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Old 01-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #4696
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I don't think the mmp spring is enough for you, you need the Eibach 500.
Check out the chart here.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...3Vm52Dt5w009Cg
MMP shock has load weight at 330lb with 8kg spring
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #4697
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You may find it easier to find a automotive suspension shop to change the spring out for you for $20 or $50 if you don't have the tools. Safer that way anyway.
Could just check the local bike shops as well, most are slow enough these days that they don't mind little piece meal stuff like this. I know my local shop would do it. work is work these days
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #4698
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MMP shock has load weight at 330lb with 8kg spring
I question that.The Eibach chart is giving different rider weights.
Also I run a 500 in.lb spring and weigh quite a bit less than you and my spring isn't harsh.
That mmp spring is equal to a 450 inch lb.
Also, Eibach has been in the spring business for a long time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #4699
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I question that.The Eibach chart is giving different rider weights.
Also I run a 500 in.lb spring and weigh quite a bit less than you and my spring isn't harsh.
That mmp spring is equal to a 450 inch lb.
Also, Eibach has been in the spring business for a long time.
yes Eibach is a great spring ran them on some rally cars but was unclear of weight and kg. ratings for bikes, the price is the same on replacement coil Thanks
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #4700
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Could just check the local bike shops as well, most are slow enough these days that they don't mind little piece meal stuff like this. I know my local shop would do it. work is work these days
Yes, that too.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #4701
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Rookie mistake - broken subframe bolts

Yesterday the subframe bolts broke on my KLR. I only noticed it when the back-end was sitting on the tire all the sudden while I was riding.

They seem to have been broken for a while and my mistake was not checking them earlier. The good news is that I was only 1 mile from home.

Looks like I'm going to have to attempt to use an easy-out to remove the broken bits and then attempt the upgrade to the bolt.

When the rear was dangling off the back this put tension on the battery cable and other wiring; this tension broke the neg. battery post. Looks like I will be getting a new battery out of the deal, unless I can figure a way to salvage the broken post.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:08 PM   #4702
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Yesterday the subframe bolts broke on my KLR. I only noticed it when the back-end was sitting on the tire all the sudden while I was riding.

They seem to have been broken for a while and my mistake was not checking them earlier. The good news is that I was only 1 mile from home.

Looks like I'm going to have to attempt to use an easy-out to remove the broken bits and then attempt the upgrade to the bolt.

When the rear was dangling off the back this put tension on the battery cable and other wiring; this tension broke the neg. battery post. Looks like I will be getting a new battery out of the deal, unless I can figure a way to salvage the broken post.
Look at eagle mikes drill through kit might save you some hassle.

http://www.eaglemike.com/Drill-throu...-kit-DTSUK.htm



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Old 01-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #4703
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Cant go wrong with Eagle Mikes Drill Through. I installed it on a project I'm working on.

Its long because this is the SW Motec Crash Bar kit...

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #4704
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Yesterday the subframe bolts broke on my KLR. I only noticed it when the back-end was sitting on the tire all the sudden while I was riding.

They seem to have been broken for a while and my mistake was not checking them earlier. The good news is that I was only 1 mile from home.

Looks like I'm going to have to attempt to use an easy-out to remove the broken bits and then attempt the upgrade to the bolt.

When the rear was dangling off the back this put tension on the battery cable and other wiring; this tension broke the neg. battery post. Looks like I will be getting a new battery out of the deal, unless I can figure a way to salvage the broken post.
I lost both my upper bolts last spring on the way home from a 4 day camping trip....I ended up getting a ride home from the wife

I chose the drill through method for repair and while it was a little difficult drilling through grade 10 bolts it was not impossible. And probably much easier than trying to easy out the broken bolt remnants.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:34 PM   #4705
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I just ordered the pd nerf bars, should be here Tuesday. I'll know more then.

I have a givi topcase on my fjr that holds 2 helmets. It's huge, I wouldn't want it on the klr. You're not going to get any smaller though and still hold 2. I just carry a bicycle cable. Run it through the back wheel, through a grab handle, and around the chin bar. Covers all the bases.

Fjr with givi.


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Good call. The Givi looks way too big now that I see it on a bike. The bike cable lock sounds better.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #4706
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Subframe bolts

I just replaced the 10.x upper subframe bolts, one lower 10.x, and one lower stock grade, with 12.9. The local KLRistas said that 12.9, properly torqued, will not break unless I'm extreme on load and trail. Do ya'll know of 12.9 (non drill through) upper bolts shearing?


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Old 01-06-2013, 08:16 PM   #4707
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I can't recall if it was this thread where we recently had a discussion on the non-stock choke options...

Anyhow, I got around to installing the KLX plunger choke today. Two trips to the carwash still couldn't get all the dirt off my bike from the New Year's Day Hangover Ride, so I made due.

With the IMS tank, this little choke is nearly impossible to reach, so before I installed, I drilled 2 holes in the knob and threaded some wire through it so I had something easier to grasp. The choke clicks into the full-on position and with a little nudge snaps back to the off position, which I like.

The wire I added allows it to be situated right above the petcock and I can grab it without having to search around. I don't have a review on real-world usage yet, but other inmates have noted success with this part swap...

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #4708
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Just throwing this out there............

I'm currently 8,000 miles into my MIAMI to PATAGONIA trip and currently crashing in L.A with a fellow adver. I'm working to save up a few bucks to both prep the bike better for the southern portion of the trip and for much needed extra cash for the long road south. I'm on a tight ass budget and looking to upgrade a few key things on my KLR and was hoping maybe fellow advers might have stuff laying around i need and they'd let go off on the cheap.

Looking for the following

aluminum or steel bash guard any shape or make.
heavier fork springs (250-300lbs load)
radiator crash bar
fork brace
rear disc shark fin
heated grips
used water proof gps any kind as long as it works

I have a fedex account and can take care of shipping as well as paypal.

tks all!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #4709
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Did a valve check on my 2 KLRs. I think it was the first one for both, maybe the 2nd for one of them. Out of both, only 1 exhaust valve was to tight. Still going to change them all out to the looser spec.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #4710
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Hand guards , tail case, crash bars

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Should I post this here or in the yard sale area?

Looking for suggestions on nerf bars or engine guards and lockable tail bags. I've looked on happy trails, but don't know of those are the best out there. You guys know all.

the PD nerf bars look OK, but what is the difference in engine guards and nerf bars?

Any suggestions on lockable tail bags, we can't find one that will hold 2 helmets and back support.

Thanks,
I installed twisted throttle motech front engine guards. Happy with them and did some research on them. Bark buster hand guards were installed too. Both have already came in handy. I have kept a Givi 52 tail bag around for my last three bikes. Real happy with the bag. Comes off easy and holds two helmets. Comes with back rest support option too.
I would go next time with soft side cases and not the happy trail bags. They are the old style HP bags though. New ones are much better.
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