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Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15,556
Views: 1,702,652
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 Ultimate crash bar/side stand/wind...

:lol3

Ultimate crash bar/side stand/wind brake device!
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,353
Posted By East Coast Rider
So many people see these builds and ask "Why? ...

So many people see these builds and ask "Why? Why spend all that money when you could just buy an a, b, c, or d?"

Personally, I love seeing all the XRL, KLR & DR builds. :D

Make the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By East Coast Rider
Thumb Looks good! What front end, Smooth?

Looks good! What front end, Smooth?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By East Coast Rider
Maybe a PM to planemax to check up on things and...

Maybe a PM to planemax to check up on things and see how many miles he has on the rebuild now?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is another general discussion thread over on...

Here is another general discussion thread over on DRriders.com about the 790 kit


http://drriders.com/topic9855.html

I don't think this started as a 790 build thread, but there is some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 There was a good thread here in...

:lol3

There was a good thread here in thumpers about a 790cc build up...for some reason, I can't copy and paste the the link on my phone, but search for "DR650 790 Bog bore installation and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By East Coast Rider
Have you considered bags that do not require...

Have you considered bags that do not require racks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By East Coast Rider
Good point, X. I think the E12s and the...

Good point, X.

I think the E12s and the endure saddlebags here:

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/enduro-dry-saddle-bags

can be mounted across the seat so they drape over the side...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By East Coast Rider
Since you're looking @ wolfman gear, here ya go: ...

Since you're looking @ wolfman gear, here ya go:

I am looking at these....no rack required.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e-12-saddle-bags

These are interesting, but kinda pricey....
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By East Coast Rider
Shigeta, Have you considered converting...

Shigeta,

Have you considered converting to a 2nd generation swingarm & rear brake? The swing arm itself is a straight bolt up and you can use your stock linkage...from everything I have read,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,345
Posted By East Coast Rider
You guys and your X Challenge builds. STOP...

You guys and your X Challenge builds.

STOP IT ALREADY


:lol3

It looks fantastic! Did you have the stock forks reworked, or did you install a set of Shiver forks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By East Coast Rider
FP...thanks a lot for reminding me about your...

FP...thanks a lot for reminding me about your build thread.

You bastard.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By East Coast Rider
My apologies for defying the gospel according to...

My apologies for defying the gospel according to larry.

:csm

As for KTMs....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtUj3br21_E

Shigeta, I look forward to seeing progress. The rear shock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By East Coast Rider
Well then, there are tons of damn miracles...

Well then, there are tons of damn miracles running around, mine included.

Closing in on 50,000 miles and it uses no discernible amount of oil. Reliable as an anvil and I bought it with 3600...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,556
Views: 1,702,652
Posted By East Coast Rider
I think the brackets for mounting the side panels...

I think the brackets for mounting the side panels to the rear of the tank could have been done a little better, but other than that I think it's great. FWIW, I didn't use the brackets to connect to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By East Coast Rider
I wouldn't hesitate to buy that DR. Not for one...

I wouldn't hesitate to buy that DR. Not for one second.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By East Coast Rider
In!! Actually planning the exact same...

In!!

Actually planning the exact same front suspension mods you have planned. Looking forward to your progress with great interest!
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By East Coast Rider
Getting close to 50,000 miles of trouble free...

Getting close to 50,000 miles of trouble free bliss (presumably caused by ignorance)

Western half of Canada & into the Yukon Territories? Check.
Alaska? Check.
Sand tracks of the UP in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,071
Posted By East Coast Rider
I wouldn't try half of what you're doing!! I'd...

I wouldn't try half of what you're doing!! I'd break something :lol3

I am not a particularly hardcore rider, although I have taken my ever faithful KLR650 plenty of places that everybody says it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have a KLR, and of course that makes me biased...

I have a KLR, and of course that makes me biased :D

I'll echo hat a couple folks have suggested: keep the Pig & look for an older KTM 450 with the RFS engine. I have some decent seat time on a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,071
Posted By East Coast Rider
This is GREAT stuff!! I will own an X...

This is GREAT stuff!!

I will own an X Challenge one day, and this will be one of the threads I mine thru to get an idea about known issues & needed upgrades.

Bike is looking good!
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15,556
Views: 1,702,652
Posted By East Coast Rider
Nothing bad for the KLRista in you at all! KTMs...

Nothing bad for the KLRista in you at all! KTMs are awesome.

The 520 won't carry you to AK and back, but it sure beats lugging a KLR around in tight single track. They handle jumping (more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15,556
Views: 1,702,652
Posted By East Coast Rider
I like that...very simple. Very KLR. :lol3 ...

I like that...very simple. Very KLR. :lol3


So the sharp edges didn't wear into the back of the bags at all?



Moto, I might steal your idea for my own use!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By East Coast Rider
I love my Pig (KLR)...but the last thing I'd...

I love my Pig (KLR)...but the last thing I'd think to do with it is slap a set of 17s on it and turn it into a motard.

I'd just go after a DRZ400 SM.

Then, if you get a wild hair, find...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,270
Posted By East Coast Rider
A Triumph Scrambler, perhaps? Barring...

A Triumph Scrambler, perhaps?

Barring that, I'd agree with boatpuller that a Sportster is a better candidate for a Scrambleresque bike. :)

Good luck!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,090
Posted By East Coast Rider
Nope. My fault completely for not seeing that he...

Nope. My fault completely for not seeing that he said he might go orange.



However, what he wants can be achieved with a little bit of scratch without having to buy another bike.

But...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,090
Posted By East Coast Rider
The original post doesn't say a thing about any...

The original post doesn't say a thing about any KTM. The 4th post and 5th post (your 1st) start the KTM banter.

The OP does mention a few posts later he wants to buy a 950SE someday.

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,090
Posted By East Coast Rider
Hmm. Bought my '02 KLR w/3600 miles on the...

Hmm.

Bought my '02 KLR w/3600 miles on the clock for $2K. Spent a bit under a grand doing maintenance and kitting the bike & buying riding gear for a 10,000 mile, month long trip from SC across...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,391
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have a 1st gen KLR650. 410lbs wet. Pushing...

I have a 1st gen KLR650. 410lbs wet.

Pushing 50K trouble free miles.

The KLRs Achilles' Heel is its height, and the weight it carries up high due to the big factory fuel tank.

It is my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,072
Posted By East Coast Rider
I did Wolf Creek Road about two years ago...there...

I did Wolf Creek Road about two years ago...there was no evidence of folks having been thru there in quite some time. That rocky little hill climb was kinda tough for me (pretty newb). We went from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 74,918
Posted By East Coast Rider
Well, it has been WAAAAY too long since I posted...

Well, it has been WAAAAY too long since I posted in here. Things have just been insane. But, I shall endeavor to begin posting again :)

So here are a couple from about 3 weeks ago.

...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yup! I set my valves at max loose spec @...

Yup!

I set my valves at max loose spec @ 22K miles, which is 0.20mm for IN & 0.25mm for EX. When I checked them @ 32K, they hadn't moved. When I checked them @ 42K, they had all four moved...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By East Coast Rider
Keitchy, I am sorry...I didn't even realize...

Keitchy,

I am sorry...I didn't even realize you were flying into the country to do the ride. Are you flying directly to AK and buying once you get here?

A quick google search shows about 14...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By East Coast Rider
If fuel capacity is a concern, I'd still go DR...

If fuel capacity is a concern, I'd still go DR over 2008 or newer KLR. Just buy a larger aftermarket tank for the DR.

You can bet that if I had a DR, I'd have a hefty front guard on that oil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By East Coast Rider
If the stipulation is DR vs. 2nd gen KLR, I say...

If the stipulation is DR vs. 2nd gen KLR, I say go with the DR. 2nd gen KLRs gained about 20ish lbs in the redesign. Lots of breakable plastic, too.

I have a well traveled 1st gen KLR with nearly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 967,629
Posted By East Coast Rider
Jaumey, that looks sharp! What front end did you...

Jaumey, that looks sharp! What front end did you graft in?
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15,556
Views: 1,702,652
Posted By East Coast Rider
My father used water injection on family cars for...

My father used water injection on family cars for years.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By East Coast Rider
Definitely upgrade the doohickey with EM's...

Definitely upgrade the doohickey with EM's torsion spring kit if there is any doubt as to whether or not the doo has been replaced.

The Thermo-bob is a good piece of kit. Evens out engine...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13,817
Views: 745,611
Posted By East Coast Rider
My dad caught me trying to put sugar in a morning...

My dad caught me trying to put sugar in a morning cup of coffee one Christmas vacation @ my Grandpa's house. He silently reached over, took the mug & dumped it out in the sink...he poured another,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By East Coast Rider
That scrambler looks pretty sweet!!

That scrambler looks pretty sweet!!
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