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Old 04-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #961
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I havent had any personal experience with the EO9 but have heard people say you must have the EO9 Dakar not just an EO9. The Dakar is supposed to be a better tyre?????????????????????
E09 Dakar has a yellow stripe.
But then again a KLX has a bit more grunt than a KLR.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:10 AM   #962
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Seen a mitas eo9 today that had done 12thou and still had a bit in it.It come of a dr which would explain it.
I have just done 12000km on my EOS 07 and it has more to go, would say at least another 3000. 606 gave me just short of 5000km. lots of tar but also dirt...went to Darwin with it : ) Thats from the sunny coast. Would use EOS o7 again for the back but I think the front has better options.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #963
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I havent had any personal experience with the EO9 but have heard people say you must have the EO9 Dakar not just an EO9. The Dakar is supposed to be a better tyre?????????????????????
EO9 Dakar is a great tyre for rocky or sandy country (not so sure about mud!) and is a much longer lasting tyre than the 606. I used the E09 on my 09 KLR (front and rear) for a trip from Alice through the Kimberley and back to Alice, which is about 5500 km. That was in August last year and the tyres are still on the bike now, with about 10,000km on them. The rear is looking pretty tired now so about due for replacement. I struggle to get much more than about 5000km out of the rear 606 but I still prefer it for winter riding around Melbournes hill country.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #964
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What I did to the klr this week.

I bought a 2008 klr650 about 6 weeks ago...it wasn't running when I bought it...electrical short..now fixed....anyway I have been busy going through the old things....it has been well used and abused. It has 42,000+ kilometers.

The Doohicky has been checked...spring just setting there bored...I put a shorter one in until I get the Eaglemikes...will order Eaglemikes doo kits soon.

Valves checked and adjusted...someone had done them 2 years ago...well someone had marked that on the cam covers...3-3-10...they were pretty good...intakes(back ones)...008...exhuast(front ones)....L side .009...R side .007+...I changed the R side...now .009....all good.

I pulled the carb yesterday to see if anything had been done to it...carb slide had the 2 restrictor holes at the top filled in...good...the hole at the bottom had been drilled out to 7/64....good...no washer on needled....stock needle...pug on top the pilot mixture screw had been drill out...good...screw was turned out 2 turns...good so far. I put a #4 brass washer...miked at .023...it was .029 but I filed it down a little. I put all back together and did a test ride. Before changing the bike ran pretty good...ran ok on test ride but a little sluggish..,not as peppy...so out came the washer...I will test ride tomorrow and see if back to what it was before. I need to get a hiflo air filter too.

Yesterday when I pulled the bike into the garage to work on it I forgot to remove the cable lock I put on the front wheel...bent one spoke a little...damaged the speedo cable...it still works but new one odered...it was one of those days when I should have stayed in bed...kept dropping and losing bolts and tools and bit and pieces all day.

If anyone is interested in a tech day here around Syndey let me know...I am very good at breaking and loosing things.

Cheers and happy riding.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:57 AM   #965
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Just put a OE 7 on. ( I have 'nt swung a rubber mallet for 15 yrs. and after that it won't be for another 15 )

Heading out to Tibooburra /Mungo/ White cliffes in 4 weeks .. 4700km , so will see how she goes..
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #966
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Just bought a new KLR.

On saturday I bought a brand new KLR 650. Its very different from my other bike which is an FJ1100. I pick it up on thursday, cant wait to get it dirty.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:13 AM   #967
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On saturday I bought a brand new KLR 650. Its very different from my other bike which is an FJ1100. I pick it up on thursday, cant wait to get it dirty.
Welcome Peter,

Are you on KLR650.net as well?

Quite a few of us KLR owners around the Sydney area, we are spread across several dirt oriented forums.

Rides are a common occurrence on most weekends.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:08 AM   #968
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Hi Ockrocket.

I didnt know there was such a thread. I'll get on it tonight and have a squizz.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:23 AM   #969
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Hi Peter

Welcome to the KLR riders gang. KLR can be fun. What are you going to use it for...work...exploring...see the world?

I did a ride Saturday with the club(Ulysses) up to Lake Macquarie on my poor old KLR....we did 340ks...we went on the old Pacific Hy up to the Pie In the Sky....my first time there...heaps of bikes there. The KLR and me did pretty good keeping up with all the BMWs and other NICE bikes. I just bought a new tent and sleeping bag and mat...a few more things and I am heading out somewhere...up north to see son or outback will decide soon.

Enjoy all it can do...ride safe and have fun.

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I didnt know there was such a thread. I'll get on it tonight and have a squizz.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #970
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Hey Shieldsy what do you think of the tank now that you've had it a while?
  • Pricing
  • Quality
  • Actual capacity
  • Range
  • Ease of fitment
  • Is standing up comfortable
  • Will your tank bag still fit
  • Durability
  • Radiator protection
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I received my new IMS tank from the US on Monday so got around to fitting it to the bike today. Relatively easy job and holds about 30 litres. I also fitted a gravity feed fuel tap instead of using the standard vacuum operated tap. Just need a new rear shock now and the project is finished

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #971
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Has anyone had any trouble with either the front disk warping or the caliper seizing on the slides? One of these will be the cause of my squeaking front brake. The last set of pads wore completely out on one side while the other was only about half gone.

any opinion?
The front caliper needs to be shimmed so the pads are properly aligned with the disc.
Gotta do it on my one, also
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #972
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Hey Shieldsy what do you think of the tank now that you've had it a while?
  • Pricing
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  • Actual capacity
  • Range
  • Ease of fitment
  • Is standing up comfortable
  • Will your tank bag still fit
  • Durability
  • Radiator protection
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G'day Glen,

Tank is great - love it.

Price was about $330 landed here in Aus
Quality seems pretty good - no leaks or other problems
Range is 600km to reserve - reserve gets me another 80kms - tip it to the left and I can get another 10kms
Fitting was easy - 45 minutes
No different than the stock tank for standing
I have a wolfman enduro tank bag - fits nicely and I can still take the gas cap off
Durability - can't comment - bikes been over a couple of times - once on concrete but the bark busters and footpegs took the brunt - soft saddle bags saved the day
Radiator protection is excellent - and engine cooling improved !

Hope this helps - I thought bloody great value compared to the locally available product.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #973
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G'day Glen,

Tank is great - love it.

Price was about $330 landed here in Aus
Quality seems pretty good - no leaks or other problems
Range is 600km to reserve - reserve gets me another 80kms - tip it to the left and I can get another 10kms
Fitting was easy - 45 minutes
No different than the stock tank for standing
I have a wolfman enduro tank bag - fits nicely and I can still take the gas cap off
Durability - can't comment - bikes been over a couple of times - once on concrete but the bark busters and footpegs took the brunt - soft saddle bags saved the day
Radiator protection is excellent - and engine cooling improved !

Hope this helps - I thought bloody great value compared to the locally available product.

Cheers

Shieldsy
Thanks for the report
$330 sounds like a bargain, Just Gas Tanks want $670USD delivered. Where did you get yours?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #974
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Thanks for the report
$330 sounds like a bargain, Just Gas Tanks want $670USD delivered. Where did you get yours?
Mine is the IMS 6.6g still listed for $257.99USD

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=267

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #975
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Mine is the IMS 6.6g still listed for $257.99USD

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=267

Cheers

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I should have looked a little closer at the pic, you have an earlier model than mine. That explains the price!
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