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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 19471 times)

Offline Mr.E

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #30 on: Jan 31, 2018, 00:20:09 »
I'll watch too, this'll be fun

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #31 on: Jan 31, 2018, 00:33:26 »
I'll watch too, this'll be fun
There are the big three jap 650 thumpers (klr,  Dr, and xl) going on here right now. Well yours is a 600, but it's ok, it's really trying :)

Oh and Eric's German Canadian thing-a-ma-bob.  ;)

I like it

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #32 on: Jan 31, 2018, 02:03:48 »
There are the big three jap 650 thumpers (klr,  Dr, and xl) going on here right now. Well yours is a 600, but it's ok, it's really trying :)

Oh and Eric's German Canadian thing-a-ma-bob.  ;)

I like it

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #33 on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:47:24 »
Bought a new Rigid toolbox yesterday (fairly confident I could drop that thing off a mountain and it'd scoff up at me from the bottom asking if that's all I got) along with a decent drill - I need to drill through the frame and subframe to strengthen the thing up as the stock bolts are known to fail. 

One thing I'm not especially looking forward to is cleaning out all the gunk from inside the tank.  There's rust in there but that's not the worst of it - there's this kind of solidified pale sludge (not varnish) that's got me thinking it's time to wheel out the big guns - namely the methyl ethyl ketone, or MEK.  That shit's unruly - I used it on the CB tank to get the varnish out and whoa nelly did it get the varnish out.  It also melted an eyeball and I now dribble at the dinner table.  Full respiration mask is de rigueur with this stuff - it does not mess around.  So, that's today's job.  First need to make some rubber bungs to block up the petcock holes. 

Theme song for the day - Jambi by Tool.  Have at it.   
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #34 on: Jan 31, 2018, 11:12:24 »
^^^ Edited to mention - it's not really a decent drill at all, it was the cheapest Home Depot had.  But it has adjustable speed which my other drill doesn't (which was even cheaper.  That thing's so damn fast if it snags I do an impressive if rather dramatic impression of a cartoon whirlwind)

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #35 on: Jan 31, 2018, 17:41:58 »
If everyone else is joining in, I might as well too.  Also, Tim has it set up for DTT to host images.  No need for Imgur, Photobucket or anyone else.  See: Gallery.  And if you use your phone to post, then you can put the images right into the body of the post.  No need to separately upload and link.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #36 on: Jan 31, 2018, 17:56:10 »
If everyone else is joining in, I might as well too.  Also, Tim has it set up for DTT to host images.  No need for Imgur, Photobucket or anyone else.  See: Gallery.  And if you use your phone to post, then you can put the images right into the body of the post.  No need to separately upload and link.

I second this one.  Using an external image site for posting is gonna bite your ass sooner or later. 
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #37 on: Jan 31, 2018, 19:58:31 »
Welcome aboard gents - would love to reassure you that you wonít regret it but quite frankly all bets are off.

Spent a good portion of the afternoon congratulating myself on how brilliant I was for carving a rubber bung out of some flooring mat. Then poured the methyl ethyl ketone into the tank and immediately found out the hard way that my rubber bung was for shit.

It was a bad scene.

Garage looked like a messed up version of Breaking Bad - me in a respirator mask mopping up a chemical that literally melts eyeballs.

Thanks for the photo tip - Iíll check out Gallery as soon as my eyes have stopped bleeding.




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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #38 on: Feb 01, 2018, 14:11:40 »
So, MEK.

Itís the Louis Cypher of chemicals. Substitute Robert De Niro in Angelheart for 4 litres of methyl ethyl ketone, slowly un-peeling a hard boiled egg while referring to it as a human soul and you get the idea what this stuff is capable of.

I ended up pouring it all over my shoes, chair and garage floor while trying to decant it out of my tank and into a water bottle. Thank fuck for snow - shovelled a load into the garage to mop up the spill and have my shoes buried in a snow bank.

Would I recommend this stuff?

Absolutely. Itís hhahgdnnejnnd x xnnsnznnxnfjejijeurjbfbdbsnsjaksbgggggggggggggggghhjjjjjjjhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #39 on: Feb 01, 2018, 17:03:07 »
You gonna make it Jimbo? :o
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74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
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
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0