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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Pull the fork cap off, pull the spring and...

Pull the fork cap off, pull the spring and spacer, stick a wooden mop stick size handle down there , press hard and tighten with socked and rachet if you don't have the other tools.
LOL have had...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 113,005
Posted By achesley
:clap:clap:clap Amazingly, you are back!...

:clap:clap:clap Amazingly, you are back! Fantastic as I really missed your posts and pictures. In fact, last month on some forum, there was a contest of eye shots and I immediately thought of your...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 609,346
Posted By achesley
Interesting! I've been at the 200 marks a few...

Interesting! I've been at the 200 marks a few times in my travels between fill ups. About 5 or better years ago as guy posted this on a Suzuki web site if his findings. Pretty neat to know.
After...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
My old Gen 1 KLR has all the power I want for...

My old Gen 1 KLR has all the power I want for where I most ride it. Gravel roads. I can and do , when caught up in the situation , ride my Bandit 1250S on gravel roads. But, it's not near as much...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Carb swap and Lift table

The only difference I've found on the carb that came with my '00 KLR and the '09 I have on it now is dual vacuum outlets of which I plugged one. I've had both of them apart side by side checking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
When I got my A14 back a few years ago, I...

When I got my A14 back a few years ago, I stripped it and redid it from front to back ( cept the engine , no need ) . Painted it Forest Green. Looked pretty good. Decided a year later to paint it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
4000 equals about 53 mph on my GPS. When I bought...

4000 equals about 53 mph on my GPS. When I bought my brand new '00 KLR in '00 , I broke it in running 3800 to 4000 on a trip from Jennings, La. To Ozark , Arkansas to connect back up with the TAT...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 25,955
Posted By achesley
Great shots Paul. Would hate to think of going...

Great shots Paul. Would hate to think of going though just my pics and choosing what one's to put in a general travel folder , and , I have just a few thousand from around the US. :lol3 Thanks for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
I know you met the '60's. LOL! Was talking to...

I know you met the '60's. LOL! Was talking to some friends that are in a local Riders Club at a cafe meet a few months ago and had to laugh at one's coment on the '50 / '60 years must of been really...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,929
Posted By achesley
:clap:clap:clap Very enjoyable and educational....

:clap:clap:clap Very enjoyable and educational. Wish I would of had time to explore more of the areas I passed. I had read about the storm they encounters at the end at one of the museums I visited...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 609,346
Posted By achesley
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/achesley194...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/achesley1943/037.jpg with a homemade 1 inch DB buster.
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,929
Posted By achesley
But you can read a lot of books but there is...

But you can read a lot of books but there is nothing like standing at something like Clark's Overlook Rock (just above) standing where Lewis calculated how far it was to the Pacific, and standing in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,929
Posted By achesley
:freaky My hat is off to you for all this work....

:freaky My hat is off to you for all this work. And, thanks so much for the detail and pictures. Of course, heard of the LC trail in school but first time I came in any contact was coming back from...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 129,872
Posted By achesley
:freaky Man oh man oh man. Super RESPECT!!!!!...

:freaky Man oh man oh man. Super RESPECT!!!!! Super outstanding Reporting and Super Great pics just bring it to us in our warm environment of a cozy room.
Thanks So Much for all the time to do this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,033
Posted By achesley
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/achesley194...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/achesley1943/The%20bikes/IMG_0018-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 609,346
Posted By achesley
Most all the middle class street bikes and most...

Most all the middle class street bikes and most upper end ones, are way better than what we learned on in the '50's. My learner bike was a '47 Knucklehead with foot clutch and hand shift on gravel...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,694
Posted By achesley
:clap:clap:clap Enjoying following along with...

:clap:clap:clap Enjoying following along with ya'll. Brings back memories of my trips though the areas your going though so far on this trip. Keep it going. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,378
Posted By achesley
Hard to believe it's been 16 years since I...

Hard to believe it's been 16 years since I started doing some of the TAT. Just wonder how much is changed from '99 to now? Been 20 years since I first come up on the little store in Arkansas. Last...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
:lol3:lol3 I had to smile when reading your...

:lol3:lol3 I had to smile when reading your post. It brought back memories of my first visit to the park in June of '95 on my then new '95 BMW R11GS. Was about 105 in the shade at about 2PM when I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Eagle Mikes with the torsion spring.

Eagle Mikes with the torsion spring.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Top Boxes

I've been using some boxes off JC Whitney for years and lots of miles. No problems, easy on and off. One I have on for the last 3 years is kinda a Givi type mount but different measurements.
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 422,683
Posted By achesley
One of the most addictive reports I've read after...

One of the most addictive reports I've read after the fact. Heck, even run across one of my post a year or so back. Forgot I had even read on this trip before. Age thing.
Tuff on the drug deal. Bet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
:lol3 For sure on the need to keep busy. 1...

:lol3 For sure on the need to keep busy. 1 boat/90 merc; 2 lawn mowers; 1 pressure washer honda engine; 2 motorcycles; 1 generator and building a green house to start seeds. This retirement stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Fork rebuild

ricor intiminators or race tech? And, why you went with either. Are the intiminators better than the gold valves?
At present , change fluid and flush about ever 5,000 miles and using Dextron ATF.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Had to instal a time sert a couple years back on...

Had to instal a time sert a couple years back on my '00 KLR due to threads getting messed up and leaking. Still doing fine about 16,000 miles later.:freaky.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 422,683
Posted By achesley
Well, Heck! Just stumbled on you report a week...

Well, Heck! Just stumbled on you report a week ago and already up to pg 41. Been amazing to say the least. If things like riding my bikes or out in my boat or absorbing alcohol didn't keep getting in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Revived Love Affair with my 15 year old KLR ;-)

Well, I got all excited about freshing up my old KLR. Checked the coil and it was not reading right on ohms so ended up getting a package deal on ebay of a coil, ecu and reg off an '07. Really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Yea me! Turning 40,000 on my old klr this...

Yea me! Turning 40,000 on my old klr this afternoon before getting home for football. Tomorrow, install the KBob 2 kit I got in yesterday.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,856
Posted By achesley
:clap:clap:clap Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!...

:clap:clap:clap Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! :freaky
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,333
Posted By achesley
Got a PM on how much of the other two parishes...

Got a PM on how much of the other two parishes near me that I've done. I did lose a few daily track files from Acadia Parish. I'll just have to redo up to Eunice, La. All this was done on the KLR. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-10-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,333
Posted By achesley
Just take off and start following the Parish...

Just take off and start following the Parish Roads. If it says DEAD END and you can't see the end of it, go see what's there. Amazing the things you find down there. Worked there for about 6 months...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
About 210 a year for just Liability with State...

About 210 a year for just Liability with State Farm for '00 KLR and '07 Bandit 1250S. That's with muti policy as both car and truck and home insured with them.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Just came back from the garage and starting the...

Just came back from the garage and starting the KLR. -2C in there. Engine turned over about 4 revs before starting with full choke. Went ahead and let it run till the thermo opened up.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
I did last valve adjust and love it. Just started...

I did last valve adjust and love it. Just started it with 0C a few days ago. No problem. Suppose to be in the mid 20F -4C in the morning so I'll check starting again. '00 KLR 650 with KLX jet kit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Never tried the dielectric grease but a big fan...

Never tried the dielectric grease but a big fan of silicone seal coating on most all gaskets.
I know the balance system is an independent system , but , when ever I start taking anything on an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16,547
Views: 1,886,991
Posted By achesley
Pondering on last years affair with my 15 yr old...

Pondering on last years affair with my 15 yr old KLR and what we've done together. 4585 miles logged. Probably at an avg moving speed of about 40 mph. Or less.
A coat of rattle can Gloss John Deere...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 40,797
Posted By achesley
Think I gotta follow this one!...

Think I gotta follow this one! :deal:clap:clap:clap Yellowstone = the Art of dodging animals and very stopid peeps. ;-) :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,153
Views: 2,172,659
Posted By achesley
I remember when in some cities down here where...

I remember when in some cities down here where the speed limit signs were in both Kph and Mph. But, our fine congress dropped the ball. As usual. ;-) In drilling rig reports overseas, Ive had to do...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 88,290
Posted By achesley
:clap:clap:clap I pertty much kept a smile on my...

:clap:clap:clap I pertty much kept a smile on my face while reading your narration of your experiences and feelings. My 1st EGADS of doing this ride in '99 and '00 was Warloop, and, I was not quite...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 120,735
Posted By achesley
1956 Alstate 175, my second bike. 1st one against...

1956 Alstate 175, my second bike. 1st one against the house with a broke crank was a 1956 Harley 165. Picture was in 58 or 59.
...
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