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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,636
Posted By grahamfitter
I think the sand at that end of the trail is...

I think the sand at that end of the trail is always a bit sketchy, my old KLR with street tires definitely had some moments there. It gets better further East where the sand turns into mud, which...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By grahamfitter
If you're cagey about using someone else's rope,...

If you're cagey about using someone else's rope, imagine someone else looking at yours after its been slapped around on the bike for that long! I'd leave the lead gear and rope behind and just take...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,907
Posted By grahamfitter
Talking March Hare came out right on time. Anybody for a nice cup of tea?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-arlRe_hw0Bg/UxI3sEOAgcI/AAAAAAAAFzg/98iqYG4uSIo/s800/IMG_20140301_124542_372.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,601
Posted By grahamfitter
Waiting for three months then updating both...

Waiting for three months then updating both Basecamp and 78S software seems to have cured the 5 minute delay after connection problem.

Other than accumulating tracks here and there, nothing...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,502
Posted By grahamfitter
I sold a KLR650 this spring and had both V-Strom...

I sold a KLR650 this spring and had both V-Strom 650 and Versys 650 on my shopping list. Both have a look that only a parent could love! I ended up with a 2011 Versys and its been good cheap fun. The...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By grahamfitter
Thumb I'm not sure either of us were sober enough to...

I'm not sure either of us were sober enough to remember much but I'm the British chap you met at the overland rally in Vermont a couple of years ago. I think I was riding a rather sorry looking KLR....
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,543
Posted By grahamfitter
I got a 2011 with <200 miles this spring for...

I got a 2011 with <200 miles this spring for $5500 and 3K+ miles later I'm still loving it. The only downsides are the unrefined gearbox and there are some freeway vibes but not too bad. Certainly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,551
Posted By grahamfitter
Thumb I was there last year and Fredo and Jon put on a...

I was there last year and Fredo and Jon put on a couple of great rides. Lots of fun on a variety of "roads", some carnage and no guns were pointed at us.

Actually no guns were pointed at us the...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By grahamfitter
I sold a 2008 KLR after 20K+ miles and bought a...

I sold a 2008 KLR after 20K+ miles and bought a 2011 Versys a couple of months ago. I was waiting for a good deal on either that or a VStrom and the Versys came up first.

Compared to the KLR which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,601
Posted By grahamfitter
No but now it takes about 5 minutes for Basecamp...

No but now it takes about 5 minutes for Basecamp to ponder the 78S when I connect it before I can transfer anything from the device.
Forum: Americas 08-05-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By grahamfitter
I think there are problems with the Newfoundland...

I think there are problems with the Newfoundland ferries. Take a look at canuman's ride the rock thread in the Canada regional forum. Its definitely worth having a plan that doesn't need a boat!
...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By grahamfitter
Fortress of Louisbourg

Years ago we enjoyed visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/index.aspx

I don't know if its usual there but we were in the minority...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-24-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,601
Posted By grahamfitter
Or Hunting Nema? :D

Or Hunting Nema? :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,601
Posted By grahamfitter
Thanks! I thought that was the case and I can...

Thanks! I thought that was the case and I can deal with that.



I agree. This is my first GPS (78S with the robust 4 pin plug and RAM cradle) and overall I like it.

The biggest issue here is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,601
Posted By grahamfitter
Question I've given up using routes because they usually...

I've given up using routes because they usually end up having more waypoints in than the device can handle. I just convert them to tracks in basecamp and download them. In basecamp I also delete the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,167
Posted By grahamfitter
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 66,857
Posted By grahamfitter
:lurk Great stuff. From another Nerdish...

:lurk Great stuff.

From another Nerdish Defense Contractor Engineer in Mass.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,557
Posted By grahamfitter
Hi Blake, Welcome to adv! I don't have...

Hi Blake,

Welcome to adv!

I don't have a Super Tenere but I like what you're doing here and hope you'll do the same for other bikes in the future. Its probably worth observing that Beasts is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
You sure its in neutral?

You sure its in neutral?
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,907
Posted By grahamfitter
That's good to know; the paddock stand I bought...

That's good to know; the paddock stand I bought works great at home and that's where its staying!
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By grahamfitter
I had the same problem with my KLR and I found if...

I had the same problem with my KLR and I found if I put my foot behind the side stand and yanked the bike back and towards me it would settle at a better angle. Its possible this let the suspension...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 131,047
Posted By grahamfitter
The Count of Monte Rrauto :norton

The Count of Monte Rrauto :norton
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
Even with a whole bunch of Maine backcountry in...

Even with a whole bunch of Maine backcountry in private hands the state is truly special and well worth the effort to explore. You could spend a lifetime on Vermont and New Hampshire trails. Western...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
Your choice of course but be warned most of...

Your choice of course but be warned most of Maine's logging territory even outside the North Maine Woods is off-limits to motorcycles.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,907
Posted By grahamfitter
Thanks for the feedback, all. I've ordered spools...

Thanks for the feedback, all. I've ordered spools and a swingarm lift, I'm hoping the local dealer has the OEM filter in stock so I can get the right size adapter to undo it.

Changing the subject,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,218
Posted By grahamfitter
Looks like I won't be able to make it but I'm...

Looks like I won't be able to make it but I'm hoping that DARC 3 is a charm. Have fun tomorrow!
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,907
Posted By grahamfitter
Question New to me Versys. Have some service questions...

Hi all,

I just acquired a 2011 Versys with a whopping 230 miles on the clock which means the first oil change will be next weekend and between now and then I'd like to lube the chain too.

For...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 106,627
Posted By grahamfitter
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,218
Posted By grahamfitter
Count me as a definite maybe. :D Fredo, will...

Count me as a definite maybe. :D

Fredo, will there be gas en-route for us small-tank folks?

Off topic...

Skip, I sold the KLR to a chap from Nairobi, Kenya. He asked me if I could deliver....
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
Does it also help in the cold wintry weather?...

Does it also help in the cold wintry weather? Usually I fire up the bike, spend ages dressing up like the Michelin Man and find the choke still isn't ready to be pushed in.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By grahamfitter
Some other pleasant things to do... - See...

Some other pleasant things to do...
- See Independence Day (4th July) fireworks
- Watch a baseball game
- Eat lobster (its cheap in coastal New Hampshire and Maine)
- Go whale watching
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,690
Views: 433,227
Posted By grahamfitter
Somebody Please Buy My KLR

Shameless plug for a KLR 650 I'm selling: http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/mcy/3683982845.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,060
Posted By grahamfitter
How about a Suzuki TU 250X? Fuel injected, 3.2 US...

How about a Suzuki TU 250X? Fuel injected, 3.2 US gal tank, 30" seat height. Not strictly a dual sport but with 18" wheels you have a fair choice in tires.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,873
Posted By grahamfitter
Talking Along the same lines as those exhaust manifold...

Along the same lines as those exhaust manifold hot dog heaters, how about a kettle that clamps around the exhaust and boils water while riding? Tea time would be signaled by a steam whistle.

No...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
I'll let others speak to the mechanical aspects...

I'll let others speak to the mechanical aspects but I know for a fact that compared to the Sargent seat on my KLR, which I can comfortably ride all day every day, the KLX seat is a genuine torture...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
Crapola! :cry Well I suppose this is as good a...

Crapola! :cry Well I suppose this is as good a time as any to put in a sales pitch for my solidly farkled 2008 KLR (685 loses no oil). Much more comfy than a KLX this time of year especially with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10,964
Views: 2,337,743
Posted By grahamfitter
Question Upper chain guard -- do I need it?

Hi all,

I just acquired a 2009 model. Yesterday the upper chain guard got mostly ripped off by monsters unknown, breaking a plastic mounting tab in the process so I removed it. I skimmed through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,909
Posted By grahamfitter
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,909
Posted By grahamfitter
I'm going through the same thing myself -- on a...

I'm going through the same thing myself -- on a KLR and with a 30" inseam -- and all the good stuff I was told has already been said.

I'll just add that its harder to keep the throttle steady...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By grahamfitter
I'm shorter and lighter than you with a 31"...

I'm shorter and lighter than you with a 31" inseam and only a few years riding experience and I haven't had any problems with seat height on my 2008 KLR on road or off. Try sitting on one; you might...
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