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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By FAW3
The route South from VA to FL. Trying to...

The route South from VA to FL. Trying to minimize the mind numbing drone of RT95 I tried to use State Highways and found this much more enjoyable.

I forgot to mention that for years I'd seen the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,549
Posted By FAW3
Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are...

Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are thinking of a similar run with this outfitter and it's nice to get another good perspective on the company and Ecuador.

I thought the B&W photos were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
Ride report and some video of my "get warm run"...

Ride report and some video of my "get warm run" down to Ocala NF in Florida last week:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26210509#post26210509

I'm about ready to go back!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By FAW3
Virginia to Ocala NF...a quick run to get warm!!!

Thought I'd post this up and hopefully inspire someone else to beat the winter cold.

The “winter chills” were getting to me! I had the urge to leave the cold behind me and seek a warmer climate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort":...

1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort": all are dependant on screen and rider size. Downside is that riding off road bigger screens just caught more branches and risked damage in dirt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it...

Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it hurt getting off the train into this cold! At least the roads were good.

Had a nice "mosey" ride down via Rt301 to Ocala Nat. Forest, ran the NF...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday...

Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday afternoon. Hoping it won't be too hot:evil Then sliding over to Cedar Key and my favorite tiki bar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket...

I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket AGM battery. I've never put a tender on it and it has always started fine. This is with up to a month of non use in winter.

My preference over a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
Over the years I've found some decent farkle...

Over the years I've found some decent farkle items for the DR...normally on ebay and normally without any sort of marketing name attached.

I used these and have had good service for well over a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 142,366
Posted By FAW3
Sorry...busy or I would run out and join up. ...

Sorry...busy or I would run out and join up.

Don't be surprised to find some ice along the higher sections of Bull Run Mtn. road...that entire area on your map is full of fun public gravel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
The limitations in VA are the lack of thousands...

The limitations in VA are the lack of thousands of sq. miles of open land you find out West. Fantastic National Forest and public gravel roads abound...but going "cross country" legally is a hard...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 142,366
Posted By FAW3
Thanks to all who made the ride! A nice...

Thanks to all who made the ride!

A nice day to ride and the 6 of us got dirty and had some great BBQ!

One note: I checked my tire air pressure this AM...and apparently got a balancing bead in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 113,331
Posted By FAW3
Everytime I see your KLR fully packed I have to...

Everytime I see your KLR fully packed I have to smile.

I thought for sure that after a bit you would thin things out a bit - if anything you seem to have "fluffed out" even more!

You have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
This is THE BEST!!!

This is THE BEST!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
WTOP forecast for Sunday the 25th is cloudy and...

WTOP forecast for Sunday the 25th is cloudy and 48F.

If you "dirt virgins" want some...let's go!

See post just up at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472407
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 142,366
Posted By FAW3
IF not now...when? Sunday, Feb 25 gravel tour

We have a forecasted cloudy 48 for tomorrow, Sunday the 25th. We also have some expressed interest for some folks to get some mild gravel road time....

I propose a meet at the Cracker Barrel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
I have to admit I don't wheel around much below...

I have to admit I don't wheel around much below 40F...old bones syndrome. That being said...you should subscribe to the NOVA weekend rides thread ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472407...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By FAW3
Over the years (60) like many here I've enjoyed a...

Over the years (60) like many here I've enjoyed a range of MC's...all offered a lot of fun, just varied in flavor.

My main bike now is a KLR - as mentioned: a simple bike that does about...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
I can't comment on these specific...

I can't comment on these specific rucksacks...likely as not side racks or some stand off of some type is needed for anything near the exhaust or near an open wheel.

If you're going to try to mount...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
Humm...that went well

So...it's too cold to do much outside. Figured I'd just ease the rear wheel off the KLR and replace the brake pads and mount up the new Kenda. Of course I knew the tire job would be a lot easier...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
Welcome! See post #8869 & 8872. Shipping...

Welcome!

See post #8869 & 8872. Shipping to OZ might be an issue. But these were a straight install and feel great!!!

I love the look of the OZ version...no fairing. But what is the thought...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,069
Posted By FAW3
Thats a fact for sure...this IS your only ride. ...

Thats a fact for sure...this IS your only ride. Love life and make it count for you and the ones you love!

I'm 60 as of last week. Old enough to have some of my family and friends die already...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By FAW3
I vote North. Already some good suggestions,...

I vote North. Already some good suggestions, especially to include a penetration of Canada.

For the majority of the time in mid/late summer in the upper north of this area you will find...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
A bit of both...I might be tempted by the blue...

A bit of both...I might be tempted by the blue koolaid again.

But I ain't ever selling my KLR!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
Eric...seeing that photo, with the weather here...

Eric...seeing that photo, with the weather here today...cruel man, just cruel!
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
Clearly such high standards of materials, design...

Clearly such high standards of materials, design and function simply cannot be well served by a KLR. Trying to is just as they say "putting lipstick on a pig" (the bike...not you).

As a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
That is close to or exactly what is shown in my...

That is close to or exactly what is shown in my photo. Just a last chance to stop crud from clogging a jet...and the jets on small thumpers like the DR are tiny.

My DR had some flakey crud in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
DR200 Petcock replacement

I received the replacement petcock I ordered from:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4ZPN0W/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1418475868&sr=1&keywords=dr200+fuel+petcock

I installed today and it was a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,418
Posted By FAW3
We don't full time...but do a good number of...

We don't full time...but do a good number of short/long trips. Depending on what we plan to do we tow a variety of toys...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/66555061/birdtoys.jpg

We love the flexibility...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,593
Posted By FAW3
Two thoughts: 1: Simplicity is it's own reward. ...

Two thoughts: 1: Simplicity is it's own reward. 2: Go light & go far.

Just suggestions from a fellow KLR person:

MOLLE type "Utility Bag" like this or similar can be easily mounted with heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
Wishful thinking: "Later found a bit of a weep...

Wishful thinking: "Later found a bit of a weep leak at the petcock...once at home found the 4 or so screws on the back side were about 1/4 turn loose...tightened them up and guess I'll see where this...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,093
Posted By FAW3
Wow...thanks for posting. Glad you're on the...

Wow...thanks for posting. Glad you're on the mend!

Watching the video my eye just caught the stuff on the road...:eek1. Had it been me in the same circumstances I'd have joined you in the ditch...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 113,331
Posted By FAW3
Can't wait for your Equador "chapter"...been...

Can't wait for your Equador "chapter"...been interested in touring there since I saw a blog where some riders rented bikes and toured with "FreedomBikeRental" in Quito. It's the only way I'll ever...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,215
Views: 1,345,739
Posted By FAW3
Had some mild weather hit No. VA....so I grabbed...

Had some mild weather hit No. VA....so I grabbed "the wife's" DR-200 and did some light trail riding! This little jewel is a real joy:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66555061/dr200fv.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 113,331
Posted By FAW3
Great catching up on your RR. The photos and...

Great catching up on your RR. The photos and commentary are very enjoyable!

Glad your're on the move after "the break" and like the rest I'll just say take it easy...rest that leg...especially...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,880
Posted By FAW3
There are several ambulance "RV" builds on this...

There are several ambulance "RV" builds on this forum. Although most are aiming for an RV endproduct...the various builds offer quite a bit of info that may assist you.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 142,366
Posted By FAW3
OK...at this point here and on the KLR forum we...

OK...at this point here and on the KLR forum we got me and 2 interested folks...so, let's meet at 1200 at the Cracker Barrel; Battleview Parkway, Manassas. CB is just North of RT66 at Sudley...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 142,366
Posted By FAW3
Late to the party again...anyone up for a Sunday...

Late to the party again...anyone up for a Sunday ride. Perhaps meet for lunch (code for: let it warm up a bit), then mosey around items of interest to the herd?
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,642
Posted By FAW3
Nice...I love my similar Pelican case. Wonderful...

Nice...I love my similar Pelican case. Wonderful having a weather/dustproof/lockable box of reasonable size on the KLR.

A mounting suggestion: use 4 bolts brought up from the bottom of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 350,986
Posted By FAW3
I wish...2 ice tea's, 2 slices of pie: $18!!!! ...

I wish...2 ice tea's, 2 slices of pie: $18!!!! The only KLR aspect in Middleburg was that we hooked a parking meter with an hour already paid on it!!!
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