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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I re-use the old ones from the previous battery...

I re-use the old ones from the previous battery and keep the new ones.
I have a dozen of the plastic bags with a set of them still sealed. One of my bikes now has the set that came in the first...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Dang, I was gonna guess it was an OEM kLr...

Dang, I was gonna guess it was an OEM kLr centerstand...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Its a KLR. If you had ridden it into the shop...

Its a KLR. If you had ridden it into the shop before the tip over they would have said it was totaled.

Since you have a KLR I'd say a running motor is a high dollar expense. 2 grand for a motor?...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I got my 04 last april with 47k on the clock, and...

I got my 04 last april with 47k on the clock, and a shot shock. Dropped in the progressive right off, I'm 7k in and pretty happy for the $.
I zip tied a bit of innertube rubber in place to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,425
Views: 2,003,108
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
damn, pckopp... cover mashed down to hit the cam...

damn, pckopp... cover mashed down to hit the cam or... wha happened?

Posted to the fleamarket yet?
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
meh, aerospace machinist. I'm about the least...

meh, aerospace machinist. I'm about the least anal, most slap-dash guy in the building but having specs and details jump out at me comes in handy.

Re: integration with ordering... at work we've...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
we stage jobs headed for specific machines on...

we stage jobs headed for specific machines on carts that have everything the operator needs, tools, material etc on the cart ready to dump his old cart and grab the next job ready to go. Used to be...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I hope the actual app is better than that screen...

I hope the actual app is better than that screen shot. Last time I checked the major and minor diameters shouldn't match. so ya know 3/8-16 is like .305 ish... I mean its a .312 drill to tap it,...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
the main difference is the controller. The...

the main difference is the controller. The standard (I think the sport too) has 3 buttons. +, -, and on/off. Whereas the ADV ones just have two buttons. If it's off and you push + it turns on. if its...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
don't forget to pull the front sprocket while you...

don't forget to pull the front sprocket while you still have one chain or the other on. that rear brake sure comes in handy....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
The initial reaction is to laugh, then I realize...

The initial reaction is to laugh, then I realize I moved in with the well off beemer GF, the tires on my KLR right now are take offs from her Sir Towel... and laugh some more.
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
nah, the red pig is a test mule for hare-brained...

nah, the red pig is a test mule for hare-brained ideas I have. If I wanted a dirt bike then a KLR wouldn't be it. I've got the other bikes and the KLR is well... mostly a 365 commuter. Mud... lol......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,753
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
*grocery checkout line* "I see your helmet, do...

*grocery checkout line*
"I see your helmet, do you ride a Harley or a motorcycle?"
All I could think was to try licking my ear and reply
"ma heh-mutt Icks in caze I fall downnnnn"

but forever...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
It was free NIB. Probably a rip off at that...

It was free NIB. Probably a rip off at that price. :D
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,722
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
OH? I never thought to look. And I'm always...

OH? I never thought to look. And I'm always looking for the cheap alternative (my zippo runs on naptha from the paint thinner department. Same stuff, same price, for 10x qty)
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
quite true, and with hinky vectors the forces at...

quite true, and with hinky vectors the forces at play go all over.

What I'm playing with is the harbour fright 2500lb atv winch.

as near as I can tell of the Warn winches the only difference...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,722
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
The helix type EZouts work great IN a drill...

The helix type EZouts work great IN a drill press. I'm not a fan of any of the "tap it with a hammer" nonsense. Swages the fastener out into the hole like a rivet.

When all else fails, you've got...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
It's a KLR so eff it, right? The skid plate is...

It's a KLR so eff it, right?
The skid plate is a U-bolt around the down tube so... basically the winch is U-bolted to the down tube with the skid-plate sandwiched in.
I guess when I said "front of...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Where my riggers at?

How bad an idea is it to bolt an ATV winch to the front of my skid plate and the fairlead to a fork brace?
The idea being that low and forward is a good spot to tote that weight around. Can be...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I mirror this but coming at it from the other...

I mirror this but coming at it from the other side. I was all set to go on a scooter ride called "The Crazy German's Ride" and I had heard it was pretty nuts. A scrambling serpentine route through...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,566
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Always TWO tubes of glue. The left over half a...

Always TWO tubes of glue. The left over half a tube you used most recently and a brand new sealed one. Easiest way in the world to carry fresh glue.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Right on thanks. I thought about it some and it's...

Right on thanks. I thought about it some and it's NOT at all like a cam chain that has valve springs trying to drive it one way or the other. Without the chain the balance shaft is free spinning so...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
one extra ring on the battery terminals tends to...

one extra ring on the battery terminals tends to be ok but eventually you'll be stacking up garmin, heated gear, heated grips, SAE/tender.... long enough bolts to go through all those and just might...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,612
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I've been using JB weld, ya think I'll live, Doc?...

I've been using JB weld, ya think I'll live, Doc? tell me the truth, I can handle it. I'm gonna live, aren't I?
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I'm kinda new to KLRs myself

So, I've been meaning to ask...
I've got an '04 with 50k on the clock. I have fairly meticulous records from two of the three P.O.'s. My KLR has a Mike's doo in it and I read the instructions for...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,819
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
surprised not a single vote for Tap-x... assuming...

surprised not a single vote for Tap-x... assuming the bolt is ferrous and the hole not (ie Al, Ti, Mg)
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,262,551
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
don't put too much thought or effort into the...

don't put too much thought or effort into the dash. The OEM unit is just a plastic box with that rat's nest jammed inside. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,359,148
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
A plan is a list of things that don't end up...

A plan is a list of things that don't end up happening like you thought they would. Can you afford to burn a hole out the side of the top end? We're all here chatting about our KLR's cuz we're cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
This...

This (http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=36&zenid=zHqKXV0cgNwdz3deFIqHu2 ) should help
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,359,148
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
The PO of mine ( a good pal ) had never once used...

The PO of mine ( a good pal ) had never once used reserve in the last 15k miles. I wanted to know what my range was so first thing I did was ride a full tank till it ran out and flipped the lever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2,959
Views: 403,529
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I normally take seattle's alaska way viaduct...

I normally take seattle's alaska way viaduct home. sort of a flyover bypass of downtown right over the top of the waterfront. Since its seafair this week traffic is a snarl so I decided to juke off...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Don't forget Tacoma Screw for when you need to...

Don't forget Tacoma Screw for when you need to stop by and get it TODAY. Grainger and Fastenal tend not to carry much variety in house.

Definitely get yourself TO ben howard via highbridge ;)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
I'd just stack washers in there with every...

I'd just stack washers in there with every intention of "getting around to" knocking one out... then I'd forget and the washers would go for 80k more miles.

I can make one by the end of the week...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
lol, they were in there a couple weeks ago I...

lol, they were in there a couple weeks ago I swear.
With manufactures cranking out retro bikes and factory cafe's and nekkid bikes to follow whatever custom trends were hot two years ago, I think...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By EmBeeZedEx
Them Desmo folks had 16 or so. Thanks for...

Them Desmo folks had 16 or so.

Thanks for putting together a great ride Greg!
Previous owner asked if you have a pic of my bike's convenient self-ditch parking feature.
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