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Old 04-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #166
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has anyone else done this ???

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wow! mine used to look like that.....
dont wanna sound dum (im a fisherman) but did a heap of maintenace on her, but the lower bolt was a killer.
finally got it out "took a week" its back in 4 now, update latter (eagle mike)
but then did this very quick, easy fix. grease nipples x 2 in little holes ???


pulled the bolt 6 months latter to do rear shock and it was greasy

WHATS WITH THEM HOLES ANYWAY ???
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #167
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Heres another one!

Hi folks,

Based in Melbournes south east. Our riding crew now has 3 2009 KLR's and a 2001. We're off to Central OZ to do some of the tracks in August 09.

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Mile marker 203 The gas gauge leanin on the edge of E and I'll be damned if the rain ain't pourin down Theres somethin smokin underneath the hood Its a bangin and a clangin and it cant be good And its another 50 miles to the nearest town
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:22 PM   #168
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dont wanna sound dum (im a fisherman) but did a heap of maintenace on her, but the lower bolt was a killer.
finally got it out "took a week" its back in 4 now, update latter (eagle mike)
but then did this very quick, easy fix. grease nipples x 2 in little holes ???


pulled the bolt 6 months latter to do rear shock and it was greasy

WHATS WITH THEM HOLES ANYWAY ???
I'm guessing you mean the drain holes. These allow any moisture inside the frame tubes to run out. (they let it in too....)
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #169
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I'm guessing you mean the drain holes. These allow any moisture inside the frame tubes to run out. (they let it in too....)
thought as much ?? But thanks for confirmation.

after talking with Watt-Man & the other yanks on KLR650.NET, Im starting to think maybe a full restoration back to original (no farkles) is in order.

I've still got the original handle bars (a little bent) and some plastic is damaged, but all is pretty good for her age.

quote from Watt-Man

You'll enjoy this. We were on a ride - 4 of us - all on KLR's. Me on an '04, Blake on a '99, Steve on a '99, and Trent on an '89. We pulled up to a stop and some guys rode over on motorcycles. One said, "WOW, NICE KAWASAKI".

All four of us replied "Thank you"... to which he said, "No, the KAWASAKI!" As he walked to the '89 and drooled.

Maybe I'll have to get another KLR650 to chop and turn into a desert hack !

Cheer's Griffo,
PS. Im a 1964 model.
It's a "longwayhome" after a tech day in Qld.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:48 AM   #170
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A photo of mine taken on a ride around the shores of Lake Hume last Friday

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Old 04-19-2009, 02:00 PM   #171
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Hey Troy

where's the water....Dams are supposed to have water in them. At least in drought ridden Qld they are
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:02 AM   #172
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Lake Hume and Black KLR

Hey Troy,

Great choice of bike and colour (lol). I put the longer screen on mine!

We had a gig at Walwa on the weekend and drove around the outside of Lake Hume. Couldnt believe how little water was in it. Kilometers of dry lake bed!!

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:49 AM   #173
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Water?

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Hey Troy

where's the water....Dams are supposed to have water in them. At least in drought ridden Qld they are
Water, what's that?
If only they could send some of that water down here.
The Lake is currently at about 3 percent, not good considering this is one of the larger dams on the Murray river.

Check out this picture of a couple of our travelling partners riding through Lake Omeo, Picture was taken on a trip to the Cold Flame Rally a couple of months ago.


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Old 05-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #174
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any whon from victoria going
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:02 AM   #175
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any whon from victoria going
There are a few. Check here to find out who:http://www.klr650.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=84
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:54 AM   #176
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08 Bashplate?

Fellow KLR'ers

I'm chasing suggestions for a readily available, quality bashplate for my 08 KLR.

It seems that the overseas market has plenty available but they are yet to appear in any great numbers in Aus. I have SW Motech crash guards (well used) so attempted to source a SW Motech bash plate but alas there are none in stock where I tried in Aus.

Any alternate suggestions that I can get my hands on relatively quickly?

Cheers
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:04 AM   #177
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Fellow KLR'ers

I'm chasing suggestions for a readily available, quality bashplate for my 08 KLR.

It seems that the overseas market has plenty available but they are yet to appear in any great numbers in Aus. I have SW Motech crash guards (well used) so attempted to source a SW Motech bash plate but alas there are none in stock where I tried in Aus.

Any alternate suggestions that I can get my hands on relatively quickly?

Cheers
I just bought one from Ballards offroad for my 09 model. Fitted up OK, it looks like most of the other ones I have seen available and Cost $158 plus post.
I also bought some bar risers , grip heaters and other bits and pieces.
Follow the Link http://www.ballards.cc/home


Hope to post some photos soon and list all my current mods.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:15 AM   #178
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Fellow KLR'ers

I'm chasing suggestions for a readily available, quality bashplate for my 08 KLR.

It seems that the overseas market has plenty available but they are yet to appear in any great numbers in Aus. I have SW Motech crash guards (well used) so attempted to source a SW Motech bash plate but alas there are none in stock where I tried in Aus.

Any alternate suggestions that I can get my hands on relatively quickly?

Cheers
Did you try motoradgarage? That's where Macca got his. I am waiting for my Ballards one (for my '87A1) Wouldn't think that it fits the new models but maybe it does.

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:38 AM   #179
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:40 AM   #180
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Got just the ticket !!!

I've got just the ticket - brand new skid plate suitable for the 88-09 models - imported from Happy Trails in the US (check out their website for details). They shipped me a silver one by mistake so I said I'd unload here in Oz and send them back the $$$. Easy to install and looks like it'll do the job.

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