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Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,052
Posted By LostHighway
Great pics - what wide angle lens do you use?

Great pics - what wide angle lens do you use?
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By LostHighway
Too much

I run a 16 tooth and can cruise very comfortably at 120-125 km/h. The bike itself is not "comfortable" at sustained speeds beyond that anyway, and if you're running a 17T front you will be......
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 42,998
Posted By LostHighway
Nice pics

Awesome pics, I am heading down that way next month... looking even more forward to it now!
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,241,511
Posted By LostHighway
Before I even saw your profile... I knew that was...

Before I even saw your profile... I knew that was a pic of good 'ol Alberta! Did ya get yer KLR from Cycle Works?
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,043
Posted By LostHighway
Bear It!

Naw, bear is good! It's like pork! Eat up...!
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 797,380
Posted By LostHighway

Awesome trip... see if you can get a last-minute cruise to Antarctica when you're down there - and take some studded tires!:rofl

I'll be tuning in.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 31,957
Posted By LostHighway
Awesome photos & RR! Very unique trip, thanks for...

Awesome photos & RR! Very unique trip, thanks for sharing. No vampire encounters I assume? :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,079
Posted By LostHighway

It's the best 'cause it's cheaper than most. Cheaper to buy, cheaper to run. Goes perhaps not as fast, but just as far. I don't cry when it tips. I never need to fix it. I ride 400 km between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,185
Posted By LostHighway

It is your weight requirement that is causing the problem. Less than 280 pounds of bike is like a CR450x or something. Your beloved KLR (and mine) weighs almost 200 pounds more than that with a full...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By LostHighway
Well, I think if you have a 685, I'd go 16/43....

Well, I think if you have a 685, I'd go 16/43. You've got the grunt. I have a 16/43 with a stock motor and I love it. Cruising is so nice.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,671
Posted By LostHighway
Could be nuttin'

I agree - it's tough to straight-up compare two bikes that were built years apart. You're assuming all things are equal, when there is nothing to say that's the case. Maybe your '06 was built on a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By LostHighway
What Bike?

Are you going to Deadhorse or are you doing the Dempster?

Packing advice:
• Dry bags and compression sacks are your best friends.
• You only need four days worth of clean clothes. Laundromats...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,414,561
Posted By LostHighway
I think you're right there - as our experiences...

I think you're right there - as our experiences differ quite a bit. I agree that 5000-5500 won't hurt the KLR too much, but now at 5500 I'm doing like 130 km/h, rather than about 120... which on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,414,561
Posted By LostHighway

OK, I'll admit...the RPM drop is more like 400 to 500. Still good tho... I may have gotten a little carried away :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,414,561
Posted By LostHighway
16-Tooth Front Sprocket

I installed a 16-tooth front sprocket on Friday - if you have been thinking about doing this mod, and you're interested in turning your KLR into a true long-distance ADV tourer...

DO IT!!!!!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By LostHighway

I'd empty the fuel tank, drain the float bowl, then dump another quarter-can of Seafoam into the fuel tank and top it up with Premium fuel. Start it and keep it running as best you can to push that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,379
Posted By LostHighway
K761 Report

I run K761s on my 2009 KLR - love 'em. Have gotten 15,000 km on the rear, and about 10,000 km off the front before I replaced it this year (seems backwards, but whatever). Rear needs replacing now......
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,658
Posted By LostHighway
No foul up at all... I get the diff between K and...

No foul up at all... I get the diff between K and KM.

As for my mileage, the bike is just over two years old... and riding seasons are shorter in Canada than they are in Cali.

Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,658
Posted By LostHighway

... I change the oil every 4,000 or 5,000 km.... and get maintenance done according to the manual. Not counting the initial break-in service, the valves were first found out of spec (one at one shim)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,658
Posted By LostHighway
The Sky


My 2009 KLR has 23,000 km on it and runs better than new. Treated well, a KLR will do at least 100,000 km. Beat to hell, it will still do 60,000 km.

Frankly, given that KLR stands...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,632,309
Posted By LostHighway
No Vamps Allowed!

Quilleutte Reservation, near Forks, WA. If you require an explanation, just ask your teenage daughter...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 45,059
Posted By LostHighway
Team 259x !!

Go Team 259x (Sportsman M/C 450cc +)! My brother and his crew from Vancouver, BC!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By LostHighway
Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By LostHighway
Embed video?

PS: Anyone know how to embed this video in the post...? Thx.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By LostHighway
Cool Video: KLR650 Around The Olympic Peninsula

You don't have to be a Twilight fan - lord knows I'm not - to love Washington's Olympic Peninsula. I just got back from a two-day lap around the peninsula. Check out this video I made of the trip:
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,038
Posted By LostHighway

Holy cow! How did you go down to 29 mpg in a klr???

I average about 4.5 to 5 litres per 100/km - that's around 50 mpg to my American friends. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By LostHighway

Well, for 5-6K CDN, you could just about get a brand-new KLR650, whereas you're going to be riding a many-years-old Bimmer or Katoom. Just food for thought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,568
Posted By LostHighway

I'm glad you started this important thread, although I believe we'll get things under control much quicker than 30 years. Think a decade or so.

To answer your question: a KLR650, with ample...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,679
Posted By LostHighway

Great advice/thoughts guys! Thanks for the input!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,679
Posted By LostHighway
Lessons Learned from Installing Steel Braided Brake Lines on a KLR 650

I installed some Gaffer Steel Braided Brake Lines on my '09 KLR - they're pretty blue so they match my ride. Easy job, right? Here are a couple pointers that could have saved us a lot of grief:

Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By LostHighway

Hey - I'm guessing you're shooting with a GoPro Hero HD Helmet Cam and editing with Final Cut (Express?).

Can you confirm or deny, or let me know what you're using? It looks great! Really nice...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,159
Posted By LostHighway

Ha ha, I love it... "Hey, you're taking too long with your posts so I'll just get in there and take over!"

Nice "custom" seat on the second KLR.... :evil

So, first OP... have you considered...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 30,847
Posted By LostHighway

Great photos... I'm headed down there in September. Any chance you can post a Google map of your route?
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,608
Posted By LostHighway
Blue loctite is for wimps! It's red or nuthin!:D

Blue loctite is for wimps! It's red or nuthin!:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By LostHighway

It all comes down to dollars and sense. An '00 with 33K on it sure shouldn't cost too much.

Doohickey replace? if so, you're good to go. If not, you're probably still fine.

KLRs are bullet...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,886
Posted By LostHighway

I wanna hear more about that girl on the 250!:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 62,477
Posted By LostHighway

Glad you made a stop at Liard River Hot Springs. It's heaven on Earth... even better when your butt's sore from a full day on a KLR :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,717
Posted By LostHighway
Absolute rubbish! This guy either runs a...

Absolute rubbish! This guy either runs a Suzuki-only dealership (which is likely) or resides in an insane asylum. My 2009 KLR has 18,000 km and counting and runs better - yes better - than the day I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,214
Posted By LostHighway
A LOT more than 500 km

This sounds sweet... although with my stock tank, I can easy do 450 km... or even more if I'm careful, so at 30 litres, I would imagine a stock Killer could do well over 600 km.

Super sweet... but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,890
Posted By LostHighway
How many times has that oddometer gone over?? ...

How many times has that oddometer gone over??

PS: to answer the question, 120 km/hr on my KLR650 if I'm feeling nutty, 80 km/hr if I'm not.
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