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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Mala Suerte
Enjoy. That's a beautiful area. I grew up in...

Enjoy. That's a beautiful area. I grew up in Everett, but lived in B'ham for a couple of years - spent all my time mountain biking and snowboarding - didn't have a motorcycle back then.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Mala Suerte
Sounds like they put a call in to Arrowhead in...

Sounds like they put a call in to Arrowhead in Moab, but you may want to post this in the KLR650 thread in the thumpers forum.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Mala Suerte
Yep, they're still in business. Busy as hell...

Yep, they're still in business. Busy as hell when I rode past a month or so back, of course, he's always that way.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,268
Views: 1,928,373
Posted By Mala Suerte
Can you tell me about the light bar under the...

Can you tell me about the light bar under the headlight?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Thanks. For the explanation (and help), makes...

Thanks. For the explanation (and help), makes sense.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
I think you're right, it's an internal wire...

I think you're right, it's an internal wire that's broken.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
The red and white wire have no continuity at all....

The red and white wire have no continuity at all. I believe this is indeed the problem. But I'm still confused as to why it would put out 55v.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mala Suerte
My wife just picked up a class a speeding...

My wife just picked up a class a speeding (construction zone) and class b expired tags (oops), $280 (cop didn't double the price for construction zone) and 4 points - it would have been just 2 points...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
I'm still chasing down ignition electrical...

I'm still chasing down ignition electrical gremlins. . . still.

Quick refresher: Only electrical tests that were abnormal were CDI resistance and exciter coil resistance. I bought a new CDI and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mala Suerte
This. Cedaredge, not so much, but the other...

This. Cedaredge, not so much, but the other towns, houses w/ small lots are possible. If you want more property, it'll cost you more, unless you buy property and build.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
I went ahead and ordered the CDI, got a smokin'...

I went ahead and ordered the CDI, got a smokin' deal so it didn't hurt so bad.

Prior to ordering, I double checked all the CDI measurements and the output voltage of the exciter/pulse coil. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
2.5k ohms

2.5k ohms
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
I checked the readings w/ an analog meter. One...

I checked the readings w/ an analog meter. One reading was supposed to be 0 ohms and it read 2.5k ohms. Is this enough to cause a problem?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 41,284
Posted By Mala Suerte
Yes, same thing, Clymer refers to it as exciter. ...

Yes, same thing, Clymer refers to it as exciter. Oddity is that when I measure ac voltage while cranking I get 55v ac.

I bought an analog meter and tested the CDI. It is all w/i spec except one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 41,284
Posted By Mala Suerte
Any electrical gurus around the area? I have a...

Any electrical gurus around the area? I have a '96 KLR w/ no spark, and I'm struggling to track down the exact problem.

About a month ago, I was riding in Moab. Shut off the bike w/ the kill...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
I may run to Wally world and buy a cheap analog...

I may run to Wally world and buy a cheap analog meter to see if it will read the CDI.


RE: Pickup coil, I just tested resistance. I'll check for the pulse at the pickup coil.

I'll check for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
No Spark Help.

Background: About a month ago, I was riding in Moab. Shut off my '96 KLR to help a buddy pickup his bike and mine never restarted. At the time, I threw in a new spark plug and found no spark at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mala Suerte
We got spared in the valley, but the Mesa,...

We got spared in the valley, but the Mesa, Monument and Book Cliffs all got snow. :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 41,284
Posted By Mala Suerte
Just an FYI for those looking to pass through,...

Just an FYI for those looking to pass through, the snow level dropped quite a bit last night. Not sure how low, but the hills on the west side leading up to the Mesa have snow on them. Snow up on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11,646
Views: 1,449,004
Posted By Mala Suerte
Yep. D110 wouldn't have been my choice of a rock...

Yep. D110 wouldn't have been my choice of a rock crawling build. I'd much prefer a more common base vehicle.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Mala Suerte
Well there's your problem. You're sitting at...

Well there's your problem. You're sitting at about 6700' above sea level. Panguitch isn't too big, there's a few other restaurants in town - not much though. I was actually born in Panguitch, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11,646
Views: 1,449,004
Posted By Mala Suerte
The Land Rover doesn't look too bad, except for...

The Land Rover doesn't look too bad, except for the fact that it needs a lot of under armor. No skid plates at all, that I can see.

$35k can buy/build a lot of rock crawler. Not sure it's worth...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,646
Views: 1,449,004
Posted By Mala Suerte
Wenches and four wheelers great individually,...

Wenches and four wheelers great individually, exponentially better together.

My atv is about the same as that one, w/i a year or two. They're a great little machine.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mala Suerte
Nice setup.

Nice setup.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,575
Posted By Mala Suerte
I don't regret buying my KLR at all. I bought it...

I don't regret buying my KLR at all. I bought it as a first street bike that would allow me to go off road. It handles double track just fine. Last October, in Moab, I rode mine on Kane Creek and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
It's a gen 1. Thanks for run down. It's more...

It's a gen 1. Thanks for run down. It's more than i can do here, so I'll get after when i get home.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Yes sir. Got the bike back to camp. There...

Yes sir.

Got the bike back to camp. There is no spark. Anybody have any ideas what to look at?

Its my understanding that if the bike turns over, then the safety switches are ok. Is this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
If you're referring to the fuel petcock, that was...

If you're referring to the fuel petcock, that was replaced by the PO. I looked at the carb and couldn't see anything obvious.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
That's the first thing i plan to do. Hopefully...

That's the first thing i plan to do. Hopefully the rains hold off long enough to get it back.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Help

I'm in Moab and had to leave my KLR on Kane Creek Trail. I shut it off to help a buddy and it wouldn't restart. Its getting fuel and will turn over no problem, but won't fire. I ran out of time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mala Suerte
As others have mentioned, it sounds like you...

As others have mentioned, it sounds like you tried too much too soon. I bought an old KLR b/c I knew I'd eventually drop it and yep, it happened, scared the shit out of me too. But I rode again the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Rocks in Western CO and Moab like to put dents...

Rocks in Western CO and Moab like to put dents and creases in your metal tank. An IMS tank is in my future as well. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 41,284
Posted By Mala Suerte
Gotta work and then off to Moab tonight.

Gotta work and then off to Moab tonight.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mala Suerte
Gotcha. I thought you may have ridden them...

Gotcha. I thought you may have ridden them previously.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Both will work. I'm only 5'8" and I feel like...

Both will work. I'm only 5'8" and I feel like I'm stretching out my arms. As far as pegs go, I believe you can get drop pegs or drop pegs that move the pegs back an inch or so.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
This.

This.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mala Suerte
I have not seen either, in person, just a bunch...

I have not seen either, in person, just a bunch of vids, but was wondering why you thought steelbender was more inviting? I'm headed to Moab tomorrow night and planning on hitting Poison Spider, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By Mala Suerte
Not to mention the higher likelihood of finding...

Not to mention the higher likelihood of finding parts for the KLR versus Husa in the middle of nowhere.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
Stock springs. Last trip to Moab, I was...

Stock springs. Last trip to Moab, I was bottoming out big time dropping the front end down some 18" steps. I thought about new springs, but figured i try the heavier oil first. I can hit a 12"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,248
Posted By Mala Suerte
In preparation for a Moab trip next weekend, I...

In preparation for a Moab trip next weekend, I put in 15 wt fork oil and dropped down to a 14t front sprocket. Extremely happy with both changes. I can now wheelie, at will, in first gear and...
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