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Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
No. The ignition on a (pre-2007) KLR operates off...

No. The ignition on a (pre-2007) KLR operates off a magneto coil. It doesn't even use the battery as far as I know, it was originally designed for a dirt bike that didn't have a battery. It does have...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
It's actually inherent in the high pressure fuel...

It's actually inherent in the high pressure fuel pumps needed for fuel injection. They rely on gasoline for their internal lubrication (since they cannot be oil-lubricated for obvious reasons!). If...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
I prefer carburetors on a bike that's going to be...

I prefer carburetors on a bike that's going to be used in rough conditions w/dodgy gas like in 3rd world countries where they sell gas from jugs by the side of the road, seen too many BMW GS fuel...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
For something slightly better offroad but still...

For something slightly better offroad but still capable onroad, the Suzuki DR650SE will do pretty much everything a KLR will do onroad (just add a handlebar-mounted windscreen for a bit of wind...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
No. I had that same problem, above 70 it felt...

No. I had that same problem, above 70 it felt like a tank slapper was about to happen. It was fairly easily fixed with stiffer springs (especially in the *rear*) and adjusting the front forks so that...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By elgreen
Looked more like he hit an oil slick on the road....

Looked more like he hit an oil slick on the road. Of course, he was driving way too fast for conditions too...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,772
Posted By elgreen
Cool2 I like the Uly because it is such a...

I like the Uly because it is such a low-maintenance platform. No valves to adjust, no chain to lube or adjust, no radiator fluid to change, etc. But my Wee is a lot safer on wet pavement with its...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,507
Posted By elgreen
If you want power, look at something like a WR250...

If you want power, look at something like a WR250 in either street or dirt form. Yamaha has done a great job with that bike. If you want something a little less peaky, a little more reliable, a...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,772
Posted By elgreen
I don't ride my Wee ABS any differently from the...

I don't ride my Wee ABS any differently from the way I ride my KLR non-ABS. In the rain I still take it easy because while ABS will prevent a lockup that puts you down, it won't give you any more...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 2,373,515
Posted By elgreen
Wow. A $3,900 Yamaha TW200 with a whole 16...

Wow. A $3,900 Yamaha TW200 with a whole 16 horsepower followed by a $14,400 KTM 990 with 85 horsepower. Talk about your contrasts! :clap
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 2,373,515
Posted By elgreen
Tunnel bivies like the Solitaire are not for...

Tunnel bivies like the Solitaire are not for everybody. I had one, but it was too claustrophobic for me. That is when I moved on to more airy tents until I finally arrived at the Tarptent Rainbow...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 264,318
Posted By elgreen
Current going price for a 200x model KLR with...

Current going price for a 200x model KLR with under 15K miles on the local Craigslist is around $3500, which isn't bad for a bike that sold for $5500 new. The F650GS and F800GS are too new to have a...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 2,373,515
Posted By elgreen
And here it is after unpacking. Yes, everything...

And here it is after unpacking. Yes, everything fits into the E360 side bags and E45 top bag. Even the little foamie fit after I ate some of my food :wink: . The little foamie is for my feet, I use a...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 2,373,515
Posted By elgreen
I use ultralight backpacking gear. Here is what...

I use ultralight backpacking gear. Here is what it looks like when everything is packed for a four-day trip:
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,049
Posted By elgreen
Waterproof pants are designed to be used *over*...

Waterproof pants are designed to be used *over* the boot, because otherwise your boots get full of water in the rain.
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
Pretty much so. Believe me, you will...

Pretty much so.



Believe me, you will *not* feel cramped on a 'Strom. It's a very roomy cockpit, even roomier than the KLR's because the front forks are further forward than on the KLR so your...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,579
Posted By elgreen
The DL650 has much less vibration than the KLR....

The DL650 has much less vibration than the KLR. But the seating position is similar and the ride isn't as smooth as the KLR's ride (assuming you haven't stiffened up your KLR's default soggy...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,291
Posted By elgreen
One problem is that the Wee is fuel injected and...

One problem is that the Wee is fuel injected and requires a fuel pump that provides a certain volume of fuel at a constant (but fairly high) pressure to the fuel injectors. That fuel pump currently...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By elgreen
KTM950 and "modest power" in the same paragraph?...

KTM950 and "modest power" in the same paragraph? :rofl

TKC's are definitely not as good on pavement as road-oriented tires, because they have big knobs, not a continous tread. That said, they're...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,168
Posted By elgreen
If a Ninjette is having problems driving heated...

If a Ninjette is having problems driving heated grips and an electric vest, probably the battery is tired. How old is the battery? If it's more than three years old, this might be an excuse to get a...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By elgreen
Glad you're happy. Yes, I consider the TKC-80 to...

Glad you're happy. Yes, I consider the TKC-80 to be probably the best "compromise" 50-50 tire out there. It has decent traction on the road both wet and dry, and decent traction offroad (not as good...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By elgreen
Heh. Was going to say the same. Haven't gotten...

Heh. Was going to say the same. Haven't gotten one on my Wee yet, but got one on my Connie to prove him wrong.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,675
Posted By elgreen
Word of warning. These Eureka side-entry tents...

Word of warning. These Eureka side-entry tents with relatively sloped side walls have a bad habit of dumping water into your tent when you try to exit the tent in the morning after a rainstorm....
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,510
Posted By elgreen
They are the two loops on either side of the...

They are the two loops on either side of the zipper that connects the jacket to your pants. Both my Voyager (sold) and AST (in my garage) have them. They unsnap and can be snapped closed again on...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,116
Posted By elgreen
Here's my current setup on my Wee that I'm...

Here's my current setup on my Wee that I'm currently equipping:

MadStad windshield bracket, Phillips +80 H4 bulbs, Rox risers and longer brake line (needed on ABS only), Givi top-plate and side...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,168
Posted By elgreen
Bluhduh Tried it. I have very deep eyeball sockets and a...

Tried it. I have very deep eyeball sockets and a big nose. It won't conform correctly to my face and my glasses end up getting fogged up by warm air that bounces off the Respro and through the crack...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,505
Posted By elgreen
Probably the most durable synthetic bags on the...

Probably the most durable synthetic bags on the market. I've heard of folks with 15 year old Wiggy's bags that still work as good as new, as vs. most synthetic bags, which slowly degrade with time...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By elgreen
Thumbs down I've used WM and am impressed by the technical...

I've used WM and am impressed by the technical underpinnings but underwhelmed by the user interface. I would not recommend buying *any* Windows Mobile phone that does not use a traditional stylus...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By elgreen
TKC80's worked fine for me in the rain on a KLR,...

TKC80's worked fine for me in the rain on a KLR, but I was aware that I was riding on knobbies and didn't push them hard. But when I did need traction, I didn't have a problem.

Other sizes on...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,168
Posted By elgreen
Just got in my Olympia Ranger pants, have an...

Just got in my Olympia Ranger pants, have an Olympia AST jacket on the way. The next thing on my list is a new heated jacket liner, thinking about the Warm'n'Safe, to replace my old Widder electric...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By elgreen
I'm using a Palm Treo on Sprint that does this....

I'm using a Palm Treo on Sprint that does this. My office-mate is using a Palm Centro. Look for Bluetooth and for PAN/PAM support. I'm using a Macbook but also have used it with my Asus eee running...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By elgreen
To tell ya the truth, I'm not happy about *any*...

To tell ya the truth, I'm not happy about *any* of the smartphones. Windows Mobile is a mess (crashes all the time, can't use it one-handed, etc.). PalmOS was obsolete ten years ago and creaks along...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By elgreen
It all depends on your needs. I use Bluetooth PAM...

It all depends on your needs. I use Bluetooth PAM (Phone As Modem) with my Asus eee mini-laptop in order to access the Internet in places where WIFI and Internet cafes don't exist. This explicitly...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,934
Posted By elgreen
That happens to be my helmet too. I've tried...

That happens to be my helmet too. I've tried everything. It's the only one that fits like a glove (though I recently replaced my 2000-vintage Astral with its replacement, the Vector). And like you it...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By elgreen
Yeah right. Then your Thermarest gets *chewed*...

Yeah right. Then your Thermarest gets *chewed* rather than *clawed*. My brother's dumb dog, I swear, would eat *anything*. One day our cable TV went out. Went out into the back yard to look at where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 264,318
Posted By elgreen
Oh yeah, his Austrian hooker puts a *big* grin on...

Oh yeah, his Austrian hooker puts a *big* grin on his face every time he takes her out in the woods. KTM bikes are no nonsense ultra fun. Until you start having to maintain the thing. And wait on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,349
Posted By elgreen
Like all laboratory tests, it is a laboratory...

Like all laboratory tests, it is a laboratory test. It does not replicate the conditions inside a real engine. It is a *short term* test that does not tell you what happens when the additives used...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,349
Posted By elgreen
Pissed That may have been true with earlier versions of...

That may have been true with earlier versions of Mobil 1. On the other hand, recent oil analysis performed by the geeks at Bob Is The Oil Guy forums have found that current Mobil 1 formulations have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 264,318
Posted By elgreen
The biggest step down is in alternator capacity....

The biggest step down is in alternator capacity. The 800 has a 400 watt alternator, while the 1150 has a 700 watt alternator. If you currently have a pair of driving lights and a full set of...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,510
Posted By elgreen
You're about 2 1/2" taller than me but same...

You're about 2 1/2" taller than me but same weight, so the "L" would be the right size, except for the length maybe being too short for your torso. I'm not sure an XL would be much longer.


Yes...
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