ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
willys OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
willys's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Oddometer: 2,904
Thumb KLR650 Only Thread......

OK....I would like to have a KLR650 only thread so that we KLR owners can easily find KLR related topics etc rather than looking through the multitute of threads ....just one thread would make life so much easier....no?

__________________
willys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:51 AM   #2
DirtDancer
Slidin' Downhill
 
DirtDancer's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Oddometer: 90
I agree!

I agree! and I know there is lots of KLR info, threads around but lets make it simple for KLR owners....





Mine is a fine 09 in blue!
DirtDancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
norton(kel)
vintage
 
norton(kel)'s Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: berthoud,colo.
Oddometer: 966
I'm in
norton(kel) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #4
Canuman
Crusty & Unobliging
 
Canuman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: The Palace of the People, VT
Oddometer: 4,599
I often wondered why there wasn't one -- there are threads for less prolific machines aplenty.
__________________
The Rock 2013 RR
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915172
Dual Sport Luggage Racks: http://www.moto-racks.com
hONORARY mEMBER fIRST aMERICAN cHAPTER tEAM nONGA (pROVISIONAL wING)
Canuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #5
KawaYamaSaki Ho
Reality burns!
 
KawaYamaSaki Ho's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: The Burnt Woods in the Rouge State
Oddometer: 257
I'm all for one or 0ne for 5. Keep Loctite Ready is what mine is all about Ok! duct tape in a pinch but if I really want
to fixx it permantly, I use bailing wire. KYSHO
KawaYamaSaki Ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
NewHampWoodsRider
Tag Captor
 
NewHampWoodsRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Way Down North, New Hampshire
Oddometer: 458
Great idea!!!
NewHampWoodsRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
2handedSpey
bunned
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Portland
Oddometer: 237
Do I have a deep hole?






Or...




Is my "doo" bad?





What windscreen works best?





Yes, let's do this in one simple thread!
2handedSpey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 10:45 AM   #8
willys OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
willys's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Oddometer: 2,904
So, what are some of the problems, questions , issues that you guys need any help with if any at all? Maybe that's why the KLR hasn't had a thread of it's own before, we didn't need one....lol

All joking aside, If I can help solve or just help you bounce ideas off of, fire away....
__________________
willys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
ausfahrt
mach schnell
 
ausfahrt's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Fl & Vt
Oddometer: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by willys View Post
So, what are some of the problems, questions , issues that you guys need any help with if any at all? Maybe that's why the KLR hasn't had a thread of it's own before, we didn't need one....lol

All joking aside, If I can help solve or just help you bounce ideas off of, fire away....
Getting ready to do the Doo on my '06. Can I re-use the old inner and outer gaskets or do I need new ones?
__________________
******

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.
-Winston Churchill
ausfahrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #10
lexluther11
Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat
 
lexluther11's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oddometer: 1,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by ausfahrt View Post
Getting ready to do the Doo on my '06. Can I re-use the old inner and outer gaskets or do I need new ones?
You should replace them with new ones and replace the rotor bolt too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26oSOrvv_e8&feature=fvsr
lexluther11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 05:50 AM   #11
ausfahrt
mach schnell
 
ausfahrt's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Fl & Vt
Oddometer: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by lexluther11 View Post
You should replace them with new ones and replace the rotor bolt too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26oSOrvv_e8&feature=fvsr
Thanks, I didn't want to spend money unnecessarily. It is a KLR after all!
__________________
******

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.
-Winston Churchill
ausfahrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 07:12 AM   #12
Cabrito
Terminal Lurker
 
Cabrito's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: 415
Oddometer: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by ausfahrt View Post
Getting ready to do the Doo on my '06. Can I re-use the old inner and outer gaskets or do I need new ones?
I think it's best to have a fresh set of gaskets on hand just in case you need one.

I did my doo at a tech day with some really helpful KLRista's guiding me through it. Twice actually because I used the coil spring the first time and must have damaged it during installation because it broke the first time I adjusted it. Second time I installed the torsion spring.

Both times I found the gaskets in fine shape and at the suggestion of the KLRista's helping me I did not replace them. I just put a little bit of gasket sealer on it (very little - not slathered on). It's held up fine with no leaks.

The clutch side was a totally different story, That old gasket was stuck on and required a lot of work to get it off.

My .02c is inspect the gasket and if it looks good and came of easy go ahead and re-use it. It's worked for me.
__________________
Michael G in SF | 00 KLR650 |
Cabrito is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
panama rob
n00b
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: panama
Oddometer: 7
klr questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by willys View Post
So, what are some of the problems, questions , issues that you guys need any help with if any at all? Maybe that's why the KLR hasn't had a thread of it's own before, we didn't need one....lol

All joking aside, If I can help solve or just help you bounce ideas off of, fire away....
Can you tell me if the klx has a better fork & can it interchange?
how about the rear shock--better
or the carb.
just wondering--looking for a better susp.
thanks
panama rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #14
XDragRacer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Oddometer: 2,867
Quote:
Originally Posted by panama rob View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by willys
So, what are some of the problems, questions , issues that you guys need any help with if any at all? Maybe that's why the KLR hasn't had a thread of it's own before, we didn't need one....lol

All joking aside, If I can help solve or just help you bounce ideas off of, fire away....
Can you tell me if the klx has a better fork & can it interchange?
how about the rear shock--better
or the carb.
just wondering--looking for a better susp.
thanks
Don't know the date of the post you quote, panama rob, but . . . for better or for worse, willys hasn't appeared on this forum in perhaps a year or more.

Regardless, if your quest is for better suspension, plenty of competent suspension tuners exist, with KLR650-focused expertise. A SEARCH of the forums might turn up some.
XDragRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #15
Wild Pig
Looks like avatar.
 
Wild Pig's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Nap Town (and sometimes Cumberland) MD
Oddometer: 81
I'm in for the KLR thread too! I always assumed there was one and I was just to dense to find it.
__________________
Jim

"You pass through places, and places pass through you."
Wild Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014