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Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I'd suggest this....

I'd suggest this. (http://www.shanewatts.com/schools) :deal I did the 2 day class a few years ago, good fun and great instruction. You've got all the bike you need now, work on the rider. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,603
Posted By norcal-SAHD
nice build, thanks for taking the time to...

nice build, thanks for taking the time to document it! I don't quite get the key thing though, are you having to leave the key in the ignition all the time now?
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I had to do this on my aftermarket shifter. ...

I had to do this on my aftermarket shifter.

Another simple and easy check is to make sure the shifter isn't just bent a bit and snagging on the case, this happens to me sometimes after a crash, or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
well no shit, who is going to sell a 950 for a...

well no shit, who is going to sell a 950 for a KLR? :lol3 to me, the redeeming quality of the KLR is it's cheap enough to slip under my wife's radar. Can't do that with a 950 (or any KTM). Once...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I didn't pay big $ for a jack, but I do carry one...

I didn't pay big $ for a jack, but I do carry one with me. It's a piece of white PVC that is cut to the length needed to lift the wheel (either wheel, depending if it's wedged against the swingarm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Pick up the bike?

Pick up the bike?
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,697
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I obviously don't know his range either, but I...

I obviously don't know his range either, but I can guess. 25 miles tops, new batteries every 4 years. Or 5 miles, and keep those oooold batteries chugging along. :1drink

Golf cart stuff? I...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,697
Posted By norcal-SAHD
As someone who has built an electric car (well,...

As someone who has built an electric car (well, converted one from gas to electric anyway) I'll keep it short. Price batteries. That ends the discussion for most folks. :eek1:lol3

Seriously,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I bought my bike a few years back with around 20k...

I bought my bike a few years back with around 20k on it. Out of routine 'should do's' I did the doo. It was running fine, but I figured why not, right? Anyway, when I got in there I discovered the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,169
Posted By norcal-SAHD
That is outstanding! I love it. :clap

That is outstanding! I love it. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
my bad... I knew it was one of those valve...

my bad... I knew it was one of those valve thingies inside the carb thingie... :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I very rarely shut mine off. It's vacuum...

I very rarely shut mine off. It's vacuum operated, so as long as the petcock diaphram is working correctly (not always a great assumption!) it's essentially off anytime the engine is off. Plus the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 1,551,896
Posted By norcal-SAHD
my 10yo on her first day riding! She's been...

my 10yo on her first day riding! She's been itchin for a few years, I thought her head was going to explode on the van ride out there. :lol3

getting suited up, nice day for a ride!
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,294,303
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I haven't done it, but if I did I'd use stouter...

I haven't done it, but if I did I'd use stouter std (non USD) forks, just cause it's the look that the KLR ought to have. :D I've seen write ups for both XR650R forks and DRZ forks, I'd think both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 1,488,579
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I find unscrewing the stock mirrors at the...

I find unscrewing the stock mirrors at the trailhead and stuffing them in a tailbag to be plenty quick. :1drink

I know, not what you were asking... but really, how much time are you looking to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,511
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Nice ride report, I'm loving the pictures! I...

Nice ride report, I'm loving the pictures! I remember the first time I crossed over 166 and the area between 101 and 5 and was thinking, seriously? Are we really still in Ca? The land that time...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Are you asking that question, or is that how it...

Are you asking that question, or is that how it is? If you need to roll the bike back and forth to shift up through the gears, then that's just normal operation. Is it acting any different than it...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By norcal-SAHD
?? no idea. Can I ask why you need a new one? ...

?? no idea. Can I ask why you need a new one? You would undoubtedly be time and $$ ahead rebuilding your existing shock, or even buying one of these ebay ones and rebuilding it. Even if you are...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By norcal-SAHD
there's two on Ebay right now. they are even buy...

there's two on Ebay right now. they are even buy it now's.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,505
Posted By norcal-SAHD
D606. I've tried a few others, and keep coming...

D606. I've tried a few others, and keep coming back. I don't even bother changing them out for street riding anymore, my extra set of rims now has D606's also... The only difference is my 'street'...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By norcal-SAHD
87-07 are all the same. you're set.

87-07 are all the same. you're set.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,547
Posted By norcal-SAHD
none. But I did own 2 XL's. a 77 XL75 and an 85...

none. But I did own 2 XL's. a 77 XL75 and an 85 XL600r.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I've never had the plugs out on my 98 E350 (V10)....

I've never had the plugs out on my 98 E350 (V10). I'm afraid to now, cause I'm sure they're stuck in there and would do more damage than good at this point to try and replace them. :lol3

fwiw,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 47,900
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I love that you left the reflectors on the fork...

I love that you left the reflectors on the fork legs. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I just bought a used bike that was advertised as...

I just bought a used bike that was advertised as "Needs a little cleaning up." It was dirty,had a grimy and loose chain, and a bunch of loose spokes on the rear wheel. It does make you wonder about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By norcal-SAHD
definately just shorten it. Having the kickstand...

definately just shorten it. Having the kickstand too short is no problem, you can always find a rock or something to put under it. But if it's too long, not much you can do.

With raising links,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,334
Posted By norcal-SAHD
What would be the problem with running an extra...

What would be the problem with running an extra rivet style master link? I'd do that in a second without concern.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Thanks. I cleaned it all up, wiped a little...

Thanks. I cleaned it all up, wiped a little white grease on the moving parts, and put it back together. Works fine now. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By norcal-SAHD
my kids are a little bit older right now (6 and...

my kids are a little bit older right now (6 and 8), but I'll tell you the best thing I did was NOT sell my dirt only bike when they were born. Granted I only rode it 1-2x/year for a while there, but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By norcal-SAHD
drum brake question

I'm going through/cleaning up a well used TTR-90 we just bought for my daughter. When test riding it I noted that the rear drum brake did not always return on it's own, and would stay engaged. A...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By norcal-SAHD
just my opinion, but the KLR stock clutch is...

just my opinion, but the KLR stock clutch is good. If mine ever goes, I'll replace it with stock parts.

I have not had great experiences with aftermarket clutches on other bikes, they are not...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I know. I caught it in time, the case busted...

I know. I caught it in time, the case busted open, but no cells split so there was no release of bad stuff. Stupid me. :huh
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Sadly, I have one. I don't have a plug attached...

Sadly, I have one. I don't have a plug attached on this bike, and couldn't find the alligator clip adapter cord, so I used this charger instead. All I'm trying to do is get this bike running so I can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,679
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I just bought this one: ...

I just bought this one: http://www.tristatebattery.com/product_info.php?products_id=977

Sealed, cheap, dropped right in.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By norcal-SAHD
cooked battery

This is what happens when you charge a sealed motorcycle battery on a 10amp charger for 4 hours...
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_MC_4SZbyusY/TL5_lJTJ9cI/AAAAAAAABxk/9ZWGL_ivIbo/s800/DSC04497.JPG

My...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,383
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Is that Ricor shock longer than stock? Did you...

Is that Ricor shock longer than stock? Did you lower the forks at all? Aren't you going from ~8" to ~10" travel in front? How much did your ride height change front/rear as a result of your mods?...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,882
Posted By norcal-SAHD
that's what I do. Open valve roll thermarest up...

that's what I do. Open valve roll thermarest up tight to remove all air, tighten valve. Put it inside drybag, and unroll it so it lines the outside of the bag (still no air in it, of course). ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Did you win the overall? If you had a tbob, you...

Did you win the overall? If you had a tbob, you would have. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By norcal-SAHD
Something used and cheap. With electric start. ...

Something used and cheap. With electric start. Dare I suggest a KLR? :uhoh :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By norcal-SAHD
I have not heard anyone saying that the...

I have not heard anyone saying that the thermo-bob doesn't do what they say it does. The question is simply do we need it? It is better, but is it actually adding significant life to the motor? No...
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