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Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
:freaky Hi Art, welcome to the world of old,...

:freaky Hi Art, welcome to the world of old, neglected turbo-bikes and the turbo-heads who dare to be square and try to fix them....I am the guy who is doing the old red turbo beater project...I just...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Cry old red turbo beater project

Think hard before you leap into buying one of these..I've been losing my enthusiasm for this bike...I had a hell of a time finding carb parts for my red beater project. The damn carbs are SPECIFIC to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Pissed Old red XJ650 Turbo beater getting rebuilt

Old red Yamaha XJ650L beater coming together slowly. EVERY nut and bolt, tab, bracket, wiring connector plug, electrical component, plastic piece, cable, etc has to be cleaned, checked, painted,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Old red xj650 turbo beater progress

I'll do all you say.....every bit of advice helps and I'm open to it....this bike is actually therapeutic for me after losing about $80,000 on a bike shop fiasco in the Philippines the past 3 years....
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Eek Old red xj650 turbo beater progress

It would be cool to do a carbon fiber fairing in a new style for this bike, although I like the weird funky angular style but it looks incomplete with too many huge gaps. Plus, the fiberglass is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Talking $350 red yamaha xj650lj turbo beater

I think I read that turbo mod he did on his bike with the TC04 wheel swap. If I recall, he was a machinist and turned down or radiused the wheel and housing to fit using his lathe. I might pick up...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Cool2 Old red xj650 turbo beater progress

Made some progress on the $350 old red turbo beater over the past month or two, even with the chilling rain and cold winds, holidays, etc. The time consuming part was just removing the rust collected...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Laugh Old Red Turbo Beater update

Yeah, that turbo looks like hell, but I cross my fingers and hope I can salvage it..the wheel turns OK but the seals must be shot by now. I cant tell until I get it off the exhaust and just look at...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Wicked Old Red Turbo Beater update

been working on her for a while......tore those 4 carbs down and slowly cleaned each one, every little orifice and glory hole..had to remove from rack to thoroughly clean....it was hard to find...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,874
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Wink Klr650 fork swap

Do you mean the total costs on the Yamasaki and Kawazuki bikes? On the Yamasaki I paid about $200 for YZ426F forks w triple clamps/axle off ebay and I had an extra front brake system for an old...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Thumb Old Beater Red XJ650 Turbo

Thanks a zillion for helpful support from the turbo community out there....everyone! I bought this bike on a lark because I LOVED certain aspects of the 1980s-- especially the music and more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,874
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Laugh Klr fork swap

Why didn't you just bolt on a different set of forks? I did 2 different swaps on 2 diff KLR650s, one with a WR426 set and another with a DRZ400 fork set. Much, much better braking and forking action...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Wink Old Red XJ650 Turbo Beater update

Bike torn down to frame and engine w swingarm hangin on....Cylinders tested to 150 psi in 1,3, and 4 with 130psi in #2. Could be the WD40 I sprayed into them for difference in pressures or carbon on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,692
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Laugh Pre 08 FORK/BRAKE IMPROVEMENT

After almost getting killed on my KLR650 a few times in L.A. traffic due to the frightening stock, crappy front brakes, I decided to put something better on my 2 older KLRs. So, I picked up a DRZ400...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Old beat up seca turbo 650

Here's a few pics of the bike when I got her home, stripped her naked, and looked at her in her sad, neglected state, like an old debutante seducer now aged and cast off into the "nursing home". Not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Wink Red seca 650 turbo

OK... Been tearing down this old bike and man it's going to be a ton of work..everything filthy, greasy, caked dirt, oil, and rust all over. Previous owners rode this bike into the ground until it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,684
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Laugh Just bought an 82 red Turbo Seca

Howdy y'all. Just picked up a beater '82 Turbo Seca done in a red color (stock?) and began tearing it down for a look. Last registered here in Ca. 2001, so it's been sitting over 10 years....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Talking The Yamaha forks cost about $175 off ebay 2 years...

The Yamaha forks cost about $175 off ebay 2 years ago. Sittin around until I got off the duff to do the swap...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,294,254
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Laugh Klr650 fork-brake modification

Howdy y'all. I recently swapped an extra Yamaha WR426 set of forks onto my 1991 KLR650 and am really happy with the overall improvement in ride and BRAKING! Now this baby really hauls down and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Wink Klr650 wr fork swap

This fork swap woke me up! Now I can really stop AND the forking action is forking cool! So, it's ok to hit wide open and rocket down the street, I can really stop now! I modded a WR426-450 fork set...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,572
Posted By Kentuckysurfer
Pissed KLX650R ride the tiger!

HOWDY Y'ALL....Can always use another XR600 or WR450.If you got one to sell under $2000--needs work-no papers etc.-- please contact me:clap
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