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Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 48,513
Posted By junkyardroad
That's both fascinating and funny, thanks for...

That's both fascinating and funny, thanks for sharing it. Of the many aspects of my Spanish class, my favorite is idiomatic expressions. Most are baffling, some are quite useful. Can you offer any...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,176
Views: 1,354,385
Posted By junkyardroad
I have, just a few days ago, and the energy...

I have, just a few days ago, and the energy industry is not fucking anything up fracing or otherwise. ND is changed by the economic activity for sure, but visually with few exceptions, it looks like...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 48,513
Posted By junkyardroad
That will be of great interest, looking forward...

That will be of great interest, looking forward to it! I'm 6'7 bout 220 living in an empty room saving like a madman. Luckily I have a good job too, so I'll be hoping for rtw over several years like...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 48,513
Posted By junkyardroad
Thanks for the cost breakdown, expenses are the...

Thanks for the cost breakdown, expenses are the greatest stress point in planning something like this for me. There's no way I could ride such a tiny motorcycle or eat so little (a genetic gift of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 48,513
Posted By junkyardroad
http://travelbugblues.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/...

http://travelbugblues.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/babyarmadillo.jpg[/QUOTE]

Wow, you ran into my mother in law way down there. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,667
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb I really liked your last r/r, and it's nice to...

I really liked your last r/r, and it's nice to have you post another.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,629
Posted By junkyardroad
I regret not hauling ass to South America the day...

I regret not hauling ass to South America the day I bought it. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,548
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb Please disregard whatever was said about that. ...

Please disregard whatever was said about that. We all have rough times, and, telling the good and bad keeps it real and interesting. It's usually obvious when a report is pretending they were on a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,176
Views: 1,354,385
Posted By junkyardroad
I started a KLR shitstorm on my favorite...

I started a KLR shitstorm on my favorite thread....

It's that much more entertaining now, I have to agree. Keep it up.

The right bike for the trip is the one you have. I have considered...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,176
Views: 1,354,385
Posted By junkyardroad
I didn't mean to veer off into...

I didn't mean to veer off into perfect-bike-for-the-trip territory, just lovin' the report you're writing. I don't ride too aggressively, and rarely look down at whatever bike is between my knees...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,176
Views: 1,354,385
Posted By junkyardroad
Great vid! Adds a lot to the RR, this is a great...

Great vid! Adds a lot to the RR, this is a great one.

A few years ago, I dreamt of riding my XR to Baja...

Then last winter I survived one of life's train wrecks while reading Ulyses...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 54,471
Posted By junkyardroad
I have to say that looks fun as hell, but I would...

I have to say that looks fun as hell, but I would probably not ride like that with my girl on the back.

:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 247,244
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb Awesome. Congrats on a great ride and ride...

Awesome. Congrats on a great ride and ride report. Enjoyed every post.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb I appreciate your effort here, great can-do...

I appreciate your effort here, great can-do approach, but I might recommend spending money on one of these....

http://www.rowe-electronics.com/modules

Aerostitch sells them or buy direct....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,234
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb I'm having similar issues and will benefit from...

I'm having similar issues and will benefit from this to, thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try. :thumbup
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,234
Posted By junkyardroad
It loaded after 12 hours. Sorry about the rant,...

It loaded after 12 hours. Sorry about the rant, this was so frustrating. Never heard of mass storage mode, how do I do that?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10,720
Views: 1,093,234
Posted By junkyardroad
First experience with Montana 650 is that ounce...

First experience with Montana 650 is that ounce for ounce an extra screwdriver or pliers would be more useful. I have not successfully loaded a single map in 8 hours ( never past 12%), have to...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 31,607
Posted By junkyardroad
Tried to buy today, but the code expired Dec. 31....

Tried to buy today, but the code expired Dec. 31. Will you be offering a new code?
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
I thought this concept could be adopted by the...

I thought this concept could be adopted by the KLR community. Surprised you guy didn't think of this first.


http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/junkyardroad/KLRpic_zps89110c97.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 67,231
Posted By junkyardroad
Puke I would really like to hear how you do that. I'm...

I would really like to hear how you do that. I'm just learning Lightroom, appreciate any tips!

I subscribed to your thread just to study the amazing pics, then bought a T5i and love it even though...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 247,244
Posted By junkyardroad
The problem is not that someone would steal your...

The problem is not that someone would steal your camera here, it's that there are 2 men on a motorcycle. That should not happen. Anytime there are 2 men, and 1 bike, the smaller man walks. Law of...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By junkyardroad
Tusk (Rocky mountain MC) has a nice set of...

Tusk (Rocky mountain MC) has a nice set of aluminum boxes for a great price. I just installed a pair and am very happy with what I got for the money. You will have to find mounting brackets...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Posted By junkyardroad
I'm hoping to do Patagonia in a couple of years...

I'm hoping to do Patagonia in a couple of years on my KLR. Getting it ready now. Might as well go big, if you're gonna go! Allison (Allison's wonderland) did 'only' 2000 miles of dirt out of 16,000...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Posted By junkyardroad
Before long you'll be one of the few who are, as...

Before long you'll be one of the few who are, as the saying goes, watching the sun set over the ocean 10,000 miles from home wondering why it took you so long to get here.....
Forum: Upcoming 11-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,416
Posted By junkyardroad
I have a KLR and would like to join,I live right...

I have a KLR and would like to join,I live right here in the center of the Rockies, Glenwood Springs. I went to Facebook (not a fan) but don't see a way to join. Am I missing something.
Scott
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,466
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb This is good to know, thanks for posting!

This is good to know, thanks for posting!
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70,449
Views: 7,038,176
Posted By junkyardroad
I'm rebuilding the old battle ax for dirt only. I...

I'm rebuilding the old battle ax for dirt only. I just don't feel too comfy committing to those distances with an engine frankensteined together from 3 parts motors.. (It was ugly in there). Add...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
I cannot decide on panniers; Pelicans, or...

I cannot decide on panniers; Pelicans, or aluminum boxes. Either way, I think I want a hard top case. Anybody know about how much weight is max for the rear subframe? I'm wanting to do Patagonia/TDF...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 913,973
Posted By junkyardroad
Indeed. Words to live by. As my turn gets closer,...

Indeed. Words to live by. As my turn gets closer, I have less and less to be rid of, and it truly feels good.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70,449
Views: 7,038,176
Posted By junkyardroad
Thumb Happy to see you are back on the road after this!...

Happy to see you are back on the road after this! I hope you recover more than 20/30, but don't bet on it. I still have 15 stitches in my eye from a corneal transplant last March after sodium...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
Link doesn't show anything, have a pic? I'd like...

Link doesn't show anything, have a pic? I'd like something like that too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
I found a temporary solution for this. While...

I found a temporary solution for this. While warming the bike on the center stand in neutral, I bungee the lever to the grip. Gear up, by then its loose.

Before my turn comes ill tear it down,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,240
Views: 952,694
Posted By junkyardroad
Thank god you're back. I've been waiting for...

Thank god you're back. I've been waiting for this all summer.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,121
Posted By junkyardroad
Fantastic ride report, very entertaining, with...

Fantastic ride report, very entertaining, with great pics! Thanks for sharing and your English is fine. Best of luck to you.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
I tried both approaches without succes. I can't...

I tried both approaches without succes. I can't break it loose at all manually, I just drag the rear tire around, or when rolling, shifting stalls the engine anyway. I thought of zipties around the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,121
Posted By junkyardroad
How about an update?

How about an update?
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
It is worse than any bike I have had, so I'm not...

It is worse than any bike I have had, so I'm not sure how to address it. I used Rotella 15w-40 at 4500 miles. Hoped it would help, but no. Would heavy clutch springs cause this?
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11,276
Views: 1,015,992
Posted By junkyardroad
Sticking clutch

I have a new-to-me 2009 KLR 650 with under 5000 miles. I keep it up on it's HT centerstand when not it use, always warm it a bit b4 riding. After sitting a few days, after a cold start, shifting...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 66,665
Posted By junkyardroad
I enjoyed your last R/R, and am looking forward...

I enjoyed your last R/R, and am looking forward to this one !
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,121
Posted By junkyardroad
Great ride report. Enjoying the pics of places...

Great ride report. Enjoying the pics of places further away from tourists.
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