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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By East Coast Rider
I paid $2K for mine. Not gonna find a "better...

I paid $2K for mine. Not gonna find a "better engineered" bike with 3600 miles on it for that money.



Every bike has its issues...
Deal with known issues and move on.

Here is a small...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By East Coast Rider
Here is what my spring looked like when I changed...

Here is what my spring looked like when I changed the Doo.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/Cassius086/bikepics008.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By East Coast Rider
I have owned my trusty, overweight, under...

I have owned my trusty, overweight, under powered, bullet proof, never-let-me-down KLR for 6 years. The only issue I have ever had is a blown fuse....

"Trusted KLR steed." Think upon those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By East Coast Rider
I bought my '02 in Feb '08 with 3600 miles on the...

I bought my '02 in Feb '08 with 3600 miles on the odometer. In prep for a trip from the SC Low Country into Canada and AK, I checked the Doo. Spring broken @ 6,000 miles. Good thing I had never...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By East Coast Rider
First off, Tsotsie, glad you are still among...

First off, Tsotsie, glad you are still among us...

47,000+ on my '02 and rolling right along. Still stock bore...wanna see if I can make 100K before rebuild. Mine has been thru a couple dozen...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,308
Posted By East Coast Rider
Agreed. If the off-road is gonna be mild dirt, I...

Agreed. If the off-road is gonna be mild dirt, I will go up a tooth on the CS so as to make higher speeds more doable. My first set of 606s has held up VERY well to lots of pavement. I figure I...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,308
Posted By East Coast Rider
I am no fan of riding my KLR on the...

I am no fan of riding my KLR on the Interstate...I prefer 2 lane back roads where I can run 60-65 and not fear being blown around or run over by semis.


As for soft luggage tearing: My wolfman...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,308
Posted By East Coast Rider
"ADV" bikes are more about marketing and image...

"ADV" bikes are more about marketing and image more than any real capability nowadays, I fear.

I'd wager that most motorcycle marketed as "ADV" bikes never see anything more treacherous than a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,472
Posted By East Coast Rider
I like modern suspension and brakes, but give me...

I like modern suspension and brakes, but give me old moto soul.

I outfitted my '82 GS1100EZ with 2001 Bandit 1200 running gear: rims, forks and brakes.

17" rims with radial tires
Twin 310mm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By East Coast Rider
Get some armor for that beast (bash plate,...

Get some armor for that beast (bash plate, barkbusters, etc) and ride it like it was meant to be ridden!



A dual sport bike being dirty and dinged up/dirty is a badge of honor, sir. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By East Coast Rider
I did a 920 mile day, an 890 mile day & and a 720...

I did a 920 mile day, an 890 mile day & and a 720 mile day back to back to back on the KLR. All interstate.

The bike performed flawlessly. I, however, was REALLY ready to get off that seat. God...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By East Coast Rider
If all you're going to do is pavement, V Strom...

If all you're going to do is pavement, V Strom hands down.

I have an '02 KLR...I've have put just under 50,000 miles on it. From Charleston, SC all thru western Canada and into AK & back. All I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By East Coast Rider
Yep. Roughly the same (if not a bit...

Yep.

Roughly the same (if not a bit heavier) than a DR650...It is only 25 lbs lighter than my Gen 1 KLR650 with a full tank (410 wet). Crazy!
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By East Coast Rider
If the specs listed in the comment section are...

If the specs listed in the comment section are accurate, it weighs in @ 385lbs! Not sure if that is wet or dry weight...but that is a bit too portly for a 250cc, if you ask me.

For comparison,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,425,831
Posted By East Coast Rider
Rotella T 15w40 or their T6 "synth" 5w40 or Mobil...

Rotella T 15w40 or their T6 "synth" 5w40 or Mobil Delvac 15w40. :D

Overpriced motorcycle specific oils are not needed.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,614
Posted By East Coast Rider
Glad a Max Zuke brother was there to help get you...

Glad a Max Zuke brother was there to help get you going again, Eric!! :)

Ride safe, my friend!

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,735
Posted By East Coast Rider
The KLR is certainly more suitable for two up...

The KLR is certainly more suitable for two up riding, but I am not a fan of it, really. An upgrade to the rear shock would be necessary, I'm sure.

I have toured on my KLR extensively (Western...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,859
Posted By East Coast Rider
Agreed. Serious dirt? Do yourself a favor and...

Agreed. Serious dirt? Do yourself a favor and get the XRR. I have put nearly 50K miles on my KLR, and have taken it many, many places it probably wasn't meant to go & yet somehow I still live. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
I did love how he always noted WHERE he was when...

I did love how he always noted WHERE he was when the repairs took place.

Mongolia, Siberia, etc. :)

I've been lots of places on my KLR (even northern Canada and into AK)...never been on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'm only here for the comments! :lol3

I'm only here for the comments! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
Have a good day out there, Wis. No broken...

Have a good day out there, Wis.

No broken bones or bikes, please. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser I go that far on my KLR.

:poser

I go that far on my KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,425,831
Posted By East Coast Rider
My 606s have been been wonky in the gravel,...

My 606s have been been wonky in the gravel, unless I left them inflated at pressures normally reserved for the street.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,077
Posted By East Coast Rider
:poser

:poser
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,642
Posted By East Coast Rider
Oh, man....that ankle :(

Oh, man....that ankle :(
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,021
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'd keep it and do the maintenance necessary....

I'd keep it and do the maintenance necessary. Save the rest of the money for the trips you want to take.

Has the doohickey been upgraded? A rear shock is a few hundred bucks. Install a proper...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
I need to clarify things then! :lol3 I have...

I need to clarify things then! :lol3 I have modded my KLR...will continue to do so. I must tinker. If I can make my KLR better without breaking the bank, you can bet I will do so...but I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
Disappointing that FD was banned from...

Disappointing that FD was banned from Thumpers...I honestly think he was just having a little fun.

Being offended by what somebody says about your motorcycle is a little silly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
*sigh* I'm not gonna call you anything. ...

*sigh*

I'm not gonna call you anything. Given the budget & opportunity between a 690 or a new WRR? Hell yes, I'm going to buy the 690!

But for me, a budget is a budget. I can't imagine my life...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,880
Posted By East Coast Rider
I'd say the KLR would do just fine on the Eastern...

I'd say the KLR would do just fine on the Eastern TAT. You do NOT want to wrestle that pig in the never ending sand of the western portions of the TAT. Not saying the mighty KLR won't do it. If...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
While I agree that chasing one's tail throwing $$...

While I agree that chasing one's tail throwing $$ @ a bike to try to (unsuccessfully) turn it into something it was never meant to be is ill advised & will only end in disappointment, there is...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,642
Posted By East Coast Rider
I live in Charleston SC as well. Pavement temps...

I live in Charleston SC as well. Pavement temps in the dead of summer will run between 140-160*F. (Yes, I have measured them with an infrared thermometer myself) :)


If it is too hot to ride...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 454,762
Posted By East Coast Rider
:lol3 As a proud owner of a well traveled,...

:lol3

As a proud owner of a well traveled, well used KLR, I approve this message.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
Thanks guys! I forgot to mention...she had...

Thanks guys!

I forgot to mention...she had to lower the WR.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
Serious question, gents. This involves WRs and...

Serious question, gents. This involves WRs and KTMs.

Have a good friend who learned to ride last year...she bought a spanking new WR250. The WR is porky for a 250 (doesn't bother me a bit, I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,517
Views: 555,030
Posted By East Coast Rider
This thread is still so full of win Thanks,...

This thread is still so full of win

Thanks, fellas! :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 16,449
Posted By East Coast Rider
Hmm. My KLR? OK. :D I call it "The Pig". ...

Hmm. My KLR? OK. :D

I call it "The Pig". Why? Well...because it is a pig.

The bad?

1.) Heavy....but I can pick it up on my own if I drop it.

2.) Underpowered...hopefully I will roll...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 16,449
Posted By East Coast Rider
I don't think the asian companies will ever build...

I don't think the asian companies will ever build exactly what we are looking for in a bike.

I can't afford a huge stable of bikes. I own 2. A 33 year old Suzuki GS1100E and a 12 year old KLR.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By East Coast Rider
Couple ways they can hurt you: Going down in...

Couple ways they can hurt you: Going down in soft ground, the leg on the low side of the bike tends to get dragged toward the rear, or if you plant a plant a foot and bike keeps going, you'll get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,031
Posted By East Coast Rider
Watch it there, sir! You are about to hurt my...

Watch it there, sir! You are about to hurt my feeling.

:lol3
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