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Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,886
Posted By fpianka
Really enjoying the reports and the funky...

Really enjoying the reports and the funky frissons from the photos! (The way to keep a clean bike is to leave it in the garage!)
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,886
Posted By fpianka
Great reports but my butt hurts just thinking...

Great reports but my butt hurts just thinking about those hours in the saddle! How's the windshield deflector working out?
Forum: Canada 06-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 668,850
Posted By fpianka
Short doo' vid

I just helped a friend do the doo' on his '09 KLR (30,200km) and we thought we'd shoot a short vid to illustrate the issue, which some dealerships say is just an Internet myth. A photo or explanation...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 668,850
Posted By fpianka
Wow! Looks like it's in great shape. Have (Doo)...

Wow! Looks like it's in great shape. Have (Doo) tools. Will travel.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By fpianka
Look up 303 Aerospace Protectant for fabrics.

Look up 303 Aerospace Protectant for fabrics.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-13-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 136,129
Posted By fpianka
What age is considered senior and would it apply...

What age is considered senior and would it apply to Canadians visiting the US?
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,236
Posted By fpianka
Here's another suggestion - watch all three parts...

Here's another suggestion - watch all three parts of Doug's video a few times and with notebook in hand. Make a checklist of the key points and tuck the list in with your tools. Be sure to bold face...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,681,549
Posted By fpianka
That barn-style looks cozy! Is that white stuff...

That barn-style looks cozy! Is that white stuff insulation? If you insulated the floor, how did you do it? What are the dimensions?
Forum: Canada 06-17-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 668,850
Posted By fpianka
Hey Rob, thanks for the heads up on your little...

Hey Rob, thanks for the heads up on your little project I went back about ten pages to get caught up and I'm still sweatin'! Great report and pics. I'll prolly cut the lawn today.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By fpianka
I'm waiting for comments from the app help line...

I'm waiting for comments from the app help line on this. I posted a route and carefully paced pins at the start and end points. When I "go to start of route" the start and end points are not where I...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 33,128
Posted By fpianka
Any trip planning apps for the ipad2?

Any trip planning apps for the ipad2?
Forum: Canada 12-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By fpianka
I have a similar inquiry. I'd like to ship,...

I have a similar inquiry. I'd like to ship, truck, or trailer my KLR from Thunder Bay to Calgary or Canmore for about the last week of May, 2012. Thanks for the Ideas! PM to fpianka@hotmail.com
Forum: Canada 11-18-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,936
Posted By fpianka
I'm working on a similar project and having a...

I'm working on a similar project and having a blast going through the Destination Highways book and plotting some of the (best) legs on Google Maps. The next step is to figure out how to link them...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 33,294
Posted By fpianka
"The road to paradise IS paradise." _ Jacque...

"The road to paradise IS paradise." _ Jacque Cousteau
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By fpianka
Can you say more about Rotax and valve clearance...

Can you say more about Rotax and valve clearance checks? Are they not needed? Longer check interval?

There is no BMW dealer here but there is a Spyder dealer. IIRC the 800gs uses the same Rotax as...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,955
Posted By fpianka
Any thoughts about using Sno-Seal to waterproof...

Any thoughts about using Sno-Seal to waterproof ropers?
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,975
Posted By fpianka
I put a 16T on the front before a long highway...

I put a 16T on the front before a long highway trip and thought it was exactly what I was looking for. Used an impact wrench to break the nut loose on my '08 KLR and used Eagle Mike's prevailing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 137,868
Posted By fpianka
From Thunder Bay

If you have a contact list coming together, please include me. You could probably count on a few riders from Thunder Bay.

Frank, '08KLR

fpianka@hotmail.com
Forum: Trip Planning 07-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By fpianka
If you are traveling west on the Trans-Canada,...

If you are traveling west on the Trans-Canada, you'll be going by Egli's Sheep Farm just outside of Dryden. They have a sheepskin pad that I've found to be comfortable (cooler) for the longer hauls....
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By fpianka
garage site

Check out

www.garagejpurnal.com
Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By fpianka
Some climbers use this difficulty scale . . . ...

Some climbers use this difficulty scale . . .
Easy
Fun
Hard

. . . and this list of priorities:
Come back alive.
Come back friends.
Get to the top.
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