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Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
That is close to or exactly what is shown in my...

That is close to or exactly what is shown in my photo. Just a last chance to stop crud from clogging a jet...and the jets on small thumpers like the DR are tiny.

My DR had some flakey crud in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
DR200 Petcock replacement

I received the replacement petcock I ordered from:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4ZPN0W/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1418475868&sr=1&keywords=dr200+fuel+petcock

I installed today and it was a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,187
Posted By FAW3
We don't full time...but do a good number of...

We don't full time...but do a good number of short/long trips. Depending on what we plan to do we tow a variety of toys...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/66555061/birdtoys.jpg

We love the flexibility...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By FAW3
Two thoughts: 1: Simplicity is it's own reward. ...

Two thoughts: 1: Simplicity is it's own reward. 2: Go light & go far.

Just suggestions from a fellow KLR person:

MOLLE type "Utility Bag" like this or similar can be easily mounted with heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
Wishful thinking: "Later found a bit of a weep...

Wishful thinking: "Later found a bit of a weep leak at the petcock...once at home found the 4 or so screws on the back side were about 1/4 turn loose...tightened them up and guess I'll see where this...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,619
Posted By FAW3
Wow...thanks for posting. Glad you're on the...

Wow...thanks for posting. Glad you're on the mend!

Watching the video my eye just caught the stuff on the road...:eek1. Had it been me in the same circumstances I'd have joined you in the ditch...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 86,175
Posted By FAW3
Can't wait for your Equador "chapter"...been...

Can't wait for your Equador "chapter"...been interested in touring there since I saw a blog where some riders rented bikes and toured with "FreedomBikeRental" in Quito. It's the only way I'll ever...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
Had some mild weather hit No. VA....so I grabbed...

Had some mild weather hit No. VA....so I grabbed "the wife's" DR-200 and did some light trail riding! This little jewel is a real joy:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66555061/dr200fv.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 86,175
Posted By FAW3
Great catching up on your RR. The photos and...

Great catching up on your RR. The photos and commentary are very enjoyable!

Glad your're on the move after "the break" and like the rest I'll just say take it easy...rest that leg...especially...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,973
Posted By FAW3
There are several ambulance "RV" builds on this...

There are several ambulance "RV" builds on this forum. Although most are aiming for an RV endproduct...the various builds offer quite a bit of info that may assist you.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
OK...at this point here and on the KLR forum we...

OK...at this point here and on the KLR forum we got me and 2 interested folks...so, let's meet at 1200 at the Cracker Barrel; Battleview Parkway, Manassas. CB is just North of RT66 at Sudley...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
Late to the party again...anyone up for a Sunday...

Late to the party again...anyone up for a Sunday ride. Perhaps meet for lunch (code for: let it warm up a bit), then mosey around items of interest to the herd?
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14,880
Views: 1,609,213
Posted By FAW3
Nice...I love my similar Pelican case. Wonderful...

Nice...I love my similar Pelican case. Wonderful having a weather/dustproof/lockable box of reasonable size on the KLR.

A mounting suggestion: use 4 bolts brought up from the bottom of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
I wish...2 ice tea's, 2 slices of pie: $18!!!! ...

I wish...2 ice tea's, 2 slices of pie: $18!!!! The only KLR aspect in Middleburg was that we hooked a parking meter with an hour already paid on it!!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
I love electric grip heaters...but on the DR with...

I love electric grip heaters...but on the DR with the alternator limitations...I need to address cold hands but not risk a dead battery.

Try "hot hands" or similar...something like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
Yes...painted steel judging by weight and "ping"...

Yes...painted steel judging by weight and "ping" when lightly struck.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9,016
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Posted By FAW3
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66555061/Peg1....

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66555061/Peg1.jpg

2" wide (fore/aft) and 3 1/8" measured from inner tread to outside edge (left/right). About 4" from center of hinge pin to outside edge.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
replacement foot pegs

I have wanted to "enlarge" the DR's footpegs for some time. Recently ordered the ones listed on ebay for $12.95 for the DR250/350.

The item:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,179,769
Posted By FAW3
"never" might be a bit strong. I did - fairly...

"never" might be a bit strong. I did - fairly frequently for both cars and bikes. It takes just a second to glance and ensure the last 4 of the vin match the registration.

If it matches...we...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
I'd jump at this ride normally...but traveling...

I'd jump at this ride normally...but traveling this weekend. Perhaps next time!
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,909
Posted By FAW3
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING & HELPING. I think you...

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING & HELPING. I think you guys did great!

In a stressful situation with so many issues to deal with (injury & first aid, 911 notification, scene security...) you can only do...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,285,557
Posted By FAW3
DR200 fun on the beach

My extended family rented a beach home last week in the area of Corolla, NC (aka: the outer banks, OBX). This year I took along the DR200. Road runs down to Duck, Nags Head, Hatteras and other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
Meet up at Cracker Barrel on RT234 just north of...

Meet up at Cracker Barrel on RT234 just north of RT66 in Manassas. Time is 3:30 for meet up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
There is some interest on a KLR forum for some...

There is some interest on a KLR forum for some riding in the afternoon tomorrow (Thursday)...I know it's not a weekend...but some work weird schedules and some don't work at all :rofl

With that in...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 167,251
Posted By FAW3
2X for mine too...NO throttle at starting.

2X for mine too...NO throttle at starting.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,252
Posted By FAW3
Not really a "ride" ... just a FYI on a pair of...

Not really a "ride" ... just a FYI on a pair of KLR types shopping and eating...a repost from another world:

...1:00PM meet time for lunch at Tippys today (SAT)? Likely I'll hit CycleGear about...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 167,251
Posted By FAW3
Yes...our CT starts normally one or two kicks. I...

Yes...our CT starts normally one or two kicks. I think the best approach to good running is to focus on the fuel and carb...for me once I added inline fuel filters, cleaned carb and installed a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
Shoot up Minnieville Road...I first look at the...

Shoot up Minnieville Road...I first look at the Exxon Station and Minnieville at Dale Blvd....if line is long I shoot up to the intersection of Minnieville at Smoketown and try the Sunoco or the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 167,251
Posted By FAW3
If I elect to do a "rolling start" on my CT: I...

If I elect to do a "rolling start" on my CT: I just sit on the seat, put bike into neutral, peddle with my feet "Flintstone style", then sit back to transfer more weight to rear wheel, place bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
Or a photo of his bike with a free range Key West...

Or a photo of his bike with a free range Key West chicken...so we know he's really there and not just a "sticker buyer":lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
Memorial weekend spent doing the house/yard...

Memorial weekend spent doing the house/yard chores...figured we would skip the traffic and stress.

The weather looks decent so were running over to Chincoteague Island tomorrow for a couple of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
August in the Southwest USA = HOT...Really HOT! ...

August in the Southwest USA = HOT...Really HOT!

Go NORTH young man! Mosey up to Canada...run say from Niagara Falls up to Tobermory...then slide over to Quebec - visit the old quarter...follow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,833
Posted By FAW3
I'm not a OBX local...but I vacation there often....

I'm not a OBX local...but I vacation there often. The Corolla NC northern "end" of Route 12 leads to easy beach access. No permit required. To my knowledge no current access restrictions. Nice...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 86,175
Posted By FAW3
Great report so far Peter! Photos now too!!! ...

Great report so far Peter! Photos now too!!!

Glad to see you "hanging"...hopefully you'll find hammock sleeping to be easy to rig, comfortable, cool, and when needed a bit stealthy.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,827
Posted By FAW3
I've had some close calls doing it solo with my...

I've had some close calls doing it solo with my pig KLR. Changed straps to these and they are the way to go.

1: The hooks have snaps so it stays on.
2: Simple pull or release...no ratchet.
3:...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,903
Posted By FAW3
I can use the internal sun visor with no issues,...

I can use the internal sun visor with no issues, with or without prescription glasses. The visor is of course in your field of vision...I think what you want to know is if the bottom edge is in a...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,903
Posted By FAW3
I got my FX-41 recently thought I'd add my 2...

I got my FX-41 recently thought I'd add my 2 cents:

This is my first "adventure type" helmet. I previously rode the KLR or our DR with either a full face street helmet or a MX style helmet with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
Apple House donuts...don't get me started.

Apple House donuts...don't get me started.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
17 F is COLD...snow twice this week...this winter...

17 F is COLD...snow twice this week...this winter is getting to me. I am starting to lust after Fahrenheit!

I find myself looking at weather forecasts for Ocala and Apalachicola National Forests...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,726
Posted By FAW3
I worked the RT1 area for years....yes: photo is...

I worked the RT1 area for years....yes: photo is the old Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips.
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