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Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,292
Posted By RoberTx
I didn't put it any column. Why are you reading...

I didn't put it any column. Why are you reading more into what I wrote than what I actually wrote?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,292
Posted By RoberTx
Explain?

Explain?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,292
Posted By RoberTx
I have both an FI bike and a carbed bike. A 2009...

I have both an FI bike and a carbed bike. A 2009 Kaw ER6n and a 2008 KLR 650. Neither has given me trouble but I do like the response of the FI better but can you modify the FI with a drill and a 22...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,307
Posted By RoberTx
I vote tank vent plugged. Either the line or the...

I vote tank vent plugged. Either the line or the cap vent. Don't know what a BMW setup is like.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By RoberTx
Trelleborg studded. Don't ride on the pavement,...

Trelleborg studded. Don't ride on the pavement, stay in the ditch.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By RoberTx
Not that decade, not this decade, not the next,...

Not that decade, not this decade, not the next, never.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,828
Posted By RoberTx
I was thinking of a Chinese bike then I found the...

I was thinking of a Chinese bike then I found the MyChinaMoto site and decide not to. The MCM forum members aren't all that enthusiastic about their Chinese bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,605
Posted By RoberTx
I've been thinking along the same lines. Since...

I've been thinking along the same lines. Since they won't sell what I want in this country why not roll the clock back to when they did sell something I liked? I saw a add in a thrifty nickel for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By RoberTx
I accidently set the options to show all threads....

I accidently set the options to show all threads. They go all the way back to 2001 from what I can tell.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,717
Posted By RoberTx
Why not just buy a used Alpin and rebuild or find...

Why not just buy a used Alpin and rebuild or find one already rebuilt? This one would be about half the price of some of the modern 2 smokes. I'm old enough to remember the Alpina and the rave...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By RoberTx
It's been a decade now and no response so I guess...

It's been a decade now and no response so I guess not.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,605
Posted By RoberTx
I also hope for a little respite from uber bikes...

I also hope for a little respite from uber bikes only midgets or giants can ride comfortably. Triumph's retro Bonnie sells well but there are very few dealers and none within a 200 miles of where I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By RoberTx
Then why don't they self destruct when you ride...

Then why don't they self destruct when you ride or drive through deep water?
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,605
Posted By RoberTx
A local Kaw seller asked when I was going to get...

A local Kaw seller asked when I was going to get something new. I told him when you sell something new. It's all the same old stuff over and over again. I wasn't interested in buying what he had last...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,605
Posted By RoberTx
I had a blue '76 XS650 and I really liked it....

I had a blue '76 XS650 and I really liked it. It's handling was okay and it was very comfortable to travel on and could cruise 75 mph all day long and get 50+ mpg doing it. It had both electric and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By RoberTx
Install a 16 tooth front sprocket, it fits with...

Install a 16 tooth front sprocket, it fits with the stock chain length so you don't need a longer one. The stock 15/43 sprocket combination gives you 72 mph at 5,000 rpm while the 16/43 is 76 mph....
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,399
Posted By RoberTx
In first!

In first!
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By RoberTx
Lonely little thread, dying for a decade. Rest in...

Lonely little thread, dying for a decade. Rest in peace.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,442
Posted By RoberTx
Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By RoberTx
I guess not.

I guess not.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,767
Posted By RoberTx
[QUOTE=OrangeYZ;20235478]Whoa.I'm a thin skin...

[QUOTE=OrangeYZ;20235478]Whoa.I'm a thin skin humorless prick.QUOTE]

Sorry about your bloody underwear.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,767
Posted By RoberTx
I am trolling dick measuring pricks who think the...

I am trolling dick measuring pricks who think the price, complexity or the horsepower of their motorcycle is a direct measurement of their intelligence and manhood.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,767
Posted By RoberTx
The only bikes I see in the wilderness are...

The only bikes I see in the wilderness are Kawasaki KLRs, KLXs and Suzuki DRs, Honda XRs and Yamahas. The KTMs and BMWs and all the expen$ive bikes seem to congregate around established riding areas,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,767
Posted By RoberTx
I've got a serious question for the KTM riders no...

I've got a serious question for the KTM riders no flaming intended. There is only one KTM dealer (also sells Honda, Yam, Suz, and Victory) in this area and it only keeps a few 2 stroke KTMs on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,767
Posted By RoberTx
Motorcyclist Magazine dyno puts the KLR at 36 hp...

Motorcyclist Magazine dyno puts the KLR at 36 hp @ 6,230 rpm. This is a screen shot of it I got off the KLRWorld site. . Dark blue is the 2008 torque numbers, light blue the 2007. Dark orange is the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,563
Posted By RoberTx
It's a decade later now. What has happened since...

It's a decade later now. What has happened since the last post at 9-29-2001 @12:38 pm? Posting on old threads is creepy. You don't know what old ghost might still be lurking around. It's like...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 29,618
Posted By RoberTx
Marketing analysts run the show, not the...

Marketing analysts run the show, not the consumer. Motorcycling is being turned into cults of fadists.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By RoberTx
Most all of the problems people report on the gen...

Most all of the problems people report on the gen 2s are self inflicted. Kaw can't be held responsible for owners who abuse and or neglect their machines. I own an '08 and before that I had an '06...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By RoberTx
Try pouring diet coke on it and let it set for...

Try pouring diet coke on it and let it set for few minutes. Seriously.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,568
Posted By RoberTx
You take a lot things all wrong. I hope that's...

You take a lot things all wrong. I hope that's not a habit with you. See post #145.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By RoberTx
I have a 2008 KLR and the last 2 sets of tires I...

I have a 2008 KLR and the last 2 sets of tires I have had were Kenda 270s, 5.10x17 and 3.25x21. I got 6,000 miles out of the first set and I'm 2,000 miles into the second set. The mileage is probably...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By RoberTx
For the asking price you could buy a used thumper...

For the asking price you could buy a used thumper and create your own retro for a fraction of that price. Nice looking bike but shove that price tag up your ass..
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By RoberTx
Caswell makes a plastic gas tank sealer that...

Caswell makes a plastic gas tank sealer that might work depending on how bad the crack is.

... here's the Caswell stuff, about $40.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,555
Posted By RoberTx
A load of bullshit. My '08 has 36,000 miles on it...

A load of bullshit. My '08 has 36,000 miles on it and has never burned any oil. My '06 KLR was exactly the same with 14,000 miles, it never burned any oil at all.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By RoberTx
I live at 3,500 ft and I've been up to 5,000 ft...

I live at 3,500 ft and I've been up to 5,000 ft on my '08 with no difficulties but mileage dropped from about 50 mpg to 38-40 mpg. Most of the mileage loss was due to extremely strong head winds....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By RoberTx
you need this. .... ...

you need this. ....

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp228/RobertKLR/odd%20things/2008klr650corrected.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By RoberTx
I selected my first KLR, 06, because of the price...

I selected my first KLR, 06, because of the price and that 6 gallon gas tank. I got my second KLR, 08, because the fairing looked like a scowling mad owl with green jowls and by then I had learned...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,306
Posted By RoberTx
Did someone rev the snot out of a big thumper?...

Did someone rev the snot out of a big thumper? Shame and woe if you did.
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,355
Posted By RoberTx
Is your question for real? The last time at the...

Is your question for real? The last time at the garage how many people did you see standing line waiting to watch the mech work on their machine?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,252
Posted By RoberTx
I went straight from an '06 to an '08 and I...

I went straight from an '06 to an '08 and I thought just the opposite. The '08 definitely had more down low and in the middle. The earlier models do have a little more HP up near redline. Here's a...
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