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Old 01-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #28891
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Anyone here know what the Cherohala looks like this weekend. We're heading up to Clinton Tn to get a bike for my wife in the morning, and would like to let the kiddies play in some snow.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:55 PM   #28892
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Anyone here know what the Cherohala looks like this weekend. We're heading up to Clinton Tn to get a bike for my wife in the morning, and would like to let the kiddies play in some snow.

If Blood Mountiain is any indication,,,,,, I think you will find yer snow!
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #28893
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... 04 950 adventure and its stumbling something fierce up to about 7000 ...
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #28894
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #28895
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He's going to clog his arteries doing that...
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #28896
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He's going to clog his arteries doing that...
If you want to impress me....get some dipping sauce. Who eats those things without dipping sauce?
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #28897
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He's going to clog his arteries doing that...
I was a skinny guy before I started eating fried food during my backflips.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:09 AM   #28898
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Bad day for riding, time to go hiking instead.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:36 AM   #28899
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Bikes all stock w all the emissions crap still on it. I'm going to clean the carbs and jets, sync them and see if it helps. Researching the issues I've read about TPS issues and a ton of other options. In the near future I'm going to ditch the stock cans and add a Rottweiler intake. Just wanted to try and get rid of the stumble and let the ol girl open up.

My schedule won't let me dig too deep into the bike as it'll be weeks to get anything done and put back together. I commute to work on the bike and hate missing out on that little bit of seat time.

Just wondering if there was anyone in the state that works magic on the LC8's...
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #28900
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Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose....

Yesterday I took a loooong drive to go look at an 09 Kawi KLX that had 200 miles on it. Spoke to the owner over the phone and asked if any issues with it and he was surprised that I asked and was like 'no, there's only 200 miles on it what could be wrong??' He sent some pics and the thing looked ok. He did mention a dead battery.

So I get there, and we are sitting in the common area of his appt community doing our greetings and such, and he tells me he has the bike running to charge the battery and I was like great. We talked for about 20 min and then made our way out to where the bike was in the parking lot. Smoke everywhere, bike had overheated (no fans in that bike) and it had puked out all of its coolant in the parking lot and had been running hot for who know how long. This has me second guessing this purchase...then I check the site glass and the oil is nasty and way over the glass. Tilt the bike over and when its almost completely over on its side the site glass clears (had to be at least a quart high in a 1.5 qt case).

I ponder this situation, oh for about a minute or two, and finally say 'you know what? I think I'm going to pass'

I didn't even mention a rusted solid chain, salt corrosion all over the place, busted levers.

'Issues? what issues could there be on a 200 mile bike??'...sheesh...Thanks Craigslist!
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:52 AM   #28901
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Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose....

Yesterday I took a loooong drive to go look at an 09 Kawi KLX that had 200 miles on it. Spoke to the owner over the phone and asked if any issues with it and he was surprised that I asked and was like 'no, there's only 200 miles on it what could be wrong??' He sent some pics and the thing looked ok. He did mention a dead battery.

So I get there, and we are sitting in the common area of his appt community doing our greetings and such, and he tells me he has the bike running to charge the battery and I was like great. We talked for about 20 min and then made our way out to where the bike was in the parking lot. Smoke everywhere, bike had overheated (no fans in that bike) and it had puked out all of its coolant in the parking lot and had been running hot for who know how long. This has me second guessing this purchase...then I check the site glass and the oil is nasty and way over the glass. Tilt the bike over and when its almost completely over on its side the site glass clears (had to be at least a quart high in a 1.5 qt case).

I ponder this situation, oh for about a minute or two, and finally say 'you know what? I think I'm going to pass'

I didn't even mention a rusted solid chain, salt corrosion all over the place, busted levers.

'Issues? what issues could there be on a 200 mile bike??'...sheesh...Thanks Craigslist!
Heck, that's a good CL experience.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #28902
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Yep, I went to look at a KLR like that one time. Two bent rims and "my wife will find the title...."


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Old 01-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #28903
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Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose....

Yesterday I took a loooong drive to go look at an 09 Kawi KLX that had 200 miles on it. Spoke to the owner over the phone and asked if any issues with it and he was surprised that I asked and was like 'no, there's only 200 miles on it what could be wrong??' He sent some pics and the thing looked ok. He did mention a dead battery.

So I get there, and we are sitting in the common area of his appt community doing our greetings and such, and he tells me he has the bike running to charge the battery and I was like great. We talked for about 20 min and then made our way out to where the bike was in the parking lot. Smoke everywhere, bike had overheated (no fans in that bike) and it had puked out all of its coolant in the parking lot and had been running hot for who know how long. This has me second guessing this purchase...then I check the site glass and the oil is nasty and way over the glass. Tilt the bike over and when its almost completely over on its side the site glass clears (had to be at least a quart high in a 1.5 qt case).

I ponder this situation, oh for about a minute or two, and finally say 'you know what? I think I'm going to pass'

I didn't even mention a rusted solid chain, salt corrosion all over the place, busted levers.

'Issues? what issues could there be on a 200 mile bike??'...sheesh...Thanks Craigslist!
Look for the updated post that reads "just charged the battery and flushed the coolant. Ready to ride anywhere"
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:32 PM   #28904
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Heck, that's a good CL experience.
Ugh...I have to laugh about it really.

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Yep, I went to look at a KLR like that one time. Two bent rims and "my wife will find the title...."

Pass

Funny you mention that little gem-he said the title was in the mail and would be there soon.

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Look for the updated post that reads "just charged the battery and flushed the coolant. Ready to ride anywhere"
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #28905
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Yep. Just drove from middle GA to Clinton Tn to get a nice, clean XT 225. Looked it over, test rode it, bought it. Got home and gave it a thorough look see and noticed a small bit of oil coming from the valve cover. Nothing major or hard to fix, but I just wish folks would be honest. Not even a deal breaker to me.

We did however find some snow.





I did pick up this little fella to scoot around on with my kiddos.


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