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  1. Rjg967

    Noob trailer question

    For what it's worth, I have about 3,000 miles towing my harbor freight trailer with everything from a Goldwing down to my YZ 450. Works well! I currently pull it with my 98 horsepower Chevy Spark, did a 270 mile round trip averaging 33 MPG pulling my KLR. LOL
  2. Haha, well like they say; if you don't crash you're not trying hard enough. I went full cogent suspension and it is a game changer
  3. It's been a few years, so I'm not even sure if it's still there but husky boy burgers in Laguna Beach has a double husky with pastrami. Not for the faint of heart. It's got a healthy dollop of pastrami on there and it tastes like top shelf stuff. Makes for a nice ride up the coast as well
  4. Definitely right on the handling. And yeah, grew up on the water so rum is a must. Jerry and Ginger (Sailor Jerry and Ginger beer/ale) set the mood just right.
  5. So over the last couple months I have been modifying and dialing in my 1999 KLR 650. Suspension, skid plate, engine work, and general farklery. The motorcycle's performance has truly impressed me. Far more capable than people give it credit for. However, yesterday I found my limit. On my way home from work I decided to hit the trails outside my neighborhood in Wildomar. They range from fire roads to very technical single track. Well, took a trail that started out easy enough but ended up turning into a very technical single track hill climb. Not the trail to be on while riding a near 400 lb bike. Ended up hitting a point where it was very loose terrain and steep, and decided to just go for it. Well I made it about 15 ft further and found the hard pack and fully looped out my bike. Luckily, I managed to get good footing and righted my bike in the air and she landed on her tires. Bent up license plate and crooked bars are a small price to pay. Did manage to ride out of there and ride home. Took a shower and made myself a nice rum drink to console my ego... Lol
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    1981 Honda CBX with only 3 miles??!!

    My first bike was a 1981 CB650, I really dug in deep on Old Hondas, and truly obsessed over the cbx. I went to a vintage Honda meet and ended up following one on the highway for a few miles. That is a god-tier sound.
  7. hey there, just wanted to say thank you again. The old girl has been great! Recently added a few bits including a trailtech speedometer, exhaust, MCP carb correction, Cogent Dynamics suspension, and saddlebag racks. No grand adventures of your caliber yet, but 2 desert runs so far and local hooning. Going for the TAT next year hopefully. Cheers!
  8. Rjg967

    Doo hickey

    Mine is a 1999, the debris in the oil screen was hard plastic like a chain guide. No telling how long it's been there or how old it is. No metal in the filter whatsoever so I'll consider it a fluke and keep an eye on it. Thanks!
  9. Rjg967

    1st gen KLR650 tank slapper at 80

    No idea what it's supposed to be as the stock sag was about 6.5 inches... Lol
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    1st gen KLR650 tank slapper at 80

    So because I plan on doing mostly dirt with this I didn't have the wheels balanced. I am used to a motocross bike with beadlocks. As far as the rest of it, it is in good shape. And thank you, despite its reputation I'm actually pleasantly surprised with the bike. By addressing these key components it's actually turning out to be a great motorcycle, just slow.
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    1st gen KLR650 tank slapper at 80

    Make it a 685 with exhaust and carburetor correction and it'll do it fairly easily. Before the tire I had it up to 98 before I backed off. LOL
  12. So I recently installed the full cogent front and rear suspension dialed in for my weight, fresh oil and a fresh new desert IT. I now get head shake at 80 MPH while on the road. It didn't do it before with the shinko. I thought maybe headset bearings but they are tight and have no play. I'm currently running 28 PSI, may try it at 24 like I ran previously. Just wondering if anyone else ran into this while running the maxxis desert it. Thank you
  13. Back when I didn't have a dual sport, but still did dual sport things. Sure do miss this bike. And it was surprisingly capable off-road despite having pirelli scorpion v2s. LOL
  14. Rjg967

    Local Shop Mousse Install

    North county Motorsports does it and the advertise it as having very competitive prices. I neglected to ask because I was too caught up in talking shop. LOL
  15. Rjg967

    Doo hickey

    Do you have a picture by chance of what it looks like? I picked up my KLR and it has an astronomical number of miles so I am assuming it is done. However, I pulled the oil screen when I did my clutch and found some shredded black plastic fragments that really freaked me out and I'm afraid it might be the tensioner. Thanks.