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Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome Dalv! Set your own priorities and...

Welcome Dalv!

Set your own priorities and best of all, have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Tsotsie
Broken spring? The replaced spring, a...

Broken spring?

The replaced spring, a coiled one or the torsion type?
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Tsotsie
Apart from helmets there is nothing stopping you...

Apart from helmets there is nothing stopping you (or someone for you)from modifying clothing for road use. I modify my own riding gear all the time. There is always something that is not tailored to...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,296
Posted By Tsotsie
a. Agree that if your helmet is legal in your...

a. Agree that if your helmet is legal in your country or state of origin, you will be OK if wearing it in a State that requires helmet use.

b. Only your medical insurance provider will be able...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,415
Posted By Tsotsie
Mick is closer to the truth in his comment, " its...

Mick is closer to the truth in his comment, " its shitty hardening which wears off and then teeth snap off..." This is not an oil issue. As for manufacturing being uniform...? Maybe uniform design...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Tsotsie
The "ultimate showdown"? This is an opinion...

The "ultimate showdown"?

This is an opinion piece. It is filled with the authors and others generalizations and speculation (tribal knowledge) and misses many factual aspects of both bikes. That...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
This is what needs to be understood; 1. Gen...

This is what needs to be understood;

1. Gen 1 alternator puts out - 14amps or 182 W (14Xat 13V)
2. Gen 2 alternator puts out - 17amps or 221 W.

A good regulator usually has the voltage at 14...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
It is my understanding that most regulators,...

It is my understanding that most regulators, certainly the current Mossfet ones can and do handle and are fitted to a range of different bikes of different sizes and outputs. The benefit of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,458
Posted By Tsotsie
Why do I enjoy a KLR, despite having a shiny...

Why do I enjoy a KLR, despite having a shiny Beemer in the garage?

Simple. The 'Box of Rocks' has been ridden the whole of the Gulf coast shore line from Brownsville TX to Florida. Ridden through...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
The kits from Roastercycle are almost plug and...

The kits from Roastercycle are almost plug and play. The stock Gen 2 harness from the regulator is 5 wire. The Mossfet is 3 wire with 2 blanked off.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
About a year ago I fitted a Mossfet regulator to...

About a year ago I fitted a Mossfet regulator to my 08. I bought it from here; http://www.roadstercycle.com/index.htm He has some nice kits

My understanding is that the stock regulator for both...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
Every nap is different, at different speeds and...

Every nap is different, at different speeds and angles and on different road materials. I personally have a right leg, without a scratch, thanks to a hard pannier-that and the mounting were severely...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,415
Posted By Tsotsie
"Snip ..." Thank you.

"Snip ..."

Thank you.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tsotsie
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,822,420
Posted By Tsotsie
Been using these 'space blankets' for footprints...

Been using these 'space blankets' for footprints for years. Robust, lightweight, reflective if the ground is hot or cold!

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tsotsie
Translating idioms is always (intentional) fun!

Translating idioms is always (intentional) fun!
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,692
Posted By Tsotsie
I have a 2005 Kendon, 2 rail. About 10K miles...

I have a 2005 Kendon, 2 rail. About 10K miles trailering it so far with BMW K and Oil heads, GW, KLR's. Great trailer, well designed, stable. Folds up inside the garage.

A feature I really like is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
I have used Nelson Rigg tank bags for the last...

I have used Nelson Rigg tank bags for the last 12 years. Not sure if they still do, but lifetime warranty. Also, they come with a decent waterproof cover that does not cost extra. Their prices...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
Check your local DOT regulations. Some States,...

Check your local DOT regulations. Some States, Countires, have a minumum distance between them. If I recall, Texas has a 12" min. Some LEO's might/might not know that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
The discussions are always, or mostly interesting...

The discussions are always, or mostly interesting because of the different opinions, but can get repetitive.

Sealed batteries are the way to go. Period.

I have had excellent service...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,415
Posted By Tsotsie
For those with Southern Africa experience, Mines...

For those with Southern Africa experience, Mines etc, those blankets hide pick axe handles and other items of persuasion...too.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
It seems to me that a discussion on batteries...

It seems to me that a discussion on batteries is like one on which oil is best... Uggggh.!

Stick by what the battery makers says ... but then, like claims from the oil makers are mostly that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Tsotsie
[QUOTE=MrPulldown;26137386]I am the vendor with...

[QUOTE=MrPulldown;26137386]I am the vendor with the beeping LED turn signal relay. Mine beeps very loudly; not clicking.

I have one of yours that I cant hear while riding - mine must have...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,966
Posted By Tsotsie
You might not be overloaded, but the bike...

You might not be overloaded, but the bike might....!

Each bike (frame, wheels, tires etc. ) have safe load weight designed ratings and capacities. Exceed those at your and passengers risk.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,822,420
Posted By Tsotsie
To quote an old Shaker saying, "some grow too...

To quote an old Shaker saying, "some grow too soon old and too late smart..."

Sitting around a good log fire, if on your choice is a Kermit, is not only comfortable, very practical and some...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Tsotsie
+1 on custom seats. Though not cheap, can make...

+1 on custom seats. Though not cheap, can make the difference in a ride and riding.

I can take about 45 minutes on regular stock seats, be they BMW or another bike. Others can ride stock seats for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Tsotsie
There is a vendor in ADV that sells ones that...

There is a vendor in ADV that sells ones that beep and are supposedly also LED compatible. I added one to a KLR. Cant hear it above the wind noise in the helmet while moving.
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,415
Posted By Tsotsie
We always backpacked in winter/July due to the...

We always backpacked in winter/July due to the summer thunder and lightning storms. Unfortunately, after the road was built, toothless wonders with their beach sandals and an orange could then wander...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
Odyssey battery in the KLR - 7 years and still...

Odyssey battery in the KLR - 7 years and still running strong!
Odyssey in my Beemer - 9 years and still running strong!

I also have an 11 year old Odyssey standby that still holds it charge...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,243
Posted By Tsotsie
A Nelson Riggs rain jacket and pants- 12 years...

A Nelson Riggs rain jacket and pants- 12 years old, 100% waterproof still and many, many long rain storms and Monsoon downpours. Cost about $35 new. Some repairs with a needle and thread and some...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,875
Posted By Tsotsie
13 year old Kermit, travelled 120,000 miles with...

13 year old Kermit, travelled 120,000 miles with me and counting, still the same comfort for me. Durable and comfortable.
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,415
Posted By Tsotsie
Sentinel

Back in my youth (early 70's), we backpacked up from what was then called the Royal Natal National Park, some 14 miles and an additional 8000' past the Sentinel before the road to the Sentinel was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tsotsie
Most smaller bikes have a limited charging...

Most smaller bikes have a limited charging capacity.

The KLR will handle an heated jacket and grips. You have many choices for the other bits...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,330
Posted By Tsotsie
Cant read their minds. Engineers can be a...

Cant read their minds.

Engineers can be a breed on their own. Then, manufacturing dont always follow design criteria either. Consumers know better than anyone else and follow their butt or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,330
Posted By Tsotsie
I dont beleive that they streach all that much,...

I dont beleive that they streach all that much, once broken in. That seems to be as much as 10-15 K, if one takes the typical milage they have caused implosions without the adjustment. I speculate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,532
Posted By Tsotsie
I would be surprised if any dealerships average...

I would be surprised if any dealerships average toothless wonder techs had a clue as to what to do with the internals of a rear shock or the equipment to service it? A replacement part

Oil is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tsotsie
Easy fix. Block the rear vacume side of the stock...

Easy fix. Block the rear vacume side of the stock petcock with about a 1 1/2 sq of gasket material and sealant. Block off the vacume line at the carb. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,330
Posted By Tsotsie
I stand corrected. Organ donors will do...

I stand corrected. Organ donors will do anything for attention!
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 96,330
Posted By Tsotsie
Be forewarned. I know of 4, post 08...

Be forewarned.

I know of 4, post 08 motors, that have dramatically imploded directly related to the tension not being taken up by the out of tension spring! One, a personal friend of mine.
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