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post #1 of 10 Old 08-14-2016, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Finally posting a pic.

I've finally reached the minimum number of posts to upload a pic.

Here's my new 2015 KLR with a KLR Dash (stock windscreen at this point), Bark Buster Storms, SW Moto crash guards and skid plate.

I'd just completed my first river crossing on this bike. Not only did this low water crossing shave several miles from my trip, it also served as a lazy man's bike wash. Rest assured knowing that it's dirty once again...

It wasn't a pretty crossing as I stalled a few times and the rear tire spun and slid on the slippery rocks. So there was no standing on the pegs. Instead, I sat and, in places, "Fred Flintstoned" my way across. I'd rather avoid submarining my new bike at the expense of looking uber kewel in front the wild life that might have been watching.
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-14-2016, 07:00 PM
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Water crossing

Wild life don't have internet! No worry.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-15-2016, 06:26 AM
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Nice picture.

Proper adventure water crossing technique is sitting and feathering the throttle to maintain a reasonable/consistent forward momentum.
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-20-2016, 02:29 PM
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LOL - I'm a big fan of "Flintstoning", guess I need a bit more practice. Nice pic !


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post #5 of 10 Old 08-20-2016, 05:40 PM
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Water crossing technique.

I thought you just sit on seat with legs out wide to keep from getting wet??
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Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-20-2016, 08:31 PM
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I've finally reached the minimum number of posts to upload a pic.

Here's my new 2015 KLR with a KLR Dash (stock windscreen at this point), Bark Buster Storms, SW Moto crash guards and skid plate.

I'd just completed my first river crossing on this bike. Not only did this low water crossing shave several miles from my trip, it also served as a lazy man's bike wash. Rest assured knowing that it's dirty once again...

It wasn't a pretty crossing as I stalled a few times and the rear tire spun and slid on the slippery rocks. So there was no standing on the pegs. Instead, I sat and, in places, "Fred Flintstoned" my way across. I'd rather avoid submarining my new bike at the expense of looking uber kewel in front the wild life that might have been watching.
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In tricky situations such as water crossings, I'll urge you to rest 2 fingers on the clutch lever, and purposely "slip It", instead of trying to control your forward speed via the throttle! Hold the throttle 'steady' at about 1800-2500 rpm.

Gives you more control, smoother 'roll-over' of under-water obstacles, less stalling, less 'Flintstoneing' (I always referred to it as 'dog-paddling'.)

And Never attempt water crossings of 'Questionable Depth', with-out Walking it First! Better to wet your shorts or fill your boots, than fill your engine with water!
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-25-2017, 04:23 AM
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Nice pic!!
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-02-2017, 07:04 PM
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Nice Pic! Just joined and did not know there was a minimum number of post before being able to post pics... (Actually came to this part of the forum to post a pic, but it'll wait! ;^)
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-14-2017, 05:35 PM
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Ya I guess I'll have to wait as well
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-11-2018, 10:21 PM
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Now you gotta get it a little muddy just make sure if you hit a mud puddle with some speed there aren't any huge rocks hiding in the water..... I've mad that mistake before. Gets a little wild after that.
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