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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 9717 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2018, 19:47:24 »
Ah yes.  Big bore thumpers for the win. Following along. Love it

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2018, 21:57:27 »
I'm on board.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2018, 22:55:38 »
Cool project. I usually drop the oil pan on new(to me) bikes to see what tales it has to tell, gives you an opportunity to clean the sludge out and look for your missing spring piece.

Offline datadavid

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #13 on: Jan 27, 2018, 12:42:00 »
I think i saw that missing piece of spring still sitting in its recession in the casing, right there in the picture. Covered with a bit of oil.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #14 on: Jan 27, 2018, 15:37:21 »
Nice project, I like the frame on this girl, will this be a restoration or a mod or in between?
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #15 on: Jan 29, 2018, 12:30:07 »
I think i saw that missing piece of spring still sitting in its recession in the casing, right there in the picture. Covered with a bit of oil.

I wish.  Trick of the light sadly - hooked part of the spring is definitely MIA.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #16 on: Jan 29, 2018, 12:36:55 »
Nice project, I like the frame on this girl, will this be a restoration or a mod or in between?

Think I'm going the resto-mod route.  I like the fairings and look of this C model too much to bin too much of it, so I'm going to do a bunch of upgrades to the bike, learn a bit, and maybe go balls out on an air-cooled thumper for my next build.  This KLR has a honking great radiator and coolant reservoir up front which would really stretch my limited skills to replace/relocate - thinking an air-cooled engine will look cleaner once I sling the fairings.

The purple tank is incredibly purple however and the rear fender could use a clean up.  Kinda winging it as I go along but have a few ideas shaping up.   
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #17 on: Jan 29, 2018, 12:44:39 »
After a call to Wossner to order a new, oversized head gasket I learnt that I'd totally fucked up the piston ring gap.  I'd gapped the new Wossner rings based on the Clymers OEM specs and luckily the very helpful bloke on the phone gave me the correct specs for their rings.  I was halfway through a (unrealized) very strong IPA at the time which I'm blaming for then over-filing the ring -



Only went over by 0.1mm and after another call to Wossner was assured that as it was the second, oil scraping ring that I should be ok.  Cool, back to the IPA.  This stuff'll put hair on your eyeballs -



- but goes down extremely well.  Apt name too.  Just replace "Universe" for "piston rings".

Cleaned up all the frame and gubbins ready for powdercoat -



- and I'm off to the races.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #18 on: Jan 29, 2018, 13:09:06 »
I wish.  Trick of the light sadly - hooked part of the spring is definitely MIA.
Tell me i at least made you go and look again  its probably ground up to a fine powder or pressed into a gear cog by now anyway!

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #19 on: Jan 29, 2018, 13:22:16 »
Signing up. I'll let you know when I get your gasket kit out of Maine for you!
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