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Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By 8jest
Buying a KLR650?

I was hoping I could get some advice on buying a KLR650. I test rode a 2001 yesterday with just over 6000 miles. All seems pretty good however I have a few questions.

1. Are these bike...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By 8jest
Thanks for all the help. I was able to pull the...

Thanks for all the help. I was able to pull the remains of the switch and install new switch without pulling the tranny. I pulled rear mount and spacer and was easy.

Here is a shot of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By 8jest
I wish I could have attended but my tranny was...

I wish I could have attended but my tranny was leaking with a busted neutral switch.
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By 8jest
thanks for all the replies. I have certainly...

thanks for all the replies.

I have certainly considered not having a neutral switch and just plugging it. I think it is a nice feature to have however and especially for resale, not that I ever...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By 8jest
Pissed Neutral Switch Snapped '81 r80g/s

So I successfully rebuilt my bike and in that process I put in a new neutral switch.

The bike has been running beautifully, however I noticed that there was still a mild leak coming from the...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By 8jest
Pissed Neutral Switch Snapped '81 r80g/s

So I successfully rebuilt my bike and in that process I put in a new neutral switch.

The bike has been running beautifully, however I noticed that there was still a mild leak coming from the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,981
Posted By 8jest
I have local shop that will reline brakes for...

I have local shop that will reline brakes for $10-20 a shoe. Cheaper than a new set.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,981
Posted By 8jest
Man. How many miles you have on it? There...

Man. How many miles you have on it?

There is some bidding going on here on eBay:

http://bit.ly/10B4Ir9
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
So I got the new battery and upgraded to the...

So I got the new battery and upgraded to the enduralast 400 watt charging system. I am so so happy with this upgrade!! My bike is more responsive, accelerates better, holds at higher rpms. It's...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
Do mind me asking where that quote was from? ...

Do mind me asking where that quote was from? That seems pretty reasonable. I was quoted more than twice that.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
That's good advice. I often wish I had taken...

That's good advice. I often wish I had taken before pictures.

As far as the diode board ground, I have read that article. I believe it involves beefing up the wiring as well. I don't think...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
I have bitten the bullet and ordered and ALPHA...

I have bitten the bullet and ordered and ALPHA ignition. Spoke to Rick at Motorrad Electrik for a while. Super nice, very knowledgable and forthcoming with info. Hats off to him! Got a new harness...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
Do you have pictures of the spacers you mention?

Do you have pictures of the spacers you mention?
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
Ya, I think that is going to have to be done. ...

Ya, I think that is going to have to be done. Even though I did a quick fix with the solder gun, all it would take is a severe blast of salt water in really cold conditions to compromise the work I...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By 8jest
Christmas Breakdown R80g/s

So to make a long story longer, I decided to ride my 1981 R80g/s to Port Angeles from Portland a couple days before christmas to join family. All was well until about 50 miles before my destination...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By 8jest
So, I got an email from Hagon sales and he said...

So, I got an email from Hagon sales and he said that their shocks were capable of carrying rider/pillion combinations of up to 28 stone. That is 392 lbs! He asked me to send the part number and he...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By 8jest
Thanks, that is all really good info. It is a...

Thanks, that is all really good info. It is a new shock but the previous owner had spec'd it out. I have the receipt and it was purchased this year from Capital Cycle. When I first noticed it, I...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By 8jest
Hagon Shock Bottom out

Hey,

I have 1981 R80G/S with a Hagon Monoshock. Seems to bottom out pretty easily on potholes and what not. It is a new shock. I was looking for adjustment recommendations. I am 200lb rider. ...
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