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Forum: Equipment Today, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Tsotsie
+1. What you take you have to pack and...

+1.

What you take you have to pack and carry!

We have a group that has been doing long distance riding (usually 4000 k miles 7-8days) together every year for 7 years. Some of us are...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
As promised, when the sun came up, I would have a...

As promised, when the sun came up, I would have a look. Got into trying to line up the 3 points, after 1st taking the bottom shock bolt off. Cant do it. Have to take more off and that will take time...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 Kawa, however, do not give the slack...

+1
Kawa, however, do not give the slack measurement for the centers at a straight line, but with the bike unloaded. The OP has lowered links, so the measurements we have given him and the manual do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 32,717
Posted By Tsotsie
Glad you are back on the road. When you ...

Glad you are back on the road.

When you have the time, give us some totals;
- milage covered to date.
- oil consumption.
- maintenance, replacement parts to date. (I recall you are on your ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Chain tension

From page 830 and post 12450.

There was a good discussion there and somewhere else, if I recall, recently too.

An older Clymer suggest 2-2.4" and an 08 factory manual 1.4-1.8" .
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
BRR, Your chain tension may be too tight. ...

BRR,

Your chain tension may be too tight. Please check it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
There are a whole much longer list of things you...

There are a whole much longer list of things you can do. Your list of must do are not that accurate, such a rear brake bracket on the KLR, gas in the left side of the tank? A very small amt of gas...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Of what benefit is the 'weedwacker' mod ?

Of what benefit is the 'weedwacker' mod ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 for oil seal applications. Not sure what...

+1 for oil seal applications. Not sure what pressures there are there? The text does not speak to orientation and the picture is small. Could easily be the reflection of light off the parts in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
The factory manual does not state which...

The factory manual does not state which direction it needs to be assembled. There is a picture that is not clear, but it appears that the seals circular tension spring is facing upwards towards the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Inner and outer cover/case gaskets. Sometimes if...

Inner and outer cover/case gaskets. Sometimes if not broken, they can be used again. Not necessary to use a sealant on them. Some put a little grease on them to stop them sticking the next time...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Not at home so I cant reference any manuals. ...

Not at home so I cant reference any manuals.
1. Have you determined the possible causes of the seal failures? Are there any issues with the rods - score marks etc that could cause repeated...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
While accurate, there are engineers and...

While accurate, there are engineers and engineers, who, despite the constraints or parameters, still really don't have a clue. They work to the book (often from sales. marketing or the legal...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Except that the brake light and side rear...

Except that the brake light and side rear reflectors are obscured from the sides. Some enthusiastic Trooper might object.

While looking good, I prefer to get weight as far forward as possible
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Tsotsie
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Tsotsie
While a telephone pole, forked tree etc can be...

While a telephone pole, forked tree etc can be used to straighten the fronk forks, other than in an emergency, it is not reccomended. Wheels and spokes are not designed for that kind of sideways...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:46 AM
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Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome. You are still a youngster. Yup! got a...

Welcome. You are still a youngster. Yup! got a Beemer sitting in the garage too that does not get many miles either! Enjoy then ride!
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,592
Posted By Tsotsie
Any motorcycle can be modified to suit just about...

Any motorcycle can be modified to suit just about any type of riding. Sounds from your description that you are more of a casual rider. No single bike can do all things.

All need some work if...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Tsotsie
Tried the dash visual. In certain sunlight it...

Tried the dash visual. In certain sunlight it can be missed.

Robbed an old Walkman of its speaker, a little hot glue and solder and placed that in the helmet. A little inconvenience in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Faults or character? Things one does not...

Faults or character?

Things one does not like are easy to modify and adapt. I have not had a bike that did not need some work. Then, for some of us, wrenching is all a part of the fun.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 on the key. Unless it is very loose, stator...

+1 on the key. Unless it is very loose, stator should be OK

Some rotational galling possible on the tapers. You may need to clean some up with a little emery cloth. Usually not a big issue.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
+ 1 Let them know that you know!

+ 1

Let them know that you know!
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,909
Posted By Tsotsie
Have had a pair of powder blue for 7 years....

Have had a pair of powder blue for 7 years. Riding out of Nova Scotia a few years ago when storm Leslie hit, I pulled them out. All my riding buddies mocked me. Next stop they were asking where they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
As Xdrag confirms, the circuits for the Gen 1 and...

As Xdrag confirms, the circuits for the Gen 1 and gen 2 are different. The OP has a Gen 2. Better or worse? The latter does not have a live circuit with the ignition off then and no relay needed....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Drain and flush as soon as you can to the...

Drain and flush as soon as you can to the 'veggies' out of the system. If you cant get distilled water and coolant use tap water. Flush as soon as you get home.

Drain the radiator cooling system....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Alumaseal (as are most sealants) is an organic...

Alumaseal (as are most sealants) is an organic vegatable based sealant with a fancy name. Changing the radiator will probably solve most of the cleaning it out. These types of sealants are known to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Lekker and welcome to ADV!

Lekker and welcome to ADV!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Dont do anything unless you will be living above...

Dont do anything unless you will be living above 4000'.

As you go up in altitude the mixture will get richer (same gas flow, less oxygen - as much as 15%). If you were to live up there then...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Tsotsie
Curious, I took my filter out today and looked...

Curious, I took my filter out today and looked at the airbox design. Certainly if there was excess water on the back of the filter, it would/could drain into the airbox and then out. However, if...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, one of the three oil passages does enter...

Yes, one of the three oil passages does enter above that rear bearing and shaft just next to the oil seal area. I am not sure if there would be a blockage if pushed too far in - dont think so as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Tsotsie
Step back for a minute. Ethanol gas we get some...

Step back for a minute. Ethanol gas we get some contains water. Some gas stations are not that clean and have water issues in their tanks. Before starting, if there had been an excess of water in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Tsotsie
If you are concerend about water getting into...

If you are concerend about water getting into the carb, there is a small drain at the bottom of the float chamber on the right side of the carb. I think 1.5mm allen - loosen that to drain the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Tsotsie
[QUOTE=horacemtb;24584957] And what is the...

[QUOTE=horacemtb;24584957]
And what is the slide and where is it located? I mean is it possible to check it without tearing down half the motorcycle? :D

QUOTE]

Part 342 here. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
An issue 6 years ago. Not any different than from...

An issue 6 years ago. Not any different than from other makes and manufacturers. A lot less than BMW's - and yes I own one too!

Just in - "Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12,813
Views: 1,221,475
Posted By Tsotsie
Between the starter and the clutch on the...

Between the starter and the clutch on the flywheel are a series if idler gears. The second idler gear shaft runs in a hole on the one side in the cover. The hole for this was bored too deep resulting...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Tsotsie
Dont overfill oil. Depending upon how much,...

Dont overfill oil. Depending upon how much, serious damage can occur, the worst hydraulic lock with the piston. A few ounces over are not an issue.

Any excess oil in a filter will be pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 54,971
Posted By Tsotsie
Red Eye, This is the internet. As with all...

Red Eye,
This is the internet. As with all bike makes, tribal knowledge, half truths, if repeated enough, becomes 'fact' if not transformed into the unbelieveable.

Up until 08 the piston...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tsotsie
I use foam on a string plugs. Tie a knot in the...

I use foam on a string plugs. Tie a knot in the string close to the one plug that one goes into my left ear only . This reduces the possibility of cross infection if that is likely to occur. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Tsotsie
Not a big deal at all. Well not quite. All...

Not a big deal at all. Well not quite. All depends upon how it has been ridden. If responsibly, not an issue. Some riders can destroy a good bike in a few miles

2008. At 2k miles I adjusted the...
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