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Old 08-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #9556
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Ran into these unsavory charcters at breakfast today, and what do you know, a ride happened.


Nice meeting you two. Thanks for helping me get my bike at least a little dirty!
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #9557
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Great day to ride! Pretty new wee!
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #9558
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Great day to ride! Pretty new wee!
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Bike unsuccessfully started again today. even after a good 20 minute break.... It did bumpin it downhill.... then after fuel, I havn't put the meter on there yet. We'll see.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #9559
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I ordered a stator for my DRZ Friday. It took a dump at LF last weekend. Only had 9.5v in the battery when I got back to camp Friday. CDI ignition & carburetors rock.

Stator has 60v out of two legs, but only 11 out of the other. It charges with the headlight disconnected.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #9560
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Ugh... ^^
I did notice that when i put the high beam on at idle, the radiator fan lost rpms.... this can't be good. Bikes is bitches.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #9561
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12.7 at rest
14.5 at idle.

CUAZY.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #9562
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I had a great time today. We missed the food porn picture!!! On the way home my speedo started acting funny and I noticed that the cable had come off at the wheel. I had a stop to make about 2 miles down the road, figured I would fix it there. When I stopped all that was there was the cable housing the drive cable was gone. I backtracked a little and found it laying on the road, took it home, cleaned and lubed it up and slid it back inside and the speedo is working again, you got to love 1980 tech!!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #9563
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I had a great time today. We missed the food porn picture!!! On the way home my speedo started acting funny and I noticed that the cable had come off at the wheel. I had a stop to make about 2 miles down the road, figured I would fix it there. When I stopped all that was there was the cable housing the drive cable was gone. I backtracked a little and found it laying on the road, took it home, cleaned and lubed it up and slid it back inside and the speedo is working again, you got to love 1980 tech!!!

Yep the KLR she is a simple beast. More complex that Jack's (and my) tiger!

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12.7 at rest
14.5 at idle.

CUAZY.
Before I replaced my stator and rectifier I had no bump in voltage at idle. After replacement the numbers were more like yours. Perhaps it is an intermittent thing that only happens when warm or something.

The new stator and rectifier came with a kit to remove hard wire the three wires between stator and rectifier as this is a potential problem area. You might want to check that connection.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #9564
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I had a great time today. We missed the food porn picture!!! On the way home my speedo started acting funny and I noticed that the cable had come off at the wheel. I had a stop to make about 2 miles down the road, figured I would fix it there. When I stopped all that was there was the cable housing the drive cable was gone. I backtracked a little and found it laying on the road, took it home, cleaned and lubed it up and slid it back inside and the speedo is working again, you got to love 1980 tech!!!

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Ran into these unsavory charcters at breakfast today, and what do you know, a ride happened.

Nice meeting you two. Thanks for helping me get my bike at least a little dirty!
More pics from the ride:
Outside of Ches-Del

Gary showing off

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #9565
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That is showing off, I never could ride backwards.

Didn't know KLRs had a reverse.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:29 AM   #9566
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More pics from the ride:
Outside of Ches-Del

Gary showing off

They don't, I had the engine running backwards.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:51 AM   #9567
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No offense to you stromtroopers, but that new Strom aint' even butt ugly.
I like the looks without the large tank covers!! looks more like a bike now.






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Old 08-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #9568
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.... new Strom aint' even butt ugly.
Maybe even kinda cute.















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Old 08-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #9569
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I finally got the Summer LF photos uploaded, so I started a thread in Day Trippin'.

2013 Summer Laurel Fork Camp & Ride
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #9570
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Photos are lookn' good Wayne.
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