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Old 08-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #3466
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I've never dealth with this, but a quick search turned up:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=1835

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=576695
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #3467
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No shit.

Not what I imagined at all. Gotta love that KLR creativity.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #3468
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Yeah, but I posted in the thread and my post is no longer in my history. Thought it took something pretty significant to have a thread nuked without a trace.

Oddly, I posted in another part-out thread for a Gen II inquiring about the motor. Also gone. Maybe I am the thread-killer.
The mod in the FM section is a dude from India that seems to be somewhat capricious in hitting his nuke button. When he nukes something, it is gone without a trace. He nuked several of my ads in the past; one for an admitted inadvertent and minor rule violation that honestly could have gone either way and another without any rule violation.

Other people have complained about him in other sub-forums and had their thread nuked rather quickly, so ???????????????

I don't want to rock the boat and risk getting banned or something.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #3469
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FWIW .. RE the "wings" on the speedo drive unit ..

I recently swapped out a set of tires for another inmate and when we pulled the front off, sure enough, some ham-fisted mechanic had put the tire back together with the wings/tabs not "in the slot", but rather sitting up on the drive unit causing both to be bent .. speedo still worked, but man that was just a mess waiting to happen ..

.. carefully tapped it back flat and checked to make sure everything else was still working as it should and we got the front end put back together like it should have been done the last time ..

.. you MAY be able to do the same .. pull that little "washer" with the tabs/wings on it off carefully and set it on a flat solid/steel surface and GENTLY tap it back into shape ..

.. if you get it out of round, however, it won't go back on .. so fair warning ..

.. I have not tried to put one back together without the "washer" with the tabs on it .. you might be able to do it without causing a safety issue and just losing the speedo .. BUT I WOULD CHECK IT OUT VERY CAREFULLY before trying that ..

.. ymmv .. use at your own risk .. drive safely .. ride blessed .. no coupons accepted .. employees and family members not eligible for prizes .. sale only valid on the sixth Sunday of any month ..
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #3470
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Tkc 80 tire wear!!!!

Hey guys. Anyone ever get really bad wear on the continental tkc 80's. My first rear tire lasted 900 km. after that it was shredded up with slices and chunks missing. I complained to the dealer and got a new tire under warranty. New tire installed and about 800 km into the new one and sure enough.......it's doing it again??? I have a hard time believing that my klr has too much power and breaking the rear loosen the pavement! We all know that the 40 ponies pushing that wheel is pretty tame. I do about 75% off road with my bike, as much gravel as I can! It must be getting sliced up from the gravel??? I'm disappointed that I buy a tire rated for 80% off road riding and that is what is ruining my tire??? My friend has an 85 hp triumph scrambler with the same tires on and he rides 60/40 street. His tires wear great.......well smooth at least! The lifespan of a knobbie is what it is, I just wish my wear pattern was better!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:43 AM   #3471
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"We all know that the 40 ponies pushing that wheel......"

Right, 40HP


Put down the brochure and step back to reality.

You meant 25HP
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #3472
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Hey guys. Anyone ever get really bad wear on the continental tkc 80's. My first rear tire lasted 900 km. after that it was shredded up with slices and chunks missing. I complained to the dealer and got a new tire under warranty. New tire installed and about 800 km into the new one and sure enough.......it's doing it again??? I have a hard time believing that my klr has too much power and breaking the rear loosen the pavement! We all know that the 40 ponies pushing that wheel is pretty tame. I do about 75% off road with my bike, as much gravel as I can! It must be getting sliced up from the gravel??? I'm disappointed that I buy a tire rated for 80% off road riding and that is what is ruining my tire??? My friend has an 85 hp triumph scrambler with the same tires on and he rides 60/40 street. His tires wear great.......well smooth at least! The lifespan of a knobbie is what it is, I just wish my wear pattern was better!!
I had them, and the tire wear was total crap. The front scalloped badly, and the rear wore in a very strange pattern. My friend had the same experience on his GS1200A. Bad batch? I don't think so -- this was several months apart, from different dealers. Not a good value for a tire in that price range, IMHO.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #3473
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Skid plate fuel tank?

Hi there,


I'm planning some long trips in the near future and was wondering if it was possible to order a skid plate that doubles as a fuel tank for a 2006 KLR. I've seen them on Dakar bikes before so they must exist somewhere, right? I'm not doing a Dakar run (yet) and the 6 gallon stock tank should work fine, but it would be nice to have an extra gallon or two hanging around, especially if it can replace that wimpy stock skid plate.

If turning it into a fuel tank won't work, I'm looking to fit a skid plate from a Tengai to my '06. Any experience in this area either? It seems like a simple bolt on, possibly with an improvised bracket. Any and all help would be extremely useful. Thanks,
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #3474
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Horsepower!!!

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right, 40hp


put down the brochure and step back to reality.

You meant 25hp
that was a typo!!!!! It should have read 20!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #3475
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I had them, and the tire wear was total crap. The front scalloped badly, and the rear wore in a very strange pattern. My friend had the same experience on his GS1200A. Bad batch? I don't think so -- this was several months apart, from different dealers. Not a good value for a tire in that price range, IMHO.
At first I blamed the dealer for not balancing the wheel..........at all!!!!!! Then tire two, new dealer actually balanced the tire but same results!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #3476
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Hi there,


I'm planning some long trips in the near future and was wondering if it was possible to order a skid plate that doubles as a fuel tank for a 2006 KLR. I've seen them on Dakar bikes before so they must exist somewhere, right?
Since KLR fuel is gravity-fed, how would the gasoline in the skid plate/auxiliary fuel tank be transported to the carburetor?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #3477
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new KLR owner needing some tire advice........

Planning on taking a 6-8k mile trip in august around the u.s and wanted to start with new brakes, sprockets/chain and tires. I'm set on everything but the tire choice. I'll be camping 99% of the trip and will def be riding offroad so i need something offroad capable however i'm guessing at least 60-70% of the miles if not more will be pavement. My main concern is wear, i'm looking for tires that last! I'm hoping to get the "set" for under $150 shipped

I was looking at the Kenda 761's which don't look very offroad worthy or the 270's which look like they wouldn't last long on pavement.

I really dig the Heidenau k60's but just can't afford them.

as i've ridden shinko's in the passed i'll stay away from them.

any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #3478
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The mod in the FM section is a dude from India that seems to be somewhat capricious in hitting his nuke button. When he nukes something, it is gone without a trace. He nuked several of my ads in the past; one for an admitted inadvertent and minor rule violation that honestly could have gone either way and another without any rule violation.

Other people have complained about him in other sub-forums and had their thread nuked rather quickly, so ???????????????

I don't want to rock the boat and risk getting banned or something.
Looks like it may be back... and for $6000 this time!
We'll see how long it lasts. Didn't have a link to an external ad last time.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814145

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2007 klr 650 for sale. Lots extras.......... Post deleted
12,940 miles $6000 obo mess with email address for pic's unable to upload here.......

http://claz.org/classifieds/confirm/...bb72c4c7233cec
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #3479
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I was looking at the Kenda 761's which don't look very offroad worthy or the 270's which look like they wouldn't last long on pavement.
Depends upon your definition of "long," I got 6 grand plus from K270's 3.25-21 and 5.10-17; YMMV.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #3480
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My front K270 is still going strong with ~4500 miles on it. The rear K270 chunked 3 center lugs with around 1500 miles on it. Much of its' life was at 70mph and above, I'm not sure how much if any that contributed to the failure or if the problem was just a bad batch from the factory.

I replaced the failed rear 270 with a 761, but I haven't done much off road with it. It does well on the roads including torrential rain. I have about 3000mi on that, and it looks like I should get at least that many more before it absolutely needs to be replaced.
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