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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
it appears the main issue is to get it out of the...

it appears the main issue is to get it out of the park. there is service than can get it to me if that is done. appreciate any help.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
costs at this time dont seem to high. it is just...

costs at this time dont seem to high. it is just getting it out if the park area.

appreciate the good wishes. someone might have a truck - hoping.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By Tsotsie
Help needed. Rider down.

Please see Regional Rides for CA. KLR down.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Tsotsie
Help needed.

I have been riding through Yosemity from TX. Had an accident near the top on Monday. A car supposedly rammed me. I was life flighted to Modseto. I have no recall of the accident or trip to the...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Tsotsie
Appears that is not a 07 KLR, but an 10+ ? ...

Appears that is not a 07 KLR, but an 10+ ?

Added my comments in " " to the following.

I'd simplify the bike a lot first:
Disable clutch and sidestand safety switches
Convert to manual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Overfilling could cause some - but the real...

Overfilling could cause some - but the real issue with over filling is damaging the piston.

The holes in the piston are for lubricating the cylinder walls.

As others have suggested, it...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Tsotsie
I dont like the Distanzia's at all. Hard rubber...

I dont like the Distanzia's at all. Hard rubber and cracks appear between the lugs. And yes, they were all within 2 years old -DOT date. Mediocre on and off road.

I like the Conti Trail...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tsotsie
Great read! More!

Great read! More!
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tsotsie
When was the last time you heard of a rider...

When was the last time you heard of a rider getting stuck under a KLR or any bike for that matter? What nonsense!


Navin..." but I think the KLR is about the worst you could do." Really? You...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
A guide as to where the height of the end of the...

A guide as to where the height of the end of the gear lever should be positioned.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Unfortunately, everyone in a group bears some...

Unfortunately, everyone in a group bears some responsibility for wreckless riders.

Many years ago a group of riders, of which I am a part, began to ride long distances together every year. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tsotsie
57+K miles on an 08. Next week another ride of ...

57+K miles on an 08. Next week another ride of 5,500 miles in 8 days - TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR and back. Already riden 35 States, Canada 2X, Mexico 4X, 5x Tx to VA and back... If I in my later 60's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Dont fully assemble the clutch. Wait untill the...

Dont fully assemble the clutch. Wait untill the motor is in the frame and the chain connected. Then with your foot on the brake, torque the nut.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By Tsotsie
What fun and for a wondeful cause! Thank...

What fun and for a wondeful cause!

Thank you for 'posting'.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
The issue I experience is first breaking the bead...

The issue I experience is first breaking the bead of a tubless tire on our spoked rims -if they had been on a while. The Motion pro's Bad pro's are nice, but not quite long enough to get the bead...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
If I recall, there was a recall on that and a...

If I recall, there was a recall on that and a repair. Not sure if Kawa will still honor that?

All the nut does is preload the shock spring. Does not affect the damping.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,672
Posted By Tsotsie
The 08+ rings did not break. Rather, like an...

The 08+ rings did not break. Rather, like an edition of Corvettes, the ring to wall pressure was too light on the new and thinner rings. 3lbs on an average. This caused the rings to flutter at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,672
Posted By Tsotsie
Speaking as the Director of Quality for a Medical...

Speaking as the Director of Quality for a Medical Device Manufacturer with multiple degrees, if Kawa had done their homework properly, the ring design would have been good. The fact that they changed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Tsotsie
Front 12k miles- it still had about 2k left. On...

Front 12k miles- it still had about 2k left. On the rear at about 6500. Changed both out because I am about to leave on a 5500 mile ride over 11 days in 2 weeks time. Still had about 1500 on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
see my comments in italics ....I know the...

see my comments in italics

....I know the questions Im about to ask has been answered quite a bit, but as I know my 2014 KLR has suffered some changes, I wanted to know if all the things I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Tsotsie
2nd set going on this week. Great tire for...

2nd set going on this week. Great tire for mostly road work. Ran 2 sets of Conti trail attack- these are better handling with better milage too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Tsotsie
Another week, another 'help me decide' thread!...

Another week, another 'help me decide' thread! Please do a search, read down a few pages.

Go ride both and then decide. That is why there are so many models, to cater for each of our wants. Both...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Tsotsie
A tarp is fine for dew, a few drops of rain or to...

A tarp is fine for dew, a few drops of rain or to sit under.

Less than perfect weather beyond the few drops and when the rain water begins to flow in streams and the wind picks up, you will be in...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Tsotsie
You can get a $10, 5X7 fist size tarp from...

You can get a $10, 5X7 fist size tarp from Wallmart. But then it all depends upon the weather, the place and critters who could spoil your good intentions very quickly. Keep the dew off though.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
The Cogent is top quality. I have had one for 50K...

The Cogent is top quality. I have had one for 50K miles. Is there a difference between that and stock? Absolutely. Night and day. If you have not ridden one with a decent shock/damping assembly, you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Here is a pic of mine- they were a box called...

Here is a pic of mine- they were a box called Afrika back then. They were raw AL and I had them powder coated. They were lined about 6 years ago. Seen a lot of use and still look good. Also go...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Tsotsie
Eagle Mike is head and shoulders above anyone...

Eagle Mike is head and shoulders above anyone else. Integrity, helpfulness and quality products and service are above question. Known him for years and he has been involved with the KLR for years...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Line these (or any hard pannier) with stick-on...

Line these (or any hard pannier) with stick-on carpet. No paint transfer, quiet.

http://ateamnm.smugmug.com/Bike-Pics-Stuff/i-f5qPvXP/0/XL/2014-07-19%2012.29.33-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Tsotsie
Tried the Corbin, not much better than stock,...

Tried the Corbin, not much better than stock, hard and not the right shape. Tried the Sargent, great quality but not the right shape for me.

Russel day long, a real keeper! Have 50K miles on it....
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,672
Posted By Tsotsie
My annual long distance riding buddies (Usually...

My annual long distance riding buddies (Usually 4k+ miles in 7-8 days - US, Canada, Nova Scotia etc) are a Duc, K1600BMW, GW, Tiger etc. We cover a lot of distance. The KLR, getting along in miles...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
There was a thread on the 2014 editions earlier...

There was a thread on the 2014 editions earlier part of the year that did a comparison and lots of discussion. The search feature here is not that good so someone might recall it for you.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By Tsotsie
A saying a group of use is, "Dont leave home...

A saying a group of use is, "Dont leave home without your Gerbing's (or whatever heated jacket you want)". Worth layers upon layers of all the fancy claiming stuff.

Ski mittens. 2 pair. Most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,992
Posted By Tsotsie
Good. At least they are not blowing you off.

Good. At least they are not blowing you off.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
There are many that run fine, dont break and...

There are many that run fine, dont break and adjust well. The original design and construction has failed many times, some with sad consequences, and that is why they changed both the doo and...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,673
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 In post 18 when I bought my stove in...

+1

In post 18 when I bought my stove in 1971, in South Africa, "Coleman" white gas was not available.

The question to the OP is what size and weight of stove you looking for?

The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13,545
Views: 1,341,688
Posted By Tsotsie
Many of us have been advocating an early valve...

Many of us have been advocating an early valve check for years. I did mine at 2K miles. The exhausts then were on min. Now, at 57+K miles they are still in tolerance, the exhausts having moved 1...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,673
Posted By Tsotsie
Had my Svea 123 since 1971. Trekked through...

Had my Svea 123 since 1971. Trekked through Southern Africa, Europe and most of the US. If white gas was not avaiable, regular gas. It fits inside my cooking pot which is 4" in dia. Carry a small...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,403
Posted By Tsotsie
+1, again.

+1, again.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tsotsie
Get a hold of Eagle Mike here; ...

Get a hold of Eagle Mike here; http://eaglemike.com/ If anyone knows of spares, he either has or can point you in the right direction.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,403
Posted By Tsotsie
+1. Enough!

+1.

Enough!
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