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Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #7261
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Also, if anybody wants to come shooting with Chris and I and a couple other ADVers already attending, do let us know! we'll be going on saturday afternoon most likely. We have plenty of guns and awsome people.
Noobs allowed/invited? Besides the rifle wrapped in my dad's closet when I was a kid, I've never even seen a shooting stick, nevermind held one.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:49 PM   #7262
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Noobs allowed/invited? Besides the rifle wrapped in my dad's closet when I was a kid, I've never even seen a shooting stick, nevermind held one.
we'll most likely be meeting at our place then heading out from there so if you want to give me your cell number/ email i can text or email you the address.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #7263
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NEW PLAN! we are now meeting SUNDAY at 1PM at me and chris' place.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #7264
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I know those formations!!! From left to right, that's Turd Rock, Lobster Claw, and Penis Rock.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #7265
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Hello everyone!

Chris and I are planning a ride to St.John, NFLD in the spring/ summer of next year. What I'm asking from you guys is a list of things I should really do to the bike/ mods before I do the trip. So far, I've got the doo and rotor bolt replacement, valves and shims. Any and all input shall be very appreciated!
In addition to the doo and valve shims:
- Pull and clean oil screen (under clutch cover) if you haven't done it already.
- Idle mixture adjustment cap removal if not already accomplished.
- Sub-frame bolt replacement if not already done.
- Swing-arm and uni-track bearings and bolts - grease if not done recently.
- Carb vent T mod.
- Uni air filter if stock filter is deteriorated. (Nice to carry a spare clean one on long trips and they compress well in a Ziploc bag.)
- Snorkel mod.
- Wiring check for rub spots.
- Check all frame bolts for condition and torque, plus blue locktite where necessary.

Optional but recommended:
- Install an upgrade kit for the headlight harness or install good driving lights
- Install an LED rear brake-light. (Flashes three times before going solid and is much brighter than stock.)
- Heated grips.
- Install wiring for GPS and heated gear.
- Cigarette lighter socket (for charging USB devices and running air pumps etc...)
- Run another clutch cable beside existing cable and fasten in place.
- Mod seat to make it wider. (Probably not necessary for you Mel, likely want to make it shorter...)

Cheers, Brian
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #7266
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In addition to the doo and valve shims:
- Pull and clean oil screen (under clutch cover) if you haven't done it already.
- Idle mixture adjustment cap removal if not already accomplished.
- Sub-frame bolt replacement if not already done.
- Swing-arm and uni-track bearings and bolts - grease if not done recently.
- Carb vent T mod.
- Uni air filter if stock filter is deteriorated. (Nice to carry a spare clean one on long trips and they compress well in a Ziploc bag.)
- Snorkel mod.
- Wiring check for rub spots.
- Check all frame bolts for condition and torque, plus blue locktite where necessary.

Optional but recommended:
- Install an upgrade kit for the headlight harness or install good driving lights
- Install an LED rear brake-light. (Flashes three times before going solid and is much brighter than stock.)
- Heated grips.
- Install wiring for GPS and heated gear.
- Cigarette lighter socket (for charging USB devices and running air pumps etc...)
- Run another clutch cable beside existing cable and fasten in place.
- Mod seat to make it wider. (Probably not necessary for you Mel, likely want to make it shorter...)

Cheers, Brian
Thanks, that's a good list, Brian! You can expect a couple questions from me though seeing as how I wouldn't know how to do some of those things
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #7267
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Smart KLR preventive maintenance - chain?

Brian... a most excellent list. Only thing I could think of adding is a new chain. ...particularly if you have no idea how old/how many kms are on the one you have. People usually replace sprockets too at the same time... particularly the front countershaft sprocket as being much smaller, it wears quicker. I have a new 15T BTW if someone wants to buy it... for whatever Avicious charges for it (minus shipping of course - I'll eat that).

As an aside, I notice that my chain, despite generous lubrication, is binding up a little and kinking a bit. What's the best value in a replacement chain? I see they just jacked up prices at Avicious on their chains... their budget chain used to be $50ish
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #7268
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That's a big list of things to do Mel, you are going to need a couple of tech days!!

Oh ya, sitting here by the "outdoor pool" enjoying the heat of the day sun. Our run to Chicken Corners was great, a little dusty but wonderful just the same. Too much sand for my liking, but no complaints...

There should be plenty of photos coming your way again this evening.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #7269
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winter sucks

seeing a lot of outdoor riding pictures( you guys have fun), and Mel planing outdoor shooting, i thought i post something from indoors. season is over for me, that's it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #7270
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Great list. I am thinking a hobo trip on the KLR next summer may be in order and have to get some of the general maintenance done. I am betting the remnanats of my broken doo and spring are likely on that oil screen.

Wish i had a heated garage to work over the winter.

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In addition to the doo and valve shims:
- Pull and clean oil screen (under clutch cover) if you haven't done it already.
- Idle mixture adjustment cap removal if not already accomplished.
- Sub-frame bolt replacement if not already done.
- Swing-arm and uni-track bearings and bolts - grease if not done recently.
- Carb vent T mod.
- Uni air filter if stock filter is deteriorated. (Nice to carry a spare clean one on long trips and they compress well in a Ziploc bag.)
- Snorkel mod.
- Wiring check for rub spots.
- Check all frame bolts for condition and torque, plus blue locktite where necessary.

Optional but recommended:
- Install an upgrade kit for the headlight harness or install good driving lights
- Install an LED rear brake-light. (Flashes three times before going solid and is much brighter than stock.)
- Heated grips.
- Install wiring for GPS and heated gear.
- Cigarette lighter socket (for charging USB devices and running air pumps etc...)
- Run another clutch cable beside existing cable and fasten in place.
- Mod seat to make it wider. (Probably not necessary for you Mel, likely want to make it shorter...)

Cheers, Brian
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #7271
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seeing a lot of outdoor riding pictures( you guys have fun), and Mel planing outdoor shooting, i thought i post something from indoors. season is over for me, that's it.

Wow! Is your bike clean! And living the easy life indoors too. I'm determined to get a couple of rides in yet... is supposed to warm up a little in a few days. Would like to play in the snow a bit before putting the KLR away... outside under cover - ridden hard and put away wet.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #7272
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Great list. I am thinking a hobo trip on the KLR next summer may be in order and have to get some of the general maintenance done. I am betting the remnanats of my broken doo and spring are likely on that oil screen.

Wish i had a heated garage to work over the winter.
Why do you need a heated garage.......you can just bring it into the house like GSLF.....and the KLR won't take as much room as that Beemer You could use the dishwasher for cleaning the misc. parts as well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #7273
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Hey Florian, the life of a single guy!

I used to keep my RZ350 in the kitchen!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #7274
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Wow! Is your bike clean! And living the easy life indoors too. I'm determined to get a couple of rides in yet... is supposed to warm up a little in a few days. Would like to play in the snow a bit before putting the KLR away... outside under cover - ridden hard and put away wet.
can't have a dirty bike in the kitchen because of our healthcodes.


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Old 11-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #7275
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Why do you need a heated garage.......you can just bring it into the house like GSLF.....and the KLR won't take as much room as that Beemer You could use the dishwasher for cleaning the misc. parts as well.
I do have a oversize single garage wich is big enough for truck and bike, but not heated, that's why the house.
I'm planing on mounting some aux lights and painting some of the bodypanels.
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