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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
A slight voltage increase is available from the...

A slight voltage increase is available from the relay harness, resulting in slightly increasing the lumens from the headlight. The major improvement from the harness, in my view, is . . . headlight...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
Yes, YES! The TPI "Canadian" headlight...

Yes, YES!

The TPI "Canadian" headlight bulb turns "night into day" with Generation 1s, especially on LOW beam.

Can be installed as-is, plug 'n' play; better results with a relay harness....
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By XDragRacer
Just a general note: Bikes with CDIs powered by...

Just a general note: Bikes with CDIs powered by alternating current from stator exciter coils don't need no stinkin' batteries to run.

Some bikes have ignitions powered by 12 VDC; these must...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By XDragRacer
OP (in IP) said, "shaft" is spinning.

OP (in IP) said, "shaft" is spinning.
Forum: Vendors Today, 03:54 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 25,546
Posted By XDragRacer
+ 1. ...

+ 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzecbg5-KEY
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,078
Posted By XDragRacer
How do you know it was the LAST oil change? ...

How do you know it was the LAST oil change?

Could have been the FIRST!

:rofl

(Not a problem, as I think previously mentioned, with reasonable oil change intervals.)
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By XDragRacer
7:00 might involve more than enough "torsion." ...

7:00 might involve more than enough "torsion." but . . . you can always drill another hole at a more convenient location, if 7:00 is in the "too hard" range.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,249
Posted By XDragRacer
How much extra money are we talking about? ...

How much extra money are we talking about? Understand the 2014 NE lists for $ 100 more than the 2014 standard model. Between those two, resale value alone justifies the premium to me, not to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
With the new, thicker clutch plates, you likely...

With the new, thicker clutch plates, you likely need to readjust the clutch engagement, IMHO.

Basically, you'd turn the adjusters to "shorten" the cable, to free the disks when the clutch lever...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,078
Posted By XDragRacer
While KLR250s are seldom seen on the track, the...

While KLR250s are seldom seen on the track, the rule-of-thumb is: 1/3 suspension travel with rider in full equipment aboard.

About 3" for a KLR250, IIRC.

Source: Off-road riding clinic,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,464
Posted By XDragRacer
As in, ...

As in,

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/village-1.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/village-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
Not shilling for any particular vendor, but Cycle...

Not shilling for any particular vendor, but Cycle Gear had universal Ram GPS receiver mounts in stock locally. Electrical connection for the Zumo? GPS mavens may suggest a source; you've Internet...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Generation 1 KLR riders:...

:clap:clap:clap

Generation 1 KLR riders: Better have the "Tee mod" (auxiliary carburetor vent hose) if you plan to cross this stream.

(Please do not ask why I offer this advice.)

Oh, yes:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,542
Posted By XDragRacer
Not exactly! From Post # 77:

Not exactly!

From Post # 77:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By XDragRacer
A BMW forum might be a lucrative, "Angie's List"...

A BMW forum might be a lucrative, "Angie's List" source for services.

No Beemers ever in my stable, but a couple of the "best and brightest" independent BMW repair specialists operate...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
I once researched the thickness of an SAE # 4...

I once researched the thickness of an SAE # 4 washer on Google; don't have the link handy, but IIRC it was around 0.030 inch (30 thousandths).

This just in! 0.032 inch (from...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
The KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release)...

The KACR (Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release) compromises a compression test if the KACR is operational on a KLR650 engine. Leak-down test more useful as a diagnostic.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 128,050
Posted By XDragRacer
A special "Adventure" loop will be run for the...

A special "Adventure" loop will be run for the first time this year at the Shenandoah 500; designed for larger machines.

Also, don't forget the ADV Moto Inaugural Rally 2014, run the weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,078
Posted By XDragRacer
While Stead Engineering CALLS 'em, "plungers,"...

While Stead Engineering CALLS 'em, "plungers," they look an awful lot like replacements for what Kawasaki calls, "Cap-Starter Plunger' (Reference 16012 on fiches), to me. OEM version looks like a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Not a moment too soon,...

:clap:clap:clap

Not a moment too soon, NoVa Rider!

:D
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
Posted By XDragRacer
Literary Praise

Lyrical, enthusiastic review quotes!

Understand e.e. cummings composed a poem in praise of the new book. Typed with such vigor he broke the SHIFT key on his word processor . . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab; Vienna, VA "Little Library," museum...

Grab; Vienna, VA "Little Library," museum complex; Mill Street at Church Road:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P9062227_zpsfb893666.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By XDragRacer
Fear not; little if any consequence; the engine's...

Fear not; little if any consequence; the engine's just been running on unfiltered oil for as long as the oil tube has been missing!

In fact, the circumstance is the same as when the oil filter...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,464
Posted By XDragRacer
Rally/ride only, or rally/ride and training,...

Rally/ride only, or rally/ride and training, WayneJ?

Sending PM regarding reserving slot(s) for you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By XDragRacer
Worst case: Offer the bike owner an IMS plastic...

Worst case: Offer the bike owner an IMS plastic oversized tank in restitution. Probably less costly than an OEM replacement.

Whatever used tank you find likely won't match the original color...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Indeed you did, NoVa Rider! If Ali was...

Indeed you did, NoVa Rider!

If Ali was not there, chances are, like the S.S. Minnow in Gilligan's Island, a tempest of crashing waves tossed Ali about overnight. The wave action must have been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 51,212
Posted By XDragRacer
Your host, Vinnie, doubtless has some valuable...

Your host, Vinnie, doubtless has some valuable suggestions.

So much to see in Mexico City, don't think you can make any bad choices.

High on my list is the Museo Nacional de Antropologia,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 1,334,392
Posted By XDragRacer
Your call, but . . . the New Edition has greater...

Your call, but . . . the New Edition has greater value beyond the $ 100 increase in MSRP, IMHO. Do you find the standard seat comfortable? Most do not, but the New Edition seat is much more user...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Executive Summary

Sorry you're having, "technical difficulties," SB12!
Here's the Executive Summary I promised, if Ali is still in play when you return to the Northern Virginia Tag-o-rama area . . . oh, wait; you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Did I exceed your attention span, SB12? ...

Did I exceed your attention span, SB12?

If so, regrets!

Executive Summary in preparation!

:rofl

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
EDIT: "Executive Summary," without as much text,...

EDIT: "Executive Summary," without as much text, at Post # 12629, for those who wish to avert their eyes.

O.K.; as suggested, grab 'n' tag!

Grab: Intersection of Ebenezer Church Road and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
I hear you, Butters! :rofl Well, you've...

I hear you, Butters! :rofl

Well, you've certainly established the precedent: Tag-o-rama boundaries are to be IGNORED, fragile-this-side-up! :lol3

Out-of-bounds tags are embraced; even...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,126
Posted By XDragRacer
Off-topic comment only: How has this thread...

Off-topic comment only:

How has this thread proceeded thus far, without the egomaniacal, narcissistic, KTM-obsessed naysayers' "contributions?"

:rofl:rofl:rofl

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By XDragRacer
Just a word of caution, if you approach Maggie...

Just a word of caution, if you approach Maggie Valley down NC 19 from the Blue Ridge Parkway: Some sharp shoulder drop-offs exist on the edge of the roadway (erosion from rapid rain and snow-melt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Quote: <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4...

Quote:
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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,078
Posted By XDragRacer
How did the bike run before you began "tuning"...

How did the bike run before you began "tuning" the carburetor?

If o.k., you might consider restoring it to stock configuration.

My '03 had had the idle mixture screw adjusted only; runs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By XDragRacer
Your bike, Bernie, but . . . the balancer chain...

Your bike, Bernie, but . . . the balancer chain slack will not be taken up unless the bolt is sufficiently loose
. . . only a quarter of a turn may be pushin' it, IMHO.

Spring tension...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 51,212
Posted By XDragRacer
About the rear sprockets' truncated service...

About the rear sprockets' truncated service lives?

Unfortunately, no, given these assumptions:

1. The sprockets are of high-quality steel construction.
2. Your on-board chain oiler is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12,664
Views: 608,099
Posted By XDragRacer
Just wondering, bwalsh: How many tags have you...

Just wondering, bwalsh: How many tags have you made on this Northern Virginia Tag-o-rama this past year?

Regardless, welcome back! Just wondering, why/how you suddenly became so, well, active in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,249
Posted By XDragRacer
Bill Clinton might say, depends upon what the...

Bill Clinton might say, depends upon what the definition of significant is, Itzbak! :D

I find it hard to find improper break-in responsible for the WAVE of excessive oil consumption cases...
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