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Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 91,256
Posted By mel brooks
3 plus years with 351 and stock re-jetted carb...

3 plus years with 351 and stock re-jetted carb with 2 Brothers pipe.

It's a supermoto that gets it neck wrung pretty good every time I ride it.

Runs beautifully.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
I too have a 120/90-18 (Dunlop 606) on my Sherpa...

I too have a 120/90-18 (Dunlop 606) on my Sherpa on the rear, but I don't really recommend it. It fits ok, but I had to remove the mud flap near the shock. It didn't rub the swingarm, so it must be a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
Mine at 1400 miles. :rofl

Mine at 1400 miles. :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By mel brooks
It's been gone a couple of years now Phil. ...

It's been gone a couple of years now Phil.

I still regret selling it....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By mel brooks
It's closed, like many of the old riding areas in...

It's closed, like many of the old riding areas in western nc

New state park has most of the land now
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
Pricey, but...... ...

Pricey, but......


http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NewProductsView?storeId=10001&langId=-1http://www.truck-lite.com/wcsstore/tl/catalog/images/grap/fws/new/27450C-lr.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
I get between 50 and 55 mpg with the 351, but...

I get between 50 and 55 mpg with the 351, but that's more gross throttle mismanagement than anything.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
I didn't replace the clutch cover gasket. It was...

I didn't replace the clutch cover gasket. It was in excellent shape.

If you're careful, you probably won't need to. THe KLX has the separate clutch cover (unlike my Sherpa) where you just pull...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
I just got mine from JC Motors. It was 54.70 but...

I just got mine from JC Motors. It was 54.70 but they kinda burn you on the shipping, it was 12.25. Best price I could find. This was in the last couple of weeks.

http://www.jcmotors.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 160,672
Posted By mel brooks
Nope. :rofl Over on KLRWorld we have coined a...

Nope. :rofl Over on KLRWorld we have coined a phrase just for him since any time someone posts a pic Kev will post a pic where he's already been there beforehand.

The phrase is being "Banjoed"
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
I have the Two Bros exhaust. There is a...

I have the Two Bros exhaust.

There is a 'quiet' tip available, I have it. It made a slight difference, but not a lot. Still VERY loud.
...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,849
Posted By mel brooks
I have some minimal scratching near the top of...

I have some minimal scratching near the top of the main shield from the sun shield rubbing it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35,577
Views: 8,985,558
Posted By mel brooks
Far be it from me to interrupt a good old...

Far be it from me to interrupt a good old fashioned squabble, but looks like the SV might have been down before. The tank is primered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35,577
Views: 8,985,558
Posted By mel brooks
351

351
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35,577
Views: 8,985,558
Posted By mel brooks
Road hugging weight. :deal

Road hugging weight. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35,577
Views: 8,985,558
Posted By mel brooks
Oh wow. No gloves, no jacket, no armored...

Oh wow.

No gloves, no jacket, no armored pants. I'm sure you guys will be merciless. :lol3


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/558472_10151201657823140_702314496_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
Wow. They must be spendy up there in Canada. ...

Wow. They must be spendy up there in Canada.

In the states. I'd say 1700---2300.00----tops.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35,577
Views: 8,985,558
Posted By mel brooks
I saw your post of this over on supermotojunkie. ...

I saw your post of this over on supermotojunkie.

I ride that road quite often on my sumo and I hope I never see that guy, what a freakin' tool. :fight
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,849
Posted By mel brooks
My buddy has the Fly Trekker in Hi Viz. It is...

My buddy has the Fly Trekker in Hi Viz. It is freakin' HI VIZ. Sorry, he didn't ride today so I don't have a pic for you.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
If you're careful with the cover gasket you can...

If you're careful with the cover gasket you can re use it.

The nut holding the clutch on was so freakin super tight I thought it might have backwards threads, but it didn't. Put the bike in a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
It's just a KLR 250 stock fender. I think...

It's just a KLR 250 stock fender.

I think 2000 to about 2003 is the olive green. Check to make sure.

If I remember correctly, it aint cheap.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 77,675
Posted By mel brooks
I love this old thread! Thanks Mark and Questor!

I love this old thread! Thanks Mark and Questor!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
Ron is correct. The STARTER jet is pressed in....

Ron is correct. The STARTER jet is pressed in. PILOT jet screws in.

I think CJBiker was confused with that post.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 160,672
Posted By mel brooks
Caney Fork has been shut down almost completely...

Caney Fork has been shut down almost completely (if not completely) by the FS.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
I have the '09 but I think they're all pretty...

I have the '09 but I think they're all pretty similar.

Yes, to adjust the idle mixture, you will need to pull the plug.

The carb can be a real bitch to remove the first time. Some have just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
I dropped down one tooth on the counter shaft...

I dropped down one tooth on the counter shaft sprocket for gnarly trail riding.

For really rough stuff I found it had the extra grunt I needed.

It does make the bike a bit more vibe-y on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
A quick fix I often do with both my Sherpa and...

A quick fix I often do with both my Sherpa and KLX is to drain the float bowl when they won't start.

Bad gas issues I guess.

Works every time.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_100_g4tr...

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_100_g4tr_1972.php

Bike has dual range gear box giving 10 gears.


Suzuki had one too. Can't remember the model.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
a very good writeup on the klx forum by dan888 ...

a very good writeup on the klx forum by dan888



http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/klx-250s-71/bill-blue-351-install-pic%92s-links-32538/
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
I'm running the Tusk heated grips from Rocky Mtn....

I'm running the Tusk heated grips from Rocky Mtn. ATV. No problems powering them on hi or low....
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,795
Posted By mel brooks
Perhaps. Stock pilot. 128 DJ main. Runs so well,...

Perhaps. Stock pilot. 128 DJ main. Runs so well, I don't want to mess with it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 168,795
Posted By mel brooks
When I read posts like this I consider myself...

When I read posts like this I consider myself very lucky with the bike I got.

'09 SF, 351 kit, Two Bros. can, DynoJetII, a K&N filter.

I pull the choke out only to start the bike when cold and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
Easy adjustments forever more... ...

Easy adjustments forever more...


http://www.koubalink.com/fuelscrew.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
That video is freakin' sweet. Fantastic...

That video is freakin' sweet.

Fantastic job! :clap
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,849
Posted By mel brooks
I just wanted to throw kudos to Brian at Atomic...

I just wanted to throw kudos to Brian at Atomic Moto.

I ordered one of the FX-39's and it arrived with a very slight defect. (one of the chin straps had the soft cushion for the webbing on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
Not to be confused with Bill Blue.

Not to be confused with Bill Blue.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 43,603
Posted By mel brooks
Enjoying your report John. Be safe and have...

Enjoying your report John.

Be safe and have a blast! Hope to see you again soon....


:clap
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 91,256
Posted By mel brooks
I've only had the 351 a few months but mine...

I've only had the 351 a few months but mine starts up immediately just as well as before or better.

Can't tell that the extra dab of compression is stressing the starter at all.

YMMV
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,714
Views: 2,516,540
Posted By mel brooks
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,625
Views: 810,026
Posted By mel brooks
Oh, you mean the smaller one. I thought you meant...

Oh, you mean the smaller one. I thought you meant the larger one. Yep, the fuel inlet line clearly mates to the metal connector on the carb near the 'black button'.

I had forgotten about that...
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