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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24,169
Views: 4,132,188
Posted By Kawidad
Boy ain't that the truth. :cry

Boy ain't that the truth. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 319,133
Posted By Kawidad
Your price seems more than fair to me. ADVrider...

Your price seems more than fair to me. ADVrider might be a tough sell for a pure street bike, however.

Good luck from a fellow RT rider. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11,121
Views: 2,367,751
Posted By Kawidad
Nice, but you'd better get yourself some...

Nice, but you'd better get yourself some barkbusters. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24,169
Views: 4,132,188
Posted By Kawidad
A few years ago Kawasaki and Suzuki were thinking...

A few years ago Kawasaki and Suzuki were thinking about merging, so they decided to test it all out. They did that by sharing products, one of which was the DRz. Kawasaki just slapped their name on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Kawidad
No, a KLX350. :evil

No, a KLX350. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Kawidad
So, you resurrect a 4 year old unanswered thread...

So, you resurrect a 4 year old unanswered thread with that response???:scratch
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,022
Posted By Kawidad
Me too.:freaky

Me too.:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Kawidad
After owning a problematic XRL, I would say do...

After owning a problematic XRL, I would say do NOT consider this bike. IMO, it has some major weaknesses that would rule it out for any serious long distance trips. (CDI problems, weak sub-frame,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24,169
Views: 4,132,188
Posted By Kawidad
A glowing head pipe is perfectly normal on modern...

A glowing head pipe is perfectly normal on modern 4s engines. You can Google it and see. Most people never notice it because of lighting or never really looking. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Kawidad
Nice. Good way to jinx...

Nice. Good way to jinx yourself..............:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,129
Posted By Kawidad
I'm reviving this old thread, versus starting a...

I'm reviving this old thread, versus starting a new one on this exact topic. :norton

My well trusted indy beemer mechanic has suggested that I use Red Line Lightweight Shockproof 75-140w in my...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By Kawidad
Doesn't Ontario have a "lemon law"? In...

Doesn't Ontario have a "lemon law"?

In many US states if the bike is in the shop for more than 30 days for any given problem, then you can file for a refund. Of course, that refund is minus...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kawidad
Nicely done, and a nice write up that is clear to...

Nicely done, and a nice write up that is clear to follow. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24,169
Views: 4,132,188
Posted By Kawidad
What's different for the 2014 from the 2002 or...

What's different for the 2014 from the 2002 or 2010 or whichever year, except BNG? :D

(In other words, any Clymer book for a DRz should work.)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Kawidad
Also, you might pull apart the locking filler...

Also, you might pull apart the locking filler cap. It might have a clogged vent valve causing the tank to over pressurize.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By Kawidad
I'd pull off the gas tank and carefully check the...

I'd pull off the gas tank and carefully check the wiring loom, just to make sure there's no nasty surprises. You never know what a PO did to it. For whatever reason Euro bikes wiring is different...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Kawidad
Have you have a peek in KTMTalk?

Have you have a peek in KTMTalk?
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Kawidad
Sweet bike. :raabia

Sweet bike. :raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,183
Posted By Kawidad
Is this the same company that also said you have...

Is this the same company that also said you have "lifetime" FD oil? And, can't decide how much oil goes into the FD? Or can't make up it's mind whether or not to vent the FD? :D


:pot
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kawidad
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,444
Posted By Kawidad
Don't forget Germans have a tendency to over...

Don't forget Germans have a tendency to over engineer everything and also sometimes invent solutions to non-existent problems. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,647
Views: 1,476,834
Posted By Kawidad
Pictures? :eyes

Pictures? :eyes
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,651
Posted By Kawidad
Yes. Excellent thread. Nice work! :devildog

Yes. Excellent thread. Nice work! :devildog
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,932
Posted By Kawidad
Another Sena fan here. I also use the SMH-10. I...

Another Sena fan here. I also use the SMH-10. I hook it via bluetooth to my phone for telephone and music. Sound quality is amazing (for what it is) and is loud enough that it can be used with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,570
Posted By Kawidad
Looking good. :thumbup

Looking good. :thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 1,098,222
Posted By Kawidad
I remember there was another spring that could be...

I remember there was another spring that could be used in a pinch, but for the life of me I can't remember. Maybe someone does.......:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By Kawidad
Agreed :super

Agreed :super
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,227
Posted By Kawidad
So which Village People outfit do you prefer to...

So which Village People outfit do you prefer to wear to match the bike? :ksteve


:hide
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Kawidad
You might consider Seat Concepts. You can call...

You might consider Seat Concepts. You can call and talk to them about your specific needs.

As to the rear suspension. The rear stock shock is utter garbage. Go aftermarket. A heavier spring...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Kawidad
Agreed. Hands down, Eagle Mike. :norton

Agreed. Hands down, Eagle Mike. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,820
Posted By Kawidad
He lives here in Commiefornia. Those gas pumps...

He lives here in Commiefornia. Those gas pumps are tightly regulated and regularly inspected for accuracy of flow rate, so I doubt that's a problem. :freaky

Because the GSA tanks are plastic,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Kawidad
Quite the upgrade. :thumb

Quite the upgrade. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By Kawidad
Have you (the OP) checked the positive wire to...

Have you (the OP) checked the positive wire to the starter motor? Those sometimes can come loose and cause your symptom.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Kawidad
Put the voltmeter onto the battery terminals and...

Put the voltmeter onto the battery terminals and then with your third hand :D hit the starter button. Watch the meter, and if the voltage drops off, then you have a dead cell. If you have a dead...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,570
Posted By Kawidad
Go to the auto parts store and buy a solid state...

Go to the auto parts store and buy a solid state variable load flasher. They work with different types of bulbs including LED.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,570
Posted By Kawidad
Man, that IS a lot of spare parts. :ricky

Man, that IS a lot of spare parts. :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Kawidad
IF as I assume that you are referring to a KLR,...

IF as I assume that you are referring to a KLR, then I did what you are doing and the transformation in the handling was nothing short of magic. It did raise the seat height by 1", but it was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,570
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Kawidad
As I remember it, the XR400 spring is the same...

As I remember it, the XR400 spring is the same diameter as the KLX/KDX spring. From what I recall from years ago, the forks are almost the same, with the exception of the orientation. I do remember...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Kawidad
No offense meant to the OP, but you need to look...

No offense meant to the OP, but you need to look at this thread a little closer. In that you're posting an obscure question about a 15 year dirt bike on a forum that is basically dedicated to big...
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