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Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,891
Posted By ldeikis
Andre Sorry to hear about your bummer...

Andre

Sorry to hear about your bummer experience. Buying used machines, whether bikes or cars or farm equipment or anything, is always a gamble. You do your best and take your knocks. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By ldeikis
After four days in the pine sol, the little...

After four days in the pine sol, the little weasel was still stuck tight. But WOW--sure cleans up the outside of the carb. All the nooks and crannies where it was hard to get a bristley brush are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By ldeikis
It's been years since I had one of those...

It's been years since I had one of those buckets-o-dip, but I seem to remember it was a no-no to put plastic in there. It's going to soak in Pine Sol til tomorrow night when I get home, then friday ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By ldeikis
Freeing up a seized enrichener plunger in a poorly stored carb?

I have a situation here. Four years ago I parked a KLR without prepping it at all. It wasn't meant to be stored, but then life did what it does, and here we are. In the intervening four years, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,877
Posted By ldeikis
I figured I'd reinforce this. Kawi might suggest...

I figured I'd reinforce this. Kawi might suggest you do this or that to measure it unladen, probably because it's intimidating for a novice owner to compress the bike all the way and measure it. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30,937
Views: 1,740,864
Posted By ldeikis
That advice has been soundly given by me, a...

That advice has been soundly given by me, a little hypocritically since I actually bought a little dualsport back in high school, then learned to ride it unplated and unlicensed on back roads, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30,937
Views: 1,740,864
Posted By ldeikis
Hey Jeff-- Of course I remember you... if...

Hey Jeff--

Of course I remember you... if you were north of Richmond instead of south I might have tried to press you into service on this!

Got some PM's responded to, now I just need to see...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30,937
Views: 1,740,864
Posted By ldeikis
Anyone interested in helping a newbie girl out?

Hey all. Sorry to break in on your Richmond thread, since I'm in the northern corner of NY... But:

A girl who worked for me last summer on our vegetable farm in NY is now in Richmond, and is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By ldeikis
+1 These things are BURLY. You'll destroy...

+1

These things are BURLY. You'll destroy your bars several times over before these things even notice you hit something. I liked the wind protection of the stock flappers, and made them fit the...
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By ldeikis
Hey Craig-- Don't have any useful...

Hey Craig--

Don't have any useful suggestions for you that you haven thought of. The stock KLR shocks are very easy to rebuild once you have the parts, but if IIRC the progressives are less user...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
From Aguas Azul we cruised into Panchal, the...

From Aguas Azul we cruised into Panchal, the rain-foresty collection of cabanas outside Palenque. If you’re passing through the area, this is kind of a must-stop spot for wasting time. It’s up a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
The next day we rode through to Ocosingo, which...

The next day we rode through to Ocosingo, which is supposedly famous for its cheese. I like cheese. Cara likes cheese a LOT.

We couldn’t find anything even slightly related to cheese.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
In the morning we headed out back into the hills,...

In the morning we headed out back into the hills, toward San Cristobal. The road from the coast back up to San Cristobal is GREAT, though really nastily windy in a few spots towards the coast. Once...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
Sorry, summer caught up with me and I haven't had...

Sorry, summer caught up with me and I haven't had any time to finish this off. I promise I'll get to it, but it won't be til a couple of months from now likely...

Luke
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,778
Posted By ldeikis
No way, that sucks! Try to get the brake caliper...

No way, that sucks! Try to get the brake caliper and multiple little spacers all lined up while threading the axle through. Forget it. You can (or at least I can) prop a KLR up with all sorts of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,042
Posted By ldeikis
If you've never, ever changed a tube, it's going...

If you've never, ever changed a tube, it's going to take you a hell of a lot longer than an hour.

RE your question, if you shut the petcock off you won't lose any fuel out of the carb beyond the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By ldeikis
Those things are great. You don't even have to...

Those things are great. You don't even have to tighten the knob, the friction alone does it. Two 8" tire irons and one of those and you're gold. Two of em, even, for fun. I sometimes will stick...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By ldeikis
+1 OP said he tightened everything he can...

+1

OP said he tightened everything he can see, but you can't see those without tearing some stuff off. Pop off your side panels and look where the upper subframe arms attach to the frame...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By ldeikis
...Glad you got it off. The KLX350 choke...

...Glad you got it off.

The KLX350 choke plunger upgrade seems like a must-do for anyone who messes with their carb often. It replaces the entire cable and lever with a little carb mounted choke....
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
The rain all night has made the claylike road...

The rain all night has made the claylike road slicker than snot... we're running a K270 front and a Mefo Explorer rear, both of which have some mileage on them. I think I put the Mefo on fresh in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
We're riding along, enjoying ourselves, and...

We're riding along, enjoying ourselves, and gradually coming to the realization that we are definitely NOT going to make it out to pavement. "Town" after "town" come up with not so much as a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
The REAL goal, of course, was to continue across...

The REAL goal, of course, was to continue across THIS section (the nest page of the map), finding a dirt route through the middle of the Chimalapas and into western Chiapas without having to go up or...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
I promise I'll get it done. Here's a map of...

I promise I'll get it done.

Here's a map of the area this section is--it was a really pretty ride, and solves is a great way back down to the coast from Oaxaca if you're not otherwise trying to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
The road would creep up, getting more and more...

The road would creep up, getting more and more technical, crest a ridge, then wind down and open up a while. So it would get cold and gritty, then crest, then hot.

Somewhere in between…
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
Alright, finally, the interesting moto bit. I...

Alright, finally, the interesting moto bit. I know it’s been seemingly kind of non-moto, but it’s just because traveling with the girlfriend makes me unlikely to take constant pics of the bikes and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
So we finally left Nexpa because someone had a...

So we finally left Nexpa because someone had a reservation for our cabana... which made us sad, but spurred us on.
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I didn't realize there were so few moto photos in here... I guess I figured...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
When we got sick of Sayulita, we took off down...

When we got sick of Sayulita, we took off down the coast. First we accidentally detoured through Puerto Vallarta. That was annoying.

This is the Nayarit coast. It isn't annoying:
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
I'm determined to get this thing done before the...

I'm determined to get this thing done before the growing season starts again, so here we go. Please forgive the horrendous formatting; once I get past what I wrote last fall I'll hopefully figure...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 17,201
Posted By ldeikis
Quick on the draw; thanks! I just need to...

Quick on the draw; thanks!

I just need to make sure my client (azureus) is set up to seed properly. It seems to be...

Thanks again. I'm totally stranded in the house with a blown head gasket...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 17,201
Posted By ldeikis
+1 Out of the loop this year and out of the...

+1

Out of the loop this year and out of the country last year... the last time I saw Dakar they were still in Africa.

I understand torrents and whatnot, just not sure where to look at this...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
see above...

see above...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
sorry, I'm having some issue with the photos and...

sorry, I'm having some issue with the photos and need to reload this post and the next one, but I'm late for work now...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
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Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
So I spent New Years in the city with friends,...

So I spent New Years in the city with friends, then left NYC January 1<sup>st</sup>. I rode freeways down the coast, cutting along the seaboard (95 to 85 to 65 to 40 to 10? Something like that… no...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By ldeikis
Mexico: 2 people, 2 months, 1 cylinder--the KLR that won't die

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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,282
Posted By ldeikis
Why do they need to pull the rotor? If we...

Why do they need to pull the rotor? If we believe dirtnadvil (which we do) that the doohickey is an Eagle unit and the stock part and spring came out intact, isn't most of our looking likely to be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,198
Posted By ldeikis
It sounds very much like clogged carb bits. ...

It sounds very much like clogged carb bits.

Read here:

http://www.gadgetjq.com/keihin_carb.htm

To clean the carb, you need to remove it from the bike, take it totally apart, and let it SOAK...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By ldeikis
As others have said, you do need a fuse there. ...

As others have said, you do need a fuse there. Everyone and their mom recommends changing it to the modern plastic style. You can reroute it if you want, but I'd bet dollars to donuts if you simply...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By ldeikis
It has also been my experience that OEM seals...

It has also been my experience that OEM seals work well for a long time, and aftermarket seals suck the day you put them in, or damn near.

BUT, if you don't have the wipers anyway, what's the...
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