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Old 02-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #14011
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #14012
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The 'lectrical looks purty easy. If I run into trouble, I will get my wife to help. In the dark. By flashlight. As I remember, that worked well before. Right, TXjames?
Yeah. Just don't forget your electrical guideline: If in doubt, cut it off. Preferably with a rusty pocket knife.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #14013
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Yeah. Just don't forget your electrical guideline: If in doubt, cut it off. Preferably with a rusty pocket knife.
lol. And people think we make this shit up. We just tell the truth and people think we are lying.

Yeah. That happened but I was actually thinking about the time in Evant or Goldthwaite when the fella pointed out that KiLleR had spontaneously combusted from my late night GPS wiring. That was exciting.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:31 PM   #14014
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

Really serious, like after Camille hit in '69, those big Tonka toys would have been digging trenches so they could float the coastal freighters off US90.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #14015
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Sucks bigtime, Jason. But it looks like they are hot after it. Hard to replace that dune, though.

Garfey. I was in Camille. Lived in Biloxi, MS. It sucked, too.

Comparing disasters is like comparing ass-whuppings. Ya still hurt and ya damn sure don't want another...... and the one you took is always more important. Human nature.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #14016
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Darth Peach

If I remember right Darth Peach is a member of a North or Central TX group. It's been a long while since she's posted up in her picture thread. and that seems to be where her last post on this board was. Well long time for her anyway.

Any of you folk heard what's up with her. She ok?

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #14017
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Sucks bigtime, Jason. But it looks like they are hot after it. Hard to replace that dune, though.

Garfey. I was in Camille. Lived in Biloxi, MS. It sucked, too.

Comparing disasters is like comparing ass-whuppings. Ya still hurt and ya damn sure don't want another...... and the one you took is always more important.
Yup, what you said is dead nuts, 100% accurate.

And while dredging up and piling sand where "they" want it is easy, getting it to stay there is a lot harder. Lord only knows how much time, effort, and money places like Virginia Beach expend every year "replenishing" the beach so it will look good when the tourist hordes descend.

The big difference between "then" and "now" is that now we know, almost to the minute, when a real honker's coming and how bad it's likely to be and we have more time to worry about it beforehand. The devastation is what it is and about all one can do is dig out and start over . . . or move further inland. Of course then there are tornadoes, floods, wildfires, droughts, . . . . . .

"It all counts on twenty."

And thanks for not spelling it "whoopings."
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #14018
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I rode from Pt. Pleasant, NJ to Seaside Heights, NJ today...the damage is hard to fathom.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #14019
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Same location. Pre/post Sandy.

Are you trying to tell us it took this long for them to dig your GSA up?

Okay, on a serious note, that's a lot of missing sand. It'll be interesting to see if the East coast recovers faster than the Gulf after Katrina.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #14020
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And so it begins. KiLleR V.2. Coming to a mud hole near you.

Starting with Franken-brakes. Then lighting and electrical upgrades. Those are the two biggest problems with a stock gen 1 KLR. I have read just enough on the net to fuck this up really badly.


What could go wrong with an oversize Chinese master cylinder and subtly colored levers, a used sportbike caliper, an adapter plate/bracket made by some dude on the KLR forum in his garage, and an oversize aftermarket rotor? Anyway, some dude on the internet says it should work. Why not? And anyway, what's the worst that could happen? Edit: And it has the added benefit of being expensive. A win-win.

The 'lectrical looks purty easy. If I run into trouble, I will get my wife to help. In the dark. By flashlight. As I remember, that worked well before. Right, TXjames?

I plan on doing all the other mechanic-ing myself with my Harbor Freight Easy Bake Tool-kit.
Why would you want to mess with the Factory anti-lock brakes a KLR comes with?

I'll admit the front brake is a little weak on blacktop, but with different pads and a stainless line I haven't hit anything yet that I couldn't stop for in the last 40K miles. For dirt work I find the stock brakes are fine.

What are you planning for the electrical system? Mine has been tweaked a lot and has been very reliable. I can give you some suggestions of what has worked for me.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #14021
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Well. My gen 1 don't stop at all. Downright horrifying . I upgraded to stainless lines. Now gonna try all sorts if voodoo from huge EBC rotor, SV 650 caliper, and a set of China's best knock off Pazzo's and bigger master cylinder and reservoir. It all ought to work except I am not so sure about the last one. Kinda iffy.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #14022
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As far as electrical I am getting some LED's (tail/brake and blinkers) to save some power to run some driving lights. May get that upgraded wiring harness, too. And if I have to I will upgrade stator.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #14023
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The problem I have with the KLR 650
1st gen KLR 340lbs dry / 33hp, heavy for the HP, suspension sux, altenator questionable with aftermarket farkles, reliability below average, oil consumption at higher highway speeds.

2nd gen KLR 386lbs dry / 34hp, even heavier for the HP, suspension sux, altenator questionable with aftermarket lighting, reliability less than 1st gen bikes with oil consumption at speeds above 70 mph worse, price $6500 for the bike then aftermarket bags of your choice ? ?

2013 BMW R1200 GS Adv. 505lbs dry / 110hp, suspension fair, altenator very good, reliabilty good, price $25,999 loaded.

New Water cooled BMW R1200 GS (non Adv) 475lbs dry / 110hp, suspension should be fair based off old design, Altenator and reliability unknown all new design, price $17,000 loaded

New KTM 1190 Adv. R 455lbs dry / 150hp, suspension based on 990 R should be good, altenator good as long as it doesn't have 990 bolt problems, reliability unknown so far, price should be around $17,000 loaded per internet.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #14024
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Are you trying to tell us it took this long for them to dig your GSA up?

Okay, on a serious note, that's a lot of missing sand. It'll be interesting to see if the East coast recovers faster than the Gulf after Katrina.
The answer is yes, we will. More money up here and more "important" people in this neck of the woods. Sad but true in how it all works.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #14025
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As far as electrical I am getting some LED's (tail/brake and blinkers) to save some power to run some driving lights. May get that upgraded wiring harness, too. And if I have to I will upgrade stator.
A cheap 35 watt HID setup for the headlight works wonders for brightness and buys you 20 watts. The LED taillight helps as well. Don't do the blinkers they are not on all the time and won't save you much. I also have a different stator that helps out a little bit and has been in the bike for 35K miles with no issues.

I can run everything including GP, hot grips, electric gloves, jacket and pants liner at highway speeds with out depleting the battery. At trail speeds I can still use the heated gear provided I turn off the headlight and don't idle for long periods of time.
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