Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    The strap will come off when I get one of these:

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  2. Raptorman

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    Not sure if this
    Not sure if this stand foot fits the klx250? I have similar ones from Adv-Tech on my V-Stroms. Not the prettiest farkles but they work.

    https://www.adventuretech.biz/kawasaki-versys-x3001.html
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  4. klaviator

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    I see you managed to fix your Avatar.
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  5. klaviator

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    I got a couple of offers to ride today. The first was a street ride about 110 miles round trip with lunch in the middle. This was organized by a group that does everything by group text. It's pretty confusing because I get all these texts but have little or no idea who they are from. I was planning on going but it was raining real hard at my house at the time I would need to leave. The group managed to stay mostly dry because they were north of the weather.

    I also got another request to go for a dual sport ride today by a new dual sport rider who just picked up a really nice 2006 KLR for a great price. I had ridden with @Prestonee before on some street rides.

    So we waited for a break in the rain and went for a ride in Wheeler.

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    Did I mention he picked a great color for his KLR?

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    I recommended he practice standing on the pegs.

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    When I got home there was this brown stuff all over my new bike:dirtdog

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    If it was my old KLR I would have just put it in the garage but with this I got out a hose and rinsed it all off. Steve has told me that I need to keep this bike looking good because I wouldn't want to be somewhere with Steve and have someone ask why his 2010 KLX looks so much better than my 2020:dunno
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  6. Raptorman

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    Tru dat! A clean bike is a happy bike. IMHO. :thumb Mean Green is indeed the best color. :ricky 20190710_124314.jpg
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    Green is the fastest color!

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  9. klaviator

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    I got together with @Thinwater and @Prestonee this afternoon for a couple of hours of riding around Wheeler.

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    OK, we weren't riding the whole 2 hours. We did stop a couple of times to talk and enjoy the scenery.

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    A glamour shot of Preston's KLR.

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    Some action photography, Killboy ain't got nuthin on me:lol3

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    We found an open gate so we rode through it:dunno

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    We could have jumped right on I-65 but why would we want to do that?

    One last break to BS shortly before we split up and headed home.

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    Stephen and Preston, it was fun riding with you. I'm looking forward to seeing Stephen's video.
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  10. Thinwater

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    It was good to see you back on gravel Win, and nice to meet Preston.
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    dp064 Been here awhile

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    Have you ever ventured onto the TAT through TN? On the maps, it looks like it runs between Fayetteville and Collinwood. I understand it's pretty street bike friendly through the state.
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  12. klaviator

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    I have never bothered to see where the TAT goes through middle TN, I don't know if I have been on it. I have been on parts of it further east. Now that I have a dual sport again I'll have to check it out.

    I will be exploring more of middle TN.
  13. klaviator

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    No riding for me this past weekend. Debbi and I went to the Atlanta area to visit our Son, DIL and granddaughter. While there we drove into Atlanta a couple of times to pick up some used furniture they found on CL. All I can say is I am so glad I no longer live there. The traffic would drive me insane.

    One thing of interest for those of you in my area, we stopped Bama Boys BBQ in Henagar for lunch on the way there. Debbi thought it was the best BBQ see had eaten. I wouldn't go that far but it was very good and worth stopping if you are in the area. They are open Wed - Sat.

    I just finished installing a skidplate on the KLX. What a PITA!!! It's a Richochet Off Road aluminum skid plate. The skidplate itself is a sturdy piece of aluminum but it came missing some hardware and then the holes and hardware just don't line up properly. After messing it for at least a couple of hours I got it on the bike but a couple of bolts don't line up and are in crooked. The plate won't go anywhere but it is aggravating.

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    I was very glad I had a lift and wasn't doing all this laying on the garage floor.
  14. klaviator

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    I installed this luggage rack last week. It's a PMR rack. It was much easier to install than the skidplate.

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    I was planning on getting a Nelson Rigg enduro bag to put on it but they are currently sold out so I found this old lunch bag and stuffed a tube, tire irons and tools into it. It will do the job until I can get the Nelson Rigg bag or maybe find some other option.

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    Now I'm ready to venture out a little farther since I should now be able to put in a new tube if I get a flat.
  15. motocopter

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    Looks like you could loosen up those skid plate bolts and kick that thing to the left of the bike!
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  16. klaviator

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    ??:dunno
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    Was looking at how the bolt holes that are showing at the upper points. Maybe you tried that already.
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  18. klaviator

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    One needs to go right and the other needs to go left, can't do both. The picture doesn't show it, both bolts are angled in different directions.
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    Ok. Sort of considered that might be the situation. If you'd like a hand getting it to fit, let me know. Be happy to help.
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  20. klaviator

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    Thanks. I think that would involve widening the holes in the skidplate. I think it will be OK the way it is. My buddy said his was a real PITA to install as well. I'm pretty sure Richochet Off road used to be Utah Sport Cycle. I used one of their skidplates on my KLR and it fit much better.

    There are 6 total bolts holding it on. The other four line up fine.