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Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gray_Rider
Think of the Tengai as a "soft roader" more than...

Think of the Tengai as a "soft roader" more than an offroader, the suspension is more designed for road use, than a standard KLR.

The bike in the photo appears to have had a total repaint and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Gray_Rider
What happens if you leave the ignition on all day ..........

Will it fry the capacitors in the CDI???

DRZ400E

Ignition was left on for about 9 hours, it ran briefly but refuses to start now.
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Gray_Rider
OK thanks for all the leads.

OK thanks for all the leads.
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Gray_Rider
Cylinder boring in Western Sydney

Who does it?

What does it cost?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,605,356
Posted By Gray_Rider
OK, sounds like the CDI is bad but I think you...

OK, sounds like the CDI is bad but I think you said before you could not get a reading off the igniter coil? Mine was 5000 ohms = no spark. Should be 100 to 200 ohms.

It seems unlikely both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,605,356
Posted By Gray_Rider
The 2.5 ohms is most likely just the resistance...

The 2.5 ohms is most likely just the resistance between the meter probe and the connector, it is hard to get a firm reading on those. Also analogue meters are not really accurate, especially at small...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,605,356
Posted By Gray_Rider
I just fixed a similar problem with my 91 model....

I just fixed a similar problem with my 91 model. You should get readings as per Clymer off the CDI (I found it easier to use my analogue meter for this, the tolerances are quite large). If you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Gray_Rider
I have 40mm lowering links on mine. Makes it...

I have 40mm lowering links on mine. Makes it significantly easier to mount but it is a bit low for anything more serious than dirt roads.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Gray_Rider
If you have the correct Tengai throttle cable...

If you have the correct Tengai throttle cable (there is two, pull and push), there is a curved piece of plastic on one, which fits in the middle of that oval hole between the two cables to make them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Gray_Rider
Pretty sure all Tengai have the same switch gear...

Pretty sure all Tengai have the same switch gear on the bars.

There is a little plastic spacer that lies beside one of the cables. Kawasaki only offer the housing as an assembly. If you bought the...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,138
Posted By Gray_Rider
I researched YOUI when insured my car . They have...

I researched YOUI when insured my car . They have the highest number of disputes per 1000 policy holders for motor vehicles. There is some sort of governing body for insurance, google "insurance...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,960
Posted By Gray_Rider
You can replace the sidecovers with standard...

You can replace the sidecovers with standard early KLR units, the only difference is the louvre is in a different place but they still fit and look fine.

The louvres on the fairing are all prone...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 191,265
Posted By Gray_Rider
What is the advantage of this mod? Better...

What is the advantage of this mod? Better throttle response, I'm guessing. Is it significantly better?

I would be a bit worried about those rivets finding their way in to the engine. Putty may be...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Gray_Rider
Nothing to do with the battery. The spark...

Nothing to do with the battery.

The spark comes from the coil in the magneto on a DT. Assuming the wiring is all OK. The points may be dirty or burned. You might clean them up with a points file...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Gray_Rider
Thanks all. I found a reference to this on...

Thanks all.

I found a reference to this on KLR650.NET.

320ml oil change or 377ml dry and 159mm from the top of the compressed tube (no spring). Also I confirmed the capacity on a european...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By Gray_Rider
Yes, you have it OK. It is all easy well...

Yes, you have it OK.

It is all easy well groomed tracks.

Just watch out for where WB ridge track leaves WB ridge Rd, it easy to miss and the long boring way round otherwise.

Watch out for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Gray_Rider
Tengai suspension questions

1) Is the oil capacity and level in Tengai forks the same as other early KLRs?

2) If I fit lowerring links, do I need to drop the fork tubes the same distance in the triple tree, to maintain the...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,274
Posted By Gray_Rider
[QUOTE=Fatguts McCantRide;19408110]Dunno if this...

[QUOTE=Fatguts McCantRide;19408110]Dunno if this has been covered before, but any input on all the second-hand Tourances on ebay? They're claiming 50-60% tread for about $50ea.

QUOTE]
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,605,356
Posted By Gray_Rider
The hub has a couple of slots in it (very hard to...

The hub has a couple of slots in it (very hard to break!). The wings are on the washer on the speedo drive, you probably just broke that. It's a a low cost part.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,043
Posted By Gray_Rider
Don't buy bargain basement roller covers, litte...

Don't buy bargain basement roller covers, litte bits of material fall out of them and stick to your wall.

Buy medium priced roller covers and wrap them in Glad Wrap (cling wrap, sandwich wrap...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Gray_Rider
How do you lift your TENGAI?

How do you lift your TENGAI without breaking the factory plastic engine protector (bash plate)?

YES, I know I should throw it away and buy a proper metal one but I think it looks really COOL!
...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,358
Posted By Gray_Rider
NoPhotoshop. It was on TV tonight. ...

NoPhotoshop.

It was on TV tonight.

Lost his licence for 3 months - but mum was waiting to drive him home!
Forum: Australia 05-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,979
Posted By Gray_Rider
It is because the Australian Dollar is strong...

It is because the Australian Dollar is strong right now, when exchanged against other overseas currencies.
Forum: Australia 04-12-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,107
Posted By Gray_Rider
YES, you are mad! This is why - Many years...

YES, you are mad! This is why -

Many years ago, I was driving along the Pacific Hwy late one night. I came across a motorcycle lying on it's side. There was a woman lying beside it moaning, ow,...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gray_Rider
+1000 - general rule is if it drops below 10V at...

+1000 - general rule is if it drops below 10V at cranking, it is time to replace it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By Gray_Rider
The rear wheel is a 17". You will probably...

The rear wheel is a 17".

You will probably get more info at KLR650.net
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By Gray_Rider
WD40 does it best.

WD40 does it best.
Forum: Australia 03-21-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,500
Posted By Gray_Rider
True - I knew a bloke who used to keep a couple...

True - I knew a bloke who used to keep a couple of warm cans of Fosters under the drvers seat. Warm, shake em up - make great fire extinguishers! You wouldn't drink that stuff, it's horrible.
Forum: Australia 03-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Gray_Rider
Thanks for your replies. NSW doesn't have...

Thanks for your replies.

NSW doesn't have the same system as Vic, like the "red plate" system. So, Historic I think only allows you to ride it to club events or the workshop.

I'm looking to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,777
Posted By Gray_Rider
KLR650B TENGAI - the coolest looking KLR! ...

KLR650B TENGAI - the coolest looking KLR!

but then I am biased.

http://www.bikez.com/pictures/kawasaki/1989/12239_0_1_2_tengai_Image%20credits%20-%20Stefan%20Rawe.jpg
Forum: Australia 03-16-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Gray_Rider
Registering 70's 2 stroke enduro bikes - NSW

My passion is for 70's enduro bikes of my youth.:gerg

Specifically Bultaco's.

Typically this means magneto ignition and lighting coils, so unless the engine runs, there is no lights.

Can...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Gray_Rider
OK - thanks!

OK - thanks!
Forum: Australia 03-04-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Gray_Rider
Recommend a machine shop in NW Sydney

I need to get some head work done for the KLR.

Can you recommend a reasonable machine shop between Penrith and the Hills?

Somebody who is used to doing motorcycle work and not just a bike...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,171
Posted By Gray_Rider
Being made in Taiwan, it may not be an American...

Being made in Taiwan, it may not be an American standard (NEMA) motor frame size, so things like the shaft and mounting dimensions are different sizes. On this side of the Pacific we use metric...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,916
Posted By Gray_Rider
Are you serious? They weren't employed for...

Are you serious?

They weren't employed for their spelling. They were employed to KILL!

If they could spell, they would be running for President! :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,020
Posted By Gray_Rider
:spam

:spam
Forum: Australia 01-26-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By Gray_Rider
Just put a set of these on my KLR. Couldn't...

Just put a set of these on my KLR. Couldn't justify the extra $ for the name brands.

http://www.thirdgear.com.au/products/Alloy-Hand-Guards-%252d-Blue.html

EXCELLENT Value!
Forum: Australia 12-15-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Gray_Rider
I always thought they were there for the same...

I always thought they were there for the same reason as handlebar plugs (so you don't punch holes in the bloke riding next to you, when you fall on top of him)!

Anyway, I ground the ends smooth...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Gray_Rider
Got mine this week. Put them on today. Just...

Got mine this week.

Put them on today. Just had to cut the knobs off my levers to make them fit.

Looks very nice. Just hope I don't test them too soon! :huh
Forum: Australia 11-24-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 137,963
Posted By Gray_Rider
Who were all those brave ADV riders going along...

Who were all those brave ADV riders going along Windsor Rd at Rouse Hill this morning?

Lots of BM,s and an S10 in the pissing down rain, I looked out the window and didn't even want to go to...
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