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Offline Conrad

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2012, 08:46:19 am »
I stand corrected. That would suck today (pun intended).

But I still don't agree that parents named thier kids that 70-80 years ago (see the listings), or even if they did now, to laugh at them.

I wasn't serious when I said that his parents got a good laugh out of this, that was a bit of sarcasm...  ::)
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2012, 04:32:55 pm »
It's still amazing after all this time the Kipass issue is still happening
I was one of the first to have the problem, stuck 20 miles south of Hanksville UT.  A big part of the problem with this advanced system is that it can be fritzed by a fine grain of sand.  I am pretty sure this is what happened to me as there was a significant dusty crosswind for 150+ miles before it happened.  Finally banging it a few times and a couple  of other sticks it finally loosened.
I haven't had such issue since -- but also my wanting to go cross country has been compromised.  Like other who have reported the passing switch gets wet and activates -- knowing that the older models had this switch directly in the rain this should of affected a water proof switch.
Had they used a magnetic switch  I'm betting sand, duct or any other particulate wouldn't jam it.
All in all, the cracked fairing under the mirrors, the scratches have been put there with big smiles.  I with the TPS had batteries, I wish the display not only had Air temp but road temp sensing and a stealth mode because 1 ticket every 18 months is tough.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2012, 05:02:56 pm »
I went across country in 2010.  No issues with the KIPASS system.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #78 on: February 14, 2012, 06:17:27 pm »
Love the K-Rock avatar SQ!  ;D 

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2012, 03:59:11 am »
No you don't.  It's not black.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2012, 04:47:13 am »
No you don't.  It's not black.

Get it powder coated.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2012, 10:39:57 am »
I went across country in 2010.  No issues with the KIPASS system.

I went in 2011 and did.
Guess I should'a gone sooner  :-*


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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2012, 10:47:47 am »
I went in 2011 and did.
Guess I should'a gone sooner  :-*

That's probably it.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2012, 07:18:43 pm »
Bad JuJu here...  Had a switch failure.  First time in about three years.  Went out to start it up after I had rode to a client's location and zilch, nada, nothing.  Pressed down and totally blank screen.  Started knocking it about and it finally came to life.  Will give it a good clean around the switch area tomorrow.  Drove it into the garage, let it sit, and tried it again.  No problems.  Hopefully I'm good for another three now.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2012, 07:48:40 pm »
I don't care to remove the stove pipe key. This is easier and when fueling I use it for the gas cap. I made two, one for each saddle bag. I just remove them if I need security.


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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2012, 07:51:24 pm »
This so I reduce the chance of being run over by an HUA driver.


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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #87 on: February 15, 2012, 07:52:37 pm »
I like that extra tail light.  Now just black out those screw heads and it will be perfect.
Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #88 on: February 15, 2012, 08:01:57 pm »
This is a must, why did Kawasaki leave it off?

Worth the time it takes...


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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2012, 04:41:00 am »
Ok, guys, back on topic, please.
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