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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 345
Posted By XDragRacer
I think the "air needle" mentioned is actually...

I think the "air needle" mentioned is actually the "fuel needle," or fuel screw, the screw controlling the idle mixture, located bottom-side and engine-side of the carb, covered by a tamper-resistant...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, that's Tsotsie's box, slonny; I'm...

Actually, that's Tsotsie's box, slonny; I'm merely the custodian of the images!

He has 60,000 miles with the box on his bike, rather heavily loaded at times; don't know its weight or impact on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
As in: ...

As in:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/Mirror/63fee669-ac66-4079-8aeb-d499de2c2858_zpsa78dba5b.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
As mentioned above, sockets resist rounding-off...

As mentioned above, sockets resist rounding-off nuts and bolt heads; also, minimize busting knuckles (compared to adjustable wrenches).

As to, "better or even more useful than a wrench," since you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Here's a link to the wiring diagram: ...

Here's a link to the wiring diagram:

http://www.buttonhome.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=25299&g2_serialNumber=3

Looking for the most probable problem areas,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 101,908
Posted By XDragRacer
Peter, a leakdown test might be more revealing...

Peter, a leakdown test might be more revealing than a compression test, since the KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release), unless disabled, compromises a conventional compression test on a KLR....
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By XDragRacer
Exhaust heat remains a factor. Some kind of...

Exhaust heat remains a factor. Some kind of stand-off bracket/rack, or thermal insulation may be required with soft saddle bags.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Glad a NOVA Weekend Ride...

:clap:clap:clap

Glad a NOVA Weekend Ride participant will make the next tag!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Seats for the flick, "A Most Violent Year" may be...

Seats for the flick, "A Most Violent Year" may be more available than those for, "American Sniper." Sold out for 5:00 and 5:40 performances; only front row seats for the 7:00 showing. Another time,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
See you replaced the spark plug, assume you...

See you replaced the spark plug, assume you checked out the spark plug wire also.

Perhaps the problem's not ignition-related; maybe fuel supply or carburetor?

Intermittent problems pose...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Why not grab the gator on your way to the Cracker...

Why not grab the gator on your way to the Cracker Barrel, and tag Ali somewhere along your ride, Nomad05? Or, SOMEONE on the ride?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 139,934
Posted By XDragRacer
Regrettably, I'll miss the ride, AND the meal! ...

Regrettably, I'll miss the ride, AND the meal!

How I'd love to dine on the vegetarian barbecue chef's pulled pork, at the Aldie Country Store!

Just watch out; he (the vegetarian barbecue...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Less important with a proper skid plate, but . ....

Less important with a proper skid plate, but . . . stock drain plugs remain still vulnerable from sufficient rock impact.I've witnessed an example of KLR650 case damage from rock strike of stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Outstanding technique and materials, Jeff! Your...

Outstanding technique and materials, Jeff! Your gift oil drain plug now has a happy home!

Congratulations on a sound and permanent solution to your problem; thanks for sharing!

I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag: ...

Tag:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232401_zps50bf208c.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/P1232401_zps50bf208c.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 276,075
Posted By XDragRacer
As mentioned, I 'm satisfied with the 14-tooth...

As mentioned, I 'm satisfied with the 14-tooth countershaft sprocket and the Trakmasters; didn't notice a particular difference in gearing when I switched from K270s, 5.10-17 to the 130/90-17...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Aye, true enough! Grab images, The Plains,...

Aye, true enough!

Grab images, The Plains, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232388_zpsb7b63c98.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 276,075
Posted By XDragRacer
I installed Trakmasters on my KLR250, front and...

I installed Trakmasters on my KLR250, front and rear:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232386_zpsa1bb3205.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Let us know what's in the fresh kit. Good...

Let us know what's in the fresh kit.

Good luck; with your maintenance and upgrades, you should enjoy lots of trouble-free miles on your KLR650.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap :clap :clap Gainesville, right? ...

:clap :clap :clap

Gainesville, right?

Nice going!
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,277
Posted By XDragRacer
Excellent literary analysis . . . perhaps a hint...

Excellent literary analysis . . . perhaps a hint of Mark Twain in there, too!

A most entertaining and informative ride report; thanks for sharing, Oznay!
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
First, thanks for your service, and all the...

First, thanks for your service, and all the benefits we have enjoyed for the last 25 years since the Berlin Wall came a-tumblin' down!

The "classic" 22-cent mod can be detected; rotate carb...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 276,075
Posted By XDragRacer
Nice tool kit! Here's my arrangement: ...

Nice tool kit!

Here's my arrangement:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/DSCN1813-1.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/DSCN1813-1.jpg.html)

Moved...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Don't think the rules say anything about...

Don't think the rules say anything about motorcycles being mandatory.

Tags 'n' grabs have been made from ATVs of the "four-wheeler" persuasion.

Don't know of any from three-wheelers, or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, hankmoody, once upon a time, a grab was...

Actually, hankmoody, once upon a time, a grab was made from a two-wheeled human-powered device, IIRC! The grabber was HBN, departing from his usual (at the time) Ruckus transport. (No particular...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Clue's both valid and elegant, IMHO, Tgiby3! ...

Clue's both valid and elegant, IMHO, Tgiby3!

Also, one or more guiding hints may reside in the text! :deal

WAIT! This just in! Ali has been GRABBED! (By an inmate on a BIKE, it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By XDragRacer
You're welcome! Glad your speedometer is working...

You're welcome! Glad your speedometer is working now.

Maybe the following has been covered in the conscientious advice you've received:

* If you're going off-road at all where any rocks may be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
slonny: "You're supposed to CHANGE the oil?" ...

slonny: "You're supposed to CHANGE the oil?"

:rofl

Just messing with you, slonny!

When you DO change your oil, go easy replacing the drain plug: Torque spec is about 17 foot-pounds; don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks for the heads-up! The "deceleration...

Thanks for the heads-up!

The "deceleration valve" may also be known as the air cut valve, coasting enricher, or . . . backfire preventer. Fuel-enriches mixture when throttle is chopped, to . . ....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Welcome to the game, Druglas! Customarily...

Welcome to the game, Druglas!

Customarily the grabber posts the ADDRESS, or some iconic location of the grab. In your case, Heflin's Store,
5310 Blantye Road (Route 628), Broad Run, VA.

To...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 101,908
Posted By XDragRacer
Congratulations, Peter! :clap:clap:clap ...

Congratulations, Peter! :clap:clap:clap

I join all your fans in celebrating your accomplishment.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
The battery circuit of a Generation 1 has...

The battery circuit of a Generation 1 has absolutely nothing to do with the ignition circuit; the latter powered by alternating current from the stator exciter coils. Thus, the charging system seems...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 276,075
Posted By XDragRacer
Price seems in line with condition, IMHO. ...

Price seems in line with condition, IMHO.

Battery is insignificant (about $ 30 at Cycle Gear); only used to keep lights on when engine is dead (kickstart only; AC-powered ignition circuit). And,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15,552
Views: 1,702,171
Posted By XDragRacer
The tachs appear very sensitive to the main power...

The tachs appear very sensitive to the main power supply; make sure you have solid + 12 VDC and steady, low-resistance ground connection to the tach, not to mention a good connection to the CDI.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
hankmoody; please check your PMs!

hankmoody; please check your PMs!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Nice grab, Nomad05! ...

:clap:clap:clap

Nice grab, Nomad05! Especially, since . . . this development is so new, I'm not sure even GoogleMaps knows of it.

Looking forward to your tag!
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By XDragRacer
Oh, "Sweet" Lorraine! (Apologies to Nat "King"...

Oh, "Sweet" Lorraine! (Apologies to Nat "King" Cole). You revive a thread, whose last previous post was made in 2003; for what purpose?

Seriously, what action do you expect readers to take,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Your libel (published false statement damaging to...

Your libel (published false statement damaging to a person's reputation; written defamation) never sleeps! :lol3

I expressed no ecological preference for hybrids; Ali did! (Just for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,617
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab; 5 Guys; 6541 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA! ...

Grab; 5 Guys; 6541 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1132372_zps53ed1489.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By XDragRacer
The intermittent nature of your problem suggests...

The intermittent nature of your problem suggests to me a questionable connection, or an intermittent short/open in the wiring harness. (Could be a faulty switch, as you suggest.)

Intermittent...
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