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Old 03-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #2926
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Stop and see a shady lady?
No, coming back from Baja in 08, a friend had a heart attack there and I made a detour from Death Valley to get his pickup and bike and drive them back to Spokane.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #2927
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Yeah...we occasionally roll that way too. Getting old comes with it's perks!!

Nice setup DiamondLie!

Makes my weekend fun kit look somewhat "hillbilly".
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #2928
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I buttoned the WR back up after adjusting the valves and installing an ignition map switch then went for a little spin on the gravel roads near the Palouse highway.

I was chilly. Not enough stator juice to run any heated gear. More mods to come I guess.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #2929
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Nice setup DiamondLie!

Makes my weekend fun kit look somewhat "hillbilly".
Thanks, A19. Nothing wrong with your set-up in the least and I bet you find parking a lot easier than we do!!

Had a nice 100 miler yesterday with the wife on back of the GSA. Chilly but very doable and had much of this route totally to ourselves.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #2930
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I buttoned the WR back up after adjusting the valves and installing an ignition map switch then went for a little spin on the gravel roads near the Palouse highway.

I was chilly. Not enough stator juice to run any heated gear. More mods to come I guess.
The WR doesn't have enough juice to run heated gear?

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #2931
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Most of these small Dirtbikes have no extra capacity on their stators to run anything other than the weak headlights they come with from the factory.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #2932
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Hey Paul, how did the race go yesterday? Was it as cold in Odessa as it was here?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #2933
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The WR doesn't have enough juice to run heated gear?

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Nope... Like KR said the WR450F stator is not designed for it. The WR250R/X probably has more stator output because they are street legal from the factory. There is fairly simple mod I can do to double the DC output of the stator. I'm more concerned with better lighting (LED/HID) than heated gear though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #2934
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #2935
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Hey Paul, how did the race go yesterday? Was it as cold in Odessa as it was here?
Weather was awesome, a little cold when we got there but then warmed up nicely.

My buddy Dylan got 4th in Vet B, 7 laps, about 14 miles each during the 3 ish hour race.

I got a front flat and DNF'd. First time ever I've DNF'd.

I got the flat about 8-9 miles into the course and since they were short laps figured I'd leave my tools at the truck. FML

Got back to the truck, figured I destroyed the tube riding it in so was gonna swap tubes. D'oh brought two rear tubes and no front.

Then to make matters worse I accidentally opened a beer.


Turns out there was only one hole in the tube. I tore it apart tonight. Also as a first, pinched my first tube while changing a tire. Got the wrong size of 21 in tube, and stole a good tube outta my Honda front wheel.

My garage is looking like a Les Schwab for motorcycles.

As far as stators go, Rick do you know if that mod will work on the Hond stators? I want more output so I can get heated. Grips and a high output headlight.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #2936
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Sounds like a fun time Paul! Not sure about a specific mod for the Honda. This is on the Baja Designs website.

General stator Info: http://www.bajadesigns.com/docs/tech...tatorchart.pdf

This is my mod: http://www.bajadesigns.com/docs/tech...stator-mod.pdf
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:28 AM   #2937
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Nope... Like KR said the WR450F stator is not designed for it. The WR250R/X probably has more stator output because they are street legal from the factory. There is fairly simple mod I can do to double the DC output of the stator. I'm more concerned with better lighting (LED/HID) than heated gear though.
I was thinking you had the WR250(street legal Yamaha). My bad!!

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #2938
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I'm in Spokane for the rest of the week, does anyone know of a local shop that might have a set of rear brake pads for a first gen KLR in stock? I don't think mine are going to make it through the week.

Anybody have any route suggestions for day trips based out of here?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #2939
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MASH
16819 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
(509) 928-6686

This is where I got the last set of rear brake pads for my 05 KLR.
I just stopped in and they had them. They are EBC brand.

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Mike's Powersport Supply
10625 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 891-4300

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #2940
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^ Thanks, I've ordered stuff from MASH online, I forgot they were in Spokane. They own the website KLR650.com, they should have some in stock.

I tried some of the logging roads/trails just east of CDA today, but I couldn't get many dirt miles done because I kept getting stuck in snow. I was surprised at how much there still is at low elevation. I'll have to change my plans and look for dirt at lower altitude.

I'm thinkin' of heading down to St Maries and lookin' around there tomorrow.
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