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bones
08-06-2007, 09:03 AM
Some pics have captions. I did not take much since it rained ALL day Saturday, and POURED 4" that night. My tent was full and my gear was soaked. I split the last room at a bed and breakfast with another rider. :giveup:

http://30bones.smugmug.com/gallery/3252180#180022159

547 miles round trip and I feel fine. I was on the bike other than lunch and short breaks from 6am to 6:45 pm!! Bike still got 50 mpg loaded, and riding gravel all day at 60mph. BTW it's not for sale anymore. Love it even though it's a PIG.

I went down HARD on a level B road and thankfully my head took the brunt of the fall. :clap: Bike never skipped a beat. Going to replace the helmet or send it in to get checked to see if it's okay to keep using. It's my dual sport helmet, but a SHOEI and those are not super cheap to toss on the shelf as a memory.

Me someplace, somewhere in NE Iowa or SW Wisconsin. :shrug:
http://30bones.smugmug.com/photos/180814866-L.jpg

Pretty up here too
http://30bones.smugmug.com/photos/180815313-L.jpg

Tourmeister
08-06-2007, 02:13 PM
Gotta hate this! :lol2: :doh:

http://30bones.smugmug.com/photos/180815094-M.jpg

bones
08-06-2007, 04:14 PM
90K miles on that gem and 2 final drive failures. :giveup:

I liked his comment about it though 2 wheels, 4 wheels, [edit-Mod.] either way you are throwing money at it. :rofl:

Tourmeister
08-06-2007, 08:53 PM
My GS was cheap to maintain. What was expensive was replacing busted parts... :brainsnap

The Bruce
08-07-2007, 01:30 PM
Love the KLR pictures in you album. The flying chicken is awesome. :lol2:
What brand of fuel tank are you using?

bones
08-07-2007, 02:14 PM
It's an IMS when ADV had a group buy for $165 shipped. Could not pass it up. Wish it was smaller to be honest. Heck wish the entire bike was smaller when on gravel all day :lol: