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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By VikB
KLR is the bike stopped on the side of the...

KLR is the bike stopped on the side of the highway with the owner adding oil. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By VikB
I like the green. Nice work...:clap

I like the green. Nice work...:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Anyone with a TT Vapor dash on a Gen 2 KLR? ...

Anyone with a TT Vapor dash on a Gen 2 KLR?

I'm getting wacky Tach readings. I'm getting RPMS that are too high in 1PPR setting and too low in 2 PPR setting.

Figured I'd check in and see if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/375/18626414758_138c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/375/18626414758_138c67c75a_b.jpg

2010 KLR650 + Britannia Composites Lynx R Fairing + Safari Tank + Trail Tech Vapor Dash. :evil:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/396/18596786388_2702...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/396/18596786388_27027c32de_b.jpg

Got everything I need to done to get the KLR back on the road. Did a short test ride to make sure Vapor Dash was working.

Going to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Nice. Good to see the spring still working....

Nice. Good to see the spring still working. :clap:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/544/18147616383_de69...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/544/18147616383_de6955b3c5_b.jpg

It's been 2 weeks since turning wrenches on the KLR. :cry

I was organizing a mountain bike road trip for my bike club last weekend...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
I'm looking forward to finding out as well. I've...

I'm looking forward to finding out as well. I've tried a few different screen setups with varying success:

- stock
- Bajaworx Dakar
- Happy Trails Rallye Kit w/ stock screen

What I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8794/17686139063_a54...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8794/17686139063_a54f0025d6_b.jpg

I did get the power socket. It's not installed yet. This is the first Britannia Composites Lynx R on a 2008+ KLR so I am expecting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By VikB
^^^ this. Simple. Cost effective and it works. ...

^^^ this. Simple. Cost effective and it works.

If you have some pavement to get to the dirt you can burn off some of the fuel higher in the tank when CG doesn't matter and by the time the riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8799/18097403478_824...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8799/18097403478_82479e96d4_b.jpg

Thanks. I've been wanting a new bike [10yrs+ of KLRing so far and things were getting stale] and concluded the cost of a new bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8862/18282979451_7cf...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8862/18282979451_7cf0f1bb2c_b.jpg

Turn signals mounted. Small flexy ones up near bars. :clap

Bought two sets so I'll swap out the rear stock signals with the same...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 257,668
Posted By VikB
Great RR/ Thanks...:freaky Glad you had a...

Great RR/ Thanks...:freaky


Glad you had a lot of fun and no real badness. :D

What did you do with the DR?
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
There is some foam glued to the tank from the...

There is some foam glued to the tank from the factory to prevent wear. You can see it in the photo above. So some adhesives must work.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17,418
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Posted By VikB
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17384637564_1d2...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17384637564_1d224b1fca_b.jpg

So far with the parts supplied by Safari Tanks it's just hanging out there. :eek1:puke1

My plan is to fab a bracket from the top...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Thanks...:clap I've got some mini-flexible...

Thanks...:clap

I've got some mini-flexible units. I'll bolt them to the side of the fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7757/18057968508_069...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7757/18057968508_069ebc8736_h.jpg

Trucking away at the Britannia Composites fairing and Safari tank upgrade on my 2010 KLR.

Not finished yet, but it's starting to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Thanks for the info. I guess I won't chuck it...

Thanks for the info. I guess I won't chuck it into the trash. :evil:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8794/18214125296_45d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8794/18214125296_45d341bc5d_h.jpg

I'm putting a new fairing and a Trail Tech Vapor dash on my 2010 KLR. I'm trying to clean up the stock wiring harness before I tuck...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,228
Posted By VikB
For this ^^^^ get the KLR. It's cheap and will do...

For this ^^^^ get the KLR. It's cheap and will do everything you want it to without drama. If you decide later you want to ride more challenging terrain you can always scoop up a 690. Give it a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,360
Posted By VikB
I spend a lot of time in Mexico camping on my...

I spend a lot of time in Mexico camping on my travels. On my way down to Baja with my pedal bike a guy on the tram in SF warned me about Tijuana and said I'd be robbed and killed riding through town....
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By VikB
No problem. I'l fabricate a bracket for the...

No problem.

I'l fabricate a bracket for the top of the rad. I'm not sure if I will bother at the bottom since it will be mounted at 3 points.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Thanks. I noticed the Safari petcocks have a...

Thanks. I noticed the Safari petcocks have a small o-ring on each side. I guess I will try the tank without sealant and see if it leaks. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By VikB
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17384637564_63e...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/17384637564_63e62c319e_h.jpg

I've got the tank on the bike and I am working on rad support.

There is a lower crossbar to support each side of the tank, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
I'm installing a Safari Tank on my KLR. I need to...

I'm installing a Safari Tank on my KLR. I need to mount the petcocks, but instructions are non-existent on the info sheet from Safari.

I assume I'll need to prep the tank and use some sealant when...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,643
Posted By VikB
Here is some motivation. :evil ...

Here is some motivation. :evil

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7784/16957820854_8374139a5b_b.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7697/17578066112_ddbe290d57_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7784/16957820854_837...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7784/16957820854_8374139a5b_b.jpg

Got all the parts in for my KLR650 makeover. Going to install a 10 gal Safari Tank, Britannia Composites Lynx R fairing and a Vapor...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,266
Posted By VikB
The D Scram also has ABS which is a worthwhile...

The D Scram also has ABS which is a worthwhile upgrade and pretty much expected if you are dropping $10K on a new bike. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17,418
Views: 2,079,499
Posted By VikB
Ya I thought about selling my KLR to fund another...

Ya I thought about selling my KLR to fund another project and was pretty appalled at what I could get used for a low mileage nicely farckled 2010. So low that I decided screw that I'm going to ride...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
http://www.motorkarem.cz/wp-content/uploads/2014/1...

http://www.motorkarem.cz/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/scrambler-urban-enduro-2.jpg

Here is some distraction to enjoy. :evil
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
BTW - my local dealer is getting in 9 Scramblers...

BTW - my local dealer is getting in 9 Scramblers of which 1 will be the Urban Enduro model. Wasn't clear if that was the whole volume for 2015 or not, but that's at least what will be available...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
Who would do that? :evil:lol3

Who would do that? :evil:lol3
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,360
Posted By VikB
Bingo! People let fear keep them locked up...

Bingo!

People let fear keep them locked up in cages. Very plush luxurious cages, but cages nevertheless.

There is always a logical reason for why they don't get out of the cage. That's why it's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
I would think with ABS the linked brake thing...

I would think with ABS the linked brake thing would be less important since you can stomp on the rear brake as hard as you want without sliding the rear wheel.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
When I sat on the stock seat it was scooped out...

When I sat on the stock seat it was scooped out and then the edges were relieved to make it as easy as possible to get your feet to the ground. I think just making it level with the rear of the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
I'm looking forward to seeing and Urban Enduro...

I'm looking forward to seeing and Urban Enduro model in person. I didn't find the styling of the Icon all that appealing [to me].
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
As a chubby middle aged dude of average skill. 75...

As a chubby middle aged dude of average skill. 75 HP and ~400lbs weight is more than enough power for me to do anything I want to do.

I don't need a more "real" Ducati. :evil

I don't want to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
Yup. Not part of the Ducati image, but there was...

Yup. Not part of the Ducati image, but there was a lot of interest in the Scrambler. I guess that's not surprising for a new bike. Despite the "it's not a real Ducati" from the dealer I think it will...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
I'm talking about the bike in the title of this...

I'm talking about the bike in the title of this thread. The Ducati.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 285,754
Posted By VikB
5'11" with 33" pants inseam. The bar height...

5'11" with 33" pants inseam.

The bar height was great. The saddle was a bit low. If I bought one I'd get the saddle reworked so it was flat. An extra inch higher would make it pretty comfy.
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