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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16,661
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Posted By Aprilia
Factory OEM fasteners on my windscreen. I've...

Factory OEM fasteners on my windscreen. I've replaced the screen 3x but never had fastener problems in over 50k miles.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
I've heard that before...many times. Obviously...

I've heard that before...many times. Obviously you verified valve clearances, petcock diaphragm and float level...? If gen2 I would load test that battery.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Most pegs are not universal... I know for fact...

Most pegs are not universal... I know for fact the baby XR pegs will bolt right on so will 2005 KX250 (2 stroke) and 2004 YZF450 pegs bolt right on. Billet levers? Haha...you don't quite get the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9,411
Views: 2,200,980
Posted By Aprilia
I do a lot of painting. I can't stress enough to...

I do a lot of painting. I can't stress enough to use proper resp filter with these types of paints. Prep is 95% of the outcome. Follow the material data sheets exactly.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Plan on spending $250 to upgrade the balancer...

Plan on spending $250 to upgrade the balancer sprockets. Any klr that functions will fetch $1500. It would have to be pretty clean for me to spend over $2k.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
My better half decided she wanted to ride along...

My better half decided she wanted to ride along more often. We went through a couple bikes finding a good 2up DS bike. We purchased both the 800XC and the 1200XC. I loved the 800 but couldn't quite...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
OEM seals are actually pretty durable. (why many...

OEM seals are actually pretty durable. (why many over 100K KLR's around). At min I would perform a solvent test first. I use mineral spirits and yes you look to see if wetness comes through to the...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,913,459
Posted By Aprilia
Actually, it was a neighbors kid. Anyone named...

Actually, it was a neighbors kid. Anyone named Enzo needs to have a farrari bed. That was one happy 5yr old lol.

Since I had the templates made I made a couple beds. Only a bit more time and...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,913,459
Posted By Aprilia
Sorry to butt in but I have a wood shop as well....

Sorry to butt in but I have a wood shop as well. Used other equipment as an outfeed table for years then simply had enough. Sat down and designed a fold out table that can handle 8ft sheet goods but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Depends if/what he has ready on the shelf. If no...

Depends if/what he has ready on the shelf. If no cylinder on the shelf it depends on how backed up the shop who does his boring. I've had it take just a day or two to a couple weeks.

Clutch...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 84,207
Posted By Aprilia
Correct. My family owns 150+ acres just past the...

Correct. My family owns 150+ acres just past the school. Most owners very friendly to those exploring but some not so much. Just watch for private property signs off the road. All ask you keep...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Aprilia
Az is 80% dirt roads and only 14% private land....

Az is 80% dirt roads and only 14% private land. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 916,966
Posted By Aprilia
Its literally all in baskets. Engine is the only...

Its literally all in baskets. Engine is the only thing that is still together. It turns over but will go thru it regardless.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 916,966
Posted By Aprilia
I just picked up a basket case of a 1983 Yamaha...

I just picked up a basket case of a 1983 Yamaha Virago 920 ($600). The mono shock rear was only brought over for 2yrs if memory serves. My plan is to sort out the engine, strip as much as possible...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
On USA (maybe Canadian) there is an inlet on top...

On USA (maybe Canadian) there is an inlet on top of the air box that is apart of the AIS system. Often people remove AIS and fail to plug that inlet. it is also after the filter.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
I'll take one if you make a few extra. I've got a...

I'll take one if you make a few extra. I've got a couple pre 96 bikes still running around.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,395,748
Posted By Aprilia
Current length of the inlet tube is what 5" on a...

Current length of the inlet tube is what 5" on a stock bike?...carb throat to airbox. His software wanted approx 16" in length. He stated big singles need long length for pressure waves and velocity.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,395,748
Posted By Aprilia
Airbox dynamics is actually quite complicated. I...

Airbox dynamics is actually quite complicated. I have engineering buddy who specializes in this particular field but in the commercial arena. I had him plug in some numbers with the klr....came back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Correct. Tool allows you to load the circuit to...

Correct. Tool allows you to load the circuit to see what is happening. I don't use it often but when I do it saves all kinds of time. Most electrical troubleshooting I do is result of/by owner...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Old switch contacts can high enough resistance...

Old switch contacts can high enough resistance that it would not allow full 12+vdc and current to pass but using a VOM and its low current to pass freely indicating the switch is functioning...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
Laugh You guys really need to read your owners manual....

You guys really need to read your owners manual. The stock muffler has two bolts that you can remove to flush out the excess carbon build up. 2nd thought that's on the KLR.... Ummm never mind.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Traditional green....

Traditional green....
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,612
Posted By Aprilia
Real motorcyclist's will have a ball on anything...

Real motorcyclist's will have a ball on anything with two wheels and an engine... Some of the most fun I've had is "racing" our pit bikes after a long day at the track. Nothing like banging bars on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
That and owners who know what the heck they are...

That and owners who know what the heck they are doing. Bikes that come into my shop with issues begins with questions like, "what have you done, modified or changed recently" and "when was the last...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Basic fountain straw (drinking kind) works well...

Basic fountain straw (drinking kind) works well too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
Thus why I had to convert my Aprilia SXV550 to...

Thus why I had to convert my Aprilia SXV550 to track only. Not only would I lose my lic I'd have to spend some time behind bars if allowed on the street. Every time I swing a leg over Mr Hyde emerges...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
As of beginning of the year I had 10 bikes. Now...

As of beginning of the year I had 10 bikes. Now down to 5. Still deciding what the next two for sale will be.... Making room (time wise) for a new arrival in two weeks. No, not new bike but the baby...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,235
Posted By Aprilia
I own/run a track day organization...too old to...

I own/run a track day organization...too old to race lol. Couldn't have said it better... The only bad tire is an unpredictable one. The idiot holding onto the handle bars is often the most...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
On the KLR its two fold...stock handle bars often...

On the KLR its two fold...stock handle bars often bend before a lever bends. Built in soft landing :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
No more tax talk...today I jumped on the S10 and...

No more tax talk...today I jumped on the S10 and went from Phx up to Flagstaff via the long way. Had lunch in Flagstaff, checked for frozen pipes at my place (none) then caught my Suzuki 1250...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
Its not all roses. Our reg tend to be pretty high...

Its not all roses. Our reg tend to be pretty high comparably but that's what is nice about any vehicle that is under 1500lb gvw and is dual purpose reg is capped at $32 annually. A new S10 would run...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Is it easy? Sure but it all depends. If you don't...

Is it easy? Sure but it all depends. If you don't feel comfortable sell them and get the cogent drop ins. Rick can preset them for you individually. BTW...cart emulator's work far better with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27,741
Views: 5,504,753
Posted By Aprilia
No sales tax on private AZ reg vehicle purchases....

No sales tax on private AZ reg vehicle purchases. If I buy out of state all I need is sales doc showing sales tax was paid at some point (even to another state) and I don't have to pay it. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,235
Posted By Aprilia
No, its red. My green one is similar maintenance...

No, its red. My green one is similar maintenance wise. I have an aprilia SXV550 that requires and engine teardown every 80hrs. I recently completed its 3rd overhaul. You'll have to rip that bike from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,235
Posted By Aprilia
Thats probably pretty generous. My dirt bike...

Thats probably pretty generous. My dirt bike tires only last about 200 miles. Oil is changed every 20hrs, valves done at 45hrs, topend every 90hrs. Valves did last till 200hrs so that was nice.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
Chargers...not exactly correct but I was only in...

Chargers...not exactly correct but I was only in the battery manufacturing business for a doz years or so. (yes, that was sarcasm) :evil

Monitoring with bike off...I don't leave a maintainer on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
One can monitor a battery with the bike off as...

One can monitor a battery with the bike off as well...what is a good resting voltage for a wet cell is nearly dead for a lifepo. The Engineer in me says ometimes more $ equals a better product....
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16,661
Views: 1,906,017
Posted By Aprilia
https://www.clearwaterlights.com//infopg_cvs.html...

https://www.clearwaterlights.com//infopg_cvs.html

Very accurate and stupid simple. Software included for those with LiFePo batteries.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,612
Posted By Aprilia
I raced dirt and street for over 20yrs. Have...

I raced dirt and street for over 20yrs. Have owned over 50 motorcycles and currently keep about 1/2 doz in the garage at any one time. I rescued a 92 a few yrs ago from a guys backyard. I needed a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,535
Posted By Aprilia
I have 36" inseam with stock seat in high...

I have 36" inseam with stock seat in high position. When slid forward my knees do occasionally touch its not an issue for me. All my gear have armor. 600+ days are no issue but I'll be looking at an...
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