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Old 01-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #751
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I fixed my center stand, or rather I cut the thing to pieces and welded it so that it actually works with the bike set at its stock height. When I bought the bike it was lowered 2 inches and the PO fitted it with a center stand that was designed for the lowered bike. I raised it back up to stock ride height last year and the center stand didnt work. Plus the design of the way it was supposed to be operated sucked, it had a small nub to push on, and there was no lever to help lift the bike with your foot. Taking a design cue from almost every other center stand I've ever seen in my life I redesigned it so that it actually works with some effort. Although I will admit that it actually took 3 attempts to get the lever fitted right.

Lowered height with centerstand down, notice the little nub sticking off the one side.




Centerstand assembly off the bike ready to be worked on




Finished product, legs slightly bent, elongated, and lever added, basically everything below the bend is almost new






and in the up position






Now I can actually lever the bike up on the center stand without tipping it over on the sidestand first. My only concern is if I need to put stronger springs on it it due to some added weight
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #752
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wanted to be a KLR rider

hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
(pls accept my poor English :P)

i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


The Custom procedure was so complicate here
because of many officially & unofficially issues.

Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #753
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Originally Posted by Asukal in Saigon View Post
hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
(pls accept my poor English :P)

i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


The Custom procedure was so complicate here
because of many officially & unofficially issues.

Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

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your engrish is terrible, your purchase is awesome!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #754
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your engrish is terrible, your purchase is awesome!


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Old 01-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #755
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Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)
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WELCOME to the insanity that is KLR Hope you don't have this much trouble buying farkle's. It will take you twenty years to get it outfitted


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Old 01-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #756
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[QUOTE=duoderf;17769295]I fixed my center stand, or rather I cut the thing to pieces and welded it so that it actually works with the bike set at its stock height. When I bought the bike it was lowered 2 inches and the PO fitted it with a center stand that was designed for the lowered bike. I raised it back up to stock ride height last year and the center stand didnt work. Plus the design of the way it was supposed to be operated sucked, it had a small nub to push on, and there was no lever to help lift the bike with your foot. Taking a design cue from almost every other center stand I've ever seen in my life I redesigned it so that it actually works with some effort. Although I will admit that it actually took 3 attempts to get the lever fitted right. [QUOTE=duoderf;17769295]

I went thru all the same stuff with a 2000 center stand. This time, with an '09, I bought an adjustable
stand: http://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/Ce...d-KLR650E.aspx which is really well designed
and works great.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:57 AM   #757
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your engrish is terrible, your purchase is awesome!

His English is world's better than my Japanese, though ;-}

Your's?
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:05 AM   #758
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Originally Posted by Asukal in Saigon View Post
hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
(pls accept my poor English :P)

i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


The Custom procedure was so complicate here
because of many officially & unofficially issues.

Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

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Best of luck to you!!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #759
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Another place for info...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asukal in Saigon View Post
hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
(pls accept my poor English :P)

i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


The Custom procedure was so complicate here
because of many officially & unofficially issues.

Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

<>
take a look at www.klr650.net as well
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #760
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His English is world's better than my Japanese, though ;-}

Your's?
I'm american, I expect everyone to understand me. If not I just speak a little louder
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #761
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Originally Posted by Asukal in Saigon View Post
hi all. i am Japanese living in Vietnam and Southern China for my business.
(pls accept my poor English :P)

i had placed an order two KLR650 with my friend to the shop in California last July.
KLRs were arrived at Saigon port in VN at the end of Aug,


The Custom procedure was so complicate here
because of many officially & unofficially issues.

Finally, all procedure was accomplished a few days ago in Jan,2012
(tax and other unofficially charges cost more then the cost of KLR)

i can be a KLR rider soon
(still need another 1 month to get registration plate)

i have to read this thread from 1 to the end.

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Best of luck to you with the new bike!

Good to hear you got through the unofficial issues and finally got the bike.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #762
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Yesterday, when ADV was blacked out, I habitually kept navigating to the page just to see if it was back up yet... wishful thinking I guess.

Anyhow, I stumbled across a link on that page (on every ADV page, to be exact) that wasn't dead.

The ADV Hall of Wisdom

There are several archived KLR tech/mods posted there. Just an FYI

It's always hiding down there on the bottom right corner of every page on ADV.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #763
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Yesterday, when ADV was blacked out, I habitually kept navigating to the page just to see if it was back up yet... wishful thinking I guess.

Anyhow, I stumbled across a link on that page (on every ADV page, to be exact) that wasn't dead.

The ADV Hall of Wisdom

There are several archived KLR tech/mods posted there. Just an FYI

It's always hiding down there on the bottom right corner of every page on ADV.

Thanks -- that is a great reference ---did not know that existed
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #764
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your engrish is terrible, your purchase is awesome!
But don't worry -my Nihongo is bad too

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #765
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Damn it got quiet here all of a sudden.....? We all must be in the garage installing farkles or repairing our bikes......lol
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