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Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,852
Posted By kpt4321
Nope, the stock 0.42 (or 0.44, as he claims he...

Nope, the stock 0.42 (or 0.44, as he claims he has in there) fork springs are not stiff enough for a KLR and a 200 pound rider by any commonly used metric, regardless of damping.



Gold valve...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 98,678
Views: 18,817,314
Posted By kpt4321
Wanted: Stock Shock Piston

I am looking for a stock shock piston for a DR650. If anybody has switched to gold valve and still has a stock piece laying around that they would be willing to part with, send me a PM!
...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,862
Posted By kpt4321
This is for handguards? You probably don't...

This is for handguards?

You probably don't need to focus so much on grade 12.9.

These would be fine:

http://www.boltdepot.com/Product-Details.aspx?product=6446

$1.31 each.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By kpt4321
Well, mods can close this one out. Big thanks to...

Well, mods can close this one out. Big thanks to Scott for his generosity; sadly, his e-start bike and my kick-start bike aren't interchangeable. I called Sisneros and left a message, but they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By kpt4321
There is a beer can quick steeled on there now,...

There is a beer can quick steeled on there now, but the hole is large and it's definitely not safe for long or technical rides.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By kpt4321
URGENT: drz stator side cover needed, denver area

I am in CO for a few days on a moto vacation, and I put a hole in my side cover. If anyone has a spare, I would really appreciate it. If you have a drz you won't be riding, I will happily buy you a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By kpt4321
For any ADV-types who are on the fence, this is a...

For any ADV-types who are on the fence, this is a great event. Show up and race with the big boys! MCI does a good job, there is no technical gnarlyness on the course, and they start the big bikes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-29-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12,114
Views: 721,180
Posted By kpt4321
Hey guys, where is the Mt Misery hillclimb? Is...

Hey guys, where is the Mt Misery hillclimb? Is it part of the normal loop, or is it an optional "spur" off the loop?

I'll be up there (first time) this weekend and I'd like to take a crack at it...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-22-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,424
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,464
Posted By kpt4321
PDF arrived right away. Looking for the GPX now....

PDF arrived right away. Looking for the GPX now. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,236
Posted By kpt4321
Dude, you need to look in the manual and see what...

Dude, you need to look in the manual and see what will cause that error. I feel like there isn't really a plan here.

You said that is a "continuity error." Continuity of what? What does the...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
Title of this thread is misleading. It should be...

Title of this thread is misleading. It should be called "I love Honda!". There is no legitimate discussion of design here.

PS: Yamaha has a bunch of stuff that is fuel efficient:...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
Consider what? You're right, undersquare...

Consider what?

You're right, undersquare loses less heat, all else being equal. Of course, all else is never equal, but I digress...

The longer crank arm multiplying torque is misleading,...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
The water pump is on the camshaft on my 2006...

The water pump is on the camshaft on my 2006 Husky 610 dual sport. Groundbreaking? Husky's had it there since something like 2000.

Dual clutch transmissions have been used on quite a few cars...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
A design that is larger, heavier, harder package,...

A design that is larger, heavier, harder package, with higher ring wear, longer piston travel distance, and higher crank windage.

I don't think that sporty riders care one way or another about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,194
Posted By kpt4321
Is this a "big bike friendly" type of ride with...

Is this a "big bike friendly" type of ride with mostly dual track and fire roads, or should I expect some rad singletrack?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-02-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,229
Posted By kpt4321
Ugh. Here is the actual pertinent text from the...

Ugh. Here is the actual pertinent text from the actual document. Let's not work from conjecture here, fellas:



And here is their proposed definition:



This is the shittiest worded...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
No. For ANY engine speed, the mean piston speed...

No. For ANY engine speed, the mean piston speed is higher for a longer stroke engine. This is true at 14,000 rpm, and at 1400.



Wrong again. Lower revs mean you need a bigger engine to...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,702
Posted By kpt4321
Got a link to the specs for this bike? I looked...

Got a link to the specs for this bike? I looked quickly, but couldn't find an acual dyno, bore/stroke, layout, anything like that. Would be good to have numbers and not conjecture if we're going to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-31-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,843
Posted By kpt4321
I'm not really worried about rain. :D I am a...

I'm not really worried about rain. :D I am a little nervous about 87 degrees and high humidity. I will probably get heatstroke after I crash for the 5th time... :rofl
Forum: Americas 07-31-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,355
Posted By kpt4321
Cell phone service is available in many places on...

Cell phone service is available in many places on the route. Just send text messages or make calls.I bet that most days you could call more than once.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-31-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,843
Posted By kpt4321
Yikes, high of 87 degrees on Saturday, and rain. ...

Yikes, high of 87 degrees on Saturday, and rain. I'm not going to lie, humid and 87 degrees sounds potentially shitty.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By kpt4321
I don't get why you'd run a wind turbine instead...

I don't get why you'd run a wind turbine instead of just charging off of the engine. The power's coming from the same place in either case...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,649,226
Posted By kpt4321
I have unlimited access to a full machine shop at...

I have unlimited access to a full machine shop at work, so if the procedure is relatively easy, I can do it myself, or have one of the guys help me. I am just trying to understand what the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,649,226
Posted By kpt4321
I'm going to be doing some semi-major maintenance...

I'm going to be doing some semi-major maintenance work on my TE in the next week or two (cam chain, bag filters, valve clearance, suspension pivots, etc). While I am in there, I'd really like to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,236
Posted By kpt4321
If the bike cranks, it's really unlikely that the...

If the bike cranks, it's really unlikely that the battery is the problem. If it has enough power to turn the starter over, it probably has enough power to generate a spark. Furthermore, you could...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,469
Posted By kpt4321
Not a deal with the devil at all, they are great...

Not a deal with the devil at all, they are great bikes, it's just a LOT different than an XR-L.

All I am saying is that I see the 530/500 as a great all-around dirt bike that is really at its best...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,236
Posted By kpt4321
Is it not starting or not cranking? If it...

Is it not starting or not cranking?

If it cranks but won't start, check for spark. If you have no spark, that would point towards this being an issue. If you have some spark, well, the coil...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,469
Posted By kpt4321
Since your riding leans heavily towards street...

Since your riding leans heavily towards street and dirt roads, and has "very little" singletrack, I would think that the 690 is the better fit. The 500/530 is a really, really good bike, and capable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,746
Posted By kpt4321
Most stock bars are too low for my preference,...

Most stock bars are too low for my preference, and the DRZ has really low stock bars. I would definitely at least put taller bars on it, and maybe put risers on too. Might as well just start with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By kpt4321
I guess your opinion is different than mine. I...

I guess your opinion is different than mine. I think that SV650s, EX500s, Versys, V-strom 650, etc are all great entry-level motorcycles, and they are basically the same performance level of the Duc...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,775
Posted By kpt4321
Correlation is not the same as causation. ...

Correlation is not the same as causation.

Around here, I bet that 50% of vehicles on the road (if not more) are "speeding" (in that they are traveling at greater than the speed limit when not...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By kpt4321
Why do you think that basing motorcycle decisions...

Why do you think that basing motorcycle decisions on engine displacement is a good idea?

The thing makes 64 horsepower. Less than a SV650, and only slightly more than a Ninja 500. Doesn't seem...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By kpt4321
This assumes that the rear of the axle is...

This assumes that the rear of the axle is machined to a higher tolerance than the little snail adjusters.

I just set the snails to the same setting (KDX) or set it to the same swingarm hatchmarks...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,626
Posted By kpt4321
I would definitely consider it before a big trip....

I would definitely consider it before a big trip. Any SKF/FAG/etc bearings from a decent bearing or industrial supplier will do fine.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,626
Posted By kpt4321
Care to explain it, then? You acted like...

Care to explain it, then?

You acted like there was a risk of replacing a known "good" (or at least decent) bearing with a bad one. If you buy any reasonable bearings from a reasonable supplier,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By kpt4321
I ran Dunlop 908s on my TE610 at one point; I...

I ran Dunlop 908s on my TE610 at one point; I would run them at about 18 psi on dirt. If I had rimlocks, I would have run them at more like 15-16 psi.

If nothing else, air the rear down to 20 psi...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,121
Posted By kpt4321
Go buy a Burgman. The rest of us are having fun...

Go buy a Burgman. The rest of us are having fun here.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By kpt4321
I have never ridden at Michaux, but there are a...

I have never ridden at Michaux, but there are a TON of miles of dirt/gravel roads in both Bald Eagle and Rothrock state forests. There is a campground right on 322 and another one in Poe Valley /...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By kpt4321
I'm still lost as to why the material matters. ...

I'm still lost as to why the material matters. It doesn't (significantly) effect the rate, steel is steel. It may carry implications about the lifetime, but on some level, you've got to assume that...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,626
Posted By kpt4321
I've gone 50+ thousand miles on a street bike...

I've gone 50+ thousand miles on a street bike without having a bearing problem. I've also had bearings get "crappy" in less than 1000 miles on a dirt bike. It's far too dependant on conditions,...
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