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Old 03-18-2011, 06:13 PM   #841
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I would not go to heavier oil. Run it as is and when funds come in add the right spring weight. How much do you weigh? I could use .53 in mine but the .50 is working very well. Your brakes will be an improvement.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:07 PM   #842
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Some pics of my junk so far, just because.



The red tire is kind of weird.....
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #843
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Hey Brandon,
That bike looks very familiar to me! I like it!

You're doing a great job. Keep it up.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:15 AM   #844
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Just got a fed-x notification.... Cogent Dynamics is sending me a nice little gift..... Ooooooo I can't wait...

I am also working in a mod for the Oil drain plug.... As some of you may know I busted my case last year...


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Well I got that fixed...

Then in October I was in VA riding Taskers Gap... even with a skid plate I slid over a rock and hit the drain plug again. Well in doing so it loosened and came loose on the trail. My buddy behind me flagged me down (thank you clfless).

Well I found some info about a super low profile solution.... (yes it came from .net)

I ordered a couple to see if they will work out.... I will let you know how it works...

WP

Ok.... well I got the plugs this weekend......I think that they are going to work well......

Now I really didn't modify that case any just yet but I think I may try do a slight modification later.

Here is what I have so far.

Here is that compairison of the two plugs.........

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Here is what it looks like installed....


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Now the O ring was squeezed out so I just went without it...... Worked fine all day Sunday with no leaks.... we will see over time...

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM   #845
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KLR 650 mods

I set my KLR up as a commuter.
Taller windscreen
16T CS sprocket
7/8" bar risers
centerstand
bar bag
Caribou cases panniers
Will install Shinko 705's soon as the original tires are done.

Works good, lasts a long time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:46 AM   #846
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09 With surmounting Farkles

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Well, The Mistress is finally ready for this year’s riding season. After many scraped knuckles, swears and thrown wrenches, here’s a list of the current mods so far (that I can think of, anyways)-
K270’s front and rear with HD tubes
Lexx exhaust complete with 40mm tuned end cap and spark arrester
Dynojet kit 155 main, 2.5 turns on the mixture screw and needle in the 3rd slot
Carb mounted KLX250 choke assembly
Doo done after 3600 miles
No-toil air filter
L-mod/No snorkel
T-Mod
MB check valve on order for the crankcase vent tube
12 volt outlet mounted with dual usb adapter for ipod/gps charging
GPS mount in place
Monster Waterproof/Glove friendly Wireless ipod remote mounted in front of where the now obsolete choke lever is
HT skid plate/engine guard/crash bars mounted
Locktite everywhere needed
Clean air tube to exhaust valve plugged (what a sham!)
Ugly mudguard/license plate holder removed-relocate plate to fender
Zero Gravity Double Bubble dark tint + KLRdash.com riser
Powermadd 2” Bar risers (love them!!!!!!)
And, soon (with my wife’s approval/dissuasion) Acerbis supermoto front fender
Here’s to another fun summer!
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #847
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Thats an awsome bike ..

but i got to ask,..do you need your wifes permission for 20 bucks ?



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Old 03-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #848
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Here is a little video I put together from my first ride with the Cogent MOAB shock......


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Old 03-22-2011, 10:11 PM   #849
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Thats an awsome bike ..

but i got to ask,..do you need your wifes permission for 20 bucks ?




Funny you mention that.....lol, I did kinda spend a lot all at once. Next winter, i'm gradually gonna farkle instead of a fat wad of cash and 2 weeks' nights in the garage. She doesnt get it and i dont expect her to, but its easier if i dont have to hear it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #850
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Here is a little video I put together from my first ride with the Cogent MOAB shock......


so whats your thoughts ?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:14 AM   #851
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mi bike so far


it is mostly set up for touring-communitng

HT racks
Givi top case rack
Givi cases, side and top
HT forkbrace
HT skid plate
320 mm front brake
Kawasaki tall windshield
center stand
Doo

I want to continue improving the brakes, they are ok but not impresive, so what other choises do I have? SS lines? better pads? and what brands-models?

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:27 PM   #852
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I want to continue improving the brakes, they are ok but not impresive, so what other choises do I have? SS lines? better pads? and what brands-models?
SS lines (or at least a line for the front) will definitely help. May want to be a little careful about the pads; the semi-metallic/sintered metal (HH) pads can certainly improve braking, but they're hard on rotors and can ruin a rotor in a hurry if the rotor isn't meant to be used with semi-metallic pads.

The biggest improvement can be had with a caliper upgrade--swapping the single-piston front caliper for a 2 piston unit. Newcastleadam just installed a 2 pot caliper/big rotor kit he bought on ebay ($250, IIRC), scroll down through this thread to see pics:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...97264&page=245

A little while back I installed a 2 piston Tokico caliper--same exact caliper used on a whole bunch of different Kawis--250, 500, 600 Ninjas, etc.--on my '88. I had to customize the mounting bracket in order to mount it, but, along with the stock rotor, Spiegler SS brake line, and a master cylinder off a Kawi ZX6R, the thing now stops great, at a cost of only about $50 for both the caliper and MC (and actually I ended up getting a refund for the price of the caliper, so my cost--not counting the ss line and new pads--was just $25). You can see this mod in my project thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667727
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #853
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so whats your thoughts ?
Best money I ever spent... right nex to the front end swap.....

They got together like peas and carrots......

I love it...
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #854
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Didn't want to start a new thread, and this is related, so....

Alright, got the forks, the axle, triples, wheel off of a 2001 YZ426F, everything except the spacers for the front wheel. Dealer gave me a quote of over 120 bucks, seems a bit steep. Problem is, I can't (weak google-fu) figure out if there is a specific size, or even what they should look like. I have found much less expensive ones, but don't know if that is what I need!

I KNOW there has to be something up front to keep the wheel from sliding side to side on the axle. That wouldn't work well on the move. Just don't know what.

AND, I said I was gonna do the Trail Tech Vapor thing, if I bought the "dash" for the lights, how hard is it to wire up? Anyone actually done it? Someone got a few pics of installing one? Do I need to cut the wires and splice? I dread the idea of screwing everything up.

Any info, help, ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #855
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Didn't want to start a new thread, and this is related, so....

Alright, got the forks, the axle, triples, wheel off of a 2001 YZ426F, everything except the spacers for the front wheel. Dealer gave me a quote of over 120 bucks, seems a bit steep. Problem is, I can't (weak google-fu) figure out if there is a specific size, or even what they should look like. I have found much less expensive ones, but don't know if that is what I need!

I KNOW there has to be something up front to keep the wheel from sliding side to side on the axle. That wouldn't work well on the move. Just don't know what.

AND, I said I was gonna do the Trail Tech Vapor thing, if I bought the "dash" for the lights, how hard is it to wire up? Anyone actually done it? Someone got a few pics of installing one? Do I need to cut the wires and splice? I dread the idea of screwing everything up.

Any info, help, ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!!

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