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Old 01-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #826
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1st klr

Pick up my new 2010 klr 650 next week.
Stock as a rock, 4000 k's .
first mod......?
Carby and exhaust I think.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:34 AM   #827
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first mod......?
Doohickey!
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:54 AM   #828
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Just pick up my new KLR 650, 2011. I am looking for a Corbin or Sargeant low seat anyone has one for sale or any input on which is better or where to find them at a good price.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:10 AM   #829
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Just pick up my new KLR 650, 2011. I am looking for a Corbin or Sargeant low seat anyone has one for sale or any input on which is better or where to find them at a good price.
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I have a Corbin. It is firm but I like it like that. Try Flea Market or post up a WTB in Flea Market. http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:13 AM   #830
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Just pick up my new KLR 650, 2011. I am looking for a Corbin or Sargeant low seat anyone has one for sale or any input on which is better or where to find them at a good price.
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Having had both, Sargent is FAR superior to Corbin, and much lighter.....
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #831
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My '05 has stock suspension, wheels, and seat. From the ground to the gas cap is right at 43", and from the ground to the dip in the front of the seat is about 35.5".
And I've been toiling over the idea for weeks of a new front suspension. I don't want to blow $1500, but I want a set of inverted forks. What kind of forks did you use? Did you have to get the conversion from Emig Racing?

-James

I just picked this donor stuff up from a scattered 02 YZ125, which is the same as a bunch of Yamaha dirt bikes. I only paid $200 for all of it. Not ideal or state of the art, but it should work much better than stock.

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #832
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I just picked this donor stuff up from a scattered 02 YZ125, which is the same as a bunch of Yamaha dirt bikes. I only paid $200 for all of it.

I'll give you $225.00 right now!
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #833
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I just picked this donor stuff up from a scattered 02 YZ125, which is the same as a bunch of Yamaha dirt bikes. I only paid $200 for all of it. Not ideal or state of the art, but it should work much better than stock.

Nice! Have you put it together yet? Does it bolt right on, or do you have to have have a fork conversion kit? I've been thinking about building a Yamasaki.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #834
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #835
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Pick up my new 2010 klr 650 next week.
Stock as a rock, 4000 k's .
first mod......?
I agree with Doohickey. My 08 had 3,200 miles - rode it for 2,000 mikes, then did the doo - I could notice less vibration, subtle but less, and the spring was loose and doing nothing. Glad I didn't adjust it because it was as I've read, no adjustment in the spring.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #836
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Nice! Have you put it together yet? Does it bolt right on, or do you have to have have a fork conversion kit? I've been thinking about building a Yamasaki.

Nope. Just picked it up yesterday. I've been looking for a donor for a while. Not quite what I was looking for, but the price was right. I'll probably back burner the conversion until later in the spring because I have too many projects hanging right now. I have a build thread going, so I'll update that as I go along.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #837
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Having had both, Sargent is FAR superior to Corbin, and much lighter.....

Hmmmmmmmmmm!--- had the Sargent -- yes very nice seat -- but design was such that it pushed me forward into the tank --- crotch family not happy -- went with Corbin -- harder seat for sure but now I can sit back further and keep the boys vastly more happy.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #838
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Hmmmmmmmmmm!--- had the Sargent -- yes very nice seat -- but design was such that it pushed me forward into the tank --- crotch family not happy -- went with Corbin -- harder seat for sure but now I can sit back further and keep the boys vastly more happy.

Add a sheepskin and the Corbin flat is very very hard to beat!!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #839
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I'm upholstering my seat today with an army duffle bag. Should be an interesting result. I'll post some pics when I finish up.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #840
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Add a sheepskin and the Corbin flat is very very hard to beat!!!
+1. This is especially true if you're heavier. I'm 260#, and the Corbin flat seat is a really comfortable place to spend a whole lotta miles. The break-in takes some time, but it's worth it.
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