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Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5,010
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Posted By Earthscape
Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the...

Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

http://www.amazon.com/MotoBatt-MB3U-Factory-Activated-QuadFlex/dp/B004EEBHI2

You can check their web site...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,373,660
Posted By Earthscape
I would recommend doing the big bore alone first....

I would recommend doing the big bore alone first. The stock carburetor behaves nothing like it does as a 250 once you have a 351. The throttle response is immediate, and fuel economy, when jetted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads...

The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads themselves are the most important part, and the Moose kit has specific elements for clutch/brake side to account for the difference in heat transfer due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
I fell behind a bit and just got caught up... ...

I fell behind a bit and just got caught up...
Did you realize that you can buy a brand-new head from Kawasaki for a little over $600? You would still need good cams from somewhere, and a few other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,373,660
Posted By Earthscape
Very true, but there are some facts to at least...

Very true, but there are some facts to at least help everyone decide what to buy if they are very concerned about reliability.

https://rideapart.com/articles/most-reliable-motorcycles
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Just a note that this is a common misconception. ...

Just a note that this is a common misconception. Running with the fuel shut off until the engine dies does not empty the float bowl. The engine shuts off when the fuel level in the bowl drops...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
That will be great to see. The more different...

That will be great to see. The more different options that can be confirmed to work, the better!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12,035
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Posted By Earthscape
I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on...

I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on that site (which they strangely call the plunger instead of the holder), are the same for the KLR650, KLX650 and KLR250. Which means it should fit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12,035
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Posted By Earthscape
Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning...

Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning during disassembly. It cuts through almost anything. Spray it on a rag and wipe away the grime. Don't use it on your brakes. :rofl

For regular...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the...

Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the stock choke knob. You can hold it where you want, but that's not so easy where it's located, and impossible when kick-starting. The KLX650 cable will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,607
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Posted By Earthscape
The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in...

The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in the past, but not by Honda, and it was never sold in the US. Kawasaki KLE500. 500cc twin, 6-speed, reasonable weight (for a twin), decent amount of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12,035
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Posted By Earthscape
You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment. ...

You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment.
Yes, it does see dirt. But...

- I have an aluminum plate mounted below the front fender, in front of the engine that keeps most dirt from getting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Remote Choke

With the Acerbis tank and a vacuum fuel pump setup, I wanted an easier way to get to the choke (I’ll refer to it as a choke instead of enrichener for simplicity). I did some looking through some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,238
Posted By Earthscape
Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is...

Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is exactly?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 2,070,261
Posted By Earthscape
Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in...

Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in the blender (should be page 557); sorry.
Also, :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22788130&postcount=8352
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 2,070,261
Posted By Earthscape
Looks like you need to replace the battery in...

Looks like you need to replace the battery in yours. Until you do, the clock will keep resetting, along with the odometer.
Have a look at page 577 in this thread (577 when default # of posts per...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. ...

I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. I'd be cautious of that asking price without some careful examination.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12,035
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Posted By Earthscape
I don't disagree, but I think some significant...

I don't disagree, but I think some significant part of the end product of the Japanese dual-sports is their design philosophy, and in the long run I don't think that's a bad thing. Two significant...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Earthscape
I think the KLX650 is darn close too. Even...

I think the KLX650 is darn close too. Even though the forks aren't adjustable, I find they work pretty darn well for me. In fact, they work better for me than the 48mm fully adjustable forks on my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Earthscape
This is a minimalist thread so I don't want to...

This is a minimalist thread so I don't want to steer it too far off course...
I think the KLR is a great bike and very underrated - if you're not trying to race it (which I'm not). At some point...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Earthscape
Yeah, I've had those thoughts too - I've never...

Yeah, I've had those thoughts too - I've never been able to get past the air-cooled part though ("instruments" from 1972 don't help either - 650 singles can go down the street or across the country,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,373,660
Posted By Earthscape
Hmm, I think a KLX650 has a DR650 beat, in...

Hmm, I think a KLX650 has a DR650 beat, in almost every way. Probably Kawasaki's biggest mistake ever when they discontinued it.



The KLX650 handles a lot like the KLX250, but of course is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 725,753
Posted By Earthscape
Thanks for the info - I'll be prepared to do a...

Thanks for the info - I'll be prepared to do a bit of custom installation.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 725,753
Posted By Earthscape
Chain Roller

Can anyone confirm that the All Balls chain roller part number that fits both upper and lower on the XT350 is 79-5008? Some sites list it as fitting the XT (like the All Balls Racing site), some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 2,070,261
Posted By Earthscape
In wide-open spaces, the 950 alone might suit...

In wide-open spaces, the 950 alone might suit what you need (in my mind from your description, a 950 SE might suit your need perfectly). The harder you push it, the better it becomes. But there's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Best mod for the KLX250 is to unbolt the gas cap...

Best mod for the KLX250 is to unbolt the gas cap and roll the KLX650 under it. :rofl

Seriously, I can't say that the CDI itself provided significant power gains, but I also can't say it didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
In case you wanted to fool around with that stuff...

In case you wanted to fool around with that stuff and you weren't aware, there is a programmable CDI for the KLX:

http://www.parayelectro.com/products/CDI/
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,373,660
Posted By Earthscape
http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-news/csc-motor...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/latest-news/csc-motorcycles-to-import-the-rx-3-cyclone-a-250cc-adventure-bike.htm/

See the post from Sept. 3rd, about half way down the page....
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 725,753
Posted By Earthscape
I suggest, if you need to change a shim, to get a...

I suggest, if you need to change a shim, to get a proper valve shim tool. I've read in a few places that the cam cap head threads on the XT are not meant to be repeatedly removed and reinstalled...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
What cured me of that was a read through the...

What cured me of that was a read through the KTM350 manual on their web site. "Regular maintenance" takes on a whole new meaning. I'm sure it would last without following the schedule to the letter...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Not that a stock 300 cylinder wouldn't be great,...

Not that a stock 300 cylinder wouldn't be great, but at 292cc it's a 43cc increase from the stock 250, where the BB 351 is a 102cc increase. That's a bigger difference than it would seem when...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 2,070,261
Posted By Earthscape
Use only non-ethanol to fill it, if that is an...

Use only non-ethanol to fill it, if that is an option for you. The tank swells with ethanol, and becomes much more difficult to mount than KTM had intended. It won't shrink back down appreciably...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
That looks like a really fantastic setup. I'd...

That looks like a really fantastic setup. I'd like to get into something like that at some point when funds allow.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Fantastic - thanks for the bonus pic! I'm going...

Fantastic - thanks for the bonus pic! I'm going to guess that your Frontier is a 2005+ model, yes? As it would happen, I also have a Frontier, but it's a 2003. I would think it should still be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
I have been looking at those for a while. What...

I have been looking at those for a while. What is your opinion of it? What do you tow it with?
Did you carry both bikes in there at the same time?
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Is that your toy hauler in the background? Would...

Is that your toy hauler in the background? Would that be a Sportsman Classic?
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12,035
Views: 2,616,474
Posted By Earthscape
Hmm, I belive the LC4 is a wet sump, not a dry...

Hmm, I belive the LC4 is a wet sump, not a dry sump engine - at least mine is :D.
The oil in the down tube is just extra capacity, there are versions of the bike that don't have this extra capacity...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 884,987
Posted By Earthscape
Those are fantastic! Thanks for posting them. I...

Those are fantastic! Thanks for posting them. I dream of someday getting to that part of the country and riding in pine forests like that.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 884,987
Posted By Earthscape
Great picture. Do you have more from that trip?

Great picture. Do you have more from that trip?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 604,047
Posted By Earthscape
What I was trying to say was that the 2007 KLX250...

What I was trying to say was that the 2007 KLX250 headlight shroud is the same as the KLX650 shroud, but it's white (would look better than the 2006 250 green one with the red bike). I suppose you...
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