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Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By kailuasurfer
Outstanding rally locations!

2015 and 2016 are both getting on my calendar. Hoping also to get to Griffith Park this year. Now just trying to decide which rig to take...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By kailuasurfer
Pacific Rim...

Claude, I thought the idea of opening a CSM field office here was a corporate secret! I see us bridging the European and Asian markets - let's talk. :lol3
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 567,072
Posted By kailuasurfer
Even with added "regulatory costs," I understand...

Even with added "regulatory costs," I understand that Mobec and LBS rigs cost less than $48,000.00.
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Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,593
Posted By kailuasurfer
Where in the world is Drone?

Where in the world is Drone?
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 567,072
Posted By kailuasurfer
Safety?

I would like our European pilots to weigh in on this - I understand that German and Dutch rigs must pass inspections (per Mobec and LBS) prior to being delivered to customers. Not sure about the...
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By kailuasurfer
Gene

My first Ural was from Gene. He supplied parts for it. He supplied advice for it. He is old-school. He sends parts first and asks for a check later. He trusts you, you trust him. Good man...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,366
Views: 567,072
Posted By kailuasurfer
:huh $48k? :huh Agree with Dave that if I...

:huh $48k? :huh

Agree with Dave that if I had that much cash on hand, I would order one from Mobec or another custom made one from LBS.
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By kailuasurfer
I had a '98 Sportman 1WD with a 750 in it. It was...

I had a '98 Sportman 1WD with a 750 in it. It was a blast to own and ride - I sold it because I have a BMW/CSM rig.

The asking price for the rig seems high to me.
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By kailuasurfer
nwbiker, you have a great looking rig! Let me...

nwbiker, you have a great looking rig! Let me know when you are out this way again.
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By kailuasurfer
It was fun - enjoyed meeting everyone!

It was fun - enjoyed meeting everyone!
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
My route took me through Enumclaw, this is the...

My route took me through Enumclaw, this is the only DMC souvenir to share since the shop is closed on Sundays.

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a473/kailuasurferinva/BMW/photo1_zps011a3229.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
Another view of the mountain from Reflection...

Another view of the mountain from Reflection Lakes - still snow bound.

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a473/kailuasurferinva/BMW/photo3_zps56c54ff0.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
Perfect day for a visit to a volcano! Is that the...

Perfect day for a visit to a volcano! Is that the Nisqually Glacier?

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a473/kailuasurferinva/BMW/photo2_zpsebee8b01.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By kailuasurfer
Another thumbs up for Sena SMH10 - works very...

Another thumbs up for Sena SMH10 - works very well. I use a set of ear plugs - volume is high enough to hear with the plugs in! My daughters love them for music and chatting.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By kailuasurfer
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By kailuasurfer
Are you referring to Side Effects? I am hoping to...

Are you referring to Side Effects? I am hoping to make it up to BC for a visit this summer - one of my favorite rig from Side Effects was the Mad Max Tiger!
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 52,716
Posted By kailuasurfer
DB - nice setup for the winch. I opted for a...

DB - nice setup for the winch. I opted for a winch-in-a-bag option as well. Rated 2500lbs and seems to work well. I thought portability was good for moving it from rig to rig.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By kailuasurfer
I did notice that he already wears a very large...

I did notice that he already wears a very large hat.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By kailuasurfer
Claude stands by his products and work. Claude...

Claude stands by his products and work.
Claude personally answers emails and phone calls.
Claude spends time with strangers (i.e., non-paying customers) sharing his knowledge and experience. ...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
Emerald City

Heading into the wet city today...

I was parked next to a Sparrow! You can see the front end on left.
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Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By kailuasurfer
Claude, to you I say, I have been spending more...

Claude, to you I say, I have been spending more time with my German girl lately :evil. (Still trying to work out the shakes...)
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By kailuasurfer
My Rocket rig is fast and nimble - with LL and...

My Rocket rig is fast and nimble - with LL and car tires. Just can't see what I would gain with a leaner :eek1. Just saying... Good luck with the project!
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By kailuasurfer
Leaner Rocket? I would be afraid...

Leaner Rocket? I would be afraid...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By kailuasurfer
PM on your way.

PM on your way.
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By kailuasurfer
Bainbridge ferry? We are practically neighbors!

Bainbridge ferry? We are practically neighbors!
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
Another picture of the lap cover (and handlebar...

Another picture of the lap cover (and handlebar muffs):

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a473/kailuasurferinva/Lap%20cover/ABC255F2-D9FB-4B30-8EE0-3007732E9F0C_zpsc2adowp6.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
It looks like Tucano Urbano lap covers come in...

It looks like Tucano Urbano lap covers come in four different models. According to the website, this one should fit your KLR650:...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
I also looked at a Bagster lap cover but it was...

I also looked at a Bagster lap cover but it was about twice the cost of the Tucano Urbano lap cover and was told that it could take over 4 weeks for delivery. I got mine from...
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
Like chairhead, I bought a Tucano Urbano lap...

Like chairhead, I bought a Tucano Urbano lap cover from the U.K. It was delivered within a week!
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
I looked at Langlitz and Potomac but they were...

I looked at Langlitz and Potomac but they were made for cruiser type police bikes. Also, they were a bit pricey for me - no question about the high quality, however. It was tough to find a U.S.-made...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,767
Posted By kailuasurfer
Lap cover

As I age, I am getting less tolerant of wet and cold riding. Here's my lap cover. PVC construction with fleece lining. It works perfectly! Europeans do know something about riding year-round.

It...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
If Dave is tempted, it must indeed improve the...

If Dave is tempted, it must indeed improve the riding experience?
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
:rofl With Stroker wheels/tires and Claude's...

:rofl

With Stroker wheels/tires and Claude's suspension, it already rides like your are rolling on marshmallows.
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
About 15-16 inches between sidecar and bike seat,...

About 15-16 inches between sidecar and bike seat, 24 inches wide inside the car, and the sidecar seat is 18 inches wide. Not sure these measurements are answers to your question...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,228
Posted By kailuasurfer
Claude would have to weigh in on the specific...

Claude would have to weigh in on the specific technical differences but I can say the following about my user experience:

1. Passenger seats "up". My girls simply step up to the seat rather than...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By kailuasurfer
You guys must be snowbound and slaphappy :D

You guys must be snowbound and slaphappy :D
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By kailuasurfer
iHop, PM on the way to you.

iHop, PM on the way to you.
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By kailuasurfer
Claude, did Elmer post any details about the...

Claude, did Elmer post any details about the "skirt" on the tonneau cover?
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By kailuasurfer
Cool set up!

I think I may have found a solution! Found this on one of Abenteuerfahrer's RR, post 85: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588174.
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By kailuasurfer
Precious cargo to keep warm

BTW, my spouse won't get near my rigs at any temperature (nor my girlfriends :D).

I discussed the ideas with my girls (13 and 10). Both agreed that we should try ideas 2, 3, and/or 4. Ideas 1 and...
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