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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,832
Posted By Kawidad
So which Village People outfit do you prefer to...

So which Village People outfit do you prefer to wear to match the bike? :ksteve


:hide
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Kawidad
You might consider Seat Concepts. You can call...

You might consider Seat Concepts. You can call and talk to them about your specific needs.

As to the rear suspension. The rear stock shock is utter garbage. Go aftermarket. A heavier spring...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Kawidad
Agreed. Hands down, Eagle Mike. :norton

Agreed. Hands down, Eagle Mike. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Kawidad
He lives here in Commiefornia. Those gas pumps...

He lives here in Commiefornia. Those gas pumps are tightly regulated and regularly inspected for accuracy of flow rate, so I doubt that's a problem. :freaky

Because the GSA tanks are plastic,...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Kawidad
Quite the upgrade. :thumb

Quite the upgrade. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Kawidad
Have you (the OP) checked the positive wire to...

Have you (the OP) checked the positive wire to the starter motor? Those sometimes can come loose and cause your symptom.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Kawidad
Put the voltmeter onto the battery terminals and...

Put the voltmeter onto the battery terminals and then with your third hand :D hit the starter button. Watch the meter, and if the voltage drops off, then you have a dead cell. If you have a dead...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,495
Posted By Kawidad
Go to the auto parts store and buy a solid state...

Go to the auto parts store and buy a solid state variable load flasher. They work with different types of bulbs including LED.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,495
Posted By Kawidad
Man, that IS a lot of spare parts. :ricky

Man, that IS a lot of spare parts. :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Kawidad
IF as I assume that you are referring to a KLR,...

IF as I assume that you are referring to a KLR, then I did what you are doing and the transformation in the handling was nothing short of magic. It did raise the seat height by 1", but it was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,495
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Kawidad
As I remember it, the XR400 spring is the same...

As I remember it, the XR400 spring is the same diameter as the KLX/KDX spring. From what I recall from years ago, the forks are almost the same, with the exception of the orientation. I do remember...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Kawidad
No offense meant to the OP, but you need to look...

No offense meant to the OP, but you need to look at this thread a little closer. In that you're posting an obscure question about a 15 year dirt bike on a forum that is basically dedicated to big...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Kawidad
IIRC, the springs from an XR 400 will drop right...

IIRC, the springs from an XR 400 will drop right in and are the proper length, but of higher rate.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Kawidad
Agreed. :evil

Agreed. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Kawidad
Nicely done, thanks for the tips. :clap

Nicely done, thanks for the tips. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,050,051
Posted By Kawidad
Agreed. If the valves touch the piston in any...

Agreed. If the valves touch the piston in any way, they should be replaced. Either way, as far as I'm concerned, new seals are a must when you've gone this far.

BTW, NH if you don't mind my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 1,071,517
Posted By Kawidad
Probably part of the equation. Combined with a...

Probably part of the equation. Combined with a poorly engineered counter balancing mechanism. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,532
Posted By Kawidad
Since this thread was brought back I was curious...

Since this thread was brought back I was curious about the rating of this product. I went to their website and it gives no ratings at all. Owner's reports that it works well is all cool and stuff,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,706
Posted By Kawidad
If your dad has a Powerlet to cigarette, just buy...

If your dad has a Powerlet to cigarette, just buy a cigarette to USB adapter. Much cheaper and easier to find. It'll work just fine.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Kawidad
That was funny. :lol3

That was funny. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Kawidad
Houston, we have a problem.......:D

Houston, we have a problem.......:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,971
Posted By Kawidad
I've never been to a beemer rally, but I think I...

I've never been to a beemer rally, but I think I may just have to do this one. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 1,071,517
Posted By Kawidad
Pretty the same here for my 01 "E". The only...

Pretty the same here for my 01 "E". The only thing I came up with, other than custom, is perhaps substituting the cable and throttle assembly from another brand, like the DR650SE, which uses the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,174
Posted By Kawidad
Actually, no. I use this one. ...

Actually, no. I use this one. http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=45&pcid=7

RedLine MTL. It is A GL-4 rated oil, rather than a GL-5. However, there are only minor chemical differences...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,174
Posted By Kawidad
I run Red Line in my transmission, but that's for...

I run Red Line in my transmission, but that's for another thread. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,174
Posted By Kawidad
I don't use it because my bike is still under...

I don't use it because my bike is still under warranty and so I use Castrol.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,174
Posted By Kawidad
In my inexpert opinion, it is a good choice. ...

In my inexpert opinion, it is a good choice. And, I don't use it. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By Kawidad
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/ind...

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10,848
Views: 2,322,307
Posted By Kawidad
Knowing how Kawasaki does things, I'd be willing...

Knowing how Kawasaki does things, I'd be willing to bet a big chunk of money the rotors are exactly the same as those from the KX line up of the early to mid 1990's, like the brake calipers, which...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Kawidad
That does seem to be a V-Strom "issue" and maybe...

That does seem to be a V-Strom "issue" and maybe a Suzuki product wide issue. I had an 05 Wee Strom and it was made just about perfectly with no visible manufacturing defects. Then I bought an 07...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,050,051
Posted By Kawidad
Nice! :beer

Nice! :beer
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Kawidad
I can't say about the DR, so I'll just keep my...

I can't say about the DR, so I'll just keep my comments to the KLR.

The only "must do" on your list is the doohickey. Everything else is a nice to do, or your option depending on use.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Kawidad
Maybe you should have asked about what oil to...

Maybe you should have asked about what oil to use?:rofl



(I can't answer any of your questions, just being a smart azz):D
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Kawidad
I voted F650 as the easiest way to go, but I...

I voted F650 as the easiest way to go, but I could be wrong. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,865
Posted By Kawidad
2010-2013. Camhead. More horsepower and torque....

2010-2013. Camhead. More horsepower and torque. The valves do require special pucks, but by most accounts they are very stable and rarely require any adjustment. And, if they need adjustment are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10,848
Views: 2,322,307
Posted By Kawidad
I think you missed the part about he being in the...

I think you missed the part about he being in the middle of nowhere. I'd say DOT4 is ideal, but generic gas station stuff will get you through until you get home. The only difference is the boiling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Kawidad
Nah, just run it. Keep changing the oil with the...

Nah, just run it. Keep changing the oil with the cheapest crap you can reasonably get until it clears up. Just make sure you get the engine (oil) hot before draining. Any residual water in the...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,168
Posted By Kawidad
The best summary I've read about a V-Strom vs a...

The best summary I've read about a V-Strom vs a GS is: the V-Strom is 80% of the bike at 50% of the price.


(I've owned all but the 800GS and agree with that commentary)
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