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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
IMHO, a totally overblown internet thing. If you...

IMHO, a totally overblown internet thing. If you just watch yours for signs of trouble and physically check them when you change tires, you're fine.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
All of my band clamps are bottomed out too. I...

All of my band clamps are bottomed out too. I don't think it's anything to worry about.

I would, however, suggest that since you have the oil separator out, loosen the carb clamps and then wiggle...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kawidad
I've owned 3 KTM's and all of them had gremlins. ...

I've owned 3 KTM's and all of them had gremlins. My old 950 Adventure was by far and away the worst made motorcycle I've ever owned. It was the first year model, the one that Ewen almost took the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
Those work just fine and are about the cheapest...

Those work just fine and are about the cheapest around. Personally, I went with take offs from a Suzuki RM250 that I sourced from the bay of fleas. Much better quality, lighter, and about the same...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Kawidad
Cam timing?

Cam timing?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kawidad
I wonder why KTM was not rated?

I wonder why KTM was not rated?
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,272
Posted By Kawidad
Honestly, you probably should start thinking...

Honestly, you probably should start thinking about pulling off the clutch cover (the other side). I'm not saying do it now, but the oil pump pick up is located on that side of the motor. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Kawidad
The "purge hose" just goes straight down to the...

The "purge hose" just goes straight down to the ground. It is only used if you are emptying the float bowl of the carb, otherwise it does nothing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Kawidad
I would suggest looking for what bars are...

I would suggest looking for what bars are recommended (7/8"), then find the measurements, it is easy enough to translate that into an equalevent bend in a 1" bar.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,266
Posted By Kawidad
Honestly, a Honda XRL is lighter stock than the...

Honestly, a Honda XRL is lighter stock than the 250. With a little work you can get it lowered and lighter still. Not good for all situations, but because of the massive engine torque it might be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,272
Posted By Kawidad
That is the doohicky adjuster. It is sealed with...

That is the doohicky adjuster. It is sealed with an O-ring (or 2, I can't remember exactly).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 139,424
Posted By Kawidad
If it's the same as the CAD and prototype, then...

If it's the same as the CAD and prototype, then it's all one piece, which would mean it's steel not aluminum. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Kawidad
Well, that'll teach 'ya......:D

Well, that'll teach 'ya......:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By Kawidad
Cool deal. Needle and/or main jet. Sounds like...

Cool deal. Needle and/or main jet. Sounds like it's really close to being there. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By Kawidad
Honestly I agree with your observation. I...

Honestly I agree with your observation. I believe that the whole air scoop etc, is just a justification by some to explain why Honda's aren't all that. Let's face it, Honda cheaped out. They...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
I replied in your other thread, but from what I...

I replied in your other thread, but from what I can see in those pictures the head is not salvagable.

This is what you need.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1064034
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Kawidad
To the OP: that head is toast. Those cracks...

To the OP: that head is toast. Those cracks appeared to cause major deformation.

If you're interested I am selling a completely refurbished DRZ head. You can see it here and PM me if interested....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
Yes, but you could pick it up now and back burner...

Yes, but you could pick it up now and back burner it until you're ready. :nod
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
I jetted it based on the recommendations in the...

I jetted it based on the recommendations in the TT thread about the conversion. The claim is that it's good from sea level up to some pretty high elevations.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
And, speaking of carburation............ ...

And, speaking of carburation............

FYI, I am selling a CVK40 that I had intended to install on my DRZ (ala Thumper Talk mod), but have decided to go a different direction. In case anyone is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Kawidad
Yes. That wire should be fully protected. I...

Yes. That wire should be fully protected. I would speculate that someone did the loctite "fix" on the stator and mis-routed the wire. It sure looks like you found your problem. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Kawidad
If you're bike has the coil under the gas tank,...

If you're bike has the coil under the gas tank, then don't worry about it. Some owners modified their bikes to eliminate the coil and use the more modern type of spark plug wire where the coil is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,891
Posted By Kawidad
Cam profile, lowered compression ratio, and weird...

Cam profile, lowered compression ratio, and weird transmission ratios. I get the engine changes, since a stock XRL should run on pretty any turd world piss that might be called gasoline. But, what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Kawidad
Price for my area is not too far off the mark. ...

Price for my area is not too far off the mark. As the the instrument cluster. The DRZ cluster is known to fail at times and is often just replaced with an aftermarket unit due to cost. Also, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,735
Posted By Kawidad
When I did my own 600 miles service on my camhead...

When I did my own 600 miles service on my camhead the final drive oil came out greenish black and the moly that was added at the factory clumped out, like there was a bunch of it in there. Far more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
You can put the stock pipe back on, but you have...

You can put the stock pipe back on, but you have to ask yourself if you're wiling and able to do the required jetting changes to accommodate the new pipe. A White Brothers exhaust means it's an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,272
Posted By Kawidad
Some solace, the electrical system on the KLR is...

Some solace, the electrical system on the KLR is very simple (primitive) so diagnosing and fixing should not be too difficult.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 415,229
Posted By Kawidad
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/r12rtshldarms.html

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/r12rtshldarms.html
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By Kawidad
Nice find. That filter does look like it's...

Nice find. That filter does look like it's extremely well made. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
It should not be burning or losing oil. You have...

It should not be burning or losing oil. You have a problem. DRZs are not known to be oil burners. I would only replace the coolant when you pull apart the head to fix the oil problem. (I would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Kawidad
I can't tell you about the law in NY, but I can...

I can't tell you about the law in NY, but I can tell you about the bike. I used to own one.

The KLX300 was originally a 250, which came out first. IIRC, they changed in 1997. There are only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,539
Posted By Kawidad
So, an 8 year old dead thread is revived why? ...

So, an 8 year old dead thread is revived why? :fpalm
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,272
Posted By Kawidad
The Yamaha petcock is a better/more reliable way...

The Yamaha petcock is a better/more reliable way to go, but you can rebuild the OEM petcock and bypass the vacuum operation if you wish.

That is the "doo" on the keyring, so it's been done.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,045
Posted By Kawidad
Yes there is, kind of. ...

Yes there is, kind of.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034432

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=979107
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
Yes. The jet on the left is the old style...

Yes.

The jet on the left is the old style pilot jet, the right one is the new style. Keihin changed the internal design of the FCR sometime during the production run. (I think it was somewhere...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26,970
Views: 4,936,363
Posted By Kawidad
For those of you who don't surf the Flea Market. ...

For those of you who don't surf the Flea Market. I'm selling a complete DRZ head.

Details here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1064034

And, now back to our regularly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Kawidad
As easy thing to check is the fuel tank vent. ...

As easy thing to check is the fuel tank vent. Take the cap off and try it and see if you can duplicate the problem. Sometimes the vents will clog and will cause a similar running issue.

Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,244
Posted By Kawidad
:nod Besides, Shell is a Dutch company...

:nod

Besides, Shell is a Dutch company anyway...........:ksteve
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