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Old 01-08-2007, 12:25 PM   #226
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I ride with a 30lb. Corbin flat. I am not sure if I want the thing flopping around. hahaha

It barely fits on the bike, and take two guys to push it down to line the holes.

I am worried about constantly stipping the screws if I add lock-tite.
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:44 PM   #227
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Don't use the red Loctite. It's overkill for this application. One drop of Loctite blue will prevent loosening from vibration but won't strip the threads.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:10 AM   #228
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Thumb Found that site Thanks tho!

That was one of the first ones that poped up when I first started looking into the KLR (bigcee's referance). Also... I know that the constant locktight procedure is a pain but KEEP your eyes peeled for Loctight in a new "to ME" form of dispencer.. It's in a "GLUE STICK" form.. Don't know if anyone else has seen this yet but it comes in all of the different Styles... RED BLUE WHITE COPPER "anti seise"? Real easy to pack.. just a thought JAY!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:25 AM   #229
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Yeah, it happens. I lock-tited mine, and keep a small tube of lock-tite on the bike. One idea I picked up (from JudJonzz, I think) is to leave the two seat bolts out. The seat will stay in without shifting much at all and you get quick access underneath.
I tried that, now I only have one seat tab

Your seat will move if you try to ride a KLR like a dirtbike.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:17 AM   #230
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Welcome

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Old 01-09-2007, 08:50 PM   #231
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HEY!

OK...have I got ur guys's attention??

First off. I am NOT a KLR guy ...I am one of those dreaded DR650 guys hehe

A fellow on the dualsportbc.com site (where I hang out when not on ADV)...may be getting into the business making and selling the "Most sought after KLR mod" in the last 20 some years.
Follow the link. http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/forum8/3044.html

and let the drooooling begin.

Here is a small clip.
Ian...I hope u don't mine me posting this here.


Ok...c'mon guys. Lets go back to the DR thread and leave these guys alone
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:31 PM   #232
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thats a cool bike I really like the 18inch back rim and upgraded front forks, those are 2 things I really want to do to my klr.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:09 AM   #233
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WOW! Now that is a sweet KLR setup!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:21 AM   #234
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New KLR owner here. I like the PVC tool tubes but don't they take a beating from rocks? I'd hate to lose all of my tools in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:23 AM   #235
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Okay you win!!!!

I like it.... just make it work with my Happy-Tails Dakar bars and I'll pick one up!

Any chance of him doing a headlight swap at the same time? Thats my biggest complaint, over the "look" of the front fairing.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:32 AM   #236
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Ok,
My KLR ain't that tricked out but I'll list my mods anywayz.

Barbusters (MotoX handguards)
Sometimes I run my tall windsheild for commute.
Clutch switch by-pass
Sidestand bypass
Decalifornication
Carb air / fuel screw drilled and turned out.
Plastic milk carton shock protector mod
Highway pegs / bar
Mirror vibration dampeners
I did the DOO
Distanza tires but now want Mefo's
DR-650 pegs and pins
Happy trail beefy shifter
Cheezy KLR650.com Radiator guards
Foem grips over stock grips
T-mod done
License plate moved up
Sealed battery
Aftermarket center stand
Magnetic oil plug




All I realy want now is better off-road tires and I'm thinking about an IMS transparent green gas tank.
O'yea...I wouldn't mind having 300mm rotor and green pads

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Old 01-10-2007, 10:39 AM   #237
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Plastic milk carton shock protector mod

I have to ask..... What?

picture please
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:15 PM   #238
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WHY a I subscribing to this thread? IT's just going to make the KLR lust worse... :)
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:55 AM   #239
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I have to ask..... What?

picture please
Basicly something like this guy did.

http://www.motorcycleexplorer.com/mod's/mudflap.html


Instead of using rubber and zip ties to hold it....

I cut a rectangle from a 1 gallon milk jug and bolted it in place to make a mud flap. I used 2 little bolts, washers on each side, doubled up on the nuts to lock it down and never loose it.
I think zip tiies would break. Anyhow it does help alot with keeping mud off the shock. It's been on my bike for a few thousand miles. It just rubs the center of the swingarm and hasn't gone anywhere.
Rear KLR shock is expensive so 15 minutes of my time to do this little mod is well worth it IMO.

It's almost like Kawasaki was gonna do this and cheaped out.
If you notice there are two holes on that plastic under fender right near the shock. I bet they left it out fiquring they'ed just charge you alot of money for a replacement shock like they do when it fails over time. I truely believe it will extend the life of the shock
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #240
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What is the advantage to using a milk carton vs. an inner-tube?
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