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post #1 of 83 Old 04-10-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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New '09 KLR. Purpose:

I want to take adventure rides on and off the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas. Scenic rides, etc.

Exploration of dirt roads and easy trails. Maybe even an occasional weekend camping expedition.

I also would enjoy finding some "hidden" fishing spots. I just ordered a telescopic fishing rod.

Some geocaching and photography along the way.

I use my DroidX for a GPS Navigator and Google Earth-Maps-Latitude for monitoring my exact location.

This is what I'll be doing...with or without you. If this sounds like fun to you...let me know. [EMAIL="[email protected]"]
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post #3 of 83 Old 04-10-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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ok

I'll be here.
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post #4 of 83 Old 04-19-2011, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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400 mi. mark

Ok, recently passed the 400 mile mark. Time to take in for the 1st service. I have kept it under 4k rpm, by just puttering around country backroads. So far, so good. No issues that I'm aware of, although I worry about that "doohickey" issue. I don't hear anything unusual.

I have already paid for a lowering link and installation, so I am looking fwd to being able to reach the ground more easily.

I already changed the oil, so they don't need to do that. I just want them to install the lowering link and adjust the drive chain, and other general maintenance.
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My orders are coming in...hope to get mine soon.
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I have a few telescoping rods. The ones I have suck. Way too whippy. I put my regular rod in a piece of PVC on the passenger footped. Just FYI. I've caught fish on the telescoping rods, too.




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post #7 of 83 Old 04-20-2011, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Telescopic rod

Yeah, I just bought one too. Shakespear telescopic rod from Amazon. I think it is probably junk, but for $30, I thought I'd try it. It fits in a saddlebag easily. I like the idea of having it with me just in case I run into a fishing opportunity. Having a rod strapped to your seat (as below), only happens when it is your primary destination to go fishing.

I have ultralight 5' 6" rods that come apart into two ~equal lengths. I fold them together and strap down with small bungees along side the trunk bag / tackle box. They stick out the back of the bike for about a foot and a half or so, and that's ok. Works well, and I have a good reliable rig when I get to my fishing spots. Just not as stealthy as the telesopic rod.

So, the telescopic rod is just for serendipitous fishing opportunities. "Will do in a pinch" sort of mentality.
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post #8 of 83 Old 04-20-2011, 10:48 AM
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...I have ultralight 5' 6" rods that come apart into two ~equal lengths. I fold them together and strap down with small bungees along side the trunk bag / tackle box....
The tip got snapped off of my favorite St. Croix doing that. 8^(

I thought I had it protected, but...

It was replaced that with a four piece Fenwick, but it just ain't the same.

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fishin' rod

It's worth the risk to go fishing on the bike. Getting there is half the fun. Maybe more.
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Indeed, it is. I was riding a trail that I might have been better off walking.

At least I wouldn't have broke my dang rod...

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