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Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
So here we are at the end of Phase 1. Hopefully...

So here we are at the end of Phase 1. Hopefully I'll come back to this thread in a few months with some money and the ability to start Phase 2 - adding components to make it into a nice weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Thanks!! The IRC's came on the bike, they feel...

Thanks!! The IRC's came on the bike, they feel fine at 70mph, and I had a whole host of other things that took priority with my limited funds. :lol3

They aren't bad on the street at all. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Well, the time has come for the big...

Well, the time has come for the big reveal....kinda. :D :evil

As I mentioned last time, even though I was missing the rear turn signals and a bunch of nuts and bolts, but I couldn't stand waiting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Time to get rid of those blasted orange fork...

Time to get rid of those blasted orange fork boots....and replace them with bright red fork boots! :evil:rofl

Nasty old fork boots:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Thumb :D Ahhh.....you're talking about the dirt. I...

:D Ahhh.....you're talking about the dirt. I really need to get myself some experience on the dirt. But I never have anyone to ride with, and I figure I'll need some help getting the bike upright...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Okay, okay....enough stalling! The tank is...

Okay, okay....enough stalling!

The tank is the centerpiece of this project. Without it, it's just another bike covered in spray-on bedliner. (I had to change the radiator shrouds and side covers...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Oh man! The lost coast is my favorite area to...

Oh man! The lost coast is my favorite area to spend time in. I'll be in for a ride in the spring for sure!

In the meantime, I'm going to try to be out and about on the bike somewhere this weekend....
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
So at the end of our last episode, I was getting...

So at the end of our last episode, I was getting ready to tape and spray the black VHT valve cover textured paint on the top of the tank. How did that go?

Soon grasshopper.....soon. :D

First,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Oh man! I'd love to get my hands on that muffler....

Oh man! I'd love to get my hands on that muffler. :evil

Thinking that shipping costs might be prohibitive though.

Let me know how much you might want for it, and I'll see approximately how...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Nice!! If you ever want to go for a ride...

Nice!! If you ever want to go for a ride sometime, let me know. I'm not that far south of you, and you live in some beautiful country up there!! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
With a cylinder head and several other items on...

With a cylinder head and several other items on their way, and a basic color scheme / design in mind, I set out to make a futile attempt at making the KLR look pretty. :lol3

So here's my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Thanks guys! I think I'm good right...

Thanks guys!



I think I'm good right now. This isn't quite in real-time. I actually finished the bike a couple of weeks ago, so I'm mostly just trying to catch up this log.

I'd like to find...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Thanks guys! Have to say, this is the most fun...

Thanks guys! Have to say, this is the most fun thing I've done in YEARS. Wish I could make a living rebuilding KLR's. :D

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So here I am, unemployed, with a broken bike I thought was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
So there is no play or slop anywhere that I can...

So there is no play or slop anywhere that I can find. This is a far as I'll go toward the bottom end, as I don't have the tools, equipment or knowledge to go any further.

So far, I've seen no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
So the clutch side of the engine looked...

So the clutch side of the engine looked surprisingly good. But what about the stator side? Will it be my undoing with this project? Let's find out...

Preparing to dive in...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
So what's inside this thing?

I wasn't quite sure how this was all going to go, but I did know that I needed to start tearing the motor down to see if the damage went beyond the head. If it did, I would probably decide to part it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Uh oh....

It sat in the garage for a few days while I plotted and planned. I was busy looking at different color schemes and designing some different looks. Plans of regional weekend rides were dancing around...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,997
Posted By Nodaclu
Rebirth of a 23 year old KLR

Just spent 4 months making this bike rideable again, so no action shots just yet.

But soon....:evil

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/8860653500_1a007d388f_c.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nodaclu
Project "Black Swan" - 1990 KLR Rebuild

It seems like I post a fair amount but I don't talk about riding or my bikes all that much (unless I'm getting ready to sell one!) Recently, it occurred to me that I actually DO own a motorcycle, and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,520
Posted By Nodaclu
What a fantastic, eye-opening report. Thank you...

What a fantastic, eye-opening report. Thank you so much for coming back to finish it and for sharing it with all of us! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,520
Posted By Nodaclu
:clap :clap :clap

:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,520
Posted By Nodaclu
A bump in the hopes of seeing this awesome trip...

A bump in the hopes of seeing this awesome trip report get finished. :norton
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 91,737
Posted By Nodaclu
In Fair Oaks on an F650 Classic that's been...

In Fair Oaks on an F650 Classic that's been mothballed for the past 5 months. Looking forward to getting her out in the fresh air again.... :wave
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,292
Posted By Nodaclu
I love opening up a RR for the very first time...

I love opening up a RR for the very first time when the OP has made his final post only an hour prior. :evil

That was an awesome, awesome report, even without many pictures of the trip back.

So...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 1,028,435
Posted By Nodaclu
Appreciate all the thoughts guys....thanks! :clap

Appreciate all the thoughts guys....thanks! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 1,028,435
Posted By Nodaclu
Should I?

Found a frighteningly clean '89 NX250 with 4,700 miles at my local dealer for $1,999. I'm normally not one to buy a 20+ year old bike from a dealer, but these are so hard to find and this one's in...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,266
Posted By Nodaclu
Not on your list, but I picked up a 2007 Yamaha...

Not on your list, but I picked up a 2007 Yamaha Majesty 400 for $2K about 3 weeks ago, and I'm loving it. Big enough to run freeways or go 2-up if necessary, small enough to still get close to 60mpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,032
Posted By Nodaclu
It Gets Better...

Here's today's prices at Furnace Creek:

260991
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,032
Posted By Nodaclu
Prices in Death Valley, CA

Here's the gas prices in Furnace Creek - Death Valley, CA as of 4/12/2011:

258825
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Nodaclu
There was a thread over at Pashnit that mentioned...

There was a thread over at Pashnit that mentioned the new section of road they recently completed slid in two different spots. May be a bit before that section is open again.

I'm also in SacTown,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,581
Views: 899,794
Posted By Nodaclu
Project Phoenix - Before and After

Well, it's been nearly three months of working to slowly rescue a 1992 Honda Nighthawk 750 that I bought for $800. It barely ran, had been used and abused, then left to sit with one wheel in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,581
Views: 899,794
Posted By Nodaclu
I just put these on my 92, and I'm very happy...

I just put these on my 92, and I'm very happy with them. Not quite as much pull back as stock, which I actually like, but the forks will still hit the stops before the bars hit the tank. Price is...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
SOLVED! I went out to the bike after letting...

SOLVED!

I went out to the bike after letting it sit for about 2 hours. I opened the gas cap and a burst of fuel shot out like you would see from a spitting Cobra snake. I then grabbed the old fuel...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
I just now saw the last post in this thread, but...

I just now saw the last post in this thread, but amazingly enough Wanderboy, it looks like you've nailed it.

MAJOR progress tonight.

It's almost running!!!

My new air filter arrived tonight....
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
The good news.... All four float bowls...

The good news....

All four float bowls filled and it fired!

The bad news....

It died about 1 minute later. Refired, ran 10 seconds, and died again. It acts like it's starving for fuel, but...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
Done. Carb reassembled, preparing to do a...

Done. Carb reassembled, preparing to do a bench-sync right now...

Appreciate the help along the way! :beer
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
Soaked in Pine-Sol vs. a harsher chemical...

Soaked in Pine-Sol vs. a harsher chemical solvent. Carbs look like new. Removed jet before soaking for their own specific cleaning. Only rubber left behind was the choke boots (for lack of a better...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
I'm not the best mechanic, but I'm not completely...

I'm not the best mechanic, but I'm not completely clueless and am usually decent at problem solving and process of elimination. :evil

Rubber looks pretty good overall. The carbs are soaking in...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
Plugs look perfect. Clean and just slightly tan....

Plugs look perfect. Clean and just slightly tan. I've been wrenching on my own cars for 25 years, and this one really has me stumped at the moment.

The main jet in #3 wasn't fully seated like the...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By Nodaclu
92 Nighthawk - Runs Fine Cold. Dies When Warm & Won't Restart

Hi guys,

I've had the NH out for 2 shakedown rides now, and have had to cut them both short for the same reason...

The bike starts easily when fully choked, warms fairly normally (I reduce...
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