but you might have something loose/broken between...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
Wingfixer- The Plastidip took 2 cans of black...

Wingfixer-
The Plastidip took 2 cans of black ($6 ea), a can of glossifier ($9), and about 3 hrs including R&R and prepping with acetone. I'll go with PC when I have a sufficient batch of stuff to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
I wanted to see what my 08 would look like with...

I wanted to see what my 08 would look like with black wheels but couldn't find any online images. Using Plastidip I did a test before powdercoating and I think I like the Plastidip, at least for...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By muguvian
Shop tire inflator/gauge

Have you used any good, accurate combination air chuck/gauges that will allow access to a street bike's valve stem? I've seen a few marketed towards 4 wheels, but not any that look like they'd fit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,073
Posted By muguvian
Very nice find. I've had a 97 S since Oct of...

Very nice find. I've had a 97 S since Oct of 2001 and put on almost 120k miles. After an aggressive pass last December it started smoking and fouled a plug so I decided to re-ring and check the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
I prefer the gen 1's since I don't care for the...

I prefer the gen 1's since I don't care for the nanny electronics that were added post-'10. I have an '08 ABS model, but that is as much electronic assistance as I personally want. I haven't really...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 320,225
Posted By muguvian
Invert a sock or piece of pantyhose over the end...

Invert a sock or piece of pantyhose over the end of the vacuum to catch the fastener.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,018
Posted By muguvian
Sygic, also. I used it in Spain when walking the...

Sygic, also. I used it in Spain when walking the narrow, wandering, unmarked streets using the 3D buildings as landmarks. It worked pretty well for driving between and in cities, too.

I also...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,713
Posted By muguvian
RiverMonster- I've got some projects I haven't...

RiverMonster-
I've got some projects I haven't gotten around to doing that my wife has been asking me to do for my disabled son and handguards I'd like to do for my GTR. I can ship you the CF...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
I have an 08 and the only "upgrade" I thought was...

I have an 08 and the only "upgrade" I thought was worthwhile was the heated grips. So I added them for $40 and skipped the TC and linked brakes, which would actually turn me away from the GTR1400 if...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By muguvian
Rattlecan paint works very well, too.

Rattlecan paint works very well, too.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 71,644
Posted By muguvian
Sole repair - Vertebrae II

I've got a 8 yr old pair of Vertebras that have need of new soles. I bought replacements here:

...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 108,262
Posted By muguvian
Here's 3: 10% off EBC stuff: ...

Here's 3:

10% off EBC stuff: M165-EBC-hausen
10% general, good til 10/28: <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> ...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,926
Posted By muguvian
Venting

The airflow is good up to about 75F for me, but I have a low tolerance for heat. Usually if it is above 65 when I'm leaving the garage I'll wear a mesh jacket. The Freeway is very comfortable for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,535
Posted By muguvian
Solution

There are many used now for sale in the $7k-10k range if the initial price is what's stopping you. Having ridden one for close to 4 years now, it is a great "convertible" bike that doesn't feel that...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,253
Posted By muguvian
Service life

Not a complaint, just a data point. I've been using the original version now for almost exactly one year. I also wear 32dB NRR earplugs so the volume on the Sena has to remain at or near max and...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By muguvian
Seems they have tried to address it, but for...

Seems they have tried to address it, but for $119, not the $49 they were offering last year.

http://support.senabluetooth.com/entries/20824692
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By muguvian
For the street or the dirt? Dirt they're great...

For the street or the dirt? Dirt they're great since you're more worried about impact, maybe a little hot in the areas under the armor. For the street not so good since the mesh doesn't stand up to...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By muguvian
Exhaust pipe tweaking

I have a set of duals for my 1400GTR that were built for the ZX14. The problem is that the ZX is chain-driven and the GTR is shaft so the LH pipe sticks out like a bad boob job and the RH isn't much...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By muguvian
I have an 08 1400GTR and use it mostly for...

I have an 08 1400GTR and use it mostly for commuting. I have done many 600+ mile days including one at 1100 miles in 19 hrs. It is great for that. I just think it is overkill for the commuting...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By muguvian
Liner will come with the battery connection (coax...

Liner will come with the battery connection (coax plug on jacket side and ring terminals for the battery) and a Y-harness. If you use a battery tender with the 2-prong SAE connector you can also buy...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,767
Posted By muguvian
Not mine, but it's green. ...

Not mine, but it's green.
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=331961&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1267133724
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
Yes, the rad is repairable. About 3 years ago I...

Yes, the rad is repairable. About 3 years ago I had to use some Permatex 2-part steel epoxy to limp 8 hrs home with a hole. When I got home, I removed the rad, cleaned out the epoxy, and had it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,105
Posted By muguvian
Still have my 97. It is around 112,xxx miles...

Still have my 97. It is around 112,xxx miles riding year-round and I split riding time about 50/50 with my other bike. It's down right now for a crankshaft sensor, but that is the first real...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
Was that a question? The factory ships them in a...

Was that a question? The factory ships them in a suspended state so the battery doesn't drain. To prep them for use you inflate above 50psi since normal sensing mode is up to 50 psi; this puts them...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
No, the sensors need to see above 50 psi to wake...

No, the sensors need to see above 50 psi to wake up but it is only necessary when they come from the factory.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,861
Posted By muguvian
I have had my C14 for 2.5 years now and really...

I have had my C14 for 2.5 years now and really love it. But, if I were buying it today there would be no question that I would instead go for the Ninja 1k. I prefer simple over complicated even...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By muguvian
I used an online design shop that also printed...

I used an online design shop that also printed onto their stock. Very inexpensive (~$15 for two 2" x 6" decals) and they use automotive grade PVC vinyl.

http://www.signspecialist.com/
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,402
Posted By muguvian
WnS Gen 4 which replaced a Gen 2 jacket and...

WnS Gen 4 which replaced a Gen 2 jacket and gloves. I had some seams coming loose on the Gen 2 and Mike helped me out with an upgrade to the Gen 4. Gloves and liner at about the same setting so a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 281,960
Posted By muguvian
Measure your clearances and if I have what you...

Measure your clearances and if I have what you need in my stash of shims, I'll swap you.
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By muguvian
WnS has wiring schematics on their site for...

WnS has wiring schematics on their site for Symtec, Dual Star, and Hot Grips...

http://www.warmnsafe.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=60&chapter=40
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By muguvian
I asked a seamstress that repairs leather suits...

I asked a seamstress that repairs leather suits for race organizations and she recommended cheap hand lotion with lanolin. Cheap because it tends to have fewer additives like perfumes or exotic...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,615
Posted By muguvian
Mike- My apologies, I'm an engineer with the...

Mike-
My apologies, I'm an engineer with the associated social skills. I just accept the fact that things wear out and compromises have to be made with any design. As I said, your gear is still...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,615
Posted By muguvian
Same situation with mine, believe it is a Gen2. ...

Same situation with mine, believe it is a Gen2. I had the liner and gloves for a week before both sleeve cuffs came loose. Mike offered to fix it, but my wife's pregnancy complications caused me to...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By muguvian
The TLR will power gloves and a full liner, but...

The TLR will power gloves and a full liner, but just. I used both for my TL and no problems, as long as your charging system is OK.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By muguvian
I agree and think that the most important...

I agree and think that the most important condition would be when the rotor is hot anyway. Unfortunately the DI is what the tech will go by and ultimately Kawasaki in determining their...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By muguvian
OEM tires were BT021, I switched to Conti Road...

OEM tires were BT021, I switched to Conti Road Attacks. I don't ride this bike aggressively (in my opinion), I save that for my other bikes. This is a daily driver that sees some long trips, close...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By muguvian
Warping (?) rotors

I have a Concours 14 that has begun shuddering when braking from highway speeds, i.e. whenever the rotors get some real heat in them. The lever doesn't pulse but the entire front end pogos...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By muguvian
As Gotlabs said, the Corps cited studies that...

As Gotlabs said, the Corps cited studies that said hi-viz didn't impact accident statistics and revised it's instructions. This is the pertinent excerpt from the May 09 instruction:

(4) PROPERLY...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,931
Posted By muguvian
I have run a heated vest and gloves on my TLS for...

I have run a heated vest and gloves on my TLS for a couple of winters on the original battery (it's a 97). No problems whatsoever over approx 20,000 winter miles.
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