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Old 01-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #1156
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Did you modify the originals or just build some entirely new smaller ones?

Just put a set of IMS or Pivot pegs on an it wont bend..
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #1157
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Just put a set of IMS or Pivot pegs on an it wont bend..
nice try :)

has pivot pegs on it already.... bending the other direction :)
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #1158
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Did you modify the originals or just build some entirely new smaller ones?
I cut the peg mounts off the stock brackets and welded them onto shorter plates. I was going to make foot peg lowering brackets, but achieved the same result from cutting the pivots off and welding them onto the lowering plates. pegs are now 1" lower and fewer bolts to fail.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #1159
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I cut the peg mounts off the stock brackets and welded them onto shorter plates. I was going to make foot peg lowering brackets, but achieved the same result from cutting the pivots off and welding them onto the lowering plates. pegs are now 1" lower and fewer bolts to fail.

Cool.
So, just to clarify... you cut the mount in half... throwing away the heavier bit (on right) in pic (which is the base of the original bracket, right?) , and then welded the footpeg directly to the top of the bracket, which you'd drilled new holes into?

And it had the effect of lowering your foot position a couple of inches as well? How's that feel?

Ta :)
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #1160
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I like it. I'm tall, so dropping the pegs a touch made it easier to standup. The pegs are a bit narrower now as my brackets don't stick out as far, but with centre stand mounts and crash bar mounts packing the foot pegs outboard, there isn't much in it over stock.

I had to modify the brake as my toe struggled to reach the lever. It used up all the threaded adjustment on the master cylinder so I dropped the toe bit on the brake down 1/2" on a bracket and riveted it into place. I'll probably weld it now I've found it works.

I've added my how to over on KLR.net.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #1161
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I've added my how to over on KLR.net.
Cool. Can you post the link here so I can find it?

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #1162
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Silly question, but just wanting to clarify that mixing brands of knobby tyres on your KLR isn't a problem???

I've just received a Mefo Stone Master rear, and am thinking of matching it up with a Pirelli Scorpion Rally front.

Thoughts?

Anyone had experience on these tyres?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #1163
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Plenty of online tutorials, if you want to have a crack yourself. It really is quite straight forward.

If you have the tools, I'm happy to assist. I needed to buy a torque wrench and a single socket, by memory.

Thanks mate. I might give it a go myself. I wanted to do a few other things too, like head stem bearings and swing arm bearings so I might just pay for it all.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:56 AM   #1164
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Silly question, but just wanting to clarify that mixing brands of knobby tyres on your KLR isn't a problem???

I've just received a Mefo Stone Master rear, and am thinking of matching it up with a Pirelli Scorpion Rally front.

Thoughts?

Anyone had experience on these tyres?
Hmmm that stonemaster should last you at least 2000 ks on the road should of gone maybe for a D606 on the back
will last longer
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:24 AM   #1165
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Hmmm that stonemaster should last you at least 2000 ks on the road should of gone maybe for a D606 on the back
will last longer
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thanks... I should have mentioned I'm less interested in longevity on the road, and more interested in off-road performance....
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #1166
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I need to change the seal around on the counter sprocket on my 08 KLR....

I have found on some sites that it is useful to change another one or two parts.... But in my parts catalogue, all I can see is a little gaskety thing that sits on top of the seal....

so that makes two bits I can see.... anything else I need to change while I'm at it???
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #1167
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This is for a 2000 KLR. Mine is in MPH and I get tired of doing the conversion.

Two questions:
1.Is the tach accurate enough to bother wiring it? On another bike it was useless.
2. Is it worth splicing the hose to get the temp reading, or just feed off the current circuit?



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What year KLR? I fitted one to a 2005 model.. It's good to have an accurate speedo, now I know just how slow a KLR is!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #1168
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It's not the gasket. It will be the oil seal between the coolant & the oil...... check your radiator for an oily film on top of the coolant.
Will check, in both radiator and overflow.

If I need to do this job, what Kawi parts do I need? About to take the whole thing apart.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #1169
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Laugh Double buble screen

Hi Felow KLR brotherhood
Has anyone got a Zero gravity Double buble windcreen on a 2008+ Model (Mine is 2011) Im interested in getting one but 'wondering about any feed back over the stock screen? If you had your time again would not bother? Wish you had gone taller? Will/has the increased profile hurt fuel ecconmy?
Im fairly short and even have a step down corbin seat but find i still get buffeted a lot.
Current wishlist
1) Improve Suspension -I think front needs it first More so now with the 32L Safari tank!!!! .I have seen progressive front spring kit online which looks like what i want but not sure? Rear might have to wait for a bit $$$$$

2) Screen - Taller - dont wont it to hinder/interfere when standing on the pegs and dont want to be looking through it sitting - Am i asking a lot?
3) Doo - Does this still need doing on a 2011 Model?

Any thought/feedback / Photos of screen/Dash set up if anyone has it

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #1170
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Also got a question for all 'E' model owners (2008+).

The speedo is so cluttered with numbers its hard to read your actual speed - something one needs to be very conscious of, given the cameras around Melbourne.

Has anyone created a replacement speedo dial with less info? e.g. Numbers every 20 or 30 kmh instead of every 10? Alternatively, what do you guys do.
Live with it, or paint marks on the speedo face at important speeds such as 60 and 100?

Thanks,
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