Who we got for ADV riders in Atlantic Canada?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by bluenoser, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    SPOT or a deLorme tracker are awesome to have. A smart phone app can track you constantly, great for spousal peace of mind. where They are also great tools in an emergency, just make sure you carry your locator on your person, not the bike, as you can easily become separated. I personally use a SPOT, but hear good things about the deLorme, although they are pricier.
  2. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    We've been running Spot units for years. Very handy. Often we will ride alone. We get text messages and emails with the other's location. The emails include a link to google map so we can find out quickly where the other last sent a spot. I don't leave home on my bike without mine.

    (I'm a bit more paranoid than most since finding out that one of the guys I taught to ride years ago went off the road at speed into a treed area and wasn't found for a week. And he'd been trying to get to the road to get help. RIP.)
  3. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    This is why you take a SPOT, and keep it on you, not the bike!
  4. Captain Licorice

    Captain Licorice Adventurer

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    I'm from Guysbrough county, nova Scotia. I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in a adv rally? It would start in Antigonish
  5. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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  6. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    guess we are all still in atlantic canada.... just need the bleeping weather to cooperate ..the stellar Feb riding made for false hopes in March "eh".... nudge....
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  7. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    yes, and a wonderful spring to you as well....
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  8. riverman

    riverman Life is great !

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    Relax boys. She's just around the corner. :)
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  9. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    evidently you do not have a bike or canoe/kayak around your house that was purchased this winter....
    "helped" my son buy a kayak in February and it is still at my house...waiting for the ice to clear the pond so I can go down the stream and get to the landing at the pond....
    been out on the KLR several times and the BMW once....
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  10. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Been here awhile

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    hard to relax when this is all you have together..it can keep snowing for another month.. 20160312_183958.jpg 20160215_002136.jpg 20160312_183958.jpg 20160215_002136.jpg ...lol
  11. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    looks like you are stuck in motorcycle purgatory... what was ailing that 650 power plant?
  12. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Been here awhile

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    Power plant ate the doohickey spring ( upgrade was never done ).... totaled the crank, among other internals...lol... bike purchased as a winter project..... ended up going a little deeper than expected...lol .. back together now...just have to rebuild the rest of the bike :)
  13. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    You shoulda went to Eagle Mike a long time ago! You don't need a month for that, you should be riding soon as long as you didn't order parts from Freedumb Cycle!

    How did the spring get past the oil pump inlet screen? Usually the broken spring gets caught.
  14. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Been here awhile

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    Bought the bike as a project already damaged...broken spring end was in the oil pick up screen, along with lots of other bits...lol....main spring was just bouncing around in the crank hammering away on everything in it's path...through the chain guides etc... lol .. not a huge fan of Freedom...but it IS local employment ... try to share the $$ as best I can...most of their OEM parts prices are really good... they just need forever to get them...and never call you to tell you they're in...lol ... Yes I did the Doohickey upgrade during the rebuild.
  15. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    If you're that far in, you should consider putting a 685 kit in, pretty cheap to do, and no more oil burning. I think I got a kit from Wymann Wynn on the KLR forum, cost 450 bucks for new piston, rings and cylinder, along with all the gaskets.
  16. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Been here awhile

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    I don't think putting in the kit is worth the $.... if I grenade this one...it's getting a Ninja parallel twin 650 :) ...might get it next winter regardless..... entire bike is stripped and suspension, frame, fork lowers getting repaired and painted....all bearings and bushing in the entire bike are being replaced....then I'll know what I have and go from there :)
  17. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    I guarantee it is worth the $! You should check out JDRocks' build of his Ninja powered bike. I'm not sure the KLR frame is best for that build. What year is yours? The pre 2008's were the worst oil burners, although I have seen late models doing the 2 stroke imitation as well.
  18. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    ouch.... hard to believe a few units can have the doo & spring fall apart and not grenade.
    the gen 1 i purchased had most of the spring and doo pcs floating around in the rotor side when it landed home{thankfully on a trailer} I was plagued by one missing pc to the puzzle in finding all the pcs... ended up fishing the missing doo part out of the sump area via a clutch side access hole with a magnet. At the time a lot of folks said it "may of just went out the oil drain /plug hole".

    best of luck

    Bill
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  19. fredgreen

    fredgreen Plannin' the next trip

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    Mine was broke when I got it as well. The spring end was in the oil screen, the doo was cracked as well. Fixed it with the Eagle Mike one and the round spring. Did the 685 upgrade at the same time. She's still running stellar in the hands of BigSexy! It'll probably still be running after my F650 is dead and buried!
  20. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    @Millwright98 -

    Seriously consider the 685. I've ridden the one Fred did. It is NOT your grandpa's KLR. I was pleasantly surprised at the torque.

    This is much easier than a 650 Ninja build which requires frame modifications which (if you're honest about it) will not be insurable.