I completely agree, though I felt like I was always playing catchup on the C loop. After a quick pitstop 10 mins into the ride to fix a pinchflat:mad3: (thanks to the guy in the jeep at Mason's store for loaning me a socket and waiting while I changed the tube - note to anyone else relying on the stock tool kit "the 17mm open wrench will spread on the axle")I caught up to everyone on the power lines:f:......only to have to stop for gas in Cow Lake:mad3:......but then I caught up in Youbou:f:......only to ride off ahead and miss the turn before Kissenger Lake and end up 25 kms out towards Nitnat:mad3:......but I once again caught up on Gordon Main:f: and from there behaved. Nothing like riding under pressure to increase the fun (fast) factor.
Good day, nice to meet new riders and the weather gods had mercy.
No kidding, it started to get mushy about 100' from the driveway into the store. They were kind enough to loan me the crates and the guy in the jeep offered assistance right away (he's also a rider) and I said I had tools and was okay. He was just about to drive away when I realized just how crappy my tools were....."Hey, you don't happen to have a 17mm socket do you?" Gotta love bike enthusiasts.
I know what you mean about the supplied tools. I evaluated my kit this winter and came up with this set. Don't know what the sizes are for your KLX but my 2009 is 17/19mm front, 22/27mm rear axle nuts. The stock kit doesn't have anything 19mm unless you count the pliers. Slight gain in weight/bulk from stock. I prefer six point. Might still rework the 17's former open endto be another tire spoon like the 22.
We went out yesterday for a practise ride of the C loop. FANTASTIC!!! Very well marked! The Powerline line section was tons of fun. There are lots of puddles so make sure you have waterproof boots and pants!!Don't forget tolook around the scenery it is amazing. We took our time, GPSing and talking to people we met along the way. It took about 6 hours. No bears but I did see a grouse and there was a huge yarder being moved down the road, so keep in mind you will be traveling through active logging areas. My annualflat tire didn't happen until I got back to town! PHEW! I can't wait to do it with all of you next weekend!