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Old 10-04-2010, 06:14 PM   #3031
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What part of Wisconsin?

Kermit Road in Monroe County.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #3032
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Today was a beautiful day and I was driving myself crazy being inside, so I just had to get out and enjoy it before all the leaves are gone. I passed a couple cars that were pulled over taking pics; it's weird feeling like a tourist in your own town... Also got to test a new windshield from JC Whitney (eh, it works). On my first attempt, I had to turn back with a leaking carb, which was magically fixed by me taking it apart, not seeing anything wrong, and putting it back together. :shrug:

Anyways, here's some pics, they're from a road aptly named Covered Rd, which I have another picture of in the other thread.





I took the snowmobile trail home, which had far fewer tourists and lots more sand, rocks, and mud. :yay:
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:21 PM   #3033
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gorgeous fall pictures!
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:46 PM   #3034
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My KLR likes to lie down and rest every once in a while......



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Old 10-07-2010, 08:42 PM   #3035
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does anyone knows about the improvementes ont the 2011 VS 2008-10 (would still oil thirsty?)

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #3036
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California Trail Marker in the Big Empty Wyoming

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:22 PM   #3037
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does anyone knows about the improvementes ont the 2011 VS 2008-10 (would still oil thirsty?)

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From the Kawi site

"Liquid-cooled, 651cc, DOHC, 4-valve, single cylinder engine features a super broad torque curve for the widely varied uses of a dual sport motorcycle.

Double engine balancers keep the engine running smoothly from idle to redline for best rider comfort and less fatigue on long rides.

Ratchet-type, automatic camchain tensioner keeps cam timing “spot-on”.

Free breathing, 4-valve cylinder head boosts low end torque and provides maximum valve area for optimum flow at highway speeds.

Revised cam timing contributes to improved high-rpm performance.

New intake porting offers greater low-end torque.

New piston rings are thinner and have more tension, resulting in a significant reduction in oil consumption.

New, fully transistorized CD Ignition unit replaces the earlier analogue CDI for better ignition performance.

New, higher output alternator (14.5  17.0 Amps) meets the electrical accessory needs of touring riders.

New regulator offers improved performance.

New, one-piece exhaust pipe features smoother bends for improved exhaust efficiency at all rpm.

U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrester helps prevent wildfires and allows access to designated public riding areas and.

40mm semi-flat slide Keihin CVK Carburetor precisely meters fuel for good economy and quick throttle response.

The addition of a secondary air system helps reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

New Denso radiator is thin and lightweight. Fitted with a lightweight and thin cooling fan, the new radiator has a greater cooling area and offers a 20% increase in cooling efficiency. (10% due to more densely packed cores; 10% due to the larger area.)

The more even running temperatures achieved with liquid cooling ensures long engine life and no “power fade” on hot days.

Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission has a gear for every situation, from low-speed trails to highway touring use.

The transmission features Kawasaki’s exclusive positive neutral finder that makes selecting neutral at stoplights a breeze. At a stop, just lift up on the shifter from first gear and the transmission stops at neutral – every time."



So maybe...

Do you run it above 4500+ rmp for long periods of time? Mine tends to drink more if I'm above 5k rpm.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:32 AM   #3038
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Ratchet-type, automatic camchain tensioner keeps cam timing “spot-on”.
Does this mean that the doo and spring have finally been replaced?
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:25 AM   #3039
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Ratchet-type, automatic camchain tensioner keeps cam timing “spot-on”.

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Does this mean that the doo and spring have finally been replaced?
The doo and spring have nothing to do with the cam chain (unless bits of one meet the other by chance)
The doo is the balancer chain tensioner.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:41 AM   #3040
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The Ratchet-type, automatic camchain tensioner is what we all have. It has to be backed off when adjusting the shims, if you loosen the cams.

The part is mid engine.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:01 PM   #3041
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i don't believe how much fun i'm having with this thing---my r100gs never even gets started up since i traded my trials bike for this. course the farkle bug bit hard & early as it always does when i get a different bike next is paint.
today after a couple of cans of satin black!!
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #3042
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This was taken on 9/25 and that is Telluride in the background with the 685.

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Old 10-10-2010, 08:41 PM   #3043
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This was taken on 9/25 and that is Telluride in the background with the 685.

Nice!

That looks like Bridal Veil falls, before the steps. Did you go down? How are they this year???
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:03 AM   #3044
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:57 AM   #3045
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Nice!

That looks like Bridal Veil falls, before the steps. Did you go down? How are they this year???
No I did not turn around. That was my first time down so I don't have anything to reference to.

Half way down the steps.

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