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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 120,377
Posted By reenmachine
I know this is a totally subjective and...

I know this is a totally subjective and highly-variable thing, but feel free to throw opinions out:

Any real concerns about a solo run both ways over Lippincott on a big bike? 1190 Adventure. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 120,377
Posted By reenmachine
When are you going? I'm doing Saline Valley,...

When are you going? I'm doing Saline Valley, Hunter, Racetrack, and maybe Lippincott during the week of Thanksgiving and will report back regardless. A friend went to Saline via South Pass last...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
We're just out having fun riding instead. These...

We're just out having fun riding instead. These bikes just chug along forever, so there's not much to come on here and complain about either.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Honestly, I didn't think to take any. :doh

Honestly, I didn't think to take any. :doh
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Sat on the Super Adventure this afternoon at the...

Sat on the Super Adventure this afternoon at the Long Beach show. It didn't feel as massive as I thought it would. The cruise control makes the RH control cluster HUGE but I want it. The KTM rep I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Heading into Death Valley for Thanksgiving week. ...

Heading into Death Valley for Thanksgiving week. Just put on the TKC80s today and have an AltRider skid plate on the way. This will be my first significant off-road excursion on the 1190 after many...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,954
Posted By reenmachine
That diagram tells the tale. I guess there is a...

That diagram tells the tale. I guess there is a real difference!

Fine with me, as the TKC80s are a stop-gap until the TKC70s come out.

I was told (and read) as well that the TKC70 is the same...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,954
Posted By reenmachine
Tire guy at revzilla told me that the...

Tire guy at revzilla told me that the construction of the 170 and 180 TKC80s is the same -- that they're referred to in the nomenclature as "bias ply" and "bias belted" respectively, but that's just...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
I haven't been able to find any better info. My...

I haven't been able to find any better info. My OEM TAs are about down to the cords waiting for the TKC70s or K60s to come out.

I may have to go to TKC80s while I wait, although they're less than...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,954
Posted By reenmachine
Is anyone running the 170 rear TKC80 or did you...

Is anyone running the 170 rear TKC80 or did you all go 180?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,954
Posted By reenmachine
Damnit, my OEM TA2s have 8000 miles and are done,...

Damnit, my OEM TA2s have 8000 miles and are done, and I need a 50/50 tire! Maybe I'll just have to burn through a set of TKC80s while I wait. :(:
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
Agreed. I have the SW-Motech mount for my Garmin...

Agreed. I have the SW-Motech mount for my Garmin 590LM, which is pretty heavy, and it works great. It's as stable as the rest of the cluster.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 131,224
Posted By reenmachine
For street & commuting use I have a Givi V47...

For street & commuting use I have a Givi V47 Tech. It matches the lines and colors of the bike beautifully and is very functional. Holds helmet & jacket without looking oversize.

I'll probably...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,954
Posted By reenmachine
Same here. I have had great results with the K60...

Same here. I have had great results with the K60 Scouts on my G650GS but I'd love to try the TKC70s on this bike. Either way.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Absolutely. I haven't dragged any metal yet, but...

Absolutely. I haven't dragged any metal yet, but I've pushed it to the point in corners where I'm thinking about my children and my sins and stuff but the bike is still totally planted. I like to...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 59,688
Posted By reenmachine
You know, I was looking in there the other day...

You know, I was looking in there the other day and was thinking of a similar approach to opening up airflow out the rear through the mudguard. Put one of those neoprene sleeves around the shock and...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
I'm getting dimensions from the manufacturer. ...

I'm getting dimensions from the manufacturer. I'm actually a dealer for them -- in another life I sell lighting upgrade kits for vintage cars. If it looks like it'll be even remotely doable I'll...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 131,224
Posted By reenmachine
I have the Caribou setup and retain the grab...

I have the Caribou setup and retain the grab handles. Fits fine.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Those who have replaced their headlight bulbs or...

Those who have replaced their headlight bulbs or are familiar with the packaging in that area:

I want to try these LED H11 replacements. They have a tall heat sink/fan assembly on the rear and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
This came out a while back. Not our size, but...

This came out a while back. Not our size, but good to spread the word anyway.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
My average is consistently 42mpg. I can get in...

My average is consistently 42mpg. I can get in the upper 40s for moderate rural highway cruising, but even hard canyon riding stays around 40. A full tank of freeway commuting to/from work at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
The bike gets astronomical gas mileage in gentle...

The bike gets astronomical gas mileage in gentle 45-60 mph cruising. Stop-and-go traffic or faster freeway use dramatically reduce efficiency.

On slow, winding, steady throttle rural roads I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
Hilarious -- that's kag's bike from this very...

Hilarious -- that's kag's bike from this very forum, and now a pic of his has made the full-circle internet tour and picked up a watermark as well so nobody copies it! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
Actually, the purpose of the foam is to restrict...

Actually, the purpose of the foam is to restrict the airflow to closer to factory levels. Yes, that sounds counter to one of the purposes of getting a K&N in the first place, but you still get...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 59,688
Posted By reenmachine
...at the small expense of making the bike look...

...at the small expense of making the bike look absolutely awful. :puke1
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
This is all it is, and it was a pretty common...

This is all it is, and it was a pretty common topic way earlier in this thread. I had the same issue, and a thorough chain cleaning and lube completely fixed it. I give it a "quick clean" and lube...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
Funny you should mention that. Are those pegs...

Funny you should mention that. Are those pegs lower and/or wider than stock? My regular riding buddy rides a '13 R1200GS and is constantly dragging toe and I never do. We ride the same pace or...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
That's been the case with everything I've ever...

That's been the case with everything I've ever gotten from them. I also met them in person at a show and they're great people. Highly recommended!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
Wasn't me but I wish it were! I love love love...

Wasn't me but I wish it were! I love love love that area but haven't been in years.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
What did you pay OTD if you don't mind?

What did you pay OTD if you don't mind?
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
Thanks for the detailed reply. Sounds like you...

Thanks for the detailed reply. Sounds like you got a good deal. MSRP for the bike is $7,850 but mine came with whatever package added heated grips, the power outlet, etc., which I think was an...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 621,432
Posted By reenmachine
Yeah, this info has been flying around for a...

Yeah, this info has been flying around for a while now.

The only thing it looks like it'll have that I'll envy is cruise control. Hopefully there'll be an upgrade available for the 1190.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
Guys, drop it. Your posts are just going to end...

Guys, drop it. Your posts are just going to end up getting deleted by the mods anyway.

Dave, how did you come by the bike? Some sort of special sale or a dealer that just couldn't move the bike?...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 131,224
Posted By reenmachine
Those are the biggest prairie dogs I've ever seen.

Those are the biggest prairie dogs I've ever seen.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
There was a one-man show playing guitar on the...

There was a one-man show playing guitar on the patio and he was actually really good!

We came up from LA -- Angeles Crest > Angeles Forest > Elizabeth Lake > Tehachapi-Willow Springs >...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 131,224
Posted By reenmachine
I have the same racks with the stock exhaust and...

I have the same racks with the stock exhaust and they fit great. I actually have the 36L Pelican Storm cases as well but with the Caribou fitment. They clear the exhaust by ~1".

Here are the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 468,983
Posted By reenmachine
Three friends and I logged 455 miles in the...

Three friends and I logged 455 miles in the saddle today on an impromptu lunch run to the Ponderosa Lodge in Sequoia. Two Multis, an R1200GS and me. Only ~50mi of freeway and hundreds of 2nd gear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
The only possibility I can see in the rules is...

The only possibility I can see in the rules is that there is to be no mention of craigslist. Therefore, I blame you! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,227
Views: 513,682
Posted By reenmachine
I guess I broke a rule :cry and my original...

I guess I broke a rule :cry and my original listing got nuked. The link works now.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 105,380
Posted By reenmachine
So it's an 80-year subscription? :huh

So it's an 80-year subscription? :huh
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