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Old 11-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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Hey Scorch and crew...
Post the bike's year & model info with your photos.
(Believe it or not, a lot of us non-bikers honestly don't know what we're looking at)

I'm little more than a student here.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:17 PM
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I feel a bit cruel starting the Vee for a 10km trip to work. It's like a dog expecting a long walk...
Agreed. That's why I purchased the scooter pictured earlier in this thread. It's an excellent little runabout.

Every time I start the big Strom, I feel like I'm cheating it unless I cross a state line during the ride.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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My other bike is a 08 KLR650 set up for all road/tracks touring.
Not sure I should call it the other bike tho. As I put more kl up on the 12 Wee I'm starting to wonder if buying it was such a great idea.The KLR is really a much underrated bike and I love the thing,jut a bit underpowered for the long tar road trips.If the Wee motor was in the KLR, and it would ride and handle the same, I would be one happy little Vegemite.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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GL1800 -- the bike that I usually pilot my bride around on
XR650R--aka BRP--just for the F of it
TW-200 -- belongs to the lady -- I'm about the only one that rides it. If I liked it less, I'd recommend that it be sold...

Had a KLR - it was fun - then it was f*cked - previous owner was a doohickey non-believer - he was a fool.

Don't be a doohickey non-believer...
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I also don't have any Off road type bikes but have a 2008 Royal Enfield Bullet. I keep thinking about trying to sell it and pick up a Honda CRF250L since it would be lighter and easier to maneuver off-road.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 PM
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Had a KLR - it was fun - then it was f*cked - previous owner was a doohickey non-believer - he was a fool.

Don't be a doohickey non-believer...
Forgive me, but I can't get my head around the idea that you weren't also a fool here.

Am I missing some subtlety in your post? Or did your doohickey education begin when it failed during your ownership?
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My other bike is a 08 KTM 300 xc-w, thinking about putting the lights back on it to make it a dualsport . Instead of pure off road, it would be Really fun as a Super Motard !!
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My current stable:

Listed in my signature line.... I need a bigger garage....

I enjoy all of my bikes but my V-Strom sees the most saddle time.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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Forgive me, but I can't get my head around the idea that you weren't also a fool here.

Am I missing some subtlety in your post? Or did your doohickey education begin when it failed during your ownership?
A fool indeed! I bought it!

I ordered the aftermarket doohickey kit and the necessary tools.
When I opened it up, the doohickey was broken, along with the springs. Many pieces were located at the pickup screen of the oil pump...

I replaced the doohickey (do you know of what I speak tall man?) an idler gear and some cam chain guides and thought that I had the issue beat despite the fact that the chain had worn into the case in a couple of locations. Tribal knowledge said that the cam chain 'never' is a problem...

On a commute to work the cam chain broke on the freeway doing about 65 mph...

For the KLR uneducated the doohickey has a name something like, "counter balancer idler sprocket tensionser lever"
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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In addition to my lovely wee... I currently have KTM 300 and 450 for the dirt... oh yeah and a KDX220






My Hooligan bike is this... it's kinda fun to be a Hooligan from time to time


For the track I have these. All three will be for sale come summer.






The wifey loves her Gladius when she's not riding her BMW


I had to "repo" this from my neighbor for non-payment! Ha! Nice guy just had some bad luck! Also for sale... again!



This is what I'll be riding soon... Hey, it's a Honda!
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