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Old 10-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #4051
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And the bottom end - is it connected to anything or not?
Thanks
Nope. Just hangs out the bottom to drain onto the roadway.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #4052
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Genius! I shall try that! Any idea on what to look for?
I like these

http://www.harley-softails.com/2009_...s_468x351b.jpg

But I'm sure you can find other pegs similar.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attach...r-p7171181.jpg

http://www.customdynamics.com/Images...egs_clevis.jpg

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/7909/jan053rd3.jpg

http://images1.americanlisted.com/nl...e_11003704.jpg


This is what I have on my bike
http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/PDNerf-KLR650A.aspx

But you can buy the highway peg without the nerf bars.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #4053
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Anyone out there happen to have an idea how to change the seat to peg height other than highway pegs?
Contact eaglemike.com as he offers a replacement peg mount that drops and pushes back some. Several company's offer pegs that drop slightly. You're 6'3" do as I did and simply add a couple inches to the seat. Nice time to add a couple inches of width as well. Passenger pegs work very well for 'change of position' on long rides.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #4054
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I would love to get those bars but being on a budget, not gonna happen... where you suggest i mount just the pegs...?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #4055
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Contact eaglemike.com as he offers a replacement peg mount that drops and pushes back some. Several company's offer pegs that drop slightly. You're 6'3" do as I did and simply add a couple inches to the seat. Nice time to add a couple inches of width as well. Passenger pegs work very well for 'change of position' on long rides.
the biggest concern for me is just that my knees are a little too bent when i ride... so with the leathers, it's a bit uncomfortable...

i wanted to find something that allowed less bending on my knees.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #4056
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I would love to get those bars but being on a budget, not gonna happen... where you suggest i mount just the pegs...?
Well you're really limited on mounting those clamp on highway pegs as the only tubing you could clamp them too is under the engine area.
Does your KLR have an aluminum skid plate?
If so, you can buy different highway pegs that bolt on and drill a hole in the skid plate on each side for each highway peg.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #4057
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the biggest concern for me is just that my knees are a little too bent when i ride... so with the leathers, it's a bit uncomfortable...

i wanted to find something that allowed less bending on my knees.
Go to that auction sight and do a search on KLR 650 foot pegs.
You'll come up with a boat load of listings.
Some of them are one piece pegs that bolt right on and sit lower than the stock pegs.
Just remove the old pegs and replace with the new ones.
I'm not sure of the quality though.
And if you do change your stock foot pegs, you could always reuse them for a highway bar or bolt them to the skid plate.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #4058
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thats a good start

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Looks like they bolt up the same and the rear subframe appears to be the same. I have a 1990 and a 2009 setting in my garage but I'm not going to swap them to see. Sometimes you just have to try something on your own.
Was this a one eye closed with one thumb up or did you happen to use a measuring tape?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:54 PM   #4059
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Question Eye balling it...

with the 2 bikes setting about 5 feet apart. Seriously, I see no difference but unless I actually swap them over I'm only about 95% sure. That's as far as I'll step in it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:08 AM   #4060
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I'm just thinking out loud here, but I'm getting a small collection of used front sportbike tires in the garage that have some life left and are almost the right size for a klr rear. 120/70 17. Thinking about mounting them on the rear just to finish them off and get rid of them. Most are around 1/3 to 1/2 tread, some a bit cupped, but good enough for daily riding/commuting duties.

Good idea, or accident waiting to happen? I believe they should be mounted backwards when used like this.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #4061
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I'm just thinking out loud here, but I'm getting a small collection of used front sportbike tires in the garage that have some life left and are almost the right size for a klr rear. 120/70 17. Thinking about mounting them on the rear just to finish them off and get rid of them. Most are around 1/3 to 1/2 tread, some a bit cupped, but good enough for daily riding/commuting duties.

Good idea, or accident waiting to happen? I believe they should be mounted backwards when used like this.
depends on how long they have been sitting there in your garage? If tires aren't used continuously, they tend to harden, which limits the flexibiliy of the tire and also the pressure once inflated... If not too long it should be ok. Just test them out well before you hit freeway... better safe than sorry
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #4062
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depends on how long they have been sitting there in your garage? If tires aren't used continuously, they tend to harden, which limits the flexibiliy of the tire and also the pressure once inflated... If not too long it should be ok. Just test them out well before you hit freeway... better safe than sorry
Two years or less on them. I have 3 right now sitting. 2 are half ish tread and are the stock take-offs that were removed when the original tears wore out and the bikes were switched to pr2's. One is a bit more worn, it was cupping weird and causing headshake on my fjr.

The main reason I'm thinking this is because I would prefer to change tires on my ninja and dad's gsxr as a set rather than have a new rear and worn front. If I had a use for the takeoffs I wouldn't feel bad about removing a good tire. I'll give it a shot soon, I'm about due for a swap. I may end up missing the off road ability and abandon the idea anyways.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #4063
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Arrowhead low fender mod just works!

It would be the wrong decision for sticky mud conditions, but in the loose/damp/slimy/wet conditions here in the Northeast, the Arrowhead superbike low fender mod simply works, especially if you machine some spacers for it as I posted some moons ago. All day ride in the rain, with a clean rad and cooling system, and my toes were dry.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:18 AM   #4064
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Anyone in N. Colorado have an extra inner chain adjuster for a 1st gen? I'm currently in the Fort Collins area but need to get home to California ASAP.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #4065
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It would be the wrong decision for sticky mud conditions, but in the loose/damp/slimy/wet conditions here in the Northeast, the Arrowhead superbike low fender mod simply works, especially if you machine some spacers for it as I posted some moons ago. All day ride in the rain, with a clean rad and cooling system, and my toes were dry.

[IMG]http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/...h/DSC00827.jpg[/IMG]

Dang, that headlight is bright. Couldn't even see the fender!
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