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Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By JBradley500
I've gotten like 42mpg one time. 9 times out of...

I've gotten like 42mpg one time. 9 times out of 10 i get around 49-54mpg.. Once on an all highway trip (a full tank there and a full tank back) i got 62mpg. I'm a good sized fella but i use a 17t...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By JBradley500
http://i.imgur.com/jbXHe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jbXHe.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By JBradley500
I try not to. I did one 150 mile day that was...

I try not to. I did one 150 mile day that was mostly in the rain and didn't notice a problem but I didn't pretend i was Valentino Rossi either.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By JBradley500
I have the 761's and have no problems with them...

I have the 761's and have no problems with them at all (on pavement) but the rear was a little tough to get on the rim.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-09-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,750
Posted By JBradley500
That's awesome. I like the supermoto decal. Nice...

That's awesome. I like the supermoto decal. Nice touch.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By JBradley500
Im a good sized fella too plus i have no ass,...

Im a good sized fella too plus i have no ass, similar to hank hill, and tried the sargent and i love it. I was only comfortable on the stock seat for about 20 miles. I can ride 200 straight with the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
What's that rear rack? It looks a lot better than...

What's that rear rack? It looks a lot better than mine.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By JBradley500
I live in Cental IL currently. I can see where a...

I live in Cental IL currently. I can see where a tractor would come in handy :loll

I think it was my 10th birthday my dad bought me a 250cc 1976 Mercury Sno Twister. It was real nice. Later on I...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By JBradley500
So I have a pretty cool dad.

Sorry but i feel lucky for once so this story may seem pointless but I have to post somewhere.

So my buddy is hardcore into vintage snowmobiles, bikes, etc just like the rest of us I assume. He...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,426
Posted By JBradley500
.004mm is like 0.00015 inches which is nothing at...

.004mm is like 0.00015 inches which is nothing at all. Most budget feeler gauges are not accurate to .0005" let alone what you're seeing. run it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
if you have a basic tool set, a big socket (1 1/8...

if you have a basic tool set, a big socket (1 1/8 i think?), and a torque wrench for the fork pinch bolts and steering nut its really easy. I bet you could do it in an hour or two without much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JBradley500
"We" spent about 45 minutes looking at shoes...

"We" spent about 45 minutes looking at shoes today after tool shopping. Good times :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
Do it over the winter. The stuff isn't nearly as...

Do it over the winter. The stuff isn't nearly as hard as it seems plus it's very well documented online step-by-step for every project. I was going to leave my '05 alone and just ride it but i didnt...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JBradley500
Sounds good. I took the 50 bucks and got me some...

Sounds good. I took the 50 bucks and got me some new tools instead.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By JBradley500
Worth $50? xl500

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Some days i think it looks fun and other days it seems like a headache. He said no title but will write a bill of sale.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
Yamaha #5lp-24500-01 is the manual conversion...

Yamaha #5lp-24500-01 is the manual conversion petcock. I got mine from eagle mike and he sends you the vacuum port cap. Also a guy on .net sells a conversion for the stock vacuum petcock.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By JBradley500
I'm not an expert of the oil burning years in the...

I'm not an expert of the oil burning years in the 1st gens but i think it was like 04-05 or 05-06 or something that seemed to be a little more prone to break an oil ring. I wouldn't be worried one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I believe there's one of those in my town. I...

I believe there's one of those in my town. I think Vetter's brother's family owns a motorcycle leather shop and have one of those huge fairings for the KLR650, or so i've been told. I talked to one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
I found it used on Craigslist.

I found it used on Craigslist.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
Finally got a motorcycle lift for 40 bucks. I had...

Finally got a motorcycle lift for 40 bucks. I had been using ratchet straps and the rafters in the garage.

http://emob46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/JBradley500/photo_zpsc5b7dd11.jpg?t=1375667799
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
I've ran 3 different height windscreens on my '05...

I've ran 3 different height windscreens on my '05 and I cant tell a difference between any of them. I just left the one on there that looks the coolest to me. I have a tall CeeBailey's that i...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
Yeah Happy Trails. I like them. They came with...

Yeah Happy Trails. I like them. They came with the bike so that was a plus. The foot pegs are a little buzzy but they are nice just to throw your feet in a different spot for a minute now and then.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I really like this JNS Engineering radiator...

I really like this JNS Engineering radiator guard. Had it installed in about 5 minutes and that was with me really milking the job. It seemed a little pricey until i compared it to the stock radiator...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
New-to-me side racks. I'm very happy with them so...

New-to-me side racks. I'm very happy with them so far.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/JBradley500/photo_zps7db74a3e.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
Anymore the technology with pistons is getting so...

Anymore the technology with pistons is getting so good a lot of people don't worry about piston speed as much anymore... at leasts in performance applications.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I check the oil on my '05 every time i ride,...

I check the oil on my '05 every time i ride, whether it's before or after the ride i don't care but i try and make a habit of it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
I ordered the one on Eagle Mike's site and i'm...

I ordered the one on Eagle Mike's site and i'm assuming it's the same one or close to it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,948
Posted By JBradley500
It's cold out again. Bike's sitting in the garage...

It's cold out again. Bike's sitting in the garage waiting for a new petcock.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/JBradley500/photo_zps5c31ad3b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By JBradley500
Trade your tall for a short plus cash IMO. People...

Trade your tall for a short plus cash IMO. People are looking for taller ones in the classifieds here and other klr sites all the time.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,426
Posted By JBradley500
On my bike i already had the quick-connect lead...

On my bike i already had the quick-connect lead for the battery tender. Battery tender sells a cig lighter adapter for the battery tender lead for like 8 bucks. It doesnt get much easier than that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 461,690
Posted By JBradley500
My dad's 94 had the balancer stuff come apart and...

My dad's 94 had the balancer stuff come apart and i think all of it's ruined. the dealership said they are having a hard time finding the stuff. Can you get any of that stuff aftermarket or adapt...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By JBradley500
Deal on DID chains.

I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this or not but it's getting to that time of the year and your chain may have had a harsh winter and need to be changed like mine. DID chains are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I was in the same boat as you just days ago... ...

I was in the same boat as you just days ago...

Id just pull the cover. Its super easy to check. I'd recommend pulling the cover and loosening the bolt like you were "adjusting" the doohickey and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I've had good luck by putting pb blaster, then...

I've had good luck by putting pb blaster, then heat immediately followed by PB blaster... it may catch fire but if you put the flame back to it it will go out. I had to do that to my GF's tie-rod end...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25,114
Views: 4,428,741
Posted By JBradley500
i aint first class but i ain't white trash.......

i aint first class but i ain't white trash.... but i like that camo.

when my red klr goes the way of the pink klrs i would like to do a camo wrap just like that!
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,397
Posted By JBradley500
Did that dual piston caliper bolt right up to the...

Did that dual piston caliper bolt right up to the EBC bracket that comes with the 320 rotor?
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 29,798
Posted By JBradley500
I'm new here but the main reason I keep coming...

I'm new here but the main reason I keep coming back to the thumper section is the wide variety in one section. I'd vote for no dividing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,426
Posted By JBradley500
Jettn Jim, What's that front brake setup?...

Jettn Jim,

What's that front brake setup? I've never seen that before.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
I went to advance auto and in the help section...

I went to advance auto and in the help section they have vacuum fittings in a kit of 5-10 of them maybe... it had the 1/4" Y-fitting that is recommended. I then went to Lowes and got a roll of 1/4"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,647
Posted By JBradley500
Nice! I'm glad everything worked out good for...

Nice! I'm glad everything worked out good for you. Have fun!
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