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Forum: Australia 02-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,680
Posted By Mile Maker
I have used the Exped 9 cm mat for 2 years now. I...

I have used the Exped 9 cm mat for 2 years now. I like it, it is warm, comfortable, and packs down well. I bought the 9 cm thick one because at the time the places i was sourcing the mat from only...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,499
Posted By Mile Maker
Better than a Dakar

I believe he was not trying to build a 650 dakar, I belive he was trying to make a kick ass adventure touring bike. I took the liberty of adjusting this list, so that you could see all of the things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 390,378
Posted By Mile Maker
yes, i was referring to a double lane road, but...

yes, i was referring to a double lane road, but failed to say that.

Riding on the line, in a double lane road allows you to be seen by mirrors of cars in front of you, and less likely to be missed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 390,378
Posted By Mile Maker
Things i learned (mostly the hard way) in my first 5 years

Things i learned (mostly the hard way) in my first 5 years of riding.

ATGATT ( all the gear, all the time) because its not IF you crash, Its When you crash! At least when you ride in the dirt. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Exactly, A split between a 15, and a 16 front...

Exactly, A split between a 15, and a 16 front would be optimal. Especially with the long freeway rides, Gravel roads, and the heavy load that extended travel has.
15/43 = 2.866
16/43 = 2.687
16/44...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Sprocket sizes

It's new chain time for me, i have been running a 14, 15 or 16 tooth front, depending on my riding conditions. I love the 16 on long hi way pulls, but usually switch back to 15 fo my bombing around...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,499
Posted By Mile Maker
I have the 685, Used the higher compression shim,...

I have the 685, Used the higher compression shim, Put a pipe on it (FMF power bomb header and Q4) , Uni air filter, JD jet kit, and preformed a mild port job on the cylinder head myself.
It is a...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,337
Posted By Mile Maker
LED lights

I am currently running some ADV monster LED lights on my 09 KLR.
They are bright. I am running one flood style and one spot light style. They out preform the stock headlights in a big way
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
I know what you are describing, I battled with...

I know what you are describing, I battled with the buffeting on my 09.
I tried several different shields, stock low, kawi high, a laminar lip, and i currently have a madstad adjustable windshield. ...
Forum: Americas 09-13-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mile Maker
Thanks for the replys, guys. I havent...

Thanks for the replys, guys.

I havent finalized a route. But i think im going to keep to a Canadian route.

I may cross the border at some time to visit some of the eastern states, But i think...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mile Maker
Ok so pancakes at Hoito restaurant. Check I...

Ok so pancakes at Hoito restaurant. Check

I appreciate the recommended routes to take. Im all about the scenic way.

I ordered a new set of tires, chain and sprockets, and front brakes for this...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mile Maker
Yes cypress is beautiful, I live not too far away...

Yes cypress is beautiful, I live not too far away from there, and get to ride it often, its one of my favorite rides.
Forum: Canada 09-03-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mile Maker
Wow thats a great list, Thanks. ...

Wow thats a great list, Thanks.





These forts sound like a must see.
Thanks for the great suggestions, to every one who replied. Keep em coming!
Forum: Canada 08-30-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mile Maker
These are great suggestions. I would love the...

These are great suggestions. I would love the opportunity to get a tour of some destroyers.
Kingson ON is now on my list.
Cape Bretton is on the list. Cabot Trail.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mile Maker
Sight seeing across Canada.

Hi
I am planning a trip across Canada, And i was hoping for some input on some must see destinations.

I am planning on heading east from my home in Alberta, and going all the way to...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mile Maker
Thanks for the replies. I guess nobody else...

Thanks for the replies.

I guess nobody else across Canada has any places to recommend. Might as well stay home. Ha.
I am going to re post this on the Canada regional forum to hopefully get more...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,949
Views: 1,192,003
Posted By Mile Maker
This weeks dream bike

I've been wanting one of these. But not yet available in Canada.

KTM 1190 ADV R

The wait is killing me.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/baxter82/2013_ktm_adventure_1190_15.jpg
Forum: Americas 08-25-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mile Maker
Planning a trip across Canada

Hi
I am planning a trip across Canada, And i was hoping for some input on some must see destinations.

I am planning on heading east from my home in Alberta, and going all the way to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Mile Maker
This is all really good advice. Thanks guys. ...

This is all really good advice. Thanks guys.

I am going to research the cost of a transplant for sure. And might go look at the bike still.

But i doubt i will buy. He would have to drop his...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Mile Maker
i just found Pyndon's engine rebuild write up....

i just found Pyndon's engine rebuild write up. Great info. What a wealth of information on the differences in the engines throughout the years.

I think that this project would be more than i want...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Mile Maker
HELP with 950 blown motor.

I was hoping that i could draw from the vast knowledge base of the inmates here on Orange Crush.

I am in the market for a KTM twin, My heart wants a new 1190 but my wallet said i should buy used....
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Go for DL

+1 to DL650 for more tarmac, But dont let it fool you. The DL is a great bike, and outfitted with some knobbies it will go places.

I am the proud owner of an 09 KLR with all of the goodies. 685,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Thumb 685

Earlier this weekend, I just finished installing my 685 kit. Complete with a FMF Q4 , FMF powerbomb, and a ported by myself cylinder head.

Yup the 685 kit is as nice as people say it is. Smoother...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Mile Maker
Ptolomy Pass

I finally got some time to research the Trans Canada Trail GPS way-points, It looks like the optional route, just south of the Crowsnest, is the Ptolemy pass. A quick Google search found a couple of...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Mile Maker
Yes I've seen that trans Canada trail. They...

Yes I've seen that trans Canada trail. They haven't published the prairie section yet, the write up on their "mountain section" starts at Radium Hot Springs. That's far into BC already.
I've...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Mile Maker
Route over the rocks?

Hello. I am planning a "as much gravel as possible" route from southern Alberta, to Kootenay lake.
My original plan was to get off of the black top around Pincher Creek, Head over the continental...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Oh right now it hurts all the time!!! i never...

Oh right now it hurts all the time!!! i never experienced this kind of injury before. any sort of streach or effort hurts. Getting up out of a chair is excruciating!
I would highly recomend not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Atgatt!!!!!!!!

Went down yesterday. But since i was wearing almost all of my riding gear, I fared out pretty well.

I was traveling down a paved road, full of twists and switchbacks. Frankly i was going too fast....
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,933
Posted By Mile Maker
WOW! You live in the part of the world that...

WOW!
You live in the part of the world that most of us dream about!
Your post made me want to buy a KTM.


Loving this thread guys, Keep It up!

I cruse around on a KLR. I bought it mainly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 1,974,502
Posted By Mile Maker
skibumbrian Love the red accents on your...

skibumbrian
Love the red accents on your motor! Looks great!
:thumbup:thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
windshields

Thanks for the replies. I think im going to go with the Madstad 20" adventure style. the Adjustability is the major selling point. Although not cheap, Ive given up on trying other shields, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 1,974,502
Posted By Mile Maker
What windshield bracket is that? How well does it...

What windshield bracket is that? How well does it work? Does it get the air up over your head? How tall are you?
I need something better than stock. Ive tried the kawi tall and a laminar lip, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,499
Posted By Mile Maker
Windshields?

Hey guys. Which one is better? The Cee Bailey adjustable shield? Or the Madstad rotobrackets adjustable windshield?
http://www.ceebaileys.com/kawasaki/klr650_08_ws_adjs.html...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
windshields

Hey guys. Which one is better? The Cee Bailey adjustable shield? Or the Madstad rotobrackets adjustable windshield?
http://www.ceebaileys.com/kawasaki/klr650_08_ws_adjs.html...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
KLRs use a sucky cooling system. They came from...

KLRs use a sucky cooling system. They came from factory with a relatively cool thermostat. 160 deg. The fan doesn't kick on till way hotter, I don't remember the temp off the top of my head, but i'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Is this the battery monitor your talking about?...

Is this the battery monitor your talking about? I just ordered this from a vicious cycle.
http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/productpage.aspx?productid=146

It hasn't arrived yet, but should be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
The wattages I found ( 3.25 to 4) was for the...

The wattages I found ( 3.25 to 4) was for the regular incandescent 194 light bulb. Not an led replacement.
I do agree that there are decent savings to be had. about 12 watts in dash lights alone....
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
How do you find the brightness of the dash...

How do you find the brightness of the dash lights? Are they about the same? Could a guy get away with a bulb with fewer LEDs?

I googled 194 light bulbs and came up with 3.25 to 4 Watts per bulb....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 113,361
Posted By Mile Maker
on our first long trip, to BC ...

on our first long trip, to BC
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i378/baxter82/P1030632.jpg






In the hills near my home town.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13,244
Views: 1,296,964
Posted By Mile Maker
Mefo tires.

Tires are a wonderful topic. Everyone has a different opinion.

I have been running a Mefo rear for about 3000 km now. Love it. It still has lots of life in it. I think i will be able to get...
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