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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:48 PM
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Posted By XpressCS
Well guys I sold my KLR today. I got enough to...

Well guys I sold my KLR today. I got enough to get me onto a brand new bike. It has served its purpose and I had my enjoyment out of it but alas this chapter has come to a close. It's making me sad...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
I love the LED lights I mounted to my forks,...

I love the LED lights I mounted to my forks, especially on the trails at night. Helps you look around the corner and illuminates everything real low to the ground, makes shadows stand out a bit more...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9,952
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Posted By XpressCS
http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/15-...

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/15-yamaha-fj09-2.jpg

:tb
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Compression check is my next step, if only I...

Compression check is my next step, if only I could find my gauge :baldy
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
If I'm getting to the point where I'll need to...

If I'm getting to the point where I'll need to rebuild the head then I might as well get a new piston/cylinder kit as well since it's all going to be apart.

I just went through the carb and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
Needle has been installed correctly, and the...

Needle has been installed correctly, and the collar is in place. It's the factory carb. Everything is in as it should be.

All it does when trying to start it with full choke is sputters every...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
It's up for sale if anybody is interested: ...

It's up for sale if anybody is interested:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1062160

I normally like screwing with stuff but this thing is too much for me at this point. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
Right, I should mention I have replaced the...

Right, I should mention I have replaced the plastic nut with a machined aluminum one and a brand new OEM boot. I've sat there for a few minutes spraying ether around the carb and can't find any place...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
It happened right after the KLX needle install....

It happened right after the KLX needle install. Like a light switch.

I pulled the idle mixture screw out to inspect, it was soaked in fuel and there was all kinds of nasty gunk up inside. I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
This wheelie was in 2nd :ear ...

This wheelie was in 2nd :ear

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/1010771_10203364213612994_1938028912_n.jpg

At the time it was totally stock engine and driveline wise with a 17"...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 447,984
Posted By XpressCS
Made one last incursion to the stealership...

Made one last incursion to the stealership yesterday. The salesguy insulted me the whole time I was there, so I walked out. Not gonna buy from some guy with an attitude. I think I'll get it from...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 447,984
Posted By XpressCS
Not in the cards unfortunately. I did talk...

Not in the cards unfortunately.

I did talk to another dealer today. The sales guy I sat down with said with absolute confidence that he could work me into a 0% down payment at 15% apr with the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,530
Posted By XpressCS
You forgot the LED headlights :lol3 I saw...

You forgot the LED headlights :lol3

I saw one in person today and sat on it. I definitely like it, it feels a little bit more comfortable over the FZ. The $2500 price jump can be justifiable, it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 447,984
Posted By XpressCS
One of the local dealers has it listed at $9,995,...

One of the local dealers has it listed at $9,995, about $12k OTD. I've been looking around town and some of the other dealers up north but it looks like that's the best deal I'm gonna find. I'm gonna...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 447,984
Posted By XpressCS
Right now the dealers in my area want around...

Right now the dealers in my area want around $12K. I think in the next couple of months I'm going to splurge for it if I can't find a less expensive bike around here.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 447,984
Posted By XpressCS
Went down to the local dealer today to talk some...

Went down to the local dealer today to talk some numbers with them on an FJ.

The KLR has been giving me problems, so putting it on the backburner to futz with on the occasion is more appealing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8,675
Views: 2,218,301
Posted By XpressCS
Yup, gas fumes seep through the plastic so...

Yup, gas fumes seep through the plastic so paint/stickers bubble up. The only stickers that don't really bubble up are the ones that have lots of those little pinholes in them. Not an issue with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8,675
Views: 2,218,301
Posted By XpressCS
Some shenanigans going on at the EagleMike tech...

Some shenanigans going on at the EagleMike tech day today.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/20150425_114354.jpg

There were 5 KLR's there today. I think the rain might've...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
I have no idea, I am going off of the calculator...

I have no idea, I am going off of the calculator linked on the previous page by GWN.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
I am assuming since the right intake valve is not...

I am assuming since the right intake valve is not out of spec that it would be fine to re-use the original 260 shim?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
OK so I got: EX: L235 R235 IN: 250 R260 ...

OK so I got:

EX: L235 R235
IN: 250 R260

Sounds about right?

I have exhaust clearance set to 0.010 and intake to 0.008.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
Could someone help me out with my valve shims...

Could someone help me out with my valve shims real quick?

What was in the bike:

EX: L255 R255
IN: L260 R260

What was measured:

EX: L0.003 R0.002
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,400,864
Posted By XpressCS
The bike ran great up until December time frame...

The bike ran great up until December time frame when my exhaust baffle fell apart inside. I gutted it, fitted a KLX needle kit, and put it back together and from there it gradually started to go down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,400,864
Posted By XpressCS
I pulled the valve cover today to check the valve...

I pulled the valve cover today to check the valve clearances. Left to Right:

IN: 0.004, 0.008
EX: 0.003, 0.002

Something's a bit tight. But I don't think this would cause my idle/no start...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Sounds like someone wasn't thorough enough :ear ...

Sounds like someone wasn't thorough enough :ear

I know I was thorough.



Out of gas.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By XpressCS
Got an aluminum nut in the mail today with a new...

Got an aluminum nut in the mail today with a new rubber boot. Went out to install them (seriously, who thought of this carb? It's a horrid design) and noticed a bit of power increase on the topend,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Very nice :freaky It was fairly simple...

Very nice :freaky



It was fairly simple and straightforward, aside from the neutral light. Had to reverse a couple wires for it to work.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Man these KLR's are attention whores eh? :lol3 ...

Man these KLR's are attention whores eh? :lol3

Today I:

-Fixed my busted wiring for my fork lights
-Remounted said fork lights so they don't shake
-Re-did the rats nest behind the headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Excellent. 27 bucks huh? :huh Guess I should...

Excellent. 27 bucks huh? :huh

Guess I should get a new boot at the same time too.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Thanks for the info. I guess I'll get a...

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll get a replacement. Does anybody make a better nut than the OEM one?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Here's what's going on: ...

Here's what's going on:

https://youtu.be/kvJj9yMK7YI

First second I have the choke on about 1/2, then I close it and you can see the bike slowly spools down.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
So I'm having an idling issue. It just won't. It...

So I'm having an idling issue. It just won't. It slowly spools down in RPM's until it dies, it's not like a sudden and instant die. I have a KLX needle upgrade in it with a 142 main, idle mixture...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
That's pretty zippy there...

That's pretty zippy there...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Woohoooo it's green now!!! ...

Woohoooo it's green now!!!

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/11036496_10206969182174955_6147843539507368447_n.jpg

I did happen to notice the side fairings being a little bit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Mine is the stock steel, so no issue there :ear ...

Mine is the stock steel, so no issue there :ear

Well aside from the fact that it has a dent in it...

Weight savings bro!
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
I concur. Mine was pink (red) so I painted it...

I concur. Mine was pink (red) so I painted it black. But Green is the color I like the most, so when I saw that Ace Hardware was having a plastidip sale, I had to get on it.



Well I have 10...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Going green.... :ear ...

Going green.... :ear

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/11079621_10206952606720579_1025587599852208590_n.jpg

Painted the headlight fairing the same color, and am going to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
1. How does this hinder turning ability? The...

1. How does this hinder turning ability? The handlebars still move lock to lock like normal dirt bikes.
2. Could be loose bolts, could be the baffle beginning to show signs of the known failure. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,926,768
Posted By XpressCS
Hey guys. So I need to flush out the crappy...

Hey guys. So I need to flush out the crappy coolant/water (it's probably like 15% coolant 85% water now since my overflow blew a hole in the side and it's just been overflowing out through the bottom...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,826
Posted By XpressCS
I like my KLR because it's fun. That's why. It...

I like my KLR because it's fun. That's why. It has soul.

Other dirt bikes just don't feel the same. They're either too tame or far too aggressive.
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