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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By coop74
I have a friend here who is the same way. None of...

I have a friend here who is the same way. None of us will ride with him as we don't want to have to call his wife and give her the news...


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Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:02 PM
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Posted By coop74
OEM are much better then motion pro Sent...

OEM are much better then motion pro

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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By coop74
I would think the same logic applies. It has a...

I would think the same logic applies. It has a lot to tighten and is only doing it when the bolt is loosened.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By coop74
Highly unlikely, the surface area of the guide...

Highly unlikely, the surface area of the guide and the strength of the spring is low. If it continually was tightening it might, and very frequent adjustment might contribute to more wear but pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By coop74
KLR will run on aquavelva aftershave... No...

KLR will run on aquavelva aftershave... No special octane required.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By coop74
I carry three with me, 14,15,&,16. Change time is...

I carry three with me, 14,15,&,16. Change time is about 15 minutes when you have done it a few times and have the sequence down. I changed mine a few times on the CDT trail to match conditions.
...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By coop74
Can you pm me an email address. I have a project...

Can you pm me an email address. I have a project for some bags for my camper but likely I will need to send some pictures to explain it.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By coop74
Do you have the part number used? Sent from...

Do you have the part number used?

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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By coop74
I have seen a couple, including one a guy built...

I have seen a couple, including one a guy built himself. It looked like an elegant solution to folks who take a lot of stuff.

He also seemed to have no issues on the road and was good with mild...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By coop74
There are a few single wheel dualsport oriented...

There are a few single wheel dualsport oriented trailers that would work.

High weight on bike is never a good idea BTW

Coop on the road from my phone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By coop74
This would seem obvious but I have seen it...

This would seem obvious but I have seen it before... You did put the kill switch back into the run position... Correct?

Coop on the road from my phone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By coop74
KLR Britannia Composite Fairing

Any one who has put on a Britannia Composite fairing, by chance did you take photos of the process that you might share that are better then those with the instructions.

Big Coop
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By coop74
Be very careful, even what you perceive as a weak...

Be very careful, even what you perceive as a weak spring is likely storing a great deal of energy.

Coop on the road from my phone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By coop74
the rear KLR brake works fine as is... especially...

the rear KLR brake works fine as is... especially in the loose stuff. it will also lock the rear
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By coop74
I had a similar experience then after a short...

I had a similar experience then after a short while they seem to find their happy place and stopped. Ride it for a few days and see... My two cents

Coop on the road from my phone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 10:38 AM
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Posted By coop74
I love them on my KLR... Sent from my...

I love them on my KLR...

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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 08:11 PM
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Posted By coop74
do you have heated grips... they will cause drag...

do you have heated grips... they will cause drag sometimes when warm
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 07:56 AM
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Posted By coop74
My buddy is on his second set and raves about...

My buddy is on his second set and raves about them. His KLR is his car so it is out year round in all weather...

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Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Posted By coop74
Sell it, buy another bike of your choosing....

Sell it, buy another bike of your choosing. clearly you are not happy and it is not for you.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 05:04 PM
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Posted By coop74
because the only thing more reliable is an anvil....

because the only thing more reliable is an anvil. They do nothing well but nearly anything else good... You can get parts anywhere, and they are cheap.

I could go on and on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By coop74
did you drain any water out of the float bowl in...

did you drain any water out of the float bowl in the carb? It is very easy to do.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 08:12 AM
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Posted By coop74
Every KLR looks good with Mud caked on....:wink:

Every KLR looks good with Mud caked on....:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2012, 05:22 PM
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Posted By coop74
I have a KLR650, a Vstrom 1k, and until about 2...

I have a KLR650, a Vstrom 1k, and until about 2 months ago a BMW R1200GS Adventure. I have ridden to Alaska, West coast, Mexico, and this year to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. I love my KLR, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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Posted By coop74
I have no problem with the comfort of my KLR. My...

I have no problem with the comfort of my KLR. My problem is a legit 77 mph by GPS is not something a KLR will do all day. My Vstrom will do it with out breathing hard.

If I could just have one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 04:07 PM
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Posted By coop74
I have both... when you go on a trip that...

I have both... when you go on a trip that requires you get on the I-state you will be hating it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By coop74
About 30 minutes from Gatlinburg is the town of...

About 30 minutes from Gatlinburg is the town of Townsend. Go to GSMmotorents and see Dan.

I am sure he can help. Send me a PM if you need more info

Robert "Coop" Cooper
Forum: Americas 07-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By coop74
Closing this one out... Canadian tire guys just...

Closing this one out... Canadian tire guys just were great... Had the oil, lent us the pan. Done in 15 minutes and they recycled the oil.

In fact everyone in Nova and Newfoundland were first...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By coop74
No worries on that. If they got a pan and a flat...

No worries on that. If they got a pan and a flat spot i likely will buy more then just the oil from them... There is always something i need in a parts place.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By coop74
Oil Change in Newfoundland

Tips where I can do an oil change in Newfoundland? I (we) will be up there around 6 to 12 July. It is mid trip so I would like to change oil if possible.

I will have one other bud with me, we...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By coop74
I have mine mounted horizontially... ...

I have mine mounted horizontially...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I8P1nYTA_XE/SIvcc2MjTNI/AAAAAAAABnA/a2MO0looSwA/s912/IMG_0202.jpg

On 10k plus mile trip to Alaska and back no leaks...
...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By coop74
Based on your description of needs go look at a...

Based on your description of needs go look at a Vstrom 1000. I think you will find it will do what you want and more.

My two cents...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 2,028,818
Posted By coop74
it is probably there under that boulder field...

it is probably there under that boulder field...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,518
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Posted By coop74
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OT8V2f0vRsk/T7r...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OT8V2f0vRsk/T7rzF5PGa6I/AAAAAAAAG3g/wi6PRvkc-5E/s800/IMAG0048.jpg

Packed for a TDT this year. the same set up is what I use for extended day self supported...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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Posted By coop74
Run dont walk....

Run dont walk....
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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Posted By coop74
Unless you live where it is real real flat I...

Unless you live where it is real real flat I think you will find the stock gearing the way to go...

I keep 14, 15, and 16 tooth on the bike and can change it on the side of the road if need be and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,339
Posted By coop74
Likely not true since the number is higher then...

Likely not true since the number is higher then that you will get an infection in the hospital...

Loose enough skin you will die. I don't think that a crash would cause it. The right/wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13,984
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Posted By coop74
auto parts store will have small graduated...

auto parts store will have small graduated cylinder for measuring fluids for a few dollars. If your wife has a glass one for cooking that will do. I believe the measurement of the fluids is 12 if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13,984
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Posted By coop74
Get a quad.... side by side if you have the jack...

Get a quad.... side by side if you have the jack to swing it. I dont know that I have ever seen anyone that was particuarly good two up on a bike in deep sugar sand. Also you only have to crash...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13,984
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Posted By coop74
I have found them to be great all around tire......

I have found them to be great all around tire... the suck on wet grass deep mud but very few street rated tires do well in mud.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13,984
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Posted By coop74
Mine broke while riding down the Cherahalla...

Mine broke while riding down the Cherahalla Skyway.

it was a worse case scenario, it broke cam chain which broke lots of additional things in the motor, a bit went throught the motor and some how...
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