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Old 10-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #7156
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Got out for a short ride with Mel yesterday. Chris wimped out and took the car.
Bikes, bullets and a babe. It was a good day.
And just where did you go to have all that amusement?

John looks like some tactical team member.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #7157
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I'd like to ride Big Bend National Park in southern Texas sometime in February. Pretty flexible on time and length of adventure.
2 or 3 days to van down there then a week or 2 to explore, then start heading back.
I'd take my van with room for a 2nd dualsport.
I know it's a long way off but thought I'd post now just to see if there is a possibility of it showing up on anyone's future radar. Texas hill country has been a winter favourite of mine for a while now but have never made it to Big Bend yet. Lots of people say it's great. Could be just the thing for Jing..... I'll have to let the memory of Moab simmer down a bit before really planning for this. A Christmas/NewYears ride is being planned with Carla now and we could be renting out of Vegas or Miami for a little 2 wheel winter relief.

Moab 7 days and counting.................
Yup, it's a long way off, but I'm interested if you have room for another KLR...
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #7158
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Re 685 kit, yup, gotta get moving on that. Think I should get the cylinder powder coated before or after boring/honing/fitting the piston?

Speaking of (ahem) upgrading the engine a bit, check out this mucho hopped up KLR FS in Calgary:
http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ422924372

I recommended to my buddy in Edmonton (who is looking for a dualsport) to snap this up. The heads already done too for Christ's sake! ... and by the late great KLRCary himself! How cool is that! One serious looking KLR IMO.
The temps that they use to do powdercoating shouldn't be high enough to change the barrel dimensions after it cools, so I'd say powdercoat after the bore/hone...
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #7159
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thats not cool

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Hey calan818, short story...I quit a job for a better job and then after 3 weeks, they canceled the work and laid me and a bunch of workers off including the foreman...ass#oles! Anyway, figured I could cool off in Moab Hopefully not cool off to the point of some of BackRoaders photos of that white stuff
Hey Lappeman, sorry to hear of crappy job situation. But you are handling it appropriately by going on a riding adventure! Good for you!
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #7160
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I could tell you but, then I'd have to make you pinky swear not to tell.

Should see the photo she took just before that one. Everyone plinking away with .22s, not wearing hearing protection ('cause they are quiet), then Chris pulls out the .308 and lets loose beside me.

He said sorry.

I've got a fun wee pop gun in the form of a sharps 45-70 that is in want of a gravel pit. I always got a real kick out of that'un



...particularly the duplex load backing a 500grain spitzer
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #7161
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I think I'll just leave my earplugs and helmet on for that one.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #7162
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Got out for a short ride with Mel yesterday. Chris wimped out and took the car.
Bikes, bullets and a babe. It was a good day.
Looks like our ADV riders can get together for a hunting trip soon. I will take my car and carry the gears if you guys want to ride.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:32 AM   #7163
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Oops...

Rode in from St Andrews yesterday, after fixing two punctures on the RT.
Plugged a hole in the rear tire after pulling a 2.5 inch screw from it.
Sprayed the repair with soapy water to test it and found another leak 4 inches away, this time from a staple.
First punctures I've had in years and bizarre that they occurred so close together...
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:48 AM   #7164
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Rode in from St Andrews yesterday, after fixing two punctures on the RT.
Plugged a hole in the rear tire after pulling a 2.5 inch screw from it.
Sprayed the repair with soapy water to test it and found another leak 4 inches away, this time from a staple.
First punctures I've had in years and bizarre that they occurred so close together...
Cheers!

...this is why one of my Must Haves was tubeless tyres. Odds are good I'll never have a flat. Odds are good that when I do it'll be miles outside of cell range, and dicking with tubes at roadside doesn't seem to me like A Fun Activity. Not when it takes 3 - 5 guys to change a tyre at a tech day

I've been looking at various repair kits. I should order one this winter.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:23 AM   #7165
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Rode in from St Andrews yesterday, after fixing two punctures on the RT.
Plugged a hole in the rear tire after pulling a 2.5 inch screw from it.
Sprayed the repair with soapy water to test it and found another leak 4 inches away, this time from a staple.
First punctures I've had in years and bizarre that they occurred so close together...
Cheers!
New Tires? Seems the only time I pick up a puncture is within weeks of getting a new tire
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:33 AM   #7166
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...this is why one of my Must Haves was tubeless tyres. Odds are good I'll never have a flat.
I've been looking at various repair kits. I should order one this winter.
I picked up a cheap repair kit at Princes Auto. The piece of mind is worth the price of the kit. Some riders use puncture repair in a can.... Not sure where to get it, but with my luck the thing won't work after being carried around for years.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #7167
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New Tires? Seems the only time I pick up a puncture is within weeks of getting a new tire
Pilot Road 3s mounted in Montreal on return from the Rock in mid-August. Not new, 10,000 Km + on them now, but plenty of tread left. Hoping to get another 5000 out of the rear, if the plugs hold up...
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #7168
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I picked up a cheap repair kit at Princes Auto. The piece of mind is worth the price of the kit. Some riders use puncture repair in a can.... Not sure where to get it, but with my luck the thing won't work after being carried around for years.
You can get it at Cdn Tire. I carried a can around for a couple of years on my ATV...until it exploded one day. Guess it wore thru Now the crap is all over the ATV and doesn't come off
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #7169
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You can get it at Cdn Tire. I carried a can around for a couple of years on my ATV...until it exploded one day. Guess it wore thru Now the crap is all over the ATV and doesn't come off
Try WD 40 or Brake Clean... I use that shit on everything... WD40 removes Franks Red Hot Sauce.... lol
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #7170
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Try WD 40 or Brake Clean... I use that shit on everything... WD40 removes Franks Red Hot Sauce.... lol
I'll give'r a shot! Thanks!
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