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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 205,332
Posted By Kawidad
:raabia:raabia:raabia

:raabia:raabia:raabia
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Kawidad
I don't what's available in Israel, but a DRZ is...

I don't what's available in Israel, but a DRZ is a solid choice. I've owned 2 KLX's and now a DRZ and to me the DRZ feels and rides a lot like an improved KLX. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,276
Views: 407,761
Posted By Kawidad
You mean like adjusting the valves on a VFR? ...

You mean like adjusting the valves on a VFR? :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,566
Posted By Kawidad
For same reason that some people turn a...

For same reason that some people turn a tractor-like boxer engined bike into a dual sport. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,566
Posted By Kawidad
I like what you're thinking. :feelgood Count me...

I like what you're thinking. :feelgood Count me in! :y0!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7,159
Views: 1,707,652
Posted By Kawidad
It looks like a prime opportunity to shave off...

It looks like a prime opportunity to shave off some weight with a custom wiring job. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,159
Views: 1,707,652
Posted By Kawidad
Outstanding! :clap

Outstanding! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,822
Posted By Kawidad
If I were in the market, I'd sure look long and...

If I were in the market, I'd sure look long and hard at these. :raabia:raabia
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,823
Posted By Kawidad
I like the painted matching luggage. Nice touch....

I like the painted matching luggage. Nice touch. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,250
Posted By Kawidad
Nothing wrong with Denso plugs. I went with the...

Nothing wrong with Denso plugs. I went with the NGK because of personal preference.

It used to be thought that NGK made a better product, so that's kind of my mental outlook. Whether that's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
Sounds like your chasing the same problem I am. ...

Sounds like your chasing the same problem I am.

It was suggested that I do the "Free Power Mod" as a cure to a low charge rate. So, I did. It worked. However, it does raise another concern. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,128
Posted By Kawidad
Excellent photographs! :raabia

Excellent photographs! :raabia
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
All of the tests show within parameters, except...

All of the tests show within parameters, except for the charging voltage and coil resistance test. However, the coil resistance test is super close to being within normal. I will probably do the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By Kawidad
Did you also remove and clean the idle mixture...

Did you also remove and clean the idle mixture screw? It's the little brass screw next to the float bowl, on the bottom side of the carb. If it is completely stock, then there should be a thin...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
No on both. I switched batteries with another...

No on both. I switched batteries with another motorcycle I've got just to make sure. :(:
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
No. There is an o-ring that is providing...

No. There is an o-ring that is providing friction. Twisting and gentle prying will work. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By Kawidad
I hate to be a naysayer, but you're wasting your...

I hate to be a naysayer, but you're wasting your time. Spraying carb cleaner into the carb is not going to do much of anything. :deal

The way the carb is constructed and operates, you must take...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
Electrical question. :feelgood I actually...

Electrical question. :feelgood

I actually think I know the answer, but need confirmation. I'm not all that super good on electrical so..........

I have a charging problem. My bike does not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Kawidad
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By Kawidad
You need to pull the carb and give it a good...

You need to pull the carb and give it a good cleaning. You have the CV style carb and it has some really small passages that clog easily, especially with modern gasolines, which leave some nasty...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,254
Posted By Kawidad
Nice story. :freaky

Nice story. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Kawidad
I bought the fleabay Acerbis knockoff's for under...

I bought the fleabay Acerbis knockoff's for under $30 to my door. They fit perfectly and actually survived a really nasty get off in a rock garden :cry:cry that broke me and the bike. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Kawidad
I have to disagree. Don't use 4 stroke engine...

I have to disagree. Don't use 4 stroke engine oil. It is a 2 stroke, so use 2 stroke engine oil. Just make sure you don't use the pre-mix oil in the crankcase. The crankcase oil does not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By Kawidad
I've had both and since you mention the V-Strom...

I've had both and since you mention the V-Strom Adventure, you might read the Aug 2015 article in the Motorcyclist magazine. It compares that particular bike to the Versys 650LT.

Since you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Kawidad
I'm not sure how you "blew out" the injectors,...

I'm not sure how you "blew out" the injectors, but unless you clean them properly they can not be cleaned by blowing them out. A professional shop cleaning would seem to be in order. I've read of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27,394
Views: 5,087,493
Posted By Kawidad
You'll be fine. Just take a couple of clean...

You'll be fine. Just take a couple of clean pre-oiled filter socks. Check and change as necessary.

Personally, I prefer foam. I'm running a foam with filter socks, because I ride a lot of dusty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,913
Posted By Kawidad
I have NEVER seen a piston that bad. ...

I have NEVER seen a piston that bad. :eek1:eek1:eek1

Man, you got lucky to not have a total loss on your hands. :clap

Why would the cylinder need welding? Can't you just bore and sleeve it? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Kawidad
Unfortunately, the R1100 transmissions are a...

Unfortunately, the R1100 transmissions are a known problem. Improvements were made over the course of production, but they still had problems.

Anton has the best reference material available,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Kawidad
Listen to tech, he knows what he's talking about....

Listen to tech, he knows what he's talking about. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By Kawidad
Nah, just keep an eye alongside the road. You'll...

Nah, just keep an eye alongside the road. You'll find one. :rofl




(I did) :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,819
Posted By Kawidad
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Kawidad
Well, honestly if you're looking for decent off...

Well, honestly if you're looking for decent off road capabilities, then neither the beemer or the KLR are a very good option. They are considered almost exclusively street bikes. Light fire roads...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Kawidad
KLRs are a good choice for adventure traveling,...

KLRs are a good choice for adventure traveling, however, there's tons of hate on this forum about them. Some love too, you just have to take it all with salt. :deal

If your looking around in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Kawidad
The one I used to own had dropped the valve seat...

The one I used to own had dropped the valve seat at 12k miles. Long story, but the PO had it happen to him after a long freeway/highway run. Honda rebuilt the engine under a warranty claim. :eek1...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By Kawidad
Nothing wrong with the bike, but it was just too...

Nothing wrong with the bike, but it was just too tall and top heavy for my short legs to handle comfortably. I have a bad back and it really made things much worse for me. It was me more than the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 114,726
Posted By Kawidad
Thanks for the bike porn. :raabia

Thanks for the bike porn. :raabia
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Kawidad
From what I gather, those show up notices are...

From what I gather, those show up notices are only for dirt bikes that were identified by VIN as having a street plate issued. I've also heard tell people just get a plate cancellation notice in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,250
Posted By Kawidad
I'm in Commiefornia, the land of bad gas...

I'm in Commiefornia, the land of bad gas formulas. :puke1 When you combine this with high altitude, you get.......:cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Kawidad
They are great bikes, just don't try too much...

They are great bikes, just don't try too much single track on it. They are really heavy for dirt use. Otherwise, they are fine motorcycles. :freaky
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