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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,860
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yikes. Usually the DR is rock solid, just...

Yikes.

Usually the DR is rock solid, just like the KLR. A few known issues, all easily fixable.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,860
Posted By East Coast Rider
Ugh. Sorry you had the dreaded (albeit rare) 3rd...

Ugh. Sorry you had the dreaded (albeit rare) 3rd gear trouble. I think the DR is a great bike. It is just too small for me, too cramped.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,846
Posted By East Coast Rider
1.) I really like the 660 Tenere! 2.) I...

1.) I really like the 660 Tenere!

2.) I never get below 50mpg on my KLR. 52-53mpg is average on the super slab & if running back roads @ 60mph, 55-56mpg is common. As for vibes, everybody...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By East Coast Rider
That is the ONLY thing I dislike about the...

That is the ONLY thing I dislike about the DR650...the lack of space.

I'm 5'10" and all legs. I just don't fit :( Even tried a DR with lowered pegs. My knees would never survive.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
Lots of good progress, Shigeta!! I just...

Lots of good progress, Shigeta!!

I just started collecting parts for my KX front suspension swap!

Forks & front brake assembly from a 2006 KX450F purchased and sitting in my office at work.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have a well traveled KLR. Lots of room. It'll...

I have a well traveled KLR. Lots of room. It'll need suspension help front and rear for a guy your size, even more so with your son on the back. Springs up front and an aftermarket shock or heavier...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is my understanding about R/Rs: SCR...

Here is my understanding about R/Rs:

SCR shunt types are the least desirable. They are much more prone to heat related failure, and they constantly send full voltage to the stator, whether needed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,846
Posted By East Coast Rider
I don't think they would sell more...why sell a...

I don't think they would sell more...why sell a competing model to one of their best selling bikes?



Me? I'm just gradually building my own. :D

Mine will get a 685cc kit when it needs to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,860
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 His KLR vids are hilarious.

:lol3

His KLR vids are hilarious.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,860
Posted By East Coast Rider
It's a low budget, economical tank. Simple...

It's a low budget, economical tank.

Simple to maintain. Simple to fix. A few known issues, but what bike (even bikes that cost twice as much) doesn't have them.

$140.00 (tools included)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
I place the blame squarely upon your shoulders,...

I place the blame squarely upon your shoulders, sir

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
Well, Parts collection for yet another...

Well,

Parts collection for yet another KX450 to KLR swap has begun. Picked up a very clean set of 2006 KX450F front forks for 250.00 shipped on Ebay.

:D

Patience and more planning...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By East Coast Rider
Everything Sidecar Jockey said. ...

Everything Sidecar Jockey said.

Everything.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,789
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yep. Lots of valve-piston contact there.

Yep. Lots of valve-piston contact there.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 Ultimate crash bar/side stand/wind...

:lol3

Ultimate crash bar/side stand/wind brake device!
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,477
Posted By East Coast Rider
So many people see these builds and ask "Why? ...

So many people see these builds and ask "Why? Why spend all that money when you could just buy an a, b, c, or d?"

Personally, I love seeing all the XRL, KLR & DR builds. :D

Make the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By East Coast Rider
Thumb Looks good! What front end, Smooth?

Looks good! What front end, Smooth?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By East Coast Rider
Maybe a PM to planemax to check up on things and...

Maybe a PM to planemax to check up on things and see how many miles he has on the rebuild now?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is another general discussion thread over on...

Here is another general discussion thread over on DRriders.com about the 790 kit


http://drriders.com/topic9855.html

I don't think this started as a 790 build thread, but there is some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 There was a good thread here in...

:lol3

There was a good thread here in thumpers about a 790cc build up...for some reason, I can't copy and paste the the link on my phone, but search for "DR650 790 Bog bore installation and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By East Coast Rider
Have you considered bags that do not require...

Have you considered bags that do not require racks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By East Coast Rider
Good point, X. I think the E12s and the...

Good point, X.

I think the E12s and the endure saddlebags here:

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/enduro-dry-saddle-bags

can be mounted across the seat so they drape over the side...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By East Coast Rider
Since you're looking @ wolfman gear, here ya go: ...

Since you're looking @ wolfman gear, here ya go:

I am looking at these....no rack required.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e-12-saddle-bags

These are interesting, but kinda pricey....
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
Shigeta, Have you considered converting...

Shigeta,

Have you considered converting to a 2nd generation swingarm & rear brake? The swing arm itself is a straight bolt up and you can use your stock linkage...from everything I have read,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,445
Posted By East Coast Rider
You guys and your X Challenge builds. STOP...

You guys and your X Challenge builds.

STOP IT ALREADY


:lol3

It looks fantastic! Did you have the stock forks reworked, or did you install a set of Shiver forks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
FP...thanks a lot for reminding me about your...

FP...thanks a lot for reminding me about your build thread.

You bastard.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
My apologies for defying the gospel according to...

My apologies for defying the gospel according to larry.

:csm

As for KTMs....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtUj3br21_E

Shigeta, I look forward to seeing progress. The rear shock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
Well then, there are tons of damn miracles...

Well then, there are tons of damn miracles running around, mine included.

Closing in on 50,000 miles and it uses no discernible amount of oil. Reliable as an anvil and I bought it with 3600...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
I think the brackets for mounting the side panels...

I think the brackets for mounting the side panels to the rear of the tank could have been done a little better, but other than that I think it's great. FWIW, I didn't use the brackets to connect to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By East Coast Rider
I wouldn't hesitate to buy that DR. Not for one...

I wouldn't hesitate to buy that DR. Not for one second.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,213
Posted By East Coast Rider
In!! Actually planning the exact same...

In!!

Actually planning the exact same front suspension mods you have planned. Looking forward to your progress with great interest!
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By East Coast Rider
Getting close to 50,000 miles of trouble free...

Getting close to 50,000 miles of trouble free bliss (presumably caused by ignorance)

Western half of Canada & into the Yukon Territories? Check.
Alaska? Check.
Sand tracks of the UP in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,115
Posted By East Coast Rider
I wouldn't try half of what you're doing!! I'd...

I wouldn't try half of what you're doing!! I'd break something :lol3

I am not a particularly hardcore rider, although I have taken my ever faithful KLR650 plenty of places that everybody says it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have a KLR, and of course that makes me biased...

I have a KLR, and of course that makes me biased :D

I'll echo hat a couple folks have suggested: keep the Pig & look for an older KTM 450 with the RFS engine. I have some decent seat time on a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,115
Posted By East Coast Rider
This is GREAT stuff!! I will own an X...

This is GREAT stuff!!

I will own an X Challenge one day, and this will be one of the threads I mine thru to get an idea about known issues & needed upgrades.

Bike is looking good!
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
Nothing bad for the KLRista in you at all! KTMs...

Nothing bad for the KLRista in you at all! KTMs are awesome.

The 520 won't carry you to AK and back, but it sure beats lugging a KLR around in tight single track. They handle jumping (more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15,917
Views: 1,770,163
Posted By East Coast Rider
I like that...very simple. Very KLR. :lol3 ...

I like that...very simple. Very KLR. :lol3


So the sharp edges didn't wear into the back of the bags at all?



Moto, I might steal your idea for my own use!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By East Coast Rider
I love my Pig (KLR)...but the last thing I'd...

I love my Pig (KLR)...but the last thing I'd think to do with it is slap a set of 17s on it and turn it into a motard.

I'd just go after a DRZ400 SM.

Then, if you get a wild hair, find...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,513
Posted By East Coast Rider
A Triumph Scrambler, perhaps? Barring...

A Triumph Scrambler, perhaps?

Barring that, I'd agree with boatpuller that a Sportster is a better candidate for a Scrambleresque bike. :)

Good luck!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,674
Posted By East Coast Rider
Nope. My fault completely for not seeing that he...

Nope. My fault completely for not seeing that he said he might go orange.



However, what he wants can be achieved with a little bit of scratch without having to buy another bike.

But...
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