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Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Or not. I drilled mine exactly as depicted in the...

Or not. I drilled mine exactly as depicted in the instructions and the spring was a b!tch to get on. Directions say not to use pliers. I confess: I used pliers VERY carefully. Couldn't hold one side...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dirtnrocks
XDragRacer, I have also read that the zinc...

XDragRacer, I have also read that the zinc additives are very good for motorcycle top ends, ie the valve train. I have heard that the Rotella is high in zinc. I believe there are other additives in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Disclaimer: I'm no expert. Most motorcycle...

Disclaimer: I'm no expert. Most motorcycle manuals do say to use a motorcycle approved oil- meaning one with the JASO MA rating on it. I don't think an oil can get that classification if it has the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
If you are set on the fat bars, most hand guard...

If you are set on the fat bars, most hand guard makers can send you the clamps that will fit for a few bucks. But yes, where the inboard clamps go is bigger than 7/8" on fat bars. It ends up being in...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Dirtnrocks
+1 Also an SAE plug is handy for plugging in...

+1

Also an SAE plug is handy for plugging in a battery tender. Other accessories such as air compressors can be bought with an SAE plug I believe. For battery charging, it needs to go on an...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Dirtnrocks
In cold wet conditions mine will start to fog...

In cold wet conditions mine will start to fog when stopped. When moving I have no fogging. I usually crack the visor open to the first detent when at stop lights in those conditions. It only seems to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Isn't that top hole for mounting the OEM hand...

Isn't that top hole for mounting the OEM hand guards? If so, and if you are not using them, then yes, a bolt inside a bushing of the correct size and length should work fine. Just a bolt might even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Good point. I was thinking about that the other...

Good point. I was thinking about that the other day in regards to fork springs. On the dirt bike, there are a lot of choices and sizes of fork springs. The KLR fork spring offerings all seem to cover...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Yep, that guy. The forks are back together with...

Yep, that guy. The forks are back together with his kit. I took the oppurtunity to completely remove my swingarm to check and regrease all my swingarm and linkage bearings. Hope to have it all back...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
That's what I thought. This will be a...

That's what I thought. This will be a compromise-I'm going to set it with my camping gear on because the whole reason for the upgrade was a weekend of bottoming my suspension on a multi day camp off...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Setting Sag

I am headed out to the shop to finish installing the Cogent Dynamics fork springs and DDCs in my forks and then install the moab shock on my 07. I have only ever adjusted the sag on a dirt bike. What...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Double take didn't work for me either

I'll second that. All I heard was how good they are. My ball would come loose until I ground some flats on it to fit a wrench and used lock tight. Why should I have to modify their product to get it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Utah definitely has some epic riding and scenery....

Utah definitely has some epic riding and scenery. The older I get and the more I explore it, the less I'm willing to think about having to leave for career opportunities, etc. Glad you got to enjoy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Googled it

Found this
http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/online-store?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=189&category_id=45
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Agreed. I just hear a lot of warnings about...

Agreed. I just hear a lot of warnings about running it low. Didn't know what constitutes "running it low".
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Oil level question

I know what my Clymer manual says about oil level (keep it between the upper and lower marks), but wondering about the collective wisdom. I've read to check it often, and don't let it get low as top...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8,011
Views: 1,828,811
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Yep, you got it. It was a great day of riding.

Yep, you got it. It was a great day of riding.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8,011
Views: 1,828,811
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Weekend ride

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w492/Motophoto2/IMG_20130907_142306_201.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/Motophoto2/media/IMG_20130907_142306_201.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,691
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Acerbis tank

I fitted the 6 gal tank a few weeks ago. Its the most ill fitting tank and bag of hardware I've ever dealt with. The tank does fit down on the pucks although loosely. None of the hardware brackets...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 91,309
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Family ride near Jericho, UT

Crossed the creek then stopped and got ready with my Motorola Bionic.

My son
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w492/Motophoto2/IMG_20130526_122116_056-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Did that the last day of the trip. Had to get...

Did that the last day of the trip. Had to get push away from the gas pump though.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Fixed

The white connector on the top relay was loose. Pushed it down in the slot good and bike starts fine. Don't know if it vibrated loose or got loosened in some other way but its an easy fix. I love...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Here is a how to ...

Here is a how to
http://www.klr650.marknet.us/safetyswitch.html



The clicking I can hear is the relay. I put my hand on it and I can feel it moving so that means its working correct? What...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
I planned on bypassing the switch so I'll get on...

I planned on bypassing the switch so I'll get on that. Where is the starter relay?
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Starter problem,

07 KLR 4400 miles on the bike. Upgraded blade fuses.
Took a trip this weekend and started having starter problems. The problem comes and goes. Sometimes I hit the start button and sometimes it...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,528
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Have any pictures? I can't get my head around...

Have any pictures? I can't get my head around your explanation.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Dirtnrocks
If the bike was running lean before(which a stock...

If the bike was running lean before(which a stock klr does), then it would run cooler after richening the mixture, which the 22mod does. Whether or not its enough cooler to register on the temp...
Forum: Trials 05-20-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Thanks for the info. I'm in Utah, Salt Lake area.

Thanks for the info. I'm in Utah, Salt Lake area.
Forum: Trials 05-20-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Price question

I'd like to get a trials bike but don't know much about them. There is a local ad for a 2001 Gas Gas TXT280 asking $2300. Online book value shows $1015. I haven't seen the bike in person yet but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 77,447
Posted By Dirtnrocks
[QUOTE=GAS...

[QUOTE=GAS GUY;21385934]http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab222/imjinscout/photobucket-14016-1368282372454_zpsc1a2a236.jpg

Hey Gas Guy,
What top rear rack is that (The piece that you mounted...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Ya, unless Crawdaddy modified the lense, the xcfw...

Ya, unless Crawdaddy modified the lense, the xcfw light doesn't have a separate white light for the plate. The red lense should illuminate the plate, but most states require a separate white light. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
That looks to me like the XCFW tail piece

That looks to me like the XCFW tail piece
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
I was doing all that but couldn't get it to work....

I was doing all that but couldn't get it to work. I think the tapered or beveled inside edge was keeping the tap from biting in good. I got out the chop saw and took about 1/4" off each bar end to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Yes, I was pushing- should I be or not? I thought...

Yes, I was pushing- should I be or not? I thought about trying to chuck the tap in the drill press and turn by hand while the press does the pushing but not sure how to get my press on top of my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Sounds good. Next question. The HDB web site...

Sounds good. Next question. The HDB web site shows the KTM speedo protector options as 2 lamps on each side or 1 lamp each side. I ordered the 1 each side because I have the XCFW. But the pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15,419
Views: 1,568,289
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Had a guy in our group last fall drop his bike in...

Had a guy in our group last fall drop his bike in tricky section of trail. He had folding levers but his whole mount piece broke in 2. We zipped tied it all together and got him back to the truck. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Ok, thanks. Didn't want to go hulk on them and...

Ok, thanks. Didn't want to go hulk on them and have to order new ones. If that's what works though, I'll go out to the shop and get my green on.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 223,314
Posted By Dirtnrocks
HDB computer protector

I need to swap my FI and Fuel reserve lamp lenses over to my HDB top clamp. How do get those lenses out of the stock computer housing and are there any tricks to installing them in the new housing?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11,267
Views: 1,013,632
Posted By Dirtnrocks
Inflation sucks

Picked up an 07 KLR a few weeks ago. I just did the 22 mod and it cost me 30! :D
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