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Forum: The Garage 05-10-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,111
Posted By azdirtybird
x2 on drilling the center of the head. That's how...

x2 on drilling the center of the head. That's how I have removed these fasteners without damaging the surrounding area (the sign in your case)
Forum: Americas 05-05-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,758
Posted By azdirtybird
Fantastic RR! Thank you very much for taking the...

Fantastic RR! Thank you very much for taking the time and sharing such a awesome trip!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By azdirtybird
I have 25k + miles on my current bike, and no...

I have 25k + miles on my current bike, and no clutch problems. Never put a new clutch in any of my other previous bikes either.....but I haven't personally run any of them over 25k before....always...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By azdirtybird
+1 I wish I had one of those older style IMS...

+1

I wish I had one of those older style IMS that holds almost 8 gallons...:eek1

I got a translucent green(which you can still see fuel level through) and it has been down several times off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By azdirtybird
I have owned several KLR 650s and they all clunk...

I have owned several KLR 650s and they all clunk into 1st gear....do not believe it has anything to do the amount of chain slack. I have read many posts that state it is the clutch plates sticking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,411
Posted By azdirtybird
I am retaining the metal plate from the bottom of...

I am retaining the metal plate from the bottom of the gauge body that holds the 5-6 connectors in place all lined up in a row horizontally. In stock configuration this line of connections was covered...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,411
Posted By azdirtybird
KLR 650 without front fairing and gauges..

I recently decided to remove my front fairing/headlight assembly and also lose the stock gauge cluster. I installed a Acerbis Cyclops headlight unit but am wanting to see what others have done to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,028
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb @ FlySniper..... very well put sir. I think...

@ FlySniper.....

very well put sir. I think you took the thoughts right out of my head and communicated them better than I could have myself.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By azdirtybird
I had a sherpa a few years ago, a 2000 if I...

I had a sherpa a few years ago, a 2000 if I remember correctly, it had the factory gold rims. Anyhow, I bought it with very few miles from a old man, and it had leaking fork seals. I had a suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb I had a 01(?) the year with the gold rims. LOVED...

I had a 01(?) the year with the gold rims. LOVED that little bike. nice 6 speed, light, great ground clearance. way fun little ride. The only thing I didn't like about it was the forks were weak,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By azdirtybird
when/if a dumbass prick does something like that...

when/if a dumbass prick does something like that to me, first I tell him to F off, then I go around the rear of his vehicle either by backing up or waiting until he pulls up a bit with traffic and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-04-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By azdirtybird
I'm here to eat my words....sort of. One of those...

I'm here to eat my words....sort of. One of those rare HD riders that are friendly to non HD riders approached me the other day @ the gas station. I was on my KLR, had the ammo can panniers the PO...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By azdirtybird
I know....but I couldn't help myself! :rofl

I know....but I couldn't help myself! :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By azdirtybird
I have no problems with a fellow rider pulling up...

I have no problems with a fellow rider pulling up beside me. I like to check out their bikes, and usually get asked about mine too. I do not worry about them "taking me out". I am confident in my...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,312
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb tbolt, I really enjoyed your RR, thanks for...

tbolt,

I really enjoyed your RR, thanks for sharing. Great pics! I love how everything just fell into place and worked out for you. I had a '99 SV650 when they 1st came out. Such great bikes.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-26-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,174
Posted By azdirtybird
R.I.P.thanks for sharing the info. should make...

R.I.P.thanks for sharing the info. should make those that view the post review their respective riding situations and remember to always be as alert and responsible as possible...that is the best we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,052
Posted By azdirtybird
you know, personally I don't give a FUCK what...

you know, personally I don't give a FUCK what some dipshit "non-californian" thinks about "californicators" and their driving habits. That's a stupid ignorant hillbilly statement from someone that...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,577
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb like everyone else has said, very glad to hear...

like everyone else has said, very glad to hear you escaped serious injury and made it home safe. your comment about being able to combine a face plant and ride report in the same post was a excellent...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,061
Posted By azdirtybird
I've got a 06 with only 20k on it...these 100k +...

I've got a 06 with only 20k on it...these 100k + posts are unbelievable. Part of me wants to do the 685 kit on my bike, and part of me wants to just see how far I can take the stock engine. damn,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,611
Posted By azdirtybird
@ Big T, :D :nod those situations sure can...

@ Big T, :D :nod

those situations sure can assist the mind recalling with such utter precision!
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By azdirtybird
+ 1 on the eyesore 2006 neon green color. I don't...

+ 1 on the eyesore 2006 neon green color. I don't care if it is "kawasaki color". it looks like something from the hulk. like a damn cartoon color scheme. maybe get a black IMS tank...better...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,611
Posted By azdirtybird
@ stu..have you actually weighed the stock tank...

@ stu..have you actually weighed the stock tank vs the IMS? I have both currently in my possession and next chance I get when I run the IMS down as close to empty as I can I will attempt to weight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,611
Posted By azdirtybird
The KLR stock tank does not actually hold 6...

The KLR stock tank does not actually hold 6 gallons. It is less than that. The IMS tank holds a true 6.6-7+ gallons, is lighter and does also protect the radiator and puke tank. I have a translucent...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10,617
Views: 823,333
Posted By azdirtybird
Hi DS, I rode South Main Divide from Ortega...

Hi DS,

I rode South Main Divide from Ortega down to and through Tejana today. Wildomar's gates were closed. The entire stretch of that road is paved...is this the same road you are referring to?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,089
Posted By azdirtybird
wish I still had the pic my brand new 1 day old...

wish I still had the pic my brand new 1 day old 2001 Ford Ranger single cab, short bed truck that I drove out from AZ to CA to pick up a brand new 2001 GL1800. I put it in the bed @ the dealership,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,218
Posted By azdirtybird
I have Renthal Desert Vintage 666 bend bars on my...

I have Renthal Desert Vintage 666 bend bars on my KLR. They are pretty tall and wide with a mild sweep to them. They are aluminum 7/8" bars.
Forum: Face plant 01-30-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,869
Posted By azdirtybird
you are one tough son of a gun EarthRoamer! I had...

you are one tough son of a gun EarthRoamer! I had a Tib/Fib compound fracture in 01. Have the same TI rod in my Tib too. That hurt pretty damn good. For you to get back on the bike and ride out...you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,617
Views: 823,333
Posted By azdirtybird
I went to the Ranger station in Corona and bought...

I went to the Ranger station in Corona and bought a forest road map today. Every single road is closed. That is what they told me at the station. And no word when they will open anything up. Sucks.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb Thank you SierraOffRoad and Sallad! I just...

Thank you SierraOffRoad and Sallad!
I just ordered one and also used the coupon code. I have been wanting one of these for a while now and at that price with shipping you just can't lose. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb very cool dood. you made a great decision today.

very cool dood. you made a great decision today.
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By azdirtybird
thanks for the help everyone. I did some looking...

thanks for the help everyone. I did some looking on google last night and found the same advice on several suspension sites as what was given to me by fellow ADV riders. I thought it was supposed to...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By azdirtybird
front/fork sag amount?

Hello,

can someone tell me what I should be shooting for as a optimal sag amount in the front of the bike? I have a 2006 KLR650 and I have measured my front sag @ 1.25" and my rear @ 3.5".
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 92,755
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb I love this thread !

I love this thread !
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 794,892
Posted By azdirtybird
I put one of these on my Sherpa when I had it.......

I put one of these on my Sherpa when I had it.... I also put a KLR250 front fender on it

http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach/index.php

very cool little bikes.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 229,512
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb :lurk This is a very interesting thread! Thank...

:lurk
This is a very interesting thread! Thank you for starting it SS....
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,619
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb your photos are fantastic! Thank you for sharing....

your photos are fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I am definitely doing these runs next year......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15,595
Views: 1,293,968
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb I have used Don @ ZR1 also. Great guy, and it was...

I have used Don @ ZR1 also. Great guy, and it was only $20 more with the forks on the bike if I remember correctly.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 100,880
Posted By azdirtybird
are you F****** kinding me!!!!!! what a...

are you F****** kinding me!!!!!! what a UNBELIEVABLE thread! my gawd that is some primo country you are riding through. damn...these pics and RR are amazing....... :bow
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,703
Posted By azdirtybird
Thumb love the look of the Blacked out KLRs. nice pics,...

love the look of the Blacked out KLRs. nice pics, bike is loaded too! I bet those camp kids thought you were super cool riding that bike... Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,630
Posted By azdirtybird
R.I.P. Josie.......:cry

R.I.P. Josie.......:cry
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