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Forum: Beasts 07-15-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,243
Posted By LoveHateKLR
My next bike

I've been trying to figure out what my next bike was going to be and based on what I've learned it's got to be a Uly.

What solidified my decision were these posts about Buell as a company. A...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,154
Posted By LoveHateKLR
I asked the wrong question. In your...

I asked the wrong question.

In your opinion is your worldmap that includes Iraq going to give my friend more, accurate details than what is available to him from the U.S. army?

According to...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,154
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Middle east coverage

Hey, I've got a friend with a date in Iraq. Will these maps help him?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Thanks man, makes sense.

Thanks man, makes sense.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Nope, don't need to fish for a reason. There's...

Nope, don't need to fish for a reason. There's always a good reason at hand for buying a new bike. :D

Yeah, it bugged me. However, I was having troubles getting the thing to run right and when...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
You wouldn't want to buy this thing for what I...

You wouldn't want to buy this thing for what I would have to sell it for!:rofl No, there isn't anything complicated about a KLR but there are several things that are expensive about it.:huh

The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Point well made.

Point well made.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
I will replace the vacuum hose in order to be...

I will replace the vacuum hose in order to be sure it's not leaking.

I did spray starting fluid around the carb to see if it would change the idle and indicate a vacuum leak and noticed no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Thanks for the suggestion. The tank was...

Thanks for the suggestion.

The tank was recently disassembled and interally coated with POR-15 because it was rusting ( another long and sordid tale). In addition I disassembled, inspected the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
And so it did.

And so it did.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Right on, I was hedging my bets. I'm sure...

Right on, I was hedging my bets.

I'm sure that there is a hydraulic/pnudraulic (misspelled) principle that applies here. I'm probably just getting paranoid and need to not worry about it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Every so often it would seem like it would...

Every so often it would seem like it would hesitate just a smidge when it was on the needle at about 60 mph holding the throttle steady. I was beginning to think that it was starving for fuel.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2007, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
I dunno if this was rip on me or not. If so,...

I dunno if this was rip on me or not. If so, good one.

The tank is half full right now. It occurs with the valve in both the on an reserve settings so fuel level shouldn't be part of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By LoveHateKLR
KLR 650 will not keep fuel line full

Why wouldn't the fuel line stay full between the fuel tank and the carb?

I can fill the fuel line by letting the petcock drain into it (fuel line off petcock). As it idles it empties down to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 65,230
Posted By LoveHateKLR
It's gotta be the money

I bought my '99 with 870 miles on it because when researched it kept coming up as a great value and generally capable for several different riding types. Mine hasn't lived up to what I read.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 87,087
Posted By LoveHateKLR
1999 10K miles. Regular maintenance and no...

1999 10K miles. Regular maintenance and no abusive riding. Lots of money wasted on fancy motorcicle oils. Lever was found broken with spring intact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By LoveHateKLR
All winter

Unless there's snow / blowing snow (which packs into ice fast on the roads around here) I ride regardless of the temp. The lowest static temp I've ridden at was +3f.
Meebe next year I'll break...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Names? oh yeah, I've got a name!

I usually refer to my KLR as - That F@#kin' Thing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,280,222
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Nighthawk advtourer

Hey, I've heard the arguements for and against the Nighthawk 250 and both sides have something to say.

What about a different angle? Use the Nighthawk 250 as the basis for an ADV touring bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,616
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Absolutely

There's the ultimate reason to ride.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,280,222
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Little bikes rock

One mistake I've made was selling a Honda Rebel to buy a KLR650. I just enjoyed the little Rebel more. It's perhaps the only motorized thing I have owned that exceeded my expectations. However I...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Buell dirt bike for what it's worth.

I found this at http://news.motorcycle.com/article.motml?sid=4604


MO Exclusive: Buell Announces Intent To Bring ''Off-Road'' Bike Within Two Years
Posted on Thursday, February 01 2007 @...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Hard not to buy

I test rode a Uly last fall and other than the off idle throttle response I was amazed. If I wasn't working towards other goals right now I'd have one.

To me the the best part of the bike is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,616
Posted By LoveHateKLR
I ride as though my bike is an appendage; as...

I ride as though my bike is an appendage; as though it's a living thing I am connected to. If I didn't believe this I couldn't trust it with my life.

I always ride wondering if I could cut that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,464
Posted By LoveHateKLR
I need my bike to get to work and I replaced the...

I need my bike to get to work and I replaced the broken doo. I should've done it right away. Be danged if I'd go any real distance without fixing it. To each their own.

I dunno if it'll cause...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,933
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Bravo! Bravo! Less is more. Better motorcycles...

Bravo! Bravo! Less is more. Better motorcycles come from comprehensive designs that reduce weight and unnecessary complexity.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,271
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Prayers answered

Perfect, this is the cure to the sub-zero airblast I get up under my helmet. I have to see the final results.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 122,597
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Thanks

Hey zapp, thanks for asking this question. I wanted ask this but I wasn't sure I was willing to take the tongue lashing that might come from it.

After dumping the better part of a grand into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Fessing up

Ok, I admit it. I did this to myself.

I re-installed the exhaust cam, checked the valve lash all the way around and found an exhaust valve at .016. The spec is .006 - .010. That'll make 'er...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Hey guys, thanks for all the input. I'm busy...

Hey guys, thanks for all the input. I'm busy working and putting my bike together this weekend. As soon as humanly possible I'll dig into the info you have generously provided. I assume that the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Tennative schedule

Thanks for the offer! Thanks to all who have offered advice.

I plan on being in Akansas on the 28th of April and need to be back in Wisconsin by the 5th of May so I can recover and work Sunday...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By LoveHateKLR
A friend of mine whose counsel on engines I take...

A friend of mine whose counsel on engines I take very seriously and I looked at the cams and compression release. Neither of us can find anything wrong. I'm going to reassemble the thing and keep...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-13-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Western AR

With two strong votes in I must take a day or two and hit that northwestern part of Arkansas. It looks like a great ride and a great sit still and look around.

I'm surprised that Hwy 50 through...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Great! the more the merrier! Yeah, I'll be...

Great! the more the merrier!

Yeah, I'll be riding my KLR. What else would I ride? :huh I didn't know there was another kind of motorcycle. I may have to check into this. (I says as I repairs me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Thanks for the insider tips. I went on the net...

Thanks for the insider tips. I went on the net right away and it looks like I should at least take a day and run through there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Wisconsin to Penn to Arkansas in late April

Hey! I'm heading out of eastern Wisconsin to my sister's wedding in York PA in late April and then on to northern Arkansas to spend time with friends.

I've driven out there on 18 wheels before...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By LoveHateKLR
KLR ticking noise / compression release?

I assembled my KLR from the case halves up 2140 miles ago and it has a ticking noise . The bike has a total of 10348 miles on it.

Here's a list of the new parts etc from the rebuild:

Ports...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Right on!!! Yeah, that ice is a bear. I...

Right on!!! Yeah, that ice is a bear.

I have to go to the Kaw shop and pick up 2 valve shims for my exhaust valves. I'll have them installed tomorrow and be back on the road.

Watch out for...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By LoveHateKLR
What's up? Nobody freezin'? Geez. I had...

What's up? Nobody freezin'? Geez.

I had grandiose ideas for a Badger polar bike club. Ya' know, breakfast on Saturdays, that sort of thing.
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 40,644
Posted By LoveHateKLR
Doesn't three weeks seem like a long time? I'm...

Doesn't three weeks seem like a long time? I'm sure not going to lose my winter riding to another vendor. I already lost my warm weather riding to vendors.
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