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Old 10-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #31
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Thanks Toastmuncher, which bolts are you referring to? The allen head bolts or the gold coloured hex heads?
It doesnt look like either are high tensile, but, the hex heads look like a definate candidate for upgrade.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:28 AM   #32
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Actually the hex heads are high tensile, but I'll take your advice and replace the socket heads with high tensile as well.
Meant to say, I played rugby in Chepstow back in '82 on a tour. Nice town, had a ball as I remember!!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:45 AM   #33
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Actually the hex heads are high tensile, but I'll take your advice and replace the socket heads with high tensile as well.
Meant to say, I played rugby in Chepstow back in '82 on a tour. Nice town, had a ball as I remember!!!
I was struck by the plateing colour, happy to take the mistake on the chin though. A big rugby town this, you will have played some of my family in 82, small world eh?

Bike looks great by the way.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #34
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The single piston KLR650 rear caliper is crap! I'm going to see if I can fit the KLR twin piston front caliper on the rear.

Well after a day spent on the grinder and welder I got the twin piston caliper painted, fitted and bled. Took it for a run tonight and a definite improvement on the oldAttachment:

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caliper. Bike pulls effortless wheelies in first gear too by the way
I'll have to look at a better heatshield for the pipe though, gets a bit hot on the calf while sitting and the thigh when standing.
Off to try and get the bike through rego tomorrow. Wish me luck.


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Old 10-09-2011, 05:22 PM   #35
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:25 PM   #36
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:25 AM   #37
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The beast is on the road!!! Goes like stink. Rear shock needs setting up, as I bottomed out a few times on big bumps.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:38 PM   #38
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I can't see that last picture, got any more of the finshed bike?

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Old 10-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #39
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Heres a few pics of the finished bike. Just got a sheepskin seat cover to fit and its all done.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #40
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:52 AM   #41
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:53 AM   #42
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My mate, waiting for a ride!
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:31 PM   #43
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UPDATE: Well after riding the TRX around for a few weeks, a few small issues have arisen, as expected.

1. The 5mm plate I made to mount the front caliper on the rear broke. I drilled one of the mounting holes too close to the edge of the plate and the forces exerted by the caliper broke the plate at the bolt hole. Made a new one out of 6mm plate, and so far so good.

2, Ordered a rear master cylinder kit from the US before I swapped the rear calipers, so I fitted that when it arrived.

3. The rear shock is toast. Its a Technoflex from the Netherlands and apparently is worth $1800!! I found a bloke in Penrith, (Sydney) who has the bits to rebuild it, and he'll also sort out the DR650 forks while its there.

4. The motor goes great and sounds awesome. My mate who owns a 650 V Strom took it for a ride and couldn't believe how good it went. Small problem though. At about 3500 rpm in top gear, the bike felt like it was running out of fuel. Drop down a gear and it ran fine. But of research on the TRX850 forum suggests I've got worn emulsion tubes in the carbys. Pulled them apart and sure enough jets are worn oval. Ring Yamaha and get quoted $400 for two needles and two jets!! Bugger that, so bought titanium needles, nickel plated jets and two carby kits from Factory Pro in the US for just under $175 delivered. Waiting on them to arrive now and then I can put it all together and put some miles on it.

5. Don't know if I'll bother with the sheepskin as the XJ6 seat is actually a lot more comfortable than it looks.

I'll post a link to some footage on you tube if I can figure out how to tranfer it from my camera onto the computer!

Hows this? Took it for a ride to a cafe near Kulnura a few weeks ago. 40-50 bikes parked there enjoying the sunshine and having a coffee., when a bloke walks up to me and recognizes the bike from the ADV forum! Small world.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #44
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NIce job on the bike. That KLR fairing looks pretty good on that bike! Where did you get the heat shield? I need one like that.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #45
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Thanks Ktmklx, the heatshield was on it when I bought it. I drilled some holes in it for extra cooling. I have seen them on a website, its called pipe guard. Comes in several nifty colours. Where are you located? This is an Australian company


http://mcsonline.com.au/index.php?op...=79&Itemid=137
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