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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,857
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Posted By 1994klr250
Five years GS and 50,000+ miles

I've had my GS for a little over 5 years and I can honestly say this has been an amazing motorcycle. I have done seven long distance trips on it. It has carried me to three oceans, the Atlantic,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
Both ride reports listed below I did on my 250. ...

Both ride reports listed below I did on my 250. As much as I enjoy taking my 800gs on trips, doing a long ride on the 250 seems more rewarding at times.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
Thanks IDRIDR! :D

Thanks IDRIDR! :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
I clamped a short piece of pipe that had a 2 1/4...

I clamped a short piece of pipe that had a 2 1/4 outside diameter into my vice. Then I heated the steel with my Oxy/acet torch until cherry red and then just pulled the steel around the pipe to make...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,124
Posted By 1994klr250
Great to see you are out there exploring. I...

Great to see you are out there exploring. I didn't start riding until I was 24. I finally rode the rockies when I was 28. Glad to see you making it an adventure at such a young age. There will be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
Sure thing, here's a few pictures when I was...

Sure thing, here's a few pictures when I was making them. They are 3/16 thick steel by 1 inch. I used a cut off wheel to cut the teeth and MIG welded them. They are roughly 2 3/8" x 3 3/4" in size...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By 1994klr250
Excellent write up! The BRP is an awesome ride...

Excellent write up! The BRP is an awesome ride isn't it. I rode it last year during the 3rd week of October. This report makes me wish I would of rode it again this year. I'll definitely ride it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11,620
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Posted By 1994klr250
I picked up this 2006 klx 250 last summer and it...

I picked up this 2006 klx 250 last summer and it was completely stock with only 800 miles on it. It was original down to the tires and exhaust. I can't leave a bike stock I have to change it to my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
Does the dial-a-jet replace the float bowl on the...

Does the dial-a-jet replace the float bowl on the carb? I'm interested in how this works for tuning while changing altitudes. Do you have any pictures of it installed? Thanks, Fred.
Forum: Americas 10-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By 1994klr250
Is it worth riding the trans labrador highway?

I've been trying to think of a trip for 2015. I ride mostly solo, but one of my friends who rides a F650GS twin might be up for this ride. I'm thinking about riding the trans labrador highway in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By 1994klr250
I have a 94 klr 250 that I have rode for the past...

I have a 94 klr 250 that I have rode for the past 7 years and 40,000+ miles. I ride in commute in temps from the 20's to the 90's. The only time my fan turns on is I'm riding off road and really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 256,793
Posted By 1994klr250
I did the LED light bulb swap on my klr250 to...

I did the LED light bulb swap on my klr250 to save some power. I did the dash lights, brake/tail, and license plate light. I routinely use a gerbings heated jacket running off of the bike. It does...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By 1994klr250
I noticed you commented on the lack of...

I noticed you commented on the lack of acceleration. When I bought my 06 klx it was too slow for my liking as well. I would highly recommend a big bore kit. It has been one of the best mods I have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
What saddle bags are those? Are they waterproof?

What saddle bags are those? Are they waterproof?
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By 1994klr250
Thanks for the information. I couldn't believe...

Thanks for the information. I couldn't believe when the key to my 250 worked on his 650. I have more than a few spare keys for my bikes, but he didn't. I ended up giving him a spare key so he can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By 1994klr250
I'm looking for a less destructive way than that.

I'm looking for a less destructive way than that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By 1994klr250
How to open klr650 gas tank cap with no key?

One of my friends has klr650 with a newer gas tank on it. He lost the keys for the bike, but it turns out the ignition switch key from my klr250 works in his ignition. So he can start the bike now,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By 1994klr250
The klr has spoke wheels, so you have to use a...

The klr has spoke wheels, so you have to use a tube or the wheels wouldn't hold air. You can use tubed and tubeless tires on any wheel that has a tube in it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By 1994klr250
I have an 09 800gs as well that I bought new. ...

I have an 09 800gs as well that I bought new. It's ZU00574 and the left rear axle tension block is attached to the axle as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 256,793
Posted By 1994klr250
I only have the klr250 supplement manual in front...

I only have the klr250 supplement manual in front of me and it refers to the klr600 base manual page 10-9 for rear brake replacement.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
Would a short piece of cable attached to the...

Would a short piece of cable attached to the front of the shifter then forward to the frame prevented the shifter from bending like that? I did that on my klx, but I haven't had anything snag it yet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By 1994klr250
I have a magnetic drain plug from these guys on...

I have a magnetic drain plug from these guys on my klr250. I haven't put one in my 800GS yet though as I have the 24mm hex head drain plug on my 09. The ones for the GS are near the bottom of this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,857
Views: 2,628,634
Posted By 1994klr250
The Wolfman saddle bags are a close match to the...

The Wolfman saddle bags are a close match to the yellow GS color. The only way I can explain it is the bags are more of a bright yellow and the GS yellow is a bit more of a darker yellow. It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,857
Views: 2,628,634
Posted By 1994klr250
My friend Dan on his F650GS twin. ...

My friend Dan on his F650GS twin.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/1982fordf100/October%202014/IMG_6478_zps2b03ec52.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 367,250
Posted By 1994klr250
I wish I would of had my bike in this picture. ...

I wish I would of had my bike in this picture.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/1982fordf100/October%202014/IMG_6203_zps9d89a885.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 611,829
Posted By 1994klr250
In the UP of Michigan from last week. ...

In the UP of Michigan from last week.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/1982fordf100/October%202014/IMG_6478_zps2b03ec52.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By 1994klr250
A good battery with the key off should be between...

A good battery with the key off should be between 12.6 and 12.8 volts. If you where at 12.6 with the bike running your battery was no longer charging and I'm sure it was slowly discharging. For a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By 1994klr250
It would help to know what kind of bike you want...

It would help to know what kind of bike you want to put these on. Not all soft luggage manufacturers sell racks to mount the bags. Gaint Loop sells bags that don't require a rack. Wolfman makes...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By 1994klr250
Need advice on a Bent push rod 3.0 v6

I need some advice on what could cause a push rod to bend. It's on a 1998 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 V6 OHV. Engine has about 167k on it and has been owned by my dad since new. Oil changes have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 2,478,836
Posted By 1994klr250
I took the air box lid off of my klx351. I still...

I took the air box lid off of my klx351. I still have the stock carb on the bike with a dyno jet kit in it and it runs just fine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By 1994klr250
Did you find this pin after removing the oil pan?...

Did you find this pin after removing the oil pan? The second picture looks to be the left side of the engine next to the clutch.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,893
Posted By 1994klr250
This is a great story and well written! Looking...

This is a great story and well written! Looking forward to more. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 256,793
Posted By 1994klr250
Who says riding a klr makes you cheap! Here's my...

Who says riding a klr makes you cheap! Here's my milk crate set up. I use two straps to attach it to the rack that I made. The rack uses two mounting points. I used the tool bag mount spot and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 256,793
Posted By 1994klr250
And the mile keep racking up, 44,444.4 ...

And the mile keep racking up, 44,444.4

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc327/1982fordf100/Bike%20Pictures/IMG_6028_zps3d510fa4.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the...

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the side racks that I made without the dirt bagz on them. The dirt bagz use a rather simple rack, it basically looks like a big L with two bolts to attach...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
I have the dirt bagz on my klr250. I went with...

I have the dirt bagz on my klr250. I went with the ranger model and made my own racks. They work just fine although I wish they where waterproof. They are fairly water resistant, but a good...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
I was a great trip. I really enjoyed the fall...

I was a great trip. I really enjoyed the fall colors for that ride as well. I have a link below to the ride report if you are interested in the trip.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,140
Posted By 1994klr250
Paul, that is a very good deal for a new 800gs. ...

Paul, that is a very good deal for a new 800gs. I bought my 09 new for 12765 out the door. Maintenance is easy. I'm approaching 50k miles on mine and it has been very reliable. The gs is a great...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,245,403
Posted By 1994klr250
Yes its possible to put mounting racks and bags...

Yes its possible to put mounting racks and bags on a smaller bike like the CRF250L and the WR250R. I have done several trips with my KLR250 loaded up with soft bags and it does just fine. Most 250...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By 1994klr250
My f800gs had the same oil seep from those half...

My f800gs had the same oil seep from those half circle gasket locations after about a year. I sealed it with some rtv and the original gasket when I did the first valve check. It still leaked. I...
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