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Old 02-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #5131
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I bought my lights from inmate, Sanjoh. The lights are great. I mounted them on the lower triple tree clamps with mounts that I bought from inmate, Hanksd. The mounts are top quality. They are powder coated and come with longer replacement bolts for the clamps.
The set up works great.
My LED's are the Rigid Duallys which use a one off bracket (or so I assume, haven't seen others like it). Maybe I'll have to customize some brackets..
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #5132
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First Ride Report

OK, I have been riding a long time and have made quite a few trips.
Stats- Minerva, Ohio to New Orleans and return via Mobile and Biloxi on a 2013 KLR 650.
2330 miles. 50.76 gallons of fuel costing $182.52. Approx $3.60 per gallon (mostly high test). Averaged 45.9 miles per gallon.

Well, I thought I had been everywhere but the electric chair and had seen everything but the wind.
Yeah, I've been to Ashtabula, Pascagoula, Casablanca and the Isle of Sri Lanka. I've been to Bangkok, Benin, Bugtusell, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Ulan Bator.
Hell, I've even seen Afro- Nubian dwarf goats furiously, frantically and ferociously fornicating at YOUR county fair.

Yes, I've seen a lot of crazy shit in my 53 1/2 years on this planet. But nothing compares to Marci Gras Day in New Orleans. Absolutely nuts. If you haven't been, you gotta go.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #5133
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considering buying a set of dunlop D606 tires for only 60 bucks. What are some opinions about these tires?
Are they brand new or still 80%+ tread left? If so go for it. I love mine. They will wear faster on pavement, but for serious dirt riding you can't get much better. If your strictly a pavement goer I wouldnt recommend them. But for that price you can't really go wrong
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #5134
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Random drop in post.. I use to own an 07 and enjoyed it. Are the new bikes free from the problems of the old like the doo thing and oil consumption? Getting close to selling my sport bike and going back to dual sports.
No one?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #5135
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Sorry, I don't think anybody wanted to ignore you....
The real oil burner was the 08 but others used a bit of oil at sustained high RPMs. Recall on some 08 VINs for ring issues, later years have been fixed.
The doo was also redesigned, it is tougher now but sloppy on the shaft and the spring is worthless.... Go figure.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #5136
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Gen I use oil at extended high rpms, Gen II use oil at extended high rpms.
All KLR's, all bikes have there own little issues and quirks you should work out. The internet makes every bike sound like crap when you dig in them and over-analyze everything.

KLR's are still great bikes.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #5137
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So, who's got LED driving lamps, and who's mounted them to their forks?

I need to mount mine to my front forks to get better light spread when I'm turning on the trails. It's pretty dark off to the sides
This what I came up with, I used 2" angle aluminum and cut and drilled it to fit.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #5138
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This what I came up with, I used 2" angle aluminum and cut and drilled it to fit.

Clean and simple, I like it!
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #5139
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Wiring harness

So I'll try this again:
Anyone have any idea where the most common wear through points are on the Gen II wiring harnesses?
I've had it replaced on recall but I would like to make double sure that I never have an issue.
Thanks guys!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:00 AM   #5140
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So I'll try this again:
Anyone have any idea where the most common wear through points are on the Gen II wiring harnesses?
I've had it replaced on recall but I would like to make double sure that I never have an issue.
Thanks guys!
depends on the year... i have a 2011 and i did not get any of the wear points common on previous years. check everything that's directly under the seat and apply more tape if needed.

i did have a problem, after 10,000 hard miles, with my throttle (close) cable wearing through underneath the gas tank.

it's definitely a good idea to remove the seat and tank and inspect for any wear. the factory cable management "system" is pretty poor....
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:16 AM   #5141
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Ride it some and look for the paint rubbed off frame like under the seat support with the hole in it.
and any where it crosses a edge



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Old 02-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #5142
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depends on the year... i have a 2011 and i did not get any of the wear points common on previous years. check everything that's directly under the seat and apply more tape if needed.

i did have a problem, after 10,000 hard miles, with my throttle (close) cable wearing through underneath the gas tank.

it's definitely a good idea to remove the seat and tank and inspect for any wear. the factory cable management "system" is pretty poor....

Good advice. Some spots are tough to use tape, so a suggestion is try sections of wire loom protective wrap...with some with luck and light cursing...you can slide it to the area you need.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:08 AM   #5143
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So I'll try this again:
Anyone have any idea where the most common wear through points are on the Gen II wiring harnesses?
I've had it replaced on recall but I would like to make double sure that I never have an issue.
Thanks guys!
If you want to make it bulletproof, go over the whole bike and add plastic wire loom and tape on every area you can.
And any thing that moves, zip tie it down.
Also remove the front fairing and do everything behind there.
There is not much to the Klr, so it isnt to hard to go over the whole bike.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:11 AM   #5144
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There are six most common but my experience with early GenII's is better to strip the bike down and simply go over the entire thing. I've had a couple other rub points on several different GenII's. klr650.net has the six on a sticky for reference but again...strip it down and go through it yourself.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:35 AM   #5145
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No one?
I guess you have to be part of the in crowd to get a response. To the best of my knowledge, sometimes the springs stretch, break and theres a problem. Most change them out for peace of mind.
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