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Forum: Equipment Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I've no experience with their pannier racks, so...

I've no experience with their pannier racks, so can't comment on that, but don't know how you can say that about their pannier boxes - the boxes I have are beautifully crafted.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I had similar issues

Yeah, their customer service really is poor overall - great product though, as I think the lid & seal design on their boxes is top notch. I ordered a top box from them a while back, and phoned them...
Forum: Canada 07-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mens large

I've got an extra mens large Joe Rocket textile "Ballistic series" jacket that Angelika used to wear. All that Joe Rocket stuff is sized a bit optimistically if you ask me. I think it's really a...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx

There was a sign there that said no motorized vehicles, and that the trail crossed private property, so no, I didn't ride down it (with the wide load boxes!)... but I could see there were ATV/Quad...
Forum: Canada 07-20-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mini RR - a day ride thru Ukrainian country

I was so impressed by my last ride thru the Roseau River area that I wanted to go back and check it out closer. This is from today... I cut cross country from St Malo, around the Roseau IR to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I can't see reduced exhaust system back pressure...

I can't see reduced exhaust system back pressure directly influencing valve wear. Generally if valves get toasted, it's my understanding it's because clearances were allowed to tighten up resulting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
On Gen 1s the fan is relay controlled by the...

On Gen 1s the fan is relay controlled by the thermoswitch on the bottom rear of the radiator, whereas the temp gauge gets it reading from the temp sensor at the top of the head adjacent to the spark...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Exackery

You want to play you gotta pay (no free lunch). That higher compression wakes things up a little. The sidecar rig doesn't struggle pushing into headwinds anymore... very noticeable increase in...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Well, I do have another Wossner piston on the...

Well, I do have another Wossner piston on the way, but it's only 1mm oversize :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Loose rotor/flywheel?

Interesting - am guessing that the rotor bolt backed out and that your rotor/flywheel came loose. There is a one way (sprag clutch) built into the rotor/flwheel assembly. Hopefully there's no...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Gravel travel on a dual sport

You need to ride different bikes to see & feel the difference. For starters, long travel soft suspension makes it easier on the bike (and you) to pound down bumpy roads without leaving you feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Hmm, somehow that Gen 2 circuit doesn't seem to...

Hmm, somehow that Gen 2 circuit doesn't seem to be any better - am I missing something?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I thought the key needed to be switched on to...

I thought the key needed to be switched on to trigger the fan, but it doesn't... at least on Gen 1 KLRs. To test, just pull the connector off of the thermoswitch on the bottom rear of the radiator,...
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mark96

Nice pics Mark. I'm chomping at the bit to go out west myself... soon, hopefully, as I have a few things holding me back.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx for that

Hi Florian. Thnx for that. I think Adrian had said much the same. Hey, I'll not be using that LH box with the muffler cutout. Adrians Beemer was an '11 1200GS Adventure model. His handguard...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
No Hijack!

Hey, this is what this thread is for (I think :^) I have Wolfman bags too - I think they're a good luggage solution if you want to stay reasonably low drag (if there is such a thing on a KLR).
Forum: Canada 07-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Hi Adrian, you still in Russel? Not sure what...

Hi Adrian, you still in Russel? Not sure what I'm going to do yet for locks. I guess ordering thru Wildwood would be easiest. Darn, tried to go for a ride on it but rear tire's going flat! ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
No idea yet

No idea as I went out for a ride, didn't get too far, had to return home due to rear tire going flat. They are wide and draggy for sure - suspect not for high speed highway riding.
Forum: Canada 07-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Leakage

There are still lots of holes in 'em I need to plug with rivets or fasteners from removing the mounting hardware that came on them. The RH side box is still tweaked a little so that lid doesn't fit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Dirtracks

Just mounted these big ass Touratech/BMW cans on my Dirtracks today actually using Happy-Trail pucks.

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/Daryl_Martel/WP_20140712_002_zps9d73eb3e.jpg...
Forum: Canada 07-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Wide load!

I mounted up those Touratech/BMW boxes Adrian gave me using Happy-Trail pucks. I used a top box on the LH side, and mounted a Kolpin 10L gas can to it. Darned wide load! That Touratech hardware is...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Flooding

Went for another spin tonight west along the Assiniboine R. The river is up about another 2 feet compared to 2 days ago. I actually saw a beaver swimming right beside Hwy 26 in the ditch along a...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Dual Sport Central

Interesting questions. No doubt we could really use a dual sport friendly service center here in Winnipeg, one that sells the stuff, services dual sports, maybe even offers rentals & guided tours of...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Awesome & big Thnx. Nice rubber, and tires just...

Awesome & big Thnx. Nice rubber, and tires just last forever on that thing.

AdrianR has his bike back and is transferring a few goodies from old to new panniers.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,288
Views: 1,933,491
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
My KLRs

My sidecar rig (a '92) and the "Army Barbie" (an olive drab green '94). Checking out overland flooding happening on the Assiniboine River west of Winnipeg today.
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Forum: Canada 07-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
AdrianR

...looks like Wildwood is coming thru for Adrian - he may be back on the road tomorrow. It's been great having him stay with us... glad for him to see his bike (finally) get repaired so he can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
No longer available

I was told by the parts guys at our local Kawi dealership that the front sprocket spline plate was no longer available.
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
AdrianR

This morning we went to Pembina and picked up the part Adrian had ordered thru a Washington BMW dealer... Today I saw a distinct lack of friendliness from staff at the border - both sides. We brought...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Air filters

For the KLR, apparently flow testing revealed the Uni flowing better than the K & N. I prefer K & N simply because I've used 'em a long time, know them, and they're easy to clean. Some people claim...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Nice to see...

Great to see a few new people chiming in. 1st a great ADV luncheon followed by an awesome group ride in the Pembina (Tiger) Hills hosted by Carl & Deb. Great eats after too. We had a blast - Thnx!
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I agree

Very good advice IMO. Still love my KLR rig.
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
AdrianR

Today we went to Wildwood so Adrian could meet F2F with them to discuss repairs. We went for breakfast at the Sals Express south Pembina (an old school Winnipeg experience) and a ride thru St...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
AdrianR

Adrian is outside beating his panniers into submission (working on straightening 'em out). I'm sure we can make it on Sunday... he is of course the guest of honour that we're hosting! A big shiny...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Luncheon

Great idea! While with AdrianR at Wildwood I met fellow ADVer Terry (Telboy) from Steinbach who was picking up his 1200GS. He too was interested in meeting for a luncheon, and maybe hooking up...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
AdrianR

I put insurance on the sidecar rig so Adrian has a bike to ride while he's waiting for parts... going to go for a ride in the country later tonight, Beaudry Park, Lido Plage Rd (the Hutterite Colony...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
No worries

Adrian is at our house for a few days. I suggested getting the parts sent to Mikes Parcel Post in Pembina. I'll give him a ride down Saturday (if required).
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,216,757
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
no kidding

180,000 kms on the original engine is amazing isn't it! I have 74,000 on a '94 I have and it's getting a little tired, but still gets great fuel mileage. Good to hear that a KLR can hang in there...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Right on Les for tackling the big job. You'll be...

Right on Les for tackling the big job. You'll be glad you did it when you've got 'er back together and can feel the difference.

Question for you KLRistas: I've been tracking my mileage on the...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,839
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Rain!

Garnotte, I've been watching the news regarding road closures... even TC-1 was closed in a few places today! I feel for those that have been out riding and have been affected by the storm. The...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14,689
Views: 771,919
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Might be able to help

Might be able to help, if you're interested... if you can handle dogs.
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