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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Stock tool kit is a joke. Start doing basic...

Stock tool kit is a joke. Start doing basic maintenance at home and note what tools are needed then put your own kit together. Motionpro.com is a good place to start...:wink:
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24,376
Views: 4,458,002
Posted By Aprilia
Loved my 800XC. Started doing a lot 2up and moved...

Loved my 800XC. Started doing a lot 2up and moved to the 1200XC. No fun off road...no feedback from the front end. Just dead feeling and unable to tell what was happening. Picked up a Tenere....huge...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Many of us who have been working on/with KLR's...

Many of us who have been working on/with KLR's for a few years advocate early check of valve clearances as well as visual inspection of Doo (spring). GenII maint schedule states first check is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Yes. Most of the new weight savings came from...

Yes. Most of the new weight savings came from redesigned wrist pin. Huge improvement with ring design as well.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Just did two ealemike big bore kits last weekend....

Just did two ealemike big bore kits last weekend. His new 685 is signficantly smoother still then his previous 685 kits. I might actually install one in mine just because. Be sure and toss that AIS....
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
D606 front tire is one of the few tires I...

D606 front tire is one of the few tires I dislike. Try a MT21...much better.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Every market is a bit different and time of year...

Every market is a bit different and time of year can have an influence as well. So, to answer your question...it depends. Around here I can pick up an early GenII for $2800-3500 pretty easy.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
GenI front brake system as a whole is pretty much...

GenI front brake system as a whole is pretty much worthless in terms of proper braking by todays standards. I've upgraded mine a few times and ended up with the following on my GenI.

GenII...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Great post!

Great post!
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Sure...If I recall I had to cut one tab on each...

Sure...If I recall I had to cut one tab on each side and had a local welder spot weld it back on or I added a spacer. Memory is going... sold the bike a couple years ago though I'm back to owning...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Attachment points are in the same location....not...

Attachment points are in the same location....not same position. GenII sticks out further to go around the portly side fenders. If I recall its not a simple bolt on...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,394
Posted By Aprilia
My last 5yrs of racing I found myself doing the...

My last 5yrs of racing I found myself doing the same thing...dirt had me down to a 200cc and roadrace back down to 675cc and 250cc. Might be why I still keep a couple KLR's around....always at full...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,394
Posted By Aprilia
Lion BR...I come from 20+yrs offroad racing. No...

Lion BR...I come from 20+yrs offroad racing. No longer race but still ride though last few years my offroad riding has certainly changed. I have a KLR and Tenere. Just picked up the Tenere a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Needle on 2nd clip (from top), one washer below...

Needle on 2nd clip (from top), one washer below clip, brass washer goes on TOP of clip. 142 main jet, fuel screw 2 turns out, snorkel pulled and option would be to drill the slide vacuum hole out to...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By Aprilia
My better half wants to learn to ride. I'd love...

My better half wants to learn to ride. I'd love to find a Sherpa for her....they are awesome regardless if newbie or experienced. TW200 is also a great bike but RV owners are primary owners around...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By Aprilia
As a newbie you'll want both feet firmly on the...

As a newbie you'll want both feet firmly on the ground. As your skills improve a toe only will be more than enough...

First bike should be considered a temp learning bike. A small displacement DS...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,394
Posted By Aprilia
KTM Super Enduro...dirt oriented beast of a bike.

KTM Super Enduro...dirt oriented beast of a bike.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24,376
Views: 4,458,002
Posted By Aprilia
30+yrs offroad racing/rebuilding engines and...

30+yrs offroad racing/rebuilding engines and you'd never catch me with a K&N filter on any of my vehicles much less ones in dusty conditions. It was always obvious which bike used a K&N filter. Do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Unbelievable....I'd be finding a new dealer to...

Unbelievable....I'd be finding a new dealer to work with. Dealer has an obligation to correctly represent the manufacturer as well as YOU the consumer. This dealer has failed and I wouldn't trust him...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Aprilia
Out of sunlight is good but also ask about any...

Out of sunlight is good but also ask about any electrical appliances nearby where the bike was stored. Many give off lots of ozone....not good for tires. Most feedback from folks who should know...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,797
Posted By Aprilia
I am semi retired. Raced road and offroad for...

I am semi retired. Raced road and offroad for 20+yrs. Have always owned at least 4 bikes but with life changes I've found myself narrowing my needs for a bike. The DS bike fits that bill pretty well....
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Since I had put new Brembo mstr on my CBR I took...

Since I had put new Brembo mstr on my CBR I took the stock radial mstr and installed it on the KLR, along with oversize rotor and GenII caliper. Now I know the FedEx truck can't out brake me. :evil
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Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,963
Posted By Aprilia
Not sure where you are getting the not less....

Not sure where you are getting the not less. Stock S10 is approx 3.2" height with over 5" of pull back and the Henry Reed is 3.6" with 2.2" pull back. For comparison the Raptors are something like...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,963
Posted By Aprilia
While I'm only 6'3" I also have a 36" inseam...

While I'm only 6'3" I also have a 36" inseam along with gorilla like arm length. Always an issue with nearly every bike I've owned. I've found I've had to add seat height (additional foam), drop...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,138
Posted By Aprilia
I recently picked up a 2013 S10.....what...

I recently picked up a 2013 S10.....what vibration? :huh
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24,376
Views: 4,458,002
Posted By Aprilia
Too funny. Just so happens I have an ACE 750. My...

Too funny. Just so happens I have an ACE 750. My 34hp KLR can accelerate faster. the Tenere is in a different ballpark from either...Not often you can show a KLR as being faster than another bike....
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,619
Posted By Aprilia
Tenere. Because God's Country includes road...

Tenere. Because God's Country includes road unpaved. :evil
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24,376
Views: 4,458,002
Posted By Aprilia
Which has no influence (positive or negative) on...

Which has no influence (positive or negative) on performance.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By Aprilia
I'm picking up an S10 next month and will be...

I'm picking up an S10 next month and will be upgrading the seats. Primarily for my better half. I've spent some time on the stock seat and its fine though with my 36" inseam I wouldn't mind a bit...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,041
Posted By Aprilia
6'3" with 36" inseam. I have to add seat height...

6'3" with 36" inseam. I have to add seat height to nearly every thing I own/owned. Currently have a couple KLR's, GSF, 675, Tenere, SXV550, Vulcan.
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,754
Posted By Aprilia
Yes, sold the XC last fall. We only put about 5K...

Yes, sold the XC last fall. We only put about 5K miles on it. I did have an on going oil seap with the ign cover. Triumph finally replaced it with a new one and solved the problem. Neither the dealer...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,754
Posted By Aprilia
I'm fortunate that I'm able to have a 1/2 doz...

I'm fortunate that I'm able to have a 1/2 doz bikes in the garage to choose from and enjoy many types of bikes. My better half has recently found she enjoys pillion while off road. This past year...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Look in the mirror...it aint the tires! Gravel...

Look in the mirror...it aint the tires! Gravel roads are meant to be ridden sideways. Twist the throttle, relax and have fun! You'll wear them out soon enough then you can replace with a different...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Aprilia
I think the question becomes how much 70mph road...

I think the question becomes how much 70mph road do you need to travel? If under 150 miles then certainly look at a very dirt oriented DS like the KTM, CRFX but, in my experience, those bikes can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
I'll add....Henry/Reed bend. Nearly as tall as...

I'll add....Henry/Reed bend. Nearly as tall as the stock bars but far less pull back. Really opens up the cockpit for tall riders especially while standing. As for handguards...too many variables but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,366
Posted By Aprilia
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aprilia
Heading north out of Monument Valley on 163...

Heading north out of Monument Valley on 163 you'll want to go north on 261. It will take you up to the top of the Bluff for a great view. Head back down and at the base you'll turn left on Valley of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Suspension upgrade should be high on the list...

Suspension upgrade should be high on the list (rear shock) but far more important imho is the already pathetic front brake is downright dangerously poor performing with 2up and additional gear. At...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 1,234,433
Posted By Aprilia
In my experience its the following in order of...

In my experience its the following in order of most likely; Improperly adjusted and/or damaged cable, clutch springs sacked, glazed fibre plates and worn out clutch pack. 90% of the time its...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,100
Views: 1,270,183
Posted By Aprilia
Need more info on Hyde skid plate you used....

Need more info on Hyde skid plate you used. Nothing on their website. Absolutely loved Hyde products on my dirt bikes...tough is an understatement.
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