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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By stevemd
Nice tan, I wish. PS Yossarian, Are...

Nice tan, I wish.

PS Yossarian,

Are you still running from Nately's whore's kid sister?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By stevemd
Do Our Heads Get Bigger With Age?

I nearly ripped my ears off putting on my 15 year old full-face Arai helmet yesterday. It has always fitted, ahem, snug. It was also a b. getting off. :huh

Haven't used it much in the past 5 or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
Selling '89 KLR250 Soon: Maryland

I bought a well-maintained '89 KLR250 from another member here but have decided I miss having a XT225 too much. This is advance notice as I need to sort out a front brake problem first. This is the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By stevemd
Yep, will have to be careful around rubber boots,...

Yep, will have to be careful around rubber boots, etc. on there. I've done car brakes many times so am aware of the process. If the pads are really worn, pushing the piston in far enough for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By stevemd
Thanks. I have the service manual on CD but it...

Thanks. I have the service manual on CD but it is the supplement, not the base one where stuff like this is. I did try getting those allen bolts loose but they must be in there with locktite. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By stevemd
KLR250: How to Remove Front Brake Pads?

On the caliper, there is a rubber plug sticking out below the fluid line banjo. Am I supposed to pull that plug out and then unscrew the caliper guide pin inside, flip the caliper out and up?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,057
Posted By stevemd
Not bad but you just increased the chances of...

Not bad but you just increased the chances of some hunter shooting your KLX.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,520
Posted By stevemd
We dined at Hilltop House a few years ago. I...

We dined at Hilltop House a few years ago. I guess it closed soon after. (Not guilty of doing anything there that would have hastened its closing)
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
Good Frt Brk Pads? EBC Sintered R Series?

These are made in the USA, FA67R. Seem to get good reviews online. Thanks for any feedback. ('89 KLR250)
Forum: 2 smokers 01-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By stevemd
Very nice. I would love to get my hands on one. ...

Very nice. I would love to get my hands on one. The only Euro dirt bikes I owned back then were Bultacos.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By stevemd
Very nice. Same color as my last XT500. Can't...

Very nice. Same color as my last XT500. Can't recall if it was a '77 or '78, though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
My KLR fell over onto the left side, was on floor...

My KLR fell over onto the left side, was on floor for about 30 sec. This being my first water-cooled bike, do I need to burp the cooling system or anything?
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,282
Posted By stevemd
Like a boss.

Like a boss.
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By stevemd
My friend's girl friend put salt down on his...

My friend's girl friend put salt down on his newish driveway and the salt promptly did a number on it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
The part that fits onto the serrated shaft...

The part that fits onto the serrated shaft sticking out the right case has a stub on which the kick lever pivots on when you flip it out to kick 'er over. That stub and/or the lever part that fits on...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,493
Posted By stevemd
Valve Adjustment Trick on Engines with Pushrods

I learned this working in the Guzzi shop back in the late '70's. After adjusting a valve, leave the feeler gauge in and twirl the pushrod with your fingers. You may find a tight spot where you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Update on this plus Season's Greetings: ...

Update on this plus Season's Greetings:

Cleaned carb back in and looks like the pilot was clogged as will now run w/o choke after about 30 secs. Noticed that when I let it idle, rpms would rise...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By stevemd
Thanks, that is very useful information.

Thanks, that is very useful information.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
Same here though with 15k on the kick lever it is...

Same here though with 15k on the kick lever it is pretty loose, might need replacing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 244,697
Posted By stevemd
Just chiming in to say hi and I bought Henry...

Just chiming in to say hi and I bought Henry Martin's '89 KLR250. I figured I need to try one of these new-fangled water cooled motor cycles :D Where is the heater fan switch and temp control? ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By stevemd
So it is true the early bird gets the worm :cry ...

So it is true the early bird gets the worm :cry Congrats. How did you go about getting a Maryland title for it? Was a bill of sale all you needed?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By stevemd
Sell me one of them. My credentials are that I...

Sell me one of them. My credentials are that I owned 2 back when they were new and I'm a fellow Marylander :evil
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By stevemd
Good point. With the rider in it, I bet the...

Good point. With the rider in it, I bet the center of gravity is way forward. Danger of flippity when he hits the brakes (if any).
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By stevemd
Interesting Trike. Know Anything About It?

Hope this isn't a repost Just saw it on a car forum. No info about it available.

http://i.imgur.com/LfYvA.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Thanks Van. Tried some things after work...

Thanks Van. Tried some things after work yesterday: pilot out 3 turns vs 2. Gas cap loosened. Air filter pulled partially out to let some unfiltered air in (pool of filter oil in bottom of air box)....
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,457
Posted By stevemd
I owned 2 XT500's. I think the first was a '76...

I owned 2 XT500's. I think the first was a '76 and the second a '78. Great bikes. Left one outside all winter, started right up when Spring came around. Of course we didn't have crap gas back...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Fuel is fresh. Thanks for tip re. tank cap.

Fuel is fresh. Thanks for tip re. tank cap.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
I can rev it with the choke on or 50% on. There...

I can rev it with the choke on or 50% on. There is no idle mixture screw although I guess the air pilot contributes to idle mixture. There was a small amount of crap in the bowl. I will try...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Thanks, that was in the back of my mind, not...

Thanks, that was in the back of my mind, not enough fuel. The float could be misadjusted, shutting off fuel to the bowl way too soon. Plug looked good, correct gap. Starts easily with choke on but...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By stevemd
Older XT250 Won't Run W/O Some Choke

I have a 1980 model with a professionially rebuilt carb per the previous owner. Bought it with the running issue described in thread title. I pulled the carb, checked the rubber/metal carb to head...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By stevemd
Thanks, will give that a try after running...

Thanks, will give that a try after running monfilament fishing line up it to make sure it isn't clogged.
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,469
Posted By stevemd
I looked at the $35 tool above and the $9.99 one...

I looked at the $35 tool above and the $9.99 one on Harbor Freight (search on 97420) because I need a better one. The 2 tools look the same. Not saying they ARE the same tool but they sure look the...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By stevemd
Quick Q Re. Mikuni Air Pilot Screw Adjustment

Does turning it out add more air?
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By stevemd
Gasket Placement Question

I'm probably being too fussy and excuse the cell phone pics but does the strippy side of this OEM Yamaha head to carb manifold gasket go against the head? The strippy side has the sharp edges from...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By stevemd
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By stevemd
MC Insurance Company Suggestions

Last time I insured a bike, 3 years ago, I went with Progressive. Never made a claim so dunno how Flo and co. would have handled one.

I have my home and auto ins. through AARP Hartford. For MC...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,436
Posted By stevemd
I read some Knut Hamsun back in the day. It's...

I read some Knut Hamsun back in the day. It's going to be a long winter even here in Maryland, so I will grab a copy of Henry's book off Amazon soon.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-05-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By stevemd
Bike Transport Needed from Brattleboro/ Mass. RT 2 Area to Points South

Transport all set up, Disregard thread. Thanks.
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To Maryland, actually but I will take what I can get to shorten my/your travel time! Bike is...
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,436
Posted By stevemd
Is it anything like "Down and Out in Paris and...

Is it anything like "Down and Out in Paris and London"?
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