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Old 02-28-2007, 05:21 PM   #121
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more paint

Sent the swing arm and triples out for some paint. Put some more parts on today.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:32 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by el gueche
can the seat be upgraded to please a passenger? i've found a very nice '96 KLX w/7k miles locally. the passenger would ride maybe 20% of the time and for only a few hours @ a time, short camping trips, etc. she loves the suspension compared to a street bike. is it possible or do i need a KLR?
My wife doesn't mind the pasenger seat, the driver seat is worse.
get her a gel pad if she complains.
Remeber she ain't there 80% of the time. And if you don't buy the bike let us know, I have a buddy that wants one.

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:33 PM   #123
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Rebuild

Looks good. Keep the photos comming....
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:21 PM   #124
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Anybody try putting a bigger piston (like one from a vulcan nomad) in their R? I'm getting a spare engine for my R and I'm thinking about boring out the cylinder and getting it replated with Nikasil.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:51 AM   #125
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I put the Vulcan piston in my C engine. Worked out great.

I will tell you that I've ridden an R with fresh valves and the two bikes are about the same. The R might have felt a little quicker due to less weight. My take is that the higher compression on the R engine is a good thing. What I'm trying to say is you won't gain anything putting an overbore with lower compression into the R. If you were to do it anyhow, find a steel lined jug rather than attempting a replate.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #126
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but... would it be possible to just buy the C sleeve, bore out the R jug and slip in the C sleeve?
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:32 AM   #127
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The steel sleeve is fused to the aluminum cylinder. You can simply swap jugs. They are fully interchangeable. Again, I don't see the point unless the R has had ring failure or some other problem requiring work.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:33 PM   #128
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Got the swing arm back, Hi gloss black powder coat. Also had some other parts coated as well. Upper and lower tree's, rear rack side plates and a bunch of mounts. The color is antique bronze metalic. I was shooting for the same color as the new klx250. This color is much darker and sparkles. I held it up close the the 250 and this color is much nicer. The service boys at my store were mighty impressed with the quality of paint. Its too bad my camera is a pos for close up stuff.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:39 PM   #129
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:30 PM   #130
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Rack?

What rear rack is that on your KLX? I need one..........
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:06 AM   #131
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What rear rack is that on your KLX? I need one..........
C came with a stock rack. For your R you might want to try this:
http://happy-trail.com/category.aspx?categoryID=726
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:53 PM   #132
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fresh bling

Here are new pics of the bike. I received my last cam chain slipper blade today. I will put the motor in this weekend.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:54 PM   #133
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fresh hardware. Sweet italian aluminum. Rizoma fat bar adapters, red anodized cap nut and aluminum brake reservoir. Light and strong.
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2. The natural state of a motorcycle is on its side.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:56 PM   #134
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and more

cant wait till spring! Asv billet clutch and perch. Anodize red. Pro taper bars. Sweet!
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:58 PM   #135
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cant find cool mirrors

I cant find any cool mirrors that arn't for cruisers. The stock front brake caliper and disc are half decent. This radial pull master will spice things up. One finger stoppies anyone?
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