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Old 10-31-2013, 11:32 PM   #2206
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what about the strom?

Weak excuses for not going on rides is my job.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #2207
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Thanks for the input guys. I am looking at a 2008 In San Diego. It's 3500 But has all the stuff I would want already on. Might have to sell the WRR. or get my wife a second job.
This came up today in the DR650 thread.

http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potentia...to_be_aware_of

sums it up nicely.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #2208
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This came up today in the DR650 thread.

http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potentia...to_be_aware_of

sums it up nicely.
That is a great article. Thanks for posting. It looks like these bikes are pretty solid.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #2209
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what about the strom?

Weak excuses for not going on rides is my job.
Buddy is flying in to town and wants to ride around the Ural... He is on the fence about hacking his "extra GS" and want to see what riding a hack is really like. So we will be riding, but only around town.

Better excuse? Your job is secure, yes?

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Old 11-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #2210
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I have never checked the valves on mine. I get 55 MPG on nearly every tank. I have never heard any valve train noise. (Not that I could hear it now with the aftermarket muffler) My bike has more power than ever before. I believe that gas mileage is a real serious indicator of whether the valves are within specs or not. I think if my gas mileage dropped below 50 MPG for say two or three tank fulls (and I wasn't getting gas in say Utah or Mexico) I would check the valves. With the stock exhaust you should be able to hear some valve chatter at hard acceleration.
Huh. Thanks for the input.

Here is another question for you. My bike seems to smell more than it used to on start up. Like an old pickup truck if you know what I mean. It is also idling a little rougher on start up. I'm guessing that it just needs a new spark plug and maybe the oil burning issue from going to work everyday at 80 mph is starting to affect the plug. Not sure why it would be fumey though. Maybe the fuel to air mixture needs to be adjusted?
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #2211
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Anyone looking for a throw away trail camera I just ordered this from staples for $29 + tax




If interested Use Coupon Code: 49926 and it will drop to $29

For $30 and those specs, pretty hard to go wrong.

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #2212
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Just went to the site and it says they are out of stock... Those went quick.

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Anyone looking for a throw away trail camera I just ordered this from staples for $29 + tax




If interested Use Coupon Code: 49926 and it will drop to $29

For $30 and those specs, pretty hard to go wrong.

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Old 11-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #2213
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Could someone PM me, Bill aka IBRiding's phone number. His phone never has reception but its worth a try.

Also Paul aka 750Volts, give me a call.

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Old 11-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #2214
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Just went to the site and it says they are out of stock... Those went quick.
Oops. That might be my fault... Such a good deal I went and got 5 more for the nieces and nephews for Christmas. Almost done Christmas shopping. :)


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Old 11-01-2013, 07:19 PM   #2215
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Well it looks like the Mt Lemmon ride is on so how does this sound???

Meet at Queen Creek Café at 9:00 for breakfast or 10:00 if just going for the ride. We can take Florence Kelvin Highway / Willow Springs route to Oracle then up to Mount Lemmon.

Once on top we can decide to either take 79 back maybe stopping at Skydive AZ for a break or take Redington Road to Mammoth back.

I am open to any changes so if anyone has any suggestions please chime in.

See everyone Saturday.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #2216
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Cool, Glad you can make it and we will see ya in the morning!!!!!


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Old 11-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #2217
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Talking

http://www.honda.mx/motos/tool/

14900 Mexican Peso equals
1152.470 US Dollar

Wow these things are cheaper than I thought.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #2218
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Mt. Lemon

Another great ride today. Good to see everyone. Mr. Pacifico is calling my name. Later Wade.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #2219
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I am sure changing the plug won't hurt. Make sure you keep the air filter clean too. I would bet that you are going to see alot more wear than most people with the speeds you ride. Jack always told me that the KLR was designed for long time 5k RPM usage. I have heard this a dozen times that the engines are at home from 4 - 5k RPM constant duty. Lugging that big brick of a piston at low RPM or slinging it at high RPM will eventually do something undesirable. I would like to see what the torque difference would be with the 685 kit. If you could change the sprockets and get 75-80 Mph at 5k I think you would have a 100k mile or better drive train. Not to say with a few quarts of oil per month you couldn't do that as is at 6k or better Rpm.
One of the first things I did to the bike was put a 16 tooth countersprocket on so I generally don't run it more than 5k rpms. I think it definitely feels at home around 4k-4.5k. I'll try and switch the plug and see what happens.
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