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Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,050
Posted By shil
I spent about $5000 CDN on a four week trip,...

I spent about $5000 CDN on a four week trip, including the ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert.
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,305
Posted By shil
I was running them at whatever Kawasaki...

I was running them at whatever Kawasaki recommends on the swingarm sticker. I did have too much gear and spent a lot of time on pavement.
The tire was square but not finished.
I have heard that...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,305
Posted By shil
I had a 130/80 - 17 Scout on the back of my KLR...

I had a 130/80 - 17 Scout on the back of my KLR from Toronto to Dawson and back to Castlegar. It was pretty square so I swtiched it out, but I'll bet I could've made it home.
Somewhere around 10K...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,012
Posted By shil
I've got one of these...

I've got one of these (http://www.signaldynamics.com/heads-up-voltage-monitor/) on my KLR. If it's green I'm not worried.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,713
Posted By shil
Same here. I've got BMW parts on the KLR!

Same here. I've got BMW parts on the KLR!
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,447
Posted By shil
The best suspension upgrade: set the sag before...

The best suspension upgrade: set the sag before you spend money.
If you canít get that right buy springs that work for your weight.
Only then start playing with the valving.
On my KLR Iím happy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,247,075
Posted By shil
Stupid Tapatalk.

Stupid Tapatalk.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,247,075
Posted By shil
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/27/4e45237...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/27/4e45237e3b6a33c6c2e0d0879442d73d.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By shil
I rode to Alaska and back home again with a...

I rode to Alaska and back home again with a Tubliss in the front tire of my KLR.
It works just fine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,151
Posted By shil
Does that not grow in diameter when spinning?...

Does that not grow in diameter when spinning? Seems like it would just float, and move around.[/QUOTE]

I glommed on most of a tube of clear silicone, then installed the rim tape, then smeared on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,151
Posted By shil
I'm using silicon and the tube-type rubber rim...

I'm using silicon and the tube-type rubber rim tape that was on the wheel when I threw away the tubes. Works for me.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 1,995,883
Posted By shil
Exactly this. The right springs make all the...

Exactly this. The right springs make all the difference.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 1,995,883
Posted By shil
Question Normal?

Iíve found that my 2013, with a 16 tooth CS sprocket, often wonít pull top gear heading uphill.
At 60 mph/100 kmh uphill on the freeway itís happier in fourth than at full throttle in fifth.
Is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,343
Posted By shil
I ride a KLR, not a 990. Hopefully this wonít...

I ride a KLR, not a 990. Hopefully this wonít offend anyone.
Last spring I sealed the rear rim by glomming on most of a tube of Permatex clear silicone. I re-installed the rim tape and smeared on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,247,075
Posted By shil
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/8ebu4ysa.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/8ebu4ysa.jpg
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By shil
At the Subway in Wawa...

I met Two Inmates on the way to D2D.
Was that you?
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,629
Posted By shil
I've got reservations at D2D. Otherwise...

I've got reservations at D2D. Otherwise ad-libbing it.
Am I going to need reservations in Denali?
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,717
Posted By shil
On My KLR, Iíve just installed a Nuetech Tubliss...

On My KLR, Iíve just installed a Nuetech Tubliss in front. It works as advertised, but they donít sell a 17Ē version.
In back I glommed on most of a tube of clear silicone, then installed the rim...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 1,995,883
Posted By shil
Buttoned it up last night. Went down three sizes...

Buttoned it up last night. Went down three sizes on the starboard exhaust valve, two on the starboard intake, and one shim on the remaining two valves.
Everything checks out at the loose end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 1,995,883
Posted By shil
Question Valve Clearance Question

I've got just under 3,000 km on my 2013. I've just checked the valves.
Two are just in spec. Two are tight.
One exhaust valve's gap is 0.08 mm. It should be between 0.15 and 0.25 mm. That's two or...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,850
Posted By shil
For June 18th through to the 20th? Edit:...

For June 18th through to the 20th?

Edit: Reserved as well.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,850
Posted By shil
Iím also planning a trip to D2D. Iíve got six...

Iím also planning a trip to D2D. Iíve got six weeks off next summer and hope to leave Toronto in early June, home again mid-July.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By shil
Standard vinyl. I ride a KLR.

Standard vinyl.
I ride a KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 1,995,883
Posted By shil
Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in...

Liters. Imperial Gallons are referenced only in advertising of MPG results.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,247,075
Posted By shil
Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the...

Broke the bike in on a recent road trip to the Catskills. it's nice down there.
http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN0966.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,247,075
Posted By shil
Blank slate....

Heading home from the dealer's:

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/photo.JPG
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By shil
All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh....

All current manual gearboxes are constant mesh. In most cars and trucks they're also synchronized. The terms aren't mutually exclusive.
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By shil
Columbus, Indiana...

Columbus, Indiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Indiana) is really cool.

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0143.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By shil
Tour Master Sentinel Jacket...

Tour Master Sentinel Jacket (http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/raingear/jackets_and_pants/tour_master/sentinel_motorcycle_rain_jacket.html).
And pants...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,487
Posted By shil
You can do anything with one of these. ...

You can do anything with one of these.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/MasterCard_Logo.svg/220px-MasterCard_Logo.svg.png
Forum: Central Ė From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-14-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By shil
I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to...

I took the Lake Express last summer, on my way to South Dakota. Itís a swell ride.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
ďFreeĒ will cost you $85:...
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By shil
Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading...

Based on forecasts and schedules we'll be heading west the first week of June.

Thanks everyone for your ideas and advice! Much appreciated!
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By shil
Years ago when I was a starving student in...

Years ago when I was a starving student in Toronto my bike was my only transport.
I would generally ride through Ďtil Christmas and start again around Easter.
TTC while the bike was parked.
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By shil
Iíve come up with a tentative itinerary: Google...

Iíve come up with a tentative itinerary: Google Map (https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=215756327246925279935.0004d46dd74567f205500&msa=0)
Google Maps says about 30 hrs riding time, so about 6...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,217
Posted By shil
I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.

I'm in, if you don't mind a road-bike rider.
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,521
Posted By shil
Harley Museum...

Harley Museum (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/18754)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/Images/DSCN1083.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 01-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,521
Posted By shil
Graceland...

Graceland (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14607)

http://www.gorillamarine.com/CSTNESTN/DSCN0188.jpg
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 01-11-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By shil
Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime...

Thanks. Hoping to make it down your way sometime this year.
Forum: Canada 01-10-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,165
Posted By shil
cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th. ...

cambam hasn't logged on since November 18th.
Maybe start over?

There's a game going, on the GTA SportRiders site, where the current location’s valid ‘til the new location’s up. First new...
Forum: The Rockies Ė It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By shil
Question Four Corners Trip Timing?

Iím planning a springtime road trip to the Southern Rockies.
Road bikes, if it matters.
Iíd like to explore a part of The States I havenít seen before. Monument Valley, Arches, stuff like that.
...
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