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Forum: The Garage 04-06-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By swjohnsey
Senior moment, yeah, RTV. It probably take 24...

Senior moment, yeah, RTV. It probably take 24 hours to cure completely but they won't come off after an hour or so.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,144
Posted By swjohnsey
Shell Rotella T 15w40 is JASO MA. Now there is...

Shell Rotella T 15w40 is JASO MA. Now there is little to no difference in the oil labeled "Motorcycle" versus those for cars. The additives are the same. Some motorcycle oils contain moly (Honda and...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By swjohnsey
The stick on weights don't work well sometimes. I...

The stick on weights don't work well sometimes. I scrape off the sticky tape and use a dab oa ATV silicone instead. End up using the same balance weights over and over.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,144
Posted By swjohnsey
The new Tripple Protection Shell Rotella 15w40...

The new Tripple Protection Shell Rotella 15w40 contains 1,200 ppm zinc, 1,100 ppm phosphorous and no molly. No 40 wt oil carries the Energy Conserving label.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,144
Posted By swjohnsey
Chances are it ain't the oil. Lotsa folks with...

Chances are it ain't the oil. Lotsa folks with lotsa different bike been using this oil for years.
Forum: Americas 04-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By swjohnsey
You can do 500 mile days indefinately but it...

You can do 500 mile days indefinately but it ain't easy. Something less than 500 miles per day would probably be more enjoyable. Two guys travel slower than one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By swjohnsey
If you think of the tread pattern as "V's, if...

If you think of the tread pattern as "V's, if mounted correctly the point of the "V"s shoud point toward the rider. I the tread is directional there is usually an arrow on the sidewall indicating the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-01-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,822
Posted By swjohnsey
The KLR of stoves.

The KLR of stoves.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By swjohnsey
Put a piece of cardboard between the screen and...

Put a piece of cardboard between the screen and the radiator to get the temperature up. You will have to experiment to get the right amount of coverage.
Forum: Americas 04-01-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By swjohnsey
It might be easier to ship the bikes to Baja and...

It might be easier to ship the bikes to Baja and ride 'em back. Plenty of shippers like Forward Air in the U.S. that ship bikes. Another problem with shipping the bike home is getting back your the...
Forum: Alaska 04-01-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,231
Posted By swjohnsey
When I went I spent alot of time looking at...

When I went I spent alot of time looking at almanac data. Seems the dryest, warmest time is mid June.
Forum: Alaska 03-31-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,231
Posted By swjohnsey
Prudoe Bay and the Dalton Highway won't ever be...

Prudoe Bay and the Dalton Highway won't ever be crowded.
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By swjohnsey
I've used EBC HH pads on sportbikes with good...

I've used EBC HH pads on sportbikes with good results.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,651
Posted By swjohnsey
One advantage of the bivy bag is the quick...

One advantage of the bivy bag is the quick departure in the morning. I usually carry both.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,651
Posted By swjohnsey
If you just want to stop and sleep beside your...

If you just want to stop and sleep beside your bike at night a bivy sack, Thermarest and a light down bag work well. I like the military bivy with Goretex top, Kelty Lightyear 45 and Thermarest...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,822
Posted By swjohnsey
You can spend a bunch more but the Coleman Peak I...

You can spend a bunch more but the Coleman Peak I 442 dual fuel (gasoline or coleman fuel) will do the job. I will burn Coleman fuel or pump gas, is self contained and holds enough fuel for several...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,427
Posted By swjohnsey
A KLR650 in good shape will not overheat on the...

A KLR650 in good shape will not overheat on the highway even without a functioning fan.

Someone posted up how to check the fan circuit. If the fan turns by hand but doesn't run when the lead is...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,686
Posted By swjohnsey
Folks have had very bad luck even when correctly...

Folks have had very bad luck even when correctly crossing NGK and Denso plug to other brands. Stick with NGK or Denso.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By swjohnsey
Breakfast: Into ziploc sandwich bag: 1/4...

Breakfast:

Into ziploc sandwich bag: 1/4 cup oat bran, 1/4 cup raisins, 2 tbs sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg. To prepare add to 1 cup boiling water and simmer 5 minutes. About 350...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By swjohnsey
Spring break on Florida beaches, not good.

Spring break on Florida beaches, not good.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,012
Posted By swjohnsey
You choice of tires is limited with the 21/17 set...

You choice of tires is limited with the 21/17 set up. I think Eagle Mike has a KLR that has been supermotarded.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By swjohnsey
Damned sure is tight valves. I know my valves...

Damned sure is tight valves. I know my valves reset themselves after sitting for 10-15 minutes. <shakes head>
Forum: Americas 03-10-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By swjohnsey
A quality place! BWHAHAHA!!!

A quality place! BWHAHAHA!!!
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By swjohnsey
Does it have to be expensive of just sturdy and...

Does it have to be expensive of just sturdy and reliable? Timex makes one that look a lot like the one posted above, black folds up, has a night light. You can buy 'em for around eight bucks at...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By swjohnsey
Deals Gap?

Deals Gap?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By swjohnsey
I think someone already hit it fuel starvation...

I think someone already hit it fuel starvation caused by a pinched/blocked vent tube.

A can of starting fluid is a good diagnostic tool. If the bike dies and fires up when you spray in a little...
Forum: EMEA 03-07-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By swjohnsey
No specific recommendation but there are jillions...

No specific recommendation but there are jillions of nice B&Bs and small hotels and you should be well before the tourist season. It is very easy to get around in Portsmouth most everything in...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,088
Posted By swjohnsey
Some kayaks are made of polyethylene. You might...

Some kayaks are made of polyethylene. You might want to order one of the kits designed to repair them.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,088
Posted By swjohnsey
Do you know what kind of plastic the tank is made...

Do you know what kind of plastic the tank is made from?
Forum: Americas 03-05-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By swjohnsey
I do it all the time. Some other on here do, too....

I do it all the time. Some other on here do, too. If the weather is nice all you need is a bivy bag, sleeping bag and pad. All it takes is a fire road or dirt road off the highway, even a little...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By swjohnsey
The Blue Ridge Parkway is slow but worth it. You...

The Blue Ridge Parkway is slow but worth it. You can make 400 mile days standing on your head. What are you gonna do with the other 8 hours. Camping is more time consuming but on a short trip you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 260,525
Posted By swjohnsey
Mine does the same thing it does every day, it...

Mine does the same thing it does every day, it takes me where I need to go. Some motorcycles are toys, this one is a tool.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,845
Posted By swjohnsey
Y'all are overthinking this. In the rare...

Y'all are overthinking this. In the rare occassion you will need extra fuel why not just get a 4 or 5 quart oil container out of the dumpster at the truck stop. Use it, chuck it.
Forum: Americas 03-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,141
Posted By swjohnsey
Stay here in Wharton: <img...

Stay here in Wharton:

<img src="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/tx/TXWHAteepeesign_prov.jpg">

Wharton was bypassed much like many of the town on US 66. This is an old motell on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By swjohnsey
To answer the question, you probably don't need...

To answer the question, you probably don't need to change the main jet. If you drill out the plug and open up the pilot screw to 2 1/2", put a couple of #4 washers under the need and drill the slide...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By swjohnsey
Why bother with all the cone BS. The axle that...

Why bother with all the cone BS. The axle that comes on the bike has always worked for me. My homemade balance doesn't have a stand. I use whatever is available. Around the house it is a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 40,726
Posted By swjohnsey
Nope. Maybe if you took out the battery and...

Nope. Maybe if you took out the battery and removed the tires and tubes.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By swjohnsey
Also try something more specialized like Academy...

Also try something more specialized like Academy or a skate shop.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 40,726
Posted By swjohnsey
Interesting the the KLR650 would be listed at 401...

Interesting the the KLR650 would be listed at 401 and 442. Mine weighs full of fuel 415 lbs.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By swjohnsey
It might be seasonal. Go to sporting goods, look...

It might be seasonal. Go to sporting goods, look for parts for skateboards and inline skates. They come in a tube of 8.
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