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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,416
Posted By Earthscape
1993 US C models were black. US 1993 and 1994 C...

1993 US C models were black. US 1993 and 1994 C were black/mint, 1995 and 1996 C were red/purple. Europe had C models in traditional Kawasaki green, and Australia may have had the green too, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,798
Posted By Earthscape
Perfect! Thanks!

Perfect! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,798
Posted By Earthscape
Do you happen to know the diameter of the hose or...

Do you happen to know the diameter of the hose or UNI filter that fits the vent tube?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 801,306
Posted By Earthscape
That's excellent!

That's excellent!
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 801,306
Posted By Earthscape
When you say you've got the XT, do you mean the...

When you say you've got the XT, do you mean the 225 or the 350?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,416
Posted By Earthscape
That's for sure. You wouldn't believe how many...

That's for sure. You wouldn't believe how many years I kicked myself for selling the original one I had bought new in 1994. Funny, but back then I had walked into the dealership set on buying a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 801,306
Posted By Earthscape
Can you confirm that the cooler adapter will...

Can you confirm that the cooler adapter will definitely fit the XT350? Has anyone installed one? I had thought that the 350 was a bit different than the TW200 and XT225, but it's been quite a while...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,416
Posted By Earthscape
Well, don't feel too badly for me - my bike had...

Well, don't feel too badly for me - my bike had an incorrect "cover plate" when I got it, such that the "Off" position faced the back of the bike instead of the front (not sure what bike it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 801,306
Posted By Earthscape
Absolutely yes. I was following a thread for the...

Absolutely yes. I was following a thread for the TW200 cooler for a long time, but it seemed to just fall apart (I even asked at one point if one could be made for the 350). I understand the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,416
Posted By Earthscape
The only difference between the 250S petcock and...

The only difference between the 250S petcock and the 650 petcock is the location of the inlet and outlet tubes (which are attached with some type of weld or epoxy, essentially permanent ). The body...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
The cams don't hold the valves in place. The...

The cams don't hold the valves in place. The valve springs push the valves up only until they are seated in the head (valve closed). You can remove the cams and the valves stay in place in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
A good jack can be a very worthwhile investment: ...

A good jack can be a very worthwhile investment:

http://www.motorcycleliftsdirect.com/images/Craftsman%20Professional%201500%20Lb%20Motorcycle%20atv%20Jack.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 51,955
Posted By Earthscape
I always check here...

I always check here (http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=200_921_1124) for tire prices. They are hard to beat.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
I don't know of an unused connector, but I used...

I don't know of an unused connector, but I used the tail light connector to insert a relay trip wire. You can use a couple bullet connectors in between the factory connectors for the positive tail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,386,698
Posted By Earthscape
Nice. How many miles do you get out of that...

Nice.
How many miles do you get out of that MT21 on the front?
I really like MT21s, but I've never tried them on my 950.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Earthscape
I'm no stranger in that department. Factory...

I'm no stranger in that department.
Factory spec on my KLX250 I was getting 54 MPG; rather pathetic for a 250. Bunch of tuning later, including a 350 big bore, and now I'm getting 72 MPG. But not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Earthscape
Thanks guys for the responses, that led me to...

Thanks guys for the responses, that led me to exactly what I needed to know.
Now I have some decisions to make...
I guess this is as good a place as any to ask for those listening; has anyone seen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Earthscape
950 ADV Rottweiler

So far I have had no luck finding any info on this, and a request to Rottweiler is unanswered. If this is covered somewhere already, please point me in the right direction.

All installation...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,416
Posted By Earthscape
If you're talking about the US KLX650C, '93 and...

If you're talking about the US KLX650C, '93 and '94 were both black, '95 and '96 were both red. The US never had a green C version.

The '06 and '07 250S rear fender is likely a close match,...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 404,236
Posted By Earthscape
I'm assuming you are referring to the current...

I'm assuming you are referring to the current model XT250, correct?
The 1984 to 2000 XT250/XT350 has an AC headlight. Even though it has a battery, the headlight is not on the same DC circuit as...
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 404,236
Posted By Earthscape
Do you have a list of the adapters on your web...

Do you have a list of the adapters on your web site? (I didn't see any.) Would a few pictures of the bulb with a ruler help to determine if any of the adapters would work? Do you have access to an...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 404,236
Posted By Earthscape
Is this what you saw in the XTs you looked at? ...

Is this what you saw in the XTs you looked at? It's the P45T. I have headlights from a 1989 and a 1996 model that both had these bulbs stock.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 404,236
Posted By Earthscape
The XT350 uses a P45T base bulb. A P45T-base H4...

The XT350 uses a P45T base bulb. A P45T-base H4 will work with no modifications. The XT is also an AC headlight, and the stock bulb is 40/45 watts. If any bike on the planet desperately needed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 801,306
Posted By Earthscape
Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the...

Motobatt makes very good batteries. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

http://www.amazon.com/MotoBatt-MB3U-Factory-Activated-QuadFlex/dp/B004EEBHI2

You can check their web site...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,853
Views: 2,560,848
Posted By Earthscape
I would recommend doing the big bore alone first....

I would recommend doing the big bore alone first. The stock carburetor behaves nothing like it does as a 250 once you have a 351. The throttle response is immediate, and fuel economy, when jetted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads...

The Moose kit is decent - the heat pads themselves are the most important part, and the Moose kit has specific elements for clutch/brake side to account for the difference in heat transfer due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
I fell behind a bit and just got caught up... ...

I fell behind a bit and just got caught up...
Did you realize that you can buy a brand-new head from Kawasaki for a little over $600? You would still need good cams from somewhere, and a few other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,853
Views: 2,560,848
Posted By Earthscape
Very true, but there are some facts to at least...

Very true, but there are some facts to at least help everyone decide what to buy if they are very concerned about reliability.

https://rideapart.com/articles/most-reliable-motorcycles
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
Just a note that this is a common misconception. ...

Just a note that this is a common misconception. Running with the fuel shut off until the engine dies does not empty the float bowl. The engine shuts off when the fuel level in the bowl drops...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
That will be great to see. The more different...

That will be great to see. The more different options that can be confirmed to work, the better!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on...

I'll say... probably. The part numbers listed on that site (which they strangely call the plunger instead of the holder), are the same for the KLR650, KLX650 and KLR250. Which means it should fit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning...

Like you said, WD-40 works great for cleaning during disassembly. It cuts through almost anything. Spray it on a rag and wipe away the grime. Don't use it on your brakes. :rofl

For regular...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the...

Yes, I never liked the On or Off only of the stock choke knob. You can hold it where you want, but that's not so easy where it's located, and impossible when kick-starting. The KLX650 cable will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13,337
Views: 2,620,921
Posted By Earthscape
The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in...

The mythical 500cc twin you guys seek was made in the past, but not by Honda, and it was never sold in the US. Kawasaki KLE500. 500cc twin, 6-speed, reasonable weight (for a twin), decent amount of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment. ...

You know, I knew someone would ask, or comment.
Yes, it does see dirt. But...

- I have an aluminum plate mounted below the front fender, in front of the engine that keeps most dirt from getting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
Remote Choke

With the Acerbis tank and a vacuum fuel pump setup, I wanted an easier way to get to the choke (I’ll refer to it as a choke instead of enrichener for simplicity). I did some looking through some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 45,868
Posted By Earthscape
Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is...

Fantastic picture. Do you remember where this is exactly?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,798
Posted By Earthscape
Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in...

Yeah, that was it - somehow got my 5's and 7's in the blender (should be page 557); sorry.
Also, :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22788130&postcount=8352
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,172,798
Posted By Earthscape
Looks like you need to replace the battery in...

Looks like you need to replace the battery in yours. Until you do, the clock will keep resetting, along with the odometer.
Have a look at page 577 in this thread (577 when default # of posts per...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12,622
Views: 2,819,705
Posted By Earthscape
I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. ...

I hope not - that rear rack has a story to tell. I'd be cautious of that asking price without some careful examination.
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