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Forum: The Garage Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By LexLeroy
Think "tapered shaft wheel hub." The tapered...

Think "tapered shaft wheel hub." The tapered inner bore needs to match the shaft taper and it will need to be broached for a key so that the hub locks to the shaft when tightened.

The hub's outer...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By LexLeroy
The KLR uses the cush rubbers to snub the...

The KLR uses the cush rubbers to snub the sprocket carrier tightly against the wheel. If the carrier rotates slightly when the wheel is stationary and the axle is torqued up then the cush rubbers are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By LexLeroy
Tell us your height, weight & inseam. Let's find...

Tell us your height, weight & inseam. Let's find a range of bikes that fits your build and go from there.

As an aside my 2008 DL1000 w/ Sargent seat is all-day comfortable and has ample grunt for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,805
Posted By LexLeroy
Rub it in why doncha'. :lol3 Let us all know...

Rub it in why doncha'. :lol3

Let us all know how that tire performs.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,805
Posted By LexLeroy
I just mounted and balanced a Kenda K270 for my...

I just mounted and balanced a Kenda K270 for my XR650L.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7711/17002798228_160c90e9fa_b.jpg

I put 250 miles on it and the MT21 front last Wednesday, most of it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Has anyone done something similar w/ the stock...

Has anyone done something similar w/ the stock XR650L muffler?

I've always wondered what's inside of one but I was never curious enough to run mine through a band saw.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By LexLeroy
Most excellent. Tell us some more about the...

Most excellent. Tell us some more about the technical issues that you faced. Having done a couple of rear wheel swaps myself I know that it's seldom as easy as just bolting up some different parts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By LexLeroy
Nice work. You may want to think about lowering...

Nice work. You may want to think about lowering links to get back some of the trail that you lost when you dropped the front axle and raised the rear.

I put SV1000 wheels on my DL1000. While...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
We old-timers miss the regular varieties - it...

We old-timers miss the regular varieties - it only took a course of tetracycline to get you back into circulation.

Kinda' like carburetors vs. EFI. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Neat little adaptoid - it's begging to be carved...

Neat little adaptoid - it's begging to be carved out of a single piece of 6061. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Maybe this guy can settle it for us. He's...

Maybe this guy can settle it for us. He's probably one of our fellow inmates.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10499730625_d481d07137_b.jpg

Most likely he hangs out over w/ the BMW guys -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Per a previous post in response to a query from...

Per a previous post in response to a query from another inmate ....



A decent digital VOM is pretty cheap - go buy one. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
I just mounted and balanced a 5.10-18 Kenda K270...

I just mounted and balanced a 5.10-18 Kenda K270 on my 18" x 2.5" rear rim. It mounted easily, popped up on the rim w/ 30 PSI and balanced w/ 1 oz. of weight.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Drop the folks at Cyclops a line and ask them how...

Drop the folks at Cyclops a line and ask them how their current generation of LED bulbs will work in those Hella 90 mm projectors. They're pretty good about answering questions.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By LexLeroy
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
I agree w/ your logic. I'm getting ready to spoon...

I agree w/ your logic. I'm getting ready to spoon a Kenda K270 onto my cush hub / 18x2.5 rear wheel for fire and gravel roads. With all of the pavement that I need to cover to get to any decent...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
A chunk of black ABS plastic will cost about 1/2...

A chunk of black ABS plastic will cost about 1/2 of what aluminum will cost.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
Nice. What are they?

Nice. What are they?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
I didn't bother to try mine w/ the Gen II Cyclops...

I didn't bother to try mine w/ the Gen II Cyclops LED bulb because it threw too high a pattern. A Gen III (current) bulb might work OK and actually put out a lot of light for not too big of a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
The stock headlight & shroud may be unattractive...

The stock headlight & shroud may be unattractive but they sure are ineffective.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,211
Posted By LexLeroy
In spite of Alvin's well-known disdain for the...

In spite of Alvin's well-known disdain for the KLR650 (:lol3) here's a clip on riding in sand w/ a heavier bike.

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/33GG5RYT__w" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,690
Posted By LexLeroy
525 chain isn't that uncommon any more - the real...

525 chain isn't that uncommon any more - the real issue is the poor selection of 525 rear sprockets for the DR. Lacing up an 18" rear wheel to the DR hub and converting to 520 chain is an easy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By LexLeroy
Some Ural sidecar rigs use 19" tires. These guys...

Some Ural sidecar rigs use 19" tires. These guys sell Urals and have a pretty good selection of semi-knobbies in 4.00-19 that might fit the bill -

http://www.heindlengineering.com/index.htm
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,340
Views: 841,235
Posted By LexLeroy
Hey c'mon! The front tire swap only dropped the...

Hey c'mon! The front tire swap only dropped the front axle 30 mm. :lol3

It's a good excuse to invest in some lowering links for the rear to regain some of the lost trail. Since I'm riding w/ a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod I'm looking into wearing a tactical vest...

:nod I'm looking into wearing a tactical vest rather than a back pack - lotsa' pockets for carryin' stuff, configurable to suit the "mission" plus a place for the CamelBak.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,690
Posted By LexLeroy
I went back to your original post... and I...

I went back to your original post... and I believe that you already have your answer. Seat height will become less of an issue as you gain skills and experience, but not when you're just getting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,690
Posted By LexLeroy
The DR650 has a wider ratio gear set than does...

The DR650 has a wider ratio gear set than does the DRZ400. That, coupled w/ the DR650's larger & torquier engine suggests that you'll be able to deal with both moderate dirt as well as paved roads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,340
Views: 841,235
Posted By LexLeroy
I was out last Tuesday w/ two friends on their...

I was out last Tuesday w/ two friends on their 900 lb. Electra Glides. They needed to make time coming home so we took I-64 west from Owingsville, KY back to Lexington. We kept up with traffic at a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
:nod After 30 years in the IT racket it still...

:nod After 30 years in the IT racket it still took me a lot of effort to make the damned software do what I wanted it to do, but once mastered it works a treat.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
+1 The Appalachian region has some rugged...

+1

The Appalachian region has some rugged areas where a solo walk is a possibility. This DeLorme PN-60 lives on the handlebars of the XRL w/ a DeLorme InReach unit tucked into the tank bag.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,835
Posted By LexLeroy
Many of us in the dual sport community have had...

Many of us in the dual sport community have had good luck with running tube-type tires with the Tubliss system, both on and off road. However for those looking to run a 130 tubeless 17" dual sport...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
You're welcome. It's one of my favorite places...

You're welcome. It's one of my favorite places to piss away money... next to Rocky Mountain ATV.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,772
Posted By LexLeroy
Let me know when you want to drop your coin -...

Let me know when you want to drop your coin - I've got one that I bought for my XR650L & never used.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7616/16933253226_a617464ebb_b.jpg

Talk nice and I'll go get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 83,768
Views: 9,601,594
Posted By LexLeroy
McMaster-Carr says that their "Fuel-Resistant...

McMaster-Carr says that their "Fuel-Resistant Blue Fluorosilicone Rubber Tubing" or their "High-Temperature Vitonฎ Fluoroelastomer Tubing" are highly gasoline resistant. I have not tried either in...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 217,974
Posted By LexLeroy
The Denali DR1 units that you show appear to be...

The Denali DR1 units that you show appear to be the same thing as the Vision-X Optimus Round, available on Amazon for $209 a pair. Vision-x shows their retail price as $239 a pair. I believe that...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By LexLeroy
You're making too much sense. Stop that. :nono

You're making too much sense. Stop that. :nono
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By LexLeroy
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8558137370_946...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8558137370_9462699333_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8558137468_011fc8c89f_b.jpg

It works better if you put the pass-through off-center. I found...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By LexLeroy
For driving lights - Vision-X Optimus 3.7" Round....

For driving lights - Vision-X Optimus 3.7" Round. They're 10 w. each, plus they accept accessory polycarbonate covers that protect and/or alter the beam pattern. Dimmable w/ a Skene dimmer. Made in...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By LexLeroy
Wolfman Explorer Lite for the DL1000 and Wolfman...

Wolfman Explorer Lite for the DL1000 and Wolfman Enduro for the XR650L. I've installed Powerlet pass-throughs in both of them - easy to do. I also use the Wolfman x-straps when I use the bikes...
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