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Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By kk3an
If it were me, I'd fill the tank, and again do...

If it were me, I'd fill the tank, and again do the reset procedure. If still not working, I would then empty the tank, and do the reset procedure once again with the tank empty.

I'm thinking you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By kk3an
Is the GSA tank new, or used? Also does your '07...

Is the GSA tank new, or used? Also does your '07 have the fuel strip, or a float for reading the fuel level?

Reason I ask is, perhaps it would have been better to fill the tank completely after...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,815
Posted By kk3an
I too noticed one tiny pinhole in the Magadan...

I too noticed one tiny pinhole in the Magadan bags when bran new - precisely in the area pictured - thought nothing of it, and proceeded to pack both bags very heavily on a trip from here...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,913
Posted By kk3an
Hi Jim, Minor damage to the bike, and none...

Hi Jim,

Minor damage to the bike, and none to me. Had I not been 12-13% ahead on time at that point, I'd probably not have decided to do this again.

My comment on the GS was in reference only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,913
Posted By kk3an
My sincere thanks goes to my good friend Dave (YT...

My sincere thanks goes to my good friend Dave (YT Dave) for kicking off this thread....also his (and his wife's) massive encouragement, constant phone calls while up north preparing, keeping loved...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 721,005
Posted By kk3an
Not only that, but that box, even empty, will...

Not only that, but that box, even empty, will oscillate like crazy and could lead to a failure over time. I had a similar set-up some time ago, and the box would oscillate / bounce a surprising...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,815
Posted By kk3an
OK. I also have one strap running to a sewn loop...

OK. I also have one strap running to a sewn loop under one bag, then over the top & across to the other and fastened to the other bag's matching loop under the bag. This allows you to tighten that...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,815
Posted By kk3an
I'm using several of the 1" wide straps purchased...

I'm using several of the 1" wide straps purchased from Aerostich, but really any good 1" wide strap will do.

Dan
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,815
Posted By kk3an
My Mags are mounted to the Touratech mounts. No...

My Mags are mounted to the Touratech mounts. No movement unless you really force the bags to move with your hands (while riding they do not move).

An even more positive bag-mounting method would...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,236
Posted By kk3an
To my ears I really didn't notice any detectable...

To my ears I really didn't notice any detectable difference at all noise-wise, nor any difference with it starting or running.

To be fair, I pulled the damn flap out almost immediately after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,236
Posted By kk3an
I also had a very pronounced detonation /...

I also had a very pronounced detonation / pre-detonation issue caused by throttle blips with my '13 GSA.

Removed the exhaust flap and the problem went away 100%. No throttle body sync, no nothing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By kk3an
Hi Howard, 1) To remove the plate / cover, I...

Hi Howard,

1) To remove the plate / cover, I simply 'bumped' the outside notches in the metal retainer ring gently with a blunt screwdriver and a hammer. Distributing the very soft blows around...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By kk3an
I did this with a 2009 GS - photo below of the...

I did this with a 2009 GS - photo below of the bulkhead fitting just off to the side of the fuel distribution plate, as there wasn't ample space on the plate for this 90 degree fitting, plus I felt...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
SeeRace - about a month it was, because I ordered...

SeeRace - about a month it was, because I ordered them when they were out of stock.

I wouldn't let the racks determine what bags you go with - I sold my GSA OEM racks on here within a couple hours...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
The rear stays rigid when the bag's empty because...

The rear stays rigid when the bag's empty because there's a stiff backing, but the rest of it will more or less collapse in from the wind hitting the bag if completely empty at 70-mph.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
They are mounted correctly. I'm using (3) 1" wide...

They are mounted correctly. I'm using (3) 1" wide adjustable straps on each bag - one strap hugs each bag horizontally, one vertically, and one short strap in the rear is used to keep the bag close...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
For me, yes. If you're used to the larger boxes...

For me, yes. If you're used to the larger boxes (Jesse Safari / Odyssey, etc) as I was, then these Magadans are a bit smaller, but honestly I was packing far more than was needed anyhow, as most...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
Thanks. Yes, direct from Adv Spec.

Thanks. Yes, direct from Adv Spec.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
I'm running Touratech Part Number: 051-0134 ...

I'm running Touratech Part Number: 051-0134

Not sure what years this specific rack will fit, but they'd have something that would work for you.

I prefer the round tube of these as opposed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,411
Posted By kk3an
bobframe - I was in the same position as you, and...

bobframe - I was in the same position as you, and simply couldn't get around the fact the exhaust-side OEM mount was shaped like it was, so I replaced both sides with the stainless rack mounts that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,434
Posted By kk3an
Ran completely out 18 miles below "0" indicated...

Ran completely out 18 miles below "0" indicated miles, with an '09 GS running the fuel strip.

I then got in the very bad habit of always pushing the fuel level to nearly that same low level almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,434
Posted By kk3an
Having done this many times personally, I agree...

Having done this many times personally, I agree 100% with trc.rhubarb....it sounds as if the final drive is not being introduced perfectly flush to the shaft. Perhaps apply grease to the initial...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,324
Posted By kk3an
Yes same here - simply replacing the strip (with...

Yes same here - simply replacing the strip (with no re-calabration) worked perfectly for me as well.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By kk3an
Th Sena SR-10 comes with a nice waterproof PTT...

Th Sena SR-10 comes with a nice waterproof PTT switch and a way to mount it to the bars, however you have to purchase the entire SR-10 kit to get it. I tried contacting Sena a while back to purchase...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By kk3an
Jeff - didn't realize that. Yes the Icom I...

Jeff - didn't realize that.

Yes the Icom I use is just an HT - not sure what you'd have to do there with an RJ-11, aside from trying to make something custom.

Dan
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By kk3an
Hi Jeff, I use the Sena SR-10 with the...

Hi Jeff,

I use the Sena SR-10 with the SMH-10 and the combo works beautifully running full duplex with an Icom, and there is a plug available for Yaesu as well that's available from Sena that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Yes, that's the correct link - thanks gonzo. ...

Yes, that's the correct link - thanks gonzo.

Dan
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
The 'girlfriend with the shoes' analogy is...

The 'girlfriend with the shoes' analogy is excellent - I could't agree more. It would be refreshing if more people took that same position that you explained.

While I'm certainly wide open to any...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Thank you, my good man wilson, that's...

Thank you, my good man wilson, that's appreciated!

Dan
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Wasn't built to look beautiful - was built based...

Wasn't built to look beautiful - was built based on experience of what works. That's what real beauty is.

Dan
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Interesting. I've heard of those, but never have...

Interesting. I've heard of those, but never have seen one mounted. I agree the factory replacement is more ideal, but I need the extra range 53 litres gives.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
For sure...Negative!

For sure...Negative!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
I use solid .035" wire (4043 Grade) and 100%...

I use solid .035" wire (4043 Grade) and 100% argon for aluminum welding - no flux core wire. Don't remember the heat settings specifically - but I was running about average heat / wire feed for 3/16"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,600
Posted By kk3an
Southwest of Casper.... ...

Southwest of Casper....

http://www.kk3an.com/59.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By kk3an
You indicate you're running both Krista's off one...

You indicate you're running both Krista's off one side's connector lead only.

I'm also running Krista's on a '13 GSA - however one side is powered from the left lead, and the other from the right,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Hi Rob - yep, you're spot on. This explains it: ...

Hi Rob - yep, you're spot on. This explains it: www.kk3an.com

Rick (Windsailor) - great story for sure! I too have been in too many places where the fuel gauge dictated where I'd be sleeping that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
Thanks. Sure there's some weight there...

Thanks.

Sure there's some weight there versus just an empty space - but 57 LBS is a good deal less than the average passenger (who may easily be 150 LBS+).

The only real 'transfer' I've added...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
The cap is actually threaded (fine threads)....

The cap is actually threaded (fine threads). Perhaps the camera just didn't pick the threads up.

I agree 100% - 1/8" plate would have been ample for this. I just have a good deal of 3/16" around...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,676
Posted By kk3an
GSA Auxiliary Tank - when 8.7 gallons just doesn't cut it

Custom 6 Gallon auxiliary fuel tank constructed over the winter of 2012 / 2013 - with dual baffles.

This tank was designed & built by me using 6061-T6 aluminum plate stock, 3/16" thick, and coated...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By kk3an
Brake parts cleaner (available at NAPA or...

Brake parts cleaner (available at NAPA or Wal-Mart) will do it, but there's a risk of taking the finish with it.

Dan
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