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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Snowbird
Hey, Bob. I read the replies so far and can...

Hey, Bob.

I read the replies so far and can think of only two not previously mentioned:

Piston slap.

Wrist pin. This is what a similar noise turned out to be in a motor that I had that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30,825
Views: 7,421,645
Posted By Snowbird
Well, yeah... maybe a rock to a geologist. Now...

Well, yeah... maybe a rock to a geologist. Now there's a funny group.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30,825
Views: 7,421,645
Posted By Snowbird
Yours is a very creative response and extremely...

Yours is a very creative response and extremely humorous. Not. Next time, better use your time writing to your Federal Rep demanding ISPs give US citizens the fast Internet they promised in exchange...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30,825
Views: 7,421,645
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks. I thought perhaps there was a problem I...

Thanks. I thought perhaps there was a problem I wasn't aware of.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30,825
Views: 7,421,645
Posted By Snowbird
What's wrong with wearing sunglasses while...

What's wrong with wearing sunglasses while riding? I wear polarized ones almost all the time riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,635
Posted By Snowbird
To get better roads, we need better funding; more...

To get better roads, we need better funding; more money. Someone will have to pay and nowadays no one seems to think they should pay.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12,571
Views: 1,188,593
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks for the reply. Sorry to hear the bad news,...

Thanks for the reply. Sorry to hear the bad news, but that's about what I expected to hear.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12,571
Views: 1,188,593
Posted By Snowbird
What happened at KLRWorld dot com? Different...

What happened at KLRWorld dot com? Different software and all the old posts are gone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,635
Posted By Snowbird
The problem with the job being done there is that...

The problem with the job being done there is that once the binder (that's tar to most people) sets up, the result is grooved pavement. If you or anyone else encounters such pavement, I repeat my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,635
Posted By Snowbird
Not tar strips, but potholes: I again tested what...

Not tar strips, but potholes: I again tested what I've typically replied in threads like this one, calling in to the correct person in the correct public agency, explaining where the potholes were,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,878
Posted By Snowbird
Six pages of useless comments. One more won't...

Six pages of useless comments. One more won't hurt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,635
Posted By Snowbird
He is pretty much correct, excepting the material...

He is pretty much correct, excepting the material used may vary within a given state. So, choosing an appropriate material is possible; IOWs road agencies can do something about them, but you have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,091
Posted By Snowbird
Yes there is a car forum doing just that: just...

Yes there is a car forum doing just that: just about every car forum out there. I frequent a few and every time a discussion arises pointing out the deadly things car drivers do to riders, someone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,295
Posted By Snowbird
Stay tuned. Up next: Do You Do Wheelies?

Stay tuned. Up next: Do You Do Wheelies?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,539
Posted By Snowbird
I get a kick out of people on the internet. ...

I get a kick out of people on the internet.

You're a computer engineer, yet you said, "Damn sure cheaper than a laptop cable and software...... " You probably have boxes of needed peripherals...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,539
Posted By Snowbird
I have a throttle tube with a more gradual cam on...

I have a throttle tube with a more gradual cam on one of my bikes. And yes, you can use different cam profiles, but I think it'd be tiresome to tweak the opening virtually infinitely using mechanical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,539
Posted By Snowbird
All this is why I made no comment when the guy...

All this is why I made no comment when the guy told me he specifically bought the bike because it had a throttle cable; not a choice I would make. The pro/con arguments balance toward ride by wire,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,539
Posted By Snowbird
/\ Yeah. I'd say the answer is "more...

/\ Yeah.

I'd say the answer is "more complicated than that."

In some ways it's a matter of definitions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_by_wire

To qualify as drive/ride by wire it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,539
Posted By Snowbird
Ride by wire question

I listened without comment when a guy told me he chose the outgoing model year of a certain motorcycle because the new one was ride by wire while the old model "has a throttle cable" which would be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12,571
Views: 1,188,593
Posted By Snowbird
Yes, very good information. Thanks. I'll start...

Yes, very good information. Thanks. I'll start looking around at my bike's electrical system a bit as I shop for cheap lights.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12,571
Views: 1,188,593
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks. I think I've seen those wires and thought...

Thanks. I think I've seen those wires and thought they might work for low current draw lites.

GreatWhiteNorth, mine is a Gen 2 bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12,571
Views: 1,188,593
Posted By Snowbird
Running light installation information sought

I'm looking for a good place (i.e., near the front) of my KLR to hook up power for a pair of running lights to be mounted on the front of my hand guards. Search didn't work; no results at all, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,366
Posted By Snowbird
Regardless, I'm pleased Kawasaki is moving the...

Regardless, I'm pleased Kawasaki is moving the KLR forward. Everyone agrees with adding better suspension.

As for "more hp," that would require fuel injection. And possibly changing cam roller...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,434
Posted By Snowbird
No fight, just a duel. ...

No fight, just a duel.

http://www.cherrys.com/pedpics/s320a.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,157
Posted By Snowbird
Wicked Thread revival! First, I just saw your post,...

Thread revival!

First, I just saw your post, 990west and looked at the site for the lift above. I've not yet read and digested the entire manufacturer's site, but my first thought is that it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17,340
Views: 1,816,090
Posted By Snowbird
Bingo. But what the hell? People continue to buy...

Bingo. But what the hell? People continue to buy KLRs and many other motorcycles with known engine problems.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17,340
Views: 1,816,090
Posted By Snowbird
I admire KTM's motorcycles, but they've got to...

I admire KTM's motorcycles, but they've got to address this engine problem. If people get pissy over it, it could adversely affect an otherwise great product.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Snowbird
It'll be ready to race.

It'll be ready to race.
Forum: Alaska 12-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,777
Posted By Snowbird
Consider listening to your wife.

Consider listening to your wife.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17,340
Views: 1,816,090
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks, everyone, for the replies above. :norton

Thanks, everyone, for the replies above. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17,340
Views: 1,816,090
Posted By Snowbird
Long ago I was suffering along with a group of...

Long ago I was suffering along with a group of Euro-bike owners who could not keep their motorcycles' charging systems from leaving the battery dead. The group's focus was on two wires claimed to be...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,524
Posted By Snowbird
I looked at your other forum post and want to...

I looked at your other forum post and want to wish you the best at your new CG post. I spent last summer (2012) in Alaska, so the topic grabbed my interest. I, too, am fairly new to adventure riding...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,366
Posted By Snowbird
Put the KLR on a diet to drop about 100 pounds...

Put the KLR on a diet to drop about 100 pounds and spend some time lifting to gain muscle-- about 30 hp. Oh, and fix the doo for real.

That's when I'll buy another new.

Meanwhile, as I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 500,047
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks, and thanks to Spokes-Missouri for...

Thanks, and thanks to Spokes-Missouri for answering my question.

I'm looking for a bike with a big horsepower bump from my KLR that will be at least as good for riding two-up. Whatever I pick to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17,340
Views: 1,816,090
Posted By Snowbird
Question I have a question: This thread started in 2011....

I have a question: This thread started in 2011. Is the thread supposed to cover bikes like the 2013 and newer KTM 690 Duke?

The pics I've seen here look like an earlier model bike.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 500,047
Posted By Snowbird
Question I'm not an owner, BUT...

I'm not an owner, BUT please allow me one question since I've been looking at the TR650 with my checkbook in hand.

Do I conclude correctly that while there will be some bikes titled as 2014 model...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,866
Posted By Snowbird
Sorry, but on the internet, everyone is paranoid...

Sorry, but on the internet, everyone is paranoid if it suits someone else's argument to call you paranoid.

That said, I agree with you.

For those who suggest cash as safest for the deal (but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,728
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks. I feel better. I'll tell the wife. :clap

Thanks. I feel better. I'll tell the wife. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,728
Posted By Snowbird
No one replied KTM 650 Duke. That's what I've...

No one replied KTM 650 Duke. That's what I've been thinking. Bad thought...?

The KLR allows unpaved but well-graded roads that the KTM wouldn't but the KTM is a LOT more street bike. OTOH, the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By Snowbird
I bought a used '09 KLR with ~20K miles for $2900...

I bought a used '09 KLR with ~20K miles for $2900 seven months ago. IMO it's a good choice for you, as it was for me. That said, I'm actively looking for something I'd like better, but that does not...
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