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Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I'm not saying these won't be ok, but it's...

I'm not saying these won't be ok, but it's amazing to me you can get CNC parts like these for $11/ea including shipping. Let us know what you think if you get them.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:16 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Snorkles?

When you install the DJ kit, it recommends that you remove the OEM snorkle, while inmates recommend replacing the OEM snorkle with the KDX snorkle.

Loaded question: I followed the DJ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Lot of good information, if you do some poking...

Lot of good information, if you do some poking around, at: http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I vote for 13T front sprocket. Makes 6th gear...

I vote for 13T front sprocket. Makes 6th gear usable. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 01:19 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I was a flatlander (MN, IA) until I retired 17...

I was a flatlander (MN, IA) until I retired 17 years ago. I love it out here! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
A couple of riding pics

Did about 100 miles of riding in the Santa Rita's, a small mountain range south of Tucson yesterday.

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i353/rohnstad/001_2.jpg
Lane on a '10 KLX, and brother Bob...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Troll

Or, as us old manufacturing pukes used to say: "He's just throwing shit on the wall just to see how much will stick".
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
+1, Much more! :clap:clap

+1, Much more! :clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Received the cable this afternoon, and put it on...

Received the cable this afternoon, and put it on fairly quickly (and easily). :1drink Was able to reinstall my risers and the binding between the OEM cable and my aftermarket Tusk Lever Guards is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Both you and UtahGuido have commented on...

Both you and UtahGuido have commented on rerouting the cables so I suppose I didn't use enough imagination in dealing with my set-up. I was so excited about the prospect of eliminating the issue I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thanks to both of you. :clap When I do a very...

Thanks to both of you. :clap When I do a very slow hard left the clutch disengages since putting on new handlebars and bar risers. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Longer clutch cable

A couple of questions: Gen 2 refers to what years KLR650, and "fits almost perfectly" on 2009+ or pre-2009? :huh

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 09:07 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Stumbled across the link to this r/r on the Long...

Stumbled across the link to this r/r on the Long term KLX250S thread. I have read other r/r's on the TAT, but this is the best one by far. Your descriptions and pictures clearly show the level of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
It's the fuel?

Mark, what you said makes a lot of sense, but.............. I bought a brand new 1994 KLR650 that I had for 17 years, put 60,000 miles on it, tore the the carb apart once in that period of time and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My XT225 was a little billy goat on the trails,...

My XT225 was a little billy goat on the trails, but at 6'3", I just had to have the KLX250 once I sampled my buddy's. And, now I can go 70mph and more without going downhill with the wind at my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Wink Just a Little Ride

Just a little afternoon ride too keep me loose. Rode from my house east on AZ 82, and turned right onto FS 215, across from the entrance to the Circle Z dude ranch. At the gate to this FS road I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Sure hope you do a write-up on your Moroccan...

Sure hope you do a write-up on your Moroccan adventure.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My 1st "m/c", a 1967 Honda Trail 90 also had a...

My 1st "m/c", a 1967 Honda Trail 90 also had a hi/lo mechanism of some sort, too. I always kept it in the low range. And low was really low. I remember letting a buddy try it out in my backyard. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
The XT225 does have a beautiful gear spread. Too...

The XT225 does have a beautiful gear spread. Too bad the 225 engine can't do anything with the 6th gear unless you're going downhill with the wind at your back. :lol3

With the 13T sprocket and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 04:07 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
A few years ago a 1/2 hour ride on my daughter's...

A few years ago a 1/2 hour ride on my daughter's CRF230R got this 70+ year old coot to give up my KLR650 in a heartbeat and head for 225-250 land. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Why did they run like crap? Electrical or carb...

Why did they run like crap? Electrical or carb issue? I kind of stole my '09 because the PO said it had carb issues he couldn't get fixed. In the course of my fooling around with the carb I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Cry Gas Mileage

Did another check of the mileage today. A mixture of slow FS roads and highway produced the same as all highway - 54mpg. Wished I got the same as my buddy's all stock '10 - 70mpg, but I'm very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Wink Nice little ride

Took a nice little ride of 70 miles this morning. Rode into Patagonia, AZ and then headed to Lochiel, a little not quite a ghost town and not quite a town right on the Mexican border.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
:cry That was Ken's KLR650, not Barbie's. :evil

:cry That was Ken's KLR650, not Barbie's. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Just for comparison I weighed 185#. Weight my...

Just for comparison I weighed 185#. Weight my bike was carrying was 207# - me and riding gear, 47# - stuff, and 12# - extra gas capacity, for a total of 266#. Net of 81# in addition to me. This on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Thumb CRF250L vs KLX250

Thanks for taking the time to do the write-up. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Question Weight

"but at that altitude the KLX did not have any extra horses and it was pretty difficult. This obstacle was nothing at all to ride down going west and I am pretty sure that it would have been pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
My '09 has a Dynajet, Stage 2 mod, and after...

My '09 has a Dynajet, Stage 2 mod, and after installing a 13 tooth front sprocket made 80 mph (GPS), not quite wide open (I ran out of courage). Maybe the wind was at my back. :D However mpg isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Xt225 6th Gear

Useless??....... I guess I was a little harsh. :cry It's quite useful going downhill with the wind at your back. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I would add that the XT's 6th gear is pretty much...

I would add that the XT's 6th gear is pretty much useless as compared to the KLX's with a 13 tooth front sprocket.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Looks like a good start. Great pictures. :clap ...

Looks like a good start. Great pictures. :clap The nasty road will pretty much condition you for most things to come.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Smaller trail bike

"I just saw that you have a ttr225, how do you like it? A friend is looking for a trail bike but he's only 5'2" so his choices are very limited. He hasn't found one locally to look at but he's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
With the condition, mileage and farkles, I would...

With the condition, mileage and farkles, I would say $2850 is a fair price. :clap I picked up my '09, 550 miles, no farkles, needed carb work, and had minor scratches for $2500 last December.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Whewww.... Glad you got it sorted out. :clap A...

Whewww.... Glad you got it sorted out. :clap A trip to CO is something you don't want to mess up with a poor running bike. Have fun. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
I think your idea of swapping out components is a...

I think your idea of swapping out components is a good way to narrow down the problem. It seems if it isn't the carb, it's got to be a wiring/electrical issue. The CDI is also a likely candidate. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
You could have lots of riding time left with your...

You could have lots of riding time left with your sons. My sons didn't start riding until their teenage years and thankfully they've never stopped. When my youngest was about 40, we spent a week...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Interesting, how would you do that if the...

Interesting, how would you do that if the extended p/n didn't change? :shog
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
ProTaper Handlebars

After my street dump a week ago, there was no tweaking the OEM handlebars back into shape so based on other inmate's experiences I ordered a ProTaper SE Handlebar - KX High Bend. Also ordered Tusk...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By OldGypsy
Shift star

You might want to take a look at: http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/shift-star-design-change-35512/

I just changed mine out because it was the same bad design as yours, and I wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By OldGypsy
This is not discussed in public. :lol3

This is not discussed in public. :lol3
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