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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,822
Posted By chuggins143
IIRC, the Thermo-bob came with some pretty good...

IIRC, the Thermo-bob came with some pretty good instructions. Really isn't that hard. Just take your time and take pics if you're unsure about how it goes back together. If you don't like the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By chuggins143
I have a 09, and it still needs the "Doo" done. ...

I have a 09, and it still needs the "Doo" done. They "upgraded" it, but put in springs that won't tighten it. Just spend the $ for the Eagle Mike unit and do it. Once it's done you don't ever have...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By chuggins143
Nice write up! Keep up the good work! :freaky ...

Nice write up! Keep up the good work!
:freaky
Chad
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
I'm not saying there are no soldered connections...

I'm not saying there are no soldered connections on my bike. If I have a wire that will be locked in place, then yes, it'll probably get soldered. What I am saying is that if that junction will...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
Here may be a better option for the angled grease...

Here may be a better option for the angled grease nipples...
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
I have a different opinion on electrical...

I have a different opinion on electrical connections and soldering... when you solder the wire in place that makes it pretty much a hard connection. With all the vibration we see on the KLR, I can...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 379,129
Posted By chuggins143
Want to share how this contraption works? (not...

Want to share how this contraption works? (not ever having to pull bearings out of a beemer)
Just curious...
:freaky
Chad
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 452,995
Posted By chuggins143
I have a quick question... I don't own a BW, but...

I have a quick question... I don't own a BW, but I do want one! Been reading up on them and their quirks.... So, what triggers the CDI? I'm just thinking there should be some way to retrofit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 452,995
Posted By chuggins143
I've always found that a bit of heat will solve...

I've always found that a bit of heat will solve most of those baked on issues... typically when I have some cruddy sheet metal parts (think VW bug tins) I'll just pour some gas on them and fire them...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-17-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 317,998
Posted By chuggins143
Yep, sounds like you need to hit it with more...

Yep, sounds like you need to hit it with more leverage for the load it will be seeing normally. ...and it needs to have enough travel at that setting actually let the internal damping work.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,294
Posted By chuggins143
I disabled the vac fuel cutoff on my 09 with no...

I disabled the vac fuel cutoff on my 09 with no issues no matter how full the tank is... Google, "KLR hurricane mod" and you'll get several write ups on how to do it. Never had an issue on mine so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
Out of curiosity, how many teeth are on your...

Out of curiosity, how many teeth are on your front sprocket? ...maybe the PO put a bigger sprocket in the front??

C
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 317,998
Posted By chuggins143
Not criticizing here, but I'm thinking that the...

Not criticizing here, but I'm thinking that the U-bolts attached to the tube are going to rotate about the tube when you hit the first bump... you might want to have a plate welded onto the nose of...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,807
Posted By chuggins143
As we say in the lab.. "If you lick it before you...

As we say in the lab.. "If you lick it before you stick it, it goes in the hole easier!"
:evil
C
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 165,134
Posted By chuggins143
I'm looking at the "no cargo area" version and...

I'm looking at the "no cargo area" version and can easily see a milk crate sitting in there... just needs a couple of U-bolts! Assuming it's long enough.
:evil
Chad
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 705,210
Posted By chuggins143
Cheap source for SAE connectors.... and other...

Cheap source for SAE connectors.... and other various bits.
http://www.harborfreight.com/solar-power-connection-cable-kit-68684.html
Enjoy,
:freaky
C
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 63,804
Posted By chuggins143
Is it just me or does it look like valve stem...

Is it just me or does it look like valve stem caps might fit on those?
Just a thought!
C
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,940
Posted By chuggins143
Very cool! Thanks for the RR! :freaky C

Very cool! Thanks for the RR!
:freaky
C
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,045
Posted By chuggins143
This maybe a little early, but how about a spread...

This maybe a little early, but how about a spread sheet of some sort to list the particulars in... username (so others can PM them), or if desired some other form of contact info... capabilities...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By chuggins143
How about a couple of ziplock bags and some duct...

How about a couple of ziplock bags and some duct tape? ...then you don't even have to store them! Just throw them out when you're done with them, and make a new set when you need them.
:freaky...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
Sounds high to me. A straight across trade might...

Sounds high to me. A straight across trade might be more appropriate and closer to fair. ...then again, I don't live there and haven't seen either bike in person. If that's what they're going for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
If it runs and doesn't have any funky sounds...

If it runs and doesn't have any funky sounds (knocking and such), I'd say buy it. I looked for a used one for a while and never found one under $2K If it's easy to get to, then I'd pull the cover...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
My 09 burned oil until I Thermo-Bob'd it. Water...

My 09 burned oil until I Thermo-Bob'd it. Water temp holds steady and I quit burning oil.
:freaky
Chad
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-25-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By chuggins143
Anyone in North DFW/Richardson/Plano area with a lathe?

I'm building a new rear rack for my bike and need two small sections of round turned. Probably take me about 20 min... that is if I had a lathe. I have the material and a drawing. Will bring beer!...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,565
Posted By chuggins143
I have a couple of the Rayovac (sp?) units with...

I have a couple of the Rayovac (sp?) units with three modes... white leds, red leds, and an incandesent (which I never use). In the $15-20 range. What I like about it over some of the others is it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
It never would have occurred to me to do this. ...

It never would have occurred to me to do this. I've never had a problem with the filter cover, but I'm gonna give that one a try next time I change the oil. Thanks for the tip!
:freaky
C
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,560
Views: 1,344,017
Posted By chuggins143
Congrats on the new ride! :evil ...damn,...

Congrats on the new ride! :evil

...damn, I miss Arizona!
:freaky
C
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,294
Posted By chuggins143
Stinking awesome! :evil

Stinking awesome! :evil
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,712
Posted By chuggins143
Looks like to me that you have stuff that'll be...

Looks like to me that you have stuff that'll be moving in a turn strapped to stuff that isn't moving.... I'm thinking this would be a great way to dump your junk in the intersection. ...or am I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 182,222
Posted By chuggins143
10 bones headed your way! Make sure you do...

10 bones headed your way! Make sure you do something REALLY stupid with it! :evil
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,712
Posted By chuggins143
How about this... ...

How about this...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17336000&postcount=1457

Pretty slick idea.
:freaky
C
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By chuggins143
I'm feeling your pain. I just landed here from...

I'm feeling your pain. I just landed here from Tucson also about two months ago. Bike is still in storage because of the traffic in DFW. I thought the drivers in AZ were nuts... nothing in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-18-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 182,222
Posted By chuggins143
Just read all 20 pages... no way he can stop this...

Just read all 20 pages... no way he can stop this train wreck now! :evil I'll throw in a couple of bucks to keep this fiasco rolling!

Subscribed!
:freaky
C
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,174
Views: 452,995
Posted By chuggins143
For some odd reason I look at these bikes and...

For some odd reason I look at these bikes and think I can do a conversion on a KLR and have a really fun ride! :evil
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,807
Posted By chuggins143
I used to use the hose method, but after cross...

I used to use the hose method, but after cross threading a plug on my Toyota, I found that a old straight spark plug boot works a bit better! Hose typically comes off of a roll which means it has a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By chuggins143
I painted my front fender in "Trim Black". It's...

I painted my front fender in "Trim Black". It's made to refinish auto trim moldings, bumpers, and such. I used a satin finish and it turned out quite nice. I've painted everything from plastic...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15,411
Views: 1,260,720
Posted By chuggins143
Anybody here in Tucson have a Kermit chair? I'd...

Anybody here in Tucson have a Kermit chair? I'd like to sit in one before I pony up the big bucks for a chair. If I were a Bimmer guy then I'd just buy it, but being a KLR type I'm inherently...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 317,998
Posted By chuggins143
I've been considering building a single wheel...

I've been considering building a single wheel trailer for a while now... was looking at what it would cost to buy a small spindle and a wheel. Found that just the spindle and wheel were going to...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 53,724
Posted By chuggins143
Order placed! Thanks! :rofl Chuggins

Order placed!
Thanks!
:rofl
Chuggins
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,994
Posted By chuggins143
All the standard junk/hand tools... also have...

All the standard junk/hand tools... also have welders, plasma cutter, and general know how to hack junk together!

..and for the KLR folks, I have the Doo Tools! :evil

:freaky
Chad
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