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Forum: Beasts Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
Not many choices other than 205/50R17 here in the...

Not many choices other than 205/50R17 here in the U.S.. Some are wider than others so you'll want to select a brand with a cross-section narrow enough to avoid having the chain rub against the tire....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By LexLeroy
Spend some time playing w/ this application - you...

Spend some time playing w/ this application - you won't be disappointed.
http://maps.kytc.ky.gov/photolog/?config=LocalRoads
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
6mmx1.0

6mmx1.0
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,469
Posted By LexLeroy
I am considering a sidecar chassis w/ with a...

I am considering a sidecar chassis w/ with a parallelogram trailing arm suspension similar to the old-style VW front suspension. The sidecar wheel's steering knuckle would have castor and king pin...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,469
Posted By LexLeroy
I realize that this is a 5 year old thread, but...

I realize that this is a 5 year old thread, but does the hand-drawn graphic below fairly represent the problem, given a hypothetical rig w/ a 60"wheel base, a 48" track, 24" of lead and 40 degrees of...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By LexLeroy
I haven't hacked my DL1000 yet but I was...

I haven't hacked my DL1000 yet but I was initially considering any 4.00x19 DOT tire w/ a flattish profile - say maybe an Avon SMII. Then I remembered how my old R100/7 rig would push the front tire...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
If you're more into technical stuff then go look...

If you're more into technical stuff then go look at the VStrom Riders International site. It's pretty much a drama-free zone except for one notable exception which isn't mentioned at the dinner...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By LexLeroy
I was faced w/ the same decision since I've got...

I was faced w/ the same decision since I've got about 1 1/2 hrs of twisty 55mph two-lane blacktop before I can get to gravel county roads and forest service roads in the Daniel Boone Natnl. Forest. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
I use it in a mill w/ a rotary table but you can...

I use it in a mill w/ a rotary table but you can get the same effect w/ a Dremel or die grinder if you go slowly & are careful. A stone might make more sense with the sprocket held firmly in a vise...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
I use a 45 degree carbide bur and leave 11mm of...

I use a 45 degree carbide bur and leave 11mm of unmolested splines as measured from the final bevel to the flat surface of the sprocket.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,247
Posted By LexLeroy
Check out the Kawasaki KLX250S. Lots of upgrade...

Check out the Kawasaki KLX250S. Lots of upgrade potential should you wish to keep it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,247
Posted By LexLeroy
I'd tackle things in the following order: 1)...

I'd tackle things in the following order:
1) Find a bike that fits - which includes your ability to pick it up after you drop it. I'm 5'10" and 185 lbs and my XR650L is all that I care to pick up......
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By LexLeroy
Kentucky's DOT has a "Maps" page with an...

Kentucky's DOT has a "Maps" page with an application that highlights gravel & dirt roads. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,247
Posted By LexLeroy
A good friend's SO has been an MSF instructor for...

A good friend's SO has been an MSF instructor for well over 20 years. She's a good rider, has been exposed to just about everything on two wheels and can afford any bike that she wants. Her current...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
The only mistake that I can see is letting this...

The only mistake that I can see is letting this bunch know how good you are with machine tools and a torch. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
New Toy Syndrome - we've all had it. :cry

New Toy Syndrome - we've all had it. :cry
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
I fell on my left hip. It turned a wonderful...

I fell on my left hip. It turned a wonderful mixture of purple and green, all the way around from my butt crack to my pubic bone and down to the knee. The four hour post-crash ride home was an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
Get a 6mm Helicoil kit from McMaster-Carr. This...

Get a 6mm Helicoil kit from McMaster-Carr. This won't be the only time that you'll need it - trust me on this. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,014
Posted By LexLeroy
:Laugh-and-snort-beer-out-nose-onto-keyboard

:Laugh-and-snort-beer-out-nose-onto-keyboard
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,014
Posted By LexLeroy
I've been pricing this and other alternatives...

I've been pricing this and other alternatives lately... and you're offering one hell of a sweet deal.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
Only Happens to the Other Guy

We always assume that crashes only happen to the other guy. Guess what... now I'm the other guy!

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14624965987_7686c9428e_b.jpg

Boy, those turn signals...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By LexLeroy
Yes, it's a zombie thread. Folks still shell out...

Yes, it's a zombie thread. Folks still shell out their money for the Master Mike spacer mod, however, without understanding the trade-offs involved. Oh well.

Since I'm an anal-retentive twit...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By LexLeroy
According to Partzilla The DL1000's sprocket...

According to Partzilla The DL1000's sprocket carrier part number is 64610-06G00 while the part number for the DL650 is 64610-35F10. Both bikes use the same middle spacer (Retainer, RR Sprocket Drum...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By LexLeroy
The DL1000's bearing center line and sprocket...

The DL1000's bearing center line and sprocket center line are about 7mm apart, which forces the bearing's inner and outer races to cant under load. There's also about 2mm of free space between the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,339
Posted By LexLeroy
The KLR rear hub uses an "E" ring without a seal....

The KLR rear hub uses an "E" ring without a seal. It seemed like a belt & suspenders to me but I can see how a retaining ring would make sense after the bearing gets changed a few times and the bore...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,339
Posted By LexLeroy
Has consensus been reached on how to deal with...

Has consensus been reached on how to deal with this bearing issue? I was planning to lace a DR650SE rear hub & sprocket carrier to an 18" rear wheel and adapt it to my XR650L so I'd like to leverage...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By LexLeroy
Compare the selection of "adventure" tires...

Compare the selection of "adventure" tires available for both bikes - that should answer your question. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
XR650L and U.S. spec NX650 5th gear ratios are...

XR650L and U.S. spec NX650 5th gear ratios are the same. Try loading the FMX650 gear ratios - they should be the same as for the Euro-spec NX650.
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,430
Posted By LexLeroy
Fellow inmate Glitch_Oz did some blacksmithing on...

Fellow inmate Glitch_Oz did some blacksmithing on a wrecked DL650 and managed to get the weight down to 377 lbs wet. It may not be up to serious single-track work but there are plenty of guys taking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
The fifth gear (on the left) has to be ordered...

The fifth gear (on the left) has to be ordered from Japan or Europe. The 2nd gear (on the right) can be ordered in the U.S.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/13312974303_4ff6c6d78f_b.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
The Seat Concepts foam & cover combo is all-day...

The Seat Concepts foam & cover combo is all-day comfortable for me, but it's wider than the stock unit. Be advised that you'll need a pneumatic stapler to install it - my old Bostitch T-50 didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By LexLeroy
Boelube and a starter bit, then follow with more...

Boelube and a starter bit, then follow with more Boelube and a sharp 135 degree split-point screw machine (i.e., short) drill bit. Use a drill press with the bolt held securely in a vise.

Even...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By LexLeroy
Check these then - they'll sit lower than a rack....

Check these then - they'll sit lower than a rack.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#footman%27s-loops/=sxw6hn
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By LexLeroy
I thought about doing something similar w/ 6061...

I thought about doing something similar w/ 6061 aluminum but I priced an appropriately-sized piece - yeow! Then I remembered that someone had used HDPE to make a dual sport rear rack for their...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 97,218
Views: 18,400,301
Posted By LexLeroy
Any of you guys have experience w/ Procycle...

Any of you guys have experience w/ Procycle building an 18" wheel for your DR? Good? Bad? Indifferent?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By LexLeroy
Procycle advertises a 2.5" x 18" Excel rear wheel...

Procycle advertises a 2.5" x 18" Excel rear wheel w/ a new stock KLR650 hub for $769.95.

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/klr650.html#wheels

I'm considering having them build me a similar wheel...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 669,891
Posted By LexLeroy
Here's a good place to start learning about your...

Here's a good place to start learning about your new ride -

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php

Welcome to the asylum. :wave
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
Here's a link to the installation guide - ...

Here's a link to the installation guide -

http://www.whelen.com/install/138/13838.pdf
To summarize -



Black wire to ground
Colored wire to 12VDC, in this case your brake filament
Grey...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
The monstrosity is the Suzuki reflector/license...

The monstrosity is the Suzuki reflector/license plate light. The LIN3 is the silver-reflector thing on top of that. It's 3 1/2" long, 1 1/8" high and 1 1/4" deep.

Here's a link to their product...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 74,498
Views: 7,793,297
Posted By LexLeroy
Whelen LIN3 light head as an auxiliary tail light...

Whelen LIN3 light head as an auxiliary tail light - here's mine mounted on my DL1000.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6291943276_0f43634e50_b.jpg
I'm looking at how I can put one on the XR650L...
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