indiana ride thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    not much of a ride today...rode from barn to garage...:lol3

    decided to install new left hand control, the one with the headlight off switch...then do a valve check...that i have not done in 21,000 miles... :huh

    the klr is pretty easy to work on, removed fairing, then little plastic wire harness protector...then just unpluggedleft hand control plug, removed from bars and hooked up new one. it was really that easy.

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    this switch has 3 positions for lights, all the way up runs all lights as usual, flip it to center position and run tail light only, flip it to bottom position and all lights are off. :clap

    even has this cool switch on back side of control, it's a flash to pass button...no matter what position light switch is in, just press this button and it flashes high beam...nice.

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    had some running around to do, when i got back...my dog was tryin to tell me to go lay on couch and drink beer, that pesky valve check can wait a little longer.

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    i agreed....i know i need to do it, but i lack the motivation to tear into a perfectly good running motorcycle...and i just know i will drop something down in there when i get it opened up.

    we have a pretty good group of people here now, and 4 of u are on klr's, and i know 3 of em need valve checks...maybe we could get a tech day scheduled.

    at least that way we could all stand around and point fingers and screw up or bikes at once....i am pretty good at dropping shit down inside motors...and i can snap a bolt off with the best of em. :thumb

    i have the space, and the tools, but live about the farthest away, maybe somewhere around the bedford area....if not, thats cool...i can screw my bike up on my own....no problem.
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  2. hilljak

    hilljak Hayseed

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    Work on KLR'sday?

    Now ya says sumtin about it.... ya bastage.
    taday i tore the crap outta the right side ta get ta those phookin water n oil seals. gonna replace them clutch springs too.
    then after that me's is gonna put on all the reindeer shit that was left under the secrect christmas tree in the barn. :wink: sum call them pharkles.:D

    if ya needs sumwhere to do it, ya can do it here. jest as long as no more than 3 cops er 4 fire trucks get called durin work ours.
    lots of space, tools, hammers, saws, heavy equipment, but no heat.:lol3

    so's i say yeah, lets have a klrsday. hell, sumone bring sumtin else and we'll tear it up too....

    ur friend.
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  3. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    KLR work day??:huh HA!
    Get a Suzuki. All we do is ride ride ride.:evil :lol3






















































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  4. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Same with the ol' Yamadog here. Although, I did manage to shut it down long enough to service it today. Been rackin' up the miles lately and she was due for a fresh oil & filter change. Ready to go again now though :wink:
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  5. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    I would appreciate a KLR tech day. I would really like to do the doo on mine. Plus I would like to do the 22 cent carb shim mod, and I am not very mechanical, so help would be great.
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  6. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    22 cent carb shim mod? Guess I haven't heard of that. What's that all about?
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  7. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    I just did mine Thursday. Not much of a wrencher, but I'm learning!
    I'd love to attend a klr tech day.

    Click

    I do want to do the valve check and maybe next winter do the 685 rebuild.
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  8. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I'm up for a tech day sometime. Not that the KLR requires alot of upkeep,besides tech days are usually BS sessions anyways while one guy works on his bike everyone else gives useless tips.


    As far as Suzuki goes I've got one that won't start for shit. It's really starting to piss me off. I'm thinking I kept the wrong bike. I miss the realiability of the Honda.


    No offense to any Suzuki owners. I'm sure my attitude towards them will change if mine ever runs again:wink:
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  9. hilljak

    hilljak Hayseed

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    hey glock,
    i have doo tools ifin ya wanna git that stock pita doo outta thar.
    but make sure ya git yur new doo from eagle mike. heres the link.

    http://www.eagle-m-e.com/

    ur friend
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  10. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    I had a guy approach me yesterday about purchasing, what he described, as a Honda XL250. He said it has turn signals, headlight, tail light & horn on it. He also said that he doesn't have a title for it. He doesn't have much more info about the bike as he just now picked it up. He mentioned that it's already had the police check done on the bike and that he got a bill of sale from the guy he bought it from and he'd give me one too if I wanted the bike.

    My question is this... Does anyone here know what kind of ordeal it would be to get this thing titled in the state of IN with just a bill of sale? Would it be worth the hassle or just impossible? In the past, I've always had a clear title to work with and have never traveled down this road before.
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  11. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    If the VIN clears and you have a proper bill of sale filled out it's just a matter of taking that info to the DMV and applying for a lost title. There's a small fee and the usual waiting game, but after a few weeks you should be good to go. :thumb
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  12. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    I don't have a KLR but might want to attend a tech day.

    Do you think you guys could change my oil, adjust my valves, and change my tires for me? Maybe polish it up a bit as well?:ear

    I've never done any wrenching or cleaning and I don't know what to do. I'm not interested in leaning, I'd just rather have you guys do it for me.
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  13. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    Here's the deal, we will work on your bike for free beer. But the catch is we only start working on your bike after we drink all the beer. :wink:
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  14. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    well, we know what a tight ass you are...and how u will not spend any cash on anything foolish..i am certain we can be talked into airing up your tires.....as long as u can part with some of the things u will spend your cash on......u know, hookers n blow!!

    :lol3
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  15. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    :cry

    You guys are no help.

    Fine, I guess I can bring beer. I can also bring hookers and blow. Tim gets the one with the adams apple though. :lol3
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  16. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    This thread is going right in the terlette.
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  17. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    :topes.......:viking.....no thanks tedd, i told u guys before....i am no sword fighter. guess u can leave the hookers home.

    will take the beer though. :thumb
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  18. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    I know a good mechanic. NO there was nothing wrong with the bike. Just some preventive maint.
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  19. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Here's our halloween ride. Anyone else do this stuff to their bike?
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  20. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    For me Sundays would work best, but I could always be sick on a Saturday if necessary. I haven't been to a tech day so I am not sure how much gets done, or how much to plan on getting done. I think the doo has to be my first priority, I will email EagleMike and see if he has any in stock. My bike has under 5k on it, do the valves need checked?

    Thanks for the offer of tools Hilljak, that solves one problem.

    BTW I believe this is what is known as the 22cent mod http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41112. They call it that because that is how much the washer to shim the needle costs.
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