Monday, September 24, 2012

ADVstunt1 Gets a Bar

After two years of KLR accessories sitting on my garage shelf, just waiting to be bolted-on, I got around to mounting them.

ADVstunt1 now sports:
  • Magura X-Line EX enduro bend aluminum  1 1/8" handlebars
  • Rox Speed FX 2" Pivoting bar Risers
  • Rox Speed FX 1" Lock Spacer
  • Pro Grip Rally grips
  • Symtec Motorcycle Grip Heaters (low heat only on a KLR; high not enabled)
  • Custom grip heater switch in dash 
  • Barkbusters with Storm hand guards; Magura mounting
  • Repositioned SW-MOTECH cigarette lighter
  • RSC Righteous Stunt Clutch lever in And Then Some length in bead blasted "color"
  • Moose Racing clutch perch cap with mirror mount 
I also went the extra mile and did:
  • Fresh spark plug
  • Fresh oil
  • Fresh oil filter
  • Clean air filter
  • Clean crankcase breather hose filter - only found on ADVstunt1
I must say it's nice having really high bars. They're skinnier too. And lighter. And stronger, no doubt. I wish I'd mounted them years ago, before all that ADV Commuting and all those trips. Man, I'd've been more comfortable.

Heated hand grips are a must for every motorcycle that gets used year round in the Pacific Northwest. I remember putting my first cheapo set on a CBR600. It totally transforms motorcycle riding. 

Rox Risers with a sweet bar "make" a KLR

That RSC clutch lever makes the one-finger-pull a half-finger-pull
In-dash grip heater switch looks factory
The Storm hand guards on the Barkbusters fight the coming storm

Friday, September 21, 2012

Enough about music - I went for a ride

Inspired by an email thread a few hours ago, I decided to head north out of Mount Pleasant for a few minutes and I found the intersection of Seafood Rd and Beehive Rd.  It was exciting.  Across the marsh is Capers Island.

Dirty Crew music post

It is necessary to post about music this week.  On Tuesday, there were two new releases that must be mentioned.  First, E-Rock's friend Ryan's band put out a new album and they played a tune from it on Letterman last night.
Here it is:

Also, The Dirty Crew likes the Ramones.  One of E-Rock's favorite bands is called drivin' n' cryin' and they just released "Songs About Cars, Space, and The Ramones" - it rocks.