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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13,248
Views: 1,298,512
Posted By wandering fool
I had a four month old Motion Pro that broke at...

I had a four month old Motion Pro that broke at the clutch lever nub. I got a Kawasaki replacement for $11. I like the OEM better.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,720
Posted By wandering fool
You aren't going to have any trouble finding...

You aren't going to have any trouble finding people to help!
Kidding aside, Eagle Mike is as knowledgeable as they get and no doubt will be able to at least point you in the right direction, think...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By wandering fool
I got the Overland because I wear a hydration...

I got the Overland because I wear a hydration pack and the Overland has vertical venting. A horizontal back exhaust vent gets blocked by a hydration pack.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By wandering fool
Anyone want to ride...

…Olympic National Park/Forest?
I am on a motorcycle trip from New Orleans, done about 10k miles and most of the AZ,UT,CO BDRs and some of the Tour of Idaho. On a KLR. I am thinking I will go over...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By wandering fool
Need some parts!

Yo inmates! Me and my buddy are in El Paso on the way to Arizona and I am in desperate need of rear brake pads for a Gen 1 2004 KLR 650. Tried Edge motorsports but they don't stock them. Anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By wandering fool
Right on, let us know if that solved the noise.

Right on, let us know if that solved the noise.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By wandering fool
Doesn't sound worrisome to me. My 04 is pretty...

Doesn't sound worrisome to me. My 04 is pretty loud with the whirring and the engine, chain, valves, etc. are all in excellent shape. My brothers 06 sounds slightly different than mine and my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By wandering fool
I have a Gen 1 so don't hold me to this but I...

I have a Gen 1 so don't hold me to this but I believe the Gen 2 has an updated doohickey but it is highly recommended to replace the spring. So pretty much yes as far as I know. I'm sure someone...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By wandering fool
I've gone through DV several times in the summer...

I've gone through DV several times in the summer and enjoyed it.
Hot? You betcha. I wouldn't miss out on DV any time of year. I also rode off road in Moab in July too, that was a bit much but...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,146
Posted By wandering fool
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,890
Posted By wandering fool
Okay MtC they better be good because I just...

Okay MtC they better be good because I just ordered some!
I too have abused my ears and am paying the price so I am looking forward to trying these. I hate the all or nothing nature of the foam...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By wandering fool
Others will chime in I'm sure with more details...

Others will chime in I'm sure with more details but yes, straight forward job with the clymer or any number of online instructions. Basically - bike on lift, loosen clamp at fork tubes, remove caps,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13,248
Views: 1,298,512
Posted By wandering fool
Found these but have no idea if the thread/pitch...

Found these but have no idea if the thread/pitch is the same for the KLR forks and the Marzocchi forks.

https://store.bevelheaven.com/chassis-suspension/adj-preload-fork-cap-kit-38mm-marzocchi/
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13,248
Views: 1,298,512
Posted By wandering fool
Yeah, forgot to add that I'm looking for a Gen 1....

Yeah, forgot to add that I'm looking for a Gen 1. Well if you run into any that will work please let me know and I'll do the same, looks like I might have just missed the boat on these. Damn!
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13,248
Views: 1,298,512
Posted By wandering fool
I am looking for some Motowizard fork preload...

I am looking for some Motowizard fork preload adjusters, anyone know where to get these or have any laying around they are willing to part with? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 33,162
Posted By wandering fool
I wear Sidi Adventure Rains and there is no...

I wear Sidi Adventure Rains and there is no possibility of fitting them through the Overlands. A feature I sorely miss.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By wandering fool
That is a good idea and I tried that myself but...

That is a good idea and I tried that myself but after weighing the cases found that my 'just camp stuff' weighed more than twice what the stuff in the other case weighed, for me it just didn't work...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By wandering fool
Your frustrations are exactly why I went with top...

Your frustrations are exactly why I went with top loaders. Top loaders have their own frustrations but I much prefer them to my shit spilling out every time I just want to quickly poke in there and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13,248
Views: 1,298,512
Posted By wandering fool
Looks like a Ricor shock. The Allen head in that...

Looks like a Ricor shock. The Allen head in that collar can be loosened and you can rotate the collar to increase or decrease preload on the spring. Ricor makes an adjuster tool, but people have...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,146
Posted By wandering fool
I did about 100+ nights in my Hennessy hammock...

I did about 100+ nights in my Hennessy hammock and decided to switch back to a tent for my 4 month ride this summer. The hammock is great in a lot of ways, small, light, quick to set up. I did...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By wandering fool
I just turned 22,000 miles on my Gen 1 and have...

I just turned 22,000 miles on my Gen 1 and have had 0 problems with the mechanicals other than wear items. I don't baby mine. I wanted to do the big bore kit before my 10k+ trip this summer but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,901
Posted By wandering fool
I always carry it in my jacket, have copies for...

I always carry it in my jacket, have copies for both jackets I wear. I always wear a jacket so I always have the paperwork on me. I think I'll get copies and stash yet hem on the bike somewhere...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 19,957
Posted By wandering fool
+1 I drive the bike like I drive a car. There...

+1 I drive the bike like I drive a car. There are extenuating circumstances that I probably have and may again, but I can't even remember the last time I did so rare.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,996
Posted By wandering fool
It is not good practice to forgo maintenance of...

It is not good practice to forgo maintenance of one item because you may screw up another in the process. I don't know your friend the mechanic but it is hard to imagine a mechanic saying not to...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,606
Posted By wandering fool
+2 on Smartwool

+2 on Smartwool
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By wandering fool
Get real and use Nikwax. Tech wash for washing...

Get real and use Nikwax. Tech wash for washing and Tent and Gear Proof if you want them waterproof. If you save pennies over your health or environment use the spray shit. My .02
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,010
Posted By wandering fool
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By wandering fool
Aerostich Protekt Khakis info/opinions

I have done a search but there is little out there about the khakis. Anyone who has these that can tell me about them? Specifically I am interested in the sizing, quality, and an opinion or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By wandering fool
I ran them on my Gen 1 klr for about 10-12k miles...

I ran them on my Gen 1 klr for about 10-12k miles about 80/20 road/dirt. On dirt they are ok for really slow going, really slow! The front doesn't hold traction well and in the street they were a...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,074
Posted By wandering fool
As far as listening to music when riding - it...

As far as listening to music when riding - it just feels weird to me. I did listen to music a lot on my last multi week trip and there were some magical times when my mood, the bike, the road, and...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,419
Posted By wandering fool
Glad you are alright. I hit a deer at 65 mph...

Glad you are alright. I hit a deer at 65 mph once and walked away. It was the second most frightened I've been. I believe in people choosing their gear but man when something like this happens all...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-20-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By wandering fool
I camp because it is the only way to go, for me. ...

I camp because it is the only way to go, for me. If I have to pay then I'm not far enough off the beaten path.
True to get far out one has to go through the inhabited bits and that sounds like a...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By wandering fool
Now you look like a douche for NOT returning the...

Now you look like a douche for NOT returning the pasta. Seriously, you threw away money because you were worried what other people, strangers think about you returning maggot infested food? WTF?
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By wandering fool
Well right on then! Sounds like you are secure...

Well right on then! Sounds like you are secure in your assessment and I certainly can't fault you for that, nor your decision to drop Aerostich completely. Frankly I'd never buy $500 boots at...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By wandering fool
I did a sailboat delivery from Antigua to Maine a...

I did a sailboat delivery from Antigua to Maine a couple of years ago and one of the crew had lost his passport but had a photocopy of it. No problems checking into the country. Of course Maine...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By wandering fool
I do not own any Aerostich products but I think...

I do not own any Aerostich products but I think it is reasonable that they consider the Velcro a wear item that the customer should cover. Velcro is ubiquitous and we all know how long it generally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By wandering fool
Was the air filter recently oiled? I have (over)...

Was the air filter recently oiled? I have (over) oiled my filter and had some make it to the drain.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By wandering fool
I have done some research as well and it looks to...

I have done some research as well and it looks to be different by state. Residency is defined differently by state. There seems to be provisions in some states for people with vacation homes...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By wandering fool
Didn't mean to sound defensive. I was just...

Didn't mean to sound defensive. I was just explaining that the DMV and a cop on traffic stop didn't even blink about registration and license being from different states, so if it is illegal than it...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By wandering fool
Are you implying that giving the dmv of the...

Are you implying that giving the dmv of the registering state an in state mailing address is a crime? I did not have to show any proof of residence in the registering state, the lady just told me...
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