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Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 07:40 PM
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Views: 121
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 6,721
Posted By kars85
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: 6,721
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
@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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 6,453
Views: 2,874,933
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
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: 6,453
Views: 2,874,933
Posted By kars85
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...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
OK - that makes sense. When I had my Tenere up...

OK - that makes sense. When I had my Tenere up on my buddies Handy backwards, I couldn't imagine how the HF would be any easier. Took both of us on each side to stabilize. Will keep that in mind...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
I'm low on caffeine and nicotine, so pardon the...

I'm low on caffeine and nicotine, so pardon the stupid question. Is the ramp's slope angle low enough that one guy can man handle a 1200CC, 600+lb bike up there backwards without the "WTF am I doing...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,560
Posted By kars85
What's the don't reinvent the wheel (no pun...

What's the don't reinvent the wheel (no pun intended) procedure on front wheel removal when one replaces the junk "chock" to the $30 gray wheel chock?

I've used that upgraded chock on a trailer...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,721
Posted By kars85
Following. Have a two stall garage I've made...

Following. Have a two stall garage I've made into a shop with 5 75W incandescent light bulbs right now. The lighting is beyond awful.

I've been waiting on pulling the plug on dual tube, 4ft...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By kars85
Since we're coming clean, I'm the guy this past...

Since we're coming clean, I'm the guy this past year that ended up needing the wife's help spooning on my K60's. It didn't just take a couple hours to change tires and be done with it, the process...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By kars85
New HF Tire Changer Owner - Mojoblock Question

While waiting for the HF base/moto attachment to arrive, I'm hoping to jump the gun and have the mojoblocks by the time it gets here, or at least shortly thereafter.

1) Based on zoomed in images...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 91,049
Views: 4,686,475
Posted By kars85
OK, was a shot in the dark! I'll just go back to...

OK, was a shot in the dark! I'll just go back to hitting the bottle of hard stuff. :fpalm
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 91,049
Views: 4,686,475
Posted By kars85
OLEARY - did you happen to just get back from CO...

OLEARY - did you happen to just get back from CO riding dirt bikes a few weeks ago? Reason I ask, a buddy that I ride with mentioned that name and am curious. Wayne with a 500 KTM ring a bell? ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
One last bump. A few days left to sign up if...

One last bump. A few days left to sign up if you're on the fence. We've currently got about 80 signed up to inundate your area, so if you can make it, hope to see you there! :wave
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91,049
Views: 4,686,475
Posted By kars85
Hey fella's - been awhile since I've checked in....

Hey fella's - been awhile since I've checked in. What's the 10 day forecast looking like in your area? Looks like you're getting a little wet at the moment.

If any of you yahoo's are free, not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
this be the place: ...

this be the place:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-12-13-YAMAHA-SUPER-TENERE-XTZ12-MANUAL-CAM-CHAIN-TENSIONER-SILVER-YTR1-09-/360722870330
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
The initial wear on a K60 rear is faster than the...

The initial wear on a K60 rear is faster than the last half of the tire. Depending on your riding conditions/style, in ideal conditions you'll be damn close, however.

If I were in your shoes,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
:bow Can't we get back to talking about...

:bow

Can't we get back to talking about Tenere's, like several folks have mentioned?

I dum and I want to reed more your storees.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
Chill man - you're a few days late to the show...

Chill man - you're a few days late to the show and it's a Friday.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
The answer is clearly silkolene. I thought that...

The answer is clearly silkolene. I thought that was determined the last time we ran out of Tenere related things to talk about :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
Hope all is well Allan. Glad to see you haven't...

Hope all is well Allan. Glad to see you haven't given up on the keyboard cowboy persona. Don't let all this pot-stirring blow your blood pressure through the roof. :gerg :amazon

I know you've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
Good catch on the name I didn't think the...

Good catch on the name I didn't think the MATCHING avatars would give it away. :thumb

My point is that it's really pot meet kettle when you talk about what a person should charge on something, let...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
I sense a lot of butthurt about the clutch...

I sense a lot of butthurt about the clutch baskets being sold. I don't think if someone missed out on the $40 basket they're getting rolled for getting an available basket on their front door by the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-26-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
moar ADV crack coming in by the day... ...

moar ADV crack coming in by the day...
http://i.imgur.com/Ob1WSeY.png
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
You know you wanna :evil

You know you wanna :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27,374
Views: 5,375,147
Posted By kars85
Congrats, Cancun. Looks like you've got a clean...

Congrats, Cancun. Looks like you've got a clean slate for some farkling :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
I've got a line into Debbie to see what the...

I've got a line into Debbie to see what the sitcheation is on the hotel rooms. She seemed pretty comfortable saying there was more than adequate primitive camping - but whether or not that involves...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
I guess you'll have to stop back in :evil ...

I guess you'll have to stop back in :evil

FYI: We just got off the phone with Wolfman Luggage, and they have signed up to giveaway the following during Thursday's event:

-1 Blackhawk Tank Bag -...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
The great folks over at Yamaha of Harrison have...

The great folks over at Yamaha of Harrison have stepped up to be our local supporting dealer! Eli and the gang are super pumped to be a part of the event, and are planning to make their presence...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
Keeping the post office busy :evil ...

Keeping the post office busy :evil

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/ete6uhes.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
On the iPad so it's tap and pray at the moment....

On the iPad so it's tap and pray at the moment. Hope this works.


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=10347.0
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By kars85
Yep - I've been talking with Eli to make sure...

Yep - I've been talking with Eli to make sure something small (levers, shifters, clutch plates, brakes, priority repair/diag work, discounted tire changes, etc...) won't ruin someones week. Still...
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