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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,700
Posted By Les Peterson
The best ticket I've gotten out of was many years...

The best ticket I've gotten out of was many years ago. I was young and stupid and had so many violations the judge told me that If he ever saw me in his court again he'd pull my license. Well I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,310
Posted By Les Peterson
I was shopping for a travel trailer last year and...

I was shopping for a travel trailer last year and stopped at a local dealer just to check what they had. I pretty much had my mind made up on what I wanted, but wanted to cover all the local dealers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,209
Posted By Les Peterson
A couple of years ago I was on my way home from a...

A couple of years ago I was on my way home from a all day ride and stopped under a overpass to cool off in the shade, drink some water and check in at home. A Oregon state trooper stops to check if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
I've got my project bike up for sale in the flea...

I've got my project bike up for sale in the flea market. All listed prices are negotiable.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822626
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
The tool kit for a KLR650 will also work. I have...

The tool kit for a KLR650 will also work. I have both bikes and use the KLR tools all the time. The axle and sparkplug is the biggest thing though and they work well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,336
Posted By Les Peterson
The first scratch is always the most painfull,...

The first scratch is always the most painfull, after that its all down hill.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,336
Posted By Les Peterson
This is from the same people who buy a pickup...

This is from the same people who buy a pickup truck and never haul anything in it. I was at the scrap yard this weekend getting rid of some scrap steel and stuff and had a guy badmouth me for using...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Just a thought but I like to keep my steering...

Just a thought but I like to keep my steering stem bearings a bit tighter than that. When the bars fall over by themselves is when I know its time to adjust/tighten the whole thing up again. Either...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
This place has the DID o-ring chain for $85.00...

This place has the DID o-ring chain for $85.00 standard price, http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/61/20849/ITEM/DID-520V-Professional-Series-O-Ring-Chain.aspx
and you can get the x-ring chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,336
Posted By Les Peterson
I just tell them that I would rather sweat a lot...

I just tell them that I would rather sweat a lot than bleed a lot. The always gets a nod.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,188
Posted By Les Peterson
This ethanol issue is one of the reasons I...

This ethanol issue is one of the reasons I upgraded trucks this year. My 2007 Dodge Hemi didn't like the ethanol, less power and less MPG, just as everyone else is saying. (plus the tranny was going...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
That probally works very well for those that know...

That probally works very well for those that know what their doing but this bike rattled so bad that I thought it was falling apart. I only rode it about 20 miles and those were some rough miles.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Very true. What is odd is that when I tore down...

Very true. What is odd is that when I tore down the bike, the swingarm, steering stem and all the usual stuff was well greased. I replaced all the wheel bearings, and the swingarm bearings regardless...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
A few posts back I asked a question about my...

A few posts back I asked a question about my second gear on my 87 XL600. I have since torn the thing apart and found that the PO installed the left end gear on the counter shaft backwords. This...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
What sucks is that I just put the engine back in....

What sucks is that I just put the engine back in. I had to make sure that all the aluminum shavings I found in the oil filter were nothing serious. I bought this bike for $650 and have another...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Thank you for the response. That link is the best...

Thank you for the response. That link is the best I have ever seen on explaining how these trannys work.
I guess now I get to pull the engine back out and tear it down. I knew when I bought the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Ok, I have a problem. I finaly got the old bike...

Ok, I have a problem. I finaly got the old bike running tonight and rode it around the yard and road some. It runs great, starts great too, but....first gear works good, third, fourth and fifth, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
These bikes are what teaches a person NOT to ride...

These bikes are what teaches a person NOT to ride with tennis shoes on. At least it did for me when I was 18, having that thing kickback into your instep with Nike's on kept me off the bike for two...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Awesome looking bike. Congrats on the refit.

Awesome looking bike. Congrats on the refit.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
OK, thanks. I'll get one ordered.

OK, thanks. I'll get one ordered.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Question for the Collective

My '87 XL600R was rebuilt by the PO some time ago. He then parked it due to not being able to ride and now lives in a nursing home. My question is this, the valve cover gasket is the single layer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,705
Posted By Les Peterson
Yesterday I had to make a stop at the doctors...

Yesterday I had to make a stop at the doctors office. While riding the elevator a lady asked me " aren't you to hot in that gear"? I was wearing the full suit and carrying my helmet in my arms.
I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,699
Posted By Les Peterson
That is very sad. Such a beautiful building like...

That is very sad. Such a beautiful building like that. My dad and I worked on that when it was built back in 1989 or '90. We were putting in the HVAC systems. That was a wonderful building to see...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Seems that Babbits Online was able to get the...

Seems that Babbits Online was able to get the carb rebuild kit and shipped out yesterday. I have had no communication with them and thought it was discontinued. Thanks for all that helped.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
Does anybody have any idea where to get a carb...

Does anybody have any idea where to get a carb rebuild kit for an '87 XL600R? I have been told that these are discontinued from Honda and can't seem to find any aftermarket replacements.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13,587
Views: 1,387,689
Posted By Les Peterson
I just today grabbed an '87 XL600R that was/is in...

I just today grabbed an '87 XL600R that was/is in great condition. The carbs were stuck due to gas sitting in this thing for a few years but I am well on the way to fixing that. The PO was an older...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,937
Posted By Les Peterson
Very well said.

Very well said.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,937
Posted By Les Peterson
I have found my wind limit to be about 40-45 MPH....

I have found my wind limit to be about 40-45 MPH. I just put as much weight on the front end as I can and just sorta keep myself on the bike. I also hold the up-wind side knee out into the wind and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By Les Peterson
Here ya go people, I have a friend that has one...

Here ya go people, I have a friend that has one but it won't work with his Harley.

http://www.motionresearch.com/sv.php
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,240
Posted By Les Peterson
The first time I took the test was on a '83 or...

The first time I took the test was on a '83 or '84 Honda XL250, when I upgraded to the 500cc plus class I used my '81 Honda XL500S. That was in 1987 then in 1989 for the 500.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,054
Posted By Les Peterson
Had a state police motor officer flip around on...

Had a state police motor officer flip around on me last summer, I was doing about 75 in a 60. He pulls up to me in the other lane (I had slowed down by that point) and sees I have all the gear on in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,556
Posted By Les Peterson
I was eye balling an '08 in my shop this weekend...

I was eye balling an '08 in my shop this weekend during a tech day and thought of the same thing. I hope you keep at this fitment and keep us posted here about how it works. I am interested in trying...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By Les Peterson
A lighter weight bike is great for back road...

A lighter weight bike is great for back road riding but you will miss the GS on the road. I read many stories of people using the KLR for long distance touring and I admire them for it. I have a KLR...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
OK, here are the two pics I got with my phone... ...

OK, here are the two pics I got with my phone...

Here we are on FS Road 40 at the Clearwater Fire Lookout, it was a very pretty day for the ride but cold up there on top of the ridge....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
Sorry, I left my damn camera at home where it...

Sorry, I left my damn camera at home where it wouldn't get broken if I fell. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
Thanks for posting up the pics Dave. It was a...

Thanks for posting up the pics Dave. It was a great ride on a awesome day to ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
The ride to Troy will be over and through...

The ride to Troy will be over and through Tucannon, up and across Hardy Ridge and down into Troy. I was planning on riding out to the Kendal Skyline road from Troy. I don't remember the road numbers...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
I plan on riding over to Dayton so if anyone...

I plan on riding over to Dayton so if anyone wishes to meet here in Kennewick then let me know. I'd like to leave Kennewick around 6:30 though.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
Good deal guys, it also looks like my brother...

Good deal guys, it also looks like my brother will attend also.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Les Peterson
This ride is set for next Sunday the 20th. We'll...

This ride is set for next Sunday the 20th. We'll meet at the Chevron in Dayton at 8AM and ride from there. Please respond if you plan on making the ride so I can get a head count.
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