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Forum: Alaska 06-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,254
Posted By eaglemike
There's been a few of these, but not many. I just...

There's been a few of these, but not many. I just pushed out a liner that looked like that on a cylinder a few weeks ago. Ugly..... I didn't see pic's of the head, might provide more info. Sorry for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,473
Posted By eaglemike
You made comments about my products - and you...

You made comments about my products - and you don't know what you are talking about. I still offer to replace your aftermarket parts with 2008/9 stock parts. You made a comment that extension springs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,473
Posted By eaglemike
Designing products??? What products???? Do tell ...

Designing products??? What products???? Do tell

My offer stands. Send your parts back - undamamged - and I'll refund your money and send you factory parts.

I guarantee you I know a boatload...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,473
Posted By eaglemike
Your name says it all, and you don't know what...

Your name says it all, and you don't know what you are talking about.

Make a living working with metal, do you?

ETA: if you don't like the parts (and they are mine) take them out send them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,473
Posted By eaglemike
Pat, I don't consider you an idiot, and never...

Pat,
I don't consider you an idiot, and never said or implied that. Get it right.

I have a larger sample than anyone else out there...... and I'm always careful to be accurate.....

Some people...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By eaglemike
The early version (1995 and earlier) had the cam...

The early version (1995 and earlier) had the cam chain cover attached to the underside of the cam cover.

You'll be fine. If and when you can (even though it might be a while) I'd plan on fixing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By eaglemike
Kawasaki screwed up the 2008/9/10 in this way...

Kawasaki screwed up the 2008/9/10 in this way too. They just routed the line above the airbox, so it no linger works as a drain. You still need the Y/T mod. A plastic Y works best. One leg runs down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By eaglemike
Paul, I'd sure go with the later stuff. Then no...

Paul,
I'd sure go with the later stuff. Then no worries at all about those parts.
all the best,
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By eaglemike
You are unlikely to get the upper bolts for the...

You are unlikely to get the upper bolts for the 2008/9 that cheap at the local store.....

all the best,
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By eaglemike
replied to your p.m. - sorry things been busy. We...

replied to your p.m. - sorry things been busy. We spent a fair bit of time in the DR office yesterday, as Geneva had eye surgery a few weeks ago. Thank goodness all is healing well!
all the best,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By eaglemike
90 degree needle nose have been used in a moment...

90 degree needle nose have been used in a moment of desperation... :D Easy to use to get it out. Get the new one started and screw in as far as possible with fingers, then snug just a little with the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,943
Posted By eaglemike
I've seen them from .005" to .005" out of round....

I've seen them from .005" to .005" out of round. They have always been out of round bigger front to back.

The amount of out of round doesn't relate to total miles on the cylinder!! Interesting,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By eaglemike
The drilled holes in the hub might be a little...

The drilled holes in the hub might be a little larger in the 2008. If you can measure your hub, I'll check an older on I have laying around. The wheel assemblies are interchangeable as far as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,943
Posted By eaglemike
It's not running warmer that makes a difference...

It's not running warmer that makes a difference (the 195 vs 160 stat) it's getting rid of the thermal cycling.

I KNOW there is a lot more thermal cycling on the 2008/9/10 - much more than the gen...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,943
Posted By eaglemike
I'm running one on the klr I ride. It's a 705,...

I'm running one on the klr I ride. It's a 705, head work done by Cary Aspy. I would put one on any KLR I own. The 2008 and later experience greater temperature swings than the earlier bikes. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,429
Posted By eaglemike
Robert, I also posted this in another thread,...

Robert,
I also posted this in another thread, as you did.

I'm involved in the project - yes. You are repeating things that are not accurate. I KNOW you don't have all the facts. I'm VERY...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,943
Posted By eaglemike
There is a LOT more to Willlys story than you...

There is a LOT more to Willlys story than you know. I'm involved in the project, yes. To slam a product on one guys when, when you don't have first hand information - um, my goodness. Willys is a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By eaglemike
I too have an account with them, and see them...

I too have an account with them, and see them face to face roughly 2x per week.

There have been times clutch plates need to be back ordered or cross-shipped. Either one of those will result in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By eaglemike
You really think they'll have those parts in...

You really think they'll have those parts in stock at the dealer????
Ummm, I hate to tell you, but they won't...... It'll take at least a couple of business days, depending on what time of day you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By eaglemike
I've got usable used klr stuff if you can't find...

I've got usable used klr stuff if you can't find new. I'll be on the road in the a.m., but I'll check in the afternoon. In San Diego.....
all the best,
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By eaglemike
The K&N flows less air than the stock...

The K&N flows less air than the stock filter.......... Cary Aspy did flow tests, I have his notes. The K&N doesn't seal as well at the base of the filter either.
all the best,
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By eaglemike
1) the popping doesn't hurt anything..... :) ...

1) the popping doesn't hurt anything..... :)

2) most common cause/contributor is a poor seal between the header and cylinder head. Check the nuts to see if they are tight. There is a copper crush...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,740
Posted By eaglemike
Brian, I do think there is a good chance the...

Brian,
I do think there is a good chance the valves could be part of the problem. I'd also check and adjust (if needed) the idle mixture screw. I just did a 2009 with a guy a few weeks ago. It went...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,740
Posted By eaglemike
Regarding the hard starting on the KLR's, a...

Regarding the hard starting on the KLR's, a couple of things come to mind. While the new manual doesn't call for a valve clearance check and adjust until 15K miles, IMO it's a good thing to do,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By eaglemike
Found it -...

Found it - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279508

Tidewater KLR

A good guy, in the tradition of KLR owners!
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By eaglemike
Tumbleweed (user name on klr650.net, not sure of...

Tumbleweed (user name on klr650.net, not sure of his name here) did one with dual Buell lights, came out pretty decent. Some of the big lights draw too much juice, but I know his works pretty well....
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By eaglemike
2 ways to do it, either inch or metric. I'll...

2 ways to do it, either inch or metric. I'll explain both below. I'm comfortable switching, but most people struggle the first time or so. I'll just describe the measurement and calc process, with a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By eaglemike
Loosen the clamps on the rubber booties below the...

Loosen the clamps on the rubber booties below the lower triple clamp - do this carefully, as the bike can drop quickly. Using a small mc/atv lift is highly recommended.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,152
Posted By eaglemike
For those with 1995 and earlier KLR650's, the...

For those with 1995 and earlier KLR650's, the later cylinder is a drop in, so keep your eye on eBay of you ever want to go 685. I've also machined several of the earlier blocks to accept the later...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By eaglemike
Its simple math. Remember a smaller numbered shim...

Its simple math. Remember a smaller numbered shim gives more clearance. The number on the shim is the thickness in mm, i.e. a 265 is 2.65mm thick. Take your time and don't rush. Torque the cam cover...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,152
Posted By eaglemike
sort of an understatement................. ...

sort of an understatement.................

The 685 kit is proven, and premium quality. It's always been the size they say it is. I've installed more than 20 685's and 705's. You can talk to people...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,429
Posted By eaglemike
Ummmm, that's a small sample. Pat, I never...

Ummmm, that's a small sample.

Pat, I never questioned your personal skills. If something happened outside your personal experience, it doesn't mean it's not a fact. Same thing can apply to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,429
Posted By eaglemike
It's too long, runs out of tension quickly. My...

It's too long, runs out of tension quickly. My 2998 would no linger adjust at 328 miles. Some people have reported some tension until8K miles or so, we had a bike at a tech day with 3/16" clearance...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,429
Posted By eaglemike
Pat, I've had a Kawasaki QA guy at my shop 2x...

Pat,
I've had a Kawasaki QA guy at my shop 2x now. I've been into or helped owners work on more than 600 KLR650 engines for one reason or another, mostly balancer lever and/or valve adjustments. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,601
Posted By eaglemike
By the time you spend the $$ on a sleeve, new...

By the time you spend the $$ on a sleeve, new piston, rings and wrist pin, the $$$ is very close to or more than the 685 kit. If you have a 1996 or later, to me it's a no brainer. The bike is a LOT...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,429
Posted By eaglemike
The KLR has more room. Friendlier to (ahem) KLR...

The KLR has more room. Friendlier to (ahem) KLR sized riders and gear.
all the best,
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By eaglemike
The factory petcock is vacuum operated. If it's...

The factory petcock is vacuum operated. If it's not getting vacuum from the carb - engine turning over for example - fuel won't flow. So that ppart is normal.

The carb works best with the plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By eaglemike
On the 1995 and earlier KLR650's, you'll have the...

On the 1995 and earlier KLR650's, you'll have the multi-piece balancer sprockets. These can fail. Since the left side front balancer sprocket is what drive the shaft, you might have an issue. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,324
Posted By eaglemike
I know a lazy guy that's done a few subframe...

I know a lazy guy that's done a few subframe upgrade and found a trick - use a ratcheting tie-down around the steering head and run it back to the rack. Then you can click the subframe back into...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By eaglemike
Sometimes it take so much force that screwing the...

Sometimes it take so much force that screwing the nut back on until it's just about flush with the end of the bold still results in messed up threads and a wasted nut. That's why I said...
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