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Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,985
Posted By SkiBumBrian
A chesty is best. Keeps it off your moving head...

A chesty is best. Keeps it off your moving head and is a great forward view. It is about all I use now....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Yep. X3 on the KACR, at least the best place to...

Yep. X3 on the KACR, at least the best place to start. Pull the cover off and inspect compression release for proper operation. Disable and run test or just kick it over and see if you now have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Ouch! By the bluing on the cam it got pretty hot....

Ouch! By the bluing on the cam it got pretty hot. Personally I would not run it again until it was fixed properly. Although I cannot feel the bearing surfaces the pic of the cam looks pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Apples and oranges. Sounds to me like you need a...

Apples and oranges. Sounds to me like you need a Wee or V Strom.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I ran a set on the KLR. Good road tire, TERRIBLE...

I ran a set on the KLR. Good road tire, TERRIBLE off road tire. If I was an asphalt commuter I would buy them again but I am not. IMHO, the extra mileage vs the extra cost does not compute. LOTS of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By SkiBumBrian
x3 on junk in the carb. When you ran it to empty...

x3 on junk in the carb. When you ran it to empty on reserve you prolly sucked some crap into the carb/jets. Take off the carb and clean all the jets and passages. While it is off might as well pull...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
All bars are 7/8ths at the ends. I like ATV mid...

All bars are 7/8ths at the ends. I like ATV mid high bars, mine are Pro Taper. If you go 1" you will want new risers or adapter.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,222
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Wow. Dunlop, Michelin, Kenda. The gang is all...

Wow. Dunlop, Michelin, Kenda. The gang is all there! I usually wait for MSS to run a "pair" sale. Just like everyone else says, no tax, no shipping... Usually at my door within 48 hrs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,609
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Talked to a buddy that went and he said it was a...

Talked to a buddy that went and he said it was a dustfest... Glad I didn't go...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I personally would not buy any KLR with possible...

I personally would not buy any KLR with possible issues without pulling the valve cover, checking lash and looking for signs of oil starvation.
3750, IMHO is a premium price for KLR with 10K on it....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
:rofl&%#ing awesome! I saw some crazy ingenuity...

:rofl&%#ing awesome! I saw some crazy ingenuity in the Phillipines but that takes the cake!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Dude! I had it posted during voting with a bunch...

Dude! I had it posted during voting with a bunch of ???? hoping someone would stand up and claim the pic.... Sorry I lost your original email with your name. That was a very popular entry....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,767
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I used JB Weld on a busted off fairing tab and it...

I used JB Weld on a busted off fairing tab and it worked great until I got the IMS tank, you just gotta scuff up the bonding area (I actually took a razor knife and cut some diamond patterns on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Man, BPR, if you weren't from 2 of my favorite...

Man, BPR, if you weren't from 2 of my favorite places in the states..:roflHere is a silent version for ya. http://youtu.be/2efTfyjHizE


try the code, some said it worked after the time limit. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Link to calendar. 50% off for next hour... code...

Link to calendar. 50% off for next hour... code FLSH50.

http://www.cafepress.com/cp/customize/product2.aspx?number=1214194321
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Link is good, just vids with music wont work on...

Link is good, just vids with music wont work on mobiles due to copyrights...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Those of you following the calendar event, the...

Those of you following the calendar event, the winners have been picked and I am starting to put the calendar together.
Here is the slideshow of the winners.

http://youtu.be/Z_E9ly5wvGo...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Man! Where were you when we were taking...

Man! Where were you when we were taking submissions? I couple of those would have been legitimate contenders..... We are in the voting stage now, which will end Sunday at midnight, Pacific time. You...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Anyone wanting to vote on the calendar do so soon...

Anyone wanting to vote on the calendar do so soon as we are almost ready to announce the winners. Watch the slideshow and submit your picks to the KLRcalendar email.... Remember, you don't have to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I think if you play the silent one without the...

I think if you play the silent one without the music that causes the copyright infringement it should work on your phone, just go to my channel, TheSkibumbrian and check that one. Some countries have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Due to some late submissions I updated the...

Due to some late submissions I updated the slideshow again but it is done now, for the last time. We could not find an online polling program that would hold 66 possible votes so I am going to tally...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
The final cut for the calendar voting is posted....

The final cut for the calendar voting is posted. Start narrowing down your picks to your 12 best. I will be working to get some sort of voting thread going in the next week or so, after everyone has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Don't bet on it.... I chucked my fairing after...

Don't bet on it.... I chucked my fairing after being tired of it bouncing my head around from the buffeting and little protection in the rain. I never looked back! Got with a real windshield or pitch...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Did I post pics here??? Lol:huh

Did I post pics here??? Lol:huh
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
for those of you with submissions, here is the...

for those of you with submissions, here is the updated slideshow of the contestants.... http://youtu.be/dfv9BBB_ubs

Lucky, sorry your pic didn't get in this update, I promise it will be in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I didn't seem to get this sub at the...

I didn't seem to get this sub at the KLRcalendar@outlook.com address.... Can you send it again?
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
KLR calendar

I have taken the duties of constructing a KLR calendar on another site. If any of you want to submit some pics send them to KLRcalendar@outlook.com with your screen name and I will put them in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I think Jethro Tull wrote a song befitting your...

I think Jethro Tull wrote a song befitting your answer.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Nature of the beast with a wet clutch. If it bugs...

Nature of the beast with a wet clutch. If it bugs ya, put it in gear before you start it rock it back and forth then start it, problem solved!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
To each his own, some of us actually ENJOY the...

To each his own, some of us actually ENJOY the maintenance.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
LV must have gotten smart, maybe Staintune will...

LV must have gotten smart, maybe Staintune will follow suit. I still have no issue repacking a can, it takes more time to lube your chain.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
A repack takes about 5 minutes. I wouldn't trade...

A repack takes about 5 minutes. I wouldn't trade my can for an LV, or a Staintune for that matter. they don't have spark arrestors.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Been running the BigGun EvoR and their headpipe...

Been running the BigGun EvoR and their headpipe for a couple of years now. I love the pipe. Maybe too loud for some but if you use their dura-pack material it tones it down considerably. I now use...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Soak it up with penetrating oil overnight, tap...

Soak it up with penetrating oil overnight, tap around it to loosen the crud, easy out or a left twist bit if you need to drill it out. Make sure to center punch the bolt so the bit stays centered....
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Most LiFe batteries come with foam filler to...

Most LiFe batteries come with foam filler to accommodate battery box sizes. My Lithium Iron battery from Antigravity batteries did. It has work flawlessly for over a year and weighs just over 1lb.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,609
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Brien, I probably have my old choke housing...

Brien,

I probably have my old choke housing with cable and all the works if you need it.
Glad you faired better than "ol' Blue". It can be kinda sketchy riding alone...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Yep, lots of cheap options on Ebay. I like my...

Yep, lots of cheap options on Ebay. I like my convertible pegs from SW Motech. Nice and wide with a removable rubber insert for off road. Rubber isolates some vibes on the street, take them out and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,764
Posted By SkiBumBrian
The Ricor IAS system with multiple variable...

The Ricor IAS system with multiple variable valving probably negates the need for adjustable rebound dampening. I know mine has no rebound adjustment.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,764
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I truly think it is a toss up between Ricor and...

I truly think it is a toss up between Ricor and Cogent. Either system will cost you 1K+ if you buy top of the line. It is the best money you could spend on your KLR as far as suspension and handling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,635
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Cancelled due to lack of interest.

Cancelled due to lack of interest.
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