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Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,068
Posted By dukedinner
Solved this "up and down the bike ladder" a few...

Solved this "up and down the bike ladder" a few years ago..I now have an 01 KLR650 for off-road trips and a 00 Concours 1000 road bike for long distance road trips. I found with just the KLR650 I was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 588,218
Posted By dukedinner
I like the look of the new CB1100 but yearn for...

I like the look of the new CB1100 but yearn for the older style still for some reason..wish the new bike had gone with the old-style 4 into 4 exhausts like a cb900 but I guess too much $$$??
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,107
Posted By dukedinner
Terry. That pic of you still smiling at the end...

Terry. That pic of you still smiling at the end even when all wet and covered in mud says a lot about you...I doubt a better Wingman could be found....

Thanks from all of us.


:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By dukedinner
No, you mis-read my thoughts. Its clear the OP...

No, you mis-read my thoughts. Its clear the OP set this thread up..a guy who has been around here for many years and rides a DRZ400 clearly knows his stuff already..I mean.. asking about a pre-82 KLR...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By dukedinner
Enough already. Why are you guys with big...

Enough already. Why are you guys with big keyboard post counts and long membership in AdvRider up here in Thumpers yanking on chains? Go back and play in Jo Momma
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By dukedinner
Or those who cannot tell the difference between a...

Or those who cannot tell the difference between a bogus discussion thread and a real one...the guys just keep tossing the lures and the fish keep on biting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By dukedinner
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,231
Posted By dukedinner
From extensive experience with KLR's, I can tell...

From extensive experience with KLR's, I can tell you those pre-86 ones are really a bitch to wrench on...the pre-82 ones are only good for firestarter...I sure hope the guys here with high post...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,820
Posted By dukedinner
Don't apologize Rick!! Them there is fight'in...

Don't apologize Rick!! Them there is fight'in words! Everyone knows a 86-2006 Connie is THE sport tourer workhorse of choice..not saying an ST1300 isn't more refined, but for "bang for the buck all...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,107
Posted By dukedinner
Ha!..so while us guys are so busy trying to one...

Ha!..so while us guys are so busy trying to one up each other, the girls are just getting it done! I think I can feel that Beamster smile lurking in the background....:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,820
Posted By dukedinner
How true..it's not the type or make of...

How true..it's not the type or make of bike...it's the attitude of the person in the saddle that makes dreams come true or not...you can be on a dualsport, a road warrior, or even a bicycle to go on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 171,552
Posted By dukedinner
Wow....your remote travels and pics are well...

Wow....your remote travels and pics are well beyond the standard AdvRider fare we are used to here in North America. Truly inspirational riding you are doing through an area I know little about. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,240
Posted By dukedinner
You guys are hardcore! Just wrench on your bikes...

You guys are hardcore! Just wrench on your bikes and keep going...no BS. Great attitude!

Thanks for sharing

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 33,896
Posted By dukedinner
Seems most people like to travel and see new...

Seems most people like to travel and see new things, meet new people,, go on adventures etc etc. Ewen and Charlie simply opened a lot of eyes to what is possible offroad..especially to older...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,105
Posted By dukedinner
Wow. ...Your pics are outstanding. Front page...

Wow. ...Your pics are outstanding. Front page stuff..I thought I was good at photography till I saw your work!

Greatt RR!
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,830
Posted By dukedinner
+1. Here is a test to all nay-sayers. Would you...

+1. Here is a test to all nay-sayers. Would you run across a paved parking lot in a t-shirt and jeans and do a full on sliding belly-flop going as fast as you can? Bet you won't do it. But get on a...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,254
Posted By dukedinner
This might sound trivial, but it is true. I did...

This might sound trivial, but it is true. I did not buy it though...it was with my fishing stuff already!

An old wool sock to wrap around a small bottle of single malt scotch...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 92,324
Posted By dukedinner
Serious credentials!! 300k over thirty...

Serious credentials!! 300k over thirty years...Awesome!!

Thanks for posting
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By dukedinner
IMHO...Don't skimp looking for bargains. I bought...

IMHO...Don't skimp looking for bargains. I bought cheap first time round looking for "best bang stuff" and found it cost me even more $$$ later on to get the good stuff I should have bought the first...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,538
Posted By dukedinner
When I travel to more remote places on my...

When I travel to more remote places on my dual-sport bike, I tend to camp more than motel. But when I ride slab for long distances across country on my road bike I camp about 1/2 the time and motel...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,107
Posted By dukedinner
Nice job guys. Thanks for all the hard work...

Nice job guys. Thanks for all the hard work posting and answering all of our questions. Very classy!

Both you and Terry seems pretty cool, calm, and collected when it comes to riding different...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,504
Posted By dukedinner
The OPP always have treated me fairly when coming...

The OPP always have treated me fairly when coming through Ontario (Highway 17 to Sault Ste.Marie)..even on the gong show stretch of the Trans Canada around Kenora. I always take off my helmet and...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,804
Posted By dukedinner
Fire-starter.. Cut off bottom 1" or so....

Fire-starter..

Cut off bottom 1" or so. Fill with white gas about 1/2" or so. Pile wood around it and light. Forget the kindling, this works way better...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,934
Posted By dukedinner
Never found bikes and snow/ice to mix very well....

Never found bikes and snow/ice to mix very well. I park it and take my truck....
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,567
Posted By dukedinner
+ 1. Seasoned travellers, no matter what the...

+ 1. Seasoned travellers, no matter what the mode, seem to plan less but are usually prepared to cope with the unexpected...and have just the right amount of good gear to get them through.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12,745
Views: 1,212,360
Posted By dukedinner
+1 Thought I could get by with just the 01...

+1

Thought I could get by with just the 01 KLR. No, not any more. It is fine machine for short highway hauls or backroad/offroad trips, but BC-Ontario return on the KLR was once enough for me so...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-21-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 46,561
Posted By dukedinner
Sorry. Just can't get too enthusiastic about this...

Sorry. Just can't get too enthusiastic about this one. We will all be sleeping there soon enough....

Check out the AdvRider list here, or other bike-freindly sites..lots on Inmates will let you...
Forum: Canada 10-20-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By dukedinner
+1, except for the cut-off through Hudson's Hope

+1, except for the cut-off through Hudson's Hope
Forum: Canada 10-20-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,625
Posted By dukedinner
+ 1. Seems like the smaller towns have pretty...

+ 1. Seems like the smaller towns have pretty good service..it's the Timmies in the bigger places and congested towns/cities that seem to have the more miserable service in some places in...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,876
Posted By dukedinner
Great karma to this thread! Had to come back for...

Great karma to this thread! Had to come back for the updates...no serious eye-poking or bun fights yet!

About the bike itself..it must be a serious offroad machine..didn't Ewen push one through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,461
Posted By dukedinner
LOL. The Pacific NorthWest rain is famous and...

LOL. The Pacific NorthWest rain is famous and most of us have no choice but to ride in a lot of rain. It also never rains in Prince Rupert where I live!!

My advice? Slow down, use good tires with...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,876
Posted By dukedinner
Great write-up and easy to see how things can go...

Great write-up and easy to see how things can go from bad to worse quickly. We have all been there at one time or another. Years ago I learned to pack survival gear, and water all the time when out...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,810
Views: 3,093,035
Posted By dukedinner
2000 Concours ...

2000 Concours

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/dukedinner/trip2012226.jpg
Forum: Canada 10-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By dukedinner
I have done that ride a few times and the photos...

I have done that ride a few times and the photos just seem to present themselves...no shortage of opportunities for great photos...but not sure what you are looking for?
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,082
Posted By dukedinner
+1. Pre 2006..you won't regret it. It is the...

+1. Pre 2006..you won't regret it. It is the KLR650 of touring bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 375,720
Posted By dukedinner
maybe this has been said before in the thread,...

maybe this has been said before in the thread, but

Stay away from groups of cars..pull over and let those stacked up behind you pass...don't follow too closely any groups of cars stacked up in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By dukedinner
Seems that most people are like this ( I was)....

Seems that most people are like this ( I was). The key for me is to keep doing all the things I like doing, adding new ones now and then, but do everything in moderation without trying to be perfect...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By dukedinner
The lady in the Mazda comment brings back...

The lady in the Mazda comment brings back memories. Broke down half-way along that road late in the day many, many years back in a 2wd Datsun pickup. The bouncing (it was rough) had shaken up the gas...
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,574
Posted By dukedinner
I too responded in the "When to call it quits"...

I too responded in the "When to call it quits" thread yesterday. Glad you are ok. Up here in Northern BC it's moose as well as deer, with black bears thrown in to make it interesting. I too have...
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,384
Posted By dukedinner
Been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I am...

Been thinking about this quite a bit lately. I am 53, been riding since 1983, and have a KLR for offroad camping and a Concours for longer road trips. Ride maybe 10000 miles (16000 kms) a year or so....
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