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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 07:18 PM
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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: 8,184
Views: 746,116
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: 669
Views: 38,575
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: 669
Views: 38,575
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: 84
Views: 5,265
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
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Views: 746,116
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: 8,184
Views: 746,116
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: 8,184
Views: 746,116
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: 8,184
Views: 746,116
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: 3,884
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: 3,884
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: 13,554
Views: 1,342,654
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: 8,184
Views: 746,116
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: 1,232
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: 1,232
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
Posted By tri650
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,195,032
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: 8,722
Views: 1,195,032
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: 8,722
Views: 1,195,032
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: 8,722
Views: 1,195,032
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: 8,722
Views: 1,195,032
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
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: 2,219
Views: 349,225
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: 79,081
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: 79,081
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...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 349,225
Posted By tri650
3rd time around

Just picked up my third XR250r today. Owned a lot of dirt bikes - KTM, Honda, Yamaha, Husky - but keep coming back to the simplicity (and low price) of the 250. Found an 02 in great shape for...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By tri650
I am loving these suggestions. A big loop around...

I am loving these suggestions. A big loop around CO, UT, WY, MT sounds awesome.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By tri650
Epic Ride! Living with the "C" word

Nothing like the c word to get your attention and make you start thinking about the rest of your life. Good news I am waking up early and getting stuff done - no putting anything off until tomorrow....
Forum: Americas 04-19-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By tri650
CDR - Colorado only - suggestions?

My buddy and a few of his friends are doing the complete CDR sometime in late July/early Aug. I have a week off and wanted to join them on the Colorado portion. Trying to figure out the logistics...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By tri650
I don't know the history. I messed around with a...

I don't know the history. I messed around with a screw - between the carbs and spring mounted and that seemed to correct the high idle. I need to take it for a test ride in the morning to see if...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By tri650
Very high idle when warm???

Helping a friend with a Ninja 250R. Bike starts but when it gets warm the idle goes up to about 5K. I checked the throttle cables and even unhooked them and still idling at 5K. Took carbs off and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,704
Posted By tri650
Interested in this restore as I am doing the same...

Interested in this restore as I am doing the same thing with a 70 TR6C - the high pipe version. At pretty much the same spot - frame and various parts are powder coated and have put on swingarm and...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By tri650
Hard to argue with the advice given so far. I...

Hard to argue with the advice given so far. I have done all of these rides as a somewhat beginner and in my 50's. Chicken Corners is definitely worth the trip. I did my first Moab trip on a KLR650...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By tri650
I get that the seal is removable - I got most of...

I get that the seal is removable - I got most of it out. It sits within a lip on the top and bottom so it is not easy to get to. My issue is that the rubber is stuck to the inside of the wall and...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By tri650
Removing old fork seals????

Bike - 1970 Triumph TR6C. Has fork seals in chrome holders that sit on top of stanchions. Probably original seals. Tried to pry them out and only got the inside part. The outside part - that sits...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8,184
Views: 746,116
Posted By tri650
Cards Win!!

After watching the Cards game I think I'll just stay home all weekend and enjoy.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,184
Views: 746,116
Posted By tri650
May join you guys for Sunday ride

On my KLX400. I'll stay tuned for more details. I live out in Wildwood off of 44 - do you know your route from St. Anthony's area? Wondering if I could hook up with you guys further south. ...
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