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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12,369
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Posted By ADW
I know that general area. 1995 Russian Sputnik...

I know that general area. 1995 Russian Sputnik sidecar (!). But hey, a wheel's a wheel, right? <G>
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12,369
Views: 1,036,106
Posted By ADW
SE MI Wheel Specialist?

I've got a wheel that I've had powdercoated and have relaced with new spokes and I'm having a heck of a time getting it trued properly. I've relaced and trued probably a dozen wheels over the years....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12,369
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Posted By ADW
Was a great ride! Perfect weather, good trails,...

Was a great ride! Perfect weather, good trails, good times! Ya'll missed a good 'un!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12,369
Views: 1,036,106
Posted By ADW
I'm in. Biggest bike I've got is the KLR but...

I'm in. Biggest bike I've got is the KLR but she'll do just fine on a road tour like that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
I'll betcha a 20 the pilot jet is clogged. Take...

I'll betcha a 20 the pilot jet is clogged. Take that carb apart and clean it again.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49,958
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Posted By ADW
Exactly right. My CRF250X was WAY more powerful...

Exactly right. My CRF250X was WAY more powerful than my WRR. If you felt that bike was underpowered you won't like the WRR.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 49,958
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Posted By ADW
I've had a 2000 XR650R and a 2004 CRF250X, so I...

I've had a 2000 XR650R and a 2004 CRF250X, so I have sorta similar conditions to what you're talking about. I think the WRR will be a PERFECT replacement. Great road legs for getting back and forth...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17,539
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Posted By ADW
And for what it's worth, I like Shinko 244's on...

And for what it's worth, I like Shinko 244's on both ends. But that's just me and my "style" of riding. Can't really comment on mileage because the Shinkos are cheap enough that when they look sort...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17,539
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Posted By ADW
Yes it has been asked a million times, and there...

Yes it has been asked a million times, and there are no magic answers.

Buy a set of tires that seem like something that will work for how and where you'll ride. Ride the bike with them. Replace...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
$27 bucks sounds like a fair price for what is...

$27 bucks sounds like a fair price for what is probably just a guy turning them out on his lathe at home as a convenience to the rest of us...you should be happy there's someone out there that has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49,958
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Posted By ADW
It's fine. Nothing to worry about in the least.

It's fine. Nothing to worry about in the least.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 49,958
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Posted By ADW
Yep. Same here, though sometimes I've had to kick...

Yep. Same here, though sometimes I've had to kick down onto the wrench. Since I'm always wearing proper riding boots there's nothing to it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
I used Dynamat on mine and didn't perceive much...

I used Dynamat on mine and didn't perceive much difference between not having it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Cry Frame to skidplate insulation generally ineffective

If you're thinking you'll get less noise by insulating the frame from the bashplate, I think you'll be disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I did something similar with mine as well, but be aware that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
Eagle Mike and Arrowhead Motorsports (Fred Hink)...

Eagle Mike and Arrowhead Motorsports (Fred Hink) are two of my go-to places for KLR stuff. Both reputable, knowledgeable, friendly and fast. That doesn't mean others aren't good, just that these two...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
I would very much steer clear of them. Whatever...

I would very much steer clear of them. Whatever it is, they are about the worst place to source it. A friend who bought a KLR after I did bought some farkles and OEM parts from them and played hell...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Cig lighter connections

I needed a place to plug in my GPS. I never mounted the socket on my DR, it's loose behind the headlight cowl. :shog So I decided to try harder on the WR. :nod

I hate to tell you this after so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
Keep futzing with the clutch arm

Me too. For the original poster on the Ernie clutch arm, just keep f-ing with it, you'll get it. Do NOT force it with a tool or smack it with something, that isn't necessary. When it lines up right...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 665,630
Posted By ADW
Yes, 3 on an open-mic Sena intercom is doable and easy

I can also confirm 3 is easy; my riding buddies and I do it all the time.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,828
Posted By ADW
No, you're correct. I should have just said it...

No, you're correct. I should have just said it the easy (unambiguous) way..."riding without needing to feather the clutch".
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-11-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,828
Posted By ADW
Absolutely. And stand if possible as many people...

Absolutely. And stand if possible as many people have said. Being able to be fully declutched/keep the rev's up to where the engine is "happy" on a climb is the key. That's the easiest way to keep up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Sears lift

http://local.sears.com/Craftsman-MotorcycleATV-Jack/p-00950190000P?st=1720&sid=IDx20141117x00001xlpla#!/

This is only a few bucks more than the motosuperstore one and a LOT less than the HF one....
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
How to get the ADV discount?

Jeff, how do we get the ADV discount?
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,757
Posted By ADW
Klr

See the link in my sigline. LOVE my KLR rig, it's perfect for what I want (side roads/no interstate, plus 2 tracks and rotted out fire/logging roads).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-10-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,552
Views: 2,296,341
Posted By ADW
Originally Posted by SilkMoneyLove Al Koholic ...

Originally Posted by SilkMoneyLove
Al Koholic
Ivben Fharteen
Ben Dover
Phillip McKrevis


Their Russian buddy Iben Jaquinoff rides with 'em too.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
I respectfully disagree. Both my Gen1 and Gen2...

I respectfully disagree. Both my Gen1 and Gen2 KLRs have Deka EXT15L in them, and did all last riding season. I'm on my second Deka EXT15L in my Gen2, replaced due to age rather than failure. (I like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
+1. I run Deka EXT15L in both my Gen 1 and Gen2...

+1. I run Deka EXT15L in both my Gen 1 and Gen2 KLRs; they fit fine and work well.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
For what it's worth I think it's a better idea...

For what it's worth I think it's a better idea just to get some seat time on the bike in offroad conditions first. By your own admission you have no time to speak of on 2 wheels. You should ride the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
There is another alternative, right in the middle...

There is another alternative, right in the middle of 3.0 and 4.7...the Safari 3.7. That's the one I have, gives an honest 200 mile range.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17,539
Views: 2,092,826
Posted By ADW
No, the brake rotors are different on the 08+...

No, the brake rotors are different on the 08+ models.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-14-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,832
Posted By ADW
KLR towing BMW F800GS

I'm still kicking myself for not getting pictures, but a buddie's F800GS died and we ended up determining it was a bad battery. I towed him a few miles to a hotel parking lot then took off for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Fork oil: here's the amount to add to raise 5mm at a time

Hello everyone. Yesterday I changed the fork oil in my '09 I bought early this summer with 180 miles on it (have almost 1600 on it now). Haven't ridden it yet since changing the fork oil as it's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12,369
Views: 1,036,106
Posted By ADW
25 miles

Got out on Friday for 25 miles on my WR250R. With heated grips and a Gerbing heated jacket liner I was very comfy!
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 366,229
Posted By ADW
Doggles; also tiedown points

When I was trying to get Eddie to wear them, first thing was I took him outside. That was a tip I'd heard; Of course the dog will freak out a bit if you put sunglasses on him inside and he can't see....
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
What money to fix it? It costs nothing to remove...

What money to fix it? It costs nothing to remove the fuel tank. There's 9 bolts total, 3 that hold the tank to the bike and 6 that hold the fuel pump to the tank. Well actually 11...you also need to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Mine (09 WRR, 13/43, stock tires) was the...

Mine (09 WRR, 13/43, stock tires) was the opposite, the speedo was HIGH by 11+%.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,621,193
Posted By ADW
Safari 3.7 gallon not delivering all fuel

I had the same problem when I first installed my Safari 3.7 gallon, I only got about 160 miles out of the tank. Somehow when installing the pump I had pulled the two tubes that go down in the wings...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,026
Posted By ADW
Doggles tips

When I was trying to get Eddie to wear them, first thing was I took him outside. That was a tip I'd heard; Of course the dog will freak out a bit if you put sunglasses on him inside and he can't see....
Forum: Trials 11-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,427
Posted By ADW
Be aware that you don't want the carb bowl vent...

Be aware that you don't want the carb bowl vent to be below a water line if longer water crossings are the norm for your trials events. A bowl vent submerged for a long time can cause the engine to...
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