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Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By whisperquiet
If Gerbing won't replace it, try a Warm and Safe...

If Gerbing won't replace it, try a Warm and Safe controller the next time.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,046
Posted By whisperquiet
I'll weigh in on the S10 vs. R1200GS debate as...

I'll weigh in on the S10 vs. R1200GS debate as I've owned a 2007 GSA, a 2012 S10. and currently a 2013 S10 with 28,000 miles.

Pros on the R1200:
Very easy to work on..valves, fluid changes,...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,494
Posted By whisperquiet
http://davesinclairford.com/ In south St...

http://davesinclairford.com/

In south St Louis County right off I255 and I55. I bought two Rangers and they were the easiest to deal with at the time as they are a volume dealer with lots of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,454
Posted By whisperquiet
Ride a KLR first....then ride the new R1200GSW. ...

Ride a KLR first....then ride the new R1200GSW. You'll be sold!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,046
Posted By whisperquiet
And your name, SSN, and DOB.

And your name, SSN, and DOB.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By whisperquiet
Are the handlebars centered? Or, are they locked...

Are the handlebars centered? Or, are they locked left or right?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By whisperquiet
I'll step into the "doohickey" controversy as I...

I'll step into the "doohickey" controversy as I have owned 8 different KLRs since 1991. Doohickey and spring failure/inoperative problems as follows:

1990 KLR650 never opened up or replaced in...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By whisperquiet
Just throw your old uncharged battery in the...

Just throw your old uncharged battery in the ditch/creek behind your house...BAM..you are in compliance.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,335
Posted By whisperquiet
Maybe it is the right oil in the wrong bike.

Maybe it is the right oil in the wrong bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,356
Posted By whisperquiet
Unintended acceleration with my KLR650 is unheard...

Unintended acceleration with my KLR650 is unheard off......it would be a good thing.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,356
Posted By whisperquiet
Unintended acceleration is the term...

Unintended acceleration is the term used.....Toyota and Audi paid dearly for alleged unintended acceleration..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,934
Posted By whisperquiet
This ^^^^^^^^^ we rode Black Bear and...

This ^^^^^^^^^ we rode Black Bear and Poughkeepsie today. Black Bear was overrated as to difficulty in my opinion and Poughkeepsie was much, much tougher .... And, we rode it downhill. Lots and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By whisperquiet
Good deal...great bike...have fun.

Good deal...great bike...have fun.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,672
Posted By whisperquiet
The new WR450R......

The new WR450R......
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By whisperquiet
THIS...I measure the plate to roller gap with a...

THIS...I measure the plate to roller gap with a feeler gauge and set the master link appropriately......usually it results in a .010 flare from the pin diameter un flared.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By whisperquiet
It is CHROMED....that is what really matters.

It is CHROMED....that is what really matters.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By whisperquiet
The OEM radiator might even be of Chinese...

The OEM radiator might even be of Chinese manufacture. Just a thought.

My 2010 had the same radiator failure and could not be repaired by the local radiator shop. I bought a new EBay Chinese...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26,116
Views: 4,978,388
Posted By whisperquiet
I owned three ST1300 bikes and have owned a '12...

I owned three ST1300 bikes and have owned a '12 and '13 S10......I have never noticed a heat problem with the S10. The ST 1300 was the hottest bike I have ever owned.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26,116
Views: 4,978,388
Posted By whisperquiet
Your "space" is correct as shown.

Your "space" is correct as shown.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,115
Posted By whisperquiet
Laugh Everyone is overlooking the simplest solution. ...

Everyone is overlooking the simplest solution.

1. Drain the oil into a fresh container.
2. Go here. www.klr650.net
3. Advertise and sell the "like new" used oil to a thrifty KLR owner.
4. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By whisperquiet
"If there was one thing I'm disappointed in on...

"If there was one thing I'm disappointed in on the NoMar, its the actual tire changing tool you use to take the tires off and put them back on. The removal part is fine, but I'm still struggling...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,383
Posted By whisperquiet
The reason I bought a 2009 Stratoliner was...

The reason I bought a 2009 Stratoliner was various forum threads that identified 06/07 Strats/Roadliners with transmission and countershaft problems. I did check the countershaft retention plate...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,511
Posted By whisperquiet
I sat on a new 2014 at Moto Europa in St Louis,...

I sat on a new 2014 at Moto Europa in St Louis, Mo. today.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,030
Views: 464,107
Posted By whisperquiet
Where is the Motus?

Where is the Motus?
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,595
Posted By whisperquiet
I like the Tiger a lot....the ergos just did not...

I like the Tiger a lot....the ergos just did not work for me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By whisperquiet
Read this before you install the new counter...

Read this before you install the new counter sprocket.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/540670-counter-shaft-sprocket-loctite-fix/
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,923
Posted By whisperquiet
It takes me LESS than five minutes to balance a...

It takes me LESS than five minutes to balance a rear wheel/tire combo on any bike and it seems most need some balance weights. I just feel better knowing both wheels are balanced.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,374
Posted By whisperquiet
Keep the KLX250 and buy one of the like new/used...

Keep the KLX250 and buy one of the like new/used Super Teneres that are for sale.......plenty roomy for two and can do light off-roading on gravel/two-track.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By whisperquiet
You don't mention what bike this carb is on, but...

You don't mention what bike this carb is on, but I can't imagine it will be easy to replace the needle seat o'ring with the carb in place. You will be removing the float bowl/screws, float pivot...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By whisperquiet
Shinko 244 rear. 4000-5500 miles. Bridgestone...

Shinko 244 rear. 4000-5500 miles. Bridgestone TW21 front. 12,000 miles on my KLR. Both work decent on the street and most anything you will be riding on the KLR in the Mark Twain forest.
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By whisperquiet
I used a green scotchbrite pad and lots of soapy...

I used a green scotchbrite pad and lots of soapy water to clean the header pipes/muffler on my KLR and also my DRZ when I owned one.
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,794
Posted By whisperquiet
No!....you are too practical and safety oriented....

No!....you are too practical and safety oriented. Ditch all of your safety gear and you are in......
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,550
Posted By whisperquiet
You can always go to www.klr650.net for a cheap...

You can always go to www.klr650.net for a cheap fix:D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By whisperquiet
You asked for it.........mix 90cc each of...

You asked for it.........mix 90cc each of synthetic and conventional lube. Easy solution to an oil thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By whisperquiet
The zip ties...:fpalm[/QUOTE] They look like...

The zip ties...:fpalm[/QUOTE]

They look like Touratech zip ties.............:evil
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,231
Posted By whisperquiet
I am glad that dealers are not heavily...

I am glad that dealers are not heavily discounting the '13 S10 and are sticking to their prices to protect the used value of bikes already purchased. If you purchase a new '13 with a decent...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,807
Posted By whisperquiet
Not exactly.

Not exactly.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By whisperquiet
Check both bulbs to see if they have failed. I...

Check both bulbs to see if they have failed. I just got back from riding WV for a week also and the roads were the absolute worst, roughest, and minimally maintained state roads that I recall ever...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By whisperquiet
The only "wrong" thing about them is the...

The only "wrong" thing about them is the chrome.....NO Chrome should grace a KLR.......ever.
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By whisperquiet
I checked mine (2002 build date) and it is on the...

I checked mine (2002 build date) and it is on the recall list. It works great, but I think I will take Bosch up on their 40% off offer on a new one direct from the factory to satisfy the recall. ...
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