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Old 05-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #6571
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Thanks, like the idea of the bags keeping a little wind off, balancing the weight and extra storage. Going to look check these out later on down the road.
I agree, I want to get them too. Only down side is they're for the Paris-Dakar crash bars only and those run ok most 300$.

I still plan in getting some, but I orders rear pannier mounts instead.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #6572
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suspension

Just talked to cogent and wanted to say "wow" what great people to deal with. I went with the Moab Adventure rear (which as I just found out can be changed to the full moab at any time) front fork springs and emulators

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #6573
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You rode home got your cage and a tow strap and pulled that heavy pig back up to the road.
That might have been an option but I don't think a truck will make it up that road in a lot of places. we had no equipment of any sort and we struggled for half an hour in that loose, shale soil and never even got the bike upright, it was pivoting on that tree and everytime we got it close to away from the tree it wanted to slide further down the hill. We were tired, sweaty and I was minutes from telling Casey we had to leave her here until tomorrow when we could bring up a block and tackle.... but. since footing was so shitty I made a little landing for me to stand on to get a better grip and leverage on the bike, Casey did the same and we almost got it rubber side down. Almost. we decided to dig a large level clearing under the bike and finally got it stood up. Whew! But we were still 20ft from the road. Heck, we built a platform for the bike, why don't we build our own road! We worked for another hour or so, digging with pieces of shale (worked pretty good!) and dug a 8in. trail at an angle in front of the bike.... This was do or die. If this didn't work I was done.
We talked about the logistics and decided Casey would stand on the uphill side of the bike and clutch it up the trail as I was on the downhill side of the bike keeping the bike upright and the power on the narrow traction path. Right at the point the front tire approached the road I slipped, the bike slipped and I just said "pin it!". The bike lurched over the brim... Right on! After a bit of happy dance we continued on our way with no more incidence.
We headed back to town to my favorite watering hole and bragged about our adventure and ingenuity...

The dreaded tree. Without it though I am sure the bike (and Casey) would have been much further down the hill...

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #6574
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #6575
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Just talked to cogent and wanted to say "wow" what great people to deal with. I went with the Moab Adventure rear (which as I just found out can be changed to the full moab at any time) front fork springs and emulators
How do you change them to full moab? And does that come with the lifetime warranty when its done?

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #6576
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Where can I order a front brake caliper rebuild kit?



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Old 05-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #6577
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When you send your Moab in to get serviced they can update so that you can adjust the dampening. They're going to set it up for my weight with recommended setting. I didn't ask about the warranty but good point.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #6578
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klr top box??

I want to get a top box for my new KLR for an up coming trip, I was thinking a pelican case, but whats the biggest pelican case I can put back there without it being ridiculous???
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #6579
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are you stuck on a top box?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #6580
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On the Wheat Whacker mod, what angle do you guys set the windshield at? How big of a gap at the back of the cut?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:25 PM   #6581
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Any mods/tips/tricks to make my KLR run cooler? Nearly touching the red mark by the time I get home in this heat...
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #6582
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block off the gap between your rad and shroud to force more air through the radiator. Plumbing pipe insulation works well, just wedge it in there, it wont come out..... Distilled water only with Water Wetter and some rust/corrosion additive. Cools better than a 50/50 mix.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #6583
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Any mods/tips/tricks to make my KLR run cooler? Nearly touching the red mark by the time I get home in this heat...
Make sure your radiator is BURPED (radiator cap OFF, run engine 'til coolant circulates, expelling air pockets and bubbles, top off radiator and set reservoir level with coolant).

If fan cycles, radiator cap pressurizes to spec (13.5-17.8 psi), coolant does not boil, and red zone of temperature gauge is avoided, fear not.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:07 AM   #6584
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are you stuck on a top box?

Not at all, I', going to be living out of the bike for about a month, I was just going to use my cortech saddle bag and tail bag combo that has worked well on my fz1. The top box seemed a little more secure and would keep everything dryer.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #6585
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This trouble maker showed up in my garage yesterday.

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