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Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,424
Posted By Aprilia
Agree, its a simple fix at the factory but I...

Agree, its a simple fix at the factory but I think the CPA's have more influence than most realize, GenI cooling system is adequate only but not having a bypass circuit is still relevant on many...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Aprilia
After semi retiring a few years ago I jumped into...

After semi retiring a few years ago I jumped into the KLR world. Word got out and I've been helping quite a few Canadian's as they pass thru Arizona. For those heading south they've already gone thru...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,424
Posted By Aprilia
I've personally opened up at least 50 KLR's for...

I've personally opened up at least 50 KLR's for Doo check/replacements. I'll continue to do so as it is a common issue...GenI or GenII. Its a cheap upgrade vs potential repairs if not addressed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Depends on when your supplier places their order...

Depends on when your supplier places their order with Kawasaki. Smaller dealers/suppliers will wait till they have a few orders before placing...could be days or weeks.

My local dealer orders...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Aprilia
I wouldn't consider the KLX but how about 500EXC....

I wouldn't consider the KLX but how about 500EXC. On the other spectrum what about a 800XC. The 500 you'd find yourself doing a lot more exploring offroad and with the 800XC you'll be taking a ferry...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Coming down from my place at 7000ft, strong tail...

Coming down from my place at 7000ft, strong tail wind and yes 17" motards which at normal highway speeds is equal to about 15mph difference. It was definitely over 100 mph...but still not too fast to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Gravity certainly played a huge roll lol

Gravity certainly played a huge roll lol
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Aprilia
My prev post was reference to rear only. Front...

My prev post was reference to rear only. Front free sag I typically shoot for double vs rear as starting/reference point.
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Aprilia
Your asking specifically about 'free sag'. On a...

Your asking specifically about 'free sag'. On a DL type bike I'd be shooting for 8mm +/- 3mm. Race Sag must be correctly set prior. Top out springs change every thing and many rear springs have max...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Aprilia
Spring preload is an often misunderstood concept....

Spring preload is an often misunderstood concept. Without delving too far (actually I'll just skim the surface) the spring preload does not in any way change the spring rate. The spring has the same...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
In the right conditions and circumstances the KLR...

In the right conditions and circumstances the KLR will go slightly higher than 88mph. :evil

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z75/aprilia063/KLR650/RecordSpeedKLR_zps2a69fe78.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Unfortuately, it depends on the tire brand. One...

Unfortuately, it depends on the tire brand. One company's 150 is not the same width as anothers 150. Chain is not an issue but lower chain guide will probably need to be removed. I installed a shark...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
I run a 150 on the rear of my GenI but my rim is...

I run a 150 on the rear of my GenI but my rim is 4.25" in width. Always refer to the tire manufactures website for recommended rim widths for each of their tires. Hint...you won't find what you want....
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 4,754,858
Posted By Aprilia
I have two heated jackets, one heated gloves,...

I have two heated jackets, one heated gloves, heated grips, front and rear heated seats and additional 60watts in additional lights & accessories. My meter shows the battery is still charging. Now,...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Aprilia
25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its...

25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its mini 50 or HD road king. Paul Thede of Race Tech offers a good How to article (google it) but Race Tech spring caluculator is often wrong (too...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
You have to disable the KACR to get viable...

You have to disable the KACR to get viable compression numbers. Fixing stripped valve cover bolts is relatively easy. I get at least two bikes a month in my shop for that repair. A good tq wrench...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
3/4" stick of copper and wood block works well...

3/4" stick of copper and wood block works well also :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
As myself and others previously stated....coolant...

As myself and others previously stated....coolant IS SUPPOSED TO FLOW back n forth from radiator to resv. Puke coolant means it either blows the PSI limit of the cap and/or overflows the resv. Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Raised seat and bars with less pull back i.e....

Raised seat and bars with less pull back i.e. henry/reed or 666 bend. GenI front brake is dangerously inadequate so I'd be adding that on my list as well. Aftermarket rear shock (cogent Moab or Adv)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Ive never had to add fluid in 50K miles...I'd...

Ive never had to add fluid in 50K miles...I'd call that fact. Your resv container is in place for a reason...fluid is entering/exiting all the time.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
My experience has been the same on my GenII. At...

My experience has been the same on my GenII. At temps over 110F and speeds over 80mph the temp will really climb on my Gen1. Mine will often sit just below the red zone under those conditions. If I...
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 144,024
Posted By Aprilia
I picked up the Mosko's for my Tenere but I...

I picked up the Mosko's for my Tenere but I swapped them over to my KLR and did a couple off road rides this past week just to give them a tryout. Worked well, though, the OSR racks have the bags a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Grease....then fuel :evil Sounds like you are...

Grease....then fuel :evil Sounds like you are fairly new to riding or ADV riding. (otherwise you'd already have a list and asking which brand/version for the KLR lol) Ride it for a while and see what...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Based on your indicated financial picture...pass....

Based on your indicated financial picture...pass. Your bike will run just fine at 5K with stock jetting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Aprilia
Agreed...always better to error on too little...

Agreed...always better to error on too little power and lighter weight in the beginning. I happen to speak with my sister after posting and she reminded me she also had a KX100 after the XT and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
According to my A/F meter and O2 sensor the stock...

According to my A/F meter and O2 sensor the stock KLR is a bit lean at idle, very lean in mid range and very rich on top end. KLX needle kit/directions richens up idle and midrange then leans out...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Aprilia
I've used Uship 4X. All with great results... ...

I've used Uship 4X. All with great results...

A little homework (follow up on shippers) and placing an ad with Uship that details what you have, want and expect goes A LONG ways in getting the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Aprilia
I've taught a few females to ride. My sister was...

I've taught a few females to ride. My sister was the last one and her progress was along these lines; first bike was a KZ550. Moved to a VLX650 (hated it) then finally agreed to move to dirt/DS to...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 4,754,858
Posted By Aprilia
Placing the battery on a charger and seeing it go...

Placing the battery on a charger and seeing it go green or doing a voltage check (that's what your charger did) is a poor way of determining battery condition. Load testing is the proper way. Lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
My suggestion for safety wire was assuming all...

My suggestion for safety wire was assuming all was in good condition. Box bracket and frame is plenty strong...for a KLR. Like everything about/for the KLR keep it simple/easy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Best solution is prevention...do not use loctite....

Best solution is prevention...do not use loctite. Have the bolts drilled and then safety wire them. Do not over torque them. As shown there are limited number of threads.

The long term solution......
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Bingo! All aux lights should be running...

Bingo! All aux lights should be running independant of OEM light circuit via a relay. Heck, GenI owners would do well to convert their light circuit to a relay system. I've seen many with over 1vdc...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Your fuse is fine. Can you have a starter relay...

Your fuse is fine. Can you have a starter relay starting to go?...sure but thats a long shot. Until you confirm the battery condition (load test) you are chasing your tail. Good luck with that...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Classic symptoms of bad battery connection or bad...

Classic symptoms of bad battery connection or bad battery. How do you know your battery is fine? Did you load test it? If not then you don't know if its good.... Voltage reading of a resting battery...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 4,754,858
Posted By Aprilia
Oldest doesnt necessarily mean the first...:evil

Oldest doesnt necessarily mean the first...:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14,072
Views: 1,429,758
Posted By Aprilia
Cogent will walk you through proper spring rate...

Cogent will walk you through proper spring rate then add his DDC inserts. Similar to RaceTech emulators but less install labor and work very well.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 4,754,858
Posted By Aprilia
She drove a BMW convertible.... Too funny. We had...

She drove a BMW convertible.... Too funny. We had more storage with bike/trailer setup.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25,396
Views: 4,754,858
Posted By Aprilia
Back in late 90's I was doing a lot of LD riding...

Back in late 90's I was doing a lot of LD riding and my better half was coming along so we opted for the then new K1200LTC. She wanted a Goldwing...no freaking way was I going to buy a Goldwing.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Aprilia
... Order a gen2 bolt or add washers to your gen1...

... Order a gen2 bolt or add washers to your gen1 bolt.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Aprilia
Yes, lower bolt is only difference.

Yes, lower bolt is only difference.
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