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Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,210,711
Posted By lgottler
Had to put in a new battery last week and dropped...

Had to put in a new battery last week and dropped my seat bolts for the last time. Welded a phillips screw to the head so I could reach it and start it without dropping it into the frame or to fall,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,210,711
Posted By lgottler
I'm also looking at the Schnitz racing...

I'm also looking at the Schnitz racing piston/rings etc... I've got 47k miles and last 1400 mile trip I went through 2 quarts of oil. Now just waiting for the bike to get back to me. I'll ride as is...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,499
Posted By lgottler
I needed a cheaper rugged camera to take with me...

I needed a cheaper rugged camera to take with me on a trip to Alaska in a few weeks. I wanted the Panasonic Ts2 or Ts3, but I can't afford the asking price for a camera I won't use but for rides...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,210,711
Posted By lgottler
I would appreciate that! Mine is an '02

I would appreciate that! Mine is an '02
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,091
Posted By lgottler
I joined about 5 years ago because I got a...

I joined about 5 years ago because I got a discount with the membership when I was buying some shoes. Fast forward 4 years and my same hiking boots I bought from them started to peel (sole). Granted...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,210,711
Posted By lgottler
I'm hoping to make a set of highway pegs from my...

I'm hoping to make a set of highway pegs from my rear passenger pegs and something I fab up myself. Problem, my bike is in Alaska and I am in Michigan. I'm heading up to it in about 3 weeks.

Can...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 54,838
Posted By lgottler
Very cool trip, thanks for writing! I don't know...

Very cool trip, thanks for writing! I don't know if I could be so relaxed about bears though! My parents saved a young woman in Yellowstone back in the '70's, she was just mauled by a bear, solo, it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,551
Posted By lgottler
Glad you guys made it! Your tracking devise...

Glad you guys made it! Your tracking devise doesn't work through Canada though, but it was cool to see your progress! You made excellent time for sure!

What tires did you end up with on your bike?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,656
Posted By lgottler
My first bike was my dad's Suzuki TS185. 2 stroke...

My first bike was my dad's Suzuki TS185. 2 stroke with dual range transmission. I tooled all around our property in the woods using only low range. A couple times I took a risk and jumped it into...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,551
Posted By lgottler
Going bad?? Dude, you could get another 50 miles...

Going bad?? Dude, you could get another 50 miles plus out of that! :eek1
Forum: Americas 07-10-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,249
Posted By lgottler
That is awesome! I just have to remember the time...

That is awesome! I just have to remember the time change!
Forum: Americas 07-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,249
Posted By lgottler
My cousin is a border patrol officer, I've warned...

My cousin is a border patrol officer, I've warned him about you! :D

Oh, and my bike sometimes leaks gas then the electrical kinda shorts a bit when it hits bumps.......:wink:

Hope the family is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,195
Posted By lgottler
Prepping my bike for an Alaska trip in August....

Prepping my bike for an Alaska trip in August. I'm having it trailered up there, I fly in, ride, and fly home.

Anyways, probably looking at around 1500 miles or more for the trip. Hitting a lot of...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,813
Posted By lgottler
Over by New Baltimore (by the lake)...

Over by New Baltimore (by the lake)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,195
Posted By lgottler
I must be fated to not use a speedometer. First...

I must be fated to not use a speedometer. First the clicking in the front ends up turning into a seized gear/drive assembly that takes out the aluminum around the hub. Now today, not but 2 weeks...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By lgottler
Thats what I'm trying to figure out. I have no...

Thats what I'm trying to figure out. I have no racks yet, if there is a significant pattern or mounting difference (inside the case) then I might go with one or the other, or be forced to come up...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By lgottler
Its going on a KLR650. I didn't realize the...

Its going on a KLR650. I didn't realize the pattern would change based on model it was actually mounted to.

Depending on which brand mounts in what pattern and how far the knobs actually stick in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By lgottler
Trip Planning need advice North/Central PA

Trying to plan a long weekend trip over to PA. in Mid May. Plan is to trailer 2 bikes at or near DuBois, PA and do a loop to the north via: Tionesta up to Smethport, over to Susquehannock State...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By lgottler
Caribou or other that use Pelican's...

I'm trying to figure out if a certain something I have will fit inside the Pelican 1550 cases that Caribou (and others) use. I need to know just how far into the case the mounting system intrudes....
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,090
Posted By lgottler
Figured I'd chime in. I bought an Epic II jacket...

Figured I'd chime in. I bought an Epic II jacket last year and used it 3 seasons.

My sleeves also are frayed, but while I consider it a design flaw, it doesn't impede the function of the jacket,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,195
Posted By lgottler
Well, its fixed now. Did the 2 roll pin deal-e-o....

Well, its fixed now. Did the 2 roll pin deal-e-o. The flat tab with the two wings had the inner tabs bent tight to the speedo hub. As far as I can tell, the worm gear either froze or a piece of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,195
Posted By lgottler
Add me to the list of broken front hub from the...

Add me to the list of broken front hub from the speedometer seizing. I noticed a "click" about 50 miles ago when I started from a stop. I pulled the cable off the tire end and noticed hard grease,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12,591
Views: 1,190,195
Posted By lgottler
New KLR owner. First bike with water cooling. ...

New KLR owner. First bike with water cooling.

Anyways, took it for a 30 minute ride tonight temps in 50's and temp gauge reads about 1/4 above C. Got home and let it idle for about 2 minutes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
I figured it out, but I didn't. It works fine...

I figured it out, but I didn't. It works fine now. How I fixed it, well, it was one of many little things I tweaked that was the problem. I took it all apart down to separating the twin stacked...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
I don't have a book unfortunately. There was a...

I don't have a book unfortunately. There was a dual circuit board setup with some pins plugging them together. I'll take it apart further and clean pins etc... see if I can find the loose connection....
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
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My dash is crazy. Started happening on my big trip last fall over a 5...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By lgottler
OK, first off, don't post with your damn phone!...

OK, first off, don't post with your damn phone! It looks all screwed up!

We did 947 total trip miles on the bikes.

Day 1: St. Ignace to Rapid River
Day 2: Rapid River to Silver City
Day 3:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By lgottler
Thanks. Thanks for the nice bald spot pic. ...

Thanks. Thanks for the nice bald spot pic.

I'll post my pics after yours.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
I just got back from a 947mile trip through...

I just got back from a 947mile trip through Michigan's Upper Peninsula over 5 days (2 half and 3 full). We trailered both bikes 5 hours to St. Ignace and parked the truck. We left from there on the...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,179
Posted By lgottler
I use a Tourmaster Epic jacket (on sale at local...

I use a Tourmaster Epic jacket (on sale at local shop) and a pair of Firstgear mesh pants with zip in liner currently. I used to use my hiking rain pants, but they didn't have any zippers or pockets....
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
I'm going to check out those spoilers for ideas,...

I'm going to check out those spoilers for ideas, thanks! I'm a cheap kinda guy, if I can build it I will!

I actually bent the top vertical and think that might have been the problem. Today I bent...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
Those are MSR fuel bottles. I built it to hold...

Those are MSR fuel bottles. I built it to hold those or water ones. I actually made prints up and stuff and was considering making about 50 and seeing if they sold, but I got busy with other stuff. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
Epic Fail! My windscreen attempt was a huge...

Epic Fail! My windscreen attempt was a huge failure! It stays there, its just it directs the wind into the top of my helmet in such a way that it shakes my head all over!!

I'm going to try and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,758
Posted By lgottler
My walmart seat does soak up the rain. I put a...

My walmart seat does soak up the rain. I put a half can of camp dry on it but it still soaks in past the cover. If you run it upside down, the camp dry keeps it dry (its like a cordura nylon), but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
I expected my economy to go down after the...

I expected my economy to go down after the jetting, but after 2000 miles with the rejet, I don't think anything has changed. First 6-7 tanks netted an average of about 72mpg with a best of 81ish....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
Mine does that when I have the choke on just a...

Mine does that when I have the choke on just a little. If I try to jump the gun and ride it before the choke is COMPLETELY off, it will go a bit, then just stumble, then catch again in a second. If I...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By lgottler
I like the idea of rebuilding my seat with foam...

I like the idea of rebuilding my seat with foam for my butts shape, however as a temporary measure (although it may be permanent!) combines two seat covers.

As a base, I took a thin sport seat and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
Update on leak. The float level was right on, so...

Update on leak. The float level was right on, so I didn't mess with it. The float was able to move up and down, gravity pulled it back, but there wasn't any "loose" feel to it, felt snug. I filed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
When I replaced the needle, the kit also had the...

When I replaced the needle, the kit also had the new seat that just pushes in. I didn't notice any gunk, I ran the petcock on "prime" to see if any junk came out, but it looked clean, then I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 699,086
Posted By lgottler
Still having carb problems myself. It leaks gas...

Still having carb problems myself. It leaks gas only when its hot. Comes from the bottom hose (assuming its the overflow for the bowl).

I noticed it after I bought it, very random leaking,...
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