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Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By MotoDaveL
For trail riding I found these offered a little...

For trail riding I found these offered a little more protection than the MX ones and are fairly inexpensive. I would only ride on the street to connect trails though.


Mechanix Impact Pro...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have the more pedestrian non waterproof version...

I have the more pedestrian non waterproof version and I really like it. I always had point and shoots before and really find the quality of the Nikon1 is a big step up. I would never call myself a...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,418
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/wire-stripperswi...

http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/wire-stripperswire-cutters/wire-strippercutter-0

Be sure to get the Red ones as these are for stranded wire. Yellow is for non stranded. The Stranded/unstranded...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
My photo from today in the "great white north"...

My photo from today in the "great white north" :huh

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fUWK5OLyGb0/VHtRwaAv5UI/AAAAAAAACnU/FQdMorTzIhA/w1278-h593-no/nov30th.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By MotoDaveL
I had the same debate but found the KLIM to be...

I had the same debate but found the KLIM to be either too small or too big between the M and L. I went with the Moose Expedition jacket and pants and couldnt be happier, saving half the cost was also...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,652
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/...

http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2013/03/01/metric-system.jpg?itok=WsCjEwfl
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,652
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://217.26.67.168/uploads/3/2/3273682/weller-wd...

http://217.26.67.168/uploads/3/2/3273682/weller-wd-1m-slika-10134948.jpghttp://advrider.com/forums/data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxQTEBUUEhQVFRUXFBgYGBUYFxcbGBUcGBQYGBwVGB...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,652
Posted By MotoDaveL
you do know that Nasa switched over to metric...

you do know that Nasa switched over to metric over 10 years ago right?
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have a little Lambda at work but at home I just...

I have a little Lambda at work but at home I just use a DIN rail mount for 12V

http://www.teknetelectronics.com/Pics/WEBLAMBDLA200.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have a fairly complete set of Wera and Wiha...

I have a fairly complete set of Wera and Wiha screwdrivers but none of them torque limiting. I bet I do have about $250 worth though :lol3
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By MotoDaveL
I like this fix quite a bit. For the white...

I like this fix quite a bit.

For the white polypro plastic on my KLX I heated it up with a heat gun just to the point where it looked like it was softening up, then I used a soldering gun to melt...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By MotoDaveL
wouldnt it be easier at this point to just list...

wouldnt it be easier at this point to just list the things you CAN do in California?
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By MotoDaveL
Hard to picture but it sounds like the whole...

Hard to picture but it sounds like the whole thing is basically suspended from the ceiling in the front? If thats the case 3 screws probably isnt that much as far as sheer strength goes. I would...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,308
Posted By MotoDaveL
neat project. I like it!

neat project. I like it!
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
Thanks Mark, I have been the only one to work on...

Thanks Mark, I have been the only one to work on the bike so I know it wasnt messed with in anyway. I will try resetting the OEM tensioner as you described.

thanks for the tips
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
KLX goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Okay serious...

KLX goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


Okay serious question. My KLX is making a weird higher pitched "weeee" sound. It is independent of the drive train and seems to be in the engine itself, the higher the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
I normally get about 150km on the tank before...

I normally get about 150km on the tank before hitting reserve and 200+km total. stock gearing and everything else except for a UNI filter is stock as well. I have never run it dry but did once pump...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,023
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://images3.revzilla.com/product_images/0020/67...

http://images3.revzilla.com/product_images/0020/6712/RIDGE_WATERPROOF_BOOT_OUTER_zoom.jpghttp://advrider.com/forums/data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxQTEhUUExQUFRUXFxgXFBQXG...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,685,291
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse/Weatherproof/...

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse/Weatherproof/0000001435

I have one on the back of my KLX. Its nearly identical to the pelican (they must have copied the molds) but I have had the hinge pin...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 572,489
Posted By MotoDaveL
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d7D4PgJoUXI/VDL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d7D4PgJoUXI/VDLtAt6vaeI/AAAAAAAACj0/cxdwVnP7uDY/w1289-h859-no/Fall%2BColours%2B2014%2BRally%2BConnex%2B%28186%29.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,749
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://www.gz-bright.com/admin/upfile/proimage/201...

http://www.gz-bright.com/admin/upfile/proimage/201311220254532984.jpg

I have had these on my bike for a year (15,000km) and although I just broke one they work fine. I have received many...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,776
Posted By MotoDaveL
Sounds like sway bar end links to me. Cheap and...

Sounds like sway bar end links to me. Cheap and easy to DIY
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,899
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have 29,000km on my KLX now since getting it...

I have 29,000km on my KLX now since getting it last April (2013) lots of it being commuting to work but also enduro style rallys, overnighter offroad camping trips and weekly trail rides.

I ride...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By MotoDaveL
We recently got rid of my wifes 1997 Camry as it...

We recently got rid of my wifes 1997 Camry as it failed emissions. It could have been an inexpensive "fix" as we were previously told that the Cat was pretty bad and would be $250 to fix. While $250...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By MotoDaveL
brake caliper paint will work.

brake caliper paint will work.
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By MotoDaveL
A lot depends on where I am riding and the...

A lot depends on where I am riding and the situation. My basic "off road gear" includes

Thor Impact rig
Alpinestars Tech2 boots
Shin/knee pads
Fly trekker helmet

the top layer can be a...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 317,275
Posted By MotoDaveL
flip flops are my normal summer foot wear but I...

flip flops are my normal summer foot wear but I also pack Merrel Trail Gloves some times. Any minimalist shoe will work well
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,371
Posted By MotoDaveL
quite a story :eek1

quite a story :eek1
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,640
Posted By MotoDaveL
Im glad they came out of hiding. I snagged a...

Im glad they came out of hiding. I snagged a roam2 for $100 when they were on the ropes and have been really happy with it. It has survived whitewater kayaking, snowboarding and hours and hours of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,295
Posted By MotoDaveL
fantastic trip! Safe travels

fantastic trip!

Safe travels
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
and perhaps readjust that mirror

and perhaps readjust that mirror
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,724
Views: 2,519,363
Posted By MotoDaveL
The KLX250S is still on the kawasaki.ca website.

The KLX250S is still on the kawasaki.ca website.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By MotoDaveL
more please

more please
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,222
Posted By MotoDaveL
okay, this is more about where to put this stuff...

okay, this is more about where to put this stuff than what I carry but I am open to suggestions from the tool front as well.

the tools - mostly KLX250 stock tool kit but I have added a few things....
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,923
Posted By MotoDaveL
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/zXU1qrDTUJLrOfqM...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/zXU1qrDTUJLrOfqMWSE6t6Qn-LHgSGVOChMPfe7YVw8=w309-h207-p-no...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 335,015
Posted By MotoDaveL
couldn't seat the bead on a new front tire and...

couldn't seat the bead on a new front tire and proceeded to inflate and deflate for about an hour. Finally get it right and proceed to put the wheel back into the fork. I get it all lined up, ready...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,923
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have a trangia and a GSI Halulite Minimalist...

I have a trangia and a GSI Halulite Minimalist "pot". I picked up a piece of ALUMINUM duct material and cut it to the appropriate length and width for a pot stand. I riveted it together and used a...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By MotoDaveL
I have a KLX as well and would love to make...

I have a KLX as well and would love to make something up like this. All I need is a lathe, and a bender and welder and the talent to use all of the above.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By MotoDaveL
http://www.pelican.com/media/images/cases/cases_i1...

http://www.pelican.com/media/images/cases/cases_i1015_flash/v1.jpg

not a "case" per se but if you want it waterproof'ish - I love the disclaimer - Not for Dive use.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,690
Posted By MotoDaveL
I toasted an Iphone less than a month after...

I toasted an Iphone less than a month after getting it. It was in my pocket during a particularly hairy water crossing that ended with me being up to my waist in water.

After getting another...
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