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Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Elkster88
Heated gloves are going to work no matter where...

Heated gloves are going to work no matter where she puts her hands.

:eek1
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,191
Posted By Elkster88
Sell the bike, and stash the money away. That's...

Sell the bike, and stash the money away. That's cheaper than paying storage charges on it. If everything turns to shit, you can use the money as needed. If things go well, and you want to buy another...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,258
Posted By Elkster88
Probably a bit down on power too, as it's the...

Probably a bit down on power too, as it's the ultra rare 4cc variant:
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
I concur with the choice of Rawlins. sleazy rider...

I concur with the choice of Rawlins. sleazy rider and I (& XFanMan) trailered to there (me from MN). Also recommend the first two weeks of September, the weather was *perfect* for us.

Which bike?...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Oh yes. I've got a worrying large pile of stuff...

Oh yes. I've got a worrying large pile of stuff amassed now, and I am mostly focused on whittling it down to something manageable.
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Switching gears a bit- here's my mounting...

Switching gears a bit- here's my mounting solution for the 1 gallon Rotopax fuel pack on my KLR, equipped with a PackRat Touring Rack and Pelican Storm cases. I had initially planned on attaching the...
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Dennis Kirk has had price matching for some time,...

Dennis Kirk has had price matching for some time, and if I order tires from them in the afternoon I have them on my doorstep the next day. :D One of the benefits of living in the GWN.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Elkster88
The speedometer/ABS sensor is typically like a...

The speedometer/ABS sensor is typically like a guitar pickup- a permanent magnet, coupled to an armature that has a coil wound around it. When the slots of the ABS rotor pass by the armature's pole...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 275,863
Posted By Elkster88
I was chuckling under my breath until I saw the...

I was chuckling under my breath until I saw the rear sprocket, at which point I couldn't stop myself from laughing aloud.

Anyone who does that to a nice bike should be taken out and shot.
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Just saw this! LOL I think perhaps rather...

Just saw this! LOL

I think perhaps rather than numbers we can give ourselves unique names, a la Reservoir Dogs...

Mr. White: Who cares what your name is?
Mr. Pink: Yeah, that's easy for your...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
I'm #5 of a 5 person group. :eek1

I'm #5 of a 5 person group. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,622
Posted By Elkster88
I just ordered a KLR skid plate from HT. No...

I just ordered a KLR skid plate from HT. No issues. But I don't expect any on a simple order like that. And I had a question about the order, so I phoned them. Nice friendly folks.

I couldn't be...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
+1 to that!

+1 to that!
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
I have a certain mildly irritating distraction...

I have a certain mildly irritating distraction during the day that I have to attend to, that greatly interferes with my motorcycling life, for now...
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Friend from MN here. A man after my own heart.

Friend from MN here.
A man after my own heart.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,306
Posted By Elkster88
I've used JT sprockets, they're definitely OK. At...

I've used JT sprockets, they're definitely OK. At that price, it's almost like getting the chain for free. I'd probably spend another 12 bucks and get the O-ring chain & sprocket set for $65.99...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,738
Posted By Elkster88
Friend here. After seeing the photos and...

Friend here.

After seeing the photos and ride reports, I am excited about doing the trip. I've got a few months to mod up the trusty KLR, and I can't wait. I'm sure the other guys feel the same...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By Elkster88
Don't use clip style master links! :eek1 You...

Don't use clip style master links! :eek1

You can buy an inexpensive chain breaking tool (http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-chain-breaker-66488.html) (for mushrooming the rivet style link...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 65,260
Posted By Elkster88
In the interest of full disclosure, I have two...

In the interest of full disclosure, I have two KLRs, a 2006 and a 1995. Both will use a small amount of oil when ridden at high speeds for extended periods, but not an abnormal amount.

Just keep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,931
Posted By Elkster88
What about the 1980 Z1000G/H, and the 1981...

What about the 1980 Z1000G/H, and the 1981 GPz1100? Both had EFI before the 1982 model year.

Nothing against the CX500T, fantastic bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Elkster88
When I divorced wife #1, I had to give her my...

When I divorced wife #1, I had to give her my car, which I had just made the final payment on. That was the first brand new car I ever bought. At the time I was pissed off. Now looking back, it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Elkster88
I have a rule- never pay money to make someone...

I have a rule- never pay money to make someone else's problems go away. It's never failed me yet.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,097
Posted By Elkster88
Good advice for a wet sump. But how would it...

Good advice for a wet sump. But how would it cause foaming in a dry sump motor like the 990?
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Elkster88
My preference would be to leave well enough...

My preference would be to leave well enough alone. Especially if you, or a future owner, would like to return to using a stock sized battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Elkster88
R1200RT battery access

Sorry if this is in a FAQ or if I am in the wrong forum. I did search around a bit.

I'm going to rent an R1200RT in February, so I plan on bringing my Gerbing heated jacket liner and heated...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 358,245
Posted By Elkster88
Eek I was going to recommend the Petaluma KOA... it's...

I was going to recommend the Petaluma KOA... it's not very far from the Harley dealer in Cotati. Unfortunately I just checked, and it is $45/night for a tent space!!!!

Stayed there in 2000 and...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Elkster88
I tried putting some clamp-on ferrites of various...

I tried putting some clamp-on ferrites of various sizes over the earbud cable, and the microphone cables of both headsets. I didn't notice any dramatic differences in the characteristics of the...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Elkster88
I have been letting the earbud cord hang down...

I have been letting the earbud cord hang down inside my riding suit, and near my phone, but the buzzing is not coming from the phone (I know because I tried turning it off). I've located some...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Elkster88
Here's my 2 cents: I have also been...

Here's my 2 cents:

I have also been experiencing a loud and annoying buzzing when using the SMH-A0304 (http://senabluetooth.com/products/acc_SMH-A0304.php) (Helmet Clamp Kit - For Earbuds with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 236,103
Posted By Elkster88
My first two-wheeler was a home made "doodle-bug"...

My first two-wheeler was a home made "doodle-bug" style minibike that my dad and I built from plans I bought from the back pages of Boy's Life in 1969 or so. We modified the design a bit- used angle...
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