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Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 85,040
Posted By Stratplexi
Congrats on the KLR.... I am looking for...

Congrats on the KLR....

I am looking for something similar right now.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,220,393
Posted By Stratplexi
Thanks Hondo. Forgot to mention, I also changed...

Thanks Hondo. Forgot to mention, I also changed out the fuses to the blade style. Trying to get her ready for a TAT trip in a few months. It has been fun working on it during the crappy winter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,220,393
Posted By Stratplexi
Just finished up the subframe upgrade and got her...

Just finished up the subframe upgrade and got her some new shoes and brush gaurds.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/stratplexi/KLR35.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 79,027
Posted By Stratplexi
I see you have changed colors from orange to red....

I see you have changed colors from orange to red. You did such a great job on the KTM...that bike still haunts me. I am looking forward to seeing what magic you do to the red beast. Please keep us...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 173,965
Posted By Stratplexi
I have never read a magizine review of the 08 KLR...

I have never read a magizine review of the 08 KLR with any problems. Every review I have read (3 of them) gave it high praise. In the shootout against the DR650 and the Honda 650, it got the highest...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 997,493
Posted By Stratplexi
If I remember correctly, Cary had something like...

If I remember correctly, Cary had something like 26K miles on his personal bike with the 685 when he took it apart to inspect it and it showed very little wear. From what I understand, the parts are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 997,493
Posted By Stratplexi
I haven't done the mod but perhaps a little...

I haven't done the mod but perhaps a little liquid wrench or heat? Do you have a torch? How about an impact wrench?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By Stratplexi
Never ridden a Wing but I know folks who swear by...

Never ridden a Wing but I know folks who swear by them. Wingdingers rack up some miles too....there not just ridin down to hooters bike night.

The bottom line is most folks need more than one...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,131
Posted By Stratplexi
Rider mag did a test recently on the 990A and...

Rider mag did a test recently on the 990A and found a reduction in HP and TQ. compared to the 950 they had previously tested. They were not sure why but noted that cams, timing, and the change to EFI...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,131
Posted By Stratplexi
The chain drive is a plus IMHO, just for the...

The chain drive is a plus IMHO, just for the reasons mentioned...easier and cheaper to repair. With the final drive issues on the new Beemers, I would be concerned.

I keep hearing the KTM is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 55,863
Posted By Stratplexi
Thanks...I am really proud of her. Now if she...

Thanks...I am really proud of her. Now if she just gets busy finding a job...:eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 55,863
Posted By Stratplexi
Ian, As much as I hate too, I am not going...

Ian,

As much as I hate too, I am not going to be able to make it. Just found out May 9th is my daughter's graduation cerimony from OSU (law schooll) and I will be in Columbus. Sorry about the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,258
Posted By Stratplexi
I would love to locate a 07 standard for $10,500....

I would love to locate a 07 standard for $10,500. Can you share where you found the deal?

Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Stratplexi
Never ridden the KTM but they have my interest. I...

Never ridden the KTM but they have my interest. I have ridden a friends GS Adventure and the bike was incredible. The KTM and GS are fairly similar from all the testing I have read. The KTM is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,961
Posted By Stratplexi
The 685 kit is very reasonable. The kit itself is...

The 685 kit is very reasonable. The kit itself is less than $300 and the head work is somewhere around $600.

I have talked with Cary about the 685. The prevailing wisdom is that the 685 may be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,961
Posted By Stratplexi
My post wasn't telling anybody they HAD to do...

My post wasn't telling anybody they HAD to do anything. I made the response short and sweet so as to not stray to far off the topic but pass along a quick bit of info on what has been a quick fix to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,961
Posted By Stratplexi
No need to try and cut me down. Just passing...

No need to try and cut me down. Just passing along info I learned from Cary at Schnitz. He actually set up the front forks before I bought the bike from the original owner. If it doesn't work for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,961
Posted By Stratplexi
I have an 07...its an easy fix. Adjust the...

I have an 07...its an easy fix. Adjust the preload on the rear for 3" of sag when you get on the bike. Add 2" of preload and heavy fork oil in the front and you are good to go. If you need more, put...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 55,863
Posted By Stratplexi
Please count me IN too. Thanks

Please count me IN too.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,959
Posted By Stratplexi
Not all FI systems are equal. Many are open...

Not all FI systems are equal. Many are open looped and do not correct for changes to exhaust or air cleaner. Even the closed looped systems are not all equal. Some have narrow band sensors that can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,959
Posted By Stratplexi
On my Harley the fuel pump is in the gas tank...

On my Harley the fuel pump is in the gas tank (not exactly easy to get to). Out on the road, at this point I would prefer a carb. A good CV carb is very reliable and can handle altitude changes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,959
Posted By Stratplexi
From my experience, FI in bikes (at least some)...

From my experience, FI in bikes (at least some) is not mature yet. The car analogy doesn't work because FI in cars is very mature and works very well. A lot of tests on bikes indicate jerky and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,403
Posted By Stratplexi
The Twin Cam 'B' motor in all the Softails since...

The Twin Cam 'B' motor in all the Softails since 2000 have counterbalancers. I have owned three of them. The 'A' motor does not have the counterbalancer system. The EVO does not have the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Stratplexi
Amen brother....must have more, not less. I need...

Amen brother....must have more, not less. I need to add some orange to the stable and a long distance 2-up touring bike. Amen:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Stratplexi
No you will not be happy. This is like...

No you will not be happy.

This is like asking a junky if he is happy with his last fix. We aren't ever happy with our gear choices are we??? Of course, that is part of the fun. Getting new gear,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,403
Posted By Stratplexi
VIbration has been a long standing problem on...

VIbration has been a long standing problem on Harleys. The heavier the counterbalancers, the more drag on how quickly the motor revs. It can also limit the redline range. Dynamic balancing the crank...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,220,393
Posted By Stratplexi
I have exchanged emails with Cary on the 685 and...

I have exchanged emails with Cary on the 685 and 705. I think the 685 with his ported head work is probably the best value. As I understand it, the 705 requires a stroker crank which means splitting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,220,393
Posted By Stratplexi
Robb, Some simple advice...turn the caps...

Robb,

Some simple advice...turn the caps off. No need to yell to make your point.

Regarding air cooled...I agree and like air cooled bikes too. Note my sig line and you will see I have a Harley...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,403
Posted By Stratplexi
I suspect they will hold their value for several...

I suspect they will hold their value for several reasons:

1) They are rare - even before discontinuing
2) The replacement is not available yet adding to the shortage
3) The replacement will be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
You guys with the Husky TE610s, how does it...

You guys with the Husky TE610s, how does it compare to the KTM 690 Enduro? Looks like the KTM has 62 hp at 305 lbs. Looks pretty awesome

http://www.ktm690enduro.com/

Not sure what kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,220,393
Posted By Stratplexi
There is a reason the KLR outsells the DR and DRZ...

There is a reason the KLR outsells the DR and DRZ combined in annual sales...but hey if your happy, good for you.

For me, I just don't see 30-40 lbs. being that much of a difference. Both bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By Stratplexi
Have to agree...I buy trucks and SUVs. I will not...

Have to agree...I buy trucks and SUVs. I will not own a car (my wife is a different story). I drive them because I like them. I like the utility they offer and I like something bigger and sitting up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By Stratplexi
I also read the KLR is outselling the DR and DRZ...

I also read the KLR is outselling the DR and DRZ combined. Numers were somewhere over 7000 but less than 8000.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,495
Posted By Stratplexi
I have never owned the DR or DRZ...I have the...

I have never owned the DR or DRZ...I have the KLR.

The KLR is a street bike that can be taken off road. The bike is not designed for technical riding, jumping, or nasty single track stuff. It is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
I must say I like that DR. The price and weight...

I must say I like that DR. The price and weight look pretty good. I really like the fact that it is air cooled. Parts for maintenance and farkeling also seem to be plentiful and priced right. Looks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
Kind of reminds me of Long Way Round and the...

Kind of reminds me of Long Way Round and the problems Ewin and Charlie faced on the tanks they were riding. I thought it was funny when the camera guy bought a $1200 no-name small bike that out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
An intersting viewpoint on the 'best adventure...

An intersting viewpoint on the 'best adventure touring bike'

Dr. Frazier Ponders A-T Motorcycles file:///E:/Delx/Adventure/adventure%20bike%201%20Article_Page.aspx_files/mcusa_printer_icon_sm.gif...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
I don't know about the woods...I don't know what...

I don't know about the woods...I don't know what I am going to get into on the TAT. I am hoping its mostly dirt roads. The only bikes I really considered were the large Beemers, the VStrom, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
Just to humor you guys....I contacted my closest...

Just to humor you guys....I contacted my closest Husky dealer today. He is about 1.5 hours away. No TE610 in stock although one is on the way. The price....$7700 not including tax. This does include...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,947
Posted By Stratplexi
BS... Check out the below link for weights ...

BS...

Check out the below link for weights


http://www.biketestusa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=5517&Page=3

Try 369 lbs. with an empty tank.

BTW, the KLR kicked the Honda and Beemers...
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