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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Aprilia
Make sure your pickup is clean at each tire...

Make sure your pickup is clean at each tire change and change brake fluid as specified in the manual. With ABS there's an extra step of bleeding the unit itself vs just at the calipers.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Thats a lame dealer....one who will hopefully not...

Thats a lame dealer....one who will hopefully not be in business for too long. Better response would have been you are past warranty timeframe not maybe you have a bike that's gonna use some oil. :huh
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 118,381
Posted By Aprilia
Mount plates that fit to the bike. See their...

Mount plates that fit to the bike. See their website for full details.... www.moskomoto.com
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
2 actually from eaglemike.com To OP....wrist...

2 actually from eaglemike.com

To OP....wrist pin is the same though it can be different length depending on big bore kit. Doesn't matter as a new wrist pin comes with a new kit. If I understand...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
You are correct. Replacing the valve seals should...

You are correct. Replacing the valve seals should be no brainer when servicing a head.

Again, if you've taken the time to pull the head and install a big bore kit on a known oil burner why in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13,571
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Posted By Aprilia
Your service manual instructs you to do a solvent...

Your service manual instructs you to do a solvent test. If it passes feel free to install it as is. If it fails then at min you need to lap the valve seats. I've done a couple doz big bore kits in...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,659
Posted By Aprilia
Throttle response is better on the 14 right off...

Throttle response is better on the 14 right off the showroom. A 12 or 13 that had its TB sync'd and reflash would be nearly impossible to feel any differences.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Mileage is not an issue. If you buy it you can...

Mileage is not an issue. If you buy it you can spend a weekend and strip the bike down and go thru everything. If it breaks down you'll only need to look yourself in the mirror to know whose to blame...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24,934
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Posted By Aprilia
Sync your throttle bodies...

Sync your throttle bodies...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
No vehicle can be reliable if neglected or...

No vehicle can be reliable if neglected or abused/misused. I've found the KLR more reliable than other single cylinders bikes I've owned. On the flip side I have an Aprilia SXV550 that requires...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Sounds terminal.... Time to pull the valve cover...

Sounds terminal.... Time to pull the valve cover to see if oil was ran too low. Next would be to pull the left side cover and inspect the upper rear balancer bearing to see if oil was ran a bit low...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Yes, replace it all again and this time with the...

Yes, replace it all again and this time with the OEM Oring. Did you check your oil for any signs of water? I'd be very careful taking it out for a 90 min run. Heat cycle means 10-15 min around the...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 118,381
Posted By Aprilia
He never mentioned SW Motech...Mine are neither...

He never mentioned SW Motech...Mine are neither square or round but oval. I'll follow the included instructions with my Paypal invoice which states to indicate if you have SW Motech racks "because...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Yes.... Give it a couple more heat cycles...

Yes....

Give it a couple more heat cycles before you pull the side case and replace it all again.
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 118,381
Posted By Aprilia
Not according to the instructions on the...

Not according to the instructions on the invoice...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 118,381
Posted By Aprilia
I also received my invoice...thanks! However, how...

I also received my invoice...thanks! However, how do I indicate that I have SW Motech racks thus requiring the special adapter brackets you just recently developed? I'd like to have the regular...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Get your free play correct and you'll be fine. As...

Get your free play correct and you'll be fine. As for glazing....sure it can be removed. Be sure and check for warping. Service manual gives spec's for that. I had an Aprilia with one of the first...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Congrats! A little leaking in the beginning is...

Congrats! A little leaking in the beginning is nothing to get too concerned about. Get a couple heat cycles on it. If it continues to leak then yes, you'll need to get it fixed.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Aprilia
Never liked the two piece Aerostich but love it...

Never liked the two piece Aerostich but love it in the one piece. With shorts, tshirt and heated liner I'm good/comfortable in quite a range of temps. I've worn out 3 suits now with each getting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Your going to find that the size of the oring is...

Your going to find that the size of the oring is pretty critical. You'll know if yours is not pretty quickly. Be sure the oring is lubed before assembly...very easy to screw it up even with stock...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
I have both. Without question upgrading the GenI...

I have both. Without question upgrading the GenI front brake system is mandatory. As for GenII plastics and radiator...just don't crash! I gave it up a couple years ago. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Elk Skin Ropers over at www.aerostich.com

Elk Skin Ropers over at www.aerostich.com
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Factory service manual gives you all the info you...

Factory service manual gives you all the info you need...

However, others have put together a step by step for dummies :evil

Marknet for Dummies (http://www.klr650.marknet.us/wpump.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Thats classic neutral switch issue...

Thats classic neutral switch issue...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Clutch safety switch...no. Neutral wire down by...

Clutch safety switch...no. Neutral wire down by sprocket and neutral switch going bad (also down by sprocket). On GenII's you have to include wire harness rub thru on various parts of the harness.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,092
Posted By Aprilia
decooney..great to hear you made a decision....

decooney..great to hear you made a decision. Tenere was never on my radar (nor was the KLR but I own two of the now lol) but glad I got the Tenere and as I said before its working its way up to top 5...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
You are correct....pre 95 engines have that...

You are correct....pre 95 engines have that output shaft. Question becomes what year bottom end and is the top end the same or later GenI. www.watt-man.com has quite a bit of info to track down by...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
As Eddie Bolted so eloquently pointed out....pull...

As Eddie Bolted so eloquently pointed out....pull out that credit card. lol As my father once told me after he was past the age of DIY. "There's satisfaction in doing the job yourself but it can be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Guess I've done too many as I don't find the...

Guess I've done too many as I don't find the removing of gasket material that big a deal. I do have a couple special tools to do so. Credit card is NOT one of them lol. For a newbie you'll struggle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
5hrs? I've rolled KLR's up on my lift and back...

5hrs? I've rolled KLR's up on my lift and back down for a test ride after installing a big bore kit in less time. BTW...plastic credit card? :eek1

On the flip side I still kinda remember...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,092
Posted By Aprilia
I have not ridden the new V-Strom nor do I know...

I have not ridden the new V-Strom nor do I know anyone I'd trust to evaluate/compare it with. I can tell you the Tenere is far more 'flickable' than my recently departed C14.

As for something...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,659
Posted By Aprilia
I had to laugh....I picked up a left over 13 and...

I had to laugh....I picked up a left over 13 and it included OEM heated grips still new in the box. I pulled the 'controller' out and first thought was..."what the hell?!"

Put it all back in the...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Aprilia
I'm taller and a bit lighter than you. On all my...

I'm taller and a bit lighter than you. On all my dirt bikes (CRF450, KXF450, various KTM's, Husky's etc) I find I do about the same adjustments to each...rebuilt suspension (stiffer springs/valving),...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Aprilia
Your local tire shop will have some throw away...

Your local tire shop will have some throw away 15" rims for free. Local Home Depot will sell vinyl tubing you can split and put over the rim edge. I change everything from dirt, DS, street and my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
With the right technique and standard tire irons...

With the right technique and standard tire irons tires are easy to mount. Bigger leverage usually results in frustration and damage. Tyrepliers is interesting but again its tool to help make up for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Just about anything is better than the OEM....

Just about anything is better than the OEM. Progressive is a nice upgrade, however, many of the aftermarket suppliers will custom build a shock for each order. Progressive is one size fits all.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13,571
Views: 1,345,377
Posted By Aprilia
Its not an uncommon failure on the KLR shock....

Its not an uncommon failure on the KLR shock. Several threads on DIY fix...Has nothing to do with internal function/damping.

One such thread......
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,108
Posted By Aprilia
Well said...I'd sell my 2 KLR's and Tenere for...

Well said...I'd sell my 2 KLR's and Tenere for something in the middle. Husky Terra was a nice attempt....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,534
Posted By Aprilia
I've told your story to a few people...

I've told your story to a few people...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,534
Posted By Aprilia
Ahhh! Now I know why I missed it. Don't know why...

Ahhh! Now I know why I missed it. Don't know why he went that route but...
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