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I was signed up for the How the West Was Won rally in Colorado for mid-August 2018.  But, the rally was cancelled.  I still have approved vacation that I needed to use and there is no use throwing that back in the pool.  Might as well make the best of it.  So, where to go? […]

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I’ve suffered a brief three week hiatus from riding for one reason or another.  I have some maintenance to perform on the bike and I’m off for two weekends and the week between on a non-riding trip away from my motorcycle.  I really needed to get out on the bike. I didn’t want to just […]

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June 3-4, 2018 I didn’t take much time to plan this one.  I was looking to burn off some stress and bad energy and there is nothing like a BBG to do that.  I had originally though to do one of the out and back trips I have researched before.  I’ve completed two BBGs:  Santa […]

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Buying a new bike is fun.  It takes a lot of research, soul searching and effort to try to find the right one. I love my KLR650 and I hoped it would take me into the new to me realm of off road riding and it did, sort of.  I really ended up using it […]

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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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KLR650 update

It appears that I have licked the hesitation problems. I now have about 1500 miles on the last updates. Wow, what a finicky carburetor.  Or, maybe it was just that fucked up.  The previous (first) owner did manage to destroy a perfectly good engine at 6000 miles. I took the KLR out to the Santa […]

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When I left off, my KLR was rideable, but it was still randomly hesitating.  Very slight, very random and a long time between, but still there. I put another 500 miles on the bike with no noticeable change from this randomness.  I was starting to get used to it, when the bike just stopped running […]

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I have a few other articles about my problems with my 2005 KLR650.  It all started as a intermittent but persistent hesitation under load.  It would idle fine, run wide open throttle fine, but under about 5200rpm it would randomly and fairly rapidly hesitate, like it had dirt in the fuel that was catching in […]

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I tend to keep my bikes for long periods of time.  I’ve never had enough extra cash to constantly go for the shiniest and flashiest new bike out there.  I agonize over each purchase, sometimes for years before actually seeking out a good used example and pulling the trigger. None of the pictures are of […]

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A listing and commentary of places where I have ridden a motorcycle.  I have been to many other places, but this is primarily a motorcycle blog: The Continents: North America Europe The Countries: United States  My States Map Canada Spain   The States: Alabama:  Muscle Shoals – where music lives! Alaska:  I have a lot […]

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