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Old 01-22-2013, 05:14 AM   #931
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I was messing around last night, figured I'd throw this picture up for anyone curious. A Giant Loop Coyote fits the KLR fairly well. The rear hooks just barely fit, I have the strap as long as it can go and had to pull them pretty tight. They are meant to hook on the fender, but I have the left side on this gusset looking part of the frame and the right where the helmet lock used to be. I may notch the fender later to get it to fit better, haven't decided if it's needed or not. The kicker barely works, but does. You need to angle your foot out some and kick with your heel. The lower straps need to be on the passanger peg bracket to angle the bag down. If they are on the frame like I do on my XR then the bag sits more flat and the kicker hits the bag.
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thanks! Wondered about fit and kicker.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #932
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Here's a few more pictures I just took:

Kick starter clearance. It's tight but works:



The gusset at the bottom is where the hook is currently:



I think I'm cutting a small notch in the fender to move the hook up to just above the frame:



Bag sits a bit crooked. Notching the fender and moving the hooks up will fix this



Strap is right at the limit. Again, a fender notch will fix:

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #933
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Good Frt Brk Pads? EBC Sintered R Series?

These are made in the USA, FA67R. Seem to get good reviews online. Thanks for any feedback. ('89 KLR250)
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #934
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These are made in the USA, FA67R. Seem to get good reviews online. Thanks for any feedback. ('89 KLR250)
That's what I use. They seem to stop the bike.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #935
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I've mentioned my '89 basket case. I am reading and re-reading this thread for info.

I realize I need the KLR 600 base manual, and the KLR 250 Supplement. I found that the KLR 600 appears to have been in production from '84-'90? I am wondering, would the manual of any particular year be preferable?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #936
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I've mentioned my '89 basket case. I am reading and re-reading this thread for info.

I realize I need the KLR 600 base manual, and the KLR 250 Supplement. I found that the KLR 600 appears to have been in production from '84-'90? I am wondering, would the manual of any particular year be preferable?
Not preferable, IMHO, because referrals in the KLR250 supplement are referred to the KLR600 base manual.

You could probably interpolate some yourself and "get by" with a KLR650 manual, either Kawasaki publication or Clymer's, but . . . wouldn't say the technique "preferable" to a KLR600 manual; YMMV!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #937
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Finally got my basket case twofiddy running. The 1.0mm over Wiseco piston worked great....until the slighly ganked cam chain tensioner cap screw gave way and started burping oil. Also noticed that the handlebars took some hits, so that's on the list too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #938
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I have a Klr 600 base manual for sale you can have.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #939
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Question Suspension link corrosion

Got my bash plate installed, finished setting the valves and got her put back together. Wired in phone, gps, and Trail Tech computer on a switch. So far so good.

Then I pulled the rear suspension links and pins to swap for lowering links and was disappointed to find rusty pin surfaces and rusty pins where the links were in contact with them. I tried polishing out with steel wool, but there is very shallow pitting.

After seeing that the pins rotate on roller bearings, and those surfaces were clean and undamaged, I have come to the conclusion that unless there is a loose fit, the rusted links and pins are not a problem.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #940
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Should be fine. Perhaps apply a film of anti-seize during re-installation?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #941
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anti-seize... good idea

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Should be fine. Perhaps apply a film of anti-seize during re-installation?
Not in my routine, thanks for suggestion!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #942
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Selling '89 KLR250 Soon: Maryland

I bought a well-maintained '89 KLR250 from another member here but have decided I miss having a XT225 too much. This is advance notice as I need to sort out a front brake problem first. This is the last year of the 28 hp model. After that you got 23 hp. Some of you may remember this bike and the owner. I will probably be asking $1000. for it and a box of spares. More pics available on request.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #943
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Wish you were closer stevemd

That's just the bike I'm looking for close to birmingham al. I've got an 88 I've fixed up and want a match for a tat trip with my son this summer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #944
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Safety switches...

Ok so I'm finally going to disable the switches on my KLR250. I'm too lazy to look it up. Am I making the circuits or breaking them? Is there a cleaner place to do this such as under the tank?

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #945
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What? Why?

I just added switched power outlets for phone, GPS, and trail computer.
Maybe removing signals horn and such to make it a woods bike?

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