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Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5,128
Views: 969,734
Posted By Kerfuffle
Curious how the two engines compare in vibration....

Curious how the two engines compare in vibration. 700 is supposed to be better balanced, and the 750 has an updated balancer.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5,128
Views: 969,734
Posted By Kerfuffle
Be sure to stop by BASF's weinkeller in...

Be sure to stop by BASF's weinkeller in Luwdigshafen. Alininstrasse 12 in LU, right behind the BASF "Casino" building. Tastings are several evenings a week. Enjoy!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,312
Posted By Kerfuffle
1. Facebooking / tweeting / texting / etc. while...

1. Facebooking / tweeting / texting / etc. while driving.

2. Tailgating / not leaving room when changing lanes. They do this in NASCAR, and it leads to awesome wrecks. I do not want to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,111
Posted By Kerfuffle
+1 It amazes me how people drive...

+1

It amazes me how people drive (particularly while commuting) with such little regard for their rides and their lives, not to mention everyone else's. We're all going to get there, and chances...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,829
Views: 212,880
Posted By Kerfuffle
In the mid 1950s, Benz found they needed a faster...

In the mid 1950s, Benz found they needed a faster way to transport their racecars. They turned the engineers loose, and here is the result, now in the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart. Supposedly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,111
Posted By Kerfuffle
No, the problem there is that trains actually...

No, the problem there is that trains actually attract cars and pedestrians. Seriously, I read it on the internet, it MUST be true! :rofl

How do people run into things like trains and fire trucks?...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 2,495,380
Posted By Kerfuffle
Seconded ...

Seconded

http://brfiles.mailftp.com/ADV/45th.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,297
Posted By Kerfuffle
+1. True both for the BabyGS / Tiger and the...

+1. True both for the BabyGS / Tiger and the RT/Trophy.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 28,585
Posted By Kerfuffle
Just finished her Oregon RR and found out this...

Just finished her Oregon RR and found out this news. Very sad news, she seems like the real deal. Gotta take advantage of each and every day and she seems to have done just that.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,897
Posted By Kerfuffle
Wow. This was a great RR about a place that...

Wow. This was a great RR about a place that holds a very special place in my heart. Didn't know her, but she was clearly a special person. Sad. :cry

But its also a reminder that each day is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,297
Posted By Kerfuffle
Former 2010 F658GS owner. Good experience with...

Former 2010 F658GS owner. Good experience with bike. Liked it, no maintenance or repair problems. Raves: Manageable weight, decent ergos, good blend of power and mileage. Gripes: buzzy engine,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 25,006
Posted By Kerfuffle
For those of you who have ridden them, how would...

For those of you who have ridden them, how would you compare the vibration of the V650LT, Wee2, and FJ09/FZ09? I'm mostly curious about vibes in the grips, pegs and saddle causing fatigue or...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 191,709
Posted By Kerfuffle
I suggest going with the TwTex group for their...

I suggest going with the TwTex group for their annual weekend ride in March. Good group and introduction to the area.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,222
Posted By Kerfuffle
FJ-09. Will need suspension upgrades and maybe...

FJ-09. Will need suspension upgrades and maybe as with the ST, Yamaha will add cruise next year. Otherwise it looks darn good.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
Technically that might be true, but cruise is...

Technically that might be true, but cruise is part of the "standard" package for 2015 and most dealers will order it with that package. So practically speaking, the 2015 GSW has cruise.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
That's the point - the cost to implement cruise...

That's the point - the cost to implement cruise on a throttle-by-wire bike is really small - 3 more switches to the ECU and a small bit of software. So its a marketing thing, not a cost thing. Its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
BMW offers cruise on the RT, K16GT/GTL and GS. I...

BMW offers cruise on the RT, K16GT/GTL and GS. I doubt they worry about one cannibalizing sales from the others.

Similarly, I doubt that offering cruise on the < 500lb, ~100Hp FJ-09 is going to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
Mods to the ECU are fairly simple for Yamaha -...

Mods to the ECU are fairly simple for Yamaha - very difficult for third parties to reverse engineer. Adding cruise shouldn't require any additional hardware needed since everything is already run...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,753
Posted By Kerfuffle
FJ-09 looks to be pretty spot on for sport...

FJ-09 looks to be pretty spot on for sport touring.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
I noticed that too. Since they have...

I noticed that too. Since they have throttle-by-wire, adding cruise is very simple. Hopefully they don't delay it as a marketing exercise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,111
Posted By Kerfuffle
Texting? It would be good if they were just...

Texting? It would be good if they were just texting. With the amount of time they're looking at their precious phones (think Golum) its like they're commenting on the facebook of every of their...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,307,440
Posted By Kerfuffle
Awesome news that you're in Italy. Hope you get...

Awesome news that you're in Italy. Hope you get lots of good time in Tuscany and Umbria. Many good memories from traveling there, will be fun on a bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
The NT700 had more than a few problems - but the...

The NT700 had more than a few problems - but the biggest was an engine that was low on power and not very smooth. The Yamaha triple won't have that problem. It was also a bit heavy for what it was,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,463
Posted By Kerfuffle
+1. Love the Big K - comfortable, powerful,...

+1. Love the Big K - comfortable, powerful, poised at speed - but man, it is heavy. A 500 lb mini-FJR would quickly be in the stable.

I'd really like to see them resist making it a ADVish...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,713
Posted By Kerfuffle
I just got back from 5 days in the Yellowstone /...

I just got back from 5 days in the Yellowstone / Cody / Grand Tetons area. More bad driving there than I ever see in the city, lots of close calls from basic stupidity. I'm not going to let it keep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,111
Posted By Kerfuffle
It must have been something in the air yesterday....

It must have been something in the air yesterday. I saw all of that on the other side of 45, what a cluster. Also, a mattress tied down in a pickup - not very well - that took flight about 1/4...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,817
Posted By Kerfuffle
+1 to others. I-10 sucks, and the slow roads are...

+1 to others. I-10 sucks, and the slow roads are much better.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,753
Posted By Kerfuffle
The K1600GT and I went across Lolo Pass in early...

The K1600GT and I went across Lolo Pass in early July. Truly awesome.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 620,144
Posted By Kerfuffle
Sat on a new V2 today. Impressive, like the...

Sat on a new V2 today. Impressive, like the ergos. Will try a test ride soon.
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,829
Views: 212,880
Posted By Kerfuffle
Skid Plate Racing is the Best Racing...

Skid Plate Racing is the Best Racing...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 109,434
Posted By Kerfuffle
We always carried the folding saws when doing SAR...

We always carried the folding saws when doing SAR duty. The "chain" saws work OK but its always an issue of getting them to stay in place.

Gerber folding saw is surprisingly good, but limited...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 109,434
Posted By Kerfuffle
Not much dirt involved (except for never washing...

Not much dirt involved (except for never washing the bike when in TX - too many bugs), but the K1600 and I are coming to BZN by the 4th of July and staying for the summer. Looking forward to some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 84,274
Posted By Kerfuffle
Subscribed! Sounds like a much needed trip to...

Subscribed! Sounds like a much needed trip to clear your head and get things back on balance.

Holler if you need anything in TX or MT (peeps in both states).

Best of luck and looking forward...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,753
Posted By Kerfuffle
Awesome :clap Looks like you have the...

Awesome :clap

Looks like you have the Wunderlich crash bars already installed, good choice. Don't forget to stop over and say hi at k1600forum.com
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,222
Posted By Kerfuffle
The rumored FJ-09 if it winds up being a 500lb...

The rumored FJ-09 if it winds up being a 500lb sport tourer with ergos like the FJR1300 and hard sidebags. ABS and cruise would be nice (cruise is easy with throttle-by-wire).

Don't care about...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 244,165
Posted By Kerfuffle
Good experiences with RevZilla, 4 or 5 orders...

Good experiences with RevZilla, 4 or 5 orders over the years. No problems with delivery.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 56,795
Posted By Kerfuffle
The gearbox is a low spot with the Big K. It...

The gearbox is a low spot with the Big K. It clunks like a GS into first but at least mine seems to be smooth in the upper gears. Windscreen is easily fixable. The refinement and composure of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 56,795
Posted By Kerfuffle
What, did you off-road the K16? Don't get...

What, did you off-road the K16?

Don't get me wrong, the triple motor is very nice and has character, and it beats the heck out of the RT's boxer, but how is it smoother than the K16? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,036
Posted By Kerfuffle
Tank Bag: Try th SW-MOTEC "City" bag -narrow...

Tank Bag: Try th SW-MOTEC "City" bag -narrow enough to prevent much interference with the bars at lock. Not sure which tank ring fits, but some have reported success with the ones for the GS (not...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,156
Posted By Kerfuffle
I always like to go as close to Labor Day as...

I always like to go as close to Labor Day as possible, sometimes after. No tourists, but the weather can get colder by then.

If you want to go to the East side of the park, stay at Many Glacier...
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