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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 11447 times)

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #410 on: May 30, 2018, 23:17:23 »
Well done mate. This thing looks tits.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #411 on: Jun 01, 2018, 03:34:16 »
Absolutely fantastic

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KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #412 on: Jun 02, 2018, 00:38:32 »
Cheers guys, really appreciate that

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #413 on: Jun 05, 2018, 17:02:37 »
Just finished reading your build... Kudos!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #414 on: Jun 05, 2018, 17:16:59 »
Cheers man, appreciate it

Learnt a ton during this build - still need to work on the carb a bit but man this thing's got some go.  I don't know much about power bands and all that but now it has a bigger cylinder it really changes the way the thing moves, especially at speed.  Had it on some quiet highway the other day, got her up to 115, 120 - grabbed a handful of throttle and the thing erupted.  Just got masses of torque and velocity that I wasn't expecting.  Hoping for, but not expecting. 

Granted, the brakes are a little squishy, but think that's probably got a lot to do with the decades old brake lines.  Teeing up some braided lines as we speak.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #415 on: Jun 10, 2018, 20:13:59 »
Ok, shit - I f*cking love this thing.  300kms today - 160kmph no drama on the highway and finally found some dirt.  Didn't get shot at by a farmer but think it could've gone either way. 




 

Fairly confident that my clutch cable is on its last legs but holding off buying a new one until I decide on the bars.  The Moose bars I bought are both too low and too narrow - I've found some ATV bars that are a close match to stock.  The clutch is a little stiff - hoping when I spring for the new bars not only will the ride be more comfortable but the extra few inches will soften up the clutch cable too.

This bike is the nuts.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #416 on: Jun 10, 2018, 20:50:52 »
Those purple flowers in the second shot?  No fluke.  Thought about riding right through them too but, well, you know.  Nature.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #418 on: Jun 11, 2018, 01:58:00 »
Looking good Jim. Looks like you found the right roads, too.


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"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

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82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #419 on: Jun 20, 2018, 14:19:22 »
Got the bundle clamp/p clamp/d clamp/cable clamp dammit and installed the tool tube I picked up on kijiji for a song -





The clamp secures the lower part of the tube and the upper part bolts on to the frame with a bit of finagling.  These tubes are great, waterproof and tough as nails.  I dumped the bike in the middle of a lettuce field over the weekend and absolutely no harm done - in fact the mud and shit looks way better on the KLR than it did in that guy's field.  Skinned my knee - I consider both me and the bike now blooded. 

Need to knock up some kind of tool roll and then I'll totally look the part.  Even have a set of tire irons that I have absolutely no idea how to use.
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