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Old 06-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #4591
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Dave, do you have the head back off yet? I may know a guy
The top end is just barely put back together (no cam, few bolts, etc) so I could paint it. It would take me about 20 minutes to get the head and cylinders off.

I'm struggling to find a OEM head gasket for this beast. I can find some aftermarket ones but I'd like OEM if possible. I figured while I was waiting I'd like to have someone check the deck.

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #4592
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Checking the head and deck are pretty easy. Straight edge and some feeler gauges is about all you need. Kevin's Machine down there can do that for you. I don't have the shop number (just Kevin's cell) but most any machine shop around will check it for flatness for free- Just take them the specs so they don't have to look it up.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:41 PM   #4593
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Checking the head and deck are pretty easy. Straight edge and some feeler gauges is about all you need. Kevin's Machine down there can do that for you. I don't have the shop number (just Kevin's cell) but most any machine shop around will check it for flatness for free- Just take them the specs so they don't have to look it up.
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Kevin is just a few miles away but I've never meet anyone who has used him before so I figured I'd ask. I'll have to see if the specs are in the service manual, honestly, I've never even looked. Any recommendations on a straight edge?

Wait...you're Buddy's or Red Hill?

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #4594
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Kevin's place will do a great job, but if you need resurfaced it'll be slow. I managed the CQ shop on Duvall for five years. I've pretty much quit doing automotive machine work, but would help a FF out in need

You're going to spend some bucks on a machinists straight edge (think $75 and up), it isn't like a framing square. Best to just get someone to check it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #4595
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http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3858527428.html

I want this, but am gone. Anyone able to take a peek at it for me?
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:22 AM   #4596
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http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/3858527428.html

I want this, but am gone. Anyone able to take a peek at it for me?
I probably can, but it'll be a couple days before I can haul it anywhere- See post in WWOYFFWI thread for details
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #4597
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Who plans on making it till 80?
Wait 'till you get a little closer to address that issue.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:31 AM   #4598
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Hal, riding in the morning any day this week? Want to get out sometime soon before I go off the deep end.
Sorry, I didn't see this until this AM, far too late to respond.

I've been consumed by a Lake Talquin project, but should be back in the saddle again soon.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #4599
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Out with the old

and in with the new...



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Old 06-13-2013, 07:53 AM   #4600
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #4601
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Any of you lads got a real truck?

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:21 AM   #4602
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Eek Trail suggestions

I'm a new KLR rider in Tallahassee and am looking for some decent intro-level trails to get off-road experience. My last bike was a Honda Shadow eight years ago so sand and dirt are pretty new to me.

I was coming up from 319 yesterday, north of Leon Sinks and decided to jump onto a dirt road for some quick practice before heading home. I turned onto L.L. Wallace and felt like I'd ridden into a sandbox. I made it to Springhill in one piece but found the ride very, very challenging. Obviously I need a lot of practice but do you have any suggestions on good spots for a beginner to get some experience on?

If any of you ride down around there, is L.L. Wallace really that bad right now or is that pretty tame in the grand scheme?
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #4603
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We welcome all skill levels- even as low as mine!

Hello, and welcome to the forum! L.L. Wallace is usually a pretty sandy road. Don't get discouraged. There IS a learning curve to riding sand, and it's pretty steep on a KLR. If a KLR offroad adventure is what you crave I'm sure some of us will be more than happy to accommodate you! Also check out this thread. We'll be camping in the NE corner of the ANF in a few weeks- come out and join in!

Most of the FS roads South of 267 are packed dirt/sand/limestone with some soft stuff mixed in. Be careful riding solo until you get some sand legs. A slow tour at a tourists pace with some stop and smell the flowers time is some of the best time I've spent in the woods.

Post up in advance here if you want to ride, and often someone will join you.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #4604
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Any of you lads got a real truck?

I'd probably buy one if the DMV wouldn't want a hundred grand for a tag
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #4605
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I'm always down for a ride. I too have an overweight big bike so would be happy to join. Sand is all about getting momentum and just letting that front wheel dance around. If you fight it, you're arms will fall off after a mile. Sit back and let the rear wheel do all the hard work.
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