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Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By fatboy
Yep .. if you start with a cold engine. Got a...

Yep .. if you start with a cold engine. Got a hot engine or maybe one you think may puke if you pull the cap then grab the hoses and compare.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By fatboy
No leaks. Your not loosing coolant. Then, pull...

No leaks. Your not loosing coolant. Then, pull the thermostat and run without it. Probably stuck shut. You can toss it in a pan of boiling water to see if it moves. You can also grab the top and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By fatboy
I lubed my 08 KLR last year and I think the one...

I lubed my 08 KLR last year and I think the one in the pic above was tight till I loosened the motor mount bolt. Then it almost fell out. Mine were not nearly as bad as yours.
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By fatboy
Great video. Really enjoyed it. -FB

Great video. Really enjoyed it. -FB
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By fatboy
Check spark? Pull plug wire and stick screwdriver...

Check spark? Pull plug wire and stick screwdriver in the plug wire. Hold metal body of the screw driver 1/4 inch from mc frame and crank engine. Should see a nice spark jump the gap. Naturally,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,840
Posted By fatboy
Have you tried to preload the shift? Put big toe...

Have you tried to preload the shift? Put big toe under shifter and apply pressure then do your normal shift. Worked like a charm on my difficult KRS.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,023
Posted By fatboy
Funny, I was just at the local KTM dealership...

Funny, I was just at the local KTM dealership today and noticed the brake fluid in their demo bikes. Pointed it out to my buddy. They all had some shade of brown fluid in their front brake...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By fatboy
All good ideas. I'd inspect the rocker for ware....

All good ideas. I'd inspect the rocker for ware. If nothing obvious, I'd replace rod and lifter and leave cover off to watch it run. A sticky valve is obvious. I'd also watch all the other...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By fatboy
+1 ... costs nothing and works just fine. I also...

+1 ... costs nothing and works just fine. I also throw down a nice pice of carpet to kneel on. Getting old.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By fatboy
You only need torque numbers from the manual....

You only need torque numbers from the manual. Pull the fork tubes. Flip over and springs and spacer fall out. Let drain overnight. Add fork oil, springs and new spacers. Reassemble. To get correct...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,899
Posted By fatboy
You only need 4 things to run: spark, gas,...

You only need 4 things to run: spark, gas, compression & timing
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By fatboy
Run it down to Eagle Transmission, near...

Run it down to Eagle Transmission, near Northcross Mall, and pay them to diagnose the problem.
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By fatboy
Don't forget, when deciding on resurfacing, that...

Don't forget, when deciding on resurfacing, that your rotor is a heat sink. Grind off too much and your not helping yourself. So yeah measure and know where you stand. Car and truck rotors have...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By fatboy
Don't know anyone that thinks a fireplace is a...

Don't know anyone that thinks a fireplace is a heat source unless they sleeved the flue and used an insert. Lots of OLD fireplaces used exterior brick. Anything built to code would have fire brick,...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By fatboy
Wow ... great reference. Tnx! -FB

Wow ... great reference. Tnx! -FB
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By fatboy
+1 take your hand and block air around your neck...

+1 take your hand and block air around your neck and you'll hear the diff

And noise canceling headphones natch.
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By fatboy
Try ApplianceRepair.com.

Try ApplianceRepair.com.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,910
Posted By fatboy
Had to check the date to see how old this thread...

Had to check the date to see how old this thread is. Called Yamaha and their reply was buy the ST. Didn't understand why anyone would want its little brother. Go to shows and Yamaha has winches,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,712
Posted By fatboy
I loved my Valkyrie and put about 25k miles on it...

I loved my Valkyrie and put about 25k miles on it before selling to buy an 1800 gold wing. Gosh what a mistake. Never had a single problem with the Valkyrie. I thought the Valkyrie was a sweet ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 687,027
Posted By fatboy
I too went to the MC show in Dallas yesterday. ...

I too went to the MC show in Dallas yesterday. The new storm is a great looking bike ... really is ... but I was astonished to see how little ground clearance they gave it. Actually, thought the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 287,467
Posted By fatboy
Just saw the Bolt at the MC show in Dallas. This...

Just saw the Bolt at the MC show in Dallas. This is one of those bikes you don't think you'll like but walk away from with a surprised look on your face. Very nicely done. Even nicer were the bolt...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,853
Posted By fatboy
Marvel Mystery Oil

Marvel Mystery Oil
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,905
Posted By fatboy
Love my jetboil. However, I find its either on...

Love my jetboil. However, I find its either on or off. So, it brings stuff to a boil fast. Perfect tool for making hot water you can use: coffee, tea or anything you add hot water to when making it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 1,355,936
Posted By fatboy
Lots of folks toss the vac petcock cuz it's a...

Lots of folks toss the vac petcock cuz it's a possible point of failure. Manual works just fine. It all sounds too complicated to me. Just burp the tank if you think it's a vacuum lock. Extra key in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,272
Posted By fatboy
I beat on my '08 fairly hard. Doesn't seem to use...

I beat on my '08 fairly hard. Doesn't seem to use any oil if I take it in the rough but on highways it uses about 20 ounces per 1000 miles. And here in Texas everything is 70mph or more. And it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By fatboy
EPA says to contact an ICI if you want one.

EPA says to contact an ICI if you want one.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 55,781
Posted By fatboy
I wrote to Yamaha and got a call. Pled my case...

I wrote to Yamaha and got a call. Pled my case for the xt660z but it was really just a courtesy call. Didn't sound like there was any interest at all. I got ... Go buy the super tenere. But I did...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,269
Posted By fatboy
Feeling planted and wobble are entirely different...

Feeling planted and wobble are entirely different issues in my mind. What fixed your wobble ... head bearings, suspension or tire air pressure ... or did they all contribute to reducing wobble? I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-09-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By fatboy
15-30 minutes and your still in town. If you...

15-30 minutes and your still in town. If you want to commute your going to have to increase this commute time. I think near bedroom communities, like Hutto and Round Rock, are going to be on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By fatboy
You'll know if its pinched the first time you put...

You'll know if its pinched the first time you put the brakes on, a.k.a. Snake bite.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,259
Posted By fatboy
I am not as good as others in fixing flats. For...

I am not as good as others in fixing flats. For me these irons would mean I could leave my bead breaker home and carry fewer tools.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,391
Posted By fatboy
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846665
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15,946
Views: 1,780,325
Posted By fatboy
I don't really think of the klr as a dirt bike by...

I don't really think of the klr as a dirt bike by any means. That said, I added gold valves, progressive springs and fork brace to mine. Hated the way it danced on gravel/shale and refused to turn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,346
Posted By fatboy
For 2008+ klr owners ... the dampners are...

For 2008+ klr owners ... the dampners are different. The top of the dampner does not have any such socket for the special fork tool shown. Instead, the top of the dampner is cone shaped. I used...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,989
Posted By fatboy
Your correct. You remove and upend in a drain...

Your correct. You remove and upend in a drain pan. 2008+ don't have the drain. Even if they did you would still want to dump them out in a pan. Then pump the lower leg to get all the oil out. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By fatboy
I've had heated grips on my last two bikes and...

I've had heated grips on my last two bikes and can't say I'd do it on my next. Way too hot for mild nights, even on low setting, and can't feel the warmth/heat at all when its really cold. If your...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,064
Posted By fatboy
You only need 4 things for an engine to run;...

You only need 4 things for an engine to run; compression, fuel, ignition and timing. So, if you've got compression and your plug jumps a nice spark gap and your timing marks all line up and valves...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By fatboy
The tool is nice but hardly necessary. Folks...

The tool is nice but hardly necessary. Folks just mock up something. I use a flashlight and ratchet handle. Good luck.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By fatboy
Why not get something more suited to your riding?...

Why not get something more suited to your riding? Seriously, I think my '70s high school "dirt" bikes had like 4 inches of suspension travel and doubt your CB has any more. Adding a used DS makes...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By fatboy
+1 marvel mystery oil

+1 marvel mystery oil
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