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Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Cam chain tensioner. No adjustment. Install AFTER...

Cam chain tensioner. No adjustment. Install AFTER chain install, remove BEFORE chasing removal.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Entries have officially started, they will run...

Entries have officially started, they will run until Dec.1st and voting will be until Dec. 15th. You can post them on the klrforum site or you can email them to klrcalendar@outlook.com and I will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
KLR Calendar 2014

Here are the contestants for last year. Notice the numbers at the bottom of the screen, that is how voting happened, just pick your favorite 12 and the winners became the calendar..
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Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
2015 Calendar

I will be making a calendar again this year, for those who didn't participate or see the calendar for last year there is a music montage of the participants and winners for last years calendar on my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Whatever floats your boat... Whip out your dial...

Whatever floats your boat... Whip out your dial caliper, set it up, turn the bike over by hand and see actually how much the KACR is opening your exhaust valve. If it is not to factory spec then you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I performed a KACRectomy, never had an issue but...

I performed a KACRectomy, never had an issue but some SWEAR that you need a compression release. Yeah, back in the day when we had to kick them over....
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By SkiBumBrian
A chesty is best. Keeps it off your moving head...

A chesty is best. Keeps it off your moving head and is a great forward view. It is about all I use now....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Yep. X3 on the KACR, at least the best place to...

Yep. X3 on the KACR, at least the best place to start. Pull the cover off and inspect compression release for proper operation. Disable and run test or just kick it over and see if you now have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Ouch! By the bluing on the cam it got pretty hot....

Ouch! By the bluing on the cam it got pretty hot. Personally I would not run it again until it was fixed properly. Although I cannot feel the bearing surfaces the pic of the cam looks pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Apples and oranges. Sounds to me like you need a...

Apples and oranges. Sounds to me like you need a Wee or V Strom.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I ran a set on the KLR. Good road tire, TERRIBLE...

I ran a set on the KLR. Good road tire, TERRIBLE off road tire. If I was an asphalt commuter I would buy them again but I am not. IMHO, the extra mileage vs the extra cost does not compute. LOTS of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By SkiBumBrian
x3 on junk in the carb. When you ran it to empty...

x3 on junk in the carb. When you ran it to empty on reserve you prolly sucked some crap into the carb/jets. Take off the carb and clean all the jets and passages. While it is off might as well pull...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
All bars are 7/8ths at the ends. I like ATV mid...

All bars are 7/8ths at the ends. I like ATV mid high bars, mine are Pro Taper. If you go 1" you will want new risers or adapter.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Wow. Dunlop, Michelin, Kenda. The gang is all...

Wow. Dunlop, Michelin, Kenda. The gang is all there! I usually wait for MSS to run a "pair" sale. Just like everyone else says, no tax, no shipping... Usually at my door within 48 hrs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 152,981
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Talked to a buddy that went and he said it was a...

Talked to a buddy that went and he said it was a dustfest... Glad I didn't go...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I personally would not buy any KLR with possible...

I personally would not buy any KLR with possible issues without pulling the valve cover, checking lash and looking for signs of oil starvation.
3750, IMHO is a premium price for KLR with 10K on it....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
:rofl&%#ing awesome! I saw some crazy ingenuity...

:rofl&%#ing awesome! I saw some crazy ingenuity in the Phillipines but that takes the cake!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Dude! I had it posted during voting with a bunch...

Dude! I had it posted during voting with a bunch of ???? hoping someone would stand up and claim the pic.... Sorry I lost your original email with your name. That was a very popular entry....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,318,043
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I used JB Weld on a busted off fairing tab and it...

I used JB Weld on a busted off fairing tab and it worked great until I got the IMS tank, you just gotta scuff up the bonding area (I actually took a razor knife and cut some diamond patterns on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Man, BPR, if you weren't from 2 of my favorite...

Man, BPR, if you weren't from 2 of my favorite places in the states..:roflHere is a silent version for ya. http://youtu.be/2efTfyjHizE


try the code, some said it worked after the time limit. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Link to calendar. 50% off for next hour... code...

Link to calendar. 50% off for next hour... code FLSH50.

http://www.cafepress.com/cp/customize/product2.aspx?number=1214194321
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Link is good, just vids with music wont work on...

Link is good, just vids with music wont work on mobiles due to copyrights...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Those of you following the calendar event, the...

Those of you following the calendar event, the winners have been picked and I am starting to put the calendar together.
Here is the slideshow of the winners.

http://youtu.be/Z_E9ly5wvGo...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Man! Where were you when we were taking...

Man! Where were you when we were taking submissions? I couple of those would have been legitimate contenders..... We are in the voting stage now, which will end Sunday at midnight, Pacific time. You...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Anyone wanting to vote on the calendar do so soon...

Anyone wanting to vote on the calendar do so soon as we are almost ready to announce the winners. Watch the slideshow and submit your picks to the KLRcalendar email.... Remember, you don't have to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I think if you play the silent one without the...

I think if you play the silent one without the music that causes the copyright infringement it should work on your phone, just go to my channel, TheSkibumbrian and check that one. Some countries have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Due to some late submissions I updated the...

Due to some late submissions I updated the slideshow again but it is done now, for the last time. We could not find an online polling program that would hold 66 possible votes so I am going to tally...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
The final cut for the calendar voting is posted....

The final cut for the calendar voting is posted. Start narrowing down your picks to your 12 best. I will be working to get some sort of voting thread going in the next week or so, after everyone has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Don't bet on it.... I chucked my fairing after...

Don't bet on it.... I chucked my fairing after being tired of it bouncing my head around from the buffeting and little protection in the rain. I never looked back! Got with a real windshield or pitch...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Did I post pics here??? Lol:huh

Did I post pics here??? Lol:huh
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
for those of you with submissions, here is the...

for those of you with submissions, here is the updated slideshow of the contestants.... http://youtu.be/dfv9BBB_ubs

Lucky, sorry your pic didn't get in this update, I promise it will be in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I didn't seem to get this sub at the...

I didn't seem to get this sub at the KLRcalendar@outlook.com address.... Can you send it again?
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
KLR calendar

I have taken the duties of constructing a KLR calendar on another site. If any of you want to submit some pics send them to KLRcalendar@outlook.com with your screen name and I will put them in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
I think Jethro Tull wrote a song befitting your...

I think Jethro Tull wrote a song befitting your answer.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Nature of the beast with a wet clutch. If it bugs...

Nature of the beast with a wet clutch. If it bugs ya, put it in gear before you start it rock it back and forth then start it, problem solved!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
To each his own, some of us actually ENJOY the...

To each his own, some of us actually ENJOY the maintenance.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
LV must have gotten smart, maybe Staintune will...

LV must have gotten smart, maybe Staintune will follow suit. I still have no issue repacking a can, it takes more time to lube your chain.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
A repack takes about 5 minutes. I wouldn't trade...

A repack takes about 5 minutes. I wouldn't trade my can for an LV, or a Staintune for that matter. they don't have spark arrestors.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,873
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Been running the BigGun EvoR and their headpipe...

Been running the BigGun EvoR and their headpipe for a couple of years now. I love the pipe. Maybe too loud for some but if you use their dura-pack material it tones it down considerably. I now use...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By SkiBumBrian
Soak it up with penetrating oil overnight, tap...

Soak it up with penetrating oil overnight, tap around it to loosen the crud, easy out or a left twist bit if you need to drill it out. Make sure to center punch the bolt so the bit stays centered....
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