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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

Cool, thanks. Yeah, I guess I did figure I'd upgrade the sub-frame bolts, already have the hand guards just haven't put them on, and I'll probably get the bigger front brake rotor and stainless line....
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Johnny Locks
Building a KLR World Traveler

OK, so I have been thinking about doing an Alaska to Argentina trip for a few years. Next summer I will probably have all the money I need and I don't have a lot of things tying me down, so I better...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 167,308
Posted By Johnny Locks
Fantastic!

I salute you for taking life by the balls. I wish you the very best, and will be following your report enthusiastically. Good luck!
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 85,527
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

I was young and dumb once. It was great. Now I'm old and dumb, and it's still pretty cool. Great idea for a trip, I salute you for doing it. I'll be looking forward to updates. Ride on friends.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 75,305
Posted By Johnny Locks
Whoa

I've been checking your ride report sporadically, now I just checked in to find you in my own back yard. Interesting to hear your take on things.

Sorry to hear about Skippy's accident, I hope she...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 361,228
Posted By Johnny Locks
bitchin'

In.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,732
Posted By Johnny Locks
If you have one I will buy it from you. Let me...

If you have one I will buy it from you. Let me know.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,732
Posted By Johnny Locks
Leaking Front Brake Caliper

Hi All,
I bought a 2001 KLR 650 a few weeks ago. Front brake caliper started leaking a few days ago. I took it apart, there is some corrosion in the grooves that the two seals sit in. I tried brake...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 576,137
Posted By Johnny Locks
R100GS for sale

Selling my GS. See ad in other flea market: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990037
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By Johnny Locks
K1200RS Thread

Since I couldn't find a dedicated K1200RS thread, I figured I'd start one. My hope is that this thread will turn into a resource for K1200RS owners, myself included.

I've been riding dual sports...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,102,676
Posted By Johnny Locks
You might have the change the title of the ride...

You might have the change the title of the ride report to "Around the World in 8000 Days."
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By Johnny Locks
They're talking about this:...

They're talking about this: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=44&pcid=8
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By Johnny Locks
Heavier Gear Oil (85W-140) For Transmissions

Hi,
My bike shifts better when it's not hot. When I get it fully up to temp, like say an hour of hiway speed riding, it doesn't shift quite as cleanly, or with as good a positive feel as when it's...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 47,613
Posted By Johnny Locks
Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at...

Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at this moment. The whole time I had been reading it I had assumed it was complete and written. Needless to say I am looking forward to the next...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 34,414
Posted By Johnny Locks
Great ride report

Hi Hektoglider,
I also found your ride report from JDowns. You don't need my encouragement, but with as much as I have been appreciating your photos and words, it seems like I have some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Johnny Locks
Tied Battery

I think my battery was just tired. I did check my coil connections. It was set up so one coil ran one cylinder top and bottom. I switched it so now one coil fires the top plugs and one fires the...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Johnny Locks
Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly...

Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly where the timing ended up, I made a couple of adjustments and trial runs, but I think it's 4 degrees retarded at full advance. Thanks for the input....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Johnny Locks
This bike is in good condition and has been...

This bike is in good condition and has been pretty well taken care of. Doesn't taking your bike to a "BMW-knowledgeable mechanic" every time it presents itself with an issue go against all the tenets...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Johnny Locks
Too rich

I think it is running too rich. I got this bike two years ago and discovered a couple of interesting things as I've gotten to know it. The bike is dual plugged, but a previous owner took it to some...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Johnny Locks
'92 R100GS Hard Starting

My R100GS doesn't seem to be starting as well as it should. Couldn't get it started today at all. It was a little colder this morning in the garage, maybe 45 degrees. It seems to get flooded out very...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,663
Posted By Johnny Locks
vidyo

Cool video, great song too. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,102,676
Posted By Johnny Locks
I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've...

I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've done my fair share of it, but I gotta say you have come up with some pretty awesome places to throw the tent down. This one is up near the top of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,102,676
Posted By Johnny Locks
I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you...

I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you did that got you kicked out of the party. You might save countless other travelers the same embarrassment. Plus this story is just no damn good...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,102,676
Posted By Johnny Locks
Update?

Hope you're OK Ed, I hear there is some shit going down in Thailand right now. Be smart and stay safe chief.
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,217,414
Posted By Johnny Locks
Maybe this is funny for you people who count your...

Maybe this is funny for you people who count your years using some weird Gregorian numbering system. Or maybe I shouldn't post after drinking.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,217,414
Posted By Johnny Locks
[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE]

When I read that my brain tried to tie itself in knots hoping you were some kind of climate expert. Then it realized you were just full of shit. Been a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,884
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and your story. It's like a time capsule.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,217,414
Posted By Johnny Locks
Looking forward to your continuing adventure.

Hi John,
I found your ride report this past sumer while I was laid up with a broken leg after getting hit by a car that failed to stop at an intersection. It provided lot's and lot's of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 264,457
Posted By Johnny Locks
Rokon 2WD Motorcycles

Here you go: http://www.rokon.com
(http://www.rokon.com)
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By Johnny Locks
Faulty Sarcasm Detector

Not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. This experience did teach me quite a bit, and I couldn't really disagree with the non-sarcastic meaning behind your colloquial phrase "that will teach...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,546
Posted By Johnny Locks
Uninsured Motorist

I got hit by an uninsured motorist in June. The woman failed to stop at an intersection and struck me as I was in the middle of it. I did NOT have uninsured motorist coverage. Really learned a lesson...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,102,676
Posted By Johnny Locks
You should do this

You should definitely do this. Buy the bike in India then see if the bike will make it to the East China Sea. Why not?


...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

I'm going to sell it complete. Doesn't sound like I would get more for it if I part it, plus I'd end up with a bunch of detritus AND put a ton of work into it. So I'm just going to get what I can for...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By Johnny Locks
Ebay?

I've never used Ebay, never bought anything, never sold anything. But several people mentioned it as the place to sell. I was going to place ads here, IBMWR marketplace, and the local airhead forum,...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By Johnny Locks
It's not trashed, or in need of anything

The bike is in good shape. I mean, it's 20 years old with 97K on it, so it's not looking new, but it's a solid bike. I wasn't thinking of parting it because it's trashed, or even has any problems....
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By Johnny Locks
Advice for parting out R100GS

I've been toying with the idea of parting out my R100GS. It's a good bike and could probably have quite a lot more miles in it (it's at 97K,) but I think I'm ready to move on to something else, and...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,018
Posted By Johnny Locks
First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made...

First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made it out alive and will heal. I'm recovering from a broken leg and ankle, got T-boned by a car June 22. My injuries are nothing compared to what you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,657
Posted By Johnny Locks
Spenard Hostel

If you don't have a set place to stay in Anchorage I'd recommend the Spenard Hostel. Great place to stay, and MotoQuest Tours is about a block away, they would certainly know about every option in...
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,074
Posted By Johnny Locks
Let's turn this thread around

I kind of started this off as a "oh, whoa is me" thread. I don't want it to be that. All the details will get worked out. I should have been better insured. I was kind of used to thinking of...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,074
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them...

Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them now.
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