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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I just noticed that on my '08 the other day....

I just noticed that on my '08 the other day. We've been having weather hot enough for my bike to get really hot when moving slow. It seems to need to be right up high on the temp gauge for the fan to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Argentian
gas saving is my favourite excuse for riding my...

gas saving is my favourite excuse for riding my bike as much as possible.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Argentian
awesome!!!

awesome!!!
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 10:24 AM
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Views: 3,580
Posted By Argentian
KLR 650? Sent from my iPhone using...

KLR 650?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Would it be the same on a gen II? You could just...

Would it be the same on a gen II? You could just carry that little connector wire and stick it in if needed. I like having the safety switches as long as they're working properly.


Sent from my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I have the HT setup and I love it. I have hip...

I have the HT setup and I love it. I have hip problems (going for surgery soon) and I wouldn't be able to ride far without being able to stretch out the legs frequently. I've dropped the bike a three...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Nice pic, It's interesting to see the Euro...

Nice pic,
It's interesting to see the Euro model with the small tank - must be lighter at least? (not that I would trade it for the 400 km range). Do they sell the Gen II model over there (2008 and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I never wear green while facing backwards:lol3

I never wear green while facing backwards:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Yes, there's a lot of damn fine riding around...

Yes, there's a lot of damn fine riding around here! If you had continued north past Kaslo to the end of Kootenay Lake, you would have come to Argenta, where that photo was taken. From there you have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12,742
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Posted By Argentian
You been there? Sent from my iPhone...

You been there?



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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Argentian
OK so I've got this on my phone now and I'll...

OK so I've got this on my phone now and I'll finally post a pic of my bike and my neighbourhood...http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/tage5ape.jpg hopefully it'll work.


Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Argentian
If you're lowering the bike and planning on...

If you're lowering the bike and planning on carrying much of a load, you may want to look into suspension upgrades as well (especially the rear). The lowering links add leverage and effectively make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I guess I'm weird but I always kind of liked the...

I guess I'm weird but I always kind of liked the "Tweet" that my 1st KLR had. My gen 2 doesn't do it and it seems pretty rare these days to be able to tell it's a KLR coming down the road by that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Ditto, I learned to ride on my 1st KLR and now...

Ditto,
I learned to ride on my 1st KLR and now I'm on my 2nd and I absolutely love it. I live in SE BC and the KLR is perfect for these parts. What's more, we've this amazing group of guys here to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Mine's an '08 and I don't even have the oil...

Mine's an '08 and I don't even have the oil issue... (though I know some did).
The Doo is done and I have some really great upgrades on it like panniers and guards and heated grips. I will upgrade...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Argentian
On the Road again - Yeehaw!!! She sure took a...

On the Road again - Yeehaw!!!
She sure took a lot of cranking to get started this year, but once rolling, she ran great.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Harley guys are way worse around these parts. Oh...

Harley guys are way worse around these parts. Oh well...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Thanks for the heads up pn the "HUBB" meeting....

Thanks for the heads up pn the "HUBB" meeting. I'd never heard of this before and I live pretty close (Nelson BC).
I'd recommend anyone to consider going - looks like a cool fest (although I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Ditto - My '08 only burns a little oil on...

Ditto - My '08 only burns a little oil on extended hwy rides, otherwise it's fine (28000 km). Just sayin' they're not all bad. Problem is, it's hard to know for sure until you've seen for yourself.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Thumb Probably because of the sad fact that it's gettin...

Probably because of the sad fact that it's gettin to be winter for most of us. I tried to hold out but finally had to put the girl away last weekend amidst the slush flurries. Oh well, hopefully our...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I don't know about the beemer but as KLR Guru...

I don't know about the beemer but as KLR Guru Tsotsie has mentioned a couple of times on here - it's not a good idea to tow the KLR any distance unless you take the chain off the counter sprocket....
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Are you kidding??? Do it!!!:1drink

Are you kidding??? Do it!!!:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Argentian
I just wonder if this is getting a little over...

I just wonder if this is getting a little over analyzed... What happens at 5000 RPM? Does it just sound like it's pushing it's limits? I know that sometimes I feel uncomfortable revving mine up high...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Cool2 The standard lowering procedure that you...

The standard lowering procedure that you described above (longer dog bones and forks slid up in the triple clamps) is exactly what the PO had done to my bike. Indeed it has made the suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Argentian
As for now I have the Happy-Trail nerf bars and...

As for now I have the Happy-Trail nerf bars and skid plates coming on Friday. I can't wait to get them on so I am not scared of taking it off road anymore.[/QUOTE]

With the nerf bars and skid...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Seems like a lot of tension on here the last...

Seems like a lot of tension on here the last couple of days. Take a deep breath, crack a beer and go stare at your bike for a while.:1drink That's what I'm about to do.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Yeah, Sometimes the ATGATT thing has its...

Yeah, Sometimes the ATGATT thing has its disadvantages but I figure - other than the random deer on the highway - the most likely serious accident I could have would be with one of the inconsiderate...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Just gotta say that I love these Heidenau K60...

Just gotta say that I love these Heidenau K60 Scouts! :clapThey feel really well planted on gravel and the difference on the pavement is night and day. They make my bike way more stable at speed and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12,742
Views: 1,210,028
Posted By Argentian
I didn't think I was that heavy, nor do I use the...

I didn't think I was that heavy, nor do I use the front break too much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Gave the girl a little love today: a pair of...

Gave the girl a little love today: a pair of Heidenau K60 Scouts and an EM magnetic drain plug (and some oil to go with it). Looking forward to the end of the 200 km break-in that they are supposed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Thanks a lot! I guess I'll have to sign up for...

Thanks a lot! I guess I'll have to sign up for that photo bucket thing in order to upload that and save it to my computer. If I do that maybe I'll be able to post pics and that might be fun...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Argentian
Wiring

That's an awesome tool! You wouldn't happen to know where a guy could get something like that for a Gen II would you?:evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Argentian
[QUOTE=RandoCommando;21854254]I've never heard of...

[QUOTE=RandoCommando;21854254]I've never heard of oil burning issues with the Gen I models. My 99 has never burned a drop of oil. The oil burning issues started with the Gen II models in 08, and the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 31,978
Posted By Argentian
Rush - "Ghostrider", lyrics by Neil Peart of...

Rush - "Ghostrider", lyrics by Neil Peart of course who is a very serious rider (and writer). It's about motorcycling for a couple of years after losing his daughter and then his wife. The book by...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Argentian
Tried to vote for ya but f***book wanted to...

Tried to vote for ya but f***book wanted to access all my info so I got squeemish - sorry.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Argentian
I've had to do that lots of times in the bush on...

I've had to do that lots of times in the bush on machinery with leaky or broken hydraulic hoses and fittings. My advice is to use green wood - not dry. It's softer and easier to thread in a bit and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12,742
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Posted By Argentian
Question Boots

So why do they make motorcycling boots for adv style riding (or really any other kind of riding for that matter) that aren't waterproof? Am I supposed to hang out under a bridge every time it rains?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12,742
Views: 1,210,028
Posted By Argentian
Ghost in the Machine...

So here's a funny story. Maybe some of you have heard this one before, maybe not.
I took off last Monday on my weekly commute to work - about an hour and a half from home on one of the best...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,742
Views: 1,210,028
Posted By Argentian
Wobble

Seems to me that this is a really good conversation to be having folks!
Clearly, there are a lot of us who have experienced this and as Dutch has proven, it is a dangerous problem - perhaps...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,047
Posted By Argentian
Do you think that the rear spring sag has a lot...

Do you think that the rear spring sag has a lot to do with it as well as some have said? Mine is lowered which makes the spring even softer than ever and I almost always carry a load.
I've had the...
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