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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,484
Views: 1,375,832
Posted By michaeln
My Montana 600 is all packed up ready for UPS to...

My Montana 600 is all packed up ready for UPS to pick it up for return to Amazon for a refund. It was so buggy and unreliable for me (I tried FW 2.40, 2.50, and 2.60 and it got buggier with each...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,716
Posted By michaeln
Garmin Montana Screen Repair

Be really, really careful with the big screen on your Garmin Montana. Mine broke (just the thin clear plastic cover broke) while I was peeling off a Zagg screen protector.

I just got off the phone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,224
Posted By michaeln
The only problem I had with the KLR-705 is that...

The only problem I had with the KLR-705 is that it doesn't like to go 55MPH. It just keeps on creeping up to the ultra sweet spot, which seems to be 75-80MPH. Stock KLRs feel like they are going to...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,381
Posted By michaeln
I just ordered some too. I'll run 'em proudly on...

I just ordered some too. I'll run 'em proudly on my KLRCary 705 Stage II. I figure what Cary would want the most is that I ride the thing and enjoy it, so I will.
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,381
Posted By michaeln
I have his 705 kit and Stage II headwork in my...

I have his 705 kit and Stage II headwork in my bike. The headwork was like jewelry when I took it out of the packing, almost too pretty to install it.

Cary was an artist with a grinder and as...
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,381
Posted By michaeln
Cry That was Cary, all right. He always went out of...

That was Cary, all right. He always went out of his way to help others. His passing leaves a BIG hole.
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,381
Posted By michaeln
Cary Aspy Killed

Cary "KLRCary" Aspy of Schnitz Racing, creator of the 685 and 705 cc overbore kits for the Kawasaki KLR650, was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night, October 6th.

He was a terrific guy who...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 92,045
Posted By michaeln
If I didn't have an XD and a Hornet I would buy...

If I didn't have an XD and a Hornet I would buy an XD3.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 92,045
Posted By michaeln
$675 for the headwork. That included oversize...

$675 for the headwork. That included oversize stainless valves, new seats, new seals, new guides, etc., and all the gaskets needed to reassemble it. Not cheap, but it's quality stuff.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 92,045
Posted By michaeln
No, it would have been over $140. That's absurd,...

No, it would have been over $140. That's absurd, and I'm not going to pay it. That's almost 1/2 what I paid for the whole helmet!



Ooops! Unintentional and fixed now.



A Nikon D40? ...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 92,045
Posted By michaeln
If I had it to do over again, I would not buy the...

If I had it to do over again, I would not buy the Hornet.

It does fit me better than my Arai XD, but the peak/sunshade thing is too high and too short (which is probably also why it doesn't buffet...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 41,858
Posted By michaeln
Discussion around that pic got me banned for a...

Discussion around that pic got me banned for a month at the klr site who shall not be named.net. Doesn't matter, I have had it with that place and won't be going back.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 41,858
Posted By michaeln
I took 'em off, replaced with TKC80s, a far more...

I took 'em off, replaced with TKC80s, a far more civilized tire.

The rear one is currently doing duty as a "top of cage" perch for my Blue & Gold Macaw Chico. He loves it. It is apparently...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By michaeln
When's the last time you checked the valve...

When's the last time you checked the valve clearances? Lots of your symptoms happen when the valves get too tight.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,201
Posted By michaeln
Wow, great photographs of a really fun-looking...

Wow, great photographs of a really fun-looking trip. Thanks so much for sharing them! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By michaeln
Scuderia West in San Francisco offers demo rides...

Scuderia West in San Francisco offers demo rides on some models of new KTMs.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,474
Posted By michaeln
I'm liking my Hornet less. The fit is...

I'm liking my Hornet less.

The fit is terrific, and it is the most comfortable helmet I have owned.

The fogging is fucking ridiculous. It is the worst helmet for fogging I have ever owned. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Preliminary Dyno Results

Back from the dyno session. I do have the charts and numbers, but I don't have a scanner. I will get it scanned at work and will post it when I have it as a file.

To make a long story short, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
OK, I now have 1000 miles on the motor. This...

OK, I now have 1000 miles on the motor. This morning I checked the valve clearances and they are exactly the same as when we assembled the motor:

Left Exhaust: .009" Right Exhaust: .008"...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,795
Posted By michaeln
I have an AST and a Bushwhacker, both HiViz. I...

I have an AST and a Bushwhacker, both HiViz. I really do see a need for both. The AST is way too hot in 70 degree F + temps, and the Bushwhacker isn't nearly as warm (even with the liner) in cold...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By michaeln
I have the Nelson-Rigg CL-850. They work great...

I have the Nelson-Rigg CL-850. They work great with my HT Northwest rack. They're pretty big (35L per side), well-constructed, lots of features, rain cover included and they're inexpensive ($100...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By michaeln
Lots of it was posted at 30MPH today. I wonder...

Lots of it was posted at 30MPH today. I wonder if they lowered it again. Pretty soon it'll be a strolling trail.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By michaeln
Missed your ride yesterday Boney, I was putting...

Missed your ride yesterday Boney, I was putting new tars and chain & sprockets. But your ride sounded so good that I did the same thing today, by myself.

I selected the pulled pork from the menu...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,750
Posted By michaeln
Neither. It's a Sigg aluminum water bottle. ...

Neither. It's a Sigg aluminum water bottle.

http://www.onlinefitness.com/images/productimages/Maharadsha10LiterAluminumBottle3.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Don't think I will come up July 4th. Too hot,...

Don't think I will come up July 4th. Too hot, too many people everywhere. I prefer before and after peak tourist season.

Dyno runs on the 705 next week, hopefully!
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,682,693
Posted By michaeln
SL3 != Bighouse 4 + Vestibule Bowels. ...

SL3 != Bighouse 4 + Vestibule

Bowels. Sheesh.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,682,693
Posted By michaeln
I have one of those tents and the tent and...

I have one of those tents and the tent and vestibule take up all of both of my panniers. I really can't use it for motorcycle camping.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By michaeln
I think the KLR650 is a bad choice for a...

I think the KLR650 is a bad choice for a beginning rider. Very tall, high center of gravity, heavy are not things that bring confidence to a new rider.

If riding in the dirt isn't an issue, I...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,985
Posted By michaeln
Thanks for pointing out the obvious. Doesn't...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

Doesn't matter, after what I have read elsewhere from people who have actually done hardcore traveling with the Caribous I wouldn't buy 'em if they cost $100,...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By michaeln
I have been a Held Steve fan for many years, but...

I have been a Held Steve fan for many years, but lately that stupid cinch strap across the wrist has been driving me crazy. When I go to put on the gloves, I unfasten the velcro on that wrist strap...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,985
Posted By michaeln
Man, I sure wish all the pics in this thread were...

Man, I sure wish all the pics in this thread were still available to be viewed, but all I see are white squares from photobucket saying the pics have been deleted or moved.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 92,045
Posted By michaeln
I'm pretty disappointed in both Shoei and Pinlock...

I'm pretty disappointed in both Shoei and Pinlock that they have not gotten it together to make the Pinlock system available in the USA for the Hornet. At this point I bet the Hornet will be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,201
Posted By michaeln
Michelin Anakees

Michelin Anakees
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Sure will. I may be going up there 4th of July...

Sure will. I may be going up there 4th of July weekend for some riding and camping.

Just remember to check your soda can before taking a drink. :rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Holycaveman has dyno results for the 705, but for...

Holycaveman has dyno results for the 705, but for some reason they seem to be a secret.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Honestly, I don't know yet, at least not with any...

Honestly, I don't know yet, at least not with any meaningful figures. It's not really right to measure it right now with me running around with big handfuls of throttle all the time. I suspect when...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Stu, yer gonna burn in hell for telling those...

Stu, yer gonna burn in hell for telling those lies!

I have 14/44 gearing too, and I'm sure that makes a difference. I'm actually scared of it in first gear, I won't whack it until I hit second....
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Depends on how you define expensive. :rofl ...

Depends on how you define expensive. :rofl

cary@schnitzracing.com can fill you in, if you're interested.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
Sheesh. Sorry I mentioned the KTM thing. No,...

Sheesh. Sorry I mentioned the KTM thing. No, the 705 is dog-ass slow, you'd hate it. 640LC4s are the fastest bikes in the world.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,890
Posted By michaeln
That's what I use it for, along with general...

That's what I use it for, along with general transportation. I don't own a car.
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