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Old 06-12-2009, 08:03 AM   #1531
Al Goodwin
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Sweet Allen!! What did you do with all the electricals?

I have a few frames and engines and I was thinking of building a "plain" KLR for offroad. You have any detail on your mods? Thx.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #1532
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I would post the message below with a pic of the KLR, but the attachment refuses to upload my pic. It's a 93kb jpeg 436 x 327...WTF???

Here's the beasty, I have since added a new skidplate, master cyclinder guard, radiator guards, changed the pegs, and got rid of the rediclulous windhsield.. Just got back from big bend and she handled River Road like a champ...
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:31 AM   #1533
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2 '09s on the TAT

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #1534
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How do you like the way your Gripsters work on a variety of terrain?

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Here is a couple of my 07 KLR before and after a 3 day trip to VT to ride the PDR.
I had just finished fabricating the racks and attaching the pelican 1430's..Everything worked well.

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #1535
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Here's the dirty pig after playing in the mud near Tulsa, OK.


And here's me "parked" on a trail in the Ozark NF, AR.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #1536
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Along the shores of Kluane Lake in BC...
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:09 PM   #1537
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #1538
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Here's mine ready for the dirt!
when im done i just drive her in the pool and walla!




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Old 06-12-2009, 06:17 PM   #1539
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:41 PM   #1540
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O.K. JAFO I'll tell you, but don't look at me like I'm weird or something. The pedal is strong when pushing straight down on it, but will bend sideways with much less pressure. Some riders connect a cable between the brake pedal and the frame to keep weeds, sagebrush, ect. from getting caught between the pedal and frame and bending the crap out ot the pedal. I don't see many doing this but it's good insurance in my opinion.
I can remember seeing Kawi ,Ossa and Hodaka brochures showing short chains between brake and gear shift levers to the frame.

Like you said....it keeps the brush from jamming the levers! It was an idea developed during the days of the 1000 bike desert races, in the early 1970's!!!! Great Days indeed!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:03 PM   #1541
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I can remember seeing Kawi ,Ossa and Hodaka brochures showing short chains between brake and gear shift levers to the frame.

Like you said....it keeps the brush from jamming the levers! It was an idea developed during the days of the 1000 bike desert races, in the early 1970's!!!! Great Days indeed!!
Early 1970's? I dare say it's older than that. But it's an especially good idea on a KLR, where a branch between the lever and frame can break the fragile lever mount, for which there is no field repair. Much cheaper than the aftermarket bracket, but of course cannot protect it against breakage due to something like a rock hit.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:02 AM   #1542
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Here's mine ready for the dirt!
when im done i just drive her in the pool and walla!




No offense (well, ok a little) but that pig is not in any way ready for the dirt. Without crash bars and skid plate I can assure you your going to fuck it up badly and be walking out. Unless by dirt you mean the grit that settles on a bike while sitting in the garage for extended periods.
Think of it as a new helmet. You will drop it, how far, and how soon depends on how much you paid.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #1543
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Went out ridding in the GWNF along the border of WVA and VA. Here's a picture of one of the several water crossings I enjoyed on my ride today!

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #1544
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Where was this shot taken? Got a WV FR number,or were you on the VA side?I like well used KLR shots
Yeah, what he asked.

Next weekend I have a hall pass for Fri-Sun, and would like to get my bikes new shoes dirty....

Don't hold back!

This way I don't have to go to Green Ridge again, but can try something "new"...
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:42 PM   #1545
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My new KLR

Just purchased my first KLR a few days ago and got to take it out today.





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