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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25,031
Views: 4,407,012
Posted By Kawidad
My comments were regarding the Honda XRL.

My comments were regarding the Honda XRL.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Kawidad
Welcome aboard. :wave

Welcome aboard. :wave
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Kawidad
Shouldn't this be in the Flea Market section...

Shouldn't this be in the Flea Market section anyway? :deal
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25,031
Views: 4,407,012
Posted By Kawidad
It is. The seat to peg to bar dimensions are...

It is. The seat to peg to bar dimensions are pure 1970's Japan With the exception of the seat height which is nose bleed tall. (Mine measured 39" stock) :puke2

And, you can't do much about any...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25,031
Views: 4,407,012
Posted By Kawidad
PM answered :wave

PM answered :wave
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Kawidad
I've been using this guy for years. Small shop...

I've been using this guy for years. Small shop who does suspension as a second income, but his work is excellent and reasonably priced.

http://www.finsupracing.com/
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,282
Posted By Kawidad
Oh man, I didn't. Sorry, carry on...........:D

Oh man, I didn't. Sorry, carry on...........:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25,031
Views: 4,407,012
Posted By Kawidad
Personally, I say stay away from the Honda XRL. ...

Personally, I say stay away from the Honda XRL. I've owned most of the Japanese 650's and a KTM 640 Enduro. While the Honda has a huge and loyal following, I am not among them. If you are really...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kawidad
I got Eddie working on my drz head right now, so...

I got Eddie working on my drz head right now, so hopefully he hasn't totally flaked out somewhere along the way. :pope

As far as the best way to go. A new bare head with all new parts, selecting...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,282
Posted By Kawidad
So, the OP takes his bike to a shop for a loss of...

So, the OP takes his bike to a shop for a loss of compression and no other stated symptoms. And why would that involve the bottom end of the engine? Now I could understand that the shop adds a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kawidad
I found that if you let it sit overnight it...

I found that if you let it sit overnight it slowly fills and bleeds itself. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kawidad
Yeah. Same on my project dizzer. Those 2 piece...

Yeah. Same on my project dizzer. Those 2 piece valves from Suzuki are really soft.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kawidad
Well????? :ear

Well????? :ear
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,282
Posted By Kawidad
I agree that shop is out to lunch. It sounds...

I agree that shop is out to lunch. It sounds like they're just trying to milk you, unless there's more to their diagnostic work. If you're looking for a used motor looked for a wrecked ER or...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Kawidad
Yes. The Can Am Spyder RT has such an...

Yes.

The Can Am Spyder RT has such an option. :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-12-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,772
Posted By Kawidad
Wheel truing is not hard and there's tons of...

Wheel truing is not hard and there's tons of how-to's on the internet. It just takes patience and a willingness to start over if you go off track.

If it were me, I'd go with a 19" rim for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By Kawidad
Hmm, red kool aid, yummy. :bert ...

Hmm, red kool aid, yummy. :bert




:lol3:lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,772
Posted By Kawidad
Cool project. I'm in too. :evil I love...

Cool project. I'm in too. :evil

I love these Versi build threads. One of these days I may take the plunge and do it too. :norton

Hey, Max, check your mail. I sent you a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25,031
Views: 4,407,012
Posted By Kawidad
Valve guide seals. :deal Not a big deal. ...

Valve guide seals. :deal

Not a big deal. If it bothers you fix it. If it doesn't then you can leave it until it gets worse, then just do a top end job. Just be careful about your overall oil...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By Kawidad
It's cool and all that you're offering advice to...

It's cool and all that you're offering advice to the OP, but the thread died 4 years ago when you revived it. :deal


And, for the record, that pin does nothing and appears to be merely a guide. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,282
Posted By Kawidad
You can buy a Hot Cams shim kit for only about...

You can buy a Hot Cams shim kit for only about $60US, so you should never need one again. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,406
Posted By Kawidad
Q1: Usually you can reassemble it and see. In...

Q1: Usually you can reassemble it and see. In most applications they only align properly one way, although I have no personal knowledge on the 690.

Q2: Can if you want to, but it's unlikely you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By Kawidad
FWIW, on my 2013 camhead I checked the valves...

FWIW, on my 2013 camhead I checked the valves myself at the 6k service and they were still within specs and no changes necessary.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Kawidad
Jim's the expert, but from my personal...

Jim's the expert, but from my personal experiences I'd say the only thing you'd realistically need is the clutch plate itself and possibly the main seal. The other parts are unlikely to be bad.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By Kawidad
I too would recommend the V-Strom over the...

I too would recommend the V-Strom over the Ducati.

It is far more reliable and has a much better dealer network should the need arise.

IF it is the original OEM chain and sprockets at 25k...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kawidad
Either take the money and invest it in high end...

Either take the money and invest it in high end suspension mods and a big bore kit, or just pocket it and go looking for a nicely farkled KTM 690. Personally, I'd suggest drinking some orange kool...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Kawidad
Yeah, wrong sub forum. Try posting it up in the...

Yeah, wrong sub forum. Try posting it up in the Flea Market, under the parts section. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Kawidad
I've tried the Bilt gear and some of it is okay,...

I've tried the Bilt gear and some of it is okay, but most of it is cheap Chinese crap. Overall, I don't care for Bilt gear. However, I do have some Bilt street boots that are my favorite boots. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,566
Posted By Kawidad
Yes, and let's not forget who KTM hired as their...

Yes, and let's not forget who KTM hired as their team manager. RD did not come cheaply. KTM is spending huge money on their MX program while at the same time the Japanese companies have folded...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,879
Posted By Kawidad
Oil manufacturers must think it's a good idea...

Oil manufacturers must think it's a good idea because their oils marketed for high mileage "petrol" engines have much higher detergent packages then standard oils. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kawidad
Yes, you must register the bike whether you're "a...

Yes, you must register the bike whether you're "a foreigner" or not. If you buy the bike here be aware that each state and/or Canadian province has different laws about vehicle registration and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,566
Posted By Kawidad
Not to mention that the Honda corporation is a...

Not to mention that the Honda corporation is a huge financial sponsor of the world-wide green movement. :puke2
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,940
Posted By Kawidad
:oscar

:oscar
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,566
Posted By Kawidad
While I agree with your premise, this subject has...

While I agree with your premise, this subject has been hashed over and over and over and over and..................:205
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,282
Posted By Kawidad
Heat, cold as already described. Then get some...

Heat, cold as already described. Then get some threaded rod material and use sockets of the right size and the screw it together forcing the bearing into place. It is a steady and gentle pushing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kawidad
I'd probably say DR also. :deal The KLR is...

I'd probably say DR also. :deal

The KLR is more comfortable and capable of heavy loading, but you said comfort is not a priority. If you are looking for simplicity and relatively light weight,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By Kawidad
Nicely done sir :devildog

Nicely done sir :devildog
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Kawidad
The stock barrel should be nikisil and not...

The stock barrel should be nikisil and not sleeved, so somebody's been messing around in there. (Duh) Anyway, since somebody sleeved it the quality of that job is questionable in light of what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Kawidad
Shouldn't this be in the Face Plant sub-forum?...

Shouldn't this be in the Face Plant sub-forum? :norton
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Kawidad
BMW has a 3 year warranty and unlimited mileage,...

BMW has a 3 year warranty and unlimited mileage, so..................:deal
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