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Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,894
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Mileage before reserve

I haven't had many times that I ran it that low but when I do servicing requiring the removal of the gas tank, I generally get about 250-260 miles before it is on reserve. (2006 KLR650) I did notice...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 333,550
Posted By lightsorce
Thumb Grease gun temperature

I have an unheated motorcycle/maintenance shed and when the temps drop the grease becomes Playdoh. I got a large old Tupperware storage container and put my grease and greasegun in it and stored it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Back To The Swamp

Its been fun but an electricians work is rarely done. I'm headed back to the Great Dismal and no internet. If you stop for gas in Plymouth or Roper NC and you see a deranged guy on a green 06KLR stop...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Headed Back To Swamp

I'm headed back to the Great Dismal and will doubtlessly be offline for a good while. If anybody stops for gas in Roper or Plymouth NC, look around and if its a nut on a green 06KLR it must be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By lightsorce
Mostly just local roads, I'm just off of HWY 64...

Mostly just local roads, I'm just off of HWY 64 about 70 miles inland from Nags Head. When you have all the back roads and refuges around here the main problem is making the time to ride.:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Anything Going On For Dualsports In Northeastern Nc???

Anybody know of some events this fall in NE North Carolina? There seem to be a lot of "chrome bike parties" but I never hear about any groups not scared of a gravel patch or two. DUALSPORTERS...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By lightsorce
Thumb Is that the same stuff I use on the sparkplug...

Is that the same stuff I use on the sparkplug boots on my car?:beer
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Hey Hondo! Is that the same wattage as the...

Hey Hondo!

Is that the same wattage as the stocker?

PS I haven't gotten around to the seat rebuild but I got my brother to put it on a cd so I can reference it on my unnetworked PC back in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By lightsorce
Thumb Carb

You are a braver man than me. I have left my carb stone stock and shake chicken bones and possum teeth at it when it sputters. (I do use Seafoam regularly.) So far I only had the float/needle valve...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By lightsorce
Good point. I hadn't thought about the...

Good point. I hadn't thought about the chain/sprocket.:thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By lightsorce
I think that is what his KLR is sitting on top...

I think that is what his KLR is sitting on top of!!!
:amazon
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Thanks Mike I'll probably stay with the...

Thanks Mike

I'll probably stay with the stock bulb as I mainly ride in daylight hours. The weather is getting close to my favorite conditions here in NC and I hope to wander around the backroads...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Klr Headlamp Bulb

One last thread and I'm going to bed. Can I get the bulb at an Advance Auto or NAPA and if so does it have an automotive parts number??
:beer
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By lightsorce
Talking I can't remember who it was but there is someone...

I can't remember who it was but there is someone that regularly rants about TKC80s sucking due to wearing out too fast. If I remember right they got around 3000miles. Every real knobby I've put on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By lightsorce
Or when you have to take five Viagras to get your...

Or when you have to take five Viagras to get your leg over the seat....

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,676
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh When Do You Know You Are Too Old??

WHEN DO YOU KNOW YOU"RE TOO OLD TO RIDE A THUMPER???

:komet
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Bike Choice

2 cents (unadjusted for inflation)
When I was your age in the 80's (yeah I'm old) I bought a used Suzuki dualsport. The price was right and I dumped it a lot. It was fun and tough. Not a bad...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh What The Hey!!!

There are guys in N.C. that ride 10 speed bicycles farther than some of you guys are willing to ride that poor little Honda..... SHAME,SHAME!!!!
:pot
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Swapping Wheels

I'm in a low intensity search for a spare set of wheels so I can have a street set and a knobby set ready to use.
My question is whether I will have any issues with the brake parts mating up if my...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Tubes

Check out Donelson Cycles. I think they may have you covered.:nod
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,827
Posted By lightsorce
Eh? Oil Use

I haven't got much more useful to say than before but I am still puzzled by the way the oil consumption is hiding itself. I know it is aggravating. I hate to buy something for pleasure that becomes a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Bad Ride / Good Walk

Like a lot of things in life compromises are hard to avoid. I'm too tall for most bikes but if I could ride it, I would trust any bike to meet its designed use. I never have understood why it is so...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 121,236
Posted By lightsorce
Question Loctite

I'm running low on blue Loctite again and I was wondering if any of you guys have tried the "stick" type that I've seen on the shelf. I have always used the liquid but I also have a lot of blue spots...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,033
Posted By lightsorce
Thumb Moto Earl

I use Valvoline 10W40 motorcycle oil. No problems so far.
( Remember the Fram oil filter commercial;'pay me now or pay me later'):krusty
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 333,550
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Sticker Removal

This one has worked for me. Those paper stickers with the UPC codes or prices on 'em..... soak a paper towel with rubbing alcohol an lay it on the offending sticker for about 20 minutes. They come...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Grease for Swingarms etc.

What grease is best for swingarms and things subject to dualsporting. (Has anyone heard of a way to put grease fittings in to avoid teardowns?)
:freaky
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 333,550
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Shop Trick

A lot of you probably already use this one. Aerosol brake cleaner works really well for cleaning greasy parts and grimy small engines. Be careful around the plastics though.
:beer
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh KLR Ownership

Well, as Bullwinkle said, "this time for sure". I thought I was headed back but I had to troubleshoot my brothers central air cond first. One last thread before I go back to the Great Dismal.
I was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,763
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Back To The Swamp

Thanks for the advice and help. I'm headed back east and if I can't figure out the bugs at the library internet I'll just be lurking about once a week... No high speed internet in my 'hood yet and...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Location

I have my place in Roper, NC. It is just off of Hwy 64 east of Plymouth. (about 70 miles inland from Manteo)
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 65,837
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Never Get Tired

I never seem to get tired of whining every chance I get about factory installed tires...:nod I like my D607's though. They stick like glue on pavement compared to a real dualsport tire.
:amazon
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,763
Posted By lightsorce
Eh? I haven't tried that with the KLR's seat but if I...

I haven't tried that with the KLR's seat but if I keep having anger issues with my computer at home, I may try it on the PC!! My old computer smoked some printed circuits and I bought a new one; I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,763
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Yeah, I would like to try one but me and my...

Yeah, I would like to try one but me and my brother checked the Rocky Mount Walmart and if there is one in the store I couldn't find it..... So I got my tech savvy bro to make me a cd of "Jethro's"...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,412
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Yeah, but a N.C. Highway patrolman lives about a...

Yeah, but a N.C. Highway patrolman lives about a mile away from my place and I don't want to make him aggressive!!!

:nod
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,763
Posted By lightsorce
Talking My Cheapness Knows No Limit!!!

Again I am seeking a cheap alternative!!!

Anyone have a short story version on reworking on A type KLR seats?? The original seat is new/excellent condition but it never has been all that...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By lightsorce
Other uses

I did have one other use for my MC jack. I had a cement birdbath that needed moving and when I got the pedestal set, I used the new jack to lift the heavy bowl up to slide it onto the pedestal......
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Boneyards MC Style

Thanks, I wrote the nearest ones down and will put them in my file when I get back home. I have this love/hate thing going with computers. I still use paper more even though the paper company put me...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 333,550
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh Battery Fill

Get a ketchup/mustard squirt bottle set from the local Dollar Store and use your favorite color as a distilled water dispenser for your bikes battery.
(I've used them for squirting non petroleum...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By lightsorce
Talking Thanks; my brother is in Rocky Mount and my place...

Thanks; my brother is in Rocky Mount and my place is about 100mi. east of that, so it would be pretty cool to have a yard that close.
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,412
Posted By lightsorce
Laugh About 225 lb and stay on some kind of road at no...

About 225 lb and stay on some kind of road at no higher than 60mph. (Aggressive rider deficit syndrome)
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