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Old 07-22-2008, 04:55 AM   #1
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G'day, just wondering how many Aussies on the forum ride a KLE?

I have an 06 KLE, it has an Eaglescreen after market screen, Staintune exhaust and at the moment a 50ltr Gearsak on the back.

Looking to set it up for weekends away and maybe a few longer trips in the future.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:08 AM   #2
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Hey , i,ve got an 06 model .Its got an home made screen out of perspex cost me about $15 to make , a STAINTUNE recently fitted, grips to the black & brown stuff by MICHLIEN SIRAC'S, waiting for some aftermarket IMS foot pegs, and a top box.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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G'day, just wondering how many Aussies on the forum ride a KLE?

I have an 06 KLE, it has an Eaglescreen after market screen, Staintune exhaust and at the moment a 50ltr Gearsak on the back.

Looking to set it up for weekends away and maybe a few longer trips in the future.
G'day MadGalah I've just aquired a new but 07 model a few weeks ago just done over 800ks lookin forward to gettin out a bit more once i can spend some money on it! how loud is the staintune exhaust? as the standard is majorly resticted and very quiet. I wont mess with it while under warranty but after... What tyres have you found work well on it off/onroad? Do you find the eaglescreen help as the standard is pretty much a waste of time? Doesnt help I'm 6'3" Cheers Mick
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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MadGalah's Staintune sounds great! Its loud enough that you can hear it but not crazy loud (Like my KLR is without the restrictor). And it has to be a whole lot lighter than the stock one too
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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Doc_au has one but he's away at the moment O/S.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:27 AM   #6
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Keater, I'm only about 5'10 and find the Eagle a pearla mate. Keeps the wind from hitting me in the chest and head. I've found that if redirects the airflow just about level with the top of my head.
Yeah the Staintune is great, take the baffle out and it sounds a lot tougher, but like Tagati said, she sounds pretty darn goon even with it in.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:02 AM   #7
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Lol..

I just posted in the other thread...
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Hey Wedge, What thickness perspex did you get yours made out of, and how did you bend it?
And what is the product id for the IMS footpegs?
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:11 AM   #8
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I've had mine for nine months (11k). I love it, great for commuting (70km per day) and fun on the week ends.

So far I've only added an eagle screen, great improvement. It stops most of the rain and also makes it more comfortable at cruising speeds, you don't feel like a sail at 110.

I'm looking at a new pipe soon but I'm trying too find a full system. Staintune only make a slip on muffler replacement. I'll also be modifying the airbox but I'm not sure it's worth doing without the pipe.

Only annoyance was a rattle in the fairing/headlight but I fixed that on the weekend by repositioning a sponge spacer.

Only expenses so far have been rear tyre (6k) and brakes 7k and 11k.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:17 AM   #9
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poppykle, i found that front end squeaking on the weekend. I thought that maybe I had loosened something after the first fall.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:46 AM   #10
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MadGalah, mine was a rattle but I found that by either pressing the light unit up from under the headlight or pressing the point of the black centre section of the fairing down towards the light I could stop it. If yours is in the same location try taking the fairing off and remove the headlight unit. You will see a rectangular foam block. I carefully scraped it off and repositioned it using automotive double sided tape (the type they use to stick on the badges on cars). It seems to have worked, no problems since the week end.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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Madgalah,

I have one also - saw the photos of yours in the ride report - looks awesome with the 606's on...

Mine is an '06 build and I have added E07's, heated grips, barkbusters, RAM GPS Mount, pannier racks to suit Expedition Pannierz, Givi topbox, and HID light conversion - more mods to come when $ allow...

Done a couple of longer dirt rides and found the bike very capable all round.

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Old 07-23-2008, 11:39 PM   #12
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This thread needs more pics, so here's one of my previous rides, a 1992 model:



I think they're mostly unchanged since, mainly cosmetic. It was a good bike, never gave any dramas.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:26 AM   #13
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More pics... :)


Dent in bash plate...

more to come....
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:29 AM   #14
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for the bargain price they are even new i reckon its a great starting point to build a great bike, longer rear shock, longer USD front end, 8L nomad tank on the back. mmmm The possibilities
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:28 AM   #15
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for the bargain price they are even new i reckon its a great starting point to build a great bike, longer rear shock, longer USD front end, 8L nomad tank on the back. mmmm The possibilities
Sounds like a familiar AT greg...

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