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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Johnny Locks
Yes

It sure is. Carries a load easily, plenty of power even loaded, fantastic high speed stability and decent wind protection and reliable. Only problem I had was a leaky front valve stem. I loved...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-17-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, I will be posting my route and a few...

Thanks, I will be posting my route and a few stories and some more photos. These are just a random sampling.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Johnny Locks
The West is the best, but the coast has the most: 6000 miles, two weeks

Story to follow.

http://jbemel.smugmug.com/Travel/June-2015-motocycle-trip/i-d4CgGKB/0/L/P1010206-L.jpg

http://jbemel.smugmug.com/Travel/June-2015-motocycle-trip/i-jM9PcZZ/0/L/P1010470-L.jpg
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 1,082,118
Posted By Johnny Locks
Hey, wait a minute!

Aren't you supposed to be in jail? Read your latest blog post today. Good luck brother, I'm sure you'll be fine and back in South America in no time.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By Johnny Locks
Bitchin'

Cool, another Bwokentoof video. I take it there will be a longer version of the video? Also, in case no one has told you, you are a special person.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,803
Posted By Johnny Locks
Subscribed

Looking forward to your report. You have an impressive resume, I'm sure you know what your doing. It will be fun to watch.

+1 on using a Schwalbe tire on the rear while you tow your mountain bike....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 444,222
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks!

Wow, awesome list. I followed your ride report in real time, thoroughly enjoyed it. This summer I will do a similar trip. Thanks for compiling this list of resources, I'm sure I will use it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 198,613
Posted By Johnny Locks
Happy new year!

No update in quite a while. Looking forward to the next one. I've been following since the beginning. Really enjoying your videos. Hope you're all well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

Cool, thanks. Yeah, I guess I did figure I'd upgrade the sub-frame bolts, already have the hand guards just haven't put them on, and I'll probably get the bigger front brake rotor and stainless line....
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Johnny Locks
Building a KLR World Traveler

OK, so I have been thinking about doing an Alaska to Argentina trip for a few years. Next summer I will probably have all the money I need and I don't have a lot of things tying me down, so I better...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 244,314
Posted By Johnny Locks
Fantastic!

I salute you for taking life by the balls. I wish you the very best, and will be following your report enthusiastically. Good luck!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 105,595
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

I was young and dumb once. It was great. Now I'm old and dumb, and it's still pretty cool. Great idea for a trip, I salute you for doing it. I'll be looking forward to updates. Ride on friends.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 127,236
Posted By Johnny Locks
Whoa

I've been checking your ride report sporadically, now I just checked in to find you in my own back yard. Interesting to hear your take on things.

Sorry to hear about Skippy's accident, I hope she...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 1,082,118
Posted By Johnny Locks
bitchin'

In.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 2,102,049
Posted By Johnny Locks
If you have one I will buy it from you. Let me...

If you have one I will buy it from you. Let me know.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17,574
Views: 2,102,049
Posted By Johnny Locks
Leaking Front Brake Caliper

Hi All,
I bought a 2001 KLR 650 a few weeks ago. Front brake caliper started leaking a few days ago. I took it apart, there is some corrosion in the grooves that the two seals sit in. I tried brake...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 621,891
Posted By Johnny Locks
R100GS for sale

Selling my GS. See ad in other flea market: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990037
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Johnny Locks
K1200RS Thread

Since I couldn't find a dedicated K1200RS thread, I figured I'd start one. My hope is that this thread will turn into a resource for K1200RS owners, myself included.

I've been riding dual sports...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,285,510
Posted By Johnny Locks
You might have the change the title of the ride...

You might have the change the title of the ride report to "Around the World in 8000 Days."
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,609
Posted By Johnny Locks
They're talking about this:...

They're talking about this: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=44&pcid=8
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,609
Posted By Johnny Locks
Heavier Gear Oil (85W-140) For Transmissions

Hi,
My bike shifts better when it's not hot. When I get it fully up to temp, like say an hour of hiway speed riding, it doesn't shift quite as cleanly, or with as good a positive feel as when it's...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,740
Posted By Johnny Locks
Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at...

Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at this moment. The whole time I had been reading it I had assumed it was complete and written. Needless to say I am looking forward to the next...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 37,303
Posted By Johnny Locks
Great ride report

Hi Hektoglider,
I also found your ride report from JDowns. You don't need my encouragement, but with as much as I have been appreciating your photos and words, it seems like I have some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Johnny Locks
Tied Battery

I think my battery was just tired. I did check my coil connections. It was set up so one coil ran one cylinder top and bottom. I switched it so now one coil fires the top plugs and one fires the...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Johnny Locks
Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly...

Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly where the timing ended up, I made a couple of adjustments and trial runs, but I think it's 4 degrees retarded at full advance. Thanks for the input....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Johnny Locks
This bike is in good condition and has been...

This bike is in good condition and has been pretty well taken care of. Doesn't taking your bike to a "BMW-knowledgeable mechanic" every time it presents itself with an issue go against all the tenets...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Johnny Locks
Too rich

I think it is running too rich. I got this bike two years ago and discovered a couple of interesting things as I've gotten to know it. The bike is dual plugged, but a previous owner took it to some...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Johnny Locks
'92 R100GS Hard Starting

My R100GS doesn't seem to be starting as well as it should. Couldn't get it started today at all. It was a little colder this morning in the garage, maybe 45 degrees. It seems to get flooded out very...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,767
Posted By Johnny Locks
vidyo

Cool video, great song too. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,285,510
Posted By Johnny Locks
I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've...

I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've done my fair share of it, but I gotta say you have come up with some pretty awesome places to throw the tent down. This one is up near the top of the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,285,510
Posted By Johnny Locks
I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you...

I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you did that got you kicked out of the party. You might save countless other travelers the same embarrassment. Plus this story is just no damn good...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,285,510
Posted By Johnny Locks
Update?

Hope you're OK Ed, I hear there is some shit going down in Thailand right now. Be smart and stay safe chief.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,307,654
Posted By Johnny Locks
Maybe this is funny for you people who count your...

Maybe this is funny for you people who count your years using some weird Gregorian numbering system. Or maybe I shouldn't post after drinking.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,307,654
Posted By Johnny Locks
[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE]

When I read that my brain tried to tie itself in knots hoping you were some kind of climate expert. Then it realized you were just full of shit. Been a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,157
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and your story. It's like a time capsule.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,307,654
Posted By Johnny Locks
Looking forward to your continuing adventure.

Hi John,
I found your ride report this past sumer while I was laid up with a broken leg after getting hit by a car that failed to stop at an intersection. It provided lot's and lot's of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 276,661
Posted By Johnny Locks
Rokon 2WD Motorcycles

Here you go: http://www.rokon.com
(http://www.rokon.com)
Forum: Face Plant 09-27-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,837
Posted By Johnny Locks
Faulty Sarcasm Detector

Not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. This experience did teach me quite a bit, and I couldn't really disagree with the non-sarcastic meaning behind your colloquial phrase "that will teach...
Forum: Face Plant 09-26-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,837
Posted By Johnny Locks
Uninsured Motorist

I got hit by an uninsured motorist in June. The woman failed to stop at an intersection and struck me as I was in the middle of it. I did NOT have uninsured motorist coverage. Really learned a lesson...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,285,510
Posted By Johnny Locks
You should do this

You should definitely do this. Buy the bike in India then see if the bike will make it to the East China Sea. Why not?


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