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Old 09-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #16
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Your tires have never touched dirt smarty pants.
there was some gravel in that church parking lot
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:14 PM   #17
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Nice forum.

I'm in.

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Old 09-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #18
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I just spent $30 on ordering a stronger shift lever, so if she breaks that, shes on her own
I have heard it recommended against stronger levers for fear of transferring the force of the drop to the shifter shaft. I don't know how durable they are but I like the idea of the shifter bending out of the way and being able to bend it back as a fix until a new one is delivered...
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The best accessory for a KLR is another bike for riding offroad.
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I need to start riding my bicycle more so I can justify a cool new one.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #19
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Well one thing is that if you subscribe to the thread you should be able to keep up with the rides. The biggest problem here is the CA folks cream this area with their stuff and threads get buried quickly.

I was lucky enough to know somebody who owed a favor and got this one sticky'd. We can try the other thread too , but I just went looking foward it and didn't find it on the first couple of pages.

I personally like the banter as we grow our riding community, we learn about each other and seems a lot of newcommers are joining in.

Now...about that thread membership fee.......


You only get one notice until the next time you visit the site. One notice per thread, then you have to go back to the thread and that means you have to visit the thread and sort through to get to ride info. Unless the next post happens to be about a ride...
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The best accessory for a KLR is another bike for riding offroad.
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I need to start riding my bicycle more so I can justify a cool new one.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #20
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I got home from work and got the itch to ride. Sean was game, so I thought I'd take him out to get his tires dirty and we headed out to Redington Road. I led at a nice easy pace and we successfully made it up the dirt roads to the nice lookout spot and back down with no incidents at all!



Two newbies riding on the dirt in the dark!
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:33 PM   #21
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at least we know my reflectors work
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:12 PM   #22
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Alright! It must be cool and quiet up there at night.

Good lookin' bikes!

You reminded me that I need to upgrade my BRP headlight - thanks!

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #23
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Washing Helmet Liners in Tucson

In the spirit of this new forum, here's a question.

How do you folks with non-removable helmet liners wash/clean the dang things?

I'm about to douse mine with liquid soap and turn on the garden hose.

Any thoughts? Or do you simply replace the helmet when the inside turns white?

Cleanliness Dave
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:14 AM   #24
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wash/clean the dang things?

Any thoughts? Or do you simply replace the helmet when the inside turns white?

Cleanliness Dave
Wash them? The salt crust will help sustain you if you are having to walk out.

If the helmet is 5 years old, I'll replace it. Otherwise, ivory dish soap in the helmet, like you suggested. Rinse well.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:31 AM   #25
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Alright! It must be cool and quiet up there at night.
It is! And the stars are fantastic!
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #26
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Cleaning?

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In the spirit of this new forum, here's a question.

How do you folks with non-removable helmet liners wash/clean the dang things?

I'm about to douse mine with liquid soap and turn on the garden hose.

Any thoughts? Or do you simply replace the helmet when the inside turns white?

Cleanliness Dave
I have a removable liner.
For the first time in 4 years, I washed it.
It got rid of the dusty smell.
Then I rode with you guys last weekend.
It smells like dust again.

Lesson learned, don't bother washing it, just ride faster
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The best accessory for a KLR is another bike for riding offroad.
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I need to start riding my bicycle more so I can justify a cool new one.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #27
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Wash them? The salt crust will help sustain you if you are having to walk out.

If the helmet is 5 years old, I'll replace it. Otherwise, ivory dish soap in the helmet, like you suggested. Rinse well.
10-4 on the salt crust!
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:15 PM   #28
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I have a removable liner.
For the first time in 4 years, I washed it.
It got rid of the dusty smell.
Then I rode with you guys last weekend.
It smells like dust again.

Lesson learned, don't bother washing it, just ride faster
Yeah, but don't you feel fresher? :)

I'm washing mine. The dog is attracted to it, and my wife is afraid of it.

At least the tin-foil liner will be easy to replace.

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Old 09-10-2009, 09:24 PM   #29
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Fyi...

It seems that most of the people that use the TABB want to use it for whatever...

So what are you waiting for?!

I'm thinking about tossing in a kick ass recipe I have for onion dip.......





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Old 09-10-2009, 09:28 PM   #30
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Nah, they're just slow at moving over, I am sure of it...
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The best accessory for a KLR is another bike for riding offroad.
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