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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By XDragRacer
Joey's? :D Caution to motorcyclists: ...

Joey's? :D

Caution to motorcyclists: Descending from the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 19 into Maggie Valley, beware the dropped/non-existent road shoulder in many places. Drop-offs of a foot...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
First, I commend to you Progressive front...

First, I commend to you Progressive front springs.

The adjustments to suspension are at your pleasure; your preference depending upon load and terrain (the Owner's Manual has some suggestions;...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By XDragRacer
Not as exotic as some choices, but . . . the...

Not as exotic as some choices, but . . . the Maggie Valley Best Western is first-rate, priced right, and motorcycle-friendly (reviewed this past weekend).

Lots of options; quality lodging...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
Just clarifying, in the ancient (and perhaps...

Just clarifying, in the ancient (and perhaps obsolete) tradition of mapping tag locations, the location was Aldie dam on (not surprisingly) Aldie Dam Road, Aldie, VA.

BTW, for excellent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,286
Views: 266,853
Posted By XDragRacer
Let me confirm inhousebob's comments! ...

Let me confirm inhousebob's comments!

Further, I'd like to thank Rick personally at Cogent for his MacGyveresque, yet professional, repair to an SW Moto side case mounting bracket! The bracket was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Kinda messy, but . . . don't know why you can't...

Kinda messy, but . . . don't know why you can't continue using your tire; probably no need to "patch" it. As to the tube . . . don't know if you can get a patch to stick, after using Fix-A-Flat. If...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By XDragRacer
I'd strongly recommend purging the float bowl;...

I'd strongly recommend purging the float bowl; sound maintenance to drain the tank, also.

Draining tank kinda tricky with the vacuum-actuated petcock, but it can be done. Either 1) Reconnect fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Conventionally, BLACK/YELLOW is ground on...

Conventionally, BLACK/YELLOW is ground on Generation 1s; BLACK is positive connection to ignition coil.

Just sayin'.

Your particular model may be different.

A small detail you may want to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4,286
Views: 266,853
Posted By XDragRacer
Always happy to lend some class to what otherwise...

Always happy to lend some class to what otherwise might be merely a vulgar brawl, inhousebob!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/MOL3X-1_zps79b78b85.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
I installed Tusk D-Flex hand guards (with...

I installed Tusk D-Flex hand guards (with spoilers) on mine with no fitment problems.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/02af4911-8843-4dd0-bba1-0ec36ac5a8a8_zps8beca41e.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
As mentioned previously, Clarke once cataloged...

As mentioned previously, Clarke once cataloged one, but I don't find it on their current website.

You might contact 'em, and see if they have any new old stock laying about, or if, for example,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
The Generation 2 circuitry ain't necessarily...

The Generation 2 circuitry ain't necessarily better, from the owner/rider standpoint. For the manufacturer, the Generation 2 eliminates entirely the fan relay, possibly resulting in lower production...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 255,134
Posted By XDragRacer
You may need an IMPACT DRIVER, or my...

You may need an IMPACT DRIVER, or my still-offered impact wrench. An impact driver torques the fastener ONLY when the threads are unloaded by a hammer blow; thus . . . chances for boogering screw...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
No. According to this Generation 2 wiring...

No. According to this Generation 2 wiring diagram:

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/rtwfun/Threads/KLR2008WiringDiagram_zps139e0a8d.jpg

Fundamentally, the Generation 1 thermal switch...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4,286
Views: 266,853
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks! Sorry; can't take VACommuter and...

Thanks!

Sorry; can't take VACommuter and inhousebob ANYWHERE; look what they've stirred up and we haven't even REACHED Asheville, yet!

:rofl

Seriously, appreciate the local info;...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
You might want to consider a replacement plastic...

You might want to consider a replacement plastic tank. Clarke once cataloged a KLR250 tank; aftermarket product provided some increase in fuel capacity also (you'll probably appreciate the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
40 mph in top gear, riding straight-and-level,...

40 mph in top gear, riding straight-and-level, doubt you're lugging the engine, WSJ.

I've been told, the test for lugging: Does opening the throttle result in smooth acceleration? If so, you ain't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Image unseen on my screen; yours?

Image unseen on my screen; yours?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
By PM, I've offered to host and to post...

By PM, I've offered to host and to post Splendidtutional's images, if he e-mails 'em to me, to keep the game going. He can then figure out how to post 'em himself, next time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By XDragRacer
If you're not gonna fix this, and I'd recommend...

If you're not gonna fix this, and I'd recommend you do, for safety and legal reasons, better tape 'em up. If the hot wire shorts to ground while signaling a turn, you could blow a fuse.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By XDragRacer
From the service life you specify, Dieselrob, the...

From the service life you specify, Dieselrob, the KLR650 can do, IMHO.

I ride with a number of partners with similar weights and heights to yours; have done many 20 miles and more of Interstate...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By XDragRacer
Yes, although I don't think it necessary in your...

Yes, although I don't think it necessary in your case, at this time.

You can loosen the hose clamp connecting the carburetor to the big rubber hose, and rotate the carburetor so you have access...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
One wonders, 670ccc: Have you ever heard of any...

One wonders, 670ccc: Have you ever heard of any manufacturing errors by, say, any AUTOMOBILE companies? Anything necessitating a RECALL (q.v., General Motors, etc.)?

Your posts consistently...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,980
Posted By XDragRacer
Without going into particle analysis, imagine a...

Without going into particle analysis, imagine a steel rod, say six feet long. Clamp one end in a vise; clamp a pair of vise-grip pliers on the other end at a right angle to the rod's axis and twist,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,689
Views: 255,134
Posted By XDragRacer
Glad you got it loose, Erik! Next time,...

Glad you got it loose, Erik!

Next time, call on me and Mr. Impact Wrench (Craftsman 7.5-amp model).
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 55,115
Posted By XDragRacer
New Magazine Article: 2014.5 KLR650 New Edition

A "First Ride" feature article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of ADV Moto (pp. 58-61): "The Big Green's Lean Machine Just Got Meaner."

Author Dan Di Maio tells a credible story of a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Of little consequence, I'd think. With a sump...

Of little consequence, I'd think. With a sump filled with righteous lubricant, the existing lubrication system should oil up everything right away, I'd imagine.

For a known long-interval storage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
I believe they come in sets of FOUR,...

I believe they come in sets of FOUR, BubbasDucati! :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
Right; the previous Ali's replacement is on duty...

Right; the previous Ali's replacement is on duty right now.

Check out Post # 12320 above, BubbasDucati, and you will be led to the now-and-future Ali. Unless someone else is led there first! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, FMT, the latest prior Ali joins a...

Actually, FMT, the latest prior Ali joins a rather long procession of MIA mascots! Some, even, were polar bears. We even had a shark, once, IIRC.

Regardless, NoVa Rider and others have provided a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
No problem; divert to the current tag,...

No problem; divert to the current tag, BubbasDucati!

Regardless, glad we put up early indication of the grab, saving you a Brucing! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
inhousebob's First Grab 'n' Tag!

Never mind, FTSU! :rofl

First grab (one hopes, of many) by inhousebob!

Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Road, Herndon, VA:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
"Full size" may be wherein a problem lies! ...

"Full size" may be wherein a problem lies! PhotoBucket has convenient image editing features permitting resizing of individual images; don't know of any multiple/bulk resizing techniques with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 121,311
Posted By XDragRacer
pglc, Pete; Ed's, Porcupine224's, post, to which...

pglc, Pete; Ed's, Porcupine224's, post, to which you respond, was made 5-31-14. Surely, he's completed that ride by now! :rofl

Otherwise, sorry to learn of your injury; hope it's all better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
Nominal resistance is 130 to 170 ohms; I'd...

Nominal resistance is 130 to 170 ohms; I'd consider pinching the connecting wiring to a resistance approaching 0 ohms instead a short-circuit, but that's my lexicon only, perhaps.

Still, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 212,735
Posted By XDragRacer
Not odd; the ignition and the electrical power...

Not odd; the ignition and the electrical power generation and storage (battery) circuits are completely separate on the KLR250 (and, incidentally, on Generation 1 KLR650s).

Chances are, you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12,823
Views: 1,223,864
Posted By XDragRacer
True enough, Inline! And . . . the fuel...

True enough, Inline!

And . . . the fuel pressure at the carburetor remains fully dependent ONLY upon the height of the fuel level in the tank above the carburetor, independent of the twists and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
Sorry, CoastieAM; no Brucing credit without...

Sorry, CoastieAM; no Brucing credit without pictures! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12,422
Views: 582,852
Posted By XDragRacer
Resizing Imges

1150gsaDon, great grab and tag placement; welcome aboard!

I would commend to you image editing programs, permitting resizing of images.

I've found choosing 800 pixels as the larger dimension...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 55,115
Posted By XDragRacer
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