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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 91,872
Posted By Tsotsie
[ And getting out there and testing your...

[
And getting out there and testing your systems is the best way to prove and improve what your doing!

Cheers.[/QUOTE]

+1
During a course on organizational development the Prof. took a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
53K using a Laminar Lip on an 08. Very happy...

53K using a Laminar Lip on an 08. Very happy with it. I am 5' 8". And they are $80 something!
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 Did that years ago - also to stop...

+1

Did that years ago - also to stop people who might have ulterior motives messing with it on trips.

If the cap is off, it will blow a considerable amount of oil out!
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tsotsie
Why do you wear a helmet? Protection or the herd...

Why do you wear a helmet? Protection or the herd fashion you ride with?

What are the medical bills likely to be if you survive from a head or face plant injury? High, very high compared to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
The igniter for the spark and timing. Cant ditch...

The igniter for the spark and timing. Cant ditch that!
Forum: Americas 05-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Tsotsie
I have not decided on which bike to take yet. ...

I have not decided on which bike to take yet. The Beemer (R1150R) or the KLR
Forum: Americas 05-29-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Tsotsie
TX to Eastern MT

Planning a ride up from TX through OK, KS, NB, SD and MT.

These States, their Western and Eastern regions do not get the ride attention as do others? Having been to the 'others', I am looking...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Go here for LED flasher etc.- might be a...

Go here for LED flasher etc.- might be a cheaper easier solution;

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26062553#post26062553
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Sounds then like you did what you needed to....

Sounds then like you did what you needed to. Better to be safe.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Unless the schematics on-line are wrong and show...

Unless the schematics on-line are wrong and show only the 08+, the washers you need to look for/verify in place, are also 92026B and 92022A!

As for the 'witness marks' on the doo, they are the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
There is no adjustment of the front brake lever....

There is no adjustment of the front brake lever. If it is spongy, then there might be an issue with the fluid and or air in the system.

The small screw on the inside of the lever - DONT adjust...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Tsotsie
Read the back of the SilverStar packages. ...

Read the back of the SilverStar packages.

Some have changed, but are deceptive advertising! Their 'great' light output claims are against a stock bulb at 80%! Look at the life claimed - stock,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Interesting! The one is a shim for the...

Interesting!

The one is a shim for the doo assembly the other a washer between the doo and bolt. The latter was missing on some years if I recall?

The concern is the magnets of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, two on the left side as well as the rotor. ...

Yes, two on the left side as well as the rotor. You will need the rotor puller too. You might need the 2 gaskets.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
The doo itself has been redesigned. The spring...

The doo itself has been redesigned. The spring that activates it is too long and does not have enough tension and needs replacing.

As for across country - you bet- and around the world - many...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
I have the original cable. Still good at 64k...

I have the original cable. Still good at 64k miles, 8 years. I lube mine with a mix of motor oil and a molybdenum based grease about 2X a year. Make sure that the routing is clear of sharp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
On one of the Mexico trips the radiator got bent-...

On one of the Mexico trips the radiator got bent- still worked and did not leak. Sent off the Mylers (sp?) in UT to straighten and weld. Glue the plastic together with a Methyl methacrylate based 2...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
You will not hear it. They usually drop down...

You will not hear it. They usually drop down near the alternator. You must get them out. Might need to fish with a magnet if you cant see them.

I have had to repair several torn up coils for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Did you take the bolt out to replace the O ring...

Did you take the bolt out to replace the O ring of the doo adjuster?

STOP - if you did it is possible you could have dropped 2 internal washers into the motor - one on the silver adjuster/doo and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
If you are stuck and in an emergency, above it is...

If you are stuck and in an emergency, above it is the air vent elbow out of the side of the carb. Same black angle/elbow plastic part. Use it till the other part comes in. PN 92005B
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 An O ring on the inside and a rubber cap...

+1
An O ring on the inside and a rubber cap on the outside (Missing). Loosen 1/2 turn every oil change or 3K miles and tighten back up. Doo spring will (should) take up the slack in the counter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
I presume that you are asking me? The...

I presume that you are asking me?

The answer is yes, as you see the bike. The lower AL engine guard is quite torn up underneath from rocks. 5 trips through Mexico, Copper Canyon and Sierra Madre...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
The 08+'s have a small bottle at the bottom end...

The 08+'s have a small bottle at the bottom end that under certain conditions, needs draining. This prevents the excess condensed oil from the motor in the airbox (That in vapor from that does not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
There are 3 hoses. 1. Vent from the...

There are 3 hoses.
1. Vent from the transmission -about 1/2" in diam. (near the battery- that must be in good condition to prevent trash getting into the transmission
2. Vent/drain from the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 91,872
Posted By Tsotsie
A laugh this am. Mick lists his location as...

A laugh this am. Mick lists his location as Tanzania and Tan as Mocambique! A technical oversight, no a separation of ways - I presume!

Glad you are encountering mostly nice people, except the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 91,872
Posted By Tsotsie
I wish! 8 months later I am still doing...

I wish! 8 months later I am still doing therapy to get mine to work more than 80%.

Mick, Tan, a great report continues!
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
With a 685 and 64K miles I am still on stock...

With a 685 and 64K miles I am still on stock jetting (Yup- went the jets route and then reversed it as all it did is use more gas, did not open the air box etc. as I have commented in the past) and a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
NFE and Ghost - tks for the additions and...

NFE and Ghost - tks for the additions and corrections
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Tsotsie
Check the main fuse under the tank - 20amp. ...

Check the main fuse under the tank - 20amp.

As for the petcock, a piece of gasket material cut to the square shape as in the plate shown above is all you need - use the stock back plate. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-13-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
In Texas etc. I am not at home so will edit this...

In Texas etc. I am not at home so will edit this later. Writing from memory

From S Antonio,
1. TX Hill country. The 3 sisters, roads 335, 336, 337.
2. Hwy 90 to Del Rio
3. Seminole Canyon -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By Tsotsie
Weight, speed, comfort is subjective. Everyone...

Weight, speed, comfort is subjective. Everyone is different in what they like and don't. Those with a particular bike tend to bad mouth another brand etc. etc. especially those they have not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
Possibly pre-ignition. Usually occurs in the...

Possibly pre-ignition. Usually occurs in the lower rpm's in a high gear when on the gas. If that is what it is, not good and can damage the motor! Try using higher rpm's. Sometimes gas related on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
Nice, but it is too clean for a KLR to be!...

Nice,

but it is too clean for a KLR to be! It needs some honorable dirt! (honorable dirt is that dirt collected in the pursuit of adventure - dis-honorable dirt is when one just does not clean...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tsotsie
Review that again, please! 1. Rossi...

Review that again, please!

1. Rossi killed him?
2. Because of Marco's hair his helmet could not fit optimally?

Review your own video clip and conclusions. Rossi was hit out of the way by...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,101
Posted By Tsotsie
A sad story. Among a large section of the...

A sad story.

Among a large section of the 'crusing' community that I have encountered it is considered riding wisdom to, "lay 'er down..." In the same catagory as 'loud pipe save lives... '...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, 08's, 3 with implosions of the whole motor....

Yes, 08's, 3 with implosions of the whole motor. One a personal friend of mine. At about 10K miles.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,864
Posted By Tsotsie
Last September I had a similar incident in...

Last September I had a similar incident in Yosemite. The driver of the car pulled out as I was overtaking and hit me into a culvert.

As there were several witnesses, he was cited. He had the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-09-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Tsotsie
The road from Texarkana to Mena is not fun. ...

The road from Texarkana to Mena is not fun. Just before Texarkana in TX take 259 N into OK and the Ozarks. Then take the Talimena Scienic Byway, Rt 1 (The Blue Ridge PW of the West) East to Mena,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17,127
Views: 2,008,068
Posted By Tsotsie
[QUOTE=Pollack;26724683]I'm not disputing...

[QUOTE=Pollack;26724683]I'm not disputing anything your saying; although, this is the first negative comment I can remember hearing about Rotella. :eek1

QUOTE]

+1

Used it for 64K Miles- ...
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