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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By whisperquiet
I don't like stopping.

I don't like stopping.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,494
Posted By whisperquiet
What does "about" mean? You would think they...

What does "about" mean? You would think they would know exactly to the penny what a routine 600 mile service costs for your bike.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By whisperquiet
Nice bike if you don't try to ride it like a...

Nice bike if you don't try to ride it like a sport bike....I owned a 2000 Ultra and a 2001 Classic which felt great just humming along 55-75mph. I am sure the '06 would be no different. Hopefully...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By whisperquiet
Here is your better, much less expensive...

Here is your better, much less expensive solution.........fantastic work and quick turn around.

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By whisperquiet
Hot, soapy water used with mesh bug rags and a...

Hot, soapy water used with mesh bug rags and a lot of physical effort with your fingers and hands........just like I did today on a 2012 R1200GS Rallye's set of spoke wheels. They turned out great,...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,760
Posted By whisperquiet
Standard equipment for those of us working on...

Standard equipment for those of us working on Japanese motorcycles from the 70's...........impact screwdriver.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By whisperquiet
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Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By whisperquiet
http://www.havahart.com/store/animal-traps/cats

http://www.havahart.com/store/animal-traps/cats
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,483
Posted By whisperquiet
Illinois State law regarding stopping at a stop...

Illinois State law regarding stopping at a stop sign reads:

<code>(625 ILCS 5/11-1204)</code> <code>(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1204)</code><code></code><code></code><code></code>
<code> ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,476
Posted By whisperquiet
Yamaha Stratoliner.....owned a 2009 which ran...

Yamaha Stratoliner.....owned a 2009 which ran great.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,398
Posted By whisperquiet
I live 20 miles south of St. Louis, Mo in a rural...

I live 20 miles south of St. Louis, Mo in a rural community. I ride all of the back roads (most of the time on my KLR) and rarely see the LEO. A good thing about the KLR is you can ride it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By whisperquiet
Contact "sieg" on PM for the info.

Contact "sieg" on PM for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By whisperquiet
Does your owner's manual have it? Every bike I...

Does your owner's manual have it? Every bike I ever owned had the maintenance schedule in the manual to read.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 64,688
Posted By whisperquiet
I saw this bike in person at the St. Louis...

I saw this bike in person at the St. Louis Gateway BMW spring open house yesterday.........................and, it looked better in the flesh than on this site.
A very nice bike indeed!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By whisperquiet
Givi sells Monokey compatible side luggage racks...

Givi sells Monokey compatible side luggage racks for the R1200GSW.

So does SW Motech:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,777
Posted By whisperquiet
In June 2005, I hit a concrete landscape paver...

In June 2005, I hit a concrete landscape paver with my ST1300 that had fallen from someone's vehicle. It felt like hitting a concrete wall and launched the bike about 1 foot in the air as I was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,212
Posted By whisperquiet
The values have dropped for all Harleys on the St...

The values have dropped for all Harleys on the St Louis Craigslist (or maybe they don't realize that yet) as there are 1178 entries when you search for "Harley". They aren't as rare or "hold their...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By whisperquiet
http://www.nomartirechanger.com/Cycle_Hill_Tire_Ch...

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/Cycle_Hill_Tire_Changer_p/tc-cycle%20hill%20standard.htm

I've owned one for six years and with the BMW cones for balancing it works great.

And, I have the...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By whisperquiet
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/14/article-...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/14/article-0-18A4F752000005DC-409_634x898.jpg

Try finding boots to fit these feet..........
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By whisperquiet
Save this link. ...

Save this link.

http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,504
Posted By whisperquiet
If you can crash your motorcycle in a...

If you can crash your motorcycle in a spectacular, unique way AND NOT GET HURT, I am all for you showing the narcissistic GoPro videos we all spend hours watching. Go for it and do something...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,565
Posted By whisperquiet
It appears that you have Starbucks in the UK. ...

It appears that you have Starbucks in the UK. http://www.starbucks.co.uk
So, yes you can use your serious-touring adventure bike to ride to Starbucks, park your bike, and impress all the patrons at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,246,154
Posted By whisperquiet
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qVwIgU-s75g/UgU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qVwIgU-s75g/UgUAHFCR9rI/AAAAAAAAEi0/wsn02eGetOw/w760-h542-no/IMG_2038.JPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,040
Posted By whisperquiet
I like Harley jiffy stands......a great idea.

I like Harley jiffy stands......a great idea.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By whisperquiet
I recall reading it to be a wiring harness...

I recall reading it to be a wiring harness problem and it was solved by moving the main harness to give some separation on the right side of the frame to the right side of the throttle bodies.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 17,260
Posted By whisperquiet
This^^^ I've owned 8 KLRs since 1991 and...

This^^^ I've owned 8 KLRs since 1991 and currently ride a 2010 with 30,000 miles. I also own a 2013 Super Tenere, and my favorite bike is the KLR. It is just simple, good fun to ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By whisperquiet
A friend and I rented from David (owner) at...

A friend and I rented from David (owner) at http://www.mountainadv.com a couple of brand new 2014 KTM690Rs for a week last September. Great guy that will help you in every way. He is based in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,946
Posted By whisperquiet
I practice staying on the bike and being alert as...

I practice staying on the bike and being alert as best that I can.....I have fallen on the street one time (hit a deer in November 2002) since 1973. I know it can happen at anytime but I am ATGATT....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By whisperquiet
Techron is good. http://www.techron.com/

Techron is good.

http://www.techron.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By whisperquiet
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169468
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By whisperquiet
They must have bought the paint from BMW. ...

They must have bought the paint from BMW.

2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/dF9ewXtxCY0/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By whisperquiet
Super deal with the factory luggage.

Super deal with the factory luggage.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By whisperquiet
Send the bike to anger management class.

Send the bike to anger management class.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,034,673
Posted By whisperquiet
Best Looking Bike

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b464/mick52/klr/001_zpsc52d7432.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,974,633
Posted By whisperquiet
OEM KLR650 shock rebuild info: ...

OEM KLR650 shock rebuild info:

http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/procedure.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,617,501
Posted By whisperquiet
I wired my Symtec heated grip liners on my 2012...

I wired my Symtec heated grip liners on my 2012 and 2013 using the factory plugs (used for the OEM Yamaha heated grip kit) as described in this thread.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By whisperquiet
Get new black ones. F650GS tire threads: ...

Get new black ones.

F650GS tire threads:

http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=39572805
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 107,022
Posted By whisperquiet
I have owned 8 different KLRs since 1991....and...

I have owned 8 different KLRs since 1991....and always keep one no matter what else I currently own (2013 Super Tenere). I've ridden one to the Arctic Circle and on the Trans Labrador Highway.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By whisperquiet
I would ride it 5-10 minutes and change the oil...

I would ride it 5-10 minutes and change the oil again...repeat a few times.
Clean the air filter and visually check the airbox for debris, mud, sand, etc.
Pull the electrical connectors apart,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By whisperquiet
True-true...........I did insulate the wiring...

True-true...........I did insulate the wiring harness on my 2010 KLR at every possible rub spot due to this possibility. Others may know that this will involve removing all of the body work, tank,...
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