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Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By OrcasKen
Eat more cheeseburgers.

Eat more cheeseburgers.
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By OrcasKen
OP's expressed need was waterproof, not cheap. I...

OP's expressed need was waterproof, not cheap. I too like the flexibility that the 12v to USB socket provides and solve the waterproof issue with a tank bag.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By OrcasKen
I use a 12v to USB plug inside a tank bag, but if...

I use a 12v to USB plug inside a tank bag, but if you're trying to use a 12 plug direct to a phone, why not just use a cord designed to do exactly that? Any phone provider has standard 12v plugs and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By OrcasKen
I've got both an F8 and KLX250. The KLX is...

I've got both an F8 and KLX250. The KLX is generally for single track day rides, though I took it on a 5-day camping trip on the WABDR two summers ago and enjoyed myself. I did add a Seat Concepts...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By OrcasKen
Assuming you are talking about a wired unit, you...

Assuming you are talking about a wired unit, you can simply pull the cable out of either the helmet or the bike socket (if equipped) in an emergency.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By OrcasKen
My brake light was on solid for a long trip and I...

My brake light was on solid for a long trip and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why. Turned out to be a minor adjustment in the hand brake lever switch--as I recall, there's a set screw in...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By OrcasKen
Not the complete answer, but I'm a 35 waist, 185,...

Not the complete answer, but I'm a 35 waist, 185, 5'10" and have RP2 pants in size 54 (44R). They fit about right. My guess is that a 52 would be a little large on you. I also had a set of Santiago...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,711
Posted By OrcasKen
I have a R2 and don't like dealing with a liner....

I have a R2 and don't like dealing with a liner. But I'm in the Northwest where it rains all the time. I might feel differently if I was in the South.

Great discussion--thinking about a...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,407
Posted By OrcasKen
Ferry is pretty boring when you have a quarter...

Ferry is pretty boring when you have a quarter mile visibility for 3.5 days. But if you're not from this area and luck out with at least some good days, the ferry can provide some spectacular...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By OrcasKen
I went from the stock seat to a Renazco to a...

I went from the stock seat to a Renazco to a Touratech and now have a Seat Concepts kit sitting here waiting for me to retrofit a stocker with. I'm 185, 5'10, 32" inseam for reference. My experience:...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By OrcasKen
Simple. Add up the max draw from each of your...

Simple. Add up the max draw from each of your components and ensure the combination of what you use at any one time is less than what's available from your bike.



Per other posts above,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By OrcasKen
Yes, when + power is applied to 86, the relay is...

Yes, when + power is applied to 86, the relay is activated and connects the high amperage 30 input to 87 output. The power applied to 86 can come through a manual switch, from the headlight, from a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By OrcasKen
Yep, absolutely correct. I over-simplified...

Yep, absolutely correct. I over-simplified things. I like how Poolside articulated it (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169080)many years ago: "ZFE is the German acronym for Zee...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By OrcasKen
10 watts per light, 20 watts total, is well...

10 watts per light, 20 watts total, is well within the capacity for accessories. By "straight to battery," what do you mean? Without a switch or a relay, your lights would never turn off until the...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 40,454
Posted By OrcasKen
+1 for any new/changed details. Great to see this...

+1 for any new/changed details. Great to see this coming to market!
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By OrcasKen
I'd say $11k given time of year and no luggage,...

I'd say $11k given time of year and no luggage, but be willing to take a bit less, especially if tires are original/worn. You might get a bit more if you hold it until April when the warmer weather...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By OrcasKen
Welcome. The answer depends on several things...

Welcome. The answer depends on several things including what the "taxes, registration, etc." includes. Does the "etc." include any sort of warranty (90 days?) from the dealer? Are the tires and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By OrcasKen
The engine manufacturer is the primary...

The engine manufacturer is the primary difference.

2004-2007, dual spark bikes (as opposed to pre-2004), engine made by Rotax
2008+, engine outsourced to China (IIRC)
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,348
Posted By OrcasKen
You could add a VHF radio to the mix. With the...

You could add a VHF radio to the mix. With the Sena, you can add a Bluetooth module that allows you to add hard-wired components, like a private band or HAM radio.

I've got a VHF wired up through...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,655
Posted By OrcasKen
Use a valve stem fish like this...

Use a valve stem fish like this (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-296-valve-stem-multi-tool-tube-tires.aspx). Tee handle plus short length of cable with threaded insert for valve stem. Fish it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 247,949
Posted By OrcasKen
Picture of the fire at my dad's place, Mission...

Picture of the fire at my dad's place, Mission Creek mile 5, made the Wenatchee World (http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/sep/11/mission-creek-solitude-interrupted-by-fire/).

From the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 247,949
Posted By OrcasKen
My dad is at milepost 5 on Mission Creek watching...

My dad is at milepost 5 on Mission Creek watching the fire come down the hillside and says the valley is filled with smoke. He called in a sighting of smoke two nights ago and the forest service...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By OrcasKen
Welcome, I'm on the wet side of the state. Here's...

Welcome, I'm on the wet side of the state. Here's an argument for and against:

FOR: Safety on the road
AGAINST: Need to manually turn it off each time you go off road (at least on my 2010),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By OrcasKen
My bike came with the Anakee II and I put maybe...

My bike came with the Anakee II and I put maybe 500 miles of mixed street and gravel roads on them. They were fine for both, but I find the TKCs more confidence inspiring. To answer your question, my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By OrcasKen
First, click the search button. Really. There's...

First, click the search button. Really. There's tons to read on here on this exact topic.

Second, it all depends. Traction in the wet and cornering are dependent on contact patch, rubber...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By OrcasKen
+3. After spending nearly $1k on custom Renazco...

+3. After spending nearly $1k on custom Renazco and stock Touratech seats, the best combo for me is the stocker with an Airhawk medium cruiser.

That said, I picked up a kit from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 126,944
Posted By OrcasKen
I wish I had found this bit of knowledge two...

I wish I had found this bit of knowledge two years ago. I went the Renazco route and for me, it was less comfortable than stock. I sold it a few months back and the new owner is saying it's not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 247,949
Posted By OrcasKen
No. I grew up on Mission Creek (milepost 5) and...

No. I grew up on Mission Creek (milepost 5) and it's just another nice valley filled with orchards. #2 canyon is a fun route - the Wenatchee side has a good rock hill climb. Note that GPS will show...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By OrcasKen
You can get the wire/plug from your dealer for...

You can get the wire/plug from your dealer for about $20. As I recall, I believe it carries up to 5 amps and as said above, it runs off of CAN bus and goes off ~30 seconds after the bike shuts off....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,980
Posted By OrcasKen
Ditto on only needing one extra gallon in Alaska...

Ditto on only needing one extra gallon in Alaska with my F8. That said, I did wind up buying a 2-gallon can when I was up there and strapped it to the top of my pannier for the trip up to Dead Horse....
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,380
Posted By OrcasKen
I have an Exped Synmat 7 and love it. Almost more...

I have an Exped Synmat 7 and love it. Almost more comfortable than my Sleep Number bed at home. To your questions...

1. Comfort and Warmth
Very comfy. I don't count on it for warmth as I have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By OrcasKen
Here are a few tricks: Break the bead....

Here are a few tricks:

Break the bead. There are lots of ways to do this. My two favorite are to use the kick stand (with bike on centerstand) or use a plastic chisel from Motion Pro...
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By OrcasKen
Thanks guys. I've had a good time reading through...

Thanks guys. I've had a good time reading through lots of info. This R60 does look like a good bike, but I've decided to get a bit more educated before diving in.

Jay, thanks for the pointer to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By OrcasKen
+1. All a fuse block really does is simplify your...

+1. All a fuse block really does is simplify your wiring. A fuse protects the wiring and is typically sized for the wire size and length. Having fuses inline with the wires that invariably get zip...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By OrcasKen
I just picked up a new rear TKC from...

I just picked up a new rear TKC from http://www.chaparral-racing.com for what I felt was a very fair price with free shipping.

I've got a 90/90-21 and 150/70-17 set of Anakees that came on my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,374
Posted By OrcasKen
Good answers above. Cast wheels crack, spoked...

Good answers above. Cast wheels crack, spoked wheels bend/stretch and can more easily be "repaired" back to true alignment.

The larger diameter wheel makes it easier to go over irregular terrain....
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By OrcasKen
First hack

Would you consider an R60/2 as a first foray into hacks / old bikes? I grew up riding dirt bikes, spent a short time on a K/RS sport tourer and have loved my time on an F800GS for the past couple...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,775
Posted By OrcasKen
Ha! My bad. Good to know.

Ha! My bad. Good to know.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,775
Posted By OrcasKen
Same case. Inside the lid, there is a recommended...

Same case. Inside the lid, there is a recommended max speed that is different for the 800 (lower) than the 1200, presumably for stability?

Mine have held up well through half a dozen slow-speed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By OrcasKen
Hi from a local. Constitution is a good ride,...

Hi from a local. Constitution is a good ride, though paved. You can pick up a trail map at the base. It's not legal to ride on the trails, but some people risk it this time of year. There's a back...
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