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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,851
Posted By el profe
I averaged 500 mile days for a couple days en...

I averaged 500 mile days for a couple days en route to Alaska. Once you get on the Alaska Highway, there's not much stopping you or slowing you down.
It's like sitting on a 2x10 while holding on...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,561
Posted By el profe
I have owned my Darien pants for nearly 6 years...

I have owned my Darien pants for nearly 6 years now and they have been pretty dry. The only complaint is that water wicks up my jeans and during a long day can soak my jeans from the knee down.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 24,376
Posted By el profe
I'm about 200 miles shy of 32,000 on my `02. ...

I'm about 200 miles shy of 32,000 on my `02. I'm trying to get those miles in before the snow hits. Serious motorcycle OCD means I can't put it on the stand if the odo is not on a nice, round...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By el profe
I had a Ballistic that unfortunately already...

I had a Ballistic that unfortunately already crapped out the day after I bought it. My fan temp switch kept my fan running all night outside a hotel in Bozeman and those batteries are supposedly...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By el profe
One thing I need to try is putting on the heated...

One thing I need to try is putting on the heated liner, then a tight fitting jacket or windbreaker over it to keep the heated liner in better contact with my arms and back. I have the right size...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By el profe
I have the Kanetsu Darien liner now, but I went...

I have the Kanetsu Darien liner now, but I went about 4 years without a zip-in liner. I have a 300 weight polarfleece and a heated vest that I used to use.

The only advantage of the liner is that...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By el profe
I replaced the latches on my HT panniers with the...

I replaced the latches on my HT panniers with the keyed ones from Southco shown in the photo at the lower right. Looks like the ones you're looking for.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,740
Posted By el profe
Sending you a PM. Gracias. :D

Sending you a PM.

Gracias. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,171
Posted By el profe
+1 on this. I like my BC fairing, but it cost...

+1 on this. I like my BC fairing, but it cost way too much scratch for what I really got out of it. And it doesn't line up too well with the IMS tank.

I'm following this thread! :lurk
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,740
Posted By el profe
Those look great and I agree, $90 for a pair of...

Those look great and I agree, $90 for a pair of handles is ludicrous. How much to buy a pair from you? :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,971
Posted By el profe
I bought my bike with 2200 miles on it. Straight...

I bought my bike with 2200 miles on it. Straight away, I popped the right side off and cleaned out all the goo from the oil screen. Then, the other side came off to do the Doohickey. Mine was...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,677
Posted By el profe
I have a Tourmaster Transition and an Aerostich...

I have a Tourmaster Transition and an Aerostich Darien. If it's not too cold in the morning, I just wear the Darien with no liner and open up the vents on the way home. Or, I take the Tourmaster...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By el profe
I have the toolbox mounted on my KLR skid plate. ...

I have the toolbox mounted on my KLR skid plate. It was expensive and isn't weather proof. I bought if just for a project/have something to do and to find a place to put some tools that were taking...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By el profe
I have the 140 rear K60 Scout on the back of my...

I have the 140 rear K60 Scout on the back of my KLR and it has that continuous tread. The 130 does not.

It doesn't suck in the rain and it does help with tread life. I had to do some finagling...
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,096
Posted By el profe
Whoa that Dakar fairing is awesome. I wish my...

Whoa that Dakar fairing is awesome. I wish my Britannia Composites fairing had the lights mounted to a frame attached to the bike instead of to the fairing itself. That might be a winter project for...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By el profe
I replaced the locks on my HT panniers about 4...

I replaced the locks on my HT panniers about 4 years ago after losing my 3rd little padlock from riding off with it sitting on the rear rack.

Why these don't come on HT panniers from the start...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,371
Posted By el profe
Did you have any trouble with those straps...

Did you have any trouble with those straps hanging off the outside of the boot? I have one strap on the side of my Sidi Canyons and it drives me nuts getting hung up on my pants.

I'm with...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,014
Posted By el profe
I have the Touratech double bottle holder bolted...

I have the Touratech double bottle holder bolted to my HT panniers. $38 and came with four Arno straps to strap the bottles on. I didn't think that was too much money and you can strap other stuff...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By el profe
I somehow broke my spout fighting to get the bike...

I somehow broke my spout fighting to get the bike gassed up by the side of the road. The spring fell off, then something else broke off so that the green collar you have to twist isn't in the way...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,892
Posted By el profe
Good point, not poor manufacturing, just a...

Good point, not poor manufacturing, just a product that really isn't worth all the hype you see in the moto magazines.

I have done bonehead things like left my tail lamp on when I locked the...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,892
Posted By el profe
Ballistic lithium cool-guy battery. I was stuck...

Ballistic lithium cool-guy battery. I was stuck in Bozeman, MT and decided to get the Ballistic because the bike shop was going to charge me well over $100 for an AGM. Screw that, I thought...
...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By el profe
I used to live in Everett and commuted for two...

I used to live in Everett and commuted for two years in Aerostich Darien Light jacket and pants with a heated vest. I didn't have to get on the I-5 to get to work, but I did have to ride in rain...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By el profe
I have the K60 Scout on the front and rear of my...

I have the K60 Scout on the front and rear of my KLR. I have about 2000 miles on them so far. Got them from a BMW dealer in town. Next set I'm going up to Sandpoint, ID to get them from BlackDog.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,315
Posted By el profe
About to order for my two, soon to be three sons....

About to order for my two, soon to be three sons. Maybe I should just buy three copies?:D

Looks great and I'm sure my four year old will dig it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,009
Posted By el profe
Those are great pics, thanks for posting. That's...

Those are great pics, thanks for posting. That's making me inch closer to buying one of those tanks. Can an 08+ faring can be mounted to the older bikes? I like how the newer fairing fits with the...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 127,332
Posted By el profe
Thumb Utah BDR maps

Bought two copies of the Utah BDR map a couple weeks ago- one a birthday present for my uncle, and one for me to hang up in my garage after we do the ride this summer. They look great and with the...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,883
Posted By el profe
I was fully expecting to see a rant about TT...

I was fully expecting to see a rant about TT products being back ordered...

Good to know TT was looking out for customers (as well as themselves), even if it seemed a little unreasonable.
Forum: Vendors 01-14-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,084
Posted By el profe
Thumb Paypal sent

The check's in the mail, so to speak.:D Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By el profe
If you're going to leave the tool on the bike,...

If you're going to leave the tool on the bike, can you find a place to safely hide it and keep the tool out of sight of the law and would-be criminals? I'm all for staying within the law, but those...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By el profe
I have a Weller WP35 that I've been using for...

I have a Weller WP35 that I've been using for about 4 years. I build pipe organs (lots and lots of soldering onto brass escucheons and key contacts) and have used this same iron with a smaller tip...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,892
Posted By el profe
Thumbs down Corbin KLR dish seat

Same here for the Corbin. I bought mine used and the sticker tells me it's just over 10 years old. It looked pretty well worn when I got it and after putting 20,000 on it myself, it is still an...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,843
Posted By el profe
Thumbs down I have the Corbin dished seat on my 02 and that...

I have the Corbin dished seat on my 02 and that thing is a medieval torture device. It does get me lower to the ground, which is what I was after, but the shape of it and the sloping down towards...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,437
Posted By el profe
My bike has 30,000 on it now, without anything...

My bike has 30,000 on it now, without anything but routine maintenance. Like kdxkawboy said, it definitely depends on how the bike is taken care of and treated. I'm not talented enough to really...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By el profe
I'd like to see some pics as well. I usually end...

I'd like to see some pics as well. I usually end up pulling a coin out and taking the peak off just because it's kind of useless. Be nice to get it angled like it should be. Would that make it a...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,533
Posted By el profe
I got the Maxxeon light in the mail on Thursday...

I got the Maxxeon light in the mail on Thursday and it was even brighter than I was expecting. It is pretty small in diameter, but it's kind of long. I don't plan on carrying it around in my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,464
Posted By el profe
I bought the same bracket and the shelf bracket...

I bought the same bracket and the shelf bracket to hold a quart of oil and they're worth it. I think each one was only about $35 or so. If you consider how much money you saved in building your own...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,533
Posted By el profe
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.maxxeon.com/led_pocket_floodlight_workstar_220.html

I clicked on the link to Webbikeworld's store but they were sold out, so I did a Google search for Maxxeon.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,464
Posted By el profe
Those look great. What did you use to paint...

Those look great. What did you use to paint them?

I don't want to think of how many nights and how many beers that would have taken me to end up with panniers looking that good. And I problably...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,533
Posted By el profe
I just ordered the Maxxeon pen light 10/10ths...

I just ordered the Maxxeon pen light 10/10ths posted about. Looked great from all the reviews and I found out it ships from Coupeville, WA, so should be here tomorrow. I'll try to snap some...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By el profe
I had the el-cheapo grip heaters similar to those...

I had the el-cheapo grip heaters similar to those in the first photo with the resistor and hi/lo switch for about a year before the wire broke right at the resistor. The low setting was too low, so...
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