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Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 671,098
Posted By MerrellJr
I felt the same way when I sold my KLR over the...

I felt the same way when I sold my KLR over the Sportster. Now that I traded the Sportster for the FJR, I feel much better (still miss the KLR)
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By MerrellJr
You could head north on the 15 and experience the...

You could head north on the 15 and experience the road to St George, Utah. I-15 cuts thru a awesome canyon. You csn ride to Kolob reservoir. Or thru the Parawan Gap near Cedar City back to Enterprise...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By MerrellJr
Knipex is a quality brand name. You can order...

Knipex is a quality brand name. You can order them from mcmaster-carr. You will need to know what size is needed.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By MerrellJr
Rent a cop. He is a wanna be. Here in...

Rent a cop. He is a wanna be.
Here in California you need to
have the plate unobstructed and lit
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By MerrellJr
I missed the photo op when I rode from Fontana Ca...

I missed the photo op when I rode from Fontana Ca to Bullhead AZ and packed my bike in the moving van to drive my kids car back to California when they relocated.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,976
Views: 7,480,657
Posted By MerrellJr
Thumb [QUOTE=ERD;22781286]My condolences for the loss...

[QUOTE=ERD;22781286]My condolences for the loss of your son. I do like your HD Switchback jacket in the winter mode. I have the exact jacket in the summer/mesh setup
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7,976
Views: 7,480,657
Posted By MerrellJr
Thumb Daughter in Law and Grandson

https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/p480x480/1422501_10151870487128999_808683835_n.jpgThe Kids came over and I brought out their dads bike. The family is like my own, Their dad passed...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By MerrellJr
Where to buy a battery ?????

I have purchased several batteries on line over the past few years. Some were good, some no so good. While trying to save a buck I bought what was a replacement battery for my bike adnd had to sort...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10,390
Views: 3,391,815
Posted By MerrellJr
4th of July 2013

4th of July SoCal. Short ride to the scout meeting and off to
Bass Pro Shops.
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By MerrellJr
Talking I can give you campland on the bay- San Diego, ...

I can give you campland on the bay- San Diego, San Elijo in carlsbad. Then up past Malibu to San Buena Ventura (they has a store). Just north of them is PT Mugu State Beach- Sycamore canyon on...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,909
Posted By MerrellJr
I am the care taker of by best friends bike. He...

I am the care taker of by best friends bike. He passed away 3 years ago and the widow wants to keep the bike up.
It at one point sat in her garage for 5 months, I rode it to my house and Cleaned it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,808
Posted By MerrellJr
I used to RTW every day 40 miles each way. Nice...

I used to RTW every day 40 miles each way. Nice run down the 210 to the 605 here in SOCAL. The company assigned me a cage. I am lucky to get one of the bikes out on the weekend. I sure miss my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,909
Posted By MerrellJr
Thanks for fixing the video post. Camera is the...

Thanks for fixing the video post. Camera is the KLR version of a Go pro. Panasonic (cheap) DV camera Ram mounted on the bars. First time using it. Probably last time too
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 1,299,000
Posted By MerrellJr
You can get those type plugs at a Truck stop...

You can get those type plugs at a Truck stop radio shop for $5
I wired my lead to the primary side of the start soleniod and grounded the other half. Instant power supply/charge port. The larger...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,909
Posted By MerrellJr
Cool2 Rfk 2012

I should have checked the forum to meet more inmates I only met CAStu. today. I have ridden this ride since 2007.
I rode the red KLR with the poor-boy KLR style video camera mounted on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,401
Posted By MerrellJr
Not as long as I have company truck. If it goes...

Not as long as I have company truck. If it goes away I will be 2 wheeling it again. Too bad I cannot make calls on the motorcycle. I do 400 miles a week just to get to the office. 35k a year on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,267
Posted By MerrellJr
I would look at where the job is. My commute like...

I would look at where the job is. My commute like many in SOCAL is medium @ 40 miles. If I go straight to work its 45 minutes minimum and up to 1.5 hours in foul weather. I would recommend you look...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By MerrellJr
I have looked at purchasing the Cranker Tank bag....

I have looked at purchasing the Cranker Tank bag. It comes with a sleeve and built in speaker, powered by the bike or aaa batteries http://compare.ebay.com/like/230634161557 ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,401
Posted By MerrellJr
I sadly must say, I have only ridden 500 miles in...

I sadly must say, I have only ridden 500 miles in 5 months out here is Sunny SoCal. Long hours ( glad to still be working) and a company vehicle with expenses means no 2 wheeled commute for me. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,180
Posted By MerrellJr
I Netflixed the movie. I think it was 3 DVD's. ...

I Netflixed the movie. I think it was 3 DVD's. Had to watch it myself. No Complaints here great documentary. Goes to show you how it can be done with alot of $$$. Really enjoyed it. Now to win the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MerrellJr
South of Newport on PCH is Crystal Cove. There...

South of Newport on PCH is Crystal Cove. There is a place called the shake shack. You can get and awesome cinnamon french toast for breakfast.
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,230
Posted By MerrellJr
I had the same problem on my DRZ. The PO did not...

I had the same problem on my DRZ. The PO did not know about using anti seize . I was lucky with a center punch and a left hand drill bit. The left hand drill helped to back the broken bolt out. the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 35,141
Views: 8,773,579
Posted By MerrellJr
I for one.. OFF ROAD only Never on road

I for one.. OFF ROAD only Never on road
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By MerrellJr
Pirelli Scorpion ? ...

Pirelli Scorpion ? http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/29/393/1/0/320/DEPARTMENT/Pirelli-Dirt-Bike-Motocross-Dual-Sport-Tires-Tires.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,250
Posted By MerrellJr
what about a C model sportster ?

I ride a 05 1200C and have done a few short 3 day 1000 mile trips with it. One was camping. @ 6'-2" It can get cramped sometimes. more than enough power after the SE intake and adding an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By MerrellJr
I want to look online for a shirt. Phuket. Too...

I want to look online for a shirt. Phuket. Too cool
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 37,268
Posted By MerrellJr
I picked up a 1200C in October 06 on ebay for...

I picked up a 1200C in October 06 on ebay for 7500 It was 14 months old with 250 miles on it. It still had the factory warranty, I may digress to say my mother had a 06 883L and is was a bit low...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,188
Posted By MerrellJr
In my cars Honda and Toyota-I flush the...

In my cars Honda and Toyota-I flush the antifreeze every 2 years. In my motorcycles Every year I change it out with the Factory honda coolant
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,209
Posted By MerrellJr
figures the POS fled to Mexico, I hope he stays...

figures the POS fled to Mexico, I hope he stays for your sake. It is funny how they could do nothing for you. But if your wife were to call in that her husband was chasing a burglar with a shot gun...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By MerrellJr
Thumb look up http://www.district37ama.org/ This is...

look up http://www.district37ama.org/ This is the SOCAL area district. YOu can get all kinds of info for Los Angeles, Ventura and San Dernadino, riverside counties. San Diego area is a different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,523
Posted By MerrellJr
Chain it up thru the wheels and the frame, Not...

Chain it up thru the wheels and the frame, Not too low to the ground. Be sure to attached it to something substancal. Otherwise ground floor park it inside
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31,834
Views: 3,019,876
Posted By MerrellJr
Just lurking on thread. + 1 for the adventure...

Just lurking on thread. + 1 for the adventure pass , I buy mine with the 2nd for $5 and we split the total cost.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 59,098
Posted By MerrellJr
unlikely ? It works for me

I rode my 1200C in July 2011 for my first moto camping trip. 3 days to the high sierras and back from the inland empire. less than 800 miles round trip. My KLR is more comfy with the Corbin bench...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By MerrellJr
daay 3 7-24-11

After breakfast we headed over to the Kennedy Meadows store to finish airing up the bmw tire and get more refreshments. Down the hill we go into the Mojave desert to the 395 Gas up and head south...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By MerrellJr
day two Balch park to Kernville 7-23-11

We enjoyed the evening with our hosts, and slept under the stars. Up early and down the mountain to SpringVille for some Breakfast. Stopped at this big tree by the park office for a photo, before...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By MerrellJr
The 909 to Kennedy Meadows on a Sportster

In July This year I finally went cycle on a cycle camping adventure. My Friend Lloyd does this trip every year with his friends and finally I was able to join them. I did not take the KLR. The...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By MerrellJr
I would say to start with no less than 320 grit...

I would say to start with no less than 320 grit wet sand paper. work your way up as the results indicate.I painted my KLR,s faded plastic with the Rustoleum plastic paint with success, I used 320 to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By MerrellJr
It is a challenge in short notice to find coastal...

It is a challenge in short notice to find coastal camping. Our family camps every year for a week between Pt Mugu and Refugio in Goleta, CA There are many state campgrounds, WE have to book 6 months...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-16-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 50,775
Posted By MerrellJr
Thumb I have a good to go from the wife, should I find...

I have a good to go from the wife, should I find myself out of work after 27 years. With 4 weeks vacation and using only half of it a year. She is all for me taking off for a month to rejuvenate ...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By MerrellJr
My advise to you is what I got from the PO of my...

My advise to you is what I got from the PO of my KLR who was rfollowing on my DRZ400 when I crashed it. He laughed and said IT does not act like your DRZ you got to ride it different !!! GLad to...
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