First rides, farkles and fixes: show off your bike here!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Supahflid, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Nope, I know better. Last time I wrote computer code was in about 8th grade when schools still required you to learn how to write computer code in computer class:lol3.

    But actually I guess I did try and "fix" it via various tricks found on the forums and careful attention to balancing the throttle bodies. Then I realized I was losing about 8mpg, or 20% of my gas mileage:eek1. Once I did the math, the re-flash of the ECU didn't seem so expensive. Plus the re-flash is being dome for regular gas instead of premium, I get to run ethanol free and save money. Happy, happy, happy:lol3.
  2. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Baby got some new shoes!!

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  3. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Keep track of your mileage. I'm curious. Which ones were those again?
  4. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    That is how it should come from the factory.
  5. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Ummmmm.... he writes down EVERYFOOKINTHING
  6. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    KLR maintenance log-

    December 8, 2012- detailed by Trophy.

    December 9 2012- went mud riding.

    :lol3
  7. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Those are going to be real nice....
















    for about 1500 miles:hide
  8. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    quoted for reference.... :deal
  9. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Now you need to make a rear mud guard to protect the shock. I just super glued a heavy duty tube to the battery box & zip tied the bottom to the dog bones. If you decide to screw something to the battery box, then be sure to move stuff out of the way first.
  10. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Please tell me this is purely a cautionary note and not the voice of experience talking.
  11. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Your welcome and you are the guy who told me T63's go 4500 miles. I can barely get 1500 on a DR650 rear 80% off road. You may get more than 1500 but it won't be quality mileage off road because they will be rounded off and border line bald by then. Plus the triumph has more go than that KLR. Surprisingly my DR literally killed the T63 on the rear in no time.
  12. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    This reminds me of the guy who was going to mount his tag on the underside of his GSXR rear fender only he drilled the holes right through is ECU in the process.:lol3
  13. backwoodsKLR

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    The T-63's on my KLR will go 4500 on rear and 9000 on front. Must be the rider or the DR... :lol3 Guess that is where the "YMMV" variable comes in to play.
  14. RoyQ

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    I guess so. I am typically easy on tires so maybe that DR had more power than I thought. I have a brand new T63 rear still in plastic that I guess I'll sell since I don't plan on using them anymore. Bikes for sale anyway.
  15. backwoodsKLR

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    Our of curiosity, what PSI were you running on the T63s? I was running them real low at first but found they last much better when around 28-30 instead of 18-25... But I got tired of airing up and down when I transitioned from off road to on road.
  16. RoyQ

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    I grew tired of the air up down thing and ran 29-30 rear and 25 front all the time even in CO. Rear gets real hot on pavement for any distance. My rear just evaporated with 250 miles in CO on it and the rest locally. At 1500 it's pretty much gone for off road on pavement it's still ok but going quick. I ended up with a extra one because they were on BO nationwide at the time and I bought one from kickstand. Never canceled the one I had ordered on BO and it showed up in OCT. :lol3

    So I was stuck to run another rear but just decided to sell the bike since I just don't use it and for the most part can go same places on Super T if I need to. The DR to me felt just as big off road as the Tenere.:eek1 I am leaning toward K60 Scouts on Super T but gotta wear out a new Michelin anakee 2 first.
  17. backwoodsKLR

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    I almost went the K60's on the Tiger, but the 150 size has an annoying solid strip down the middle that causes them to wobble and follow asphalt snakes. DQ suggested dropping to the 140 that didn't have the solid center rib, but I just went full knobby to see how I like them.
  18. RoyQ

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    Yep they have a nasty vibration on the Tenere under braking. I am still going to try them eventually even knowing that. The shaft drive roars now leaning left or right once the rear tire cups a little on the edges. I've learned to live with it for 15k miles. The Anakee II's have been great tires, used them in CO and UT but I aired them down, had to it was all over the place until I did that. Get 8k on a rear and front will go 2 rears I'm sure. Great thing about them is they are sportbikeish on the street up in the mountains. I've dragged everything but my sidebags and they are only about inch off the pavement.
  19. Rob Dirt

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    Not me.
    Some guys bought a universal mud sling that acerbis sells & mounted it with screws. They mentioned how easy it would be to screw something up on the inside.
    I just glued an old HD tube on mine. I can't believe it's still on there after 12k+ miles.


    BW, did you figure out why your Tiger is hopping at 40?
  20. backwoodsKLR

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    I did not notice it this morning on the way to CSC, but that is only 12 miles on new knobbies. Will have to see if it was just the Pirelli Scorpion...

    Need to get my rear flap installed soon... I've seen an aftermarket rear hugger fender but figure it will just fill up with mud, if I get in any...
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