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Old 12-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #42526
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Todays testament to the mighty KLR. Given the issues getting the 426 to stay running yesterday I thought I'd run the KTM today. Well, as the battery is just charging back up now it has yet to be able to stay running. So which of my off road bikes starts first try and keeps going? The KLR. Two year old $35 battery, beaten and enjoyed but easily over looked it is the reliability king.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:23 AM   #42527
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Easily made street legal. Less than $200 from RMATV for some parts and an hour of your time.

Probably the most durable engine of any "offroad" class motorcycle out there...the 5-valve WRF's are bomb proof. Don't know anyone, EVER, who's had valve problems (there's a reason so many privateers run them in the Dakar)

Subframe can be made. In fact, add the cost of a good fabricator making you a subframe, and you'll still be cheaper than an EXC450, TC449, etc.

The WRF's a wide ratio tranny, 5th isn't wound out.

But, other than that your beefs are legitimate.

And once again, the difference between armchair racers and those with experience is proven.


Regardless! As I'm staring out the window at work grumbling about the snow coming down, one of you Blue Super Tenere folks blasted past! I saw you checkin out my Uly (first time I've ridden it since I picked up the WRR!), stop in next time; talk bikes and get a free cup of coffee!

EDIT: You rode by again!
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #42528
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Heading down to Coshocton to pick something up if anyone is planning to be in that area. Leaving about 1pm mxmike164 at gmail dut com
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #42529
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And once again, the difference between armchair racers and those with experience is proven.


Regardless! As I'm staring out the window at work grumbling about the snow coming down, one of you Blue Super Tenere folks blasted past! I saw you checkin out my Uly (first time I've ridden it since I picked up the WRR!), stop in next time; talk bikes and get a free cup of coffee!

EDIT: You rode by again!
Only ten minues later? Musta been too cold for em, so he headed back home
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:08 PM   #42530
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Regardless! As I'm staring out the window at work grumbling about the snow coming down, one of you Blue Super Tenere folks blasted past! I saw you checkin out my Uly (first time I've ridden it since I picked up the WRR!), stop in next time; talk bikes and get a free cup of coffee!

EDIT: You rode by again!
Wasn't me, I swear! Sadly my Tenere has been sitting since Black Friday.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #42531
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Only ten minues later? Musta been too cold for em, so he headed back home
Should have gotten the black one...
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #42532
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Damn the snow sucks. Got just bad enough today to make it slick, saw some dude on 21st in Newark on a cruiser about lose his shit at an intersection, came to slow down and it went sideways on him. Did a hell of a job keeping it upright, but you could tell it scared the shit out of him.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #42533
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Any local folks parting out a bike or just have old parts laying around? I'm looking for a small reservoir like you see for rear brake fluid; like this without the bracket:


Size, shape, color doesn't matter. I hate to buy one when there must be dozens sitting around rotting on bikes. Ebay has them for $10 direct from China, but I figured I'd try here first.

Or, do we have any motorcycle junk yards around anymore? I remember about a decade ago going to The Rice Patty. They still exist?
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #42534
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Or, do we have any motorcycle junk yards around anymore? I remember about a decade ago going to The Rice Patty. They still exist?
They do.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:14 PM   #42535
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...and it went sideways on him. Did a hell of a job keeping it upright, but you could tell it scared the shit out of him.

I did that this afternoon cresting a hill and finding out there was a hard left afterwards. Most of the roads were just wet, some were getting pretty muddy and a couple had snow cover but since the dirt undereither was still soft, there was plenty of traction.

There was a cruiser out up here too , wearing a santa outfit
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #42536
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The current wr450f? Bleh: not-street legal, short maintenance intervals, no luggage-capable subframe, only a 5-speed.
I agree on everything but the maintenance intervals, should be no worse than a DRZ400 or any of the single cylinder dual sport bikes.
I have owned several Yamaha 4 strokes, even a 250f at one point. the were like iron. I raced the 250 2 seasons of WORCS and tons of practice/play riding and followed no specific maintenance schedule. Bike never needed anything.
The WR450 would make a bitchin dual sport bike, in fact in some countries it is street legal from the factory.

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Old 12-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #42537
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Any local folks parting out a bike or just have old parts laying around? I'm looking for a small reservoir like you see for rear brake fluid; like this without the bracket:


Size, shape, color doesn't matter. I hate to buy one when there must be dozens sitting around rotting on bikes. Ebay has them for $10 direct from China, but I figured I'd try here first.

Or, do we have any motorcycle junk yards around anymore? I remember about a decade ago going to The Rice Patty. They still exist?
Sharps just south of Chillicothe. Got one like that for my sidecar brake.
Probably cost more than 10 bucks to drive there.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:22 PM   #42538
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in a stunning display of overkill that's of interest to probably no one, I present the final 4 videos of my ride at Wayne last Monday:














and some pics:

the author:



the bike, before:



during:





and after:







not sure how/where I did this:





the ice:



the rules:



the good news:



the bad news :



and the reward at the end of the day:



THE END.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #42539
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Sion,

Turn your front tire until it goes straight into the corner of the truck and ain the rear to the other corner . Then take the tie down off the frame and attach it to the eye of the hook going to the corner near the tire. Your bike will be triangulate into the corner and won't come out unless a strap breaks or you flip the truck.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #42540
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Sion,

Turn your front tire until it goes straight into the corner of the truck and ain the rear to the other corner . Then take the tie down off the frame and attach it to the eye of the hook going to the corner near the tire. Your bike will be triangulate into the corner and won't come out unless a strap breaks or you flip the truck.

got wheel chocks mounted in the bed of the truck...look here to the left of the bike:



that bike aint goin nowhere...4 straps plus chocked wheel
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