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Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Blu_Vue
Mine does that

I think it's the tires. My 1100gs does the same thing, and the rear Tourance tire is very flat / worn in the center, with very tall tread on the edges.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Blu_Vue
An option for you

Most I've seen had the RID. Some did not, I think those were called a sport model? There's a very solid '03 1150 for sale north of Denver w/ about 45k on it. Has htd grips, NO ABS, yellow, near...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,674
Posted By Blu_Vue
Much love

I began considering "the other" R models after deciding that GS's of the same vintage are simply beyond my budget. Have only actually ridden one, but absolutely loved it, much more than other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By Blu_Vue
'95 BMW R1100RS - What's it worth?

1995 BMW R1100RS with 49k Miles, black.
Never owned (but have ridden a few) Beemers so I thought it wise to ask around for some advice on an older bike. I know they'll run a long while, and I'm a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
No doubt! It SOLD on the crappiest weather day...

No doubt! It SOLD on the crappiest weather day this month.
Ah well, next....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
Yeah, I wasn't super excited about the lack of...

Yeah, I wasn't super excited about the lack of history on it, but the shop was thorough with what they did. I forget all the items, but I'll try to get a copy of the work order and post it up. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
Got the skinny on that rig, well - as much as I...

Got the skinny on that rig, well - as much as I could get by phone anyway.
It's last registration was in IL, traded to the shop.
Little known service history, so the shop performed a thorough...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
Love the classic R100R, but those are even more...

Love the classic R100R, but those are even more rare, at least in these parts.
You make a good point though about buying what you want to start with. Better to wait while you save up rather than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thanks for the replies all. That blue GS in...

Thanks for the replies all.

That blue GS in Ft Colin's hadn't even shown up on my radar. Good eye! I'm going to check it out today.

In this part of the country, a low miles, well maintained R...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Blu_Vue
Can an R model be modified into a GS?

There must be threads on this, but I couldn't find any.
Can an R bike be modded so that it's basically a GS? Or at least improved for "off-pavement" duty? I thought I should look into it because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12,550
Views: 1,185,756
Posted By Blu_Vue
Petcock rebuild?

What parts to rebuild? Is there anything more than a few gaskets involved? Was there a kit?

THANKS!
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12,550
Views: 1,185,756
Posted By Blu_Vue
Petcock diaphragm drill-thru

Howdy,
I know several have opted to either mod (with the vacuum block-off plate idea) or replace their vacuum style petcock altogether, but I'm interested in keeping the vacuum function (because I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,550
Views: 1,185,756
Posted By Blu_Vue
Question Thanks BigWrench. I replaced the Cush bearing...

Thanks BigWrench. I replaced the Cush bearing for grins to see if that would solve it. What's odd to me is - when the Cush is fitted into the hub (before mounting the wheel, etc) it does not feel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12,550
Views: 1,185,756
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thank you for the reply CycleDoc. I understand...

Thank you for the reply CycleDoc.
I understand what you mean about everything needing to line up. What puzzles me is that the bearings are seated properly (I have two wheels to compare). Plus, I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12,550
Views: 1,185,756
Posted By Blu_Vue
Rear Cush drive play

Got a real head-scratcher here:
My Cush drive does not appear to be fully seating into the main hub (meaning, it does not fit flush with the hub). Replaced the Cush a few months ago, never noticed...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 173,592
Posted By Blu_Vue
I commend the determination. Hang in there, you...

I commend the determination. Hang in there, you can DO IT!
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By Blu_Vue
I believe it's a

MadStad piece. If not, you should definitely check them out
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Blu_Vue
Front end weirdness

Been trying to figure this out for a while without any progress:

The bike:
modified 1st gen klr650
- DRZ400 fork, wheel
- straight rate, .62 spring rate and factory recommended oil wt.
-...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Blu_Vue
Front "wheel hop" issue

Howdy,
Please throw out your votes for what may be causing this issue:

Swapped a DRZ-400 front-end onto my gen-1 klr this winter and there is a feeling in the fron-end like the front wheel hops...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Blu_Vue
It depends...

I say it depends on budget and how long you plan to keep it. Miles aren't the absolute indicator, but they're definitely a sign of wear on things you're not going to replace easily. First one I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,209,408
Posted By Blu_Vue
fork swap

mdlak
do tell us about the new fork setup!
which donor bike did you use?
what are your impressions of the ride?

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Blu_Vue
thanks for the feedback!

Thanks fellas for passing along the info!
Keep it coming if you think of anything else that hasn't been mentioned or if you have a build going on you want to include or if you come accross a fork...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By Blu_Vue
giant loop

Two guys I ride with have them on their ktms and definitely dig the setup. I think you'll find the loop offers a lot more capacity + stability vs. Saddle type bags. The loop is easily sinched down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Blu_Vue
KLR mx fork swap Questions

I'm looking for info on doing a mx fork swap on a 1st Gen. KLR
my ultimate goal is to keep things as close to stock as possible (aside from adding the beefy fork). I want to keep the stock fairing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Blu_Vue
tire recommendation

I used to pay all the dough for the big-name brands. I once paid like 180 for a Mefo rear (shipped) that was definitely not worth it! now I'm into Shinko's. The 700 series for mixed surfaces and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Blu_Vue
shock swap, new bike to olker klr

you can contact cogent and ask them, but I think I recall hearing that the yoke on the bottom end? is different
good luck.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,209,408
Posted By Blu_Vue
two brothers

I have the two brothers pipe on mine, stock header. bought it on Craigs. this pipe, like the other after-market pieces, is much lighter which is the best thing about it to me. it's louder, but not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,205
Posted By Blu_Vue
+1 on lock-tite for anything you add, remove or...

+1 on lock-tite for anything you add, remove or replace.

I would also recommend welding on the foot pegs (the peg mounting bracket to the frame). no fun losing thoes! :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Blu_Vue
tail piece diagram

check bikebandit.com
they usually have a pretty good visuals and expanded views of these things.

good luck
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Blu_Vue
from what i recall, the bushings can go in either...

from what i recall, the bushings can go in either direction. are we talking the older klr?

how badly was the fork bent? depending on where, it may cause you a heap of problems later on.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,209,408
Posted By Blu_Vue
'08 and newer fender on '07 and older bike??

do any of yous know if the newer fender works on an older model? anyone got pics of it?
:ear


very interested in buying 08 or newer stock fender.
thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,266
Posted By Blu_Vue
the only similarity is.....

they both have wheels. :D not trying to be a smart-ass, but that's pretty much the truth. the TE is also a pretty tall bike. It's no secret that the TE will present more "opportunities" to get to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Blu_Vue
my vote...

IF you were considering all stock bikes, I would choose the XR for these reasons: simplicity - no radiator to bust on the trail! Better resale - the brand is stronger than most and you can bank on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Blu_Vue
LEd lighting

I mounted an auxilary, 10 watt LEd from vision-X on my klr recently. It's the best option I could find anywhere for around 100 bucks. I think they also sell a complete replacement (rectangular) for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Blu_Vue
witch tire

I can recommend the Michelin T-63 for your bike and the type of riding you mentioned. I've ridden this tire in the desert as well as on th hwy for long periods [300+] and it holds up well. Best of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,096
Posted By Blu_Vue
early 80's GS Suzis

Had me an '83 GS850G once, twas a good scoot that toured fine - for what it was. Comfortable? Nah. That big air-cooled lump could really cook you, even on semi-hot days. Mpg wasn't good enough...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,096
Posted By Blu_Vue
The second I read this post, I was thinking...

The second I read this post, I was thinking PC800. You said cheap right? To me, cheap means low operating cost, not just low purchase price.

Cheap, to me, also means you can simply abuse and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Blu_Vue
I've not ridden the Versys, but I have slabbed...

I've not ridden the Versys, but I have slabbed this '89 klr 500+ miles, flogged it 100+ miles through technical desert trails and hauled ass home all in the same weekend - getting 50 mpg, without...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Blu_Vue
monarch

I rode Monarch on Monday - west to east. there were a few spots where the melting snow weeped across the pavement. aside from that and the usual amount of gravel, it was allll gooooood.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,958
Posted By Blu_Vue
axle nuts are 19mm, IIRC. well, that's the bolt...

axle nuts are 19mm, IIRC. well, that's the bolt head size. nut size is 23mm ??
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