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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14,809
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Posted By XDragRacer
+ 1! Mind the rubber boot, especially...

+ 1!

Mind the rubber boot, especially with the Stead Engineering so-called, "KLR 650 Alloy Starter Choke Plunger," which may have a larger inside diameter than the stock plastic part. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
Got your back, Bob! Post # 9442, above! ...

Got your back, Bob! Post # 9442, above!

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
Excuse, please! 11582 Gunston Road, Lorton,...

Excuse, please!

11582 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA 22079
(Lat:38.64 Lon:-77.14)

In Elizabeth Hartwell/Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
We saw no nuns . . . neither singing nor flying...

We saw no nuns . . . neither singing nor flying nor anything else nuns . . .

A contemplative order of nuns . . . I wonder what they might have contemplated, as three motorcyclists dug in their...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Targaflorio did not say the street name WAS...

Targaflorio did not say the street name WAS Stonehenge; rather . . . he more-or-less said it was not unlike, as in, similar to, that of a famous UK rock garden.

:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By XDragRacer
I think some tutorials exist on the website; I: ...

I think some tutorials exist on the website; I:

1. Put photo up on an image hosting website.

2. "SELECT" the image I want to post by clicking on it.

3. Click on the "IMG"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Congratulations on the grab, and welcome to the...

Congratulations on the grab, and welcome to the game!

Customarily, the location of the grab is described (usually, by street address or prominent landmark) in the grab post.

Where did you find...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Ah, poor, forgotten Marymount U. :evil[/QUOTE] ...

Ah, poor, forgotten Marymount U. :evil[/QUOTE]

Touche' inhousebob!

:rofl :rofl :rofl

EDIT: Strayer University may be "based" in NoVA, also! Their "Contact Us" section of their website...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
Yes: Spite House 523 Queen Street ...

Yes:

Spite House
523 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Old Town Alexandria
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
If your crankcase leaks around the oil drain...

If your crankcase leaks around the oil drain plug, an oversize oil drain plug (and new crush washer) may seal adequately. You'll need an oversize M12-1.5 plug, I think; check the pitch dimension.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
inhousebob's Tag

By proxy, I post inhousebob's tag:

Smallest, at least, NARROWEST (7 feet) house in town:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/FullSizeRender5_zps5784bb90.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
What about STRAYER UNIVERSITY? ...

What about STRAYER UNIVERSITY?

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Strayer, among others (e.g., U-VA, VA Tech, etc., even U-MD) have extension centers dispersed about NoVA; mind the red herrings! (Not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
inhousebob's Grab

Here's the grab:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/FullSizeRender_zps9c9e590a.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/FullSizeRender_zps9c9e590a.jpg.html)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
inhousebob's Grab 'N' Tag:

Using the highest-tech tin cans and string available, here are inhousebob's images of the latest grab 'n' tag:

Grab site, corner of McLellan and Whitfield:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 558,270
Posted By XDragRacer
Methinks a grab has been made; stand by! ...

Methinks a grab has been made; stand by!

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Right; :clap:clap:clap Ox Hill (or,...

Right; :clap:clap:clap

Ox Hill (or, Chantilly) Battlefield Park, 4134 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22033 (at Monument Drive).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Post somehow prematurely submitted; edited to...

Post somehow prematurely submitted; edited to include the hide now (I hope!).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd.,...

Grab: Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PC122331_zps7f7b13f2.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By XDragRacer
Only you can decide, but . . . price suspension...

Only you can decide, but . . . price suspension upgrades (front and rear) and an aftermarket saddle, plus a model year's depreciation, to help you make your decision.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
The Kawasaki clutch spring service limits do not...

The Kawasaki clutch spring service limits do not apply to the Barnett springs, or necessarily to any springs with different deflection (force/distance) ratios.

So, answering your question, yes,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
You'll find a useful periodic maintenance chart...

You'll find a useful periodic maintenance chart in your Owner's Manual, available in hard copy (and perhaps on-line also) from Kawasaki.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 263,446
Posted By XDragRacer
As in: ...

As in:

]http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PC082329_zps1359643e.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/PC082329_zps1359643e.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
Thus, little to gain from roughening up the...

Thus, little to gain from roughening up the plates, IMHO. YMMV, slonny!
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By XDragRacer
Excellent "fail safe" work-around, IMHO. ...

Excellent "fail safe" work-around, IMHO.

Otherwise, suggest the OP measure the resistance of the controller terminals when OFF; if less than infinity, contact Gerbing's customer service, inquiring...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By XDragRacer
Beezer, yours (along with phyclesis' and...

Beezer, yours (along with phyclesis' and EmBeeZedEx's) analysis and advice appears sound, and I'm certain offered by you with best intentions, but . . . you all respond to a thread last posted on in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Dunno, SteelB12, but . . . I've got a guy who can...

Dunno, SteelB12, but . . . I've got a guy who can print you a T-Shirt with this logo!

ADV member, too!

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Nice grab! But . . ....

:clap:clap:clap

Nice grab!

But . . . Ali tracked MUD on your tank, hankmoody!

Next grabber: Recommend you stick a BAGGIE in your kit; might come in handy! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
TPI economical 5-1/4" aftermarket mirrors, plus...

TPI economical 5-1/4" aftermarket mirrors, plus dampers, actually allow one to see what's behind, in my Generation 1 experience.

Looks like this (ignore polar bear):

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
Regarding mirror vibration: Ever try mirror...

Regarding mirror vibration: Ever try mirror DAMPERS?

TPI (et al) sells 'em; helped a lot with my Generation 1's aftermarket 5-1/4" rectangular mirrors; should work as well or better with stock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag! This roadway might be a bit unfair,...

Tag!

This roadway might be a bit unfair, because . . . GoogleMaps hasn't caught on to it yet; instead listing the road under its previous name, same as for a hobo stew, or some golfing term! Don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks for the additional clue, Nomad05; however...

Thanks for the additional clue, Nomad05; however . . . the BRAIN TRUST solved the location before you posted it!

Sensitive sources and techniques were used, so they cannot be disclosed.

Grab:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Nice grab and tag, Nomad05; however . . . I'd...

Nice grab and tag, Nomad05; however . . . I'd appreciate more clues.

Unless someone has seen the visual clue firsthand, don't see how the location can be solved by any research, excepting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
First, thanks for candidly sharing details about...

First, thanks for candidly sharing details about your clutch-slipping incident, GWN!

-----------------------------------

'94 KLR, an oldie with lots of mileage (over 80,000 kms). Pre '96 have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 79,978
Posted By XDragRacer
And I once thought William Faulkner used long...

And I once thought William Faulkner used long sentences!

:rofl

Your call, lorraine78; however--paragraphing and punctuation might improve readability, IMHO.

Regardless, wishing you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
"Resource" Conserving?

What is the implication for KLR650 riders of the designation, "RESOURCE CONSERVING," on the API certification roundel? Some say, "energy conserving" oils are taboo, but--what about, "resource...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 79,978
Posted By XDragRacer
Glad you like the stock tires, lorraine78! They...

Glad you like the stock tires, lorraine78! They must fit your riding style and environment.

Don't think a higher spring rate, and additional fork oil, produce equivalent suspension performance...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13,161
Views: 648,012
Posted By XDragRacer
Not where, if you told me, you'd have to kill me,...

Not where, if you told me, you'd have to kill me, was it, nortoncat?

:rofl

Actually, that location's not especially far from the tag.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
You're in good company, Vintagemetal! MANY...

You're in good company, Vintagemetal! MANY KLRistas insisted, when some of the '08/'09 models used excessive oil, the cause was: Lack of a PCV Valve Mod!

Others said, the cause was: Lack of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
Maybe so, MSC! A modest proposal, with...

Maybe so, MSC!

A modest proposal, with malice toward none; response to the question:

Who among us has direct personal observation/experience with a KLR650 clutch failure caused solely by...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14,809
Views: 1,581,439
Posted By XDragRacer
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