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Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By sparkymcgee
Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get...

Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get it to communicate with a Spot tracker to send an alert when out of cell coverage, that would be a killer product too. I could see someone like Spot...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By sparkymcgee
IceDot

This is intriguing. Basically a sensor on your helmet that detects a crash and then uses bluetooth to signal your phone to notify your emergency contact.

https://icedot.org/site/
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sparkymcgee
I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought...

I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought some longer straps and used the handles that came with it, so it ended up costing a little more to get them to work, but still much cheaper than...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sparkymcgee
Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones....

Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones. Placing order now. Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By sparkymcgee
DIY Zega Pro Handles

Touratech sells these for $45.30 per, which seems a little rich to me:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2580/PN-050-0802/ZEGA-PRO-carrying-handle-and-lashing-strap
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By sparkymcgee
I live in Long Beach too. I would highly...

I live in Long Beach too. I would highly recommend ordering the tires online and finding a cheap mom and pop that can install them.

You might try BA Moto in Signal Hill. I happened upon them...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 23,863
Posted By sparkymcgee
My package arrived quickly and in great shape...

My package arrived quickly and in great shape until I got a little aggressive with my knife in opening the shipping envelope. Put a slice in the neoprene. If you're selling the neoprene as a...
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 23,863
Posted By sparkymcgee
Ordered. Thanks. How'd the show go?

Ordered. Thanks.

How'd the show go?
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 23,863
Posted By sparkymcgee
I'd like one too. Any idea on when we'll be able...

I'd like one too. Any idea on when we'll be able to place an order?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By sparkymcgee
Here in California, I was told that carrying (in...

Here in California, I was told that carrying (in my situation a pistol) in a backpack is considered carrying a concealed weapon (illegal) since it is on your person. However, if it is in my tankbag...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,182
Posted By sparkymcgee
Remember that episode of The Brady Bunch where...

Remember that episode of The Brady Bunch where Bobby felt like he was too short, so he spent a bunch of time hanging from the swing set?

Well, this guy has a small dick. That's why.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,694
Posted By sparkymcgee
I think we should all pitch in and send that cop...

I think we should all pitch in and send that cop some donuts.
Forum: Americas 10-30-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By sparkymcgee
This place is in Long Beach, right next door to...

This place is in Long Beach, right next door to the BMW dealership. They have BMWs to rent.

http://www.motoquest.com/motorcycle-rental/long-beach-california-5
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By sparkymcgee
I ended up buying some Held gloves from them. ...

I ended up buying some Held gloves from them. Armando was very helpful on the phone and when I stopped in to try on some sizes. They didn't have the size I thought I needed, but I ended up getting...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
I just ordered a Garmin Montana (the bundle...

I just ordered a Garmin Montana (the bundle through GPS City).

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-600-motorcycle-street-mapping-bundle.html

($50 Discount Code is ADVBUND50 by the way)

Now...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,919
Posted By sparkymcgee
As much as this sucks, I'll play devil's advocate...

As much as this sucks, I'll play devil's advocate for a minute.

Is it possible they are just ignorant and didn't realize what they were doing or the significance of it? When I was younger, I used...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,959
Posted By sparkymcgee
You'll be fine on the Harley. I bought my...

You'll be fine on the Harley. I bought my Heritage after about 8 years of not riding after an accident. I had only ridden 600cc bikes until then. I'm 6 foot 180 lbs. In fact, I let my buddy learn...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
Anyone have any ideas on how to cleanly mount a...

Anyone have any ideas on how to cleanly mount a sae outlet on the left side for a heated vest?
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By sparkymcgee
Just curious. How long did it take to do the...

Just curious. How long did it take to do the turning? What did you use on the dowel? Polish?

Looks great btw.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By sparkymcgee
I live right up the street from them, but I...

I live right up the street from them, but I always assumed they are internet only. Do they have a showroom?
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,180
Posted By sparkymcgee
I love my vfr. I use it to commute 25 miles on la...

I love my vfr. I use it to commute 25 miles on la freeways. Great in the twisties. Comfortable for touring. I bought mine new and have 40k miles on it now. I've had no issues with it.
Forum: Americas 08-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By sparkymcgee
That's really strange. I use USAA as well and...

That's really strange. I use USAA as well and have two cars and two bikes and they are all auto billed and on my USAA policy. Nothing has ever changed.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By sparkymcgee
So another quick question on the wiring. I plan...

So another quick question on the wiring. I plan on running from positive PC8 to switch to lights to ground. Is it that simple?

The reason I ask is that the instructions that came with the lights...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By sparkymcgee
Actually, the relay only provides power to the...

Actually, the relay only provides power to the fuseblock, so when switched on, all of the power for the lights is going through the switch. The lights shipped with a 2A fuse inline, so I can't...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By sparkymcgee
Electrical Questions (PC8, Relays, Switches)

Help an electrical idiot out here...

I'm installing Symtec Heated grips (40W on high) and PIAA LP530 LEDs (2 x 3W). Both will be run through an Eastern Beaver PC8 fuse box and will use the...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By sparkymcgee
A lot of people really seem to like them. They...

A lot of people really seem to like them. They will probably throw in a free pair if you ask, so you don't have anything to lose. That's what I did.

I wore them for about a year and I'm sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By sparkymcgee
Speaking of making your own decals, my wife has...

Speaking of making your own decals, my wife has something like this and I've been tempted to try designing some stickers for my helmet or bikes.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By sparkymcgee
I saw the same thing out here in Cali on the back...

I saw the same thing out here in Cali on the back of a KLR. I think I would just worry about the subframe with the leverage of the bike on the back, but with reinforcements, should be pretty doable....
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
That's easily do-able. They're offering me half...

That's easily do-able. They're offering me half off since I bought it there, but I really don't trust dealerships to do things right.

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
Anyone have any suggested initial maintenance /...

Anyone have any suggested initial maintenance / service things that should be done to a new bike? Other than the routine oil/filter/final drive change?

Any points that the dealer prep is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By sparkymcgee
Definitely drive the Avenue of the Giants. ...

Definitely drive the Avenue of the Giants.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenue_of_the_Giants
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
This bike is bitchin'. Why did I own a klr for...

This bike is bitchin'. Why did I own a klr for two years? Btw...someone go buy my super awesome klr in the flea market.
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
Bought the bike. I negotiated $13,983 OTD which...

Bought the bike. I negotiated $13,983 OTD which includes a 4 year YES warranty that I would have bought for $400, so I'm pretty happy overall. Bike has 38 miles on it (5 of which were me). The...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
It's only losing money if he ACCEPTS my offer. ...

It's only losing money if he ACCEPTS my offer. That's his choice. Why in the world would I pay more than I have to to get the bike I want? I am not responsible for the dealer's success. He is. I...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
I figure on a 2012, the pricing should be lower...

I figure on a 2012, the pricing should be lower than for a '13 though.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
I totally understand that, but I'm sure the...

I totally understand that, but I'm sure the dealer isn't going to lose money selling me a bike. They wouldn't stay in business very long on that model. I figure if I have a price I want to pay and...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
I called the dealer and they gave me the "come on...

I called the dealer and they gave me the "come on in and we'll make you a deal" business. I told them no and asked for a price over the phone. They called me back with an OTD of $14,880. I told...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22,774
Views: 4,025,565
Posted By sparkymcgee
Uh Oh... I test drove one. Now I'm...

Uh Oh...

I test drove one.

Now I'm gonna buy one.

It will replace my 2011 KLR 650 (for sale in flea market).


Anyhoo, the local dealer had a black 2012 that I drove and it had zero miles...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,513
Posted By sparkymcgee
Be easy to add them

Be easy to add them
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,513
Posted By sparkymcgee
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/106/320/574/5743201...

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/106/320/574/574320106_410.jpg
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