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Old 12-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #5101
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Started my "Big Boar" today after gutting it over the last two months.
1. New 3rd gear
2. New clutch plates/springs
3. New piston/rings/hone
4. All new valves
5. New bars and risers
6. New lights/tail light
7. New chain and 15t counter sprocket
8. XR farkles like temp dipstick, magnetic drain plug, case saver, etc

More stuff to come as the money filters in.

The first start was pretty nerve wracking. Suprisingly easy to start in my freezing garage. Then letting out the clutch and shifting through the first few gears was even more nerve wracking. Never done any tranny work before, seems it all worked out. Now I just need the right conditions to go break it in.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:49 PM   #5102
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Laugh To keep in line with trooper

So I sold my F650GS for an R1150GS Beemer and picked it up no joke at 9 pm before the first snow that really stuck. Now while that wasn't the best decision for a one man bike it was a very good upgrade for a two upper and now my wife will come along (or will more when it isn't cold.) So just a few days before Christmas I just had to go for a little ride. I live in Orem and have a friend in Roy (little is relative) and well I stopped down town SLC and parked it by the Temple. Note to future tards like myself if the road slopes to the right and you park on the right then your kick stand makes your bike vertical and it can tip over. So while walking back to it from taking pictures I tipped it over right there in the middle of down town traffic, but fortunately have a nice cover for my new Beehemoth pistons. While scrapping myself up of the cement two nice workers came over to help me pick it up quick from Spain and France and admired the bike for a while if not so much the driver. Then we took a picture. This thread needs more pictures I think.


After that little embarrassment I headed on to Roy. It was actually a nice ride up there with a heated vest and heated grips otherwise I am sure it would have been miserable. I took Legacy parkway back for the first time ever and have decided that is a nice little place to cruise as well, off and out away from traffic it was beautiful with the snow off in the fields and swamp areas. A few days later comes the moral of this story which is my wife got me a helmet cam for for Christmas and so I had to go try it out. I went out Christmas day and wanted to ride for a while but seeing as how it was maybe 12 degrees I only made it down by the Y and part way in the direction of Provo canyon then decided it was just to cold to be riding and didn't want to go find any ice patches so I headed back. Then I had to edit the video and see if I couldn't make something interesting out of a very boring ride so I added about every effect and some music to it and will post it later if wanted. I say it is time for us all to go to Baja or even Death valley.

Merry Late Christmas Everyone

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:58 PM   #5103
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Canyons tomorrow??
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:23 PM   #5104
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Canyons tomorrow??
Are you crazy?? Have you seen all that white crap coming down? That would be a nasty ride.










Oh wait you are talking about skiing.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:54 PM   #5105
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I thought this thread was about Utards riding, not a KSL-forum-replica... :-)

I went for a 60-mile ride on Christmas Eve, but just a slab trip from Bountiful to Heber on my newly purchased KLR 650! Picked up a 2007 with 6800 miles for only $2400, stock, and am already looking for and getting farkles.

It was a COLD 70 miles, at 18 degrees, but my spectacular wife followed me home and stopped a few times so I could thaw out!

My WTB list includes Tank/Crash guard and pannier bags, handguards, center stand, and skid plate, so if you have spares or suggestions, would love to hear them!

Happy New Year
Ouch! You need some heated gear, hot grips, etc, to do that!

Self promotion....I have developed a pannier set & am starting production. Here is a pic...



Quick release panniers, steel rack & pannier brackets, tough fiberglass panniers with locks.

Let me know if interested...
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:40 PM   #5106
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OK buttheads......I'm driving through the storms tomorrow to get back to Utardia but I thought I'd offer a New Years wish...........

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #5107
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Originally Posted by trackhead
Started my "Big Boar" today after gutting it over the last two months.
1. New 3rd gear
2. New clutch plates/springs
3. New piston/rings/hone
4. All new valves
5. New bars and risers
6. New lights/tail light
7. New chain and 15t counter sprocket
8. XR farkles like temp dipstick, magnetic drain plug, case saver, etc

More stuff to come as the money filters in.

The first start was pretty nerve wracking. Suprisingly easy to start in my freezing garage. Then letting out the clutch and shifting through the first few gears was even more nerve wracking. Never done any tranny work before, seems it all worked out. Now I just need the right conditions to go break it in.

Vid.
http://vimeo.com/8464107
Nice Work!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:16 PM   #5108
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nice

Quote:
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Now I just need the right conditions to go break it in.

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neat ride! I like the lack of radiators that I've heard are suspect to biting rocks. Looks bulletproof.

I've got every intersection waypointed from WolfCreek pass to HWY6 Soldier Summit, and Springville to Hanna... single track marked, double track marked, etc... We can spend all next summer on day trips between SLC and Moon Lake... We can head East from there if Ryman is giving tours!

Got GPS?!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #5109
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Are you crazy?? Have you seen all that white crap coming down? That would be a nasty ride.










Oh wait you are talking about skiing.
Come up and show me how to ski the powpow with tele gear!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #5110
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We can head East from there if Ryman is giving tours!
Thats a big 10-4 good buddy.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #5111
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Hmmm

Telli Gear now that sounds like a good plan for tomorrow... That or some ice climbing to take my mind of riding.

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:50 AM   #5112
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:38 AM   #5113
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OK buttheads......I'm driving through the storms tomorrow to get back to Utardia but I thought I'd offer a New Years wish...........

Damn, it must be cold there. You're shitting snow!
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:59 AM   #5114
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Originally Posted by roboriderI went for a 60-mile ride on Christmas Eve, but just a slab trip from Bountiful to Heber on my newly purchased KLR 650! Picked up a 2007 with 6800 miles for only $2400, stock[COLOR=yellow
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Happy New Year
Harcus does make some very impressive after market stuff.

If not....

http://www.klr650.com/

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...asaki_KLRs.htm

I've got a Strom and a KLR too. Why do I feel like I'm at an AA meeting
when I say that?



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Old 12-31-2009, 12:09 PM   #5115
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Laugh Some links for gear and stuff...

LOL - Thanks for the links. Nice bikes, both.

FYI, I have a whole list of links for KLR gear and moto stuff, including:

SportTourhttp://www.sporttour.com/kawasaki/klr-650.htm
KLR 650http://www.klr650.com/index.html
Whitehorse Gearhttp://www.whitehorsepress.com/index.php?cPath=164
Happy Trailshttp://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650%2087-07.aspx
Twisted Throttlehttp://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/238/
Dual Star Adventurehttp://www.dual-star.com/index2/Brand/Kawasaki/For_Kawasaki_KLRs.htm
Amotostuffhttp://www.amotostuff.com/thestore/klr650_8707.html
Motorcycle Superstorehttp://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/
Schnitz Racinghttp://www.schnitzracingstore.com/catalogs/index.asp?category=299724
Motogear Outlethttp://www.motogearoutlet.com/index.htm
Motodirecthttp://www.motodirect.com/
Jafrumhttp://www.jafrum.com/
Cycle Luggagewww.cycleluggage.com
Motorcycle Closeoutshttp://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/


I know what you mean about the AA feeling, though. But I just ignore "bashers" who don't have nice things to say - I expect they're just jealous of Strommers and trail-KilLerRs.

Happy New Year!
Rob

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Harcus does make some very impressive after market stuff.

If not....

http://www.klr650.com/

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran...asaki_KLRs.htm

I've got a Strom and a KLR too. Why do I feel like I'm at an AA meeting
when I say that?


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