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I actually got stranded last week about 35 miles from the truck. Had a nail go into the tread portion of the Dumflops. The nail was keeping most of the air in, but it eventually pushed through after riding about 10 miles while pumping it up every couple miles. When I finally got a tire plug in it, I could see that the rubber was only about a millimeter thick!

With these beadlock wheels and these Ripsaw tires, I know I could run them with no air whatsoever for as long as needed. In fact, I might just run like one pound pressure in all four tires all the time as stiff as these are. When I had five pounds in them yesterday, I couldn't get them to flex even when I stood on them.
Yeah I used to run 3-4 in my Reapers on the Brute. I knew those Dunlops were not going to last you long...lol. My first outing with mine also had a nail and flat.. funny. Still.. to this day I have never had a flat with my 8-ply Reapers. Popped a bead once on the Z..but that was my fault.
 

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I worked on Old Red today (1989 KLF300C), still trying to diagnose my intermittent stalling/no spark issue. Been through everything electrical and tested every piece. I think it's one of those only happens when running issues that are hard to find. Also just rode to the store on my newly acquired 1988 KLF300B. Haven't figured out a name for it yet. Only 139hrs on the meter. Older gentle that owned it used to just putt around the small town he lived in. Looks like it just came out of the showroom.
 

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Wired in some Tusk brand heated grips with thumb warmer this evening. These are sold through RMATV for less than $60 and they work better than my $250 Heat Demons I have on my Prairie!
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Wired in some Tusk brand heated grips with thumb warmer this evening. These are sold through RMATV for less than $60 and they work better than my $250 Heat Demons I have on my Prairie!
I have the same ones. They are going on 8 trouble free years of heat when I need it.
I seriously doubt that there is anything like them for even twice the money.
 

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Well it's not mine, but I got to tear out the fuel tank and fuel pump on a 2003 Prairie 650 today. This is the original one I got to ride back in 2003 that got me hooked on Kawasaki!

The gas had been sitting for well over a year (maybe 2), and it smelled awful and poured out like egg drop soup. Yuck!


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A project! :sneaky:
Yeah, I assume the bad gas fried the pump. Or maybe just age.....
I guess there is no way to tell which part of the pump is bad? Service manual shows how to see if it's getting the right voltage, but says you have to run it to do so.....? How in the hell do you run it to check the fuel pump if the pump isn't working enough to pump gas to make it run?!?🤔
 

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Yeah, I assume the bad gas fried the pump. Or maybe just age.....
I guess there is no way to tell which part of the pump is bad? Service manual shows how to see if it's getting the right voltage, but says you have to run it to do so.....? How in the hell do you run it to check the fuel pump if the pump isn't working enough to pump gas to make it run?!?🤔
Those are electric. Assuming the battery is good, just plug it in and turn the key on....and I would put a gauge on it to test pressure should be between 3-7 psi...and install it back in the clean tank..with some gas...lol
 

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Those are electric. Assuming the battery is good, just plug it in and turn the key on....and I would put a gauge on it to test pressure should be between 3-7 psi...and install it back in the clean tank..with some gas...lol
I unhooked the hose going to the petcock and put some gas in the carbs to run it for a second. No gas came out the hose from the tank. So I assume the pump is not working.
 

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I unhooked the hose going to the petcock and put some gas in the carbs to run it for a second. No gas came out the hose from the tank. So I assume the pump is not working.
If it's plugged in, the sock is clear,has gas and the pump has power, it should have pumped fuel with the key on. Shouldn't have to run. Probably expensive to replace that pump but if the fuel level sensor is still working maybe just install a low pressure inline fuel pump and be done with it. Maybe have to gut the old system to get straight-through flow...maybe not.
 

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If it's plugged in, the sock is clear,has gas and the pump has power, it should have pumped fuel with the key on. Shouldn't have to run. Probably expensive to replace that pump but if the fuel level sensor is still working maybe just install a low pressure inline fuel pump and be done with it. Maybe have to gut the old system to get straight-through flow...maybe not.
Found a used OEM pump with low miles on eBay for $225. Just figured we'd go with that so I can just stick it in there and get him back on the trail quickly with no issues.
 

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Found a used OEM pump with low miles on eBay for $225. Just figured we'd go with that so I can just stick it in there and get him back on the trail quickly with no issues.
Yikes..225..and it's used. Well I guess that's better then a new one at...what! -$870.00. WTF! o_O
 
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