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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
Interesting! The one is a shim for the...

Interesting!

The one is a shim for the doo assembly the other a washer between the doo and bolt. The latter was missing on some years if I recall?

The concern is the magnets of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, two on the left side as well as the rotor. ...

Yes, two on the left side as well as the rotor. You will need the rotor puller too. You might need the 2 gaskets.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
The doo itself has been redesigned. The spring...

The doo itself has been redesigned. The spring that activates it is too long and does not have enough tension and needs replacing.

As for across country - you bet- and around the world - many...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
I have the original cable. Still good at 64k...

I have the original cable. Still good at 64k miles, 8 years. I lube mine with a mix of motor oil and a molybdenum based grease about 2X a year. Make sure that the routing is clear of sharp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
On one of the Mexico trips the radiator got bent-...

On one of the Mexico trips the radiator got bent- still worked and did not leak. Sent off the Mylers (sp?) in UT to straighten and weld. Glue the plastic together with a Methyl methacrylate based 2...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
You will not hear it. They usually drop down...

You will not hear it. They usually drop down near the alternator. You must get them out. Might need to fish with a magnet if you cant see them.

I have had to repair several torn up coils for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
Did you take the bolt out to replace the O ring...

Did you take the bolt out to replace the O ring of the doo adjuster?

STOP - if you did it is possible you could have dropped 2 internal washers into the motor - one on the silver adjuster/doo and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Tsotsie
If you are stuck and in an emergency, above it is...

If you are stuck and in an emergency, above it is the air vent elbow out of the side of the carb. Same black angle/elbow plastic part. Use it till the other part comes in. PN 92005B
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 An O ring on the inside and a rubber cap...

+1
An O ring on the inside and a rubber cap on the outside (Missing). Loosen 1/2 turn every oil change or 3K miles and tighten back up. Doo spring will (should) take up the slack in the counter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
I presume that you are asking me? The...

I presume that you are asking me?

The answer is yes, as you see the bike. The lower AL engine guard is quite torn up underneath from rocks. 5 trips through Mexico, Copper Canyon and Sierra Madre...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16,995
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Posted By Tsotsie
The 08+'s have a small bottle at the bottom end...

The 08+'s have a small bottle at the bottom end that under certain conditions, needs draining. This prevents the excess condensed oil from the motor in the airbox (That in vapor from that does not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
There are 3 hoses. 1. Vent from the...

There are 3 hoses.
1. Vent from the transmission -about 1/2" in diam. (near the battery- that must be in good condition to prevent trash getting into the transmission
2. Vent/drain from the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 86,512
Posted By Tsotsie
A laugh this am. Mick lists his location as...

A laugh this am. Mick lists his location as Tanzania and Tan as Mocambique! A technical oversight, no a separation of ways - I presume!

Glad you are encountering mostly nice people, except the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 86,512
Posted By Tsotsie
I wish! 8 months later I am still doing...

I wish! 8 months later I am still doing therapy to get mine to work more than 80%.

Mick, Tan, a great report continues!
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
With a 685 and 64K miles I am still on stock...

With a 685 and 64K miles I am still on stock jetting (Yup- went the jets route and then reversed it as all it did is use more gas, did not open the air box etc. as I have commented in the past) and a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Tsotsie
NFE and Ghost - tks for the additions and...

NFE and Ghost - tks for the additions and corrections
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tsotsie
Check the main fuse under the tank - 20amp. ...

Check the main fuse under the tank - 20amp.

As for the petcock, a piece of gasket material cut to the square shape as in the plate shown above is all you need - use the stock back plate. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-13-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Tsotsie
In Texas etc. I am not at home so will edit this...

In Texas etc. I am not at home so will edit this later. Writing from memory

From S Antonio,
1. TX Hill country. The 3 sisters, roads 335, 336, 337.
2. Hwy 90 to Del Rio
3. Seminole Canyon -...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tsotsie
Weight, speed, comfort is subjective. Everyone...

Weight, speed, comfort is subjective. Everyone is different in what they like and don't. Those with a particular bike tend to bad mouth another brand etc. etc. especially those they have not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
Possibly pre-ignition. Usually occurs in the...

Possibly pre-ignition. Usually occurs in the lower rpm's in a high gear when on the gas. If that is what it is, not good and can damage the motor! Try using higher rpm's. Sometimes gas related on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
Nice, but it is too clean for a KLR to be!...

Nice,

but it is too clean for a KLR to be! It needs some honorable dirt! (honorable dirt is that dirt collected in the pursuit of adventure - dis-honorable dirt is when one just does not clean...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By Tsotsie
Review that again, please! 1. Rossi...

Review that again, please!

1. Rossi killed him?
2. Because of Marco's hair his helmet could not fit optimally?

Review your own video clip and conclusions. Rossi was hit out of the way by...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By Tsotsie
A sad story. Among a large section of the...

A sad story.

Among a large section of the 'crusing' community that I have encountered it is considered riding wisdom to, "lay 'er down..." In the same catagory as 'loud pipe save lives... '...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Tsotsie
Yes, 08's, 3 with implosions of the whole motor....

Yes, 08's, 3 with implosions of the whole motor. One a personal friend of mine. At about 10K miles.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,474
Posted By Tsotsie
Last September I had a similar incident in...

Last September I had a similar incident in Yosemite. The driver of the car pulled out as I was overtaking and hit me into a culvert.

As there were several witnesses, he was cited. He had the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-09-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Tsotsie
The road from Texarkana to Mena is not fun. ...

The road from Texarkana to Mena is not fun. Just before Texarkana in TX take 259 N into OK and the Ozarks. Then take the Talimena Scienic Byway, Rt 1 (The Blue Ridge PW of the West) East to Mena,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
[QUOTE=Pollack;26724683]I'm not disputing...

[QUOTE=Pollack;26724683]I'm not disputing anything your saying; although, this is the first negative comment I can remember hearing about Rotella. :eek1

QUOTE]

+1

Used it for 64K Miles- ...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Tsotsie
Advice will be all over the planet! I ...

Advice will be all over the planet!

I have used hard AL pannier for 64 K miles on my KLR. I also inserted my own internal locking system. In a hard down last year (due to a cager!), they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
Fairly new? You have hardly warmed up the oil...

Fairly new? You have hardly warmed up the oil yet!

Unless you ride the clutch at stops, sounds like you might have the happy place. Also, check the cable adjustment - a little free play...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
No, for the rear wheel, under the right passenger...

No, for the rear wheel, under the right passenger foot rest mount. # points on the ground, front wheel, side stand and crutch.

Then for the front wheel off, hook it into the after-market bash...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome! Why beg, we all are too... ...

Welcome!

Why beg, we all are too...

In 64K miles I never had a carb issue - until last month a 1000 miles from home in VA. The story is a few page ago. I never found the reason. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
Go to your local medical supply, drug store or W...

Go to your local medical supply, drug store or W Mart. Buy a cheap adjustable AL walking stick (mine was under $10 years ago). Cut it to a length so that you have an adjustable 'jack'. Stores...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,246
Posted By Tsotsie
+ 1

+ 1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Tsotsie
Update. The adivice to go to the Hall of...

Update.

The adivice to go to the Hall of Wisdom as dumurph suggested, some searching, def, 100rt an others have suggested and watching the following;...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Tsotsie
Thank you for the tips. Crown wheel and...

Thank you for the tips.

Crown wheel and seal look fine.

The challenge is now deciding if it is as simple as the paralevel thrust bearing adjustment, or the paralever bearings? I guess try...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Tsotsie
1150 rear wheel bearing replacement.

An '04. Tried a search and did not find anything. This has probably been discussed often in the past. Can anyone point to a DIY thread?

On the center stand there is sideways play in the wheel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,347
Posted By Tsotsie
1st week of April on a 3049 mile ride to VA and...

1st week of April on a 3049 mile ride to VA and back, I got rained on 21 times. Some storms that passsed had cars in ditches and upside down, still with their lights on. Stayed South of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 107,109
Posted By Tsotsie
There should be some heat reflecting silver/fiber...

There should be some heat reflecting silver/fiber matting covering on the heat shield that is attached to about 1/2" off the exhaust.

I added, way back on my 08, additional and similar reflective...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
There are those who like the 'looks' of the pre...

There are those who like the 'looks' of the pre 08 and those who like the upgrades of the 08+. Everyone can find something to like or dislike in both models. There are those who like change and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16,995
Views: 1,976,159
Posted By Tsotsie
I checked my valves at 2k miles. Exhausts were...

I checked my valves at 2k miles. Exhausts were at min. and tight!

Toleranced all 4 to max. Now at 64K miles, all are still in tolerance. 3 have moved 1 thou, 1 only 2 thou. The KAWA check...
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