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Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
If I was a betting man, I'd say that damage was...

If I was a betting man, I'd say that damage was the result of failed doohicky some time in the past.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Kawidad
WOW :eek2 That's crazy to run it with that kind...

WOW :eek2 That's crazy to run it with that kind of damage to the clutch basket.


The scoring looks significant. I wouldn't reuse it, but I suppose you could get away with it. As to the bluing....
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Kawidad
Nicely done. :thumb

Nicely done. :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Kawidad
Well, at your size an ST should fit you nicely. ...

Well, at your size an ST should fit you nicely. The V is much more compact.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,953
Posted By Kawidad
What he said. :deal Unfortunately, with all...

What he said. :deal

Unfortunately, with all of the EPA and DOT bureaucracy it'll never happen. Too expensive to certify and not enough sale volume to make up for the high importation...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25,946
Views: 4,642,291
Posted By Kawidad
James Dean. Makes thing much easier. :deal ...

James Dean. Makes thing much easier. :deal

http://www.jdjetting.com/xcart/home.php
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Kawidad
Very nice. It really works really well with the...

Very nice. It really works really well with the lines of the bike. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Kawidad
How big are you? I had a Tenere and I have only...

How big are you? I had a Tenere and I have only a 30" inseam and found it to be too tall with the weight carried very high up. I found it to be extremely awkward handling at low speeds or duck...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
You asked: "The clutch... hub... thingy....

You asked:

"The clutch... hub... thingy. Wise to install new bearings on this thing while it's out?""

Don't bother unless you see a problem. Those realistically never wear out.

You also...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
Sorry Casey, but it sounds like your tranny is...

Sorry Casey, but it sounds like your tranny is toast. The 1100 transmissions were dodgey. I had a R1100GS and the tranny took a dump on me too. I swapped it with a take off from FleaBay. I ended...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
Beemer Boneyard. :deal

Beemer Boneyard. :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-23-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 43,937
Posted By Kawidad
I'm love'n it. :raabia

I'm love'n it. :raabia
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Kawidad
Ah, screw the 690, just buy a lightly used KX500....

Ah, screw the 690, just buy a lightly used KX500. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Kawidad
To me, the teeth on the cam chain sprockets look...

To me, the teeth on the cam chain sprockets look good enough to run them, which what I would do.

As to the valves. Having them even kiss the piston makes me squeamish. If you're sending the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Kawidad
:nod:nod:nod

:nod:nod:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kawidad
And, life-time final drive oil. :zilla

And, life-time final drive oil. :zilla
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25,946
Views: 4,642,291
Posted By Kawidad
It could have been a model year 02 first sold in...

It could have been a model year 02 first sold in 03. I've had that happen to me before.:hmmmmm

I too have an 02 "S" and it has the fully adjustable forks, which appear to be originals. It may...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Kawidad
I was joking around about the milk crate. :evil ...

I was joking around about the milk crate. :evil

Anyway, I will have to disagree, having an upper engine mount is common and found on many different bikes. I'm no engineer, but I believe they do...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Kawidad
Hey, now. Brackets cost money, making brackets...

Hey, now. Brackets cost money, making brackets is free. Kinda like finding a milk crate, don'tcha know. :lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kawidad
If it's wired correctly, the battery is designed...

If it's wired correctly, the battery is designed to allow the headlight and taillight to remain on without the engine, which is a legal DOT requirement. The stator should produce enough electricity...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By Kawidad
Well, I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl,...

Well, I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl, but I will. This is not true. :nono

Long long story shortened.

I recently (late 2014) had them do this very same repair to a Suzuki DRZ400 head....
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 299,948
Posted By Kawidad
They look like they're from a Suzuki EX500. :ear

They look like they're from a Suzuki EX500. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
:yikes Nothing too bad I hope. :kurt

:yikes

Nothing too bad I hope. :kurt
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
I definitely would start with the valve...

I definitely would start with the valve adjustment and TB synq, and then go from there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25,946
Views: 4,642,291
Posted By Kawidad
$26 per liter?????:yikes

$26 per liter?????:yikes
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,433
Posted By Kawidad
Okay, I've been playing with OsmAnd and the only...

Okay, I've been playing with OsmAnd and the only way I see to set a route is to basically go to the map and place a pin on the destination. Am I missing something?

I'm really wanting to go this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,108
Posted By Kawidad
:lol3 Sweet set up, and nice bike too. :clap

:lol3

Sweet set up, and nice bike too. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25,946
Views: 4,642,291
Posted By Kawidad
Count me in already. :evil :lurk

Count me in already. :evil

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
A couple of thoughts. :hmmmmm I would agree...

A couple of thoughts. :hmmmmm

I would agree that your sub-frame is slightly tweaked. However, I'm not sure it would be worth the time and energy to make it straight.

To me, the exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By Kawidad
Uninformed or troll, ya'll decide. :wink:

Uninformed or troll, ya'll decide. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Kawidad
What year DR? The DR350 in general is an...

What year DR? The DR350 in general is an excellent bike and is well worth considering. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Kawidad
Oh good an oil thread. :rofl

Oh good an oil thread. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
My 2013 camhead shifts very smoothly as well. ...

My 2013 camhead shifts very smoothly as well. Not Japanese snick snick snick, but it is very smooth.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
Congrat! You'll love it. :clap

Congrat! You'll love it. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,574
Posted By Kawidad
I agree that the DR650SE is an excellent...

I agree that the DR650SE is an excellent motorcycle. However, it is probably physically too small for what you're proposing. It's more of a dirt bike with smaller overall dimensions. The DRZ is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
Nice. I love Hwy 1, although I've never done it...

Nice. I love Hwy 1, although I've never done it on a dual sport (adventure bikes not withstanding). :D

I had another thought on the foot peg mounts and something for you consider. If you're not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 375,148
Posted By Kawidad
I'm sure the experts will chime in, but here's...

I'm sure the experts will chime in, but here's what I've been told. The stock shocks are pretty bargain bin stuff. They work okay, but don't last very long in terms of time or distance and you or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Kawidad
Are you sure about that? The top screw should be...

Are you sure about that? The top screw should be a spring pre-load adjuster and there should be no adjustment on the bottom of the fork because they should just be a dampening rod type fork. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 60,361
Posted By Kawidad
With the utmost respect (and I do mean that),...

With the utmost respect (and I do mean that), this would not be my personal experience. I had to replace the swingarm bearings on my 96 R1100GS at 56k miles because they were notchy and binding up. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By Kawidad
I agree with Sig and Beezer. :nod Most of...

I agree with Sig and Beezer. :nod

Most of your proposed reenforcements would seem to be unnecessary. :deal

Sig's comments about the foot peg mounts are right on the money. :evil

I posted...
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