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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
Mind freeze, that was some other part. Stock KLX....

Mind freeze, that was some other part. Stock KLX. Tried to order some oversize Kibble White and told no longer made.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
The valves are stock new Suzuki. I don't know...

The valves are stock new Suzuki. I don't know about the combustion chamber. The bike was low mileage at the time.

The gasket was trimmed to fit the new cylinder. Doing so got very close...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-7p3Dqh6...

http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-7p3Dqh6/0/L/KLX%20bibore%20005-L.jpg
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-XgPQrgk/0/L/KLX%20bibore%20008-L.jpg

How do these look? No machine...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,550
Posted By itsatdm
I guess that is what happens to 20 year old bikes...

I guess that is what happens to 20 year old bikes though not so sure as to how common it is. I can take it step further by personal experience. Some don't green sticker at all. Looking for a dirt...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,550
Posted By itsatdm
How do I license my bike in Ca. is a pretty...

How do I license my bike in Ca. is a pretty common question. About 90% of the responses here are wrong. You are better served by asking DMV, no matter what you think of them. If there is a phone...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,479
Posted By itsatdm
There are at least a 1/2 dozen Versys powered...

There are at least a 1/2 dozen Versys powered KLR's that have been built and posted in "Some Assembly required" section of ADV.

The heaviest wet weight is reported to be 411 lbs. Add a bunch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
Aceribis agreed to a special run if a minimum of...

Aceribis agreed to a special run if a minimum of 15 tanks were prepaid. Turned out that 13 owners paid up and the Canadian distributer paid for the other 2.

Due to the minimal number, it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By itsatdm
While beating on it with a BFH, look for cracks. ...

While beating on it with a BFH, look for cracks. It is a cast aluminum alloy of some type. How malleable it is, depends on the type and amount of alloyed metal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By itsatdm
If I was going to ride it for any period of time,...

If I was going to ride it for any period of time, I would put a tube in it.

It is a cast wheel of some sort/material. It appears to have a flat spot on it. Before I took a hammer to it, I would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,433
Posted By itsatdm
You better check...

You better check http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=sr4 in regards hwy 4 mountain section. It will be closed at times for road construction.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By itsatdm
Nuked and try again. This is a question on F800...

Nuked and try again. This is a question on F800 differences.

2013 F800gs forks are made by WP a subsidiary of KTM. Previously they were made by Marzocchi to BMW specs. (I asked them)those were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By itsatdm
When I first bought the bike and rode through...

When I first bought the bike and rode through rock gardens at slow speeds dictated by a tall first gear coupled with crap suspension, initially there were areas that the bike was unrideable when it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By itsatdm
Do you have the ASC ? Some testers thought bikes...

Do you have the ASC ? Some testers thought bikes with it were smoother. It is some sort of electronic device that works on the throttle in some manner? drag the brake a little?. I would think it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By itsatdm
It is your clutch slipping. It is a tubed...

It is your clutch slipping.

It is a tubed tire, spin it on the rim and you get a flat. I think you would recognized the tire spinning, most likely from the seat of your pants on the ground.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
When I bought the piston. LA Sleeve had just been...

When I bought the piston. LA Sleeve had just been appointed sole US provider. They did not even have stock for the KLX650. They ordered from Germany. I don't remember discussing CR with LA Sleeve. It...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
Here is a Wossner 102mm on the left, stock on the...

Here is a Wossner 102mm on the left, stock on the right.
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-ShPchxL/0/S/KLX%20bibore%20003-S.jpg
visa/ versa...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 252,955
Posted By itsatdm
I meant this one. Is that all there is to them?

I meant this one. Is that all there is to them?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,479
Posted By itsatdm
The voice of reason. Honda's aim is to sell as...

The voice of reason. Honda's aim is to sell as many bikes as they can. I expect it to be lighter than a S10 or BMW 1200. Something competitive with the mid range twins.

For all the whining about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
I want one of those and I just happen to have a...

I want one of those and I just happen to have a spare engine. When I went big bore, I searched for an alternate piston, other than the Kawasaki 1500 piston. The only one I could find was Wossner. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 252,955
Posted By itsatdm
I have soft throw over luggage. What are the...

I have soft throw over luggage. What are the bars on the rear/ below the fuel tanks? shown in the first picture?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By itsatdm
You are not physically measuring any of it. You...

You are not physically measuring any of it. You looking to see, if there is enough chain stretch between the marks on the flywheel to and including the cams sprockets to cause them to not line up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 301,228
Posted By itsatdm
To a grizzled Old Timer, that is funny.:rofl New...

To a grizzled Old Timer, that is funny.:rofl New owners, new threads, new questions and answers. Same old problems
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By itsatdm
I would think you could get an idea of how badly...

I would think you could get an idea of how badly the cam chain is stretched, if you determined how far the timing marks are off, when the pistons are at TDC.

Rotate the engine using the rear tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By itsatdm
I plan to let it rattle on start up until it gets...

I plan to let it rattle on start up until it gets worse. I have a similar issue with my KLX. It has a spring loaded ratchet type tensioner that wears. It was replaced with a manual type that is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By itsatdm
What were the symptoms of the loose chain? My...

What were the symptoms of the loose chain? My bike has started to chain rattle on start up. It only last for up to 2 seconds on a cold bike and goes away. I have been led to believe that is normal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By itsatdm
The springs installed in the stock forks are...

The springs installed in the stock forks are linear, but.

http://www.dirt-bike-secrets.com/motorcycle-fork-oil.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By itsatdm
Move to a lower elevation. Problem solved.:hmmmmm

Move to a lower elevation. Problem solved.:hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By itsatdm
I have a Ca. bike with a vacuum operated pet...

I have a Ca. bike with a vacuum operated pet cock. If you had one and replaced it with a gravity flow type, you need to plug the vacuum line from the carb that went to the old petcock.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By itsatdm
I still think the choke cable is a suspect,...

I still think the choke cable is a suspect, mainly because it was my problem. The plastic threaded insert cracked. They are a real pain to remove from the carb because the inability to get a wrench...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By itsatdm
There is nothing difficult with checking the...

There is nothing difficult with checking the clutch clearance, nor are they hard to adjust. The problem for 2009 bikes is the clearance given both in the BMW repair CD and instructions for mechanics...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By itsatdm
You might look at throttle cables to see if they...

You might look at throttle cables to see if they are too tight. Push pull type, adjustable at lever or carburetor. There should be a little slack.

I need full choke to start a cold bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By itsatdm
As many times you have taken the carb off or...

As many times you have taken the carb off or twisted it to access the bottom, you may have damaged the enricher valve cap.

When you pull on the "choke" you are uncovering a hole that allows gas...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By itsatdm
I have problems getting the carb boots securely...

I have problems getting the carb boots securely held in place with the clamps. It is like the boots are not quite long enough on my bike. Actually it is the result of the tire kicking the air box in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By itsatdm
I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin...

I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin the tire on the rim. OK it was in sand:lol3. By the time that happens you likely would have taco'd your rim on a rock and asked Woody to replace with an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 661,823
Posted By itsatdm
Stock jetting for the R and C models are...

Stock jetting for the R and C models are different (R model jetting is richer and uses the skinny needle). The R model has different cams (at least intake) and timing. More compression?

Re:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By itsatdm
Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because...

Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because they have expanded the options offered. You will have to call them. To upgrade stock shock to include a gold valve used about $600+? Their bottom line...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By itsatdm
I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can...

I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can drill and put in a valve for nitrogen and change oil weight, but not that cheap.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By itsatdm
One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling...

One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling you the clutch has proper slack in the cable, but the clutch plates are worn, I would have to see it.

Worn plates gets thinner as they wear. As...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By itsatdm
http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html

http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html
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