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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 06:41 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
there's more of everything coming up.

there's more of everything coming up.
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
all i can say Mr. Moody is that there's a...

all i can say Mr. Moody is that there's a psychobabble term involved with your observation.


the bike looks great in person, i'm pretty sure Ms. Berry does too.
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
keep your phone handy...

keep your phone handy...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
temp hit 80, so the painter went back to work... ...

temp hit 80, so the painter went back to work...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-75bQqsw/0/M/i-75bQqsw-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=4038443878&k=75bQqsw&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By jdrocks
dyna beads in there?

dyna beads in there?
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By jdrocks
a friend when up that road to do some grayling...

a friend when up that road to do some grayling fishing, so you should be able to get in there. he said there were some bad washouts on part of it at the time.

take your Versys to the top of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By jdrocks
What is the notched frame/pan on the Versys?

What is the notched frame/pan on the Versys?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
that's a mirror/meter bracket from an early EX650...

that's a mirror/meter bracket from an early EX650 (Ninja650R) mounted on the Versys head tube tab.

i'm not sure what i'll do with the front end, except that i know what i'd like to do if i have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
heck, my painter can barely paint solid colors,...

heck, my painter can barely paint solid colors, metallic green, no freakin' way...besides, i already have some paint in the shop and am way too cheap to buy any more.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
similar, but with a change or two. like i...

similar, but with a change or two.

like i said, if i didn't already have both hard and soft panniers that fit this style of rack, i think i would go a different direction. to design and fabricate...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
i need to fire up this bike, better get a fuel...

i need to fire up this bike, better get a fuel tank ready to go. i left one set of mounting tabs on the last tank thinking i would use them but didn't, so they all come off this time. getting the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
oh yeah, but just think, the V649HPs use the cop...

oh yeah, but just think, the V649HPs use the cop motor, sportbike power, gots more of everything.

impressive miles on your KLR, you obviously must take very good care of it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
hey, you had the chance to buy one,

hey, you had the chance to buy one,
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
well known as the goto procedure for diagnostics...

well known as the goto procedure for diagnostics in the States. if having a problem, check to see if it's "throwing a code", where y'all been?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
more bits and pieces... ...

more bits and pieces...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-zMJxr65/0/M/i-zMJxr65-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=4024836760&k=zMJxr65&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
that KLR thumper motor is not designed to run...

that KLR thumper motor is not designed to run with these ptwin motos, and frankly, a rider wouldn't have any fun trying. at 80mph, the ptwin 650 isn't trying very hard, there's a lot left.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
has the appearance of OEM Kawasaki factory...

has the appearance of OEM Kawasaki factory configuration, even other riders don't notice the ptwin power until that feature was pointed out. we were running 80mph all day across wide open west Texas,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
don't get it, what's the troubleshooting tip you...

don't get it, what's the troubleshooting tip you haven't seen?


150BP for an R1 shock, wow, could have one shipped from the States much cheaper. plus, he states the Versys spring won't fit the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
ok, but don't let a cow step on it, we'll have to...

ok, but don't let a cow step on it, we'll have to call SAR, might be embarrassing if you can't find your way back to the teepee.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 6,194
Posted By jdrocks
braking practice+wrecked bikes=+1 entertainment...

braking practice+wrecked bikes=+1 entertainment value, why would it be deleted? bring it back, have ScottyP contact the responsible parties.


western gravel on a group ride, have a plan for those...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
i hadn't realized that there are at least two...

i hadn't realized that there are at least two versions of the SW Motech rear rack that fit the Versys subframe. the base plate is the same, but there's a large and small rack made, maybe...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
inmates following bike builds in this forum...

inmates following bike builds in this forum section would remember Fritz, the rider who slams these together, exquisite workmanship, the ptwin powered KLR...
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-27-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
c'mon, i remember a guy with Montana plates out...

c'mon, i remember a guy with Montana plates out here who couldn't find Pennsylvania when his GPS blew up, and believe it, Pennsylvania is a big freakin' state. i heard the same guy needs to carry a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
if you remember that little home brewed expansion...

if you remember that little home brewed expansion tank...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-gMr8zrJ/0/M/i-gMr8zrJ-M.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By jdrocks
i guess that's the beauty of the moto scene,...

i guess that's the beauty of the moto scene, there are options for everyone.

the issue of cast wheel use pokes up from time-to-time, often coupled with "shatter", but when asked for a photo of a...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By jdrocks
don't get caught without a fishing license...

don't get caught without a fishing license anywhere in your travels.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-26-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
not hardly, still can't paint worth a lick. ...

not hardly, still can't paint worth a lick.

bike will get done, eventually. still in the R&D phase on a few things.

how's Montana?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By jdrocks
i did say that i thought Rally Raid did a good...

i did say that i thought Rally Raid did a good job developing the 500X kit (i followed along in your thread), and have no doubt that the quality is there. the kit will doubtless appeal to many 500X...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By jdrocks
not off the rack, parts from 12 different bikes...

not off the rack, parts from 12 different bikes there, but it's a "recipe" build, 95% kinda just bolts together. the other 5% isn't very difficult.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,557
Posted By jdrocks
Rally Raid did a nice job with the 500X package,...

Rally Raid did a nice job with the 500X package, but when you look at the price of the package and related RR accessories to fully adventurize the 500X to the extent shown in their promo photos, man,...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By jdrocks
i'd take the big bikes out west again, better...

i'd take the big bikes out west again, better riding, more to see.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
hey Eduardo, i'm only old and blind when i try to...

hey Eduardo, i'm only old and blind when i try to spray urethane.

i going to keep this one long enough to ride to Tuktoyaktak on the new road.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
custom pannier mounts/racks can be an exercise in...

custom pannier mounts/racks can be an exercise in frustration, depending on expectations, mainly because the assembly has to satisfy plenty of different criteria. fit, symmetry side-to-side, parallel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,265
Views: 736,108
Posted By jdrocks
got around to painting a few more parts, and i'm...

got around to painting a few more parts, and i'm using the term "painting" very loosely...

the radiator guard was first up, let's see, red or black? shucks, flame red is soooooo much faster, no...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,277
Views: 70,434
Posted By jdrocks
Bev and I sending prayers your way.

Bev and I sending prayers your way.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 36,824
Posted By jdrocks
the two roads are very different for a number of...

the two roads are very different for a number of reasons, but you'll find out.

i would have run an 804/805 if they were available then. it was a 10k mile trip and i carried a spare TKC rear which...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 36,824
Posted By jdrocks
you'll be wishing you had a blocky tread set of...

you'll be wishing you had a blocky tread set of tires for that road, 804/805 or other. between grader activity, loose surface aggregate, sand holes, and wet weather...then there's that rougher 60...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By jdrocks
I had a number of border crossings into the U.S....

I had a number of border crossings into the U.S. on someone else's bike. By the time I got to the window they knew the owner's name, and when I handed over my passport they wanted paperwork for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7,002
Views: 1,653,527
Posted By jdrocks
some have installed a PVC or ABS pipe cap over...

some have installed a PVC or ABS pipe cap over the filter, there is a size that fits pretty close. costs about 1.89USD, should be cheap enough.
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By jdrocks
i did go up to Yellowknife, then back down and...

i did go up to Yellowknife, then back down and out to Ft. Simpson, Ft. Liard, Watson Lake and across the Campbell. Dempster to Inuvik, Dawson City and across the Tow into Alaska. great route, lots to...
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