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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By Aprilia
No lol. 43yrs...certainly "elderly" in that...

No lol. 43yrs...certainly "elderly" in that aspect. We had been trying for a while (yrs). The month she conceived was already decided it was our final attempt. Funny how life works...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By Aprilia
Congrats! After 50+ yrs my wife and I are about...

Congrats! After 50+ yrs my wife and I are about to welcome our first as well. I've got a garage full of bikes and she just recently noticed 'some' were missing. I let her know I was selling the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,323
Posted By Aprilia
Another recommendation for KTM 200.... KDX200/220...

Another recommendation for KTM 200.... KDX200/220 for something a bit less costly.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
East coast riders...town, home, store or gas...

East coast riders...town, home, store or gas station within a short leisurely walk. Lol in the west our routes are quite often dictated by available gas and sometimes I'll call ahead to make sure...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
I'm no expert. I rely on my local machine shop...

I'm no expert. I rely on my local machine shop and other experts for technical info/help. My understanding is early GenI cylinders can be safely bored to 658. Regardless, all bores should be done...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Whenever I find oil rings "line up" it is due to...

Whenever I find oil rings "line up" it is due to cylinder issues. (Oval) My local machine shop has confirmed with accurate measurements. Either from poor initial machining or introduction of dirty...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Ok...pre 97 engines. I assumed post 2012...

Ok...pre 97 engines. I assumed post 2012 cylinders. I've got a 92 myself as well as an 08.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Greatwhitenorth....funny to see black cylinders....

Greatwhitenorth....funny to see black cylinders. I thought Kawi fixed oil burning back in mid 2010? I did two BB kits this past week for KLR owners. (2012 and 2013) If yours is burning oil best to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8,515
Views: 2,066,946
Posted By Aprilia
I don't recognize his brand but I can highly...

I don't recognize his brand but I can highly recommend dirtracks.com They have two versions very similar. I use them to mount my Moskomoto soft bags. Very pleased with both purchases...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,515
Views: 2,066,946
Posted By Aprilia
No..."new addition" is a 2014.5 separate model....

No..."new addition" is a 2014.5 separate model. Kawi released the 2014's in July of 2013. In Nov 2013 Kawi released the New Addition as a 2014.5. Black rims were available going back to 2012 models....
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Apologize if that was previously stated...back to...

Apologize if that was previously stated...back to lurking.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 63,330
Posted By Aprilia
Time consuming...can be true. I've found if the...

Time consuming...can be true. I've found if the bike was previous titled in Az MVD will require you to send two notices to previous owner. For out of state I've found it best to simply state you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
I've seen the petcock give similar symptoms.

I've seen the petcock give similar symptoms.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,822
Posted By Aprilia
Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the...

Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all the work it takes to put on this type of event. I had to give up the real dirt bikes a few years ago due to injury and been riding a 25yr old KLR...keeps...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Aprilia
I have two different types you're welcome to use....

I have two different types you're welcome to use. However, I'm down in Phx (warmer lol) and not back to Flagstaff till 29th.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 63,330
Posted By Aprilia
I've purchased 3 bikes in the past few years...

I've purchased 3 bikes in the past few years without title. Two of which were plated out of state which can add some grief but got all of them titled in my name within a day or two. Doing some...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,248
Posted By Aprilia
Unexpected bonus is I can slide the mounts back...

Unexpected bonus is I can slide the mounts back far enough for two up riding with the bags attached. Key to any Mosko mount plate mounting is getting them on a fairly flat surface and don't gorilla...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,248
Posted By Aprilia
I like the mosko's so much I ordered a second set...

I like the mosko's so much I ordered a second set mounting plates to go on my KLR. Didn't fit very well to my osr side mounts so I picked up the dirtracks. They will do what you want. I have mine set...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Aprilia
Flex movement vs rotational movement...

Flex movement vs rotational movement...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25,688
Views: 4,866,248
Posted By Aprilia
Too funny! I get folks in who want to upgrade and...

Too funny! I get folks in who want to upgrade and many are startled when I ask what is the bike doing that makes you feel a need to upgrade? A bit of stuttering before admitting they heard it could...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25,688
Views: 4,866,248
Posted By Aprilia
Absolute none issue but then again I'm comparing...

Absolute none issue but then again I'm comparing to 30+yrs of riding bikes that did/do vibrate. My C14 is smoother...but not by much.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aprilia
I agree with you regarding RaceTech spring...

I agree with you regarding RaceTech spring calculator....just a bit off :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
New triple stem....local machine shop can do it...

New triple stem....local machine shop can do it for you or emigracing has them already built for you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
GenI clutch safety switch was designed by 2nd...

GenI clutch safety switch was designed by 2nd year engineer student who never graduated. GenII switch is decent/dependable but very easy to break the toggle when R&Ring the lever...care must be taken...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Yes...a 2007 is last yr of gen1 and there is no...

Yes...a 2007 is last yr of gen1 and there is no difference.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Aprilia
Agree, its a simple fix at the factory but I...

Agree, its a simple fix at the factory but I think the CPA's have more influence than most realize, GenI cooling system is adequate only but not having a bypass circuit is still relevant on many...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Aprilia
After semi retiring a few years ago I jumped into...

After semi retiring a few years ago I jumped into the KLR world. Word got out and I've been helping quite a few Canadian's as they pass thru Arizona. For those heading south they've already gone thru...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Aprilia
I've personally opened up at least 50 KLR's for...

I've personally opened up at least 50 KLR's for Doo check/replacements. I'll continue to do so as it is a common issue...GenI or GenII. Its a cheap upgrade vs potential repairs if not addressed.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Depends on when your supplier places their order...

Depends on when your supplier places their order with Kawasaki. Smaller dealers/suppliers will wait till they have a few orders before placing...could be days or weeks.

My local dealer orders...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,383
Posted By Aprilia
I wouldn't consider the KLX but how about 500EXC....

I wouldn't consider the KLX but how about 500EXC. On the other spectrum what about a 800XC. The 500 you'd find yourself doing a lot more exploring offroad and with the 800XC you'll be taking a ferry...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Coming down from my place at 7000ft, strong tail...

Coming down from my place at 7000ft, strong tail wind and yes 17" motards which at normal highway speeds is equal to about 15mph difference. It was definitely over 100 mph...but still not too fast to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Gravity certainly played a huge roll lol

Gravity certainly played a huge roll lol
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aprilia
My prev post was reference to rear only. Front...

My prev post was reference to rear only. Front free sag I typically shoot for double vs rear as starting/reference point.
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aprilia
Your asking specifically about 'free sag'. On a...

Your asking specifically about 'free sag'. On a DL type bike I'd be shooting for 8mm +/- 3mm. Race Sag must be correctly set prior. Top out springs change every thing and many rear springs have max...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aprilia
Spring preload is an often misunderstood concept....

Spring preload is an often misunderstood concept. Without delving too far (actually I'll just skim the surface) the spring preload does not in any way change the spring rate. The spring has the same...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
In the right conditions and circumstances the KLR...

In the right conditions and circumstances the KLR will go slightly higher than 88mph. :evil

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z75/aprilia063/KLR650/RecordSpeedKLR_zps2a69fe78.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
Unfortuately, it depends on the tire brand. One...

Unfortuately, it depends on the tire brand. One company's 150 is not the same width as anothers 150. Chain is not an issue but lower chain guide will probably need to be removed. I installed a shark...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,713
Posted By Aprilia
I run a 150 on the rear of my GenI but my rim is...

I run a 150 on the rear of my GenI but my rim is 4.25" in width. Always refer to the tire manufactures website for recommended rim widths for each of their tires. Hint...you won't find what you want....
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25,688
Views: 4,866,248
Posted By Aprilia
I have two heated jackets, one heated gloves,...

I have two heated jackets, one heated gloves, heated grips, front and rear heated seats and additional 60watts in additional lights & accessories. My meter shows the battery is still charging. Now,...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aprilia
25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its...

25 to 30% of total travel...doesn't matter if its mini 50 or HD road king. Paul Thede of Race Tech offers a good How to article (google it) but Race Tech spring caluculator is often wrong (too...
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