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03-15-2019 10:27 AM
pdwestman Sorry to hear of your back issues Minesweeper. Here is to hoping that physical therapy & time gets your back back up to 99% healthy again.
03-15-2019 09:44 AM
DPelletier Good to hear from you, Minesweeper; I hope you get back to 100% soon. Keep us posted.


03-14-2019 11:39 PM
chestypuller1970 Ill be in Alaska when you make your journey if you need a place to stop
03-14-2019 10:14 PM
Minesweeper I just got the email notification for this. In August 2018 I blew out my back badly, and being that I got through the VA for my healthcare had to fight for my surgery. I didn't get in for surgery until January of this year and have had a difficult time getting back on my feet while going to engineering school. I still have all my gear and the bike is ready to go but I first need to get myself in order and my education back on track before I go skipping a semester to do something crazy. The other problem is that I've had to go through all of this while my only form of transportation has been my KLR650 so it's been fun dealing with back surgery on a motorcycle when you don't know anyone near by. I'll post here once I have updated information on the trip.
03-14-2019 04:38 PM
chestypuller1970 I hope nothing bad has come of his journey.
03-14-2019 09:37 AM
DPelletier Well, I'd like to hear too too but Minesweeper hasn't posted in over a year.......so unfortunately, I don't think we'll hear the end of the story

03-14-2019 01:32 AM
chestypuller1970 wow i cant wait to see what happens with this, ive seen plenty of harley guys riding in winter around here, and alway wanted to give it a whirl! now that i have a dual sport and not just a street bike i think i will give it a try!
12-25-2017 12:36 PM
Klrwally1979! Maybe his handle “Minesweeper”is a clue to his appetite for danger? 🤓
Do what makes you happy...life ain’t a dress rehearsal
12-22-2017 04:36 PM
pdwestman A cm of clearance should be ok on snow and ice, but don't try to ride it thru Any Stickey Mud!

A shop that caters to motocrossers/dirt bikers/dual sporters/adventure riders would probably have the heavy tubes in-stock. KTM & Husqvarna are primarily dirt bikes.
12-21-2017 09:32 PM
Minesweeper Got the thermobob II installed tonight finally but I'm having a hard time getting an extra thick inner tube here in Utah for some reason. Have one on order with my closest shop but seems nobody has them in stock or its listed as "coming back into stock" a week ago? If anyone has an extra thick inner tube near me it would help get the studded tires on the bike. I'm currently riding a bald tire on the rear in snow and ice for errands and it's been interesting to say the least.

I bought doohickey to install during my next oil change and a sub-frame threw bolt kit that I'm hesitant to install until its shown to be needed. Cold weather gear is almost ironed out except for some small things but I'm comfortably riding now in 20's no problem.
Also decided to try the eagle fork brace. It's low enough that I only have about a cm of clearance between bridge and my studs which worries me a little.

Other then that all's well and safe for now.
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