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Forum: Alaska 07-21-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,790
Posted By kdxkawboy
My wife's KLR has an 8 year old Odyssey battery....

My wife's KLR has an 8 year old Odyssey battery. Today I put in fresh gas and that 8 year old Odyssey battery still had more than enough cranking power to spin the starter for the 30 seconds it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,816
Posted By kdxkawboy
To provide an update, it is two years later. Last...

To provide an update, it is two years later. Last time my wife's KLR was ridden was September last year. When we got back in I ran the engine with the petcock shut until the float bowl ran dry (we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By kdxkawboy
You can do Death Valley, Zion/Bryce or the Grand...

You can do Death Valley, Zion/Bryce or the Grand Canyon. If you've not done it, I'd say do Death Valley.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By kdxkawboy
Like Jane Curtin I'm just an ignorant slut. Don't...

Like Jane Curtin I'm just an ignorant slut. Don't do the dohickey and don't do the T-Bob but seem to get 120,000+ miles out of my engines riding in temps from -20 to above 100 and leave Super Sports...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By kdxkawboy
Easiest thing in the world to do. During the war...

Easiest thing in the world to do. During the war they were all done freehand. The insignia decals/stickers can be picked up at any decent hobby shop.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By kdxkawboy
For paint maybe think WWII: frame/swingarm/lower...

For paint maybe think WWII: frame/swingarm/lower forks in gun metal gray, light grey for plastic from seat level down and either O.D. Green or Navy blue for the upper surfaces. Put a couple of old...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,497
Posted By kdxkawboy
If you have a patch of sand/pine...

If you have a patch of sand/pine needles/leaves/decomposed granite in the apex of a corner with otherwise great traction, when your front tire hits that patch it is going to want to slide/washout no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By kdxkawboy
It won't happen. The underlying issue was: ...

It won't happen. The underlying issue was:


Reno sits in a natural basin that gets an inversion layer during winter months that causes smog from wood burning stoves to hang in
Reno is in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By kdxkawboy
That is true, not aware that that bikes get...

That is true, not aware that that bikes get tested. We also allow for plating of dirt bikes (not two-strokes) with addition of Dual Sport kit.

For those looking for real estate here in Nevada...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By kdxkawboy
Washoe and Clark are the only Counties requiring...

Washoe and Clark are the only Counties requiring smog checks. Fernley is in Lyon County. I80 from Vista to Wadsworth forms the boundary between Washoe and Storey Counties, east of Wadsworth is where...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,088
Posted By kdxkawboy
Despite Larryboy's obvious pessimism my first KLR...

Despite Larryboy's obvious pessimism my first KLR went 50,000 miles before the frame got bent in a close encounter with a Ford Exploder. Was talking to the guy that bought the wreck from me and he's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By kdxkawboy
Close enough. You would understand what it means...

Close enough. You would understand what it means to be leaning on the rail and pondering the horizon.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,891
Posted By kdxkawboy
Every bike I've bought has it's own story of how...

Every bike I've bought has it's own story of how it came to me. But my adventuring bike came to me back in '95. At the time I had a Kawasaki KDX 200, Cagiva 500 WMX and a Suzuki GS1150ES. The Suzuki...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,039
Posted By kdxkawboy
From what I caught over on Thumper Talk, even if...

From what I caught over on Thumper Talk, even if those guys left the hotel on the boarder line of being legally drunk, by the time the accident happened I would expect the alcohol had mostly been...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
Best bang for the buck deal on footpegs, where...

Best bang for the buck deal on footpegs, where you know what you are getting, is to get the post '96 DR650 units. They are a perfect fit for the KLR brackets. And inexpensive.

Beware of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
With a little bit of hard work you can get her a...

With a little bit of hard work you can get her a gussied up as this old lady -
http://azklrgirl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pats-Rides/Da-Sierra-Loop-Nov-2007/IMG1258/223428051_qd9cA-X2.jpg

BTW, her...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
Like when you stall the engine with the clutch...

Like when you stall the engine with the clutch out because the rear wheel is jammed up against a big rock. If you turn off the engine with either the clutch pulled in or in neutral everything inside...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,403
Posted By kdxkawboy
My Holiday's Message

To try and put this back on track I'd pull up a quote from one Mary Bell Cooksley, a Nebraska Rancher's daughter who passed away this last October. I hold that a lot of things would be better in this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By kdxkawboy
Got a new pair of GP1 shoes for mine.

Got a new pair of GP1 shoes for mine.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
I wouldn't stop any from replacing their doo, but...

I wouldn't stop any from replacing their doo, but for my experience the only bikes I've seen the doo in pieces on had someone over tighten the retaining bolt which will cause it to become deformed,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,039
Posted By kdxkawboy
As I followed the thread on Thumper Talk folks...

As I followed the thread on Thumper Talk folks that were actively monitoring and participating in the SAR attemp indicted they were found on Government Peak. They said they were found in a steep...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
Of course he is trolling for a bite, but some...

Of course he is trolling for a bite, but some times you got to tell these idjits that they are fishing out of season.

Cutting the "L" into the top of the air box ain't got nothing to do with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,332
Posted By kdxkawboy
The YZ has the reputation for the bullet proof...

The YZ has the reputation for the bullet proof engine, the KX has the weight of Pro Circuit behind it for getting the most. I would probably go with the YZ.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By kdxkawboy
Some folks take to it right off. It has a...

Some folks take to it right off. It has a majesty, a sense of grandeur and in its raw ruggedness there is a delicate beauty ... about the only folks I've meet that understand the deserts, other than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By kdxkawboy
Mid 1996 Kawasaki change the gears on the clutch...

Mid 1996 Kawasaki change the gears on the clutch basket/crankshaft such the kickstarter gear no longer fits.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
Where does this idea of a KLR's imitating...

Where does this idea of a KLR's imitating grenades come from? Unless I am one lucky cuss, between my wife's KLR and mine we are looking at about 230,000 miles without any problems, just normal...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,039
Posted By kdxkawboy
Looks like they were up on top of Government Peak...

Looks like they were up on top of Government Peak and went off the north west side. There are several buildings up there and what, from the satellite photo looks to be a short stretch of broken up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,176
Posted By kdxkawboy
You would start by filling out their volunteer...

You would start by filling out their volunteer questionnaire (http://www2.burningman.com/people/).
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,390
Posted By kdxkawboy
You can't go wrong with a KLR. Back in '95 when I...

You can't go wrong with a KLR. Back in '95 when I bought my 1st KLR I had a Honda GL1000, Yamaha Venture Royale 1100, Honda SL350 and a few other bikes. Today I'm down to my KLR and Suzuki DRZ400. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By kdxkawboy
If you wanted to, you could come down US395 and...

If you wanted to, you could come down US395 and cut over the Pine Nuts (Sunrise Pass or over the top and down either Red Canyon or Rickey Canyon), pick up the road along the west fork of the Walker...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,134
Posted By kdxkawboy
By abuse, an old riding buddy known as Lurch...

By abuse, an old riding buddy known as Lurch provides an example. He bought the extended full coverage warranty with his KLR and set out to see if he could destroy the engine before the warranty ran...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,403
Posted By kdxkawboy
http://azklrgirl.smugmug.com/Susan-Pat/Holidays/Ou...

http://azklrgirl.smugmug.com/Susan-Pat/Holidays/Our-First-Christmas-December/MerryChristmas2007/235338720_TcwgG-XL.jpg


Merry Christmas
&
A Happy New Year

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,134
Posted By kdxkawboy
I've seen KLRs go south with not much more than...

I've seen KLRs go south with not much more than 20,000 miles on the clock, but the owners had to work really hard at abusing the machine. My experience has been its no problem getting 50,000 - 70,000...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By kdxkawboy
If you got the height and build to muscle a tall,...

If you got the height and build to muscle a tall, top heavy bike the Honda XR650L is the way to go. Would also consider putting a big bore kit on your KLX250. You would be surprised what a big bore...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By kdxkawboy
Couple times I've gone over Lucky Boy when it's...

Couple times I've gone over Lucky Boy when it's been under snow I've found some spot that my GP1s got sufficient traction to make it over. The real divey spots came on those northern exposures up at...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,289
Posted By kdxkawboy
Or a little of this kinda of fun ...

Or a little of this kinda of fun
http://azklrgirl.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pats-Rides/Pat-and-Mike/IMG0611/917145844_K6kp3-XL.jpg

And a little of that kinda of fun...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By kdxkawboy
You should have no problem getting over Lucky Boy...

You should have no problem getting over Lucky Boy Pass this year. Just haven't had enough snow to worry. Local traffic from Hawthorne into he Aurora Mine keeps it open. Even when there is deep snow...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,289
Posted By kdxkawboy
Dan, congratulations on the purchase. Treat the...

Dan, congratulations on the purchase. Treat the bike with a little TLC and you have years of enjoyment ahead of you.

Der_Saeufer, the only time I've lost any screws was when someone backed out my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,458
Posted By kdxkawboy
Were the eBay units brand new out of the box, or...

Were the eBay units brand new out of the box, or used?
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,289
Posted By kdxkawboy
My first KLR was purchased new in 1995. Had...

My first KLR was purchased new in 1995. Had 50,000 miles on before it got killed 4 Jan 1999. Fortunately the Ford Exploder that got my KLR spared me.

My second KLR was purchased new in May 1999....
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