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Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,418
Posted By DR650Keith
The clutch housing spins with the retaining bolt....

The clutch housing spins with the retaining bolt. I could try an impact driver but it probably will just spin the housing, worth a try though. Surely scooter riders don't pay a dealer $150 every time...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,418
Posted By DR650Keith
Honda Reflex Drive Belt Question

I have a 2004 Honda Reflex 250 scooter and just hit the 12,000 mile mark, the manual says time for a new drivebelt. I took the drivebelt cover off and cannot get the clutch hub to come off. I even...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,881
Posted By DR650Keith
I have a 2004 Reflex. The valve adjustment...

I have a 2004 Reflex. The valve adjustment procedure is kind of odd. There are two valve adjustment levers. Supposedly you loosen them at top dead center and then turn them inward and then back...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By DR650Keith
I would have no qualms whatsoever with riding the...

I would have no qualms whatsoever with riding the Reflex long distance. It's extremely reliable and is quite roadworthy. I have an '04 and I like it a lot. I'd set off without any worries at all,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By DR650Keith
Living in the moment is the key thing, hard to do...

Living in the moment is the key thing, hard to do in this busy world. Seems like riding long distance brings about this kind of mind. The wind, the scenery, the danger element tend to focus the mind...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,829
Posted By DR650Keith
The Reflex is a newer design, the Helix is really...

The Reflex is a newer design, the Helix is really old, mid-eighties vintage.
The Helix is kind of funky looking, the Reflex is very sporty looking.
Running gear is similar but not exactly the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By DR650Keith
That's awesome, Hondas are just incredible....

That's awesome, Hondas are just incredible. Thanks for sharing. I've got a Reflex with only 7k miles and it looks like it has a lot more left in it judged by this one.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By DR650Keith
Can you shoot a pic of that odometer with 80k?

Can you shoot a pic of that odometer with 80k?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By DR650Keith
My reflex runs 75 and 80 all the time on Houston...

My reflex runs 75 and 80 all the time on Houston freeways. It seems like it could run 75-80 all day if you wanted. It never uses oil or overheats running 75-80 in our Houston heat. Just a great...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By DR650Keith
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe next time is...

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe next time is refuses to start I will jump across those switches and see if it magically starts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By DR650Keith
KLR650 starting problem.....

I've got an '07 KLR and just recently started having a problem with it, I hit the starter button and sometimes it does nothing, battery's fine and eventually it does start if I keep hitting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,949
Posted By DR650Keith
I've got a 2004 and it is very compact and light...

I've got a 2004 and it is very compact and light handling. Just a great vehicle, cruises at 70 and 75 with no apparent strain with short bursts to 80mph. Mileage is about 62 mpg if you do a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,250
Posted By DR650Keith
DRZ400S -How many MPG on the road?

I've been thinking of getting a Suzuki DRZ400S dual sport and was wondering what kind of gas mileage the thing gets on the road since I plan to use it for commuting to work as well as some off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By DR650Keith
I owned a 2004 DR650. Bought it new in '04 and...

I owned a 2004 DR650. Bought it new in '04 and ran it 39k miles and when I sold it last year it was running perfectly, no oil consumption, ready to go another 39k probably.
The DR is really tough,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,857
Posted By DR650Keith
The KLR is so ugly anyway, why not just paint it...

The KLR is so ugly anyway, why not just paint it however you like it, check out my Afrika Korps scheme:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By DR650Keith
The HOV in Houston is a real time saver in most...

The HOV in Houston is a real time saver in most cases. The exception is when a Metro bus breaks down or there's an accident. I was once stuck for almost 2 hours when a bus cratered and managed to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-05-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,832
Posted By DR650Keith
FM170 is awesome, but don't just stop in...

FM170 is awesome, but don't just stop in Presidio, take it all the way to Ruidosa and then turn north on the gravel road leading to Marfa, the Pinto Canyon Road. It's mostly smooth gravel and really...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,037
Posted By DR650Keith
Toyota 22R- yep, that one is unkillable.

Toyota 22R- yep, that one is unkillable.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,037
Posted By DR650Keith
Here's a few: airhead BMW boxer twins, Goldwing...

Here's a few: airhead BMW boxer twins, Goldwing GL1100 , Honda 750/900/1100 DOHC fours from the 70's/80's, Honda GL1500 six,
DR650 Suzuki, Kawasaki KZ1000 DOHC fours from the 70's, all these are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,019
Posted By DR650Keith
I've owned them both. Rode 39k miles on my '04 DR...

I've owned them both. Rode 39k miles on my '04 DR and have 3k on my '07 KLR.
Bottom line: The DR is better built, quicker, lighter. The KLR is slower,heavier, has terrible brakes but on the plus...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By DR650Keith
Kill switch was in the run position. Still no go....

Kill switch was in the run position. Still no go. But I replaced a 10A fuse which looked good but apparently wasn't since the bike immediately came to life. The old fuse even tested as good with an...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By DR650Keith
Honda Reflex - No Spark

Just did my valve check on my Honda Reflex 250 and now I have no spark. Fuses good, jumped the sidestand switch, still no spark, starter spins but absolutely no spark. It was running perfectly prior...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,340
Posted By DR650Keith
I owned an '04 DR for 39,000 miles and have...

I owned an '04 DR for 39,000 miles and have recently bought an '07 KLR and have run it about 2500 miles, so I feel qualified to put in my 2 cents regarding which one is better powerwise. Bottom line:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By DR650Keith
I had 39k on mine when I sold it and it was...

I had 39k on mine when I sold it and it was running perfectly, no oil consumption. Just before selling I rode it 1600 miles on a trip to Big Bend National Park and thrashed it on dirt roads and lots...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 65,181
Posted By DR650Keith
Afrika Korps KLR Picture

Here goes... (hope this picture works)
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 65,181
Posted By DR650Keith
I just got an '07 with 237 miles for $4195. It's...

I just got an '07 with 237 miles for $4195. It's a hoot! It reminds me of some old agricultural tractor, kinda crude and filled with character. Decided to paint mine in Afrika Korps tan camo with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,443
Posted By DR650Keith
I have a 2004 Reflex and its top speed is 83 mph...

I have a 2004 Reflex and its top speed is 83 mph with my 230lb carcass aboard. It cruises at 75-80 easily, just don't look at the tach, it'll scare the heck out of you to see the needle bouncing near...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By DR650Keith
I would ride whatever you have as long as it's...

I would ride whatever you have as long as it's comfortable, I rode a DR650 from Texas to Alaska and back and I think it's more important the quality of your seat and the size of your gas tank. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 86,995
Posted By DR650Keith
Yeah, I just decided to forgetaboutit. Ran the...

Yeah, I just decided to forgetaboutit. Ran the bike the 25 miles to work and she ran perfectly. That rotor is an interference fit on a conical shaft with a woodruff key jammed in there, hard to image...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 86,995
Posted By DR650Keith
Yeah, I tightened it down, loosened, tightened a...

Yeah, I tightened it down, loosened, tightened a second time, loosened and then the last time I cranked it down as tight as I could with the cheater.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 86,995
Posted By DR650Keith
KLR Doohickey Question

I just did the doohickey on my new KLR and had a question for those KLR experts out there who know about this issue. Everything went smoothly in the installation but I didn't have a torque wrench...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By DR650Keith
Hi CBAT, Well, in another one of my boneheaded...

Hi CBAT,
Well, in another one of my boneheaded decisions I sold my trusty DR650 which had faithfully taken me to Alaska and on a bunch of other adventures, I can kinda blame the wife since she said...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By DR650Keith
I just bought an '07 KLR650 for $4195 plus t,t&l,...

I just bought an '07 KLR650 for $4195 plus t,t&l, $4500 out the door. It did have 273 miles on it but otherwise like brand new. Guess I'll have to change my handle to KLR650Keith now...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By DR650Keith
10k miles sounds about right. I received my...

10k miles sounds about right. I received my manual and it says 12k but I'll just do that change every 10k. The reflex sure is a lot more complicated beast than my bikes, looks more like working on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By DR650Keith
The valve cover on the front is the exhaust...

The valve cover on the front is the exhaust valves cover, the rear cover is for the intake valves. The covers come off for valve adjustment, the DR uses threaded adjusters. Get a manual and learn how...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By DR650Keith
I didn't get one with the bike, I have a service...

I didn't get one with the bike, I have a service manual on order. I just thought somebody might know the approximate lifespan of the drivebelt and cost/difficulty to replace.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,756
Posted By DR650Keith
Drive Belt/How many miles to replacement?

I have a new Honda Reflex and was wondering how many miles the drive belt usually goes. About how much does the belt cost? How hard to replace? Just curious, mine's new so it should go a while. Any...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By DR650Keith
Wow, what a story! Honda makes one great scooter!

Wow, what a story! Honda makes one great scooter!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By DR650Keith
The Reflex has less than 900 miles on it, it's...

The Reflex has less than 900 miles on it, it's basically like brand new.
I'm thinking it would do pretty well and save me a few dollars in gas money.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By DR650Keith
Long Distance on Reflex 250? Doable?

I just picked up an '04 Honda Reflex 250 and am impressed with its performance for a 250cc. I'm taking a trip to Georgia from Texas in 3 weeks and was planning on riding one of my motorcycles but...
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