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Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
The replacement lid came today, just as promised....

The replacement lid came today, just as promised. I will be drilling out the old rivets tonight and replacing the with the screws they sent. Yes, it gets hot in there. I would not leave it out in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question How to fix clear plastic lid on Marsee tank bag?

EDIT: I just called the company (800) 397 7815 and it was no big deal to send out a new lid with screws to replace the rivets that hold it on. Just $22 with ups ground. Wow, that was easy. Sometimes...
Forum: Regional forums 04-17-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 86,438
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
I'm still coming. (sorry, I just forgot what my...

I'm still coming. (sorry, I just forgot what my avatar looked like so i wanted a peek at it here).
:D
Forum: Regional forums 03-05-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 86,438
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
In for the BBQ!

Dang that sounds good! I'm in for the BBQ!:1drink
Forum: Regional forums 02-22-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 19,485
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Laugh room reserved

Got my room locked in. This is gonna be awesome! I love WV roads!:D
Forum: Regional forums 06-18-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 66,737
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
mmmm. strawberry 'shine! ...

mmmm. strawberry 'shine!
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/jim-bikes/010%20BYOB/12%20Jun%2010/12Jun10132.jpg[/quote]
Forum: Regional forums 06-11-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 66,737
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Talking can't...resist...pull..too...strong

I tried to put this rally out of my mind this week but the gravitational pull has grown too strong for me. My heart is beating faster the closer it gets to launch time. I'm gonna try and sell it to...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks Greywolf! -b

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks Greywolf!
-b
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
How tight?

Do you guys torque your filters to the book spec, or just hand tight?
My owners manual gives a torque figure, but lacking the proper adapter I followed the alternate procedure it gives, which is two...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
2008 with accessories $8k out the door

Paid $6k for the bike, then added gel seat, center stand, heated grips, and hand guards, plus tax, tags, dealer markup stuff. $8k out the door.
Initial price was MSRP $6800, but then knocked it down...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Found some HiFlo filters of the right size at my...

Found some HiFlo filters of the right size at my local Honda dealer for my '08 wee.
-b
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Talking Thanks, guys! You really helped me with this...

Thanks, guys! You really helped me with this decision. I've got a yellow '08 wee waiting for me to pick up tomorrow! Woo hoo!:clap

And of course I'll always be looking longingly at the Uly's...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Sure it's making money for suzuki, but the...

Sure it's making money for suzuki, but the probabilities work in their favor due to how many bikes they deal with. You will have your one bike, and the probability of something going wrong is...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question ABS on a wee? Is it worth it?

What are your thoughts and/or experience on/with the ABS option?
-b
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Thanks, people! You all are a fantastic...

Thanks, people! You all are a fantastic knowleable bunch. I would go insane with this decision (or just go completely irrational, like my last purchase).
I've made up my mind to go for the wee. But...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question Are all wee's equally smooth way down at...

Are all wee's equally smooth way down at off-throttle crawling speeds?
I'm riding an '04 and I know some later model FI bikes can be snappy on/off the throttle. I would love to go to an 07 or 08...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Thanks, FB! For me, I'm usually having delusions...

Thanks, FB! For me, I'm usually having delusions of all-day weekend rides in the mountains (my preferred playground), but the reality of it is, over the last 3 years or so, my commuting riding has...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,762
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Yeah, roger that. I guess I've been overly kind...

Yeah, roger that. I guess I've been overly kind to my neighbors by trying to minimize the time spent with the bike idling before I ride off. I get up pretty f***ing early sometimes, and I live on a...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
anyone know 1st gear ratio for wee stroms?

Does anyone know the 1st gear ratio for the wee strom? I've been looking around, but haven't found it yet. Of course I know it is just fine because I've been riding one for several days now. :D
-b
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Argh! That was one of my beefs with my last bike....

Argh! That was one of my beefs with my last bike. I did finally learn to live with it by letting out the clutch with no throttle and letting the bike "tractor" in first gear. It was quite happy to...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Talking Do folks usually replace all the gearing XB9 for...

Do folks usually replace all the gearing XB9 for XB12 or just the "primary". Not sure what that means exactly, since I've never seen the inside of the gearbox. :D
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question uly vs wee comparison

Been through a lot of reading on these two bikes. Test rode a uly this weekend and have been borrowing a friend's wee for 5 days now.

One of my requirements is good traffic behavior. I battle...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,762
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question When you guys say "cold start", what temps are we...

When you guys say "cold start", what temps are we talking about? I'm considering buying a Uly but I ride to work all year round and I need to be able to fire her up at 20F and ride off without having...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
It's on 06 and still under warranty, supposedly....

It's on 06 and still under warranty, supposedly. If it's minor, I would probably still buy it. But if it's a red flag, there are other bikes...
I guess I should ask the guy to address it in one way...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Are Uly oil leaks common?

I'm about to pull the trigger on on '06 Uly XB12X with only 1900 miles. I has some oil seapage around the underside of the motor on the strap that holds the muffler in place, and I noticed a little...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,581
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Wow. Great post! You guys almost have me...

Wow. Great post! You guys almost have me convinced to go buy one!
-b
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,312
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Talking Hey Ed! Nice to see someone I know up in here! ...

Hey Ed! Nice to see someone I know up in here!
Yeah, the new beemers are a pain with the plastic tanks. I love mag tank bags. They're so simple and convenient! I got frustrated with the straps and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Talking Anyone heading up to the SRR saturday morning?...

Anyone heading up to the SRR saturday morning? I'll be leaving from the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis triangle. Would like to get there early enough to participate in some rides. Never been to a rally...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,312
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Thumb Great pics! Thanks for all the info. I just...

Great pics! Thanks for all the info. I just ordered myself one in the 10L "tupperware" looking thing with electrics. I'm not sure about this new style of top compartment, but it looks intelligent...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,798
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Question Steve, what do you use on the K1200R? You got...

Steve, what do you use on the K1200R?
You got one of those too, right?
-b
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
I did. Rode the S, the GT, the RT, ST, GS and in...

I did. Rode the S, the GT, the RT, ST, GS and in fact loved every one of them. Bought the K12R without ever testing riding it. Loved the looks, and the more upright seat position compared to the S....
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Thanks, Race! I don't know much about the...

Thanks, Race!

I don't know much about the '07s. Once I make a purchase I sort of lose touch with the latest and greatest until I feel the need to make a purchase again (a few years, usually).
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Yeah man, at least once this year. I did a solo...

Yeah man, at least once this year. I did a solo chiquita on the K12R last year, actually I did a reverse-chiquita. Around 420 miles I think. Came through downtown DC on the way home at sunset. Was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
The aux jack only support 5amps. My Gerbings draw...

The aux jack only support 5amps. My Gerbings draw around 15.
First time I tried it, the CANBUS system wisely shut down the socket.
Now I have it hard wired to the battery. I just hope the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
K1200R hits pothole. Loses rear top case!

Luggage story quicky. So I'm riding home one freezing cold night from work. It's dark. The light up ahead changes to green so I hit the gas to try and make it. I didn't see the huge dip in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
3500 mile review

Ah, you asked for it so here goes:

My overall impression is the bike is solidly built, amazing performing, comfortable as hell, and mean-looking enough to impress people that know nothing about...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
:rofl For sure! -b

:rofl
For sure!
-b
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,218
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
new luggage

Linky: http://rowellair.com/pics/K1200R/
:D
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,105
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Laugh Full set of Hepco & Becker luggage for my '06 K1200R

Bought for meself and finally finished mounting this weekend:
Still need to move the turn signals rearward into the new bracket
and paint the side panels on the bags yellow to match the bike.
:D...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,087
Posted By ZenPuddleJumper
Rode the '06 K1200GT and R1200RT when shopping...

Rode the '06 K1200GT and R1200RT when shopping earlier this year.
Also familiar with a lot of the stats. Both fantastic bikes.
GT is heavier by 50lbs or so, and slightly longer wheelbase (an inch...
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