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Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By Farkles
We have been using these helmets on our current...

We have been using these helmets on our current trip from Ontario, Canada to South America. We have around 15,000km on the helmets including a little time back home. I have from wearing a Shoei...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 585,102
Posted By Farkles
Female partner reported to me today that pants #2...

Female partner reported to me today that pants #2 of the order have a "hole" in them. I briefly examined them to find that a small section of Kevlar mesh, now slightly frayed, has pulled away from...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 585,102
Posted By Farkles
I am pretty sure that Wayne has stated within...

I am pretty sure that Wayne has stated within ADVrider that his gloves are made in China now, but the rest of the gear is made in the USA.

With regards to the reported longevity of the gear - yes...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 585,102
Posted By Farkles
Having sent Wayne an email about the situation, I...

Having sent Wayne an email about the situation, I waited until I heard back before getting them repaired.

It was explained to me that the seam failure is a result of improper stitching which is a...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 585,102
Posted By Farkles
Dammit! Only days after posting the above, I...

Dammit!

Only days after posting the above, I was setting my Motoport pants out to dry, and alas, I found a blown seam.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 585,102
Posted By Farkles
Hi, Just adding my "general impressions"...

Hi,

Just adding my "general impressions" here.

My (female) partner and I purchased Kevlar mesh Marathon jackets and pants in October 2012 for use on our Ontario, Canada to South America trip. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,454
Posted By Farkles
As stated, it is still "early days". I have...

As stated, it is still "early days". I have about 1000km on the new gears on my DR at this point. This includes superslab, dirt and gravel roads, and plenty of in-town riding in an aggressive urban...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,454
Posted By Farkles
Yes. I have two DRs with the Nova gears...

Yes. I have two DRs with the Nova gears installed. Ask me how I spent xmas...besides watching bewildered family members as the rather larger parcel under the tree revealed itself to be a beautiful...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 76,524
Posted By Farkles
I don't have anything in queue. Joyce called me...

I don't have anything in queue. Joyce called me a few weeks back to let me know that my shock was finished. I thought I was waiting on a group buy but it sounds like enough shocks showed up outside...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 76,524
Posted By Farkles
Anybody else ready to get a Cogent Dynamics...

Anybody else ready to get a Cogent Dynamics rebuilt shock? As mentioned a couple of posts up, I have a shocking sitting a Cogent Dynamics waiting on a "group buy" for the ceramic coating? Anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 76,524
Posted By Farkles
I just sent out a shock (spare) to CD by way of...

I just sent out a shock (spare) to CD by way of some relatives who are visiting the US from Canada (save some shipping $$). We have yet to decide whether the shock will be rebuilt as standard or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,454
Posted By Farkles
The bikes are fairly low KM -- <5000 / <7000 or...

The bikes are fairly low KM -- <5000 / <7000 or so and are 2010/2009. Both bikes were purchased from men in their late 50s/early 60s. One saw some dirt track, which were probably fairly mild given...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,454
Posted By Farkles
I am building out two DRs as travel bikes. ...

I am building out two DRs as travel bikes. Having followed this thread for some time, I decided to go ahead and install the Nova Racing third gear set one one of the bikes.

The engine went back...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Farkles
Rotors to be shipped to CO

It sounds like I have found rotors from a source in CA and can get them shipped to CO overnight.

Thank you everyone for your replies. Duly noted is that consensus says I am going through rotors...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Farkles
Rotors consumption

Thanks for the replies so far. I was checking out Dennis Kirk but have not found a suitable *rear* rotor listed. I have been thinking about committing to a campsite/motel several days ahead and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Farkles
2008 KLR650 requires rotors, on trip, in Iowa headed to Colorado

Hi,

Does anyone have access to or know how I can get some rotors for a 2008 KLR650.

I am on a road trip with my girlfriend. We started in Toronto, Ontario and are traveling down to Colorado...
Forum: Canada 10-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By Farkles
I concur

I hit Olde Waggon Road today (klr650ng, up from Tuh-rah-noh) and it was as Johnny007 describes. I actually hit it late in my day and turned around pretty shortly into it. I started out my day...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Farkles
Bike shipping within Canada -- weigh in with recent experiences please.

Four of us (from Toronto) would like to head to Inuvik this summer, but due to time restraints, we would like to have the bikes shipped from Toronto to Calgary (or Edmonton) -- truck, train, etc.
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