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post #21 of 34 Old 04-23-2014, 10:11 AM
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Just spooned a set of Avon Gripsters on my 2004 KLR650. (Been doing a lot of road riding these days commuting between Lebanon and Lyme.)
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post #22 of 34 Old 04-26-2014, 06:10 AM
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Hey there, what are you guys wearing for
Summer pants and jackets?
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post #23 of 34 Old 04-26-2014, 08:05 AM
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Hey there, what are you guys wearing for
Summer pants and jackets?
Joe Rocket Reactor mesh jacket and Levi's. Roadcrafter in the rain.
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post #24 of 34 Old 05-03-2014, 06:56 PM
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Early wanderings....

Getting a late start due to long - cold winter..
Here's my first few wanderings of 2014.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXocTZfcrk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALfe4wCUD1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL3GYB6MO3s

Other stuff...
https://www.youtube.com/user/larry31...ow=grid&view=0

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
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post #25 of 34 Old 05-03-2014, 07:00 PM
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The Doo??

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Yup. Mine came out of winter storage about a week and a half ago. Watch out for the sand.
I got a lot done over the winter: new doohickey with torsion spring, new valve shims (adjustment), new spark plug, new seat cover, new alloy choke plunger sleeve, new LED marker lights, made sure everything is tight, new stainless hex screws for the master cylinder & the carb, new power outlet, and the chain hasn't been this clean since it left the showroom.
Just curious ! What condition did you find the original parts, and how many miles on the bike when you did the Doo?

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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post #26 of 34 Old 05-04-2014, 02:45 PM
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Just curious ! What condition did you find the original parts, and how many miles on the bike when you did the Doo?
11,800 miles when I did the Doo. The doohickey itself was fine (I replaced it anyway). The spring was slack, but not broken; no room for adjustment.
The results of my valve adjustment are here: http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?p=274330
The spark plug looked okay. But, since I had it out, I replaced it.
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post #27 of 34 Old 05-04-2014, 02:49 PM
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Hey there, what are you guys wearing for
Summer pants and jackets?
Tourmaster Sonora mesh jacket. River Road motorcycle jeans (kevlar in knees and butt) over knee/shin guards.
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post #28 of 34 Old 05-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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Doo question

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11,800 miles when I did the Doo. The doohickey itself was fine (I replaced it anyway). The spring was slack, but not broken; no room for adjustment.
The results of my valve adjustment are here: http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?p=274330
The spark plug looked okay. But, since I had it out, I replaced it.
Thanks NH Thumper!

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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post #29 of 34 Old 08-22-2015, 09:58 AM
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Yearly Update..!!

Finally did my Do. (Eagle Mike kit, with torsion spring.) Original spring OK, but no tension on it. (just over 13,000 miles now.)

Lubed the swing arm bolts. Kind of dry, but no rust. ( I don't ride in water much! )

Both tires are now Mitas E-07's. Will see how they wear? Handle good on road. I don't do much trail, but gravel is ok. (I don't ride much rough stuff any more.)

Had 2 "out-of-round" Kenda K-270's. My son had an out-of-round" K270 too.
Made the front end hop like a bunny!
I returned mine, he's running his. 3 bad tires of same model ???

Made a few Videos..FWIW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ktBjz0T0b4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xVR3OLCWBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvCIt2XDGq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to-6mro3bc

Hope all New Hampshire riders are enjoying the summer.

Ride safe!

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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post #30 of 34 Old 11-06-2015, 08:48 PM
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Tire update.

Ref Mitas E-07 tires.
I've about 2,000 miles on them both now. Wearing even, and no bouncing at all.
I've been on pavement, gravel, and rocks, ( no mud ) can't complain on the grip or handling.
I'm happy with them so far.
One minor complaint: At about 50 mph and up to about 60 mph, they sing a bit. Any slight leaning, like minor stearing corrections, the singing stops. Definitely a strait line thing. If I wear

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky
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