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Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,989
Posted By KungPaoDog
You can read Navin's many posts in the Ninja 300...

You can read Navin's many posts in the Ninja 300 thread, but to be short I think he's done most things that can be done to a 300, so probably worth hearing him out.

If it were my wife, I'd spring...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By KungPaoDog
Would you have purchased one if they were...

Would you have purchased one if they were available when you got your SR400? Let's assume for $1000 less than the SR.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By KungPaoDog
Link...

Link (http://thruxtonian.blogspot.com/2014/09/mash-five-hundred.html) to an english blog on the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By KungPaoDog
I think that thing looks like it would be a great...

I think that thing looks like it would be a great bike to have in the garage. I've had a thing for a small, light, cheap bike lately. And it already has a luggage rack on the back- it's nice to be...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By KungPaoDog
The above charts are a good reminder, but if you...

The above charts are a good reminder, but if you want to have it both ways you can go with a modular helmet. I like mine for more air flow in traffic and full protection at speed. Also, internal sun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,770
Posted By KungPaoDog
I got a small loan for my bike for two years to...

I got a small loan for my bike for two years to help my credit score despite being able to pay cash. We anticipate buying a house next year, but my low credit is an issue. My only credit history was...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By KungPaoDog
I had some electrical gremlins when I had my K75....

I had some electrical gremlins when I had my K75. A good cleaning of all connectors and ground points helped. But, those issues were all go/no-go for me; I never experienced lean running conditions....
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,786
Posted By KungPaoDog
The NT700V is a great bike for me. You can even...

The NT700V is a great bike for me. You can even get them with ABS (or without, whatever floats your boat.) I got mine last year used with 6000 miles for your budget. I like it because I find it to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By KungPaoDog
Another thing to consider RE liability: A friend...

Another thing to consider RE liability: A friend of mine blew through his medical coverage very quickly when his daughter was in an accident. She and the three passengers all needed some medical...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By KungPaoDog
You can try Cutter Innovations in Wheatridge for...

You can try Cutter Innovations in Wheatridge for machining, but that's certainly a good part for a water jet.
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 206,576
Posted By KungPaoDog
I've been quite happy with my NT. It's hard to...

I've been quite happy with my NT. It's hard to imagine needing much more bike. The suspension could use some work since it tends to wallow a bit. I'm kind of cheap, so what's a cost effective way to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,585
Posted By KungPaoDog
I don't get it- why would you want to put short...

I don't get it- why would you want to put short travel suspension like that on an adventure bike?:huh:wink:
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,377
Posted By KungPaoDog
I have the next step down in the Nolan line and I...

I have the next step down in the Nolan line and I like it a lot. My wife has a Gmax of some type that she is fine with, but it is larger than my Nolan even though it is for a smaller head size. It...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,394
Posted By KungPaoDog
As one more small data point: I had a 1986...

As one more small data point:

I had a 1986 K75, fuel injected, for 6 years. In the winter I'd park it and put a battery tender on it if I remembered. I'd take it for a ride as the weather...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,254
Posted By KungPaoDog
Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new...

Well, it's too late since the OP just got a new helmet :clap, but when that one wears out look into a lid with an internal visor. Best thing since beer.:lol3
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 307,518
Posted By KungPaoDog
Awesome! I have a heeler of unknown ancesrty...

Awesome! I have a heeler of unknown ancesrty (read: mutt:wink:) that looked a lot like that when he was a pup. Now I just need a Hack for him:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,588
Posted By KungPaoDog
Anyone ride one? I'm going to have to live...

Anyone ride one? I'm going to have to live vicariously through others as far as a Turismo is concerned. Great looking bike.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By KungPaoDog
If you need more search terms, try adding the...

If you need more search terms, try adding the phrase "bulkhead fitting."
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,506
Posted By KungPaoDog
I backpack a lot with my wife- we're probably on...

I backpack a lot with my wife- we're probably on version 2.5 of a lot of our gear. Here's my current suggestions based on what we and our friends own:

Sleeping bags and pads- Big Agnes bags with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,549
Posted By KungPaoDog
You sound a lot like me plus my wife...

You sound a lot like me plus my wife (dimensionally). I went through the same list this past summer.

The Hypermotard is probably straight out for 2-up.

V-strom 650 was a strong contender for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,480
Posted By KungPaoDog
I like my practical bike, but I too occasionally...

I like my practical bike, but I too occasionally lust after something exotic/impractical. Right now the bikes at the top of my lust list are all Italian. Hell, you could almost call a Ducati ST4...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By KungPaoDog
Well, I don't know if anyone has ever been on...

Well, I don't know if anyone has ever been on one, but there is the Cleveland Cyclewerks (sic) Hooligun (http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/hooligun-details/) (sic). Could be fun if the spec sheet is...
Forum: Hacks 11-26-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By KungPaoDog
If you want to get really technical, combine the...

If you want to get really technical, combine the above guide with these thermal expansion rates from Engineering Tool Box (http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-expansion-metals-d_859.html). Some...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,636
Posted By KungPaoDog
Marvel Mystery Oil

Are you sure the smoke was white? Burning oil can be mis-interpreted for white smoke from time to time.

Might be a stuck ring from that five years it sat.

I have a buddy who is a horse trader...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,550
Posted By KungPaoDog
Know your audience. Selling to ADV'ers who...

Know your audience. Selling to ADV'ers who removed their center stands? How about the " Jack-Off"?

Maybe something more family friendly, like "Nano-Jack," "Nano-Stand," or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By KungPaoDog
I'd think it would almost be more useful to...

I'd think it would almost be more useful to calculate stops based on time, since 400 miles of twisting road is very different from 400 on the slab. Google maps are pretty useful, but not quite what...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,895
Posted By KungPaoDog
Link to Misfit vs. Sym Review...

Link to Misfit vs. Sym Review (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/13102/Motorcycle-Article/SYM-Wolf-Classic-vs--CCW-tha-Misfit.aspx)

You might be missing out on a good opportunity here. Call up...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By KungPaoDog
No, not the same. But, there is a very new...

No, not the same. But, there is a very new product out there that is made from carbon fibers that is a super thin heater that has almost perfect heat distribution. I wish I could tell you who makes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By KungPaoDog
Owned a 1986 K75 for 6 years. Did the clutch and...

Owned a 1986 K75 for 6 years. Did the clutch and some electrical work. Pull the tank and clean the main ground point on the frame's back bone. Work out from there if it still is wonky. The ECU is...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By KungPaoDog
My dad has had four Land Cruisers; never did one...

My dad has had four Land Cruisers; never did one leave us stranded in the middle of no where on camping trips when I was young.

I wanted to be different and get something else, so I researched the...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,981
Posted By KungPaoDog
Yes, yes, a little. It really is the tent to get....

Yes, yes, a little. It really is the tent to get. Best bang for your buck tent on the planet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By KungPaoDog
When are you coming out? It's getting to where...

When are you coming out? It's getting to where the great riding in the mountains can be unpredictable this time of year. Might snow, might be 70.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By KungPaoDog
A breath box worked alright with my HJC, but I...

A breath box worked alright with my HJC, but I don't really know how I got by before I had a pinlock. If you're unsure about the cost of a pinlock for your crusty old helmet, go look up a Noplan N90....
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By KungPaoDog
Yes, Scorpion Helmets are smaller than their HJC...

Yes, Scorpion Helmets are smaller than their HJC counterparts; we've had three HJC's in my house.

I really wanted to like the Scorpion helmets I've tried on, they have nice features and feel good...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By KungPaoDog
Go for it. My K75 had plenty of play in the drive...

Go for it. My K75 had plenty of play in the drive train when I sold it with 130k on it. You'll get close to help before it lets go.
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By KungPaoDog
Shop Truck Advice

My new company is looking into a smallish shop truck for light duty trips. Things like running desks across the street to our warehouse, or picking up parts from the machine shop. We were thinking...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By KungPaoDog
Thanks for the review. I'm putting off an upgrade...

Thanks for the review. I'm putting off an upgrade to my commuting gear until next spring, but I'm leaning towards something like you bought, or a Teiz Mojave plus my Frog Toggs. Please do come back...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,709
Posted By KungPaoDog
I've got a thing for triples, so check out a...

I've got a thing for triples, so check out a Sprint. If the engine isn't enough for you on public roads , get your head checked. The riding position was a bit" locked in" for me. Do you want all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,073
Posted By KungPaoDog
If your budget will take it the f800 (S, ST, GT,...

If your budget will take it the f800 (S, ST, GT, R, and GS) series from BMW is probably the most powerful light-ish weight touring line.

I really liked test riding the Gladius, or whatever it's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By KungPaoDog
I was just in Minneapolis on business; cool...

I was just in Minneapolis on business; cool place.

The only way to find a place off the beaten path is luck, or look at a map and guess. Really. I've rarely had good luck being in solitude with...
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