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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Fork and Shock Springs

Has anybody purchased thicker springs for their WR? If so, where did you go and how did it work out? I weigh almost 200 lbs before ATGATT and will always be traveling with some amount of luggage. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,222
Views: 1,109,701
Posted By CaliKarl
Taking the WR to Death Valley this week. Lots of...

Taking the WR to Death Valley this week. Lots of highway, lots of everything. Any suggestions on how to setup the suspension? I have new springs on the way, but the 'softies' will have to do for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Much obliged. Enjoying the G2 quick turn thus...

Much obliged. Enjoying the G2 quick turn thus far? Enjoy the late summer down under.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
I started filing the two tabs that touch each...

I started filing the two tabs that touch each other. I'll keep filing away. But no need to file the actual throttle tube? Thanks mate! You're down in Queensland? Been there once...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Do I file the actual G2 throttle tube or some...

Do I file the actual G2 throttle tube or some piece of the housing? Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Thanks for the fast reply. What exactly do I file?

Thanks for the fast reply. What exactly do I file?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Quick question. I'm trying to install a G2 quick...

Quick question. I'm trying to install a G2 quick turn throttle tube. It goes on fine, but when I tighten down the bolts that hold he housing to the handlebars, the throttle cables tighten up,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Suspension Suggestions

I know there are endless thoughts on how to setup the suspension for the WR. But how have those weighing 190-210 set their bikes up with light gear (Giant Loop Coyote with small duffle)? That is to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
All fixed! Thanks itsatdm!

All fixed! Thanks itsatdm!
Forum: Regional Forums 01-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 217,194
Posted By CaliKarl
Hey Joel, I paid Dec 31st, but don't see my...

Hey Joel,

I paid Dec 31st, but don't see my name on the list. What do I need to do? I agree to all terms specified in the posts on page 1.

Thanks,

Karl
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49,995
Views: 10,632,252
Posted By CaliKarl
Thinking about pulling the trigger on an '08...

Thinking about pulling the trigger on an '08 WR250R. Is there any material difference between the early years and 2015 variation? Other than the shiny gold upper fork tubes, of course. :D
...
Forum: Regional Forums 10-24-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 217,194
Posted By CaliKarl
I'm in. Karl-CaliKarl-MC3-D3-BikeUnknown

I'm in. Karl-CaliKarl-MC3-D3-BikeUnknown
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By CaliKarl
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,022
Posted By CaliKarl
Simple: sell Harley, buy BMW. Done and done.

Simple: sell Harley, buy BMW. Done and done.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,039
Posted By CaliKarl
Not rich, but rather middle class folk...

Not rich, but rather middle class folk prioritizing high quality, long-lasting gear.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By CaliKarl
Thanks mate! That'll work.

Thanks mate! That'll work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By CaliKarl
We don't need another suspension thread!

I currently have Racetech fork springs and the stock shock on the bike. As such, the front is firm and stiff while the rear is loose, soft and sits very low (I'm 6'3", 205-210 lbs). I'm considering...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By CaliKarl
VIN Number Location

Other than the sticker on the steering head, is there a VIN number stamped on the frame or elsewhere on the bike? The DMV is giving me a lot of s$@t! Thanks guys.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,082
Posted By CaliKarl
Thanks for all your replies. I'll play around...

Thanks for all your replies. I'll play around with it, but ultimately neither my index nor middle finger can cover the front brake while standing. I wear a size XXXL glove and have very cumbersome...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-01-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,082
Posted By CaliKarl
One Finger On the Front Brake? Wait: all the time?

I've been told to keep one finger on the front brake at all times while riding off pavement. Well, easier said than done. My hands just cannot make that happen. I'll look into getting different...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By CaliKarl
I read that, but might enter from the east and...

I read that, but might enter from the east and ride it anyways; out and back.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By CaliKarl
White Rim Trail Sept 25th or 26th - Anyone Interested

I'll be in Moab next week on my 800GS and want to attempt the WRT, though preferably not solo. Anyone up for it? I'll buy the celebratory beer!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-28-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,499
Posted By CaliKarl
How sandy? As bad as it looked?

How sandy? As bad as it looked?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By CaliKarl
Stock Fork Height

I moved my forks up last year to where they are flush with the clamps. From the factory, are these raised by about a centimeter, or is it not even that much. Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,462
Posted By CaliKarl
Okay. So why then not keep the clearances loose...

Okay. So why then not keep the clearances loose in the first place? So that they're ringing the dinner bell?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,462
Posted By CaliKarl
So the new bikes, with bigger clearances, have...

So the new bikes, with bigger clearances, have less power?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,607
Posted By CaliKarl
They are great on the street - truly! However,...

They are great on the street - truly! However, when I started this thread, I did not realize that the tires only became grippy after the muck applied to the tires wears off, which takes about 50-100...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By CaliKarl
Could the master cylinder bleed possibly be a...

Could the master cylinder bleed possibly be a size M6x1?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By CaliKarl
The ones for the calipers are 10mm by 1.0...

The ones for the calipers are 10mm by 1.0 (SB1010S).
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By CaliKarl
Master Cylinder Bleeder Size

What size is it? I know a 6mm socket fits it. I need a new one, preferably a speed bleeder. Thanks.:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 53,145
Posted By CaliKarl
Thanks for this post! About to begin the valve...

Thanks for this post! About to begin the valve adjustment procedure, but need shims first. So which ones do I buy? Should I just ask the dealer to send me a couple different ones? With gas at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
Thanks for all your help for answering all my...

Thanks for all your help for answering all my stupid questions. Now, I have one more for you. What is the cheapest, simplest way to get HID headlamps? Just switch the old bulbs with HID ones, or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
My bike has been vibrating horribly lately. The...

My bike has been vibrating horribly lately. The dealer said it's a result of a faulty exhaust gasket. First, what's an exhaust gasket? I don't see such a thing in the Hayne's manual. And the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
I did.

I did.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By CaliKarl
The oil is coming out of the water pump weep...

The oil is coming out of the water pump weep hole. Having read a few posts, I'm guessing this a result of the water pump seal not doing its job. Ought this be covered under warranty? And what may...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By CaliKarl
I'm leaking oil! Oh shit! It appears just above...

I'm leaking oil! Oh shit! It appears just above the head, but I cannot clearly see a trail. And it's not obviously coming from the valves. I have 22,700 on the bike and need to do the valve...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
The bleeder by the reservoir is stripped - that's...

The bleeder by the reservoir is stripped - that's all. Wrong size wrench, I suspect. The reservoir guard, by Wunderlich, was hit when the bike went up an embankment, nearly 11 ft., and tumbled back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,197
Views: 2,876,995
Posted By CaliKarl
Who would do that? If that's the case, that...

Who would do that? If that's the case, that photo sucks. Perhaps it's just leaning against that wall.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
Hmmm....

Hmmm....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 271,547
Posted By CaliKarl
Guess what: I zip-tied the lever overnight as you...

Guess what: I zip-tied the lever overnight as you suggested, and the brakes are back to normal. But, a big butt, they are quickly getting diluted, spongy and weak again. So air is getting in...
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