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Old 02-05-2014, 10:10 AM   #4606
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I ordered a set of Shinko 705's

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What shoes you putting on her? The metzlers are worthless in mud (as my front lawn will attest...)
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #4607
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The GS and Ol Stinky are shod in 705's



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Old 02-05-2014, 11:56 AM   #4608
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"do these booster rockets make my ass look big?"

like the added MSR bottles on the back...i have one i carry with my gear, but always have to double bag it to keep my paranoia in check.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:00 PM   #4609
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They are a MUST for Sunday mornings in Newfoundland. DAMHIK
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:07 AM   #4610
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HBN,

Who makes the engine guards that you have on your GS?
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:25 AM   #4611
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Hepco & Becker. They've saved my bacon many times.

They do require unbolting and shimmying outta the way for valve adjustments. PITA.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #4612
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Lunchtime!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #4613
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Good deal on a Motorcycle lift . . .

I saw this over on Slickdeals - A Kobalt MC lift for $33. However, the best I could find local is $40 with two available at the Gaithersburg Lowes:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_11304-20535-...toreBeanArray=[com.lowes.commerce.storelocator.beans.LocatorStore Bean%40768e768e]&storeNumber=0223&UserSearch=11304&Ntt=11304&cm_mmc=AFF_CJ-_-1225267-_-1122587-_-10926682&SID=uvLflI-qEeOCKfahFGxSkgMPuB_gcYx3_0_0_0&AID=10926682&rpp=32

The best I could find online in NoVA is $66 at the Sterling Lowes. Most other locations were out of stock. I'd grab one for $40, but don't feel like making a special trip out to Gaithersburg just for that.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:45 PM   #4614
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A request for help to my fellow Nova riders. Looking for a second set of eyes from someone familiar with KLR's to take a look at mine and help me diagnose why it isn't starting. I'm out in Centreville.

Bike is a project bike, torn down to frame and putting it back together, I've had it running a few times but it has a ton of trouble starting and staying running.

TIA!!
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #4615
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if you can wait til after Monday I can help you with this
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #4616
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A request for help to my fellow Nova riders. Looking for a second set of eyes from someone familiar with KLR's to take a look at mine and help me diagnose why it isn't starting. I'm out in Centreville.

Bike is a project bike, torn down to frame and putting it back together, I've had it running a few times but it has a ton of trouble starting and staying running.

TIA!!
Good luck on your project. That is admirable.

I have experience doing the "Doo" and have swapped out springs on both front and rear suspension. If you get to those parts I can help, but carbs are a universe I haven't explored yet. My guess is your starting problem is carb related.

By the way I miss my KLR. I shouldn't have sold it. What a great first bike.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:28 PM   #4617
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Re the floor jack, I got one of the below and use it regularly on my cages and motos. You can buy 2 or 3 specialized jacks or buy this.... That said there are limitations due to the width of the "platform" dependent on your cage so take that into account. http://goo.gl/vXEGkV

I tapped this on my tablet while hiding in the bathroom from my wife and daughter. ;-)
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:10 AM   #4618
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if you can wait til after Monday I can help you with this
I'm in no rush. If I'm asking for help, it will be at your convenience! Gonna try a few more things this weekend.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #4619
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I'm in no rush. If I'm asking for help, it will be at your convenience! Gonna try a few more things this weekend.

Tell us what is happening. Maybe we can diagnose over the internet.

I can lend you a big hammer if you need it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:40 AM   #4620
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I have a small handful of BMW motorcycle brochures and some magazines featuring BMW articles from the mid 1990's.

They might be slightly drool stained from when I was shopping at that period.

I have kept them for this long but feel like I am done with them.

Would any one out there like them?
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