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Old 04-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #4261
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Good to know, I'll check that out. I could never get mine to lock without the light coming on... Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #4262
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Had to put in a new battery last week and dropped my seat bolts for the last time. Welded a phillips screw to the head so I could reach it and start it without dropping it into the frame or to fall, hit my boot and go somewhere in the garage.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #4263
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That's actually an alright idea...

Speaking of dropping bolts, I seem to have misplaced the two bolts that hold the tank on. Anybody know the size and threading type so I can just go buy more?
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #4264
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I seem to have misplaced the two bolts that hold the tank on. Anybody know the size and threading type so I can just go buy more?
6mm by 30mm. Threading is . . . um . . . normal. Well at least it's the same thread as all those other, shorter, 6mm bolts all over the front and sides of the KLR.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #4265
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Mods done today:

- Tool tube
- Painted plastics
- 12V outlet
- Carb vent t-mod
- Reflective tape (not really a mod but whatever)

Yet to do:
- WW mod
- Dash
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #4266
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To keep from chasing/losing the side panel bolts I put faucet washers on the bolts to keep them from falling out of the panel.







No need to tap it,just hold the washer with pliers and screw the bolt into it.





Stop turning the bolt when the washer is at the surface of the plastic.





The friction on the threads holds the washer to the bolt. The washer stays with the bolt and spins as the bolt is removed. I haven't had to chase a bolt since I put the washers on.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #4267
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Excellent Idea
That oughta go in the Best Shop Tricks Thread


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Old 04-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #4268
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Excellent!!!
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #4269
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MacG,

Nice idea!
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:48 AM   #4270
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Excellent Idea
That oughta go in the Best Shop Tricks Thread
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Thanks, good idea
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #4271
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That is a great idea, would keep me from crawling around on the floor looking for where the screws rolled to all the time!

John Wesley:

What kind of a centerstand is that on your bike? I have one on mine but it does not tuck up near that nice and close to the swingarm....course mine is 1st generation and that is probabaly why.....
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #4272
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Re: locking handlebars, Gen 2

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Just remember, once locked your tail light comes on, eating your battery. Maybe they changed that on the gen2s but I am not sure....
The park position is no longer available on the Gen 2s, so no chance of the tail light coming on. As was previously mentioned, turn the handlebars all the way left, turn the key off, push down on the key as far as it will go, release, and then you can turn the key one more position to the left to lock it. It may help wiggling the handlebars a bit while locking them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #4273
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Finally got the old KLR to roar back to life today. It's been a long ordeal- mostly due to my intense work schedule.

My crash at the sand dunes resulted in the following parts:
Kill switch
Coil
CDI

Bought all parts used and fixed the bike for about $120.

That's pretty good, IMHO, especially compared to replacement part costs for other models.

Now if I only had time to ride.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #4274
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Love to see photos of a crash that managed to wipe out your CDI and coil :-)
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #4275
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Love to see photos of a crash that managed to wipe out your CDI and coil :-)

I think it was the on-site KLR repair team that tried to bypass the kill switch, that was the real problem....
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