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Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By KaribKLR
Thumb On expert advice I took the bike out and ran it...

On expert advice I took the bike out and ran it up to operating temp and then put 40 miles on it, varying speeds. No more foaming, no bubbles, level is perfect. I know I put exactly 84 oz (2.5L) in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By KaribKLR
All's well that ends well...

Took the bike out for a hootin' ride, and no more bubbles. I suspect it was the interaction of the remainder GTX with the new AMSoil.:clap

What's wrong with FRAM?

Thanks to all for the help.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2007, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By KaribKLR
Question Foaming AMSoil?

I did my doo yesterday, and switched to AMSoil, at 2700 miles on an '07 KLR650. Changed out the oil filter (FRAM), too. I used a very tiny amount of blue RTV on the new gaskets. I started up to check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,035
Posted By KaribKLR
2 drawbacks

1. Too hot. Even with full mesh jacket and gloves, and vented helmet, riding with full gear here in the Caribbean takes comittment (and fear of leaving flesh on the pavement).
2. Much too hot. When...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By KaribKLR
I call it a "thrashing machine"

"The KLR seems kinda like a farm tool compared the the DR650 IMHO."

The quote above from another forum where a guy is deciding what bike to buy. This poster definitely gets it, and:
That's why I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
Jafo, did you find that one bolt you needed? ...

Jafo, did you find that one bolt you needed?
larryboy, over on klrforum.com, is in the final step of heating up his new 685. Great pics of the rebuild. He promised to post his impression...:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By KaribKLR
I beep one short one. It's not part of the...

I beep one short one.

It's not part of the 'culture' here to wave at folks you don't know, and the comrades-on-iron thing never really took, so I'll wave if I know the rider, but everyone but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,907
Posted By KaribKLR
So if you were riding before there were M...

So if you were riding before there were M endorsements, where are the Earles forks on that Beemer you use for an avatar?:ksteve ps: me too.

The M endorsement was instituted here in the VI a few...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
Jafo, I 'chased' the threads on the welded nuts...

Jafo, I 'chased' the threads on the welded nuts by running a couple of real M6 x 25's into them. The cheese bolts that came with the bike just caved like oatmeal when they installed the tank on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
Got that reduced torque news a little late, but...

Got that reduced torque news a little late, but everything came out alright, no stripping either cam cap or cover bolts. I'll use 75 and 50 next time.
But bloody hell, the tank bolts are stripped....
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
buttoning up

Yes, I checked everything. I ended up putting in a 255 shim instead of the 250, that brought both the intakes even at .17mm. I spun the shaft and checked them all after tightening down the cam cap...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
So the intake results from ShimCalc should be...

So the intake results from ShimCalc should be followed? You don't have a problem with the .02mm over Kawi spec of .20mm?

If I read the inch measurements off ShimCalc a new 2.50 shim would take the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By KaribKLR
First valve adjustment: need advice

I've just checked the clearances, and entered them into the "Shim Calc." These are the results on an '07 with 1500 miles, first check (stock shims: 2.55 Exh, 2.60 Int):
Desired Clearance for Exhaust...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,904
Posted By KaribKLR
Good idea! A double-blast ought to clear out at...

Good idea! A double-blast ought to clear out at least another 3/4" of width between lanes in Boston! If I did that here I'd have folks driving into the bush to get away from the runaway gravel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,904
Posted By KaribKLR
I hav elived all over the US, both coasts,...

I hav elived all over the US, both coasts, middle, south, excluding only the southwest, and the metro Boston area is, by far, the most challenging area for driving ANY vehicle. The drivers are overly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By KaribKLR
Ormigard, if they put on the 'real' DS or dirt...

Ormigard, if they put on the 'real' DS or dirt components that Speaker and yater talked about (and I'm sure there's some doubt about other components, like the frame) the b@stard would cost $11,000....
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By KaribKLR
Well, you sound like an avid wrench, and that's...

Well, you sound like an avid wrench, and that's probably what's required for a basket case. I'd like to get into it, but I'm limited by the availability of the most basic stuff (fluids, seal gunk,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By KaribKLR
Here's the link to the DS version of the Zero...

Here's the link to the DS version of the Zero bike.
http://shop.electricross.ihoststudio.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=ZERO-DS
They were formerly known as 'electricross.' $7900 with one battery...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By KaribKLR
No offense meant, I didn't know what it meant....

No offense meant, I didn't know what it meant. Quite a project. Guess it's a lot better to start from dead scratch than blindly trust the PO of a well-used but unknown quantity. This should be a real...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By KaribKLR
What does BIAB mean? Build It And B*tch?:wink:...

What does BIAB mean? Build It And B*tch?:wink: Born In A Backyard?:wink:
I'll be eager to hear what you think of the 685 mod..
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By KaribKLR
Good to see the competition is heating up...

The Brammo has a 10mph slower top speed than the Zero offering, but the power management seems to be more sophisticated, with output settings for your type of driving (45 miles @ 25mph is stated; too...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By KaribKLR
Question Your next ride? An electric 'thumper?'

Oh boy. Here it comes. Might be nice for that short commute, but try and find an outlet in the boonies!
http://news.com.com/1606-2_3-6199912.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,904
Posted By KaribKLR
Most everywhere I've ridden the response from...

Most everywhere I've ridden the response from cagers has been consistent: 99% could care less, and 1% acts as if you've stolen something from their 2-year-old, and dammit they're going to get it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,904
Posted By KaribKLR
Interesting, too, are the studies that validate...

Interesting, too, are the studies that validate round-abouts versus traffic lights; they also depend on the judgement of the folks at the controls of the vehicles, and not a mechanical timed light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,904
Posted By KaribKLR
So I'm riding through town, one-way street down...

So I'm riding through town, one-way street down to the harbor, no access from right side. Traffic is pooping along at 10-15, bumper to bumper. I ease to the right and pass at maybe 20, loafing in...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By KaribKLR
Thanks. I called Nelson-Rigg and the cutest voice...

Thanks. I called Nelson-Rigg and the cutest voice in life told me that I'd need an XL cuz I put on a high windshield. Also, that I'd need an XL if I added a box on the rear deck. I'm looking at...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By KaribKLR
Hopefully, the same bike I put away last night...

Hopefully, the same bike I put away last night will be under the cover this morning. I hope I'm not insulting it by covering it! It didn't seem to object when I replaced all the bolts with stainless...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By KaribKLR
Waterproof Cover, UVB & UVA for KLR650?

Anyone got the skinny on the best total-coverage, waterproof cover for a 2007 KLR650?
I'm looking at a Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 size Large at $71.99. The size chart doesn't list KLRs. Anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By KaribKLR
WaterWetter vs Engine Ice

Thanks AZStorm. From my limited research, Engine Ice appears to be the superior product.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By KaribKLR
Red Line Motorcycle Oil? Which weight for tropics?

I've written a supplier with some questions about my climate (never below 70F, never above 98F :jkam ) and will post their reply when they answer.
Does anyone have experience with Red Line...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,303
Posted By KaribKLR
Hot weather all the time and no auto stores...

I live in the tropics and have noticed my '07 KLR getting pretty hot (up to 3/4) on the gauge when I have stop-and-go traffic. Since heat is the enemy of machinery, will synth-oil let my scoot run...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By KaribKLR
I like your attitude! Some of my best memories...

I like your attitude! Some of my best memories are of the aftermath of Hugo. Funny how we look back fondly on some really awful !@&$!

But I'm still here, and I still like it. It's a lifestyle...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By KaribKLR
Are there instructions for posting pics?

I didn't get any today; too preoccupied! But I will post some of StX as soon as I learn how to do it.
So what brought back memories, the rotten roads or the rotting mangoes?:wink:
StT really got...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By KaribKLR
How to get out of a ditch filled with mangoes.

Having been a long-distance pavement monger my whole life, my '07 with 1200 get-used-to-it miles was ready for some bad road. We've got some good (bad) stretches on the west end, and I'd heard that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By KaribKLR
Rear Brake Lever Position?

The manual sez that the brake lever should be at the same level as the footpeg, but when I got my '07 the mech had set it up so the brake is about 1.5" lower than the footpeg. This makes it hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By KaribKLR
It's the suck-you-in price

I bought my 07 KLR in Kissimmee, FL for $4699. That was the $3999 advertised-on-the-web price + setup + whatever. I didn't need state docs as I was shipping the bike off the mainland, and that would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By KaribKLR
Translation please...

pito? hoto? elucidate!

K
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By KaribKLR
Translation please...

pito? hoto? elucidate!

K
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By KaribKLR
Kickstand kill switch override

I didn't know this issue was so hot, and never read anything about it before, BUT:evil

This morning as I was replacing the body fastener bolts one by each with S/S, I saw that the sidestand...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,657
Posted By KaribKLR
More than one key on the ring?

I'm just putting this out on the off chance that you've got the same thing that was driving me crazy.

It was my keys!

I have, in addition to the KLR key, a gate key and a Krypto key on a small...
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