Jacksonville and North Florida Classic Adventure Dual Sport (CADS) Club

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by twthinking, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    Hey, I live here in JAX, and own a '12 KLR650. I am new to two wheels to be honest, but I took the MSF Basic Rider Course at NAS Jax, and one of the instructors had an 04' KLR, I loved the bike and determined thats what I wanted. I found a 2012 KLR650 with only 20 miles on it and am addicted now to say the least having just rolled over 600 miles. I took the bike back to JAX for another practicing skills course with the KLR today, and the instructor informed me of the group CADS. I'm indeed a noobie :/ but am looking forward to meeting up and getting her dirty


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  2. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Hey Jimmy, great all around bike, good lookin one too. C'mon by Hurricane Wings next Wed. at 7:00p, it's on San Jose just north of Julington Creek. We sit around and shoot the breeze about bikes, rides, and sometimes we actually go on rides. :D At the very least we can show you some good areas to ride in around here. Head over and say hi.
  3. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Which part of Jax are you riding from ?
  4. yz2klr

    yz2klr Been here awhile

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    Definitely check these fellas out. A great bunch of guys. They can lead to the best off road riding Florida has to offer. You will also learn a lot about your KLR. I’m on a 07 :wave<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  5. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    I live actually off of Mindanao in between Beach & Atlantic (it's right near St. Johns Bluff) I'm pretty close to the town center
  6. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    I know roughly where that is. I live in AB but am looking to buy a house off of Kernan and Atlantic area. Welcome to KLR's and the sandbox. If you get the urge to do the doohickey replacement, I have the tools.
  7. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    Hey anyone in the group with a klr, what is the most prefered for crash bars and skid plates for the KLR? I see the JNS engineering skid plate is commonly used and made for compatible crash bars (mototech and givi)

    also what other necessities.. to you know .. keep up? haha:ear
  8. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    Most of my stuff like that has come from Happy-trail.com
  9. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    chicken is an A+ expert on things with "crash" and "KLR" in the same sentence :rofl
  10. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    Side panel, $150. Crash bars, $200, i'll just replace the panel.
  11. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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  12. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Welcome to CADS.

    PM sent.
  13. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    Yeah that'd be awesome. I bought a thermobob too, still gotta put that on here soon. Haven't been too worried as the weather has been pretty nice.

    I just changed the oil for the first time using rotella 15w-40 and a fram filter. After reading everything about a break in off of klr.net I figured I shoulda changed it way sooner, but I was just going off the owner's manual hah. oh well.

    I am not really where to start with the "vital" 600 initial maintenance though. I didn't bring it in to the dealer because I figured whatever is involved, I could figure it out without paying labor fees
  14. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    Yeah and I ride down to the beach almost daily, usually to the gym there.. i guess it's neptune beach, the gym is (north beach club & spa) haha so if you see a black 2012 that might be me.
  15. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    Twisted Throttle has them that are insulated. There have been cases where they crack at the welds from vibration.
  16. Jimmyy

    Jimmyy Adventurer

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    thanks for the tip chicken helmet..

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  17. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

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    Glad you found it.
  18. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    CADS
    Meeting tonight!
    At 7:00PM
    At Hurricane Grill and Wings
    located at 12795 San Jose Blvd. Suite 16 in Jacksonville.
    The phone number to the restaurant
    is 904-260-8338.
    Here is a link to their web site; http://www.hurricanewings.com/.
    And here is a link to a map of the location of the restaurant we will be meeting at;
    http://goo.gl/maps/4iq6r
    There are several locations of
    Hurricane Grill and Wings
    so please read the address and look at the map for the location that we are going to meet at.

    See you there…
  19. D6066

    D6066 Lost in the Woods

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    Tonight's meeting is in the same place (and time) as last week.

    :ricky I'll have pics and video clips of the New Mexico ride Wolgang55 and Slimy have been on the the last week and a half! :ricky
  20. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    CADS
    Meeting tonight!
    At 7:00PM
    At Hurricane Grill and Wings
    located at 12795 San Jose Blvd. Suite 16 in Jacksonville.
    The phone number to the restaurant
    is 904-260-8338.
    Here is a link to their web site; http://www.hurricanewings.com/.
    And here is a link to a map of the location of the restaurant we will be meeting at;
    http://goo.gl/maps/4iq6r
    There are several locations of
    Hurricane Grill and Wings
    so please read the address and look at the map for the location that we are going to meet at.

    See you there…
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