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Old 02-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #14011
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lpr. pm mr2mch your route, and he can tell you the correct numbers. Off the top of his head.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #14012
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Thanks yall, I sure do appreciate a quick reply.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #14013
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Pizzaboy, Ya'll park out buy the stage with one of you two wearing neon yellow.
I was there on the Goose with sidecar. I left there pushing the other GS that was riding sweep for his HD buddies, until after the first cattle guard in the curve, then I passed all six and never seen them again.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #14014
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #14015
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The 'lectrical looks purty easy. If I run into trouble, I will get my wife to help. In the dark. By flashlight. As I remember, that worked well before. Right, TXjames?
Yeah. Just don't forget your electrical guideline: If in doubt, cut it off. Preferably with a rusty pocket knife.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #14016
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Yeah. Just don't forget your electrical guideline: If in doubt, cut it off. Preferably with a rusty pocket knife.
lol. And people think we make this shit up. We just tell the truth and people think we are lying.

Yeah. That happened but I was actually thinking about the time in Evant or Goldthwaite when the fella pointed out that KiLleR had spontaneously combusted from my late night GPS wiring. That was exciting.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #14017
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

Really serious, like after Camille hit in '69, those big Tonka toys would have been digging trenches so they could float the coastal freighters off US90.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #14018
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Sucks bigtime, Jason. But it looks like they are hot after it. Hard to replace that dune, though.

Garfey. I was in Camille. Lived in Biloxi, MS. It sucked, too.

Comparing disasters is like comparing ass-whuppings. Ya still hurt and ya damn sure don't want another...... and the one you took is always more important. Human nature.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #14019
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Darth Peach

If I remember right Darth Peach is a member of a North or Central TX group. It's been a long while since she's posted up in her picture thread. and that seems to be where her last post on this board was. Well long time for her anyway.

Any of you folk heard what's up with her. She ok?

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #14020
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Sucks bigtime, Jason. But it looks like they are hot after it. Hard to replace that dune, though.

Garfey. I was in Camille. Lived in Biloxi, MS. It sucked, too.

Comparing disasters is like comparing ass-whuppings. Ya still hurt and ya damn sure don't want another...... and the one you took is always more important.
Yup, what you said is dead nuts, 100% accurate.

And while dredging up and piling sand where "they" want it is easy, getting it to stay there is a lot harder. Lord only knows how much time, effort, and money places like Virginia Beach expend every year "replenishing" the beach so it will look good when the tourist hordes descend.

The big difference between "then" and "now" is that now we know, almost to the minute, when a real honker's coming and how bad it's likely to be and we have more time to worry about it beforehand. The devastation is what it is and about all one can do is dig out and start over . . . or move further inland. Of course then there are tornadoes, floods, wildfires, droughts, . . . . . .

"It all counts on twenty."

And thanks for not spelling it "whoopings."
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #14021
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I rode from Pt. Pleasant, NJ to Seaside Heights, NJ today...the damage is hard to fathom.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #14022
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

Are you trying to tell us it took this long for them to dig your GSA up?

Okay, on a serious note, that's a lot of missing sand. It'll be interesting to see if the East coast recovers faster than the Gulf after Katrina.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #14023
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And so it begins. KiLleR V.2. Coming to a mud hole near you.

Starting with Franken-brakes. Then lighting and electrical upgrades. Those are the two biggest problems with a stock gen 1 KLR. I have read just enough on the net to fuck this up really badly.


What could go wrong with an oversize Chinese master cylinder and subtly colored levers, a used sportbike caliper, an adapter plate/bracket made by some dude on the KLR forum in his garage, and an oversize aftermarket rotor? Anyway, some dude on the internet says it should work. Why not? And anyway, what's the worst that could happen? Edit: And it has the added benefit of being expensive. A win-win.

The 'lectrical looks purty easy. If I run into trouble, I will get my wife to help. In the dark. By flashlight. As I remember, that worked well before. Right, TXjames?

I plan on doing all the other mechanic-ing myself with my Harbor Freight Easy Bake Tool-kit.
Why would you want to mess with the Factory anti-lock brakes a KLR comes with?

I'll admit the front brake is a little weak on blacktop, but with different pads and a stainless line I haven't hit anything yet that I couldn't stop for in the last 40K miles. For dirt work I find the stock brakes are fine.

What are you planning for the electrical system? Mine has been tweaked a lot and has been very reliable. I can give you some suggestions of what has worked for me.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #14024
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Well. My gen 1 don't stop at all. Downright horrifying . I upgraded to stainless lines. Now gonna try all sorts if voodoo from huge EBC rotor, SV 650 caliper, and a set of China's best knock off Pazzo's and bigger master cylinder and reservoir. It all ought to work except I am not so sure about the last one. Kinda iffy.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #14025
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As far as electrical I am getting some LED's (tail/brake and blinkers) to save some power to run some driving lights. May get that upgraded wiring harness, too. And if I have to I will upgrade stator.
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