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Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13,197
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Posted By twentyvolume
Dang, that is a great deal on a new bottom end! I...

Dang, that is a great deal on a new bottom end! I was briefly poking around for one when I thought I was going to need one, and was only seeing stuff in the 5-600 range on eBay.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
I just came across this thread on another forum,...

I just came across this thread on another forum, and after doing some more research too, I'm thinking that the spring I have in there probably just isn't providing enough tension to keep the chain...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
Hey! So, I'm not actually sure what happened. The...

Hey! So, I'm not actually sure what happened. The mechanic said the doohickey was loose, but I don't think the spring came off. They pulled the cases just to double check and re-adjust I believe.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
I need to replace the chain on my KLR. Not sure...

I need to replace the chain on my KLR. Not sure how many miles are on the current one, but I'm thinking the PO never changed it, and I may as well.

Suggestions for a good replacement?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
Bump! Just picked my bike up from...

Bump!

Just picked my bike up from Motorcycle Warehouse. Turns out it the balancer chain was loose. I thought I had adjusted the doohickey, but...

Definitely would recommend those guys. Super...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,082
Posted By twentyvolume
Oops. 650L, or plated 600R I suppose..

Oops.

650L, or plated 600R I suppose..
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,082
Posted By twentyvolume
Just throwing this out there. Not sure I am ready...

Just throwing this out there. Not sure I am ready to switch just yet, but I'd love to see what's out there. Curious if anyone would be interested in trading their XR650 for my '08 KLR650.

17k...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,082
Posted By twentyvolume
Hey y'all, I have two fairly well used TKC...

Hey y'all,

I have two fairly well used TKC 80's from my KLR that I just replaced. They're not totally toast, and could probably still have some miles put on 'em. Not brand new, either. I'll post...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,920
Posted By twentyvolume
Hopefully I'll have the KLR back up and running...

Hopefully I'll have the KLR back up and running by then. If so, I'll be there!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
Gave Motorcycle Warehouse a call today. They...

Gave Motorcycle Warehouse a call today. They seemed pretty helpful and knowledgable. I think I'll take the bike in there and see what they have to say. Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll let y'all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. That helps, thanks!...

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. That helps, thanks! :huh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
I'll have to give them a call. Hadn't heard of...

I'll have to give them a call. Hadn't heard of them before.

I'd love any other recommendations as well. Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By twentyvolume
Portland KLR Mechanic?

Hey y'all, I've done some searching around here and didn't find much on the topic. I'm looking for a mechanic that knows KLR's in the Portland area.

I have some nasty noise in my bottom end, and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By twentyvolume
Cant help ya with the dimensions, but I'd love to...

Cant help ya with the dimensions, but I'd love to see some photos as you go.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Thanks for the recommendation, I will look into...

Thanks for the recommendation, I will look into them!

On another topic, has anyone seen (or done) any cool mods to the 2nd gen KLR headlights / fairings? I'd be curious to see if anyone has modded...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By twentyvolume
Yuuuuup.. I'll have to find the thread.. I...

Yuuuuup..

I'll have to find the thread.. I think one person claimed to have done it without splitting them, but I really have no idea. I don't think it's possible.

Hoping for the best, but if...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By twentyvolume
Wish I had read all this about a month ago. I...

Wish I had read all this about a month ago. I just got back from a 1,200 mile trip and in the last hundred miles my bike developed a good rattle in the bottom end. I haven't fully diagnosed it yet,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Thanks. It seems like I really need to diagnose...

Thanks. It seems like I really need to diagnose it myself and figure out what to do from there. It's so tough having someone else explain what they think might be wrong with it, without even being...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
I am in Portland, Oregon. Thanks for the...

I am in Portland, Oregon.

Thanks for the advice, everyone. It is just as frustrating for me not being able to see this stuff myself! I do trust this mechanic, but I am only going on what he has...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Help! Need some advice. My 08 just rolled...

Help! Need some advice.

My 08 just rolled over 17k miles. I bought it from the original owner at around 14k.

I did the doo-hickey, valves, and some other small maintenance and it's been great....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By twentyvolume
Yeah, just to repeat what everyone else has said,...

Yeah, just to repeat what everyone else has said, I was in Fields last week and they had gas. None in Denio.

Fields Station is so great totally worth spending an hour or so hanging out there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By twentyvolume
Don't have much to add in terms of route, but I...

Don't have much to add in terms of route, but I noticed you're from Roanoke! I grew up there up in the mountains. What brings ya out this way?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By twentyvolume
Awesome man, again, thanks for the info! I...

Awesome man, again, thanks for the info!

I am headed out from Portland to do a this loop in a week or so. Taking three days to get to the Bald Butte fire lookout, staying there for two nights,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By twentyvolume
Ha! Yeah, only reason to stop in Paisley is for...

Ha! Yeah, only reason to stop in Paisley is for gas.

Here are the three options of what I was thinking for getting through Hart Mountain. I just plotted out the third one, and that actually seems...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By twentyvolume
Cool! I have never been out there. Looking...

Cool! I have never been out there. Looking forward to it. Any info you could share would be great.

One route I had mapped out goes south to Warner Peak, across Guano Creek, and down past Fisher...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By twentyvolume
Just digging this thread up.. some good info,...

Just digging this thread up.. some good info, thanks!

In a few weeks I am going to head from the Alvord / French Glen over to the Paisley / Summer Lake area. What are the roads through and South...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,223
Posted By twentyvolume
Hey y'all! Sage here I just happened to roll by...

Hey y'all! Sage here I just happened to roll by and meet some of you guys this weekend. I was on the green / black KLR. Nice to meet some of you guys and chat for a bit. I'll have to make a point...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
My simple valve check turned into the bike being...

My simple valve check turned into the bike being pulled apart for two weeks! Uhg. Finally got everything back together today.

After snapping two of the cam cap screws last week, I had to order...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
That's exactly what I picked up today. Probably...

That's exactly what I picked up today. Probably not the nicest torque wrench out there, but I'm sure it will do the job just fine.

I was lucky that I was able to unthread the whole bolt -before-...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Yeah, it's my fault. I think they had been...

Yeah, it's my fault. I think they had been overtightened from a previous valve check when a torque wrench was not used, and to my own fault I thought I could get away with doing it without a torque...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Broke two of the cam cap bolts as I was buttoning...

Broke two of the cam cap bolts as I was buttoning everything up after checking my valves this afternoon. :baldy:baldy:baldy

Had to order some new ones online since nowhere local had 'em. Now I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Yeah, I'd definitely recommend getting in and...

Yeah, I'd definitely recommend getting in and measuring your valves first. It's a pain, and you'll lose a few days off the bike, but it will save you from buying a ton of unneeded shims. I just did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Cool, thank you. I can re-use the 265 that's...

Cool, thank you. I can re-use the 265 that's currently in the Left Exhaust, too, right?
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Valve measurements

I bought my bike with just over 14k on it, and the PO had never done the valves. I'm just at 15k now, and obviously long overdue for a valve check. Got into everything last night and took all the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 214,671
Posted By twentyvolume
I might be in for Sunday! Gotta finish my valves...

I might be in for Sunday! Gotta finish my valves this week as well though.

Also, where can I find more about Hedges Grade? Photos?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,175
Posted By twentyvolume
Yeah, that is a concern of mine as well. I'm...

Yeah, that is a concern of mine as well. I'm going to see if there's a way I can semi-waterproof that connection. We'll see.

I managed to snag one of the Lifeproof cases on sale via Amazon. Here's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,175
Posted By twentyvolume
Also, a friend of mine has used this app for...

Also, a friend of mine has used this app for several multi-day trips and really likes it.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scenic-map-western-usa/id363746157?mt=8
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,175
Posted By twentyvolume
I've been trying to figure out this same question...

I've been trying to figure out this same question and ultimately decided to try and use my phone.

I have a Garmin 800 that I use for cycling that I tried using on the motorcycle for a while, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Ok! Here's a second video. The one difference...

Ok! Here's a second video. The one difference between the two clips is that in the first one I had just gotten back from a short ride (~5 miles), so the engine was warm.

In this new clip, I just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 1,288,672
Posted By twentyvolume
Nope not yet. I realized that I have the little...

Nope not yet. I realized that I have the little washer that comes with the Doohickey kit from Eagle Mike, so I'll open it back up and throw that in there.
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