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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By twinjet
see ya

Thanks for the help.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-06-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By twinjet
Question clarification

How do I make my Garmin 255w screen more viewable in sunlight?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By twinjet
Can't see my Garmin 255w

Any one else having problems seeing their Garmin 255w in sunlight? Mine is mounted on my KLR's LH handlebar with a RAM mount. I can see my Etrex Vista mounted in the same position just fine.
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
I really hate to drag this thread back but when...

I really hate to drag this thread back but when you Google "motorcycle fork failure", only BMW and KTM come up. And KTM did a mandatory recall to fix their forks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,288
Posted By twinjet
I bought a used (2004) KLR650 because I don't...

I bought a used (2004) KLR650 because I don't need to go 160mph anymore, got tired of fuel injection maps that can't be altered with hand tools, and shiny new bikes that i was afraid to scratch or...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 60,992
Posted By twinjet
Stages

When I was a younger guy it was when St. Peter wouldn't let me go back.
Later it was when I couldn't get the bike started.
Then it became when I couldn't hold the bike up.
Lately it's if I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,814
Posted By twinjet
Back in the "day" a bobber was the equivelant of...

Back in the "day" a bobber was the equivelant of today's cafe racer or street tracker. Like todays styling exercises they started out as a street bike modified for racing.

And a lot of people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,067
Posted By twinjet
The worst (or best if you like terror) would be...

The worst (or best if you like terror) would be the Kawasaki 750 Triple (two stroke).
People would come back from their first test ride with all the blood drained out of their faces and white...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By twinjet
I've been using a Zefal HP bicycle hand pump for...

I've been using a Zefal HP bicycle hand pump for years. The wife finally took pity and gave me a electric compressor for Christmas.

But the Zefal was doing the job.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,774
Posted By twinjet
An expensive but effective way to remove a...

An expensive but effective way to remove a hardened dowel if other methods won't work is to take the case to a high end tool and die shop that has an EDM machine. The EDM machine uses a carbide...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,774
Posted By twinjet
Is this a car engine crankcase? Is the oil...

Is this a car engine crankcase? Is the oil galley plugged above the dowel? Sometimes oil galleys are drilled then plugged at one end.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,774
Posted By twinjet
If the dowel is hollow all its length, find a...

If the dowel is hollow all its length, find a solid dowel that will just slip into the stuck hollow dowel, fill the cavity with oil then tap the solid dowel into the hollow dowel. Hydraulic...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,153
Posted By twinjet
That happened about 15 years a go to the Snap-on...

That happened about 15 years a go to the Snap-on screwdrivers I bought in the 70's. By year 2000 the worst ones looked like burnt charcoal. I asked Snap-on about them and they replaced them with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
Is the piston in the master cylinder retracting...

Is the piston in the master cylinder retracting all the way and clearing the bleed ports? Also, is there enough free space above the master cylinder fluid level for the fluid to bleed back from the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
Check your hand lever free play.

Check your hand lever free play.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,250
Posted By twinjet
2004

14,159 miles on my 2004.
Doo, KLX needle, 14t sprocket
Forum: 2 smokers 10-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By twinjet
I read about a young lady who inherited an Indian...

I read about a young lady who inherited an Indian Scout from her Grand Father.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By twinjet
Sometimes if there isn't enough play in the brake...

Sometimes if there isn't enough play in the brake pedal linkage, the brake pedal will keep the master cylinder bleed hole covered preventing fluid from returning from the slave cylinder to the...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,737
Posted By twinjet
It probably the ignition if you are not able to...

It probably the ignition if you are not able to run max rpm at less than full throttle.
Forum: Trials 09-25-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,737
Posted By twinjet
Choke test

Run the bike up a hill with the throttle wide open and slowly apply the choke. If it runs better wide open with the choke on, the mainjet is to lean.
Forum: Face plant 09-25-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Have the forks on any of those bikes ever failed?

Have the forks on any of those bikes ever failed?
Forum: Face plant 09-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Focus

It's good to have a forum where we can express our thoughts on this matter. This very important matter.
Here's my humble opinion. Motorcycles are wheeled vehicles. The wheels should never fall...
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Nice visual. Look at the size and mass of the...

Nice visual. Look at the size and mass of the fork brace then look at the size and mass of the axle lugs. Which do you think will break first?
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Hypothetically speaking, if the forks were too...

Hypothetically speaking, if the forks were too weak to hold up under normal riding stress and they broke while riding down a straight paved road, could we say the failure was caused by a "Forced...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,643
Posted By twinjet
Tool and Die Shop

A regular machine shop wouldn't have the expertise to fix this. Take it to a tool and die shop. A tool maker can remove dowel pins by drilling the center of the dowel with a carbide drill, filling...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,990
Posted By twinjet
2004 klr650

Yes! My 2004 KLR650 bought used this spring with 12K miles had a bunch of TLC items needing work. All of them resolved with basic hand tools and info from this and other websites. Having lots of...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,442
Posted By twinjet
2 more cents

I dunno, a lot of the comments seem to be focusing the blame on the victim. I question whether the victim is the rider who was on the tire when it blew or the mechanic that left off the rim strip. ...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
What you say is true and for most parts of a bike...

What you say is true and for most parts of a bike I would agree with your logic 100%. Forks on the other hand are for me a different matter. I want my bike to be designed so that the front wheel...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,442
Posted By twinjet
As a former bike mechanic my opinion is that for...

As a former bike mechanic my opinion is that for whatever reason they agree to perform the work, once they agree to do the work it becomes their responsibility to perform the work correctly. Was the...
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
I believe there is a law in Germany requiring...

I believe there is a law in Germany requiring re-usable packaging.
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Kevin Cameron's article touches on some of the...

Kevin Cameron's article touches on some of the die cast aluminum issues manufactures face.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2010/11/11/vacural-vacuum-die-casting/#respond
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By twinjet
Hey, your describing me! 63 years, 29" inseam...

Hey, your describing me! 63 years, 29" inseam and rode a BMW F650GS (twin) with stock seat and suspension for 3 years until recently. Now on a 2004 KLR650 with a low Sargent seat.

If I were you,...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,085
Posted By twinjet
Manufacturing Process?

I just got a 2004 KLR650 and comparing forks, the KLR design appears to be weaker than the F650 GS I used to have. The KLR has less metal around the axle bosses, no axle pinch bolts and over all the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,196
Posted By twinjet
Bsa c15t

My first thumper was a 1966 BSA C15T. That's a 250 that was the predecessor of the Victor 441. Same size and weight as the 441 with less power. Actually even less power because mine was the trials...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,087,914
Posted By twinjet
Very cool look. How and where did you mount the...

Very cool look. How and where did you mount the battery?
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
After reading your warnings I looked around here...

After reading your warnings I looked around here and at the other site for KLR carb stuff. After reading Willys thread and looking at his pictures I'm having second thoughts about a carb swap. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
Funny how a car will run a lot longer without oil...

Funny how a car will run a lot longer without oil than without water. (Don't ask how I know this) :eek1
Is you brother's goldie a runner? Big time nostalgia hit there. But, nostalgia aside, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
[QUOTE=685;18817135]Multiple answers to stuff: ...

[QUOTE=685;18817135]Multiple answers to stuff:

K&N. I wouldn't be running a 'sock' type K&N (or any other brand) on a KLR. I used to ride SR500's and there was a guy in Portland OR who raced...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14,792
Views: 1,576,945
Posted By twinjet
I always wondered about this. My old BSA twin...

I always wondered about this. My old BSA twin had pleated gauze air filters mounted to it's carbs without an airbox and it ran fine. On my KLR, I'd need a way to hold the battery (I think) and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,496
Posted By twinjet
KLR650, sometimes less is more.

KLR650, sometimes less is more.
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