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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
You might want to consider a replacement plastic...

You might want to consider a replacement plastic tank. Clarke once cataloged a KLR250 tank; aftermarket product provided some increase in fuel capacity also (you'll probably appreciate the...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
40 mph in top gear, riding straight-and-level,...

40 mph in top gear, riding straight-and-level, doubt you're lugging the engine, WSJ.

I've been told, the test for lugging: Does opening the throttle result in smooth acceleration? If so, you ain't...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Image unseen on my screen; yours?

Image unseen on my screen; yours?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
By PM, I've offered to host and to post...

By PM, I've offered to host and to post Splendidtutional's images, if he e-mails 'em to me, to keep the game going. He can then figure out how to post 'em himself, next time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By XDragRacer
If you're not gonna fix this, and I'd recommend...

If you're not gonna fix this, and I'd recommend you do, for safety and legal reasons, better tape 'em up. If the hot wire shorts to ground while signaling a turn, you could blow a fuse.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By XDragRacer
From the service life you specify, Dieselrob, the...

From the service life you specify, Dieselrob, the KLR650 can do, IMHO.

I ride with a number of partners with similar weights and heights to yours; have done many 20 miles and more of Interstate...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By XDragRacer
Yes, although I don't think it necessary in your...

Yes, although I don't think it necessary in your case, at this time.

You can loosen the hose clamp connecting the carburetor to the big rubber hose, and rotate the carburetor so you have access...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
One wonders, 670ccc: Have you ever heard of any...

One wonders, 670ccc: Have you ever heard of any manufacturing errors by, say, any AUTOMOBILE companies? Anything necessitating a RECALL (q.v., General Motors, etc.)?

Your posts consistently...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,819
Posted By XDragRacer
Without going into particle analysis, imagine a...

Without going into particle analysis, imagine a steel rod, say six feet long. Clamp one end in a vise; clamp a pair of vise-grip pliers on the other end at a right angle to the rod's axis and twist,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 248,990
Posted By XDragRacer
Glad you got it loose, Erik! Next time,...

Glad you got it loose, Erik!

Next time, call on me and Mr. Impact Wrench (Craftsman 7.5-amp model).
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 52,866
Posted By XDragRacer
New Magazine Article: 2014.5 KLR650 New Edition

A "First Ride" feature article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of ADV Moto (pp. 58-61): "The Big Green's Lean Machine Just Got Meaner."

Author Dan Di Maio tells a credible story of a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Of little consequence, I'd think. With a sump...

Of little consequence, I'd think. With a sump filled with righteous lubricant, the existing lubrication system should oil up everything right away, I'd imagine.

For a known long-interval storage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
I believe they come in sets of FOUR,...

I believe they come in sets of FOUR, BubbasDucati! :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
Right; the previous Ali's replacement is on duty...

Right; the previous Ali's replacement is on duty right now.

Check out Post # 12320 above, BubbasDucati, and you will be led to the now-and-future Ali. Unless someone else is led there first! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, FMT, the latest prior Ali joins a...

Actually, FMT, the latest prior Ali joins a rather long procession of MIA mascots! Some, even, were polar bears. We even had a shark, once, IIRC.

Regardless, NoVa Rider and others have provided a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
No problem; divert to the current tag,...

No problem; divert to the current tag, BubbasDucati!

Regardless, glad we put up early indication of the grab, saving you a Brucing! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
inhousebob's First Grab 'n' Tag!

Never mind, FTSU! :rofl

First grab (one hopes, of many) by inhousebob!

Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Road, Herndon, VA:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
"Full size" may be wherein a problem lies! ...

"Full size" may be wherein a problem lies! PhotoBucket has convenient image editing features permitting resizing of individual images; don't know of any multiple/bulk resizing techniques with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 119,332
Posted By XDragRacer
pglc, Pete; Ed's, Porcupine224's, post, to which...

pglc, Pete; Ed's, Porcupine224's, post, to which you respond, was made 5-31-14. Surely, he's completed that ride by now! :rofl

Otherwise, sorry to learn of your injury; hope it's all better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
Nominal resistance is 130 to 170 ohms; I'd...

Nominal resistance is 130 to 170 ohms; I'd consider pinching the connecting wiring to a resistance approaching 0 ohms instead a short-circuit, but that's my lexicon only, perhaps.

Still, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
Not odd; the ignition and the electrical power...

Not odd; the ignition and the electrical power generation and storage (battery) circuits are completely separate on the KLR250 (and, incidentally, on Generation 1 KLR650s).

Chances are, you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
True enough, Inline! And . . . the fuel...

True enough, Inline!

And . . . the fuel pressure at the carburetor remains fully dependent ONLY upon the height of the fuel level in the tank above the carburetor, independent of the twists and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
Sorry, CoastieAM; no Brucing credit without...

Sorry, CoastieAM; no Brucing credit without pictures! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
Resizing Imges

1150gsaDon, great grab and tag placement; welcome aboard!

I would commend to you image editing programs, permitting resizing of images.

I've found choosing 800 pixels as the larger dimension...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 52,866
Posted By XDragRacer
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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
Cool, XbladestarX, except . . . to the best of my...

Cool, XbladestarX, except . . . to the best of my knowledge and belief, no carb rebuild kits exist, at least from Kawasaki, who sells individual components only.

New intake manifold? You...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
A modest proposal: Contact the...

A modest proposal: Contact the vendor/manufacturer customer service department and ask for assistance.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By XDragRacer
Can't comment on the area riding, but . . . + 1...

Can't comment on the area riding, but . . . + 1 on the Hawg 'N' Dawg!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/SoAp12-19.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By XDragRacer
Do these "other avenues" include Kawasaki...

Do these "other avenues" include Kawasaki dealerships?

I know of three recent similar KLR650 repairs locally; all consequent to oil starvation (good idea to keep an eye on the sight glass). ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
For installing a Gen 2 front brake caliper on a...

For installing a Gen 2 front brake caliper on a Gen 1? If so, great idea; thanks for sharing, Aprilia!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Doesn't have to be other threads always, GMOH! ...

Doesn't have to be other threads always, GMOH! :rofl

We've had our fair share of maladjusted, narcissistic egomaniacs insinuating themselves in KLR threads, only to bash KLRs.

One...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Just wondering; has anyone ever grafted a...

Just wondering; has anyone ever grafted a Generation 2 front brake caliper (two-piston) onto a Generation 1 (stock, single-piston)? Could implant a Generation 2 master cylinder also, I reckon.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks for the recommendation, MeterPig! ...

Thanks for the recommendation, MeterPig!

Will look into it; custom caliper bracket required? Would appreciate an image of your installation.

My EBC oversized rotor "masks" the issue...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
I found modulation and control much more...

I found modulation and control much more effective with a larger rotor. Yet, further braking improvements may be available from caliper and master cylinder upgrades.

What caliper and master...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
From the low valve clearance measurements, are...

From the low valve clearance measurements, are you certain you measured at TDC between compression and power strokes, vs. at TDC between exhaust and intake strokes? A significant variation in valve...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Haven't done this myself, but . . . looking at...

Haven't done this myself, but . . . looking at the wiring diagram, I've wondered if simply jumping the starter circuit relay (i.e., connect YELLOW/RED to BLACK) might not bypass all starter safety...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Questionable clutch safety switch ("starter...

Questionable clutch safety switch ("starter lockout switch").

Functioning properly, the starter circuit relay picks up a ground from the clutch safety switch ("starter lockout switch") circuit, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,305
Posted By XDragRacer
Except . . . I think much of the info accessible...

Except . . . I think much of the info accessible from the link is obsolete; the current policy, I think, accepts ONLY images hosted by, well, an image hoster: Like SmugMug or PhotoBucket.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 206,843
Posted By XDragRacer
Diaphragm air leak. Tear/hole in fabric;...

Diaphragm air leak. Tear/hole in fabric; improper seating of perimeter into carburetor groove.

If not:

Clogged main jet?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12,375
Views: 576,685
Posted By XDragRacer
I'm told, when I get them paid for, they'll STOP...

I'm told, when I get them paid for, they'll STOP squeaking! :lol3
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