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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:00 PM
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Posted By VikB
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/images/fairings...

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/images/fairings/lynx/A45Q2594-350-up.jpg

Just a head's up I was talking to Britania Composites and their Lynx fairing does not work on a 2008+ KLR650. :huh:cry...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:59 PM
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Posted By VikB
Thanks for the reply. :norton

Thanks for the reply. :norton
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:20 PM
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Posted By VikB
http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/images/stories/...

http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/images/stories/SafariTanks/TankPhotos/KLR-650-close-up-500.jpg

Anyone hate their Safari Tank? I'm thinking of getting one. :clap
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 212,810
Posted By VikB
Great RR. Thanks! :clap Can you talk a bit...

Great RR. Thanks! :clap

Can you talk a bit about your surfboard carrier and what you might do improve/change say you were to do another surf trip, but now armed with the experience from this one?
Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
Does anyone have a photo or three of a 2008+ KLR...

Does anyone have a photo or three of a 2008+ KLR with a safari or IMS tank and an aftermarket front fairing - say a Britania Composite unit or something else?

I'm contemplating some options and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,609
Views: 2,158,761
Posted By VikB
What is snow? :lol3

What is snow? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,274
Posted By VikB
I went shopping with my friend for a Ducati a...

I went shopping with my friend for a Ducati a couple weekends ago. He left with a shiny new Hypermotard.

He was giving me some flack about my low class KLR so I said your Ducati is better than my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,125
Posted By VikB
LOL - sorry I let my new-bike-enthusiasm get...

LOL - sorry I let my new-bike-enthusiasm get ahead of me. :wink::lol3

I'll put all that excitement back in the box and let it loose when you do get your new bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By VikB
Just my opinion, but at that low mileage neither...

Just my opinion, but at that low mileage neither the T-bob or Doo is in need of touching. If you need the bike lower I'd get the links and seat first then worry about anything else.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,125
Posted By VikB
Congrats Sarah! Glad you are enjoying the new...

Congrats Sarah! Glad you are enjoying the new Scrambler. My Ducati dealer says they are getting some in a few months so I'll get to sit on one and see what I think about the ergos.

My buddy bought...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 630,995
Posted By VikB
We'll forgive her. :clap

We'll forgive her. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,274
Posted By VikB
People who have to ride on the highway a bunch. ...

People who have to ride on the highway a bunch.

I ride my KLR more as a commuter than any other purpose because of that pesky 5 day a week job. The fact it's got wind protection makes my highway...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,001
Posted By VikB
The KLR is a great bike as is. :clap

The KLR is a great bike as is. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,609
Views: 2,158,761
Posted By VikB
Any sign shop. Just show them a pic of what you...

Any sign shop. Just show them a pic of what you want and give them a size. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,609
Views: 2,158,761
Posted By VikB
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/15996732474_cd...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/15996732474_cd807138e1_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,628
Posted By VikB
No word yet, but it's going to production. ;) ...

No word yet, but it's going to production. ;)

My guess would be $9K...:evil
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 92,897
Posted By VikB
Man you are dumber than I first thought and...

Man you are dumber than I first thought and that's saying something. :lol3:freaky

Go find someplace else to troll.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 92,897
Posted By VikB
It's hard to take someone seriously who doesn't...

It's hard to take someone seriously who doesn't understand a basic biological fact like dogs are omnivores and can process vegetables and grains.

I'm not vegan so no agenda here except being...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6030590444_8ca...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6030590444_8ca7292ab3_b.jpg

Some detailed pix. I'm not using this mount any more as I use an InReach now as an emergency beacon.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By VikB
For me it came down to in a real emergency am I...

For me it came down to in a real emergency am I concerned with the difference in price between owning a SPOT or the Delorme? The answer was no.

I ride motos, mountain bike and fish a lot on my own...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By VikB
Works fine there. If I still have it I'll send it...

Works fine there. If I still have it I'll send it to you for free! I've got to track it down.

I've since switched to a Delorme InReach which I like a lot better. 2 way messaging is 1000% more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:25 AM
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Posted By VikB
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7224400778_88c...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7224400778_88c1e0c293_b.jpg

I've got the GL Fandango with some risers [not ROX]. Works great.

You can see more angles on the bag/bars at this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 630,995
Posted By VikB
Very nice...:clap I just told my GF to step...

Very nice...:clap

I just told my GF to step up her game....:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,483
Posted By VikB
I was told I was imagining things in another KLR...

I was told I was imagining things in another KLR thread, but after a service/oil change where I believe the tension bolt adjustment was done my KLR was much smoother. I can't say for sure it was the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-07-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,125
Posted By VikB
It's too bad you can't live up to your word and...

It's too bad you can't live up to your word and stop coming back to threads for bikes you don't want to buy just to start arguments with people.

As soon as you leave things go back to normal and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,167
Views: 1,070,696
Posted By VikB
The problem is a lot of people who post the stuff...

The problem is a lot of people who post the stuff you describe above have no bike they love. They are sort of lusting for some fantasy ride that doesn't exist so they go to each new bike thread and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,609
Views: 2,158,761
Posted By VikB
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/16274209267_30...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/16274209267_300878ebd3_b.jpg

There's still great moto commuting on Vancouver Island in the winter without needing any rain gear. Summer I can ride to work 90%...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,404
Posted By VikB
Having travelled a lot in Mexico I'd suggest you...

Having travelled a lot in Mexico I'd suggest you pay the bribe if you have no time to waste. If you have time and don't want to pay I'd suggest:

- work the gringo angle who doesn't understand any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 100,926
Posted By VikB
I use Google to find it:...

I use Google to find it: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=merino+wool

REI is also a pretty solid choice for finding any outdoors clothing: http://www.rei.com/search?query=merino+wool
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
When I ride my KLR [only bike] and don't ride...

When I ride my KLR [only bike] and don't ride anything else it seems pretty smooth up to 4.5K RPM. I notice the vibes up in 5K+ range. For highway riding I have used a 16T sprocket which kept the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15,944
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Posted By VikB
Agreed. I modded my first KLR: - opened up...

Agreed. I modded my first KLR:

- opened up the airbox
- K&N filter
- aftermarket exhaust
- had it dyno'd
- adjusted the jetting

I can say for sure it was louder and it burned more gas/mile.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,483
Posted By VikB
I thought that as well, but it does...

I thought that as well, but it does ---->https://klr650blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/klr650-wheelie/ :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 205,561
Posted By VikB
Funny! I've battled mozzies in hotel rooms in...

Funny! I've battled mozzies in hotel rooms in Mexico and India. It can be quite the epic adventure in sleeping without being eaten alive. :cry:evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
If you want something the same size as stock that...

If you want something the same size as stock that mounts on the stock one....why not just use the stock one? I don't see what you get by spending $$ to mount a rack on top of the stock one that's no...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
I've used TKC80's and Mich T63's. I liked both...

I've used TKC80's and Mich T63's. I liked both equally, but I can get T63's way cheaper. Might be worth a look depending on what your cost for TKC80's is.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,483
Posted By VikB
The Doo is beefier problems with it are rare. The...

The Doo is beefier problems with it are rare. The ability of the stock spring to keep tension on the Doo concerns some folks.

I haven't touched the Doo/spring on my 2010.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15,944
Views: 1,779,253
Posted By VikB
Sweet! Glad it got sorted out fairly easily....

Sweet! Glad it got sorted out fairly easily. :freaky:D
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By VikB
I have a buddy with some industrial sewing...

I have a buddy with some industrial sewing machines that is willing to add the extra strap behind the knee. I'll post up some photos when it's done. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 205,561
Posted By VikB
Thanks for the link to MMM...

Thanks for the link to MMM (http://mrmoneymustache.com/) you posted in this RR. I had a good read and it really focused my attention on developing a plan so I could stop working. I've done a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 205,561
Posted By VikB
http://static2.quoteswave.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://static2.quoteswave.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/If-you-think-adventure.jpg

That's what keeps most people at home. There are endless "What If's?" to worry about. On the road only a few...
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