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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Airwolf
Bluhduh Stripped KLR footpeg nuts - recommend a shop in the Kalispell area to repair

Title says it all.

Left footpeg nuts stripped on a ride yesterday. Got it home with the generous use of wire ties and keeping my foot on the highway peg. :D

Just a wear and tear failure...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-15-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Airwolf
Update Bike Recovered!!!!!!

Got a knock on my door at 9am. Cops found it less than a mile from where it was stolen. Ignition was screwdrivered to break the fork lock and they yanked cut and spliced a bunch of wires to hot wire...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Airwolf
Pissed Stolen bike alert south Florida

Well some motherfrakkers stole my ride overnight and I'd appreciate that anyone in the area to keep an eye out for it.

Details

2008 KLR 650 blue. A few hundred miles over 22,000 on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Airwolf
Mounted on my 08 KLR: ...

Mounted on my 08 KLR:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/airwolf144/P1010531.jpg

Backside of the SPOT is almost covered in Velcro held on by heavy duty double sided tape. Same thing on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8,274
Views: 1,930,296
Posted By Airwolf
http://lh3.ggpht.com/Patrick.Witt/SN4y-39dHfI/AAAA...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/Patrick.Witt/SN4y-39dHfI/AAAAAAAAD-o/90kpRNFGzZ4/s640/P1010845.JPG


http://lh5.ggpht.com/Patrick.Witt/SN4zB-FD1BI/AAAAAAAAD-s/j9bNAf40XPA/s640/P1010531.JPG

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,297
Posted By Airwolf
My '07 burned almost nothing at all even with...

My '07 burned almost nothing at all even with long, high-speed runs and stop-and-go freeway traffic in temps above 100F. 17,000 miles and I probably never used more than a few of ounces between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Airwolf
Try a speed bleeder. I've had good luck with...

Try a speed bleeder. I've had good luck with them but only after I put a few turns of Teflon tape on the threads. The stock material that comes on the threads never seems to be able to hold and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,782
Posted By Airwolf
Bluhduh My 08 (configured almost identically to my...

My 08 (configured almost identically to my departed 07) is a bear in the crosswind, far more so than I remember the 07 being. Running Progressive fork springs, tool tube, crash bars, Caribou...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,641
Posted By Airwolf
Ordered some knee armor and socks from them on...

Ordered some knee armor and socks from them on Dec 29. Correct order arrived UPS Ground on Feb 4 (shipping confirmation email said DHL).

Ordered a couple of pairs of gloves on Feb 6, just got a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By Airwolf
First bike was a new 07 KLR 650 (red). Bought...

First bike was a new 07 KLR 650 (red). Bought August 2006, farkled the hell out of it and put 17,000 miles and 6 states on it before I crashed and totaled it August 2007. :cry

Just bought a new...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Airwolf
Talking There will be a new thumper rider among us soon

My son will be joining the ranks of the dual-sport community shortly. :clap

I introduced him to my KLR on a recent visit to SoCal and he took to it like a duck to water. He'll be taking the MSF...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By Airwolf
Nice looking bike. Glad I'm not the only one...

Nice looking bike.

Glad I'm not the only one that thought of that idea for the Pelicans.

http://flymeaway.net/images/me/images/P1000609.jpg
:lol3
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,598
Posted By Airwolf
Got mine yesterday. :clap Yeah, I felt the...

Got mine yesterday. :clap

Yeah, I felt the "Damn, that 950 is a nice bike" itch too. I think I heard the KLR pouting in the garage. :lol3

Got another highway trip or two in my immediate...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By Airwolf
What Trailryder42 said. I'm anal when it...

What Trailryder42 said.

I'm anal when it comes to maintaining the bike. Pulling the forks gives me a good chance to look everything over, make sure they're properly drained of as much crap as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,358
Posted By Airwolf
I swear the stuff that came out of mine at the...

I swear the stuff that came out of mine at the first change was ATF. Plenty thin, dirty and with a decidedly reddish/muddy tint. That was with less then 10k miles on it.

Replaced with 15w FORK...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,603
Posted By Airwolf
My '07 is 11 months old. 16,000 miles including...

My '07 is 11 months old. 16,000 miles including a trip to San Diego and loop down to Colorado and back home through the Black Hills. Much of that at 70-75MPH.

The most I've ever used was the CO...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By Airwolf
Last change I used pre-mix 50/50 Prestone from...

Last change I used pre-mix 50/50 Prestone from Wal-Mart.

Setting in stop-and-go "rush" hour traffic on I-25 in Denver with the air temp at 105 she got hot but never pushed too close to the...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Airwolf
Had a magnetic tankbag on the KLR for almost all...

Had a magnetic tankbag on the KLR for almost all of its 16,000 miles. I'll be damned I can see any damage its caused in that time.

Oh, and to reinforce what others have said, did you get the bike...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By Airwolf
Figured out the nose hair thing a few months ago....

Figured out the nose hair thing a few months ago. Keep em trimmed and that problem goes away (for the most part)

Now having a mustache is another thing. Get the right airflow and the ends will...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,542
Posted By Airwolf
Oxtar Infinity's here. Most comfortable pair of...

Oxtar Infinity's here. Most comfortable pair of boots or shoes of any kind that I've owned.

Normally wear them with a pair of 1/2" sheepskin insoles from Alaska Leathers. My shoe size runs 11...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Airwolf
For mine I started out using hose clamps. After...

For mine I started out using hose clamps. After I ended up breaking a couple at the point where they bent around the engine guard and bash plate holes I switched over to using nylon cable ties. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Airwolf
I've gotten a TON of stuff from Arrowhead,...

I've gotten a TON of stuff from Arrowhead, Happy-Trail, TPI and KLR650.com. Never had a single issue or problem with them as a vendor or with the parts they've provided.

Never dealt with Dual...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By Airwolf
Mine just turned 16k. No issues. I admit...

Mine just turned 16k. No issues.

I admit that I'm using it as a road machine and baby the Hell out of it. :D

Rotella synthetic every 2k or so miles (3k *absolute* max upper limit), run a 16t...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Airwolf
I agonized over the choice as well and took the...

I agonized over the choice as well and took the plunge for hard.

Being able to park the bike and go off for awhile without being totally paranoid about being ripped off went a long way toward my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Airwolf
Have you tried recalibrating the touch screen as...

Have you tried recalibrating the touch screen as a troubleshooting step?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,737
Posted By Airwolf
I've never considered my KLR a work of art, but I...

I've never considered my KLR a work of art, but I do consider it attractive as a great expression of form following function.

http://flymeaway.net/images/pp/images/P1000878.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Airwolf
Well, I tried it with the RL-1's and the preload...

Well, I tried it with the RL-1's and the preload as set out of the box (which the instructions claim is an "average" setting - there's about an inch of thread showing at the top). Could hardly get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Airwolf
Progerssive 420 rear shock + RL-1 rasing links. Overkill?

I'm just putting my KLR back together after installing a progressive rear shock (standard height - 500/560 spring). My old setup was the stock shock with RL-1 raising links. The links helped a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,246
Posted By Airwolf
Just got back last week from a run down to San...

Just got back last week from a run down to San Diego and back with a 16T.

Made the highway (and especially freeway portions) much more relaxed and pleasant. Crusuing on the 5, 405 and the 10 at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By Airwolf
Get back to us when your list starts looking like...

Get back to us when your list starts looking like this and THEN you can call yourself a "heavy" farkler! :lol3

Low profile magnetic drain plug
Sub-frame upgrade bolts
Aluminum skid plate
Carb...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,270
Posted By Airwolf
Not the best pics but the only ones I have on...

Not the best pics but the only ones I have on hand at the moment.

http://flymeaway.net/images/05-12-2007/images/DSC05935.jpg

http://flymeaway.net/images/05-12-2007/images/DSC05934.jpg

Tour...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,510
Posted By Airwolf
First time I got caught out after dark returning...

First time I got caught out after dark returning home was a frightening experience on the KLR with a stock headlight bulb. Anything over 35 was out running the beam and the lack of any significant...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By Airwolf
Same here. About 8,600 miles on the bike since...

Same here. About 8,600 miles on the bike since new in August 2006. Runs like a champ.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Airwolf
I mounted a Stebel Nautilus compact on the right...

I mounted a Stebel Nautilus compact on the right side of the engine, facing to the right. The bottom of the horn is just about level with the bottom edge of the gas tank.

It's not optimum for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,754
Posted By Airwolf
Always ATGATT. Murphy says that the one time you...

Always ATGATT. Murphy says that the one time you don't wear it is the time you need it. :deal

My mesh gear (Tour Master Intake jacket and Venture Air pants) have been fine up to our highest...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Airwolf
Ah, but that's the beauty of the KLR. I'm...

Ah, but that's the beauty of the KLR. I'm heading to SoCal in a few days and planning to come back home the Pacific Coast route so I'm loaded for bear.

Give me 30 seconds to pull of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Airwolf
It's the J.C. Whitney large Givi knock-off. Half...

It's the J.C. Whitney large Givi knock-off. Half the price of the Givi and for a KLR more than good enough. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Airwolf
Just had somone on another forum call my KLR..

a "dirt bike"...

...and a "pimped out one" at that.

Not sure quite what to think about that :lobby

Maybe the deadsheep from Barb gives it that "pimpmobile" look? :confused

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By Airwolf
Just took mine out for its first "all-up" ride,...

Just took mine out for its first "all-up" ride, configured for the trip (less the Gripsters that will go on just before I depart).

Other than needing to get used to the additional mass of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By Airwolf
Here's my story to give you one persons...

Here's my story to give you one persons perspective on it.

Planned to start riding a few years ago. Never been on or around motorcycles before in my life but always had the fascination. Knew I...
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