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Old 09-05-2011, 07:05 AM   #1276
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My normally-bullet-proof 2009 KLR coasted to a freakin stop while ridiing off road on a military base on some gravel roads. Was just having fun, enjoying the day with another KLR fellow, and mine suddenly lost power and slowed to a stop for no good reason.

We tore the bike apart right there, all but removing the tank. None of the normal issues, kickstand saftey and clutch have already been bypassed. Gotta be a dreaded KLR wire rub issue under the tank or behind the fairing I suspect. Fuses all OK, but no sparky.

There goes my holiday Monday I guess, chasing wire woes.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #1277
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That was a real laugh! Good to meet you! We hadn't intended stopping at the wellie but I was gagging for a coffee and my pal was bursting for the loo. It was just as I walked into the cafe I thought "I recognise those bikes" Hope you guys had a good day out. We'd a really brill time unfortunately we started a little late and had to be home a bit early due to family commitments. Still managed to put about 250 miles on the Duke and the tyres are well and truly scrubbed in esp on one right hander where I over cooked it somewhat and had to just grip my teeth and lean over for Scotland. Just need a couple of hundred miles more for the first service. Hope we can get some decent weather this Autumn.

Great Pics as usual.

Cheers Tango2

Well done on spotting, and recognising our bikes from the thread. Thanks, we had a great day with no mishaps ...... went to Inveraray, Lochgilphead then back down to Dunoon to catch the ferry. I'm with you on the hopes for a decent autumn - although I'm not too confident after the worst winter on record followed by the worst summer for 18 years! ..... fingers crossed though.

Some from the A83 Lochgilphead - Inveraray road (what a great road it is).







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Old 09-05-2011, 03:08 PM   #1278
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My normally-bullet-proof 2009 KLR coasted to a freakin stop while ridiing off road on a military base on some gravel roads. Was just having fun, enjoying the day with another KLR fellow, and mine suddenly lost power and slowed to a stop for no good reason.

We tore the bike apart right there, all but removing the tank. None of the normal issues, kickstand saftey and clutch have already been bypassed. Gotta be a dreaded KLR wire rub issue under the tank or behind the fairing I suspect. Fuses all OK, but no sparky.

There goes my holiday Monday I guess, chasing wire woes.


Sorry to hear you are having 'wire woes' ..... used to be a constant problem with bikes back in the 70's and 80's ...mine were always patched with lots of electrical tape. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be an issue with most modern bikes.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #1279
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Do these cycling shorts make my ass look big???
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #1280
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OMG! It took my whole day to eagerly go over all the pages of this astonishing thread. John, you are the MAN. I want to buy a superbike and go out and ride it all day long. Congrats with your new gixxer, and glad you're back on the saddle! Kudos to you and your riding fellas.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:03 PM   #1281
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Do these cycling shorts make my ass look big???



Got to love the Lycra - probably not great protection if you fall off though.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #1282
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OMG! It took my whole day to eagerly go over all the pages of this astonishing thread. John, you are the MAN. I want to buy a superbike and go out and ride it all day long. Congrats with your new gixxer, and glad you're back on the saddle! Kudos to you and your riding fellas.

Thanks ! 'Really appreciate the 'thumbs up' on the thread and love that it made you want to get a superbike and join in the fun....... and yes - you should - you won't regret it .

Well done on doing the thread in 'one sitting' - that's a lot of pics to get through! ......


..and here's some more from Sunday ....





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Catching the Dunoon Ferry ..






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Old 09-06-2011, 05:24 PM   #1283
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Off topic a little but a photo of My Triumph with my mates black one behind....don't mean to hijack
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #1284
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So, now it hit me.
Or better - I hit that car, right between the eyes..

I'm just back from hospital and I can tell you that I am the luckiest man in the world. I should definitely be dead.
Instead I have a bruised knee and ankle and a few torn muscles. Nothing really serious. Crazy. Absolutely unbelievable.
I somehow came off in a tight turn and frontally crashed in a car that was coming from the opposite direction.
I have no idea how I got out of that, nor do I have any idea how it happenend, and why.

I am yo glad to be in one piece and alive.
No bike no more for me, no car no more for the poor guy whom I hit.
But nobody got seriously hurt.

So guys, please take care, alright?
It can be over in a second...


BTW: we did some shots with our new wee cam a week or two ago while riding, Some of them are quite cool! Maybe I'll post some, as a an obituary to my dead Fazer.. :) There will be no riding for me in a while, I fear...
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #1285
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #1286
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Good to hear from you Liz ...... glad you like the pic ..... hope you have been getting out on the bikes ..
won't be too long now before they will be coming back in the lounge
It's been a rainy summer here too, but I've managed some rides (not nearly as much as I'd like though). Apologies in advance for the hijack, but here's a photo or two of my adventures.

Just up the road from my house is a scenic pullout...makes a nice stop on the way back from my favorite, practically deserted 'track'....a freshly paved road with some nice corners, fantastic for practicing! This one's my Ducati M696...


The next two are actually from last season - the husband and I did a two week trip up and down the Alcan. First, one of the rare photos of me (I'm usually behind the camera) and my BMW F650GS, at our campsite at Liard Hot Springs...


And the closest thing I have to an 'action shot', except that I was stopped waiting for a pilot car to go through a construction zone...


Liz, who is hoping to get some decent weather before it's winter again.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:56 AM   #1287
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So, now it hit me.
Or better - I hit that car, right between the eyes..

I'm just back from hospital and I can tell you that I am the luckiest man in the world. I should definitely be dead.
Instead I have a bruised knee and ankle and a few torn muscles. Nothing really serious. Crazy. Absolutely unbelievable.
I somehow came off in a tight turn and frontally crashed in a car that was coming from the opposite direction.
I have no idea how I got out of that, nor do I have any idea how it happenend, and why.

I am yo glad to be in one piece and alive.
No bike no more for me, no car no more for the poor guy whom I hit.
But nobody got seriously hurt.

So guys, please take care, alright?
It can be over in a second...


BTW: we did some shots with our new wee cam a week or two ago while riding, Some of them are quite cool! Maybe I'll post some, as a an obituary to my dead Fazer.. :) There will be no riding for me in a while, I fear...
Blimey how lucky were you? Glad it wasn't worse and you can still post on this great thread! Hope the recovery goes well and you're back on a bike soon.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:00 AM   #1288
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Off topic a little but a photo of My Triumph with my mates black one behind....don't mean to hijack

No worries mate ..... Nice pair of 'Scramblers' there ..... I don't know why, but I always think of Steve McQueen when I see a Triumph Scrambler. . It's a classic looking bike.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:11 AM   #1289
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So, now it hit me.
Or better - I hit that car, right between the eyes..

I'm just back from hospital and I can tell you that I am the luckiest man in the world. I should definitely be dead.
Instead I have a bruised knee and ankle and a few torn muscles. Nothing really serious. Crazy. Absolutely unbelievable.
I somehow came off in a tight turn and frontally crashed in a car that was coming from the opposite direction.
I have no idea how I got out of that, nor do I have any idea how it happenend, and why.

I am yo glad to be in one piece and alive.
No bike no more for me, no car no more for the poor guy whom I hit.
But nobody got seriously hurt.

So guys, please take care, alright?
It can be over in a second...


BTW: we did some shots with our new wee cam a week or two ago while riding, Some of them are quite cool! Maybe I'll post some, as a an obituary to my dead Fazer.. :) There will be no riding for me in a while, I fear...





OMG! Dude! ......... Glad to hear you are ok . What a year it's been for 'offs' - that's both our long term rides wrecked this year. The main thing is we are both alive and well and able to ride another day. You get attached to them, - but bikes can be replaced relatively easily (well, more easily than limbs and skin! ) . Sounds like your 'guardian angel' was riding with you that day.

Will you be getting a new bike? .... might make sense now to wait till the spring and check out the 'new metal'.

Hope you ain't feeling too 'banged up' at the moment.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:21 AM   #1290
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It's been a rainy summer here too, but I've managed some rides (not nearly as much as I'd like though). Apologies in advance for the hijack, but here's a photo or two of my adventures.

Just up the road from my house is a scenic pullout...makes a nice stop on the way back from my favorite, practically deserted 'track'....a freshly paved road with some nice corners, fantastic for practicing! This one's my Ducati M696...


The next two are actually from last season - the husband and I did a two week trip up and down the Alcan. First, one of the rare photos of me (I'm usually behind the camera) and my BMW F650GS, at our campsite at Liard Hot Springs...


And the closest thing I have to an 'action shot', except that I was stopped waiting for a pilot car to go through a construction zone...


Liz, who is hoping to get some decent weather before it's winter again.



Hi Liz ...... Thanks for the pics - 'looking good' - both you and the bikes. Love the new Monster .... Red and White always the best colours for a Ducati (classic style).

Seems it's been a crappy summer for most of us this year ... Like you, I am just hoping the autumn gives us some decent weather to make up for it.
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