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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,135
Posted By mike21b
168 to Shaver Lake is worthwhile, if you have the...

168 to Shaver Lake is worthwhile, if you have the time. Farther to Huntington Lake is probably snow free as well, and scenic.

If the road is open beyond that, a fun ride is all the way to Mono Hot...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Mine behaved the same way a year or two ago, and...

Mine behaved the same way a year or two ago, and I took it apart twice - 2nd time, I disassembled the float mechanism and could finally see the size of the crud that was causing the sticking. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 149,412
Posted By mike21b
The "R" was the only ZRX sold in USA and Canada....

The "R" was the only ZRX sold in USA and Canada. All round headlight / no bikini fairing bikes were modified to get them that way.

On ZRXOA, one of the guys has (had? I don't spend much time...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
I left my vaccum petcock alone even after it...

I left my vaccum petcock alone even after it leaked the contents of the gas tank on the basement floor. Then it did it again - it only happens when the bike has been sitting for a couple of weeks. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,614
Posted By mike21b
Nahh, no hauling the bike. I could put the KLR in...

Nahh, no hauling the bike. I could put the KLR in my truck, or my 250 Super Sherpa, and then drive it to the off road area. I really do want to ride it to where I will be doing the off-roading....
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,614
Posted By mike21b
It wasn't intended as a troll. My e-penis is just...

It wasn't intended as a troll. My e-penis is just as small as my real one.

Perhaps I should have re-phrased the original question and left out any brand and model names:

On what bike can you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,614
Posted By mike21b
vs the KLR, what bike is as good on the highway, but much better off road?

Title says it all. This isn't a troll - suggestions for bikes that are much more expensive are included.

I fully expect to see the DR-650 named, likely the BMW as well, probably KTM, maybe...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4,507
Views: 669,992
Posted By mike21b
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20Green2.jpg

PA License plate, CA Bridge, Leaving North American Plate.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,135
Posted By mike21b
Hesaid, not trying to hijack this thread, am...

Hesaid, not trying to hijack this thread, am trying to help and gain local info at the same time.



I've been on all the roads above, and they were enjoyable. The map "Also paved and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,135
Posted By mike21b
Yes! Sweeping mountain and valley views. If you...

Yes! Sweeping mountain and valley views. If you have time, you should ride it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By mike21b
GG, Both candidate bikes would do it. I'd...

GG, Both candidate bikes would do it.

I'd give the edge to the Yamaha XT for one reason: lower seat height. For our vertically challenged wives, it can be a very intimidating thing. My wife can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
The speedo sensing mechanism on the front hub is...

The speedo sensing mechanism on the front hub is robust enough when it's all assembled, but when taking the front wheel off and putting it back on again, it's really, really easy to damage the magnet...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By mike21b
+1 on that. It's an easy and worthwhile detour...

+1 on that. It's an easy and worthwhile detour from PCH. This east coast KLR rider likes it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Unfortunately, the KPH or MPH is hard wired and...

Unfortunately, the KPH or MPH is hard wired and buried deep in the electronics of the speedo where you can't get to.

I'm aware of the Canadian law requiring metric speedos. The Yahoo Super Sherpa...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
The relatively thin exhaust pipe of the Sherpa,...

The relatively thin exhaust pipe of the Sherpa, and the fact that it's made from Stainless Steel - which does not dissipate heat very well - makes the bike a good candidate for a red hot pipe.

A...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Someone say glowing pipe? Normal! Some of...

Someone say glowing pipe?

Normal! Some of the best running engines will have glowing exhaust pipes.

10,000 miles and runs like new. Jetted to Dr J's original specs. The bike in the picture...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,695
Views: 2,252,872
Posted By mike21b
The East Beast: ...

The East Beast:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20Red1.jpg

The West Beast:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1008927/KLR%20Green3.jpg

I'm lucky enough to have 2 of them, but...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 149,412
Posted By mike21b
6 Speed, Fuel Injected. Actually, Kawasaki...

6 Speed, Fuel Injected.

Actually, Kawasaki did have some trouble selling all that they brought to the USA. Sales did not achieve what they desired - and they didn't import a lot of them to begin...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By mike21b
The Municipal Building? The one that's just north...

The Municipal Building? The one that's just north of "downtown", on Rt 42 ?
That is still there. All houses are gone as of last year.

One of the last to go was the house that looked like it had...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By mike21b
Thumb It's worth going 50-100 miles out of your way if...

It's worth going 50-100 miles out of your way if you are in the area. Centralia is a popular stop point on our Sunday rides.

On a cold day, just cozy up to a steam vent and warm your hands! :hair...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Have you ever owned or rode a KLR-650? Compared...

Have you ever owned or rode a KLR-650? Compared to that bike, where the brakes are almost universally panned as "not so great", the Sherpa's brakes are pretty good. I changed the brake fluid on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Here are the jet part numbers for upgrade: ...

Here are the jet part numbers for upgrade:

#130 Main Jet - Kawasaki Part Number 92063-1103 (JET-MAIN,#A130)
#20 Pilot Jet - Kawasaki Part Number 92064-1043 (JET-PILOT #A20)

Mikuni part...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 28,160
Posted By mike21b
You know when.....

There are 5 bikes in the garage, all gassed and ready to go, all legal, ranging from a 250 Super Sherpa to 650 Ninja, 1976 Suzuki Water Buffalo, to ZRX-1200 - and yet you still take the KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
I saw it. I loved it. The entire area you rode is...

I saw it. I loved it. The entire area you rode is in an area of the USA that I've never been to (other than at 38,000 feet)
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 149,412
Posted By mike21b
Looks like a sweet ride. :dllama The...

Looks like a sweet ride.

:dllama

The bike looks pretty good, too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 125,773
Posted By mike21b
I know what he means. I've been following PA TOR...

I know what he means. I've been following PA TOR for about 2 years and have yet to grab one, despite the tag being within 5 miles of my house at least twice.

I'm subscribed for instant...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13,434
Views: 1,108,029
Posted By mike21b
Cross-posting from Lancaster / York TOR: ...

Cross-posting from Lancaster / York TOR:

less than 10 miles from my office.

The KLR and Super Sherpa are stuck in my basement until I cut up the tree that fell across the lawn which currently...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 125,773
Posted By mike21b
Yeah... but this tag sits much farther away from...

Yeah... but this tag sits much farther away from me than today's PA TOR tag - less than 10 miles from my office.

The KLR and Super Sherpa are stuck in my basement until I cut the tree that fell...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Wow... Advrider must have had email notification...

Wow... Advrider must have had email notification constipation! I haven't posted in... who knows how long. In the past day, I've received numerous "Reply to thread 'XXXXX' " which includes this one,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 125,773
Posted By mike21b
Wow! I've seen plenty of crashes, but never saw...

Wow! I've seen plenty of crashes, but never saw one where the fork internals broke out the bottom!

Glad you're OK.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13,434
Views: 1,108,029
Posted By mike21b
Hmmm... 42.3 miles if I come in from the...

Hmmm...
42.3 miles if I come in from the north.
42.4 miles if I come in from the south.

But it's dark and scary down there at night. :eek1

Is that 2-headed calf still there?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Hmmm...... The KLR-250 front fender is a match....

Hmmm...... The KLR-250 front fender is a match. Exact color, too, if you get a 2000-2003 KLR fender.

And that's about it!

Don't worry too much about parts availability. The Sherpa is still...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 118,168
Posted By mike21b
More than a BMW F800GS? (~$12,000) I'd pay...

More than a BMW F800GS? (~$12,000)

I'd pay a premium to have a KLRE650 if for no other reason than the knowlege that not many people have one.

There is a value in being highly unique and the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 65,326
Posted By mike21b
A good summary. I considered an FZ1 or FZ6 back...

A good summary. I considered an FZ1 or FZ6 back in '04 but got a ZRX instead (way better deal) and never regretted it.

The only thing I wish I had is more wind protection. That's one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 65,326
Posted By mike21b
I just finished posting over on the Official ZRX...

I just finished posting over on the Official ZRX thread that if I were in the market for a new bike, I would seriously consider the Z1000.

...which means that I like it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 149,412
Posted By mike21b
I doubt if they will. Not enough people buy them...

I doubt if they will. Not enough people buy them in the USA, that's while it was dropped here.

Although I am madly in love (lust?) with my ZRX, if I were in the market for a new bike, I would...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13,434
Views: 1,108,029
Posted By mike21b
I was thinking the same thing over the weekend....

I was thinking the same thing over the weekend. It's been a backwards winter in PA. The most snow has been in the east, aside from the Lake Effect snow areas. Philly has had a lot more snow than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
The sensor is the black thing in the center of...

The sensor is the black thing in the center of the hub in the picture, it has a wire up to the speedo. There are 2 tabs on it that are easy to break when putting the front wheel on.

If I hadn't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 929,196
Posted By mike21b
Welcome! And, the bike looks good. You'll find...

Welcome! And, the bike looks good. You'll find that the Sherpa is at least as reliable (and more civilized) than the XR250 (another good bike).

Is that a KLR-250 front Fender? Pantheman, you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 149,412
Posted By mike21b
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