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Old 10-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #7186
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Is that your sled for sale? Or one you be contemplating? Its a beauty!
That's the one I have for sale. The deal was I would buy the KLR and sell the sled. I don't really mind because the KLR is lots more fun for me.

(edit: might be a little ADV discount available for a quick sale )
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #7187
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Stop throwing that bike around! They're not built for it... Get an RT.

Otherwise... Look for a warranty...
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If i would have longer legs (like you) ,i woud not have a problem. Mark has long legs too,and he wants crashbars.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #7188
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MEC heavy duy dry bags on clearance 1/3rd off

Some of you "adventurers" may be interested in scooping up some of these Mountain Equipment Co-Op "Brooks" heavy duty dry bags that are on clearance right now:

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Hiking...ag-dry-bag.jsp

I've already got several of these. The 30 & 35 litre bags are particularly well suited as a food bag for transporting your grub, and storing in a bear proof bin overnight, or hanging in a tree away a bit from your camp site. The 55 litre bag is positively huge. They still have quite a few of them left, and the clerk thought that there was more in the back. These bags are ideal for strapping across your seat, and are pretty much 100% waterproof if folded 3 times.

Edit: just noticed a typo in the header :^( ....darned insert key!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #7189
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Laugh Beautiful...

Just rode in from St. Andrews, what a beautiful night!
Not much traffic, air was crisp and fresh. Had the tunes cranked up, woohoo! :-)

Found my heated liner wasn't working (blown fuse from boosting the bike a few weeks ago), need to pick up more fuses.
Anyway, life is good. Hope yours is the same or better!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:42 AM   #7190
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A shot of the rally site from our tent site.... over 1200 for supper on the Saturday evening..... somewhere in the crowd, Hectoglider was wandering around !!!!

I will go again if I am in the district




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Old 10-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #7191
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.... Mark has long legs too,and he wants crashbars.

I'm just paranoid is all. Worried I'd snap a jug off or something if I drop it in the driveway

The altrider bar, I think, is one that needs removing for servicing. I'll talk to WW also and ask them how much of a PITA it is for them to do that (ie: how much extra shop time it will cost me if they have to dick with crash bars)
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:24 AM   #7192
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This will be our home away from home in Moab...




One of my favorite rides.... Chicken Corners



Chicken Corners, looking across the River from Potash




A view from Gemini Bridges....


On the way to Pucker Pass... there's that snow again.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:44 AM   #7193
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Weird modded FJR1300

What the heck is the story on this bike!? Is this a super large capacity fuel tank for iron butt missions, or what!

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #7194
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This will be our home away from home in Moab...




You pick good campsites eh? no suffering there. Oct was fairly cool for Moab tenting, maybe Nov is too cold?











Weird modded FJR1300
What the heck is the story on this bike!? Is this a super large capacity fuel tank for iron butt missions, or what!


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Old 10-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #7195
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I met this guy at MacDonalds near the rally site, He was dressed in a NASSA flight suite.

I asked him about the bike and he explained how he was an Iron Butt Rider. The fuel tank gave him, something like 10 gallons capacity.

Noticed the ADV sticker, maybe he will chime in and tell us more ?????

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #7196
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Working outside in the sleet :^(

I need a garage! Just got in a 1/2 hour ago from doing a bit of work on the KLR. Installed the Eagle Mike "low fender mounting kit" and the (fat bastard) raising links (RL-1) for the rear shock pivot mechanism. Also increased the spring preload 1 full turn. Hopefully that reduces the sag significantly. While at it lubed the needle bearings. PITA dissassembling/re-assembling that linkage. Some serious torque on those nuts - 72 Ft Lbs! Not exactly test drive weather this afternoon! Any of you guys run a little air pressure in your front forks?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #7197
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This will be our home away from home in Moab...
One of my favorite rides.... Chicken Corners
Chicken Corners, looking across the River from Potash
A view from Gemini Bridges....
On the way to Pucker Pass... there's that snow again.

Great photos BackRoader...can't wait to get there
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #7198
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I met this guy at MacDonalds near the rally site, He was dressed in a NASSA flight suite.

I asked him about the bike and he explained how he was an Iron Butt Rider. The fuel tank gave him, something like 10 gallons capacity.

Noticed the ADV sticker, maybe he will chime in and tell us more ?????

I'm almost sure that tank was made by a friend of mine...he's from Virgina.

He had almost exactly the same one on his V-Strom during the 2006 Icebreaker.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #7199
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Any of you guys run a little air pressure in your front forks?
i put in about 12 lbs when i did the fork oil; seems pretty nice on the highway so far.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #7200
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i put in about 12 lbs when i did the fork oil; seems pretty nice on the highway so far.

Thnx - I think I'm going to replace my front springs with these: http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/Sh...gs-KLR650.aspx ... the strongest 550s, flush refill the forks with 15W oil and add air too.
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