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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,443
Posted By tri650
Awesome - I'm in!

Awesome - I'm in!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,443
Posted By tri650
Would be coming by myself - is it easy to hook up...

Would be coming by myself - is it easy to hook up with a crew to ride with? Old guy with intermediate skills and will be on a wr450f - plated. Will be heading down from St. Louis.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,581
Posted By tri650
Coy - I know I need to get off my fat rear end...

Coy - I know I need to get off my fat rear end and get the WR down in your area for a ride. I told myself that this year there will be no excuses for not riding. Even my wife wants me to get out more...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 51,333
Posted By tri650
New Bonnie in fold

Just picked this up - 2013 with 1000 miles. PO added BC pipes. Sounds great, runs great. Now to add new bars, shocks and most likely a seat. Have owned a lot of bikes but missed the fun of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,581
Posted By tri650
How much dirt/gravel vs. pavement? I have a...

How much dirt/gravel vs. pavement? I have a wr450f that is street legal but not sure it (or me!) could handle a lot of pavement.
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,125
Posted By tri650
Thanks for all of the info. I ended up buying a...

Thanks for all of the info. I ended up buying a crimping tool from cycle terminal - one that fit the connectors I bought from them. It was a cheaper one so I will see how it works.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,843
Posted By tri650
I was there and talked with a few of the dealers...

I was there and talked with a few of the dealers who were set up with space. They universally stated they did not expect this kind of turn out - they were all pleasantly surprised. They kept bikes...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,125
Posted By tri650
What type of crimping tool do I use?

I bought these connectors for my bike project and don't know what type of crimper I should use. I have a standard crimper - basically just crushes the connector and wire. This does not work for...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By tri650
Black metric bolts - where buy?

I am restoring a 1982 Kawasaki Gpz750R1 and a lot of the bolts are black and rusted. Anyone know of a cheap source for black metric bolts?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 49,477
Posted By tri650
Coy - we talked a while ago when I was in area...

Coy - we talked a while ago when I was in area and looking for a ride. Now have a Wr450F that I have plated and really interested in getting out for a day ride. I am in St. Louis but right by six...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By tri650
Starter is still in place. Carbs are off. Header...

Starter is still in place. Carbs are off. Header is off. Any issues with checking compression?
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By tri650
What would you do with this motor?

I have a 1982 Kawasaki Gpz750 that I bought about 5 years ago. Stripped it down and took out motor. Ran fine but had an oil leak - which I can't seem to find now that the oil has been drained for a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
I will be coming from wildwood - between 100 and...

I will be coming from wildwood - between 100 and 44. I live off of allenton road -the back way into six flags.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Anyone up for a ride?

I have a rare day free tomorrow and wanted to get the KLR out for a ride. Hoping for mostly gravel. Not very familiar with local riding. Anyone??
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 49,477
Posted By tri650
I am interested but could only do Saturday and...

I am interested but could only do Saturday and Sunday.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 49,477
Posted By tri650
Sorry I missed that one. Looking for a ride on...

Sorry I missed that one. Looking for a ride on Sunday and just tooled around the Pea Ridge CA area by myself. Have talked with Coy in the past but never ridden with him. Hope to catch up one of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,714
Posted By tri650
In PV next week

Crazy! I will be down in PV from 2/18-26 for some R&R and escape from midwest winter with my wife. Staying in a villa with friends right outside of town. Was wondering if there was anywhere to rent...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Ken - thanks for the wheel. Mounted everything...

Ken - thanks for the wheel. Mounted everything just to get it back together. I now will be searching for tires.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Ken - based on what you are measuring I am...

Ken - based on what you are measuring I am guessing I have a 250 front wheel. The nipples I ordered for the 650 don't come close to fitting through the holes. Plus the spokes have a slightly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Interesting - and this makes more sense. Good...

Interesting - and this makes more sense. Good call on the rotor - it is held on by bolts and nuts. I guess it is a 600 wheel. However, the nipples for my rim are smaller than those that came for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Looking for KLR650

Anyone have a first gen KLR650 in St. Louis I could look at? I am having an issue finding the right spokes for my front wheel. I ordered a set from Moose that supposedly are for the KLR650. The...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By tri650
I ended up freezing them for about an hour and...

I ended up freezing them for about an hour and heating up with a hair dryer. The fit in with a little assistance. No issues whatsoever.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By tri650
Freezing wheel bearings to fit???

I have new wheel bearings for my KLR650. Is it OK to freeze them to get them to shrink a bit to fit? Any concern about moisture as they thaw?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16,308
Views: 1,838,036
Posted By tri650
Spoke/rim question

I have an 02 KLR650 and wanted to replace the rusty front spokes. Ordered a spoke kit from Moose and started to put together - the nipples are too big for the wholes and the spokes are slightly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8,576
Views: 812,967
Posted By tri650
Briggs - tell me more about the "training...

Briggs - tell me more about the "training facility". I just bought a KLR 650 and it is obviously a different beast than my XR250R. I am kind of a newbie to off road and handling the extra heft of...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By tri650
Actually the electrolysis was cheap for me. Some...

Actually the electrolysis was cheap for me. Some sodium carbonate, a battery charger (which I had), a rubber stopper ($1.38) and old coat hanger. It took some time but I had the time so not a big...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By tri650
Trying electrolysis for cleaning rusty tank

I just bought a beat up 01 KLR 650. 70K miles. Tank has rust inside. I took to car wash and sprayed gunk inside and then power washed. Lots of crud came out. Read about using electrolysis to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
Dual sporting the XR

Took the XR out Saturday for about a 110 mile ride - more of a dual sport ride. About 90 miles off-road and about 20 on pavement. I am amazed at how good the XR felt on pavement. I have a new set...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,370,209
Posted By tri650
I have it one turn out from seated. Yes, it is...

I have it one turn out from seated. Yes, it is the throttle stop screw that I adjusted to get it to idle correctly. I live in St. Louis, MO and it is hot - 90+. I'll run it a little longer tonight...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,370,209
Posted By tri650
I went with one and adjusted the idle adjustment...

I went with one and adjusted the idle adjustment on side of carb to get a steady idle. Started up fine even without the choke. Ran fine and kept a steady idle when stopped. I'll try turning it out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,370,209
Posted By tri650
I guessed one turn out. That seemed to work. I...

I guessed one turn out. That seemed to work. I adjusted idle with idle screw. Now running and idling.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,370,209
Posted By tri650
No - in the carb now. I drilled out the pilot...

No - in the carb now. I drilled out the pilot screw plug and got access to the screw. What is base turn out on the pilot screw?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,370,209
Posted By tri650
Stalling issues on my 99

Just took my 99 DR out for a spin. Having a few issues. A little hard to start and then the idle seems to stick on high - it eventually comes down. After riding it for about 10 minutes I stopped...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
AC909 - i read your ride report about 50 times. ...

AC909 - i read your ride report about 50 times. I would be interested in your rear rack. Any pics of it without luggage?

Also, anyone have the large Acerbis tank on their 250? I found the 5.8...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
Front end done

Just finished front end. New Eibech springs - .45kg - new 5 wt. oil. Old oil was like black slime. Followed manual instructions for measuring from top. Set it at 3". Had to use a short piece of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
Awesome stuff! Love to see these bikes loaded...

Awesome stuff! Love to see these bikes loaded up. Length?? - who knows. The trip I have in my mind is probably a lot longer than what will actually happen.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 401,930
Posted By tri650
Loading up the 250

Anyone do any lengthy off-road touring on their 250? Wondering how you loaded the bike up and what luggage you used. I have settled back into an XR after 400's, 510's, 600's, 650's, etc. I like...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 84,166
Posted By tri650
Just sent you an email. Looking forward to...

Just sent you an email. Looking forward to hearing what you have in mind.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 84,166
Posted By tri650
Riding in Devils Backbone area - suggestions?

I will be staying Flying R Ranch in late September for a weekend - it is around Dora. Wife is horse back riding and I am taking my dirt bike. It is an XR250R and it has a plate. I see on the map...
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