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Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 60,267
Posted By jeckyll
Great RR man, well done. :clap

Great RR man, well done.

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 52,690
Posted By jeckyll
Just picked up my 07 Tuono R ...

Just picked up my 07 Tuono R

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8ui9YUrtTjg/U2z4htw2BwI/AAAAAAAAXMA/qnYNftvsy7s/s800/Ape1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,329
Posted By jeckyll
Before I make a suggestion, here is my current...

Before I make a suggestion, here is my current lineup of boots:
Sidi Vertebra 2's (used to use them for sportbiking) Compy and "around walkable"
Sidi Discovery (not beat to crap due to dual...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By jeckyll
I've been using Shure 215's for a number of...

I've been using Shure 215's for a number of years.

The key with any headphone you're going to use in a helmet is that
1) the IEM blocks sound effectively
2) you get a good seal (or you won't...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,034
Posted By jeckyll
I believe in the old holistic approach. I.E....

I believe in the old holistic approach. I.E. stuff has to match. So no _single_ mod is independent of others.

But, since my 08 KLR was an oil burner, the 685 kit is at the top of the list.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 1,974,523
Posted By jeckyll
You know sh*t is serious when you ride a KLR and...

You know sh*t is serious when you ride a KLR and take 2(!) extra gas canisters :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeckyll
Good stuff. Did it with John and some folks last...

Good stuff. Did it with John and some folks last year. Less wash outs (they'd just been repaired) but more snow.

Where is the 2nd part. It looks like that KLR in the first shot had a hole where...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 1,974,523
Posted By jeckyll
Some recent ones

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ijKwsNZjF98/UdjkGhLr8CI/AAAAAAAAWMY/-S4RfHa5PDE/s800/IMG_3596.JPG
...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By jeckyll
1) buy more cards. You're going far, make sure...

1) buy more cards. You're going far, make sure you have storage, cards are cheap.

2) Lens cleaning pens work well (the two sided ones, brush on one, felt like tip on the other).

3) I find it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,662
Posted By jeckyll
I went from having a sportbike to having a...

I went from having a sportbike to having a sportbike and a KLR and then only to having a KLR.

Right now I'm debating getting a SM610 along with the KLR. Better power, better suspension, better...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,694
Posted By jeckyll
Sweet. I saw that shot with the log truck and...

Sweet. I saw that shot with the log truck and thought "looks like the road outside of Orofino" ... and it was :D

Good stuff. Can't wait to get back out riding again soon.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,232
Posted By jeckyll
On last years 8 day trip through WA, OR, ID ...

On last years 8 day trip through WA, OR, ID

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2RrwHCfRGNE/SooOc0ontxI/AAAAAAAANS4/qYNasegJf4o/s800/CIMG5676.JPG

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,500
Posted By jeckyll
You can feel it when you get to the point of...

You can feel it when you get to the point of braking traction (on tarmac) the bike will start to 'dance' underneath you a bit. It gets "lighter". Maybe that description sounds dumb, but hell,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By jeckyll
Yup, very true. Did you see what bike...

Yup, very true.



Did you see what bike he was on thought? It's not a KLX or anything like it :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By jeckyll
The tire you need will be dependent on the way...

The tire you need will be dependent on the way _you_ ride your bike.

If you're happy and haven't found the edge of traction of your setup during lots of miles, don't change. If you're unhappy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By jeckyll
Get rid of the Kenda 270's. There'll be even...

Get rid of the Kenda 270's. There'll be even less panic in your cornering & braking :)

Glad you found a new level. Getting comfortable and reaching that next level increases both fun and safety...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,466
Posted By jeckyll
Just use the same gauge all the time. You should...

Just use the same gauge all the time. You should be playing with your tire pressure to get it to where it feels right to you and key in that is having a consistent gauge. Who cares what the actual...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 217,298
Posted By jeckyll
I carry a Victorinox Rucksack. Locking folder...

I carry a Victorinox Rucksack. Locking folder with improved lock (I had the old style locking version since the early 90's till it got stolen in 2008).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,126
Posted By jeckyll
Having a berm really helps the leaning ...

Having a berm really helps the leaning
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/4484322/

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2999140/

;)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-31-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,422
Posted By jeckyll
I generally carry some AAA maps with me. One,...

I generally carry some AAA maps with me. One, they're free. Two, they give me a much better overview than a little screen on a GPS unit.

On the other hand, the GPS trackback feature is very...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By jeckyll
Check over at Dualsportbc.com as well. I...

Check over at Dualsportbc.com as well.

I know that the FSR on Harrison is washed out currently, as you can see here:

http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=9662&forum_id=1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,936
Posted By jeckyll
I used to have a ZX9R and a KLR. It was odd...

I used to have a ZX9R and a KLR.

It was odd getting back on the 9R after riding the KLR during the late fall & winter... But really, it didn't take all that long to adjust every season. Once I...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,572
Posted By jeckyll
First ride in 2007 I watched 990 get 2 nice big...

First ride in 2007 I watched 990 get 2 nice big dents in the front rim. And I thought KLR rims were soft! :D
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,398
Posted By jeckyll
No spare tubes?! Damn. :)

No spare tubes?! Damn.

:)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,398
Posted By jeckyll
Just for shits-n-giggles I found the photo of my...

Just for shits-n-giggles I found the photo of my clutch cable when we replaced it (sorry for the poor cell phone quality). And yes, I actually rode it to the shop like that ... but veeerrrryyyyy...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By jeckyll
For offroading I wear a 661 pressure suit. ...

For offroading I wear a 661 pressure suit.

Works well enough, never been down hard on it thought (than God!) :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,398
Posted By jeckyll
On long road trips, I carry a spare. I had...

On long road trips, I carry a spare.

I had one almost go this year as I moved and the bike is parked in the elements (for now). Get used to shifting clutchless and get to someplace to get it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 916,820
Posted By jeckyll
Some great photos, makes me miss my sportbike! ...

Some great photos, makes me miss my sportbike!

:)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 35,988
Posted By jeckyll
KLR's get nappy, especially in rocky-steep...

KLR's get nappy, especially in rocky-steep terrain, even with ADV stickers attached ;)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2RrwHCfRGNE/SpnnKOKkfNI/AAAAAAAANdI/DpSjkaEUw0k/s400/CIMG5872.JPG

And yes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,355
Posted By jeckyll
I tend to observe traffic laws ... from a...

I tend to observe traffic laws ... from a distance.... while I'm off doing what I know it is safe for _me_ to do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,942
Posted By jeckyll
I've never made a huge deal about weight. ...

I've never made a huge deal about weight.

But riding a ZX9R on a 'racetrack' set up in a large parking lot where I never got out of second with loads of tight turns, it sure wears you out.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By jeckyll
I think that there is a critical stage after 2 -...

I think that there is a critical stage after 2 - 3 seasons where ego & a riders own estimates of "experience" are truly dangerous.

If you push hard enough and get to some extra training (track...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,008
Posted By jeckyll
Don't ride in the kill zone. Put yourself...

Don't ride in the kill zone.

Put yourself where they'll be most likely to see you if they look.

Expect them to not look.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 167,658
Posted By jeckyll
Glad you're back on the road Arno!

Glad you're back on the road Arno!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,008
Posted By jeckyll
I ride in a position that give me the greatest...

I ride in a position that give me the greatest chance of being seen by a car in an adjacent lane.

That means the lane position varies depending on the situation. In general, I couldn't care less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,270
Posted By jeckyll
1. How long have you been riding? 22 years...

1. How long have you been riding? 22 years (legally, some before that ;) )
2. Do you ride often? During the season multiple days / week + at least one week+ road trip.
3. Have you ever crashed a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,921
Posted By jeckyll
Read Twist of the Wrist 2. There. Solved :)

Read Twist of the Wrist 2.

There. Solved :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By jeckyll
Walt: While perhaps an 'interesting' question,...

Walt: While perhaps an 'interesting' question, it's a poorly phrased one because it's too generic.

You really need to break this into street vs. dirt. And on the street side, maybe even into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,921
Posted By jeckyll
Really? I generally just relax, lean a bit...

Really?

I generally just relax, lean a bit more and power through it.

Until the knee starts moving towards the tank and the peg starts grinding hard, you really have plenty to go. I think most...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,141
Posted By jeckyll
Yeah, same questions. What specifically do you...

Yeah, same questions. What specifically do you need? Are you new to GPSs all together, or just the 60 csx?

I found the manual to be OK and there are a number of sites that have tips and tricks...
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