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Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By Brunssd
Try NADY MRC-11 communicators. I've had two of...

Try NADY MRC-11 communicators. I've had two of these for 15 years and they still work fine. Speaker/microphone designed to fit in a helmet.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Brunssd
Stock countershaft on a KLR is 15 tooth. Going...

Stock countershaft on a KLR is 15 tooth. Going up to a 16 will drop rpm's about 400 at cruising speed. (4000 rpm ~ 100 k/h or 62 m/h) 5000 rpm should give you about 80 mph indicated but I don't...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Brunssd
+1 It just doesn't count as a trip to BC unless...

+1
It just doesn't count as a trip to BC unless you pop out of the woods above Hedley and get a photo of the switchbacks down the mountain to the highway. Or so it seems. :1drink
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,600
Posted By Brunssd
Yeah, I was going to mention Gillard FS(start of...

Yeah, I was going to mention Gillard FS(start of ride #1) and Bear Main (start of ride#2) are active logging roads, along with Chute Lake Road between the resort and the pavement between indian Rocks...
Forum: Canada 06-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Brunssd
It's paved.

It's paved.
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,340
Posted By Brunssd
Excellent, GWN. I too, really enjoy riding the...

Excellent, GWN. I too, really enjoy riding the prairies. Here in BC, there just isn't enough sky to go around.

Looking forward to more.
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By Brunssd
I'm with Ontario_GS on the Manitoulin to...

I'm with Ontario_GS on the Manitoulin to Tobermory ferry and as an added bonus, you could take the Pelee Islander ferry from Leamington, ON to Sandusky, OH (across Lake Erie) and disembark 3 or so...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,809
Posted By Brunssd
+1 Excellent, inexpensive gloves that keep your...

+1 Excellent, inexpensive gloves that keep your hands warm and dry.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Brunssd
That just might work, an Occam's Razor type...

That just might work, an Occam's Razor type solution and I like it. :1drink



The limiting factor for me is the tow vehicle. It is only rated for 1000# w/o brakes and I need an enclosed...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Brunssd
It's about 4" from clearing but will stand up...

It's about 4" from clearing but will stand up once inside the door. And you are correct, I'm not looking forward to trying to load the moto without the front wheel even if it is only a 250. Headed...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Brunssd
Trailer question

In order to get my bikes (both push and moto) to my winter lair, I need to tow them in a covered 5' by 7' trailer to stay within the towing weight limits for my vehicle. The problem is the...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,400
Posted By Brunssd
I've used Skullcandy buds quite a bit and haven't...

I've used Skullcandy buds quite a bit and haven't had any issues except the fact that they aren't very durable. But the price is right.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,769
Posted By Brunssd
My experience as well. Every time I've gotten...

My experience as well. Every time I've gotten stopped on a bike, the cop gives the cockpit the once over. I don't use a detector so I've gotten just a warning every time, even after allegedly doing...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Brunssd
The BCAA website says, "Accidents can happen on...

The BCAA website says, "Accidents can happen on any trip, which is why BCAA offers travel insurance for Canadians, and for those visiting B.C. from another country."

So maybe you, as a Canadian...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By Brunssd
When my KLR was primarily a commuter bike, I had...

When my KLR was primarily a commuter bike, I had 2 sets of Gripsters on it. Here's the stats: 1) 16,161 kms front and 19,305 kms rear 2) 16,151 kms front and 17,824 kms rear and that set took me...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Brunssd
Speed contests aren't covered in the standard...

Speed contests aren't covered in the standard BCAA policy either. You have to purchase the optional "Participation in Speed Contests" coverage.
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Brunssd
CAA/AMA quote page...

CAA/AMA quote page (https://www.orioninsurance.ca/AMA/TravelInsurance.aspx?Partner=AMA)
Forum: Canada 03-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Brunssd
BCAA does it on this side of the Rockies. Did...

BCAA does it on this side of the Rockies. Did you try CAA?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 591,087
Posted By Brunssd
3rd year with a Gen II and I have no complaints....

3rd year with a Gen II and I have no complaints. Works as advertised. Caveat - I haven't had to push either of the protected buttons. The value of their function hopefully remains a mystery for me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13,974
Views: 1,411,326
Posted By Brunssd
I did the TopGun white spring mod on my '05 about...

I did the TopGun white spring mod on my '05 about 40,000 kms ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. I put it on the original stock shock (with 60,000 kms on it!) and it is still going...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13,974
Views: 1,411,326
Posted By Brunssd
"L 'enfer, c'est les autres" - Jean-Paul Sartre ...

"L 'enfer, c'est les autres" - Jean-Paul Sartre

Usually translated as "Hell is other people" And the reason I ride alone. :wink:
Forum: Canada 03-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Brunssd
BCAA told me they could write what they call...

BCAA told me they could write what they call "speed contest" insurance. You might try them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13,974
Views: 1,411,326
Posted By Brunssd
Footpegs - 10,000km (including an 8,000 km trip...

Footpegs - 10,000km (including an 8,000 km trip and the WABDR) and no issues so far. They are pretty skookum. Are these like the ebay ones that have been referenced?

KLR footpegs...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By Brunssd
+1 on Ortlieb Ortlieb saddlebags...

+1 on Ortlieb Ortlieb saddlebags (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-205-m2201-saddlebags.aspx) On sale now, too.
Forum: Canada 11-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,733
Posted By Brunssd
Princess auto bike lift...

Princess auto bike lift (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqbYGjRtGmE)


I have the same lift and my molto pesante Guzzi Eldo has been on it for two months. I also move it around (slowly and...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,239
Posted By Brunssd
This right here - Kelty Cosmic 20...

This right here - Kelty Cosmic 20 (http://www.backcountryedge.com/kelty-cosmic-down-20-2013.aspx?utm_source=kelty&utm_medium=ptop)

I have one and it is great.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By Brunssd
Try this. Eureka Zephyr XT...

Try this. Eureka Zephyr XT (http://www.geartrade.com/item/235057/eureka-zephyr-xt-camping-tent)

I've had one for over a dozen years and it's always worked well. Big vestibule.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By Brunssd
Alpinestars ST-1 Drystar - warm, waterproof and...

Alpinestars ST-1 Drystar - warm, waterproof and inexpensive - I actually mean cheap since I ride a KLR.

ST-1 Drystar (http://www.revzilla.com/product/alpinestars-st-1-drystar-gloves)
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 108,359
Posted By Brunssd
As cheap as it gets . . . . . 9 LEDl...

As cheap as it gets . . . . . 9 LEDl (http://www.banggood.com/2x-9LED-Car-Front-Fog-Tail-Lamp-Round-Daytime-Driving-Running-Light-p-74877.html)

And I've had these on my KLR (naturally) for about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,807,382
Posted By Brunssd
You ought to hear that 250/6 run . . . so loud it...

You ought to hear that 250/6 run . . . so loud it is painful.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By Brunssd
1 kg-m is equal to 9.80665 newton meter so...

1 kg-m is equal to 9.80665 newton meter so basically move the decimal point one spot for for whatever conversion you want. 20 N-m = 2.0 kg-m and 3.5 kg-m = 35 N-m. Isn't quite exact but I ride a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,807,382
Posted By Brunssd
Worst. Southern. Accent. Ever.

Worst. Southern. Accent. Ever.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Brunssd
Alpinestars RP-5 Rain Pants...

Alpinestars RP-5 Rain Pants (http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/alpinestars-rp-5-rain-pants.html?gclid=CJG1odm4groCFbF0QgodQyAA8A) currently but I'm eyeballing the Latitude pants since the rain pant...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,974
Views: 1,411,326
Posted By Brunssd
Tommu56 is absolutely correct. A stiffer spring...

Tommu56 is absolutely correct. A stiffer spring for your shock is the cheapest way out. It is the single best thing you can do to make your KLR able to cope with the load you plan on carrying. If...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13,974
Views: 1,411,326
Posted By Brunssd
What he said. And other than taking the first...

What he said. And other than taking the first bite and hooking the iron under the brake disk to hold it, long tire irons will only tempt you to use more force/less technique than is required.

I...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Brunssd
Precisely. Since adding a pair of $10 4 LED...

Precisely. Since adding a pair of $10 4 LED lamps to my KLR, the number of "Sorry, I didn't see you" shrugs I've received have dropped to nil. And I do not ride at night.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,107
Posted By Brunssd
Google Translate (http://translate.google.com)...

Google Translate (http://translate.google.com) will do the trick.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 34,067
Posted By Brunssd
Thanks for the tip. I've always been a big fan...

Thanks for the tip. I've always been a big fan of House of Laurila's Bear Grease for all my leather waterproofing needs but I can't seem to find it anywhere these days. I'll give Skidmore's a go.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 34,067
Posted By Brunssd
I've had mine for a year and the right boot leaks...

I've had mine for a year and the right boot leaks at the toes in anything other than a gentle rain. Anyone else have this happen? Is there some kind of goop I can use to make it stop?

I have...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Brunssd
This should answer your questions Bear Creek...

This should answer your questions Bear Creek Trails (http://www.okanagantrailriders.com/maps/documents/BearCreekRecSiteBrochureMap6panel.pdf) The trails themselves are not FSR's but some trails do...
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