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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mala Suerte
You're actually pretty close to the weight the...

You're actually pretty close to the weight the engineers built the stock KLR for - they didn't engineer them for the average American.

Glad you're OK.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Have you checked the motor mounts? I had...

Have you checked the motor mounts?

I had something similar, not really a chirp, per se, but a weird noise that only occurred when I was driving w/ engine on. At idle, sitting still, there's no...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Mala Suerte
Rabbit Valley is in CO, close to the UT border.

Rabbit Valley is in CO, close to the UT border.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Mala Suerte
Gen IIs are from 2008 to present. Gen Is...

Gen IIs are from 2008 to present.

Gen Is were through 2007.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 34,524
Posted By Mala Suerte
I've only been in the Western Slope a year, so...

I've only been in the Western Slope a year, so I'm still learning what's around, but "badass views" are pretty much every where.

Welcome.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Mala Suerte
I'd like to see more of the ride. ...

I'd like to see more of the ride.

Personally, I prefer the side of the helmet perspective vs. top of the helmet. Also, normal speed is better for the rocky technical sections. The sped up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
I moved from OK to CO a year ago and I have...

I moved from OK to CO a year ago and I have witnessed the football and basketball sized rocks. In reality, the KLR shouldn't be in those kind of rocks, but not having the money for a more off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Mala Suerte
Pretty decent video on the process at the link...

Pretty decent video on the process at the link below. Notice, it's two parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITE7ByETVk
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Thanks, for the info. What I was...

Thanks, for the info.

What I was wondering, however, is what is the benefit to having a separate adjustment for rebound and for compression dampening. IOW, is there a time when you want rebound...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,344,687
Posted By Mala Suerte
$3,750 buy it now price.:eek1

$3,750 buy it now price.:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
I can definitely see the benefit of high speed...

I can definitely see the benefit of high speed and low speed adjusters.

Question, though, how much of a benefit is it to have different adjusters for compression dampening and rebound dampening?...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Ran across the following quote talking...

Ran across the following quote talking rebound/compression dampening:

From this thread a number of years back.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121368
The guy who made the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Thanks. '96 w/ 29k miles. I'll have to road...

Thanks.
'96 w/ 29k miles. I'll have to road test it and see if it does the same as the stationary test.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mala Suerte
+1 For two up riding that the OP described,...

+1

For two up riding that the OP described, the KLR is the better choice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Question about the effect of the rear shock...

Question about the effect of the rear shock dampener. I tried mine on all the adjustment settings 1-4 to see what the change was. Granted I didn't ride it to test the difference, just pushed down...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10,970
Views: 1,344,687
Posted By Mala Suerte
Must be time to get rid of the XTs, this one has...

Must be time to get rid of the XTs, this one has a few issues, evidently.
http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_fYFLWVfWsKa_600x450.jpg

Haven't started this bike for a couple of years but was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By Mala Suerte
Two trails I loved, but would have to be...

Two trails I loved, but would have to be trailered to Kane Creek and Top of the World.

I'm headed to Moab the night of the 24th, after I teach my night class, can't wait.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mala Suerte
Thanks all for the info. CCW is on my to-do list...

Thanks all for the info. CCW is on my to-do list now that other bills are out of the way.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Mala Suerte
Just wondering, what are the CO laws regarding...

Just wondering, what are the CO laws regarding transporting a pistol and ammo on a motorcycle w/o a concealed carry permit?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mala Suerte
It's easy to resurrect ancient threads here. ...

It's easy to resurrect ancient threads here.

I googled the part number repairmanual.com posted and this is what I found:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Mala Suerte
I've had my KLR up to 11k feet w/o a problem. ...

I've had my KLR up to 11k feet w/o a problem. IIRC, it has to do w/ the CV carb being vacuum actuated.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Mala Suerte
http://www.dirtbikeutah.net/ ...

http://www.dirtbikeutah.net/

http://www.utahmototrails.com/

http://www.everytrail.com/
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,246
Posted By Mala Suerte
Great thread. I usually listen to podcasts on my...

Great thread. I usually listen to podcasts on my long highway stints. I, like others, find that I focus better w/ either music or the podcast on.

I have done it old school and just hooked my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,011
Views: 1,829,065
Posted By Mala Suerte
Kind of goes w/o saying. The cheap farkles...

Kind of goes w/o saying.

The cheap farkles on the XR are much less attractive than they are on the KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Mala Suerte
My '96 KLR has 29,500 miles or roughly 47,500 km...

My '96 KLR has 29,500 miles or roughly 47,500 km on it and other than a mistake by the previous owner I had to fix, I've had no problems at all.

It is common to see people w/ 60k-75k miles on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 223,315
Posted By Mala Suerte
Not to side track the thread too much, but I took...

Not to side track the thread too much, but I took the fam hiking Saturday to the Mica Mine just outside of GJ. My 5 y.o. daughter loves rocks. She filled her backpack w/ 10 lbs of mica and I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Yep. As soon as you log in at the other site,...

Yep. As soon as you log in at the other site, the pics appear.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Mala Suerte
29,945 1997 KLR 650 Only problem was b/c...

29,945 1997 KLR 650

Only problem was b/c of the PO's mistake. He failed to assure that a washer stayed on a timing gear shaft when he did the Doo. The washer bounced around the timing gears...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mala Suerte
I use my iphone as my primary GPS and it has...

I use my iphone as my primary GPS and it has served me well. So far, I've used it hiking in the Uintas, motorcycling around Moab and other hiking/motorcycling trips.

You do have to plan ahead...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
:rofl:rofl Despite teaching for a living (or...

:rofl:rofl

Despite teaching for a living (or maybe b/c I teach), I, as well, prefer the road less traveled. A nice ghost mining town in the middle of the mountains is perfect.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
+1 on the Shinko 705s. I had them on my KLR for...

+1 on the Shinko 705s. I had them on my KLR for quite a while, great tires on road, even in the rain, and packed dirt.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 34,524
Posted By Mala Suerte
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,954
Posted By Mala Suerte
Great thread. Last year I got back into two of...

Great thread. Last year I got back into two of my favorite hobbies, dual sport riding and fishing, this year, the plan is to combine both. I've been wanting to get into fly fishing for years, I'll...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 34,524
Posted By Mala Suerte
I already had plans this weekend or I would've...

I already had plans this weekend or I would've been interested.



On an unrelated note, I went hiking w/ my family on the Mica Mine trail. There was a jeep/atv trail that left from the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
I have no personal experience with them, but...

I have no personal experience with them, but people seem to have a love or hate relationship w/ Primary Drive components.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
IIRC, bike bandit is not the cheapest place out...

IIRC, bike bandit is not the cheapest place out there, but they have them.

http://www.bikebandit.com/sunstar-steel-front-motorcycle-sprocket?m=149863

ETA: Arrowhead Motorsports in Moab also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,964
Posted By Mala Suerte
Got a Moab trip coming up in a little over a...

Got a Moab trip coming up in a little over a month. I took my KLR last October to Moab. Hit a bunch of trails, notably Top of the World and Kane Creek - it was pretty harsh, mainly b/c of crappy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,223
Posted By Mala Suerte
I did the Cisco route as well, amazing ride. ...

I did the Cisco route as well, amazing ride.

You definitely get spoiled living in this area - a lot of amazing rides. Waiting for a tax return, then I'll buy a more dirt oriented dual sport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,223
Posted By Mala Suerte
Great thread Simbaboy. I made my first trip to...

Great thread Simbaboy. I made my first trip to Moab last October on my KLR. I beat the hell out of myself and the KLR - we hit Kane Creek and Top of the World, among others. Despite the self and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,223
Posted By Mala Suerte
That's awesome, I love that movie.

That's awesome, I love that movie.
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