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Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
speedometer destroys hub

I think mine looks simular to yours, thanks for the write-up. After my original hub was trashed I bought a factory new speedo driven end and modded the washer. I back cut my tangs afterwards to make...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
Save a hub

A dremel can reduce the ears on the washer and reshape them so they are very easy to break, this way you only buy a new speedometer hub (this part locks up over time due to vibration and design) and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
I went with the Ricor and liked it so much I...

I went with the Ricor and liked it so much I bought their intiminators also. This has allowed me to get much further in over my head than the stock setup. The front now has very little brake dive...
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,041
Posted By BigWrench
I've run a lot of different tires while putting...

I've run a lot of different tires while putting over 50k miles on my KLR in the past 3 years. D606 is my favorite all-around rear, and I'm learning not to hate the TKC80 on the front. I've run full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,618
Posted By BigWrench
Basics 1st

Push right-go right. Push left-go left, push further left-go harder left. Look through the curve as far as possible (I know it's not far, but DO IT instead of looking down front). Do all your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
Congrats and Enjoy

Glad to see you got your dream bike (and black too), it may not be too great on the highway but your gonna love being able to go places where before you could only look out and wish there was a road.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
BAD Bearings, BAD

Bearing failure is usually from lack of oil/oil pressure. Most KLRs would suffer a cam-cap seizure before main bearing failure. Sorry to here your having such trouble but glad to here you finished...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 28,781
Posted By BigWrench
Look forward to your updates. Hope you have a...

Look forward to your updates. Hope you
have a great time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Another Tuesday Evening Ride 7/8/14 also Wednesday

Also Wednesday evening 7/9/14 this week
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Sunday (Today) afternoon ride

Leaving James Island Harborview Exxon at 2:30 headed to the Gas Station at
HWY 41 and the WANDO RIVER bridge, be there around 3:10 leaving for Willow Hall and Guirins Bridge intersection should be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
begin loop

It's a short, medium packed practice area suited to young people just getting started. It's about the only place at Wambaw that is not sugar sand. If your son is a new rider it seems a good place...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday Evening Ride June 24,2014

Wambaw, see last tuesday for more detail.
See u there.
I'm on the Green KLR650
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Wet trail

YES it was a major downpour for a short while, it did wonders for the KLRs sand manners, but I still dropped the bike three times. All 5 of us rode both full loops and finished before dark. Great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday Evening Riding Op. June 17,2014

If you said next time, it's next time now I think I will only be riding the south loop, planning on about 1hr 20min or so. Rode Durty Dabbers in PA a couple of weeks ago and Coal Creek this past...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday May 27 evening ride

Deja vu- Leaving Auto Repair Experts garage in Goose Creek at 5:30 PM Tuesday evening to ride the Wambaw cycle trail on the green KLR 650, hope to arrive up there about 7pm taking the FUN route up....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday May 13 2014 PM and Sunday May 18th ALL DAY

Leaving Auto Repair Experts garage in Goose Creek at 5:30 PM Tuesday evening to ride the Wambaw cycle trail on the green KLR 650, hope to arrive up there about 7pm taking the FUN route up. Bring $5...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Clues ya say

HWY 601 at the boat launch (destroyed by the ice storm) on the colleten co end
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Ride

The tags don't come to you. You ride your motorcycle to go grab them.
Hope that is helps. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,863
Posted By BigWrench
Thanks for sharing, Glad your OK

Thanks for sharing, Glad your OK
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- the ramp here was devastated by the ICE storm this year

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/DSCN3515_zps2e366a55.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/DSCN3515_zps2e366a55.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Grab- Limehouse Landing on Main near River- St. Johns Island

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- still in reach for you southerners

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
Grab - Yemasee Amtrack station on railroad dr

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- 1 block exactly before the last tag

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_28_zps056e87ef.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_28_zps056e87ef.jpg.html)

True, but hard to believe story. My wife...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
Grab 206 W. Hudson Folly Beach, SC

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Pick-up lines

this is why I always try to invite other riders to come along

it only weighs 409#
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Wambaw plus on Sat Mar. 22, 2014

The GRN KLR 650 is going to be displaying slow trail riding technique on the Wambaw trail Sat. mar 22, 2014. Should be starting at the trailhead about 11am. Bring $5 for the box and ride along if you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Re-tag sales

It's OK, if someone dont like it, they can grab before you and do their own post their own way. Some of the early post pics have expired and its hard to tell if some have been done or not. Glad the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag on St. James Island

used to be "Sunrise Park" the gate closes in the early evening

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Grab- 175 Ashley Ave. Charleston, SC

The Museum of Dental History at MUSC

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...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag

For street bikes.The street end of this road
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7,198
Views: 371,574
Posted By BigWrench
Grab-The UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, SC

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Great fun to see from a safe distance.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Eric, see you at Hampton Park basketball court...

Eric, see you at Hampton Park basketball court ~10am
Leaving from the James Island McDonald's (hope some others show) ~9:40
If we hit Willow Hall and some other FS roads we should be at
Wambaw...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag

As far North in Charleston County as 17 goes. 2.5 miles from Hampton Plantation and 3.3 miles from Hopesewee. Park under the overhang at your own risk
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 72,588
Posted By BigWrench
Talking Grab- Apache Peir

Finally got up there Ace- great day for a ride, but a cold ride home
240 miles round trip ~60 unpaved
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_54_zps347b9d54.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 32,372
Posted By BigWrench
Saturday Feb 8, 2014

How 'bout riding Saturday. Any of y'all want to meet up and ride some dirt roads and such post up and let's get rollin'. I'll be starting from James Island but could head any direction (except east).
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13,919
Views: 1,402,207
Posted By BigWrench
cush clearance

the sprocket carrier does not butt up solid against the hub,
some clearance is left so that the cush can do its job, the
sprocket should be able to rotate back and forth (within the
chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 50,024
Posted By BigWrench
New tire feels funny

I put new D606s on the KLR about every 3500 miles or so and every time it feels
like I added power steering. Its real easy to oversteer for the first 100 or so miles of getting used to them. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,037
Posted By BigWrench
Guard rail vs KLR

I rode notarally this fall on my GRNKLR 650. I rode the harder ride with the small KTMs and such. My KLR and Todds look alot alike but I broke off my tupperware handguards in the first week and I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,037
Posted By BigWrench
Funnest rides

I did the harder rides at Notarally 2012 and 2013, some of the best stuff I've ever ridden, other great rides so far include Armenia Dual Sport, and of course Broxton Bridge Dual Sport. Rons Steel...
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