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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 06:41 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
KLR back together? Good for you - that was a lot...

KLR back together? Good for you - that was a lot of wrenching you did there.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:07 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
KLX300 choke knob type plunger

$33 from BikeBandit! Very affordable mod. Will try it - Thnx!
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Your bike is EFI, right? Yes, lots to be said...

Your bike is EFI, right? Yes, lots to be said reliability wise for older designs with carbs and basic electrical systems.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
KLX300 choke knob type plunger

Got a pic of that? ...sounds interesting, would like to try that! What year are those KLX300s?
Forum: Canada 05-02-2015, 05:30 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Something very bad happening there to roast those...

Something very bad happening there to roast those wires... resistance going way up due to fuel pump packing it in and/or or bad contact (high resistance) at the connector).
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
eBay carb?

I've scored not one but two eBay carbs for under $100 each. Could drop in a different carb for troubleshooting. I hope it's not head related - hard to find a good used head for a decent price. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Low speed idle/starting leanness

I've mentioned this before, so please, for those that've heard it before bear with me...

The plastic nut top LH side of carb where the choke cable connects to the carb - the retention tangs break...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2015, 01:06 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Forma boots

Anyone ever use Revzilla before? ...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Good hint

Hiking boots are better than nothing (work in a pinch) but paramilitary style and/or non steel toe work boots could work.
Forum: Canada 05-01-2015, 05:12 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
So damned risky buying boots mail order, getting...

So damned risky buying boots mail order, getting the right size, and being able to return 'em if they don't fit. I suspect that's where DSP would shine (return/exchange), but at a cost! If I could...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2015, 03:31 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Those are VERY nice - dig the brown leather look!...

Those are VERY nice - dig the brown leather look! Seems all those ADV boots are a bit spendy tho. $370 at DSP, and that's their cheapest boot!
http://www.dualsportplus.com/category_s/1821.htm
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 05:19 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Xt225

Nice bike. Was impressed by Mels. Very similar in many respects to the Sherpa.

Re boots for the Mrs, the selection at Headingly was wanting (passed).
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx!

Thnx Dave - gonna brave the winds here shortly and head out there (to Headingly) as some parts are there for me to pickup (ka-ching). :eek1 Kill 2 birds with 1 stone... she can look for boots.
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That's mean!

Mel, not to back you up, but am betting there was no plastic body on the camera that took that pic (not saying Mark is old or anything).

Hey, anyone know, is Waverly Suzuki still open, and do they...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 06:36 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx everyone

Thnx everyone who's chimed in regarding Mrs GWN getting her mc learners. For all of us, we've all been there, gone through it, the nervous "first steps"... not without risk. It is interesting being...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Golden

Considering it's instant, not bad at all. Very convenient too.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Nescafe 3 in 1

If you take your coffee NATO Standard (1 cream 1 sugar) and don't mind instant coffee, the Nescafe 3 in 1 packages are stellar for a quick cup motocamping:
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Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
That's it

Mrs GWN - that's it! :rofl It's great to see more gals riding for sure. Funny, compared to when I started riding there are waay more girls/women riding, but I think less motorcyclists overall...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Am assuming by that there was a quick stop at a...

Am assuming by that there was a quick stop at a pressure wash - where'd you go? I think that's the first time Mark I've seen you get your KLR really dirty! :rofl
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Racks

Maybe best solution if you want to carry that much fuel is to carry a Rotopax either side on some kind of rack arrangement? Happy-Trail actually has that solution for the KLX:...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
First ride

So having passed her mc course this last weekend, Mrs GWN & myself made it out for a ride in the country today. Did a little bit of gravel, taking it slow and easy, and back on main roads - she did...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,925
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Very basic

Just got this Trangia Triangle alcohol stove set-up today... boiled me up an instant coffee. You can cook on this thing easily. Lyle, up here in Canada what you're looking for are the packs of...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I get my tires from Avicious - cheap prices on...

I get my tires from Avicious - cheap prices on their Kenda 761s, cheap shipping... what's not to like! I avoid the dealerships for service, if able. It's been a long time since I've had a dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Yes.

No problem removing/installing head and cylinder with the engine in the frame. Very good how-to instructions on the Schnitz Racing website... the .pdf links here:...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2015, 07:14 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re Capital Motorsports

I have no guilt about ordering mail order, or buying from eBay - get the deals where you can. My "go to" place for new stuff is still Avicious - they seems to have lots of KLX accessories:...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Not mine

For Milsparro (Matt). Thankfully my KLR engine drain plugs have all been good.
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Re alcohol stoves

Actually with the Trangia stoves, you just drop the top (with the simmering ring closed) on 'em to extinguish 'em, wait for them to cool down, and screw the lid back on, with the residual fuel still...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Cadpat!

I see Cadpat in that shot!:^) ...glad to see I'm not the only stove collector. That MSR Whisperlite is a smart stove - thought about getting one myself, but I don't like the plastic pump. At MEC,...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Drain plug?

Is this to fix the drain plug? Did it come apart easy enough?
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 06:52 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Got this coming

This is made to work with the Optimus Terra Weekend HE cookset, and will fit all canisters: http://www.amazon.ca/Optimus-Clip-On-Windshield-8018907/dp/B00F5EUL7S

I had to shield the stove with my...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
$10 at Cdn Tire, same exact canister $6 at MEC. ...

$10 at Cdn Tire, same exact canister $6 at MEC. Conversely, the exact same burner/stove was cheaper at Cdn Tire! This one:...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Day ride today

I did a little exploring up along the east side of the lake on my way up to Grand Beach today. A few pics...

A quick stop at Timmies in case anyone else wanted to join in... no one else showed,...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mel, better to just buy new handlebar colette...

Mel, better to just buy new handlebar colette inserts - Capital has 'em, I bought a pair there recently myself.
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 06:22 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
She's on mc course today - last day. Doing well...

She's on mc course today - last day. Doing well I think. She's impressed with the course and instructing. She got a little Yamaha TW200 to ride - great choice!
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Ride today?

Anyone interested in a ride today? ...maybe up to Grand Beach? Suggest a meet up at the Timmies 2500 North Main St at 11:00. Who's in?

Supposed to be a gorgeous day... +18C.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Gen 2 sidestand

Anyone have a Gen 2 sidestand they'd be willing to part with for a fair price? Could be full stock length or modified shortened. I'm building up a Gen 2 project bike, frame came without... Thnx
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 08:51 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
You've got to be missing a steel separator plate...

You've got to be missing a steel separator plate or something's not together correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Watch this: <iframe width="854" height="510"...

Watch this: <iframe width="854" height="510" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_ehoEacnP74" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Clutch safety switch bypass

This is for Gen 1: http://www.klr650.marknet.us/safetyswitch.html

I've not found a great tutorial for Gen 2 yet.

Check the connector block - you'll get same symptom if it becomes disconnected...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Same here - I'm a Gen 1 guy... interested in...

Same here - I'm a Gen 1 guy... interested in knowing if the circuits work differently. I see the Gen 2 bikes have a diode in the circuit - what the heck's that for!?
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