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Old 04-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #1591
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. . . . . but true . . . . !
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #1592
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. . . . . but true . . . . !
I can personally attest to the loctite. Some guy is coming to look at it tonight, after only being on graigslist for 2 hours. Maybe I should raise my price. What do you think?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #1593
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Kidding HBN aside, the real truth of course is that KLR's are fine bikes. Not many models can lay claim to be able to take their riders around the world--but the KLR can. My XR'd never make it . . .

Wasn't trying to "dis" your bike at all (it'll sell in a heartbeat at that price) . . . just tryin' to put HBN in debt, with yet another machine.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #1594
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Kidding HBN aside, the real truth of course is that KLR's are fine bikes. Not many models can lay claim to be able to take their riders around the world--but the KLR can. My XR'd never make it . . .

Wasn't trying to "dis" your bike at all (it'll sell in a heartbeat at that price) . . . just tryin' to put HBN in debt, with yet another machine.
The KLR is a great bike for sure. I lost 3 or 4 bolts until I loctited everything down, but since then no problems.

ORexpat, you had a Honda Xr650L? Ironically that is the next bike I plan on buying. I like that it is lighter and more "dirty" than the KLR.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #1595
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Good he must be fixing the KLR
I should be, but temporarily slacking off here, doing some local tasting and I think I found a pair of your tighty whities u left here on ur last visit





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Old 04-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #1596
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after only being on graigslist for 2 hours. Maybe I should raise my price. What do you think?
There are programs that you can set up to notify you when whatever you are looking for is posted.
I've been looking for a commuter car and every add I respond to that is less than three hours old either has someone coming right then to look at it or I never get a reply back(I assume the vehicle has already sold).

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My XR'd never make it . . .
Why not? Honda is the Japanese word for Timex.

His Pistolship, you will LOVE the XRL if you want something a little less "refined" than the KLR. Mine has over 37,000 miles on it and is still chugging along. I've been debating selling it to help fund another bike. Decisions, decisions...
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:28 PM   #1597
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Hope this didn't affect anyone here:

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Joplin Road

http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012...ad-ar-1842417/
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #1598
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Hope this didn't affect anyone here:

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Joplin Road

http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012...ad-ar-1842417/
I wonder if someone was straightening a corner.

The Park HQ entrance always makes me nervous.

(I'm on Joplin twice a day during the week.)
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #1599
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Very sad...as later reported by media and PWPD:

First fatal crash was a MC going over the double yellow...into a car. The second unrelated fatal crash was an MC cresting a hill, where a young driver was backing up into the road from a side driveway. Speed and alcohol are NOT at this time mentioned as factors.

I love/hate that road...a nice ride. But at times speeding drivers (MC and cars) are encountered...and like most semi rural roads in this area...there is little room for any error, escape or correction before your off the road in a ditch, or kissing a tree or fence post.

God bless them and prayers for the families.

I slow down if I start counting up road factors such as: no shoulder, poor sight lines, poor pavement, etc....sometimes it's the only factor you can control (this is a general comment...not specific to these crashes).
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Remember that woman that drove off the road that time we took that road to Fredericksburg??


I really like that road, but there are too many hills and driveways on it to really have fun riding it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:29 PM   #1601
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Took SweetDaughter's Rebel to her last week--in the back of my truck. Didn't take a lot of photos, but here's a couple from the wheatfields of Kansas.

Rebel and moon.



Sunset



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Old 04-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #1602
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Took SweetDaughter's Rebel to her last week--in the back of my truck. Didn't take a lot of photos, but here's a couple from the wheatfields of Kansas.
Nice Pics Dan. Glad to hear the trip went well.
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So Chase u sell the KLR I assume? Coming to Laurel Fork next weekend?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #1604
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Ok I gotta try to make a push in the next 7 days to fix the KLR before LF next weekend, MND you want to take a shot at welding my pegs? I don't care if its ugly just needs to hold, maybe do it this Sunday? I have to still do the fork seals too.
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Ok I gotta try to make a push in the next 7 days to fix the KLR before LF next weekend, MND you want to take a shot at welding my pegs? I don't care if its ugly just needs to hold, maybe do it this Sunday? I have to still do the fork seals too.
I'm game.

What did you want to try?

Welding up the nuts and re-tapping them?

Cutting the footpeg "box" off and welding on new nuts? A variation on that?

With as small of a welder as I've got we may get better results pre-heating things, though it's unclear how much heat we can put in the area with the engine in...

If you want to weld up new nuts, I suggest picking up some grade 10.9 nuts, and 8.8 bolts.
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