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Old 07-16-2008, 12:49 AM   #61
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Yep, just took delivery of a new 08. Mr Tagati, I can drop around and show what a new one looks like again, just to jog your memory . cheers barra
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:43 AM   #62
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Here's mine.



A large screen with an extension on top of it to help keep the winter rain/wind off, note the quality double sided tape installation. It worked OK, but it’s off now. I also covered some of the plastics and the tank with 'Light Skins' polyeurthane stuff so I don't scratch them up too much. It also lets me throw the carry bags over the seat and not worry about the rear plastic shrouds getting scuffed up.

Engine run in with Caltex Delo 400 diesel oil because I gad 15L left over from servicing the wagon. It was using a little oil once on a long highway run but it was only 250ml/1000km and I can live with that.
The factory rear tyre didn’t last long and hardly inspired confidence on the dirt so has been replaced with a Mitas E07. It looks like a tractor tyre but works well.

Next job is to make up some crash bars which should be an interesting exercise.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:43 PM   #63
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Finally got my new green meanie!!

It's everything I dreamed of & more. Got some crash bars from motorrad garage (cheers for the link).
Thats Saturdays challenge before I take it offroad

I can see why you tried the higher screen hoyks - its pretty windy up there.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:16 AM   #64
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Don't waste your time trying to make up crash bars buy the motech ones great design and easy to install have a look at the centre stand as well, makes it easy for chain tension/ wheel removal. the bash plate is not bad either.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:59 AM   #65
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I have the centre stand and I agree, very handy and not bad for the price.

I have the time and the tube so think I can make some neat and strong bars.
I also need more practice in positional TIG anyway, so a sump guard and bars are the next project.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:10 AM   #66
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These pages were getting a bit boring with no photos and all....

Cummon guys.... dig out those old ones.... I'd like to see some white and blue Tengais doin' their thing!!

On the road to Finke (alongside the race track)





Simpson.....




(look closely above, you can see why my line didn't work!!)



Big Red, in the Simpson, approached from the West....



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Old 07-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #67
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:23 AM   #68
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:19 PM   #69
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Wild Boar Ride 2008 south of Thargomindah

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Old 07-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #70
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Heading home from the Wild Boar Ride 2008.

The bike did 1700km to get there, about 2200km on the ride itself, 1100km to get home. Only changed oil once and filter skins twice. Would have done oil twice but was too stuffed and was well within service limits .

Broke a clutch lever in a fall (barkbusters moved and lever didn't - as much). Snapped a clutch cable (expected as i crimped it three months prior and created a weak spot - had a spare wired up in expectation - copied Danno's Simpson example ).

Pic below hints at damage to bash plate - it definately saved the crank case - $135 well spent. Hit a long, heavy rock that put me on my arse real quick - I think a higher sprung bike would have cleared the problem.



Changed rear wheel bearings (x3) on way up - what a difference that made to wheeeling around and I think fuel economy! Probably need new cush drive rubbers as the damn sprocket hub falls off the wheel everytime I remove the rear wheel.

I ran heavy duty tube with D908RR on front - no failure of grip or puncture. 908 seemed to let go and then grab again but could be my ability - as i say it didn't fail me, no washouts. Ran a standard tube with an old tube as a sleeve on the rear (couldn't get a 17" HD tube) with an MT21 - worked fine, no probs. Did have a flat on the way up on a similar set up but will explain in the ride report to follow.

This was the only Kwaka on the ride, most were KTM with one Suzuki 250, one Yamaha 250, 2 650 XC's and a Berg 550. Lots of big KTMs!! Probably put the KLR at the heaviest after the 950/990's and least powerful after the 250's!!! As someone up there said, the KLR aint great at anything but it is good at most things!! Apart from the big KTM's and BMW's the KLR would be the pick for the ride home!

Mine is for sale though!!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #71
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A bit of rain had fallen on SEQ. This is the road from Quilpie to Windorah on our way to Alice.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:20 PM   #72
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First time out for me on the KLR. I relax a bit more now....I think that was my second puddle and I was nervous!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:31 AM   #73
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We bought an '08 KLR on Sat to go with the red one. Now we're getting both set up for some decent trips!
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #74
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Here's mine; somewhere near Victoria in SA.

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Old 08-12-2008, 06:44 AM   #75
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Acerbis Tank to C Model - For turbo Rob and any others interested

This first shot is self explanatory. The silver knob above the yellow tag is the male clip that the seat slides under.



I think this pic will explain the differences. The acerbis kit comes with a new female clip that you align on the seat closer to the bars - matches the male clip above. standard seat clip is just out of pic on the right and not needed with the acerbis tank. Red dust is optional and in no way indicates owner negligence or misuse (hey, I'm trying to sell this bike) !!!!!!!



As per the first PM I think the kit has it all. Not sure how the new female clip is attached (rivets?)and can't be arsed going back down to the cold garage to check . I think the above should be enough. I can email more if you want peace of mind .
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