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Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
I've noticed that my new KLR will not start in...

I've noticed that my new KLR will not start in gear even with the clutch lever pulled in, what do I need to cut and splice to make this problem go away?
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
Sounds like I stopped a good day of riding over...

Sounds like I stopped a good day of riding over nothing.
I will look into the t-bob mod soon.
Thanks for the replies! Lot's of learning ahead.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
Really? The needle was only about 1/8'' above...

Really?
The needle was only about 1/8'' above the cold mark and the temp gauge is huge:huh Outside temp is about a balmy 60 degrees
Love the bike though, super comfortable :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
Today I took my new KLR out on it's maiden...

Today I took my new KLR out on it's maiden voyage!
After about 8 miles I noticed the temp gauge did not move very far past the cold mark so I stopped and let it idle for a minute or two and the...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By Fixnfly
Yes, Don't risk killing someone over saving a...

Yes,
Don't risk killing someone over saving a few bucks.
Even if you somehow get the caliper to move, it's gonna fail completely soon and then you're stuck waiting for a tow truck and that's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
Lots of beautiful back roads between here and...

Lots of beautiful back roads between here and there !
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
What would the speed be about for 4000 rpm? I...

What would the speed be about for 4000 rpm? I guessing I would need to stay off the interstate
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17,013
Views: 1,980,907
Posted By Fixnfly
Next saturday I'm planning on trading in my Z1000...

Next saturday I'm planning on trading in my Z1000 on a new KLR:clap
The dealership is 105 miles away and it looks like I will be riding the new KLR home. What is the break in specs for rpms and/or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
That old wives tale was made by women to keep...

That old wives tale was made by women to keep their men away from motorcycles.. So I have heard
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By Fixnfly
Well, in the Pittsburgh area where I live, the...

Well, in the Pittsburgh area where I live, the local "steelerships" (Pittsburgh Steelers) no pun intended, are selling them for $6500. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By Fixnfly
I found a new '15 model about 90 miles from home...

I found a new '15 model about 90 miles from home for $5850:huh
I had to email them for the price
I see a road trip in the near future.

Apparently there are some good dealerships out there who...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Fixnfly
I have a chilton's manual for the 05-09 tacomas...

I have a chilton's manual for the 05-09 tacomas and in chapter 12 there is a good write up about changing the ignition cylinder. There's too much in there for me to post along with pictures so I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By Fixnfly
So, the '15 models are all new edition?

So, the '15 models are all new edition?
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Fixnfly
That's another possibility.

That's another possibility.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Fixnfly
Maybe you just need new keys? Since the keys...

Maybe you just need new keys?
Since the keys are chipped and expensive to replace, try to get a cheap non chipped key made and then place the original chipped keys near the ignition to bypass the...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By Fixnfly
Imagine being rich enough to just leave a broken...

Imagine being rich enough to just leave a broken bike along the road or trail and catch a ride home. :rofl
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By Fixnfly
I like to use heavy duty tubes in my tires since...

I like to use heavy duty tubes in my tires since it's easier to prevent a flat than than get one far from home. Replace them every other tire change and keep them as a spare. Always carry tire plugs...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 17,301
Posted By Fixnfly
Jealousy ? Envy? I have a 13 Z1000 that I plan...

Jealousy ? Envy?
I have a 13 Z1000 that I plan on trading in on a new KLR soon :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
It's alot like riding a dirt bike on the road I...

It's alot like riding a dirt bike on the road I guess.
Not very stable in high winds. Depending on the gearing, it's not too good at high speeds unless you like hearing the engine screaming like...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
It's a nice bike for someone else, just not for...

It's a nice bike for someone else, just not for me.
I don't know what it is but I have no interest in this bike. I'm gonna loose big bucks on this mistake. They defiantly do not hold value.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
My '13 Z is up for sale. SW pa ...

My '13 Z is up for sale. SW pa

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043554
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,729
Posted By Fixnfly
COOL! It's back in the woods about 20' from the...

COOL!
It's back in the woods about 20' from the road. It appeared to be made of granite and looked like something from a cemetery, very well made.
I followed that road until it turned into a hiking...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,729
Posted By Fixnfly
Is that off firetower road near route 31? There...

Is that off firetower road near route 31?
There is a marker further down that gravel road on the right side that marks a place were a least 4 people were murdered back in the 1800's.
I found it by...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
I filled mine with some RTV (gasket maker)

I filled mine with some RTV (gasket maker)
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
Doe anyone know the I.D. of the fuel hose? Is...

Doe anyone know the I.D. of the fuel hose?
Is it something I can get at a auto parts store?
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Fixnfly
Does anyone else in your area have problems? If...

Does anyone else in your area have problems?
If not, then you should probably find out what's wrong before something bad happens.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,951
Posted By Fixnfly
Anti freeze kills animals. In case anyone gives...

Anti freeze kills animals. In case anyone gives a fuck.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Fixnfly
Drain it. New coolant is cheaper than freeze...

Drain it.
New coolant is cheaper than freeze damage.
Fuck that's cold:huh
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By Fixnfly
Did he forget about the bleed screw on the left...

Did he forget about the bleed screw on the left radiator?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
Well, my gasket is already shot so lube won't...

Well, my gasket is already shot so lube won't help. Guess I'm ordering a new cap.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26,953
Views: 4,931,588
Posted By Fixnfly
So I have a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank with a torn...

So I have a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank with a torn gas cap seal. The Clarke website shows a replacement for $6 with a shipping charge of $15. :huh

From what I have read, the new seals just keep...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
Looks like I need to buy two paint pens to make...

Looks like I need to buy two paint pens to make the golden blazed green.
Found them on amazon for $42. That's $42 for the drop of paint I need.:rofl




...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
Can anyone recommend some touch up paint for a...

Can anyone recommend some touch up paint for a green '13 ?
I was pushing my 6 month old Z in the garage and the zipper on the jacket I was wearing scratched the side of the tank a little. :huh
I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
I did leave the drain plug out with the oil...

I did leave the drain plug out with the oil filter off overnight but I never thought it would cause an airlock condition. I guess I should do faster oil changes with this bike and not let it drain...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
I just did my first oil change and had a...

I just did my first oil change and had a problem.. '13 Z1000 480 miles
Purchased a new OEM filter from the local Kawasaki shop P/N
16097-0008 and four qts of oil. After removing the original...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 56,912
Posted By Fixnfly
That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks! ...

That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks!


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii291/fixnfly_2008/009.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/fixnfly_2008/media/009.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 56,912
Posted By Fixnfly
Right now the notches on the eccentric are lined...

Right now the notches on the eccentric are lined up halfway between two notches on the swingarm. Is this O.K. ?
Some chain adjustments I have seen are set up where the "cam" or eccentric have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 56,912
Posted By Fixnfly
So I bought a new '13 model a few weeks ago and I...

So I bought a new '13 model a few weeks ago and I have a question about the chain adjustment....
After I got it home and looked it over, I noticed the chain had a little more slack in it than I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 305,373
Posted By Fixnfly
I just got me a new 2013 z1000 last week and the...

I just got me a new 2013 z1000 last week and the first impression I have is that it has the most uncomfortable seat I have ever sat on. I thought the seat on my old gixxer was bad but this is far...
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