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Forum: Equipment Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,543
Posted By Grinnin
I don't see a trip report. The OP last posted on...

I don't see a trip report. The OP last posted on ADV 5 years ago so I'm not going to hold my breath.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
Those aren't really KLR issues. They're...

Those aren't really KLR issues. They're modification and mechanic issues.
Forum: Americas Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By Grinnin
September is great. The ocean cools and...

September is great.

The ocean cools and warms slowly. In April the ocean makes much of Nova Scotia (and coastal Maine) much cooler than places farther from the ocean. In September it makes Nova...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
Just riding a KLR is offensive to some people who...

Just riding a KLR is offensive to some people who ride "superior" bikes, so it may be a good fit. :lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
The 24kmaps have data for routing and have more...

The 24kmaps have data for routing and have more detail everywhere. It takes multiple maps, though, to cover the USA. Colorado and Utah are a single purchase and you'd need another purchase for WY,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
The Montana doesn't have a speaker. The powered...

The Montana doesn't have a speaker. The powered mount for cars does have a speaker. The powered rugged mount (AMPS mount) has an audio jack. The Montana itself also has an audio jack under one of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
You got at least a couple of replies earlier. ...

You got at least a couple of replies earlier.

Waypoints are not in the track files but you can add them to the track files. Basecamp may or may not help but GpsPrune will.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,508
Posted By Grinnin
My Darien jacket and pants have been perfectly...

My Darien jacket and pants have been perfectly waterproof. That includes having a very high neck to keep water from dripping in there, and having a couple of flaps in front of the main zipper to...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-20-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Grinnin
I'm glad the KLR wasn't my first bike. But I'm...

I'm glad the KLR wasn't my first bike. But I'm smaller, lighter, and not as strong as I was in my 20s. A 100% new rider near here is closer to your size and age and really enjoys his used KLR as...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,719
Posted By Grinnin
The OP suggested on a motorcycle forum that he...

The OP suggested on a motorcycle forum that he plans to ride a motorcycle A WHOLE LOT in a week plus two weekends. You surely can't support such a plan.

I mean . . .

. . . riding a...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,688
Posted By Grinnin
I'd add the Svea 123 to your list of loud stoves....

I'd add the Svea 123 to your list of loud stoves.

The Primus OmniFuel and OmniLite stoves also use cannisters or various liquids. Comes with 3 jets.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
Oil change.

Oil change.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-19-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
Use Waypoint Averaging at every bend. ...

Use Waypoint Averaging at every bend.

Depending on what you want to do with the map, walking the road may be OK. You'll improve accuracy by simply going slower. Improve again by using waypoint...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-18-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
I agree. Some programs try to make things...

I agree. Some programs try to make things simpler by hiding the location of data. I usually find things easier if I know what's going on and where the data is.



Since I don't use Basecamp I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
The answer may be different for 1200GS, WR250,...

The answer may be different for 1200GS, WR250, and KLR650. Seems like you'll get opinions more suited to KLRs by discussing it here.

I have ridden the ATV trails around here without hard luggage,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
I'm sure there's someone posting on ADV who's...

I'm sure there's someone posting on ADV who's never made a mistake during mechanical work. That would not be me. Maybe they'll post later.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
My experience is similar to Pifflemaster's. ...

My experience is similar to Pifflemaster's.

I sometimes work in an orchard and the owner wanted me to find the reason for an occasional miss in a pump. I looked lots of places and never tried...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Grinnin
Ive used wash-in products from Granger and Nikwax...

Ive used wash-in products from Granger and Nikwax and they work.

I have also sent garments back to Aerostich for their cleaning and waterproofing. They always come back far cleaner than I can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
The wires from the stator exit the case directly...

The wires from the stator exit the case directly in front of the front sprocket. It'd be a lot easier to replace the chain now instead of A) trying to put a guard in there or B) splicing the stator...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By Grinnin
Unfortunately the "known issues" can expand to...

Unfortunately the "known issues" can expand to include all the rumors and anecdotes about a motorcycle.

In forums for a couple of different models I own, there are people selling "fixes" for "know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
I tried two different ebay sellers without Leo...

I tried two different ebay sellers without Leo Vince exhausts. My sad story is earlier in this very same thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24726603

There was occasional...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Grinnin
You are on the right track. Those relays are...

You are on the right track.

Those relays are fine. Great even. Wire the "coil" wires of a relay to a switched power source and ground on your MC. The coil wires are 85 and 86. Connect an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
Have you tried the Open Street Map maps? They...

Have you tried the Open Street Map maps? They have all the info for routing with Garmin and they've worked correctly for small roads around here.

What would happen if you had both routable OSM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,512
Posted By Grinnin
Thanks. Your post from S. Texas reminded me that...

Thanks. Your post from S. Texas reminded me that I wanted to ask about cold-weather starting too. That shouldn't be an issue with Odyssey though. I don't ride a whole lot below freezing, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,512
Posted By Grinnin
Old Thread Alert. I need the battery out* of...

Old Thread Alert.

I need the battery out* of my KLR so I want a new battery to put in it.

For my KLR I'm looking at Odyssey and Shorai. 'Stich sells 'em both. I hope people will post their...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,792
Posted By Grinnin
I forget what I budgeted but I spent $6,000. ...

I forget what I budgeted but I spent $6,000.

I don't know if that's any guide at all. My expenses included 5 knobbier tires during the trip (but not the fresh 50/50s I started on). You can do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
I just insure them as an old guy with a really...

I just insure them as an old guy with a really clean record. It really helps with the rates.

I also don't have collision coverage on any motorcycle. The expensive motorcycle is my $1,200 KLR...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,176
Posted By Grinnin
Road selection can make a big difference in some...

Road selection can make a big difference in some areas.

A riverside road along a small, winding river may be more protected. May be windier along a wide river. Ridge roads windy. Valley roads...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By Grinnin
Varies widely. I also plan longer rides for when...

Varies widely. I also plan longer rides for when they're contained and use mid-June as a general guide. Areas with more snow than usual may have make-up days tacked on at the end of the year.
...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By Grinnin
I think you have National parks too: Prince...

I think you have National parks too: Prince Edward Island National Park, Grasslands National Park, Banff, Jasper, Glacier . . .
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,691
Views: 1,415,492
Posted By Grinnin
What format of maps did you buy? Are the...

What format of maps did you buy?

Are the maps possibly "installed" but not "enabled"? Look at the "Map info" screen to see a list of all the installed maps; it will tell which are enabled and...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By Grinnin
I drilled 6 holes in each side case. Used fender...

I drilled 6 holes in each side case. Used fender washers. Under the fender washers I put black RTV sealant. Not many glues will stick to that kind of plastic, but under a fender washer it sticks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,342
Posted By Grinnin
Some shafts maybe. Shaft on my Honda has an...

Some shafts maybe. Shaft on my Honda has an all-metal cush-drive (saddle-shaped ramps plus spring). Japanese manufacturers figured out how to build shaft drives long ago.

Roads like the Dempster...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By Grinnin
With an operating voltage of 9 to 60V, there's...

With an operating voltage of 9 to 60V, there's some kind of power regulator in there.

Your LED dimmer is probably a Pulse Width Modulation controller which turns the power on and off so fast that...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Grinnin
There's a curvy section between Ft. Nelson, BC,...

There's a curvy section between Ft. Nelson, BC, and Liard Hot Springs, BC, that I found very entertaining. Nearly all the rest has been "improved" enough to be less interesting to me. There may be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
Did you put on handlebar risers or aftermarket...

Did you put on handlebar risers or aftermarket bars? My clutch cable length is fine. I replace the cable about every 20,000 miles whether it needs it or not.

Brake pedal is in a good place too. ...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,683
Posted By Grinnin
Do you prepare food or cook at home often? ...

Do you prepare food or cook at home often? Occasionally? Seldom? Pack lunches for work or hikes? It's probably easier to start with what works for you and modify it.

I put nuts in instant...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,222
Posted By Grinnin
None of the above. The photo is blue because of...

None of the above. The photo is blue because of bad color balance. The knife is plain stainless-looking but probably "adjusted" automatically because the cutting board is more red than it shows...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,684,469
Posted By Grinnin
Craig's List and eBay? I watched those two...

Craig's List and eBay?

I watched those two plus Uncle Henry's, a Maine version of Craig's List although Uncle Henry's has been printed for many years.

It's interesting that you're looking 2...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,222
Posted By Grinnin
The updated version may solve the problem I had...

The updated version may solve the problem I had with finger clearance, but it is also heavier and packs much thicker. The earlier version is about 1/4" thick. Made in Japan too, although that may...
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