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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,889
Posted By mokosai
I got mine from metrorestyling.com, they seem to...

I got mine from metrorestyling.com, they seem to have decent selection and prices and ship quickly. I think think have a 10-20% off sale half the time, too, so watch for that.

I went with 3M, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
Outer seal on the final drive failed (what, final...

Outer seal on the final drive failed (what, final drive issues in a BMW?!). Bike had about 24k miles on it at time of failure. I noticed some fluid around the seal in Moab, UT. I called the Las...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
3,000 mi, from Iowa to California, and not always...

3,000 mi, from Iowa to California, and not always along the most direct route.

http://olens.smugmug.com/MotorcycleTrips/To-The-Pacific-and-Back/West-Alone/i-RL3zBSC/0/XL/DSCF6165-XL.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,650
Posted By mokosai
I just bought the best motorcycle earbuds I have...

I just bought the best motorcycle earbuds I have ever had (and I've had a lot!), so I had to share.

They are "3M Peltor EARbud Noise Isolating Headphones 2600N" and I bought them here:...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,109
Posted By mokosai
Glove Waterproofness?

Hey, I was wondering if there was anything new in the realm of waterproof gloves from you guys.

I have REV'IT pants and jackets and love both, but have had poor experiences with your gloves. The...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,889
Posted By mokosai
Thanks! I got a lot of my inspiration from...

Thanks!

I got a lot of my inspiration from this thread. Also, it's much easier to do two-tone than all one color because you get to have natural looking seams in the vinyl right at the bends in...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,889
Posted By mokosai
Daytona 675

Bought this bike with a few fairing cracks, but repaired them and decided to wrap it. It's not perfect, and I used almost double the wrap I needed to learning how to do it, but I'm pretty happy with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
So are those the same if you still have the stock...

So are those the same if you still have the stock shock? Are they listed as ninja 250 parts on that site? I looked and didn't see anything listed for 300s on that site.

Also, does that lift mean...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
Thanks! And that's a K1300S behind it, so...

Thanks!

And that's a K1300S behind it, so it's especially hard not to choose for multi-thousand-mile trips.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
Well, Navin and everyone deserves (more?)...

Well, Navin and everyone deserves (more?) commission from Kawasaki, as a 2013 white Ninja 300 followed me home. Sorry for the crappy cell phone shot.

http://i57.tinypic.com/20rr0nt.jpg

I guess...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
I just went and looked up what that was. Almost...

I just went and looked up what that was. Almost a thousand dollars for an ECU flash!! :huh

Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and stick with the small delay in throttle application, thank you very much.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
Couple of Issues

I've had my K1300S since last Spring, and I've put a little less than 10k miles on it, so I like it quite a bit! So first, a photo, in touring duty:
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
I had a corbin on an ST1300 a couple bikes ago,...

I had a corbin on an ST1300 a couple bikes ago, and it was ok (better than stock), but it certainly wasn't great.




The friend is planning on seeing what he can find at FM here, or on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
Just talked to Seat Concepts: they said they had...

Just talked to Seat Concepts: they said they had one almost ready, but then stopped working on it because they thought there was no demand. They said that if there's demand, they'll finish it up...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
It looks like dealers are asking MSRP (~$5,500)...

It looks like dealers are asking MSRP (~$5,500) and private sellers are asking about $5k or just under. That price difference might be worth it just for the convenience of being able to pick any...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
I think reality will be somewhere in the middle! ...

I think reality will be somewhere in the middle! I'm leaning toward doing counter-sprocket and windshield (if at a dealer only), seat, rearsets, luggage. So, yeah, a little while in a parking lot....
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
Do you know anyone other than Renazco that can...

Do you know anyone other than Renazco that can modify/rebuild a stock seat for these? I tried Spencer (http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php) as he's done two seats for me in the past, but he says...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 141,505
Posted By mokosai
Distance Riding on the 300?

Hey Guys,

I'm considering something a tad insane, and I want some feedback. I live in the midwest, but I'm thinking about flying out to the west coast, buying a Ninja 300, and riding it along the...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By mokosai
Spencer's done two seats for me, and I just...

Spencer's done two seats for me, and I just emailed him about a third one last night.

He returned my email early this morning. So, he's still in business!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
Any reason you're not considering a Ninja 1000? ...

Any reason you're not considering a Ninja 1000? It seems like it might be a K1300S with better bags and weighing ~40lbs less.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,506
Posted By mokosai
I took a trip last summer on my K1300S that was...

I took a trip last summer on my K1300S that was roughly 5000 miles in 9 days. Absolutely no problems with that kind of consistent mileage. There isn't another bike I would rather have for that trip,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,345
Posted By mokosai
BMW's own K1300S is pretty competitive with the...

BMW's own K1300S is pretty competitive with the Ninja 1000. Would BMW really have two I4 lightweight (relatively so) super-sport tourers? I imagine the S1000_ platform is physically smaller than...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,045
Posted By mokosai
Generally speaking, when I need something that's...

Generally speaking, when I need something that's like duct tape but much better, I always reach for Gaffer's tape. The adhesive is strong but does not leave residue, and the material is much more...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By mokosai
I've had one of those for the last few years,...

I've had one of those for the last few years, probably used every couple of months on average.

I've been happy with it, although of late it's starting to "stick" just a little, where as you twist...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By mokosai
Hot Air Plastic Welding

I'm trying to teach myself plastic welding to repair (ABS) motorcycle fairings, and I'm curious about safety. Some of the smells as the plastic melts (burns?) are pretty unpleasant, and I wonder if...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By mokosai
I have an 06 330xi that's been problem free, but...

I have an 06 330xi that's been problem free, but then only has 85k miles on it now. I was thinking of getting rid of it soon anyway, and this thread is convincing me even more, but the question is,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,586
Posted By mokosai
Depends on the purpose. For around town /...

Depends on the purpose.

For around town / commuting / day rides, I have never ridden anything better than the Street Triple.

But, I've found myself looking for longer and longer trips. For...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,586
Posted By mokosai
Well, I'm selling an 2010 R for $7800 (4k miles)...

Well, I'm selling an 2010 R for $7800 (4k miles) in the FM right now, I think that's about right for price.

But this post isn't (just) shameless self-promotion, because I don't think a Street...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,145
Posted By mokosai
And yet another. In that class of bike I think...

And yet another. In that class of bike I think there's nothing better.

And in the interest of full disclosure, mine is for sale in the FM right now, but I still think it's the best midsized bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By mokosai
To their "credit," it appears that the dealer had...

To their "credit," it appears that the dealer had all the work done in the first 3-4 days, but then never bothered to call corporate about it? They told me I could pick it up anytime if I was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By mokosai
A POSITIVE Corporate Warranty Interaction Experience, for a Change

Long story short: I had a Triumph Street Triple R that was in the shop for a coolant leak. The bike is one year out of warranty, but the shop said they'd ask Triumph USA to cover it anyway since...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By mokosai
Well, I bought the BMW with the intention of...

Well, I bought the BMW with the intention of replacing the Triumph, but my use case is different.

I find I mostly go on 3-10 day rides, and even though I bought luggage for the Triumph, the lack...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By mokosai
I own both. I also feel no heat from the K1300S,...

I own both. I also feel no heat from the K1300S, and I feel *almost* no heat from the Street Triple. If you're at a light and the air is still enough you can kind of feel a little heat on your...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By mokosai
Well that seems fairly unanimous, then.

Well that seems fairly unanimous, then.
Forum: Americas 04-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By mokosai
Good idea! I'm updating my West route with that...

Good idea! I'm updating my West route with that in mind.
Forum: Americas 04-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By mokosai
The weather ting is a good point. Besides, I've...

The weather ting is a good point. Besides, I've always liked the idea of going "where the winds take me," even if it's just for 9 days.
Forum: Americas 04-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By mokosai
East or West?

I'm daydreaming about a 9-day (Friday afternoon through following Sunday) trip I'm considering for this summer. I'm live in Eastern Iowa, so I need to choose a compass direction to pursue. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,517
Posted By mokosai
Agreed. I rode both before buying a Street...

Agreed. I rode both before buying a Street Triple R. The Speed had just a little more low-end torque, but the Street revs up so fast you'll never notice. That motor is the best I've ever...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,366
Posted By mokosai
Not to start another debate within this one, but...

Not to start another debate within this one, but nothing to do with comfort is universally true. The V-Strom I had for over a year (and the Ulysses that I had for 2 weeks) gave me upper back pain,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,366
Posted By mokosai
There seems to be some disagreement over the...

There seems to be some disagreement over the chosen thread title.

In my head, the categories go as follows:

Light-Weight Sport Tourer (<520lbs wet): Ninja 1000, FZ1, SV650 etc. (also pretty...
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