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Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 300,585
Posted By nomadcattle
barko1, not that it sounds like you need battery,...

barko1, not that it sounds like you need battery, but, any one with a bike, I'ld recommend an AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) type battery, excellent vibration and no gell cell gas bubble issues, my 2 cents.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By nomadcattle
I'm also going to guess you've slid the bike a...

I'm also going to guess you've slid the bike a couple times on that tall knobby, knobbys DON'T handle like street tires, ride the back tire not the front. If i'm totally wrong, change back to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By nomadcattle
Slide back on seat, relax, soften rear shock...

Slide back on seat, relax, soften rear shock spring preload, slow down, relax. Sounds to me like your right up front riding on the gas tank, First bike?
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 107,358
Posted By nomadcattle
Thanks guys, I've come to my senses, for what I...

Thanks guys, I've come to my senses, for what I do really my KLR is perfect. I blame it on the ice and snow, 2 big jugs & cheap, always gets me in trouble. Snows melting, going for a ride, I'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 107,358
Posted By nomadcattle
Thanks, I new better, but, at well under $3000,...

Thanks, I new better, but, at well under $3000, maybe I need a street bike only again, ya, that's it , I need a street bike. I've done 2800 mi loop on KLR, but for long rides, maybe, oh helllll.......
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 107,358
Posted By nomadcattle
Soooo, Add knobies, don't crash, world tour...

Soooo, Add knobies, don't crash, world tour capable.:) I'm just looking into something haul road capable, and trouble free, maybe should just ride KLR. Thanks for heads up on frame.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 107,358
Posted By nomadcattle
Stupid question, can you ''GS'' a r1100s simply...

Stupid question, can you ''GS'' a r1100s simply ish, ?? I can get a 99 1100s w/20,000 mi CHEAP, like less than what I paid for (cheap) used KLR, did I mention I'm CHEAP?? Not Dakar ''GS'' but raise,...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,533
Posted By nomadcattle
Cummins with a manual tranny, probably have a...

Cummins with a manual tranny, probably have a dodge wrapped around it, best mpg, simple problem free. keeping it simple. you can find one in budget, but will take awhile, probable need a new clutch...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By nomadcattle
Can't you just replace the armor with new and...

Can't you just replace the armor with new and improved?
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By nomadcattle
2 coats waterproof spray sure does help, Where I...

2 coats waterproof spray sure does help, Where I grew up we thought bread bags were water/snowproof boot liners.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,967
Posted By nomadcattle
Frogg toggs over whatever, trust me, just do it....

Frogg toggs over whatever, trust me, just do it. you don't want waterproof on 99% of the time, and when you do you want 100% waterproof, plus you can ware as wind proof, and camp pants/jacket,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,698
Posted By nomadcattle
Plastic hand guards/protectors ( dirt bike) are...

Plastic hand guards/protectors ( dirt bike) are the BEST add on for cold riding.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By nomadcattle
Good luck and good times, I got my klr650 , after...

Good luck and good times, I got my klr650 , after having numerous other bikes because some one asked what bike I'd really enjoyed the most, it was my xl185 . cheap, simple, fun, always got you there,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13,544
Views: 1,341,230
Posted By nomadcattle
What was the approximate price on springs and...

What was the approximate price on springs and rear shock? On 2nd set of seals and rear spring is maxed out , 19000mi , 225 lbs. me + Stuff + Big milk crate full of groceries , + wheelie past the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 91,728
Posted By nomadcattle
It doesn't matter what you ride, just ride. When...

It doesn't matter what you ride, just ride. When asked, " Hey dude, what do you ride?" I answer," A motorcycle". Having a " WHATEVER" parked in the shed really and truly doesn't make you better,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,724
Posted By nomadcattle
get a klr 650 , ride it , you'll probably keep it

get a klr 650 , ride it , you'll probably keep it
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,502
Posted By nomadcattle
frogg toggs when on sale,very good bang for...

frogg toggs when on sale,very good bang for buck,leave in saddle bag,got im when u need im,+extra wind/temp layer if needed.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,707
Posted By nomadcattle
i've got mod and love it! i ride open alot.can...

i've got mod and love it! i ride open alot.can close if cold/rain/bugs,gut hi-viz bell revolver to replace yellow headcase.bell came with sun shade,suprize,i do like,double up with sun glasses whin...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By nomadcattle
i'v got dowco $70 bags,sprayed with silcon...

i'v got dowco $70 bags,sprayed with silcon waterproofing for"extra protection/fade resistance",no issues at all.p.s. garbage bags or dry bag cheap insurance, computer.etc. also dont shout"spendy ,...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,909
Posted By nomadcattle
i'm think'n mt hardwear pinole $69 campmor.water...

i'm think'n mt hardwear pinole $69 campmor.water resistant,super reviews.3.3lbs. any first hand knowledge b4 i order much appreciated.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,911
Posted By nomadcattle
I use $1 piece of bungee cord,hook on mirror rap...

I use $1 piece of bungee cord,hook on mirror rap between throtle and housing and hook again, will have to shortn cord to adjust tension,just make new knot.experiment and find tension u like.can over...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,257,674
Posted By nomadcattle
best $6 mod

time,temp,compass. $6 at wallymart in auto section, marked 32 in red 60,80,100 in black on housing for ez veiwing, mont on "shelf" in front of fairing on 07 and older model.put on far right side...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,299
Posted By nomadcattle
my 2cents, if u were avid flyfisher u;d have pvc...

my 2cents, if u were avid flyfisher u;d have pvc pipe rod hauler and trip would be to fly fish.for extra fun bring along on bike trip cant beat good[20 to 40$]collapsable pole,detach reel,takes...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,983
Posted By nomadcattle
cyclegear has bilt brand,knee/shin. same as evs...

cyclegear has bilt brand,knee/shin. same as evs option,$10
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By nomadcattle
take short break every 100 miles,lets blood flow...

take short break every 100 miles,lets blood flow again.i put walmart/colman atv pad on [$17] adds 1 inch atlest.no 1400 mi runs to ck performance,seems to help short 100 miler,sheep skin probable...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By nomadcattle
frogg toggs from academy sports last year.$30 for...

frogg toggs from academy sports last year.$30 for pair and they work
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By nomadcattle
tried on killamanjaro, collar snaps bothered...

tried on killamanjaro, collar snaps bothered me,got teknic hi-viz on clearance $229,really like,only whine is zipper is lite and backwards''girl style''. ps. i'm cheap but would buy again.:clap
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,568
Posted By nomadcattle
woops just ordered new teknic freeway $229...

woops just ordered new teknic freeway $229 shipped minus $20 coupon,$209. never thought i'd spend that on dang ''jacket'', oh well new knox armor i should be bullet proff and live 4 ever now,plus...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,199
Posted By nomadcattle
got a yellow head case modular from helmete...

got a yellow head case modular from helmete depote last year $65 shiped, got crack by left hinge, get'n hy viz bell revolver on clearnce $108 shipped. i run with front up alot, obnoxish color life...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,217
Posted By nomadcattle
polarized fishing glass's, 5.99 wal-mart, yep klr...

polarized fishing glass's, 5.99 wal-mart, yep klr 650!:clap i also carry clear safty glass's 4 at nite, shield up or down no bugs in eye,
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,233
Posted By nomadcattle
i;ve got klr,16tooth frt sproket 70+ allday...

i;ve got klr,16tooth frt sproket 70+ allday long,tall and top heavy for you maybe,dr might be best bet,just get something and ride,none perfect.keep it simple
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By nomadcattle
thanks, have 2.75 on 650 now with 7200mi, just...

thanks, have 2.75 on 650 now with 7200mi, just wanted input for next goaround
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,558
Posted By nomadcattle
i toasted a new chain on long trip,loaded.get on...

i toasted a new chain on long trip,loaded.get on bike loaded,have some one else look at chain while you bounce,bet its to tight,klr susp. really moves ,just say'n, i did it and i've been around
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By nomadcattle
put shinko 244 on last fall,ran 3k on rear ,put...

put shinko 244 on last fall,ran 3k on rear ,put 705 on for vermont trip about 4200mi now with tread left,going to put new 244 on for winter.244 better snow, gravle, wet grass,cold road.705 good...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By nomadcattle
klr frt tire,2.75 or 3.00

klr tire question,2.75 or 3.00 shinko 244 frt best and why.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By nomadcattle
yep,over thightend killed in 1500mi my bad,got ed...

yep,over thightend killed in 1500mi my bad,got ed oring to get home,cost less,like better
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By nomadcattle
shinko 705 for street, 3500 mi on my back...

shinko 705 for street, 3500 mi on my back tire,good for 1or2 k more,guessing, shinko 244 better for dirt gravle snow,pulled mine at 3k for vt trip,hence 705 info,obtw 6500 on shinko 244 front,single...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 33,041
Posted By nomadcattle
i've got 2400mi on 244 on klr 650, mo,ar,ks,ok...

i've got 2400mi on 244 on klr 650, mo,ar,ks,ok area gravle, twisty 2,i44 70mph.tread about done,really like traction and control,thought i'ld switch to 700 for more miles,will i really gane?
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By nomadcattle
thanks guys,i'll get the $10 ones if they get ''...

thanks guys,i'll get the $10 ones if they get '' in stock'' or $19 hong kong if just cant wait.obtw for 07 klr 650,figered quality ck same.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By nomadcattle
i'm in same boat just got 07 last week,cracked...

i'm in same boat just got 07 last week,cracked fan fuse first day,called local dealer to find out were to look 4 fuse they said'' just got 2 under seat''.sht luck found 3rd under rt side tank ,like...
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