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Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   10-14-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Some more good news concerning twohawks...

Some more good news concerning twohawks [Mike]........

He was transferred from the Winchester Medical Center to

Winchester Rehabilitation Center
333 W. Cork Street,
Winchester, VA 22601
...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   10-11-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Anyone into sending a card of well wishes or...

Anyone into sending a card of well wishes or other form of support for twohawks can contact Mike @


Michael Cooley
Room 279
Winchester Medical Center
1840 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22604
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   10-11-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
I just received a message from Mike [twohawks]....

I just received a message from Mike [twohawks]. This brought tears to my eyes.


"Pat,

I am in ICU at Winchester medical center having had a mild stroke last week. I am fine. No perm damage."...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Riders   10-09-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,522
Posted By vatrader
I haven't any first hand experience with this...

I haven't any first hand experience with this vendor. There are some of these boxes and racks in my area, and for all intended purposes, they are second to none. The fit and finish is of a...
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   10-08-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,129
Posted By vatrader
I fill the radiator to the top, put cap on, run...

I fill the radiator to the top, put cap on, run engine about 30 seconds. Check coolant level, start and run until thermostat opens. [about 200 degrees] Shut engine down and let cool. Top off coolant...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   10-07-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
On Tuesday, twohawks [Mike] experienced a...

On Tuesday, twohawks [Mike] experienced a hemorrhagic stroke. He is currently in the Winchester Medical Center. He is undergoing an MRI today. This may have little effect on our Tech Day plans, or...
Forum: Gadgets & Gizmos   10-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,684
Posted By vatrader
I experience "hot spots" on my butt with many...

I experience "hot spots" on my butt with many motorcycle seats. I need something firmer and something to spread out the load. I've had a number of custom saddles made for various motorcycles over the...
Forum: Bike and Rider Gear   09-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,845
Posted By vatrader
For those who break things....

I ran across something I found interesting, and I thought I'd pass along......

http://www.otbplastics.com/

Potentially, some aftermarket Tupperware [plastic body components] for the KLR 650,...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
I suppose there are a number of methods that can...

I suppose there are a number of methods that can be used....I've had good luck getting flywheels off by putting bearing grease in the bolt hole, then applying steady pressure on the rotor puller. The...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-26-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Bumpety-bump. Let's keep this on page one so we...

Bumpety-bump. Let's keep this on page one so we don't lose track of time. Some will need to order parts, equipment needs to be arranged for. Kitchen passes negotiated.

I'm looking forward to just...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-26-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Bumpety-bump. Let's keep this on page one so we...

Bumpety-bump. Let's keep this on page one so we don't lose track of time. Some will need to order parts, equipment needs to be arranged for. Kitchen passes negotiated.

I'm looking forward to just...
Forum: Introductions   09-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By vatrader
Hi Rick, and welcome to the forum. Let's see what...

Hi Rick, and welcome to the forum. Let's see what we can do to bring you from being a yamadog to a kawadog. Enjoy your bikes and the forum.
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,153
Posted By vatrader
LJ, I can fully appreciate your feelings of...

LJ, I can fully appreciate your feelings of violation and outrage about the incident. You reacted as you did, and I pass no judgement on those reactions. I'm glad the situation ended with you and...
Forum: Gadgets & Gizmos   09-24-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,277
Posted By vatrader
Curiosity more than a little piqued, I...

Curiosity more than a little piqued, I investigated. Interesting discovery, and I thought I ought to pass it along to the masses here. That indeed was a Gen I KLR 650 under the canopy, and it belongs...
Forum: Gadgets & Gizmos   09-24-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,277
Posted By vatrader
Tank Vest

I had some bidness to tend to up country [hillbilly for "down in the city"], so me 'n coupla Gomers went down to the edge of civilization, Gainesville, Va., to watch a bit of the Mid-Atlantic Police...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   09-24-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,234
Posted By vatrader
The elbow is just press fit into the petcock. I...

The elbow is just press fit into the petcock. I had this happen last fall on a KZ 305, with nearly the identical petcock. I put a coat of Permatex Liquid Solder around the elbow and seated into the...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   09-20-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,586
Posted By vatrader
I don't think anyone was asking for specific...

I don't think anyone was asking for specific statistical information.

Anecdote:
a usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident

Basically a request for one's...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,283
Posted By vatrader
There'll be sets of doo tools at the Blue Ridge...

There'll be sets of doo tools at the Blue Ridge Tech Day I next month. Soon enough? Other wise I can arrange for you to use mine.
Forum: 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods   09-18-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By vatrader
Yes. Your piston and cylinder. I'll wager your...

Yes. Your piston and cylinder. I'll wager your crankcase is full of gasoline and with each down stroke, the piston is pushing gas into the air box through the crankcase vent line. Symptoms of a...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Probably, but don't let that stop you! Bring it,...

Probably, but don't let that stop you! Bring it, we'll get done what we can. We'll start a list of who's bringing what for tools and such.

Be good to see you again!
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-17-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Click on the words "Woodstock, Va." in the...

Click on the words "Woodstock, Va." in the original post to this thread.

Welcome to the forum jokerlp. I think you'll find a good brotherhood and lots of dual sport activity right here in your...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   09-17-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,586
Posted By vatrader
Anyone considering coming to the upcoming Blue...

Anyone considering coming to the upcoming Blue Ridge Tech Day I, also consider dragging along a little extra ammo. twohawks is a hobbyist Gun Smith, and has a firing range. We will be taking a break...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Welcome to the forum Guy! All good points to...

Welcome to the forum Guy! All good points to consider. Even better would be your presence and help. We're adding an incentive bonus......

There's a firing range on site. Among his varied talents,...
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-15-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,114
Posted By vatrader
Welcome aboard neighbor! New thread here:...

Welcome aboard neighbor! New thread here: (http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=11609)
Forum: Upcoming Tech Days & Group Rides   09-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,707
Posted By vatrader
Blue Ridge KLR Tech Day 10-29-11

Its on!

October 29, 2011

Woodstock, Va....
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