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Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Question Rebuilding the top end

I sent you a PM regarding this, but FYI, even if your cam surfaces (that ride in the journals) are good, the cams are matched to the head, and installing in another new head generally wont work....
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Don't tear it apart yet!

It looks like the aluminum from the case was pushed over the edge of the seal, deformed it and caused oil to leak out, is that sort of what happened?

If so, scrape away the aluminum. Chisel it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,885
Posted By Rey & Vann
Such a great place to ride!

My brother and I did the whole of the Mojave Road, with the exception of the "dry" lake portion. The two track ruts were so deep and muddy at the bottom that attempting to ride them on the bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
It looks like it was meant to be there!

It looks like it was meant to be there!
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Have you checked to make sure the enricher isn't...

Have you checked to make sure the enricher isn't broken? If it is, it can be stuck open, or partially open and simply be dumping fuel. I've run both the KLR and the Sherpa with choke partially open...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,942
Posted By Rey & Vann
I frickin' LOVE - LOVE - LOVE my KLR and don't...

I frickin' LOVE - LOVE - LOVE my KLR and don't think I'll ever give it up!
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,219
Views: 2,274,338
Posted By Rey & Vann
Spud, I'm totally impressed with your Zong!...

Spud,

I'm totally impressed with your Zong! But I'm also impressed with the area you took this ride in. Where is it???
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
It sounds like the choke plunger broke more than...

It sounds like the choke plunger broke more than anything. : (

Vacuum leaks...

Where are you located?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Rey & Vann
Also, I think you're setting idle too low. I...

Also, I think you're setting idle too low. I think it should sit around 1450 -1500.

I'll look in my manual to verify, but I won't be home till Wednesday. Anyone else care to chime in?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,942
Posted By Rey & Vann
I think the KLR is a bit lacking out the dealers...

I think the KLR is a bit lacking out the dealers door in regards to the suspension. After I bought a new 2009, I started to outfit it with crash bars (after an expensive tip over), bash plate,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
I'm jealous. But not because you saw the naked...

I'm jealous. But not because you saw the naked guy! But because you rode through to S2.

Did you take pictures (not of the naked dude)? If you did, post up!

Best regards,
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
This is absolutely perfect!

I haven't looked yet, but I hope you're writing a ride report, blogging, vlogging, or whatever. Give them a link, they will come!

I think all of us have followed or are following JDowns, RX4Pain,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Heres a bunch of stuff that works for me

This is a great idea Chicoprof!

Here's a start...
I've found the best all-around oil for our Sherpas (as well as a lot of other bikes is Shell Rotella T. That's right, diesel engine oil. It's...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 34,445
Posted By Rey & Vann
Fantastic!

Your report has been fantastic so far and I' sure it'll only get better.

Subscribed!

Best regards,
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Rey & Vann
I'm in

And waiting for more.

Regards,
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 120,275
Posted By Rey & Vann
Mine is in Rancho Cucamonga. Has been since...

Mine is in Rancho Cucamonga. Has been since October. I may ride it back to Washington in May or early June.

Guess I should put it up on CL, huh?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 120,275
Posted By Rey & Vann
I have one of those Stroms, 650 w/ABS, not all...

I have one of those Stroms, 650 w/ABS, not all farkled out but I did get the top case, lower fairing and hand guards for it...

You can see it here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Post 4000!

This is one of 3 threads I subscribe to, and frankly, IT'S THE BEST!!!!!

Yes, I know. Totally gratuitous post...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Emptimind, If she hasn't had any more...

Emptimind,

If she hasn't had any more tankslappers, then don't worry too much about itm she may have just been gripping too tightly anf fighting the handlebars. That's what my wife did.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,772
Posted By Rey & Vann
Look back at the title of your post.

I think the only way you're going to figure this out is to make one trip with the card, one without. Examine you're experiences with both.

If you had some failures with the camp experience, sort...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
Do you have a link to the article? I'd sure like...

Do you have a link to the article? I'd sure like to read it!

Sent from my LGL75C using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Easy does it, here are pics from 2 different...

Easy does it, here are pics from 2 different Sherpas.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xVppwLjq0YY/Uzb09yr2ulI/AAAAAAAAEPA/ECeboJUopeQ/s640/DSC01552.JPG
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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Not sure how a socket would work as a seal...

Not sure how a socket would work as a seal driver. You wouldn't be able to slip it over the fork tube. You can't put a fork tube in after the seal, the bushing on the fork tube wont fit through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
Well Evan, we missed you guys on last weekends...

Well Evan, we missed you guys on last weekends trip. It was brutal. Didn't do Carrizo, but we ran the border for a bit, and went up into some rock crawler area by mistake. Mistake it was! Bent...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
Although Ian took great pictures, and I think...

Although Ian took great pictures, and I think Evan took some too, photos just don't give this area the justice its due. The more I reflect back, the harder it becomes to grasp the enormity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
I'm the guy that posted on the Yahoo group. You...

I'm the guy that posted on the Yahoo group. You usually don't need a tool to take the damper rod out, but its really helpfu to put the rod back in without over torquing.

On the otherhand, a seal...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
Jumping in and out??? Hahaha!!!!!! We had...

Jumping in and out??? Hahaha!!!!!!

We had to pick our bikes up and over the tracks a number of times. Not too bad with Ian and Evan's bikes, but Miguel and I were both loaded down with a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Hey everyone, I posted a few weeks ago about...

Hey everyone, I posted a few weeks ago about figuring out the stock spring rate on the rear of the Sherpa. Here are the numbers as measured on my spring at Progressive Suspension with 3650 miles.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,938
Posted By Rey & Vann
Hey Ian!

Rey here, great ride report. You told it just the way it is. I think we were lucky in that we made it there during a time when operations on the railroad are kind of on hold I think pretty soon,...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By Rey & Vann
Travel Shoes

I've been at this for 6 years now and have travelled all over the west. I love it and an looking to expand my travels a bit. I've got my travel kit in pretty good order, depending on conditions and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
You know, the KLR650 is sprung for a 145# rider....

You know, the KLR650 is sprung for a 145# rider. I'm 205 naked! I've scaled over 700# loaded for a week long backcountry ride. Needless to say, the suspension on the KLR was completely replaced. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Rye has a great question. First thing tomorrow...

Rye has a great question. First thing tomorrow morning I have to go to the city of Orange. I know Progressive Suspension is somewhere down that way. I was thinking of dropping my shock out and taking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
You're on the right side of the country, I'm on...

You're on the right side of the country, I'm on the left.

Don't know if anyone has truned you on to this, bit I get great results from it. On the Sherpas, I'll run about a tablespoon of Techron...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Throttle adjustment and idle mixter screw...

Throttle adjustment and idle mixter screw properly adjusted?

Have you tried spraying brake cleaner around to check for vacuum leaks? I've found a few leaks that way.

What part of the coutry are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
The line-up

Here's the scoop on all the Sherpas.

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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Slow day, not much to do

I decided to move stuff around in my shop and after a few minutes realized I had a nice line-up...

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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Another thing on my brothers Sherpa was the seal...

Another thing on my brothers Sherpa was the seal was not pressed in all the way. It stuck out about 2 ~ 3mm or so. When I seated the new seal it sunk all the way down, flush with the edge of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
You'll be okay on the throttle cables, but the...

You'll be okay on the throttle cables, but the clutch may be tight if you gain an more than an inch in height or width.

Sent from my LGL75C using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
Speedo Sensor

I just replaced the speedo part on my bro's Sherpa. Even though he was really careful remounting the front wheel, it broke anyway. His bike is one of the ones that squeals when it's going down the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,835
Posted By Rey & Vann
You could install a TrailTech Vapor and set it to...

You could install a TrailTech Vapor and set it to KPH. It isn't a cheap item, but very effective and pretty easy to install. Wou can leave the stock speedo in place and mount the Vapor right above...
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