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Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
yes, check the valves.

yes, check the valves.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Beezer
btw.... the GS beats the pants off of all the...

btw.... the GS beats the pants off of all the other big ADV bikes except the KTM & thats a bit of a different deal. 7k for a good 1200gs would be worth a look if you can go that high. I rode the crap...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Beezer
your new blinkers have higher watt bulbs than the...

your new blinkers have higher watt bulbs than the originals. old style thermal flashers depend on current to activate... more current (high watt), gives a faster rate. you can replace bulbs with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Beezer
sounds a bit like you really want the DL, but...

sounds a bit like you really want the DL, but only if you plan to stay on the easy dirt.

as for the KLR.... it's a good bike that does everything pretty well. easy to fix, easy to maintain. there...
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
yep.... clean it & goop it with RTV unless you...

yep.... clean it & goop it with RTV unless you can get a new seal. be very careful torquing the bolts back on.... it's easy to pull out the threads. I think it's 60 INCH pounds, but better check. if...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Beezer
guess I shoulda said what I really meant, which...

guess I shoulda said what I really meant, which is that I get tired of hearing how a Timesert holds better than a Helicoil. if so.... prove it. I also have an aviation background (40 years) & have...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Beezer
a snip from helicoil.... there are 34 pages in...

a snip from helicoil.... there are 34 pages in their current manual on how to choose & use...

Heli-Coil
design data

Assembly Strength
Heli-Coil offers maximum design flexibility while...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Beezer
ask for a picture, and is it oil or coolant. it's...

ask for a picture, and is it oil or coolant. it's possible the head is slightly warped and once the engine heats up it closes up, but usually anything that leaks due to gravity will usually leak more...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Beezer
there is no difference in holding power between...

there is no difference in holding power between timesert and helicoil. just make sure you have enough coils. they come in different lengths, helicoils have been used in aircraft engines in new...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By Beezer
the "adjustor pin" is also what the inner race of...

the "adjustor pin" is also what the inner race of the bearing rides on. if the bearing is seized it will wear on the pin & make a new bearing fit loose. best to replace the pin when damaged. I didn't...
Forum: Alaska 07-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By Beezer
here in Anchorage MTBE was added to winter fuel...

here in Anchorage MTBE was added to winter fuel in 1993, and a couple years later it was gone.



my Y2K had leaky hoses when I got it in 2010. I replaced the hoses and this summer the QDs I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Beezer
front balancer shaft is up there. it also turns...

front balancer shaft is up there. it also turns the water pump. the bearing could be going bad. it is possible to change that bearing with the engine in the bike. I have never done it, but Eldon Carl...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 35,385
Posted By Beezer
for what its worth.... on older bikes with...

for what its worth.... on older bikes with manuals made in say... the 1980s or so... the CDI charts with ohm readings will only be accurate if you use an analog meter. analog and digital meters use...
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Beezer
yes... McC is a must do. they opened the main...

yes... McC is a must do. they opened the main processor plant for a tour.... costs money now but worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Beezer
or a rivet (know any aircraft guys?) you could...

or a rivet (know any aircraft guys?) you could even use a flush head rivet
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,791
Posted By Beezer
for what it's worth.... KLR shims are 29mm. ...

for what it's worth.... KLR shims are 29mm. KZ1300 & early BMW K bikes use 29s as well.

I have thinned shims too. they are high alloy & through hardened, so no worries about going through a...
Forum: Alaska 07-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
you realize the reds are in.... next week...

you realize the reds are in....

next week will be busy :evil


pm'd you
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,073
Posted By Beezer
soooooooooo...... does any part of any chain show...

soooooooooo...... does any part of any chain show distress? any unusual markings or wear patterns? no marks, not making metal, & a system that seems to run normal....run it

I also think it is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Beezer
ya... define dual sport.... as above "...

ya... define dual sport....

as above " Versys 650, Vstrom 650, CB500X or NC700X will all probably work better for your commute." ..... true, but none of those are as good in the dirt as a KLR. if...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By Beezer
before you spend lots of money, put some real...

before you spend lots of money, put some real tires on the klr, then ride it side by side with a 640 and see. I have most of the same mods (Gen I) and tell the truth... when I did it, it wasn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By Beezer
I had a bike that did that long ago..... main jet...

I had a bike that did that long ago..... main jet fell out. does it run pretty much normal below 1/2?

sooty plugs is a fuel problem, oily plugs is the rings or possibly valve seals
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
that means the fork oil level is too low as well...

that means the fork oil level is too low as well then. they were all under serviced when new.... makes a huge difference when its right
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
doo tools are 1x. borrow them seal tools.......

doo tools are 1x. borrow them

seal tools.... klr seals are really easy to do with minimal tools. also, I got one seal that is 10 years & holding fine, but some are shot in one summer. main problem...
Forum: Alaska 07-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Beezer
I know the guys at Bird that run the ATV...

I know the guys at Bird that run the ATV rides.... griz in question there was a sow with 2 cubs & have been hanging around there all year, they are actually a regular attraction on the tour. I scoped...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,939
Posted By Beezer
Ricor valves in the forks with 5 wt at the right...

Ricor valves in the forks with 5 wt at the right level is the easiest way to make the forks work good. I removed the YZ forks from my KLR and re-installed the originals, with the stock springs,...
Forum: Alaska 07-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
I have tools

I have tools
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Beezer
took a while to find it, but these guys have good...

took a while to find it, but these guys have good stuff too

http://vintageconnections.com/
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
you can call the motorcycle shop for seals......

you can call the motorcycle shop for seals... they claim to have some
. if you have to order, go to somebody like Arrowhead
Eagle for the doo if you haven't changed it yet... needs to be done
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By Beezer
sorry.... the best ones cost more.... TKC, MT21...

sorry.... the best ones cost more.... TKC, MT21 and a few more. D606 might get closer price wise. personally.... I buy what works best.... but then I'm old.... but maybe thats how I got to be old
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Beezer
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/main.html

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/main.html
Forum: Alaska 07-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Beezer
easy fix...... time to call a tech day?

easy fix...... time to call a tech day?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Beezer
ya.... take the cover off and see whats...

ya.... take the cover off and see whats happening. also check the oil filter for metal. sound can travel funny in the klr engine. might be good to take the valve cover off too & have a look
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By Beezer
the play can come from several places... the...

the play can come from several places... the main wheel bearings, the swing arm bearings, or the paralever pivot bearings. does the whole swing arm move (sounds like no). have someone hold on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Beezer
agreed... look at the rod when the jug comes off....

agreed... look at the rod when the jug comes off. if there is no sign of overheating on the big end I would have no worries. if it was overheated it would have turned blue. consider doing some head...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,293
Posted By Beezer
go to the klr650.net site and contact either...

go to the klr650.net site and contact either Eagle Mike (maker of the aftermarket doo) and/or Wyman.... they will give you the straight up on how to deal with the engine. both prolly have a spare...
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Beezer
man I hate to say anything good about Fairbanks...

man I hate to say anything good about Fairbanks (:rofl) but since you are going through there anyway.....
...
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By Beezer
no-no..... dibs.... hah, called it first. looks...

no-no..... dibs.... hah, called it first. looks like a good start on a retro, semi-caveman gs.... carberators, usd forks, aftermarket ignition. :evil


btw, my gs was leaking coming back from d2d....
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Beezer
ya... Sachs for some of the early, smaller...

ya... Sachs for some of the early, smaller displacement bikes. may have been others too
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Beezer
if you want to glue rubber... superglue is the...

if you want to glue rubber... superglue is the way to go

I just put K60s on my GS a month ago. I also had trouble getting a seal on both tires... like flat overnight. soaked the beads with wd40 &...
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Beezer
as I remember... Penton made frames & bought...

as I remember... Penton made frames & bought engines from KTM. I think Orange eventually figured it out.... can't let somebody kick our ass with our own engine.
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