ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
KLR_Stretch OP
n00b
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Oddometer: 1
Snapped my KLR Chain Adjuster... Better Replacement?

Hey y'all, this is my first thread here...

Anyway, I recently picked up a nice 2006 KLR650 with 12,000 miles on it for $1,750 off of craigslist... I really like the bike, has aftermarket exhaust, its been rejetted, it fits my 6 foot 4 self very well, etc...

Bad news is, part of the reason it was so cheap, was because the tires were shot...

So I got a mechanically inclined buddy of mine to give me a lesson in tire-changing, and a little while later we had a new set of Shinko 705's mounted up, with new brake pads too...

It was late, dark and cold so I didnt test ride that night...

But today, I got to take it around the block (5.4 miles) a couple times, and aside from a slight viabration coming from the swingarm, all was well... A quick look revealed that the rear axle was SLIGHTLY out of alighnment... But thats nothing a quick wrenching couldnt fix...

"Loosen up the axle... Ain'nobody got time for that"...

In hindsite it was stupid, but I really thought I could budge it just a little,just by turning the nut...

Nope, snapped the stud like nothing... Oh well, thats what I get for being stupid

Anyway, I took a look at that inner chain adjuster, and man does it look cheap... I searched the internet and found a few replacements for various Kawasaki dirt bikes but nothing for the KLR...

Just wondering if anyone knows of any...

Oh well, I sure do hope the rest of that stud is easily removable/replaceable...

That poor bike never saw me comin
KLR_Stretch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
Kawidad
Beastly Adventurer
 
Kawidad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Central Coast, Cal
Oddometer: 4,593
I know it's a KLR and whatnot, but why wouldn't you just buy an OEM replacement unit? It's under $20. No hassles, just bolt and go.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Juvenal
(Who watches the watchers)
Kawidad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
securety10
Stuck...
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Oddometer: 126
A swingarm off the newer models will work and is supposedly lighter (made from Al), they use a different adjustment system. As to whether or not it is better, well that will probably start a nice debate. Thought about switching to one on my 04, but think I am going to stick with the stocker.
securety10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014