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Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,608
Posted By col klink
Yep, as stated above all you need is a decent...

Yep, as stated above all you need is a decent 12pt 10mm socket, and leverage.
It is definitely not an external torx.
Twist on it! They'll pop loose.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,044
Posted By col klink
klr or dr

i have both, i like them both, with any oil in them on any tires.
wanna buy my dr?:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 300,848
Posted By col klink
I have weighed a DR650 @327# and a DRZ400@325#. ...

I have weighed a DR650 @327# and a DRZ400@325#.
Both were wet with whatever fuel loads so not totally scientific but still not 30kg diff. More like less than one kilo diff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By col klink
Lowering front end

If I may chime in.....
I do very specific and effective geometry set ups for a variety of riders/riding. It is the basis of the services I offer.
For the current crop of roadrace/sportbikes we...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,598
Posted By col klink
Okay, so at proper torque specs you aren't going...

Okay, so at proper torque specs you aren't going to break or strip bolts by giving a clicker a second tug. Have you ever tried it? Ever 'felt' it? A second click of a fastener, quick and gentle,...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,598
Posted By col klink
Torque wrench

I have several Snap-on clicker torque wrenches (1/4" drive inch pounder) to cover light, 3/8 drive for medium and 1/2" drive for larger Torque values.
I click most Fasteners twice, the second click...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,930
Posted By col klink
Stickin fork

Hey Boom Boom,
While the sticky spring is out, try stroking that leg (sounds bad I know)
But seriously check to see if the tubes slide without the spring in.
I would check them both even though...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,359
Posted By col klink
Klr650

If your klr sat up for any length of time it may have
A slightly reduced idle jet orifice due to the gas rotting in the float bowl.
You shouldn't need to choke it as much as you indicate.
How many...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By col klink
Shx preloaded adjuster

Add to that: at 200 lbs you'll benefit greatly from more spring rate (you need a much firmer spring not just more preload)
Add to that: with enough spring to hold you up, you'll also need much more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By col klink
Drive chain

A good quality chain with a clip type m/link will do just fine if installed properly.
The clip is directional. The closed end must be toward the chains
Direction of travel or it can be knocked off,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,523
Posted By col klink
Just another RANT! Asshats not securing loads on their vehicles...

I bet buddy with the pipe made it to his destination. And didn't hurt anyone.

What about two buddies rolling down the highway in a sedan with the windows rolled down? Each with an arm...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,379
Posted By col klink
Any MuZ Skorpion owners out there.

While I have never owned an MZ (same as MuZ) I have worked on many of them. There was a Championship Cup Series roadrace spec class called the Skorpion Cup. This allowed very little engine mods but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,135
Posted By col klink
My XL125 Honda SuperMoto project

some input :)

Dude, that's cool. It brings back memories of my teen years in the early seventies.
we built bikes like that and rode the pee outa them.
some input? put some good shocks on that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,351
Posted By col klink
LC4 shock rebuild parts?

RZ35027,
I have drawers full of special tools for all the different shocks and forks I do.
The lc4 shock is not that different compared to the pds shock other than only using one piston on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 80,984
Posted By col klink
mandatory abs? opposers?

FlatlanderInVT,
good question. No, locking the wheels doesn't stop you/me faster. Just short of lock up is the quickest method to stop. Hence 'anti-lock'.
Actually it feels like I speed up as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 80,984
Posted By col klink
Mandatory ABS on Motorcyles is a coming... Any opposers remaining?

Y'all can count me as 'One opposer' here.
I for one disdain anti lock brakes. I vote NO! to federally mandated, across the board fitment of expensive, heavy, complexity that takes the place of me...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 1,939,202
Posted By col klink
beauty spot. vu ja de'

beauty spot. vu ja de'
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,299
Posted By col klink
On the pegs or on your arse?

:p3rry As an ex mx'er, in the rough, I stand, I am very comfortable on the pegs. All my dirt type bikes are set up for it. My riding budds say I really don't need my seat. But I sit to rest, when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 43,776
Posted By col klink
does the submarine hack still smoke?

does the submarine hack still smoke?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 43,776
Posted By col klink
KTM, klr? Not sure yet If the trails will be...

KTM, klr? Not sure yet
If the trails will be tough and challenging
I should do it on the katoom. Since the klr is so big.
Thats part of what I wanted to kick around with ya.
We're doin the Bat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 43,776
Posted By col klink
Official Fuzzy Beaver Thread

Mr Honcho,
May I ride with you at this fuzzy beavy thingy? (BTW someone told my wife the fuzzy beaver is a strip club but I get a kitchen pass anyway), And may I bring a friend? (note; he's a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By col klink
fork convert

that's all?
what do you mean 'welded up the stem?
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,508
Posted By col klink
Teach me how to install new spokes

You can certainly replace just one spoke if you can source a new one. Some brands only sell sets. It takes me about an hour to lace and true a rim with a new set of spokes.
If you are lucky the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,550
Posted By col klink
N GA dual sort riding PARKING in Jasper.

There are some awesome roads around Jasper.
Ya'll are welcome to park in my parking lot in Jasper, GA.
I am in the Mountain City Business Park. Right behind the new walmart.
Come to GMDATL.com at...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By col klink
1973 BMW 75/5 Fuel Line

yes, the clamshell thing.
Or you can guide the fuel line thru by using a welding rod or steel coathanger (if you can find one) inserted into the open end of the fuel line poked thru the clamshell....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
Posted By col klink
Bad fuel blows motor!

Too bad.
I am wondering; is that the same shop that did the top end for you?
Most likely not fuel related, more likely too little piston to cylinder wall clearance and she siezed.

good luck.
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 79,709
Posted By col klink
tinks down, (bike totaled) ????

Are you sure it's totaled?
I can say from experience the SV650 frames are very robust and crash resilient. Gen 1 WAY more so than gen 2.
yeah you'll need forks, among other things.
You may be able...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,594
Posted By col klink
KLR 650 Engine Noise

Another possibility for the source of what you may be hearing: is pinging. Otherwise known as spark knock, or detonatin, or pre-ignition.
These are not all exactly the same but the terms do get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By col klink
speed wobble from wind

Yobo,
In my experience (18 yrs in motorcycle handling problems indentification and rectification) I have found most wobbles are caused by Mis-Alignments.

Be it in the front end assembly (forks...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By col klink
KLR 650 Brake Pads 07 vs. 08

yes the brakes part numbers are different from gen1 (up to 06) to gen2 (08-09) according to my parts unlimited catalog.
The 07 is not listed
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By col klink
Fork cartridge for 40mm tube

The 40 and 41mm forks will easily reveive 20mm (of which I have many) and 25mm cartridges (of which I have a few).
FYI, a 20mm cartridge will not be real good in offroad/dualsport/gravel washboards...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,371
Posted By col klink
Bent brake lever; what to do?

I str8n them (levers) all the time. (I make my living str8n'n steel and aluminumm motorcycle frames, fork tubes, swingarms and triple clamps too).
We weld on them almost everyday too.
cold works...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,182
Posted By col klink
'08 KRL broke yesterday, let's figure it out...

I have a customer's 05 klr in my shop because it quit running while it was being ridden.
It has two bent intake valves, thus no compression.
The cams were 45 degrees out of proper time, (90 dgrees...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,177
Posted By col klink
Art of the Standing Wheelie

at least they are wearing half a helmets. good wheelies though.
Pretty ballzee to do that in downtown streets

The ones I watched were using their rear brakes. that's the ticket.
Learn to use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,775
Posted By col klink
Sweeping corner wobble!

Lots of things cause wobbles in motorcycles.
Some of the posts here have touched on several good ideas.
After all the basics have been checked, we find that most persistant wobbles are born in some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,329
Posted By col klink
Great motorcycling compliments

We worked late often at Cycle Nuts and Bolts in Clarkston, Ga.
I was suiting to up to head home one evening.
Vic Fasola (tuner) and Scott Russell (superbike champion of the world and the U.S. and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,472
Posted By col klink
Changing gears when standing?

I don't think the stiffness of you boots has that much to do with it. It's a whole leg motion, occasionally, when rocking the ankle is impractical.
When standing up, I put all my weight on the right...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By col klink
gmdatl/racetech parts deals

Yeah Chris, we're doin okay. How about ya'll?
I passed your old store location the other day on our way to talladega and saw ya'll have moved.

We ever gonna go for a ride?
We have just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,975
Posted By col klink
There are rider's, and then there are RIDER's

You know you are wet when the rain water seeps into your crotch.
Forum: Vendors 02-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By col klink
gmdatl/racetech suspension parts deals

GMDATL.com offering $50 off gold valve kits (cartridge style or cartridge Emulators) and spring combos to the inmates
For forks, shocks or both to double the savings).
plus 10% off installations
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