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

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

  1. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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  2. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    DQ and I worked getting the first oil change done on the KTM. It really wasn't bad at all. We were putting fresh oil in it a couple of hours after we started taking it apart and that was including the time to put everything back together. So, even though it's a pain in the butt to do it, I would say I'm pretty happy it wasn't anymore intense! Thanks DQ!

    Now the only problem is how much to put back. The manual says clearly, "approximately", but that amount barely registers on the dipstick. A search of OC reveals that several folks have the same issues. Opinions vary on whether or not to put the "approximate" amount in or fill it up to the dipstick MAX line. I am leaning toward making more oil show up on the dipstick.

    Trophy, did you finish your project last night?
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  3. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Judging by how he was posting, I'm pretty sure he made it through the whole fifth.
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  4. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I would say it was more like a few hours rather than a couple of hours. Also, it would be very difficult to do by yourself. One person has to lift the left fuel tank while the other disconnects 4 fuel lines and 2 electrical lines. other than that it was easy, it just takes time.

    This is what it looks like when changing the oil.

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  5. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    It never ceases to amaze me that some engineer thought it would be a good idea to make a regular maintenance item so difficult. They obviously don't do their own motorcycle maintenance. Of course the same thing can be said for lawnmowers, cars and many more things. On the other hand, I changed the oil and filter on my son's KLR the other evening and it took all of about 15 minutes. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!:hmmmmm
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  6. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Nope. Got busy with something else.

    That's what I got busy with.

    Engineers were not involved in designing the KLR. :lol3
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  7. carabnsol

    carabnsol should have been a cowboy

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  8. Supahflid

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    Well, by 9:30 or so we had oil in it and we didn't really get started until 6:30 or 7:00. Maybe my time was a bit off; :1drink
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  9. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    they look really nice.
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  10. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    It was really good talking with all of you this morning steelpony Roy, vfrgreg, EBW, redduck and Trophy! Enjoyed seeing you again SP!

    Here are the pics of the new rubber:

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    Back:

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    And the whole thang:

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    I think they'll be pretty good tires even though I wanted the Karoo's.

    P.S.-Ain't Roy's new V-strom purty?
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  11. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    What is that strange blue thing with 4 wheels in your garage???
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  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    I see SupahfliC got her garage space back.
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  13. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Just a test run. Still too much junk in there to move around effectively; but she was ecstatic that to see it in the garage. Makes the new motorcycle pill go down a little easier.
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  14. evilbollweevil

    evilbollweevil HDkila

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    Good seein u buddy, sorry if I wasn't very sociable I didn feel to good but really needed to get out for a few min.

    Ima go ahead and make a milage guess on the new skins... ima say 1500-1800 miles... :evil
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  15. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    I'm not getting behind him in gravel. Those big knobbies turned by that badass engine = rock shower.
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  16. evilbollweevil

    evilbollweevil HDkila

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    Yep and Jim told me about a guy that I think on a GS that killed a set in 800 miles too... lol
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  17. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I'm ecstatic about my new garage configuration, too!! I know how she feels... I can walk around in there, still getting things organized. Man, I missed my space!!! :)

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  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I do like that color scheme on the big Katoom. :clap Glad they brought it back. Hey, if my bunch can get 2400-2600 out of TKC80's , on the pigs we ride, I'm betting even with extra juice you can get the same. Now the Kenda Big Blocks? As some wag said about mine ......."black cheese". lol
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  19. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Wow, I've never seen the back wall of your garage before...

    That is a drastic improvement! Feels good, doesn't it?
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  20. Supahflid

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    :clap Yay! Good job mate!
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