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Old 03-28-2013, 01:43 AM   #121
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I want I want I want a certain WR250R.

Dammit
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:05 AM   #122
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I guess none of us are ever satisfied with what we've got .........

Had a look at Padder's post and yes like you Steve .... mused those are not stock 'Scramblers' - with the Ohlins and all - began briefly to dreaming (again :) ) of adding a Scrambler to my stable - before the reality of the standing costs hit me again

I confess I spend quiet a lot of distracted brain cycles thinking that my current R1200GS is the perfect ride for my needs and life stage

Awaits pipe and slippers comments :)
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I didn't even know you had a 1200.

No nasty pipe and slipper comments from me - I save those for those somewhat bizarre airhead owners


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Christ!!! starting to go off scramblers now as they seem to be the Harley Davidson of trail bikes.
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Advance the exhaust cam 1 tooth. Improvement way out of proportion to the effort expended. (and the cost cannot be beat)

What do you find lacking in the brakes? Are you trying to do stoppies or summat?
I'm going to advance the cam and take the airbox door off this weekend

The front brake lacks initial bite and fades under heavy use - I'm going to give it new pads and new fluid and re-grease the slide mechanism this weekend to see if it helps.If not I'll order a big disc rotor (or buy another bike)


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I want I want I want a certain WR250R.

Dammit
Andy Mac is selling his fully farkled one at a very fair price I think - hardly ever been offroad....

personally I find them a bit gutless at lower revs
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:28 AM   #123
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Andy Mac is selling his fully farkled one at a very fair price I think - hardly ever been offroad....

personally I find them a bit gutless at lower revs
That's the particular one I'm lusting after...

They are a bit sad at lower revs, but the dial goes to 11 (thousand)

A 290cc kit gives it similar torque at low revs to the TT350...
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:03 AM   #124
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Waddayamean?

Might just be my perception, but they seem a bit posery. This coming from the perspective of a guy who couldn't care less about his bikes image or looks.

naaah, still like them.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:08 AM   #125
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I'm going to advance the cam and take the airbox door off this weekend

The front brake lacks initial bite and fades under heavy use - I'm going to give it new pads and new fluid and re-grease the slide mechanism this weekend to see if it helps.If not I'll order a big disc rotor (or buy another bike)
A bit of maintenance goes a long way. I've never found the front brake to be that bad. I've replaced the pads once, with aftermarket (supercheap) Yamaha ones - thats what it said on the box, but that caliper got used on lots of things, including 1200 Trophys.

Are you extra hard on the brakes or does the Rekluse prevent engne braking?

Put a left hand slider on the right fork and run twin disks (if you can find a suitable hub
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #126
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I'm going to advance the cam and take the airbox door off this weekend

The front brake lacks initial bite and fades under heavy use - I'm going to give it new pads and new fluid and re-grease the slide mechanism this weekend to see if it helps.If not I'll order a big disc rotor (or buy another bike)
If you do get a rotor kit, get a steel brake line as well if you haven't already got one. They make a huge difference. Also ,the other week I bought one of them proper vacuum brake bleeding kits and bled my brakes with it, the difference it made makes me wonder if they have ever been bled properly ever. No pumping the lever, just sucked it through and instant "pedal".

Happy with my brakes now so KLR is a keeper.

Have you thought about a 660 Tenere?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #127
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Sooo...

Is Anatori a go?
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #128
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That's the particular one I'm lusting after...

They are a bit sad at lower revs, but the dial goes to 11 (thousand)

A 290cc kit gives it similar torque at low revs to the TT350...
it certainly has really good suspension (better than my WR I suspect) and while it has been well used it has definitely been well maintained.

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Might just be my perception, but they seem a bit posery. This coming from the perspective of a guy who couldn't care less about his bikes image or looks.

naaah, still like them.
Certainly those touchy feely movies can tarnish a bikes image. Its almost offensive how they portray such an unrealistic image of motorcycling.

maybe it highlights whats so go good about the klr - the ultimate no bullshit, no image, average bike that is a heap of fun to ride and would never ever get used in a poseur movie.

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A bit of maintenance goes a long way. I've never found the front brake to be that bad. I've replaced the pads once, with aftermarket (supercheap) Yamaha ones - thats what it said on the box, but that caliper got used on lots of things, including 1200 Trophys.

Are you extra hard on the brakes or does the Rekluse prevent engne braking?

Put a left hand slider on the right fork and run twin disks (if you can find a suitable hub
I seem to go through a set of front pads about every 10000 k. The rekluse doesn't stop engine braking until you are almost at idle and I don't think I'm that hard on brakes - but I don't really know how to compare my braking style to someone else's

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If you do get a rotor kit, get a steel brake line as well if you haven't already got one. They make a huge difference. Also ,the other week I bought one of them proper vacuum brake bleeding kits and bled my brakes with it, the difference it made makes me wonder if they have ever been bled properly ever. No pumping the lever, just sucked it through and instant "pedal".

Happy with my brakes now so KLR is a keeper.

Have you thought about a 660 Tenere?
I've already got braided brake lines and we use one of those mighty-vac brake bleeding thingys.

660 Teneres's are still outside the budget - I had a XT660X super motard thingy and found the fuel injection very jerky at low revs - I presume that could be fixed with a computer box thingy (maybe the tenerees are better in that area?) and it went, handled and stopped better than the klr. A tenere might be a good combination of the good points of the klr (comfort and weather protection, luggage carrying ability, fuel tank size) with the good points of the xt660x.

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Sooo...

Is Anatori a go?
What's the 9th rule of fight club?

WE DON'T RIDE IN THE RAIN

given that the forecast is deteriorating for next weekend I'd rather let it slip until the following weekend - it also gives me time to get a few carb tweaks done (think I need a fatter pilot jet and I'll get an adjustable idle mixture screw - both need to come from the states)

would the following weekend work for you guys?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #129
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If you got a scrambler you would have to master the really cool dismount
https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rc...nVteUxCXybTWQw
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #130
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would the following weekend work for you guys?
Possibly...
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #131
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If you got a scrambler you would have to master the really cool dismount
And to think that all this time we thought you needed a bike with ground clearance and suspension to do a cross country and all you really needed was a scrambler with the throttle stuck open...
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #132
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He rides very aggressively, but it never makes it look easy, or particularly under control...
A bit like me (except for the bit about aggressively)...
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:48 AM   #133
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If you got a scrambler you would have to master the really cool dismount
https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rc...nVteUxCXybTWQw
Man, I suddenly really, really want a scrambler.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:51 PM   #134
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He rides very aggressively, but it never makes it look easy, or particularly under control...
exactly

looks like he could arse off at any second - no poetry in motion or romance in that video

its almost as though they are trying to promote the bike as something it can never be.

Stupid thing is as a softroader its brilliant - I've never come across a sweeter engine/sound/appearance in an all roads bike (says he of very limited experience)
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:03 AM   #135
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exactly

looks like he could arse off at any second - no poetry in motion or romance in that video
That's why I want one. It obviously suits my riding style.

Actually, you'd look pretty good on one too.
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