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Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By usgser
Never seen that new of a klr, on my 03 the vac...

Never seen that new of a klr, on my 03 the vac hose that controls the goofy vacuum petcock rotted out from a leaking diaphram and fuel ate the hose but a vac hose is a vac hose. Remove it and...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By usgser
Nicely done. You're gonna have some fun...

Nicely done. You're gonna have some fun miles.:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,813
Posted By usgser
Bike in gear is a must. Kickstand down is also a...

Bike in gear is a must. Kickstand down is also a good plan, when nearly righted keeps you from having to deal "oh chit" #2. Back in the day I could get away with picking up a full dress Harley by...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By usgser
Wire them up in series. I would use quick...

Wire them up in series. I would use quick disconnects for the aux battery for convenience.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By usgser
New valve stem guts is always a dood start....

New valve stem guts is always a dood start. Otherwise submersion in water works. If you have a bath tub, no need to buy any pans.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,233
Posted By usgser
Wonderful photos. Thank you.

Wonderful photos. Thank you.
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By usgser
Very nice idea but considering the learning curve...

Very nice idea but considering the learning curve on piloting a hack in turn the liabililty issues it doesn't surprise me a dealer/ commercial enterprise doesn't want to deal with a rental deal. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By usgser
Aux lights need to be the correct units for the...

Aux lights need to be the correct units for the intended application. You racing or just going for the "lookie Me" thing? On the traffic side you want a pencil beam that reaches down the road to see...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By usgser
Lacing wheels does require some rules to be...

Lacing wheels does require some rules to be followed but it's not rocket science but requires patience to "tune" it. Rule One: you must have good parts to work with. If your rim is egg shaped,...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By usgser
x2 Does a Sportsman even have vac port carbs?...

x2
Does a Sportsman even have vac port carbs? If you have vac ports and just feel the need for vac synching just go slam together a manometer. ( a piece of board, couple wood yard sticks, some...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,305
Posted By usgser
I'd agree a lean condition. Either an air leak...

I'd agree a lean condition. Either an air leak where the carbs mount or at the boots between the carb and airbox. If those are sound I'd check the pilot/idle circuit of the carbs.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By usgser
Big country and nobody knows all the good roads....

Big country and nobody knows all the good roads. You'll find great roads in all the states. You could spend an entire summer just exploring the 4 corners area of UT/CO/AZ/NM and not ride them all. I...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By usgser
When you inquire about the handbrake rules for...

When you inquire about the handbrake rules for whatever country find out if it's required of an owner or required of a manufacturer.
Here in the US the handbrake is required by the DOT, but it is a...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By usgser
You want some back pressure for street use. Long...

You want some back pressure for street use. Long enough strait pipes are better for working your way through the gears for street use and help with not annoying everyone on the planet except high...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By usgser
You may be among the few but not the only one. ...

You may be among the few but not the only one.
CV's are much more tolerant to elevation changes but 12,000 is pushing it w/o re-jetting for steady use at that elev. They're also a lot more user...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,639
Posted By usgser
Congrats. If it's in good condition now and you...

Congrats. If it's in good condition now and you maintain it it'll be a great fun bike for a long time. I've owned a buncha XL's(6 or7?) over a life time and IMHO one of the best all around standard...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By usgser
Are you moving to Canada to live or just visiting...

Are you moving to Canada to live or just visiting for awhile? If just visiting you'll have to check with Canada to be sure but if your bike is legally registered/plated in you home country you should...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By usgser
Unless it's been on a battery tender during...

Unless it's been on a battery tender during winter lay-up...4 years on a wet battery...You Won!!! If concerned about charge capacity. Charge it up, let it sit for a few hours at least and put a volt...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By usgser
Besides machining costs it doesn't sound like a...

Besides machining costs it doesn't sound like a good idea at all. -20C is damn cold for any carbed bike but certainly doable. I would first make sure the valves/ign/carb etc is in 100% absolutely...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By usgser
Assembly lube whether BelRay or other brand is...

Assembly lube whether BelRay or other brand is for assembling/breaking in new rotating bits...bearings, cam lobes etc NOT for installing nuts and bolts....wrong tool for the job.
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By usgser
x2 DOT regs must be meet by the manufacturer...

x2
DOT regs must be meet by the manufacturer to be able to sell new vehicles in the US. Similar is the headlight automatically on thing(only applies to the manufacturer). Yes there is a law that...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By usgser
I'm with the others welding thin alum is best...

I'm with the others welding thin alum is best left to a specialist. The average Cousin Bubba's Repair shop will just ruin it.
There are some really trick specialized epoxies out there but don't shop...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By usgser
Some dealers in the states will store customers...

Some dealers in the states will store customers bikes during the winter lay up months for a fee. No idea about an entire year though.
What to do about your plates/registration expiring en route...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By usgser
I haven't used one in years(decades?) but still...

I haven't used one in years(decades?) but still have my dads full size SS stored at my mom's house cause I have no room or need. Didn't have a drill press option pretty much just lathe, table saw,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By usgser
Pretty much all states require proof of residency...

Pretty much all states require proof of residency for registration. If you're bringing your bike to the US and you have a valid home drivers license from accepted countries and your home...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By usgser
Acid I've bought in the past came with a pinch...

Acid I've bought in the past came with a pinch clip/clamp for the out flow end of the plastic hose. Helps control flow but seals it tight when in use. Look in the box the jug came in. If you don't...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By usgser
If you're against stowage bags. I'd drill a...

If you're against stowage bags. I'd drill a couple holes in them and bolt them to a fender, hose clamp'em to the handle bars or U-bolt them to the frame.
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By usgser
The newer alum barrel models should be fine. The...

The newer alum barrel models should be fine. The older iron barrel RE's don't like a steady speed of 100-110 kph they'll get too hot and seize the piston. Either vary your speed often allowing some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By usgser
If you suspect it's possibly detonation(pinging)...

If you suspect it's possibly detonation(pinging) and from when you say it does it sure sounds like it. YES it's serious. You need to either rule out the possibility or fix it and don't ride two up...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By usgser
I don't especially way ahead of time. The hotel...

I don't especially way ahead of time. The hotel schedule then dictates your trip and riding days. I might book a day ahead if it's a place highly recommended and I "know" I'll be there the next day...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By usgser
Don't know anything about the company but seems...

Don't know anything about the company but seems pretty expensive for what's listed. Doesn't even show Comprehensive(fire and theft).
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By usgser
If you're not a power/speed junkie the Yam TW200...

If you're not a power/speed junkie the Yam TW200 is a rock solid reliable little bike. They sorta have a cult like following and tend to be seriously over priced. Even though I'm not a kool-ade...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,180
Posted By usgser
My thoughts are the same. You can do a lot better...

My thoughts are the same. You can do a lot better than Icon. It's "fashion gear" not real MC gear.
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By usgser
How old is the brake fluid? If unknown flush it...

How old is the brake fluid? If unknown flush it out. Old water logged fluid not only is it a detriment to the internal steel parts, water doesn't function well as hyd fluid. If the brakes are spongy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,824
Posted By usgser
HD has offered bags and screens for XL's at least...

HD has offered bags and screens for XL's at least as far back as the 60's. No they didn't offer a dedicated touring model but the stuff as always been avail as optional equip. I've only owned older...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By usgser
On the hdw in tank thing. Lotsa short chains for...

On the hdw in tank thing. Lotsa short chains for me work better than one long piece. My favorite is the cross links from a set of car tire chains. Good for rust removal anyway but never tried to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By usgser
Nice! Keep up on the servicing/maint (easy),...

Nice! Keep up on the servicing/maint (easy), they're fun reliable standard motorcycles that you'll enjoy a long long time.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,338
Posted By usgser
Assuming it's been regularly serviced on schedule...

Assuming it's been regularly serviced on schedule I wouldn't worry about it. I'd rather have a motor with 32,000 hwy miles on it than one with 15,000 city commuter miles.
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By usgser
I'd start with checking the grounds for the...

I'd start with checking the grounds for the motors are clean and tight, from there the harness connections which are likely under the carpet. It's a nasty environment for elec connections.
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By usgser
Doubt you'll find a tutorial for such a swap. The...

Doubt you'll find a tutorial for such a swap. The general riding public doesn't even have a clue what a Chinese CJ750 is.
"How hard" is relative on your skill level and/or size of your wallet. Not...
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