KLx 351's last Thursday... - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Other Motorcycle Make and Model Discussion Discuss other motorcycles by Kawasaki or any other motorcycle / automobile manufacturer here.

 3Likes
  • 2 Post By sedro tom
  • 1 Post By sedro tom
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
sedro tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Garage
KLx 351's last Thursday...

Rat Trap Pass was the goal, didn't happen. We got through two blocks and
was stopped by a big slide. At the start of our ride a log truck coming down our
FS17 shortcut forced him to stop while I turned around. Never met a truck on this
narrow steep road before. We overcame that and motored on ...... ending with
lunch at the Burger Barn, in Darrington, to fuel up before the return. 152 metered
miles + coasting? made for a fine ride today. Here we go.......

















weljo2001 and twowheeladdict like this.

Ride while you can
sedro tom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,904
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
I see that carrying a chain-saw COULD be a good idea!

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Member
 
jaaklucas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Nice country around there,love riding around N.Cascades though I stick to main roads..Glacier peak is a real gem of a mountain.Like here in B.C.,when I see one of those loaded logging trucks barrelling towards me coming into a corner I wince....
jaaklucas is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
sedro tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
I see that carrying a chain-saw COULD be a good idea!
I don't carry it a lot, only when we go back to clear stuff we've encountered.
Makes the front light and not as much fun.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaaklucas View Post
Nice country around there,love riding around N.Cascades though I stick to main roads..Glacier peak is a real gem of a mountain.Like here in B.C.,when I see one of those loaded logging trucks barrelling towards me coming into a corner I wince....
On these USFS roads they are required to make room. Mostly we just get over, in this case the ditch was to deep and the other side
was all down. First time I've ever had to back down.

Ride while you can
sedro tom is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Roseville, Ca.
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
I'm really interested in your experience upgrading your KLX 250 to 351 kit, as I love my KLX 250s except for lack of grunt. Did you do it yourself? Change carb, etc.?
Buffalo_Bob is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
sedro tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffalo_Bob View Post
I'm really interested in your experience upgrading your KLX 250 to 351 kit, as I love my KLX 250s except for lack of grunt. Did you do it yourself? Change carb, etc.?
I didn't do it myself. The local Kawasaki dealer has a good shop that did the job. The cylinder came from B&B cycle restoration.
It is well worth the money to have it done. I stuck with the stock carb and exhaust. Changed the front sprocket to a 13 tooth
and can do 70 MPH on the highway.
Buffalo_Bob likes this.

Ride while you can
sedro tom is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 12:24 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,904
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sedro tom View Post
I don't carry it a lot, only when we go back to clear stuff we've encountered.
Makes the front light and not as much fun.

On these USFS roads they are required to make room. Mostly we just get over, in this case the ditch was to deep and the other side
was all down. First time I've ever had to back down.
The only RECENT time I could've used a chain-saw on a ride, was going thru the "Gang Ranch" in the Caribou region of BC, but there was two of us, so we 'muscled' the tree out of the way.

IF I'd been alone, I would've "done a 180" and headed back.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
sedro tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Garage
This is what I carry all the time, a Corona folding pruning saw,10" blade,
amazing how well these work. They cut in both directions and you can do
a fair size log.




Ride while you can
sedro tom is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Member
 
hawkerjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
Posts: 1,059
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sedro tom View Post
This is what I carry all the time, a Corona folding pruning saw,10" blade,
amazing how well these work. They cut in both directions and you can do
a fair size log.



Nuthin like an "Arm Strong" chain saw.

Would probably wear me out to the point I could not hang on to the bars for the ride home...Lol.

Cookin Wid Gas

2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.
hawkerjet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome