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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By DMZ
Short for the Wallowa-Whitman NF.

Short for the Wallowa-Whitman NF.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By DMZ
W bar W is a great place to spend 5 days. ...

W bar W is a great place to spend 5 days.

Going up to Memaloose air strip? Great view of Hells Canyon from Hat Point Look Out up there.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By DMZ
Did your great-great-great grand dad get owned by...

Did your great-great-great grand dad get owned by Grant at Champion Hills?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By DMZ
That is a near perfect quote of the head mechanic...

That is a near perfect quote of the head mechanic at the dealership I bought my bike.


And the idiotboy, parts guy was standing next to him doing this: :nod
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 85,339
Posted By DMZ
Another broken taboo revealed

I use a high pressure :eek1 wash to clean the 3-5 pounds of accumulated black gunk off my swingarm/rear shock/inner fenders/rims/frame/skid plate/etc. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 85,339
Posted By DMZ
I probably shouldn't admit to this, but I did my...

I probably shouldn't admit to this, but I did my doo' without a torque wrench. I put a 8" cheater on my breaker bar and reefed'er down good.

That was 3,500 miles ago.

OH yea, since I am...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By DMZ
Hey Pally, Many National Forest and BLM...

Hey Pally,

Many National Forest and BLM Districts in the west have ORV LEO's that patrol the heavy use areas. They ride an assortment of stuff from ATV's to KLX's, but if they stop and chat with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By DMZ
Absolutely, LB. Fire investigators can...

Absolutely, LB.

Fire investigators can easily determine the point of origin and cause. If someone saw you enter or leave the area on a motorcycle, they are probably going to find you. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,045
Posted By DMZ
I guess it would be hard to get a small vacum...

I guess it would be hard to get a small vacum gauge and after installing it to the dash, T a line into the carb.

That would let you know when you are getting the best mileage ( when you are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By DMZ
Someone once explained it to me, but I forgot the...

Someone once explained it to me, but I forgot the reason, maybe something to do with a stiffer sidewall on the front tire. I do know that BMW F650's come set up that way.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By DMZ
+2 Put a radial on the rear and a bias ply...

+2

Put a radial on the rear and a bias ply on the front. They are relatively pricey, but I don't mind paying a bit more for safety and long tread life.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8,059
Views: 3,140,951
Posted By DMZ
My XS360 near Liberty, WA, circa 1977. ...

My XS360 near Liberty, WA, circa 1977.

http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/14273/2003426232036011664_fs.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By DMZ
An XL-185 engine should slide right in. Lots of...

An XL-185 engine should slide right in. Lots of those around.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,217
Posted By DMZ
Describe this in more detail. Did it backfire...

Describe this in more detail. Did it backfire through the carb with enough force to actually destroy it or vaporize the air filter?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By DMZ
A quick road fix for a torn foam filter is a...

A quick road fix for a torn foam filter is a sewing kit. Needle and threading it takes but a few minutes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,252
Posted By DMZ
Totally agree. Frankenstein is supposed to be...

Totally agree. Frankenstein is supposed to be scary. Can't bear a two-stroke for power to weight, plus high white knuckle factor.

But, I would go with a twin, say an RD 400 engine with a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 115,411
Posted By DMZ
Hope you don't mind me posting this pic of your...

Hope you don't mind me posting this pic of your Triumph Ron.

It is a beaut', all clean up :lol3 :

http://aycu06.webshots.com/image/7645/2002788468249882625_fs.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By DMZ
:nod The swing arm and suspension link...

:nod

The swing arm and suspension link bearings on KLR's have but a very light coating of grease. One of the first things to do is get some good, waterproof grease on them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By DMZ
I bought the bike with the idea of putting 100K+...

I bought the bike with the idea of putting 100K+ miles on it. So I broke in by the book. I was no big deal and took a few days to do.

I have never needed to add oil between changes and I am...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By DMZ
Make sure the dealer's service dept. is willing...

Make sure the dealer's service dept. is willing to install a non-OEM part. Many dealers will not.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By DMZ
Good luck. :lol3

Good luck. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2006, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By DMZ
None of the above. Let the states make and...

None of the above.

Let the states make and enforce the MV laws.

The feds took an interest in motorcycles during the Carter administration, and some of the proposals were truly :eek1 .
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By DMZ
Don't be in a hurry to get there. As...

Don't be in a hurry to get there.

As previously mentioned, take back roads, state routes and secondary highways. Avoid interstate highways if at all possible.

Stop and take a break every...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,656
Posted By DMZ
That is a very good point. I recenty...

That is a very good point.

I recenty pulled my swing arm so I took the chain off to clean it. I have use wax for some time.

The chain was gloobed up so much it would have made an...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By DMZ
I bought a battery for my my watch. Went...

I bought a battery for my my watch.

Went with a Engergizer.

Got a good deal here:

http://www.kmart.com/home.jsp
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By DMZ
Mert produces nad sells a bike I absolutely lust...

Mert produces nad sells a bike I absolutely lust for:

http://www.mertlawwill.com/images/st_number2_06.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By DMZ
There are several times I have gotten close to or...

There are several times I have gotten close to or be3tter than 60 mpg. I have found it get that mileage at lower speeds on FS roads.

I attribute this to my off pavement riding style:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By DMZ
I recently did a 120 (each way) mile trip on...

I recently did a 120 (each way) mile trip on dirt/gravel roads where my speed varied from 25-45. My mileage was 60 mpg. I topped off before I left the pavement and topped off when I got back.

On...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By DMZ
I would disable the clutch switch and teach your...

I would disable the clutch switch and teach your wife proper starting protocol.


Disengage clutch
Shift to neutral
Neutral light on
Start
Slowly engage clutch, in neutral to release...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2006, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By DMZ
Offer $100. If it's no deal? Walk. :nod

Offer $100. If it's no deal? Walk. :nod
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMZ
Thanks, now I remember, but couldn't find that...

Thanks, now I remember, but couldn't find that thread.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By DMZ
I use a non-detergent, paraffin based oil that I...

I use a non-detergent, paraffin based oil that I get at the Dollar Store. The brand name is "Motor Oil", and...


I can also use it in my air compressor.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMZ
That oil (GTX) is just fine. Many use 10w40 in...

That oil (GTX) is just fine. Many use 10w40 in colder months and switch to 20w50 in the summer.

I use what itshondo (see above) uses, mostly because I use it in my 82 LUV diesel.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMZ
Where is the sensor located? Where did you get...

Where is the sensor located? Where did you get the "gizmo?"
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMZ
Now, let's discuss what kind of oil to use? ...

Now, let's discuss what kind of oil to use? :wink:

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMZ
I add 2.5 liters when I change oil and filter and...

I add 2.5 liters when I change oil and filter and it that fills the view window when I bring the bike up to the balance point.

Sounds like you are fine. Just learn to check your level by...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,205
Posted By DMZ
Crappy engine? ...

Crappy engine?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168718
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,205
Posted By DMZ
My only bitch is that they still come with those...

My only bitch is that they still come with those Dunlops. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,205
Posted By DMZ
+1 The irony wasn't lost on me either.

+1

The irony wasn't lost on me either.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,205
Posted By DMZ
:nod If one is looking for a dirt biased...

:nod

If one is looking for a dirt biased DP bike there are lots of better alternatives to the KLR.

That KLX 450 might fit the bill quite nicely.
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