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Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Les are you going back down from 16T, or up from...

Les are you going back down from 16T, or up from 14?
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
FS - KLR650 TCI '86-'07 Wind Screen Brackets

These fairing mounts are used to adapt the The MadStad Adjustable Windshield System: http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.233/.f

The brackets:...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Just too small for me.

I think the Sherpa is a great little bike (impresses the hell out of me actually), but too small a frame size for me, it's like a 3/4 size. Honestly Greg, if that Peter Benz still has that Gen 2...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I've already been in contact with Peter, and he...

I've already been in contact with Peter, and he agreed to sell me frame alone, and then nothing came of it. He's asking $450 for everything he had left over, and must admit it's quite tempting as I...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Winter riding - how they do it in Norway!

Just stumbled across this thread in the RR forum - those Euro guys are a hardy bunch... their winter riding and camping looks downright chilly!
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Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx Mark. Hopefully everyone has a trouble free...

Thnx Mark. Hopefully everyone has a trouble free riding season this summer. Spring IS just around the corner, isn't it?
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Spare engines

Got both spare engines built up. Hopefully I don't need to use 'em, but they are there if required. Would be nice to have a frame to use as an engine test stand.

1mm oversize (666cc) '94 engine...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Serious winter riding

Just stumbled across this, Zundapp sidecar rig, the very close cousin to the Beemer R75 rig - Wow, is this machine capable in the snow! I'm guessing the 2WD Ural must be very similar:

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Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 03:01 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
More test ride related

Was at Headingly Sports this afternoon, swapped some valve shims for a head I've been working on. Got talking with one of their sales staff, and I asked him about their feelings regarding test...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Hi Bill, the impression I got from them at...

Hi Bill, the impression I got from them at Wildwood regarding test rides was that they weren't too worried about turning customers away. I remember when the top-of-the-line BMW 1600s came out they...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
I plugged the heater in for a good hour, started...

I plugged the heater in for a good hour, started easily. Yup, very strong winds from the south, gusting to 50 kms. I gotta ride with the visor open or cracked way open to prevent fogging, adding to...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
They don't break (much)

Supposedly the 2014/15 new generation (Gen 1 1938-2013) models are pretty reliable (a relative term) with their EFI and disk brakes all the way 'round. Wish there was a dealer here in Wpg. If I had...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Come on, any of you could buy a Ural rig, a turn...

Come on, any of you could buy a Ural rig, a turn key solution, and be having a blast out there too! This is where those guys hang out: http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Mennos waste money!?

Knowing Mennonites as I do, I can't see many being too wasteful with their money. Got out for a ride today, just to Beaudry Park (my happy place) and back. Followed two snow plows west out of the...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Now your just being silly.

Beemer owners don't burn their extra disposable income that way, they roll the $100 bills up and smoke 'em as cigars, don't they!?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx!

This has turned into a great discussion! Although I understand and agree that the MOSFET is superior, and the way to go if you're looking to replace or upgrade, those Electrosport regulators seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thanks for chiming in there Tsotsie. I found and...

Thanks for chiming in there Tsotsie. I found and read that (yours), as well as a couple of threads I found on KLR650.net. I'm amazed that there isn't (doesn't seem to be) a plug 'n play MOSFET...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
For sure. I HATE buying & selling cars & bikes. ...

For sure. I HATE buying & selling cars & bikes. I especially hate it when I AM selling something and a person shows up that is clearly a test pilot. Each to their own, but I'm not keen on letting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Very interesting!

I would think then that the ESR260 is also not MOSFET. I have one of these on one of my KLRs (the one with the sidecar), paired with a (supposedly higher output) Electrex UK stator... I haven't had...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Don't think so, but I doubt the common Joe could...

Don't think so, but I doubt the common Joe could take an expensive Beemer or Mercedes car for a test drive very easily. Would be interesting to hear Carl's perspective on all that. When Adrian was...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 11:31 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
For sure

I can appreciate any dealership being reluctant to let someone take an expensive bike (or car) for a test ride/drive unless they're serious about buying... and in the case of the expensive luxury...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Good

Separates out the test pilots who really have no intention of buying.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Head porting pics

Thought I'd share a few pics from a head I've been refurbishing. It's a '92 head, I bought used from jjxtrider (Thnx JJ), in good condition but I need to lap the valves yet. The exhaust seats are...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Been there

Lived 10 years on the island in Courtenay. Honestly I'd prefer having a place there on the island over going down south myself.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Arizona Cdn ADV Clubhouse

Maybe an idea whose time has come? Crap, even a property out in the country where you could long term camp would be great... maybe something not too far from amenities.
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16,842
Views: 957,849
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Arizona Cdn ADV Clubhouse

Sounds like we need to setup some kind of semi-timeshare ADV base camp down south, with a secure garage where you can keep a 2nd bike for stayin' warm (well, warmer) adventuring. Investment...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Wow! Thatès them...

From the Honda True Adventure video!

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Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:18 AM
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Views: 1,774,972
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Is there a difference between Gen 1 & 2 voltage regulators?

I understand that upgrading to the newer MOSFET technology regulators is a big improvement, preventing battery overcharging, etc. The Electrosport ESR260 I believe is MOSFET: ...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2015, 10:04 AM
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Views: 93,193
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
For the record

Sanjoh backs up his product. I have an LED headlight assembly that has an intermittency, told him about it, and he said send it in for warranty repair (need to get off my arse and do that!). I...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Yeah, who knows with that one - God only knows...

Yeah, who knows with that one - God only knows where guys get their parts bikes from. Having picked up 5 different parts engines, in various states of disassembly, and more than a few eBay parts,...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Cylinder corrosion

This is what happens when an engine sits too long... this from an eBay KLR cylinder I bought. It got bored out for an oversize piston (the severe pitting was machined away anyways) so the bore...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:50 PM
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
One option...

They aren't cheap, but the Happy-Trail style PD Nerf bars install above most skid plates:

http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/PD-Nerf-EG3-Skid-Plate-05-KLR650.aspx

You can get a sense of their...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Sure, but...

Here's where I have a problem with that thinking... steel rings in steel bores rust if let stand, and quickly too. Engines sitting in an environment where the temperature is up and down (non-heated...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Duh

But of course. That letting it warm up thoroughly is I hope understood. Even in these cold temps, just running outside, I could get the engines hot enough that the fan would come on. Not like...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16,842
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Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Run it

Go out and fire it up, let it run for a while. The bike likes it, you like it, the neighbors hate it - it's win, win, win. :evil
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx, found it here:...

Thnx, found it here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brokentooth-Project/172810492860552

Sounds like he's done (might not be able to go much farther).
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Chris is there a developing RR or blog relating...

Chris is there a developing RR or blog relating to this trip?
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Yikes!

Just checked his spot track... is his intended destination Polar Bear Provincial Park!?
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
Pics!?

You lucky guys getting out for rides! We've got some very cold temperatures that've settled in here on the prairies - will be a while before I brave the cold again. How about throwing up a few...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,842
Views: 957,849
Posted By GreatWhiteNorth
More why we ride type stuff

Cool video... bit of a Happy-Trails ad, but nicely done. They sure have awesome dual sport riding at their door step!

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