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Old 04-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #16
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Count me in. The KLR is a brilliant ride. My 2009 has done Prudoe Bay and the Trans Labrador Highway.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #17
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Progress. Installed my tool tube



And finally got my seat back

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:41 AM   #18
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Mel, double up on your tube pipe straps...just in case! They've been known to wear thru.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #19
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Mel, double up on your tube pipe straps...just in case! They've been known to wear thru.
I used an exhaust clamp, even U bolts will work.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #20
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I used 4" PVC to hold more tools and put the opening on the right so that the clobber does not self eject when opened.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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Go Mel!! Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #22
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I will post pictures when I have time, but basically since I posted my last progress I have done:

-License plate bolt lights
-12v outlet wiring/fuse
-Taken out the shims of both bikes to get replaced
-Oil change on Chris'
-Drilled and mounted one pannier (yay!)
-Hosted the first tech day of the 2013 riding season for Winnipeg

To do in the next couple days:

-Replace Doo on my bike
-WheatWhacker mod on both bikes
-Construct dashes
-Drill and mount second pannier
-Install new shims and throw the bike back together
-Beef up tool tube straps
-Fix Chris' highway pegs
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #23
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Go Mel!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #24
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In. My KLR is jealous of yours
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #25
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Looks like an awesome ride.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #26
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Update

Here are the pics from the valve checking operation.



Finally got that &*%$@!! Cover off



Had to buy shims for both bikes.



Finally got around to checking my doo. GreatWhiteNorth was nice enough to help me through the process and supply me with the extra parts. So we get to work and whaddya know....



Turns out the previous owner put the Eagle mike doo and tension spring. All that work for nothing.

So with the spare parts we checked Chris' which turned out to need replacing. We didn't have the Eagle Mike one but the '08+ Doo is alot beafier than the dinky older model ones.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #27
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Right on!

Shit hot Mel. Glad to see it's all coming together for you guys. Am amazed at how good the pics from your phone turned out!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #28
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Good luck and good roads on your trip!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #29
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Who's that idiot sticking his head into the picture and pretendig to be interested in valve checking?
I wish you two a great and safe trip.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:32 AM   #30
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Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone. We had to push the trip back a day because my tank bag didn't come in the mail :(

Oh well. Here are some pics to numb the pain.

Here is Chris, starting the Wheatwacker mod on my bike.


And this is the finished product.


Then Chris finished drilling my new panniers since I was having troubles


And the finished product on both bikes.
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