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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
The reason that Japanese bikes are called...

The reason that Japanese bikes are called "Metric" is because the owners of said Japanese bikes got their llittle feelings hurt by the term "Jap Bike". .... even though it's a technically correct...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
How can I fail my own quiz? I have the answer...

How can I fail my own quiz? I have the answer key ! :evil

What do you get? I dunno. I gotta get back to you on that one.

I could send you a Missouri Motorcycle license plate to hang on your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
Where were we? Harley Dealerships? Oh...

Where were we?

Harley Dealerships?

Oh yeah.

OK, so can we agree that (generally speaking) that the Harley Dealerships are more rider friendly and free coffee -n- stuff and that they organize...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By kballowe
I've had this happen on my R75/5. What works...

I've had this happen on my R75/5.

What works (for me) is to pull the plug wires and spray contact cleaner, gun scrubber, tri-chlor, (whatever you got that evaporates fast) and make sure that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
We have a casual bunch of riders. Last long trip...

We have a casual bunch of riders. Last long trip was 14 bikes - of all sorts and manufacturers.

Go-fast guys get out front. Slow guys bring up the pack.
We're all the same at the lunch table.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
Uggggg - and I have TWO Softails (don't tell...

Uggggg - and I have TWO Softails (don't tell anyone) :fpalm
I'm just a slow learner.

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Although...... I DO have one of THESE.....
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
Holy crap. Are you my long lost brother? :rofl ...

Holy crap. Are you my long lost brother? :rofl

I have a Honda, Yamaha, two Kawasaki, a Suzuki, and two Harleys.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
Thank-you for that nice photo. ... and I...

Thank-you for that nice photo.

... and I agree with your post.....
:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,397
Posted By kballowe
It's a toss-up. We have a...

It's a toss-up.

We have a Kawasaki/Suzuki/Honda/Yamaha/Polaris dealer 12 miles west. It's family owned since 1978.

We also have a Harley dealer 4 miles south. Family owned since 1985.

Both...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,569
Posted By kballowe
:evil :rofl

:evil

:rofl
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,569
Posted By kballowe
The only reason that I still ride is because the...

The only reason that I still ride is because the wife refuses to let me stick my head out of the car window.
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,184
Posted By kballowe
Wow. Very nice. Thank-you for posting...

Wow.

Very nice.

Thank-you for posting this information !
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,751
Posted By kballowe
I love my XD4. It even goes with me on my...

I love my XD4. It even goes with me on my touring bike.
Yes it's noisy but has great airflow. Close all of the vents and it becomes much more quiet.

:clap
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,101
Posted By kballowe
Happy Trails SU Rack Kawasaki Versys 2010+ Part #...

Happy Trails SU Rack Kawasaki Versys 2010+ Part # HTP4-0-1.1 $279
Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kit Point1 HTPMK750.1 $38 (this allows an easier mounting, and easy detach of the boxes from the...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By kballowe
x3

x3
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,015
Posted By kballowe
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/...

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/016_sm.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
OMG are they using that General Motors ignition...

OMG are they using that General Motors ignition module manufactured by Toyota?


:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,771
Posted By kballowe
I was looking for a Street Bob, for several...

I was looking for a Street Bob, for several months. Looked at new ones. Looked at a lot of used ones.

1st year of the 103 in a Dyna, and they were selling well. Best price I could find was MSRP...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,301
Posted By kballowe
Eagle Rider (and others) rent a few different...

Eagle Rider (and others) rent a few different bikes.

Check it out......

If you get to where you're going to make a decision - see if they have a bike in that model for you to rent.

Nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
The BMW owner demographic has changed. However,...

The BMW owner demographic has changed. However, if you roll up on an old airhead, you will certainly be welcome.
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http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/016_sm.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
Goddam $%#*ing Guzzis. Having owned eight or...

Goddam $%#*ing Guzzis.
Having owned eight or ten of them...... PITA bikes.
Yes, I did just pick up another one last week.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,502
Posted By kballowe
I saw this thread and thought "what the hell is...

I saw this thread and thought "what the hell is the difference - socks are socks".

I mostly wear cotton athletic socks that come up over the calf.

Obviously, I'm missing something.

But, I AM...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,301
Posted By kballowe
I'm in my mid 50's. 5'10" and 200 pounds, 30"...

I'm in my mid 50's. 5'10" and 200 pounds, 30" inseam, 34" sleeve. The wife comes in around 150.

For the past 15 years we've managed 30K miles annually and sometimes a bit more.

Sounds like...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,188
Posted By kballowe
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,101
Posted By kballowe
Mounted some aluminum side cases and then went on...

Mounted some aluminum side cases and then went on a 1,600 mile road trip.
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http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/Nebraska25Jul2014_zpsd480e0b7.jpg
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,571
Posted By kballowe
Mounted up the boxes with the Happy Trails mounts...

Mounted up the boxes with the Happy Trails mounts and mount kit - and proceeded to "test" them on a 1,600 mile walk-about. All went well. They hold a lot of "stuff". :D
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Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
Baby got back ! :evil They ARE large. ...

Baby got back ! :evil

They ARE large. Woof.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,534
Posted By kballowe
I suspect there is another side to this story. ...

I suspect there is another side to this story.

It is written for maximum controversy, and it's working.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,188
Posted By kballowe
This.

This.
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
There IS that extra space in there for...

There IS that extra space in there for something.....
I agree that they could sit "in" a couple of inches on each side.

If they get to be that disagreeable, then may look into modifying the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
Wicked Actually, it was the heavyweight cotton fabric...

Actually, it was the heavyweight cotton fabric and the quality of the shirt. Two things that aren't that easy to find on a long sleeves T, especially at the $10 price range.

Don't you know that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 288,625
Posted By kballowe
Nah, those are a really nice set of Wolverines. ...

Nah, those are a really nice set of Wolverines. All leather. Very comfy.

But yes, the Wife IS wearing a Harley shirt !
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
I know, right? Fixed it. Too many...

I know, right?

Fixed it.

Too many windows open at one time. Operator error.

:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 288,625
Posted By kballowe
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/...

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/Gold_Wing_Dragon_25May2013_small_zps6234c688.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
I know what you mean. :rofl Here's me...

I know what you mean. :rofl

Here's me (and the Wife) on a leisurely stroll thru the Tail of the Dragon.
Note that she's wearing a long-sleeved Harley-Davidson T-Shirt.
And why not? 100%...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,571
Posted By kballowe
Mounted these up yesterday. Happy trails mounts...

Mounted these up yesterday. Happy trails mounts and mount kit.

And now (drum roll please)

Some pictures
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http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/Case_Rear_View_zpsec7018cc.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/...

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/Case_Rear_View_zpsec7018cc.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/kballowe/Case_side_View_zps941d37af.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,944
Posted By kballowe
I installed mine today, with the Happy Trails...

I installed mine today, with the Happy Trails side mounts and also purchased the mount kit. This is on a 2014 Versys.

They are mounted square to the Happy Trails mounts.

Used blue painters...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,755
Posted By kballowe
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
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