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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Yeah, separate oil compartments in the 450X, and...

Yeah, separate oil compartments in the 450X, and I think in the 250X.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Fluorescent to LED this time around. Oh yeah,...

Fluorescent to LED this time around. Oh yeah, the 450X too. Unfortunately, something is still screwed up in the tranny, so it's got to come back apart. Either assembly error or I missed something...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
:lol3 Well, not exactly...but I did move a...

:lol3
Well, not exactly...but I did move a broken one off the bench.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Who can guess what I've been working on today? ...

Who can guess what I've been working on today?

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac286/mlutz21/CRF450X/B3B2D3D3-E174-42AE-8C58-BDD5247C5859_zpssr9mppgs.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-21-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 68,240
Posted By Lutz
Heck of a job for a retired guy! Glad you're out...

Heck of a job for a retired guy! Glad you're out there advocating on our behalf, and hope you continue to feel fulfillment in it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Should be a fun bike!

Should be a fun bike!
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 284,275
Posted By Lutz
One shouldn't have to think about pulling the...

One shouldn't have to think about pulling the clutch. The clutch should be covered at all times, and the reaction to use it when needed should be muscle memory. Just sayin'. Even with a covered...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
Yes, the KLX300 tank is the one. It's available...

Yes, the KLX300 tank is the one. It's available in green or black - if you order through justgastanks.com, there is an advrider discount (used to be anyway). I have the black one on my '09 (only...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Fast and teeming with style.

Fast and teeming with style.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Lutz
On the neutral sensor: just swap the entire gear...

On the neutral sensor: just swap the entire gear change cover from the older engine, plus the internal piece bolted on with the shift star - these parts are a straight swap. Also gives a good excuse...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Ouch!

Ouch!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Why am I trapped...

Terrible, terrible, terrible. Why am I trapped here?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Ahhh! Motorcycle ghosts!

Ahhh! Motorcycle ghosts!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-13-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
Ice Man

Yowzah. That looks brutal and fun.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Lutz
That's almost certainly the cam chain tensioner. ...

That's almost certainly the cam chain tensioner. Rattling noise most pronounced around 5500-6500 RPM or so? Manual cam chain tensioner is the best solution.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Nice bike! The hidden identity picture had me...

Nice bike! The hidden identity picture had me chuckling too.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
That trail in Saturday V3 sure was a special kind...

That trail in Saturday V3 sure was a special kind of misery. I wanna do it again.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Lutz
Only the hose you install between the main tank...

Only the hose you install between the main tank vent and the bottom of the aux tank needs to be air tight. The aux tank itself will need to be vented, just like the Acerbis setup is. Just install...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Lutz
A cakewalk! :thumb

A cakewalk! :thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Yeah...you know those large, nicely labeled...

Yeah...you know those large, nicely labeled ziplock bags you speak of? That's exactly how my CRF450X is still stored. I'll have it done soon...
:hide
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Lutz
I missed chiming in on this point in the other...

I missed chiming in on this point in the other thread. There is a minor difference in the electrical system, IIRC, between the '06/'07 and '09+ bikes. I believe user CousinLarry over at kawasaki...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 284,275
Posted By Lutz
Closer to grip would be easier.

Closer to grip would be easier.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
The valves, guides, seats, etc could all be...

The valves, guides, seats, etc could all be replaced, but the cam journals are not repairable. Unfortunately, you need a replacement head.

Like he said any 1994 or newer KLX250/300 head should...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,082
Views: 2,035,805
Posted By Lutz
Not for diesel.

Not for diesel.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,285
Posted By Lutz
More videos at last! Good times.

More videos at last! Good times.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By Lutz
Let's call me in!

Let's call me in!
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
Welcome to the fold, Stackwood. You should have...

Welcome to the fold, Stackwood. You should have lots of fun with this bike. Your chosen break in method is a good one. That's what I did too. Still running strong 16-thousand-something miles later.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
It's more that the 250 is limited in open...

It's more that the 250 is limited in open conditions...what I have in mind is that the 650 would replace my 250 as the "road" bike. The XR650R I'm considering is just plain better set up than my KLX:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
If (big if) I end up doing this, the 650 would be...

If (big if) I end up doing this, the 650 would be primarily a gravel/fire road bike, to be ridden when/where my counterparts ride their KTM 690 Enduros and 950 Super Enduros. I wouldn't prefer to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
I think most folks don't have a vacuum pump with...

I think most folks don't have a vacuum pump with the Acerbis tank, but the reason for having one is valid. Anyway, yeah, if I were going to install a vacuum port on your setup, I'd drill and tap in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
For 2009 and newer (including your 2014) the only...

For 2009 and newer (including your 2014) the only source for springs I've read about is...Moto Pro, or something like that. They're oddball (very short) springs. A some vendors can cut down and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
On the hard starting, you've got some good tips...

On the hard starting, you've got some good tips already. What is the ambient temperature? Some of these bikes are a nightmare to start when it's "cold" out. There are a few work arounds for that....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Vroom, vroom, VROOM!!:clap

Vroom, vroom, VROOM!!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
Hell of a deal!

Hell of a deal!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,908
Views: 2,568,864
Posted By Lutz
Yeah, that skid plate is stock. The picture...

Yeah, that skid plate is stock.

The picture isn't very clear, but it doesn't look too bad to me. It's probably not a big deal at all. Did you look at the bottom of the engine case itself? Signs...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47,062
Views: 9,535,732
Posted By Lutz
As would any WR250R rider, right?:lol3

As would any WR250R rider, right?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 246,151
Posted By Lutz
They're talking about clutches, not lights....

They're talking about clutches, not lights. Different parts of the discussion.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,643
Posted By Lutz
No, EPA regulations would prohibit that. A new...

No, EPA regulations would prohibit that. A new compliant motorcycle cannot be built from parts of non-compliant motorcycles. Also, a motorcycle must be compliant at the time it is manufactured, it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 68,240
Posted By Lutz
Thanks for that! Funny, I haven't received an...

Thanks for that!
Funny, I haven't received an email reply confirming my submission...hmm, I'll watch for one and follow up if needed.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 222,620
Posted By Lutz
Me too.

Me too.
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