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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,519
Posted By John in Seattle
KLR on a Harbor Freigh carrier? Check carrier for cracks!

Check the fillet radii (radiuses) on the aluminum extrusion that accepts the 2" square steel tube. The fillet radii cracked on my HF carrier from the effects of the KLR swaying when it was on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,519
Posted By John in Seattle
advance Exhaust cam one tooth

[QUOTE=Alpha One Nine;23973618]I wish I could make it down there but my KLR is in many pieces spread throughout my garage right now.
I'm wondering if anyone is planning to do (or has already done)...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 201,985
Posted By John in Seattle
Pay at the pump at Stovepipe Wells

Stovepipe Wells has pay at the pump and The CHEAPEST gas prices in DV. Furnace Creek is about $0.75 more per gallon and as usual Panamint Springs has the most expensive ($5 a gallon a couple of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By John in Seattle
might be able to help

I'm headed to Denver in a few weeks for my daughter's med school graduation. Will be driving a truck with a receiver hitch.

If you are not in a hurry I might be able to help out. I'm all set up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By John in Seattle
Daughter had one

'84-'85 XR350L has a VERY specific starting drill in the owners manual. Do you have the manual?

Its been a while but I remember something about kicking it thru with the key off and the choke on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,897
Posted By John in Seattle
Bicylist's methods for dealing with chasing dogs

I spent a lot of time riding bicycles in farm country with lots of free ranging dogs that want to take a run at you.

The method that I developed riding bicycles was to slow slightly and drop a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,363
Posted By John in Seattle
What bike?

I'm going to do this, not sure what bike to bring. Either ride the KLR there with camping gear onboard or truck the DRZ there from Seattle.

What bike is more appropriate for the area? I've...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,554,017
Posted By John in Seattle
Had this exact same issue, did some research,...

Had this exact same issue, did some research, have a fix.

The issue is that Garmin is running an software "loop" on the Montanas that does this:

1) checks to see if the rechargeable...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32,586
Views: 4,100,137
Posted By John in Seattle
I have a CV carb from a DRZ400, would that work? ...

I have a CV carb from a DRZ400, would that work? I would be cheap if it works for you.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26,956
Views: 4,933,005
Posted By John in Seattle
The middle exhaust mount won't line up if you...

The middle exhaust mount won't line up if you swap to an S-model subframe. But it's probably not a problem.

I am running an E-model exhaust on an S-model bike, so I have the same exhaust as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26,956
Views: 4,933,005
Posted By John in Seattle
when the sun comes out...

you can see all the way to Moab.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26,956
Views: 4,933,005
Posted By John in Seattle
my DRZ

I have a much-modified '05-S model, I bought it from a mechanical engineer who didn't understand the dry sump; I drained 4 1/2 quarts of oil when I got the bike home. It had a leaking radiator and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 919,538
Posted By John in Seattle
Vanishing Point, Kansas Hwy 27

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-trip/i-FwTmGrF/0/2139x1200/P1030070-2139x1200.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 919,538
Posted By John in Seattle
Us66

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-trip/i-fhBrxmK/0/X2/P1030016-X2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,632,262
Posted By John in Seattle
No Indian Larry-style stunt riding?

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Other/Alberta/i-CXJP8mV/0/XL/IMG_0064-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,632,262
Posted By John in Seattle
Great warning sign ...

Great warning sign
http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Other/UK-Motorcycle-trip/i-Fh7c8v7/0/X2/UK%20122-X2.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 96,344
Posted By John in Seattle
Space blanket= awesome tarp

2. tarp / fly over cooking area (like the green one in your pic) - again, during rainy camping a little bit of dry that isn't your tent is a good thing, particularly for your riding gear.[/QUOTE]

...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,518
Posted By John in Seattle
Free advice, maybe worth the price charged

The key to financial independence is actually very simple: spend less than you earn and invest the surplus. Pay yourself first: put 20% or so of your income away pre-tax and watch it grow. As others...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 65,185
Posted By John in Seattle
Skillet Burritos (5 mins to prepare)

I pick up a box or can of chili, some pre-shredded cheeese ("Mexican 3-Cheese Mix" is good) and some torillas at a grocery store. Size the tortillas to your skillet.

Grill the tortilla on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,632,262
Posted By John in Seattle
http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Seattle-...

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Seattle-to-Denver/i-R8q5WsS/0/L/WP000644-L.jpg
Forum: Americas 05-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By John in Seattle
Denver to Moab, the interesting way?

My daughter in Denver has cleared her calendar for a week mid July. The plan(?) is for me to ride the KLR from Seattle to Denver to meet her. Then we will take a couple of days to ride Denver-Moab,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 242,849
Posted By John in Seattle
ATGATT circa 1973

http://johnbiccum.smugmug.com/Other/CB77/Superhawk/1258610702_sWBQW2B-L.jpg

I have the same make, model, year and color bike in my collection now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,486,053
Posted By John in Seattle
Alpinestars "Web" Goretex Boots (unused)

Never worn except to try on.

These are Euro size 49 which according to the Alpinestars sizing chart is equivalent to a US size 13 but that chart lies! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,486,053
Posted By John in Seattle
Happy Trails Aluminum boxes for KLR650

These came on a bike that I just bought and I'd rather go with something like Pelicans. Complete with racks, turn signal relocation bits, hardware etc.

Ride into my garage in Bellevue and I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,630
Posted By John in Seattle
I was on my Moto Guzzi Mille GT the other day...

I was on my Moto Guzzi Mille GT the other day when a cage pulled up next to me.

He leaned way out the window and said "Wow what a cool bike! What kind is it?"

I told him it was a Moto Guzzi....
Forum: Americas 06-15-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,470
Posted By John in Seattle
It works the other way too. My Canadian...

It works the other way too.

My Canadian cousin has a conviction for violating The Narcotic Control Act of Canada. His violation: posession of two joints. But at that time ANY violation of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-13-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 1,214,400
Posted By John in Seattle
Uh...no

GL500 and GL650s are monoshock bikes. As are the turbos and the CX650E. I've had 5 of them, have a CX650E in the garage now.
One day I am going to replace the mechanial seal and who knows...might...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,910
Posted By John in Seattle
I have about 65,000 miles on my A16 (2002). It...

I have about 65,000 miles on my A16 (2002). It had the (world's first) 685 kit at ~32,000 miles and new valves about 10K miles later. Broken doohickey changed out at 2K miles, the rest of the engine...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 222,098
Posted By John in Seattle
Great seeing you inmates tonight

I hope to see (some) of you at the Orca ride, that is if I can wangle a registration at this late juncture. Rather that taking the Tourance-shod WeeStrom you saw tonight I'd take my Dunlop D606-shod...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,506
Posted By John in Seattle
[quote=brianjonesphoto] Mods to come soon later...

[quote=brianjonesphoto]
Mods to come soon later date
SV1000 front calipers
Braided front lower lines

Welcome back Brian, glad both you and your Wee are now healthy enough to ride.

You will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,981
Posted By John in Seattle
It a continiuum...

Dual sport and adventure bikes are all compromises...

I think of dual sport bikes as falling somewhere on a contiuum anchored at one end with a "dirt bike with a plate" and at the other end with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By John in Seattle
Place to stay etc.

Hi Marko

I've got a place you can stay in Bellevue, 13 miles east of Seattle. We can pull the wheels off in my shop and I have a truck you can use to haul them to Federal Way (15 miles?) to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By John in Seattle
I've tried to ride Magruder three years in a row...

I've tried to ride Magruder three years in a row and had fire closures each time. I'm leaving Seattle August 1st Saturday morning early and will probably overnight in Elk City and hit Magruder Sunday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By John in Seattle
I wear a Hi-Vis 'stich and run a headlight...

I wear a Hi-Vis 'stich and run a headlight modulator and still about once every six or eight months some braindead cretin makes a left JUST in front of me while talking or texting.

The gold...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
Posted By John in Seattle
Get a Sergeant seat

I found the stock seat on my Wee painful after more than 50 miles, it was just too soft.

I have a Corbin flat on the KLR. Although I curse Corbin every time I have to wrestle the ill-fitting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,486,053
Posted By John in Seattle
WTB XR250 head (89-95)

Or will buy a complete engine if you have one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,486,053
Posted By John in Seattle
Sold, thanks Mark!

Sold, thanks Mark!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,486,053
Posted By John in Seattle
Arai XD-2 Large Silver/Grey $250 Bellevue, WA

This is about a two years old and has been used very sparingly as it just does not fit me comfortably. Always used with a helmet liner, the shield in good shape. Has a couple of scratches on back ,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,499,668
Posted By John in Seattle
I need not have worried about the higher...

I need not have worried about the higher compression making the bike hard to start. I kicked it through twice with the key off then turned the key on and the bike started on the first kick. Too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,678
Posted By John in Seattle
IRC GP-110 "Trails" tires

I ended up with one of these on the front of my KLR when I killed a Dunlop D908 Rally Raid front having too much fun on Beartooth Pass.

The GP-110 was the only 21 inch dual sport tire I could...
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