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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By franklinmanklin
I had to bend mine out a bit. I put the splined...

I had to bend mine out a bit. I put the splined part in the vise and it was very strong, surprisingly.


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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/12/ygaby2um.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/12/ygaby2um.jpg


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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By franklinmanklin
KLR650 Shifter Extension

I am cheap so I made my own extension. It is 1" longer. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By franklinmanklin
No bike. Brought the fam down for r&r. That 690...

No bike. Brought the fam down for r&r. That 690 with abs is pretty nice. I run a lowly KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By franklinmanklin
Beta 520 Enduro

I saw two in Chatanooga this week. Who knows anything about these badass rigs?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,437
Posted By franklinmanklin
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/bigpicture.asp?R...

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/bigpicture.asp?RecID=9941

I would think a ratchet would be better for breaking down (as in transport) with a couple of 3" extensions and a separate knuckle. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By franklinmanklin
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By franklinmanklin
Totes/Trunks

Deciding between the Styleworks Tough Tote 10 gallon and the Actionpacker 8.5 gallon. Pros and cons?
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By franklinmanklin
Trunks

What is better on my KLR, Actionpacker 8G or Styleworks 10G? Water ingress and durability being key here.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By franklinmanklin
The stock versions of both seem very weak. Does...

The stock versions of both seem very weak. Does the bump up make them much better? I rode a DRZ once and thought it was super slow. My KLR seems better even being heavier. I like the offroad...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By franklinmanklin
DRZ 434 and KLR 685

Who has them and has tested them out? I have a 650 oil burner and I am contemplating a 685 or a DRZ with a big bore kit.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
Yep, I am aware. I did a test run. I only top out...

Yep, I am aware. I did a test run. I only top out at 65 mph but it hauls fine. The wind 'lightens' up the tongue weight too.
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
I hear ya. My rear tie down is removable as well....

I hear ya. My rear tie down is removable as well. Maybe some lawn lights that recharge during the day. You could wrap rubber on the edges I suppose.
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
Note the tapered fit for tire differences.

Note the tapered fit for tire differences.
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/u2y2ytu4.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/u2y2ytu4.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/u9yvezu7.jpg
I had to make a block out of a 4" x 4" to save my fork seals. A nonembear-assing model will be made...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
It's a 30' trailer so not good. I live in a flat...

It's a 30' trailer so not good. I live in a flat area though. A guy could add some wheels too.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/2eduvupu.jpg
I added this stolen idea too. They are like $36 on...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
The weight isn't on the plates and the angle iron...

The weight isn't on the plates and the angle iron is a bit small so I didn't want to lose any depth. It only hits the plates when loading and unloading.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
I did have to add lights and prime and paint.

I did have to add lights and prime and paint.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/ugasa6e5.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/ugasa6e5.jpg
Some tools of the trade.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/aheveqa6.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/aheveqa6.jpg
Stop.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/adyhybes.jpg
Tapered stop.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/na4eha3a.jpg
Ramp again. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/mevupy8e.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/mevupy8e.jpg
Bolted.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/y8ejynab.jpg
Front end stop.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/budage5a.jpg
Rear tire's home. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/pu5e8ybe.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/pu5e8ybe.jpg
Milled around jack.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/5u6azupy.jpg
Milled around shit tank.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/ra9e2a9y.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/evu8y4az.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/evu8y4az.jpg
Sleeve.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/aqutu9ez.jpg
Front end.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/y4ede6u3.jpg
Out 4" past center (1/2 of...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By franklinmanklin
RV Rig

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/gynazu7y.jpg
Finished product.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://www.motorcycle-touring-the-good-life.com/mo...

http://www.motorcycle-touring-the-good-life.com/motorcyclelift.html
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Bike Hauler

Okay, gents. Listen up!

Just kidding. I am going to make a bike hauler on the back of my travel trailer by extending out the frame. Has anyone done this and/or have any pictures? I plan on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Oil

What kind and weight of oil does everyone run?
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Reputable Dealers in the Lansing, MI Area

I went to Full Throttle and after a very short talk with the parts guy I decided that the place is lucky to be in business. Morons.

Is there a reputable place to get work done (if need be)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
So how much are we talking to go 685?

So how much are we talking to go 685?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Dirt road, trying to break the throttle cable is...

Dirt road, trying to break the throttle cable is where the wobble comes in. Its usually at high speed but last time I was taking off as hard as she would go. Seems like dirt bikes u give it more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Handle bar wobble, how do you get rid of it?

Handle bar wobble, how do you get rid of it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Thanks everyone. I agree with all of you. I think...

Thanks everyone. I agree with all of you. I think my recently acquired bike uses oil. If the thermobob mod was done maybe it never would have. Personally I see no need for suspension upgrades on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Okay, without quadrupling the price of the bike,...

Okay, without quadrupling the price of the bike, if a guy was to buy a new bike and planned on keeping it awhile what are the mods needed? Is there a link or a list.

For example:
705 kit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,254,580
Posted By franklinmanklin
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
FYI, a 5/16" warsher behind the flared washer to...

FYI, a 5/16" warsher behind the flared washer to buy some time on the muffle guard.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
I guess I will have to beef it up, thanks.

I guess I will have to beef it up, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
I couldn't get mine to work.

I couldn't get mine to work.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/31/y6ugu7yz.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/31/y6ugu7yz.jpg
Is this bent too much and is it old school? I read the new ones are more stout.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/31/a6ezyvy2.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
I got an '09. Does the steering lock? If so then...

I got an '09. Does the steering lock? If so then how do you do it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,344
Posted By franklinmanklin
Talk about feeling like a dumbass! It took me 5...

Talk about feeling like a dumbass! It took me 5 minutes to figure out I was in gear because it wouldn't start. Horn worked. Light worked. Brain didn't. Must be used to a kickstarter. FNG alert!
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