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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 996
Posted By Aprilia
The early dual carb bikes can be a pain. Properly...

The early dual carb bikes can be a pain. Properly set up they will start in 2 maybe three kicks every time. You do need to start at tdc... Some like to be stroked 3-4x with decompression pulled and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 996
Posted By Aprilia
You'll need to purchase the filter cage from...

You'll need to purchase the filter cage from Honda and possibly the bolt. Youll need to reseach if later yrs will work though not many changes on the XR\XL line throughout its life... Then pickup an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 996
Posted By Aprilia
That red crap is filter oil for k&n air filters....

That red crap is filter oil for k&n air filters. I personally would NEVER run a k&n on a bike that sees dirt. Hopefully your filter was not run dry....
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Aprilia
That was fairly well known issue for a couple...

That was fairly well known issue for a couple yrs.... Glad nothing bad happened.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 996
Posted By Aprilia
Whoa! Talk about a flash back. I bought one of...

Whoa! Talk about a flash back. I bought one of those new off showroom back then. Had the same leak within a couple months. Bike took me to south america and AK. Was stolen when I got back then 6-8...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
You must have grip strength of my...

You must have grip strength of my neighbor....knuckle dragging HD rider lol. I've found the OEM KZ1000 springs about perfect for replacement to KLR springs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Back in my racing days the slipper clutch on my...

Back in my racing days the slipper clutch on my Aprilia Mille R would glaze the plates after just two races. I found just some concrete worked fine or 100-200 grit. Slipper was vacuum controlled and...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 4,973,150
Posted By Aprilia
Yeah, I was days away from ordering Magadan soft...

Yeah, I was days away from ordering Magadan soft bags from across the pond when I ran into the Mosko guys demo'ing proto types at the Overland Expo here in Flagstaff last May. Once you see them in...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 4,973,150
Posted By Aprilia
I own both hard and soft luggage. If I'm going...

I own both hard and soft luggage. If I'm going beyond a smooth dirt road I ALWAYS take soft bags. My new favorites are www.moskomoto.com
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Anyone who has installed a big bore kit and used...

Anyone who has installed a big bore kit and used the factory service manual used moly grease during assembly. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Ask again when you can catch a finger nail on the...

Ask again when you can catch a finger nail on the marks...:wink:
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,758,365
Posted By Aprilia
I have a number of mtn bikes etc and always too...

I have a number of mtn bikes etc and always too cheap to do anything more than some hooks in the ceiling or some wall mounted mounts but recently dropped some coin on this... Saris Glide rack
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
The springs I recommended (and I use and replace...

The springs I recommended (and I use and replace on other KLR's that enter my shop) are OEM for the KZ1000. The ones you are referencing are aftermarket for the same bike and imho just too stiff for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Service manual gives you all the spec's for...

Service manual gives you all the spec's for fibre/steels. As previously mentioned your steels will probably be fine (thickness wise) but be sure and check for flatness. I only use OEM for...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,998
Views: 1,875,931
Posted By Aprilia
That's the world crosser graphics oem kit. I...

That's the world crosser graphics oem kit. I picked mine up from UK eBay dealer. Less than $100 shipped to my door.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Aprilia
We decided to stay for another week...just too...

We decided to stay for another week...just too nice down here in the valley. Be back on the 6th...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,719
Posted By Aprilia
No lol. 43yrs...certainly "elderly" in that...

No lol. 43yrs...certainly "elderly" in that aspect. We had been trying for a while (yrs). The month she conceived was already decided it was our final attempt. Funny how life works...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,719
Posted By Aprilia
Congrats! After 50+ yrs my wife and I are about...

Congrats! After 50+ yrs my wife and I are about to welcome our first as well. I've got a garage full of bikes and she just recently noticed 'some' were missing. I let her know I was selling the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,020
Posted By Aprilia
Another recommendation for KTM 200.... KDX200/220...

Another recommendation for KTM 200.... KDX200/220 for something a bit less costly.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
East coast riders...town, home, store or gas...

East coast riders...town, home, store or gas station within a short leisurely walk. Lol in the west our routes are quite often dictated by available gas and sometimes I'll call ahead to make sure...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
I'm no expert. I rely on my local machine shop...

I'm no expert. I rely on my local machine shop and other experts for technical info/help. My understanding is early GenI cylinders can be safely bored to 658. Regardless, all bores should be done...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Whenever I find oil rings "line up" it is due to...

Whenever I find oil rings "line up" it is due to cylinder issues. (Oval) My local machine shop has confirmed with accurate measurements. Either from poor initial machining or introduction of dirty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Ok...pre 97 engines. I assumed post 2012...

Ok...pre 97 engines. I assumed post 2012 cylinders. I've got a 92 myself as well as an 08.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Greatwhitenorth....funny to see black cylinders....

Greatwhitenorth....funny to see black cylinders. I thought Kawi fixed oil burning back in mid 2010? I did two BB kits this past week for KLR owners. (2012 and 2013) If yours is burning oil best to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,089,225
Posted By Aprilia
I don't recognize his brand but I can highly...

I don't recognize his brand but I can highly recommend dirtracks.com They have two versions very similar. I use them to mount my Moskomoto soft bags. Very pleased with both purchases...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,528
Views: 2,089,225
Posted By Aprilia
No..."new addition" is a 2014.5 separate model....

No..."new addition" is a 2014.5 separate model. Kawi released the 2014's in July of 2013. In Nov 2013 Kawi released the New Addition as a 2014.5. Black rims were available going back to 2012 models....
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
Apologize if that was previously stated...back to...

Apologize if that was previously stated...back to lurking.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 67,381
Posted By Aprilia
Time consuming...can be true. I've found if the...

Time consuming...can be true. I've found if the bike was previous titled in Az MVD will require you to send two notices to previous owner. For out of state I've found it best to simply state you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
I've seen the petcock give similar symptoms.

I've seen the petcock give similar symptoms.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,186
Posted By Aprilia
Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the...

Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the work it takes to put on this type of event. I had to give up the real dirt bikes a few years ago due to injury and been riding a 25yr old KLR...keeps...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Aprilia
I have two different types you're welcome to use....

I have two different types you're welcome to use. However, I'm down in Phx (warmer lol) and not back to Flagstaff till 29th.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 67,381
Posted By Aprilia
I've purchased 3 bikes in the past few years...

I've purchased 3 bikes in the past few years without title. Two of which were plated out of state which can add some grief but got all of them titled in my name within a day or two. Doing some...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 172,453
Posted By Aprilia
Unexpected bonus is I can slide the mounts back...

Unexpected bonus is I can slide the mounts back far enough for two up riding with the bags attached. Key to any Mosko mount plate mounting is getting them on a fairly flat surface and don't gorilla...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 172,453
Posted By Aprilia
I like the mosko's so much I ordered a second set...

I like the mosko's so much I ordered a second set mounting plates to go on my KLR. Didn't fit very well to my osr side mounts so I picked up the dirtracks. They will do what you want. I have mine set...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Aprilia
Flex movement vs rotational movement...

Flex movement vs rotational movement...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 4,973,150
Posted By Aprilia
Too funny! I get folks in who want to upgrade and...

Too funny! I get folks in who want to upgrade and many are startled when I ask what is the bike doing that makes you feel a need to upgrade? A bit of stuttering before admitting they heard it could...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 4,973,150
Posted By Aprilia
Absolute none issue but then again I'm comparing...

Absolute none issue but then again I'm comparing to 30+yrs of riding bikes that did/do vibrate. My C14 is smoother...but not by much.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,993
Posted By Aprilia
I agree with you regarding RaceTech spring...

I agree with you regarding RaceTech spring calculator....just a bit off :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
New triple stem....local machine shop can do it...

New triple stem....local machine shop can do it for you or emigracing has them already built for you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14,813
Views: 1,583,468
Posted By Aprilia
GenI clutch safety switch was designed by 2nd...

GenI clutch safety switch was designed by 2nd year engineer student who never graduated. GenII switch is decent/dependable but very easy to break the toggle when R&Ring the lever...care must be taken...
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