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Forum: Equipment Today, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By K1W1
Photos 2 and 3 are user error not camera error....

Photos 2 and 3 are user error not camera error. You have large amounts of bright sky which is causing the camera to have exposure problems with the dark areas. Photo two looks like you might be...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By K1W1
I tried this years ago and came to the same...

I tried this years ago and came to the same conclusion, the fitting takes up too much room inside the bag. I just now fully open one zip pass a power lead from the socket by the key into the bag and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
That is the bike that started the last couple of...

That is the bike that started the last couple of pages discussion about high fenders. You need to keep up with the play here.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By K1W1
I had a brake light modulator (purchased from...

I had a brake light modulator (purchased from Eastern Beaver but I don't think he does them any longer) on my previous bike. It flashed 4 or 5 times when the brakes were applied then went solid....
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By K1W1
I have ridden with Wiley X glasses for the last 7...

I have ridden with Wiley X glasses for the last 7 or 8 years. I have several sets of lenses and change between dark, yellow or clear as the conditions require. I generally ride visor up so I always...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By K1W1
If the dealer is delivering the bike it is their...

If the dealer is delivering the bike it is their problem. If they damage it warranty comes into play.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By K1W1
I've been putting bikes on trailers and...

I've been putting bikes on trailers and compressing the forks for 30+ years and never once had an issue with the forks. An hour and a half with them compressed to get to your place ain't going to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By K1W1
When asked the "What is your best price?"...

When asked the "What is your best price?" question I would look the customer in the eye and tell them that my best price was $10,000 on top of list because that gave me the greatest commission....
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By K1W1
Thanks I will keep an eye on that thread. Mine...

Thanks I will keep an eye on that thread. Mine will be going on a Tiger 800 when the time is due.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 76,521
Posted By K1W1
Got an email from Sena Support today. ...

Got an email from Sena Support today.
Apparently the reason why it has taken 6 days to reply to an email is that the advent of the riding season in the USA has swamped their tech support system.
...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By K1W1
Any indication of wear yet? I'm thinking they...

Any indication of wear yet? I'm thinking they might be my next tyre but they are fairly new so user experiences are few and far between at the moment.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,096
Posted By K1W1
Its called a map for those young enough not to...

Its called a map for those young enough not to have heard the term. :D:D:D
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,096
Posted By K1W1
They have two bags the 3E and the 3S. Their web...

They have two bags the 3E and the 3S. Their web site specically says that the 3S is suitable fir a KLR. It is the smaller of the two bags.
They say that the map pocket is waterproof but if you want...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
Interesting comment that the Ducati is made in...

Interesting comment that the Ducati is made in Thailand. I thought that there were people arguing that European and North American models were made in Italy.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
I'm struggling to see the big knobby front tyre...

I'm struggling to see the big knobby front tyre in that picture. Can you please point it out to us older riders with failing eyesight. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,096
Posted By K1W1
Enduristan Sandstorm 3S tank bag.

Enduristan Sandstorm 3S tank bag.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,299
Posted By K1W1
I got the impression that the 7500 service is oil...

I got the impression that the 7500 service is oil and filter and check over only and the the valves and belts are done every 15,000 km/24 months.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 76,521
Posted By K1W1
My S20 has the dreaded cover coming apart from...

My S20 has the dreaded cover coming apart from the base issue but I have two contrasting support stories. The unit is still well under the 2 year warranty and has until now performed flawlessly.

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By K1W1
They tend to be a little painful in the ankle...

They tend to be a little painful in the ankle area when walking for the first few wears (my were and the dealer told me it was normal and it would go away soon and it did). No issues at all on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By K1W1
Are you sure that the settings on the Drift are...

Are you sure that the settings on the Drift are correct? I have seen other similar comparisons to this but never such a stark contrast in WB. The Drift footage does not look like other Drift footage...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By K1W1
thats fine but I assume that you will still be...

thats fine but I assume that you will still be wanting to take the laptop AC adapter to allow you to charge the device directly from a wall socket if available.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By K1W1
What you want is an inverter (it will invert the...

What you want is an inverter (it will invert the 12V DC to 230V AC).
There are no issues with power of the inverter the issue is what you connect to the inverter and how much power it draws.
There...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21,930
Views: 4,191,211
Posted By K1W1
Can't think of a gas station I have been to in...

Can't think of a gas station I have been to in Australia in the last ten years that was not self serve.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,220
Posted By K1W1
Anybody who uses RAM mounts to mount a camera on...

Anybody who uses RAM mounts to mount a camera on a motorcycle should get on of these.

http://www.rammount.com/images/gallery/RAP-B-404U/RAP-B-404U.jpg

RAM part number RAP-B-404U

They are...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By K1W1
To paraphrase the well known photography maxim....

To paraphrase the well known photography maxim. The right tool for the job is the tool you have with you when the job needs doing.

I'd never willingly try to perform major bike surgery with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By K1W1
Fuji X100 is everything there except waterproof.

Fuji X100 is everything there except waterproof.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
That's right they are going to water cooling and...

That's right they are going to water cooling and a rumoured 900-1000cc engine but they are doing that because of the Euro regs not because of Ducati and there has been no suggestion I have seen so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12,590
Views: 1,760,958
Posted By K1W1
Assuming that the bike was being ridden at the...

Assuming that the bike was being ridden at the time of the failure it is logical to guess that it fell over whilst moving forward. In that case the Insurance company here in Australia will have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
Triumph will ignore the Ducati Scrambler just...

Triumph will ignore the Ducati Scrambler just like Harley effectively ignore the Japanese cruiser clones.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By K1W1
Wait till you have a few miles on it and you get...

Wait till you have a few miles on it and you get the feel for that triple engine.

I doubt that the SW Motech would work with the Madstad but There is always the handle bars to mount things on.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By K1W1
Plus whatever for tank bag and plus whatever for...

Plus whatever for tank bag and plus whatever for not carrying it in a pocket to avoid potential additional injury in an off.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
+1 The Ducati Scambler is a 2015 bike. It will...

+1
The Ducati Scambler is a 2015 bike. It will be reliable, offer decent fuel economy, have a reasonable seat, the brakes will work in the rain and the suspension will be better than just adequate....
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By K1W1
Depends on what I am doing and what mood I am in...

Depends on what I am doing and what mood I am in and how much gear I feel like carrying.

Nikon DSLR and lenses if action is involved
...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,131
Posted By K1W1
Ground Effect (from New Zealand) mesh bike shorts...

Ground Effect (from New Zealand) mesh bike shorts for me. Support, padding and breathability, no sweating.
Marino wool T shirt and Patagonia Capiline light weight pull over under my jacket in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By K1W1
SW Motech make a bracket for GPS that mounts to...

SW Motech make a bracket for GPS that mounts to the windscreen brace and the arm goes between the screen and the instruments to position the GPS above the speedo. It uses RAM mounts so you may be...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By K1W1
I doubt that using ear buds would make any...

I doubt that using ear buds would make any difference at all to battery life they are still just speakers.
Ear buds will of course make getting your helmet on and off a more complicated procedure...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 202,574
Posted By K1W1
Get hold of a book called Across America by...

Get hold of a book called Across America by Motorcycle by C.K. Shepard. It is available electronically either on iBooks or free if you look around.
A 1919 trip from New York to LA on a 4 cylinder...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By K1W1
I have used both Givi and SW Motech as well and I...

I have used both Givi and SW Motech as well and I also prefer SW Motech.
I currently have a SW Motech "Alu" rack with the Givi quick lock plate onto which I mount a Givi V46 top box. When I am not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,427
Posted By K1W1
Thanks. The answers are pretty much as I expected...

Thanks. The answers are pretty much as I expected although I'm surprised you are still using LR4. LR5.x seems much more stable and offers some improved processing. I subscribe to the 10 second per...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By K1W1
I don't have a problem with the rain cover...

I don't have a problem with the rain cover arrangement. It secures on the SW Motech bags with a sping loaded clip like on the hem of many fleece jackets. Mine has never come loose, flown off or let...
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