This is a place where I post thoughts and information about riding again after all these years and the KLR 650 that I have for that purpose.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Tank Bag!

Well, I'm still bummed about missing ESR III this year but it seems there's a big of good news that will help me get out and do some longer riding this fall. I seem to have made the first offer and am going to pick up the following soon:

Hey listas! Long time no talk to. Hey, what can I say. I've been
very very busy doing way too much stuff to even think about typing
it all out here.

One of the things that I have been doing is ummmmmmmmmm, errr, are
you ready for this..........................parting out my KLR!
It's a long LONG story that again, I just don't have time to type
all out for ya. I'm not giving up on riding, that's for sure, and
I'm not even sure that I won't have another KLR (I sure would like
one of those new F1 motors) but right now I'm selling everything to
do with this bike.

Alot of it is gone already. Eagle Mike, Ed Beaver, and Buddy
Seifert got alot of the bike. Eagle Mike came up last Saturday and
we spent all day loading up his vehicle with the stuff for all 3 of
those guys. I few more bits went here and there, and I have a few
more parts already spoken for. I will be posting what else I have
to sell on here soon, but for right now, I just want to sell my
killer KLR tankbag.

If you don't know about these bags, here's a link to the website
where they sell them for $175, and the rain cover for another $30.


And here's some pics that I just took of my actual bag, the tank
fastener that goes under your seat horn, and the removable map
holder. I forgot to put the rain cover in the pic. By the way, I
already seam sealed the cover and man does this setup work well! I
thoroughly tested it out coming back from Heavy Equipment School in
Oregon a few months ago. I rode the 550 miles home in 1 day and it
RAINED and POURED the WHOLE WAY HOME. We are talking serious rain
and wind here folks. I was on the coast in Oregon and the 65mph
side wind gusts were very very close to blowing me right off of the
road. The stuff in my bag stayed dry except for some slight
moisture in the side compartments. But what do you expect with
those kind of conditions? This was 10 solid hours of riding. With
break time included, the bag was actually in the rain for over 15


This stuff is in near perfect condition. All zippers and velcro
parts work great. This bag holds so much stuff in it that you won't
believe it. I'm letting it go for $150 to the first person to e-
mail me and tell me they are shipping the money out in a day or
two. Let me know if you have any questions.

A8 (Barbie and Ken special) being spread out all over the USA

Monday, September 05, 2005

Carson Pass Ride!

I got a late start and just headed east thinking I'd try so different backroads and work my way up above Placerville somewhere. Instead, I caught highway 16 to Plymoth and then how could I not head for Fiddletown? From there I caught highway 88 and decided I had time to make the pass even though it was cooling fast at 60 mph wearing just a light shirt under my summer jacket. The pass was busy and I experienced my regular electrical problem but had it fixed in no time, put on my extra layer and headed down to catch the Emmigrant Trail connection to highway 50. I got all the way down to Placerville before it was time to jump on highway 50 to finish this 200 + mile loop. I'm very glad I did and want to see if I can make it over the other passes before or as part of ESR III which is only 2 weeks away now. Where did the summer go? I certainly didn't see much of it from the seat of my KLR...

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