For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Jing, is it just because he is "bald"? Or because he reminds you of my awesome riding skills? :huh I noticed that he was not very smooth in the muddy trails, much like you, me and Jack in South Dakota last year with Dr. Evil, dropping our KLR's a collective number of 5 times? That is a cool commercial!
  2. silencejinn

    silencejinn Been here awhile

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    I'm with you on the riding skills in the muddy trails, 2nd thought, maybe they did that on purpose since 90% of the riders can't do any better than him, such as me. No comments on the "bald" part...
  3. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Exactly why I coughed up and ordered a set of SW-Motech crash bars from Avicious. I figure it's gonna have a nap some time or other. New KLR Barbie joined the Army... plastics are all olive drab green now, and have the tank out getting matching green Reflex bedliner sprayed on it. Have been cleaning up and repainting little bits and pieces. Should look good when it gets put back together in spring.

    Anyone we know have these crash bars on their 1st Gen KLR?

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-crashbars-engine-guards-kawasaki-klr650a-07-klr650-tengai
  4. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    we have them on my wife's '01 (and also on her BMW). Well made and good quality. The KLR has not needed them but the BMW has had a couple naps (stopped) and not a mark on them or the bike.
  5. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    They look like top quality bars. You do this? http://www.dualsportplus.com/product_p/em034-0015.htm
  6. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Did the drill thru on my KLR, man it took a long time to drill thru :huh I thought it was just hollow in the middle but it's solid steel right thru :eek1 Only did it cause I knew I would be carrying lots of weight on the back with the 3 boxes, supplies and camping gear!

    I just bought a fork brace, never thought I would actually need one until I drove the bike with the weight on it. Forks felt like spaghetti! Although now I'll have to wait until spring to see the difference!
  7. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Rob, after running on KTMs... Pretty well everything will feel like spaghetti !!!
  8. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    You've got a point there :lol3 Hoping to relive that experience maybe next year :evil
  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Yeah, think I'll do it too. Cheap insurance really. I did the Eagle-Mike bolt upgrade on the other bike, but I know the drill through long bolt method is superior.

    Picked up the finished Reflex coating (truck bed liner) sprayed tank today... all the repainted bits:

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  10. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    That looks REALLY good!:clap
  11. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Hummed and hawed a lot before painting over that Malibu Barbie paint job on that tank. Was a bit tempted to do the tank that I bought off you, but the fact it's still mint, and a colour I actually really like, and that it has the matching tank "ears"... just couldn't bring myself to do it, so Barbie joined the army. Am likely going to pull the engine in spring and repaint the frame in black. Will give me an excuse to pull the swingarm and regrease all the pivot bearings.
  12. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    I finally gave in today and took the batteries out of the bikes. :cry

    On the KLR I measured the remaining tread depth on the rear TKC80 with 3500 km on the tire. Have about 4mm left. New measures 10mm. Love the way these tires work but the rear sure doesn't last very long. Maybe 5k if your careful.

    Also measured the Bridgestone OEM rear on the strom and with only 10k on the tire there is only just over 1 mm left. Must have been all the heat we were running in for the Montana/Idaho ride. And all the throttle to keep Carl and the Super Ten in sight :wink:
  13. bent forks

    bent forks Been here awhile

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    No Mark it is all the burn outs you do on the gravel roads and rocky trails:rofl:freaky


    Jack
  14. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    Great memories Mark! Looking back on 2013, it has been a special year with lots of riding with good friends. Hope everyone can make it on the 8th for the get together at Polo Park Canad Inn!
  15. DrydenRider

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    Here is a project. Cross a harley with a 57 chev

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  16. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Hey Garth, what... Ice not thick enough.
  17. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Yes...it was pretty darn good. Are you still going to do a Montana/Idaho ride report ? It's seems so long ago already it's kind of a blur...

    Looking forward to lunch Dec 8....:freaky

    Talked to Mcnoob tonight...already planning our May Black Hills ride

    And Texas maybe in Feb if anyone is interested in Hill Country
  18. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    We have back to back work Christmas parties this weekend but looking forward to gathering with my ADV friends the most! See everyone next weekend! Mark I have never thought of doing a ride report on the MT trip, will have to see what pics I have!

    Sure has been quiet around here!
  19. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Have been puttering away on KLR stuff. Spare frame repainted. What a PITA to clean and prep it properly. Still have swingarm to do.

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  20. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Looking good Darrel!!!