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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    this weekend is no good for me, my mom is having a mastectomy wed. i told her i would spend weekend with her at her place @ ft. ritner.

    any weekend after that, i should be good.

    my doo is done, swingarm greased, valves done...wheel bearings still feel good. i could upgrade suspension, but i am in no hurry for that yet.

    guess i will just show up to point fingers and laugh at everyone. but i can bring extra shims, micrometer and whatnot.

    paul, if we have it at your place, you may want to park that sweet 57chevy outside...don't want some bonehead to drop their bike against it. :huh:cry

    i will not park my bike anywhere close to it....i promise.
  2. gtackett

    gtackett Been here awhile

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    Platterdr, any pics. of the KLR?

    Did you sell the XRL?
  3. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    I am ordering my Doo supplies from EagleMike today, so I am guessing they might not make it by this weekend either.

    The next weekend is the super bowl:freaky, so that is out.

    Feburary 8th, is the pro-bowl:bore, but that I can miss. Seems far enough ahead so that if anyone needs to order anything it should be here by then.

    Where are you located Backmarker?
  4. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    forgot about this.. my new rear tire for tw. duro power grip 26x8x14 atv tire!

    [​IMG]

    maybe i will haul tw there and swap tires, then afterward...paul can lead us around the trails outside of bedford. :clap

    big fun indeed!!
  5. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    You makin the TW into a mud bogger? :lol3

    I bet you wont have trouble getting the rear end to hook up.
  6. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Ya Tim the old chebby would go out in the yard. She'll start. Depending on how many are going to participate we might be better off at Backmarkers place. I've got 2 full bays to work in so that's 4 or 5 bikes. Where are you located Backmarker?

    Platterdr we need to get that Z lined out for some woods action. Did you get that jet kit put in yet? And a new plug? Does it have the hole cut in the top of the airbox already? Stock pipe?
  7. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    THAT'S FREAKIN SWEEEET!!! I'm pretty good at tire swaps. Been lacing and truing wheels forever. Got a pretty good method for balancing too.

    LET'S RIDE!!
  8. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    Well thats the problem. I"m in southern In. Close to Rockport area. Guess guys could truck their bikes down? I have a good dirt hill to backup to for unloading. Also Subway sandwich and Wendys next door, Pizza 3 miles away. I think most of you are farther north so it may not work for everyone. The offer stands....
  9. Glockowner

    Glockowner Been here awhile

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    Looks Like I am in the middle of the possible locations so either works for me.
  10. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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  11. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    location really doesn't matter to me as i really don't have anything to do on my bike. i will prolly give someone a hand if needed, or just stand around a bs.

    so, which ever location works best for group is cool by me.
  12. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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  13. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    The DRZ has a full FMF exhaust it has the 3x3 mod done and has been jetted right as far as everything I have read.

    And no I havn't gotten new jets yet. I want to replace the 3 jets and just make sue thats not the problem before I move on. I'm confused why the thing won't start it ran fine before. It did sit for about 2 months and now nothing. A guy on Thumper Talk almost guarantees it's a clogged pilot jet he says the will clog up but still look fine:huh Doesn't make sense but I hope he's right.


    As far as tech/BS day I say give it a week or so I need to order fork seals and new boots or neoprene covers.

    Anyone besides Roaddad ever do seals on a KLR?
  14. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    It's nothing to look at:lol3 .

    But it will serve me better than the XRL for long distance rides.

    Actually you have seen it. RoadDad was riding it when we all met at Bedford and rode.
  15. Eugene

    Eugene -

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  16. hilljak

    hilljak Hayseed

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    platterdr,

    only way ta check the doo...... is ta take it apart.
    shirly roaddad knows ifin it has the newdoo.
    but ifin it dont a new one, git one now er git one later......

    [​IMG]


    i wud get one now......
  17. Eugene

    Eugene -

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    I have a DR but have always been curious. Which part is the doo?
  18. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I'm no mechanic by any means, but that just doesn't look right to me:eek1

    I know the Doo has been done but not sure when they need a new doo. The bike has 14k on it.
  19. gtackett

    gtackett Been here awhile

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    Does is still have "RoadDad" stickers?

    If I remember correctly, it scooted right along through the Martin County forest gravel roads just fine.
  20. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    Roaddad had 2 KLR's both were pretty much the same. I actually got what used to be RoadSis, then it somehow went to R_ad. Now it's the blue bike with the big green tank. Until I get ahold of some green Krylon Fusion:wink: .

    The bike is in good shape it went all the way to Oregon last summer with no issues. Hope it hauls me around for a few years with no issues.