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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:54 AM
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Posted By XpressCS
My stock 04 I average high 30's, low 40's, but I...

My stock 04 I average high 30's, low 40's, but I ride the snot out of the bike all the time.

A bigger piston is going to want to eat up more fuel.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Pulled my snorkel without issue. These bigger...

Pulled my snorkel without issue. These bigger engines don't seem to be affected by the airbox. Hell I ran without the door on the side for a while to see if it did anything and couldn't find anything...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By XpressCS
All I'm going to say is I like my 04 KLR. It's...

All I'm going to say is I like my 04 KLR. It's simple and easy to work on, has a big fuel tank (I go 2 weeks without fueling up if I'm just commuting), good power output (not a rocket but it's not a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
I lube my chain every 500 miles, cleaning not so...

I lube my chain every 500 miles, cleaning not so much but I've found the dirt caked on keeps the moisture inside which is healthy for the o-rings.

As far as cleaning up your mess, drain into an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
^I have one of those on my Wrangler. Beat the...

^I have one of those on my Wrangler. Beat the snot out of the Jeep and then gave it to a friend, who beats the snot out of her truck. Tough little light...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Now what I was implying. You claimed your bike...

Now what I was implying. You claimed your bike has never puked coolant- how are you sure of this? It probably does all the time, it just collects inside of the overflow bottle.

That's what I was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
^Do you know that it's not puking fluid for fact?...

^Do you know that it's not puking fluid for fact? The bikes DO have an overflow bottle that accumulates the overflowing coolant, and sends it right back in when it's needed... My bottle broke so I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Either way, I have an accurate temp reading now,...

Either way, I have an accurate temp reading now, even if I did put it into the coolant line.

I have my adjustments set to this:

-Shift light: 5300rpm
-Redline light: 7000rpm
-Temp warning...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
I have not read that. What I have read is that...

I have not read that. What I have read is that the threads are different between the 2 sensors.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
Yes I have mine set to my mileage. Here's a pic...

Yes I have mine set to my mileage. Here's a pic in the daylight:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk285/XpressCS/20141011_100811.jpg

Need some paint and also need to re-adjust the fitment in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By XpressCS
My wishes are that the main screen displayed the...

My wishes are that the main screen displayed the tach, speed, engine temp, and ODO with trip A below it. I don't personally care to see air temp or time on the main screen, I can always push a button...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By XpressCS
Vapor all installed! Wasn't nearly as...

Vapor all installed!

Wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought- the neutral indicator light needed special attention to the wiring but everything else went smoothly.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By XpressCS
Just another nugget of info to add but my KLR has...

Just another nugget of info to add but my KLR has almost 30k on the odo and I've never had any major mechanical issues, aside from my speedometer hub blowing up on me this past weekend. Couple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
I set the gauge to 2116 since that was the...

I set the gauge to 2116 since that was the measurement I came up with on my worn front tire. When I put a new front tire on I will set it to the new height. It's probably down at least half an inch...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
I don't foresee me riding much below 50*F outside...

I don't foresee me riding much below 50*F outside to be honest, but I think the Vapor should serve its purpose well. It may force me to upgrade to a new fairing to make it fit better :lol3

About...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By XpressCS
Sure as hell sounds like a keeper! :clap You...

Sure as hell sounds like a keeper! :clap

You have somewhere you've documented your travels? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Got my Vapor in today. I temporarily installed it...

Got my Vapor in today. I temporarily installed it on the KLR with the supplied handlebar mounts and hooked up the speedo so I at least know how fast I'm going until I can get the old dash gauges...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
I just saw they discontinued the KLR fairing????

I just saw they discontinued the KLR fairing????
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
:lol3 yeah that can be a pain...

:lol3 yeah that can be a pain...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
I had that bulb in there but it blew apart after...

I had that bulb in there but it blew apart after heavy offroad use. Still trying to find a durable solution.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
I did not locktite them. Just bolted them right...

I did not locktite them. Just bolted them right in, haven't come loose since.

Tonights KLR shenanigans involved fitting new incandescent turn signal bulbs and new rear brake pads. The turn...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
I fitted helicoils into my footpegs and used...

I fitted helicoils into my footpegs and used grade 8 bolts to hold them in. Haven't had issue since I stripped out all 4 of the factory mounting bolts.

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An update on my speedo...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Going to take this opportunity to upgrade to a...

Going to take this opportunity to upgrade to a TrailTech Vapor unit with the indicator dash. I've been meaning to for quite some time now but haven't had the funding until lately. I'll post up pics...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
Rad, my front hub blew up on the speedo side....

Rad, my front hub blew up on the speedo side. Sheared the teeth right off.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Sofar I am liking it, will take more extensive...

Sofar I am liking it, will take more extensive riding to tell for sure, but I feel that having a bit taller 2nd gear will come in handy through tight twisties.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Did my first actual mechanical modification...

Did my first actual mechanical modification today, and that was swapping the OEM 15T front sprocket for a 16T a buddy gave me. Aside from replacing parts with OEM or OE equivalent, this is the first...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14,484
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Posted By XpressCS
The auxiliary lights draw 18 watts a piece so...

The auxiliary lights draw 18 watts a piece so that's already an inaccuracy. What is the wattage rating on the replacement LED headlights?

The bike should handle the wattage just fine. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Yup all KLR's are completely compliant. I think...

Yup all KLR's are completely compliant. I think all road legal motorcycles have to be :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
The limiting factor is the OEM wiring. It cannot...

The limiting factor is the OEM wiring. It cannot carry the required current to illuminate the bulb to its fullest. Some say that not illuminating the bulb to the max can cause issues with filament...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Some guys are running drop in LED lights.... ...

Some guys are running drop in LED lights....

Nothing will give you a proper beam aside from an H3 bulb. Take the time to do the relay modification to improve light output, you will be glad you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
I was hoping for somethingin the $30-$40 range...

I was hoping for somethingin the $30-$40 range but i don't mind spending a bit more to get something durable. The yellow would bug me:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Alright guys. Looking for a new pair of gloves...

Alright guys. Looking for a new pair of gloves since my pair is 5+ years old and worn terribly. What's a good inexpensive (read: not cheap) pair that will last me a good amount of time? Not really...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Where'd you get those handguards?:ear

Where'd you get those handguards?:ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
:lol3:freaky:rofl

:lol3:freaky:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By XpressCS
A lot of KLR guys are running a 17-18" front...

A lot of KLR guys are running a 17-18" front wheel/tire combo for improved handling all around. That big skinny 21" front is good for going in straight lines and keeps the bike VERY stable at speed...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
The only issue is he's not that kind of guy from...

The only issue is he's not that kind of guy from what he's shown us. Good luck to him, but I'm not riding with him again.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
Ninjas being the most common thing going off the...

Ninjas being the most common thing going off the road doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

We did tell him first hand to NOT try and keep up with me and my buddy on the R1, and we made it pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
No such things here. Like stated a 16 year old...

No such things here. Like stated a 16 year old kid can walk into a dealership and buy a Hayabusa for his first bike. Some dealerships don't even need a license or insurance info to ride off with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
We got an update last night from his wife, he has...

We got an update last night from his wife, he has a fractured L2 and L3. Going to be partially disabled the rest of his life.

In all honesty, I'm somewhat glad he won't be able to get on a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14,484
Views: 1,498,573
Posted By XpressCS
What an adventurous day... Went riding with...

What an adventurous day...

Went riding with a group of buddies up through Palomar Mountain. Got the KLR into an AWESOME groove since we rode up a couple of times. Some of the guys riding around me...
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