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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 14626 times)

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #400 on: May 25, 2018, 12:11:57 »
Still waiting on a few bits and bobs but El Verdito is pretty much a wrap.  It's running great with the stock jets all the way through the throttle positions, but think there's some room for improvement.  Got some shots yesterday -
 






Summer's looming large, time to have at it  8)
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #401 on: May 25, 2018, 13:04:10 »
Nice, looks great, now to get her dirty.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #402 on: May 25, 2018, 14:03:25 »
Nice!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #403 on: May 25, 2018, 14:19:06 »
Man, the KLR is the tits.  The green and steel combo works perfectly together.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #404 on: May 25, 2018, 14:52:02 »
Man, the KLR is the tits.  The green and steel combo works perfectly together.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #405 on: May 25, 2018, 15:42:55 »
Thanks gents, and thanks again for all the help making it happen.  And as much for my shite memory's sake as anything else, here's a list of everything that was done -

- bike stripped, frame powder coated - new swingarm bearings
- forks seals replaced
- front and rear brake callipers rebuilt, rear brake master cylinder rebuilt
- valve shims checked and replaced where necessary, new gaskets and seals throughout engine and oil galleries 
- "doohickey" (idler shaft lever on the counterbalance chain) replaced with Eagle Mike lever and torsion spring
- oil pump rebuilt
- engine bored to 685, stock piston replaced with Wossner piston and rings, steel 3 ply head gasket
- cooling system cleaned and rebuilt
- carb cleaned, new vacuum slide (from HD), rebuilt with DynoJet needle and jet - then rebuilt again back to stock...somewhat a work in progress
- Lexx muffler and midpipe - header sandblasted and repainted
- modified airbox, snorkel removed
- upgraded rear subframe bolts
- new choke assembly and cable, new clutch cable
- restored fairings and headlight cowl
- inside tank de-crapped, rust removed, tank paint stripped, steel brushed and 2K gloss cleared
- new petcock, fuel lines, fuel filter
- KLX front fender and fork boots
- handmade KLR badges and other stainless steel snazzy panels
- painted side panels
- Shinko 705 tires
- Moose Racing aluminium bars, Renthal grips, Ken Sean folding mirrors
- new battery, all fluids replaced, new fuses
- side stand safety switch disabled

... might be some more things, I'll add to this list when the old grey matter kicks in again after lunch.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #406 on: May 25, 2018, 16:07:03 »
Best looking KLR I've seen yet.  Great job man.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #407 on: May 25, 2018, 17:44:53 »
Mighty kind of you my man, thank you.  Looking like a weekend of rain so might squeak out from behind the desk and take her out for a stretch.

Fired up the CB as well yesterday - almost forgot how much I love that bike.  Got a chronic RSI in my elbow from the clutch last year - managed to re-route the cable and play around with various levers on the bars and really freed it up.  Much better. 

Now need to work on my stunt bike skills so I can ride them both at once.   
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #408 on: May 28, 2018, 22:30:30 »
Some days it's the small things...





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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #409 on: May 30, 2018, 23:07:57 »
Right on - BOTM nomination.  Alright!  This feeling will never get old...

Here are a couple of close-ups.  Apart from the mechanical work and modifications, I think of all the aesthetic work I did on the bike it's the combination of the restored lime green fairings with the brushed steel that float my boat the most.  If green's your thing, you can never have enough of it.







Mechanics-wise, the big bore and lighter piston not only piles on the torque but also smoothes out the vibrations that these thumpers are known for.  The Lexx exhaust by the way (apart from shedding a few pounds from stock), sounds bloody fantastic.  Riding the thing's an absolute riot.  But yeah - this thing needs to see some dirt.
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