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Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Tsotsie
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Tsotsie
While a telephone pole, forked tree etc can be...

While a telephone pole, forked tree etc can be used to straighten the fronk forks, other than in an emergency, it is not reccomended. Wheels and spokes are not designed for that kind of sideways...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome. You are still a youngster. Yup! got a...

Welcome. You are still a youngster. Yup! got a Beemer sitting in the garage too that does not get many miles either! Enjoy then ride!
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tsotsie
Any motorcycle can be modified to suit just about...

Any motorcycle can be modified to suit just about any type of riding. Sounds from your description that you are more of a casual rider. No single bike can do all things.

All need some work if...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Tsotsie
Tried the dash visual. In certain sunlight it...

Tried the dash visual. In certain sunlight it can be missed.

Robbed an old Walkman of its speaker, a little hot glue and solder and placed that in the helmet. A little inconvenience in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Faults or character? Things one does not...

Faults or character?

Things one does not like are easy to modify and adapt. I have not had a bike that did not need some work. Then, for some of us, wrenching is all a part of the fun.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 on the key. Unless it is very loose, stator...

+1 on the key. Unless it is very loose, stator should be OK

Some rotational galling possible on the tapers. You may need to clean some up with a little emery cloth. Usually not a big issue.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
+ 1 Let them know that you know!

+ 1

Let them know that you know!
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,603
Posted By Tsotsie
Have had a pair of powder blue for 7 years....

Have had a pair of powder blue for 7 years. Riding out of Nova Scotia a few years ago when storm Leslie hit, I pulled them out. All my riding buddies mocked me. Next stop they were asking where they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
As Xdrag confirms, the circuits for the Gen 1 and...

As Xdrag confirms, the circuits for the Gen 1 and gen 2 are different. The OP has a Gen 2. Better or worse? The latter does not have a live circuit with the ignition off then and no relay needed....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Drain and flush as soon as you can to the...

Drain and flush as soon as you can to the 'veggies' out of the system. If you cant get distilled water and coolant use tap water. Flush as soon as you get home.

Drain the radiator cooling system....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Alumaseal (as are most sealants) is an organic...

Alumaseal (as are most sealants) is an organic vegatable based sealant with a fancy name. Changing the radiator will probably solve most of the cleaning it out. These types of sealants are known to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Lekker and welcome to ADV!

Lekker and welcome to ADV!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Dont do anything unless you will be living above...

Dont do anything unless you will be living above 4000'.

As you go up in altitude the mixture will get richer (same gas flow, less oxygen - as much as 15%). If you were to live up there then...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tsotsie
Curious, I took my filter out today and looked...

Curious, I took my filter out today and looked at the airbox design. Certainly if there was excess water on the back of the filter, it would/could drain into the airbox and then out. However, if...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, one of the three oil passages does enter...

Yes, one of the three oil passages does enter above that rear bearing and shaft just next to the oil seal area. I am not sure if there would be a blockage if pushed too far in - dont think so as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tsotsie
Step back for a minute. Ethanol gas we get some...

Step back for a minute. Ethanol gas we get some contains water. Some gas stations are not that clean and have water issues in their tanks. Before starting, if there had been an excess of water in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tsotsie
If you are concerend about water getting into...

If you are concerend about water getting into the carb, there is a small drain at the bottom of the float chamber on the right side of the carb. I think 1.5mm allen - loosen that to drain the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tsotsie
[QUOTE=horacemtb;24584957] And what is the...

[QUOTE=horacemtb;24584957]
And what is the slide and where is it located? I mean is it possible to check it without tearing down half the motorcycle? :D

QUOTE]

Part 342 here. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
An issue 6 years ago. Not any different than from...

An issue 6 years ago. Not any different than from other makes and manufacturers. A lot less than BMW's - and yes I own one too!

Just in - "Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Between the starter and the clutch on the...

Between the starter and the clutch on the flywheel are a series if idler gears. The second idler gear shaft runs in a hole on the one side in the cover. The hole for this was bored too deep resulting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Tsotsie
Dont overfill oil. Depending upon how much,...

Dont overfill oil. Depending upon how much, serious damage can occur, the worst hydraulic lock with the piston. A few ounces over are not an issue.

Any excess oil in a filter will be pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,536
Posted By Tsotsie
Red Eye, This is the internet. As with all...

Red Eye,
This is the internet. As with all bike makes, tribal knowledge, half truths, if repeated enough, becomes 'fact' if not transformed into the unbelieveable.

Up until 08 the piston...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Tsotsie
I use foam on a string plugs. Tie a knot in the...

I use foam on a string plugs. Tie a knot in the string close to the one plug that one goes into my left ear only . This reduces the possibility of cross infection if that is likely to occur. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Tsotsie
Not a big deal at all. Well not quite. All...

Not a big deal at all. Well not quite. All depends upon how it has been ridden. If responsibly, not an issue. Some riders can destroy a good bike in a few miles

2008. At 2k miles I adjusted the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Tsotsie
If you dont have access to a mechanics...

If you dont have access to a mechanics stethescope, get a long handled screwdriver. Place the handle against your ear and the tip on various parts of the crankcase and cyliner and try to locate where...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome. Yes, you are in the right place

Welcome. Yes, you are in the right place
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Try posting a help sign in the NW regional...

Try posting a help sign in the NW regional threads - might be someone locally that could help too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome to ADV and to the KLR! Do not...

Welcome to ADV and to the KLR!

Do not worry about your English. It is good enough to get the message across!
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Tsotsie
Goop it!

Goop it!
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 84,748
Posted By Tsotsie
That cant possibly be! It has been set in stone...

That cant possibly be! It has been set in stone in KLR tribal lore as everything anyone could ever wish for (alongside such monumental farkles such as Mercedes valve mod in the transmission case to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Where are you located? Without splitting a...

Where are you located?

Without splitting a motor I am not sure how they were able to diagnose the side to side play?
What do to the "steel shavings" look like- any possibility of pictures? That...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Tsotsie
You are correct. My mistake.

You are correct. My mistake.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Tsotsie
No! $5 is way too high for a 7 year old bike! ...

No! $5 is way too high for a 7 year old bike! They sold for about that new. The 690 may be a plus if it was done right. $3200 maybe, if it has significant extras and is in good condition.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Tsotsie
Tarp tent, bug nets, bat wings? Add these all...

Tarp tent, bug nets, bat wings? Add these all together, plus their combined cost, and you might as well get a tent, or in fact have a 'tent' plus all the sewing.

The concern with Jardine's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12,744
Views: 1,211,646
Posted By Tsotsie
Replace all the fluids. Check and torque all of...

Replace all the fluids. Check and torque all of the fastners. Dialectirc grease in all the electrical terminations. If the tires are more than 5 years old - replace them. See the DOT indent on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,187
Posted By Tsotsie
Yup! They keep on going... Had mine since '72. ...

Yup! They keep on going... Had mine since '72. Trekked and back packed it through Southern Africa, most of Europe and 30+ US States. White spirit or regular gas. They pack small and are very...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,535
Posted By Tsotsie
Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the...

Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,535
Posted By Tsotsie
Just think, soon you will be turning around,...

Just think, soon you will be turning around, heading South, and it will all down hill until you get to TFG!
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