.. just to have some fun and ask some questions along the way .. since I hope a few of the avid (or rabid) KLR owners out there will follow along .. this is the bike I have wanted for a long long time .. and I finally found me one .. and '06 KLR650 from another inmate here on the ADV site ..
.. the day I picked her up .. about as "plain-Jane" an '06 as you can find .. and very clean .. (edit 07-11-2012) - I wish I had written it down, or maybe I have mentioned it somewhere else .. she had about 16,500 miles on her when I got her .. now she has just turned 24,000 in July 2012 and I am still in love with this bike .. though she has changed a little since I first got her ..
.. the proud new owner ..
.. had her for a few days and already out playing NC Tag-a-Rama ..
Just a tad over a year later and still playing tag games .. this was for the NCNCTAR game this past week .. a recreation of the first tag shot I played over a year earlier ..
Farkle List - As of 07/2012 - (Edited 02-13-2013)
01. BarkBusters - Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-05-11 and tested 05-07-11.
02. Rox Risers - 2" adjustable Rox Risers - Done - installed with new handlebars - 05/2012.
03. RAM Ball 10mm mount (originally on Choke Relocator, now installed on Rox Risers) - Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-13-11.
04. USMC Rear Shock - Done 6-24-2011.
05. RAM Ball Mount for Storm Case/GPS - Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-31-11.
06. Headlight Guard - TCI Products - Installed 05-11-11.
07. Crash Bars - SW Motech/Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-11-11.
08. Skid Plate - SW Motech/Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-28-11.
09. Center Stand - Studebaker - Replaced damaged SW Motech/Twisted Throttle - Installed 06-12.
10. Center Stand Assist Handle - Happy Trails - Installed 05-29-2011.
11. Moose Racing 1" Extended Folding Shift Lever - ProCycle - Installed 05-28-11.
12. Fork Brace - Twisted Throttle - Installed 06-07-11.
13. Dash - Unknown Mfg - small aluminum with lighting and power and LED Battery Monitor - Installed 03-12
14. LED Battery/Voltage Monitor - - Installed in smaller dash - 03-12
15. Tail Box - eBay find - large enough to hold my laptop and some gear - Installed 05-24-11.
16. Aux. Tail Box for "Ready Kit" - Hardigg Storm Case - Installed 05-24-11.
17. Relocate Tag/add LED light - Have Parts - Started on 05-24-11 and Completed (finally) on 07-30-11.
18. Battery Tender/Clothing Whip - Installed by previous owner, good to go.
19. SW-Motech "EVO" Quick Lock Side Carrier - Twisted Throttle - Installed 08-09-11.
20. Ammo Can Panniers - Tough as Nails - Modded and Installed 09-11
21. Tail Rack - JNS Engineering - Installed 5-31-11. (Edit 02-2013 - took off to install rear box).
22. Doo-Hickey - Done 06-24-2011.
23. T-Mod - Done - 08-10-2011.
24. Fan By-Pass Switch and Circuit - Twisted Throttle - Done - 11-19-2011.
25. Replace fuel line - Done - 08-10-2011.
26. Carb Plug Drill and "Kubalink" Mixture Screw upgrade - Done - 07-12.
27. Carb Choke Spacer Replacement - Replace plastic "breakable" one with Aluminum Custom Part - Installed with Harley part #29229-880D for CVK40 Carb (used on Early model Sporsters) - Done - 07-12.
28. UniFilter Swap - Done.
29. Synthetic Oil change-over - Done 05-05-11. (Update - Have been running AMSOIL MC Oil for a year now with great success and 3,000 mile change intervals. Could probably stretch it further, but I'm not that brave.
30. Euro-Control Upgrade for Lighting/Signals - AWESOME !!!! - Done - 05-2012.
31. Upgrade Main Lighting Circuit to work with HID Upgrade/Swap. - Still Shopping/Comparing Kits (07-2012).
32. HID Headlight Upgrade - 35 Watt HID Lamp/Kit - need to order a set - Still Shopping as of 07/2012.
33. Fuse Upgrade and Relocation - Twisted Throttle - Done 11-19-2011.
34. Stainless Front Brake line - "In Hand - need to install (02-12-2013).
35. Stainless Rear Brake line - DONE - 05-12(??)
36. Remove Side-Stand Safety - Done - 08-10-2011.
37. Remove Clutch Safety - Done - 05-12(??).
38. Clutch Arm Mod/Swap - Twin Headlight Ernie Mod - DONE - 01-24-2012.
39. LED Aux. Driving Lights - DONE - 06-2012(??) - Will probably swap these cheap ones out for better ones later.
40. Lower Sub-Frame Bolts Upgrade - Done 05-11-11.
41. Upper Sub-Frame Bolts Upgrade - Done - 05-12 - After breaking one and having to drill through to install new bolt.
42. Upgrade Footpeg Bolts - Done 05-11-11.
43. New Footpegs for better off-road use - Done - 06-12. Used the el-Cheapo eBay pegs and Moose Racing stainless springs.
44. LED Tail Light - Installed 05-05-11.
45. LED Running Lights - Installed 07-30-11.
46. Tool Tube - Re-think and re-design - Installed 08-13-2011.
47. Agri-Tubes for Fuel Bottles/whatever - Installed with Ammo Can Panniers 08-15-2011.
48. Rear Brake Master Cylinder Guard - TCI Prod. - Installed 07-29-2011.
49. Billet Rear Master Cylinder Mount - Happy Trails - Installed 07-29-2011.
50. Front Fender Brace - JNS Products - Installed 07-29-2011.
51. Side Stand Foot Pad - JNS Products - Installed 07-29-2011.
52. Front Fairing Mount Aux. Rack/Brackets/Box/Windshield - TCI Products - Done 11-19-2011 and Removed 12-04-2011; then re-installed partially with LARGE Windscreen in 06/2012 - Thinking about re-installing the rack.
53. Re-Use Front Fairing rack as Tool Kit Mount/Engine Guard - Have Parts - Need to Complete. Changed Plan in 06/2012 to re-use/re-install with new windscreen and maybe use for GoPro Camera Rig.
54. 12V fused rear power source/socket - Installed 07-30-11.
55. Throttle Lock - needed for long-mile slab-bombing - need to pick one and order it.
56. Fuel/Bottle Holders - End of the Road Inc., Quick Fist Mounts - Done and re-used/re-purposed 05/2012-06/2012.
57. LED Dash/Control lamps to replace OEM lamps - Done - 10-09-2011.
58. New Handle Bars - Yeah .. about this line item .. been through two sets (bent) and will probably go through more - DONE - no dates needed.
59. Re-Gear to 16 Front/39 Rear or leave stock 15 Front and go to 40 Rear(?). Still using depending on needs. Using a 14/15/16 front sprocket with Eagle Mike's counter sprocket nut to make changing much simpler. Using a stock rear sprocket again.
60. Leo Vince Silencer - ordered 02-12-2013 from Happy Trails.It's here, waiting on PowerBomb 02-22-13
61. Stainless Header - need to purchase FMF PowerBomb unit - ordered 02-12-2013 from Happy Trails.
62. Moto-Mule Trailer - Got one 02-11-2013.
63. Raising Links - eBay - somehow forgot to add this at some point .. will need to look up date - Done.
"TO DO" List -
1. Re-work electrical and dash to set up as follows:
- a. fused/unswitched "constant on" hardwired mini-usb for GPS unit #1. - DONE.
- b. fused/unswitched "constant on" hardwired mini-usb for GPS unit #2. - DONE.
- c. fused/switched "key controlled" standard 12v power supply on dash. - DONE.
- d. fused/switched "key controlled" std-usb power supply on dash (current one is wired wrong). - DONE.
- e. leave aux LED lighting running off "street lights" supply. - DONE.
- f. leave fused direct-wired std 12v power socket under rear fender/tag. - DONE
- g. install and set up new (louder) horn with relay and heavy-duty power supply.
2. Send off "spare" front wheel/rim to Woody's for a Super Lace and set up for off-road use - build shipping crate.
3. Send off "spare" rear wheel/rim to Woody's for a Super Lace and set up for off-road use - build shipping crate.
4. Move clock to dash and eliminate/replace thermometer .. DONE.
5. Move Tech Mount used for GPS .. it's in the way of the fuel cap. - Removed entirely.
6. Add foam (pipe insulation) to headlight "wall" under fairing .. to block stray light.
7. SuperBright LED lamps to replace all stock turn signal lamps.
Seriously Considering/Possible/Future Farkles/Upgrades/Changes:
01. Faulkner Fuel Tank Mod - Have Parts - Need to complete.
02. 685 Kit - Schnitz Racing - someday .. if for no other reason than to haul all this crap and my fanny around.
03. Front Fork Rebuild/Upgrade - Ricor Intiminators - Have Parts - Need to Complete.
04. Mermite Panniers - Have Parts - Project in Progress.
05. IMS Tank - either the 6.6 or the newer/larger one coming out in Nov. 2011 (and then sell the crash guards?).
06. ALCAN Fairing - have swapped e-mails with Craig Vetter about this new fairing that is under design/development. I WANT ONE!
07. Need to clean out oil strainer/screen - have gasket kit, just need to crack the covers and do the work.
08. 320mm Over-sized Front Brake Rotor - Not ordered yet. - NOT going to do, not off-road friendly.
09. "F-reservoir" for Front Brake Upgrade - Not ordered yet. Not going to do -
10. Replace Radiator with new aluminum unit (slightly larger) and add/mfg. new rock guard for same.
11. New set of plastics for paint/face change to mil. spec. appearance.
Some Things Redone/Rethought and removed or left undone/reversed ..
01. GPS Mount for Magellan Sportrak - RAM Mounts - Installed.
- changed GPS units.
02. Pelican 1060 Case for GPS/Whatever - Pelican - Installed 05-24-11.
- just to large for cockpit/dash area.
03. Center Stand - SW Motech/Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-11-11. Damaged, Need Repair/Replacement.
- Replaced with a much more robust and heavier duty Studebaker rig - the Studebaker is MUCH tougher, but heavier.
04. Dash (changed) - Whitehorse Press "Studebaker" Dash - have parts - building setup. Installed/In-Progress.
- To much vibration with the larger dash to the point I removed it. May someday check back into this dash, but not in a hurry.
05. LED Battery/Voltage Monitor (changed) - Twisted Throttle - Ordered 11-05-2011 - will install with (new) dash. Have Parts - Building Setup.
- Did not like the part from TT - not waterproof and to hard to read.
06. ThermoBob Mod - not ordered yet (though I did get the overlay for the gauge). Nixxed - just do not need presently.
07. Billet Tensioner - Have Parts - Need to do. - will wait to see if stock part ever needs replacing.
08. Water Bottle Holders - Have Parts - Rethinking this one. - Nixxed - Didn't like the install and found better gear.
09. Britannia Composites LTD. "XS Twin" Fairing - if I can get it in Lime Green .. hopefully. Nixxed - Change of plans/design.
10. MAYBE a steering damper .. don't know that I'll ever need it though .. so it remains a maybe. Nixxed - just not going to need.
11. Carb Re-Jet - Have Parts - Need to Complete.
- Nixxed - just don't need to rejet to enjoy with my riding style/use.
12. Carb Needle Upgrade - KLX Needle on Back Order.
- Nixxed - shimmed stock needle and runs great!!
13. AirBox Mod with UniFilter plugs - Nixxed - read up on this a little .. don't need to do this mod.
14. Gerbings Temp Controllers - probably the dual set for my vest and gloves. - Nixxed - Using temp-trollers and not planning on permanent installed controllers, ever.
15. "Ghetto Windscreen" - Willson Sperion-Protecto Face Guard installed on stock windscreen - Done - 12-04-2011.
- Removed/Nixxed with new windscreen install - 06/2012.
16. "Wheatwacker" Fairing Mod - Shopping for fairing to modify. - Nixxed - I like the new/larger TPI Windscreen and aux. mount.
17. Choke Relocator - Twisted Throttle - Installed 05-05-11.
- Nixxed - installed choke/enrichener replacement .. and then had to replace that when it broke with the Harley Sportster Choke Cable.
.. will add/edit as I remember all of the things I have planned and find new ones to add or change up the ideas/installs ..
.. someday I'll edit this list into sections like "engine" - "controls" - "electrical" - "suspension" - etc., etc., ..
Last update: 07/12/2012