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Forum: Hacks 11-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By fatboy
Great video. Really enjoyed it. -FB

Great video. Really enjoyed it. -FB
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By fatboy
Check spark? Pull plug wire and stick screwdriver...

Check spark? Pull plug wire and stick screwdriver in the plug wire. Hold metal body of the screw driver 1/4 inch from mc frame and crank engine. Should see a nice spark jump the gap. Naturally,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 234,351
Posted By fatboy
Have you tried to preload the shift? Put big toe...

Have you tried to preload the shift? Put big toe under shifter and apply pressure then do your normal shift. Worked like a charm on my difficult KRS.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,809
Posted By fatboy
Funny, I was just at the local KTM dealership...

Funny, I was just at the local KTM dealership today and noticed the brake fluid in their demo bikes. Pointed it out to my buddy. They all had some shade of brown fluid in their front brake...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By fatboy
All good ideas. I'd inspect the rocker for ware....

All good ideas. I'd inspect the rocker for ware. If nothing obvious, I'd replace rod and lifter and leave cover off to watch it run. A sticky valve is obvious. I'd also watch all the other...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By fatboy
+1 ... costs nothing and works just fine. I also...

+1 ... costs nothing and works just fine. I also throw down a nice pice of carpet to kneel on. Getting old.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By fatboy
You only need torque numbers from the manual....

You only need torque numbers from the manual. Pull the fork tubes. Flip over and springs and spacer fall out. Let drain overnight. Add fork oil, springs and new spacers. Reassemble. To get correct...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,754
Posted By fatboy
You only need 4 things to run: spark, gas,...

You only need 4 things to run: spark, gas, compression & timing
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By fatboy
Run it down to Eagle Transmission, near...

Run it down to Eagle Transmission, near Northcross Mall, and pay them to diagnose the problem.
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,270
Posted By fatboy
Don't forget, when deciding on resurfacing, that...

Don't forget, when deciding on resurfacing, that your rotor is a heat sink. Grind off too much and your not helping yourself. So yeah measure and know where you stand. Car and truck rotors have...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By fatboy
Don't know anyone that thinks a fireplace is a...

Don't know anyone that thinks a fireplace is a heat source unless they sleeved the flue and used an insert. Lots of OLD fireplaces used exterior brick. Anything built to code would have fire brick,...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By fatboy
Wow ... great reference. Tnx! -FB

Wow ... great reference. Tnx! -FB
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By fatboy
+1 take your hand and block air around your neck...

+1 take your hand and block air around your neck and you'll hear the diff

And noise canceling headphones natch.
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By fatboy
Try ApplianceRepair.com.

Try ApplianceRepair.com.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,717
Posted By fatboy
Had to check the date to see how old this thread...

Had to check the date to see how old this thread is. Called Yamaha and their reply was buy the ST. Didn't understand why anyone would want its little brother. Go to shows and Yamaha has winches,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By fatboy
I loved my Valkyrie and put about 25k miles on it...

I loved my Valkyrie and put about 25k miles on it before selling to buy an 1800 gold wing. Gosh what a mistake. Never had a single problem with the Valkyrie. I thought the Valkyrie was a sweet ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 628,033
Posted By fatboy
I too went to the MC show in Dallas yesterday. ...

I too went to the MC show in Dallas yesterday. The new storm is a great looking bike ... really is ... but I was astonished to see how little ground clearance they gave it. Actually, thought the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 272,881
Posted By fatboy
Just saw the Bolt at the MC show in Dallas. This...

Just saw the Bolt at the MC show in Dallas. This is one of those bikes you don't think you'll like but walk away from with a surprised look on your face. Very nicely done. Even nicer were the bolt...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,704
Posted By fatboy
Marvel Mystery Oil

Marvel Mystery Oil
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,960
Posted By fatboy
Love my jetboil. However, I find its either on...

Love my jetboil. However, I find its either on or off. So, it brings stuff to a boil fast. Perfect tool for making hot water you can use: coffee, tea or anything you add hot water to when making it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,319,047
Posted By fatboy
Lots of folks toss the vac petcock cuz it's a...

Lots of folks toss the vac petcock cuz it's a possible point of failure. Manual works just fine. It all sounds too complicated to me. Just burp the tank if you think it's a vacuum lock. Extra key in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,954
Posted By fatboy
I beat on my '08 fairly hard. Doesn't seem to use...

I beat on my '08 fairly hard. Doesn't seem to use any oil if I take it in the rough but on highways it uses about 20 ounces per 1000 miles. And here in Texas everything is 70mph or more. And it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By fatboy
EPA says to contact an ICI if you want one.

EPA says to contact an ICI if you want one.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 54,137
Posted By fatboy
I wrote to Yamaha and got a call. Pled my case...

I wrote to Yamaha and got a call. Pled my case for the xt660z but it was really just a courtesy call. Didn't sound like there was any interest at all. I got ... Go buy the super tenere. But I did...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,107
Posted By fatboy
Feeling planted and wobble are entirely different...

Feeling planted and wobble are entirely different issues in my mind. What fixed your wobble ... head bearings, suspension or tire air pressure ... or did they all contribute to reducing wobble? I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-09-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By fatboy
15-30 minutes and your still in town. If you...

15-30 minutes and your still in town. If you want to commute your going to have to increase this commute time. I think near bedroom communities, like Hutto and Round Rock, are going to be on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By fatboy
You'll know if its pinched the first time you put...

You'll know if its pinched the first time you put the brakes on, a.k.a. Snake bite.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,951
Posted By fatboy
I am not as good as others in fixing flats. For...

I am not as good as others in fixing flats. For me these irons would mean I could leave my bead breaker home and carry fewer tools.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,205
Posted By fatboy
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846665
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14,898
Views: 1,613,256
Posted By fatboy
I don't really think of the klr as a dirt bike by...

I don't really think of the klr as a dirt bike by any means. That said, I added gold valves, progressive springs and fork brace to mine. Hated the way it danced on gravel/shale and refused to turn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,026
Posted By fatboy
For 2008+ klr owners ... the dampners are...

For 2008+ klr owners ... the dampners are different. The top of the dampner does not have any such socket for the special fork tool shown. Instead, the top of the dampner is cone shaped. I used...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,261
Posted By fatboy
Your correct. You remove and upend in a drain...

Your correct. You remove and upend in a drain pan. 2008+ don't have the drain. Even if they did you would still want to dump them out in a pan. Then pump the lower leg to get all the oil out. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By fatboy
I've had heated grips on my last two bikes and...

I've had heated grips on my last two bikes and can't say I'd do it on my next. Way too hot for mild nights, even on low setting, and can't feel the warmth/heat at all when its really cold. If your...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,839
Posted By fatboy
You only need 4 things for an engine to run;...

You only need 4 things for an engine to run; compression, fuel, ignition and timing. So, if you've got compression and your plug jumps a nice spark gap and your timing marks all line up and valves...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By fatboy
The tool is nice but hardly necessary. Folks...

The tool is nice but hardly necessary. Folks just mock up something. I use a flashlight and ratchet handle. Good luck.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By fatboy
Why not get something more suited to your riding?...

Why not get something more suited to your riding? Seriously, I think my '70s high school "dirt" bikes had like 4 inches of suspension travel and doubt your CB has any more. Adding a used DS makes...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By fatboy
+1 marvel mystery oil

+1 marvel mystery oil
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,994
Posted By fatboy
Nice krs. Put 55k miles on my 01 before...

Nice krs. Put 55k miles on my 01 before switching to thumpers. Didn't know they came in white. Other than the iffy fuel line connector I never had a problem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,222
Posted By fatboy
I went to school in stroudsburg but live in...

I went to school in stroudsburg but live in central Texas now. Still visit Pa quite a bit. I mostly ride a mix of ranch roads and tar roads on a klr. This means hitting bump gates, making it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,959
Posted By fatboy
Lol .. Love your motto. Was thinking of a moto...

Lol .. Love your motto. Was thinking of a moto mule for my klr.
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