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Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Trooper
The occasional higher idle is most likely caused...

The occasional higher idle is most likely caused by air leaks around the rubber boots between the carbs and head. It's an old bike and I'm sure the rubber is pretty hard by now due to heat and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Trooper
Thumb Based on the symptoms described I would suspect a...

Based on the symptoms described I would suspect a partially clogged idle jet in one or both carbs.

Greg.
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 207,480
Posted By Trooper
While your air filter is indeed dirty, I don't...

While your air filter is indeed dirty, I don't believe it's dirty enough to cause your stalling problem. The symptoms you describe sounds like a failing stepper motor or at least a dirty stepper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,736
Posted By Trooper
Don't overlook Honda's new CB 500X. I have read...

Don't overlook Honda's new CB 500X. I have read nothing but good reviews about the new Honda and the msrp is slightly less than KLR/Dr etc. Sounds like a good choice for a commuter/back roads...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,257
Posted By Trooper
Well, the tires are ten years old and should be...

Well, the tires are ten years old and should be replaced immediately. The Twin Cam motor includes cam chain tensioners with nylon composite shoes and these have proven to be a wear item even though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By Trooper
The Honda Rebel is always a good choice for a new...

The Honda Rebel is always a good choice for a new rider. Easy to ride and inexpensive to maintain. Many used examples available at reasonable prices.

Greg
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Trooper
I've ridden Hwy 88 many times. It's a beautiful...

I've ridden Hwy 88 many times. It's a beautiful ride and I highly recommend the route. Gas shouldn't be a problem if you gas up either in Jackson or Pioneer before you start across. It's only 75...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Trooper
The Suzuki DL650 came out in 04 and the Kawasaki...

The Suzuki DL650 came out in 04 and the Kawasaki Versys in 09. I haven't heard of any "real" problems with either model. Both are relatively reliable modern motorcycles that compete head to head with...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Trooper
The Suzuki V-Strom (DL-650) and the Kawasaki...

The Suzuki V-Strom (DL-650) and the Kawasaki Versys (650) are both ideal for the type of riding you have described. Both have decent power and both have adequate aftermarket support for accessories...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Trooper
Thumb In my humble opinion you would be buying...

In my humble opinion you would be buying someone's headache. After all, there is a reason he hasn't fixed it yet. If it was a cheap and easy fix, he would have done it in order to sell a running bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,644
Posted By Trooper
Check out electrosport.com they offer a 280 watt...

Check out electrosport.com they offer a 280 watt unit that is a plug and play for 1st gen KLR 650s. I don't know of anyone offering units for gen 2 models.

Greg
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,138
Posted By Trooper
Thumb What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Trooper
The Sportster was updated in 2004. Most notably...

The Sportster was updated in 2004. Most notably was the rubber engine mounts but the engine did receive some improvements. Most of the engine internals remained the same but the engine did receive...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,987
Posted By Trooper
I agree. I'm thinking Triumph Tiger 800xc, Tiger...

I agree. I'm thinking Triumph Tiger 800xc, Tiger 1200, Yamaha's 1200 Tenere or maybe a BMW GS would be better suited for the type of riding you have planned. I like the 1200 Sporster and really like...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,694
Posted By Trooper
Thumb Kawasaki ZRX1200, Suzuki Bandit 1200/1250. Both...

Kawasaki ZRX1200, Suzuki Bandit 1200/1250. Both have tremendous power but won't necessarily draw attention to themselves by being too flashy.
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,014
Posted By Trooper
Talking If you remember, Harley upgraded the frame in 09...

If you remember, Harley upgraded the frame in 09 and the dreaded Harley "wiggle" is now gone. If you haven't ridden an 09 or newer Harley, you may be surprised on how well they handle. I would choose...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,331
Posted By Trooper
M48 "Patton" Battle Tank

Some may recognize this old war horse. It is a M-48 "Patton" battle tank. It came into use in 1950 and served with distinction through Korea and Vietnam. It was equipped with a 90mm cannon, 60cal...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 298,849
Posted By Trooper
Thumb The only difference between the 2010's and later...

The only difference between the 2010's and later models is the transmission. Victory used straight cut gears in the first model which is great for strength but people complained that it made too much...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 298,849
Posted By Trooper
Thumb Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,199
Posted By Trooper
While the TW200 is a great first bike to learn on...

While the TW200 is a great first bike to learn on and is great for trails, IMHO, it's underpowered for heavy traffic areas where traffic is constantly running along at 50-60mph. I personally think...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 2,494,728
Posted By Trooper
I believe that is Hwy 36 in Northern CA. It runs...

I believe that is Hwy 36 in Northern CA. It runs from Hwy 101 south of Fortuna all the way across to Hwy 395 in Susanville. It's really good between Fortuna and Redbluff, tapers off across the valley...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 571,772
Posted By Trooper
Death Valley CA

Death Valley CA
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,126
Posted By Trooper
It's a touring bike not a V-Max, no one tours a...

It's a touring bike not a V-Max, no one tours a quarter mile at a time. Roll on and top gear test are a better way in determining a touring bike's power characteristics. Quarter mile times are a non...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,129
Posted By Trooper
Zerk, take a look at the Triump Tiger 800. It has...

Zerk, take a look at the Triump Tiger 800. It has plenty of power (94hp) for two up riding and plenty of passing power for the highway etc. At about 465lbs, it's not that much heavier than the KLR...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By Trooper
I know the F800 and F650 seem like different...

I know the F800 and F650 seem like different motorcycles but in reality they are the same bike with minor changes. BMW took the F800 and lowered the suspension about an inch or two, shaved off a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By Trooper
The Triumph tiger's, either the 800 or 1050,...

The Triumph tiger's, either the 800 or 1050, would be good choices. The Yamaha 1200 Tenere looks promising and lets not forget the Suzuki V-Strom's. All are good camping/touring platforms with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Trooper
I am assuming you are talking about street riding...

I am assuming you are talking about street riding so I would suggest covering the basics. Head up with eyes on the horizon, figure 8's, u-turns, cone weave etc. It's only been 18 months, it should...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,325
Posted By Trooper
My wife and I have been touring on Goldwings...

My wife and I have been touring on Goldwings since 1983 with the occasional Harley FLHT thrown in for good measure and you will do yourself a disservice if you don't test ride the new Victory Cross...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,367
Posted By Trooper
The days of the air cooled engine are coming to...

The days of the air cooled engine are coming to an end. Stricter EPA regulations will eventually make them go the way of the two strokes and air cooled auto engines. New regulations begin in 2012 and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Trooper
I've had good results with the Bar Snake.

I've had good results with the Bar Snake.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,032
Posted By Trooper
So far my 2011 Victory Cross Country requires the...

So far my 2011 Victory Cross Country requires the least amount of maintenance of any bike I have ever owned. Oil changes are every 5,000 miles and so simple that you think you are leaving something...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Trooper
The KLR seems to run nicely at 65-70mph with...

The KLR seems to run nicely at 65-70mph with stock gearing. Speeds greater than that needs a 16 tooth front sprocket in order to keep the revs down. You will give up a little off road ability but the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,773
Posted By Trooper
Talking In 1983, at the young age of 26, my wife and I...

In 1983, at the young age of 26, my wife and I walked into our local Honda dealer and rode home on a new Wineberry Goldwing Interstate. We've been riding some type of "touring" bike ever since. You...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Trooper
Do you have any nephews or family friends with...

Do you have any nephews or family friends with kids who are about 12? That would be a perfect starter bike for kids to learn the basics. Not real powerful but enough to slide around and work on some...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Trooper
Triumph Tiger 800. With 95ish hp, it's powerful...

Triumph Tiger 800. With 95ish hp, it's powerful enough for two up and only about 440lbs, give or take a couple. Lists for about $10,000 so it's a little higher than you wanted to go, but dealers are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Trooper
How about an early to mid 90's Honda 750...

How about an early to mid 90's Honda 750 Nighthawk? It is an updated, better balanced and better handling version of what he has now. I think he would feel "at home" almost instantly. The Nighthawk...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Trooper
Properly maintained 1st generation Connies have...

Properly maintained 1st generation Connies have routinely seen 150,000 miles on the odometers if not more so 50,000 miles isn't much. The key is how was it maintained by the previous owner. That is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trooper
For the type of riding you suggest, I would think...

For the type of riding you suggest, I would think the Honda 650 would be the best choice. It's pretty much a dirt bike with lights and mirrors. It's a little choked down due to the street emissions...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603
Posted By Trooper
Congratulations, the old girl will grow on you.

Congratulations, the old girl will grow on you.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,104,198
Posted By Trooper
How would you start to guide traffic on a...

How would you start to guide traffic on a highway?[/QUOTE]

Sandgroper is correct on this one, the officer made a bad move. He should have entered the freeway one or two ramps further up from the...
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