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Offline trialsguy

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 08:46:07 AM »
Man, I wish I could, I'm at home on partial disability, just got back on the bike a few days ago.  That trip would be hard to explain at work.....    :deal: :gerg: :think2: :musicboohoo:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2015, 10:19:20 AM »
Well...
No DRZ for at least another week. The parts I got from Suzuki were for a flat-slide Mikuni, I have a CV, so it's just sitting there, not running still.
I opened up the carb and cleaned it out. It needs a new accelerator pump diaphragm.



After I did an oil change on the KLR, did some chores, wasted more time at Suzuki I met a friend for lunch.
Andrew is new to the dual-sport world and has a sweet DR650. Last time I saw this bike it was bone stock.
He went a little ape with his favorite new website procycle.com



Having not seen each other for a while we sat at a diner for way too long.
After lunch we rode maybe 20 miles and didn't take any pictures. It was nice to get some dirt on my tires though.

Sorry for the false build-up guys. I'll try again next weekend.

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Offline rarepartbuilder

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2015, 11:57:23 AM »
even the green foliage looks good from here  :drooler:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2015, 07:11:39 AM »
Looking forward to more story! And great looking DR too.  :thumb:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 10:05:22 PM »
Well...
There's only one word to describe today.
And that word is not allowed on this family friendly forum.

Let's just say that the DRZ is still under the knife.  :tdown:

And let's let this video explain how the KLR is feeling today.
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Offline trialsguy

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2015, 11:42:22 PM »
Can I try and cheer things up?  There IS good mocus in the motorcycle world, now and then.

I got some time and *finally* got my SRX 600 single running.  Had set, got the carb gummed up, I tore it apart ( :Aarrg:), didn't work, sat 9 more  months, tried it again, ( :Aarrg:),  found a .0000000001" hole plugged up (I think)  :think2: but anyway, it runs and I got the idle screw adjusted way out of specs, but it runs well.  I think.

This may be one of those mechanical problems where you don't definitively find the problem, but simply put in the required amount of time/work/suffering that the cosmos wants.... :deal:

Surprised the hell outa me.  Haven't ridden it many miles yet, we'll see....

Good luck! 

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2015, 10:11:51 AM »
That is good news.

I'll have them running soon enough.
Just have to wait for parts now. I've had enough of these children that work at the parts counter now.
The parts got ordered on line this time. I shouldn't have to teach a parts guy his job.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2015, 03:39:04 PM »
Well that sucks aj. Hope you get your parts quickly and are up and running soon.  :thumb:
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Offline xrjak

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2015, 04:55:10 PM »
If you have to wait to long for the parts. Just run over and grab my bike. It needs the exercise anyway.

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2015, 10:45:25 PM »
Lol. I just pictured your wife coming out with a shotgun
And i'm just standing there and cry "But Jeff said it was okay".  :mol:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2015, 06:45:08 PM »
Well... I got the radiator all patched up and re-installed.
I had to take the tank off because the fan connector couldn't be reached.
And while pulling the gas line from the tank,
I pulled too hard and broke the inlet elbow off the carb.  :splat:
And of course nobody in town has one in stock.

On the plus side my wife has been kind enough to let me borrow her Bonneville this week.
That bike is fun to ride but needs a windshield.
It has given me ample opportunity to try out my new Alpinestars "Drystar Apex" gloves.
They have armor and leather and Velcro and straps and magic dust that keep your hands dry and warm.
So far the coldest it's been while wearing them was around 50F. They do a good job keeping the cold out.
I've put about 500 miles on them in the last couple weeks and they are comfy.
Why did I spend $95 on gloves you ask? Because my last A-stars lasted 4 years and 50K miles.
I would still use them if the thumb didn't have a big hole in it. And they aren't really waterproof anymore.



Also I've been drooling at the Kawi shop. They have a black 2015 Versys 1000.  :drooler: :drooler: :drooler: :drooler:
I want one so bad. Sitting on it doesn't help.
Am I gonna buy one? Probably. When you ask?...  :think2: ASAP and I stress the "P"  :Hap1:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2015, 09:14:55 AM »
Height adjustment on the windshield "AAA" !!!
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2015, 11:08:01 PM »
HmmKay
The KLR is up and running after what seems like years.
I installed new coolant lines I found on the innerwebs.
I DON'T recommend doing this farkle unless you have to. But my coolant hoses were crumbling as I took them off.
It's not fun and your not getting the lines off or on without lube and some new swear words.

It looks nice I guess. I hope they don't turn pink though. Also not all the clamps work on the new lines since they have a bigger O.D.

If you run out of cuss words, you can use this website.  http://foulomatic.hnldesign.nl/

And here's a snake I saw today. A big fatty close to five feet. And heavy to. No time for adventuring though.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 04:36:55 PM »
Well I'll just let this pic get your imagination going about todays ride while I edit and upload for your enjoyment.  :thumb:
One puddle was all I saw.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 09:05:52 PM »
Short version is that after being down with an ear infection, dental work, broke bikes and too much stuff to do...
I dropped everything today and went for a ride in the local hills. About 50 mile round trip.

 This trail was (as they say in Massachusetts) a wicked pissah!
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My tire ate my tail light and license plate.


Made it down this hill


Fell going down this one


Made it down this one


All in all had a fun morning. I'll edit up the rest of the video later.


P.s. It's too quite around here. Let's get some posts!

Alan

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2015, 05:32:35 AM »
Good pics Alan, thanks   :thumb:


It must have been pretty wicked to get the tail light and plate on a DRZ.  :yikes:

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2015, 06:41:26 AM »
"Wicked pissah!" Looked like an awesome wicked pissah!

Standing in line at Cabela's waiting for the doors to open for some good door buster deals...great vid to watch. 


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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2015, 03:31:23 PM »
It was just nice getting some dirt on the bike. Man I'm sore today.

Losing the plate and light sucked. Now I have fix something else.

I wish we had a Cabela's  out here. It's all mail-order. We do have a Bass Pro Shop though.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2015, 09:46:56 PM »
No riding this week except for commuting  :sleep:
But I did do a 3.2 mile hike with a fishing stop in the middle.
Silverwood Lake is about an hour from my house. Expensive to camp but free fishing if you hike it in.



The fish were unfortunately luckier than I was.  :tdown:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2015, 04:26:46 AM »
Looks like a nice lake.  :thumb:  Did you catch anything?

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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2015, 11:04:41 AM »
Good ride vid ....and fine looking country you rode thro'. So its same old same old eh !!! ride it a little/fix it a little...repeat....well your tools will never get rusty Amigo ..god bless ya!
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2015, 04:14:33 PM »
Didn't catch anything Mac. Weather was pretty nasty last few days and that water is COLD right now.
They're down deep right now I think. I'll try again in a couple weeks. You can pull out some whopper sized bass out of there.
We have a camping trip planned next month at a lake I've never been to. Word on the street is it has good fishin.

Never fails Dave. Get all set, go out for a ride, break something.  :11doh:
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2015, 08:59:23 PM »
How's this for a Friday update?

I sold my KLR today.
Yup.
It's gone.

Long story short. An Australian named Vito bought it and is leaving for Canada tomorrow.
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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2015, 07:16:57 AM »
Umm...well I mean...What the?!

I'm sure you're just clearing out for another one right?




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Re: Another Liter of Water
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2015, 09:47:26 AM »
How's this for a Friday update?

I sold my KLR today.
Yup.
It's gone.

Long story short. An Australian named Vito bought it and is leaving for Canada tomorrow.

Yowieee..step away from the laptop for a break and this news flash pops up !!! Parting with an old friend like the KLR is like sending your oldest son off to college in a distant city .... uhhh ...no, the son in the distant city at college was costing me $$$ and selling my KLR made the $$$ flow back...as did selling the Honda and the 25ft RV...

Well congratulations are in order Amigo... whats on for a replacement ?? Which way is Vito heading  ??
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