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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have the JNS front radiator guard and an IMS...

I have the JNS front radiator guard and an IMS 6.6 gal fuel tank. Stout combination for front and side radiator protection.

If I wreck hard enough to punch a hole in my radiator somehow, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
^^ Yep. Try this first!! ^^

^^ Yep. Try this first!! ^^
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By East Coast Rider
This should be full of good info here :D ...

This should be full of good info here :D

Welcome back to two wheels!!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yeah, the East Coast woods are THICK. Especially...

Yeah, the East Coast woods are THICK. Especially on my KLR :lol3


I have some seat time on a WRR, through some reasonably gnarly stuff & the stock suspension worked well for me. But then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By East Coast Rider
ROFL :poser

ROFL

:poser
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 LOL. I saw that, and replied. ...

:lol3

LOL. I saw that, and replied.

Pasted a link to several on ebay that were 15.00 or so. Maybe that will help.


I ride a KLR...I am pretty cheap sometimes, but good grief.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By East Coast Rider
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XKawasaki+KLR650+airbox.TRS0&_nkw=Kawasaki+KLR650+airbox&_sacat=0


Not many changes to the airbox over the years....
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
I carry the tool kit in a tube along the front of...

I carry the tool kit in a tube along the front of the frame. The same kit I carried to Alaska/Canada is the same kit I carry every day, minus spare tires & 4 tubes, my tent, sleeping bag & a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
:nod I use the tools I carry on the bike...

:nod

I use the tools I carry on the bike when I perform maintenance in the garage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By East Coast Rider
The early 80's Suzuki GS1100s with the roller...

The early 80's Suzuki GS1100s with the roller bearing cranks ran a high volume, low pressure system. Spec for my '82 1100EZ is 1.5 PSI-7.1 PSI @ 3,000 RPM
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Clearly you don't know shite about KLR riders....

Clearly you don't know shite about KLR riders. That stuff is way too expensive.

IF I splurge on deodorant, it is a store brand. If I want to smell terrible, I just don't bathe. Why buy bad...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
I actually think it's a fair question. It rings...

I actually think it's a fair question. It rings true for me.

I have the KLR, and a 2002 F150 4x4.

A bit under powered with the 4.6 and some pretty high gearing for a 4wd, but it was in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,093
Posted By East Coast Rider
I can't keep the rear wheel from spinning, no...

I can't keep the rear wheel from spinning, no matter the tire I choose. Of course he'd beat my KLR.


:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,313
Posted By East Coast Rider
I doubt it! :lol3 My boss is going to be...

I doubt it! :lol3


My boss is going to be a HUGE help. He used to race hare scrambles, but really has a nicely equipped shop @ his house; keeps himself busy building flat track racers on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,313
Posted By East Coast Rider
:nod Looking forward to getting my KX450...

:nod

Looking forward to getting my KX450 front end finished up and mounted on my Pig. I couldn't give a hoot less whether or not somebody's got more HP than me. I want my bikes to have great...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,425
Posted By East Coast Rider
450lbs? No thanks.

450lbs? No thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Will this do? That vid proves nothing. All...

Will this do?

That vid proves nothing. All a cold header means is the bike hasn't been run for about an hour or so. What you didn't show was installing a fresh battery, checking and then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
That's the spirit!! :lol3

That's the spirit!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here ya go! ...

Here ya go!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156429

I'm thinking these guys will answer your question. Everything I have read (don't own one), they are great bikes!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 77,184
Posted By East Coast Rider
Craig, I am sorry, but I don't. I am quite...

Craig,

I am sorry, but I don't. I am quite low tech when it comes to gadgetry...hence my KLR :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 1,389,697
Posted By East Coast Rider
Grinnin' I had a side brace type except it...

Grinnin'

I had a side brace type except it protected only the radiator side. While I had no complaints (don't recall manufacturer), I eventually got rid of it when I bought a 6.6g IMS.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
That was a great vid...that portion called "the...

That was a great vid...that portion called "the steps" looks like it can get ugly real quick if a rider isn't careful...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Oh, I wouldn't kick that 650R out of my garage,...

Oh, I wouldn't kick that 650R out of my garage, either.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
I think I know the one you're talking about now. ...

I think I know the one you're talking about now. I think the guy lived in Jersey...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
You'd be surprised at how little $$ actually came...

You'd be surprised at how little $$ actually came out of his pocket while doing the initial lightening project. Resale of the stock parts recoupled the vast bulk of his expenditures.


I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Wiswood, That can be found here: ...

Wiswood,

That can be found here:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464503

I think the last verified weight I saw was 345lbs. Don't know how much fuel accompanied that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 :poser My skinny little arse...

:lol3 :poser

My skinny little arse wishes!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
WOW. I'd count myself very very lucky!! ...

WOW. I'd count myself very very lucky!!

I have the tools (wrench and rotor puller)...happy to put them in the mail if you still need them. I'm in Charleston, so they'd get there pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By East Coast Rider
Do a search about the NSU screws and read...

Do a search about the NSU screws and read everything related to the fix....the fix is easy on the budget, too.

I think you're going to love that bike. Suzuki knows how to make bullet proof oil/air...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 77,184
Posted By East Coast Rider
A new Canon should arrive today :D A very...

A new Canon should arrive today :D

A very nice little SX520HS 16MP P&S with 1080P vid, 3" live screen, full manual settings and some auto settings, etc. 42X optical zoom (lens is equiv to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 1,389,697
Posted By East Coast Rider
Do you have any of the specialty sockets made for...

Do you have any of the specialty sockets made for removal of stripped bolt heads & stripped nuts? They do work. I have a set from Craftsman.

I always try to look at an aggravating situation like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yeah, no way a stock KLR650A weighs 336lbs, even...

Yeah, no way a stock KLR650A weighs 336lbs, even without fluids :lol3

I have an '02 KLR650A & with a full tank of fuel and all other fluids @ proper capacity, it weighs ~410lbs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,299
Posted By East Coast Rider
The TR650 has a very attractive price vs. a new...

The TR650 has a very attractive price vs. a new KLR, as well :nod

I have skimmed thru the TR thread, and it seems to a couple minor issues here and there, but I haven't seen anything major. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,299
Posted By East Coast Rider
Lots of us wish they'd listen to us...smaller,...

Lots of us wish they'd listen to us...smaller, lighter dirt oriented ADV bike, not overweight $15-20,000 luxury barges.

If you're frugal, DRs and KLRs can be set up quite nicely suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16,561
Views: 1,888,946
Posted By East Coast Rider
No, unless the bike hasn't been well maintained. ...

No, unless the bike hasn't been well maintained. Lots of high mileage KLRs in the thread. Mine has 47,000+ and still going strong!
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,299
Posted By East Coast Rider
A friend had a dealer loner 990R while her 450...

A friend had a dealer loner 990R while her 450 XCR-W was getting a new CCT...twin Akropovic set up.

Dear Lord, that bike WAILED. One of the best sounding bikes at speed I have ever heard.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
Nice specs! :lol3 Admit it. It was time...

Nice specs! :lol3

Admit it. It was time to rebuild anyway...there were 10 hours on the motor, which means 56 oil changes and 19 valve adjustments. Meaning...rings were shot, cams and journal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser

:poser
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16,244
Views: 910,752
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'd be happy if my KLR weighed 350lbs! :lol3

I'd be happy if my KLR weighed 350lbs! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,299
Posted By East Coast Rider
if it makes sense monetarily, the 690 is...

if it makes sense monetarily, the 690 is certainly an option, but I'd imagine you'll need to do something for a fairing. Britannia Composites makes a good looking fairing. They run about $650.00....
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