Archive for the ‘Commuting’ Category

Another fine PNW KLR Commute…

Posted: February 6, 2015 in Commuting
Misty morning on Vancouver Island...

Misty morning on Vancouver Island…

It’s been great riding weather all through January on Vancouver Island. I’m getting to ride the KLR 2-3 days a week to my client’s office as well as some weekend riding. I stay off the bike if it’s really raining, but there are many dry or just misty days like the photo above for pleasant KLR riding.

The bike is doing well. I have over 7000kms on the Michelin T63 rear tire and it’s only 60% used up. The bike needs an oil change I hope to get done this weekend.

I love this time of year because we’ve gotten past the hump of winter and fine spring weather is nearly here. Each day is longer, warmer and drier than the one before it. 🙂

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I broke 10K…

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Commuting
New decals...

New decals…

Despite riding the KLR nearly daily this blog has been slow because the bike is working great, I’m not adding any farckles and I haven’t gone on any adventures of note. That said I did break 10,000kms recently! Living on an island it’s hard to rack up huge mileage so 10K is a nice milestone. 🙂

Taking apart the front fairing...

Taking apart the front fairing…

In honour of the occasion I figured I should do some maintenance on the bike. I replaced a burnt out head light which was quite a pain in the ass to get to! Changed the oil. Checked the air filter and started buying a replacement for it. I also installed some new tank fairing decals. I was bored with the old ones and I actually made 2 different sets so I had some spares.

Front view...

Front view…

All in all the bike has been running great.The stock motor is purring right along with regular oil changes. It’s mostly seeing commuting duties at the moment, but getting to ride for an hour or so each day is great even if I am not exploring Outer Mongolia! 😉

Don't lose any parts!

Don’t lose any parts!

Waiting for me to finish work...

Waiting for me to finish work…

My KLR adventures are mostly commutes to work these days, but I’d rather be riding the moto to work than not riding it at all. =)