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Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By BigShooter
there is a Super Sherpa thread on here already....

there is a Super Sherpa thread on here already. You should be able to locate it on either the first or second page here in "Thumpers"
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,660
Posted By BigShooter
+1 on the air-cooled engine. In my book, there is...

+1 on the air-cooled engine. In my book, there is something to be said for the extra simplicity of an air cooled engine. I know that on average, a liquid-cooled engine puts out better power. But,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
I have 14/46 gearing, which is only slightly...

I have 14/46 gearing, which is only slightly lower than that. I have plenty of low end torque. Rev wise, as far as what "sounds" good to me, it seems to like to cruise at around 50mph well, and 55mph...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
The outback equivilant to bread crumbs, I...

The outback equivilant to bread crumbs, I suppose. How else are you gonna find your way home, lol
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
I had asked the question about fuel petcocks a...

I had asked the question about fuel petcocks a few post back and that my bike would only run on reserve. Seems a few other inmates are having petcock issues at this time as well. If I am...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,660
Posted By BigShooter
Sounds like you have done some homework on the...

Sounds like you have done some homework on the subject. Both of your top picks would be excellent bikes, with the WR250R probably being the best choose of the two, IMO, if are inclined to the extra...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Petcock question

Went riding yesterday, and my son was on the Sherpa. Had a full tank of gas, but it didn't want to run unless it was on reserve. Of course, my first instinct is that the "on" tube/screen is clog....
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
The bike I just bought came with 14/46 gearing....

The bike I just bought came with 14/46 gearing. It has great low end power, but is not really suited to fast hwy use. Seems to like to cruise along at about 50mph, but will do 55mph without feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 305,901
Posted By BigShooter
My new-to-me...

My new-to-me '08http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah237/Morton_Hand/IMG_20150227_113955_710_zpskz1wolmd.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Sounds like your float needle may be stuck open...

Sounds like your float needle may be stuck open and flooding it out, and/or your gas went crappy. Try draining your tank, filling it up with fresh, and opening the bowl drain to flush it out.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
If your tank just has a pinhole leak in it, there...

If your tank just has a pinhole leak in it, there may be hope for it yet. My wife had a Rebel that developed a leak at the seam in the back near the seat. I bought a tank sealing kit (I wish I could...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
What kind of tire compound?

If you were going to put MX tires on your bike, what compound would you need to get the most street life? Hard or soft terrain? Right off, I want to think hard; but, are hard terrain tires made...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
I agree with that totally. At one time, the last...

I agree with that totally. At one time, the last thing I was interested in was riding off-road. But, what I was thoroughly in to was fly fihing (and still love it). I found it extremely distressing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
This weather has got to go! I'm on "vacation" all...

This weather has got to go! I'm on "vacation" all week, and rain is forcasted for most every day. I just picked my '08 up a couple of weeks ago, and have yet to be able to ride it, with the exception...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
I checked out the Gearing Commander website, and...

I checked out the Gearing Commander website, and according to it, with my 14/46 sprocket combo, I should be turning 5859rpm at 55mph. Should that be fine for cruising? It is saying 6392rpm at 60mph,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
I'm not really looking to go very fast. But, I...

I'm not really looking to go very fast. But, I would like to be able to pull off 60mph for short periods. I have some places that I ride that require me to do a couple of 10 mile stretches. I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26,296
Views: 4,717,690
Posted By BigShooter
cruising rpm question

I just bought a '08 "S" model with 14/46 gearing. It "sounds", to me, like it is at a happy cruising RPM at around 50mph, and starts to sound (again, to me anyway) like it is starting to get strung...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By BigShooter
I had considered trying out a bib; but, this is a...

I had considered trying out a bib; but, this is a problem I haven't considered. There might be something to it just being a tire problem. Is your compressor putting out a pretty good volume of air? I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,538
Posted By BigShooter
What other bike can you get that has more bang...

What other bike can you get that has more bang for the buck? I just sold my '05 with 16k miles for $2000 (that was my no-dickering price). I haven't heard from the guy since he left with it; but, I...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-23-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,343
Posted By BigShooter
Shooting for being in, and hopefully drag my son...

Shooting for being in, and hopefully drag my son along. We shall see when it gets a little closer if I can pull it off.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BigShooter
Thanks to all for the advice. The affidavit of...

Thanks to all for the advice. The affidavit of fact is one remedy I had thought might work. I'll check with the registration office tomorrow and find out.
Honestly, if the guy hadn't of been a young...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BigShooter
Texas title woes

So, I am going to buy this bike from a guy. He says it has a clear title, which technically, it does. So, I went down to the credit union and got the cash. The problem is, last year, a friend of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,053
Views: 391,612
Posted By BigShooter
Yeah, not too many big hills right in my...

Yeah, not too many big hills right in my immediate area. At least not where paved roads are concerned. My original top-of-my-list bike was a DRZ400. But availability in my range of price and distance...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,053
Views: 391,612
Posted By BigShooter
looking for a replacement bike

I am looking to replace my KLR650 with something much more dirt worthy. I recently found a DRZ250 for sale, and I am liking what I see. There is something to be said for the mechanical simplicity of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,652,593
Posted By BigShooter
Many thanks, and a tank question

Thanks to all for the info on the KLX. I think I'm sold on it as my next bike. On top of the performance and qualities mentioned here, it seems really nice ones can be had at very reasonable prices,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,652,593
Posted By BigShooter
Looking for a change

I am looking to go down in size from my KLR650. What I am mainly looking for is a bike that is lighter and much more dirt oriented. I have a Super Sherpa, and though it is a great bike in its own...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 290,377
Posted By BigShooter
Looking for a replacement bike

I'm switching gears in my riding preferences, and I am looking to replace my KLR650 with something smaller and more dirt worthy. My budget excludes the Euro-bikes. The DR-Z 400 is at the top end of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
I tried to heat it some to get it to form better;...

I tried to heat it some to get it to form better; but, to no avail. I might just try it now that it's on, though, and see if it will shrink. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
New seat cover

After raising my front fender, putting on new tires, and getting my 13T sprocket and associated oil leak fixed so I can use my new rear tire, I decided to tackle my wore out seat cover. I figured I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,933
Posted By BigShooter
Like a BOSS!

Like a BOSS!
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
fixed oil leak with aftermarket sprocket

I think I finally got my leaking seal problem fixed when using my 13T JT Sprocket, unless someone thinks I'm messing up.
I ordered a new seal, and though it deffinitely fit in tighter than the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
It was definitely the seal. Oil was pouring out...

It was definitely the seal. Oil was pouring out fast enough that if I wouldn't have been standing just away from the bike where I saw it, it would have ran dry within a minute. No kidding. If I was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Did any of them have a collar or flange on the...

Did any of them have a collar or flange on the face of them like the OEM, or were they just flat-sided sprockets?
I'm thinking that the oil seal problem is a problem in and of its self, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
You might be right about the seal. A Canadian...

You might be right about the seal. A Canadian fella over on the yahoo group said that he was having the same problem on their course bikes, and just reverted back to OEM. I guess the seal could just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Thanks for your info. Yeah, I have a 13T now from...

Thanks for your info. Yeah, I have a 13T now from JT Sprockets. I just can't find one that has the flange or collar on the side that keeps the oil seal from backing out. When I try to search for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
what length chain

After doing the math, I figure I need to go up four teeth on the rear sprocket to get the same as going one down on front (three up is a little below, four up is barely over). Question is, how do I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
My OEM sprocket has that collar (flanged ring) on...

My OEM sprocket has that collar (flanged ring) on both sides. You installed it correct, as the rim of it apparently rides against the seal, retaining it in the case.
I was wanting, and needing, to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
I'm looking all over the place, and all the...

I'm looking all over the place, and all the replacement sprockets I'm seeing are just flat sprockets. Does the flange on the KLR also hold the oil seal in? Any idea of where to find a spacer?
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Ok, just in case I'm not the only one who didn't...

Ok, just in case I'm not the only one who didn't know: YES, the sprocket HAS TO HAVE the raised flange around the counter shaft area. Apparently, it rides on the seal and holds it in.
So, my oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 871,137
Posted By BigShooter
Changed sprocket= Massive oil leak

So, I swap my front sprocket out for a 13T. Didn't encounter any problems, except that C-clip is a pain. Pulled the old one off, put the new one on.
I started the bike and was letting it warm up,...
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