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Old 08-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #69361
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Just shot some dove and quail in he backyard to make some stew. Im using leftover duck stock, but the whole thing smells fowl!
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #69362
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Just shot some dove and quail in he backyard to make some stew. Im using leftover duck stock, but the whole thing smells fowl!
thats how it is when we hang out with Albie!
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #69363
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Well looks like I'm out for a while. The radiator on the KLR is fubar. I thought it was just a pinhole in one of the radiator tubes which I was attempting to fix. However the pinhole turned into a 2" split that continues to spread on the outside of the radiator tube.

I've been shopping for new radiators, but holy crap I didn't realize how expensive the factory ones are. I found a used one on Ebay for $150, and a few that "claim" to be Kawasaki factory radiators brand new for $160 (however they are black... and the stock ones are about $700) so I assume they are Chinese knockoffs.

What say the hive, used real KLR radiator or supposed Chinese copy? One from Kawi is out of the question at this point.
damn OEM high dollar crap! I had to replace a rear shock on our lil klr 250, $650!! Cheap chinese crap is just that, crap! but it will get you back on the bike again. Fit might be a tad off so some "chink'n" will have to be done to get it to fit I will betcha...good luck..oh..btw, I likes my lil AIR COOLED xr400
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #69364
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I locked the steering today on the Scoot. They have parking lot feature that will come on if you're not careful when you lock the steering. I don't know for sure but I think that's what happened. I got one start out of the battery and the second try was a no go.

Thanks again Albie!
If locking the steering on the scoot is anything like my KLR was...when you are locking the steering you can go 1 notch to far and it locks the tail light on and runs the battery down...came out of hardware and taillight was on so I caught it but if it had been there all day would have been dead.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #69365
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damn OEM high dollar crap! I had to replace a rear shock on our lil klr 250, $650!! Cheap chinese crap is just that, crap! but it will get you back on the bike again. Fit might be a tad off so some "chink'n" will have to be done to get it to fit I will betcha...good luck..oh..btw, I likes my lil AIR COOLED xr400
In true KLR fashion, I was considering taking a dremel, some scrap aluminum, and an arc welder and converting it to an air cooled engine j/k not really, but I was getting pretty frustrated! The split just kept spreading and spreading. I guess this will be motivation in the future to not crash anymore!!

I went ahead and ordered a used factory KLR radiator for $150. The Chinese one would probably do, but it's such a critical part that I decided to go with the used factory unit. The seller had tons of pictures, and looked to be in 95% condition.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #69366
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In true KLR fashion, I was considering taking a dremel, some scrap aluminum, and an arc welder and converting it to an air cooled engine j/k not really, but I was getting pretty frustrated! The split just kept spreading and spreading. I guess this will be motivation in the future to not crash anymore!!

I went ahead and ordered a used factory KLR radiator for $150. The Chinese one would probably do, but it's such a critical part that I decided to go with the used factory unit. The seller had tons of pictures, and looked to be in 95% condition.
Yeah, a buddy of mine in Vegas who loaned me his KLR told me, "Whatever you do, don't drop it on the side with the radiator." He'd already replaced two of them.


So what's the haps tomorrow, Mouth? Sassy's? What time?
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #69367
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So what's the haps tomorrow, Mouth? Sassy's? What time?

I am thinking no later than 1:45 or 2 @ sassys , hopefully we can get a good table that way.
that might even be too late, I just dont know how to estimate what the traffic might be like in there.

judging by traffic in town, 600,000 people are here in town right now.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:38 AM   #69368
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In true KLR fashion, I was considering taking a dremel, some scrap aluminum, and an arc welder and converting it to an air cooled engine j/k not really, but I was getting pretty frustrated! The split just kept spreading and spreading. I guess this will be motivation in the future to not crash anymore!!

I went ahead and ordered a used factory KLR radiator for $150. The Chinese one would probably do, but it's such a critical part that I decided to go with the used factory unit. The seller had tons of pictures, and looked to be in 95% condition.
I suspect you did the right thing here! It's fun being a motorcyclist, aint it!
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:19 AM   #69369
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I should go back to bed I am thinkin...
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:59 AM   #69370
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I went ahead and ordered a used factory KLR radiator for $150.
I've heard of automotive heater cores being adapted.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:45 AM   #69371
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I am thinking no later than 1:45 or 2 @ sassys , hopefully we can get a good table that way.
that might even be too late, I just dont know how to estimate what the traffic might be like in there.

judging by traffic in town, 600,000 people are here in town right now.

Hell, I say we just go for lunch and stay till dinner.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:11 AM   #69372
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I've heard of automotive heater cores being adapted.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:29 AM   #69373
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that's a good idea on2wheels


heater core, or auto tranny cooler

both can be found with barbed fittings

it's hard to imagine such an expensive part on a klr
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:14 AM   #69374
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they sure dont give them heater cores away..been lookin on ebay for a core to fit my aunts 86 nissan..$120-$210
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:21 AM   #69375
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$30 trans cooler

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000C3...545-8133i=SL75

$40 heater core


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000C7...sr=8-3&pi=SL75
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