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Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,726
Posted By beachmike1
Sport tour

Well nota bad idea. I had a cx 500 interstate. The same idea. Can work.
The 1200 has decent power..not a lot..but i ride a KLR 650 so i have little rrom to talk.
But a set of Buell heads and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 457,055
Posted By beachmike1
Talking Riding wisumb after 44 years on MCs.

3. AVOID GROUP RIDES (See 1 and 2).
4. DRESS FOR THE ACCIDENT..(Full Armor "Bounce outfit, Helmet ..full face as i like my full face, Good Armor , Good...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By beachmike1
Unless the engine is very old it is loop...

Unless the engine is very old it is loop scavenged and will have a broad power band. The main issues will be mounting and power transfer. The problems with power transfer are basic engineering...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By beachmike1
Laugh Did north rim and south rim both neat

Okay NR is forested and neat .good dirt roads less views but very nice. Rode from NR to lake Powell scenic as all get out with the mesas on the north side of the road. SR more views some better neat...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 48,493
Posted By beachmike1
Puke Resurrection

Gas tank drain..derust. Clean. Rinse. Treat with naval jelly. Rinse.

Clean peacocks..replace seals and and o rings. Check
Replace fuel lines.
Replace plug wires.
Rest timing
Clean recap...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,421
Posted By beachmike1
Boots and pants

Okay there are two sure fire ways to not face plant due to pants leg wear shorts..okay that was really stupid
Two tuck the pant leg into your. Lots. My gf watched megearup once and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By beachmike1
Storm not strumming in first

In general you need some slack in the clutch cable. With no slack you have no idea if the clutch fully releases. If the clutch is lightly dragging then the preload will make shifting into first...
Forum: Americas 07-27-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By beachmike1
yellow stone other advice

Okay a few things I went there last year via seattle montana then out through jackson hole and home to Huntington beach.

Service the bike first about one month prior to the trip. Put on new tires...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By beachmike1
San bernadinos mts

Any one here ride the dirt road around Big bear and arrow head? Any input on information welcome. Looking for a nice beginner day ride to get some old goets on KLRs to get the tires di:ear rty.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,951
Posted By beachmike1

Tey were good for thier time ...sort of. THe engine was first killed for several reasons . Cost was one of them. THe old boxer engine was designed and tooled when labor was cheap and machine time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 20,302
Posted By beachmike1
HD would Be building Muscle cars???

NOT !!!!!!>
HDs is the 1960s were not considered very fast then. The 883 HDs put out maybe 50 Hp on thier best days and not for very long as the iron heads permitied pinging like mad when they got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,447
Posted By beachmike1
Ninja 250

My first street bike was a 1972 Honda CB 250 . Maybe 15 to 17 hp at the rear wheel and would do the 1/4 mile in about 17 flat. I roade it all over the west for a year to move up to a Honda SL 350 a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 20,302
Posted By beachmike1
Death of Buell

There have been a few good articles in the press on this topic. From them I gather HD bought Buell to use the buell brand . 1 to bring in new buyers and 2 to use the brand as a skunk works.

Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 457,055
Posted By beachmike1
Laugh Things I wished I was told before riding

"A Fool and his ride are soon parted"

"One hour on a racetrack will keep you from racing on the streets for life"

"Most track motorcycle records are held by small displacement motorcycles"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By beachmike1
RIding Lessons

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Raod 170 miles today. Beach Blvd (Huntington Beach ca)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 46,483
Posted By beachmike1

51 new klr, replaced 5 years of owning a garage queen. Had more fun last Sunday then I though a man could. Met and 81 year old guy who owns and rides an 888 and 851 Duc, and a Monster.

I felt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 191,158
Posted By beachmike1

I bought the KLR less than a month ago. I have put on 460 miles. Sunday I took a ride in the rain and drizzle up ortega to so main divide road though some mud rain gunk and a few stream...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,676
Posted By beachmike1
Never Believe the good old days

AH the good olde days when men were men who rode real bikes, British twins, Drum braked Italian bikes..........................................................................First befor anyone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By beachmike1
Pissed WInd effects

Written in response to a person commenting n effect of cross winds on MPG.

First to really get this ya gotta think in vectors .

A vector is a quantity with a direction. Sayy not 50 MPH but 50...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,721
Posted By beachmike1
Laugh Hmmm

Classification with no specification equals meaninless arguements.

Been called both. SOme years I riide a little some I ride a lot.
Some times I wear leather.
Other times A riding suit
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By beachmike1
Breaking It in

Bloody arse hard to keep it under 4K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay 1/2 through first part of break in. 238 miles first weekend.

Runing fine first tank 50 MPG.

Sat. Road PCH....
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By beachmike1
Sproket wear

Sprokets look simple, they really are not. The shape pf the teeth is designed to gently aply the load to the chainor take the load from the chain gently with no slapping and minimal sliding. This...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By beachmike1
Break in

Lets see now. Kawasaki wrote a break in procedure WHY??

1 To give new owners fits?
2 To make sure the bike get rear ended?
3 To have other folks with less information on the details of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By beachmike1
Talking No longer bikeless new KLR

4 months of no bike. longest time since I was 12. Bought shiny newBlack KLR today. Champoin MC in Costa Mesa. met the best deal I could find. Setting up Bike Tuesday. Let me ride a new bike.
Okay I...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,819
Posted By beachmike1

Tour sume..worse fitting and less comfortable then a 1980s bell have to try to be that bad.:D :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 401,865
Posted By beachmike1

Had a harely for a while. A first year low rider. I liked it for what it was . A slowish approcahable bike. You did not have to futz with it to prep to ride. No crouch etc. It was however...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By beachmike1

Okay first the bike was sitting in aboat tied up. engine not moving for a while. High humidity decent amout of diurnal temp differances. Possible the clutch plates are stuck. Keep ignition offput...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,051
Posted By beachmike1
Blew Clutch Cable in SF

After a long ride up PCH back in ....1981. newly married with good friend Dave Douglas on his zook GS 1000 . I was on a XS 650 yamadog (imitation BSA). We had a great time riding all freaking day....
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By beachmike1
Passing on the right

OKAY it was STOOOOOOPID. Long line of constipated cages on single lane main drag north shore of Lake Elsinore (say 18 years back.)

I on trusty steed a 10 eyear old Honda SIlverwing Interstate....
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,532
Posted By beachmike1
Pissed ALmost new KLR owner...but a list of idoit bakies from the past

Buy new KLR 650 tommorow. All research says good bike for the mission. Most folks call it a swiss army knife of bikes.

I rate as good for me, 50.

Past bikes. 86 Yamah Verture 1300 (way fast,...
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