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Old 03-30-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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My cousin and I took our wives on a short trip from Louisiana to Mobile to see the U.S.S Alabama this weekend. We stayed at the renaissance hotel in the CBD which was a really nice hotel. It was also the tallest building in Mobile and could easily be seen from the ship.
The KLR obtained a whopping 46 mpg on the trip, while the BMW was able to obtain 55 Mpg . The women of course drove in a car.
After arriving and unloading we took of to get something to eat and figured we would stop close to the battleship to eat. We ate at "a restaurant" that was expensive, had horrible service, and didn't taste that great. But we still had a good time.
hmm he looks like he may have papers.

On to the ship!!!
16" guns


The breech for one of the 16" guns

An out of focus projectile

5" shell holders
The torpedo room of the U.S.S. drum .

The sub even has low milage!!!


I took a lot of pictures but the thread would be huge. Sooooooo. That night we ate good.... Finally, then had some drinks walkinging distance from the hotel.
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Well Saturday morning we started heading back. They had never been to Ocean Springs, MS so I took them trough there and into Biloxi were we ate at the Hard rock Casino.



We then made our way back for a total of 420 miles. Now the KLR has 4200 and some change at just under 4 months old.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Even if you are just passing through, its worth the time to see this historic ship.
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Thanks,
I get about 46 mpg
on my KLR also.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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55 Mpg on the BMW ? Really ?
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55 Mpg on the BMW ? Really ?
That's what he averaged using the tripometer. On mored state highway running he gets 51 I get 50. After rejecting and exhaust yesterday after we returned I don't know what I'll get now.
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That's what he averaged using the tripometer. On mored state highway running he gets 51 I get 50. After rejecting and exhaust yesterday after we returned I don't know what I'll get now.
I don't know what "rejecting and exhaust" means. My r1150r gets about 44-46 mpg
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I don't know what "rejecting and exhaust" means. My r1150r gets about 44-46 mpg
Lmmfao!!! That's auto correction from the iPad. It's suppose to be rejeting.
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I noticed on another forum that you had some input spline problems with your RR. Could you fill me in on that ? I have a '03 with about 26000 on it. Anything I should know ?
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I noticed on another forum that you had some input spline problems with your RR. Could you fill me in on that ? I have a '03 with about 26000 on it. Anything I should know ?
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Sure, he still hasn't bought the bike yet and it failed. We luckily just made it back to my neighborhood when it failed. It would no longer go forward and made a horrible grinding noise. So I had him ride the klr back and I pushed the BMW home. The noise wasn't occurring with the clutch disengaged, only when you let out on it. We pulled the bike apart and saw the input spines were extremely thin and curved. The splines in the friction plate of the clutch were gone. So we went on half the total price, which was $550 dollars for a new transmission input shaft, input shaft bearings and friction plate and input shaft seal.

So from the time we pulled down, ordered the parts, and the parts coming in was about 3 weeks. When you remove all of the transmission bolts, you have to carefully heat the case for the "bell housing" to come off. The inside of the bell housing is the race if you will, for the three shafts. That really wasn't that bad it is just the fear of the unknown. I gave the input shaft and new shaft to a friend to pull all the bearings and slipper thingy, and reinstall it and new bearings to the proper settings. The case has to be reheated to put the bell housing back on. We used the old input shaft to align the new clutch. You need to lube the splines, and "slave rod". It went back together faster than we took it apart because it was the first time we had done it. Now it shifts smooth as butter.

The bike had 28*** when it occurred. After this trip it now has 29297 and runs great.

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