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Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By willys
I usually carry a spare rear tire......just...

I usually carry a spare rear tire......just because that is the one that usually wears off first, and as above states, the new one goes on before the Dempster and I carry the used one. I live just...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,634
Posted By willys
Coming from England, riding here is almost like...

Coming from England, riding here is almost like riding while asleep safety wise! Much slower speeds and much less hectic drivers....but they are also not as knowledgable or competent. If you have...
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,648
Posted By willys
Well I have to back out from my D2D adventure...

Well I have to back out from my D2D adventure this year, my truck tranny blew and there is only enough in the coffers to do one....I think. So unless I can dig up some extra fundage I'm out.....I'll...
Forum: Alaska 04-06-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,897
Posted By willys
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and...

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By willys
Get money upfront!!!! Eh..Duke....lol :deal

Get money upfront!!!! Eh..Duke....lol
:deal
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
If you are a member of this site or not you...

If you are a member of this site or not you should be for all KLR information.
http://klrworld.com/forums/modifications/regulatorrectifier-mod-by-the-mechanically-challenged/

It is...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
Yes I would buy one....you can buy a Mosfet...

Yes I would buy one....you can buy a Mosfet design now which is much better over the older style that comes with the bike. I do not think the newest KLRs have the Mosfet ones one them but I may be...
Forum: Alaska 03-29-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,543
Posted By willys
Ditto^^^^^^^^

Ditto^^^^^^^^
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
Hmmm...? I'm personally not a centerstand guy, I...

Hmmm...? I'm personally not a centerstand guy, I use an adjustable end of a set of crutches as a stand and tilt the bike and have that hooked into either the front engine guards or onto the rear...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
Excellent Kevin. I also change all fuses to...

Excellent Kevin. I also change all fuses to Blade type fuse if they are aren't already and move them to more accessable locations. I also use an Odyses 545 battery, I haven't found a better one yet,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
I use a 8 foot long piese of aircraft cable that...

I use a 8 foot long piese of aircraft cable that is plastic coated with two eyes on it and a lock to keep all my gear safe when I leave the bike lets say at a store or resturant. I do not use the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
When you do the subframe upgrade use the drill...

When you do the subframe upgrade use the drill through version and not simply the harder bolts. Even if one of the harder bolts comes loose it will sheer the other side bolt from the movement over...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
I have been working solely on KLRs for 7 years...

I have been working solely on KLRs for 7 years now and I hope I know all there is to do with this simple machine by now.....lol.
As you say, KISS is the best appoach concerning too many aftermarket...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By willys
Do yourself a huge favor and dismantle the bikes...

Do yourself a huge favor and dismantle the bikes when you get them and regrease the steering head bearings, and rear swingarm and pivot linkages, all of these will have very little grease on the...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By willys
BAZINGA!!!!! LMFAO!!!!! 247 posts...

BAZINGA!!!!!


LMFAO!!!!!


247 posts and thinks he's got balls.....lol

:lol3:freaky
Forum: Americas 02-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By willys
Free isn't always the best bet when you are close...

Free isn't always the best bet when you are close to civilization even when it's just a few dwellings......it's sad to say......but there are issues to worry about and they have been talked about...
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,648
Posted By willys
Sorry not the far north resident but have been...

Sorry not the far north resident but have been twice and used both types of riding suit. I have come to the decission that only rubber will keep you totally dry when riding all day in the pouring...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By willys
Never invite anyone you personally do not know...

Never invite anyone you personally do not know imho. I have done it 3 years now and every time it turned sour! I will never invite anyone who I haven't camped with and find out they fit into my type...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,575
Posted By willys
OH NO!!!!!!!!! :eek1:eek1

OH NO!!!!!!!!!
:eek1:eek1
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By willys
The above stated bear bangers work extremely...

The above stated bear bangers work extremely well, you will be surprised how well. I have been camping in the wilds for 35 years and have only seen bears at a distance except those two time last...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,876
Posted By willys
I will second and third the idea of riding in a...

I will second and third the idea of riding in a group. You must be able to live with these people for months on end without any issues in personality conflicts OR your vacation will become a...
Forum: Alaska 02-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By willys
Hmmmm....I have them and will say that they...

Hmmmm....I have them and will say that they errase the washboards out of a gravel road, the ones that used to wash you out towards the ditch everytime, now don't do it. So, do they work, I say yes...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By willys
I agree with the nasayers I'm afraid......I've...

I agree with the nasayers I'm afraid......I've done it twice now and even taking a week off if you count up all the days sitting, it takes 4 weeks to seriously see anything worth seeing imho. This...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,330
Posted By willys
I usually start out the beginning of June tht...

I usually start out the beginning of June tht first week just to be sure I get there in time......I have no time restraints so to speak........doing it in a serious rush isn't worth it, imho, from...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By willys
Toronto to Inuvik and back, 5 weeks $3500...

Toronto to Inuvik and back, 5 weeks $3500 everything included no motels all camping, at least one meal a day out.
25,000kms
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By willys
I ride with a heated vest from synergy, tourtech...

I ride with a heated vest from synergy, tourtech I think now sell them, no extra controler to buy, had mine for 6 years now and it's great. All heated gear must be tight on your body over justa "T"...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By willys
Salmon Glacier, Telegraph Creek, signpost forest,...

Salmon Glacier, Telegraph Creek, signpost forest, D2D, Dempster to the artic cirle if not to the top.....top of the world highway. If the gold rush show is of any interest to you the last time I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,501
Posted By willys
Excellent thread, can't wait for the snow to...

Excellent thread, can't wait for the snow to leave so I can make my way back again this summer.....one of the few last true adventure rides in North America imho.....one that isn't paved and never...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By willys
I'll add the intimidators on my KLR are...

I'll add the intimidators on my KLR are absolutely perfect.....so they should work the same on a DR.
Forum: Americas 02-15-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,876
Posted By willys
Excellent advise......if you can't repair a flat...

Excellent advise......if you can't repair a flat you are going to be a very unhappy camper......you will be far far away from any services most of the time......all the rest I agree with 100%...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,876
Posted By willys
If you are riding up from the border lets...

If you are riding up from the border lets say....how many RV's do you actually think you will encounter on you entire trip? I've done the ride twice and I do not remember any??? That goes to show...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,482
Posted By willys
This is a machine that always takes my interest,...

This is a machine that always takes my interest, I just wish it could get up to slightly better speeds, then I would own one for sure I think.......love the styling and function of the beast.

I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 44,130
Posted By willys
Excellent R/R!!!! I've done the trip twice now...

Excellent R/R!!!! I've done the trip twice now and going back this summer.....I love the far north and your R/R is what the dr. ordered during the dull months at the moment! cain fever is in full...
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,648
Posted By willys
Serious bugs from what I have heard for the...

Serious bugs from what I have heard for the campsite across the river and zero facilities.
I could be wrong.....ask....:deal
Forum: Alaska 02-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 22,648
Posted By willys
What happened to the best part of the trip...the...

What happened to the best part of the trip...the calcium choloride on the Dempster...it took me months to finally get all that out and off my bike the first time.....yes it rained! The second time it...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By willys
When you do not have thousands tied up in your...

When you do not have thousands tied up in your bikes if you must just leave them it takes all the worry and fright out of that portion of the trip. That leaves it down to pure thrill of"Is it going...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By willys
Simple...buy a SPOT satelite tracker with...

Simple...buy a SPOT satelite tracker with tracking features. They can watch you every 15-20 minutes as you ride along. It is a great device for safety and family peace of mind. Worth every...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By willys
If you insist on visiting Toronto, yes take the...

If you insist on visiting Toronto, yes take the 401, it's just a highway, like thousands of others, then take the Don Valley parkway south into Toronto, just a smaller highway which deposits you at...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By willys
Rob Ford IS the reason to come to this horrible...

Rob Ford IS the reason to come to this horrible idiotic city, no different than any other IMHO, idiots trying their level best to kill you are every turn.

Stop bashing the only guy who is saving...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By willys
Very well said!!! I agree 100%!:freaky:deal

Very well said!!! I agree 100%!:freaky:deal
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