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Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 99,456
Posted By ColoradoKen
"No Airbox Problems On My 1190" You Say? Maybe, if your 1190 passes simple test

Putting the perimeter sealing issue (or non-issue YMMV) aside there is a more pressing ... ugh, actually it's a LESS PRESSING issue ... originating from that bottom-pivoting filter clamp design.
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Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,160
Posted By ColoradoKen
1190 Adventure "Design Compromises" (yes airbox included!)

Hello All,

Purchased my 1190 Std in Feb 2014. 8,000 miles, 90% street. I've had the tank off 4 times at this point:


1 - locate/fix coolant leak (upper right radiator hose clamp loose)


...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,762
Posted By ColoradoKen
2004 525EXC ... 256 Hours, 7400 Miles

Bought used 2 years ago with 60 hours and 1500 miles on it. Primarily moderate dual sport riding and some moderate single track, no race use. Quite a few all day street + serious jeep track rides of...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 919,119
Posted By ColoradoKen
Comments on ADVMonster Model 30 Light

Just received your Model 30 light and wanted to comment on a few things and make a suggestion ...

:thumb Super FAST shipping without a ridiculous high shipping fee ... awesome!

:thumb Sturdy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 36,276
Posted By ColoradoKen
Another Lurker Emerges ... Lured by the Koko

I had planned on riding the Koko. later this month solo and in planning came across this thread. I'm now shooting to make it on the same days as this ride if possible. But my schedule is wacky.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ColoradoKen
so back to my orig inquiry ...

I remember being on some (short) part of FS336 (? pretty sure) last year and it was easy, fast and fun.

What about the others? You can Google Earth & Topo USA all day without getting any real...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ColoradoKen
Did Donner Pass on the 525 last year and...

Did Donner Pass on the 525 last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Last year I didn't keep tracks of several excursions up into Wyoming coming north from Hwy 14, a few included some seriously tough ATV...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ColoradoKen
with a gearing change the 525 does OK on single...

with a gearing change the 525 does OK on single track as long as it's not super technical (tall seat + short inseam = thrill a minute in the tight stuff!)

Any info on do-able single track in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ColoradoKen
bummer ... with all the rain and snow melt it...

bummer ... with all the rain and snow melt it could very likely stay closed, will call to check.

Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By ColoradoKen
Anyone familiar with Green Ridge Trail, Forest Rds: 336, 517, 260 in CO?

The general area is north of Hwy 14 (west of Ft. Collins) via CR103 ... Walden, CO to the west, Red Feather Lakes to the east and Wyoming border to the North?

The one and only time I ventured up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-04-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By ColoradoKen
Expect Something Different!

What ya' expect in a country where as many people are maimed, killed, disabled in ONE YEAR due to drunk drivers as during the entire course of Vietnam War. And we don't dare make the drunk driver be...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,222
Posted By ColoradoKen
excellent ...

:clap:clapPlease post in ... Your Favorite Macgyver moments/tricks Sticky! :clap:clap
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By ColoradoKen
unless one had a hundred buyers already lined up...

unless one had a hundred buyers already lined up OR absolutely zero work OR had same bike/luggage AND problem OR charged a small fortune for the part ... can't imagine it being a profitable endeavor...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By ColoradoKen
to orig. poster ... welding cast anything is...

to orig. poster ... welding cast anything is tricky, but a thin wall, stress bearing, cast aluminum piece like that ... not worth it.

The two pics above ... ah the memories :D:D back "in the day"...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By ColoradoKen
thanks, that a good link. Nice one to send...

thanks, that a good link. Nice one to send someone that's new to the mysterious magical world of "old fashioned carb's and jetting". 5 years from now we'll be sending them our favorite "super gnarly,...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,877
Posted By ColoradoKen
+1 re. plastic welding

If it's fixable ... welding is absolutely the way go. That class of plastic typically doesn't "glue" easily/well (or at all ??) and the location at the filler neck doesn't help matters.

Hope you...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By ColoradoKen
Motorcycling's Sacred Cows: #8, Pipe Jetting

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/motorcycle/text/cows-jetting.html

... that's where one can learn about REAL tuned/performance exhausts vs. the incredibly overpriced tubes with packing we...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By ColoradoKen
Ah the $64,000 question! Where the #@ did the...

Ah the $64,000 question! Where the #@ did the glue go in this tube that I've never opened and bought only a month ago. :huh

I think it's "by design", to mysteriously evaporate to some parallel...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,370
Posted By ColoradoKen
great info ... I don't know any self-respecting...

great info ... I don't know any self-respecting gear-head who hasn't pondered this.

As much as I've used and loved Acetone, Toluene, MEK and assorted other miraculous solvents in the past (befur i...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,325
Posted By ColoradoKen
Conversion Of Stock Headlight To HID - Start to Finish - Kawi KLX250s

I did a complete write-up when I upgraded my 2009 KLX250S stock headlight to HID .. cough, ahem ... on "another forum"

Options, assessing suitability of stock reflector, installation, final...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By ColoradoKen
Hmmm ... tested all the links, worked fine, oh...

Hmmm ... tested all the links, worked fine, oh well.:huh

Yeah I know ... "no pics of lighting in action" ... just after I got the install done winter finally came to this part of Colorado. I'm not...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,775
Posted By ColoradoKen
Brilliant Deduction Watson! ... ugh, Motoriley ...

Brilliant Deduction Watson! ... ugh, Motoriley

+1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By ColoradoKen
Just Wanted To Say

1st ... THANK YOU

2nd ... All the good karma my wife and I can generate for a safe return home for you and everyone "over there".

3rd ... If you bike needs haven't already been taken care of,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ColoradoKen
New Member (Longmont Colorado area)

Moved from Albuquerque to Longmont couple years ago (NM is an awesome state for all types of motorcycling). Liquidated my rolling stock prior. http://klxforum.suncup.net/images/smilies/icon_cry.gif ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By ColoradoKen
Upgraded To HID Utilzing *Stock Headlight*

I did a complete write-up (on "another forum") when I upgraded my 2009 KLX250S stock headlight to HID. Options, determining suitability of stock reflector, installation ... blah, blah, blah.
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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By ColoradoKen
Converting Stock Headlights To HID ... Start to Finish

I did a complete write-up when I upgraded my 2009 KLX250S stock headlight to HID.

Options, determining suitability of stock reflector, installation ... blah, blah, blah.

Part 1 ...
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