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  1. brockster

    Yamoto 200cc chinese bike from day-one

    Good job, Pullin! Way to make the bureaucracy gag on the own rules!
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    Hot chick in the park....

    Ahhh...royalty, now we know who the Dairy Queen is... More cushion for the pushin' More ounces for the bounces More pounds for the rebounds More kilograms for the body slams More flabs for the grabs... Feel free to add on....
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    Klr650 Kawaski

    I bought a '94 KLR650-A8 after Thanksgiving and am very happy with it. I did a lot of 'net exploring before I dropped green for it. Here are the sites I used to research the KLR650. An excellent overview of the KLR650's strengths and weaknesses. http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html Their products. http://www.bigcee.com/ Three KLR Product Vendors http://www.whitehorsepress.com/index.php?cPath=5_164 http://www.isallgood.com/pages/videos.html http://sagebrushmachine.com/ General experience and wisdom about what works and does not with adventure touring with a KLR in one rider's opinion. http://www.advrider.com/Wisdom/Gear.html This fellow has an EXCELLENT site with fool-proof color pictures and instructions on some wrenching procedures. http://klr6500.tripod.com/pdfdownloads.htm Tricks and tips for common cures and modifications http://www.angelfire.com/co/klr650/page8.html A nice set of links to other KLR650 sites and to parts sources. <<<HERE http://www.angelfire.com/mo/motormark/links.html His link for instructional videos http://www.angelfire.com/mo/motorma...CheckVideo.html The company where I bought my used KLR from. The owner has been into KLRs for years. http://www.cycle-analyst.com/ Idler shaft lever 'doohickey' wisdom. http://www.devonjarvisphoto.com/pos...key/readme.html A few other forums with good KLR and general info http://www.klr650.net/forum/. http://www.advrider.com/forums/ http://www.localriders.com/forums/index.php? http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/ http://www.4strokes.com/forums/ Find someone to ride with... http://www.dualsportnews.com/ridebuddies.html
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    How to take really steep hills?

    With a towstrap...
  5. Smart man!!! I am back in the asylum also. Had a CB500F on summer for about 6-8 of riding in '87. Had a '78 Honda Hawk fall of '89. Also had a XS650 in '90-91 but didn't ride it that much. So I have less than a full year of riding when I got back into it after Thanksgiving 2004. I was SHOCKED at how awkward I felt on it the first couple of times. To the point where I wondered if I had made a mistake getting back into bikes. Naaah I have put on almost 400 miles (in winter) just around about a 20-mile radius of where I live, mostly on the weekends. Not much for some, but a lot for me. I still muff a shift once in a while. I'm not trying to pull any wheelies or drag race, I'm just working on smoothness and control. Just give it time--and take a MSF course. I quit riding the last time because I knew that I didn't know enough, but didn't know where to get additional help. I'll be in the course on the weekend of March 11th. I'm looking forward to getting more help and meeting other riders in the course.
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    1994 KLR650 Overheating

    I yanked the thermostat and took it to the dealer to check the open clearance. It was fine. The problen was caused by a combination of low coolant (on the radiator side) and a build-up of corrosion on the connector to the thermocouple switch at the bottom of the radiator. I'm on the road again! Thanks for your suggestions!
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    1994 KLR650 Overheating

    While returning from a late afternoon ride today, I pulled up to a red light then noticed the temp gauge needle went from about half-scale to pretty quickly towards the red zone. Before it got there, I cut through a parking lot to keep airflow through the radiator, got back on the main drag and leaned over to see the radiator--the fan was not spinning, I can turn it with my hand though. Arrgh. The good news is that the fan comes on like it always does for a little bit after you turn the bike off. So the shaft is turning the fan still--it's not stripped out and the circuitry it at least partly okay. But the fan doesn't spin while riding now. The bike has just over 16,200 miles. I've only put a bit over 200 miles on the bike since I bought it after Thanksgiving. Any ideas? Fuses, relay, some circuit board, thermostat, water pump??? Any ideas are appreciated. It looks like it will be a beautiful weekend to ride in Dayton and I don't want to have to be on the sidelines. Hopefully, it will be a fix that I can do. I am checking the coolant level first thing tomorrow. I just topped off the radiator with motorcycle coolant and distilled water last month. Here are my questions: 1. If the coolant level is fine, what do I check next? 2. If it needs coolant, what are the most likely places to check for leakage/consumption on the KLR650's. What is that symptomatic of? 3. Do those CD-ROM Service Manuals for the KLR650 worthwhile for troubeshooting, or are they just a bunch of exploded assembly drawings and parts numbers? Sorry if this may be elementary to a lot of you, but I want learn how to work on the bike myself without running to the dealer everytime an issue happens. I haven't worked on any bike since '91 and that was just changing the oil and filter and adjusting the chain tension. Thanks!
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    Terrible Accident **Graphic Pictures**

    A friend and I used to drink the Grolsch beer in the reusable ceramic-stopper bottles with the intention of saving the bottles for home brewing. (Urp.) Funny how we never got around to actually brewing the stuff, for we always needed more bottles before we could start.
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    Great thing! Bad timing!

    Hey, you forgot one your most important pieces of equipment--your KEYBOARD.
  10. What's kind of freaky also is that there are more than 2000 Americans missing, about 2/3rds of 9/11. Not much of an outcry in the press in the midwest compared to that. I find that shocking also. That definitely was the most graphic photo I have seen of the event. (Don't scroll down when you open it yet, it just gets worse and worse).
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    Your OHV funds at work!!!!!

    The cop on the right has a goatee?? Only cops I have seen with beards are park rangers.
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    Wow. Glad you finally went to the doctor. How's the bike look? How did you manage to hit the tree butt-first???
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    Mommyrider, how are you doing?? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Been thinking about this...

    For pictures of the ship and the mall it partially took out... http://virtualpet.com/bright/bright.htm Forensics of the accident http://www.ecmweb.com/mag/electric_case_runaway_ship/ No one was killed that day, but the shopping center had a run on clean underwear.
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    05' Supercross Winner?

    I think the critter or committee that owns the series, writes the winner's checks and hands out the trophies is the real winner, ($$$$) along with the fans, of course...