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Old 11-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #14116
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As a gen 1 KLR owner it has to be asked, how do you stop that thing?
The brakes look stock. Does the Versys motor have a doohickey?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #14117
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As a gen 1 KLR owner it has to be asked, how do you stop that thing?
The brakes look stock. Does the Versys motor have a doohickey?
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:36 AM   #14118
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Ha! Google translate to the rescue.....

Hi Nicholas, sorry, I have no idea what may be the transmission.
Shortly after having the bike felt a little play in the steering and was the largest remaining nut under the handlebar. Now I have the bike at home but I think it takes a plug of Ayacucho.
If I remember correctly before tightening the screws, loosen the suspension seatposts, my mechanic and he did not remember exactly, if you do not see it clear I can ask.

I'm sure Pluric can bring their deep knowledge of mechanics, do not you think?. Although it's on women even more certain that would be correct, is an expert!

(Whew, what a relief to write something without the spelling of word!)
Thanks Pluric. I will tighten that bolt!!!! You should come to Colombia to practice your spanish with our beautiful women over here!!!! They will loosen your bolts and nuts!!!!

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:42 AM   #14119
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Had the same problem. Turned out it was only packing grease on the knuckles of the shaft drive. Once its melted, it'll never happen again. Just ride it and no problemo.

I have read of something like that before, but those drops definitely smelled like gear oil. I will do my commuting ride today and we'll see what happens. I had two beemers before and I am kind of paranoic with final drive leaking!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:41 AM   #14120
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Whoa Nellie!
That's what I use.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:23 AM   #14121
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Then you should jump on his build thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797568

And post up that you're interesting in purchasing one. He's in the process of determining how much interest there is in offering complete KLR/Versys hybrid/conversion bikes for sale. He can build 'em, and from what he told me he can turn one out pretty quickly as long as he can source the proper donor bikes in a reasonable amount of time. He's working on his second one now, and is already thinking about the third.

Some of his solutions to the problem of the installing the Versys engine in the KLR chassis are pretty brilliant... Some because they are so *simple* relatively - like flipping the Versys throttle body upside down to allow him to use the stock KLR airbox. Another great point is that literally every part in the build is a Kawasaki one. That, of course, means that you can walk into any Kawasaki store on the planet and find the parts you need to maintain it. He told me he really worked hard at making sure it would be easy to maintain, easy to work on, and just as easy as either donor Kawasaki models to find parts for.

And the best part is that when he was all through the bike only weighed like 5-lbs more than a stock KLR-650!!! But with, what? Something like nearly double the power!

Remember, these Versys/Ninja 650/ER-6n engines (modified, of course) have been winning AMA Mile flat-track races this past season.

If you really are interested it's worth posting in his thread and dropping him a PM.

Just FYI...

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Thanks Dallara, great read. I'm about a day or two from pulling the trigger on a 685 kit for my old girl but might have to wait on this developement. Since this is a S10 thread I can only say, " My Tenere is so good there is very little to comment on, it is boringly solid and I love it."
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #14122
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Boringly solid

The right words.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:13 AM   #14123
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Sorry, I think something happened in this thread.
Time ago was a Super Tenere forum but suddenly changed talking about prehistoric bikes!!
Is that a nightmare?

Come on, are all of you ex KLR owners? Was this bike so good or you are a group of nostalgic grandpas??
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #14124
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Sorry, I think something happened in this thread.
Time ago was a Super Tenere forum but suddenly changed talking about prehistoric bikes!!
Is that a nightmare?

Come on, are all of you ex KLR owners? Was this bike so good or you are a group of nostalgic grandpas??




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Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #14125
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Thanks Pluric. I will tighten that bolt!!!! You should come to Colombia to practice your spanish with our beautiful women over here!!!! They will loosen your bolts and nuts!!!!

Nicolas
Gulp.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #14126
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Sorry, I think something happened in this thread.
Time ago was a Super Tenere forum but suddenly changed talking about prehistoric bikes!!
Is that a nightmare?

Come on, are all of you ex KLR owners? Was this bike so good or you are a group of nostalgic grandpas??
Ex KLR (x2)





current KLX



Oh, and here a Super Tenere pic , just to keep things on track!

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #14127
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Gulp.

Let me know when your going. I'll go with just to handle the overflow.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:54 AM   #14128
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What's the difference? A Super Tenere' is just a 1200cc KLR anyway.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #14129
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Come on, are all of you ex KLR owners? Was this bike so good or you are a group of nostalgic grandpas??
Sad to say, I'm still a KLR owner with dim prospects for an S-10 in my future.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #14130
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What's the difference? A Super Tenere' is just a 1200cc KLR anyway.
Heeeeee'sssss baaaaccckkkk. Hi wfo. Not to get all technical, but the Tenere does not
have a chain or doohickey.
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