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Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9,209
Views: 1,342,579
Posted By Klay
Sounds good, have fun! I'm still happy with my...

Sounds good, have fun! I'm still happy with my 200 after 14 years.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
Still perfectly happy here having gotten rid of...

Still perfectly happy here having gotten rid of the windshield altogether. Nice smooth clean air.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
This is the sharp advice.

This is the sharp advice.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
Bay City? In.

Bay City? In.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
Actually, the reason I got the CB-X wasn't for...

Actually, the reason I got the CB-X wasn't for the increased horsepower. I was touring on the DR650, using it as a streetbike. There was never any serious lack of horsepower for normal use. I just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 230,538
Posted By Klay
I've got both the Roadcrafter and the Darien...

I've got both the Roadcrafter and the Darien jacket and pants. I end up using the Roadcrafter most of the time, even for off-road. But I don't ride very hard off-road, and I tend to avoid the heat....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
I'm one of those. I've owned close to thirty...

I'm one of those. I've owned close to thirty bikes of all shapes and sizes over the years including immensely powerful ones, and ridden all over North America. My CB500X feels just right to me. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,836
Posted By Klay
They're immensely practical.

They're immensely practical.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
A DR650 is like a multi-tool like a Leatherman. ...

A DR650 is like a multi-tool like a Leatherman. It's good to always have one or two around in your pocket.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
Today was one of those rare days where I didn't...

Today was one of those rare days where I didn't even leave the house. Not even to go running. I've got to overcome this illness. You all know that I never skip running.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9,209
Views: 1,342,579
Posted By Klay
I suppose not. ...

I suppose not.


http://klay.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff5/i-Zp6cw8B/0/L/whatever%20394-L.jpg
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 730,981
Posted By Klay
The polar vortex is centered right over where...

The polar vortex is centered right over where bwokentooth is right now.

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/melting-arctic-and-weird-weather-plot-thickens
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 699,813
Posted By Klay
I'm not even going outside today. Another...

I'm not even going outside today. Another session on the elliptical...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,209
Views: 1,342,579
Posted By Klay
I pulled a muscle while crashing doing that a few...

I pulled a muscle while crashing doing that a few years ago, and it took almost two years to heal.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 730,981
Posted By Klay
That's pretty cool.

That's pretty cool.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
Nice shot.

Nice shot.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By Klay
All my low-functioning friends are at the...

All my low-functioning friends are at the Hiawatha Rally.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 2,372,484
Posted By Klay
I always say keep a little bike around for a...

I always say keep a little bike around for a spare. It's not worth selling it...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By Klay
Well done. :lurk

Well done. :lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-20-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 40,489
Posted By Klay
http://klay.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff/i-FjnmgKn/0/X2...

http://klay.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff/i-FjnmgKn/0/X2/06-14-2008%2012%3B26%3B03AM-X2.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By Klay
:fpalm I just figured out the conflict...

:fpalm


I just figured out the conflict...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
But you don't even have to take it out... I...

But you don't even have to take it out...

I always hated taking those 4 bank set-ups out.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
One of the reasons I like thumpers so much.

One of the reasons I like thumpers so much.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
All back together already?

All back together already?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,025
Views: 1,126,082
Posted By Klay
With my bike, it's right at 62 mph. You can just...

With my bike, it's right at 62 mph. You can just barely feel that the engine is running. It's a very small vibration...certainly not a problem, and only perceptible at 62 in top gear.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,789
Posted By Klay
North Dakota is much more interesting than what...

North Dakota is much more interesting than what appears from 94. There's Turtle Mountain up north, and the meandering river valleys. The badlands in the western part of the state have a lot of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 699,813
Posted By Klay
I don't even play tennis.

I don't even play tennis.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9,209
Views: 1,342,579
Posted By Klay
I always just order the OEM Suzuki parts.

I always just order the OEM Suzuki parts.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,209
Views: 1,342,579
Posted By Klay
On post #2 here, there is a link to aftermarket...

On post #2 here, there is a link to aftermarket petcocks. The stock one isn't rebuildable. The aftermarket petcocks are very inexpensive.

I suspect that your jets in the carb need to be cleaned....
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 730,981
Posted By Klay
I'm following along. I can't believe he's riding...

I'm following along. I can't believe he's riding through those conditions.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 699,813
Posted By Klay
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,093
Posted By Klay
I most definitely enjoyed this ride report. I...

I most definitely enjoyed this ride report. I even experienced the head-nodding myself recently. I didn't think it was possible on a motorcycle but now I know it's true.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,760
Posted By Klay
Indeed. I remember that trip well, 25+ years...

Indeed. I remember that trip well, 25+ years ago. It was one of those intense rides that make you feel like your life was changed by it. I even remembered your name.

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 699,813
Posted By Klay
I'll need to hang around till at least that time...

I'll need to hang around till at least that time if not later, as long as there's cheap beer there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,693
Posted By Klay
She's scornful of most commercially available...

She's scornful of most commercially available pies...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,693
Posted By Klay
As well you should considering her culinary...

As well you should considering her culinary skill. She attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York to earn a degree and was the famed pie lady at the Ole Store in Northfield.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,693
Posted By Klay
I'm going to get my wife to bake pies for you...

I'm going to get my wife to bake pies for you fanatics someday. She a pie-baking expert.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
34,000 miles of vibration and heat, those rear...

34,000 miles of vibration and heat, those rear bearing have just got to be in poor shape. I went through the front fork and the steering head bearings already.

The upper chain roller has torn out...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12,404
Views: 699,813
Posted By Klay
3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407 <table...

3500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
<table class="ts intrlu" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><nobr>(612) 722-7072</nobr></td></tr></tbody></table>
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20,055
Views: 833,810
Posted By Klay
For some reason, I've put off new rear wheel...

For some reason, I've put off new rear wheel bearings and an overhaul of the swingarm on the DR650 for a couple years. I've admitted to myself that I'm just never going to get around to doing it. ...
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