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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By john3500
electricity

Try jumping by by-passing the ground connection and ground cable. Not likely but needs to be eliminated.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,075
Posted By john3500
Roads

The run from Mountain view W via 9 to 16 all the way to 23 is a Ducati Dream (a nice morning run without police but be careful of blind corners) , 341 was not mentioned on your map list but is now ...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By john3500
New helmet camera

New choice for moto videos.



http://connect.dpreview.com/post/5741837374/ion-america-air-pro-3?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_5
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-02-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 220,024
Posted By john3500
clutch

Just test rode the new Barnett clutch with heavier springs. Do not notice any more lever muscle requirement. would not notice anything if not looking for a difference.

I do have a continuing...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-02-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 220,024
Posted By john3500
Tiger clutch

Fitted a Barnett kevlar media clutch to the bike and it works fine. Barnett does not list a fitment for the 800XC but using the Surflex site we found that their same speck clutch is used in three...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-30-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 220,024
Posted By john3500
Tiger Heat

Just read the whole thread. Am having some starting problems but not much more at 17,000 miles. Having to replace the clutch. For HEAT, I can personally recommend the Madstad windshield on a XC. ...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 40,634
Posted By john3500
Tail light 800xc

I will need one. John
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26,900
Views: 2,257,830
Posted By john3500
Mexico maps

Where can I purchase Mexico map for my Garmin that shows more detail than the Garmin na issue?
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,410
Posted By john3500
Filteraa

Add john3500 to Abs list. If I can be added
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,063
Posted By john3500
new honda

Just last week i sat on the new Honda 700. Found it to be very comfortable and light feeling. The storage compartment is great for commuting. Did not ride it as the ambient was 106F. The price,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,063
Posted By john3500
bike choice

I had both. Apart from their basic big differences, you might want to consider the heat issue. The VFR puts off a lot of heat while the KLR is much less, as one would expect with the much lower...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,036
Posted By john3500
big boy bike

The yamaha fz-1 fazer (1000cc) is a lot of bike for the money. after or starting with 06 they hve an usd fork. used are around, but new are very reasonable, not much more than a klr.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-05-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,089,714
Posted By john3500
Exhaust Leak 8XC

Has anybody else had a problem with sealing the exhaust at the joining between the muffler and the engine?

On a cold day, I rolled out the 8XC to find water and smoke exiting in quantities from...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,089,714
Posted By john3500
Tiger

The Jesse mounts are very well designed; they are strong, simple and fit nicely onto the bike. They are not in the way or obvious when the bags are not mounted. For me the Jesse bags are for long...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By john3500
Jesse Bags

I am in the process of installing Jesse bags on my 800XC. I called Rick about this yesterday to find out if I needed to do some extra waterproofing in the assembly of the bag brackets and cam lock...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By john3500
klr

Here is a 97 for sale $1250. It may be a distance though. It is the same engine, thought Jap made, as the changes until yours were in 96.
...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,872
Posted By john3500
Should consider a used 06 oir later Yamaha FZ1...

Should consider a used 06 oir later Yamaha FZ1 with the USD suspension. A new one is within budget but nothing wrong with a used one one adult owner with 10K miles or so. Factor into the price new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,588
Posted By john3500
klr battery

westco makes a nice battery that fits the klr. i order mine from apex on the internet been a couple of years though. look at klr650faq for the battery number. might be needless to say but clean all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,360
Posted By john3500
The injection pumps and most of the new do not do...

The injection pumps and most of the new do not do well over time on the low sulphur fuel. The new fuel reduces lubricity, the gaskets shrink (causing leaks) and the fuel will deteriorate quickly and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,360
Posted By john3500
What year is it? In late 04 the fuel pump moved...

What year is it? In late 04 the fuel pump moved from the back of the filter to the tank. Replacement pumps are available for the filter mount through after market but the dealer wants to sell an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By john3500
I will call Scotts this coming week. Another has...

I will call Scotts this coming week. Another has suggested this by PM. I will post their response.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By john3500
Thanks for all the hate speeches and the free...

Thanks for all the hate speeches and the free advice. The bike is out in europe and someone is making a damper. If someone has some valid info I would appreciate the help. Otherwise find another...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By john3500
Yes. Thanks for the help.

Yes. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By john3500
Where to get steering damper Tiger 800XC

supposed to get a bike in March/April and want to find out who is putting together a damper.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By john3500
while you are in that area you should do the...

while you are in that area you should do the famous $1.00 carb vent "t-mod" as your bike will stop running in wet conditions and it is not fun to deal with it in those conditions. that vent line...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By john3500
probably not the petcock and is a fuel line kink...

probably not the petcock and is a fuel line kink or carb problem. but if you buy a cheap mighty vac from walmart for around $10 and attach it to the vacuum port on the petcock, pull a slight vac...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,383
Posted By john3500
gas starvatio

There is a known problem with the carb vent. The fix is 50 cents and consists of putting a T in the vent line and routing the extra line up under the seat. this could be your problem john
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,889
Posted By john3500
Does not work well. Has to do with batteries -...

Does not work well. Has to do with batteries - they are not exactly equal. Approximate does not cut it. rotate the charger. it does not need to be 24-7.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By john3500
chain

If you have a die grinder or a small cut off tool you can grind the expanded end of the rivets and then easily push them out. Taking longer, you can just cut the cahin. If you have a torch just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By john3500
Mark StClaire has a web site guide with many...

Mark StClaire has a web site guide with many photographs. go to KLR650FAQ web site and go to the end for the urls.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By john3500
When I was anchored just 1/4 mile off Phu Quoc in...

When I was anchored just 1/4 mile off Phu Quoc in 68-69 all I remember are the many many sea snakes enjoying the ocean and beach.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By john3500
At first you will feel disconnected from the...

At first you will feel disconnected from the bike. But, after you ride awhile, you will like the floating as it is easy to shift weight (move your butt to the low side) w/o moving all your weight to...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By john3500
I use the large cruiser type hawk on my KLR as...

I use the large cruiser type hawk on my KLR as well as on my Ducati ST4s for a number of years. Also, I have a corbin installed on the klr and long leag so the extra seat to ground distance is not a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By john3500
the KLRs go a long time. Easily 50k + before...

the KLRs go a long time. Easily 50k + before overhaul type problems. The price is reasonable. Check tires, chain, sprockets as they could be an immediate expense. You might want to check...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By john3500
Not much chanced with the old mdels except...

Not much chanced with the old mdels except according to KLR650FAQ mid-96 the following was changed.



Mid-1996: Changed valve cover, added bracket to hold cam chain bumper; changed crank to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,305
Posted By john3500
The fz1 is very comfortable and fun to ride and...

The fz1 is very comfortable and fun to ride and has sufficient horsepower on a public road. I can easily recommend it. I had a chance to ride one for a day in Arkansas last fall. The seating is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,890
Posted By john3500
replacing the front fender with one that mounts...

replacing the front fender with one that mounts closer to the wheel is very effective in increasing air flow.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,390
Posted By john3500
I have an 02. Asume the do is done and the...

I have an 02.
Asume the do is done and the carb vent line fixed. First i would put the large front brake rotor on and SS front line leave rear brake line alone. Second, I would put the large MX...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,982
Posted By john3500
Go to klr650faq at bigcee. I have copied in the...

Go to klr650faq at bigcee. I have copied in the info. I am running the westco and have for a year plus with no problem. They dont dry out and you can waste the acid drain tube and forget about acid...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By john3500
go to klr650faq. get the electrical diagram on...

go to klr650faq. get the electrical diagram on the top left is the connections for the different positions. on is white to brown, and red to red-white. good luck
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