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Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By kantuckid
We just "had our" millionth pothole description...

We just "had our" millionth pothole description in the local news. Every year/winter they tell how they develop and all the other excitment that goes with becoming "pothole knowledgeable"-and now we...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Are you a :evilterrorist:evil? That looks like...

Are you a :evilterrorist:evil? That looks like one on your tank. :huh
Really, there are better people to stick on yer bike...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 152,424
Posted By kantuckid
Should I ask what's the joke with Pirate John?...

Should I ask what's the joke with Pirate John? Just asking...:D
Did I detect some cabin fever in recent posts? :huh
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By kantuckid
No, I'm not trying to start an argument here-...

No, I'm not trying to start an argument here- I've been there to DF and did "feel safe",FWIW.
So, your saying that kidnappings are no longer a serious problem in Mexico City? :ear
This whole "big...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By kantuckid
Before you decide you have long distance travel...

Before you decide you have long distance travel in heat "figured out" you might want to study up on the use of caffeine in high heat situs. Not recommended! :deal As for getting sleepy, simply take a...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By kantuckid
I skimmed the posts here and looking back I...

I skimmed the posts here and looking back I didn't see you saying a word about back country travel. Folks have you buying lots of stuff that may not relate?
I still say find the air port then find...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By kantuckid
OP , if you do a google of "Michoacan" it will...

OP , if you do a google of "Michoacan" it will quickly lead you to an article in the January LA Times, with some pics of an area having violence recently and the vigilante resistance to their...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By kantuckid
I'm old & experienced MC wise and it sounds to be...

I'm old & experienced MC wise and it sounds to be a very "doable" trip but (make that a huge but!) not fun IMO.
I can truthfully say raising a family greatly affected my MC trip choices:D
Those...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By kantuckid
There will be plenty after this: After...

There will be plenty after this: After considering where you might logically fly into the USA, then read the DMV websites to see how sales taxes,etc.(BS paperwork) work. I live in KY and when I...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,385
Posted By kantuckid
Obviously bag choices are many and personal and...

Obviously bag choices are many and personal and discussion sure isn't one sided for me-hard vs. soft bags. Buy what works for you. Bags to big is the thing I often see! Or, no bags & cruising along...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By kantuckid
If you want to avoid the measuring I can say that...

If you want to avoid the measuring I can say that my Pelicans don't stick out past the handle bars. They are the same width as the OE side cases BMW sells for my G650GS-difference is price and fact...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By kantuckid
Yes- My long trips feature a Roadgear brand...

Yes-
My long trips feature a Roadgear brand large MC bag on the pillion which is my "goes in every night bag"-the hard luggage is locked & "locked on" the MC.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By kantuckid
Research the available sizes of Pelicans &...

Research the available sizes of Pelicans & similar built cases, then go on CL and look for used ones. They are cheaper than making your own IMO- and I like the idea of self-made for many items but...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By kantuckid
Austin to either Nogales/McAllen or toward Eagle...

Austin to either Nogales/McAllen or toward Eagle Pass/Peidras Negras. Take the toll road around Austin and "enjoy" the camera lanes that let you pay later. Matamoros might be a mistake?
"The...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,385
Posted By kantuckid
I'm not sure I "get the notion" of a hard bag...

I'm not sure I "get the notion" of a hard bag being smaller or larger? Also, if you "go down" it's kind of tough (and I thought Jesse bags were for adventure travel?) on either hard or soft bags but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Longer trips on a bike are best done in splits of...

Longer trips on a bike are best done in splits of sensible daily distance which varies greatly with heat, traffic, terrain and riders fitness. Beyond having your bike setup properly and taking a few...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
I have the Sargent seat in low version/same MC, &...

I have the Sargent seat in low version/same MC, & use it over the OE seat but not much lower really as OE is narrower. You don't say inseam or build so we don't have a clue as what to say there.
Be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
OK, I had "my Kind" in mind:D

OK, I had "my Kind" in mind:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Brake cleaner is a paint solvent/softener at best...

Brake cleaner is a paint solvent/softener at best unless use is very carefully done. Careful! I say use mineral spirits or other mild solvent. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Parts prices matter some to all riders but to let...

Parts prices matter some to all riders but to let a parts price drive your buying decision making judgement, especially given the purpose of a MC in the first place, is IMO, not logical. Buy what...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By kantuckid
You bother if you carve or whittle. neither...

You bother if you carve or whittle. neither activity requires "a steel".
I worked in a large supermarket for 5.5 yrs and the butchers used a steel back then 1960-65 between actual sharpenings. You...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By kantuckid
Do some web wandering as regards various brands....

Do some web wandering as regards various brands. I am at first glance a "BMW GUY"-fact is that's only since 2001, not the many prior years to that year of my 1st BMW. I came to a sport of personal...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By kantuckid
I have spent zero time searching what you want in...

I have spent zero time searching what you want in a MC but the inseam question lingers? The DR is by far the more "attractive ride" based on all the shines still there.
I look on CL as you are,...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,599
Posted By kantuckid
I am glad it's hard to get...:eek1 Also a funny...

I am glad it's hard to get...:eek1
Also a funny way to get a tree of a road-I'll say weird way!
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By kantuckid
NY Times Article r.e., Central American Detainees

There is an interesting article in the NY Times Magazine today, 2/05/15, Titled: "The Shame of America's Family Detention Camps"

I have no political agenda in calling attention to this article but...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,599
Posted By kantuckid
Your best idea as yet! FS chainsaw doesn't mean a...

Your best idea as yet! FS chainsaw doesn't mean a felling saw as a acrry saw you need a saw that makes decent power for 'bigger trees" but not a long bar. Any saw suitable for serious tree...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By kantuckid
Read their-Revzilla website as a decent starter....

Read their-Revzilla website as a decent starter. Call them afterwards with questions. Riding style determines jacket type, billfold determines which one and common sense says wear ATGATT! much good...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By kantuckid
I never tuck MC pants as they are designed...

I never tuck MC pants as they are designed otherwise and keep out the rain and wind by hanging over boots. In skeeter country I tuck long pants:D
just do what makes sense for your clothing?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By kantuckid
If there ever was a thread where I don't belong,...

If there ever was a thread where I don't belong, this is it! I just ordered a new PU truck & have the "old one" sold. I use a truck for hobbies and recreation-not a job, which I don't have anyway in...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By kantuckid
Not mentioned above? >>> take the MC safety...

Not mentioned above? >>> take the MC safety class! Ride safe & the fun part will follow close behind.

-then do the short trip acquaintance rides per above. I envy you as my rides when younger were...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By kantuckid
FL is not a wide state overall and I would not...

FL is not a wide state overall and I would not choose to ride the ocean as too much traffic and gridlock. I'd ride inland and if you have spots you value a visit then shoot over in a wink then back...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By kantuckid
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thus the reason I mentioned...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thus the reason I mentioned water above. Giardia is not to be taken lightly and it's not the only virus in mtn water! You can climb to the highest reaches and it's still there. It...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By kantuckid
Just to clear the wi-fi topic it is available...

Just to clear the wi-fi topic it is available lots of places that serve food/drinks in USA & McDonalds is one such place.
You can take a look @ Tony Huegel books that contain routes for roads that...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,385
Posted By kantuckid
You asked-my 2 cents is: Soft bags for Mexican...

You asked-my 2 cents is: Soft bags for Mexican road trip, hmmmmmm......
In my experience there, even though "the bike goes in at night" as the shizz man told you, someone will jimmy with your stuff...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By kantuckid
FWIW, I bought a lifetime supply of washita "off...

FWIW, I bought a lifetime supply of washita "off cuts" many years ago. I have given some away and have to say that they are "the way" to a best edge. I have several diamond hones and prefer the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Mine/2012 has it and it took this thread to...

Mine/2012 has it and it took this thread to remind me...:D
also common on many other cars/trucks these days
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By kantuckid
Your wrong-at least over the long haul , as WD-40...

Your wrong-at least over the long haul , as WD-40 does build up a film that you don't want on guns,reels or whet stones. I use ATV if no water or spit holes dry.

Water is correct for an arkansas...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,385
Posted By kantuckid
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
There are those that make up a set of leads from...

There are those that make up a set of leads from the battery for this purpose, esp on MC's that have issues or hard to access batteries. I don't see that need on this MC?
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4,575
Views: 586,976
Posted By kantuckid
Not to make silly over your picture/problem but...

Not to make silly over your picture/problem but that was not what appeared to be an alarming amount of oil on an internal combustion engine?:D
Was there a puddle under the bike?:ear Showing was not...
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