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Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Hannibal-8
Perhaps too simple, even for a KLR. I used a...

Perhaps too simple, even for a KLR. I used a rubber band wrapped around and filling the gap between the rotating grip and the bar. In the city - unwrap it. On the long road - wrap it into the gap....
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By Hannibal-8
Tires

Conti-TKC's with thick tubes. Three trips down/through Baja and other places. They perform better on road than you would think. The rear will go maybe 4-5K miles before replacing. Maybe farther if...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,322
Posted By Hannibal-8
BigTrip

Just wondering. In Mid-late October were you in a McDonalds in Mt.Shasta City/Redding area. I saw a cx500 with the optional red gas can and a lot of gear and parked my truck next to the bike. (It's...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hannibal-8
MikeMike, Thanks for the links. I will have to...

MikeMike,
Thanks for the links. I will have to go back and reread the aero article. When it referred to an "extension" I was thinking a typical 90 degree type extension. I was not thinking a...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hannibal-8
Torque Wrench Question

I was reading an article in some aero magazine and there was a description of how to properly use a torque wrench. The author stated that when using an extension between the wrench and the socket...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By Hannibal-8
Well according to other posts on a similar topic...

Well according to other posts on a similar topic the Kawasaki part is $20-25 bucks but supposedly any solid state 2 terminal flasher should work if you can field rig the wiring to fit the flasher...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By Hannibal-8
Well according to Clymer the turn signal relay is...

Well according to Clymer the turn signal relay is under the gas tank on the right hand side. The instructions to test the relay says to remove the tank. The relay doesn't look like a "can like"...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,744
Posted By Hannibal-8
About the glowing lights and the kill switch? I...

About the glowing lights and the kill switch? I just went out and tested my GS. With the key in the on position, the headlights and panel lights come on. When I hit the kill switch-everything remains...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 47,957
Posted By Hannibal-8
Every bike shown had round headlights (even the...

Every bike shown had round headlights (even the BMW had a round light behind the rectangular cover) It's like a DNA genetic marker for good looks. Can anyone truthfully offer a right looking bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 47,957
Posted By Hannibal-8
Good Looks

Good looking bikes, all of them. Why? Simple answer in my simple mind. They all have round headlights!!!. That's right! Nice, Big, Round, Headlights! That's the key. Rectangular? No. Round. Got it?...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,744
Posted By Hannibal-8
No Start

I'm sorry but I've been here and in the end it was 1) A Bad battery connection. (Take both leads off, rough it up, reconnect). 2) Kill switch (duh) or 3) Ignition switch (click back and forth and get...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,325
Posted By Hannibal-8
Filter?

You mean my R100GS has a filter? I'm pretty sure Ted put a new one in a couple of years back but dagnabbit I've plain forgot all about it. I change the oil every 4 months (200-300 miles) but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By Hannibal-8
Hmmm, how about this. Buy a used Zuma 50 (two...

Hmmm, how about this. Buy a used Zuma 50 (two stroke-kinda fun). Pay 1000 maybe 1200 or so. Have her ride it in a safe place. University/industrial parking lots on weekends. Let her get the feel of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Hannibal-8
risers?

I've got a 93 GS and yes the stock bars measured at the outside of the grips is 32 inches. I have the stock screen in the laid back position as well and no interference. Pretty sure it's because I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Hannibal-8
Oops

Isn't it amazing how far you can ride with the front end about to fall off? This happened to buddy down in Baja. He probably rode 200 miles with his KLR in the same fashion. Had the cross bar not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By Hannibal-8
Joe. I would not worry. My KLR looks the same and...

Joe. I would not worry. My KLR looks the same and so does my friend's. I have no idea why they weep or seep here but with 20,000 drops per liter of oil why should anyone worry. Let's do the math....
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By Hannibal-8
Like Al, I'm lucky enough to have both a 02KLR...

Like Al, I'm lucky enough to have both a 02KLR and and an airhead (93- R100GS). I rode the KLR yesterday and the GS the day before (I'm sorry folks but its blue skies and 70 degrees here) and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,093
Posted By Hannibal-8
Well I'm glad you guys made it and the pictures...

Well I'm glad you guys made it and the pictures are great. Our truck was mighty packed on the return trip but that's what trucks are made for. (I'm glad we left the the Zodiac and outboard at home on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,805
Posted By Hannibal-8
I got mine from San Jose BMW, off the shelf,...

I got mine from San Jose BMW, off the shelf, $108? or so. The bike is 93 r100gs. The install took too long because I was stupid, slow or whatever. Please take note: If the kill switch is off the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,532
Posted By Hannibal-8
I run the TKCs on my 02 KLR and with the...

I run the TKCs on my 02 KLR and with the exception of a slightly rapid wear rate for the rear the tires are great. My everyday pressure is 25-27 front and 32-34 rear. I might go up 1-2 lbs with a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Hannibal-8
I use the 680 as well with a spacer box that...

I use the 680 as well with a spacer box that holds jumper cables (is that confidence or what?) Saves a little $ and saves about 8-9 lbs as well. Seems to always start the bike but I only ride when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,983
Posted By Hannibal-8
You will have to remove the seat to get at the...

You will have to remove the seat to get at the battery for a jump start. Two 10mm(?) bolts underneath the fender. I forget if there is a removable cover over the battery. Might be easier to push and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,708
Posted By Hannibal-8
Sounds like you've got an answer but I'll chime...

Sounds like you've got an answer but I'll chime in. I've got a 2000 TW200, regeared for lower RPM and it will maintain 55 (GPS) with me alone. At 60 you get a lot more noise and those fat tires get...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,392
Posted By Hannibal-8
Check out a site www.jackphelps.com. I was...

Check out a site www.jackphelps.com. I was collecting data to make a possible buy decision and this guy had owned both and has a great practical comparison of the two bikes. Thanks, Rich
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 38,473
Posted By Hannibal-8
It's just gravity, right?

I'm not sure if it is still done but most manufacturers used to take the term "dry weight" in a very literal sense. They always excluded the battery! That's right, that 10-20 pound box of lead most...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By Hannibal-8
Life is just too short. Find it. Buy it. Treasure...

Life is just too short. Find it. Buy it. Treasure it. Good Luck, Rich p.s. not that it really matters but regardless of $4k or $6K or $8K it's still cheaper than what a new car will depreciate in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By Hannibal-8
I've got a centerstand without the assist lever...

I've got a centerstand without the assist lever and it is extremely hard to get it up on the stand. I'm 6'2" 190 and like to lift weights and I have to give it my all to get a loaded bike up. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,687
Posted By Hannibal-8
I have a 01 W-650, green/cream/black and yes it...

I have a 01 W-650, green/cream/black and yes it turns heads. I got rid of the Kawa label on the seat and have covered the kawa label on the tank badge with plastic-chrome. The result is that most...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hannibal-8
You sound pretty thorough, but what about the...

You sound pretty thorough, but what about the lines and carbs? Have these been 100% emptied? If not, then this might not cause a water problem but something about as bad--gummed up gas in the carbs....
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 80,372
Posted By Hannibal-8
No doubt the TW is a great off-road beastie....

No doubt the TW is a great off-road beastie. You've done a great job on yours. I'm thinking about saying goodbye to my white scheme and following yours. Very no-nonsense and stealth. The ability to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By Hannibal-8
Interesting, I also have a 93 GS, and I can see...

Interesting, I also have a 93 GS, and I can see why you would like to "add" a bike to the stable. I went with a KLR650 and enjoy it a lot. It feels very light compared with the GS and damage control...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Hannibal-8
If the factory did their job there should be a...

If the factory did their job there should be a miniscule amount of threadlocker on the threads. On the two bikes I've done each had a trace amount (we think). If you are worried, I suspect 3 minutes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hannibal-8
Tip for beginners. I've found out that turning up...

Tip for beginners. I've found out that turning up the idle helps starting out a lot for beginners. It lets them get started without worrying about the throttle hand so much. I also found having them...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hannibal-8
Try tw200forum.com for a decent site devoted to...

Try tw200forum.com for a decent site devoted to the "T-dub family". It's small, but devoted. Good ideas (and some bad ones) on mods for the bike. Rich. p.s. I like the recumbent picture. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hannibal-8
Welcome to the fat tire world of T-Dubs. I really...

Welcome to the fat tire world of T-Dubs. I really like mine for the "go-slow" dirt/sand/rock world out there. It's also fun on the street with more like a vespa/scooter attitude. With stock gearing...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,902
Posted By Hannibal-8
I have Darien lights and they seem pretty tough....

I have Darien lights and they seem pretty tough. I was debating between these and the regular ones and I'm happy with these. The others would have been just too thick and bulky for my California...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,734
Posted By Hannibal-8
Think small, light and things that "nest" in to...

Think small, light and things that "nest" in to eachother. I use a small iso-butane/propane stove that fits into a one liter pot. Small bowl, cup and spork. They all fit in a small bag. All you are...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,697
Posted By Hannibal-8
I've had them both, several models of each and...

I've had them both, several models of each and I'm a Gerber fan. I do a lot of boating, motorbiking, biking, fishing... etc, and I usually need to get at the pliers using one hand only. It also...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hannibal-8
Have her take it to a legitimate kawasaki dealer....

Have her take it to a legitimate kawasaki dealer. Have her tell them to their face, and in writing, and with several witnesses the fact that this Kawasaki "safety" device is not working properly and...
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,377
Posted By Hannibal-8
Wow, sounds a bit early for a swap. I think his...

Wow, sounds a bit early for a swap. I think his Ural is the "new" 750 but it is still only 40hp. A 60hp 1000 would certainly change things. Would this be an engine only or would he go for a...
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