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Forum: New Zealand 05-04-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The Pukemanu ride got us through that gate, and...

The Pukemanu ride got us through that gate, and up into the hills behind it.

https://www.facebook.com/PukemanuAdventureRide

There is talk of another Puke in 2016. It may be that an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Doesn't look like the adjuster is right on to the...

Doesn't look like the adjuster is right on to the shaft. Compare with this picture
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,253
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Ducati Apollo

Ducati Apollo
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Anyone know what make of forks on the GS1100GK?...

Anyone know what make of forks on the GS1100GK? (picture #12)
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I like very much the Suzuki GS1100GK rig. Ive got...

I like very much the Suzuki GS1100GK rig. Ive got one (1100GK) in the shed, waiting for the money planet to align with the time planet so I can get started with a sidecar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 17,494
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
UK is not the rest of the world. KLRs are popular...

UK is not the rest of the world. KLRs are popular in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America also
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I had a similar situation which turned out to be...

I had a similar situation which turned out to be the water pump impeller nut was slightly loose, so the impeller was not turning. Simple fix, but I replaced the seals since I was in there.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I used the 3mm diamond plate because..it was...

I used the 3mm diamond plate because..it was free. (KLR, obviously)
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,878
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The multi-function display is really neat, but...

The multi-function display is really neat, but sometimes a gas gauge is just that, a visual indication of how much is left. Analog displays are easy to read on the fly because you don't need to read...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8,695
Views: 2,253,036
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
pedant mode on. "I'm tired….I think I'll go...

pedant mode on.
"I'm tired….I think I'll go home now"

("Run Forrest, Run" was when he ran from the bullies and the leg braces came off)
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
My '08 overheated and turned out the water pump...

My '08 overheated and turned out the water pump impeller nut had come loose - looked fine but the impeller wasn't turning at all. Took the opportunity to replace the seals as there was a small leak...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,032,240
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Just read your story - what a great ride ....

Just read your story - what a great ride . Thanks for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
This belongs in the "You know you're a KLR rider...

This belongs in the "You know you're a KLR rider when…" thread
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,821
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Never thought I would ever see this in...

Never thought I would ever see this in print...:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The ring compressor needs to be removable from...

The ring compressor needs to be removable from the rod once the piston is in the cylinder. Most automotive ones (like this http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=ring+compressor ) are...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,281
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
links to the article I referenced in post #5 ...

links to the article I referenced in post #5

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kiwi_accord/001.jpg

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kiwi_accord/002.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The mid pipe on my KLR is similar. I just left it...

The mid pipe on my KLR is similar. I just left it alone and the pipe melted exactly the right size cutaway out of the guard. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,647
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/pro...

http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/procedure.html

Also Cogent Dynamics offer a drop in cartridge for KLRs that is pretty reasonably priced (about $180)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
irfanview32 is a free download that has all sorts...

irfanview32 is a free download that has all sorts of processing features including bulk resizing

www.irfanview.com (http://www.irfanview.com)
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8,695
Views: 2,253,036
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Pretty much anything. If your bike is an oil...

Pretty much anything. If your bike is an oil burner like mine its more or less getting a continuous oil change so super high quality synthetics and the like are wasted. Rotella is good. I check the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 108,316
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
A parallel twin with a 270 degree crank does...

A parallel twin with a 270 degree crank does everything a V twin will do except take up so much space.

Now, where could Kawasaki find a nice parallel twin??
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,134
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
2008 bought new, started using about 1 litre /...

2008 bought new, started using about 1 litre / 1000kms. dealer put new rings and valve guide seals under warranty at about 13000 km, but still uses about 1 litre/1000km. Oil usage goes up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,184
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
another...

another possibility:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arctic-Cat-ATV-Prowler-Keihin-CVK-40mm-Carburetor-2005-2012-650-New-0470-823-/390823750795?pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5afee92c8b&vxp=mtr
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Back in the '70s when open face helmets were all...

Back in the '70s when open face helmets were all you could get, I used make a flexible mudflap out of a piece of inner tube, slid over the front of the front guard, hanging down and almost touching...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655

As for KLRs being "amazingly good off road, especially with some good knobbies"... well they're ok but I think amazing is not the word I would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 108,316
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Look for KLR Super Rio ...

Look for KLR Super Rio
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640772

The bikes are better than factory.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 53,086
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I have advanced the exhaust cam (the MC mod) 1...

I have advanced the exhaust cam (the MC mod) 1 tooth and it works great ('08 KLR). Idle is not affected, I'm guessing fuel mileage is not affected (haven't really checked) and the performance "feels"...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,726
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
There are three YouTube videos on repairing the...

There are three YouTube videos on repairing the rear shock preload adjuster. This is the important one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4uBKCEqNo
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
As well as the KLR I also have an old GS1100...

As well as the KLR I also have an old GS1100 Suzuki which has the same cam/shim-over-bucket setup. I have the Suzuki tool which is used to push the bucket down so the shim can be removed without...
Forum: New Zealand 02-06-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 41,205
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
What Kawasaki should do with the KLR. Hard to...

What Kawasaki should do with the KLR. Hard to understand why they don't-virtually nothing new to make, its a parts bin special....
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I agree with chromesux - that gear is bad. The...

I agree with chromesux - that gear is bad. The hardening is popping off and the material underneath is (relatively) soft as butter. Rapid wear folllowed by breakage will occur.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
ABS as in antilock brakes? Does that mean they're...

ABS as in antilock brakes? Does that mean they're going back to a gen1 braking package?
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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,848
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Check post #168 - #182 in GasGuys thread ...

Check post #168 - #182 in GasGuys thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655&page=12

re: remote reservoir. Elegant and apparently effective.

I've been trolling E-bay...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,769
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I like this one, a Dakar replica. Maybe not that...

I like this one, a Dakar replica. Maybe not that practical - the fuel tap would last about 5 minutes - but love the look of the tank and fairing combo

http://www.teamgreendakar.nl/extra/tank.html...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Anyone recognise the front end? Sort of...

Anyone recognise the front end? Sort of telescopic leading link
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
FYI speedo is mechanical in that it has a...

FYI speedo is mechanical in that it has a rotating magnet driven by the cable, and a fairly close fitting (but not touching) cup over the magnet. As the magnet roates, magnetic force tries to drag...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 643,941
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I could be interested in the forks (does that...

I could be interested in the forks (does that include triples as well?)
Also in New Zealand :-) Thinking about doing a KLR650 fork swap.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Excellent picture by GasGuy in this thread...

Excellent picture by GasGuy in this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655 what happens when speedo drives are incorrectly refitted.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17,133
Views: 2,009,385
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Even if the shock is no good the remote reservoir...

Even if the shock is no good the remote reservoir 'might' be of some use if you can remove it. In this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655&page=12 GasGuy rebuilt the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
absolutely no reason why you cant drain the oil...

absolutely no reason why you cant drain the oil and the coolant into clean (seperate, obviously) containers and reuse.
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