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Forum: Equipment 08-21-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 51,541
Posted By Swampthing
The camo is 2 layers of 1.1 oz NON-COATED...

The camo is 2 layers of 1.1 oz NON-COATED ripstop. I found it at a local JoAnn Fabric store. 2 layers thick because a) the recommended thichness is 1.9 oz for strength, and b) I wanted to be able to...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 51,541
Posted By Swampthing
I like my home made hammocks best. I do have a...

I like my home made hammocks best. I do have a Hennessey too, and it's nice, but I like the top entry style with removeable bugnet. It makes it easier to insulate the hammock in the cold (sleeping...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Swampthing
I have the ATV Tank Cargo bags from Tractor...

I have the ATV Tank Cargo bags from Tractor supply (also available from Amazon.com). I like them because I can use them on the tank, or throw over my seat (and under my sheepskin) like saddle bags....
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Swampthing
Twinheadlight Ernie, your Fatfoot rocks!

Guys, the Fatfoot rocks!

Thanks Ernie for the fast service and an innovative solution to the sinking kickstand that has been a nuisance since the day I brought my KLR home.

Judd is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Swampthing
The KLR forks are definately air-adjustable. Go...

The KLR forks are definately air-adjustable. Go look for the mfg (Kayaba, I think) stick on the forks...it says 35 PSI max...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Swampthing
Several people on this board routinely run...

Several people on this board routinely run between 10-25 psi in their forks on the KLR. I typically run 10, (I also have 6" PVC spacers with stock springs) and it feels good for a street/dirt riding....
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,873
Posted By Swampthing
Okay, I didn't see anything about "tight single...

Okay, I didn't see anything about "tight single track that you could barely squeeze the bars through" in the original post...and yes at 5'8" and 160 lbs there are definately better choices for the OP.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,873
Posted By Swampthing
You're kidding, right? This is exactly what the...

You're kidding, right? This is exactly what the KLR 650 is made for.

No it's not a dirt bike, but then you wouldn't be real happy on a dirt bike if 50% of your usage was commuting and taking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,873
Posted By Swampthing
KLR 650 works well for exactly what you described.

KLR 650 works well for exactly what you described.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By Swampthing
+ 1 on the HT Air Overpants. I was a little...

+ 1 on the HT Air Overpants.

I was a little leary of sizing and ordering online, but the guy at motorcycle closeouts.com said to order the same size you would buy in regular pants...the overpants...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Swampthing
Sounds like an error of some kind to me. I get...

Sounds like an error of some kind to me. I get mileage in the mid to high forties. but I do ride a little on the WFO side:evil If I am really twisting it up, even low forties. But even if I granny...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,448
Posted By Swampthing
I keep mine in a ziplock inside my toolbag, which...

I keep mine in a ziplock inside my toolbag, which is locked in my JC Whitney topcase.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
No experience with the '08 KLR, but it is getting...

No experience with the '08 KLR, but it is getting some rave reviews...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
"The DR outsells the KLR 3 to 1 in Aussie" ...

"The DR outsells the KLR 3 to 1 in Aussie"

Yeah? I'd like to see the sales figures worlwide between the two:wink:

Look guys, we all like the bike we own better than the other one. They're both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
Exactly, yeah, that's my definition. Thats why I...

Exactly, yeah, that's my definition. Thats why I like the KLR...it doesn't come with any brakes or front forks at all. That must be why it's so cheap!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
:lol3:lol3:lol3 But the ugly beast kind of...

:lol3:lol3:lol3

But the ugly beast kind of grows on you!
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
The point is this: If you are looking at these...

The point is this: If you are looking at these bikes as an adventure touring mount, the KLR is oriented more in that direction from the start...wouldn't you agree?
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,434
Posted By Swampthing
You guys crack me up...:rofl KLR, hands...

You guys crack me up...:rofl

KLR, hands down.

Even in STOCK trim you get a 6.1 gallan tank, a nice luggage rack, better seat, better ergonomics (unless you're ummm...smaller), a small but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,943
Posted By Swampthing
JCW top case = $40 TCS Tank Caro Bags = $36.00 ...

JCW top case = $40
TCS Tank Caro Bags = $36.00
Seal Line Baja 30 Drybag = $20


http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/chetclock/100_2644.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,319
Posted By Swampthing
I run one on the front, and two on the back....

I run one on the front, and two on the back. Didn't balance anything and I don't have any wobbles or vibes even up to 90+ mph. Definately a big plus off road. I'll air down to about 8 lbs in back,...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,393
Posted By Swampthing
I had an el cheapo with a plastic air chuck that...

I had an el cheapo with a plastic air chuck that worked fine for years on car tires and motorcycle tires. It broke into bits at the worst possible time, when I needed to air my tires back up before...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,686
Posted By Swampthing
Received mine today. Pretty impressive! Too damn...

Received mine today. Pretty impressive! Too damn cold to try pumping up a tire, but the quality seems very good...and like Niko said...the price is right!
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Swampthing
Laugh :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap...

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

And I thought my KLR was the only one that could do that!
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Swampthing
Mine were ALL within spec at 500 miles, but I...

Mine were ALL within spec at 500 miles, but I opted to open them up toward the high side of the clearance anyway. I'm getting close to the 6000 mile mark now, so it's almost time to open it up again...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,297
Posted By Swampthing
Damn, those racks and boxes look good, and the...

Damn, those racks and boxes look good, and the price is good compared to similar set-ups I've seen.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8,349
Views: 1,960,658
Posted By Swampthing
Okay, last summer in Mackinaw City, Mi. ...

Okay, last summer in Mackinaw City, Mi.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/chetclock/Mackinaw-LaborDay2006035.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
Nothing on the gas tank, but I do have an Alaska...

Nothing on the gas tank, but I do have an Alaska Leather Sheepskin Buttpad on the seat. Is that what yer talkin' about?
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
The ATV Tank Cargo bags are multi-purpose! They...

The ATV Tank Cargo bags are multi-purpose! They make a nice set of low slung saddle bags too...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/chetclock/100_2644.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
Here ia link

RedKLR650 and KV,

tractor supply's website sucks, so I looked around for a link with photo, and found them at Sam's Club for the best price I've seen yet!!! (Less than $30)
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
Looks great...any issues with the exhaust pipe...

Looks great...any issues with the exhaust pipe too close to the bags?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
The ones I posted pictures of are the ATV tak...

The ones I posted pictures of are the ATV tak cargo bags. I think they are TSC# 4428014, but they only show one picture for the whole category of tank bags on the TSC site.

Chet
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,553
Posted By Swampthing
Less than $40 bucks at Tractor Supply...Very...

Less than $40 bucks at Tractor Supply...Very nice, tons of room, no handling problem what-so-ever.


http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/chetclock/100_2423.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By Swampthing
Andy, you probably saw this, but if not:...

Andy, you probably saw this, but if not: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191754

Not trying to start another war, but that recent poll has lots of opinions in it...bottom line is...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,983
Posted By Swampthing
Regardless of where Team Green ends up in the...

Regardless of where Team Green ends up in the standings, this is a great accomplishment, just competing in the Dakar.:clap

If these guys are able to finish the race, it will be quite a feat...just...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By Swampthing
Not $125, but still a damn good deal for $149.95...

Not $125, but still a damn good deal for $149.95 shipped!

http://sportbiketrackgear2.homestead.com/geronimo.html

Got mine there a couple weeks ago...awesome helmet!, and excellent customer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Swampthing
Or how about one of these? ...

Or how about one of these?

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/Images/2007_XT660R_Detail_11_prv_tcm26-143013.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Swampthing
Conventional wisdom says that the KLR does not...

Conventional wisdom says that the KLR does not respond all that well to typical hop-up mods like aftermarket exhausts and different jetting.:huh

If you want to increase horsepower, I suppose this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Swampthing
Oh boy, you're probably going to get lots of...

Oh boy, you're probably going to get lots of highly opinionated responses to this one! :evil

They are both good, both popular (KLR is currently leading the best thumper 2006 poll), both reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,599
Posted By Swampthing
So what's your point?:huh This is a POLL...which...

So what's your point?:huh This is a POLL...which is basically a popularity contest. If you include the bikes you have listed above, that would just split the votes placed for the OTHER option in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-31-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Swampthing
Well, I made the trip, and it was a helluva KLR...

Well, I made the trip, and it was a helluva KLR day!

230 miles round trip on the highway at 75 to 85 mph (indicated) the whole way, for a measly 30 or 40 minutes of play time in the SAND and MUD
...
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