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Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Beezer
I do quite a bit of wire and I have a lot of...

I do quite a bit of wire and I have a lot of different tools. some cost stupid money, but I don't mind paying for something that works. most aftermarket molex tools only work on a specific size and...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Beezer
to normalize after the weld is made you just heat...

to normalize after the weld is made you just heat the metal to red & let it cool in still air. it relieves stress & produces a softer heat affected zone. it is not the same as annealed. arc processes...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Beezer
normalize the welds.... then they won't crack

normalize the welds.... then they won't crack
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Beezer
use a center punch to put a couple big divots in...

use a center punch to put a couple big divots in the side of woodruff key... that raises the metal around punch mark(s) to tighten the fit to the slot... it's too loose otherwise & is real easy to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By Beezer
the BMW is better on the road in almost every way...

the BMW is better on the road in almost every way (can't think of where the klr is better)... on the other hand, the KLR (mine, tittied up) is much better off road the 650GS I had (gs.. not a Dakar)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Beezer
I left the 690 out because it's kinda in a class...

I left the 690 out because it's kinda in a class by itself. also, these are (I assume) noobs.... the 690 is probably not the best choice for entry into dual sport, or for that matter ADV touring as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Beezer
it's not the 16 tooth sprocket that's the...

it's not the 16 tooth sprocket that's the problem. the klr will pull that no problem. prolly the carb needs cleaning and/or the valves shimmed.

as for slack in the chain... when its on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Beezer
like Larryboy said.... couple punch marks to...

like Larryboy said.... couple punch marks to tighten the fit of the key. I also paint the end yellow so I can see it after the rotor is back on. more than a few have been knocked out during...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Beezer
the BMW is better on the highway by a lot. on the...

the BMW is better on the highway by a lot. on the other hand, the 650GS I had (not a Dakar) was no where near as good in the dirt as my klr. the DR is lighter, and a good choice. the DRZ is lighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Beezer
check the tire pressure often... my k60s tend to...

check the tire pressure often... my k60s tend to leak, especially the front. I've re-set the bead a couple times but it still loses air. as for the tire... they are ok. I don't think they are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Beezer
just unplug the dash light... everything else...

just unplug the dash light... everything else will work
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By Beezer
any bike can be lowered. klr should be in the mix...

any bike can be lowered. klr should be in the mix too... it's right between the other 2 choices. the bmw is more than a cut above the other 2 as a highway bike.... it is an equal cut below as an off...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Beezer
theres more to it than the seal.... and the seal...

theres more to it than the seal.... and the seal is easy. try the new half, put it together with the trany shafts & crank & see if the crank rotates free and the gears shift etc. if it's ok you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Beezer
the blinkers are back feeding through the dash...

the blinkers are back feeding through the dash indicator. you have to take the indicator wires off of where they are and re-do them.

tap into the hot side of left signal and attach a wire that...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Beezer
the case halves a made as a pair. the parting...

the case halves a made as a pair. the parting surfaces are made, then the halves are bolted together with the dowels. then the holes for the crank and all the other through shafts are bored (or at...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Beezer
ya.... that's what I was trying to say about...

ya.... that's what I was trying to say about short bar magnets. spec says they draw 1/4 amp each, so 40 of those is 10 A.... pretty doable




the other thing I was trying to describe...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Beezer
dealing with the battery is easier with the tank...

dealing with the battery is easier with the tank off. I put RTV on the nut so it stays glued to the frame. watch that the right throttle cable doesn't get cocked out of the body ferrule... a common...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Beezer
that kind of electromagnet will require a lot of...

that kind of electromagnet will require a lot of power. the wire is the resistor and E=IxR. measure the ohms (R) of the wire, then calculate current (I), then multiply that by voltage to get watts....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Beezer
it's ok to push fluid out of the master, in fact,...

it's ok to push fluid out of the master, in fact, you probably have to. as the pads wear, the fluid level drops because there is a greater volume to fill. then, you add more fluid, etc...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,406
Posted By Beezer
the lands crack between the ring grooves & ...

the lands crack between the ring grooves & pieces fall out. that lets combustion gas leak past the rings & they blow oil. the rings never break though. I got a couple in my junk pile. I also pulled...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Beezer
it's not just clearance. the original case was...

it's not just clearance. the original case was line bored for the crank bearings (also tranny shafts, shifters, cams etc depending on the engine and yes, I know... 2 stroke has no cam) anyway all...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Beezer
are there bearings in between the new & old? if...

are there bearings in between the new & old? if so the bearing bores will need to be trued as well.
Forum: Alaska 09-09-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Beezer
there ya go... points ignition (no surprise). all...

there ya go... points ignition (no surprise). all it has is points, condenser, coil, wires, and kill switch. surely someone in Fairbush knows how to set contact points.
Forum: Alaska 09-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By Beezer
Simson Duo.... built in East Germany from 1972 to...

Simson Duo.... built in East Germany from 1972 to 1991.

http://databikes.com/infophoto/simson/duo-1972.html

sorry.... cant find anything of much use about them on the net. need to know the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Beezer
the blerb also says it will have dual purpose...

the blerb also says it will have dual purpose "tyres".... that means if it's ever made it will sell in Europe & everywhere else except the USA (where we have money & want one) go figger
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Beezer
pretty common really. Suzuki, Honda, Kawi all...

pretty common really. Suzuki, Honda, Kawi all have had it... do a search. some people just run 'em. if under warrantee, have the cams etc, replaced just because. if not... I'd inspect the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Beezer
what kind of riding will you mostly do? if you...

what kind of riding will you mostly do? if you are in the dirt a lot then the lightest bike is what you want. heres the test.... load the bike with what you intend to carry, push it over, pick it up....
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By Beezer
sorry but a Vstrom is NOT anywhere close to a...

sorry but a Vstrom is NOT anywhere close to a KLR set up for the dirt.

but, sounds to me like you want a DRZ, which is another step better than the KLR or DR. put on the biggest countershaft...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Beezer
still waiting to hear exactly what this is all...

still waiting to hear exactly what this is all about other than he wants to make an octagon shape.... that will be hard to bend in a brake unless the flats are long & the finished diameter is larger...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Beezer
get some thin stock.... heck, even a cut up pop...

get some thin stock.... heck, even a cut up pop can and try to bend the shape you want in your brake. then think about how you are going to do that with 3/16" thick alloy that comes work hardened to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Beezer
or offer to IMS somebody that has an 06 tank....

or offer to IMS somebody that has an 06 tank. maybe try the klr650.net site
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By Beezer
I had a Lobito 175.... bought new in '71. traded...

I had a Lobito 175.... bought new in '71. traded it in on a ISDT Matador 250 the next year.... man, wish I had that one back. turns out to have been a pretty special bike. also had a couple Alpinas...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Beezer
noooooooooooooooooooooo..................... ...

noooooooooooooooooooooo.....................

it will crack for sure. maybe if it were milled to a thinner cross section. what you need is to anneal the stock.... mark it up with a Magic Marker &...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Beezer
you prolly need a new battery, but check the...

you prolly need a new battery, but check the voltage regulator. sounds to me like it's over charging. the Odyssey can tolerate low charge way better than other batteries, read up on their data. a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By Beezer
unless you are "credit card" camping longer trips...

unless you are "credit card" camping longer trips means hauling more stuff... it's a fact. there is a reason the KLR has been making round the world trips for almost 30 years.
Forum: Alaska 09-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Beezer
as for fuse size... the fuse protects the wire...

as for fuse size... the fuse protects the wire once the accessory fries. it's a pure resistive load, so no inrush current to consider.... I would use a 10A fuse simply because they are common
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Beezer
any odd noises? maybe a sticky valve?

any odd noises? maybe a sticky valve?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By Beezer
so..... what..... need gas for the Wiseman to...

so..... what..... need gas for the Wiseman to Prudo run? buy a 2 gal plastic jerry in Fairbanks & strap it on any old way... toss it or give it away when you're done.

Alaska Leather is the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Beezer
ya but you can torque to a range.... has to be 2,...

ya but you can torque to a range.... has to be 2, can't be more than 4. I would only do that if the hardware was new or perfect condition, and the threads were clean, and in some cases greased.......
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By Beezer
a compound that removes 2000-3000 sand scratches...

a compound that removes 2000-3000 sand scratches will work fine, even by hand. most projects I sand to 2000 then compound

the Micromesh works good too, but probably requires more effort than...
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