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Old 09-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #52636
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What are you doing this morning? ? ? ?

Adventure in Ohio - I know that thread.

Nutcracker Dual Sport Satuday morning - Logan Ohio.
100 miles of fun - and adventure (of sorts).

Looks like condtions could be primo. . .

Probably a sea of orange (that works for me.)

Hope to see you on the trail. . .

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:27 PM   #52637
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Oh, and since I'm now Buelless, I have some spares for those here with one:



Uly belt: broken-in with 3000 miles, looks fine.
2009 Buell Service Manual, used, not to bad.
New version (teflon coated?!) Uly clutch cable, new.
Rear brake lever and shifter/linkage (off firebolt) used, look fine.
Used front muffler strap/clamp.
Front motor isolator, used but looks fine.
Palmer adjustable windshield brackets for the Uly, black, used but look fine.

Stebel Nautalis Air Horn; used but works fine, looks used.


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Old 09-21-2012, 04:47 PM   #52638
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Got room for me? Should I load up some GPS routes? Is Mt Vernon a good place to meet up or do you go around that mess?
Sure, Sure (I have a loose route in my GPS ), I was planning on heading north of mt vernon and try to find some better roads to connect my place to Danville, maybe up into Butler and do breakfast at the Wiffletree.

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I can't ride but do you guys have a breakfast plan, because I can meet for a little bit.
No clue, given the above, do you have a suggestion.

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I am kind of a game time decision based on the weather since I am an hour and a half from Danville. What time is the new time to meet in Danville if you are leaving your place at 9?
I'll be honest, I have no idea given the above. Maybe meet up in butler if you are coming from Akron.

The forecast keeps changing, rain is supposed tobe gone by 8 am, but back in the afternoon
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #52639
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #52640
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Thailand vs. Japan. Pre 08 bikes have very few problems other than than the doohicky. I know a fella that had a new 08 with no power & used oil like crazy. Turned out the bore was oval. I can run my 93 as hard as I want & it seems to never use a drop.
It's the same reason I'm skeptical of the CRF250L, but the Thai cbr250 seems to be doing ok.
The KLR has been built in Thailand for a while, well before 2008.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #52641
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No clue, given the above, do you have a suggestion.
I guess Jon, Gorman and his lovely wife, and I are gonna meet at 830 at the Mountain Top (or Mountain View?) restaurant in Mt. Eaton, so scratch me off the Danville / Butler breakfast ride.

I suppose anyone else who might care to join us would be welcome.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #52642
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The KLR has been built in Thailand for a while, well before 2008.
I think the changeover was around 90-91

Edit: I meant 00-01.....
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #52643
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The KLR has been built in Thailand for a while, well before 2008.
Supposedly that's when the bulk of the problems began. I guess I read that it was when the body style changed, must have misread or had a bad source. Just did some more research and it appears 2002 was the change.
FWIW the doohickey in my 93 was broken when I upgraded it. The broken piece was in the crankcase. It does seem I've read about more oil burners in the new body style.
I'm not much of a rider (still learning to ride), but it didn't me long to feel a few shortcomings of the stock KLR, all around its decent and I'm sure a good rider would be able to take it many more places than I.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #52644
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Supposedly that's when the bulk of the problems began. I guess I read that it was when the body style changed, must have misread or had a bad source. Just did some more research and it appears 2002 was the change.
FWIW the doohickey in my 93 was broken when I upgraded it. The broken piece was in the crankcase. It does seem I've read about more oil burners in the new body style.
I'm not much of a rider (still learning to ride), but it didn't me long to feel a few shortcomings of the stock KLR, all around its decent and I'm sure a good rider would be able to take it many more places than I.
Total dead horse flogging but the KLR is a great bike in theory.

Kaw's failing is that they tried to keep it so cheap that they ended up making a shitty bike. If it was $500 more, and Kaw spent that money on the needed upgrades and left their profit margin as it is, it'd be a true bargain and a world class bike.

Fix the doohickey and spring, install sealed wheel bearings, fix the breaking subframe issues, fix the breaking footpeg issues, make the chain adjusters more dirt bikey, little better suspension, better brakes. For new models add FI, a nicer digital dash (with a fucking clock). Try and shave some weight but that's really not a necessity.

They tried a little in 2008 with new plastics, headlights, beefier wheels, better brakes; but still the doohickey issue; and now the oil burning issue.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #52645
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Don't forget buttressing the flexy frame and going with an 18" rear wheel.

What's sucky about the KLR is that some bikes that are good deserve to stay around for 15 years unchanged. The KLR has been very flawed for its entire run, with very little effort to correct it.

Just lazy on the part of Kawi, but then the Japs do that a lot. Make a great bike for 3 years, make a mediocre one for 20, no rhyme or reason.

Maybe KTM has it better...make 185 different models, one of them's bound to be good.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #52646
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Thanks guys for letting me ride along with y'all today. I can't quite keep the pace on the pavement down southeast way - and I thought we hit some good state routes today. I punked out and headed north early and got home with 230 miles.

Meigs County makes me think about a bike that don't 'do-it-all' - how about a Super-Motard downthere? That's a different type of adventure riding. . .
A supermoto is super fun in the tight twisties of southeast OH and northern WV. I miss mine. Might have to buy another ...

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #52647
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A supermoto is super fun in the tight twisties of southeast OH and northern WV. I miss mine. Might have to buy another ...

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #52648
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Adventure in Ohio - I know that thread.

Nutcracker Dual Sport Satuday morning - Logan Ohio.
100 miles of fun - and adventure (of sorts).

Looks like condtions could be primo. . .

Probably a sea of orange (that works for me.)

Hope to see you on the trail. . .

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I'll see you in the morning Bob. I plan on being there a little after 7am. I have your number if I can't find you. ;)

I have a like new mud tire on (minus the 75 miles of Anthen's enduro route) and am ready for some fun!

I got to ride with Gorman last week and now with you!
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #52649
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #52650
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