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The KLR is always more FUN when it is Rolling on its tires, rather than simply standing on its tires & stand.
I am in snowy/cold Wyoming, USA.
I feel your PAIN my Brother! They have a "Winter Storm Watch" for us till Tomorrow Night. WAY TOO MUCH SNOW this year!!!

Come on Global Warming!!! ;)

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Add in some windchill and that is colder. When the Canada winds blow over the great Lakes, that is very cold.
Ah.... life in Minnesota! It's not exactly the tropics! ;)

We do Fahrenheit in the USA. In MN we can (and have) hit -40F without calculating in the "Windchill" here. Add the "Windchill" factor, and the Temps can feel like to -50 to -75F.

I live in the southern part of the state. Our lows this year only got down in the -20's Ambient. It's been a mild & wet winter here. They are predicting SNOW today!

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We used to tow saucers, inner tubes & runner sleds with our 2 strokes with ropes wrapped around our tires on the snow-packed streets of my small home town, Hudson WY, 11 miles to NE of here. Early 1970's.

My '71 CT-1 175 Yamaha would reliably stay running, at about the 75th Kick. :)
Here in Minnesota where Rep. John Marty works to pass laws BANNING ANYTHING FUN, I did something like that in my Youth!

We would use out 3-Wheelers (ATC's). My friend had a Honda 250R we would hook a rope to the back of and then to the front of a plastic red tub Sled. It was hard to stay in the Sled. The Goal of the "Sled Rider" was to stay on. The Goal of the "ATC Rider" was to try to get the other guy to fly off the Sled. The good old..... get up to full speed then swing into a turn typically did it!

Well.... one day we thought the guy on the Snowmobile was getting a kick out of our game w had been playing until the COLORED LIGHTS came on!!! We got PULLED OVER!!! We were told the person in the Sled WILL DIE because the Rope WILL get caught up in the Axle and the Sled and person in it will get SLAMMED into the back of the ATC!!!! We informed him the objective was to try and stay in the Sled and it is next to impossible. The Officer did NOT see our viewpoint!

SO.... if you are in the land where ANYTHING FUN is against the law (or Rep. John Marty is going to make it), do NOT use anything other than a RIGID HITCH on a Snowmobile, ATC, ATV, UTV or Motorcycle when towing!

Breakin' the law, breakin the law!!!! ;)

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Most sled riders would bail OFF Well Before being 'winched' into the rear tires. If not, give them a Darwinning Award.
100% SPOT ON!!!

The Officer was "Doing His Job" but.... there is no way you could stay on long enough to make it even a 1/4th of the way to the back of the Tow Vehicle!!!

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Always found 2 stroke seem to run nicer in the cold then 4 stroke. However, got to get them running first. Can always have fun on 2 strokes. Will hold onto mine, plus then can stick it to the greenies as well.
Race Gas & Castor Bean Oil!!! 🤤

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Do you have a product called "start ya bastard" over in America? It is made by Nulon. Awesome stuff, will get any bike to start, my 2 strokes may or may not have had their fair share of it.
No Sir.... I have NOT heard of that one! :ROFLMAO:

A higher Gear and a good tug typically works if your Leg wears out! ;)

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Highly good stuff. Works awesome on older bikes.
Same with the occasional WD40 down the exhaust :D

My old DT100 bikes can start by pushing down on the kickstarter by hand. very easy starting. Don't get sore legs unless starting a big thumper like an SR400 or XT500, don't get the decompression lever right and will snap your leg right back :p
I looked it up right after you posted it!!!! :ROFLMAO:

Too cool!!!!

I'm an old WD-40 for Starting Fluid type of Guy! I've used that for YEARS in Equipment! It's GREAT because it also provides a LITTLE lube to the good old Piston, Rings & Cylinder! A BIG Plus if you are tryin' to get the coals stoked in a old 2-Stroke!

Snowing here and about -2C.... what do you have?

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Stayin' alive! Stayin' alive!

Never thought an opportunity would come to share this, but here's a pic I took from the carport of the Roseville CA apartment I lived in '06 - '09. This was in January, '08. A major storm was winding down and I took the day off to play, as, apparently, did these guys. Of course they're guys.

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That's a snowboard he's on. He made it to, but not over, the speed bump a ways down the aisle.

Cheers to Whitehuntsman - you get to do cool stuff in a cool place!



Is this Marty guy from California, by any chance? Or did he visit once, hug a redwood, and has never been the same since? I can talk, because I was born in Berkeley - which, despite what my friends say, does NOT explain everything - "The Sixties" explains everything - oh, and I grew up here, and I still live here.

- Aaron
He wears a Bow Tie if that gives you any idea!

Socialist - Tree Hugging - Kill Joy 100%!!!

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