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Old 12-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #61
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If any one is interested Superbrightleds.com has a code for 5% off.
The code is RE 701
I saw it over at Klr650.net.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #62
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Im not sure , you may be right,but it sure dont seem like 20 % judging by the ride to work.
Until I get a good check against the gps I wont know.
I did compare the speedo to the gps on a few rides and it seemed to be about 10%.
The 19" tire probably has a taller sidewall than the 21" tire,so that may make up for some of the wheel size.

EDIT: Found a conversion calculator online and it appears to only be a 4 % change.
I also remember the speedos are off anyway even with the stock wheel,but I believe the Odo is pretty accurate.So 4% seems right.
I assumed a 17" wheel for my estimate.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #63
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I assumed a 17" wheel for my estimate.
Yeah, it is a custom Woodys 19" Excel wheel.

Also, I did the math on the aspect ratio of the 110/80-19 vs. the 90/90-21 and the sidewalls are 1/4"taller, top and bottom so the overall difference in diameter is only 1 1/2" instead of 2".
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #64
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That's cool. I'm on my third KLR, and I went back for the same reasons. There's just something about a cheap bike you just get on and go.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #65
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Secondly, I am paying down debt.I am tired of bills, and just want some simplicity in my life.I am going to leave the high tech, expensive bikes for the rich.
So, this is the start of a new adventure and lifestyle. "Less is more"
Happiness comes not from having what you want, but from wanting what you have. You have chosen well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #66
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This is what I did to mine:



I think it goes with this:



Both are great bikes. One is a bit cheaper to farkle though.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #67
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Ragin Rabbi,

Your 1150 is just like my first BMW.

I got a ride through Canada to Buffalo, New York after work and rode it home the same night to Detroit.

It was a 2002 Adventure just like yours, same color too.

Thats a nice bike.

A guy from Alberta, Canada flew here and bought it from me.

Thats a nice KLR too. Hang on to it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #68
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Ragin Rabbi,
Your 1150 is just like my first BMW.I got a ride to Buffalo, NY after work and rode it home to Detroit.It was a 2002 Adventure just like yours, same color too.Thats a nice bike.A guy from Alberta, Canada flew here and bought it from me.
Thats a nice Klr too, hang on to it.
Don't know if I'll be able to keep 'em both. Money is kinda tight. And if I have to choose, right now, the BMW wins out. But thanks. The KLR is a great all around solo adventure bike!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:41 AM   #69
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I love the looks of the 2012.Kawasaki did a good job on them.
Yep. They did. I have the bike all finished in my head. Ha ha. Its sitting next to my versys, Vulcan 800 bagger and crf 230 dual sport.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #70
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Don't know if I'll be able to keep 'em both. Money is kinda tight. And if I have to choose, right now, the BMW wins out. But thanks. The KLR is a great all around solo adventure bike!

I hear ya,and you can always get another KLR later if you care too.

Enjoy your BMW,I have had 5 of them and am glad I got to experience that.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #71
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Omni Cruise

I received the Omni Cruise I ordered from an inmate in the venders forum and put it on the KLR.

It is very impressive and looks like it is going to work well.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #72
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I received my Omni Cruise I ordered from an inmate in the venders forum and put it on the KLR.
It is very impressive and looks like it is going to work well.

Quite similar to the Go Cruise, but appears to be better and only double the cost.
Not bad. I like the fact it is adjustable.
Looks more durable than the Go Cruise.
I might have to get me one for my F800.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:25 AM   #73
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This once again affirms what I have been saying #bout the klr ever since I owned my last one. There are better bikes for certain things, but no better bike for everything. You can run a trail, to work, across the country or the world. With one or two riders. Swiss army bike. I love my versys on the street and slab, its good off road, but not as good as the klr off road. But the klr can run all the same roads I can on the versys. Would I sell my versys? Not on your life. The wife and I can destroy miles in short order on it and be very very comfy. Will I buy another klr, you can bet on it. Searching now...

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:39 AM   #74
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This is what I did to mine:



I think it goes with this:



Both are great bikes. One is a bit cheaper to farkle though.
Nice pair, Rabbi. Here are mine:



and.....



They are a great combo and I love them both but you're right. One of them is a much cheaper date.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #75
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Torsion spring

Shortly after I received the bike I changed the oil and found a small piece of wire gauge steel stuck to the magnetic drain plug.

It was .062" diameter, that Eagle Mike confirmed was the same as the Torsion spring for the Doohickey, and he promptly sent me another one free of charge even though the prior owner installed it in 2008 and very well may have damaged it during installation.



So I finally got around to opening it up and sure enough the end of the Torsion spring is broke off as you can see in the picture.
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