Thursday, June 5, 2014

Goodbye ADVStunt1 - KLR Sold

Ladies and gentlemen, ADVstunt1 has now left the building.

MotoBum's 2009 KLR650 is now gone, sold to a man from Lynnwood. The best part of the deal was that the machine went to a good home. The fact that both parties in the deal were stoked was another.

ADVstunt1 Goes Away in Some Dude's Trailer
This bike did it all. From the original 1000 Wheelies Project to The Dirty Crew's Arctic Ocean Expedition 2011, numerous Tequila Tours to our WABDR experience, four years of endless commuting to being the sled of choice for Shotgun Ruthie on her "dirtymoon" with Ghostface KLR and the rest of TDC (with Special Guest Stars Chris "Mendo Moto" Brown and Josh "Righteous1" Miller) during the ORBDR, it was amazing.

And now, MotoBum, and the rest of the inflicted The Dirty Crew members, can close the chapter on ADVstunt1. Next.

The winning craigslist ad went something like this:
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2009 Kawasaki KLR650 + extras - $4250 (Shoreline)



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condition: good
Gently used blue/black 2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 dual sport motorcycle for sale. 24,313 original miles. One owner. Always garaged. Ready to go on an epic adventure today!

Fitted accessories:
Laminar Lip windscreen
Progressive Suspension rear shock
Continental TKC-80 Twinduro tires
SW Motech engine guard with highway pegs
SW Motech skid plate
SW Motech center stand
SW Motech 12-volt socket
Barkbusters Storm hand guards
Magura X-Line EX bend enduro 1 1/8" handlebar
Rox Risers (adjustable) with Rox extension
Righteous easy-pull clutch lever
Pro Grip Rally Grips
Grip heaters
PackRat Luggage Rack
Caribou/Pelican 35L locking side cases with internal curtains (not shown)
Twisted Throttle 1L bottle mounts (on both cases)
Adjustable fuel screw on carburetor
Eagle Mike Doohicky upgrade with torsion spring
No-Toil Air filter

Notes:
Oil & oil filter changed religiously
Battery maintained religiously
Air filter cleaned regularly
Original stock skid plate included
Original handlebar and hand guards included
Original clutch lever included
Original tool kit and owner's manual included
Carburetor needle raised; runs smooth
Current registration through Feb. 2015
Title in hand; ready to sell today -- $4250 or best offer

keywords: dual-purpose, dual sport, adventure, motorcycle,
KLR, KLR650, GS, tour, touring, "helment"
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Walmart Windscreen

Seems that wind screens for the DR650 run well over $100 for a good one.  But a plastic trash can from Walmart is about $10 and some 2" industrial strength velcro costs just a few dollars.
So I made a windscreen in less than an hour.





Not bad for under $15.  Keeps the wind off the chest and is easy to remove and put back on.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

LMR with'82 XT Flywheel

LMR got creative this evening a fabricated a special tool to enable him to re-mount the flywheel to 57.9 ft/lbs. The use of an actual piston stop was not required.




Saturday, May 4, 2013

30mm

The MotoBum Yamaha WR250F "Ripper" got a 30mm rise for 1 1/8" bars courtesy of Tusk today. They are shiny and new.


The stuff dreams are made of come really, really, really, cheap from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

Upon installation of some fresh ProTaper pillowy-soft grips, I had to cut-off the Anti-Rip Tip (TM) ends. Dirt bikes were made for ripping. Anything that gets in the way of a good rip has to be cut off. So, a crisp X-Acto blade came to the rescue. Ripping has now been authorized.

Motorcycles are safe once safety wire has been applied.

The Ripper is ready to rip.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2013 D100 Alternatives

Last Minute Ryan, Ghostface KLR, Shotgun Ruthie, and MotoBum all saddled-up on dual-sports. It wasn't for the annual Stumpjumpers Desert 100 event. It was for fun as everyone had decided not to attend the D100 for 2013.

The planned route looked like this:






















But we ended up just here due to snow:

Fun was had. We crossed a couple of locked backcountry gates and had a really great time.

Here's the (unlisted) dual-sport video -- Port Townsend Dual-Sport:

Swamp Monster, and his dad David, had a separate D100 Alternative at Tahuya.

Here's the dirt bike evidence video -- A New Ride: