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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
That was a great vid...that portion called "the...

That was a great vid...that portion called "the steps" looks like it can get ugly real quick if a rider isn't careful...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Oh, I wouldn't kick that 650R out of my garage,...

Oh, I wouldn't kick that 650R out of my garage, either.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
I think I know the one you're talking about now. ...

I think I know the one you're talking about now. I think the guy lived in Jersey...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:20 PM
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Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
You'd be surprised at how little $$ actually came...

You'd be surprised at how little $$ actually came out of his pocket while doing the initial lightening project. Resale of the stock parts recoupled the vast bulk of his expenditures.


I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:26 PM
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Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Wiswood, That can be found here: ...

Wiswood,

That can be found here:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464503

I think the last verified weight I saw was 345lbs. Don't know how much fuel accompanied that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 :poser My skinny little arse...

:lol3 :poser

My skinny little arse wishes!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16,294
Views: 1,834,134
Posted By East Coast Rider
WOW. I'd count myself very very lucky!! ...

WOW. I'd count myself very very lucky!!

I have the tools (wrench and rotor puller)...happy to put them in the mail if you still need them. I'm in Charleston, so they'd get there pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By East Coast Rider
Do a search about the NSU screws and read...

Do a search about the NSU screws and read everything related to the fix....the fix is easy on the budget, too.

I think you're going to love that bike. Suzuki knows how to make bullet proof oil/air...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 76,301
Posted By East Coast Rider
A new Canon should arrive today :D A very...

A new Canon should arrive today :D

A very nice little SX520HS 16MP P&S with 1080P vid, 3" live screen, full manual settings and some auto settings, etc. 42X optical zoom (lens is equiv to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:20 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
Do you have any of the specialty sockets made for...

Do you have any of the specialty sockets made for removal of stripped bolt heads & stripped nuts? They do work. I have a set from Craftsman.

I always try to look at an aggravating situation like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
Yeah, no way a stock KLR650A weighs 336lbs, even...

Yeah, no way a stock KLR650A weighs 336lbs, even without fluids :lol3

I have an '02 KLR650A & with a full tank of fuel and all other fluids @ proper capacity, it weighs ~410lbs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,959
Posted By East Coast Rider
The TR650 has a very attractive price vs. a new...

The TR650 has a very attractive price vs. a new KLR, as well :nod

I have skimmed thru the TR thread, and it seems to a couple minor issues here and there, but I haven't seen anything major. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,959
Posted By East Coast Rider
Lots of us wish they'd listen to us...smaller,...

Lots of us wish they'd listen to us...smaller, lighter dirt oriented ADV bike, not overweight $15-20,000 luxury barges.

If you're frugal, DRs and KLRs can be set up quite nicely suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
No, unless the bike hasn't been well maintained. ...

No, unless the bike hasn't been well maintained. Lots of high mileage KLRs in the thread. Mine has 47,000+ and still going strong!
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,959
Posted By East Coast Rider
A friend had a dealer loner 990R while her 450...

A friend had a dealer loner 990R while her 450 XCR-W was getting a new CCT...twin Akropovic set up.

Dear Lord, that bike WAILED. One of the best sounding bikes at speed I have ever heard.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
Nice specs! :lol3 Admit it. It was time...

Nice specs! :lol3

Admit it. It was time to rebuild anyway...there were 10 hours on the motor, which means 56 oil changes and 19 valve adjustments. Meaning...rings were shot, cams and journal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 01:17 PM
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Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser

:poser
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
I'd be happy if my KLR weighed 350lbs! :lol3

I'd be happy if my KLR weighed 350lbs! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:33 AM
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Views: 3,959
Posted By East Coast Rider
if it makes sense monetarily, the 690 is...

if it makes sense monetarily, the 690 is certainly an option, but I'd imagine you'll need to do something for a fairing. Britannia Composites makes a good looking fairing. They run about $650.00....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 11:39 AM
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Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Simmons, GORGEOUS Water Buffalo! I have an...

Simmons,

GORGEOUS Water Buffalo! I have an '82 GS1100EZ...in the midst of a full electrical upgrade (new stator from Rick's Electrics, Shindengen SH775 Series Type R/R & a new factory wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
I don't think its that at all. Bob and some...

I don't think its that at all.

Bob and some other guys seem to make it a point to drop in on KLR threads and crap all over the place. Bob was warned, and he didn't listen. Not sure I feel much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Oh, yeah. On the gas, and up on the pegs and...

Oh, yeah. On the gas, and up on the pegs and weight back. It got much better, as I went. Some really narrow & surprisingly curvy sections where it was a bit more difficult (no room for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is a noob in sand...on a PIG (That would be...

Here is a noob in sand...on a PIG (That would be me) :lol3

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Cassius086/sand_zps9b19aa2d.jpg


We had a few good laughs...then the sand got deeper. :baldy ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
3/4 throttle to WOT is main jet realm, right?...

3/4 throttle to WOT is main jet realm, right? Maybe a carb cleaning is in order?
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:55 AM
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Posted By East Coast Rider
Well, a low buy in cost and ease of...

Well, a low buy in cost and ease of maintenance/dependability was certainly the main reason I bought my KLR.

I was looking @ DR650s and KLRs for a trip to AK. Couldn't find a used DR anywhere;...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By East Coast Rider
....and there it is. Just go buy a KTM, dude....

....and there it is. Just go buy a KTM, dude. :rolleyes

Since when did fork springs or a new shock spring cost $1000.00? The OP is light enough that re-springing shouldn't even be necessary. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By East Coast Rider
KLR or DR will do fine on FS roads, especially...

KLR or DR will do fine on FS roads, especially considering his budget. If he found a KTM 640E or 640 Adventure for that money that was in good shape, I'd say go for that! But that ain't happening,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yep. Depending on your budget and location, there...

Yep. Depending on your budget and location, there is also the Husky 610 & 630, the 690, Suzuki DRZ400/Kawasaki KLX400.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By East Coast Rider
Hell of a first post, lol! You own a KTM 300...

Hell of a first post, lol!
You own a KTM 300 and confess to be considering a KLR650 if you can't find a 640? That will get you burned at the stake around here :lol3

All kidding aside, welcome to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By East Coast Rider
Weight diff between the DR and 2008 KLRs is more...

Weight diff between the DR and 2008 KLRs is more pronounced. DR is 365ish wet. 2008+ KLRs are 432. My 2002 is 410 wet. It also carries 7 gallons of fuel (IMS tank). DR holds 3.5 roughly in stock...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By East Coast Rider
For me, I just didn't fit the DR. I'm all...

For me, I just didn't fit the DR. I'm all legs...but you are 7" taller than me. Maybe, based on your size, the KLR would be a better fit??

There have to be some tall DR riders who have made...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By East Coast Rider
Agreed. Mileage isn't a huge factor on either the...

Agreed. Mileage isn't a huge factor on either the DR or KLR, if they truly have been well maintained. Check/replace doohickey on the KLR...check the NSU screws on the DR. I don't think I'd buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,663
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 Your buddy thought he'd be able throw...

:lol3

Your buddy thought he'd be able throw around a KLR like he did a 450? I love mine, but it is a tank, no doubt. Not a woods bike, not a proper dirt bike. I can pick mine up if the bike isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16,294
Views: 1,834,134
Posted By East Coast Rider
Well then the shock is definitely the easy part...

Well then the shock is definitely the easy part :lol3.


Fixing to do a 2nd gen swing arm and rear caliper swap and will pull the bearings and clean/inspect/re-grease if bearings look good. If...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,663
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser The WRR thread is the best...

:poser

The WRR thread is the best entertainment on the Internet!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16,294
Views: 1,834,134
Posted By East Coast Rider
The install is easy :) IIRC...Get the rear...

The install is easy :)

IIRC...Get the rear tire off the ground a good bit (I used a 2x6 under my center stand).

Undo the linkage from the bottom shock mount & then undo the top mount, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,663
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 This is starting to turn into the...

:lol3

This is starting to turn into the "Did anyone buy a WR250R and regret it?" thread v2.0...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,663
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,805
Posted By East Coast Rider
Looking good!! Here I thought my KLR (aka The...

Looking good!! Here I thought my KLR (aka The Pig) carried a lot of fuel :lol3

I do like all the big thumper build up threads, whether they be XRLs, XRRs, DRs or KLRs.

Looking forward to seeing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,852
Posted By East Coast Rider
Just...a...little...farther... :D

Just...a...little...farther...

:D
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