Kalifornia or bust (on a KLR)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by steveWFL, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Awaiting house sitter arrival then heading out for a thumper trip from FL to Carolinas to work from mom's a few days, then a 3 week excursion to the he desert of California/AZ, Nevada and all the Marriotts, Hyatts, Motel 8's, and mega-camping I can squeeze in. Friends and family in Vegas/Phoenix/Carolinas etc all included.

    I'll also be doing 2 ADV forum off-road/camping meets: Death Valley/Gold Point and Roll the Bones Rally in rural TX.

    I'm packed and awaiting the house-sitter. I picked up a KLR on the cheap within the last few weeks and put used crap on it such as panniers, pelican top case, wired it for heated suit, usb phone charger, 12V air compressor, it has handlebar risers, cycra handguards, new jet in carb, Madstadt windscreen, bash plate, highway pegs and a host of other stuff I cant remember.

    WAVE IF YOU SEE ME ON THE ROAD, I look like a modern day Jed Clampet - I'm rolling like this:

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  2. Bear Archer

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    That sounds awesome! Hope you have fun. I'll be sure and say hi to you at RTB.

    I'll be riding a red 2012 klr that is all scratched and stitched.
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  3. WhitneyMike

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    Have a great trip..
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  4. Team Vegas

    Team Vegas Been here awhile

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    See you at GoldPoint
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  5. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    can't miss!! Good time of year to wander across the south-have a great trip

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  6. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    You're too young to know who Jed Clampet is!
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  7. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    I'm gonna watch . :deal
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  8. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Neat rig. Love the set up.

    Good choice.
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  9. Perkio

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    Are you riding through Riverside Ca, or going to Orange County?
    Let me know if you are and we'll meet up for chow.
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  10. Hoot Gibson

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    Love the Kaw....Ditch the Blue Jeans :lol3 Ride On!
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  11. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Thanks!

    I wish, I'm 49 just my head never went past 17ish hehe

    Thanks!

    Took the klr east to go west, vising friends and family here in Columbia SC a couple days then finding my way west. Pics soon.
    Someone suggested lose the jeans, I'm negotiating a pair of klim britches to match the jacket, may swing by Dallas and meet a fellow inmate from this forum.

    And TX brisket is the best!
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  12. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Yup...you need a proper pair of riding pants...even on a KLR:D
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  13. Team Vegas

    Team Vegas Been here awhile

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  14. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    The motorcycle shop in Tellico Plains (at the west end of the Cherohala Skyway) Is a great guy to deal with, and has a large selection of Klim stuff in stock at reasonable(for klim) prices.
    BTW check your oil !! Every fillup!


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  15. steveWFL

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    Jim thanks will do, so far I went 500 miles and oil is still same but I expect it to use some indeed

    This thread is getting lame with my not posting trip pics. But I'm still working from mom's. i went east to Carolinsa to go west. Today rolled in a parade in my parents 1956 Seagrave fire truck. My dad was the chief here. This was the oldest truck among the 30 or so. A few phone pics:


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    Michelin plant fire department brought ADV toys

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    Off to the fire house for the press conference and social, I knew it would be good when I saw a real SC non chain BBQ catering truck. Shealys is among the finest in the South. No oak or palm tree or propane, this stuff is all hickory wood smoked

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    I have a decent size pelican case as a top box on the klr. Or I thought so till I saw these they were HUGE

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    Mom in the red shirt on the left, me beside her. One of the bagpipe crew across from us. If love to learn to play bag pipes but the kilt is a bit much

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    Made friends with the South Carolina Gamecocks college football mascot "Cocky"

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    Firehouse garage started filling up as parade trucks arrived

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  16. stoke

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    Takes a lot of work to post pictures while traveling, trust me I'm in MN right now! Thanks for posting those up, and see you soon.

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  17. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Thanks, can't wait to meet you all out there!

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  18. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    Have a great trip. I did not notice a Sargent seat on the KLR, if you can have one waiting for you at a stop I would, and ship the stocker back to the house sitter.

    Rode my old KLR from TX to AK and back, can't imagine doing that on the stock seat.

    Ride safe, and have fun.
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  19. hwunger

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    .... if yer gonna play the pipes ... ye gotta wear the Kilt, man !
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  20. steveWFL

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    Yer right, will do!

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