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Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By stephano
Wrap them with what? Not a bad idea at all but...

Wrap them with what? Not a bad idea at all but I'm not sure where I'd get the stuff or what I'd wrap them with. :dunno
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By stephano
Thank you. Currently my only means is rattle...

Thank you.

Currently my only means is rattle cans. No air sprayer. What I'm doing is filling in some minor scratch/gouges left from someone laying my bike down on gravel. Luckily not going very...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By stephano
Best way to paint plastics?

I'm fixing some scratches and blemishes on my LC4 and I've heard of people painting the tank. I'm going to be painting a couple other plastic things on it too but in saying that, I'm really trying...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By stephano
Now thats an awesome idea..... :D

Now thats an awesome idea..... :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By stephano
No one.....?

No one.....?
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By stephano
After sanding on it though, I got the impression...

After sanding on it though, I got the impression the tank was fiberglass rather than what I thought would be plastic. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By stephano
Fix a scratched up 640 Enduro fuel tank

Sadly I let someone ride my bike and they dumped it in on a gravel road. :becca Yeah.....I know, I know.
Not much was damaged that cant be easily replaced as he was going slower and simply washed...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By stephano
Looking for a good UV protector

Whats the best brand or type of UV product? For plastic, rubber, and leather?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By stephano
Thanks crazybrit. I guess I'll just have to keep...

Thanks crazybrit. I guess I'll just have to keep a look out for a cush complete wheel. Although I'm not real keen on buying anything on ebay. To many a-holes trying to scam people.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By stephano
Want a second back rim for my 640

I wanted to get another rear rim/hub so that I could easily swap between two tires but I'm not sure where to look for one. I'm guessing that a dealer would want about $500 or more so I was kinda...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 39,693
Posted By stephano
All I know is that capping mine causes poor...

All I know is that capping mine causes poor performance and response.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
Stock was main 95 and 36 pilot. There's no...

Stock was main 95 and 36 pilot. There's no notches for clip adjustment on the needle either but a 3mm washer is a perfect fit for size and thickness.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
Sooooo.....tell me this. Why when I turn out the...

Sooooo.....tell me this. Why when I turn out the A/F screw more than 1.5 turns that it stops idling? If I turn up the idle screw to make it idle then its obviously bypassing the idle circuit and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
Thats what I was thinking when I was paying for...

Thats what I was thinking when I was paying for them.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
OK.....I figured out that the A/F likes about...

OK.....I figured out that the A/F likes about 1-1.25 turns out the best. Tried to determine exactly where the flat bog was in the throttle position and its more about 1/8-1/4.....but the strange...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
Good info.:clap Seems after reading that website...

Good info.:clap Seems after reading that website that I need to try opening up the A/F more and if that doesn't help then try a larger pilot.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By stephano
Need help from all jetting experts.....

I asked this on another forum but I guess no one knows, but I'm sure there's someone amungst this crowd who is knowledgeable enough in jetting to help with my situation.:deal

My son has a KLX140...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,208
Posted By stephano
I agree too that the KLX140 isn't a race machine...

I agree too that the KLX140 isn't a race machine but it is one fun little trail bike. Unfortunately Kawasaki really dropped the ball by limiting its performance output sooooo much and making the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
I would have figured that most around here liked...

I would have figured that most around here liked their chains like they like their women..... Sitting around un-ridden most of the year, lubed if you want, and dirtier than it should be.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
Great article but has anyone ever used a regular...

Great article but has anyone ever used a regular engine degreaser on their o-ring chain because of course in the article they used a chain degreaser. I'd hate to find out that the o-rings fell apart...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
Thank you. Great advice.:clap

Thank you. Great advice.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
Only if you've ran out of Draino and cough syrup.

Only if you've ran out of Draino and cough syrup.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
Lets get the "how to properly clean while on the...

Lets get the "how to properly clean while on the bike" part out first. Then we can throw knives about lube.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,208
Posted By stephano
Who's messed with a KLX 140?

I have one for my son and its a fun little bike. We've piped it and jetted it but it certainly lacks some needed grunt. I dont even care for the jetting but I cant find anyone who's tried to fine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By stephano
I'm going to start another chain cleaning thread.....

I hate to do it but I have to so that I can confirm what is the right, wrong, or heavily opinionated way of cleaning an o-ring chain. Whats the best way to clean an o-ring chain.....on the bike. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By stephano
Thanks for the update. Sounds like so far that...

Thanks for the update. Sounds like so far that its not what you thought it would be but that its working just fine. Keep posting how it does in the long run. Thats what I'd care to know. If it...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By stephano
140/80/18 to 120/100/18 is the same tire size. ...

140/80/18 to 120/100/18 is the same tire size.

Here's a chart.
http://www.kgmotorcycletires.com/size_conversion_charts.htm
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By stephano
So because this one isn't running and hasn't been...

So because this one isn't running and hasn't been ran in 8 years, would $1000 still be a steal?
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By stephano
DRZ 400 value?

I have a friend with a 2000 DRZ 400 that has only about 3000 miles on it. Its only been dropped a couple of times and the damage is a couple broken blinkers, a dented muffler, and the common plastic...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,113
Posted By stephano
Quit being so logical.

Quit being so logical.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 43,014
Posted By stephano
Looking at all these good looking bikes.....I...

Looking at all these good looking bikes.....I really like the newer front fender instead of the one like I have thats more angular instead of rounded.

How much are they and is it a simple swap?
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,113
Posted By stephano
Its been so long since I baked anything I painted...

Its been so long since I baked anything I painted but if I remember right it was something like 200* for an hour or two. But the important part was letting it sit long enough for the paint to fully...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By stephano
Pop backfire while starting LC4

Took the bike out today for the first time in a few months or so. Of the many times I started it, a couple times I heard a little hiccup backfire pop. Never did that before either. Maybe it needed...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
You're right. I just looked it up and found...

You're right.
I just looked it up and found this.....
http://bestbatterytips.com/tags/who-makes-interstate-batteries/

So if so many batteries come from the same maker then how can some be such...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
Good point. I may just give it a try. What I'm...

Good point. I may just give it a try. What I'm afraid of is that they will only find one battery bad and I'll still have to buy the other since I wont put an old with a new.
Not to reiterate but I'm...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
Good idea. I could discharge them but I'm not...

Good idea. I could discharge them but I'm not sure about the freezing part. Dont get that cold around here and it would look a little suspicious carrying in a frozen battery.:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
I called Kragen's and the guy told me that I'm...

I called Kragen's and the guy told me that I'm just past the free replacement 3 year warranty.....which is typical. Even though I told him whats going on, I still have to bring them and hook em up...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
I have Autolite right now which I got from Kragen...

I have Autolite right now which I got from Kragen that I think are made my Exide.:scratch
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,919
Posted By stephano
Thats interesting. Thanks. I need a group 65. ...

Thats interesting. Thanks. I need a group 65.

I was actually going to check out Costco's Kirkland brand for price and I'm really shocked to see Interstate ranking so low since I've always...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By stephano
Thats a FREAKING STEAL, especially if it looked...

Thats a FREAKING STEAL, especially if it looked that good. Great buy.:thumb

If thats all I'd get for my bike then why would I ever sell it??? It's paid for so I'd rather just keep it and buy...
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