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Forum: Canada 04-11-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By smoky
Nice looking country. I didn't expect that area...

Nice looking country. I didn't expect that area to look so empty of people and development.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By smoky
Good guys, I use 'em too.

Good guys, I use 'em too.
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By smoky
I used them a couple of years ago, very happy...

I used them a couple of years ago, very happy with the bike, and the service.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,358
Posted By smoky
Hey, I'm nearby in Guayibitos, 1.5 hours north of...

Hey, I'm nearby in Guayibitos, 1.5 hours north of Puerto Vallarta.

If you want a wonderful road #200 along the coast is a terrific bike road. I did it on my RT years ago.

Sadly no bike this...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By smoky
B-man, Robbed twice? Come on with some...

B-man,

Robbed twice? Come on with some details, don't leave us hanging. :smile6:smile6
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By smoky
Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few...

Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few places to eat. many closed down cafés and restaraunts.

Better take some food.

Very nice country, we had a blast on two KLRs.:clap
Forum: Canada 08-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,167
Posted By smoky
I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via...

I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via Lillooet, Gang Ranch, Bella Coola, and then Horsefly. Thru to Barkerville, then return south thru Sheridan Lake area.

Will be looking for the damage...
Forum: Latin America 07-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 95,654
Posted By smoky
Cry There was little chance he was going to be found...

There was little chance he was going to be found alive, however I am sad to hear this news.

RIP :cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,508
Posted By smoky
Low watt replacement headlight?

I would like to replace my '07 KLR headlight with a low watt unit. Perhaps LED or something.

Is there a plug-in replacement that I can use?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By smoky
KLR headlight replacement, LED or low watt?

I want to replace my KLR headlamp. I want to open up some watts for heated clothing.

Is there a replacement bulb or headlight unit that I can plug and play?

It's a KLR so it also has to be...
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By smoky
What model KLR has only a 14L gastank? My...

What model KLR has only a 14L gastank?

My 650 KLR takes gas like a camel. :D
Forum: Canada 05-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,777
Posted By smoky
Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've...

Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've grown to love the city. Not too big, easy to get out of.

You will come to hate the ferry hassle.

You can ride year-round.

You're young, do it....
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,681
Posted By smoky
Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the...

Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the flooring section. You will need a pot of coffee and a couple of hours. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,582
Posted By smoky
My speakers in my helmet stopped working.

Last year in July I got Sena headsets for my wife and I. They have worked great, and have been trouble-free until today.

My speakers quit today. My wife can hear me, but I get nothing. Not even...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By smoky
I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of...

I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of date. It showed gas stations that looked like they had been closed for decades. There is far less gas available on the highway than the Milepost would...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By smoky
That entire route is paved. You can easily ride...

That entire route is paved. You can easily ride two-up on a Goldwing, pulling a trailer! Just go, take a camera! :clap
Forum: Canada 12-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By smoky
I found it worked almost everywhere. Except...

I found it worked almost everywhere. Except Chevron in southern California.
Forum: Canada 11-18-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,968
Posted By smoky
RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his...

RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his camera steady!!!!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,074
Posted By smoky
I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings. ...

I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings.

Both are good heated gear. I think the Gerbings looks much better when worn as a light jacket. It has elastic cuffs, and a more finished look, the thin...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By smoky
It's not 12V. But there are some cheap...

It's not 12V.

But there are some cheap adapter kits. Used em on my KLR and BMW.

Can't remember what they are called.

Makes the whole process easy.
Forum: Canada 09-12-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By smoky
I really like that too. Sadly, the right...

I really like that too.

Sadly, the right people won't see it, or make any changes.
Forum: Canada 07-05-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By smoky
Some interesting numbers in there. I see...

Some interesting numbers in there.

I see that the number of 30 to 50 year old riders is diminishing. That has to be bad news for dealers.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By smoky
Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone...

Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone setting off on and extended international trip.

A pic of the bike, loaded, would be nice.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By smoky
When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart...

When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart either. I masked off the part and then painted it. I also masked off the roundel.

My red matched paint sure looks better than the silver. :clap
Forum: Canada 04-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,824
Posted By smoky
You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your...

You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your way to
Alaska, or anywhere else. Can't be done, forget it.

Canadian bears are friendly, you don't want to shoot them anyway. :D
Forum: Canada 03-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By smoky
Motobins in England has lots of stuff. When...

Motobins in England has lots of stuff.

When I order from them, I frequently get faster delivery than from the US.

You don't pay the VAT price if they ship to Canada.

They also ship by Post...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,993
Posted By smoky
That's a terrific looking project! Well...

That's a terrific looking project!

Well done. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,613
Posted By smoky
What about showing the bottom part of the...

What about showing the bottom part of the Canadian provinces. Lots of riders add Canada to their travels.
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,762
Posted By smoky
Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never...

Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never thought of taking my propane tank.

But now...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 128,539
Posted By smoky
Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like...

Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like they did a terrific job.:clap
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,842
Posted By smoky
left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for...

left my helmet on my bike, just like I have, for 40 years, all over Can the US and Mexico. came out after lunch and it was gone.

Had my backpack stolen from a bus in Costa Rica a couple of years...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,424
Posted By smoky
What kinda bike? I use the same stuff in...

What kinda bike?

I use the same stuff in both places in my R1200RT.
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By smoky
Well, I wore out three vests in about 35 years of...

Well, I wore out three vests in about 35 years of riding.

last year I moved up to a Warm n Safe jacket, and controller. It's a big improvement.

However, my wife got a Gerbings jacket, and it...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By smoky
The tents that TwoShot suggested seem to be what...

The tents that TwoShot suggested seem to be what you are looking for.

I like em.
Forum: Canada 08-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,578
Posted By smoky
Buy a used KLR, very good value. Ride it for a...

Buy a used KLR, very good value. Ride it for a couple of years.

Then move up to something else, you'll know what by then.:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,383
Posted By smoky
I just got a HJC CL Max, and it's much noisier...

I just got a HJC CL Max, and it's much noisier than my previous Shoie modular helmet.
Forum: Canada 06-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By smoky
Is that still available? I would take it,...

Is that still available?

I would take it, and drive you down to southern BC, to perhaps Kelowna or Kamloops airport.

Can be there in little more than 24 hours.

:ear
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By smoky
I've had this problem for years. A few...

I've had this problem for years.

A few months ago I bought gloves from Qwi gloves.

Problem solved!

They feel strange for a while, but I quickly got used to them.

I got the unlined,...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By smoky
Lots of interesting stuff in there.

Lots of interesting stuff in there.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,917
Posted By smoky
Kevlar mesh jacket, stretch Kevlar pants. ...

Kevlar mesh jacket, stretch Kevlar pants.

Best gear I've owned. :clap

Wayne was easly to work,with too.
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