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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,500
Posted By VikB
The KLR is a great bike as is. :clap

The KLR is a great bike as is. :clap
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,607
Views: 2,153,933
Posted By VikB
Any sign shop. Just show them a pic of what you...

Any sign shop. Just show them a pic of what you want and give them a size. :clap
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,607
Views: 2,153,933
Posted By VikB
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/15996732474_cd...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8576/15996732474_cd807138e1_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By VikB
No word yet, but it's going to production. ;) ...

No word yet, but it's going to production. ;)

My guess would be $9K...:evil
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 91,124
Posted By VikB
Man you are dumber than I first thought and...

Man you are dumber than I first thought and that's saying something. :lol3:freaky

Go find someplace else to troll.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 91,124
Posted By VikB
It's hard to take someone seriously who doesn't...

It's hard to take someone seriously who doesn't understand a basic biological fact like dogs are omnivores and can process vegetables and grains.

I'm not vegan so no agenda here except being...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6030590444_8ca...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6210/6030590444_8ca7292ab3_b.jpg

Some detailed pix. I'm not using this mount any more as I use an InReach now as an emergency beacon.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
For me it came down to in a real emergency am I...

For me it came down to in a real emergency am I concerned with the difference in price between owning a SPOT or the Delorme? The answer was no.

I ride motos, mountain bike and fish a lot on my own...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
Works fine there. If I still have it I'll send it...

Works fine there. If I still have it I'll send it to you for free! I've got to track it down.

I've since switched to a Delorme InReach which I like a lot better. 2 way messaging is 1000% more...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7224400778_88c...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7224400778_88c1e0c293_b.jpg

I've got the GL Fandango with some risers [not ROX]. Works great.

You can see more angles on the bag/bars at this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 609,153
Posted By VikB
Very nice...:clap I just told my GF to step...

Very nice...:clap

I just told my GF to step up her game....:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 95,639
Posted By VikB
I was told I was imagining things in another KLR...

I was told I was imagining things in another KLR thread, but after a service/oil change where I believe the tension bolt adjustment was done my KLR was much smoother. I can't say for sure it was the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-07-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 173,814
Posted By VikB
It's too bad you can't live up to your word and...

It's too bad you can't live up to your word and stop coming back to threads for bikes you don't want to buy just to start arguments with people.

As soon as you leave things go back to normal and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,977
Views: 1,051,705
Posted By VikB
The problem is a lot of people who post the stuff...

The problem is a lot of people who post the stuff you describe above have no bike they love. They are sort of lusting for some fantasy ride that doesn't exist so they go to each new bike thread and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,607
Views: 2,153,933
Posted By VikB
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/16274209267_30...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/16274209267_300878ebd3_b.jpg

There's still great moto commuting on Vancouver Island in the winter without needing any rain gear. Summer I can ride to work 90%...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,313
Posted By VikB
Having travelled a lot in Mexico I'd suggest you...

Having travelled a lot in Mexico I'd suggest you pay the bribe if you have no time to waste. If you have time and don't want to pay I'd suggest:

- work the gringo angle who doesn't understand any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 100,079
Posted By VikB
I use Google to find it:...

I use Google to find it: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=merino+wool

REI is also a pretty solid choice for finding any outdoors clothing: http://www.rei.com/search?query=merino+wool
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
When I ride my KLR [only bike] and don't ride...

When I ride my KLR [only bike] and don't ride anything else it seems pretty smooth up to 4.5K RPM. I notice the vibes up in 5K+ range. For highway riding I have used a 16T sprocket which kept the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
Agreed. I modded my first KLR: - opened up...

Agreed. I modded my first KLR:

- opened up the airbox
- K&N filter
- aftermarket exhaust
- had it dyno'd
- adjusted the jetting

I can say for sure it was louder and it burned more gas/mile.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 95,639
Posted By VikB
I thought that as well, but it does...

I thought that as well, but it does ---->https://klr650blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/klr650-wheelie/ :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 204,933
Posted By VikB
Funny! I've battled mozzies in hotel rooms in...

Funny! I've battled mozzies in hotel rooms in Mexico and India. It can be quite the epic adventure in sleeping without being eaten alive. :cry:evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
If you want something the same size as stock that...

If you want something the same size as stock that mounts on the stock one....why not just use the stock one? I don't see what you get by spending $$ to mount a rack on top of the stock one that's no...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
I've used TKC80's and Mich T63's. I liked both...

I've used TKC80's and Mich T63's. I liked both equally, but I can get T63's way cheaper. Might be worth a look depending on what your cost for TKC80's is.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 95,639
Posted By VikB
The Doo is beefier problems with it are rare. The...

The Doo is beefier problems with it are rare. The ability of the stock spring to keep tension on the Doo concerns some folks.

I haven't touched the Doo/spring on my 2010.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15,902
Views: 1,767,126
Posted By VikB
Sweet! Glad it got sorted out fairly easily....

Sweet! Glad it got sorted out fairly easily. :freaky:D
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
I have a buddy with some industrial sewing...

I have a buddy with some industrial sewing machines that is willing to add the extra strap behind the knee. I'll post up some photos when it's done. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 204,933
Posted By VikB
Thanks for the link to MMM...

Thanks for the link to MMM (http://mrmoneymustache.com/) you posted in this RR. I had a good read and it really focused my attention on developing a plan so I could stop working. I've done a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 204,933
Posted By VikB
http://static2.quoteswave.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://static2.quoteswave.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/If-you-think-adventure.jpg

That's what keeps most people at home. There are endless "What If's?" to worry about. On the road only a few...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
Thanks for the link. Faux-protection is...

Thanks for the link.

Faux-protection is worse than none at all.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
Another knee pad fail reported here:...

Another knee pad fail reported here: http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/olympia-moto-sports-x-moto-suit-review.htm/
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
Another X-Moto knee pad fail here:...

Another X-Moto knee pad fail here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918841
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
If you have nothing to add to this thread but...

If you have nothing to add to this thread but argue about language please go away.

I can walk out my door and ask 10 people what hack means and fixing a problem will be one of the top answers. If...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
I think for dedicated DS riding days this is what...

I think for dedicated DS riding days this is what I will do as the riding will be harder and falls more likely.

I'd like to avoid strap on armour for the ride to work [15-20mins on the highway] or...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
My thought is you could attach one end of the...

My thought is you could attach one end of the strap where the zipper is at the rear and then the strap could attach somewhere on the inseam of the pant. you'd at least have the ability to cinch up...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
Thanks I will have a look at the Aerostich pads...

Thanks I will have a look at the Aerostich pads and see if there is a way to use them. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
I contacted the company at the time I purchased...

I contacted the company at the time I purchased the pants and got dead air. I can see no easy mod they can offer to fix the problem so I left it at that.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15721339103_a5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15721339103_a51e7971dd_b.jpg

Sadly you are not with the times. I can assure hack means to fix a tricky problem. :deal

Ask anyone under 30 what hack means and...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By VikB
Any suggestions for Olympia X-Moto Pants Knee Pad Hack?

http://www.roadrunner.travel/wp/wp-content/uploads/product_reviews_6872_363616.jpg

So I have a Olypmia X-Moto riding suit. It was a reasonable price and I like most of the features well enough....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,005
Views: 1,122,797
Posted By VikB
My current bike doesn't have ABS. I won't sell it...

My current bike doesn't have ABS. I won't sell it just to get ABS, but when I do spend $$ on a new ride ABS is on my list of high priority items. :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 56,438
Posted By VikB
Nice work on the CB500X kit RR. I'm impressed....

Nice work on the CB500X kit RR. I'm impressed. :freaky
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