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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By Beezer
actually, I have used an oxy-acetylene cutting...

actually, I have used an oxy-acetylene cutting torch a few times to burn broken studs with acceptable results. not for the faint of heart, but it works. the aluminum has a higher specific heat value...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Beezer
I'd take it to a locksmith. maybe take the tank...

I'd take it to a locksmith. maybe take the tank off the bike if you have to.

I've heard that the key code is stamped on the bottom of the helmet lock.... I've seen the number but haven't checked...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Beezer
far as I know, only the Kawi OEM has that rubber....

far as I know, only the Kawi OEM has that rubber. fwiw... they last the longest but are only the stock 15 tooth
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beezer
right,,, depends on the type of battery and the...

right,,, depends on the type of battery and the load as to how much current you get even from batteries with equal amp hour ratings. every battery releases power through a chemical reaction.... they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Beezer
the tank only vents through the cap and some...

the tank only vents through the cap and some wheezing is normal, but the vent can get plugged up. I could tell you more but, here is an explanation with pictures....
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Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By Beezer
I can confirm that an oxy/acetylene torch will...

I can confirm that an oxy/acetylene torch will burn out the steel and mostly leave the aluminum mostly alone. might still need a helicoil


if someone near by has an EDM thats the easy way
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beezer
if I understood the scenario, the AAs only run...

if I understood the scenario, the AAs only run the ignition. you would have to kick or bump start. and ya, AAs would not turn a starter motor
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,896
Posted By Beezer
My Gen I KLR with crash bars, saddle bags & tank...

My Gen I KLR with crash bars, saddle bags & tank bag, tools & full fluids and 6 gal gas weighed 410 on aircraft scales.... whatever that means to ya.

put the DRZ on the list. better in the dirt...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Beezer
I inquired at the local propane dealer about the...

I inquired at the local propane dealer about the old standard bbq grill tanks & was told they are designed to hold 200psi. I have one with the old style valve that will some day become a protable air...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Beezer
sometimes the clutch plates get stickey & do that...

sometimes the clutch plates get stickey & do that until warmed up... brand of oil makes a difference with klr's. Rotella is one of the favorites. do not use "energy saving" oils, the additives make...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,527
Posted By Beezer
kool..... more about the program please

kool..... more about the program please
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beezer
'doh..... forgot about that.... piece 'o cake...

'doh..... forgot about that.... piece 'o cake then either way

ha,,,,, for you 441, the last one I owned out of half a doz....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/AKmitch/MyB44.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Beezer
I ground off the end flat on old phillips head...

I ground off the end flat on old phillips head screw driver & then made a groove in end of the shaft... kinda cupped out... looks like a crescent moon from the end. it has to be contoured & sharp...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Beezer
Comtec had some problems leaking on KLRs for...

Comtec had some problems leaking on KLRs for sure... plenty of examples. it's usually pretty hard to go wrong with OEM materials & it's a job I like to do once & never have to see it again. just...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beezer
I'm sure the AA pack would work for a few minutes...

I'm sure the AA pack would work for a few minutes at least. if I was going to do this I would patch a switch in the ignition circuit so that the source of the ignition is either the normal bike...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By Beezer
it might work. not sure about the 9v though... it...

it might work. not sure about the 9v though... it may not have enough amphour capacity. you probably only need enough 12v to get the engine to fire & then it should be ok.... don't know without...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Beezer
depends on what bike I 'spose. every bike I ever...

depends on what bike I 'spose. every bike I ever had with a kicker wouldn't matter other than the anti-kickback ratchet would be buzzing until the lever returns to the neutral position. to cure that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Beezer
it's actually the "dark forces" at play...

it's actually the "dark forces" at play :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Beezer
well covered subject. first though.... what do...

well covered subject. first though.... what do you want to do? rip the woods? ride round the world? cruise 2 up? how much pavement/dirt? carrying a load? need superslab speed? good mechanic skills?...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By Beezer
I have a spare Gen I hub.... make ya a deal

I have a spare Gen I hub.... make ya a deal
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Beezer
how about a picture. depends on where the ...

how about a picture. depends on where the crack(s) are too. if you are talking about a crack in exhaust flange... thats pretty easy, a crack in the spark plug hole.... maybe, if its cracked out...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By Beezer
Helicoils go back to the 30's & have been used...

Helicoils go back to the 30's & have been used extensively in aircraft piston engines too, both as new construction and as a repair. you have a high tension application, be sure to get coils with...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Beezer
my vote goes to Pirelli AT90s. did not like Avon...

my vote goes to Pirelli AT90s. did not like Avon Gripsters on the dirt
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By Beezer
what are you trying to do? ...

what are you trying to do?

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wood/Under%20Utilized%20Species%20Project/workshop%20pdfs/session%202%20frame%20workshop%2008.pdf
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Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Beezer
deep cycle batteries usually use a lower SG...

deep cycle batteries usually use a lower SG electrolyte.... it will never read higher than about 12.5v, maybe 12.7 tops as a resting voltage.... its in the chemistry. it's related to how they can do...
Forum: Alaska 10-03-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Beezer
oh ya... forget the gentleman part too... but...

oh ya... forget the gentleman part too... but I'm still in. fook... I'll even lead the parade. Jack, you can help :evil
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Beezer
the head damage sounds a lot like what happens...

the head damage sounds a lot like what happens when they run out of oil. I don't know the 250, but I know the 650 in & out (yes, totally different bikes). anyway, the little spring sounds like it may...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Beezer
up by the headlight is the "city lights'...

up by the headlight is the "city lights' connection.... 2 wires that are not used n the US version. the yellow/black wire is ground & it with a br/w that is hot & works off the key. other than that I...
Forum: Alaska 10-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Beezer
no one ever accused me of being distinguished,...

no one ever accused me of being distinguished, but I'm in
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,108
Posted By Beezer
I've done the wheels on my 1150 GS several times...

I've done the wheels on my 1150 GS several times by hand with 6 tie down straps. tkc and tourance... front is 110-80-19. done other sizes as well but had a lot of trouble putting a Sharara 3 on a...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Beezer
if you still have a vac petcock it's both. the...

if you still have a vac petcock it's both. the carb should stop the fuel at the proper level even if the bike is not running and the fuel is on.

did you check your oil? the gas often leaks past...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By Beezer
yep.... klr's run out of oil & the head is...

yep.... klr's run out of oil & the head is ruined. and yep, sorry, it has nothing to do with the tip over. I have resurected a couple... you need a different head or possibly repaired by someone like...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By Beezer
built from plans, the material is hard cell foam...

built from plans, the material is hard cell foam covered in fiberglass. the big one is a Surveyor, the small one is a Scout. neither was built exactly to the plans.... both are longer & the Scout is...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Beezer
btw... a torn diaphragm can be patched with a...

btw... a torn diaphragm can be patched with a bicycle patch or superglue and a piece of exam glove or maybe other ways, but a new one is probably best. funny thing is that Harley Davidson uses a...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By Beezer
heres what to do with the old motor.... ...

heres what to do with the old motor....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/AKmitch/Hover/G.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/AKmitch/media/Hover/G.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Beezer
sounds like a short. check the fuses under the...

sounds like a short. check the fuses under the seat,,,, white wire is main power, the BL/W connecting to brown is the lights, but it gets power from the main. my guess is the main is bad.... if it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Beezer
I would Helicoil it. then I would use a bolt...

I would Helicoil it. then I would use a bolt instead of a stud since a nut on a stud there would probably come out together anyway. dunno if there are metric ones but there are such things as...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Beezer
puling the higher gearing may be making it...

puling the higher gearing may be making it worse... it will accentuate any problem making power.

I'm also thinking you should check the vents & fuel flow through the petcock, enricher fitting &...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Beezer
sounds odd. first thing to do is look at the...

sounds odd. first thing to do is look at the shift lever real close. here the problems I have encountered.... the original leves have a tendency to crack. sometimes they are just loose. and some...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By Beezer
I use a piece of foam rubber or old sponge, and...

I use a piece of foam rubber or old sponge, and ya... as above ... install the plus first on installation, and remove the ground first when removing battery. doing it backwards makes the frame the...
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