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Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,816
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
links to the article I referenced in post #5 ...

links to the article I referenced in post #5

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kiwi_accord/001.jpg

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy60/kiwi_accord/002.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The mid pipe on my KLR is similar. I just left it...

The mid pipe on my KLR is similar. I just left it alone and the pipe melted exactly the right size cutaway out of the guard. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,172
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/pro...

http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/procedure.html

Also Cogent Dynamics offer a drop in cartridge for KLRs that is pretty reasonably priced (about $180)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
irfanview32 is a free download that has all sorts...

irfanview32 is a free download that has all sorts of processing features including bulk resizing

www.irfanview.com (http://www.irfanview.com)
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8,374
Views: 1,972,270
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Pretty much anything. If your bike is an oil...

Pretty much anything. If your bike is an oil burner like mine its more or less getting a continuous oil change so super high quality synthetics and the like are wasted. Rotella is good. I check the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 60,541
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
A parallel twin with a 270 degree crank does...

A parallel twin with a 270 degree crank does everything a V twin will do except take up so much space.

Now, where could Kawasaki find a nice parallel twin??
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,438
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
2008 bought new, started using about 1 litre /...

2008 bought new, started using about 1 litre / 1000kms. dealer put new rings and valve guide seals under warranty at about 13000 km, but still uses about 1 litre/1000km. Oil usage goes up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,294
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
another...

another possibility:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arctic-Cat-ATV-Prowler-Keihin-CVK-40mm-Carburetor-2005-2012-650-New-0470-823-/390823750795?pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5afee92c8b&vxp=mtr
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Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Back in the '70s when open face helmets were all...

Back in the '70s when open face helmets were all you could get, I used make a flexible mudflap out of a piece of inner tube, slid over the front of the front guard, hanging down and almost touching...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655

As for KLRs being "amazingly good off road, especially with some good knobbies"... well they're ok but I think amazing is not the word I would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 60,541
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Look for KLR Super Rio ...

Look for KLR Super Rio
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=640772

The bikes are better than factory.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,581
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I have advanced the exhaust cam (the MC mod) 1...

I have advanced the exhaust cam (the MC mod) 1 tooth and it works great ('08 KLR). Idle is not affected, I'm guessing fuel mileage is not affected (haven't really checked) and the performance "feels"...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
There are three YouTube videos on repairing the...

There are three YouTube videos on repairing the rear shock preload adjuster. This is the important one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4uBKCEqNo
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
As well as the KLR I also have an old GS1100...

As well as the KLR I also have an old GS1100 Suzuki which has the same cam/shim-over-bucket setup. I have the Suzuki tool which is used to push the bucket down so the shim can be removed without...
Forum: New Zealand 02-06-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,885
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
What Kawasaki should do with the KLR. Hard to...

What Kawasaki should do with the KLR. Hard to understand why they don't-virtually nothing new to make, its a parts bin special....
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I agree with chromesux - that gear is bad. The...

I agree with chromesux - that gear is bad. The hardening is popping off and the material underneath is (relatively) soft as butter. Rapid wear folllowed by breakage will occur.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
ABS as in antilock brakes? Does that mean they're...

ABS as in antilock brakes? Does that mean they're going back to a gen1 braking package?
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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,309
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Check post #168 - #182 in GasGuys thread ...

Check post #168 - #182 in GasGuys thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655&page=12

re: remote reservoir. Elegant and apparently effective.

I've been trolling E-bay...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,958
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I like this one, a Dakar replica. Maybe not that...

I like this one, a Dakar replica. Maybe not that practical - the fuel tap would last about 5 minutes - but love the look of the tank and fairing combo

http://www.teamgreendakar.nl/extra/tank.html...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Anyone recognise the front end? Sort of...

Anyone recognise the front end? Sort of telescopic leading link
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
FYI speedo is mechanical in that it has a...

FYI speedo is mechanical in that it has a rotating magnet driven by the cable, and a fairly close fitting (but not touching) cup over the magnet. As the magnet roates, magnetic force tries to drag...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 529,409
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I could be interested in the forks (does that...

I could be interested in the forks (does that include triples as well?)
Also in New Zealand :-) Thinking about doing a KLR650 fork swap.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Excellent picture by GasGuy in this thread...

Excellent picture by GasGuy in this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655 what happens when speedo drives are incorrectly refitted.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Even if the shock is no good the remote reservoir...

Even if the shock is no good the remote reservoir 'might' be of some use if you can remove it. In this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828655&page=12 GasGuy rebuilt the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
absolutely no reason why you cant drain the oil...

absolutely no reason why you cant drain the oil and the coolant into clean (seperate, obviously) containers and reuse.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
The hose is about 12mm (1/2") ID, but the spigot...

The hose is about 12mm (1/2") ID, but the spigot on the airbox is a lot smaller inside diameter. If it's going to block, my guess it is going to be at the airbox connection.
Easy to test - pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,366
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Motobatt AGM sealed batteries have dual positive...

Motobatt AGM sealed batteries have dual positive and negative terminals so you don't have an issue with the terminals being in the wrong place
http://motobatt.com/
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 90,314
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Hey Gas-Guy, have you noticed any improvement...

Hey Gas-Guy,
have you noticed any improvement from adding the rear shock remote reservoir?
I've been searching the net and so on, haven't found one yet (not from a supplier who ships outside of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
With the bike on the sidestand, left foot on the...

With the bike on the sidestand, left foot on the left footrest and swing right leg over from there, a bit like mounting a saddled horse.
Easy as. Dismounting - operation in reverse.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 183,442
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Anyone here done the exhaust cam mod as detailed...

Anyone here done the exhaust cam mod as detailed on KLR650.net? I have, to an '08 and it really does work.
I was in there checking the valve clearances anyway so advancing the cam was a doddle....
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,743
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I'd expect so - it is indicative of the amount of...

I'd expect so - it is indicative of the amount of heat going into the piston crown.
4 strokes are a little better off in that there can be a steady feed of oil to the underside of the piston to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,743
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Regarding the colour of the underside of the...

Regarding the colour of the underside of the piston - Gordon Jennings wrote years ago in a "Cycle" Magazine article that he used to jet his racebikes (TZ Yamahas) by the colour of the underside of...
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,885
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
You going to swap over all the nice bits...

You going to swap over all the nice bits (rekluse, etc)
Forum: Australia 04-12-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 183,442
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Get a low profile sump plug. They are a bit of an...

Get a low profile sump plug. They are a bit of an odd size thread but I put in a stainless pipe plug which is more or less flush with the cases.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,089
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Advance the exhaust cam 1 tooth. Better result...

Advance the exhaust cam 1 tooth. Better result and cheaper than 22 cents
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13,220
Views: 1,291,752
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
I did exactly that (to bend the tabs by...

I did exactly that (to bend the tabs by incorrectly installing the drive) and I did exactly that (flatten the washer again) to fix it.
Forum: Australia 04-01-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,033
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Looking at the hinge damage to the cases Flickit...

Looking at the hinge damage to the cases Flickit is using - the Bunnings Craftech (Kinchrome) cases that I bought a few years ago (which may be totally different to the Bunnings Craftechs available...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,033
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Put a pair of the Bunnings cases (only colour...

Put a pair of the Bunnings cases (only colour they had, then) on the KLR about 4 years ago. They have taken some pretty good hits since then, still weathertight, still open and close properly.
...
Forum: New Zealand 03-28-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,885
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
A bit of maintenance goes a long way. I've never...

A bit of maintenance goes a long way. I've never found the front brake to be that bad. I've replaced the pads once, with aftermarket (supercheap) Yamaha ones - thats what it said on the box, but that...
Forum: New Zealand 03-27-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 18,885
Posted By Old Kiwi#99
Advance the exhaust cam 1 tooth. Improvement way...

Advance the exhaust cam 1 tooth. Improvement way out of proportion to the effort expended. (and the cost cannot be beat)

What do you find lacking in the brakes? Are you trying to do stoppies or...
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