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Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #4411
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The KLR Dash units look awesome.

I've never ridden with one, but I can't speak highly enough of the Madstad system. 100% adjustable, quiet, turbulent-free air for any rider.


What brand of side racks are you using to mount those pelican cases?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #4412
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I have an '06, and in the summer I just take the stock shield off & run with the fairing only. I get wind, but it's clean & quiet..No buffeting. To me it's a big improvement over the stock shield. I have a tall shield I put on in the cold weather, and it's noisy, but keeps the cold wind off my chest.
(I'm 5'9" 30" inseam)

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #4413
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The KLR Dash units look awesome.

I've never ridden with one, but I can't speak highly enough of the Madstad system. 100% adjustable, quiet, turbulent-free air for any rider.


Which shield is that?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #4414
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1989 KLR650 owner checking in!

Broken at the moment... won't rev over 3500 rpms, something wrong in the carb I recon.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #4415
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1989 KLR650 owner checking in!

Broken at the moment... won't rev over 3500 rpms, something wrong in the carb I recon.
Slide diaphragm has a hole or slight tear. Pick up a replacement from your local HD shop...1/2 price of your local Kawi dealer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:37 AM   #4416
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Are there any windshields that bolt to the forks directly and don't rely on the stock fairing mount? That entire assembly is going away on my bike and obviously I'm going to need something that mounts to the forks, or something that doesn't rely on the fairing.
1st gen?

Look at Parabellum.

http://parabellum.com/

I have one on my GS and it's great. I have been pondering getting one for the KLR too.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #4417
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Which shield is that?
Madstad 18" clear Adventure shield on their RoboBracket system
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bad man!!!

I was thinking bout getting a little more front
I fade mine every time i ride, even using the fluid we use in the race cars
A braided stainless brake line will make a world of difference.
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What brand of side racks are you using to mount those pelican cases?
Local company called cobbled-together-outta-the-scrap-bin-at-work.

They're actually Seahorse SE 720 cases, not Pelicans. Less expensive, quote tough, and waterproof.

Don't seem to have any better pics than this. Apologies.


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Old 11-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #4418
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Tire pressures?

Hey guys. Curious what you guys run for tire pressures, especially offroad? I know factory says 21, but I remember running about 10-12psi on my old mx bike for offroad use. Should you run it that low even for the KLR? What do you guys use? And also, I finally replaced the useless factory dunlop on the front finally with a Pirelli MT21, and it's better(gravel), but not great. Gravels mainly what I ride on. Are your guyz bikes squirrely on loose soil too? Thanks for the input
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #4419
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Hey guys. Curious what you guys run for tire pressures, especially offroad?
D606, 16f/18r.

Any lower around here and you are asking for a pinch flat...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #4420
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Hey guys. Curious what you guys run for tire pressures, especially offroad? I know factory says 21, but I remember running about 10-12psi on my old mx bike for offroad use. Should you run it that low even for the KLR? What do you guys use? And also, I finally replaced the useless factory dunlop on the front finally with a Pirelli MT21, and it's better(gravel), but not great. Gravels mainly what I ride on. Are your guyz bikes squirrely on loose soil too? Thanks for the input
In my area I wouldn't run lower than 18psi. Any 400lb motorcycle will be squirrely on gravel/dirt. You'll get use to it or learn to steer with the throttle. Bike settles down when on the gas...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #4421
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MT21 fronts are great!
I don't run less than 18. Dropping from 20 to 18 makes a huge difference.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #4422
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In my area I wouldn't run lower than 18psi. Any 400lb motorcycle will be squirrely on gravel/dirt. You'll get use to it or learn to steer with the throttle. Bike settles down when on the gas...
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Also stand up on the pegs, stay loose on the grips,use the pegs for direction,and let the bike dance a bit.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #4423
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k270's
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30 on the street
20 in the dirt.
front and rear.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #4424
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Need Front Brake Help

Hey Guys,

Hoping someone can help me out. I bought this CZR system from ebay. The seller has sold a ton of them and has lots of great reviews. But I'm having a strange problem with mine. It fits the bike fine, but the calipers won't bite the rotor until the lever travels all the way to the handle bar. And then it just barely grabs the rotor. If I fiddle with the adjustment screw on the lever, the pads drag on the rotor. Basically, the caliper remains partially engaged. And even with the caliper partially engaged, with the pads dragging on the rotor, significant lever travel is required before the caliper grabs the rotor.

I have installed a new steel braided line, there are no leaks and there is no air in the system. Repeatededly bled the brakes. Everything is new. New caliper, new rotor, new master cylinder/lever, new brake line, new pads, new fluid. I'm stumped.

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this system and/or advice. Thanks





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Old 12-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #4425
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Perhaps the master can't push enough fluid to properly engage the brake caliper. Or there is still air in the lines. I've bled brand new hydros before and sometimes it takes a lot of bleeding to get all of the air bubbles out.

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