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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 34,550
I am in and looking forward to it. Also looking...

I am in and looking forward to it. Also looking forward to the keg. Do I need to call and reserve a spot, or should I just show up?
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
I have had 9 bikes in my 12 years of riding. That...

I have had 9 bikes in my 12 years of riding. That seems like I go through bikes quickly, but I have always had multiple bikes. I currently have 3 bikes, and two of them I have had for about six years...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 19,233
My KLR has 65,000 miles on its original (not...

My KLR has 65,000 miles on its original (not rebuilt) motor. It is always my first choice and I ride it almost every day. It actually is my favorite bike of all that I have owned. Great commuter,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
Rob it was nice to meet you today.

Rob it was nice to meet you today.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 93,179
That price is sky high, unless there are two or...

That price is sky high, unless there are two or three bikes as part of the deal. There are lots of low mileage connies in good shape for less than that. I would not pay more than $1,000 for that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 93,179
I really like Avons (Azaro I think) on the...

I really like Avons (Azaro I think) on the concours. They grip really well, and I usually get about 8-9,000 miles on rears and about 12-15,000 of fronts. I tried Pilot GT's and did not like them. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,837
Here is my rat commuter bike. It is much rattier...

Here is my rat commuter bike. It is much rattier looking in person.
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u521/_DaninGrandRapids/A44193AC-71F2-4AAD-AB29-588CC23F8A06-27207-00002D69AB1A1001.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,677
I too had a V65 Sabre. It was my first big bike...

I too had a V65 Sabre. It was my first big bike and I put 40,000 or so miles on it over the 4 years I had it with no problems. I miss that engine, and I would love to get another one. Valve...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
Bikers still meet up there every Sunday. I am...

Bikers still meet up there every Sunday. I am usually there every Sunday from March to November. A bunch of guys still show up in their cars during the winter. You should stop by.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-02-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
Hey Wario, Any extra room in that big...

Hey Wario,

Any extra room in that big heated garage of yours? :wink:

This zero degree crap is hard for me to develop motivation to work in the unheated detached garage. By the time things...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 169,348
Thanks for the replies guys! It looks like I will...

Thanks for the replies guys! It looks like I will be going the way of Hobbomock because I have a similar jack that would work well with that type of setup.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 169,348
Does anybody have good suggestions for getting...

Does anybody have good suggestions for getting the front wheel of a 98' FE in the air? I am used to my KLR where I can just slide the motorcycle jack under the skid plate. I have looked closely and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 169,348
Thanks for the reply. I will look into an...

Thanks for the reply. I will look into an aftermarket slave. I will repaint or have the engine cover repainted and do not want it to get ruined by not fixing the problem correctly.

The overspray...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 169,348
I just bought a 900ss yesterday and here is a pic...

I just bought a 900ss yesterday and here is a pic of when I got it home....
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
I blew a coolant tube on my concours a few years...

I blew a coolant tube on my concours a few years ago on a trip. It was very inconvenient. I put a piece from Napa in there for the ride home and then replaced them all. Of course the hose that blew...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
That is a bit high. I bought my Concours in...

That is a bit high. I bought my Concours in perfect shape with 16,000 miles on it and lot of upgrades (Givi top box, fork brace, Sonic springs etc.) for $3,000. It now has 65,000 miles on it (and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,563
I have to throw out another endorsement for the...

I have to throw out another endorsement for the Concours 1000. I bought mine with 18,000 miles for $3000 and my wife and I have taken several trips on it. It now has 65,000 miles and has been very...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,603
I did the same thing and have put 40,000...

I did the same thing and have put 40,000 trouble-free miles on it since. Very easy and cheap fix. I think I remember having to drill out a plastic rivet to get the case apart, but I might be wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
The valves could have been out of adjustment...

The valves could have been out of adjustment before it sat. I agree with Stretch. Check the valves and then clean the carb. It will probably make it run a lot more smoothly and quietly.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,606
This is not a great picture, but it is my harley...

This is not a great picture, but it is my harley softail fender ($20) mounted on the forkbrace. l also have a fender bag mounted to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,946
Why did you have to have the cylinder honed at a...

Why did you have to have the cylinder honed at a machine shop? I thought the jugs from Eagle Mike were ready to bolt on without having to go to a machine shop.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,740
I also have this combo. 1997 Concours and 1999...

I also have this combo. 1997 Concours and 1999 KLR 650. About $4,500 invested in both including purchase prices and mods. Great combo. KLR for commuting to work and exploring trails and the concours...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,111
Here is my winter beater, actually it is my...

Here is my winter beater, actually it is my everyday beater. Unless the roads are really icy or the windchill is below zero I ride this to work. I should also add that I live in Michigan and we get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,946
This thread is awesome, and you are doing exactly...

This thread is awesome, and you are doing exactly what I want to do to my KLR. I do have a question though. What did you you do with the chain when you took the jug off? I can't see the chain, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
I got out for 100 miles or so yesterday on the...

I got out for 100 miles or so yesterday on the KLR. Ran errands around Grand Rapids, then to Zeeland/Holland. Many roads were still pretty salty and I was surprised by some of the bikes out there. My...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
How much play is there in the chain? I had a...

How much play is there in the chain? I had a similar noise and it was from the chain being too tight.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,262,665
I used Rustoleum and Duplicolor to coat the bike,...

I used Rustoleum and Duplicolor to coat the bike, but I think I used more cans of Rustoleum. It came out really well and I did minimal prep work. I just lightly sanded, wiped it off and sprayed. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,262,665
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u521/_DaninGra...

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u521/_DaninGrandRapids/A44193AC-71F2-4AAD-AB29-588CC23F8A06-27207-00002D69AB1A1001.jpg

Here are some of the things I have changed/altered/destroyed on the KLR....
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,425
Views: 2,003,240
Here is my 99...

Here is my 99 KLR.http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u521/_DaninGrandRapids/C43DCE7E-8603-4A42-AA15-38146A61F0D5-27207-00002D8622C5982D.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,659
My 1999 KLR has 62,000 miles with no engine work...

My 1999 KLR has 62,000 miles with no engine work needed. I replaced the doo hickey (original was still fine) and changed a couple of valve shims, but that is it. It does not burn any oil, but it is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,764
I commute to work everyday on my KLR and think it...

I commute to work everyday on my KLR and think it is a great bike for my commute, but I only go about 3 miles in city traffic. It is a great around town gopher type bike, but I have never been happy...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
I hope non of you guys are planning to visit...

I hope non of you guys are planning to visit Sandmanns this weekend. It is now gone (probably for good).
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
I am interested in this too if anyone knows a way...

I am interested in this too if anyone knows a way around this fee. I had full coverage on my 2 bike in IL and I paid less than half of what I am paying now with basic insurance in MI. I am thinking...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
That sounds like fun, even with a fifteen year...

That sounds like fun, even with a fifteen year old. I have only been pulled over twice on a bike, and they were both in Manistee County. They were about five years apart and it was the same cop. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
I feel older every day, but I am not sure if 31...

I feel older every day, but I am not sure if 31 counts as an older fella though. All my trip riding buddies are in their 60's and 70's, so maybe I just act like an older fella. We have probably met...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,767
Views: 389,363
Dan from Grand Rapids checking in. I ride old...

Dan from Grand Rapids checking in. I ride old cheap bikes and currently have the Concours/KLR combo. I live two blocks away from Sandmans and about two blocks from Common Ground (good Sunday morning...
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