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Old 07-30-2013, 06:10 AM   #796
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I have a sack of best Yorkshire Tea sent from me mate Mike in England. You are welcome to some of it -- he sent a full kilo of the stuff.

Haven't heard from Applicant225, who is still theoretically in.

We're not huge on fuel capacity. I go on reserve at 130, and have about 30 after that. I'm bringing a Rotopax.

The pump works OK. Anton broke his, but that's more indication of being Russian than the pump's fault.

I have a partial roll of Gorilla Tape and zip ties. Someone should bring JB Weld.

DEET sux.

Over and out.

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I won't be drinking any coffee but if someone brings tea I'll try it.

My cell is Verizon and theoretically works in Canada. I'll put it on my plan and double check coverage.

My understanding is that since C-stain has bailed, Anton is going to administer all necessary first aid with his shovel.

Do we have a required miles between gas stops number? I hit reserve at 150 and my guess is there are 20 left after that.

I've been eying (eyeing?) that pump online. I'd like to see it in the flesh but hope not to need it.

Is anyone toting zip ties and Gorilla Tape?

Oh, and a trailer load of bug dope. 110% DEET!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #797
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This is my front tool trap thingit.

I'm also carrying a spare 21inch heavy tube and regular rear tube, bicycle pump, bailing wire, plires, zip ties, and a half rotted mostly used roll of gorilla tape. I have a 12V pump that I haven't cracked apart yet, I may lug that along because it's such a pain in the ass to pump up the tire with the bike pump.

I recently tried the 21inch front tube in the rear tire after tearing out a valve stem somehow on a leisurely ride home from work. It kinda works, doesn't completely seat the bead, and on the second last corner to home I tore that one to shreds; It made it about five miles on pavement driving carefully. Because I drove the tire for a bit flat before and after that, the mostly new D606 has started to chunk off knobs, so I'm waiting on another new one of those.

For milage, with the 14 tooth I get 120 miles to reserve, and then some amount after that I haven't checked. With the 17 tooth I get 150 miles. I've done another 15 miles after reserve before, never had to tip it over to get at the reserve reserve yet. This is my highway milage, on back trails going I suspect a fair bit slower with everybody loaded down, I'll probably squeeze a few more miles out, but the above is probably my worst case.

I have a spot, and being somewhat Canadian myself, have a Canadian cell with a plan paid for by work. If we wander way off course into an area that bell covers, we can call and tell people we're not lost anymore.

For cooking equipment, I have a penny alcohol stove, pot, pan, a scout fork knife canopener thingit and titanium spork.

I'm waiting to hear back this week about when I can leave - I'd like to be able to head over on the ferry on thursday with the rest of you, but I've made promises to some unsavoury types that I might be here for that weekend, so I may have to play catchup Sunday/Monday.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:37 AM   #798
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I have a sack of best Yorkshire Tea sent from me mate Mike in England. You are welcome to some of it -- he sent a full kilo of the stuff.

Haven't heard from Applicant225, who still theoretically in.

We're not huge on fuel capacity. I go on reserve at 130, and have about 30 after that. I'm bringing a Rotopax.

The pump works OK. Anton broke his, but that's more indication of being Russian than the pump's fault.

I have a partial roll of Gorilla Tape and zip ties. Someone should bring JB Weld.

DEET sux.

OVer and out.
Completely forgot, I have a tube of the Moose Quiksteel epoxy. Never used it, but I have used more than a few tubes of JB Weld and based on how often that stuff fails I feel like the Quiksteel can't be much worse.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:40 AM   #799
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Have any of you guys seen or heard of the practice of using heavy zip ties to secure a flat tire to the rim to get out of the woods? I was considering bringing some.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #800
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Canadian, Eh?

You sure it's not 220 to reserve? If not, you have the thirstiest KLR in history and I'd check your jetting. 220 was what I got on the stock KLR tank.

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This is my front tool trap thingit.

For milage, with the 14 tooth I get 120 miles to reserve, and then some amount after that I haven't checked. With the 17 tooth I get 150 miles. I've done another 15 miles after reserve before, never had to tip it over to get at the reserve reserve yet. This is my highway milage, on back trails going I suspect a fair bit slower with everybody loaded down, I'll probably squeeze a few more miles out, but the above is probably my worst case.

I have a spot, and being somewhat Canadian myself, have a Canadian cell with a plan paid for by work. If we wander way off course into an area that bell covers, we can call and tell people we're not lost anymore.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:45 AM   #801
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Kinda sorta works sometimes maybe on a good day if you're lucky. I always bring zip ties.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #802
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Canadian, Eh?

You sure it's not 220 to reserve? If not, you have the thirstiest KLR in history and I'd check your jetting. 220 was what I got on the stock KLR tank.
It's ~250km to reserve on the 17 and ~200km to reserve on the 14, I'm quite certain.

With the 15 tooth I was eeking out around 320km (just about 200miles) to reserve, so My reserve might be a little higher than most bikes. This was before drilling out the slide, holes in the airbox and muffler, then doing the washer under the needle X cent mod thing. At some point I'll probably get the KLX needle and shim it properly, but for now it's kinda rich and so far I've been okay with that. I can loft the front wheel with the 17 tooth on. I can smell a bit of gas in the morning, but I recently swapped out the plug for an iridium just to have a look and there wasn't any buildup or discoloration after 20,000 kms of driving it with this jetting.

These milage numbers are with me using a lot of wide open throttle in the highest gear for extended periods, highway jaunts between Saint John and Moncton or Fredericton, sustained half-hour to an hour of 90+mph. I've heard if you travel less than 90mph you get better milage, but I haven't really bothered trying it for a full tank of gas.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #803
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Good Lord, Man, you have bigger ones than I do. 90+ on a KLR is not something I want to sample. Do you think perhaps you're a Ducati rider trapped in a KLR rider's body?

The way my DRZ's set up, I'm wringing its neck at 60, so you may see what slower speeds will do.

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These milage numbers are with me using a lot of wide open throttle in the highest gear for extended periods, highway jaunts between Saint John and Moncton or Fredericton, sustained half-hour to an hour of 90+mph. I've heard if you travel less than 90mph you get better milage, but I haven't really bothered trying it for a full tank of gas.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #804
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I just dumped the remainder of my kids' inheritance on web purchases for my DR. If anyone is looking for me in the next two weeks or so, I'll be at my mail box waiting or in the garage wrenching with verbal lubrication.

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #805
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Rich if you need any help, hands or tools let me know! I will be passing by around Fri- Sat on the way to Tim.
I will bring all my Toys as usual.

MSR water filter that will make water for every body
Tire and bike tools
Leatherman wave tool
Mini shovel
1 tube 21"
Tire and tube fixing kit
2 air pumps
camping stove plus extra large gas canister
chair (I am not joking) http://www.rei.com/product/846401/alite-mayfly-chair
table (I am not joking) http://www.rei.com/product/814319/gs...rs-micro-table
photo and helmet cam
Sneakers
Rubber
Porn material
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #806
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Thanks Anton. I'll be starting when the stuff arrives mid next week. I wasn't able to get these on Amazon Prime so I must wait.

I regret that i have no chair and if I sit on yours you'll also have no chair.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #807
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Hey Applicant, can you find any info from the NB dual-sport brethren on parking conditions? Sat shows a big parking area at 15-17 Forrest in North Sydney, NS, but I've been unable to find contact information. Others suggest long-term parking at the airport in Sydney at $6/day. I called them the other day and let the phone ring fifteen times. They didn't pick up. I suspect they had better things to do.
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The lady I spoke with to reserve my spot on the ferry had a parking suggestion. She gave me a name and phone number but that info. is at my house and I'm away for a few days.
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Useful, that. Blanket party? Who's bringing the soap in a sock?

"I spoke to a nice lady and she told me where all the clams are." You'd have that tattooed on your face backwards, so you could see it in the mirror.

What a load of slackers!

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