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Forum: Airheads 06-20-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By kpick
R100S Paint opinions ---please

Hi All,
I just picked up a 1977 R100s today from the original owner.

He tells me it was originally "smoke black/gray" but he had it re-painted in the 80's.

It looks great for a daily rider but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By kpick
DRZ400 Keihin carb swap questions

Hey guys...

Few carb swap questions for those that have undertaken DRZ carb swap

Just picked up a used Keihin 39 FCR.



1. Can I use my stock throttle cables?
2. Any ideals on jetting...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By kpick
"Spun bearing" was the service guys term. ...

"Spun bearing" was the service guys term.

Basically, I just picked up the bike. Put about 3,000 miles on it and it started making a ticking noise.

Per the service writer there is a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By kpick
New engine block for 08 Adventure ..what now?

Hey All,
Looking for some collective wisdom.

Looks like my bottom end took a vacation and spun the main bearing. Dealer is going to replace the block under warranty.

The service guy...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By kpick
Ed Korn videos? Anyone have them?

I'm getting ready to tear down my old R69s and do a full rebuild of the motor and transmission.

Thought the "Ed Korn" videos might make this much easier.

Anyone have the complete set? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By kpick
For what it's worth I spoke to a dealer friend...

For what it's worth I spoke to a dealer friend today. They tell me that I will need to bring it in to be flashed.

Thanks all,

K.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By kpick
Heated grip question..what am I missing?

Hey all,
I picked up a used 08' GSA without heated grips. I pulled the grips and switches off to upgrade and install factory heated grips. Lo and behold, the grips are heated and all wiring is there...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By kpick
Shock swap...05 GS to 08 GSA ??

Hey All,

Just picked up a new to me 08 GSA (non ESP). I'd love to swap my Elkas from my old 2005 GS.

Anyone had experience in this area? Are the the same length and size?

Thanks in...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By kpick
Sure...I'm in. Maybe a couple of pairs

Sure...I'm in. Maybe a couple of pairs
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By kpick
Inmates near Kayenta AZ?

Hey all,
I'm looking for a parking spot for a toyota truck in Kayenta for about 5 days in October so I can ride the UBCDR.

Anyone near here?

Thanks
Kpick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By kpick
Al, I do thank you. Look forward to hearing...

Al,
I do thank you. Look forward to hearing the update.

Best,
K
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By kpick
Thanks for all the info guys. As always it will...

Thanks for all the info guys. As always it will be a week by week basis.

I do have the butler maps, GPS, etc. I'll keep ya all updated as to the ride and as always more info would be great as...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By kpick
Utah question..Late Oct too late?

Hi Folks,

Looks like the only time this season I can sneak away is late October.

Thinking of riding the Utah back country discovery route. Can I get some advice from some of you locals or...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,316
Posted By kpick
For what its worth, I did a Mikuni swap on my...

For what its worth,
I did a Mikuni swap on my R69s. Once all the jetting was dialed in, it was the best thing I could do for the rideability of the bike.

Revs like no other airhead I've ever...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By kpick
Go for it and don't worry. I've used one for a...

Go for it and don't worry. I've used one for a dual sported XR650R all over Baja and never had a problem.

It took me a few miles to stop being paranoid and looking in the rear view mirror every...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By kpick
DRZ eletrical problem..any help?

Hey All,

I'm having a little problem with the new to me DRZ "s" model.

It seems its not getting the proper amount of volts. The bike starts up, idles and runs find.

However, when I rev it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 85,024
Posted By kpick
Dude....you are a head case, and I mean that in...

Dude....you are a head case, and I mean that in the best possible way!

Totally cool and I'm subscribed.

Peace, Love & Open Roads.
K
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By kpick
Shim the battery and it will stop. Just wrap...

Shim the battery and it will stop. Just wrap some tape around them and all should be good.

Enjoy Baja!


Peace, Love and Open Roads,
K
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By kpick
Easy and cheap to pick up a new sub frame on...

Easy and cheap to pick up a new sub frame on eBay. You can get one for $80.

I'd go that way.

Good luck,
K
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By kpick
Yep, several of us are in Sacramento. What...

Yep,
several of us are in Sacramento.

What do you need?
KP
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 46,978
Posted By kpick
Hi Jim, Can you suggest a unit for a DRZ 400...

Hi Jim,
Can you suggest a unit for a DRZ 400 that is used for slow speed trail riding 90% of the time. The other 10% is 200 mile highway runs.

Thanks
k.
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By kpick
Seth, An Airhead can take the CDT just fine. ...

Seth,
An Airhead can take the CDT just fine. I've ridden it twice. Its mostly fast gravel roads and virtually no single track.
I've done it on a 1100GS and 1200GS.

I think an airhead is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By kpick
Show me a cool camp spot near Monterey?

Hey all,
Looking to head down the Coast this next weekend (may 14th).

Looking for any cool camp spot in the area...20 mile radius?

Check out some of the State campgrounds..all are booked and...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By kpick
Lots of miss-information here. All of...

Lots of miss-information here.

All of Baja.....Baja North and Baja South is considered a "tourist zone".
You do not need to do a thing to bring a vehicle into the country.

If and only if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 153,539
Posted By kpick
I rolled up on Finn a few minuets after impact. ...

I rolled up on Finn a few minuets after impact.

I cannot say for sure what happened. All I can say is, after picking the bike up it would not roll.

I had to physically reach down and pull the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,189
Posted By kpick
No Sh*t. My girl and I were at the same...

No Sh*t.

My girl and I were at the same hotel as you guys in Loreto.

Talked with Mike for a few minuets.

He's one cool old dude.

Looking forward to the full story.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By kpick
Heated grip question

Hey all,
interesting little one here.

One of my heated grips has gone belly up. Now if both were going I could understand, but just one?

Seems strange to me.

Any ideals? Do I need to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 567,810
Posted By kpick
Glad you decided to get that off your chest. ...

Glad you decided to get that off your chest.

I know that's some heavy shit, but I wanted to let the public know...

As someone that has put thousands of miles on the road with brother Finn.......
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-03-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By kpick
PC will not recognize GPS - help!

PC will not recognize GPS - help!

Hi All,
I'm leaving in the morning for the OBCDR and can not get my tracks uploaded to my 478.

MapSource will not recognize the unit. I tried to plug in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By kpick
Pocatello Idaho Parking needed

Hey All,
I'm trucking a bike to Pocatello Idaho then doing some riding in the area for about 7 days.

Anyone with advice on where to park a small Toyota truck for that time?

Any help out there...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By kpick
Thanks for the tip but I called and they won't...

Thanks for the tip but I called and they won't do tires on Sunday:cry

Also, I already have the tires.

kp.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By kpick
Salt Lake City Bike shop open on Sunday

Guys,
I'm passing through Salt Lake City this Sunday. Need to spoon on a set of tires for the GS.

I can't find a bike shop that is open. Any locals know of a shop that can do tires on a Sunday?...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By kpick
Both are great pads. I also had the BA insulated...

Both are great pads. I also had the BA insulated pad and it was the best pad / camping sleep I ever had.

That was until I got the Expet 9.

These things are like staying in the Hilton.

The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By kpick
Need an independent shop in Seattle

Hi All,
Trying to help out a buddy in the Seattle area. He has a non-running XR65r.
We are looking for a independent repair shop in the area. Believe it or not, the Honda shop will not work on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By kpick
Need help with a brake issue - on the road

Hi All,

I'm out of the road right now on a 05 1200gs.

Spooned on a new set of rubber front and rear. No problem.

Fire the old girl up and I get a Red triangle dash light and the constant...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By kpick
For me the Servo brakes just feel a bit grabby...

For me the Servo brakes just feel a bit grabby and I seem to go through rear pads at an alarming rate. Like every 8k - 10k miles. :eek1

As for the mileage, I've ran a coupe 1100's over 80k...
Forum: Latin America 06-26-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,717
Posted By kpick
To register a bike in California is very easy. ...

To register a bike in California is very easy. You do not need any proof of living here. Just an address. You also need to have insurance prior to getting the registration. I've used Geico ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,980
Posted By kpick
You are one cool cat Keep it up and keep...

You are one cool cat

Keep it up and keep posting!

Peace, Love & Open Roads

Kpick
Forum: Latin America 06-19-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,717
Posted By kpick
Believe it or not, this is actually easy to do. ...

Believe it or not, this is actually easy to do.
First is to buy a bike in California. There are several people on this board that will help you find a bike and get it registered (I'm one of them)....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,035
Posted By kpick
Guys, thanks for sharing this. Very...

Guys,
thanks for sharing this.
Very enjoyable.

K
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