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Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By smoky
Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few...

Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few places to eat. many closed down cafés and restaraunts.

Better take some food.

Very nice country, we had a blast on two KLRs.:clap
Forum: Canada 08-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,590
Posted By smoky
I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via...

I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via Lillooet, Gang Ranch, Bella Coola, and then Horsefly. Thru to Barkerville, then return south thru Sheridan Lake area.

Will be looking for the damage...
Forum: Latin America 07-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 89,982
Posted By smoky
Cry There was little chance he was going to be found...

There was little chance he was going to be found alive, however I am sad to hear this news.

RIP :cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14,883
Views: 1,609,448
Posted By smoky
Low watt replacement headlight?

I would like to replace my '07 KLR headlight with a low watt unit. Perhaps LED or something.

Is there a plug-in replacement that I can use?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By smoky
KLR headlight replacement, LED or low watt?

I want to replace my KLR headlamp. I want to open up some watts for heated clothing.

Is there a replacement bulb or headlight unit that I can plug and play?

It's a KLR so it also has to be...
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By smoky
What model KLR has only a 14L gastank? My...

What model KLR has only a 14L gastank?

My 650 KLR takes gas like a camel. :D
Forum: Canada 05-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,176
Posted By smoky
Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've...

Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've grown to love the city. Not too big, easy to get out of.

You will come to hate the ferry hassle.

You can ride year-round.

You're young, do it....
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,433
Posted By smoky
Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the...

Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the flooring section. You will need a pot of coffee and a couple of hours. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 603,925
Posted By smoky
My speakers in my helmet stopped working.

Last year in July I got Sena headsets for my wife and I. They have worked great, and have been trouble-free until today.

My speakers quit today. My wife can hear me, but I get nothing. Not even...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By smoky
I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of...

I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of date. It showed gas stations that looked like they had been closed for decades. There is far less gas available on the highway than the Milepost would...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By smoky
That entire route is paved. You can easily ride...

That entire route is paved. You can easily ride two-up on a Goldwing, pulling a trailer! Just go, take a camera! :clap
Forum: Canada 12-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By smoky
I found it worked almost everywhere. Except...

I found it worked almost everywhere. Except Chevron in southern California.
Forum: Canada 11-18-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,598
Posted By smoky
RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his...

RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his camera steady!!!!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By smoky
I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings. ...

I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings.

Both are good heated gear. I think the Gerbings looks much better when worn as a light jacket. It has elastic cuffs, and a more finished look, the thin...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By smoky
It's not 12V. But there are some cheap...

It's not 12V.

But there are some cheap adapter kits. Used em on my KLR and BMW.

Can't remember what they are called.

Makes the whole process easy.
Forum: Canada 09-12-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By smoky
I really like that too. Sadly, the right...

I really like that too.

Sadly, the right people won't see it, or make any changes.
Forum: Canada 07-05-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By smoky
Some interesting numbers in there. I see...

Some interesting numbers in there.

I see that the number of 30 to 50 year old riders is diminishing. That has to be bad news for dealers.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By smoky
Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone...

Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone setting off on and extended international trip.

A pic of the bike, loaded, would be nice.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By smoky
When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart...

When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart either. I masked off the part and then painted it. I also masked off the roundel.

My red matched paint sure looks better than the silver. :clap
Forum: Canada 04-19-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,609
Posted By smoky
You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your...

You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your way to
Alaska, or anywhere else. Can't be done, forget it.

Canadian bears are friendly, you don't want to shoot them anyway. :D
Forum: Canada 03-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By smoky
Motobins in England has lots of stuff. When...

Motobins in England has lots of stuff.

When I order from them, I frequently get faster delivery than from the US.

You don't pay the VAT price if they ship to Canada.

They also ship by Post...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,943
Posted By smoky
That's a terrific looking project! Well...

That's a terrific looking project!

Well done. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,897
Posted By smoky
What about showing the bottom part of the...

What about showing the bottom part of the Canadian provinces. Lots of riders add Canada to their travels.
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,608
Posted By smoky
Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never...

Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never thought of taking my propane tank.

But now...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 124,036
Posted By smoky
Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like...

Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like they did a terrific job.:clap
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,458
Posted By smoky
left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for...

left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for 40 years, all over Can the US and Mexico. came out after lunch and it was gone.

Had my backpack stolen from a bus in Costa Rica a couple of years...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By smoky
What kinda bike? I use the same stuff in...

What kinda bike?

I use the same stuff in both places in my R1200RT.
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By smoky
Well, I wore out three vests in about 35 years of...

Well, I wore out three vests in about 35 years of riding.

last year I moved up to a Warm n Safe jacket, and controller. It's a big improvement.

However, my wife got a Gerbings jacket, and it...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By smoky
The tents that TwoShot suggested seem to be what...

The tents that TwoShot suggested seem to be what you are looking for.

I like em.
Forum: Canada 08-07-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,355
Posted By smoky
Buy a used KLR, very good value. Ride it for a...

Buy a used KLR, very good value. Ride it for a couple of years.

Then move up to something else, you'll know what by then.:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By smoky
I just got a HJC CL Max, and it's much noisier...

I just got a HJC CL Max, and it's much noisier than my previous Shoie modular helmet.
Forum: Canada 06-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By smoky
Is that still available? I would take it,...

Is that still available?

I would take it, and drive you down to southern BC, to perhaps Kelowna or Kamloops airport.

Can be there in little more than 24 hours.

:ear
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By smoky
I've had this problem for years. A few...

I've had this problem for years.

A few months ago I bought gloves from Qwi gloves.

Problem solved!

They feel strange for a while, but I quickly got used to them.

I got the unlined,...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By smoky
Lots of interesting stuff in there.

Lots of interesting stuff in there.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,656
Posted By smoky
Kevlar mesh jacket, stretch Kevlar pants. ...

Kevlar mesh jacket, stretch Kevlar pants.

Best gear I've owned. :clap

Wayne was easly to work,with too.
Forum: Canada 03-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By smoky
I read that a few years ago, wonderful book. ...

I read that a few years ago, wonderful book.

They don't make 'em like that anymor.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By smoky
I really like my Gaerne Adventures. ...

I really like my Gaerne Adventures.

Comfortable, waterproof, flexible for hiking.

Good value.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,806
Posted By smoky
Get a custom suit from Motoport, custom fit,...

Get a custom suit from Motoport, custom fit, premium protection.

Good value, add the 'lectric jacket liner. :clap
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By smoky
Wayne measured me up at a rally last summer. I...

Wayne measured me up at a rally last summer. I ordered the mesh jacket, and it arrived about 6 weeks later.

I am in CA for the winter so rode over to his store, ordered the stretch Kevlar pants,...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By smoky
Riding here is great! For road riding,...

Riding here is great!

For road riding, there's lots of 2 lane valley roads. Don't forget, we are only an hour from the Kootneys, and they invented good roads there. We consider the Kootneys to...
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