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Old 10-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #6541
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I have 0 experience with KLR's, I will leave it at that
Ah, but you're missing so many interesting experiences!

Ya, the KLR gets super grumpy when the K&N's get clogged on them. I ran the K&N's a lot on street bikes, so the KLR was my 1st and only offroad experience with them. I ran something similar on the 950, but it had that UNI boot before the filter that took the brunt of the dirt.

Like Heath said in his post, this was one of the many times they had to wait on me to clean out the filter on a ride:




Sam and most everyone I rode with at the time had to wait for me to clean it road side too at some point or another that summer (literally, I'd get 100-150 miles before it plugged solid and wouldn't run). Like Heath said, it may just be the design specific to the KLR....
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #6542
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Ah, but you're missing so many interesting experiences!

Ya, the KLR gets super grumpy when the K&N's get clogged on them. I ran the K&N's a lot on street bikes, so the KLR was my 1st and only offroad experience with them. I ran something similar on the 950, but it had that UNI boot before the filter that took the brunt of the dirt.

Like Heath said in his post, this was one of the many times they had to wait on me to clean out the filter on a ride:

Sam and most everyone I rode with at the time had to wait for me to clean it road side too at some point or another that summer (literally, I'd get 100-150 miles before it plugged solid and wouldn't run). Like Heath said, it may just be the design specific to the KLR....
Bill had some issues with his filter clogging on his KLR on our latest ride in NV, ID and OR (see my signature for a link). He was blaming it on how the air is ducted into the airbox from somewhere toward the rear of the bike. He thought maybe the bike was eating its own dust. I think he did something to fix it since we returned home that involved rerouting the incoming air.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #6543
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Ah, but you're missing so many interesting experiences!

Ya, the KLR gets super grumpy when the K&N's get clogged on them. I ran the K&N's a lot on street bikes, so the KLR was my 1st and only offroad experience with them. I ran something similar on the 950, but it had that UNI boot before the filter that took the brunt of the dirt.

Like Heath said in his post, this was one of the many times they had to wait on me to clean out the filter on a ride:




Sam and most everyone I rode with at the time had to wait for me to clean it road side too at some point or another that summer (literally, I'd get 100-150 miles before it plugged solid and wouldn't run). Like Heath said, it may just be the design specific to the KLR....
'member that time I had to clean my filter twice in one ride? Once just outside of Arrowrock (nOOb moment) and then once out on Artillery dome. Yep, they clog...

My Uni filter just came for the Tiger the other day. It replaces the stock plastic snorkel running alongside the battery and ABS solenoid/computer. Looks to be a bitch to install and remove. Did a group buy through the "Dialing in the 800XC for dirt thread." We had to order from Australia. Was super cheap and should save having to pull the plastic and tack to change the $40 paper filter all the time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #6544
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Dagger Falls pictures from this weekend

These are yer choices at the moment: Flickr or Facebook

Strangely, no motorcycle misadventure, just sleeping misadventure.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #6545
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These are yer choices at the moment: Flickr or Facebook

Strangely, no motorcycle misadventure, just sleeping misadventure.
Great pics (as always) and you really got into the history of the areas with links. Thanks for putting in the time and effort for all us arm chair travelers.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #6546
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Trinity Ridge this weekend?

Sorta, kinda, thinking about a day ride Sunday (5-year-old birthday party and 16-year-old homecoming on Saturday), maybe loop through the Trinities if there's a way. Tried all year to get the family camping up there and now I'm curious to see if there's still reason to try in the spring. Leave a note if you're interested.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #6547
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Trinity Ridge

Jason, I attempted to get to Trinity Ridge Lookout last Sunday but Fall Creek Rd. was gated off about 3-4 miles south of the road to the lookout. I believe the road was to open on Wednesday the 10th. The road from Featherville was only open to foot traffic. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #6548
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Thanks. The update for October 1 does seem to show the last third of the road to the ridge as closed but Bear Hole Trail open below the closure. I might give that trail a run but only if someone joins me.

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Jason, I attempted to get to Trinity Ridge Lookout last Sunday but Fall Creek Rd. was gated off about 3-4 miles south of the road to the lookout. I believe the road was to open on Wednesday the 10th. The road from Featherville was only open to foot traffic. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #6549
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For what it's worth, here's a more current and legible closure map: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5392949.pdf

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Thanks. The update for October 1 does seem to show the last third of the road to the ridge as closed but Bear Hole Trail open below the closure. I might give that trail a run but only if someone joins me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #6550
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K&n klr

I have a DRZ 400. I mentioned on the DRZ forum I was thinking about switching from a TwinAir filter to a K&N. A few people suggested staying with the TwinAir because the K&Ns clog under extreme dirt conditions. Given the dirt availability around SW Idaho I kept the TwinAir.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #6551
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I have a DRZ 400. I mentioned on the DRZ forum I was thinking about switching from a TwinAir filter to a K&N. A few people suggested staying with the TwinAir because the K&Ns clog under extreme dirt conditions. Given the dirt availability around SW Idaho I kept the TwinAir.

I just spent over 1000 miles in the nevada desert on my drz 400 with extreme dust and a bunch of bushwackin and my foam filter looks just fine. I don't think that the drz has the air intake problem that the KLR does. Im sure a K&N would be fine in the Z
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #6552
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I just spent over 1000 miles in the nevada desert on my drz 400 with extreme dust and a bunch of bushwackin and my foam filter looks just fine. I don't think that the drz has the air intake problem that the KLR does. Im sure a K&N would be fine in the Z
You don't say? Pics?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #6553
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:34 AM   #6554
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Makes me wonder why I bought a bigger bike. Coulda bought a smaller one and just used scrap wood for the amenities.

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #6555
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Thats from the trailrider book of field mechanics. Its not the first time that his keen eye has found the perfect stick for me to make repairs with.
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