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Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,998
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
No Knobbies Needed

3 of us did it last year, and 2 of us had fresh TKC80s on. There is so much road that is NOT gravel that I would suggest you avoid knobbies, just for the sake of that one section. There's actually a...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 112,740
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Go talk to the folks at Wolf BMW at 1859 Oxford...

Go talk to the folks at Wolf BMW at 1859 Oxford St E in London. They are excellent people and most helpful, and I'm sure they would be knowledgeable and willing to help you out !
Forum: Americas 07-14-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,998
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Sat Phone on TLH

If you are riding solo, and there's a free Sat Phone available, then I think it would be a good idea to take it along for the ride.

I have a group of 3 doing the trip Clockwise starting Aug. 16th,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 777,774
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
New ADV Stickers on new Jesse Bags

The new Jesse bags looked a little "bare" when I got them, so my first thought was to use ADV stickers to "dress them up"... :D
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-02-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 570,923
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I have a home here in Waterloo and would be happy to welcome fellow ADVers in this area of Southwestern Ontario.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 18 - Lake Placid NY to Home

The mileage:
666.3 km today

Trip Grand Total: 7,600 km
Total Time: 33 days

Well, today was the last time I was going to have to do this to my bike!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 17 - Woodstock NH to Lake Placid NY

318.5 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 6,933.7 km

I had a great visit last night, and on the way out, I saw this cool looking hotel:...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 16 - Alma New Brunswick to Woodstock New Hampshire

745 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 6,615.2 km

I put in 10 hrs in the saddle today, 7 AM to 5 PM, stopping for a late breakfast, and just fuel and water after that.

I don't have much to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 15 - A Trip to Sabian Canada

528 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 5,870.2 km

I decided to stay another night at Fundy and do a return trip to the Sabian factory in Meductic today. Today was all about me! It was a special...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 14 - Placentia Newfoundland to Alma New Brunswick

618.8 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 5,342.2 km

Song of the Day:
"The sun is a light bulb,
and the moon is a mirror.
There are times when you can see, both,
the sun and the mirror,
see...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 13 - St. John's to Placentia via the Irish Loop

363.5 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 4,723.4 km

Lesson of the Day: Locktite everything you possibly can!

I emailed the web site that makes my Caribou top case (http://cariboucases.com) and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 12 - St. John's to TRailway East

255.7 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 4,359.9 km

Well, today marked the end of the family portion of my trip to Newfoundland! I went to the airport today, and saw my wife and son get on a plane...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
One Day Trail Ride from St. John's

Hey ADVers!

I have one full day free next Monday, and I would like to do a full day's trail riding, with NO LUGGAGE...unlike my previous rides in Newfoundland! :lol3

I can dump all my gear in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Yep! I'm booked on the Wednesday night ferry back...

Yep! I'm booked on the Wednesday night ferry back fom Argentia. I hope it is a blast because we didn't get on the Port aux Basques ferry until 3:30 AM on the way over, and they had the bars closed by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Hey, thanks for the tip, wolvertone! I will do...

Hey, thanks for the tip, wolvertone! I will do just that, as I have a day off coming to me mid next week. :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 11 - Shoal Harbour to St. John's

403.8 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 4,104.2 km

As you can see, my bike was in very good company last night! Sorry again for the blurry pictues, but my camera is on its last legs:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 10 - Keels to Shoal Harbour

186.2 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 3,700.4 km

Last night in Keels was fantastic! Keels is such a small, tight-knit community...we had lots of fun making & eating dinner together, watching a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Thanks for the offer & the info, Billy Beer! ...

Thanks for the offer & the info, Billy Beer! :thumb

A couple of people have told me that this is the place to go for Kawi parts in the St. John's area (it's on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl):...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 9 - Musgrave Harbour to Keels

301.7 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 3,514.2 km

"We're here for a good time, not a long time.
So have a good time, the sun can't shine every day"
- Trooper

I had that song going through...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 8 - Badger to Musgrave Harbour

449.1 km total today
Trip Total So Far: 3,212.5 km

I ran into some "technical difficulties" today! My bike is a 2008 model, it only has about 14,000 km on it, and it just underwent a complete...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 7 - Corner Brook to Badger Through the Middle!

Sorry for the delay in getting this posted, but I wasn't able to get any Internet access for the past several days!

140 km total today
8 km on T'Railway - (4 onto it and 4 back out again :rofl )...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
My First Day on The ROCK

283.5 km total today
90 km on T'Railway
193.5 km on roads (includes a side trip to Stephenville and then a trip back up Hwy 1 to Corner Brook)

Trip Total So Far: 2,348.7 km

This last 24 hours...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Leg 5 - PEI to North Sydney (NFLD Ferry)

357 km

I didn't get many KM's in today, but that ain't for a lack of trying! It was a very challenging day, and it included a really difficult "road" route that ended in a minor spill, but more on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Moncton to PEI

During the time I spent visitng in Moncton, I had to deal with a couple of issues with my bike, so I'll go over those now.

First of all, I've always had doubts about those upper bolts that hold...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
SW-MOTECH Crashbars

You should defintely get yourself a set of SW-MOTECH Crashbars. Here's a link where you can get some: http://www.dualsportplus.com/klr650/guards-stands/Crash_Bars_08-.html

These things have saved...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Crash Bars and Saddke Bags

Greetings StinkyCheese!

I would not recommend the Kawasaki saddle bags for anything more than riding around town and carrying your lunch to work. They are OK for light work, but for serious trips...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Day 3 - Maine to Moncton

586 km - getting better!

I stayed at a campground that Geepus suggested, as it was becoming clear by 6 PM that I wasn't going to make it all the way to Bangor, Maine that night. I just asked it to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Day 2 - New York to Maine

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Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Day 1 Recap

The numbers:
- 1 really bad driver (in Toronto, of course)
- 2 fill-ups
- 693 km (430 miles)

It was a long day, and I didn't even do HALF of an Iron Butt (1,000 miles)!

Let's get the nasty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Additional Mods Made For The Ride

My riding buddy couldn't get away from work to join me, but that didn't stop him from helping me get ready for this ride anyway! Besides the obvious assistance in being an excellent riding partner,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
12-Volt Power Outlet mod

This has to be one of the most important mods I've done for this trip, given that I plan to camp out a great deal during the 5 week adventure. The aluminum crash plate under the engine is definitely...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,321
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
6k on a KLR650 - My Mid-Life Ride East

Hello fellow ADVers!

In just 1 week, I will start an epic journey (for me, anyway :) from Southwestern Ontario to the most easterly point in North America (Newfoundland) ... and back! I figure...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
T'Railway West-to-East starting around July 24th

Hi all,

My plans have changed and I am now hoping to start on the West end of the trail, sometime around July 24th, riding to St. John's by the 29th.

I'd still be interested in anyone else who...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
This video comparison review tells the whole...

This video comparison review tells the whole story:
http://helmetcamreview.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/review-number-two2/

Also, I think the Tachyon company is new to this field, and they seem to...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Tachyon XC

OK, so I finally completed my analysis and bought the Tachyon XC Helmet Cam!

I look at various comparisons online and thought that this was the best overall value for the money.

I have posted...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
List of Recommended Helmet Cameras

In my search for a helmet camera, I found this list of Recommended ones:
http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/all-helmet-cameras/recommended/

I am thinking of going with the ATC5K, which is a...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
Newfoundland T'Railway - Aug 10, 2009 - Looking for Additional Riders

Greetings all!

I am planning to ride the T'Railway this August, starting in St. John's on Monday, August 10th, 2009.

I'm sending this out as an interest-finder for other riders that want to...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By KLRSixFiddy
I am interested in purchasing a helmet camera...

I am interested in purchasing a helmet camera that also handles audio.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a suitable weatherproof device?
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