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Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,689
Posted By WillDieSoon
Done

Done
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,390
Posted By WillDieSoon
[QUOTE=Fishnbiker;23340855]Typical riding here...

[QUOTE=Fishnbiker;23340855]Typical riding here ... http://fishnbiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Travel/2012-BC-Big-Adventure-Traily/25505560_XdNZdP#!i=2101935277&k=GGW3wWG

If your pictures...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,390
Posted By WillDieSoon
I have an 09 DL650 that has 30k kms on it...

I have an 09 DL650 that has 30k kms on it (probably 7.5k on dirt roads and off road), that I rode everywhere.

I have never had any issues with the rims, but suspension upgrades are definitely...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,951
Posted By WillDieSoon
For what it is worth, I wouldn't want to learn to...

For what it is worth, I wouldn't want to learn to ride dirt roads or 2 track on an 800 (real pain picking it up more than once).

I originally bought a Wee (DL650 VStrom) after not riding for more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,462,550
Posted By WillDieSoon
From today's ride ...

From today's ride

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/motorcycle/690/20130609KamloopsLake1_Small.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 229,975
Posted By WillDieSoon
Finally put the upgraded bike through a good test...

Finally put the upgraded bike through a good test off road (my version, which is some good 2 track). The EVO2 tanks are not even noticeable on the stuff I rode today. With the improved manners on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 229,975
Posted By WillDieSoon
If you are really handy with the tools, it can be...

If you are really handy with the tools, it can be done in a day no problem, but I would plan for a weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 229,975
Posted By WillDieSoon
Finally got off my butt and got mine put...

Finally got off my butt and got mine put together. Still have a few things to do, but it is back on the road.

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/motorcycle/690/690Front.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,976
Posted By WillDieSoon
I put the Elka on my 09 Wee and it is a great...

I put the Elka on my 09 Wee and it is a great shock. That being said if I was to do it over I would send the stock shock to Sasquatch and have him tune it and save some cash.

Just my 2 cents
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 229,975
Posted By WillDieSoon
Early or late Christmas at my house today, now to...

Early or late Christmas at my house today, now to get the bike stripped down and get it all installed.

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/motorcycle/RallyRaid/TanksFairing_Small.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,462,550
Posted By WillDieSoon
From Saturdays ride

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/motorcycle/Oct27_2012_Lower_Small.jpg

and then about 30 minutes later

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/motorcycle/Oct27_2012_Upper_Small.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 229,975
Posted By WillDieSoon
Any word on when they are going to be available...

Any word on when they are going to be available as I am seriously considering?
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,875
Posted By WillDieSoon
The Mitas E-07 is a very good tire (have the rear...

The Mitas E-07 is a very good tire (have the rear on my Wee) and would definitely consider putting it on my 690, but I would not put the E-07 on the front. For the front I would want something more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By WillDieSoon
Congrats on the new ride

Congrats on the new ride
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,455
Posted By WillDieSoon
New to me KTM 690 Enduro R

All of the potential issues could not keep me from purchasing this 2009 KTM Enduro R with only 1200 kms. Going to use this as my adventure/exploring bike and give the Wee a break from the off road...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By WillDieSoon
I am in the same situation (not a KLR, but a...

I am in the same situation (not a KLR, but a Wee). The bulk of my riding in the street, forest service roads and some 4x4 trails which makes me think of the 800xc, but when I am on those 4x4 trails I...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,245
Posted By WillDieSoon
+1 to the KLR

+1 to the KLR
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By WillDieSoon
V-Strom is a great bike, excellent on the road,...

V-Strom is a great bike, excellent on the road, easy maintenance, and very good fuel economy. If you want to spend more money then the Tiger 800 Roadie version would offer better suspension, brakes...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,470
Posted By WillDieSoon
The Wee is a great bike, but if you are short it...

The Wee is a great bike, but if you are short it can be intimidating. I am 5'7" with a 29" inseam and can not flat foot it either. I have just got into the custom of sliding to the side (left) when...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,661
Posted By WillDieSoon
My Wee has done everything I have ever asked of...

My Wee has done everything I have ever asked of it, but it is a heavy pig and a bitch to pick up when it takes a nap. I have taken it places that would make some shake their heads and call me crazy...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By WillDieSoon
I am about to remove a K60 that has 15000 kms on...

I am about to remove a K60 that has 15000 kms on it because of a couple serious nicks (down to the cords). Everyone's definition of 'off-road' varies drastically. I liked the tire, ran it to...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By WillDieSoon
I use one for commuting on my wee. Definitely...

I use one for commuting on my wee. Definitely tough, but really only room for a helmet inside.Sorry can't seem to find a picture at the moment.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 104,417
Posted By WillDieSoon
Honda 55s I believe. ...

Honda 55s I believe.

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter71/images/alaska/Small/Day%202/Honda%2055s.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 520,565
Posted By WillDieSoon
North side of Atigun pass looking towards...

North side of Atigun pass looking towards Deadhorse (July 2011)

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter712/images/alaska/Day%2010/towardsdeadhorse.jpg

North side of Kamloops Lake (Oct 30, 2011)
...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,049
Posted By WillDieSoon
F650GS Tiger 800 KLR650 Before I bought...

F650GS
Tiger 800
KLR650

Before I bought my 09 DL650 ABS, I looked at the KLR and the F650GS. Now that I am riding more unpaved roads and some easier off road stuff, I am thinking I maybe in need...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9,302
Views: 3,687,455
Posted By WillDieSoon
From my Alaska trip this July ...

From my Alaska trip this July

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter712/images/alaska/Day%209/arctic1.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/timporter712/images/alaska/Day%2010/towardsdeadhorse.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 520,234
Posted By WillDieSoon
Finally got caught up on your RR. I see by your...

Finally got caught up on your RR. I see by your Spot you are almost home.

Congrats on the completing your adventure!
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 340,321
Posted By WillDieSoon
Sorry forgot that. Stock sizes 110/80 - 19 up...

Sorry forgot that. Stock sizes 110/80 - 19 up front and the 150/70 - 17 on the rear.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 340,321
Posted By WillDieSoon
I had these mounted on my Wee before leaving for...

I had these mounted on my Wee before leaving for Alaska on July 2nd. I got around 200 kms on them before leaving and was not quite used to them, but they felt pretty good on the pavement and great on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 520,234
Posted By WillDieSoon
Yes. We broke the ride up into 2 days as well and...

Yes. We broke the ride up into 2 days as well and rode back to Fairbanks in 1, from the Atigun Pass it rained the entire way back.

Our schedule didn't allow us the time to do Denali or the Kenai...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 520,234
Posted By WillDieSoon
Congrats on finishing the Dalton! Enjoy the rest...

Congrats on finishing the Dalton! Enjoy the rest of your ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 161,346
Posted By WillDieSoon
Denis, It was nice to actually get to meet...

Denis,

It was nice to actually get to meet you before you left UAF. Still love the RR and am jealous you can take so many pictures.

Here is the accident from Top of the World and 2 of the 7 of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 161,346
Posted By WillDieSoon
I have finally managed to get caught up on your...

I have finally managed to get caught up on your RR. Love the pictures. We are in Dawson City tonight and going over Top of the World tomorrow July 8th.

Not sure if you are staying in Fairbanks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 520,234
Posted By WillDieSoon
The bikes look awesome up close (we are parked...

The bikes look awesome up close (we are parked next to you... 2 KTMs and VStrom).

Looking forward to your review of the bikes and the rest of your RR.

Have a safe ride on the Dempster the next...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,396
Posted By WillDieSoon
We will probably pass you you coming down as we...

We will probably pass you you coming down as we are heading up, leaving Kamloops on July 2nd.

Ride safe!
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 520,234
Posted By WillDieSoon
Subscribed! Will keep an eye out for you on...

Subscribed!

Will keep an eye out for you on the road up there in the north country as 3 of us are leaving from Kamloops on July 2nd.

Ride safe!
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 161,346
Posted By WillDieSoon
We will be riding a grey Wee, 950 Adventure and...

We will be riding a grey Wee, 950 Adventure and 640 Adventure.

Here is hoping we see you somewhere in the North!
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 161,346
Posted By WillDieSoon
Love the RR! 3 of us leave for Deadhorse on...

Love the RR!

3 of us leave for Deadhorse on July 2nd from Kamloops, BC so maybe we will cross paths at some point.

Ride safe!
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,466
Posted By WillDieSoon
Just ordered up 2 myself!

Just ordered up 2 myself!
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 78,907
Posted By WillDieSoon
I will give these a try, ordered the travel pack.

I will give these a try, ordered the travel pack.
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