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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 35,954
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Yeah, I saw the view, but didn't see a good place...

Yeah, I saw the view, but didn't see a good place to pull over, and didn't know how busy the road was. Figured any place with that good of a view would have a designated spot, so I kept going, even...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 35,954
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Old tag: I just moved to L'ville from Michigan,...

Old tag: I just moved to L'ville from Michigan, and haven't had time to explore, so thanks for dropping the tag close-by so I could get it.
http://i.imgur.com/jFrcnnql.jpg (http://imgur.com/jFrcnnq)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Luggage Rack

I had been thinking about this too, but stopped because I thought it wouldn't work. Looking at pictures of the two generations, it looks like the bolts are in different locations. Look at the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Just checked mine: $314 (33 years old, clean...

Just checked mine: $314 (33 years old, clean record, paid off)
But... Michigan adds a MCCA (http://www.michigancatastrophic.com) surcharge of $175 on ALL auto policies to cover catastrophic...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,319,145
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
In my never-ending quest to de-beautify my KLR, I...

In my never-ending quest to de-beautify my KLR, I think I've finally replaced all the cosmetic bits with pre-damaged ones or removed them entirely. Of course, all the pretty bits were promptly put up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
The tools are just a big wrench and a big bolt,...

The tools are just a big wrench and a big bolt, Kawasaki probably makes them for their mechanics to use, and I don't know if they're available to the public, but I do know that you can get the tools...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,319,145
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Yep, what he said. I recently emptied my gas...

Yep, what he said.

I recently emptied my gas tank all the way just to see, and I think the secret reserve was a little less than 1/2 gallon. And then when I refilled my tank from bone dry, it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
You could look for some generic windshields...

You could look for some generic windshields designed for cruisers, I had one on my 250 that bolted onto the handlebars, but I removed it because it didn't protect that good (I'm fairly tall, so the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
OK, I know what the other parts do, but what are...

OK, I know what the other parts do, but what are the lifesavers for? Some kind of $0.99 mod?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
You can always try to piece together a Gen 1...

You can always try to piece together a Gen 1 stock headlight and fairing using parts on eBay or the flea market. Similarly, if you want a small fairing instead of the large stock one, you could adapt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Someone wants tummy wubbs! Who's a good bike?...

Someone wants tummy wubbs! Who's a good bike? Who's a good bike? Yes you are! Yes you are! :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/42sjRm.jpg (http://imgur.com/42sjR)
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
KLR 250 headlight conversion: The whole...

KLR 250 headlight conversion:

The whole thing is really easy, doesn't use any special tools, just some cutting and drilling, it's almost plug-n-play. If you have as little skill as me, you will be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,064
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Mine sits just left of center.

Mine sits just left of center.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14,902
Views: 1,613,910
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
You can adapt a KLR250 headlight and fairing to...

You can adapt a KLR250 headlight and fairing to work, and it almost looks stock if done right. It requires a little drilling, and some spare bolts, and maybe some cutting, but no welding or wiring....
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
http://i.imgur.com/i1CLfl.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/i1CLfl.jpg (http://imgur.com/i1CLf)
(Click for Big)
http://i.imgur.com/mvWDrl.jpg (http://imgur.com/mvWDr)

Here's my bike, it's come a long way in one year. Started as a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,319,145
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Re: Wheat Whacker Mod

I tried the Wheat Whacker mod, but the turbulent air still didn't clear my helmet, even with the tall windshield, so I went the other way and stole some parts from my KLR250. Now my helmet is in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,319,145
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Try the regional forums, they have lots of...

Try the regional forums, they have lots of threads that may already answer your questions, and if not, there's a lot of locals that would be happy to help.
"Tejas and the Gulf States":...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 720,124
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
F.S. 1999 KLR250, Houghton, MI

For Sale: a stock 1999 KLR250 with 4,080 miles. Asking $1,500. Located in Houghton, MI 49931.

It's a fixer-upper, runs well but needs work to run great.

Pictures and more info in the main Flea...
Forum: Regional forums 03-28-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 49,444
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Oh, we got a whole lot of trails up here in the...

Oh, we got a whole lot of trails up here in the Upper Peninsula, you could ride for days without using pavement (other than at crossings)....
Forum: Regional forums 03-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 49,444
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Meet ATV trail #3. It parallels the highway and...

Meet ATV trail #3. It parallels the highway and doesn't go anywhere interesting, but it's much more fun than being stuck in traffic!

http://i.imgur.com/rlZBEm.jpg (http://imgur.com/rlZBE.jpg)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 107,404
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
I live in the middle of nowhere, that just means...

I live in the middle of nowhere, that just means there's a lot of roads that end up in the woods or at Lake Superior.

Click for big

http://i.imgur.com/MBiA4l.jpg (http://imgur.com/MBiA4.jpg)
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Forum: Regional forums 03-25-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 49,444
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Neat idea, I like it! I know a good #3 that...

Neat idea, I like it!

I know a good #3 that I'll get once it warms up a bit.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 362,068
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Just got back from my first weekend camping...

Just got back from my first weekend camping somewhere other than in my backyard (at the Central ADV rally). I used an ENO Double-wide and their Pro Fly, and improvised everything else. The suspension...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 165,126
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Hey, guys, thanks for the fun weekend. Learned a...

Hey, guys, thanks for the fun weekend. Learned a lot, went some places I wouldn't have otherwise on my own (probably would have turned back at the first tree crossing), and have some sore muscles...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
"And occasionally you can catch them stopping by...

"And occasionally you can catch them stopping by a stream for a drink. Now watch me poke it with a stick!"

http://i.imgur.com/aREkql.jpg (http://imgur.com/aREkq.jpg)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 73,665
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Man, I can't wait until I get a job so I can...

Man, I can't wait until I get a job so I can retire from it and just wander all the backroads/trails/dry river beds that I can find. ("I'm not lost, I'm proofing a trail. Unfortunately, this one was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-31-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 165,126
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Newbie checking in, just signed up, gonna give...

Newbie checking in, just signed up, gonna give this a shot. Never rode as part of a group before, don't have a lot of experience on-road or off, and don't know diddly about craft beers, so there's...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 362,068
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
You know that feeling you get when you break a...

You know that feeling you get when you break a paradigm? When you stop, blink a couple times, and say "Why didn't I think of that? Have I been believing incorrect assumptions this whole time?" Yeah,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
This is on my list. How rugged are the trails out...

This is on my list. How rugged are the trails out to the point there?[/QUOTE]

It's a series of unimproved dirt roads that get less and less improved as you go. They're mostly packed sand, but have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
I was worried at first, but it was either this or...

I was worried at first, but it was either this or buy a trailer, so I figured I'd at least give it a shot.

The receiver is the standard one from Jeep, 2" class 2, rated at 350lbs. The carrier is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
"Daddy? Where do KLR's come from?" "Well, son,...

"Daddy? Where do KLR's come from?"
"Well, son, when a Jeep and a dirt bike really love each other... and then nine months later... the miracle of birth."
"Ewwww."
http://i.imgur.com/XVfkm.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,690
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
If anyone is looking to upgrade their skidplate,...

If anyone is looking to upgrade their skidplate, the KLR650 plate from Happy Trails can be made to fit the 250 with some minor modification. It protects as well as the expensive one from Turbo City,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,412
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
"What are you?" ...

"What are you?"

"...lost..."
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,467
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
I've got a question about carbs: I broke some...

I've got a question about carbs: I broke some Very Important Parts on my carb, so I gotta get a new one. My bike (KLR250) only has one carb (Keihin CVK34), which I believe is the same as on some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,968
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Damn, it took me 5 minutes of Googling to find...

Damn, it took me 5 minutes of Googling to find this place. Don't tell me there's nobody on that side of the UP that wants to play. I'd get it myself, but it's about 5 hours each way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 151,491
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
I'm new to this tagging game (and motorcycling in...

I'm new to this tagging game (and motorcycling in general), but am I to assume that this is still the active tag? I live pretty close and would love to play, but I can't get there until the weekend....
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,099,120
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Today was a beautiful day and I was driving...

Today was a beautiful day and I was driving myself crazy being inside, so I just had to get out and enjoy it before all the leaves are gone. I passed a couple cars that were pulled over taking pics;...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,388
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
When learning about the various types of bikes, I...

When learning about the various types of bikes, I realized that the description of dual-sports also applied to my Jeep: adequate in a lot of situations but excels at nothing, looks better covered in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,960
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
I read over 150 pages this weekend, finally...

I read over 150 pages this weekend, finally finished the thread, and wow, just wow. The kinds of situations you get yourselves into, I think I might be a little over my head, is there a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,690
Posted By Half-a-Jeep
Short answer: yep, that's what it does when it...

Short answer: yep, that's what it does when it overflows.

Some carbs have a small aluminum overflow tube inside the bowl. The overflow tube sticks straight up from near the drain screw and tucks...
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