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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
You guys have clearly never owned a 1st gen...

You guys have clearly never owned a 1st gen Tecate 3....:huh

If it's not loc-tited on, it will come off.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By XpressCS
To each his own.. No doubt. ...

To each his own..



No doubt.



Moreso than anything else. What's comfortable to you is the best bike for you. For me, it's the KLR. It's the most comfortable to me.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By XpressCS
My stock '04 KLR seems to think it's a dirt bike,...

My stock '04 KLR seems to think it's a dirt bike, hasn't come across an obstacle I couldn't overcome.

But I guess that's more rider skill, the KLR is by far my favorite bike. Sorry, not much of a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Did you change the jetting?

Did you change the jetting?
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Who here has done the low buck mod to their...

Who here has done the low buck mod to their exhaust?

EDIT: Looks like Eagle Mike is having a Tech Day this Saturday, December 20th. Anybody going to be there? I get off work at 3 so I'll swing by...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9,107
Views: 1,491,580
Posted By XpressCS
http://www.bikerszene.de/Motorradbilder/6534474/Ya...

http://www.bikerszene.de/Motorradbilder/6534474/Yamaha_MT_09_TRACER_10.jpg

:tb
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 252,846
Posted By XpressCS
Well I am assuming the FJ-09 engine is exactly...

Well I am assuming the FJ-09 engine is exactly the same as the FZ-09 engine, and if so according to this article,
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 252,846
Posted By XpressCS
x2:eek1:tb:tb

x2:eek1:tb:tb
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 252,846
Posted By XpressCS
I don't see what the beef with the aesthetics...

I don't see what the beef with the aesthetics is.... I'm in love with the way this bike looks...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 252,846
Posted By XpressCS
Why has this just come across my radar?? :norton ...

Why has this just come across my radar?? :norton

I must have this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Well it looks like I have all the signs of a...

Well it looks like I have all the signs of a baffle that has fallen apart in my exhaust. There's hardly any air coming out of the exhaust, but what is is incredibly hot, limited power, making all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
My stock 04 I average high 30's, low 40's, but I...

My stock 04 I average high 30's, low 40's, but I ride the snot out of the bike all the time.

A bigger piston is going to want to eat up more fuel.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Pulled my snorkel without issue. These bigger...

Pulled my snorkel without issue. These bigger engines don't seem to be affected by the airbox. Hell I ran without the door on the side for a while to see if it did anything and couldn't find anything...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,055
Posted By XpressCS
All I'm going to say is I like my 04 KLR. It's...

All I'm going to say is I like my 04 KLR. It's simple and easy to work on, has a big fuel tank (I go 2 weeks without fueling up if I'm just commuting), good power output (not a rocket but it's not a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I lube my chain every 500 miles, cleaning not so...

I lube my chain every 500 miles, cleaning not so much but I've found the dirt caked on keeps the moisture inside which is healthy for the o-rings.

As far as cleaning up your mess, drain into an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
^I have one of those on my Wrangler. Beat the...

^I have one of those on my Wrangler. Beat the snot out of the Jeep and then gave it to a friend, who beats the snot out of her truck. Tough little light...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Now what I was implying. You claimed your bike...

Now what I was implying. You claimed your bike has never puked coolant- how are you sure of this? It probably does all the time, it just collects inside of the overflow bottle.

That's what I was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
^Do you know that it's not puking fluid for fact?...

^Do you know that it's not puking fluid for fact? The bikes DO have an overflow bottle that accumulates the overflowing coolant, and sends it right back in when it's needed... My bottle broke so I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Either way, I have an accurate temp reading now,...

Either way, I have an accurate temp reading now, even if I did put it into the coolant line.

I have my adjustments set to this:

-Shift light: 5300rpm
-Redline light: 7000rpm
-Temp warning...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I have not read that. What I have read is that...

I have not read that. What I have read is that the threads are different between the 2 sensors.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Yes I have mine set to my mileage. Here's a pic...

Yes I have mine set to my mileage. Here's a pic in the daylight:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/20141011_100811.jpg

Need some paint and also need to re-adjust the fitment in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
My wishes are that the main screen displayed the...

My wishes are that the main screen displayed the tach, speed, engine temp, and ODO with trip A below it. I don't personally care to see air temp or time on the main screen, I can always push a button...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Vapor all installed! Wasn't nearly as...

Vapor all installed!

Wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought- the neutral indicator light needed special attention to the wiring but everything else went smoothly.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By XpressCS
Just another nugget of info to add but my KLR has...

Just another nugget of info to add but my KLR has almost 30k on the odo and I've never had any major mechanical issues, aside from my speedometer hub blowing up on me this past weekend. Couple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I set the gauge to 2116 since that was the...

I set the gauge to 2116 since that was the measurement I came up with on my worn front tire. When I put a new front tire on I will set it to the new height. It's probably down at least half an inch...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I don't foresee me riding much below 50*F outside...

I don't foresee me riding much below 50*F outside to be honest, but I think the Vapor should serve its purpose well. It may force me to upgrade to a new fairing to make it fit better :lol3

About...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By XpressCS
Sure as hell sounds like a keeper! :clap You...

Sure as hell sounds like a keeper! :clap

You have somewhere you've documented your travels? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Got my Vapor in today. I temporarily installed it...

Got my Vapor in today. I temporarily installed it on the KLR with the supplied handlebar mounts and hooked up the speedo so I at least know how fast I'm going until I can get the old dash gauges...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I just saw they discontinued the KLR fairing????

I just saw they discontinued the KLR fairing????
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
:lol3 yeah that can be a pain...

:lol3 yeah that can be a pain...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I had that bulb in there but it blew apart after...

I had that bulb in there but it blew apart after heavy offroad use. Still trying to find a durable solution.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I did not locktite them. Just bolted them right...

I did not locktite them. Just bolted them right in, haven't come loose since.

Tonights KLR shenanigans involved fitting new incandescent turn signal bulbs and new rear brake pads. The turn...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
I fitted helicoils into my footpegs and used...

I fitted helicoils into my footpegs and used grade 8 bolts to hold them in. Haven't had issue since I stripped out all 4 of the factory mounting bolts.

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An update on my speedo...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Going to take this opportunity to upgrade to a...

Going to take this opportunity to upgrade to a TrailTech Vapor unit with the indicator dash. I've been meaning to for quite some time now but haven't had the funding until lately. I'll post up pics...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Rad, my front hub blew up on the speedo side....

Rad, my front hub blew up on the speedo side. Sheared the teeth right off.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Sofar I am liking it, will take more extensive...

Sofar I am liking it, will take more extensive riding to tell for sure, but I feel that having a bit taller 2nd gear will come in handy through tight twisties.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Did my first actual mechanical modification...

Did my first actual mechanical modification today, and that was swapping the OEM 15T front sprocket for a 16T a buddy gave me. Aside from replacing parts with OEM or OE equivalent, this is the first...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
The auxiliary lights draw 18 watts a piece so...

The auxiliary lights draw 18 watts a piece so that's already an inaccuracy. What is the wattage rating on the replacement LED headlights?

The bike should handle the wattage just fine. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
Yup all KLR's are completely compliant. I think...

Yup all KLR's are completely compliant. I think all road legal motorcycles have to be :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15,523
Views: 1,700,118
Posted By XpressCS
The limiting factor is the OEM wiring. It cannot...

The limiting factor is the OEM wiring. It cannot carry the required current to illuminate the bulb to its fullest. Some say that not illuminating the bulb to the max can cause issues with filament...
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