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Forum: Beasts Today, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Aprilia
25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its...

25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its mini 50 or HD road king. Paul Thede of Race Tech offers a good How to article (google it) but Race Tech spring caluculator is often wrong (too...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
You have to disable the KACR to get viable...

You have to disable the KACR to get viable compression numbers. Fixing stripped valve cover bolts is relatively easy. I get at least two bikes a month in my shop for that repair. A good tq wrench...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
3/4" stick of copper and wood block works well...

3/4" stick of copper and wood block works well also :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
As myself and others previously stated....coolant...

As myself and others previously stated....coolant IS SUPPOSED TO FLOW back n forth from radiator to resv. Puke coolant means it either blows the PSI limit of the cap and/or overflows the resv. Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Raised seat and bars with less pull back i.e....

Raised seat and bars with less pull back i.e. henry/reed or 666 bend. GenI front brake is dangerously inadequate so I'd be adding that on my list as well. Aftermarket rear shock (cogent Moab or Adv)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Ive never had to add fluid in 50K miles...I'd...

Ive never had to add fluid in 50K miles...I'd call that fact. Your resv container is in place for a reason...fluid is entering/exiting all the time.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
My experience has been the same on my GenII. At...

My experience has been the same on my GenII. At temps over 110F and speeds over 80mph the temp will really climb on my Gen1. Mine will often sit just below the red zone under those conditions. If I...
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 138,958
Posted By Aprilia
I picked up the Mosko's for my Tenere but I...

I picked up the Mosko's for my Tenere but I swapped them over to my KLR and did a couple off road rides this past week just to give them a tryout. Worked well, though, the OSR racks have the bags a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13,941
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Posted By Aprilia
Grease....then fuel :evil Sounds like you are...

Grease....then fuel :evil Sounds like you are fairly new to riding or ADV riding. (otherwise you'd already have a list and asking which brand/version for the KLR lol) Ride it for a while and see what...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Based on your indicated financial picture...pass....

Based on your indicated financial picture...pass. Your bike will run just fine at 5K with stock jetting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Aprilia
Agreed...always better to error on too little...

Agreed...always better to error on too little power and lighter weight in the beginning. I happen to speak with my sister after posting and she reminded me she also had a KX100 after the XT and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
According to my A/F meter and O2 sensor the stock...

According to my A/F meter and O2 sensor the stock KLR is a bit lean at idle, very lean in mid range and very rich on top end. KLX needle kit/directions richens up idle and midrange then leans out...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Aprilia
I've used Uship 4X. All with great results... ...

I've used Uship 4X. All with great results...

A little homework (follow up on shippers) and placing an ad with Uship that details what you have, want and expect goes A LONG ways in getting the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Aprilia
I've taught a few females to ride. My sister was...

I've taught a few females to ride. My sister was the last one and her progress was along these lines; first bike was a KZ550. Moved to a VLX650 (hated it) then finally agreed to move to dirt/DS to...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Placing the battery on a charger and seeing it go...

Placing the battery on a charger and seeing it go green or doing a voltage check (that's what your charger did) is a poor way of determining battery condition. Load testing is the proper way. Lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
My suggestion for safety wire was assuming all...

My suggestion for safety wire was assuming all was in good condition. Box bracket and frame is plenty strong...for a KLR. Like everything about/for the KLR keep it simple/easy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Best solution is prevention...do not use loctite....

Best solution is prevention...do not use loctite. Have the bolts drilled and then safety wire them. Do not over torque them. As shown there are limited number of threads.

The long term solution......
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Bingo! All aux lights should be running...

Bingo! All aux lights should be running independant of OEM light circuit via a relay. Heck, GenI owners would do well to convert their light circuit to a relay system. I've seen many with over 1vdc...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Your fuse is fine. Can you have a starter relay...

Your fuse is fine. Can you have a starter relay starting to go?...sure but thats a long shot. Until you confirm the battery condition (load test) you are chasing your tail. Good luck with that...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Classic symptoms of bad battery connection or bad...

Classic symptoms of bad battery connection or bad battery. How do you know your battery is fine? Did you load test it? If not then you don't know if its good.... Voltage reading of a resting battery...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Oldest doesnt necessarily mean the first...:evil

Oldest doesnt necessarily mean the first...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Cogent will walk you through proper spring rate...

Cogent will walk you through proper spring rate then add his DDC inserts. Similar to RaceTech emulators but less install labor and work very well.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
She drove a BMW convertible.... Too funny. We had...

She drove a BMW convertible.... Too funny. We had more storage with bike/trailer setup.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Back in late 90's I was doing a lot of LD riding...

Back in late 90's I was doing a lot of LD riding and my better half was coming along so we opted for the then new K1200LTC. She wanted a Goldwing...no freaking way was I going to buy a Goldwing.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By Aprilia
... Order a gen2 bolt or add washers to your gen1...

... Order a gen2 bolt or add washers to your gen1 bolt.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By Aprilia
Yes, lower bolt is only difference.

Yes, lower bolt is only difference.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,922
Posted By Aprilia
My home shop is primarily used for wood working...

My home shop is primarily used for wood working and mechanical. I built a solid maple 'island' on rollers. The top is 3 layers of MDF wrapped in solid maple. Whole unit is a bit over 500lbs, 36"x84"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Connect clear line to bowl drain. Run clear line...

Connect clear line to bowl drain. Run clear line up along side the carb body. Open drain then apply vacuum to petcock. With the bike perfectly level fuel level in the clear line should be +/- 1mm...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 138,958
Posted By Aprilia
Its all good. You guys have been great with...

Its all good. You guys have been great with communication etc. We are just antsy! :evil
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 138,958
Posted By Aprilia
Same here. Paid for panniers back on 9/15... I've...

Same here. Paid for panniers back on 9/15... I've been delaying to leave for a 4 day trip hoping for them to arrive. My 2nd invoice (for duffle) came on 9/18 and I paid on 9/22. I rec'd email...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
While I wouldnt call it common I would say not...

While I wouldnt call it common I would say not unheard of. I've seen 3 or 4 through my shop in the last couple years. Factory radiator is bonded together. Doesn't take too much abuse. Fix is to pull...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Make sure your pickup is clean at each tire...

Make sure your pickup is clean at each tire change and change brake fluid as specified in the manual. With ABS there's an extra step of bleeding the unit itself vs just at the calipers.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Thats a lame dealer....one who will hopefully not...

Thats a lame dealer....one who will hopefully not be in business for too long. Better response would have been you are past warranty timeframe not maybe you have a bike that's gonna use some oil. :huh
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 138,958
Posted By Aprilia
Mount plates that fit to the bike. See their...

Mount plates that fit to the bike. See their website for full details.... www.moskomoto.com
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
2 actually from eaglemike.com To OP....wrist...

2 actually from eaglemike.com

To OP....wrist pin is the same though it can be different length depending on big bore kit. Doesn't matter as a new wrist pin comes with a new kit. If I understand...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
You are correct. Replacing the valve seals should...

You are correct. Replacing the valve seals should be no brainer when servicing a head.

Again, if you've taken the time to pull the head and install a big bore kit on a known oil burner why in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Your service manual instructs you to do a solvent...

Your service manual instructs you to do a solvent test. If it passes feel free to install it as is. If it fails then at min you need to lap the valve seats. I've done a couple doz big bore kits in...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Throttle response is better on the 14 right off...

Throttle response is better on the 14 right off the showroom. A 12 or 13 that had its TB sync'd and reflash would be nearly impossible to feel any differences.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13,941
Views: 1,405,120
Posted By Aprilia
Mileage is not an issue. If you buy it you can...

Mileage is not an issue. If you buy it you can spend a weekend and strip the bike down and go thru everything. If it breaks down you'll only need to look yourself in the mirror to know whose to blame...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,712,593
Posted By Aprilia
Sync your throttle bodies...

Sync your throttle bodies...
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