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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By jdrocks
fire season across the north, so get current...

fire season across the north, so get current reports. i'd ask in the northern Alberta thread for possible alternate routing, some of your roads ain't that great, 55 for example. you'll run into oil...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 1,704,915
Posted By jdrocks
you can check the parts diagrams for each model...

you can check the parts diagrams for each model bike, all i did was swap the oil pans. i've swapped OEM pans on two different bikes with inexpensive used side drain pans from EX650s, and even though...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 1,704,915
Posted By jdrocks
the 2015 Versys now uses the same side drain oil...

the 2015 Versys now uses the same side drain oil pan originally introduced on the 2012 EX650 when that model went to a 1-piece exhaust. i've run the side drain pan on my Versys motos for the last few...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 125,689
Posted By jdrocks
we all lost her, a treasure...peace.

we all lost her, a treasure...peace.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34,061
Views: 2,151,460
Posted By jdrocks
nationally, plenty of paved roads are returning...

nationally, plenty of paved roads are returning to gravel. gravel roads are much cheaper to maintain annually, and the states/counties responsible for maintenance are broke. it's less expensive to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i got asked again the other day about using 41mm...

i got asked again the other day about using 41mm KLR650 forks on these builds. it's an easy swap using 41mm EX650 triples, they swap right in without any machine work, and this swap has been done...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
same here, 100F and i'm working down a long list...

same here, 100F and i'm working down a long list of maintenance items. we've been spoiled by two consecutive years of very moderate summer temps, but not this year,
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,011
Posted By jdrocks
the last time i was in Virginia (MN), i was...

the last time i was in Virginia (MN), i was southbound from Ely, stayed at the same motel and ate at the Sawmill. all the motels from Ely to Duluth were 100% booked, and i talked the nice girl at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32,477
Views: 1,995,839
Posted By jdrocks
both of those fish can be fileted boneless, "Y"...

both of those fish can be fileted boneless, "Y" bones on the pike take a minute, but pickerel (walleye) are easy.

a proper filet knife makes the job go fast.
Forum: Americas 06-13-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By jdrocks
The road to Tuk might be open by 2017.

The road to Tuk might be open by 2017.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-12-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
once the machinist does a setup, why not fit the...

once the machinist does a setup, why not fit the standard DL1000 size which is 20x47x14, then you have OEM standard size bearings and seals available almost anywhere, inexpensive too. the money is in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-12-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
while i'm hesitant to paint or powdercoat...

while i'm hesitant to paint or powdercoat stainless steel, just send me some of those Montana oil and gas green back dollars and i'll give it a go.

how's Montana, i don't see any ride reports.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
the bearing recesses on the DL650 wheel have been...

the bearing recesses on the DL650 wheel have been machined to accommodate the DL1000 20mm ID wheel bearings and seals previously, but i've always advised sourcing the machine work first to get a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i got the extended KLR650 sidestand painted and...

i got the extended KLR650 sidestand painted and ready to install, and along the way i got an inquiry on how the extension was made seamless in appearance, in other words, the lower section of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-08-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
there ya go, you'll find an angle grinder very...

there ya go, you'll find an angle grinder very useful. the fairing tabs can be removed carefully with a cutoff disc, with the remaining welds ground flush and smooth with a fine grit flap disc. do...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By jdrocks
yes, i have a pair of 60L barrels with harnesses...

yes, i have a pair of 60L barrels with harnesses and have used them extensively. the key is the harness and not the commonly available barrels, and unfortunately a couple of the best harness...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 23,443
Posted By jdrocks
...more or less. have fun out there guys.

...more or less.


have fun out there guys.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-07-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
one of the things i had on the list was to pull...

one of the things i had on the list was to pull out the pannier rack cross brace and add a tab with mounting lugs for a strut that will help stiffen the OEM rear fender assembly. the original design...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i have way more batteries than i do maintainers,...

i have way more batteries than i do maintainers, and i also wanted a fused SAE type lead for this bike. NAPA is the only show in town here, they do have SAE connectors, none fused or with the battery...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
well, i never thought about entertaining the...

well, i never thought about entertaining the troops, glad you're enjoying following along, and most importantly, thanks for your service.

it sounds like you have a very good candidate for a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i'll field test these. 12mm stalks and it looks...

i'll field test these. 12mm stalks and it looks like the mirror can pivot either way in the compression nut if i have the misfortune to flop the bike...not that i've ever done that before.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
OMG, maybe i should rethink this deal.

OMG, maybe i should rethink this deal.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 125,689
Posted By jdrocks
not the update we were all hoping and praying...

not the update we were all hoping and praying for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
OMG, maybe i should rethink this deal. nah,...

OMG, maybe i should rethink this deal.

nah, i'm already using some parts from that family.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
sorry, no more KTM mirrors for me, once was...

sorry, no more KTM mirrors for me, once was enough. the vendor that sells them here and elsewhere claims that the hidden and fragile 6mm piece of stem above the 10mm threaded section is actually a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i've got a bunch of mirrors, but not those. i...

i've got a bunch of mirrors, but not those. i must be one of the few people who didn't think that the late model OEM Versys mirrors were too bad, but my last set of those was used earlier.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
i had a set of mirrors on the shelf that i had...

i had a set of mirrors on the shelf that i had saved specifically for this moto, but when i went to mount them, WTF, they don't match, very close, no ceeegarrr. i swear they came off the same bike,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
thanks, these bikes are fun to slam together. ...

thanks, these bikes are fun to slam together.

the sidedrain pan is on the left in the above photos, same oil capacity, although it doesn't look like it. i run exactly the same oil volume in both....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
19" front back on the bike and buttoned up, but i...

19" front back on the bike and buttoned up, but i still need to bleed the assembly, plus brake line clamp and upper guide.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-HWJZwM2/0/M/i-HWJZwM2-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
late model EX650... i looked hard at any...

late model EX650...

i looked hard at any info i could find on this pan, wasn't 100% sure at first whether it would fit without changing out additional parts at the same time, and i found no...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
very rural area here, no laser dudes, but there...

very rural area here, no laser dudes, but there is a waterjet the next county over. i don't know what the setup charge would be, or the cost per piece, but Suzuki rotors are dirt cheap or free if...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
pulled the 19 front and mounted the 320mm vented...

pulled the 19 front and mounted the 320mm vented rotor, lookin' good...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-cm2KnCC/0/M/i-cm2KnCC-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
the BC moto, the one i didn't see, but made a...

the BC moto, the one i didn't see, but made a very good guess on that digital chineseum voltmeter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22,304
Views: 1,247,602
Posted By jdrocks
lucky you've planned for August, the snowline is...

lucky you've planned for August, the snowline is still at 9500', all your high passes still closed.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
the next step is to pull the front wheel and...

the next step is to pull the front wheel and install this blingy thing, kinda along the same lines as my new chrome riding pants. this 320mm rotor is supposed to be USA origin, who knows for sure....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
so while one guy is drinking beer with the...

so while one guy is drinking beer with the horses, i'm out in the shop carving up the front caliper adapter. this is another of those small jobs that take longer to do the layout than it does to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
well, that stockpile answers many questions, and...

well, that stockpile answers many questions, and in case you didn't know, that stuff goes bad if not stacked right-side-up. so that guy wasn't talking about Honey Red when ya hear "whiskey for my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
you must be thinking of old Eduardo, the...

you must be thinking of old Eduardo, the Canuckistanian, he's the one who's into the Blue.

fooling around with these bikes, it's pretty obvious that Kawasaki could offer a factory performance...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-31-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
hey David, i'm using the ER6N wiring harness...

hey David,

i'm using the ER6N wiring harness on this bike, swapped over from the parts bike, but it's not a 100% fit although all the basics are there...the all important OEM connectors for the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,368
Views: 776,895
Posted By jdrocks
KLRsys build ...

KLRsys build
(http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797568&highlight=klrsys)
very meticulous build, and i can testify that it looks and runs great. Fritz has another couple builds he's...
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