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Forum: Equipment 09-08-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,431
Posted By Iball
I usually just carry mine in shoulder holster and...

I usually just carry mine in shoulder holster and avoid states that don't recognize my permit. I usually keep a suppressor can on it as well. (Yes, i have the paperwork for it).
The only time I've...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 399,671
Posted By Iball
Dead battery on my F650. Luckily I always carry a...

Dead battery on my F650. Luckily I always carry a small SLA battery in a battery box in one of my panniers to run my ham radio stuff so i was able to jump the bike straight off it with some 12GA wire...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,451
Posted By Iball
Curious. What's there to do in the Twin Cities...

Curious. What's there to do in the Twin Cities for those here in the KC Metro?
Maybe a reverse run next year with the TC crowd coming along on the way back for BBQ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,451
Posted By Iball
Heck, I might have to make breakfast and lunch...

Heck, I might have to make breakfast and lunch with you folks. I'm currently in Olathe at the moment.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,882
Posted By Iball
I disagree. A good 9mm or .45 ACP handgun...

I disagree. A good 9mm or .45 ACP handgun combined with intestinal fortitude stops anyone who wants what you really have.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,461
Posted By Iball
Just chew it!

Back in the day when deployed overseas we would just dump the contents of the Taster's Choice coffee pouch from our MREs into our mouths and chew it.
Damn sure kept us awake on night patrols, radio...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,451
Posted By Iball
I'm in! Where do we KC Metro riders sync up with...

I'm in! Where do we KC Metro riders sync up with the Twin Cities gang?
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By Iball
There is no such thing as waterproof gear.

There is no such thing as waterproof gear.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By Iball
I lived in one or another of those "SIP" things...

I lived in one or another of those "SIP" things for a few years in the desert.
You better plan on heating/cooling for it as well as proper airflow for exhaust gases to get out and fresh air to get...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,093
Posted By Iball
You might want to hold off for a bit. This just...

You might want to hold off for a bit. This just came into my inbox:



Great. I just bought this damn thing and now they're saying it's functionally broken right from the factory with no way to...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,093
Posted By Iball
Update!

UPDATE: Turns out the pairing instructions in the booklet and their PDF online for connecting the WT300 to the HBC200 are wrong.

Here's what they sent me in an email. I tried it and now...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 315,381
Posted By Iball
Interesting. Since you've got an F650 too (the...

Interesting. Since you've got an F650 too (the only other one *I've* seen 'round here so far) I might be in for that. Make a thread on it or something.
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,093
Posted By Iball
Looks like nothing has changed in the last year. ...

Looks like nothing has changed in the last year. I cannot get the damn WT300 to pair like it says in the manual either, just as a generic music bluetooth device. I'm starting to think it's all a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 315,381
Posted By Iball
I've got a house in NC built in 19-oh-something...

I've got a house in NC built in 19-oh-something and another one in the family built before the civil war that both still have people living in them and they look very good for their 100+ year-old...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Iball
He turned a bike into a deadly weapon with...

He turned a bike into a deadly weapon with dangerous intent and you didn't shoot him?
C'mon, isn't that Missouri over there? :D
If he wasn't plated he was probably really local to your area. Drive...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 315,381
Posted By Iball
I rode by this today. Got on the bike in...

I rode by this today. Got on the bike in Overland Park and just rode 56 west. When I finally checked my GPS I was west of Manhattan and it wasn't even noon! Also wound up getting near that atlas...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 115,176
Posted By Iball
I know. It's pure genius. Reminds me of when I...

I know. It's pure genius. Reminds me of when I building wireless remote temp and weather monitors overseas in the desert using Arduino-based micro-controllers. Each iteration kept getting smaller...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 115,176
Posted By Iball
I have absolutely zero need for this but 100%...

I have absolutely zero need for this but 100% want one.
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,093
Posted By Iball
I have the HBC 200 headset and the WT300...

I have the HBC 200 headset and the WT300 bluetooth radio/GPS/whatever accessory for it.

The HBC200 pairs with my iPhone flawlessly. Works just great.

Can't get the damn WT300 to pair with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 593,005
Posted By Iball
Two good recommendations from here will tend to...

Two good recommendations from here will tend to overrule Google reviews.
I'll check 'em out on Saturday...mmm....doughnuts....

As to BBQ, I guess what I meant was the pulled-pork. I love the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Iball
I second the HT racks. I had a set on my Tiger...

I second the HT racks. I had a set on my Tiger 1200 and currently have a set on my BMW F650 GS.
I have enough box-mounting hardware left over that if I wanted to mount just about anything to them I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 593,005
Posted By Iball
Dear God, I'm surrounded by heathens! You're...

Dear God, I'm surrounded by heathens!

You're forgetting the one true order of BBQ:
#1 is Carolina style BBQ, then #2 is Texas BBQ, then #3 is KC BBQ.

I'll check out Engle and Cafe Racer,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 593,005
Posted By Iball
Where's a good place to buy new tires and get...

Where's a good place to buy new tires and get them mounted around here?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 593,005
Posted By Iball
In the Overland Park area.

In the Overland Park area.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9,872
Views: 593,005
Posted By Iball
I rode my '03 BMW F650 GS up around there today...

I rode my '03 BMW F650 GS up around there today and you are correct.
Also stumbled upon an ATV trail there right across the road from the Perry Lake Dam. Drove up the little dirt road to the ATV...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,749
Posted By Iball
I've emailed them back yet again and told them to...

I've emailed them back yet again and told them to just have a brand-new one waiting for me when I get to their world HQs in Lenexa, KS next week.

It's as if they refuse to acknowledge that yes I'm...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,749
Posted By Iball
I bought it directly from Garmin's website. So...

I bought it directly from Garmin's website. So I'll be returning it and replacing it at Garmin's HQs in Lenexa next week.
I'm not delaying a big trip that was over a year in the making because...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,749
Posted By Iball
Garmin Zumo 665

So I installed my Garmin Zumo 665 GPS on the bike yesterday. It boots up fine.
Alrighty then, on to get a traffic/weather subscription for it.

Turns out that according to SiriusXM, this device...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
Right. Now show me the one they would pick if...

Right. Now show me the one they would pick if they had to ride cross-country on the slab in order to get somewhere in a hurry.
That would be the one with the built-in cruise control....
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Iball
I live down the road from this place. I've been...

I live down the road from this place. I've been in there once or twice, but the only thing I bought was a small stand to put my F650 GS up on while it's in storage.
I don't know much about that...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
Panniers mounted. Now to just throw the...

Panniers mounted. Now to just throw the tent/sleeping bag/cookery into the D38 drybag and I'm ready to go.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5232/tex20123.jpg

Oh yeah, and a big shout out to...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
Hopefully my rack will be here tomorrow so I can...

Hopefully my rack will be here tomorrow so I can get my Happy Trails panniers mounted on it.
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
Tore it all down, installed new SW-MOTECH crash...

Tore it all down, installed new SW-MOTECH crash bars, Rox Risers, highway pegs for that long run to Kansas City next week (don't judge me!).
Too damn humid around here 80F, 90% humidty...so I'm...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
And so it begins..

After 15+ hours of flying from halfway around the planet, I finally picked mine up today.
It's in the garage with the seat off as I start putting things on. Right now I'm going to bed due to jet...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
I have the same exact same midget-quality inseam...

I have the same exact same midget-quality inseam of 30" and also found it was no problem to handle the Explorer.
When I tried the GS it felt too unwieldy to me. I think it was my mind playing...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By Iball
No thanks. I filled out their little online form...

No thanks. I filled out their little online form weeks ago and no one ever bothered to contact me.
So they won't get any money from me. I don't care if they're the best panniers on the planet, I...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 965,589
Posted By Iball
I pick mine up on Monday. How did you do your...

I pick mine up on Monday. How did you do your break-in?
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,266
Posted By Iball
I've found Someone Else's Cooler to be the best. ...

I've found Someone Else's Cooler to be the best. It's always magically filled with beers and I don't have to carry it around.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,902
Posted By Iball
Out at our farm in NC a family of black bears...

Out at our farm in NC a family of black bears moved in down by the river (gee, I wonder if they also have a van?) and all the deer moved out. The few folks we allow to pay us to hunt on our land...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By Iball
For those of you putting Happy Trails panniers on...

For those of you putting Happy Trails panniers on Touratech racks for your TEX 1200, which SKU did you order from Happy Trails for the mounting pucks?
...
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