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Old 02-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #6631
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Spot...

..I am a spot user too.... I tend to ride a lot by myself... I don't like the idea of having the spot mounted to the bike... If you are ever seperated from the bike you may be SOL..... I use the little carrier that I got with it and attach it to the shoulder strap of my Camelback. I have ridden with it like that many times and you don't even know its there.... but you always know its there if you need it... This way if the bike takes a dump off a cliff..(it could happen).. and I don't at least I still have my spot to hopefully call for help....

Just a thought....

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #6632
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You guys sure chatter a lot for a pictures thread.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #6633
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I'm 6' and have raising links on mine. Stiffens it up, adds some clearance, turns a little quicker and puts the seat height back where it was after adding the Seat Concepts stepped seat.


Do you adjust the front height some how, and if not does the resulting sag cause stability problems?

I could use a little lift, but I do too much gravel- forest type roads to create stability issues.. I rarely have more than a small repair kit and a change of clothes so I'm not loaded heavy.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #6634
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Its more like a small brook (extreme small creek),but very slippery.
Here are a small vid from the climb up on a easy part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a5FTrllU-w

and a slomo from this day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT_K4...feature=relmfu

beginning of the trail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFvNS...1&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSap-39B-l0
Pretty sweet, I like your style
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #6635
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Do you adjust the front height some how, and if not does the resulting sag cause stability problems?

I could use a little lift, but I do too much gravel- forest type roads to create stability issues.. I rarely have more than a small repair kit and a change of clothes so I'm not loaded heavy.
The angle of my crappy photo (and the Pelican case) makes the back look higher than it is. The links only raise it about an inch. It handles more like a real dirt bike now; I spend a lot of time on gravel and dirt roads as well as some trails. I am going to add Progressives to the front this season though to stiffen that up.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #6636
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You guys sure chatter a lot for a pictures thread.

I heard recently, that people not being able to read is the leading cause of illiteracy.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #6637
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I do miss being able to take screen shots of the "tracks" at the end of a day and post them for my riding group.
Perhaps not as easy as your screen shots, but the free program "Prune" runs on Linux as well as the more common operating systems:
http://activityworkshop.net/software...une/index.html
I don't claim it's perfect, but displaying tracks and deleting points (pruning) work OK.

That program combined with a cheap nuvi (just to see if I wanted a GPS at all) work OK. Since I got the KLR I've downloaded tracks to the computer regularly.



Pic of the KLR later that day by Wabassus lake WAY north of this bit of track:
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #6638
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http://www.eaglemike.com/raising-lin...KLR650-7RL.htm

Custom machined links. They may cost a little more but they are 1000 times more solid Id bet. If I can I always buy from EM.
Absolutely. Eagle Mike is the man. I'd pay more for his stuff in a heartbeat. Now that I've moved on from a KLR, I need to get him to start making BMW stuff!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:43 AM   #6639
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:32 AM   #6640
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #6641
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #6642
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I realize this isnt a KLR I couldn't get a picture of my muddier, and much cheaper bike, but this pic of my buddies 1200 GSA shows how muddy the trails we were riding were
Boo Hissssssssssssss KLR only pic's
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #6643
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My '89 During an oil change
You missed a couple spots with the black paint.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #6644
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Okay you slackers. I'm not ready to buy (financially) but need......

MORE PICTURES............

You know. Just to keep the fires burning....

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #6645
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Okay you slackers. I'm not ready to buy (financially) but need......

MORE PICTURES............

You know. Just to keep the fires burning....


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