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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,269
Posted By sleazy rider
:wave Brett! Go for it!

:wave

Brett! Go for it!
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 54,122
Posted By sleazy rider
And my tires of choice for the trip on the KLR...

And my tires of choice for the trip on the KLR are TKC80s. When everyone gets done, we should have some good anecdotal reports to share on tire life for this ride. :lol3 XFanMan and I are sharing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12,877
Views: 1,229,971
Posted By sleazy rider
I have to agree on the Tusk bags. :lol3 Engine...

I have to agree on the Tusk bags. :lol3 Engine guards too.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/2003%20KLR%20650/IMG_0063.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,877
Views: 1,229,971
Posted By sleazy rider
Amen. They're going into the recycling bin at...

Amen. They're going into the recycling bin at the shop. Been ordering goodies this morning to actually use the bike for it's intended purpose - travel! New Tusk hard panniers and mounts, doohickey...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12,877
Views: 1,229,971
Posted By sleazy rider
I joined the collective today. :freaky ...

I joined the collective today. :freaky

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/A81B30FD-54B8-4DA3-B943-6E75D5EC2E9F.jpg

2003 with just 1800 miles. SuperTrapp exhaust (still not...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By sleazy rider
My HF torque wrenches are within 1 pound compared...

My HF torque wrenches are within 1 pound compared to the Snap On ones in the shop. The 3/8" drive is dead on. $11.99 on sale versus $200 each for the Snap Ons? Yeah, HF for the win.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,082
Posted By sleazy rider
Heck, that's my campground of choice for NW...

Heck, that's my campground of choice for NW Michigan. I can't make the gathering, but the crew at Cycle-Moore is fantastic. Showers and restroom facilities are first rate for a motorcycle camping...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12,877
Views: 1,229,971
Posted By sleazy rider
It looks like I'm coming to the KLR Kollective...

It looks like I'm coming to the KLR Kollective shortly. Having sold my Triumph street bike last week, I've found a new 2013 650 locally. Too bad the dealer wasn't open over the weekend, because the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By sleazy rider
Cylinder head broke, not the cylinder.

Cylinder head broke, not the cylinder.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By sleazy rider
My answers are in between your questions. Start...

My answers are in between your questions. Start with the carb clean/rebuild and tune it first. Does the bike have stock exhaust and an unmolested air filter box or have they been "improved" by a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By sleazy rider
Take the shock out and it's about a 30 minute job...

Take the shock out and it's about a 30 minute job for any competent shop. If you take the whole bike, expect a two hour labor bill.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 2,084,576
Posted By sleazy rider
Hmm, I have a candidate to run it with. :evil ...

Hmm, I have a candidate to run it with. :evil

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/DSCF0243.jpg

The rear fender has been replaced with a stock chrome one and the tail light has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 2,084,576
Posted By sleazy rider
That Avenger is not restored. It's all original...

That Avenger is not restored. It's all original except for what it needed to get it running. I looked close at it too - I'm not the owner. A lot of the chrome work needs to be redone and the cases...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 25,870
Posted By sleazy rider
Hey, Mike? That new 'stich looks like it's just...

Hey, Mike? That new 'stich looks like it's just getting broke in. :lol3

Got my zippers fixed up yesterday. It was a bitch getting the lower leg zipper slide on with my carpal tunnel flaring up....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 25,870
Posted By sleazy rider
:thumb I knew that would happen with the...

:thumb

I knew that would happen with the proximity to lunch. Damn fork seal. I feel a wipe and ride tomorrow for a photo tag is appropriate. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,387
Posted By sleazy rider
All this talk about warp engagement had me...

All this talk about warp engagement had me getting the old girl out yesterday to knock the dust off the dilithium crystals. Yup, still awesome. :lol3 Nearly 250 miles of fun in the sun and a lunch...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 25,870
Posted By sleazy rider
Lunch was had and lies swapped with Mike. What a...

Lunch was had and lies swapped with Mike. What a gorgeous day to be out and about. It felt good enough to kill a couple tanks of gas. :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 25,870
Posted By sleazy rider
Mike and I will be dining at the Corner Cafe in...

Mike and I will be dining at the Corner Cafe in Deckerville at noon tomorrow. Any who wish to partake are more than welcome. Street bike for me this time. Gonna blow the garage dust off the old...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,424
Views: 355,409
Posted By sleazy rider
No kidding, actually working at a bike shop and...

No kidding, actually working at a bike shop and mentioning it here. :evil *cough*Tech Care Suspension*cough* :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Looks like a wet weekend in store, so maybe not. ...

Looks like a wet weekend in store, so maybe not. I'm probably going to work on the yard, if weather permits. The grass needs baling and there's a bunch of dead branches down from the last wind...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 25,870
Posted By sleazy rider
I can always dig out the Daytona and come north...

I can always dig out the Daytona and come north instead of riding dirt Sunday. Ain't seen MikeyT in a dog's age. It'd be good to catch up on thangs.

How's Murdog's Diner in Caro, Mike?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
It's a KTM. They all do that. :lol3

It's a KTM. They all do that. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,445
Posted By sleazy rider
Try a Magic Eraser with some Comet cleanser. It...

Try a Magic Eraser with some Comet cleanser. It works a treat on white plastics for stains.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
My wife calls me at work Friday afternoon with...

My wife calls me at work Friday afternoon with the story she's lost both keys to her car and she needs a ride home. Oh, and she won't have a car for the weekend because I'm taking the Focus up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Out scouting routes today for next weekend. ...

Out scouting routes today for next weekend. There's good elevation changes, lots of ponds and lakes to skirt, heavily curved dirt roads and ice cream involved. :lol3 No single track, all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Would the collective prefer a more dirt oriented...

Would the collective prefer a more dirt oriented type of ride? :evil

If so, I'd be up to meeting out this way and showing off some of the local dirty stuff.

Leo's Coney Island
6845 Highland...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,764
Posted By sleazy rider
I have a HF 56" bottom box full of shiny new...

I have a HF 56" bottom box full of shiny new Craftsman sockets and wrenches, but I went with the Snap-On screwdrivers and pliers. They've been fine for every day use as a motorcycle tech. I haven't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 56,387
Posted By sleazy rider
My first intro to liter power was on the...

My first intro to liter power was on the venerable 1984 VF1000F Interceptor. Bought it used from a buddy (Hi, Mikey!) and took off for home with an open face helmet. Fuck, first time I got it over...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Bike's on trailer, camping and riding gear...

Bike's on trailer, camping and riding gear packed. Is it Friday yet? First timer here and I'm stoked to get out and do this.
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 234,357
Posted By sleazy rider
I finally got to test mine out last weekend with...

I finally got to test mine out last weekend with a 200 mile loop on my DR350. It most definitely works well for me. Next weekend, it'll get a shake out on Michigan's trail system. You know it's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Add me to the list for Frederick. Arriving late...

Add me to the list for Frederick. Arriving late Friday night.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Yes, there is camping for the event. I'm packing...

Yes, there is camping for the event. I'm packing my all season military tent, heavy sleeping bag and an electric heater. There's also a credit card in my wallet for a motel room just in case. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
I got 55 mpg on the trip! Whoda thunk?

I got 55 mpg on the trip! Whoda thunk?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
I promise to have the carb properly adjusted by...

I promise to have the carb properly adjusted by next time. ;)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
:evil Yeah, it went thru a renovation/remake...

:evil Yeah, it went thru a renovation/remake over the winter. New seat, graphics, larger tank, bark busters, suspension work, etc. It's mine now.

Life is good, but busy. Working at a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Some pics of the few who rode. ...

Some pics of the few who rode.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/DSCN0021.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/DSCN0023.jpg

A couple of us went and got...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
Breakfast eaten, ride to Port Huron complete. ...

Breakfast eaten, ride to Port Huron complete. Dirt roads from there to Romeo - check.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By sleazy rider
First, , set the valves correctly. Next...

First, , set the valves correctly.

Next step, get a GOOD compression reading. Should be in the 150 psi range. It will not start if the compression is under 120 ish.

Replace all the chewed up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
I'd rather be riding than looking at stuff, but...

I'd rather be riding than looking at stuff, but that's just me. I'm old and crotchety. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 826,773
Posted By sleazy rider
I'm in for the wuss ride on Sunday too. Riding...

I'm in for the wuss ride on Sunday too. Riding my DR over from way on the west side, so I'll get an early start. No freeways, I think. See you for breakfast, Doug and crew. If it's half as fun as...
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