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Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By wcohl
I've owned both SwMotech and Givi racks, and I...

I've owned both SwMotech and Givi racks, and I prefer the SWMotech. They seem better built and when removed, the mounting brackets are less visible.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By wcohl
After my HF unit failed, I upped my game and...

After my HF unit failed, I upped my game and bought a Wagner like this

http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-0283022-HT775-Heavy-Duty-Industial/dp/B00004TUCY

I found one for $50 to my door. This...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 414,351
Posted By wcohl
Before I bought my motion pro kit, I used a piece...

Before I bought my motion pro kit, I used a piece of scrap steel ( a piece of railroad rail), a punch and a hammer. With the chain on the bike, but not the wheel, I slid the steel behind the link...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,392
Posted By wcohl
I don't think it applies to any of the bikes in...

I don't think it applies to any of the bikes in your signature, but some bikes (KTM) have a clip on the brake rotor side that holds the bearing in place. If your bike has a clip, make sure you...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By wcohl
This is what I was told a few years ago when...

This is what I was told a few years ago when talking with Rocky Mayer. Rocky made a great seat for me without any of the drama many are experiencing with his brother.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By wcohl
I bought a 2 piece non-motorcycle set on sale at...

I bought a 2 piece non-motorcycle set on sale at Cabelas for $25. They have elastic at the wrists and ankles, and have worked great for the past 3-4 years.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
My bike may have been revalved by the PO. It has...

My bike may have been revalved by the PO. It has some suspension company's sticker on the fork. It was definitely resprung for his weight, which is similar to mine. With the PDS shock system used...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 531,424
Posted By wcohl
You mean there are other motorcycles better than...

You mean there are other motorcycles better than a Vulcan 750? Who'd knew. :evil
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,087
Posted By wcohl
A friend of mine did this with his Ford, except...

A friend of mine did this with his Ford, except he placed all 4 sensors in a piece of PVC with end caps and pressurized. It's been a while, but I'd say it was 1 1/2" or 2" diameter PVC about 4"...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By wcohl
I like mesh gear when it's hot. I've had several...

I like mesh gear when it's hot. I've had several jackets thru the years that came with removable insulated or waterproof lines. I've never used the liners. If it's cold, I wear a different jacket,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
Don't know the size, but take one of the old ones...

Don't know the size, but take one of the old ones to your local Fastenal store and they can get you replacements with an allen head vs the soft phillips head.
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
How's your jetting? Lean jetting can make a bike...

How's your jetting? Lean jetting can make a bike run hot. It is very, very rare that my fan kicks on and my jetting gets me ~40 MPG. I have Akro slip-ons, BMC air filter and removed the snorkel...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By wcohl
I've found OEM spark plug wrenches to be very...

I've found OEM spark plug wrenches to be very useful. They're sized just right to get in the hard to reach spots. This is one of the few tool kit wrenches I use when I'm in my garage surrounded by...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
Don't forget to drain and flush the overflow...

Don't forget to drain and flush the overflow tank.

The KTM manual tells you to elevate the front wheel (like Garry said). I've changed fluid twice, raised the front wheel both times, and never...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By wcohl
I've had mixed results with OEM tool kits. Some...

I've had mixed results with OEM tool kits. Some of the wrenches seemed they were made of butter, and others had the only tool that would remove the spark plug.

For my dirt bikes, I have a fanny...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,406
Posted By wcohl
Nevermind. I reread this thread form the...

Nevermind. I reread this thread form the beginning and you've already tried my suggestion. Doh!
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,864
Views: 374,018
Posted By wcohl
FWIW, FJR peg pins use a clip vs the peened end...

FWIW, FJR peg pins use a clip vs the peened end and should be the same diameter, at least they were for my FZ1.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wcohl
I have mesh gear and Gerbings. On early spring...

I have mesh gear and Gerbings. On early spring or late fall rides, I wear the gerbing directly under my mesh jacket as a wind breaker. Depending on the expected temperature, I might not even plug...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 636,100
Posted By wcohl
Definitions will vary. When Honda or other...

Definitions will vary. When Honda or other manufacturer's came out with a "scrambler" in the 60's, it had a high exhaust and raised front fender. YMMV.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By wcohl
I bought my trailer in 1996 with 13" trailer...

I bought my trailer in 1996 with 13" trailer tires. They can handle 80 MPH all day long. What they can't handle is several decades of direct sunlight, so I had to replace my OEM tires about 3 years...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By wcohl
Yep. That's how I did it on my TC125.

Yep. That's how I did it on my TC125.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
I haven't had this issue, but it sounds exactly...

I haven't had this issue, but it sounds exactly like the water pump seal going bad. This problem is somewhat common on the KTM 950 engines.

It's about $100 in parts and an afternoon's labor.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 126,551
Posted By wcohl
This was mine that I had to let go ...

This was mine that I had to let go
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/fjcarey/FZ1/P2150018_zpsdede5267.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/fjcarey/media/FZ1/P2150018_zpsdede5267.jpg.html)
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,623
Posted By wcohl
I painted one of my dirt bike frames from silver...

I painted one of my dirt bike frames from silver to black. Sand, wipe, prime and paint with Duplicolor satin black. Looked nice and lasted several years until I sold the bike.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By wcohl
I've found as I get older, I need more heat for...

I've found as I get older, I need more heat for my hands. 10 years ago, heated grips worked for me to 20F (-7C), but now I need heated gloves at that temp. I even use the heated grips on cool...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By wcohl
+1 I used Rustoleum Rusted Metal Primer and a...

+1 I used Rustoleum Rusted Metal Primer and a black top coat and my trailer looked like new. I only used a wire brush attachment in my 4: grinder for surface prep.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
My tank measures 9" on both sides. Sound like...

My tank measures 9" on both sides. Sound like your spoilers are the problem.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By wcohl
Have you considered a complete front end swap? I...

Have you considered a complete front end swap? I don't know about Kawa, but on older Yamaha's (FJ1200), it was relatively simple to replace the complete front end with Yamaha parts made in this...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By wcohl
Your core looks surprisingly similar to the core...

Your core looks surprisingly similar to the core in my Givi bags. Givi cores are readily available. Although this doesn't help to remove your seat.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
I got my lights from Komy. Same as the ones...

I got my lights from Komy. Same as the ones reviewed here;

http://www.farklemyride.com/auxiliary-motorcycle-3000-lumen-led-lights-by-cree-aka-komy-lights
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
Running ights

FWIW, I mounted a set of running lights on my SM. For those that have done this, you know there isn't a lot of options. I went with a fender mount reinforcing the lights with a simple strip of...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By wcohl
Last Summer a friend of mine spent two weeks...

Last Summer a friend of mine spent two weeks canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Two dads and two sons. I asked him what they did for emergency communication. he said they rented a sat phone for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
We may have different bags. Mine sits over the...

We may have different bags. Mine sits over the gas cap with a hole in the "base" accessible by unzipping the bag.

I just looked at your pictures in the very first post and my bag looks like...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
I have a SM tank bag, and it is a bit of a hassle...

I have a SM tank bag, and it is a bit of a hassle compared to the magnetic tank bag on my other bike. With the KTM bag, you have to unzip 1/2 to 3/4 of the bag to access the gas cap. I saw another...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By wcohl
+1 I tried a Craftsman electric, and a friends...

+1 I tried a Craftsman electric, and a friends professional carpet laying electric stapler on several seats and wasn't happy with either. I've used my $20 HF and T50 SS staples on half a dozen...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
The sprockets were good. The chain didn't grow...

The sprockets were good. The chain didn't grow in length, more like side to side play. I laid the old chain on the floor and pulled on the end to see how much side play was in the chain. I had...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,100
Views: 1,638,872
Posted By wcohl
Chain Life ??

The PO of my bike installed new chain and sprockets prior to my ownership. He installed KTM parts (Regina chain). The last time I rode my bike, I decided to adjust the chain. Upon further...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By wcohl
I had a Corbin and the "pocket" was too small for...

I had a Corbin and the "pocket" was too small for my butt. Seat Concepts makes a nice foam and cover kit. The rider portion is improved and my wife really enjoys the passenger portion. For long...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,381
Posted By wcohl
At the other end of the spectrum. I have a Joe...

At the other end of the spectrum. I have a Joe Rocket Reactor that's been crash tested @ 65MPH. It did it's job. The Reactor is a mesh body with perforated leather on the sleeves.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 89,980
Posted By wcohl
The parts shown in the picture look indentical to...

The parts shown in the picture look indentical to the cartridge internals of every WP open chamber forks from ~2000 to present. What they don't include in the picture is the fork caps and base valve.
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