Author Topic: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure  (Read 28368 times)

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2012, 12:59:50 pm »
Instead of a nice smooth bulge in your pocket you will have an unsightly mess which will be a sure thing you can't handle the awe inspiring 'Mad powahs" of KIPASS.


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I will say "no", since my permit is not concealed-carry, because I refuse to submit my fingerprints to the government (like a criminal), to be searched without probable cause every time any prints are run, probably anywhere in the country.  (Yes, that is what is required in my city).
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2012, 03:07:45 pm »
My stove key has only been removed once, the 1st day i owned the bike my friend Blkbird met me at the dealer up in NJ and showed me how it works.

KiPass has kept my bike hassle/failure free for >48,000 miles and still kickin' it   :D
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2012, 04:01:17 pm »
I dropped it off at the dealer today.  No intermittent problem for me.  It was stone cold broke. 

They said they tried to call Kawi today but couldn't b/c it was MLK.  He said he'd call tomorrow & call me with the details.  We'll see what happens.   ;)

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2012, 07:01:14 pm »
I will say "no", since my permit is not concealed-carry, because I refuse to submit my fingerprints to the government (like a criminal), to be searched without probable cause every time any prints are run, probably anywhere in the country.  (Yes, that is what is required in my city).

So you are one of those crazy, open carry guys?   ;)

I would much rather have nobody know what is on my hip.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2012, 07:38:14 pm »
So you are one of those crazy, open carry guys?   ;)

I would much rather have nobody know what is on my hip.

Other than cops, I don't think I've ever seen an ordinary citizen openly carrying a handgun. Except at gun shows, or as they are affectionately called around here, "Sportsman Exhibitions". Speaking of unmanly men, I have a fondness for pocket guns and often carry a Baretta Jetfire .25, which slips easily into any pocket.

Max, I can sort of understand your feelings about the permit process, but getting fingerprinted makes sense to me in the context of having a license to carry. It's the best way of making sure the person purchasing the gun is the same person holding the permit. We allow fingerprinting for all sorts of innocent purposes, such as for tracing children.

But no matter how many girlie guns I may own or carry, I'll never do it in a fanny pack.   :pukeface:

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2012, 07:46:08 pm »
The WD-40 topic seems to be in the third rail catagory along with oil and tires.

Over 40 years of trouble free usage will keep it on my shelf.

Good luck with the ignition.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2012, 09:44:37 pm »
So you are one of those crazy, open carry guys?   ;) 

No, it is usually locked up, safe.

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I would much rather have nobody know what is on my hip.

Then here, you would be fingerprinted like a criminal.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2012, 09:48:54 pm »
Max, I can sort of understand your feelings about the permit process, but getting fingerprinted makes sense to me in the context of having a license to carry. It's the best way of making sure the person purchasing the gun is the same person holding the permit. We allow fingerprinting for all sorts of innocent purposes, such as for tracing children.

Well, since my fingerprints are not on record (and I want to keep it that way), it does absolutely nothing to identify that I am the person purchasing the gun.  I *strongly* disagree with collection of fingerprints (or DNA) from non-felons.  And I would never allow the government to fingerprint/DNA my children (if I had any).  I might take prints and store them myself... which is a huge difference.

I would happily submit my vein or retinal pattern, since I don't casually leave those all over the place.  Plus, I am aware if I am being ID'ed (plus lots of other things, but this is waaaaaaaaaaay off topic).
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2012, 11:14:24 pm »

Then here, you would be fingerprinted like a criminal.

 Or a service member, heck we give up DNA as well.  They'll get it regardless, the only real differance I see is consent.  How about the facial recognition programs in use, all those cameras going up in most, if not all, cities.  I live in a state where the law is based on "Must issue", provided of course you pass their local checks and are other wise quallified from a legal view.
Visit Idaho, you'll see lots of open carry.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2012, 03:40:57 am »
I refuse to submit my fingerprints to the government (like a criminal), to be searched without probable cause every time any prints are run, probably anywhere in the country.

Perhaps you have some skeletons in your closet that your fingerprints could make known??? I am picturing the FBI's "Most Wanted" database rotating this same set of fingerprints over and over, just waiting for a match. There is a guy in charge that points them out, saying "those prints right there, if that would ever apply for a gun permit, we got him."

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2012, 04:28:39 am »
Guys, weapons discussions are in another board 'The Range'.  Please continue there.  We're talking KIPASS issues here.  I'm not going to entertain any more posts on that subject in this thread.

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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2012, 06:02:00 am »
Good thread from "another" forum on this topic: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,17415.msg64795.html#msg64795 Pics and explination on how to perform preventive maintenance on our favorite part of the bike...FWIW...YMMV.   ;)

Best wishes to the OP for a quick recovery and getting her back on the road with minimal waiting!  :chugbeer:
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2012, 08:27:37 am »
48k miles, 4.5 years, every time I fill up the Stove knob comes out and opens my gas tank filler.
I rarely use the side bags but have had a key cut for those.

I like the fact that I can put my gloves on indoors and then head out.
I like that fact that I can't drop the keys in the fairing.
I like the fact that I can lock the bike and walk away without having to take my gloves off and fiddle around to put the keys in a pocket, from which they may be stolen.

KiPass is a good security system.
Is it perfect, no.
Is it better than keys, even chipped security keys,... yes.
If it fails on you it's a PITA, but so is losing yer keys, or having them stolen, or dropping them in the fairing.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2012, 09:51:56 am »
Guys, weapons discussions are in another board 'The Range'.  Please continue there.  We're talking KIPASS issues here.  I'm not going to entertain any more posts on that subject in this thread.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?board=13.0


Absolutely correct, Jim.

What if KiPass was done with fingerprint recognition or a retina scan?   ;D

Just kidding of course.
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Re: My least favorite part of my C-14 has now let me down, KIPASS failure
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2012, 01:56:56 pm »
And we think we have problems now...
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