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Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,602
Posted By technician
I've got nearly 15K miles on a 2003 that I bought...

I've got nearly 15K miles on a 2003 that I bought last year (had sat in a guy's garage with 300 miles on the ODO, not even broke in yet).

I've never run synthetic in my KLR. I change the oil out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By technician
I'm 5'8" and have no problem throwing the KLR...

I'm 5'8" and have no problem throwing the KLR around. The only time I have trouble is when stopping in a hole or something similar where my feet won't touch for balance. My dad is 5' 6" and rides an...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,681
Posted By technician
I have driven through two downpours without...

I have driven through two downpours without getting wet. Seeing as I was on a KLR that says something. I was driving about 55MPH, so I suppose it could leak at higher speeds...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 291,522
Posted By technician
Yep that was a concern I had when mounting. We...

Yep that was a concern I had when mounting. We had a 90F day up north here and I figured it was my duty to test the melting potential by idling the bike in the sun, then a ride in the woods, the more...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 291,522
Posted By technician
Yeah looking at your pictures there I think I...

Yeah looking at your pictures there I think I will run some more zip ties across the rear and front tabs for some additional support. I doubled the ties in each bolt hole thinking if one failed the...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 291,522
Posted By technician
My father was looking for some tool bags for his...

My father was looking for some tool bags for his KLR and I showed him this thread. The next week I stop in to see him and he hands me two of the tubes for my own bike, which happened to mount...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-21-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By technician
^ :rofl How do you guys like GE compared to...

^ :rofl

How do you guys like GE compared to Live! Maps (now Bing maps I think)? I've been using Live! Maps because the data appears a lot more up-to-date than Google Maps Sat data.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,978
Posted By technician
Thumb Mule is right, City Navigator will have way more...

Mule is right, City Navigator will have way more roads and trails marked than TOPO 2008. Check this place out:

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

They have far more detailed state TOPO maps for free.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By technician
I had a recently water issue with my 60CSx. The...

I had a recently water issue with my 60CSx. The unit was attached to a bike that had been covered. The unit was loaded with pine pollen so I removed it from the bike underneath the cover and took it...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,087
Posted By technician
Walmart also has a bright yellow bag (not sure of...

Walmart also has a bright yellow bag (not sure of brand/model name) for about $14 or so that rolls up. 100% waterproof and floats. You can store a weeks worth of clothing and accessories, and it can...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By technician
Ditto on this, just used it again today. I'm...

Ditto on this, just used it again today. I'm interested in the hydrogen peroxide trick though!
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By technician
My KLR650 is doing about 55MPG driving 55MPH to...

My KLR650 is doing about 55MPG driving 55MPH to work and back. Would probably do really well if you drove it 45MPH, will have to try it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By technician
My father picked an '09 (had to wait an extra day...

My father picked an '09 (had to wait an extra day for the techs to put the bike together from the crate) up for $4900. Ridiculous price on a fantastic all-around bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By technician
www.bobistheoilguy.com I changed my Versys...

www.bobistheoilguy.com

I changed my Versys over at 1500 miles and my KLR at 1500 miles. The synthetic will perform and temperature extremes where regular oil will start breaking down.

In short...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,179
Posted By technician
Some guys are getting the 16GB SDHC cards to...

Some guys are getting the 16GB SDHC cards to work:

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=221191
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=220430

Current map size...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,781
Posted By technician
I got a wild hair in January and decided to snow...

I got a wild hair in January and decided to snow shoe out to a island and camp all night. Ignored the weather warnings on TV and radio and hiked out there with a tent and my Wiggys Ultima Thule. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By technician
If I saw that at my dealer I wouldn't even...

If I saw that at my dealer I wouldn't even hesitate on the purchase. Those are like the ultimate commuter/weekend excursion in the woods bike!
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,368
Posted By technician
Thumb I love my Versys. Put 4000 miles on it right off...

I love my Versys. Put 4000 miles on it right off the floor across the plains and up and down the Rockies (stopped along the way for checkups at Kawasaki dealers...was fun). You will get vibes at a...
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