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Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Today's...

Today's commutehttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/27/f1a054b6747de8350c6ad8a54eb14a55.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/27/451e9d24e97f9ff5b067b7e04476ee4b.jpg
Forum: Canada 10-27-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Yeah me too!

Yeah me too!
Forum: Canada 10-24-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Who's got two thumbs and a sense of...

Who's got two thumbs and a sense of accomplishment (or maybe just survival)? That guy. I was getting flashbacks to needing to get rescued by an ATV and a winch.
Forum: Canada 10-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15,755
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Posted By meatshieldchris
A klr owner would never drop coin on something as...

A klr owner would never drop coin on something as expensive as a dewalt case. Jobmate maybe.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Grab some 1" solid aluminum bar and those collets...

Grab some 1" solid aluminum bar and those collets that dont fit and come for a visit. We can turn a set that'll be a perfect fit. Measure the id of the bars as close as you can too if you don't want...
Forum: Canada 10-13-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
My yellow bike is grey now. That means its happy.

My yellow bike is grey now. That means its happy.
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
There's two of you and two bikes, one of them a...

There's two of you and two bikes, one of them a cute little Sherpa. Problem solved!
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Canada 10-07-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Greatwhitenorth probably knows what's up with...

Greatwhitenorth probably knows what's up with spare parts. He's got 8 or 12 KLRs, I cant remember now
Forum: Canada 10-02-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Woo! Glad I bothered to do that stem bearing job,...

Woo! Glad I bothered to do that stem bearing job, now it handles like a nimble wet noodle instead of a drunk wet noodle!
Forum: Canada 10-01-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/01/27f39c3...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/01/27f39c34b8eae04b13d08c87edfae10c.jpg working in style and comfort
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
My tires agree

My tires agree
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Yeah. Roller marks on the running surface of the...

Yeah. Roller marks on the running surface of the race but less marking on the port and starboard surfaces of the race
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Maybe not so much brinelling but indentations...

Maybe not so much brinelling but indentations from the hammering of slack
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
the preload adjustment when I cleaned and...

the preload adjustment when I cleaned and repacked the bearings 15,000km ago was insufficient I suspect. Enough slack that the angle changed and the rollers contacted heavy on the edges when hitting...
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Cement to what? The threads on the adjuster? Its...

Cement to what? The threads on the adjuster? Its still a .001-.002" press fit on the stem to bearing and bearing to head tube fits. Looks like I avoided damage there. It'll just squeeze out the...
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I still needed the dremel for the stem bearing...

I still needed the dremel for the stem bearing but its at least easy to access that way. Wanted to avoid the welder so I could inspect the race and learn something from it. Looks like it needed to be...
Forum: Canada 09-30-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
On the klr650 the lower steering race is flush...

On the klr650 the lower steering race is flush with the inside of the tube so you need a blind bearing puller that uses an expanding...
Forum: Canada 09-22-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Weird my reply went missing. Yup, totally worth...

Weird my reply went missing. Yup, totally worth it. Especially the sense of accomplishment. That was one ride to keep for a story.
Forum: Canada 09-22-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
pro tip: the threaded bolt holes in the...

pro tip: the threaded bolt holes in the countershaft sprocket of the KLR are NOT for breaking it loose. They will push your countershaft seal in until the rear lip is no longer contacting the sealing...
Forum: Canada 09-21-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I did have chain tension troubles, but a chain...

I did have chain tension troubles, but a chain and 22,000km ago. Good since then. my symptoms are a little different. I went from zero oil use to massive oil loss in less than 24 hours. 1/2 liter per...
Forum: Canada 09-21-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Thanks! I'll probably take you up on that. Just...

Thanks! I'll probably take you up on that. Just got to take a look and confirm that's what went bad.
Forum: Canada 09-21-2014, 08:48 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Darn. Blew a countershaft seal and am bleeding...

Darn. Blew a countershaft seal and am bleeding oil so fast I won't make it to Winnipeg, my rear tire is so oiled it feels like its on ice, and the rear brake is now nonfunctional. Guess I'm not...
Forum: Canada 09-19-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Yeah the modern lifepo4 batteries are super...

Yeah the modern lifepo4 batteries are super tolerant. They resist overcharge well, are not harmed by full discharge nearly as bad as lead acid batteries, and put out way more power per unit of...
Forum: Canada 09-19-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
250cc Ds bikes and winter go hand in hand. Just...

250cc Ds bikes and winter go hand in hand. Just ask the guys on the st. Malo river.
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Great Scott! The term of dismay when you've gotta...

Great Scott! The term of dismay when you've gotta pick up a 500lb bike again that the dealer said was as good offroad as a dirt bike. ;)
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Its true. I haven't bought a lawnmower my entire...

Its true. I haven't bought a lawnmower my entire life because people don't know how to keep from clogging the carb jets over winter and how to fix it in the spring.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Wow, hard to tell from the photo. Hope that spare...

Wow, hard to tell from the photo. Hope that spare bottom end works out! After all that work you did on the top end too.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Nuts. Days like that I wish I had a bigger...

Nuts. Days like that I wish I had a bigger milling machine, a nice tig welder, and a lot more time.
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
From one old klr I met recently, the trick to...

From one old klr I met recently, the trick to keeping them running seems to be riding hard and often followed by abject neglect!
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I want to make sure I have this right because I...

I want to make sure I have this right because I took it off and then forgot. Which way towards the transmission? The fat...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15,755
Views: 853,272
Posted By meatshieldchris
Oh something else I noticed...if you have about...

Oh something else I noticed...if you have about 50lbs on the back with the center stand deployed it lifts the front in the air. Gotta unload to deal with the rear.
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15,755
Views: 853,272
Posted By meatshieldchris
Nah no worries, its so easy to deal with it'll be...

Nah no worries, its so easy to deal with it'll be fixed fast. The only thing it affects is getting it off the stand, the other downsides I don't like would have been there from the factory. I'll fix...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15,755
Views: 853,272
Posted By meatshieldchris
I don't like how the center stand rests on the...

I don't like how the center stand rests on the lower parts of the suspension, and a hit on the stand like on a log crossing smacks the rocker arm with extra leverage. I also didn't like how it spaced...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Hope you've got crash bars on it [emoji6]

Hope you've got crash bars on it [emoji6]
Forum: Canada 09-11-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
Those handlebar mitts can often be had from...

Those handlebar mitts can often be had from princess auto or snowmobile shops in white season
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I have a 4 port if the 2 doesn't do it. I've got...

I have a 4 port if the 2 doesn't do it. I've got the threaded adapters too.
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I've found that many brands have deep sockets...

I've found that many brands have deep sockets that have the bit inside to accept the rubber bits, so you can pull them out of an unused spark plug socket and put them in any socket in the set
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15,755
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Posted By meatshieldchris
I have a lathe, I can make any socket into a thin...

I have a lathe, I can make any socket into a thin wall for you if you provide the socket.
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 08:28 AM
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Views: 853,272
Posted By meatshieldchris
Its right behind the flux capacitor. It bears...

Its right behind the flux capacitor. It bears against the engine rotator splint and replaces the power band on post-2007 bikes.
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