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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 378,676
Posted By miked68
32 or 34 jetting

I've got a 2000 with a 280 kit and 34mm flat slide. Jetting is a matter of altitude. i live at 1400 feet and have it jetted really lean for this area, however i mostly ride my XR in Moab; above...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By miked68
choose riding buddy

if you plan on camping in bear country make sure you can out run at least one of the riding buddies.
Forum: Americas 11-10-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,280
Posted By miked68
waiting for passes to open

depending on winter snow the passes may not be open in June. go to

to get pass info. I was in Colorado last weekend of June, 2013 and several...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,270
Posted By miked68
Been there 3 times and can't wait to go back

I've made 3 trips from the plains states to Alaska, Yukon, NW Territories. Must rides are Dempster Highway, Top of the World highway, Haul Road ( at least to the pass ). start in early June and...
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 116
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 26,127
Posted By miked68
Wicked Just go!!

I'm currently getting ready for my 4th trip to Alaska, Yukon, NW Territories in the last 6 years. the 1st trip I made all the standard mistakes; took too much stuff, went with a schedule & plan, etc....
Forum: Alaska 06-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By miked68
Last year 4 bikers were killed in Iowa when a...

Last year 4 bikers were killed in Iowa when a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit all nearly at the same time. Nothing can be done in those situations to save the 1st rider, but if the rest...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By miked68
check out Utah Craig's list. for some reason...

check out Utah Craig's list. for some reason there are lots of GS, KLR, DR etc for sale in Utah and usually at good prices. fly into Salt Lake and from there it's a great ride north into BC.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-23-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,348
Posted By miked68
first trip prep

I took a my first long trip ( 7500 miles ) with a KLR in virtually stock condition and Kawasaki luggage. i'd done basic maintenance and felt the most prepared i've ever felt for a trip. I've since...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By miked68
Deal KLR 650 in Whitehorse

I've got two friends that offered to pull a coil from their own bikes and ship to me. problem is next day air to Whitehorse from the states is 7-8 days because of Canada Day and US Independence day. ...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By miked68
KLR dead in whitehorse. HELP

I have an '05 KLR with NO spark in whitehorse. I think it needs coil. if i can't get it running i'm just going to sell it and take alternate transportation back to midwest. send email to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,495
Posted By miked68
Parting out 1976 XL 350

Parting out complete bike that was running. engine had some top end noise and smoked when first started; probably needs valve guides. everything else is in good to excellent condition. email me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,745
Posted By miked68
Not a trailer queen

I have a picture of my KLR and I at the Arctic Circle sign in the map pouch on my tank bag. One day a 20-something looked at it and said,

"That is a cool picture; how did you get the bike...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,648
Posted By miked68
Stay on top of the bike

Cross winds are a bitch especially if they are gusty. i was coming back from Moab 3 years ago on a KLR and the cross winds were so bad the trucks were getting off the hiway. just lean the bike into...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By miked68
Don't PLAN!!! Just GO!!

I've made two trips in the last 4 years of 8K and the most fun is when I just followed my front fender where ever it took me. Prep the hell out of the bike, take tools, spare parts, camping gear,...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By miked68
travel the Dempster later in summer

I rode the Dempster in mid-june '08. the later you go the less rain. we hit stretches of 15-20 miles of rain/sleet but for the most part it was dry and fast. at times we were going 70mph. my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By miked68
Edelbrock vs. Mikuni

I just took an edelbrock off of my XR and bought one of the XRsOnly Mikuni kits. It almost fell into place, it was that easy to install. my bike runs a lot better. I've changed carbs on other...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,158
Posted By miked68
road forcast for john brown canyon road

the best road info won't be until you get to Gateway. There is a little cafe straight out of 1957 on the north side of Gateway and the last time I was there the waitress knew the JBC road conditions...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By miked68
center stand with lowering brackets

Not familure with DualStar center stand, but I have the center stand and foot peg lowering brackets from klr650 dot com. installed on my KLR for a trip from the midwest to Inuvik last summer. no...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 69,917
Posted By miked68
Wicked Dempster is better choice

I just returned to the midwest from a trip to Inuvik. Two of the members of my group had been to Deadhorse and both thought the Dempster ride was much better. We had some rain in mid-June, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By miked68
take the KLR

i just finished a Nebraska to Fairbanks round trip on a KLR650. The size of the gas tank and extra carrying capacity for camping gear was great. there were only a couple of short stretches I wished...
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