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Old 10-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #6976
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Meanwhile I search for panniers for my DR. Nothing as special as Mel's though.
Nice weekend coming.....tempted, tempted....
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #6977
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Currently in Thunder Bay, camping over nite and heading back tomorrow. I hope to get out for a ride on Sunday. Need to get a few hours on the KLX before heading to Moab.

Mrs Backroader and I met up with North Rider for supper... Had a good visit and a great dinner.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #6978
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Check out Wolfman

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Meanwhile I search for panniers for my DR. Nothing as special as Mel's though.
Nice weekend coming.....tempted, tempted....
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Also.....

Aaaaaaaanybody feel like buying brand spankin' new panniers with racks? They're givi trekker panniers. They are right out of the box condition and I'm selling them because I know I'm going to lay down my bike again and these panniers are way too nice, therefore I'm going to use the money to buy the regular happy trails panniers so I wont feel so bad when I do lay it down.

If you or someone you know would like to buy these, PM me and I'll give out my phone number and pictures if you'd like.
Check out these Wolfman Expedition or Teton bags. I went with MEC dry bags as I have racks they can fit in, but I really like what I see in the Wolfman luggage system. They look like they can take serious use/abuse; i.e. a few dirt naps likely wouldn't bugger 'em much. Mel, you listening?

http://www.happy-trail.com/Wolfman/E...s-Wolfman.aspx
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #6979
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The Teton bags are just the ticket I'm looking for. Thank you,
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:30 AM   #6980
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Currently in Thunder Bay, camping over nite and heading back tomorrow. I hope to get out for a ride on Sunday. Need to get a few hours on the KLX before heading to Moab.

Mrs Backroader and I met up with North Rider for supper... Had a good visit and a great dinner.


I hope your not tenting in the snow BackRoader have a safe trip back.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #6981
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Crown Honda situ

Well, popped in to Crown Honda yesterday, maybe for the last time. All the motorcycles are gone... and I didn't see Gerald there either. They still have a very nice looking Can-Am Spyder there, which a guy'd likely be able to pick up for a song. Still odds and sods available in the parts & accessories department. Bought the wife a TourMaster touring jacket 40% off. They still had some Joe Rocket brand pants & jackets left on the racks. They're done ordering motorcycle parts BTW... they're officially no longer a Powerhouse dealership.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #6982
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You are NOT going to lay down your bike again! Just mind the sanded corners. Are the racks KLR specific?
Lyle
Yes they are. They're made to fit the older KLR style so im not sure if it'll fit the 08 model9
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #6983
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Check out these Wolfman Expedition or Teton bags. I went with MEC dry bags as I have racks they can fit in, but I really like what I see in the Wolfman luggage system. They look like they can take serious use/abuse; i.e. a few dirt naps likely wouldn't bugger 'em much. Mel, you listening?

http://www.happy-trail.com/Wolfman/E...s-Wolfman.aspx
Very nice. Although I'd want a hard case. I'm pretty dead set on metal panniers
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #6984
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The cheapest I found a "Profi Laser CAT" was from bitzforbikes ltd in England. Was here in less than 2 weeks, $60 includes shipping. Thanks Brian for the demo.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #6985
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Just a head's up here for anyone thinking of Wolfman products--- Moto Van is now a supplier and that means that just about any power sports shop can order for you. (Moto Van is a major Canadian wholesaler for ATV, motorcycle, snowmobile etc parts and accessories and most shops deal with them).
The Wolfman line is shown in the 2013 Fashion/ Collection catalog. (anyone can view the website www.motovan.com

I'm not trying to sway anybody from dealing with their favourite on line retailer but you could also support your local shop and save the shipping if you like.
Moto Van is also now a supplier of Gerbing heated clothing.

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The Teton bags are just the ticket I'm looking for. Thank you,
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #6986
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The cheapest I found a "Profi Laser CAT" was from bitzforbikes ltd in England. Was here in less than 2 weeks, $60 includes shipping. Thanks Brian for the demo.
Good Price,
Though now I'm thinking we could do better...
Cheers, B
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #6987
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KLR valve clearance

I had a bit of unexpected free time this evening so I popped the valve cover from my new old '05 (25,000km). Perfectly clean in there.

Measured .004in (.1mm) all around for valve clearance. Spec is .1mm-.2mm intake, .15mm-.25mm exhaust.

255 shims in the intakes, 260 in the exhaust.

Shimcalc tells me that 245 shims all around will give me .2mm intake and .25mm exhaust clearance. So Friday's project is chasing down 4 245 shims and hopefully picking them up on the way home.

Seeing this job done on Jing's bike at tech day was a big help.Also followed the Marknet tutorial and printed his worksheet.

Once this job is done I will be pretty confident in that engine as I'll know just what I'm dealing with.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #6988
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I had a bit of unexpected free time this evening so I popped the valve cover from my new old '05 (25,000km). Perfectly clean in there.

Measured .004in (.1mm) all around for valve clearance. Spec is .1mm-.2mm intake, .15mm-.25mm exhaust.

255 shims in the intakes, 260 in the exhaust.

Shimcalc tells me that 245 shims all around will give me .2mm intake and .25mm exhaust clearance. So Friday's project is chasing down 4 245 shims and hopefully picking them up on the way home.

Seeing this job done on Jing's bike at tech day was a big help.Also followed the Marknet tutorial and printed his worksheet.

Once this job is done I will be pretty confident in that engine as I'll know just what I'm dealing with.
WooHoo!!!
Haven't run the numbers, but now it should start easily in cold weather!!!!
Cheers, Brian
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #6989
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I had a bit of unexpected free time this evening so I popped the valve cover from my new old '05 (25,000km). Perfectly clean in there.

Measured .004in (.1mm) all around for valve clearance. Spec is .1mm-.2mm intake, .15mm-.25mm exhaust.

255 shims in the intakes, 260 in the exhaust.

Shimcalc tells me that 245 shims all around will give me .2mm intake and .25mm exhaust clearance. So Friday's project is chasing down 4 245 shims and hopefully picking them up on the way home.

Seeing this job done on Jing's bike at tech day was a big help.Also followed the Marknet tutorial and printed his worksheet.

Once this job is done I will be pretty confident in that engine as I'll know just what I'm dealing with.
Good luck on the shim swap. That was my first time check the valve clearance, the bike was just over 10500 miles. I couldn't tell any difference but I'm sure the bike does.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #6990
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Measured .004in (.1mm) all around for valve clearance. Spec is .1mm-.2mm intake, .15mm-.25mm exhaust.
255 shims in the intakes, 260 in the exhaust.
Shimcalc tells me that 245 shims all around will give me .2mm intake and .25mm exhaust clearance. ....I'll know just what I'm dealing with.
Just ran the figures, and your numbers (in Inches) tell me you're bang on the money.
Cheers Les!

PS. BIG NOTE...
Don't forget that you shouldn't rotate the engine until you've reset the cam chain tensioner....
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