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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,349
Posted By stevenknapp
If I understand DSC you can use it for...

If I understand DSC you can use it for non-emergencies as well. Hail a friend, or query their location.

I had it all wired up to my 276C when we had a small cruiser. Now with the jetski I picked...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-04-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,349
Posted By stevenknapp
The Tiny-Tracker I have still needs a radio....

The Tiny-Tracker I have still needs a radio. There is one that is self contained, but it ends up costing more: http://www.byonics.com/mt-aio

Did you see this about latitude? You need to jump...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,349
Posted By stevenknapp
Pretty much any GPS with an NMEA output would...

Pretty much any GPS with an NMEA output would work for this. You can even find some small standalone pucks.

I had the HT already, used a VX2R. It all fit in a handlebar bag on my Buell.

These...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-01-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,349
Posted By stevenknapp
I used my 276C, HT, and one of these:...

I used my 276C, HT, and one of these: http://www.byonics.com/tinytrak/

Worked well enough, wasn't super reliable as your location being reported really depends on what APRS stations are nearby....
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,599
Posted By stevenknapp
My first bike was an '85 Magna VF700C. I loved...

My first bike was an '85 Magna VF700C. I loved it.

I sold it, got a '98 Triumph Trophy, and RT, etc.. somewhere in there I had the chance to buy it back. I thought I'd love it, all the nostalgia...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-27-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,833
Posted By stevenknapp
I was just thinking about this. Specifically for...

I was just thinking about this. Specifically for a sportbike where space is limited and having SOME GPS would be better than none at all. My 276C would be too big I think. The new Edge 800 is even...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,572
Posted By stevenknapp
I've got no idea of the bikes range. Longer than...

I've got no idea of the bikes range. Longer than my buddies. :) I'll bring the extra can and put it on the truck. Can't hurt. The DRZ if I end up on that (the husky is up in Minnesota hibernating,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,572
Posted By stevenknapp
Do a lap, refuel the 2-stroke, do another lap? Or...

Do a lap, refuel the 2-stroke, do another lap? Or do I need to bring gas cans for around the trail?

Here's the beast:
http://mouse.smugmug.com/gallery/2577264_ciwyC#135741150
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,572
Posted By stevenknapp
Saw that, just want to be sure I'm not missing...

Saw that, just want to be sure I'm not missing something... Hate to show up Sunday and have them say "We're sorry..."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,572
Posted By stevenknapp
I need a bike, a AMA membership, and a district...

I need a bike, a AMA membership, and a district 17 membership? Showing up early the morning of OK or do I need to be there the night before?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,572
Posted By stevenknapp
I'm nearby Byron and new to the dirt (AKA, no...

I'm nearby Byron and new to the dirt (AKA, no where near fast). But I keep saying I wish there were more places and times to go riding.

I'm thinking of signing up just to go ride and get my skills...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,511
Posted By stevenknapp
Woodstock?

I was one of the early BAS failure cases, for which they later did the recall.

Buell's CS person drove from Milwaukee, to East Troy. Picked up parts and an engineer, then on to Kenosha/Uke's. They...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,146
Posted By stevenknapp
I didn't have the GSA, I had a GS. I traded it...

I didn't have the GSA, I had a GS. I traded it for the Uly.

Happy with the Uly. Very simple bike. Fun to ride. GREAT on the highway. I'd say better at chowing down miles on the slab than my R-RT...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,112
Posted By stevenknapp
I sold my GS w/ ~6k for an Uly. No regrets. ...

I sold my GS w/ ~6k for an Uly. No regrets.

My use matches the OP's pretty well. 10% off road, some forrest roads or whatnot. The rest on curves, and the slab it takes to get there.

I've done...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,310
Posted By stevenknapp
I had a 12GS for ~6k. I sold it to get the Uly. ...

I had a 12GS for ~6k. I sold it to get the Uly.

Why? Because I like it better. It's fun, it's raw, it's involving. It's not logical.

But it does work well for me. The comfort is good, I feel...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By stevenknapp
Hey, I just noticed my right passenger footpeg...

Hey, I just noticed my right passenger footpeg won't swing up/down when the bags are on. Anyone run into this?
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By stevenknapp
Any idea of cost?

Any idea of cost?
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 333,645
Posted By stevenknapp
Chad, how's the shield? Mine isn't here yet, not...

Chad, how's the shield? Mine isn't here yet, not that I could be riding anyways. :(
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 333,645
Posted By stevenknapp
Check some of the sponsors of BadWeb, for example...

Check some of the sponsors of BadWeb, for example DaveS. I've seen mention of some deals for folks stationed overseas. Might be worth checking out.
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By stevenknapp
Early 'strom owners had a lot of problems with...

Early 'strom owners had a lot of problems with fit and whatnot from Al. At least that's what I read here. It's worth a search.

I had no issues buying Jesse's for the GS, that's his mainline...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By stevenknapp
Yes, two wires need to be jumpered. Look on...

Yes, two wires need to be jumpered. Look on badweb, someone posted instructions and all.
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By stevenknapp
After seeing what the V-strom folks went through...

After seeing what the V-strom folks went through with Al, I'd probably go H-T instead...

http://www.happy-trail.com/category.aspx?categoryid=135&openid=135
...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By stevenknapp
Or Bibendum offered up the Anakees.

Or Bibendum offered up the Anakees.
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 333,645
Posted By stevenknapp
My Uly also had a problem with low end torque....

My Uly also had a problem with low end torque. The front plug was fouled. There was no other indication as it still idled well. It was just weak. $2 later, and a lesson in cold start procedures, I'm...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
Let me know what ya think when you do get to ride...

Let me know what ya think when you do get to ride it :clap
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
Jon, you should take him up on that!

Jon, you should take him up on that!
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
I've got em in my truck. The Dodge needs 9005's...

I've got em in my truck. The Dodge needs 9005's or some such, and I couldn't get euro equals.

I don't have any data other than I didn't notice as much of a difference. I thought the euro...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
US versions have blue tint to make them look...

US versions have blue tint to make them look "whiter". This actually lessens the amount of light the bulb produces, so the bulb must be tweaked furhter to make up for this.

The Euro versions are...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
Chad, I've not had the Uly out after dark yet,...

Chad, I've not had the Uly out after dark yet, but in past bikes the $30-40 spent on those bulbs made a noticeable difference.

Keep in mind that the US spec silverstars aren't as good as the euro...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
The guy at Nashville BMW recommended a PIAA (?)...

The guy at Nashville BMW recommended a PIAA (?) replacement for mine when they changed out the low beam.....

Short version, pass on the PIAA's, they are expensive, tend to burn out quickly, and...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
Is the Uly lighter? It also feels it, but I...

Is the Uly lighter? It also feels it, but I thought the specs put them about even?


CANbus two wire systems, computer run (the new BMW's use 3) fuseless have been around on German cars (and...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
this is fun factor is very, very high. Amen...

this is fun factor is very, very high.

Amen Brother Mike!

I had the Uly out for the first ride today. I liked rolling on the throttle just to listen to the thing. It just sounds nice. Torque is...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,775
Posted By stevenknapp
Sounds good Chad, I look forward to hearing what...

Sounds good Chad, I look forward to hearing what you think about it. I'm not a fan of loud, just a preference. But I wouldn't mind better sound.
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,775
Posted By stevenknapp
Chad, what drove you to the race kit? Do let...

Chad, what drove you to the race kit?

Do let us know how it works out.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 964,634
Posted By stevenknapp
Your not going to ride in those jeans are you? ...

Your not going to ride in those jeans are you? Remember: Stupid hurts!

I rode around the block, literally. The carharrt wasn't going to offer any real protection either, nor the hiking boots.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 964,634
Posted By stevenknapp
Picked my Uly up Saturday. Unloaded it, took it...

Picked my Uly up Saturday. Unloaded it, took it for a spin around the block! Supposed to get up to 50F later this week. :)

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Forum: Beasts 02-19-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,164
Posted By stevenknapp
Anyone have any online links to brit reviews of...

Anyone have any online links to brit reviews of the Uly?

I'd agree they do tend to be a bit harsh, and more so to American product.

Only ones I could find were pretty short and generic, mostly...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By stevenknapp
Kevin @ Lake Shore HD in Libertyville, IL had 4-5...

Kevin @ Lake Shore HD in Libertyville, IL had 4-5 last I looked.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,164
Posted By stevenknapp
The clutch started slipping badly and was...

The clutch started slipping badly and was rectified by my dealer.

Any idea of root-cause? I know some say the lube used makes a big difference. Curious if that was it.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 71,230
Posted By stevenknapp
You can't slam the GS. Dare you question BMW! ...

You can't slam the GS. Dare you question BMW!

It is German. It is good. Ya.
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