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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By XDragRacer
Throttle response may be more critical in...

Throttle response may be more critical in competition motocross bikes than on street bikes.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, I DIDN'T know that, NJ-Brett! The...

Actually, I DIDN'T know that, NJ-Brett! The Haynes Motorcycle Fuel Systems Textbook and Motorcycle Carburetor Manual suggest other incentives for the CV design decision, but don't mention emission...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By XDragRacer
Indicated, or GPS? Regardless, a mighty...

Indicated, or GPS?

Regardless, a mighty fast 250!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Just FYI: Consider Happy Trails.

Just FYI: Consider Happy Trails.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 321,745
Posted By XDragRacer
Most sources have application charts for...

Most sources have application charts for batteries; I'd suggest you do yourself a favor and get a sealed one, AGM or if you want to go high-tech, a lithium one.

When changing oil, do NOT throw...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 321,745
Posted By XDragRacer
A dead (as in, shot) battery puts a load on the...

A dead (as in, shot) battery puts a load on the alternator. Thus, dim lights, quiet horn from diversion of power to the lump of resistance that was at one time a serviceable battery, instead of to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
The, "plug covering the main jet barrel," doesn't...

The, "plug covering the main jet barrel," doesn't compute. The main jet is covered by the float bowl, AFAIK.

The mixture screw needs to be bottomed softly; gently to prevent damage to its...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Good grab, Nomad05! :clap:clap:clap ...

Good grab, Nomad05!

:clap:clap:clap

Appreciate the American flag on your tank; happy 4th of July!

(I tried to find a Greek flag at Olympians for a tag image, but . . . they didn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: Hilltop Sand & Gravel landfill, 7921...

Grab:

Hilltop Sand & Gravel landfill, 7921 Beulah Street, Alexandria (Kingstowne), VA

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P7032607_zpsf0sanpcc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Don't know if Soybean115's ride is first or...

Don't know if Soybean115's ride is first or second generation; if first, this problem can be accommodated by replacing the OEM 10-amp headlight fuse with a 15-amp version (will not likely blow from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks; I never noticed, AJay! :lol3 ...

Thanks; I never noticed, AJay! :lol3

(Actually, that's "Ali," the alligator mascot for Northern Virginia Tag-o-rama. Just re-cycled the image because the mirrors showed well.)
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Anyone ever run exhaust gas analysis on a KLR...

Anyone ever run exhaust gas analysis on a KLR with stock-jetted carburetor? If so, what air/fuel ratio was measured?

Then, another question: What air/fuel ratio is the goal, the target, of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
May not be what you're after, but Tractor Supply...

May not be what you're after, but Tractor Supply Company carries insulated saddle bags, about $ 20 IIRC.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRi...

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P3132441_zps24jmdbyg.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/P3132441_zps24jmdbyg.jpg.html)

TPI "wide-angle" 5-1/4"-wide...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By XDragRacer
Why not J-B Weld the vacuum port hole and...

Why not J-B Weld the vacuum port hole and re-drill it to the stock diameter, if you're dissatisfied with the mod?

Appreciate the dyno chart, comparing the aftermarket carb and the stock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
SB12, is your critical comment made only because...

SB12, is your critical comment made only because you are CROSS, because you have to work and cannot attend the ADVMoto Rally?

:rofl

Regardless, we'll miss you!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Agree with GWN; doesn't sound like an overheating...

Agree with GWN; doesn't sound like an overheating issue at all, to me. Overheating seldom results in sudden shutdowns; deprivation of fuel or spark often does.

The "wheeze" from your fuel tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Not your ONLY hope; surely some competent...

Not your ONLY hope; surely some competent mechanics/adequate shops exist there.

I'd think a leak-down test in order to determine cause of oil pumping--rings, most likely. Then, you'll have to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Not really, except . . . valve clearance has...

Not really, except . . . valve clearance has nothing to do with the plug condition, AFAIK, nor does the plug heat range affect the coloration.

One question: What is the GAP of that plug? Stock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Excellent tag. ...

:clap:clap:clap

Excellent tag.

Glad no scalawags nor carpetbaggers accosted you on the grab! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
True enough, perhaps; and I respect your opinion,...

True enough, perhaps; and I respect your opinion, however . . . seemed to me in their delivery, as if they confessed any KLR virtue only after it had been beaten out of them, as though the reviewers...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Then, it's not just ME! I, too, thought...

Then, it's not just ME!

I, too, thought the evaluation guarded, reluctant to compliment the machine at all.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,775
Views: 414,037
Posted By XDragRacer
I think FAW3 has the best value; here's my...

I think FAW3 has the best value; here's my Sea-to-Summit, but it's only 35 liters. Available at Hudson Trail Outfitters; the "lightweight" version (like this one) is much more affordable than the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag: This is NOT where Ali lies, but . . ....

Tag:

This is NOT where Ali lies, but . . . the mascot may be found quite nearby:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P6252596_zpsbryttuo8.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: Ex-Lorton Reformatory, Mordor Road...

Grab:

Ex-Lorton Reformatory, Mordor Road (parallels Furnace Road, near waste disposal site), Lorton, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P6262603_zpshgdqx4bz.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By XDragRacer
Have you adjusted balancer chain tension...

Have you adjusted balancer chain tension recently?

If not, might start there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Bruced, I was! ...

Bruced, I was!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P6252602_zps3symnoy5.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/P6252602_zps3symnoy5.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By XDragRacer
No argument, just asking: Why do you prefer a...

No argument, just asking: Why do you prefer a non-cv carb? Faster throttle response? Other?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By XDragRacer
"Twilight Zone" moment for me, too. Yellow wire...

"Twilight Zone" moment for me, too. Yellow wire has nothing to do with fan activation, AFAIK.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By XDragRacer
Just askin': Did you consider an oversize oil...

Just askin': Did you consider an oversize oil drain plug?

Might have worked. If not, THEN you could have taken it to the shop! :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By XDragRacer
True. Since high-altitude air is less dense...

True.

Since high-altitude air is less dense at elevation, less "vacuum" (pressure differential) is developed in the venturi. Consequently, the slide isn't raised as high at the same intake airflow...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By XDragRacer
KLR250 is kick-start only. Modest proposal:...

KLR250 is kick-start only. Modest proposal: Contact the seller to clarify the exact model of motorcycle for sale.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, all KLR650s possess electric starters...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 321,745
Posted By XDragRacer
Fear not, Customboy; knobbies will NOT throw you...

Fear not, Customboy; knobbies will NOT throw you to the pavement and stomp on you. Actually, they're most gentle and compliant on paved roads, ridden within reasonable limits.

A modest...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 321,745
Posted By XDragRacer
Your call, certainly! In my own personal...

Your call, certainly! In my own personal experience, I find the Trakmaster IIs much more versatile than one might think, especially on a lighter bike like the KLR250. I run through our National...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By XDragRacer
A CV carb compensates to some extent for altitude...

A CV carb compensates to some extent for altitude (air density) changes, but . . . think about it: In the Bad Old Days, when automobiles had carburetors, FEW (if any) tourists re-jetted when they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 321,745
Posted By XDragRacer
Given your riding style and environment you...

Given your riding style and environment you describe, the knobbiest dual-sport tire available to you would be my recommendation.

I use a wider (than stock) rear tire (Kenda Trakmaster II) on my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By XDragRacer
+ 1 on the Tusk hand guards. Like the KLR650,...

+ 1 on the Tusk hand guards. Like the KLR650, they're both versatile and affordable. With the "spoilers," in case of road rash, replaceable for about $ 12 a pair.

Spoiler:

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By XDragRacer
As in: ...

As in:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P4240816_zps8eaa6d6a.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/P4240816_zps8eaa6d6a.jpg.html)

US 1; Stafford, VA.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,566
Views: 2,100,002
Posted By XDragRacer
Nothing against Internet purchase, but . . . a...

Nothing against Internet purchase, but . . . a competent Kawasaki dealership parts counter should be able to research and order the part you need.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14,157
Views: 738,637
Posted By XDragRacer
Regrets; figured I unloaded your equivalent of...

Regrets; figured I unloaded your equivalent of War and Peace, 5p! :D
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