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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
Aceribis agreed to a special run if a minimum of...

Aceribis agreed to a special run if a minimum of 15 tanks were prepaid. Turned out that 13 owners paid up and the Canadian distributer paid for the other 2.

Due to the minimal number, it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By itsatdm
While beating on it with a BFH, look for cracks. ...

While beating on it with a BFH, look for cracks. It is a cast aluminum alloy of some type. How malleable it is, depends on the type and amount of alloyed metal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By itsatdm
If I was going to ride it for any period of time,...

If I was going to ride it for any period of time, I would put a tube in it.

It is a cast wheel of some sort/material. It appears to have a flat spot on it. Before I took a hammer to it, I would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,371
Posted By itsatdm
You better check...

You better check http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=sr4 in regards hwy 4 mountain section. It will be closed at times for road construction.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By itsatdm
Nuked and try again. This is a question on F800...

Nuked and try again. This is a question on F800 differences.

2013 F800gs forks are made by WP a subsidiary of KTM. Previously they were made by Marzocchi to BMW specs. (I asked them)those were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By itsatdm
When I first bought the bike and rode through...

When I first bought the bike and rode through rock gardens at slow speeds dictated by a tall first gear coupled with crap suspension, initially there were areas that the bike was unrideable when it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By itsatdm
Do you have the ASC ? Some testers thought bikes...

Do you have the ASC ? Some testers thought bikes with it were smoother. It is some sort of electronic device that works on the throttle in some manner? drag the brake a little?. I would think it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By itsatdm
It is your clutch slipping. It is a tubed...

It is your clutch slipping.

It is a tubed tire, spin it on the rim and you get a flat. I think you would recognized the tire spinning, most likely from the seat of your pants on the ground.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
When I bought the piston. LA Sleeve had just been...

When I bought the piston. LA Sleeve had just been appointed sole US provider. They did not even have stock for the KLX650. They ordered from Germany. I don't remember discussing CR with LA Sleeve. It...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
Here is a Wossner 102mm on the left, stock on the...

Here is a Wossner 102mm on the left, stock on the right.
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-ShPchxL/0/S/KLX%20bibore%20003-S.jpg
visa/ versa...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 252,469
Posted By itsatdm
I meant this one. Is that all there is to them?

I meant this one. Is that all there is to them?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 387,613
Posted By itsatdm
The voice of reason. Honda's aim is to sell as...

The voice of reason. Honda's aim is to sell as many bikes as they can. I expect it to be lighter than a S10 or BMW 1200. Something competitive with the mid range twins.

For all the whining about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
I want one of those and I just happen to have a...

I want one of those and I just happen to have a spare engine. When I went big bore, I searched for an alternate piston, other than the Kawasaki 1500 piston. The only one I could find was Wossner. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 252,469
Posted By itsatdm
I have soft throw over luggage. What are the...

I have soft throw over luggage. What are the bars on the rear/ below the fuel tanks? shown in the first picture?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By itsatdm
You are not physically measuring any of it. You...

You are not physically measuring any of it. You looking to see, if there is enough chain stretch between the marks on the flywheel to and including the cams sprockets to cause them to not line up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 300,756
Posted By itsatdm
To a grizzled Old Timer, that is funny.:rofl New...

To a grizzled Old Timer, that is funny.:rofl New owners, new threads, new questions and answers. Same old problems
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By itsatdm
I would think you could get an idea of how badly...

I would think you could get an idea of how badly the cam chain is stretched, if you determined how far the timing marks are off, when the pistons are at TDC.

Rotate the engine using the rear tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By itsatdm
I plan to let it rattle on start up until it gets...

I plan to let it rattle on start up until it gets worse. I have a similar issue with my KLX. It has a spring loaded ratchet type tensioner that wears. It was replaced with a manual type that is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By itsatdm
What were the symptoms of the loose chain? My...

What were the symptoms of the loose chain? My bike has started to chain rattle on start up. It only last for up to 2 seconds on a cold bike and goes away. I have been led to believe that is normal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By itsatdm
The springs installed in the stock forks are...

The springs installed in the stock forks are linear, but.

http://www.dirt-bike-secrets.com/motorcycle-fork-oil.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By itsatdm
Move to a lower elevation. Problem solved.:hmmmmm

Move to a lower elevation. Problem solved.:hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
I have a Ca. bike with a vacuum operated pet...

I have a Ca. bike with a vacuum operated pet cock. If you had one and replaced it with a gravity flow type, you need to plug the vacuum line from the carb that went to the old petcock.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
I still think the choke cable is a suspect,...

I still think the choke cable is a suspect, mainly because it was my problem. The plastic threaded insert cracked. They are a real pain to remove from the carb because the inability to get a wrench...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,507
Posted By itsatdm
There is nothing difficult with checking the...

There is nothing difficult with checking the clutch clearance, nor are they hard to adjust. The problem for 2009 bikes is the clearance given both in the BMW repair CD and instructions for mechanics...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
You might look at throttle cables to see if they...

You might look at throttle cables to see if they are too tight. Push pull type, adjustable at lever or carburetor. There should be a little slack.

I need full choke to start a cold bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
As many times you have taken the carb off or...

As many times you have taken the carb off or twisted it to access the bottom, you may have damaged the enricher valve cap.

When you pull on the "choke" you are uncovering a hole that allows gas...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
I have problems getting the carb boots securely...

I have problems getting the carb boots securely held in place with the clamps. It is like the boots are not quite long enough on my bike. Actually it is the result of the tire kicking the air box in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By itsatdm
I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin...

I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin the tire on the rim. OK it was in sand:lol3. By the time that happens you likely would have taco'd your rim on a rock and asked Woody to replace with an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
Stock jetting for the R and C models are...

Stock jetting for the R and C models are different (R model jetting is richer and uses the skinny needle). The R model has different cams (at least intake) and timing. More compression?

Re:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By itsatdm
Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because...

Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because they have expanded the options offered. You will have to call them. To upgrade stock shock to include a gold valve used about $600+? Their bottom line...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By itsatdm
I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can...

I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can drill and put in a valve for nitrogen and change oil weight, but not that cheap.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,507
Posted By itsatdm
One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling...

One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling you the clutch has proper slack in the cable, but the clutch plates are worn, I would have to see it.

Worn plates gets thinner as they wear. As...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By itsatdm
http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html

http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By itsatdm
I went to a 142 again, took the washers out and...

I went to a 142 again, took the washers out and got a better response with much better fuel mileage. I put the the lid on without the snorkel. It is a compromise. Without the lid gives a better top...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By itsatdm
The BMW 800gs's have had WP forks since 2013. You...

The BMW 800gs's have had WP forks since 2013. You need another dealer.

I doubt very much, that Honda will have its new bike out before September. Even if they were now in production, it takes time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By itsatdm
You folks are not the first to discover...

You folks are not the first to discover this.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452452
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
The C and R tanks are different from one another...

The C and R tanks are different from one another whether stock or Acerbis.

The Acerbis tanks are all one piece. Stock fuel tank covers are not interchangeable nor are 96c models with pre 95c...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
Kevin, welcome that is a good looking bike. I...

Kevin, welcome that is a good looking bike. I haven't seen that tank either?:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,096
Views: 658,891
Posted By itsatdm
Myway. Would it suffice to say it doesn't look...

Myway. Would it suffice to say it doesn't look like mine: Acerbis is a decal with no indentation for a plaque.
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-WMnfQRC/0/M/klx650%20001-M.jpg

I did find...
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