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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Posted By Clearwater
2008 KLR 650 Low beam headlight question

I have a 2008 KLR 650, I purchased the bike new, and have done a few things to it.
I love the bike, its been great.

The issue is about every 6 to 8 months it burns out yet another low beam...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By Clearwater
My first DS bike was a 1994 BMW GS 1100. My...

My first DS bike was a 1994 BMW GS 1100.

My second was a 2000 KLR 650.

Third was a 2005 DR 650.

And my current one is a 2008 KLR 650.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,396
Posted By Clearwater
After 30 years of riding, and many different...

After 30 years of riding, and many different brands, styles and such of helmets.
I have tried nearly everything, and have a closet shelf full of helmets in my house.
And then last year a riding...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Clearwater
+1. Seems the OP is really over thinking...

+1.

Seems the OP is really over thinking this easy chain replacement.

Some just feel better if they put much time and energy into each little part I guess.

A dab of grease on the pins,...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Clearwater
Sorry I misunderstood what you were asking...

Sorry I misunderstood what you were asking earlier.

On the Masterlink, I have always used wheel bearing grease, with great results.

The clips closed end towards travel direction, so say the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,296
Posted By Clearwater
My 2008 model when moving always runs between 1/4...

My 2008 model when moving always runs between 1/4 and 3/8 up the gauge.
When I stop and let it idle, or am doing a lot of very low speed riding it climbs to about 5/8 up on the gauge, the fan comes...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Clearwater
Hey guys Keep your eyes open for these stolen rides please

I was looking at Craigslist today and saw this.
If you see or hear anything, please contact the craigslist ad.
Lets help stop the thieves.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Clearwater
The guy that got our conversation going was...

The guy that got our conversation going was riding a Ducati, and was on a quest to every year replace more bolts with titanium.
He has in the last 6 years replaced about 70% or more of them, and is...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,876
Posted By Clearwater
Only twice have I used them for parts, but both...

Only twice have I used them for parts, but both times the experience was good, and I would use them again myself.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Clearwater
I have never had any issues with a drop of oil on...

I have never had any issues with a drop of oil on the threads, and then torque it to specs.
Yet many swear that a special lubricant is required, and I have even heard some say they add 20% to the...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Clearwater
My take on this is to keep it simple. I use the...

My take on this is to keep it simple.
I use the same oil in each bike.
Its a diesel spec 15w40 dino oil, and its never let me down.
The pail is cheap and available at many places, I buy mine at...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By Clearwater
Titanium Bolt Torquing

Why do some seem to want to make this seemingly simple task, so very hard.

I have worked on many cars, and bikes, over the years.

I have repaired, and rebuilt a few from piles of junk, and I...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By Clearwater
I use a spray on lube from a can for my chains. ...

I use a spray on lube from a can for my chains.
I have had good long lasting chains for many years, using BelRay chain lube.
I use it on my street, dirt, and dualsport bikes.

I maybe lucky, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Clearwater
Valve adjustments on KLR for novices tutorial

I was asked where to find a good tutorial on how to adjust KLR valves.

The fellow has basic tools, and wrench skills, but has not done a valve adjustment on anything before.

Is there a good...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
Sounds like my recent purchase. I had never...

Sounds like my recent purchase.
I had never talked to the dealer before, was not even sure of its exact location, and knew not a single employee of it.
I found them from a dealer search on the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
I will get some pictures soon of the new bike, I...

I will get some pictures soon of the new bike, I just rarely pull out my camera.

I bought a Triumph Sprint ST .

I was going to buy a new bike last summer, and could not decide what to get.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
Thats well written, thanks for the great reply. ...

Thats well written, thanks for the great reply.

And I know its true, some are meant to sell, others not.

I could only sell a product I truly loved, if i had the slightest hesitation about...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Clearwater
Rossland, I would try another dealer, I am sure a...

Rossland, I would try another dealer, I am sure a little looking will find one more than happy to sell you a bike.
Forum: Canada 04-18-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Clearwater
I purchased a Motorcycle 3 years ago in the US,...

I purchased a Motorcycle 3 years ago in the US, and last year my new Pickup from the US, much cheaper.
I did just buy my new Triumph from a dealer in Vancouver, but had considered going to the US...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Clearwater
Race tech are good to deal with , and improved my...

Race tech are good to deal with , and improved my KLR a lot.

I swapped front and rear springs, and also use their emulators in my forks, and the difference was incredible.

When touring is the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
In the past I have had many bikes, and still have...

In the past I have had many bikes, and still have a few.

Maybe its not how I should feel, but I do have a soft spot for 2 dealers, one a Honda dealer, and the other a yamaha dealer, as both...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,975
Posted By Clearwater
Very nice bikes, enjoy the new ride.

Very nice bikes, enjoy the new ride.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
TCAdventure, I am a very easy going person, but...

TCAdventure, I am a very easy going person, but its starting to become annoying. I may have to soon take your advice, and reply in such a manner.
I chose a bike I wanted to buy, and wrote 4 places,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,384
Posted By Clearwater
Sorry you ended up at a shady dealer, and they...

Sorry you ended up at a shady dealer, and they pawned off a damaged bike on you.
I hope from here on its a happy relationship for you and your new Viffer.

I have had my VFR for 9 years, and love...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Clearwater
Question on pricing of new street bikes

While recently shopping for a new street bike, I made inquiries at 4 different dealers, and got very different prices from a couple.

I bought it, and am very happy with the treatment I received at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Clearwater
I am not understanding how Kawasaki messed it up...

I am not understanding how Kawasaki messed it up on the 208 KLR.
My old KLR was a 2000, and it needed the T-mod done to not die in deeper water crossings.
My 2008 came prepared from the factory in...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Clearwater
It was parked outside the Motel I was at, and the...

It was parked outside the Motel I was at, and the desk clerk saw a guy unbolting a part from my bike, and by the time she called the RCMP and my room to inform me he was gone with it.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Clearwater
If its a good KLR site I may just need to join...

If its a good KLR site I may just need to join it.
Thanx

And also rider 351 a thanx to you for the advice, i shall look into that brand.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Clearwater
Just a red x, but thanks for trying. I had...

Just a red x, but thanks for trying.

I had a cheapy skidplate I ordered, but was not impressed with it.
I hope the guy that stole it likes it.

I may just need to make one.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Clearwater
Mine was stolen off my bike last week, and I have...

Mine was stolen off my bike last week, and I have the plastic one back on it for now.

I saw a KLR last summer with a nice skid plate, and used the stock mounting bolt locations, nicest skidplate...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Clearwater
What KLR skid plates use stock mounting bolts

I am wanting to buy a skid plate for a 2008 KLR 650 that uses the stock bolt holes, not some other mounting method.

What is the best one?
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By Clearwater
Myself, and my riding friends always get great...

Myself, and my riding friends always get great service from Arrowhead.

As a KLR owner for 13 years now, I have order numerous times from Fred, and its been nothing but grade A service everytime.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,041
Posted By Clearwater
2008 KLR 650, runs better than new as its broken...

2008 KLR 650, runs better than new as its broken in now.
18,041 kms when I parked it after the days ride.

Doo is done, adjusted 1 exhaust valve, several oil changes, 5 tires worn out 2 fronts...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Clearwater
cbx, In a small town like mine, there are...

cbx,

In a small town like mine, there are no good parts places, so I keep what I can in stock, or my friends may have it, and if not gaskets get made in the garage.

Its actually nice to...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Clearwater
Seems I have become the go to guy, for the valve...

Seems I have become the go to guy, for the valve adjustments, and a few other things.
So I know my friends have a couple each, as I did their valves for them, once they got me the parts required.
...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Clearwater
CBX, I know several other KLR owners, so will try...

CBX, I know several other KLR owners, so will try to gather as many shims as I can from the group, and will gladly ship them.
If you know of a spare 245 that someone would donate, my riding partner...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Clearwater
I am off for break up now to, so can ride any day...

I am off for break up now to, so can ride any day of the week.

So let me know if you care to ride on a week day even.

I will be taking my bucksaw tomorrow, as almost guaranteed to be a tree...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Clearwater
While I am not even sure how many different...

While I am not even sure how many different thicknesses they come in, i have 3 available.
So if you need a 255, 260, or 265 I can help.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Clearwater
In the future I may sign up to the DSBC forums...

In the future I may sign up to the DSBC forums also.

I Just registered here recently, been reading it for a few years, finally signed up.

The ride is just an open invite.
Personally this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,518
Posted By Clearwater
I am currently on my second KLR, sold my first...

I am currently on my second KLR, sold my first one to a co-worker who is still riding it, and now has over 90,000 kms. and runs good.

I liked the upgrades to the new generation, so have a 2008...
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