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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,322
Posted By nooner818
Yamaha RD 350... God I loved that bike!

Yamaha RD 350...

God I loved that bike!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By nooner818
Besides good street tires, I'd recommend a fork...

Besides good street tires, I'd recommend a fork brace. Also, you might want to consider some 1 inch lowering links. If you don't lower the front forks as well, it will tend to make the bike track...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By nooner818
The counterbalancer should be at the bottom of...

The counterbalancer should be at the bottom of it's rotation when the cylinder is at top dead center.

Good Luck!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By nooner818
You definately want to vary RPM's Don't allow the...

You definately want to vary RPM's Don't allow the engine to remain at a stedy RPM more than a few minutes. The idea is to seat the rings. If you run a constant RPM for more than a few minutes, the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By nooner818
Here is another wrinkle... I could be worn...

Here is another wrinkle...

I could be worn clutch plates. Kind of a far off notion, but not unheard of.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By nooner818
I've always run the 4mm/18 inch tube in the rear...

I've always run the 4mm/18 inch tube in the rear without any problems.

Good Luck!
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 34,600
Posted By nooner818
My 2006

Nice '06...

Here's mine.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/nooner818/KLR650/Covelo1.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/nooner818/KLR650/Covelo7.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By nooner818
Hey larryboy! I knew one of the "old heads"...

Hey larryboy!

I knew one of the "old heads" would be around.

There 'ya go!

Nooner
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By nooner818
I too run TKC 80's. But, I have rim locks...

I too run TKC 80's.

But, I have rim locks installed and heavy duty tubes.

Running 18 psi with the tubeless TKC's should be no problem IMHO. With rim locks, you should be able to go down into...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,186
Posted By nooner818
Happy Trails has been exceptional in their...

Happy Trails has been exceptional in their product support.

Try calling them with your issues rather than citing them here. I'm sure if you have a valid concern (and it sounds like you do)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By nooner818
From picture #2 it doesn't look like the...

From picture #2 it doesn't look like the doohickey to me.

Looks like a bearing retainer of some sort.

I'd look to some of the more studied KLR minds out there.

KLRCary or Eagle Mike come...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,908
Posted By nooner818
The position is different... But the...

The position is different...

But the derision, well I'd say it's pretty much the same.

Remind them, that without you they'd be SOL!

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,908
Posted By nooner818
JAFO, I gotta ask... Does JAFO stand...

JAFO,

I gotta ask...

Does JAFO stand for "Just Another First Officer"?

Cause I am one!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By nooner818
Thanks Middleweightboxer. Always jack up...

Thanks Middleweightboxer.

Always jack up the bike and get the load off of the rear wheel before attempting to adjust the preload.

Nooner
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By nooner818
Loctite isn't something that wears out. Once...

Loctite isn't something that wears out. Once you've done it (unless you remove the fastener) it's done. Just re-treat the bolt (if removed) when you re-install it during routine maintenance. It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By nooner818
There are no stupid questions... Only...

There are no stupid questions...

Only stupid people who don't know enough to ask.

If anything, the tubeless tire will stay on the rim better (with a tube installed of course) because of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By nooner818
Jeez you guys... The KLR has some fit and...

Jeez you guys...

The KLR has some fit and finish problems, no doubt! The quality control during assembly has some issues. But, the parts are all manufactured in Japan and are of good quality...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,908
Posted By nooner818
So, has anyone asked how the fix on the blown...

So, has anyone asked how the fix on the blown head gasket is doing? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,777
Posted By nooner818
Hey Dan, Your Doohickey is the...

Hey Dan,

Your Doohickey is the counterbalancer chain tensioner adjuster. The one that comes stock is a POS and is known to break. Also the adjuster spring tends to warp and break.

The fix...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By nooner818
I'm not going to ask how it broke... ...

I'm not going to ask how it broke...

Questions like that tend to be a little too embarassing, even for me!

I think it's time to take a little trip down to your local Kawasaki dealer and order...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By nooner818
Spddmn, Like the man said, it's normal. ...

Spddmn,

Like the man said, it's normal.

Wet clutch plates tend to stick when left sitting for any amount of time, once the oil drains back into the sump.

When you start the bike in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By nooner818
Yes, tubeless tires are OK to run with a tube in...

Yes, tubeless tires are OK to run with a tube in them.

They do have a stiffer sidewall, so they're just a little more finickey to get on. But, if you ride offroad and air down the tires for more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,777
Posted By nooner818
Replace your "Doohickey" with one from Eagle Mfg....

Replace your "Doohickey" with one from Eagle Mfg.

http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/parts_frames.html

Remove every fastener and treat it with blue loctite (footpegs and subframe use red)....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By nooner818
Like Beezer said... It could probably be...

Like Beezer said...

It could probably be the sensor/switch in the radiator.

If you had a short in the wiring, the fan would run all the time. But, over time a dielectric switch can break...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8,534
Views: 2,095,168
Posted By nooner818
Yo KLR650Tinkerer... I'm glad it's not just...

Yo KLR650Tinkerer...

I'm glad it's not just me!

I've spent more than a few dollars and man-hours tinkering and I've loved every minute of it!
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By nooner818
I too am vertically challenged. I first...

I too am vertically challenged.

I first lowered my KLR 2 inches but I had problems offroad. The swingarm has a nasty habit of colliding with the muffler.

So, I went with a 1 inch lowering...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By nooner818
Yep, pull the wheel and see what happened. :cry

Yep, pull the wheel and see what happened. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By nooner818
In spite of what holycaveman had to say about...

In spite of what holycaveman had to say about well water (AND HE IS THE MAN!) I'd stay away from distilled (or well) water.

People run distilled water on the track because antifreeze isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,102
Posted By nooner818
Keeps Life Relative :1drink

Keeps Life Relative :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By nooner818
Nothing online that I'm aware of. But, if...

Nothing online that I'm aware of.

But, if you have a Clymer manual the procedure is pretty straight forward.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By nooner818
I too fit your dimentions and own a KLR. I...

I too fit your dimentions and own a KLR.

I use:

1 Inch Lowering Links
Corbin Dished Seat
Heavier Shock Spring From Multisurface Motorcycling
Progressive Fork Springs

The setup works...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By nooner818
I know where to find you. Welcome! This man...

I know where to find you. Welcome!

This man makes some sick stuff!

KLR's are nothing to be ashamed of. In spite of what the other Thumper people say. It's just the usual ribbing you get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,594
Posted By nooner818
Eldon has these at $84.00. I haven't tried one,...

Eldon has these at $84.00. I haven't tried one, but for the money, it's worth a try IMHO.

http://www.multisurfacemotorcycling.com/products/klrprod.htm

Good Luck
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,078
Posted By nooner818
Yep, Stand on the peg... But, I also...

Yep,

Stand on the peg...

But, I also have 1 inch lowering links and a Corbin dished seat. Much better on uneven terrain (for us vertically challenged that is.) A heavier rear shock spring...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,995
Posted By nooner818
Licence Plate Relocation

Here is what I did...

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/nooner818/KLR650/KLRLicence2.jpg

I got the LED licence plate light here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,013
Posted By nooner818
Thumb Buy American!

Happy Trails. You won't regret it.

Avoid the chinese knockoffs! :topes
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By nooner818
IMHO, Wait until September '07 and you should be...

IMHO, Wait until September '07 and you should be able to pick up a "0 mile" 2007 KLR for much less. The dealers will want to give them away.

The '08 is an unknown. Firmer suspension but less...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By nooner818
If the bike was broken in incorrectly you might...

If the bike was broken in incorrectly you might have a problem. The rings could have annealed before seating. You can have someone do a "leakdown test", it might explain a few things.



I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By nooner818
Sounds like too much pressure in the crankcase. ...

Sounds like too much pressure in the crankcase.

Possibly it's time to look into a new set of rings? Too much blowby will pressurize the crankcase and force oil out the breather into the airbox....
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,570
Posted By nooner818
TKC-80's

Oh yeah, my second favorite mod...

Have to be the TKC-80 tires. They are real confidence builders when you get offroad. And, the best part is they work really well on pavement too.

They are a...
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