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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
I don't know of an unused connector, but I used...

I don't know of an unused connector, but I used the tail light connector to insert a relay trip wire. You can use a couple bullet connectors in between the factory connectors for the positive tail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19,528
Views: 8,185,293
Posted By Earthscape
Nice. How many miles do you get out of that...

Nice.
How many miles do you get out of that MT21 on the front?
I really like MT21s, but I've never tried them on my 950.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Earthscape
I'm no stranger in that department. Factory...

I'm no stranger in that department.
Factory spec on my KLX250 I was getting 54 MPG; rather pathetic for a 250. Bunch of tuning later, including a 350 big bore, and now I'm getting 72 MPG. But not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Earthscape
Thanks guys for the responses, that led me to...

Thanks guys for the responses, that led me to exactly what I needed to know.
Now I have some decisions to make...
I guess this is as good a place as any to ask for those listening; has anyone seen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Earthscape
950 ADV Rottweiler

So far I have had no luck finding any info on this, and a request to Rottweiler is unanswered. If this is covered somewhere already, please point me in the right direction.

All installation...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 622,952
Posted By Earthscape
If you're talking about the US KLX650C, '93 and...

If you're talking about the US KLX650C, '93 and '94 were both black, '95 and '96 were both red. The US never had a green C version.

The '06 and '07 250S rear fender is likely a close match,...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 338,385
Posted By Earthscape
I'm assuming you are referring to the current...

I'm assuming you are referring to the current model XT250, correct?
The 1984 to 2000 XT250/XT350 has an AC headlight. Even though it has a battery, the headlight is not on the same DC circuit as...
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 338,385
Posted By Earthscape
Do you have a list of the adapters on your web...

Do you have a list of the adapters on your web site? (I didn't see any.) Would a few pictures of the bulb with a ruler help to determine if any of the adapters would work? Do you have access to an...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 338,385
Posted By Earthscape
Is this what you saw in the XTs you looked at? ...

Is this what you saw in the XTs you looked at? It's the P45T. I have headlights from a 1989 and a 1996 model that both had these bulbs stock.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 338,385
Posted By Earthscape
The XT350 uses a P45T base bulb. A P45T-base H4...

The XT350 uses a P45T base bulb. A P45T-base H4 will work with no modifications. The XT is also an AC headlight, and the stock bulb is 40/45 watts. If any bike on the planet desperately needed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 752,182
Posted By Earthscape
Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the...

Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

http://www.amazon.com/MotoBatt-MB3U-Factory-Activated-QuadFlex/dp/B004EEBHI2

You can check their web site...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
I would recommend doing the big bore alone first....

I would recommend doing the big bore alone first. The stock carburetor behaves nothing like it does as a 250 once you have a 351. The throttle response is immediate, and fuel economy, when jetted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads...

The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads themselves are the most important part, and the Moose kit has specific elements for clutch/brake side to account for the difference in heat transfer due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
I fell behind a bit and just got caught up... ...

I fell behind a bit and just got caught up...
Did you realize that you can buy a brand-new head from Kawasaki for a little over $600? You would still need good cams from somewhere, and a few other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
Very true, but there are some facts to at least...

Very true, but there are some facts to at least help everyone decide what to buy if they are very concerned about reliability.

https://rideapart.com/articles/most-reliable-motorcycles
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
Just a note that this is a common misconception. ...

Just a note that this is a common misconception. Running with the fuel shut off until the engine dies does not empty the float bowl. The engine shuts off when the fuel level in the bowl drops...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
That will be great to see. The more different...

That will be great to see. The more different options that can be confirmed to work, the better!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on...

I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on that site (which they strangely call the plunger instead of the holder), are the same for the KLR650, KLX650 and KLR250. Which means it should fit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning...

Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning during disassembly. It cuts through almost anything. Spray it on a rag and wipe away the grime. Don't use it on your brakes. :rofl

For regular...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the...

Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the stock choke knob. You can hold it where you want, but that's not so easy where it's located, and impossible when kick-starting. The KLX650 cable will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12,309
Views: 2,368,583
Posted By Earthscape
The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in...

The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in the past, but not by Honda, and it was never sold in the US. Kawasaki KLE500. 500cc twin, 6-speed, reasonable weight (for a twin), decent amount of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment. ...

You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment.
Yes, it does see dirt. But...

- I have an aluminum plate mounted below the front fender, in front of the engine that keeps most dirt from getting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
Remote Choke

With the Acerbis tank and a vacuum fuel pump setup, I wanted an easier way to get to the choke (Ill refer to it as a choke instead of enrichener for simplicity). I did some looking through some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,146
Posted By Earthscape
Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is...

Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is exactly?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,379
Views: 2,104,771
Posted By Earthscape
Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in...

Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in the blender (should be page 557); sorry.
Also, :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22788130&postcount=8352
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9,379
Views: 2,104,771
Posted By Earthscape
Looks like you need to replace the battery in...

Looks like you need to replace the battery in yours. Until you do, the clock will keep resetting, along with the odometer.
Have a look at page 577 in this thread (577 when default # of posts per...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. ...

I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. I'd be cautious of that asking price without some careful examination.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
I don't disagree, but I think some significant...

I don't disagree, but I think some significant part of the end product of the Japanese dual-sports is their design philosophy, and in the long run I don't think that's a bad thing. Two significant...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
I think the KLX650 is darn close too. Even...

I think the KLX650 is darn close too. Even though the forks aren't adjustable, I find they work pretty darn well for me. In fact, they work better for me than the 48mm fully adjustable forks on my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
This is a minimalist thread so I don't want to...

This is a minimalist thread so I don't want to steer it too far off course...
I think the KLR is a great bike and very underrated - if you're not trying to race it (which I'm not). At some point...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
Yeah, I've had those thoughts too - I've never...

Yeah, I've had those thoughts too - I've never been able to get past the air-cooled part though ("instruments" from 1972 don't help either - 650 singles can go down the street or across the country,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
Hmm, I think a KLX650 has a DR650 beat, in...

Hmm, I think a KLX650 has a DR650 beat, in almost every way. Probably Kawasaki's biggest mistake ever when they discontinued it.



The KLX650 handles a lot like the KLX250, but of course is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 752,182
Posted By Earthscape
Thanks for the info - I'll be prepared to do a...

Thanks for the info - I'll be prepared to do a bit of custom installation.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 752,182
Posted By Earthscape
Chain Roller

Can anyone confirm that the All Balls chain roller part number that fits both upper and lower on the XT350 is 79-5008? Some sites list it as fitting the XT (like the All Balls Racing site), some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9,379
Views: 2,104,771
Posted By Earthscape
In wide-open spaces, the 950 alone might suit...

In wide-open spaces, the 950 alone might suit what you need (in my mind from your description, a 950 SE might suit your need perfectly). The harder you push it, the better it becomes. But there's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
Best mod for the KLX250 is to unbolt the gas cap...

Best mod for the KLX250 is to unbolt the gas cap and roll the KLX650 under it. :rofl

Seriously, I can't say that the CDI itself provided significant power gains, but I also can't say it didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
In case you wanted to fool around with that stuff...

In case you wanted to fool around with that stuff and you weren't aware, there is a programmable CDI for the KLX:

http://www.parayelectro.com/products/CDI/
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,445,601
Posted By Earthscape
http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-news/csc-motor...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-news/csc-motorcycles-to-import-the-rx-3-cyclone-a-250cc-adventure-bike.htm/

See the post from Sept. 3rd, about half way down the page....
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 752,182
Posted By Earthscape
I suggest, if you need to change a shim, to get a...

I suggest, if you need to change a shim, to get a proper valve shim tool. I've read in a few places that the cam cap head threads on the XT are not meant to be repeatedly removed and reinstalled...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By Earthscape
What cured me of that was a read through the...

What cured me of that was a read through the KTM350 manual on their web site. "Regular maintenance" takes on a whole new meaning. I'm sure it would last without following the schedule to the letter...
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