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Old 03-05-2005, 05:55 AM   #16
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My neighbor's border collie goes nuts when I'm on the F650GS, but when I am on the 1150GS the dog doesn't care. My theory has always been that the F650GS resembles livestock (sheep, goat), and the border collie has only one thing to do in life and that is to chase animals (besides barking at everything that moves).
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Old 03-05-2005, 06:11 AM   #17
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Fixing the KLR chirp

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Mine has the chirp, its kind of annoying at times. But i havent made too many dogs go crazy.

P.S. Does anyone know how to fix the chirping noise???

Go to the FAQ, print it and call it your KLR bible:

http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html#exhaust


KLR exhaust question: Why does my bike sound like an old VW?

This is affectionately known as "tweety," and can happen to bikes anytime after a few thousand miles. It seems to appear earlier on bikes that are ridden on a lot of short trips, thereby allowing condensation to remain in the muffler. It also seems to be traced to clogging of the spark arrestor system. The noise is merely an annoyance; it will not damage your engine. Aside from replacing the exhaust system, you can try to fix it:

Take a huge straightblade screwdriver (like 12" shaft), and sharpen the end with a file. Look in the end of the exhaust, there is a small perforated pipe running from the opening to about 8" inside. It has a seam on the bottom (6:00 position) that may already be split open. Using the screwdriver and a hammer, drive the screwdriver into and along the seam, opening it up to within 1" of the end. Start the motor and listen for tweety. If it's still there, make another lengthwise slit at the 12:00 position, start the motor and check. Some people have had to make four slits (at 90 degree intervals) to fix the tweet.
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:20 AM   #18
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A number of cows and one moose have shown interest in my Moto Guzzi, so far none of these encounters have turned ugly yet.
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #19
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A number of cows and one moose have shown interest in my Moto Guzzi, so far none of these encounters have turned ugly yet.
Lord knows what kind of offspring that could create...
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:14 PM   #20
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Lord knows what kind of offspring that could create...
Isn't that where KTM's came from???


Sorry, just joking.

But I am a long time Kawi rider. And all the dissing the KLR's get on this website really starts to get tiring......
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #21
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thumpers? nah, but a two stroke, oh yeah

I've never noticed unusual reactions from my dogs around thumpers, but I used to have a german shepherd that would attack any two stroke rider he could catch! Yikes!

Another german shepherd I had loved to bark at motorcycles on the road from the back of my truck, any motorcycle. Once, at a red light, my husband was following the truck on his XT600. Of course, the dog (a 100+ pound black german shepherd) was barking his fool head off at the XT. My husband rode right up beside the truck bed and started slapping at the dog's muzzle. This was a game they played and the dog loved it, but I'm sure it looked pretty scary to the other folks at the red light that had no idea that the rider was only playing with his own dog. Bared, flashing, snapping teeth, spit flying and the whole truck bouncing as the dog tried to grab my husband's hand or sleeve.

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Old 03-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #22
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Eek dead dog

Years ago, I was riding to work on a Sportster, stock exhaust. A big german shepherd came running out of a yard to eat my lunch. He was so intent on getting me, he didn't see the truck coming from the other direction. He got nailed head on, killed him on the spot. Stupid animal and owners for letting him run loose. I kinda felt sorry for the dog.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:03 PM   #23
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bad owners

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Years ago, I was riding to work on a Sportster, stock exhaust. A big german shepherd came running out of a yard to eat my lunch. He was so intent on getting me, he didn't see the truck coming from the other direction. He got nailed head on, killed him on the spot. Stupid animal and owners for letting him run loose. I kinda felt sorry for the dog.
yup, poor dog and poor guy in the truck that killed him. I hate when dogs run out to chase my motorcycle or truck. I love dogs, but....

It didn't take me long to make sure the german shepherd that hated two strokes was confined to camp when two strokes were present, but he still nearly bit my husband for riding up into camp on a YZ490. BAD DOG! He got in lots of trouble for that and had to learn to put up with noisy two strokes, or else stay home. He decided pretty quick that noisy two strokes were better than being left behind.
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:47 PM   #24
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Dogs must be prone to attacking thumpers. Several years ago, I ended up with an ambulance ride to the Coorado Springs hospital while riding aroun Monument Colorado on my XT550. The only things I remember is a great pyranese (sp?) and some excruciating abdominal pain in the ER.
A neighbor of my brother-in-law brought me back to the house. He found me wondering the road. The XT was DOA on the side of the road. I had a concussion and no fargin idea what happened. The ambulance hauled me off and the rest is history.

Why the hell did I buy another thumper?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:45 AM   #25
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I had a few cats attack the rear wheel of a Honda Nighthawk, probably cause it's named after a bird.
My dog loves to go for rides in my the KLR.

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:59 AM   #26
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Many years ago a large lab mix dog down the road always used to chase me when I rode by. One day I turned around and chased it back into its own yard through the open gate with the bike, as well as managed a well placed boot up its rump that caused a good yelp. It thereafter decided that there was a larger pack animal that also chased and bit.

Another technique is to quickly slow down. The unsuspecting dog then becomes the chased.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:01 PM   #27
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Years ago a collie moved into my lane . Would race right at me as I rode down , when I stopped it backed off then attacked when I moved on . One day I lost it, parked the bike and chased the dog into it's yard , second time round the house I saw a worried women staring out a window .
It never chased again .
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #28
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I don't know about dogs, but my DR makes bitches crazy. I can't ride down a street without having panties flung at me.




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Old 09-15-2013, 05:06 AM   #29
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Hey all,

For the past few months since getting my KLR I have noticed that dogs that I go by go completely crazy. I commuted on a VX800 by these same dogs for years and rarely would they bark or run at me. Now they are like ravenous wolves trying to take me out. Dogs slamming into fences & spining around so fast to look at me that they almost fall down.

Is this a KLR thing or a thumper thing? My theory is that my KLR is begining to go "tweety" and I can not yet hear it but its like a silent dog whistle.
I have to stop at border patrol checkpoint regularly and have noticed that those drug dogs which are mainly German Shep variety hate the sound of motorcycles in general. I am a regular so the officers take the dog away when they see me pulling up on the GSA. Harleys are the worst according to officers. I blip the throttle on GSA with Yoshy pipe and get all of caged dogs wound up as I pull thru checkout. I have not ridden KLR with open Supertrapp through yet, but I am sure they will love it. D.
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