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Forum: Vendors 05-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,824
Posted By Karson
+1 - Almost party time!

+1 - Almost party time!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,984
Posted By Karson
Removing isn't the hard part on the the dakar...

Removing isn't the hard part on the the dakar version. That last/second bead is a bear to spoon over the rim on installing, though.

If you've got something to wedge into the bead 180* across...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By Karson
They work great. The pivot action isn't anything...

They work great. The pivot action isn't anything over the top, just enough to make shifting while standing with MX boots effortless.
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,824
Posted By Karson
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 510,660
Posted By Karson
1971 6 horse - hadn't been run in over a decade...

1971 6 horse - hadn't been run in over a decade and lower unit lube was awful. New water pump/impeller and converting from long shaft to short shaft. Other than that, runs great!
...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
Great info and thanks for the suggestion on the...

Great info and thanks for the suggestion on the CPL. Did not even think of the possibility of attaching a filter :)

Grabbed this setup today:

52mm Adapter...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-07-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 164,008
Posted By Karson
Great - thank you! All three of us ordered them a...

Great - thank you! All three of us ordered them a few days ago, if for nothing else to help maintain the trails. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
I'm almost thinking of renting a lense for a week...

I'm almost thinking of renting a lense for a week or two ($50-75 outlay) as opposed to dropping $500 or so on a lense not knowing if it will fit my needs.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
Thanks - it is the first version. The upgrades...

Thanks - it is the first version. The upgrades on the II/III per dollar just weren't there for me.



With a 12-13lb trigger pull, I'd win a Darwin award if I was indeed "shooting" the wrong...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
Thanks for all the responses guys. After...

Thanks for all the responses guys. After thinking about how I would use a camera on the bike trips, I decided on a Sony RX100.

If for some unknown reason I'm utterly unsatisfied with action shots...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,824
Posted By Karson
+1. No hurry but I'll be excited when this day...

+1. No hurry but I'll be excited when this day comes [emoji106]🏻
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
That's what I'm thinking - I'm not sure I want...

That's what I'm thinking - I'm not sure I want the whole kit and caboodle in an 18-300 or 18-250. I really like the looks of the sigma 10-20 f4 and that it has an AF motor in the lense (something I...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
It is my only camera, save my iPhone 5s. The...

It is my only camera, save my iPhone 5s. The tripod is for bike shots with me and the two other guys, with the help of a remote wireless shutter. Tired of pictures that leave the photographer out...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,954
Posted By Karson
Taking DSLR on Trip - what ONE lense would you bring?

Anticipate bringing my D3100 and 60" collapsible tripod with me on a 8 day ride in a few weeks for the first time. Never did it before due to worrying about breaking it, or size, but I've convinced...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,038
Posted By Karson
All the above posted fits nicely in the bottom of...

All the above posted fits nicely in the bottom of my Klim Nap Sack. At just over 1.5lbs, I don't even notice it's in there.

http://i.imgur.com/T6n87g9.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,421
Posted By Karson
Nice tire to look at new. You get the...

Nice tire to look at new. You get the opportunity a lot on a big bike running a 150/70-17 rear.

I won't get 1500 miles out of this rear on my Super Tenere, so it's a pure hooligan tire. Not for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 164,008
Posted By Karson
Hey Bryan, Plan on doing this with a couple...

Hey Bryan,

Plan on doing this with a couple Iowa buddies after we finish the TWAT the last week of May. Any considerations need to be made for OHV passes and/or state park passes once we get in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By Karson
XT is the general model definition of the bike. ...

XT is the general model definition of the bike. For example, a Super Tenere is also a XT1200Z.

With that model (XT1200Z/Super Tenere/S10/what have you) you get "trims" of ES (electronic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,145
Posted By Karson
I scan my receipts for the fluids/filters/parts...

I scan my receipts for the fluids/filters/parts to dropbox with a verifiable timestamp image (cell phone next to the odometer). The magnuson moss warranty act is your friend. For the dealer to even...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,038
Posted By Karson
Thanks - I've always wondered how futile my...

Thanks - I've always wondered how futile my efforts would be on improvised breathing on a trauma patient in a get off. Like I mentioned, it's a completely different ball game if it's a 50 year old...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,321,169
Posted By Karson
you misspelled kenda :1drink

you misspelled kenda :1drink
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,038
Posted By Karson
What are folks' thoughts on using an OPA/NPA on a...

What are folks' thoughts on using an OPA/NPA on a victim who had trauma from a motorcycle accident, not from say, a heart attack while sitting at the campfire?

I'm curious what the general...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,628
Posted By Karson
I've got a set of e07 dakar's sitting by the tire...

I've got a set of e07 dakar's sitting by the tire changer for an upcoming trans wisconsin/upper peninsula trip in May (omfg SAND :eek1) on my Super Tenere.

Currently have big blocks on right now,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,321,169
Posted By Karson
Awesome pic decooney. I love the S10 for...

Awesome pic decooney. I love the S10 for everything it is (and isn't), but damn that duck would be fun to rip up and down Hwy 1!! :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,395
Posted By Karson
Liquid gold (in more ways than just...

Liquid gold (in more ways than just effectivene$$) for those of you forced to use E10.

http://www.simyamaha.com/v/vspfiles/photos/ACC-RNGFR-PL-32-2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Karson
Thanks - same body measurements, so I snagged an...

Thanks - same body measurements, so I snagged an XL in charcoal. Good deal!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Karson
Northern Half of TWAT Advice (WI)

Wondering what the scoop is on the split off of the TWAT here. Intuition would say follow the national forest northwest, but maybe I'm missing some good local knowledge/advice in taking the arrowed...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By Karson
Date Codes for New Kenda Big Block Compound?

I'm pretty sure it was announced early in '14 that Kenda was planning on introducing a new tire compound in their Big Block line.

I realize it would probably be in their best interest to not...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
HF said my replacement pump assembly is 10 weeks...

HF said my replacement pump assembly is 10 weeks out :huh

Also bought the 2 year extended service contract for $70 bucks or something like that. Oh well...weak moment.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
Great, that's what I was hoping to hear. Do...

Great, that's what I was hoping to hear.

Do you have any tips or pointers on how it comes out and back in? It looks like the black allen head set screws might have something to do with it perhaps?
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
Growing Pains

I started using my new lift the past week, got her filled with proper hydraulic fluid from the local tractor supply store and was soon off celebrating the epiphany of how great it was to work on a...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,416
Posted By Karson
The incandescent bulbs I replaced were 75W, which...

The incandescent bulbs I replaced were 75W, which from a quick google-fu showed about 1100 lumens unidirectionally. The LED'S were 2100 lumens per bulb, or for the non-mathmatically inclined people,...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,416
Posted By Karson
Just did a LED retrofit this past weekend. ...

Just did a LED retrofit this past weekend. Replaced 5 incandescent fixtures with dual lamp fixtures and samsung bulbs. I don't think the pictures are really accurate, given the before pic was...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
@kenstone - what bike are you putting up on the...

@kenstone - what bike are you putting up on the lift? does it really flex enough to give pause for the cause it might give out?
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
If anyone is on the fence, I used coupon 45336586...

If anyone is on the fence, I used coupon 45336586 to get it for 299. Helped offset freight a little and messing around with whether or not a brick and mortar nearby (45 miles for me) had it in stock....
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,600
Views: 2,981,206
Posted By Karson
Thanks - i've been through a progression of...

Thanks - i've been through a progression of having no garage or a single/two car garage. Having this just for toys as our family gets older was a diamond in the rough.

I'll have to look into this...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
The Conway semi came into my residential area...

The Conway semi came into my residential area today and dropped it off. Mid snow storm. Super nice that he helped me get it into the garage before going on his way.

So far, I've only got the top...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
Very good work - even if all folks use it for is...

Very good work - even if all folks use it for is ease of stepping off their bikes. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 37,810
Posted By Karson
They used to sell side extensions and extended...

They used to sell side extensions and extended the marketing of this as an atv/moto lift, but they've discontinued that add on for several years.

That said, if anyone is selling their extensions,...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6,600
Views: 2,981,206
Posted By Karson
Here's my toy box. Moved in last September and...

Here's my toy box. Moved in last September and slowly have been tackling some projects here and there.

Mess:
http://i.imgur.com/gTDQqlb.png


Progress:
http://i.imgur.com/ncJzAtD.png

4ft...
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