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Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,333
Posted By GravelRoad
What is the single best modification you have made to your bike?

I know this is a purely subjective thing, but I will start: I have added about the value of my KLR in farkles, it seems, and they are all useful (guards, seat, heated grips, center stand, yada...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 605,101
Posted By GravelRoad
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/27/4ezymume.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/27/4ezymume.jpg

North West of Atchison Kansas, the beginning of the Plains.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,713
Posted By GravelRoad
mr Clean Magic Erasers do a great job on the...

mr Clean Magic Erasers do a great job on the chrome rims on my KLR as well as the aluminum painted ones on my CBR.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By GravelRoad
The KLR would be hard-pressed to hit triple digit...

The KLR would be hard-pressed to hit triple digit speeds if thrown off a mountain (mine anyway). I am switching to more road worthy skins, shame to waste a good knobby like this.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By GravelRoad
your buddies were right. I love them on gravel...

your buddies were right. I love them on gravel and mud. I loathe them in pavement. I just ordered a set of Michelin Anakees to put on for commuting.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By GravelRoad
26 psi both, HD tubes. '09 KLR.

26 psi both, HD tubes. '09 KLR.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By GravelRoad
Pavement so hot it is melting my tires?!

OK, I realize it is hot (100 F yesterday), and I also realize Dunlop 606 DOT Knobbies are not a great choice for high speed pavement work. However, when I pulled in my garage last night after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35,490
Views: 8,943,679
Posted By GravelRoad
Apparently you don't get 30 to 40 mph wind gusts...

Apparently you don't get 30 to 40 mph wind gusts where you live?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,970
Posted By GravelRoad
Riding a ZX6 in the Blue Ridge mountains,...

Riding a ZX6 in the Blue Ridge mountains, following a logging truck for miles on end, getting antsy to get around it so I can enjoy the wonderful curvy roads. Finally get an opening (I THOUGHT) and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By GravelRoad
No doubt. Mine IS red already, and we all know...

No doubt. Mine IS red already, and we all know that is the fastest color. now if Kawi ever wises up and drops a Versys motor in the KLR, I will be the first in line!
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By GravelRoad
murdered out KLR

Just saw a new matte black KLR at the shop. Even had black rims and fork legs. Not one mechanical change from my 2009, but, damn, I gotta admit I want one badly! Stupid, I know, to consider trading...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 62,630
Posted By GravelRoad
I am voting with you on this one. While my KLR...

I am voting with you on this one. While my KLR is stock, my CBR1000 has a CF Yoshi and makes a bit of a bark. I short shift and keep the noise down in town. I am also ATGATT, and hope my slightly...
Forum: Face plant 12-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,322
Posted By GravelRoad
Thumbs down I am replacing them tonight, so will definitely...

I am replacing them tonight, so will definitely take pictures and post up. They look like aluminum dildos. Even have "CBR" etched in them! Must have come from douchebags-r-us.
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,322
Posted By GravelRoad
I suppose, though that traction control "might"...

I suppose, though that traction control "might" have helped. I could have avoided it all by loading it up in my truck and not riding it until I am confident in the tires and controls on it. I am...
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,322
Posted By GravelRoad
It had some cheap ass frame sliders on that...

It had some cheap ass frame sliders on that snapped right off, allowing the fairing to take the full hit. My fault for ignoring the slick ass aluminum "grips" and thinking I could surely make it...
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,322
Posted By GravelRoad
yep, I love the tangerine orange fairings, too. ...

yep, I love the tangerine orange fairings, too. After pricing replacements it seems everyone else does too!
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,322
Posted By GravelRoad
Wrecked bike within 5 minutes of buying it!

Added an 04 CBR1000 to my little stable of bikes yesterday. Been searching for a Repsol for a while, and found a decent deal n CL. Bought it and ignored the bald tires and ALUMINUM hand grips and...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By GravelRoad
Time Travelling Helmet?

Watching the movie "Killer Elite" at the theater last night I noticed the main character wearing a pretty sweet matte black helmet. Full face, nice lines, tinted shield and an Italian flag on each...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,186
Posted By GravelRoad
Unfortunately, I CAN imagine it, as I once...

Unfortunately, I CAN imagine it, as I once threaded the needle with a logging truck on my right and an oncoming Honda minivan on my left! If I had had time to shit myself I would have. In that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,496
Posted By GravelRoad
Engine braking is good. Traded bikes with a...

Engine braking is good. Traded bikes with a buddy last weekend and quickly discovered slipper clutches don't engine brake! Pucker time!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,440
Posted By GravelRoad
Eh? I truly didn't mean it to be. I guess I could...

I truly didn't mean it to be. I guess I could have omitted the fact he rode a HD. She also shared with me her husbands' sage advice "you don't START out on an HD, you work your way up to it.".
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,440
Posted By GravelRoad
had to "lay it down!"

The lady who cuts my hair asked me if I ride my motorcycle much (since I rode it to the shop and it was "only" 50 degrees outside). I responded yes, and she informed me her husband rides a Harley. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By GravelRoad
Guess I had my thinking upside down, must be due...

Guess I had my thinking upside down, must be due to living in the flatlands. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By GravelRoad
Cool2 09 KLR jetting advice for mile high (CO)?

I live at about 650 feet above sea level, and my 09 KLR 650 is already a bit lean as delivered. Plan to rejet to fix it, but in addition I have an upcoming trip to the Front Range of Colorado, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,841
Posted By GravelRoad
IPad

at the risk of sounding like some kind of Apple fanboy.. I take an ipad in an Otterbox. Does anything I would do with a laptop on the road, battery lasts 10 hours or more, and is well protected in...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By GravelRoad
I have the AFX dual sport lid. While it is a...

I have the AFX dual sport lid. While it is a good lid, in general, it won't take goggles. The eye port is just too small and the goggles sit too high and are excruciatingly uncomfortable. Had I...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,677
Posted By GravelRoad
I am running the Storms on my 09 KLR and love...

I am running the Storms on my 09 KLR and love them. Wind coverage, however, is a little less than wimpy stock ones. On the plus side, though, is the aluminum guards have already saved the levers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 436,168
Posted By GravelRoad
Good point. Reminds of the time I was out kicking...

Good point. Reminds of the time I was out kicking tires and stopped at the only BMW / Triumph shop in my city. As luck would have it the battery in my CBR chose that day to permanentlt die, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By GravelRoad
Givi crashbars

I just put a set of Dunlop D606s on my 09 KLR650 last week so I burned a vacation day and went and found some mud and easy trails. These tires do a decent impression of a full knobby, within reason....
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