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Old 01-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #241
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What is the advantage to using a milk carton vs. an inner-tube?
Maybe one works better then the other. I don't know.
You'd have to decide for yourself. Shit, there are alot of materials that you can make something like this. Just look around and be creative.

I couldn't find the original link that I got this mod idea from but they used milk carton, so that's what I did. The link I posted for you the dude used a thick piece of rubber. Maybe if I found the other link first I'd have used the rubber.

I wouldn't use an inner tube because it's not as hard and sturdy.

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Old 01-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #242
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More power to you!

I wish I actually had the knowledge and resources to come up with half the shit that I have read about. My fabricating skills end at building a sandwich!

Living in the Pines with all the mud and sand, that mod might not be a bad idea.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:19 PM   #243
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Ahem... what he said! I am also very non-mechanically inclined.
My girlfriends wear buttons as zippers confuse me!!
(Don't ask about what occurred when they came out with front clasp bras. )
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #244
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Ahem... what he said! I am also very non-mechanically inclined.
My girlfriends wear buttons as zippers confuse me!!
(Don't ask about what occurred when they came out with front clasp bras. )
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a!!#$!#$%^ ....the clasp is in the front!?!?!? ARGh!!! I knew I was getting a funny look for some reason.
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:18 PM   #245
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New old KLR owner - recent Ebay acquisition. It's a bone stock '89 and I'm looking for ideas ... and man have you guys got a lot of em. So much for a cheap ride.

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Old 01-12-2007, 08:51 PM   #246
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I have mechanical and fabrication skills.

Make me a sammich, and we'll talk. : :
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:56 PM   #247
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My 05

Heres my 05 with a few mods:

Doohickey done
full swingarm service
Renthal Bars
Modified Kawi tall shield
Acerbis Rally Pros w/spoilers
Galfer front braided line
Progressive fork springs w/15w
radiator guards
subframe bolt upgrade
rear brake master guard
plate relocation
headlight guard
upgraded directional switch with head/tail light switch
IMS tank
KTM front fender
Dunlop D606's
all safety switches bypassed/removed
IMS foot pegs
Uni air filter
Moose bash plate

Great bike...Reliable, comfy on the road, competent in the dirt. It does everything I need it to do. Next up may be the Progressive shock SPRING.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:08 PM   #248
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Disclaimer - These opinions are not so much opinions, as pearls of wisdom. Any-one disagreeing is obviously either a) a snivelling, whining, mentally-deficient, weak-willed, inconsequential, namby-pamby tool of some vague but conveniently defined conspiracy, or b) my wife.
Oh shit, that was so funny I let a fart squeak out.

My laundry list of upgrades to my stock '89 is growing rapidly. I'll have to tell my daughter she can't go to college this year; pappa needs farkle, honey.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #249
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #250
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Looks nice-
Thanks - wasn't running when I got it. A battery and a good carb cleaning is all it needed. Runs great ... cannot wait to farkle it up and take it down to the Pine Barrens. I'll be hitting up KLRific and others nearby for a group ride in the Spring if they're game.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #251
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thanks. Can't recall who I stole it from on another forum. :)

I'm getting more and more tempted to ust trade in the 650r and get a new KLR. I've only had the 650 about 6 months. I would lose my shirt AND drawers on it, I'm sure.

When I do get it, though, I will certainly be fabbing up some racks and crashbars like I've seen here, though.

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Oh shit, that was so funny I let a fart squeak out.

My laundry list of upgrades to my stock '89 is growing rapidly. I'll have to tell my daughter she can't go to college this year; pappa needs farkle, honey.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #252
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i moved the carb enricher (choke)down to where the kick stand switches used to be. i felt it was more in keeping with the dirt bike side of the beast, and cleaned up the handle bar some. it's used so infrenquently that it deserved to be tucked outa sight. used the old control lever, and adapet the old side stand cable control. vowed that this would be a "penny wise" thing. a "waldo project" that proved to be very satisfing to me. every time i reach down to use it, i get a little self satisfying smile, thinking that it's unique to my own bike.

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Old 01-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #253
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post some pics? :)
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:54 PM   #254
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I hope this works. I have not posted much on this site so here goes.
I had a 98 KLR that my nephew begged me to sell to him. I was
not planning on using it much in 06 because of my main ride was
going to Alaska on my V Strom. So I sold it to him and missed it
badly. I bought an 06 after the Alaska run ( a whole nother thread)
and have just started to farkle it up. I don't use the KLR for serious
off road use, I've a DR400 for that, so comfort and dependability are very important. Here is my start:

Tall screen
Heated grips
310 mm front disc
progresive springs W/15 wt oil
fork brace
Headlight guard
Bark Busters
Mirror anti vibration and new mirrors
2 BMW style outlets (vest and GPS power)
Garmin GPS mount for Garmin V and Touratech for Streetpilot lll
Dual Star Tank bag and Wolfman tank panniers
Radiator guard and case protectors W/pegs
Skid plate
Centerstand, I had three flats in one day coming home from Death Valley! A must for repairs.
Givi bags
Oversized rear rack with Givi monokey mounts so I can have a locking trunk or the MotoFizz soft bag
LED tail light
Two mini Pelican storage boxes
Dynojet stage one
Tail pipe extension, keeps the exhaust from staining the rear fender
Y mod
Still a work in progress.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:18 PM   #255
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Hopefully more photos
The neat thing about this mod is it gives me a couple of inches between the stock
rack and the trunk or soft bag to keep a front and rear tube in a bag.
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